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    Teachers at Seattle Public Schools allege the district violated their collective bargaining rights in its ongoing efforts to resume in-person learning at Seattle classrooms. Over the weekend, union members with the Seattle Education Association filed three complaints with the Washington Public Employment Relations Commission. They allege Seattle Public Schools infringed on teachers, paraeducators, and school building office staffers' rights to negotiate working conditions and broke two state statutes. Jennifer Matter, Seattle Education Association (SEA), said in a statement that the union's complaints were representative of the district's "irresponsible" reopening plan since two new strains of COVID-19 have made landfall in the state. “SEA’s bargaining is critical to make sure all possible protections are in place to keep our students and educators safe,” Matter said. “Putting additional students, some of them medically fragile, in classrooms when the district isn’t even providing adequate protection for those few students and...
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- An East Bay doctor was hailed as a hero after creating an opportunity to vaccinate seniors. But, a week later her motive is being called into question.A local medical practice is no longer receiving vaccines after complaints were filed alleging an unfair distribution process.VACCINE TRACKER: How California is doing, when you can get a coronavirus vaccineLast week Dr. Parish hosted a drive through vaccination clinic for seniors at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette.At least three physicians filed formal complaints to the Contra Costa County Public Health Ethics Board and another complaint was filed to the Medical Board of California."I'm pretty sure somewhere in there I promised somebody my firstborn child," said Parish commenting on how hard she worked to acquire the vaccines.Parish, CEO of a private concierge medical practice, Comprehensive Wellness says she spent 60 hours trying to convince county health officials to give her...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked to assign an independent investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Cuomo asked the state attorney general and the chief appeals judge to jointly appoint an attorney to handle the investigation. It was unclear whether the proposal would meet the conditions demanded by legislative leaders and other top Democrats who attacked Cuomo’s initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review her work conduct. “The governor’s office wants a review of the sexual harassment allegations against the governor in a blameless manner,” said Beth Garvey, the governor’s legal counsel. “We had selected former federal judge Barbara Jones, of unblemished reputation and experience, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or policy interference.” Garvey added that the governor is requesting Attorney General...
    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, speaks during the House Judiciary committee hearing on June 24, 2020. Bar complaints were filed earlier this week against three attorneys who worked on lawsuits aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election. Washington, D.C.-based attorney Patrick Malone submitted two separate bar complaints to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Office of Disciplinary counsel. The two complaints target three members of the D.C Bar: (1) Julia Z. Haller; (2) Lawrence Joseph; and (3) Brandon Johnson. Each of the accused attorneys is named in a complaint concerning the case stylized as Gohmert v. Pence, a lawsuit filed by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) late last year which asked a federal judge to reconfigure a post-Reconstruction law in order to give then-vice president Mike Pence the power to determine the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit was tossed by a federal district court. Then...
    Travelers -- or almost-travelers -- were really unhappy with airlines last year.  In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received 102,550 complaints about airlines and travel agencies from January 2020 to December 2020, according to the department’s most recent Air Travel Consumer Report, released Thursday. The DOT said the number of complaints is the "highest number on record" and up 568.4% from the number of complaints it received in 2019, which was just 15,342, according to a press release from the department.  AUSTRALIA’S QANTAS, JETSTAR TO RESUME INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN OCTOBER 2021 Of those 102,550 complaints, most were about refunds.  According to the report, there were 89,518 complaints about refunds, which makes up 87.29% of all of last year’s complaints.  Most of the complaints the DOT received were about refunds, according to the department’s report. (iStock) Of those, 29,687 complaints were about U.S.-based airlines’ refunds, while 45,856...
    Elijah McClain: Sheneen McClain relieved her son is no longer labeled a suspect after investigation into officers actions Sanders first Senator to break with Democrats since Biden took office There are plenty of strange stories out there about interactions between official league broadcasters and individual teams, but a new one out of Turkey is up near the top. Qatar-headquartered beIN Sports is the official broadcaster of the Süper Lig, Turkey’s highest soccer league, but prominent club Fenerbahçe has been pushing back on them for months, lodging accusations that beIN is tampering with match outcomes with the video angles they provide, altering highlights packages to make Fenerbahçe look bad, and more. As per Frank Dallares of London business newspaper CityA.M., Fenerbahçe has had players wear “beFAIR” shirts (with a modified version of the beIN logo) in warmups and for interviews, and has used that logo on their sideline ad boards....
    Kujtim Fejzulai, a supporter of the Islamic State organization, sowed terror on November 2 in the heart of the Austrian capital, killing four people before being shot by police. Among the victims, a 24-year-old German student at the University of Vienna. His mother decided to prosecute “the Austrian authorities for not having done everything in their power to prevent the attack,” his lawyer Norbert Wess told .. According to the report of a commission of inquiry released by the government last week, Austrian intelligence neglected several information that could have made it possible to detect the dangerousness of the assailant. The mother, who suffers from “depression”, claims financial compensation of more than 104,000 euros for the trauma suffered and the funeral costs. The sum of 5,800 euros, offered by the state, does not even cover the cost of transporting the body to Germany, said the lawyer, who also deplores...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of citizen complaints against Baltimore police and incidents of false arrest both dropped more than 40% in 2020, a police official said. Authorities cite a smarter, less confrontational approach to enforcement and fewer interactions with the public during the ongoing pandemic for the decline, The Baltimore Sun reported. Deputy Police Commissioner Danny Murphy, who's in charge of efforts to comply with a federal consent decree, told the City Council that the latest data shows clear progress in making the police department more accountable to the public and better able to police itself. “And so while we are seeing decreases in use of force for that year, we want to be very careful as we are working with the monitors and the (Department of Justice) as we are doing a use of force annual report, we will do our best to factor in how did COVID...
    Clearview AI, the US company that developed the controversial facial recognition technology, has carried out illegal “mass surveillance” in Canada, according to an investigation report released by the Canadian Privacy Commission. The report notes that the U.S. company has created a database of “more than three billion face pictures” including many Canadians and children. Canadian police officers and private organizations approached it without the consent of individuals. The report recommended that the company complete the package and remove the images it had already collected, but Clearview declined to comment, saying “its actions have not caused any harm to the public.” Last summer, UK and Australian data security regulators announced they would launch a similar joint investigation into “web scraping” used by the company, namely the automatic information retrieval of a website. On the French side, the complaint was filed in July 2020. The California Supreme Court on...
    The National Labor Relations Board withdrew two complaints that alleged union-employer collusion and which were pursued by the board’s previous leadership. Under the leadership of newly appointed Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) withdrew two workers’ rights complaints, which alleged employers and labor unions colluded to force unionization. President Joe Biden designated Ohr to serve as acting general counsel after he fired former President Donald Trump’s appointed general counsel in an unprecedented move. “The withdrawal of this complaint shows exactly why President Biden carried out his unprecedented, legally dubious firing of NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb: so Biden’s handpicked NLRB replacements could protect the privileges of Biden’s union boss political allies at the expense of individual workers’ rights,” National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW) President Mark Mix said in a statement. The NLRB announced it would withdraw a complaint against the labor union UniteHere!...
    Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla employs full-time remote support staff with other duties to deal with complaints people send to Elon Musk. Resolving or redirecting complaints and issues in the work responsibilities of Tesla support professionals and addressing social media issues sent to the CEO through critical thinking. The company dropped out of the PR sector last year, and support professionals are now at the forefront and face of the Tesla brand, according to the work list, the Arab technology news portal. Elon Musk is generally the target of disgruntled customers on social media sites, as Tesla canceled its PR department last year looking for someone to thwart attacks against the CEO. Job Description: Tesla Support Specialists handle a wide range of complaints and issues while delivering world-class customer service. Requirements and qualifications include experience working in a call center, the ability to think outside the box and the ability to...
    Thursday January 7, two Jewish restaurateurs filed a complaint at the Strasbourg police station at the end of their service. In question, the statements of a courier Deliveroo having affirmed that he did not want to deliver the Jews. What really happened in these two establishments? According to Le Figaro, the facts took place at around the same time Thursday evening, a few minutes apart. A Deliveroo delivery man reportedly came to each of the restaurants to take orders. After entering, he allegedly asked the restaurateurs what their specialties were, to which they replied that they were “Israeli specialties”. “No, I don’t take the order, I don’t deliver the Jews”, would then have declared the delivery man, before canceling the order on his smartphone and leaving. If it has not yet been confirmed that it is the same delivery man who went to the two establishments, the incident has...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Communities United Against Police Brutality has been dedicated to tackling issues related to deadly encounters with police for more than two decades. After the fatal police shooting of Dolal Idd, the department released body camera video they say shows Idd firing at the officers first. “The city waited six whole days before they released these officers’ names,” said Michelle Gross with Communities United Against Police Brutality. “We actually took them to court yesterday, and that’s how we forced them to release the names.” The organization uses the Minnesota Data Practices Act to gather and share information on police officers. “The problem is we can’t know the reason of the complaints because the city basically hardly ever disciplines any complaints, and only if the complaint is disciplined can we know what the allegations were,” said Gross. RELATED: Search Warrant Sheds Light On Dolal Idd Killing; Officers Involved In Shooting ID’d...
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) is pursuing legal sanctions against lawyers who questioned the outcome of the November election. Nessel, who has defended Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D), said this week she is going to go after the attorneys who filed lawsuits alleging vote fraud and that votes were manipulated by Dominion Voting Systems. “You know if you will have your name attached to it, and you have made intentional misrepresentations of facts to the court, I absolutely believe that you ought to be held accountable,” Nessel said, Michigan Radio reported. Nessel said she will file complaints with the Attorney Grievance Commission “because the lawsuits contained deliberate misinformation.” “In some of these cases, absolutely. We will be asking for sanctions. We’ll be asking for court costs and attorney’s fees,” she said. She will pursue “any” attorney who questioned the process of the election,...
    A group of House Republicans introduced a resolution that will censure a Democratic congressman for filing legal complaints against President Trump's campaign lawyers. Reps. Andy Biggs, Warren Davidson, Andy Harris, Debbie Lesko, and Randy Weber introduced the resolution, H. RES. 1241, on Friday, days after Rep. Bill Pascrell filed legal complaints with the Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania bars, where the Trump campaign brought lawsuits to challenge the election results, against Rudy Giuliani and 22 other lawyers. The resolution noted that “President Donald J. Trump’s campaign has a legal right to sue to ensure that each legal vote is counted and to challenge any illegal votes." It accused the New Jersey Democrat of “conduct that threatens the livelihoods of American citizens in a way that is not befitting an elected Member of the House of Representatives.” In his complaints, Pascrell accused the president's legal team of engaging in...
    EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans on Friday introduced a resolution seeking the censure of a New Jersey Democrat who filed complaints with state bars calling for disbarment of Rudy Giuliani and other Trump campaign attorneys -- a resolution that in turn prompted a scathing response from the congressman.The resolution -- introduced by Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; Warren Davidson, R-Ohio; Andy Harris, R-Md.; Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., and Randy Weber, R-Texas -- calls for the censure of Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.  NJ DEM CALLED OUT FOR 'NASTY' BAR COMPLAINT AGAINST GIULIANI, OTHER TRUMP LAWYERS  Last week, Pascrell filed complaints in New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Nevada against Giuliani and 22 others "for filing frivolous lawsuits and trying to help Trump steal the election and dismantle democracy."  Pascrell had accused Giuliani of "conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation." While he did not provide any specific examples of any "dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation," on Giuliani's part, he...
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee police and fire commission has voted to dismiss the complaints filed against a police officer by the families of three men he shot while on duty over a five-year period. Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a resolution that dismisses all pending matters relating to Joseph Mensah, including the complaints by the families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson Jr. and Antonio Gonzales, WTMJ-TV reported. Mensah has signed a separation agreement with the city of Wauwatosa to resign from the police department, effective Nov. 30. In doing so, the city agreed to compensate Mensah at least $130,000 in pay and benefits during and following his resignation. Mensah also agreed to not sue the city over his resignation. The families demanded that Mensah be fired and charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Prosecutors have declined to do so in all...
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee police and fire commission has voted to dismiss the complaints filed against a police officer by the families of three men he shot while on duty over a five-year period. Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a resolution that dismisses all pending matters relating to Joseph Mensah, including the complaints by the families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson Jr. and Antonio Gonzales, WTMJ-TV reported. Mensah has signed a separation agreement with the city of Wauwatosa to resign from the police department, effective Nov. 30. In doing so, the city agreed to compensate Mensah at least $130,000 in pay and benefits during and following his resignation. Mensah also agreed to not sue the city over his resignation. The families demanded that Mensah be fired and charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Prosecutors have declined to do so in...
    The Republican senator from Georgia asked for campaign contributions during an interview in the U.S. Capitol building. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) was hit with multiple ethics complaints on Thursday after she solicited campaign contributions while located in the Capitol building the day before — a violation of federal law. Her campaign dismissed the allegations as merely a "frivolous" distraction. "We're only two weeks into this race and the Democrats are already so desperate to try to distract from Raphael Warnock's [record] that they're spending their time filing frivolous complaints," a Loeffler campaign spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Loeffler was appointed to a vacant Senate seat by Georgia's governor last December. She finished second in the November special election for the remaining two years of the term but, because no candidate got a majority, will face off against Warnock, a Democrat,...
    Despite the fact that the Interjet airline stopped having flights in Aguascalientes since May 2019, the delegation of the Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (PROFECO) continues to receive complaints from users against the company, a situation that has increased in recent days before the alert issued by the federal agency at the central level that the company could go bankrupt. The PROFECO dispatcher in Aguascalientes, Diego Abraham Bonilla Ortíz, reported that there have been 16 complaints from users who have traveled to other destinations using Interjet as a transshipment in other entities, for which each one of them has been followed up. cases to reach a conciliation. “Interjet no longer operates in Aguascalientes, but there are consumers of the entity who have bought flights and who have connections at airports in other states, so the agency has received 16 complaints so far this year against the company.”...
    Former Fox News White House Correspondent Ed Henry A former Fox News employee filed a third amended complaint on Monday, restating previous allegations that she had been sexually assaulted, harassed, and raped by former anchor Ed Henry. The complaint further claimed that Fox News’s original response to her lawsuit was demonstrably false. Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer who worked on a Fox Business Network show in New York, initially filed a complaint against Henry and Fox News in July, alleging that the network repeatedly supported and promoted Henry “despite the fact” that the network “was well aware of Mr. Henry’s inappropriate sexual misconduct.” In particular, the complaint alleged that Henry coerced Eckhart to engage in sex acts on multiple occasions, which Fox News allegedly “benefited from” because the company “received value from [his] services” and “continued employment.” In response to the lawsuit, Fox News claimed that no woman claimed Henry sexually harassed...
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday pushed back against 43 U.S. lawmakers who this week complained in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump that Mexico's energy policies were hurting U.S. companies. Lopez Obrador has sought to bolster state-owned energy companies, especially oil giant Pemex, since assuming power on Dec. 2018. But industry figures say this has come at the expense of private companies and led to cancellation of contracts. On Thursday, 43 lawmakers from both sides of Congress wrote to Trump saying Lopez Obrador's government is threatening U.S. energy companies' investments and market access, as well as undermining a regional trade deal. Lopez Obrador, referring to the letter, said that in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement there were two paragraphs that talk about Mexico's "absolute, sovereign right" to decide its energy policy. "With much respect, in this matter, we have not signed any...
    Two women have filed sexual assault complaints against Nikola founder Trevor Milton claiming he groped them when they were 15 and then 'boasted about it to a friend'. Milton's cousin Aubrey Ferrin Smith, now 36, and an unidentified woman, who is now a 32-year-old lawyer, both formally accused the 38-year-old entrepreneur of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers in complaints filed with Utah authorities last week. Ferrin Smith accused Milton of groping her breasts at her grandfather's funeral when she was 15 and he was 17. The other alleged victim, who has spoken out for the first time, claimed he penetrated her vagina with his fingers when she was his 15-year-old office assistant and he was her 22-year-old boss in the movie room at his company office building. The latest allegations against the billionaire come days after he resigned from the electric car firm amid a swirl of fraud accusations and...
    Trevor Milton CEO of NikolaMassimo Pinca | Reuters Two women have come forward with formal sexual assault allegations against Nikola founder Trevor Milton, accusing the 38-year-old billionaire in complaints filed with Utah authorities of sexual abuse when both women were 15 years old. The accusations, stretching back more than 15 years ago, follow Milton's resignation as executive chairman of Nikola on Sept. 21 after short seller Hindenburg Research released a damning report detailing fraud allegations. The report has reportedly sparked inquiries into Milton and Nikola by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice. Through a spokesman, Milton "strongly denied" what he said were false allegations and declined to address the specific details of the women's complaints.  Since the Hindenburg report dropped a little over two weeks ago, the shareholder lawsuits and personal attacks on social media have started to pour in. The turnabout for Milton has been swift. The...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Bureau of Food Safety inspected four coronavirus-related complaints against local restaurants and handed out one warning. Across the state from Sept. 14-20, the Bureau of Food Safety received 10 coronavirus-driven complaints. They distributed 60 educational letters about the current coronavirus orders. Ten complaints were referred to local and county health jurisdictions. Three formal warning letters were issued and one citation was filed. The Department of Agriculture says when it receives complaints about a restaurant, it sends an “educational letter” then follows up with an inspection. Businesses that don’t correct issues on-site during the inspection will get a warning letter, followed by citations ranging from $100 to $300. There were four coronavirus-related compliant-driven inspections in southwestern Pennsylvania: one in Somerset, two in Washington and one in Westmoreland. Inspectors make sure restaurants are following the current coronavirus orders — like operating...
    More complaints were filed against Worcester Police officers last year than 2018. Still, it was fewer than the average number of complaints filed with the city. At a Human Rights Commission meeting Monday. Sept. 14, Worcester Police said that there had been 53 complaints made against officers in 2019, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. There were 44 in 2018. Over the past seven years, the department averages about 70 complaints per year. Only one of the complaints was filed by a police officer, the rest were from citizens. The areas with the most complaints against officers were downtown, Belmont Hill, and Main South (South Worcester). There were 24 accusations of unnecessary use of force, but police noted that those complaints were out of 141,883 total incidents police responded to in 2019.
    Kangana Ranaut has landed in a legal soup in her row with Maharashtra government. Two separate cases have been filed with Maharashtra police against the Panga actress after she released a video message for Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. One of the complainants alleges that Kangana used foul language towards CM by referring to him as “tu” (you) in the video.  Another complaint has been filed against the actress for belittling the plight of Kashmiri Pandits who faced the mass exodus. Kangana Ranaut’s Latest Jibe at Uddhav Thackeray: Your Father’s Good Deeds Can Give You Wealth but You Have to Earn Respect (Read Tweet). It all started when the actress called out the role of Mumbai Police in the investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. She was asked by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut to not return to Mumbai. However, the actress returned to Mumbai with Y security provided by the...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Vodafone and T-Mobile filed legal complaints against the Czech Republic's planned auction for 5G frequencies at a Prague court, CTK news agency reported on Thursday, joining the country's third incumbent O2 Czech Republic in challenging the process. The Czech telecoms regulator CTU launched the auction in August for frequencies in the 700 MHz and 3.4-2.4 GHz bands, and has stated that one of the aims was to attract a fourth operator to the country to boost competition and cut data prices. O2 Czech Republic had earlier complained to the European Commission over some of the 5G auction conditions. (Reporting by Jason Hovet) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two women who had lodged sexual abuse complaints against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias have withdrawn those complaints. The prosecutors office said Monday that “the two victims decided not to continue the criminal process.” The decision to drop the complaints means that a court could drop the charges, given that it appears prosecutors have no other evidence to rely on in the case. There was no immediate explanation for the victims’ decisions. Rafael Rodríguez, a lawyer for former Miss Costa Rica Yasmín Morales, who filed one of the complaints, said he could not comment on the decision to drop it. Rodriguez simply said “for us, this is over on the legal level.” The other woman did not respond to text messages seeking comment. In 2019, Arias met with prosecutors to give a statement in...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Bureau of Food Safety inspected more than a dozen coronavirus-related complaints against restaurants across the state. The Department of Agriculture says when it receives complaints about a restaurant, it sends an “educational letter” then follows up with an inspection. Businesses that don’t correct issues on-site during the inspection will get a warning letter, followed by citations ranging from $100 to $300. Across the state from Aug. 24-30, they distributed 74 educational letters about the current coronavirus orders. There was just one coronavirus-related compliant-driven inspections in western Pennsylvania. A business in Butler County received a complaint, but it didn’t get a warning or a citation. Its name wasn’t released. Across the state from Aug. 24-30, there were 13 coronavirus complaints resulting in five formal warnings and two citations. Seven COVID-19 complaints were referred to local and county health jurisdictions. Inspectors...
    Two New Jersey police officers admitted to vandalizing a pair of cars that belong to someone who filed a complaint against them, officials said Tuesday. Officers Stephen Martinsen, 31, and Thomas Dowling, 27, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief for slashing the tires of two vehicles and smashing a car window, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced. JACOB BLAKE PROTESTS PUT KENOSHA COUNTY 'UNDER ATTACK ,' OFFICIALS TELL WISCONSIN GOVERNOR The vandalism occurred between 3 and 4 a.m. on Sept. 3, 2019. Both men admitted to targeting the vehicles after the owner filed a complaint against them with the Asbury Park Police Department. The vandalism caused more than $500 in damage, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. “Spiteful retaliation from law enforcement officers towards a citizen for any reason is an unacceptable option. This is in no way condoned at any level, for any reason," Gramiccioni said. "All members of the law enforcement community must maintain...
    Two Asbury Park officers admitted to vandalizing the cars of a man who complained about them. Michael Loccisano/Getty Image Two New Jersey cops admitted to vandalizing the cars of a man who complained about them. Stephen Martinsen and Thomas Dowling pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief and agreed to forfeit any future public employment in the state. The wore disguises to smash the windows and slash the tires of two vehicles in September. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Two New Jersey police officers admitted Tuesday that they smashed up two cars owned by a man who had complained about them, the Monmouth County Prosecutor said. Asbury Park Police Officer Stephen Martinsen, 31, and former officer Thomas Dowling, 27, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief in Monmouth County Superior Court, according to a statement from the county prosecutor.  The charge stems from an incident on September 3,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Bureau of Food Safety inspected almost a half-dozen coronavirus-related complaints against local restaurants, but no warnings or citations were issued. The Department of Agriculture says when it receives complaints about a restaurant, it sends an “educational letter” then follows up with an inspection. Businesses that don’t correct issues on-site during the inspection will get a warning letter, followed by citations ranging from $100 to $300. Inspectors make sure restaurants are following the current coronavirus orders — like operating with a reduced capacity and mask-wearing. There were five coronavirus-related compliant-driven inspections in western Pennsylvania: one in Beaver, one in Butler, one in Indiana and two in Westmoreland. No warnings or citations were given to these businesses, and their names weren’t released. Across the state from Aug. 17-23, there were 20 coronavirus complaints resulting in three warnings and no citations....
    The New York fraction of the ACLU has published a trove of 300,000 complaints made against NYPD officers spanning more than 20 years.  The complaints include thousands that allege excessive use of force, sexual abuse and misconduct by 82,000 police officers.  They are only complaints that the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) has investigated fully and reached a conclusion on.  Of the 323,000 reports that were made and investigated, only 20,000 were found to be substantiated.  There were 1,700 complaints of chokeholds, 2,861 of people being dragged, and 10,000 of use of force.  Sexual misconduct; 12 'gestures', 12 verbal harassment, 32 of sexual proposition, three of sexually motivated strip searches, 97 sexist remarks, 29 complaints of sexual humiliation, and nearly 500 of offensive language of a sexual nature.  The NYPD unions tried to block the release of the data, claiming it put their lives at risk  The documents were published...
    Complaints against Los Angeles police officers rose in 2019 compared with the prior two years, though most were determined to be unfounded and only a small percentage resulted in officers being disciplined, according to a new report. The department continued a years-long streak of clearing every single officer accused of biased policing. A total of 3,763 complaints were fielded in 2019, more than three-quarters of them from members of the public, according to the department’s annual complaint report. That’s compared with 3,567 complaints in 2018 and 3,217 complaints in 2017. Only about 10% of complaints in 2019 were “sustained” — or determined valid — by internal affairs investigators and other supervisors overall, the report found. Less than 4% of complaints filed by members of the public were sustained, compared with 5% of such complaints in 2018. Of 734 complaints alleging biased policing in 2019, zero were sustained. That continues...
    The City of Worcester has received 240 complaints against businesses accused of not following protocols that would help stop the spread of COVID-19. Six of those complaints were made against doctors. Since May 1, the city has tracked complaints against the following types of businesses: 112 Restaurants 10 Salons/barbershops 31 Retailers 11 Residential businesses 16 Autocare shops 11 Gyms 6 Doctors 22 Other industries, including laundry, manufacturing, adult entertainment, and body art. Of those companies reported, 53 received repeat complaints. The city has conducted 338 complaint- and follow-up inspections. The City Manager said that COVID-19 infection rates are going in the wrong direction in Worcester. “The City reminds all residents that the numbers are trending in the wrong direction” City Manager Edward Augustus, Jr., said in a statement. “Vigilance must be maintained and folks are urged to wear face/coverings or masks, and to maintain social distancing....
    Americans are hitting the streets to protest cop violence, but complaints against the NYPD have plummeted, dropping 20% since January and even 4% in the two months since the George Floyd demonstrations, records show. The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the city’s police watchdog, received 814 complaints alleging cop misconduct from May 26 through July 19, data provided to The Post shows. The number of complaints stood at 852 for the same time period last year. From January through July 28, complaints totaled 2,534, compared with 3,151 for the first seven months of 2019. The decrease, though, doesn’t mean cops and civilians are suddenly breaking bread. “We are in the height of anti-police rhetoric,” Sgt. Joseph Imperatrice, the founder of Blue Lives Matter, told The Post. “It is not subsiding by any means.” Imperatrice attributes the decline primarily to three things: the coronavirus pandemic, which “played a big role…due to (fewer)...
    Marijuana dispensary NETA has been accused of quashing employee efforts to unionize at its Brookline and Franklin facilities. Over the last two months, the UFCW Local 1445 (United Food and Commercial Workers) labor union has filed a host of federal complaints alleging that employees have been fired or threatened over collective bargaining efforts at two of the facilities owned by NETA - New England Treatment Access, according to the Boston Business Journal. NETA has denied the complaints. “We support everyone’s right to join or not join a union, but because NETA already offers progressive wages and benefits, as well as a collaborative work environment, we don’t think a union is needed,” NETA said in a statement. But in one UFCW complaint filed in June, the union accuses NETA of firing 53 Brookline workers, with a preference in keeping those who were against unionizing. NETA has a medical...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor in Richmond has cleared the city's police officers from wrongdoing in five complaints that were filed against them during the recent protests against racism and police brutality. The findings were detailed Monday in a report released by Richmond Commonwealth Attorney Colette McEachin, news outlets reported. One of the allegations dismissed by McEachin's office claimed police drove through a crowd of protesters in the city on June 13. “Contrary to many news reports or social media posts, there is no objective evidence that the SUV was deliberately driven through an unsuspecting group of protesters,” the Richmond Times-Dispatch quotes the report as saying. “Any contact that occurred between any person and the SUV was due to that person’s individual decision to make contact with the vehicle.” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney had previously called for an investigation into that incident. He later told officers in a private...
    Floating cinema, mask mandates, rodeo bucks virus: News from around our 50 states Discount grocer Aldi to open more than 70 stores by end of year as part of national expansion Lawsuit alleges Nebraska mishandled sexual abuse complaints, allegations against male athletes Nine former or current Nebraska students, including one former volleyball player, filed a lawsuit against the university on Monday alleging that it improperly handled sexual harassment, sexual assault and racial discrimination complaints — including several that brought against male athletes, according to the Omaha World-Herald. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Nine women, including former volleyball player Capri Davis, accused the school of mishandling sexual assault and harassment complaints against several athletes. (Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images) The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nebraska, also alleged that officials at the school made errors in their investigations, didn’t provide them with academic help and "handled...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Complaints against Chicago police officers rose to record levels amid protests throughout the city following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, city data shows. About 900 complaints were filed between the first day of protests on May 26 until June 29, the last day records were available, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. There were 99 complaints on June 4, the most of any day in the last 13 years, according to the newspaper's review of public information. Chicago police spokesman Luis Agostini said in a statement that “during the period of civil unrest, enforcement action was appropriately taken when individuals were violating the law and participating in criminal acts." But civil rights groups and attorneys representing organizers of the protests say many videos taken during protests show officers using force against protesters who weren't breaking the law. A total of 413 complaints were identified to be directly...
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – The union that represents JBS employees in Greeley has filed two complaints against the company alleging direct dealings with employees and workplace safety violations. Last week, JBS employees walked off the job over a pay dispute. JBS Employees walked off the job on Friday over a pay dispute. (credit: Rhonda Solis) UFCW Local 7 met with JBS on Monday to discuss the possibility of a resolution. In a letter to JBS on Wednesday, Union President Kim Cordova said members want hazard pay, an additional $2.00 per hour and a safer work environment. Cordova claims JBS met individually with union members at the plant to discuss contract negotiations. The union filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, stating direct dealings violate the National Labor Relations Act. A spokesperson for JBS told CBS4 the company has agreed to increase wages at all of its beef and...
    Massachusetts has received about 900 complaints from employees who say their workplaces are not safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The complaints were submitted through a form Governor Charlie Baker’s administration debuted May 20. As of July 7, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office had received more than 900 complaints, according to the Boston Business Journal. Businesses that have been the subject of six or more complaints include Target, Home Depot, and Ocean State Job Lot. Through the online form, employees have reported violations that include a failure to social distance and a lack of cleaning disinfection. There have been about 120 complaints from employees who said their bosses made them work despite the employees showing signs of being sick. On Monday, July 13, Baker unveiled a new webpage that directs employees with complaints to their local boards of health. 
    NBA players are already complaining about each other at the bubble in Orlando. According to Shams Charania, “multiple tips” have been called into the NBA’s hotline at Disney during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Players are currently staying inside of a secure bubble at Disney ahead of games starting in about two weeks. Multiple tips have been placed into the NBA’s anonymous hotline to report protocol violations on campus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2020 I love this so much. That didn’t take long at all for players to start turning on each other. After a few days of being inside the bubble, the hotline is lighting up. Somebody is snitching and we all know what happens to snitches! Why would anyone ever snitch on other players inside the bubble at Disney? As long...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed it is investigating two separate complaints filed against Rivers Casino. A spokesperson with the Department of Labor told KDKA that OSHA investigates all complaints, saying no information will be released until the investigations are complete. KDKA reached out to Rivers Casino for comment after confirming the investigations. The casino said it “adheres to all guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and meets all operating requirements set by the Allegheny County Health Department. The health and safety of our Team Members, guests and the community is our top priority.”
    SAN ANTONIO – Attorney Jason J. Jakob now represents three women who have filed a total of four federal employment complaints against Bexar County, all since last fall. Besides retaining Jakob to represent them, all three share similar paths of being removed from their positions after lodging accusations against supervisors. “It seems as if right now it’s a witch hunt to find out who are the whistleblowers,” said Jakob.San Antonio attorney Jason J. Jakob. (KSAT)Alexandria Millan, who last year filed two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints against the county, was removed from her budget analyst position in late May and reassigned to the county’s purchasing department in another building. County officials claim Millan was reassigned because she was uniquely qualified to help several county agencies manage COVID-19 related expenditures. Her attorney said the move was punishment for speaking out against Assistant County Manager Tina Smith-Dean, after Millan accused her of...
    By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press A police chief who was accused by his two captains of a pattern of racism, sexism and other misconduct has been named in four additional complaints received by his township in southwest Ohio over the past two weeks. West Chester Township Administrator Larry Burks said an investigation of the new allegations against Police Chief Joel Herzog is under way. The allegations include testimonial from a Latino officer Herzog dubbed “brown Mike,” a Black officer whose hair Herzog called “ragged," and a Puerto Rican officer who, upon discovering his additional Black heritage, was asked by Herzog whether he could now be counted “as two minorities." Another officer recalled female officers being asked to complete a uniform company's “fitment quiz” that asked them to “Paint us a picture of your body!” with such responses as “Shapely!” and “My hips and booty talk a mean game.” An...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Across Los Angeles on Saturday night, there were scenes of illegal fireworks throughout the city in celebration of the Fourth of July. The Los Angeles Police Department reported more than 1,000 complaints submitted online as of 10:05 p.m. Police said they also had to hold dozens of 911 calls due to the lines getting clogged up apologized for the delays throughout the night. Residents are also being urged to only call 911 for emergencies and to use this online complaint form for reports of fireworks. “We ask that you please not call 911 for illegal fireworks unless someone is hurt or there is a fire. You are tying up 911 for other life-threatening emergencies,” a tweet from LAPD’s Communications Division said. We ask that you please NOT call 911 for illegal fireworks unless someone is hurt or there is a fire. You are tying up 911...
    Judicial information on the management of the Covid-19 crisis will be opened at the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) against ex-ministers Edouard Philippe, Olivier Véran and Agnès Buzyn, the Attorney General at the Court announced on Friday de cassation François Molins. The complaints commission, made up of senior magistrates and which acts as a filter, has indeed found admissible nine complaints against these former members of the government. Under the procedure, Mr. Molins is now required to seize the investigative committee of the CJR, which will act as an investigating judge and lead the investigations. A total of 90 complaints have been received to date by the CJR, the only body empowered to try members of the government for the exercise of their functions, and 53 of them have been examined. Among them, 34 were declared inadmissible because they did not target a member of the government or...
    Coronavirus updates: Cases rise in 40 of 50 states; Jersey Shore open, but L.A. beaches closed; Texas mask mandate begins Subway Just Pulled Their Most Popular Sandwich Deal Special prosecutor to examine allegations against FIFA boss, Swiss Attorney General By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Michael Shields © Reuters/Ruben Sprich FILE PHOTO: The FIFA logo is seen at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland named a special prosecutor to review criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber after the men held undocumented meetings while Lauber's office was investigating suspected graft surrounding the global soccer body. Lauber last month became the first national official since modern Switzerland's founding in 1848 to undergo an impeachment process relating to his handling of the soccer inquiry. The watchdog overseeing Swiss federal prosecutors - Lauber's office - placed him under investigation last year after he held three...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Civilians in Chicago will soon be able to file anonymous complaints against Chicago police sergeants, lieutenants, and captains, and CPD will be required to preserve all misconduct records involving supervisors, under an independent arbitrator’s ruling on Friday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office announced the independent arbitrator overseeing more than four years of contract talks with the union representing 1,500 police supervisors included significant changes to longstanding practices in how misconduct claims are handled against sergeants, lieutenants, and captains. Lightfoot, who chaired the Police Accountability Task Force under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has said police union contracts have been a major obstacle to making necessary changes at CPD. A 2016 report by the task force asserted police union contracts “essentially turned the code of silence into official policy.” Under previous contracts, anonymous complaints against supervisors had been banned, and misconduct complaints were to be destroyed after five years. Last...
    The disciplinary records of the former cop who killed Eric Garner on a busy NYC sidewalk in 2014 have been disclosed after years of secrecy.   A recent change in state law allows the public to take a closer look into the files of police officers. Daniel Pantaleo, who was fired from the NYPD for the chokehold death of Garner, had seven misconduct complaints against him in the five years prior to his fatal encounter with the victim, New York Daily News reports.  READ MORE: Kendrick Sampson on ‘traumatic’ clash with LAPD, using his voice in Hollywood According to city records, among the complaints are a June 2012 top-and-frisk incident, an allegation that he refused to obtain medical treatment for someone in need, and a use-of-force accusation in March 2013. Pantaleo was fired last August, more than five years after Garner’s death. Gwen Carr, left, mother of Eric Garner, speaks during...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After years of secrecy, a contentious leak to a news website and a recent change in state law, New York City’s police watchdog agency disclosed Monday the complaint history for the police officer fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. Records showing former Officer Daniel Pantaleo was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner’s death were provided to the Associated Press by the Civilian Complaint Review Board in response to a request under a new state law making police disciplinary files public. Pantaleo’s complaint history was first revealed by the now-defunct website Think Progress in 2017 amid a legal dispute over whether the records could be made public. At the time, state law shielded police personnel files from disclosure. A review board investigator resigned after being identified as the leaker. The cloak-and-dagger approach to the records changed this month when state lawmakers, spurred by protests over George Floyd’s...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – People who identify as disabled say they were kicked to the curb, forced to leave and publicly embarrassed because of Giant Eagle’s mask policy. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller spoke exclusively with the local attorney who is vetting allegations against Giant Eagle and filing the lawsuits. The attorney filed about 30 complaints so far, and the stack on his desk keeps growing. He believes Giant Eagle made a blanket rule, but then asked some people to do something totally different because of their disability. He believes that’s discriminatory. Attorney Tom Anderson can barely keep up. “When I came in this morning and checked my voicemail here at work, I filled an entire sheet of people who called,” he says. Those callers are people who identify as disabled and say they walked into Giant Eagle without a mask on, only to be shown the door....
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were up 31% in the first five months of 2020, compared with the same period last year, and many of these new complaints specifically mention the coronavirus crisis. The CFPB relays consumer complaints about loans, credit cards, bank accounts and other financial products to financial institutions. For people who are dissatisfied or otherwise frustrated with their direct interaction with a financial company, this complaint process can offer recourse, often within a few weeks. During a nationwide financial crisis, it stands to reason, these frustrations would run high. On March 4, the CFPB received its first complaint mentioning the COVID-19 pandemic. That first complaint was about canceled travel and the inability to get a refund despite global travel warnings. Over roughly the next three months, through May 31, the cutoff date used in this analysis,...
    The Atlanta cop who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks received a written reprimand in 2017 for use of force involving a firearm, according to newly released disciplinary records. Garrett Rolfe, 27, who was fired after fatally shooting Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot, was also the subject of 12 other citizen complaints during his seven years on the job, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 2017 incident was his only use-of-force complaint prior to his fateful encounter with Brooks, whom he shot in the back in a case that has been ruled a homicide and for which he could face a felony murder charge. Rolfe’s police records do not go into detail, so the circumstances of the incident and his reprimand were unclear, the news outlet reported. L. Chris Stewart, an attorney for Brooks’ family, said Monday night that Rolfe’s record “wasn’t a surprise,” CNN reported. “I could have told...
    (CNN)Newly released records show the officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta last week had several citizen complaints against him prior to the incident. Garrett Rolfe was fired from the Atlanta Police Department a day after Brooks' killing -- shortly after the police chief announced she was stepping down. A second officer on the scene, Devin Brosnan, was placed on administrative duty. Rolfe's citizen complaints date back to 2015, according to records released by Atlanta police. All incidents have notes that no action was taken. A 2016 use of force complaint resulted in a written reprimand the following year, records show. "I could have told people, 'I guarantee you this officer has had issues in the past.' It's normally that situation," L. Chris Stewart, an attorney for Brooks' family said Monday night. "You know who causes issues or who has had prior issues or who has has complaints....
    (CNN)When Minneapolis-based activist Michelle Gross learned the name of the officer who planted his knee on the neck of George Floyd until after he lost consciousness, she wasn't surprised.Gross, who has tracked 20 years' worth of complaints against Minneapolis police, identified the officer by cross-checking the badge number seen in the video of Floyd's death against her records. It belonged to Derek Chauvin -- a familiar name."When I saw the name I said, 'Oh, him,'" Gross told CNN. "When you start to see those same officers over and over again with multiple complaints, their names lodge in your brain."Gross, of the non-profit Communities United Against Police Brutality, argues that Chauvin -- who had 18 prior complaints filed against him and received reprimands for only two of them -- exemplifies the way problematic officers repeatedly thwart accountability in Minneapolis.Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo outlined a vision for change at a press...
    Chances are, someone reading this sentence has seen a video of the NYPD committing assault or other abuse on the streets of New York City⁠—likely within the past week. Social media has changed the dynamics of witnessing police misconduct of all types, from discrimination to extrajudicial murder. But previously in New York, the right to make a complaint as a witness was limited to people who were physically present. Now, with a new ruling from the New York County Supreme Court’s Appellate Division (First Department), a person witnessing misconduct online can file a complaint with the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the largest official police accountability agency in the nation. That’s a big upgrade from hoping that your tweet is seen by an in-person witness. Confirmation of this change follows litigation that started after a city regulation was amended to allow “reporting non-witnesses” to petition CCRB. Police unions are...
    Minnesota prosecutors on Wednesday announced new charges against four police officers in the death of George Floyd. Read the documents here, and app users click here. Amended Criminal Complaint (1) by Fox News on Scribd Complaint Warrant (1) by Fox News on Scribd Complaint Warrant (2) by Fox News on Scribd Complaint Warrant (3) by Fox News on Scribd
    Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday that the Hennepin County medical examiner's mention of fentanyl in its autopsy report was an attempt to assassinate his character. Crump noted that the examiner worked with the Minneapolis Police Department on a daily basis, as well as that an independent family investigation had proven the officers should be held criminally responsible. MINNEAPOLIS OFFICER'S MURDER CHARGE EXPECTED TO BE UPGRADED IN GEORGE FLOYD DEATH, 3 OTHERS CHARGED A private autopsy report commissioned by Floyd's family found the cause of death to be mechanical asphyxia and the manner of death was homicide. Shortly after the family’s autopsy findings were announced Monday, the Hennepin County medical examiner released its own findings and classified Floyd's death as a homicide. "He was breathing, walking, [and] talking just fine until those officers put their knee in his neck and on his back while he was face down in handcuffs," Crump remarked. Terrence...
    (CNN)The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs, according to the police department.It's unclear what the internal affairs complaints against the officer, Derek Chauvin, were for. MPD did not provide additional details.Chauvin was fired this week, along with three other MPD officers who were present when Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck. Police have said they were responding to an alleged forgery at a corner store.Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was unarmed and handcuffed, pleaded that he could not breathe. He was soon after declared dead at a nearby hospital, according to authorities. Police chief absolutely sorry over George Floyds death after fiery protests prompt calls for peaceFloyd's death and video of the incident have sparked widespread anger, destructive protests and calls for the officers involved to face...
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