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    The United States Capitol Police has suspended six officers and is investigating a total of nearly 30 others in connection with their actions responding to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  Fox’s Washington, D.C., affiliate, WTTG, first reported the investigations Thursday, with the Capitol Police’s Office of Professional Responsibility writing in a statement, “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline." CNN also reported on the probe into the 35 officers, adding that additional ones may take place as investigators look through social media posts and allegations that officers may have been involved in the riot itself.  The Hill has reached out to the Capitol Police for additional information.  The suspensions and investigations come amid increased scrutiny over the Capitol Police’s response to the mob attack, in which multiple people died amid...
    The internal investigation into police corruption and misconduct within a Westchester police department led to the suspension of narcotics officers who allegedly aided a known drug dealer and used excessive force. Last July, the Mount Vernon Police Department received audiotapes from an officer who alleged wrongdoing in the Narcotics Squad, which were then sent to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office for further investigation. Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard said on Thursday, Feb. 18 that at the direction of Police Commissioner Glenn Scott, the department transcribed the tapes and launched an internal investigation in August 2020. Patterson-Howard said that the department has since cleared Sgt. Sean Fegan of all charges of misconduct, and the department has suspended officer John Campo, pending further investigation. The investigation into Mount Vernon Police Officer Carmelo Antonini, who allegedly falsely arrested a man late last year, is ongoing. Original story - Westchester Man Falsely Arrested...
    (CNN) — Six US Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay, and 29 others have been placed under investigation, for their actions in the January 6 riot, a department spokesman said Thursday. “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline,” department spokesman John Stolnis told CNN. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Slick Conditions A Concern Friday, Defer Travel If You Can CNN reported in January that the USCP had placed at least 10 officers under investigation, and two others had been suspended. One of the suspended officers took a selfie with someone who was part of the mob that overtook the Capitol, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio. Another wore a “Make America Great Again” hat and started directing people around the building, Ryan said. Last month,...
    In the wake of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last month, six Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay and another 29 officers are under investigation, a spokesman for the department said, according to reports. "Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day," spokesman John Stolnis told FOX 5 of Washington, D.C. "Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline." Stolnis didn’t specify what allegations led to the suspensions or why the officers were being investigated. A few officers have been accused of allowing the rioters to breach the Capitol with no pushback and at least two rioters have told the FBI an officer said to them, "This is your house now" when rioters smashed their way in the building, FOX...
    In a city with an Arab American mayor and Muslim American police chief, you’d think that minorities—especially Arabs and Muslims—would not have to worry about being beaten up by the police for simply walking on the street. But you’d be wrong, as Osamah Alsaidi, a then-19-year-old teen who was simply walking to his car in Paterson, New Jersey, brutally learned. Alsaidi had a simple story to tell but no one—at least not the authorities—believed him. On Dec. 14, 2020, Alsaidi, who has no criminal record, left his house at about 12:30 a.m., walking to his car parked on the street so he could be on time for his 1 a.m. shift at Amazon. It was then that Alsaidi, a Yemeni American who is active in the local mosque, claimed he was approached by two Paterson police officers who within seconds of the encounter began punching him in the face and...
    (CNN)A New York Police Department officer repeatedly punched a suspect in the head after police say the man attacked officers when they tried to remove him from a subway station, according to video released by the department.The man, who was not identified, was being escorted from the subway platform on Tuesday for smoking a cigarette, according to the NYPD. Edited video released by the NYPD shows the suspect being led up subway stairs when he appears to break away from the officers. Moments later, the man and officers are seen coming down the stairs and are then seen on the ground, with one officer appearing to punch at the suspect as others appear to try to control the man. A tweet by the NYPD says the suspect attacked officers.CNN has not reviewed an unedited copy of the video, and there is no indication of what happened before the video began...
    Big Apple straphangers aren’t the only ones getting bruised during the recent uptick in violence in the New York City subway system. Felony assaults on cops in the subways are also on the rise, with 15 attacks on police officers in January — up from just five over the same month in 2020, NYPD Transit Chief Kathleen O’Reilly said Thursday. O’Reilly, speaking during an MTA board meeting, said that was a big chunk of the total of 43 felony assaults in the tubes last month. The release of the stats come amid growing concern over an increase in transit violence in the city, with reports of straphangers punched, shoved, or slashed on the rise in recent weeks. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that he would beef up the police presence by about 500 more officers following a bloody slashing rampage on the A line that...
    Two officers have been shot and wounded in a Texas home responding to a call at the house hours before two other people were found dead inside. Officers with the Dallas Police Department responded to the home shortly after 11am after a 911 call reported a shooting had occurred, according to KXAS-TV. Cops said a man had threatened to hurt his wife and officers were met with gunfire which struck two of them when they approached the home.  Video footage from around the time of the incident shows firefighters carrying a limping officer to an ambulance. Scroll down for video  Dallas police enter a home to investigate a crime scene where earlier in the day two other officers were shot responding to an emergency call An evidence marker is shown by a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home being investigated by Dallas police A Dallas police officer patrols...
    MODESTO (CBS13) — Police released body camera footage Thursday from an hours-long standoff at a Modesto townhouse. credit: Modesto Police Police say 26-year-old Alonzo Warren barricaded himself in a Modesto townhouse after an attempted traffic stop on Dec. 15. Warren reportedly fired more than 100 rounds from the townhouse, striking an armored police vehicle, a police SUV, nearby vehicles in the complex and multiple walls. Several Modesto police officers and SWAT officers returned fire after being directly shot at. RELATED: Police: Barricaded Suspect Fired More Than 100 Rounds During Modesto Standoff No one was injured in the standoff. After nearly four hours, Warren surrendered and was taken from the scene on a gurney. He is facing charges of attempted murder and felony weapons violations for the standoff. The officer-involved shooting is still under investigation. More from CBS Sacramento: ‘Nobody Wants That Kind Of Crap’: Orangevale Neighbors Want To...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect is in custody after leading police on a chase from Echo Park to freeways and neighborhoods around the downtown Los Angeles area Thursday night.The chase began around 9 p.m. in the Echo Park area when Los Angeles Police Department officers tried to pull over a reckless driving suspect.The suspect fled on multiple freeways, including the 101 and 110, briefly heading toward the San Fernando Valley before turning around and heading toward downtown.The driver continued turning through neighborhoods north of downtown, at one point ending up near Echo Park again.The red Chevrolet had Washington state plates.After about an hour of pursuing the suspect, it appeared LAPD officers called off the chase. But they soon resumed the pursuit and caught up to the suspect, performing a PIT maneuver that ended up forcing the suspect to crash and exit the vehicle.The suspect was taken into custody.
    Six Capitol Police officers have been suspended and 29 others are currently under investigation for their conduct during the violent insurrection in Washington DC on January 6, officials have announced. The suspensions and investigations come as part of an internal probe at the Capitol Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman.   Among those suspended is a cop who was filmed posing for selfies with rioters inside the Capitol, Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, previously confirmed. Also suspended: Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson, 45, who was seen wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat as he started directing rioters around the building.    ‘Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day. We currently have suspended six of those officers with pay,’ department spokesperson John Stolnis told Fox 5. ‘Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose...
    A new video shows NYPD cops pummel a suspect accused of spitting on and head-butting police officers at a Lower Manhattan subway station. The video from the South Ferry subway station on Tuesday shows three officers trying to restrain a 50-year-old suspect in an attack on two cops at the station, sources said. A fourth officer is seen repeatedly punching the suspect in the face while the other cops try to handcuff the man — who is eventually handcuffed and led away, the video shows. According to police, the suspect, identified by sources as Alex Lowery, was smoking in the station when police approached him — and he lashed out at the cops spitting on one, and headbutting the other before they all went tumbling down the stairs. Police said Lowery slugged one of the cops in the face at the bottom of the stairs, which is not shown on...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Video shows a violent arrest at a Manhattan subway station. The NYPD says officers were escorting a man out of the South Ferry station Tuesday afternoon after seeing him smoking on the platform. As they went up the stairs, police say 50-year-old Alex Lowery spat at them, hit an officer in the face and head-butted another. After tumbling down the steps, one officer can be seen punching Lowery repeatedly. (1/3) On Tuesday, 2/16 as police were escorting the suspect for smoking on the platform out of the transit system, the suspect attacked the officers on the stairs. The suspect ends up on top of one of the officers, assaults the officer, as the other officers fight back. pic.twitter.com/Mqeyy3ekzm — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 19, 2021 The NYPD says Lowery was on parole and has a violent record. The officers’ conduct and use of force is...
    The New York Police Department deployed an additional 644 transit officers to the city’s subway stations in the wake of last weekend's fatal stabbings of two passengers and the wounding of two others, though the move is being slammed as inadequate. The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subways, said that the additional deployment is well short of the 1,500 cops necessary to make riders feel secure enough to return to the subway en masse. The NYPD this week said it would send 331 cops from the Transit Bureau as well as 313 patrol officers into 68 subway stations throughout the city. The department as a whole has more than 36,000 officers. ‘We are able to achieve this through overtime, deployment of officers normally assigned to administrative duties and re-assignment of other non-transit officers,’ NYPD Transit Chief Kathleen O’Reilly told the New York Post. New York...
    Thirty-five Capitol Police officers are under investigation — including six who have been suspended with pay — for their actions in the deadly January siege, according to the department. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has indicated that any officer whose actions were found to be unacceptable on Jan. 6 will be disciplined, a department spokesman said in a statement to WTTG on Thursday. “Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day. We currently have suspended six of those officers with pay,” the statement read. Some Capitol Police officers were caught on video watching the rioters enter Capitol Hill without taking any action. In one video posted to YouTube, Capitol Police Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson can be seen wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat while talking to several supporters of former President Trump. Johnson — who has...
    The ongoing debate over policing levels in Los Angeles centered on the transportation sector Thursday as Metro officials considered paying for more officers on the city’s transit system and the Los Angeles Police Department announced it would no longer send officers to minor traffic collisions. The two discussions reflected the shifting landscape for law enforcement in L.A. at a time of intense violence and changing public safety priorities, when homicides are at a decade high but protesters’ summer calls for defunding police continue to resonate among elected officials and other leaders. They followed a Board of Education decision two days earlier to cut a third of officers from the Los Angeles School Police Department. Under a proposal taken up by Metro’s safety committee Thursday, the agency would expand its security contracts with the LAPD, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and Long Beach Police Department by a combined $111 million....
    BREA (CBSLA) – A compliance check by Orange County probation officers Thursday led to a hazardous materials alert and bomb squad response. Probation officers were checking on a probationer at a home at 742 Sonora Street in Brea when they saw some hazardous materials and called Brea police at 2:45 p.m., said Brea police Sgt. Chris Haddad. READ MORE: Several Injured In Crash That Sparked Car Fire In South Los Angeles Two people were detained and neighboring homes were evacuated, Haddad said. Anaheim and Brea firefighters responded as well as the Orange County sheriff’s bomb squad, Haddad said. READ MORE: Los Toros Mexican Restaurant Pays It Forward, Uses Loan To Feed Health Care Workers At West Hills Hospital It was not immediately disclosed what type of hazardous material drew the response. Nobody was injured. The Brea Police Department posted a Facebook video about the incident Thursday. MORE NEWS: Long Beach...
    ANTIOCH, Calif. -- The family of 30-year-old Angel Quinto, a Filipino immigrant, has filed a claim against the City of Antioch for his wrongful death. They blame an illegal chokehold used by officers on the back of his neck."I was just hoping they could deescalate the situation," said his sister, Bella Collins. She called 911 on Dec. 23. Collins says Angel had been experiencing mental health problems and paranoia. Quinto had been holding onto his mother, and would not let go.RELATED: Walnut Creek police release body cam footage from fatal encounter, family files wrongful death claimOn Thursday the family's attorney showed a video, shot by his mother, showing Angel Quinto unresponsive on the floor after family members say officers subdued him with a knee to the back of his neck. It shows Quinto bleeding from the mouth and later shows those same officers trying to revive him."Given what we know,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco police officers who were surveilling a neighborhood for burglars were injured when trying to detain a suspect who became combative and produced a razor blade, police said Thursday. The officers were undercover in the Noe Valley neighborhood Wednesday when they identified themselves as police officers and told 41-year-old Sergio Lugo he was under arrest, Officer Adam Lobsinger said in a statement. Lugo initially complied but then began walking away and when the officers tried to restrain him he attacked them with a razor blade, stabbing an officer in his left hand and left knee. The other officer was injured in his hand during the struggle, Lobsinger said. He said Lugo, too, was injured and he and the officers were transported to a local hospital where they were all treated for non life-threatening injuries. Lugo was later booked into San Francisco County Jail on...
    HAYWARD — Authorities received four reports of shootings in one day earlier this month, and an official says at least two people were injured, but police have not released much information about the incidents to the public. Hayward Police Department spokesman Officer Michael Wright said in an interview this week the cases are being investigated, and defended not sharing many details with the public because he said it could compromise needed police work. Beginning in the early morning of Feb. 7, Wright said the department sent officers to the scene of three suspected shootings reported throughout the day. A fourth report of a shooting was taken that day as well, though Wright said it had happened the night before. Around 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 7, police responded to the 3000 block Enterprise Ave., in an industrial area of the city, where someone reported hearing shots being fired. Officers found “property...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Black troopers in the Maryland Department of State Police have accused the agency of racism and discrimination, pointing to disparities in discipline and promotions, as well as underrepresentation and alleged instances of retaliation, according to a state senator. Maryland State Sen. Joanne Benson of Prince George’s County met with more than 20 Black troopers who presented her with documents detailing their claims, WRC in Washington reported Thursday. The television station did not identify the troopers because those who spoke out are violating department policy. “They had the paperwork. They had the proof,” Benson said. “They had done their homework relative to the incidents that have occurred and the problems they were experiencing.” Benson, a Democrat, said she would call Superintendent Woodrow “Jerry” Jones before the legislative Black Caucus. Jones has headed Maryland State Police for the past year. “It is unacceptable. We’re not going to go...
    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County teen pleaded no contest Thursday to charges stemming from a confrontation during which he shot at police, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said. Christian Batson, 17, will serve 35.5 years in prison, Howe said in a news release. Batson, who was tried as an adult, pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted first-degree murder, battery on a juvenile corrections officer, burglary of a dwelling, burglary of a firearm and making a criminal threat. The confrontation began when officer responded to a report that two males were committing car burglaries on Nov. 24, 2019. Batson was walking away from an officer when he turned and began shooting, Howe said. When Batson got into a police car, an officer shot at the car because there were weapons inside. No one was hit. Batson got out of the car and struck a second officer...
    The Los Angeles Unified School Districts plan to slash $25 million from its policing budget and cut 133 officers from schools with the intention of diverting funds to support a proposed Black Student Achievement Plan is misguided and dangerous, a National Police Association spokesperson says. "If I had a child in those schools, I would be very concerned," retired Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, a 29-year-police veteran, told Newsmax on Thursday.   "It doesnt really accomplish anything. Its almost illogical." The school board voted Tuesday to approve the plan, which includes reducing the police footprint in schools to 211 officers and diverts a total of $36.5 million to go toward a Black Student Achievement Plan to help minority students through increased counseling, curriculum updates, teacher development, and other programs promoting inclusion. "Student safety is everyones responsibility and starts with creating a school environment that is centered in students social-emotional wellbeing," Board President...
    ELIZABETH, Pa. (KDKA) – A local police chief is sharing his experience for the first time after testing positive for COVID-19. He recently got back to work after being out for over a month. This comes as many first responders in the state are waiting on their turn to get vaccinated. “Had I argued with her and stayed at home, the doctors told me I would have been dead,” said Elizabeth Borough Police Chief William Sombo. READ MORE: Cops And COVID: It Kind Of Shut Down Our Family, State Trooper Says Sombo said he has his wife to thank for getting him to Forbes Hospital. “I was in convulsions at home, 106.5 degree temperature. I was completely burned up. I didn’t know what was going on,” said Sombo. He said that was at the beginning of December. Chief Sombo was working the search for missing Jefferson Hills teen Jeno Moretti...
    (Reuters) - Two people were found dead at a Dallas home on Thursday after two police officers were shot responding to a "major disturbance" call. The two officers, who are in a stable condition in hospital, were dispatched to the residence in Old Dallas East about 11 a.m. after receiving information that a man had threatened to hurt his wife and reports of shots fired. "Once the officers were on the scene, they were met with gunfire," police chief Eddie Garcia said at a press conference, adding that both officers were wounded in the lower legs and their injuries were not life-threatening. Garcia, who did not take questions at the short press conference, did not give any details on the sequence of events and no arrests were announced. Dallas Police later reported on Facebook that a man and a woman were found dead inside the home. No other details were...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a panel of arbitrators to review police discipline decisions and to better track law enforcement arbitration cases statewide. The measure is part of an ambitious package of police reform legislation that lawmakers are considering this session following Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Substitute Senate Bill 5055, sponsored by West Seattle Democratic Sen. Joe Nguyen and approved on a bipartisan 41-8 vote Thursday, would create a roster of nine to 18 arbitrators to hear officers’ appeals when they are disciplined by their departments. Critics have long argued that because departments and officers typically must agree on an arbitrator, private arbitrators often side with the officers to show they can be “fair” — and thus continue being hired in future cases. Under the bill,...
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to shooting arrows at police during a standoff. Mitchell Smith, 47, entered his written plea Wednesday to attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault on a peace officer, The Sioux City Journal reported. Police said officers responded to a home called Dec. 1 on a report that Smith had threatened a neighbor's wife. After a brief encounter, the officers were leaving when Smith fired an arrow over the head of an officer,, police said. The officers got into their car and drove about a block, when Smith reportedly fired a second arrow. During a standoff, Smith allegedly fired two more arrows. No one was hit by the arrows. Police eventually were able to subdue Smith with nonlethal munitions and chemical agents. He remains in custody on a $100,000 bond. His attorney, Craig...
    (CNN)Six US Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay, and 29 others have been placed under investigation, for their actions in the January 6 riot, a department spokesman said Thursday."The investigation into the January 6 attack remains under investigation," department spokesman John Stolnis told CNN. "Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department's Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline."CNN reported in January that the USCP had placed at least 10 officers under investigation, and two others had been suspended. Guns, knives, bombs and bear spray: Here are the weapons Trump supporters brought to DC on the day of the Capitol attackOne of the suspended officers took a selfie with someone who was part of the mob that overtook the Capitol, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio. Another wore a "Make America Great...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police saved a dog stuck outside in freezing cold temperatures during our recent cold snap. RELATED: PennDOT Plans To Toll 9 Bridges Across The State According to the bureau’s Facebook page, it all started when a neighbor called them concerned about the dog which was stuck on the balcony of a second-floor apartment. The temperature had dropped suddenly and heavy snow was beginning to fall. Turns out, police say, the dog’s owner was babysitting when the weather suddenly changed and could not leave to let the dog back in. When police arrived at the apartment, Officer Alex Dickant and Officer James Hauser found the pit bull wet and shaking from the cold out on the balcony. RELATED: Snowthrower Recalled Due To Amputation Hazard They were unable to reach the dog from the ground, so they called for backup from Lt. Richard Ford...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — City attorneys are seeking to settle two more lawsuits accusing Chicago police officers of misconduct, including another case of officers raiding the wrong home. The City Council Finance Committee will consider the two proposed settlements at its next meeting on Monday. RELATED: Scathing Inspector Generals Report Says CPD Was Unprepared, Disorganized, And Without A Plan During Civil Unrest In Wake Of George Floyd Protests In Chicago The first case involves an incident on March 23, 2017, when police broke through Ashanti Franklin’s apartment door at 6 a.m., guns drawn, looking for someone who didn’t live there. Police later learned they had entered the wrong apartment. The suspect they were looking for was found in another apartment in the same building on the 2700 block of West Flournoy Avenue, and was arrested on a gun charge. At the time, police apologized to Franklin and her family, and promised...
    Two Dallas police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a shooting call Thursday, the police chief said. A statement from the department said the two were shot and taken to a hospital in stable condition. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP    Dallas Chief Eddie Garcia on Twitter asked for prayers for the two officers. He said the search for the suspect was ongoing. Police spokesman Carlos Almeida said SWAT officers were responding to the scene. He said he had no further details, noting that it was still an active scene.
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department was woefully unprepared for the violence that erupted in the city last year after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody, and some officers took steps to cover up their actions during the unrest, a watchdog agency said in a blistering report released Thursday. Chicago’s Office of Inspector General pinned much of the blame on the police department’s “senior leadership,” saying it failed front-line officers and the public for the response to disruptions in the days after Floyd’s death on May 29. Floyd, a handcuffed Black man, pleaded for air for several minutes while white officer Derek Chauvin, now charged with murder, pressed his knee on his neck. The Chicago department’s response, was “marked almost without exception, by confusion and lack of coordination in the field, emanating from failures of intelligence assessment, major event planning, field communication and operation, administrative systems and,...
    SANTA CRUZ (BCN/CBS SF) — Santa Cruz police arrested a 38-year-old man early Wednesday morning on multiple felonies after a chase on Highway 17 that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. Police responded at 4:30 a.m. to a report of a disturbance between two people in the 1600 block of W. Cliff Drive. When officers arrived, a man later identified as Jason Anton Richardson, 38, fled the scene in a vehicle and officers pursued. Police said Richardson led them on a high-speed chase northbound on Highway 17, before officers were able to disable his vehicle and apprehend him without further incident. Santa Cruz chase arrest Jason Anton Richardson (SCPD) An ensuing investigation revealed a domestic dispute in the hours prior to the arrest. A parolee, Richardson was arrested for suspicion of committing numerous violations, including felony domestic violence, sexual battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, carjacking, felony evasion and violating terms...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department was "under prepared and ill-equipped" to handle last summer's protests and violence after the killing of George Floyd, according to a scathing new report from the city's inspector general.The report said the department's senior leadership failed both the public and its own rank-and-file officers, saying there was evidence of confusion and little coordination in the field.SEE ALSO | Chicago looting continues as nearly 700 arrested by police in unrest in wake of George Floyd's deathEMBED More News Videos Looting broke out on Chicago's Michigan Avenue Saturday night, with video obtained by the ABC7 I-Team showing stores under siege. The report focuses on the period between May 29 and June 7, marked by the first round of looting of downtown businesses. The report found that Chicago Police Department's mass arrest process allowed some offenders to go free and led to unwarranted arrests of others...
    In a move aimed at improving campus climate, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted Tuesday, Feb. 16, to keep officers out of secondary school campuses, ban them from using pepper spray on students and to eliminate 133 positions, including 70 sworn officer positions, from the district’s school police department. And by stripping $25 million from the Los Angeles School Police Department — or about a third of its budget — board members voted to redirect those dollars toward a $36.5 million Black Student Achievement Plan, which they also approved Tuesday. The plan will focus on providing resources to 53 schools with high concentrations of Black students and low academic performance. Schools will be able to use their funds to hire “school climate coaches,” members of the community whose presence on campus will replace those of school police. Their jobs will include de-escalating tense situations, promoting student engagement and...
    (CNN)Two officers were shot in Texas after responding to a call Thursday about a shooting in a Dallas suburb, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia tweeted Thursday.The shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. ET, police said."At this time we know that at least one officer was injured in the incident and has been transported to a local hospital and being treated for his injuries," Dallas police spokesperson Officer Carlos Almeida told CNN.Police tweeted that the officers are in stable condition.The Dallas Police Department SWAT squad is responding to the active situation.Read More
    DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a call Thursday, the police chief said. A statement from the department said the two were shot and taken to a hospital in stable condition. Dallas Chief Eddie Garcia on Twitter asked for prayers for the two officers. Police spokesman Carlos Almeida said SWAT officers were responding to the scene. He said he had no further details, noting that it was still an active scene. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, crime, Texas
    ANTIOCH — The family of an Antioch man who died three days after going unconscious while being detained by Antioch officers is going public with a very different version of events than the narrative put forth by police last month. According to the family of 30-year-old Angelo Quinto — as well as a civil rights attorney they’ve retained in anticipation of a lawsuit — Quinto died after an officer placed his knee on Quinto’s neck, while a second officer held down his legs. According to a news release from the office of attorney John Burris, the officers “grabbed (Quinto) from his mother’s arms” and threw him to the floor. Quinto never regained consciousness and died three days later at a hospital. His family is now getting ready to file a legal claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against the city of Antioch and its police force. His family...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a gun-drawn police search of a St. Louis County home constituted a “severe, warrantless intrusion.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Tuesday. At issue was a search in 2016 in which St. Louis County officers entered a Ballwin home searching for someone who skipped out on cab fare. ACLU of Missouri attorney Anthony Rothert called it “a nightmare for this family and something that is not supposed to happen in this country.” The ruling allows a 2017 lawsuit to go to trial. Jon Luer and Andrea Steinebach awoke about 3 a.m. on July 10, 2016, to find armed officers in their hallway. The court opinion said the two officers took Luer's stepson, who also was in the home, to let the cab driver look...
    A KNIFE-wielding woman, 33, was fatally shot by cops in front of her screaming children, as family said the mom "struggled with mental health." The Nevada County Sheriff's office released shocking footage of the shooting, which occurred in the northern California county on February 4. 4Video footage shows Crawford chasing one of the officers with a knifeCredit: Youtube Nevada County Sheriff's Office 4A second officer fatally shot the young mom after she charged with the weaponCredit: Youtube Nevada County Sheriff's Office The footage shows the distraught mother arguing with police in the street, with her two young children by her side, in the moments before the shooting. Police were called to the area after a neighbor reported that the woman, identified as Ariella "Sage" Crawford, was wondering around with the kids in the street. In a newly released 911 call, the neighbor tells police she is concerned about the...
    by Adam Harrington, CBS 2 Web Producer CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Office of the Inspector General on Thursday put out a scathing report of the city’s handling of civil unrest that erupted amid protests following the death of George Floyd – concluding that police were unprepared for what happened and there was virtually no plan in place to handle it. RELATED: 12-Inch Water Main Ruptures Near Willis Tower The report took the Police Department and the city to task for everything from a failure to follow mass-arrest procedures and document the use of force to a lack of organization and a general sense of confusion during the unrest. The report also documented numerous claims of mistreatment by police during the unrest. Looting, arson, and violence erupted downtown on the evening of Saturday, May 30 – prompting Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue a citywide curfew and the city to raise...
    OAKLAND — In an apparent effort to reduce crime inside and outside their stores, Walgreens and Target are joining Home Depot in paying overtime to Oakland police officers for some protection. Walgreens and Target last month asked the Oakland Police Department to provide officers at their locations, police spokesman Paul Chambers confirmed. The department, which in 2019 allowed officers to work overtime at Home Depot, agreed. At an hourly overtime rate of $91.43 plus a 15.5% fee the city charges for officers’ service, Home Depot has paid out $2.1 million since the arrangement began in March 2019, according to Chambers. Walgreens has eight store locations in Oakland that are open 14 hours a day, seven days a week. Chambers said the police department has not yet billed Walgreens or Target for the recent police detail, which started in mid-January. Police did not say how many officers have been assigned to...
    In a move aimed at improving campus climate, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted Tuesday, Feb. 16, to keep officers out of secondary school campuses, ban them from using pepper spray on students and to eliminate 133 positions, including 70 sworn officer positions, from the district’s school police department. And by stripping $25 million from the Los Angeles School Police Department — or about a third of its budget — board members voted to redirect those dollars toward a $36.5 million Black Student Achievement Plan, which they also approved Tuesday. The plan will focus on providing resources to 53 schools with high concentrations of Black students and low academic performance. Schools will be able to use their funds to hire “school climate coaches,” members of the community whose presence on campus will replace those of school police. Their jobs will include de-escalating tense situations, promoting student engagement and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two police officers in San Francisco were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries early Wednesday morning when they tried to detain an armed burglary suspect who became combative. Police said early Wednesday morning at approximately 5:00 a.m., two San Francisco police officers assigned to Mission Station were at a burglary surveillance operation in the Noe Valley neighborhood. The officers were in the area of 21st and Castro Streets when they tried to detain a subject later identified as 41-year-old Sergio Lugo. While the suspect initially complied, he later became physical, resisting the officers. During the struggle, Lugo produced an edged weapon and stabbed one officer in his left hand and left knee. The second officer also injured his hand during the struggle. After the assault, officers were able to subdue Lugo, placing him in handcuffs and arresting him. The officers and Lugo were then...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Newly-released body camera footage shows an arrest at the center of a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Police Department.Leroy Kennedy IV, the man who was arrested last year, said he did nothing wrong. His case was later dismissed, but he said the ordeal has left him traumatized.The West Side man said he spent four days in jail and was charged with aggravated battery to an officer, but he said video of the incident shows police were the aggressors.Police body cams captured video, but not audio, of the encounter. The images are now at the heart of a federal civil rights lawsuit."It left me feeling traumatized. Man, I ain't gonna lie. You get nervous. You get even more nervous once you see the police," Kennedy said .Kennedy said he was walking to a store last August in Humboldt Park when two Chicago Police officers ran up to him,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting in southwest Baltimore on Wednesday night. Police were called just before 6 p.m. to the 700 block of Grantley Street for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found evidence of discharging, but no shooting victim. A short time later, officers located a 20-year-old man at an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. He was in serious but stable condition, police said Southwest District shooting detectives are investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2488. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers’ hotline at 1-866-7lockup.
    PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Police body camera footage shows a man restrained by a half-dozen police officers cry “you're suffocating me!" before he died, it was reported Wednesday. Video of the arrest of Jacob Bauer, 38, of Pleasanton was released in an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit filed by Bauer's family. It was published by the Bay Area News Group. In a video statement obtained by the news group, Bauer's mother, Rose Bauer, said her son died at the hands of “killers who hide behind badges.” Bauer died on Aug. 1, 2018. Officers were called to a grocery store in the San Francisco Bay Area city. His mother said he had drunk several bottles of soda and was talking to himself. He was asked to leave and walked down the street before police approached him. In court filings, attorneys for the city said Bauer slammed a shopping cart to the ground...
    Los Angeles Police Department detectives arrested a woman last month after she allegedly offered to inject undercover officers with counterfeit Botox in a downtown hotel room that she’d converted into a makeshift medical office, police said Wednesday. Vivian Espinoza was arrested Jan. 23 on suspicion of furnishing prescription drugs and practicing medicine without a license, the LAPD said in a statement. It’s unclear whether she has been charged with a crime. A call to the detectives handling her case wasn’t immediately returned Wednesday evening. Police said Espinoza had set up a makeshift medical office in a hotel room in the 400 block of South Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. She is accused of offering to inject undercover LAPD officers with counterfeit Botox and Juvaderm, an injectable filler used to smooth wrinkles. Samples of the drugs were tested at a laboratory and confirmed to be counterfeit, according to the LAPD....
    Chicago police stand guard as demonstrators protest outside the department's 7th District station on August 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Getty Images/Scott Olson A new study suggests police officers of color and female officers are less likely to use force. Researchers evaluated data from millions of Chicago Police Department officer shifts from 2012-2015. Their findings offer some of the most precise data so far to support calls for police diversification Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New research on the role that demographics play in policing could offer data-supported solutions to widespread calls for police reform in response to the surge of high-profile killings in recent years. A new study published last week in the journal Science suggests that police officers of color and female officers are less likely to use force than their white, male counterparts, offering some of the first research to back calls for...
    The Los Angeles County Unified School District on Tuesday announced it would be removing dozens of officers from their posts, slashing funding for law enforcement at educational institutions, and reinvesting the savings into a multimillion-dollar plan for black students. Adoption of the Black Student Achievement plan, which costs $36.5 million, will result in 133 officers leaving their duties and a $25 million reduction in police funding for school resource law enforcement. The proposal seeks to "provide supplemental services and [support] to 53 schools that have high numbers of Black students" that are struggling in "Math and English Language Arts proficiency rates," have "higher than average referral and suspension rates," and "higher than average chronic absenteeism." The decision to slash officers leaves 211 policemen throughout the entire school district, Police Chief Leslie Ramirez said at a meeting Monday. Los Angeles County is home to roughly 10 million people, equating to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — At a time when trust in law enforcement is at a low, Baltimore police officers are working to rebuild a relationship with the community. “We don’t just do enforcement. We provide services that are needed,” Baltimore Police Sergeant Robin Blackmon said. RELATED: Baltimore City Road Crews Prepare For Another Round Of Expected Snow They’re a part of the Community and Youth Service Unit, made up of 10 sworn officers and numerous volunteers. They’re working to fill the gap between police officers and the people they serve. “We just want to reach out and let the citizens know that we do care and that we are here for you, in more ways than one,” Sergeant Blackmon said. Whether that’s by working with youth or delivering boxes of food to seniors. “This is the part of the job that makes the job really worthwhile, the service,” Sergeant Blackmon said. RELATED:...
    A Tuesday court ruling could lead to the public release of hundreds of New York police officers’ disciplinary records after a protracted legal battle. The three-judge appeals court panel upheld a lower court’s ruling Tuesday while acknowledging the concerns of unions who said the release could compromise officers’ safety, according to The New York Times. “We fully and unequivocally respect the dangers and risks police officers face every day,” the panel said in its ruling, according to the Times. “But we cannot say that the District Court abused its discretion when it determined that the unions have not sufficiently demonstrated that those dangers and risks are likely to increase because of the city’s planned disclosures.” A provision of the state civil rights law known as 50-a had long shielded the public disclosure of officers’ disciplinary records. However, state lawmakers repealed the statute in June after the death of George Floyd...
    In Spain, 15 protesters were arrested and more than 30 were injured in clashes between police and protesters on Wednesday night following the arrest of rapper Pablo Hazel, officials said. Hazel and his supporters, who did not want to go to jail to enjoy his nine-month prison sentence for posting on Twitter, were barred from the university in which he attacked the monarchy and accused police of torturing and killing protesters and immigrants. The rapper is guilty of glorifying and defaming terrorism, as well as defaming the crown and state institutions. Spanish police entered the University of Leda on Tuesday and arrested Hassel. Later that day, protests erupted in several Catalan cities. In Barcelona, ​​about 1,700 people gathered in the central square. A group of protesters set fire to trash cans and pelted police officers with stones and other objects. Similar scenes were seen in Hazel’s hometown of Lita. In...
    RARITAN, New Jersey (WABC) -- A good Samaritan and three police officers are being hailed as heroes after they revived a man who suffered a heart attack in New Jersey on Valentine's Day.Authorities say Raritan patrol officers responded to the Castillo Seafood Market on East Somerset Street for a 52-year-old Hillsborough man who was unconscious.Sgt. Everett Holt and officers Christopher Hirsch and Andrew Ragati arrived on scene within a minute of the call to find Raritan resident Megan Milota performing CPR on the victim.ALSO READ | Police in Connecticut make crucial deliveries after charity's buses vandalizedAuthorities say Milota was a customer and had been performing CPR since the man collapsed."The woman that works in the restaurant was on the phone and she was calling 911 and I said 'put 911 on speaker phone and let me start chest compressions,'" Milota said.She provided officers with valuable time to set up their...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The board overseeing the Los Angeles Unified School District has cut $25 million from the budget for school police and will use the money to help fund an achievement plan for Black students. The plan approved by the school board Tuesday will cut 70 sworn officers, 62 non-sworn officers and one support staff position from the Los Angeles School Police Department, leaving the force with 211 officers, the Los Angeles Times reported. The newspaper said the board’s decision came after a yearlong push by activist students and community members that was intensified by national protests over racial injustice and police brutality last summer following George Floyd’s death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The overhaul also bans the use of pepper spray on students in the nation’s second-largest school district. “Investments and behaviors must be different if we want outcomes to be different,” board...
    Hundreds of thousands of police misconduct records could be made available to the public despite legal pushback from prominent law enforcement unions in the Empire State, a federal court in New York on Tuesday ruled. A three-judge panel made the determination after Hank Sheinkopf, who represents several police unions, sued the state to block the release of the documents. Historically, officer disciplinary records were shielded from the public eye under a state civil rights law called 50-a, but following the death of George Floyd, politicians tossed away the provision in June 2020 due to heightened calls for law enforcement accountability. The release of the documents would put officers in danger and might compromise future employment prospects, union bosses argued, but the federal appeals court disagreed. “We fully and unequivocally respect the dangers and risks police officers face every day,” the panel said. “But we cannot say that the...
    RARITAN, New Jersey (WABC) -- A good Samaritan and three police officers are being hailed as heroes after they revived a man who suffered a heart attack in New Jersey on Valentine's Day.Authorities say Raritan patrol officers responded to the Castillo Seafood Market on East Somerset Street for a 52-year-old Hillsborough man who was unconscious.Sgt. Everett Holt and officers Christopher Hirsch and Andrew Ragati arrived on scene within a minute of the call to find Raritan resident Megan Milota performing CPR on the victim.ALSO READ | Police in Connecticut make crucial deliveries after charity's buses vandalizedAuthorities say Milota was a customer and had been performing CPR since the man collapsed."The woman that works in the restaurant was on the phone and she was calling 911 and I said 'put 911 on speaker phone and let me start chest compressions,'" Milota said.She provided officers with valuable time to set up their...
    (CNN)The New Jersey Attorney General's Office is investigating after video footage shows multiple police officers assaulting a Muslim Arab American teenager.Osamah Alsaidi, 19 at the time, was assaulted and arrested by police officers with the Paterson Police Department in New Jersey in December, his lawyer Diego Navas said in a pre-lawsuit notice of claim.Alsaidi was walking down Madison Avenue in Paterson just after midnight December 14 when a vehicle approached him, according to video footage released by the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).In the video, two Paterson police officers are seen briefly talking to Alsaidi before grabbing him and punching him repeatedly. The video came from a surveillance camera across the street that Navas said they were "lucky" to find. Read More"If it wasn't for that camera, it'd be the word of our client against the word of the officers," Navas said in a news...
    An Allentown man was sitting in the passenger’s seat of a car that had just been pulled over when he ran away, initiating a police chase and abandoning a loaded gun along the way, authorities said. Brian Giron, 28, ran off and initiated a foot chase during a traffic stop near the 400 block of W. Hamilton Street around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Allentown Assistant Police Chief Charles Roca said. Giron continued to lead a foot pursuit and at one point abandoned a loaded gun under a vehicle, which was later recovered by police, authorities said. Giron was apprehended a short time later and charged with various firearms offenses, police said. Additional details were not immediately released.
    Washington (CNN)Supporters of then-President Donald Trump brought dozens of weapons to Washington on the day of the insurrection, according to the Justice Department, undermining claims from at least one Republican senator who said the attack wasn't an "armed insurrection," according to a CNN review of court records. Some of the weapons that were confiscated had been seen being used inside the US Capitol including a baseball bat, a fire extinguisher, a wooden club, a spear, crutches, a flagpole, bear spray, mace, chemical irritants, stolen police shields, a wooden beam, a hockey stick, a stun gun, and knives. Many of these weapons were used to attack police officers who were protecting the Capitol. In this photo submitted in court filings by the Department of Justice, a rioter throws a sharpened pole at Capitol Police Officers.One leading theory into the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is that the suspects...
    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut police officers accused of drinking alcohol and not responding to calls while on duty appeared before a judge Wednesday for the first time since their arrests last month. Norwalk officers Sara Laudano and Michael Dimeglio were arraigned on larceny and reckless endangerment charges in Norwalk Superior Court. They did not enter pleas and remain free on bail. Both were placed on administrative leave. Laudano applied for accelerated rehabilitation, a probation program that could result in the charges being erased from her record. Dimeglio's lawyer, Raymond Hassett, said he is seeking to review the police evidence before deciding on whether to apply for the same program. Neither Hassett nor Laudano's attorney, Jessica Kordas, addressed the allegations against the officers. Police officials said the two officers were found at the Even Hotel shortly before 1 a.m. on Oct. 10 after Laudano did not respond to calls...
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday approved a plan to slash $25 million from its policing budget and cut 133 officers from schools with the intention of diverting funds to support a proposed Black Student Achievement Plan.  LA COUNTY TO LET ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS REOPEN WITH WAIVER OR SAFETY PLAN, OFFICIALS SAY A total of $36.5 million – which includes the money diverted from the funding of school policing coupled with an additional $11.5 million from next school year’s general fund budget – will be invested in initiatives to work toward racial equity and hire "climate coaches" and other counselors to support de-escalation tactics in conflicts, among other things.  Meanwhile, the plan reduced the police footprint in schools to 211 officers, Police Chief Leslie Ramirez said at the school board meeting on Monday.  The move comes after months of debate and pushes by a coalition of student advocacy groups – including Black Lives Matter, Students Deserve and the...
    Prince George’s County police officers are honored in a ceremony for protecting the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. WTOP/Melissa Howell Firefighters thank Prince George’s County police for protecting the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. WTOP/Melissa Howell Prince George’s County police officers are honored in a ceremony for protecting the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. WTOP/Melissa Howell (1/3) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. First responders from across the region made their way to Prince George’s County, Maryland, for a ceremony on Wednesday to thank officers for their role in protecting the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Police officers and firefighters drove by to show their gratitude, waving to the 80 officers lined up outside FedEx Field. “We are thankful to you and we want you to...
    The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday approved plans to cut 133 police officers, ban the use of pepper spray on students, and divert $25 million to go toward a Black Student Achievement Plan to help minority students through increased counseling, curriculum updates, teacher development, and other programs promoting inclusion, reports the Los Angeles Times. The plan will cut 70 sworn officers, 62 non-sworn officers, and one support staff position from the Los Angeles School Police Department, the nation’s second-largest public school system, leaving the force with just 211 officers. “Investments and behaviors must be different if we want outcomes to be different,” board member Mónica García said in a statement. “Black students, parents, teachers and allies have demanded that we interrupt the school to prison pipeline.” The diverted $25 million and other money from the 2021-22 general fund budget will create a $36.5 million fund...
    More On: schools Kamala Harris fumbles when challenged on school reopenings Biden talks full school reopening by end of first 100 days, summer school option Fauci: Schools shouldn’t wait for all teachers to be vaccinated to reopen Republicans hammer Biden on lack of clear push for school reopening The Los Angeles public school district has voted to ax 133 members of its police force — and replace them with school “climate coaches” to help black students. The district’s board voted Tuesday night to cut the Los Angeles School Police budget by $25 million, losing 70 sworn officers, 62 non-sworn officers and one member of support staff, the force said. The money will help create a $36.5 million new Black Student Achievement Plan, with most of it used to hire “climate coaches” at secondary schools, the Los Angeles Times said. The coaches “will provide students with an advocate on campus...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say two Seattle police officers shot and killed a man wielding a kitchen knife near the city’s waterfront. KOMO reports Port of Seattle Police called SPD officers around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday to report a man in crisis with a knife. When Seattle Police officers arrived, authorities say they found a man with the knife who had cut himself. The man then came at the officers, prompting two officers to open fire, police said. The man was struck by the gunfire and died at the scene. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Washington, Associated Press
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will cut one third of its police positions and will replace them with “climate coaches” after months of calls from activists to defund the police program, numerous sources reported. The second-largest public school in the country approved a plan Tuesday to cut 133 police positions and divert $25 million to programs supporting students of color. Several school districts across the country responded to the death of George Floyd in May by rethinking school safety and the role of police on campuses, The New York Times reported, including the Oakland Unified School District located north of Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 23: Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles supporters protest outside the Unified School District headquarters calling on the board of education to defund school police on June 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) The officers will be replaced with...
    California’s largest school district in Los Angeles approved plans on Tuesday to cut 133 police officer jobs and ban the use of pepper spray on students.  The Los Angeles Unified School District’s board announced its decision to reduce its police force by one-third and institute the pepper spray ban in a move to make students of color more comfortable at school, according to The New York Times.  The district also declared it would divert $25 million to go toward a Black Student Achievement plan to help minority students through increased counseling, teacher development, curriculum updates and other programs promoting inclusion. Board member Jackie Goldberg said students and community organizers were involved with the plan’s development. “Needed services and supports are made possible by trimming the school police budget,” she said. “I have heard the concerns of Black students who have felt targeted by school police. I believe there are creative ways...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Officers are investigating after a shooting left one man hurt in South Land Park early Wednesday morning. Sacramento police say, around 4:20 a.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of South Land Park Drive. A shooting had reportedly taken place after an argument, police say. Officers found a man who had suffered a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, police say. No suspect information was given. More from CBS Sacramento: DMV Mistakenly Issues Driver’s License With Photo Of Woman Wearing Face Mask Memorial Held For Baby Killed In West Sacramento: ‘She Was Just Perfect’ Shut Down And Shut In: Some Mental Health Impacts May Linger Long-Term
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating the deaths of three adults found in a home where responding officers smelled a gas when they arrived. A homeowner reported Tuesday evening he'd found the people dead in his rental property, the Police Department said. Police suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and department spokesman Daren DeAguero said homicide detectives will investigate pending a determination of cause of death. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New Mexico, Associated Press
    These demonstrations were organized in response to the same day imprisonment of Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél, after his sentence to nine months in prison for tweets attacking the police and the monarchy. They were marked by clashes between police and demonstrators which resulted in fifteen arrests, said a spokeswoman for the Catalan police. In Barcelona, ​​hooded demonstrators burned trash cans and threw objects at police. Scenes that were repeated in Lérida, the rapper’s hometown where he was arrested. In Vic (70km north of Barcelona), demonstrators attacked a police station, injuring 11 officers, according to the police spokesperson. A total of 33 people received medical assistance for minor injuries, including 19 police officers, the region’s health emergency service said. Rapper Pablo Hasél has become for many a symbol of freedom of expression in Spain after his conviction for tweets in which he insulted the...
    Police in Connecticut were attacked with large chunks of ice, snowballs, and heavy items as they attempted to disperse a large crowd at a bonfire, causing officers to use pepper spray. The incident took place on Monday, Feb. 15, when East Haven Police officers were dispatched to 113 Bradford Avenue, to assist the East Haven Fire Department with a large crowd burning a large bonfire, said Captain Joseph Murgo. Dispatch informed responding officers that the crowd was throwing snow and ice balls at Fire Department personnel who were on scene to extinguish the large illegal bonfire, Murgo said. "With tensions escalating, the crowd began to throw other items at the Fire Department as well as more items into the large fire," he said.  When officers arrived, they made contact with an individual, later identified as Glen Degray, 56. As officers were speaking with Degray, the crowd, who was gathered in...
    The driver in a two-vehicle accident that crushed a police officer’s leg will face charges in court in late March. Maleah Aquadro, 25, of Florence, is scheduled to be arraigned on March 24 in Northampton District Court on charges that include operating under the influence of alcohol, assault, and battery with a dangerous weapon, and reckless operation causing serious bodily injury in connection with a Jan. 30 crash on Route 66 in Northampton, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office said. On Jan. 30 at around 11:30 p.m., Aquadro was allegedly driving east at a high rate of speed when her vehicle crossed the double yellow line on Rocky Hill Road (Route 66) and smashed into Northampton Police Officer Matthew Knowlton’s cruiser, which was traveling west. The impact broke Knowlton’s leg, but the officer was still able to help Aquadro. Knowlton “cut himself out of his seatbelt and climbed out of...
    PLEASANTON — Newly released police body camera footage has been released amid a wrongful death lawsuit against Pleasanton police, showing officers restrain and tase a 38-year-old mentally ill man who died after a struggle with as many as eight officers. The footage shows officers debating how to restrain Jacob Bauer, and brushing Bauer off when he says he can’t breathe. The Alameda County coroner ruled that Bauer died of “acute methamphetamine toxicity” while noting he suffered from “probable mechanical asphyxia” from the restraint device, as well as “morbid obesity” and “cardiac hypertrophy.” But attorneys for Bauer’s parents, who filed a federal suit in 2019, have placed his death in the context of several other deaths in the Bay Area involving a person with mental illness who died either during or after a struggle with police. In 2019, Hayward police paid $1 million to settle a lawsuit with the family...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle officers fatally shot a man in crisis that was wielding a knife Tuesday night near the Waterfront, marking the second time police have fatally shot a suspect in the past week. The Port of Seattle Police reported a man in crisis to the Seattle Police Department, KOMO-TV reported. He was wielding a knife and fled down Alaskan Way when he encountered two officers, police said. A police spokesperson said officers used non-lethal tools to subdue the man, but it was ineffective. Authorities said two officers fired on the subject, fatally wounding him. Officers rendered aid to the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Seattle Police Department will release body cam footage from the incident in the next three days. The shooting marks the second time in the past week a Seattle officer has been involved in a deadly shooting. A woman...
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday to cut one-third of the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) force and use the funds to help improve black student achievement. The cuts came last year after activists protested to “abolish” or “defund” the school police department, which protects students from crime — particularly in predominantly black and Latino areas of the city, where there is more gang activity. As Breitbart News reported last year: Los Angeles School Police Chief Todd Chamberlain resigned Wednesday after the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) voted the night before to cut his department’s budget by $25 million, or 35% of the total. The budget cuts came as a direct result of pressure by Black Lives Matter activists to “abolish the police” or at least “defund the police.” … Chamberlain warned that the proposed cuts would mean officers would not be...
    After an Orange County sheriff’s deputy was spotted on a protest skirmish line wearing a far-right Oath Keepers patch last summer, the department started to look for ways to better address extremism in its ranks. Last week, after sources confirmed that FBI agents had searched the Irvine apartment of another O.C. officer suspected of participating in the far-right insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the agency again stressed efforts to improve — including by pointing to new training to teach personnel how far-right and other radical groups recruit, operate and pose threats to police and the public. “Obviously our thought process is our employees need to be informed,” said Sgt. Dennis Breckner, a sheriff’s spokesman. “The course is educational: This is what these groups do, and this is how they might try and ingratiate themselves with law enforcement officers and then use their participation for the group’s own means.”...
    MIAMI (AP) — Miami police fatally shot a man during a confrontation Tuesday night at a mobile home park, officials said. The man, whose name has not been released, was a suspect in at least five robberies committed between Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Deputy police Chief Ron Papier told news outlets. The man had been going to commercial businesses with a flare gun, and sometimes a gun, Papier said. Surveillance video from the businesses led police to the Paradise Trailer Park on Tuesday night. The man walked outside of a mobile home when officers arrived, he said. During an altercation, two officers fired their weapons, he said. “Tactical robbery detectives found him. They wound up shooting him. First aid was administered. A gun was found,” Papier said. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. Few other details were released. It was not clear what led to the...
    A man was seriously injured after crashing into a pole during a high-speed police chase overnight on Long Island. A Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Patrol officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop of a 1992 Honda coupe, being driven by Ardwin Roberto Pena, age 24, of Deer Park, in the vicinity of Commerce Drive in Hauppauge at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Pena failed to stop and sped away from the scene in the Honda at a high rate of speed, police said.  The officer did not pursue the Honda for safety reasons, but alerted Third Precinct officers that the vehicle was heading southbound on Wicks Road, said police. Pena lost control of the Honda at the intersection of Wicks Road and Sherman Street in Brentwood and crashed into a utility pole at approximately 11:15 p.m.  Emergency Service Section officers along with members of the Brentwood Fire Department...
    Portland police officers clashed with a group of residents on Tuesday after some people tried to take food that had been thrown away at a Fred Meyer in the city, according to a report.  Workers at Hollywood West Fred Meyer, located about three miles northeast of the city's downtown, tossed out thousands of perishable items -- including juice, cheese, and meats -- which were placed in two large dumpsters outside the store after it had lost power due to a winter storm.  Employees originally started guarding the dumpsters after some people showed up to get some of the discarded food, said local resident Morgan Mckniff, according to The Oregonian.  RIOTERS TRY BREAKING DOWN DOOR OF PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION Mckniff said the store manager then called the police, resulting in about a dozen officers arriving at the scene. The officers guarded the dumpsters and stopped people from taking the items, reports said.  "I’m just interacting with officers and trying to get their information, and...
    Body camera footage has been released from a police shooting in Baltimore, and it’s absolutely insane. According to TMZ, two officers responded to a situation at Compare Foods supermarket after a security guard was allegedly walking around with his weapon out. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) As soon as the officers entered the store, all hell broke loose and bullets started flying. One officer took cover in an elevated position and returned fire. The alleged suspect Dontae Green fled the scene, and was killed a week later by U.S. Marshals, according to the same report. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) You can watch the absolutely wild video below. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down) Folks, good luck finding a police shootout crazier than that one on the internet today. By any and all metrics, that’s one of the most insane that I’ve...
    New York : What two homeless have been killed with a knife and two others were seriously injured, by the same suspect with a psychiatric history in less than 14 hours, in the train line A of the Subway in the Upper Manhattan, arouses not only more dread among New Yorkers who witness how the transportation system is a labyrinth of violent events, rather, it puts “salt in the wound” of some coalitions that They condemn the City’s reaction to be sending more police to the stations and no more mental health aid plans. Despite criticism, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) announced Tuesday the deployment of 644 new officers in the subway system, 144 more than 500 initially announced, amid the tension in the Big Apple caused by recent violent crimes on the Subway. “The public can expect to see an increase in the uniformed presence in...
    The pampa police officers who are denounced for gender or domestic violence must surrender their regulation weapon, as ordered by the governor Sergio Ziliotto through a decree. In that sense, last December, the national government, through resolution 471/2020, had established a restriction on the carrying of weapons for security forces personnel who have been denounced for gender violence or domestic violence. On this line, in the last hours the Pampean president, based on national regulations, decreed that police officers must proceed to the immediate delivery of their regulation weapon in the event of complaints of gender or family violence. The decree also provides that the police officers must hand over the weapon “when they are in a passive situation, without distinction of cause or motive and its legal framework; When they are available, except for the assumption set forth in subsection 1) of Article 119 of de facto Legal Standard...
    These Fire Starters Make Starting Fires Quick and Simple, No Matter The Weather Brady wins all-American clash to reach semi-finals © Stephanie Keith/Getty Images A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The LAPD is investigating an alleged message a group of officers were sharing on Valentine's day. The message featured a photo of George Floyd with the caption, "You take my breath away." Floyd's family and the Los Angeles County DA are speaking out against the message. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an offensive Valentine's Day post, which was allegedly being passed around by a group of officers. The meme featured a mock valentine photo of George Floyd with a caption that said, "You...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco police are investigating a home invasion robbery that ended in one of the suspects firing a shot while running away from police.Officials say officers responded to a report of "trespassers in a residence" around 3 p.m. Tuesday near Campbell Ave. and Rutland Street.When officers arrived on scene they saw two suspects running out of the home and that's when police say one of them fired a shot.One suspect was able to get into a car that was being driven by a third suspect and drove away from the scene.Officers were able to track down the other suspect that ran away and detained them in a nearby yard.Police say none of the officers fired their guns during the incident and no injuries were reported.According to officials, the incident is being investigated by the SFPD Robbery Detail. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to...
    Miami : A man who was wanted in connection with several armed robberies died Tuesday night during a confrontation with Miami police officers. The investigation into a series of armed robberies in the city led police to Paradise Trailer Park at 2750 South River Drive. When they got there, they found the man, “there were firearms shots” and the suspect was shot, said Ron Papier, deputy chief of the Miami Police Department. Papier said officers gave the man first aid, who was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Agents were investigating a series of business robberies that occurred since February 8 in the south of the city, particularly in the Flagami area. The Florida Police Department (FDLE) has taken over the investigation of the shooting.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police officers are not among the groups who are next in line for vaccines. But calls are growing louder from South Florida to change that. “A report came out, Florida’s ground zero for this new strain, this B117,” said El Portal Police Chief David Magnusson. RELATED: Miami PD: Officers Shoot, Killed Armed Robbery Suspect That COVID variant is exponentially more contagious, which presents a whole new set of challenges. Chief Magnusson said police officers in general are not considered front line workers – and not eligible for the COVID vaccine in tier 1-A. He said that has to change. “In the instance where you have to put hands on, because someone is supposed to go to jail and they decide they don’t want to. And that happens quite a bit in police work,” Magnusson said. “You there with a paper mask, whatever you got, that’s not going...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after two Miami Police Department officers opened fire on an armed robbery suspect, killing him. The shooting happened Tuesday night in the Paradise Trailer Park on NW South River Drive in Miami. RELATED: Parts Of NE Broward County Under Boil Water Order After Lightning Strike Hits Water Treatment Plant “When they came in contact with him, they had a discharge of their firearms and the subject was shot,” said Miami Deputy Chief of Police Ron Papier. “They immediately rendered first aid. The subject was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.” The man’s name is not being released. Police said he was a suspect in a string of armed robberies. “Between February 8th and today, we’ve had a rash of robberies in the south end of the City of Miami, in particular, the Flagami...
    A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The LAPD is investigating an alleged message a group of officers were sharing on Valentine's day. The message featured a photo of George Floyd with the caption, "You take my breath away." Floyd's family and the Los Angeles County DA are speaking out against the message. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an offensive Valentine's Day post, which was allegedly being passed around by a group of officers. The meme featured a mock valentine photo of George Floyd with a caption that said, "You take my breath away," according to reporting from the Los Angeles Times.  In May 2020, Floyd was killed after then-Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday voted to cut 133 positions from the L.A. School Police Department, ban the use of pepper spray on students and divert $25 million in funding cut from the department to better support Black students. During the virtual meeting, the board heard from both supporters and opponents of the move. RELATED: Ferrer Says LA County Could Begin Vaccinating Teachers In Coming Weeks “We demand that the school board invest in Black futures and the way to start that is to defund LASPD in full,” one attendee said. “My question to you is, who’s going to take up the role of school safety if you eliminate all of the security guards, your police force, that is there to protect the students,” another attendee said. Ultimately, the school board voted to cut 70 sworn officers, 62 non-sworn officers and...
    In a major overhaul of the Los Angeles School Police Department, the Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan that cuts a third of its officers, bans the use of pepper spray on students and diverts funds from the department to improve the education of Black students. The decision comes after a yearlong campaign by students activists and community members to reimagine the school police force, which they maintain disproportionately targets Black and Latino children. Their drive and recent calls to completely defund the school Police Department intensified following the police killing of George Floyd, which forced both cities and school districts across the country to consider how police use of force has disproportionately hurt Black Americans. “We would not be at this point, though it is delayed admittedly, without the community’s leadership,” said board President Kelly Gonez. “I’m glad that the plan’s development also provided an opportunity for...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday was deciding what cutting the Los Angeles School Police Department’s budget by 35% would mean — almost eight months after the board approved the cut. During the virtual meeting, the board heard from both supporters and opponents of the move. RELATED: Lets Commit To Getting To The Finish Line: Health Officials In LA County Optimistic, Reminding Locals To Keep Taking COVID-19 Precautions “We demand that the school board invest in Black futures and the way to start that is to defund LASPD in full,” one attendee said. “My question to you is, who’s going to take up the role of school safety if you eliminate all of the security guards, your police force, that is there to protect the students,” another attendee said. The school board will be voting on whether to ban the use of pepper...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man wanted for an East Sacramento domestic incident led police on a chase last night and was shot by officers, authorities say. Sacramento police say, just before 10 p.m., officers were called to an East Sacramento home after a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had allegedly burned her car and threatened to kill her. Neighbors say they looked outside and saw the vehicle on fire. “I was just watching TV in my room and [my] son comes in and says, ‘Mom there is a fire,’” said a woman who only wanted to be known as Jackie. “And it was a huge fire and I could hear people calling 9-1-1.” The woman had a restraining order against the ex, police say. She also reported that he was possibly armed. Officers soon spotted the suspect driving in the area and tried to pull him over, but he took...
    By KATE BRUMBACK and BEN NADLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys alleging excessive force involving Atlanta police officers in two high-profile cases, including the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, want a special prosecutor appointed after the local district attorney argued her office shouldn’t be involved in either case. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last month wrote a letter asking Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to reassign the prosecution of the Brooks case, as well as one in which two Black college students were stunned with Tasers and pulled from a car by Atlanta officers. Carr refused, saying the responsibility for the cases rests with Willis’ office. Willis wrote again last week asking him to reconsider, but Carr again turned her down, saying his earlier decision stands. Brooks' family and the two college students applauded when Willis' predecessor, Paul Howard, swiftly brought charges in the two cases. But they...