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    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following mass public criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd.The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city's voters would have the final say. And it came amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota's largest city that have heightened many citizens' concerns about talk of dismantling the department.The proposed amendment next goes to a policy committee and to the city's Charter Commission for a formal review, at which point citizens and city officials can also weigh in."I hope that the Charter Commission will recognize the moment that we are in and take our offer of support, however we can provide it, to expedite this process so...
    DETROIT (AP) — A Black man who was wrongly arrested after the use of facial recognition technology by Detroit police will have his DNA, fingerprints and mugshot removed from law enforcement files, officials said Friday. Robert Williams was the victim of “shoddy investigative work,” police Chief James Craig said. Williams, 42, was arrested in January in front of his family at their home in Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb. He was accused of stealing five expensive watches in 2018 at a Shinola store in Detroit. Williams’ driver’s license photo was wrongly flagged as a likely match to surveillance video at the store, the American Civil Liberties Union said. After approving a warrant, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office dismissed the case earlier this year, noting that a Shinola employee who identified Williams in a photo lineup wasn’t present at the time of the theft. “I will personally apologize” for the arrest,...
    KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis rapper who went by the stage name Huey was killed in a shooting that also wounded another man, authorities say. St. Louis County police said in a news release that the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday in Kinloch. Police identified the man who was killed as 32-year-old Lawrence Franks Jr., known by fans as Huey. The Kinloch native was best known in the rap community for his 2006 debut single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It. It eventually reached the No. 6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music video has more than 50 million hits on YouTube. A 21-year-old man who was wounded in the shooting remained hospitalized Friday with non-life threatening injuries. Police said in a news release that detectives believe as many as 10 other people where there when the shooting happened. Police released no details...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Crews arrived with heavy equipment arrived early Friday at Seattle’s “occupied” protest zone, apparently ready to dismantle barriers set up by demonstrators, but halted work when demonstrators resisted, including by lying on top of some of the makeshift structures. Stefanie Formas, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jenny Durkan, said the goal is to improve access for neighborhood residents. She said city officials would discuss the plans later Friday morning with protest organizers. The collective of protesters, activists, educators and volunteers in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest was born after clashes with police who tear-gassed people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Durkan has expressed support for the protest, calling it “a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world.” But following several recent shootings in the area, Durkan said this week the city would wind down the...
    Mexico City’s police chief survived a brazen assassination attempt Friday morning carried out by gunmen with assault weapons and grenades. Two bodyguards protecting public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch were killed in the attack as well as an innocent bystander, according to reports. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter that public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch was “out of danger” following the incident which took place around 6:30 a.m., according to Reuters. The mayor said a large truck holding gunmen with rifles blocked the chief's SUV and opened fire, the Associated Press reported. Police officers arrive at the area where a shooting took place in Mexico City, Mexico, June 26, 2020. (REUTERS/Henry Romero) TEARFUL MEXICAN CARTEL BOSS THREATENS GOVERNMENT FOR ARRESTING MOTHER The third person killed in the attack was a woman who just happened to be driving past the scene. Sheinbaum said the city's security cameras recorded the attack. “We're...
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police fatally shot a carjacking suspect after he shot an officer in the head during a chase north of Atlanta, authorities said. Cobb County officers began chasing Martin Humberto Sanchez Fregoso, 37, on Thursday night after a driver reported he stole a car, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. The agency said Fregoso fired a rifle multiple times, striking a patrol vehicle during the chase. The man later got out of his car and fired at officers again while running through a townhome community, according to Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk. Officers eventually encountered him behind a dumpster and ordered him to drop his weapon, authorities said. Fregoso refused to drop the gun and later fired at an officer, striking him in the head, according to the state agency. Investigators said officers returned fire, striking and killing Fregoso. The wounded officer...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The attorney for the family of Robert Johnson Jr., who was fatally shot by a Baltimore County police officer, believes the body camera video should be reviewed by the grand jury. Attorney Warren Brown said he disagrees with the state’s attorney that this shooting was justified. Brown said he wants the case to be given to a grand jury to determine if the officer should be charged. Robert Johnson, Jr. photo from GoFundMe “Just running with a gun does not allow the police to use deadly force,” he said, saying that at no time in the video did Johnson point the gun at the officer. “So the officer know his ‘get out of jail’ card is to say Brown wants the state’s attorney’s office to give the grand jury the autopsy, the witness statements and the body camera footage for review. He said in the body...
    Three people were wounded in an overnight shooting Friday in Paterson, authorities said. Police found a 19-year-old city man at the scene of the 1 a.m. shooting at the corner of Market Street and Madison Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a joint release. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Two other men – one 24, the other 20 – got to the hospital in a private vehicle, they said. All were expected to survive. Authorities were investigating.
    Activist Shaun King said in a Medium post Thursday that members of a law enforcement group on Facebook were plotting to kill him. Now, the Long Beach Police Department in California is investigating, saying that among the former officers identified by King were several from Long Beach.  "Today, the Long Beach Police Department was made aware of incredibly distributing social media messages that were posted from personal Facebook accounts to a Private Facebook Group," the department said Thursday in a statement. "The posts included potential threats of violence directed towards activist and journalist Shaun King. The article identified former law enforcement officers including three from Long Beach." A message from the #LBPD regarding potential threats of violence to @shaunking. Read below ⬇️ https://t.co/Q07YylyIzz pic.twitter.com/dSm1wbHnbH— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) June 25, 2020 In his piece published on Medium, King said a friend on Tuesday told him about the Facebook group...
    A Venezuelan woman living in Miami who says she was 'drugged and raped' claims police treated her like a liar and told her she should have 'fought back' - insisting that they refused to take her case seriously because she is an immigrant.   Veronica Victoria Perasso, 22, was living the high-life in Florida in July 2018 when she says she was attacked and raped by a man she was hanging out with - in a horrific assault that she believes was set up by a woman she was living with.  'On July 2nd 2018 I was drugged, raped, and sexually assaulted,' she told Jam Press. 'A girl who I lived with at the time took me to a house where I was assaulted.  Speaking out: Venezuelan-born influencer Veronica Victoria Perasso, 22, says she was drugged and raped in July 2018 - and claims police refused to believe her  ...
    Concerned residents ‘pack’ virtual forum  More than 150 people joined an online forum on public safety in Beacon last weekend, with many of them calling for budget cuts and other dramatic changes at the Police Department. Prompted by a June 8 meeting held by videoconference between the City Council and members of the department — two of whom, including the chief, announced their retirements days later — the forum was one of several developments during a week when protests over police brutality and race continued nationwide. Of the more than 30 people who spoke during the June 20 forum, many asked the council to cut as much as 50 percent from the Police Department budget, which exceeds $5 million annually and accounts for about 25 percent of the spending from the city’s general fund. Dozens of callers also asked the city to outfit officers with fewer weapons while increasing de-escalation...
    LONDON (AP) — The individual shot by armed police during an incident in Glasgow has died and six other people, including a police officer, were in a hospital being treated for injuries, Scottish police said Friday. Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said that an officer who had been stabbed during the incident on West George Street soon after 1 p.m. was in “a critical but stable condition.” He said that police are continuing to deal with the incident and are urging people to avoid the area. “We would urge the public not to speculate about this incident or share unconfirmed information on social media,” Johnson added. Police Scotland said the incident had been contained and there was no threat to the wider public. Johnson said police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident. The Scottish Police Federation, which represents the large majority of Scottish...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Health and Police departments will visit restaurants and bars this weekend to determine if they are following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reopening guidelines. Establishments must operate at 50 percent capacity, promote social distancing and employees must wear masks. At Mayor Mike Duggan’s news briefing June 25, he said those in violation will be put on notice, and the city will pursue legal action against establishments that continue to disregard the guidelines. Duggan said he wouldn’t allow a handful of businesses to jeopardize the operations at other businesses that are following the guidelines. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    MEXICO CITY -- Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left some people dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday.Sheinbaum said in a news conference that the police chief, Security Secretary Omar García Harfuch, was being treated in a hospital, but was out of danger.She said a 3 1/2 ton truck holding gunmen with rifles blocked the chief's SUV and opened fire.Two of those killed were part of García's security detail. The third was a woman who just happened to be driving by. Sheinbaum said that the city's security cameras recorded the attack."We're going to keep working in the city" to make it safe even if it leads to events like this, Sheinbaum said. She declined to speculate on who was responsible.Mexico City Attorney General Ernestina Godoy Ramos said on Twitter that there were 12 arrests and that her office was investigating the...
    On Thursday, every single Black member of the House of Representatives voted in favor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed 236 to 181. Presiding over the House floor debate was Rep. Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota’s Fifth District. The U.S. House of Representatives took up the legislation to enact reforms on policing, the body’s first such effort in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer at the end of May. Three Republicans voted for the bill: Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan and Will Hurd of Texas (the lone Black Republican in the House). Meanwhile, Eighth District Rep. Pete Stauber served as the House sponsor for Republicans’ police-reform effort, a bill written by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, which will not receive a vote in the Senate after failing a procedural vote on Wednesday 55-45. Marching for human rights...
    GUNMAN armed with sniper rifles and grenades have shot Mexico City's police chief and killed multiple people in an ambush. The attack occurred at around 6.30am on Friday in the affluent district of Lomas de Chapultepec in the west of the city. 7Gunman attacked Mexico City's police chief in an ambush this morningCredit: AFP or licensors 7Paramedics treat one person injured in the attackCredit: Twitter/Delta25MX 7A police cordon set up at the sceneCredit: HENRY ROMERO Posting on twitter, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Security Secretary Omar Garcia Harfuch had been injured but was now in hospital and stable. Harfuch is reported to have suffered three bullet and splinter wounds. Sheinbaum said that a number of people had died in the attack, though did not confirm how many. The city's attorney general, Ernestina Godoy Ramos, later wrote on twitter that 12 arrests had been made and that...
    Paterson detectives seized nearly nine pounds of pot in various forms and almost $28,000 in alleged proceeds while arresting three people on drug charges, authorities said. The defendants were dealing out of a home on Wayne Avenue near the corner of Maple Street, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said. Speziale said Paterson Narcotics Division detectives found: 33 bags of marijuana; 204 tins of marijuana; 173 THC vape cartridges; 10 glass jars of marijuana; 13 pre-rolled marijuana cigars. They arrested and charged three people with drug offenses: Shakir Khan and Marzan Choudhury, both 31, and Mohammed Ali, 41. All were processed and released pending court action.
    Transgender Hollywood star Laverne Cox and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) pushed for the defunding of the police in a joint appearance Thursday on Watch What Happens Live, during which Sen. Harris said that putting more cops on the streets is “just wrong.” Laverne Cox expressed her enthusiasm about the Defund the Police movement in the virtual conversation. “The fact that there’s a national conversation about defunding the police, I think is remarkable. And that people of all races are having that conversation is really exciting to me.” Watch below:  Host Andy Cohen asked Sen. Harris to give her take on defunding the police. The senator, who served as California’s attorney general before being elected to Congress, said that the movement is really about “reimagining public safety.” “For far too long, the status quo thinking has been to believe that to put more police on the street, you’re going to have more...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "deeply saddened" after three people were reportedly killed in a stabbing attack in Glasgow on Friday. Scottish police confirmed that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer, saying that one police officer was injured in dealing with the incident but it had been contained. "Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families," Johnson said in a tweet. "Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding." (Reporting by William James and Andy Bruce, writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    An assault on a black woman in Madison, Wisconsin was being investigated Thursday as a hate crime after the woman told police she was burned by lighter fluid thrown at her and ignited by a white man. The incident occurred just a few blocks from violent protests at the state Capitol. Althea Bernstein told police she was driving near the Capitol about 1 a.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a red light with her driver's side window down. Bernstein, 18, told police she heard someone yell out a racial epithet, looked around and saw four white men. Althea Bernstein suffered burns on her face after she said a white man tossed lighter fluid and a flame at her in Madison. WISC-TV One sprayed liquid on her face and neck and threw a flaming lighter at her, she told police. Bernstein said she pulled forward, put out the flames and drove...
    MEXICO CITY -- Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left some people dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday.Sheinbaum said on Twitter that the capital's Security Secretary Omar García Harfuch was being treated in a hospital, but was out of danger. "There were deaths and several arrests," she said.Sheinbaum said she would share more information at a news conference later in the day.The police said in a statement that gunmen armed with .50 caliber sniper rifles and grenades exchanged fire with the chief's security detail. The statement said two police were wounded. Harfuch was hospitalized in stable condition, it said.The attack occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Mexico City's grand boulevard Paseo de la Reforma in an area of large homes surrounded by walls and foreign embassies.There was no immediate word on motive or the identity of the attackers, but a number of...
    Filmmaker and journalist Ari Horowitz took to the streets of Harlem to gauge the residents' feelings about police protests taking place across the country and in their own city. It did not turn out the way many people presumably thought it would. What are the details?Horowitz began by visiting the East Village in New York City. All of the white demonstrators who spoke to Horowitz said that police should be abolished. One man insisted that police officers were flat-out "monsters." Image source: YouTube screenshot Another couldn't express his hate for the police enough — he had to reiterate it time and time again. At first he simply exclaimed, "I f***ing hate the police!" Image source: YouTube screenshot The same man later insisted, "Like, I just f***ing hate the police and everything they stand for." Image source: YouTube screenshot A...
    RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO - Pat Davis, one of Albuquerque's most liberal city councilors who has made police reform part of his agenda, is facing calls to resign over his 2004 shooting of a Black man as a Metropolitan Washington, D.C., police officer. The left-leaning ProgressNow New Mexico — an advocacy group Davis founded in 2011 — demanded Thursday that he step down from his council seat and his various other positions on committees and task forces.   In a statement, the group said Davis' shooting of the man was "troubling" and it criticized "tough on crime" promises he made during his unsuccessful 2009 campaign for Bernalillo County sheriff. "ProgressNow New Mexico finds it imperative to continue calling out racism when we see it and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions," said Alissa Barnes, executive director of the group. "No matter who that person is." Davis, who is white, served...
    An Arizona city council voted to approve a $2 million settlement with the family of a 14-year-old boy who was shot as he was fleeing police in an incident last year. Tempe City Police responding to a car break-in in an alley on Jan. 15, 2019, said they saw the teen, Antonio Arce, in a gray pickup truck facing the squad car. Officer Joseph Jaen said he took out his handgun as Arce jumped out of his vehicle and began running away from the scene, and the officer fired two shots at the boy-- one which hit his rear shoulder blade area and the second which missed and hit a wall. ARIZONA POLICE BODY CAM SHOWS BOY, 14, FLEEING BEFORE BEING SHOT BY COP The 14-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he later died. This file photo provided by Jason Gonzalez shows a selfie of Antonio Arce. (Courtesy of Jason Gonzalez via AP, File) ...
    Police shot and killed a suspect involved in a stabbing incident in the Scottish city of Glasgow, which included one officer injured. "Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer," Scotland Police said on Twitter, adding that authorities are not looking for any additional suspects. "We appreciate families of police officers in #Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed. Please be aware the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service," the Scottish Police Federation said on Twitter. Sky News reported that shots were fired and several other people were also stabbed, although those details have not yet been confirmed by police. Paramedics in hazmat suits were seen treating a person on a blood-stained pavement. The news agency reported that it appears the stabbing may have happened...
    BRONZEVILLE — When Marlo Kelly talks about her daughter, Treja, you can hear the pain in her voice. Treja Kelly was gunned down in September in Back of the Yards, not too far from where she grew up. The pregnant teen was on her way home from her Walmart shift when, prosecutors have said, a 21-year-old man hired to kill her attacked her on the sidewalk. Months earlier, Treja Kelly had testified against the man who had murdered her 17-year-old cousin. And for months leading up to the slaying of Treja Kelly, Marlo Kelly begged the Chicago Police Department to provide more protection for her daughter. “Treja was my miracle baby. The Lord blessed me with her. [The police] should’ve given her the protection she needed to be safe,” Kelly said. “They knew these people were dangerous. They knew they were criminals. They did nothing.” In a...
    Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left some people dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said today.   Sheinbaum said on Twitter that public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch was 'out of danger' following the attack at around 6.30 a.m. on Friday morning that shocked residents of the Lomas de Chapultepec area of the city. Sheinbaum said she would share more information at a news conference later in the day.  An unspecified number of people had died and several arrests had been made, Sheinbaum added. City officials confirmed that two police officers were among the fatalities. The police said in a statement that gunmen armed with .50 caliber sniper rifles and grenades exchanged fire with the chief's security detail.  Police officers are seen near a vehicle after a shooting in Mexico City, Mexico today  A police cordon tape is seen at an...
    Armed police swarmed Scotland’s biggest city Friday after reports of multiple people getting stabbed. Police in Glasgow warned people to keep away from a city-center emergency scene — with Scotland’s Daily Record saying a police officer was among those injured in a serious incident. The paper said it believed there were fatalities. One social media user whose wife was nearby suggested that “6 people and a police officer have been stabbed” and a “maybe a couple of people have died.” Videos showed more than 20 police cars swooping in to contain the scene, with armed cops also clearing the area. Police said that the situation was “contained,” however, insisting, “At this time and there is no danger to the general public.” No further details were given. This is a developing story
    RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Eight police officers in Vermont who were involved in the arrest and transfer of a Pennsylvania woman later found to have COVID-19 have tested negative in their first round of tests, a police chief said Friday. Rutland City Police Chief Brian Kilcullen said the officers will be tested a second time. The woman was asymptomatic and police had no reason to believe she was sick, department Commander Greg Sheldon told the Rutland Herald. Police had responded to the report of a stolen vehicle on June 17 and learned that the suspect had active arrest warrants in Pennsylvania. The woman was arrested and taken to the police station. Two officers then took her to the Springfield jail. She was provided a mask, but she didn't have it on "for a good majority of the time because she just refused and there’s nothing we can do to make...
    By Prapan Chankaew and Zaw Naing Oo AYUTTHAYA, Thailand/YANGON (Reuters) - Thailand and Myanmar destroyed 25 tonnes of illicit drugs collectively worth more than $2 billion on Friday, but said the tide of drugs was growing as organised crime gangs boost supply and find new channels to do business. Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle - where northern Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet - has long been a hub of illicit drug trafficking. Production is now on an industrial scale. In Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thai authorities marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with a mass incineration of drugs. Black-clad police commandoes guarded stacks of boxes of drugs unloaded from trucks, and heroin bricks and bags stuffed with pink methamphetamine pills where thrown into dumpsters for incineration. Thai counter-narcotics chiefs said coronavirus travel restrictions and checkpoints had helped reduce smuggling activities although the United Nations Office on Drugs and...
    LONDON (AP) — A police officer in the Scottish city of Glasgow has been stabbed during a major incident Friday in the heart of the city. The Scottish Police Federation said in a tweet that it appreciates families of police officers in Glasgow will be anxious to hear the news but that the family of the officer has been “notified and is being supported by the service.” There is a heavy police presence on West George Street with more than a dozen police vehicles in attendance. Greater Glasgow Police said the situation is “contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public.” According to Sky News, there have been a number of people stabbed and that shots were fired. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    LONDON (Reuters) - A police officer has been stabbed in a major incident in the centre of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, the Scottish Police Federation said on Friday. "We appreciate families of police officers in Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed. Please be aware the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service," said the federation, which represents Scottish police officers. (Reporting by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City have arrested two men suspected of vandalizing a downtown statue of Andrew Jackson during a protest. Officers were called to the Jackson County Courthouse around 5:30 p.m. for a report of people defacing the statue that stands outside the steps of the courthouse, police said. Jackson County is named for the 19th century U.S. president. The statue had been spray-painted with expletives and the words “Slave Owner,” and police said responding officers saw the two men they believed were responsible from a distance. Police did not give the names of the men arrested, but said both men were 25. The defacing of the Kansas City statue comes as protesters across the nation have defaced and torn down statues of historic figures during recent demonstrations against racial injustice. Following the incident, Jackson County Executive Frank White issued a written statement calling for...
    LONDON (Reuters) - At least three people have been injured in an incident in the Scottish city of Glasgow, an eyewitness told Sky News on Friday, after police confirmed they had closed off one of the city's streets. The witness said she had seen people covered in blood being treated by emergency services and armed police on the scene at around 1215 GMT. Greater Glasgow Police said: "Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow." "The street is currently closed off and the public are asked to avoid the area at present. The situation is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public." The Scottish Police Federation said they were aware of reports that a police officer had been stabbed in the incident. Last week three people died in the southern English town of Reading when a man wielding...
    VIENNA (AP) — Police in Vienna are bracing for possible violence at a protest by Kurdish groups Friday after Turkish nationalists attacked two previous rallies in the Austrian capital this week. Vienna police said stones, bottles and fireworks were thrown during confrontations between the two groups Thursday afternoon that continued for several hours. Police said officers were also attacked, with two of them and a service dog injured. Three people were detained. This followed a protest Wednesday of Kurdish groups protesting Turkey's recent offensive against Kurdish separatists. Vienna police said further rallies are planned for the coming days and “several hundred officers will actively, decisively and resolutely act against disruptions and provocations by extremist groups." Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City’s police chief in an attack that left multiple people dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. Sheinbaum said via Twitter that the capital’s Security Secretary Omar García Harfuch was treated in a hospital, but was out of danger. “There were deaths and several arrests,” she said. Sheinbaum said she would share more information at a news conference later in the day. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    LONDON (AP) — Police in Glasgow say emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in the center of Scotland’s largest city and are urging people to avoid the area. There is a heavy police presence on West George Street with more than a dozen police vehicles in attendance. Greater Glasgow Police said the situation Friday is “contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public.” In a traffic information bulletin issued Friday, the Glasgow City Council said that due to “a serious police incident” a number of roads are currently closed. According to Sky News, several people have been stabbed. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    VIENNA (AP) — Police in Vienna are bracing for possible violence at a protest by Kurdish groups Friday after Turkish nationalists attacked two previous rallies in the Austrian capital this week. Vienna police said stones, bottles and fireworks were thrown during confrontations between the two groups Thursday afternoon that continued for several hours. Police said officers were also attacked, with two of them and a service dog injured. Three people were detained. This followed a protest Wednesday of Kurdish groups protesting Turkey’s recent offensive against Kurdish separatists. Vienna police said further rallies are planned for the coming days and “several hundred officers will actively, decisively and resolutely act against disruptions and provocations by extremist groups.” Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device All across the Bay Area from the suburbs to the urban cities, residents are losing sleep, babies are crying and dogs are hiding behind the couch every night because illegal fireworks have been going off incessantly for weeks. Although pre-Fourth of July fireworks aren’t exactly a new phenomenon, no one seems to remember hearing them so many weeks before the holiday and with such frequency. “They’re disrupting people’s lives,” said Marione Michlich, of South San Jose, adding that the fireworks start around 8 every night like clockwork. “My little dog is going to have a heart attack. I’m not getting any sleep because I’m trying to console my dog.” FIREWORKS: We are receiving complaints about a higher than normal use of illegal fireworks. The repeated loud explosions are concerning for certain members of the community...
    STANTON, N.D. (AP) — An 80-year-old man accused of threatening to kill people at a home in Mercer County, leading police on a chase and ramming three patrol cars has pleaded not guilty to 19 charges. James Higginbotham went to his stepdaughter's home in Hazen April 4, pointed a gun at adults and children in the house, threatened to kill them and himself and wouldn't allow anyone to leave, according to a court affidavit. Higginbotham demanded to see his stepdaughter's mother, even though he had a no contact order, the affidavit said. The Bismarck Tribune reports a man in the home was able to get the gun from Higginbotham, who left and then led police on a chase with speeds reaching 90 mph in 35 mph zones. Authorities said he rammed two patrol cars when he left the house and another when police boxed him in to end the chase....
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia shot and wounded a man accused of exchanging gunfire with officers, according to authorities. Roanoke Police officers were trying to question two men on Thursday afternoon about a separate shooting when the men began running away, Chief Sam Roman said. Roman said one of the men turned and fired multiple shots at the officers, and two of the officers returned fire. One of the men was struck and taken to a hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening, officials said. The second man continued to run and was not taken into custody Thursday. A gun was recovered at the scene, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Rick Garletts. The state agency was set to investigate the shooting and turn findings over to the office of the commonwealth’s attorney. The officers involved were taken off active duty pending the outcome of the...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A fight at a Philadelphia subway station early Friday ended with two people being stabbed, authorities said. It wasn’t clear what sparked the fight, which broke out on a platform around 6 a.m. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The two injured people were taken to hospitals, but their names and further details on their conditions were not disclosed. No other injuries were reported, authorities said, and no arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.
    An Oregon police officer has been commended for his “heroic” deeds after he ran inside a burning building to rescue a baby on Friday. Passerby Christine Lawler said she was driving when she noticed a home on fire and pulled over to see what she could do to help, the Daily Astorian reported. A bicyclist also stopped to alert the family before trying to use a garden hose to put the fire out. Astoria Police Officer Jason Robinson approached the front door and helped a man evacuate the house. A woman and her children already escaped the blaze safely, but the woman yelled when she noticed her baby was still asleep in the house. “I think she was in shock and said, ‘Oh my gosh, my baby is still inside in the swing’ and I just started running for the door with every intention to go in and look for this...
    By Michael Holden and Victoria Waldersee LONDON/LISBON (Reuters) - From the housing blocks of London to the beaches of Portugal, thousands of young people are holding illegal raves and parties across Europe, yearning for contact and bursting with energy after the solitude of the coronavirus lockdown. While many revellers are simply seeking some fun after months of bans on festivals, clubbing and parties, such mass gatherings have added to fears that a second deadly wave of infections could sweep across Europe. Police have sometimes struggled to disperse the illegal parties with clashes in London where crowds attacked officers with bottles and set upon patrol cars on Wednesday, leaving 22 police injured. "We've seen large numbers of people completely flouting the health regulations, seeming not to care at all about their own or their families' health, wanting to have large parties," London police chief Cressida Dick said. "It's hot, some people...
    Amid ongoing protests and Black Lives Matter activists calling for abolishing the police, one filmmaker decided to ask residents in two of New York City's neighborhoods what they thought about the proposal from the left. Ami Horowitz first went to the East Village in New York City, asking white liberals if they think it will help the black community. The responses showed apparent anger and hatred toward law enforcement. REP. LEE ZELDIN: DEFUNDING POLICE IS GREAT FOR CRIMINALS – BAD FOR CRIME VICTIMS "Absolutely," one man responded. "They're monsters." "I think that they (police) are disgusting," another man added. "I just f--ing hate the police and everything they stand for." BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/05/29: A participant holding a sign reading Abolish The Police at the protest outside the Barclays Center. Hundreds of protesters made their way toward Barclays Center in Brooklyn to demonstrate against police brutality in the wake of...
    The full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times and two other California newspapers seemed like an olive branch from three California police unions to thousands of people marching in the streets for police reform. “No words can convey our collective disgust and sorrow for the murder of George Floyd,” read the advertisement. The ad called Floyd’s death a murder — a rarity for law enforcement organizations — but it also advocated an early warning system to find cops in need of retraining, supported a national database to track officers fired for gross misconduct and backed “a publicly accessible use-of-force analysis website.” But on the same day, the most outspoken leader of L.A.’s 9,900-member police union hit his followers with a much different message. “The CHIEF! Never sell out and back the troops!” said a Facebook post by Los Angeles Police Protective League board member Jamie McBride. The message accompanied a...
    The mother of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old black man who died last summer after being confronted by police in Aurora, Colorado, says her son was murdered. After nearly 3 million people signed a petition calling for a reexamination of McClain's case, Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Thursday appointed the state's attorney general as a special prosecutor.  Attorney General Phil Weiser will now investigate McClain's death, and press charges "if the facts support prosecution," Polis said in a statement.  Sheneen McClain described her son as a massage therapist who "wanted to heal" others. "He not only healed others, he healed himself," she told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud. "He was able to accept love and give love in varying forms." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "They murdered him. They are bullies with badges," she said. In his statement, Polis said he was "moved" after speaking with Elijah's mother. "Elijah McClain...
    The House approved a police reform bill proposed by Democrats on Thursday night, after Senate Democrats blocked a more modest proposal from moving forward in the Senate a day earlier. The bill passed with a vote of 236 to 181, with three Republicans — Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick, Will Hurd and Fred Upton — joining the Democrats to vote in favor.  "This year in Congress, the only way we can ensure that a policing reform bill is signed into law is by coming to the table with all parties, in good faith, to finally end this injustice," Fitzpatrick, a representative from Pennsylvania, said in a statement. The bill will now go to the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said it will not pass the Republican-held chamber.  The bill, titled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, comes amid continuing protests against police brutality and racial violence that have...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police raided a suspected hideout of Islamic State group-linked militants in metropolitan Manila early Friday and killed four of them in a gunbattle, security officials said. Metropolitan Manila Police Chief Debold Sinas said police and intelligence agents were to serve a search warrant after midnight at a house in suburban Paranaque city after months of surveillance when the suspected militants opened fire. An officer was shot in the leg and hospitalized, police said, adding they recovered pistols, suspected bomb parts, money transfer records and two black flags like those of the Islamic State group. The raid comes as President Rodrigo Duterte considers whether to sign a new and more powerful anti-terror law, which has already been passed by Congress. The country’s military chief cited Friday’s gunbattle as a reason Duterte should sign it as soon as possible. “It is public security and general welfare...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago man has been charged after police said he fatally shot two teens in the South Shore neighborhood after they asked how tall he was.Police said Laroy Battle, 19, opened fire on two teens in an alley in the 7900-block of South Luella Avenue around 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.According to Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan, the shooting took place after the two teens and a friend had a brief encounter with Battle, whom they did not know, in a corner store."The victims commented, because, since Battle is quite tall, and they asked him how tall he was and you know, hoped to be that tall someday," Deenihan said. "And unfortunately, obviously we'll never see the full growth of these poor children."As the three teens walked home, two of them were shot multiple times in the alley. Police said they recovered nine shell casings...
    By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A witness says three people were killed in a small town in Kenya's Rift Valley during a confrontation between police and residents over the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Police confirmed the deaths but gave a different account. Human rights activists for weeks have protested alleged killings by Kenyan police officers while enforcing virus-related restrictions. They also accuse officers of using the measures to extort bribes. Kenneth Kaunda told The Associated Press that violent protests erupted in Lessos on Thursday after residents tried to prevent police officers from taking a motorcycle taxi rider to the station for not wearing a mask. Kenya has made it compulsory to wear face masks in public and failure to comply brings a $200 fine, a hefty fee for many. Kaunda says residents were tired of police shaking down people...
    Famous people whove had COVID-19 House passes sweeping policing bill Regional Agreement With Local Police Under Review Following Park Police Treatment of Protesters The force Park Police officers have used against protesters could cost the agency its working relationship with some local police departments. In a statement to News4, Metropolitan Washington's Council of Governments confirms it is now planning to review the regional mutual aid agreement which governs those relationships. © Provided by NBC Washington D.C. "Mutual aid among local, state, and federal public safety agencies is critically important in order to share resources across borders to respond to emergencies," said a COG spokesperson, adding that the "agreements are based on trust  amongst the parties, which is essential in emergency situations." But a dozen Northern Virginia legislators have suggested the  U.S. Park Police cannot be trusted, signing a letter calling for leaders in  Fairfax County, Arlington County and the...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A witness says three people were killed in a small town in Kenya’s Rift Valley during a confrontation between police and residents over the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Police confirmed the deaths but gave a different account. Human rights activists for weeks have protested alleged killings by Kenyan police officers while enforcing virus-related restrictions. They also accuse officers of using the measures to extort bribes. Kenneth Kaunda told The Associated Press that violent protests erupted in Lessos on Thursday after residents tried to prevent police officers from taking a motorcycle taxi rider to the station for not wearing a mask. Kenya has made it compulsory to wear face masks in public and failure to comply brings a $200 fine, a hefty fee for many. Kaunda says residents were tired of police shaking down people for not wearing masks....
    SAN ANTONIO – A driver involved in a crash was taken to an area hospital after they were hit by a passing vehicle on Loop 410, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Friday on Loop 410 south near Somerset Road. According to police, the driver hit a guardrail just before spinning out into the median. That’s when, police said, the driver got out of the vehicle, ran back up onto the highway, and was clipped by another car. Police said the second vehicle lost control and spun after hitting the man. The injured driver was taken to an area hospital by EMS, where he is expected to recover. The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call. There was no word on the condition of the second driver. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Democratic Senator Joe Manchin was one of three senators in his caucus — along with Alabama Senator Doug Jones, also a Democrat, and Senator Angus King, independent from Maine — who voted in favor of debating a Republican police reform bill this week. Most Democrats voted against moving forward, arguing that the measure did not go far enough to address police brutality. But Manchin believed he wouldn't be able to explain a decision not to advance the measure to his constituents back in West Virginia.  "As a Democrat we have to understand we're not in the majority in the Senate," Manchin said in an interview with CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. "I thought that would be a good debate and all of us would be educated and learn a lot." However, he also said that he believed the bill should have...
    By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city's police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd's death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city's voters would have the final say. And it comes amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota's largest city that have heightened many citizens' concerns about talk of dismantling the department. The Minneapolis force has come under heavy pressure since Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25 after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes. Activists had long accused the department of being unable to change a racist and brutal culture, and earlier...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police will disperse illegal parties, London police chief Cressida Dick said on Friday, adding that violence shown against officers at such gatherings this week was utterly unacceptable. Police dispersed several illegal music events across the British capital overnight, coming under attack at one of them, Dick said. "These events are unlawful - they shouldn't be happening," Dick said. "For our officers who are simply doing their duty to be attacked in that manner is utterly unacceptable. "We will come and close them down," Dick said, adding that local communities hate such unauthorised events. Over the past three weeks, around 140 police officers have been injured in protests and dispersing illegal parties, Dick said. "Well over a hundred, probably heading up towards to 140 odd officers over the last three weeks," Dick said. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    For the second night in a row, London police officers were attacked by partygoers as they tried to disperse the gathering crowd at an unauthorized musical event. One night after the clashes in the Brixton district in the south of the city, after another nighttime street party that left 22 officers injured, the London metropolitan police said they had to attend more unlicensed music events, parties and raves. Kensington and Chelsea police said an unauthorized rally in Notting Hill, west London, was dispersed at around 2:00 a.m. on Friday. And although reports of serious assaults were not confirmed, he said objects were thrown at the police. “This behavior and any act of violence will not be tolerated,” he said. Another meeting in Streatham, South London, was dissolved without incident. Under strict quarantine rules in England, it is permissible to socialize in groups of up to six people, but the good...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 20s was grazed by a bullet during a robbery attempt late Thursday night, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Hub Avenue, not far from East Commerce Street and Martin Luther King Drive on the city’s East Side. According to police, the victim was simply walking when he was approached by a man who tried to rob him. That’s when, police said, the victim ran off, and the suspect followed and started shooting at him. Police said the victim was grazed by a bullet in the ear. He was treated at the scene by an EMS crew. Authorities said the gunman fled after the shooting and has not been located. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city’s police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd’s death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where the city’s voters would have the final say. And it comes amid a spate of recent shootings in Minnesota’s largest city that have heightened many citizens’ concerns about talk of dismantling the department. The Minneapolis force has come under heavy pressure since Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25 after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Activists had long accused the department of being unable to change a racist and brutal culture, and earlier this month, a majority of...
    MIKE TYSON feared cops were going to shoot him after he nearly rammed a police car during his arrest for cocaine possession. The Baddest Man on the Planet - who is planning a ring comeback at the age of 53 - was also charged with driving under the influence in December 2006. 3 Tyson exits a police van after being jailed for cocaine possessionCredit: Reuters Tyson, who was 40 at the time, almost crashed his black BMW into a parked police vehicle outside the Pussycat Lounge nightclub in the early hours of the morning. Iron Mike claimed cops intended to let him go until their cars almost collided. And the former heavyweight champion - who was in talks to fight Tyson Fury - said he feared the officers would open fire after he drove straight at them. Speaking on his Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth live shows in 2012, Tyson said:...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police arrested 20 protesters who marked the Global Pride event with a march Friday to demand government aid for poor workers and drivers displaced by a monthslong coronavirus lockdown. Manila police spokesman Lt. Col. Carlo Manuel said the 20 protesters staged a march and rally at a historic bridge near the presidential palace without a permit and defied orders when they tried to flee after being accosted. About 30 other protesters managed to flee, he said. Rey Salinas of the Bahaghari protest group, who was among those arrested, told The Associated Press by telephone that they were about to start a rally after a brief march when riot police swarmed in. One officer forcibly took the key of a van used by the protesters and drove them off to a police station, he said. “They initially can’t tell us what we violated. They said we...
    LONDON (AP) — For the second night running, police officers in London have been attacked by revellers after trying to disperse crowds at an unlicensed music event. A night after clashes in the south London district of Brixton following another street party, which left 22 police officers injured, London’s Metropolitan Police said officers had to attend further unlicensed music events, block parties and raves. Kensington and Chelsea Police said a gathering in Notting Hill in west London was dispersed by around 2 a.m. Friday. And though there were no confirmed reports of serious injury, it said objects had been thrown at police officers. “Such behavior and any violent acts will not be tolerated,” it said. In the wake of the clashes in Brixton on Wednesday night, the Met said it was undertaking an “enhanced policing operation” across London, which involved additional officers in place. Commander Bas Javid said...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats in a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on the Capitol steps, challenging opponents not to allow the deaths to have been in vain or the outpouring of public support for changes to go unmatched. But the collapse of a Senate Republican bill leaves final legislation in doubt. “Exactly one month ago, George Floyd spoke his final words — ‘I can’t breathe’ — and changed the course of history,” Pelosi said. She said the Senate faces a choice “to honor George Floyd’s life or to do nothing.” The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is perhaps the most ambitious set of proposed changes to police...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea police on Friday raided the office of an activist whose anti-North Korea leafleting campaign has intensified tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Police said officers visited the Seoul office of Park Sang-hak to confiscate leaflets, account books and other related materials. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said that Park will be summoned soon for an investigation. Park, a North Korean refugee who has launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets toward North Korea for years, has been in the spotlight after North Korea abruptly used his campaign as a justification for a series of provocative steps against South Korea. Among them was blowing up an empty liaison office built by South Korea on the North’s territory. South Korean officials later demanded police investigate Park for allegedly raising animosities with North Korea and potentially endangering residents living near the border. Authorities in Gyeonggi province, which borders North...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Dozens of people took to overpasses from El Dorado County to Sacramento County to protest police brutality Thursday. The grassroots demonstration falls exactly one month after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Demonstrators could be seen on around 30 overpasses along Highway 50 with signs naming approximately 60 people who have died from police encounters. Protest organizer Moria Magneson hopes the dozens of signs will make drivers pay attention to what is going on in the country. “It’s a long-distance enlightenment,” said Magneson. “It’s easy to look away…but when you are driving you can not close your eyes. You have to see and they are registering on some level.” Magneson hopes the grassroots effort titled “Black Lives: An American Overture,” will encourage more people to become allies for the black community. “We have to change all the structures. We have to...
    Precious Jane Doe, a woman murdered in Washington state in 1977, has been identified with the help of DNA and genetic genealogy, authorities said. The victim is now known to have been 17-year-old Elizabeth "Lisa" Ann Roberts, police said. The determination was made nearly 43 years after her death, by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Cold Case Team, and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. "The DNA used for the identification was obtained from Lisa’s hair using a new scientific technique developed by Dr. Ed Green, a scientist of ancient DNA and paleogenomics," the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said in statement. "This new technique, previously thought to be impossible, enables DNA-based forensics from rootless hair and other difficult sources." INDIANA FAMILY GETS CLOSURE DECADE LATER, AFTER MISSING WOMAN'S CAR FOUND IN POND The identity of Elizabeth "Lisa" Ann Roberts was confirmed after nearly 43 years with the help of DNA and genetic genealogy,...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police officers were attacked while attempting to disperse an illegal party overnight in west London, the second such incident in two days. As Britain lifts its coronavirus lockdown, police have had to deal with a number of illegal parties and raves across the country. Police said officers tried to disperse an unlicensed music event near Colville Gardens, in west London, overnight. "Objects have been thrown at officers dispersing the crowd," police said. "Violence will not be tolerated." The previous night, 22 police officers were hurt during trouble at an unauthorised music event in south London. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Shri Navaratnam) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Pat Davis, one of Albuquerque’s most liberal city councilors who has made police reform part of his agenda, is facing calls to resign over his 2004 shooting of a Black man as a Metropolitan Washington, D.C., police officer. The left-leaning ProgressNow New Mexico — an advocacy group Davis founded in 2013 — demanded Thursday that he step down from his council seat and his various other positions on committees and task forces. In a statement, the group said Davis’ shooting of the man was “troubling” and it criticized “tough on crime” promises he made during his unsuccessful 2009 campaign for Bernalillo County sheriff. “ProgressNow New Mexico finds it imperative to continue calling out racism when we see it and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions,” said Alissa Barnes, executive director of the group. “No matter who that person is.” Davis,...
    NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said that the criminal justice system is 'imploding' as New York City sees a dramatic spike in street shootings and killings during the month of June.  During a meeting with reporters Wednesday, NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea addressed the rise in shootings throughout the city and the stagnancy of criminal cases.   'You have to step back and look at this. You have a criminal-justice system that is imploding,' Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said, according to the New York Post.  'Imploding. That's the kindest way to put it,' he added.  NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the city's criminal justice system was 'imploding' while addressing the rise in shootings throughout the city RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Trump says lawlessness in Baltimore and Oakland is 'like... House passes sweeping police reform bill put forward by the... Share this...
              Metro Nashville Police say they arrested a man in connection with an assault on influential real estate developer Tony Giarratana during the May 30 protests. Nicholas Barrett, 25, on Wednesday was charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly striking Giarratana from behind with a skateboard outside 505 Church St. during the protest. Giarratana suffered significant injuries and received treatment at a local hospital, the police said. At the time of his arrest, Barrett was free on bond on charges of aggravated rioting and felony vandalism stemming from other actions on May 30, the police said. He is alleged to have thrown the skateboard at a marked police car en route to a call, damaging the vehicle. He is also accused of using the skateboard to break a window at the historic courthouse. Barrett posted an additional $25,000 bond on the aggravated assault charge and was...
              Three Republican state senators called on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr and the Department of Justice to investigate the Minneapolis Police Department and its response to recent unrest in the city. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-East Gull Lake) announced plans to hold a series of legislative oversight hearings beginning July 1 on state and local responses to the riots. State Sens. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson), Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria), and David Senjem (R-Rochester) asked Barr to launch a “pattern-or-practice” investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in a letter sent Monday. “Under these circumstances, we do not feel it is possible to protect the civil rights of the citizens of the City of Minneapolis if the Minneapolis City Council follows through with its proposed action. Further, it is apparent the State of Minnesota is not capable of conducting a fair and impartial investigation...
    It's not very often that Republicans and Democrats agree on significant policy matters, so when the two parties simultaneously called for quick passage of law enforcement reform legislation to address police brutality and racial bias, a rare bipartisan deal seemed possible. But rather than sending a bill to President Trump's desk, Republicans and Democrats by the end of last week were nowhere near a compromise, and the upcoming election may be to blame. "We've got a very, very good piece of legislation that will improve our criminal justice system, that will restore a measure of trust in some of our most important local institutions, and the only thing between us and achieving that outcome is political calculation, cynical political calculation," Sen. Todd Young, an Indiana Republican who runs the Senate GOP campaign arm, said after Democrats indicated they would block consideration of a police reform measure authored by South Carolina...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (CNS) -- Three former Long Beach Police Department officers wrote violent threats against Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King on a private Facebook page for California law enforcement officers, police confirmed on Thursday.King, in an article he penned on Medium, said a private Facebook group for California law enforcement officers had members using their real names and "openly plotting and planning (his) assassination.''Screenshots included in the Medium article show current and former officers of various California agencies saying "Toss this guy from a helicopter,'' "Need a sniper,'' "Shaun King needs to be put down,'' "I recommend retro active birth control, or post birth abortion, whatever you wanna call it,'' and other threats apparently aimed at King.According to King, the threats began with retired Long Beach Police Officer Laura Tartgaglione, who allegedly wrote, The man who put this tweet out today is a FOUNDING MEMBER OF BLM, he...
    ZION, Ill. (WLS) -- With protests against police misconduct continuing across the nation, the family of a teenager fatally shot by a Zion police officer is hoping his case will get a second look.Community members joined the family of Justus Howell in calls to reopen the case on Thursday.The 17-year-old was killed back in 2015 during a foot chase involving officer Eric Hill. A jury ruled in favor of the officer and the city in a civil lawsuit.Howell's mother, LaToya Howell, is leading the fight for justice."I am here demanding that the state's attorney reopen my son's case," LaToya Howell said on Thursday.RELATED: Family of Zion teen Justus Howell killed by police in 2015 hands out Christmas giftsHowell was killed by the officer during a foot chase after he allegedly stole a gun. The shooting was captured on surveillance video.Investigators say the officer feared for his safety after the teen...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The board of directors for the Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority Board Thursday voted to direct staff to review of the training and use-of-force policies of its policing partners amid the growing nationwide conversation around policing issues. The motion was proposed last week by L.A. County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, along with L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, all members of the board of directors. It also directed staff to create a Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee and allocate resources for homeless outreach and services in preparation for the expiration of the existing policing contract. Officials asked for a report on the creation of the task force to be completed within 90 days. Demonstrators stand in a bus stop surrounded by members of the National Guard during a march in response to George Floyd’s death on June 2, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Getty Images) Many...
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams is reducing fees again for concealed carry weapons permits. In an announcement Thursday, Reams said he reached an agreement with the board of county commissioners to cut the fees in nearly half. (credit: CBS) According to a news release, the board signed off on Reams’ proposal to reduce CCW fees to $52.50 from $100. The sheriff said the fee reduction is appropriate given the recent passage of Senate Bill 217 – the “Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act” – meant to enhance police accountability. “I’ve had a lot of conversations with concerned citizens about what law enforcement response looks like in this era of anti-cop rhetoric, talks of defunding the police and a state legislature that often times doesn’t stand side-by-side with police,” he said in the release. CBS4’s Rick Sallinger interviews Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams. (credit: CBS) This is the...
    ANTIOCH (KPIX 5) — An alleged shoplifter died inside an Antioch Lucky supermarket after a confrontation with a store worker, police said. It happened Wednesday night around 9:58 p.m. just before closing time at the store 3190 Contra Loma Boulevard. Aside from possibly losing his job, the store worker could face criminal charges. Antioch police said the 56-year-old worker caught a 34-year-old man attempting to steal meat from behind the butcher shop. The worker told police the man attacked him after he asked him to stop. The worker said he fought back. Police said the worker sustained neck and head injuries. Paramedics took him to a local hospital where he was in stable condition.  Police said the suspected shoplifter died at the scene. Police did not identify the worker nor the suspect. “When the officers arrived on scene, they found one subject who was unconscious, did not have a pulse....
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — One person was arrested for having a loaded gun and drug-related offenses in Berkeley on Wednesday evening after gunfire brought officers to the area, police said.  Officers responded at 7:52 p.m. to Oregon Street in South Berkeley after numerous people called to say there was gunfire in the area. On the way, police received reports that there was a hit-and-run collision in the area of Oregon and California streets.  Officers arrived to find two vehicles had been hit by another vehicle and there was also evidence of gunshots in the area, police said.  After a search of the area, officers detained and arrested one person fore having a loaded firearm as well as drug offenses. Authorities did not say whether the arrest was connected to the hit-and-run collisions. Police are not releasing the suspect’s name because officers are still investigating the suspect’s involvement in the case,...
    GLOUCESTER (CBS) – As our country reels from the violent, tragic killing of George Floyd, police departments everywhere feel desperate to connect with their communities. In Gloucester, they started by opening their department door. “When that did happen, my kids asked me several questions about racism and police violence. If my kids are asking me those questions, then all kids are asking their parents questions,” said Gloucester Police Lt. Jeremiah Nicastro. One of their first visitors was an 11-year-old named Gavin. He’s heading to sixth grade in the fall, and had some questions about the things he sees on the news and social media. “He came in, he sat right in that chair. We talked about racism, we talked about police brutality. We talked about the protests. I was in agreement with everything he said. I think he just wanted to clear the air,” Nicastro added. “Knowing none...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police are looking to identify dozens of people allegedly involved in a burglary at Neiman Marcus during the riots in the city on Sunday, May 31. Police said the front door to the store on Huntington Ave was smashed and people entered illegally. “The first floor was cleared out of merchandise and about half of the second floor,” Boston Police said. Photos of the suspects were posted on Boston Police’s Facebook page and their blog. The incident happened the same night dozens of people were arrested as protests turned violent in the city and shops were broken into. Anyone with information regarding these individuals is advised to please contact District D-4 Detectives at 617-343-4683.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were shot and wounded Thursday evening on 79th Street near Drexel Avenue. The shooting happened around 7:50 p.m. at the site, which is on the cusp of Grand Crossing and East Chatham. A 36-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the thigh and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition, police said. A 45-year-old man was shot in the right hand, and was taken to the same hospital in good condition, police said. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the left eye, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said. The victims were attending a repass in the area when a dark-colored Chevrolet Malibu stopped and someone inside fired shots, police said. No one was in custody Thursday night. Area Two detectives were investigating.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 23-year-old man is dead after someone shot him while he was inside his vehicle in Auburn-Gresham. The shooting happened at 7:10 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Morgan Street, police said. The man was in the vehicle when the assailant walked up and fired shot. The man was shot in the head and shoulder, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. No one was in custody Thursday evening, and Area Two detectives were investigating.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man’s family was desperate to find him and filed a police report. Then, they got news they prayed they wouldn’t hear. Police told the family of Keuntae Miles that he died months ago at O’Hare International Airport, and his body was cremated three days after the missing persons report was filed. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, the body of Miles, 30, sat in storage for a month at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office after he was found dead in March. Relatives want to know how it is possible that three months could go by without their being notified – especially considering that Miles was found with several forms of identification and addresses among his belongings. Mary Walton’s grief is compounded by her anger. “Somebody messed up somewhere,” Walton said. “That’s what I said.” Walton began looking for Miles, her grandson, in...
    Transportation officials on Thursday pushed Los Angeles County’s transit system to start a reform of policing on buses and trains, including no longer sending armed officers to respond to nonviolent crimes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s directors voted 9 to 2 to approve a package of reforms, including hiring unarmed ambassadors to work at stations, expanding fare discounts, finding alternatives to armed law enforcement and shifting funds to homeless outreach. Those initiatives could be paid for by cutting some funding to policing, the measure said. “We have a very long history … of passengers complaining about racial profiling and racial bias,” said director and L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who introduced the motion. Many riders of color feel threatened by police on the system, he said, “but have no choice but to continue using it.” Directors heard 129 public comments from riders and advocates, 105 of which supported the...