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    SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – Investigators in Amador County have identified a second suspect in an assault that left a man hospitalized and occurred in the Sutter Creek area in mid-August, authorities said. The suspect, identified as Tumica Harvey, is wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, has an extensive criminal history and is believed to be armed and dangerous, the Sutter Creek Police Department said on Sunday. Police said they responded shortly before 1 p.m. on August 16 to reports of a shooting on Ridge Road. Arriving officers located a man from Mariposa County seriously injured. Police said the man was taken by helicopter to a Sacramento area trauma center. Sutter Creek police said a male suspect had...
    New England Patriots running back James White missed Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks after his father was killed in a car accident earlier in the day. NFL INJURIES DOMINATE WEEK 2 HEADLINES AS SEVERAL STARS LEAVE THEIR GAMES HURT According to South Florida sports reporter Andy Slater, White’s father, Tyrone, died in the crash, and his mother was also in the car and is in critical condition. Tyrone White was a captain with the Miami-Dade Police Department. THREE 49ERS STARS SUFFER GAME-ENDING INJURIES VS. JETS Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez III tweeted his condolences on Sunday night "I’m extremely saddened after learning of the passing of MDPD Captain Tyrone White earlier today as a result of an...
    Federal officers block a downtown street on September 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests against police brutality and racial injustice resumed this weekend after activists called for a pause in response to hazardous air quality from nearby wildfire smoke. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Protesters in Portland, Oregon, reported facing tear gas on protests on Friday and Saturday, just about one week after the city's mayor announced local police were banned from using it.  In a statement to Newsweek, the local police department said it did not use tear gas, and in a tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said local police didn't use the gas, also known as CS gas. Reports by local journalists suggested that tear gas was used...
    LOS ANGELES – An operation resulted in the discovery of 2,000 to 3,000 roosters and the arrest of several people when a search warrant was issued Monday in an unincorporated area of ​​Chatsworth. Investigators with sheriff’s department community associations issued the search warrant around 7 am on the multi-acre property north of the Ronald Reagan Highway (118), according to Officer Juanita Navarro-Suárez of the Sheriff’s Department of the County of The Angels. The search was part of “an investigation into animal cruelty and possession of game birds for the purpose of fighting” conducted by the Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los...
    EMERVYVILLE (CBS SF) — For a second Saturday in a row, police dispersed a large crowd of unruly teens who had gathered at Emeryville’s Bay Street Mall and in the surrounding neighborhood getting into fights and causing some vandalism. A witness to the unrest told KPIX 5 it looked like a battle zone. “Two groups got into and were engaged in a fight, a battle,” the witness said who did not want to be identified. “No guns, no knives, but a battle.” Emeryville police said the crowd began gathering at around 4:10 p.m. near the 5600 block of Bay Street. After initially dispersing as officers arrived, the crowd regrouped and grew to over 200. Soon the teens were blocking...
    NEWLY released video footage from a police body camera shows officers pulling a protest sign from a demonstrator in Los Angeles and shooting him close range in the groin with a projectile. Ben Montemayor was rushed to emergency surgery after suffering serious injury to his testicles, the LA Times reported, during a George Floyd demonstration. 7Bodycam footage showed officers pointing a weapon at a demonstrator's groinCredit: Los Angeles Police Department 7Demonstrators are seen marching in Hollywood, Los Angeles on June 14, 2020Credit: AP:Associated Press The video shows LAPD officers yank a protest sign from Montemayor, according to the paper, before shoving him backwards. As Montemayor goes to help his friend, who had also been reportedly pushed to the ground, an...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating after a man was shot overnight in the Park District, the Stockton Police Department said on Friday. The shooting happened just before 1:45 a.m. in the area of South B Street and McPatt Place. Police said the victim, 36, was walking in the area when he was shot. He also took himself to the hospital for treatment of what police described as non-life-threatening. His identity was not released. Information regarding a suspect was not available. Anyone who may have been a witness to the shooting is asked to contact the Stockton Police Department.
    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said it is investigating a use-of-force incident from early June in which an officer fired a foam-coated projectile into the groin of a male protester. LAPD released footage Friday of an officer yanking a large sign from the hands of a man in a Hollywood intersection, shoving him backward as he puts his hands up, then shooting him in the groin with a foam projectile at close range. The protest was among many that popped up across the nation after the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. Police said the department's Force Investigation Division launched a probe into the incident on...
    Authorities have more than doubled the reward for information on the three suspects who shot up the home of two married Camden County Police officers while they were inside with their newborn baby. The $20,000 reward offered by the FBI, Fraternal Order of Police, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was increased to $52,500 late Friday after three new organizations pitched in. The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association contributed $20,000, the First Colonial Bank of Collingswood offered an additional $2,500 and the Lawmen Supply Company put down $10,000, NJ.com reported. The officers and their 10-day-old baby were on the second floor when three suspects in a minivan fired 10 rounds at the home just before midnight...
    Authorities have more than doubled the reward for information on the three suspects who shot up the home of two married Camden County Police officers while they were inside with their newborn baby. The $20,000 reward offered by the FBI, Fraternal Order of Police, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was increased to $52,500 late Friday after three new organizations pitched in. The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association contributed $20,000, the First Colonial Bank of Collingswood offered an additional $2,500 and the Lawmen Supply Company put down $10,000, NJ.com reported. The officers and their 10-day-old baby were on the second floor when three suspects in a minivan fired 10 rounds at the home just before midnight on Tuesday....
    CHICAGO -- Chicago's police department is surveying residents on its policies, including the agency's response to hate crimes and interactions with children and people with disabilities.The public surveys will be open for online responses until Oct. 15. Topics also include policies on prohibition of sexual misconduct, language access and interactions with religious communities.The surveys are part of court-ordered reforms after the U.S. Justice Department found a history of racial bias and excessive use of force by Chicago police.Deputy Supt. Barbara West oversees the department's Office of Constitutional Policing and Reform."In order for our policies to be truly effective, they must reflect the community's input, feedback and shared experiences," West said.West said the department also plans to begin focus groups on...
    A burglar made a very specific theft at a Fairfield County thrift store, police said. Officers from the Darien Police Department responded to the DCA Thrift Shop on Post Road at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, where there was a report of an overnight burglary. Police said that a woman said that upon her arrival to the building, she found the deadlock to the front door in the open position. When the employee entered the store, she went to the cash register and found an envelope containing cash was missing from the drawer. Nothing else in the store was missing or disturbed. Darien Police detectives responded to the thrift store to process evidence, though the investigation is ongoing. ...
    The recent unrest in Minneapolis was “moving votes” because residents in the suburbs and rural areas want to keep America and their state safe, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said Friday at President Donald Trump’s rally in Bemidji, Minnesota. “I went downtown for the first time, that’s where, you know, I used to be an addict. I spent a lot of time in those streets. And I went down there — the devastation … Friends I grew up with down there, they lost their businesses. It’s horrible,” he told Breitbart News. “We gotta get rid of this leadership here in Minnesota. We want to go red on the ticket on down — this great president and the whole state turning red,”...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police department is surveying residents on its policies, including the agency's response to hate crimes and interactions with children and people with disabilities. The public surveys will be open for online responses until Oct. 15. Topics also include policies on prohibition of sexual misconduct, language access and interactions with religious communities. The surveys are part of court-ordered reforms after the U.S. Justice Department found a history of racial bias and excessive use of force by Chicago police. Deputy Supt. Barbara West oversees the department’s Office of Constitutional Policing and Reform. “In order for our policies to be truly effective, they must reflect the community’s input, feedback and shared experiences," West said. West said the department also...
    The best and worst cities in America for driving The November Issue of HOT ROD is Available Now! Hero teen saves mother, 3 children from burning car Justin Gavin, 18, is a life saver. Literally. © Waterbury Police Department On September 9th, Gavin was heading to Walgreens in Waterbury, Connecticut to pick up some items for his sister, when he, and numerous others, noticed a car was engulfed in flames and driving down the street erratically. “The car drove past me, on fire,” recalls Gavin, a student at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York who is temporarily living in Connecticut. The car came to a stop and Gavin raced to help the driver and passengers — a...
    Portland Police dealing with a lack of manpower as a new wave of violence hits the city after three months of continuous protests, according to The Wall Street Journal. Officials in the Portland Police Bureau said 159 have been injured by shootings versus only 88 at the same point last year. However, only one has been connected directly with the protest. "There is no way for the Police Bureau to know exact causes for increased gun violence, but eliminating the unit dedicated to preventing and investigating gun violence full time cant have helped," Lt. Greg Pashley, a spokesman for the department, said. Budget cuts and an increase in retirements have hampered the departments efforts to put enough police on the...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A heartbroken Southern California family is preparing to bury a little boy who died after police say he was found with signs of abuse. The child was living with his father after his mother was arrested for abusing his siblings.Julio and Marie Osuna spoke to ABC7 at John Wayne Airport where the body of their 9-year-old nephew, Emrik Osuna arrived from Idaho for burial next week."I love you so much Emrik. I wish I would have been able to do more. But your voice will not go unheard. I will make sure it's heard from end to end," said Julio Osuna, the boy's uncle."I honestly just feel sick to my stomach. It's just not something...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A heartbroken Southern California family is preparing to bury a little boy who died after police say he was found with signs of abuse. The child was living with his father after his mother was arrested for abusing his siblings.Julio and Marie Osuna spoke to ABC7 at John Wayne Airport where the body of their 9-year-old nephew, Emrik Osuna arrived from Idaho for burial next week."I love you so much Emrik. I wish I would have been able to do more. But your voice will not go unheard. I will make sure it's heard from end to end," said Julio Osuna, the boy's uncle."I honestly just feel sick to my stomach. It's just not something...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of policies violated at the Albuquerque Police Department skyrocketed 275%, and suspension jumped more than 350%. KOAT-TV reports documents on police misconduct showed the number of policy violations increased from 190 to 716 over a year. The number of violations requiring a suspension spiked from 52 to 237. The station compared data from July 2018 to June 2019 to information from July 2019 to June 2020. Albuquerque police are required under their own policies to report on police misconduct every four months, but nothing had been published since last year until the station asked for the reports. The department says the lack of reports was an oversight. KOAT-TV also found that five times more...
    YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There has been more fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on Long Island. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone plans to submit $20 million in budget cuts to the police department. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Friday, reaction is strong. MORE: Bellone: Due To Budget ‘Catastrophe’ Suffolk County Considering Reallocating Money Earmarked To Protect Environment Suffolk has been a go-to destination for many escaping the pandemic, particularly in the Hamptons and East End, even staying beyond the summer. But that boost to the economy has not been enough and it prompted a dire prediction for Bellone. “Catastrophic cuts to education, to public health, to public safety,” Bellone said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines,...
    Loading the player... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in federal court, claiming systematic discrimination against him. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay. A spokesman for the mayor’s office said the city does not comment on open litigation. A spokesman for the police department declined a request for comment. Read More: NC man charged for allegedly running into BLM protesters Turner, 31, was fired in 2018 and arrested on charges attempted...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in federal court, claiming systematic discrimination against him. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay. A spokesman for the mayor’s office said the city does not comment on open litigation. A spokesman for the police department declined a request for comment. Turner, 31, was fired in 2018 and arrested on charges attempted theft by deception, unsworn falsifying, obstructing justice and official oppression related to the reports department...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Oakland City Council task force is considering cutting the police department budget in half after their first meeting on Wednesday.The total budget of the department is $300 million which means that 44 percent of Oakland's general fund is spent on policing.In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis police and the subsequent growth of the Black Lives Matter movement, some members of the Oakland City Council are thinking about reducing the amount the city spends on policing.RELATED: Judge issues preliminary injunction limiting Oakland police practices"Not only from this moment, but for years we've been advocating for more police accountability," said Nikki Forunato Bas, an Oakland city councilmember.Bas co-chairs...
    By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in federal court, claiming systematic discrimination against him. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay. A spokesman for the mayor's office said the city does not comment on open litigation. A spokesman for the police department declined a request for comment. Turner, 31, was fired in 2018 and arrested on charges attempted theft by deception, unsworn falsifying, obstructing justice and official oppression...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in federal court, claiming systematic discrimination against him. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay. A spokesman for the mayor’s office said the city does not comment on open litigation. A spokesman for the police department declined a request for comment. Turner, 31, was fired in 2018 and arrested on charges attempted theft by deception, unsworn falsifying, obstructing justice and official oppression related to the reports department...
    A TEEN was arrested after allegedly firing an AK-47 at a police officer who was sitting in his car in an "ambush-style" shooting on Thursday. Arizona cops arrested 17-year-old  Luis German Espinoza Acuna, and are looking for a second suspect who was reportedly driving Acuna and sped off after the attack, police said. 4Luis German Espinoza Acuna, 17, was arrested for the shootingCredit: Arizona Department of Public Safety 4Acuna reportedly shot at a detective as he sat in an unmarked carCredit: Arizona Department of Public Safety The attack comes just days after two cops were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car in Compton. Before the Thursday attack, an Arizona Department of Public Safety detective in police uniform...
    DARTMOUTH (CBS) — Police in Dartmouth are using some colorful language in their appeal to the public for help trying to find a “masked dirtbag.” The department shared photos to Facebook of a man who allegedly shoplifted from Walmart Friday morning and drove away in a Ford Mustang. “Calling all cAHs…Calling all cAHs,” police said. “DPD is looking for some help identifying this masked dirtbag, who decided to steal about $600 worth of merchandise from Walmart.” The department speculated that he would pawn or sell most of the stolen items, but officers are “100% certain” he’ll be keeping “a vacuum – because he sucks!” and new underwear because. . . of how he’ll react to seeing his photo all over...
    Five people are facing criminal charges after a federal building in Las Vegas was damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd in May. The Foley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was targeted during a demonstration in the gambling mecca five days after Floyd died while being detained by a White Minneapolis police officer, an incident that ignited nationwide marches against racial injustice and police brutality. RIOTING, LOOTING LINKED TO GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS LEAVES TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION ACROSS AMERICAN CITIES During the protest, fireworks were set off, walls were spray-painted with obscenities and graffiti, and small bushes were lit on fire, according to court documents that described the scene as "boisterous." (U.S. Department of Justice) Authorities say several individuals threw paint on...
    A man in Milwaukee shot his sister five times in the same house as a child who was logged into a virtual class via Zoom, NBC News reports. The school district said other students “could hear” the shooting. Hide Michelle Blackmon, 52, was shot several times in the face on Sept. 11 by her brother Mario Stokes, who turned himself into the Milwaukee Police Department after the shooting. Hide Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday, September 11, 2020, at approximately 8:20 a.m., on the 6800 block of W. Silver Spring Drive. pic.twitter.com/EAzaNitBFi— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) September 11, 2020 Stokes, 45, is being charged with first-degree homicide and illegal possession of a firearm, per NBC News. Hide...
    Minneapolis doesn’t have city elections this year. But many of the suburban communities outside it do. And questions about “defunding” the police have spilled over into many of those elections.   Candidates for suburban city council seats generally get asked similar questions, often about infrastructure and development in their communities. Come this election cycle, however, the first since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the city council’s subsequent discussion about “dismantling” the Minneapolis Police Department, suburban voters are adding another frequent inquiry: what candidates think about the funding for their city’s police. In Maplewood, according to city council candidate Nikki Villavicencio, the idea of defunding the local department is “easily one of the most common issues people...
    A Fairfield County man faces up to 30 years in prison after being busted on child pornography charges. Easton resident Robert McGuire, 41, has been arrested and charged by a federal grand jury with the production of child pornography on multiple occasions over the course of more than two years. The indictment alleges that McGuire produced images of child pornography between February 2018 and June this year. The investigation into McGuire was led by the FBI and Easton Police Department. McGuire, who has been detained since his arrest by the Easton Police Department on Friday, July 10, has pleaded not guilty to the child pornography charge. If convicted, McGuire faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum term of 30...
    Arizona police are searching for a second suspect involved in an “ambush-style shooting” of an officer on Thursday morning, state troopers announced. A silver Infinity pulled up to an unmarked car on Roosevelt Street in Pheonix, in which an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detective sat. A passenger got out of the Infinity and opened fire on the detective, who returned fire, according to a report. “Our detectives were wearing police attires, easily identifiable as police officers. We're here simply supporting another operation going on nearby," said Capt. Jesse Galvez, FOX 10 reported. ASSAULTS ON NYC CORRECTION OFFICERS SURGE OVER PAST YEAR A second AZDPS officer responded to the scene and assisted in apprehending the shooter. The second suspect--the driver...
    A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy shot himself in the leg in an accident at the gun range, the department said this week. The incident happened on Sept. 3. The Sheriff’s Department did not publicly announce the shooting until it responded to this news organization’s inquiry on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The range is at the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center just south of Riverside. The deputy’s gun fired one round while still in the holster, and the bullet entered the deputy’s leg, said Sgt. Deanna Pecoraro, a department spokeswoman. The deputy was treated at a hospital and has been released. The deputy had not returned to duty as of Wednesday. The department is investigating to determine whether policies and procedures...
    A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of a murder suspect in Westchester. Police are attempting to locate Jerome Wilson, 26, who allegedly intentionally murdered Chazz Mitchell, 24, in front of a multi-family home in Yonkers on Oak Street on Tuesday, Aug. 25. In response, a $5,000 reward has been issued by the Yonkers Police Department for information that leads to Wilson's arrest. According to police, Wilson is considered to be armed and dangerous. He has ties to Yonkers, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Poughkeepsie. Officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center shortly after 4 p.m. on Aug. 25, where there was a report of a man who had...
    Attorney General William Barr and top officials within the Justice Department have urged federal prosecutors to charge violent protesters who have burned buildings with sedition, an internal memo shows. In the memo to US attorneys, Jeffrey Rosen, the department's No. 2 official, wrote that he and Barr have told federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. The memo said prosecutors do not need to prove that protesters were plotting to overthrow the US government in order to bring rarely used sedition charges against them. Invoking the rarely used law could instead be used when a defendant tries to oppose the government's authority by force, the memo reads.  'In appropriate cases - for instance, where a group has conspired to take...
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dustin Liston once served as an intern for the Iowa City Police Department. Now, he may soon lead it. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Iowa City Manager Geoff Fruin is recommending Liston, currently a lieutenant with the El Paso Police Department in Texas, to take the top job in Iowa City. Fruin wrote to the City Council and the Civil Service Commission that during the selection process, Liston “exhibited a strong understanding of the type of leader we need here in Iowa City.” Whoever is selected will lead the department through a period of change. The Iowa City Council, in the wake of racial injustice protests, has vowed to restructure the department. Liston is...
    Two months after a divided Los Angeles Unified school board slashed funding for its police department by more than a third, the contours of a dramatically diminished force emerged this week. Under a plan presented to the board on Tuesday, police officers would be removed from school campuses and weekend patrols meant to protect schools from vandalism would be eliminated, among other cuts. The debate over the proposed cuts, set for later this month, marks a wide split on the board over the role that armed, uniformed officers should play in providing security to hundreds of thousands of students enrolled at more than 900 campuses. With some on the seven-member board calling for the complete elimination of the police...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Coral Springs police department has responded after a resident captured what he thought was a rough arrest on cellphone video. Thursday morning, officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 11-thousand block of West Sample Road. Police said when they approached Chris Nobles in the parking lot of the apartment complex he did not comply with officers’ directions to stay in his vehicle. Download The New CBS4 News App Here When they went to arrest him, Nobles resisted and attempted to hit an officer, according to police. “At that time officers take Nobles to the ground and place him into custody without further incident,” according to a statement from police. A neighbor...
    (CNN)Police are searching for two suspects after shots were fired at the New Jersey home of two police officers earlier this week while they were on the second floor with their 10-day-old child, police say."I don't know what the motive is at this time, but I do know that this is a targeted attack against this residence that the officers reside," Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said in a news conference. "It's very common knowledge that these officers live there."The incident occurred at 11:46 p.m. on Clinton street and six of the at least seven rounds fired struck the home, Wysocki said. Two of the rounds went through the front door and into the home, but no one was injured.One...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A mother is furious over how an officer with the Elk Grove Police Department handled her black teenage son during a traffic stop. Now, the department is releasing its video from the incident amid calls for transparency. “You will not be the judge, the executioner on this property right here,” Stacey Harvey-Slocum said in a Facebook video. “This officer here is harassing my son,” she said on Facebook Live. After the department released its video, Police Chief Timothy Albright said, “Our goal is to provide context by releasing the entirety of the video.” It shows what happened before and after Tobias Eagle, 19, is pulled over for running a stop sign in his neighborhood. The officer...
    The investigation into an ambush attack on two Los Angeles County deputies is "progressing well," with detectives now looking for someone who may have spotted the gunman, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday. During a brief news conference, Villanueva said a man was caught on video "standing in the walkway when the shooter ran by." "That person is a witness," the sheriff said. The deputies were shot in the head as they sat in a marked patrol vehicle near a transit station in Compton on Sept. 12. A manhunt has failed to find the gunman.  One of the deputies was released from the hospital Wednesday, while the other remained hospitalized. Villanueva told reporters that investigators are following "numerous and substantial leads." During the same...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has walked back on his order for the Miami-Dade Police Department to enforce evictions. “In an effort to ensure the limited evictions I directed today are handled correctly, I am issuing a temporary stop order to review the policy,” Gimenez said in a statement. “I have directed the Miami-Dade Police Department to maintain the current eviction moratorium until the review is completed.” The order would have seen MDPD enforcing judgments and writs in evictions cases, commercial and residential, commenced on or before March 12, 2020. “We want to ensure that any policy change implemented is fair to both tenants and property owners,” the mayor said.
    A Muslim woman has alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that her civil and religious rights were violated when Los Angeles police officers pulled her from a Police Commission meeting and forcibly removed her religious head covering last year. Nusaiba Mubarak, now 26, said during an online news conference that she was standing in line at the meeting, waiting to comment on a deadly LAPD shooting the year prior, when she was “aggressively manhandled by three police officers nearly twice my size, who without any warning grabbed me and pushed me to the wall, handcuffed me, and shoved me into another room where I was stripped of my hijab and humiliated.” Mubarak, represented by attorneys from the Council...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Council said it is considering an ordinance that would limit its police department's access to decommissioned military equipment. A provision in the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act makes it easy for police departments nationwide to ask for surplus military equipment from the federal government, including office furniture, vehicles and weapons, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The provision allows for the Secretary of Defense to send decommissioned items to domestic law enforcement agencies on request, usually for free. The city's lawmakers are now considering a draft ordinance presented Tuesday that would ban the police from using city funds to acquire drones, combat aircraft, grenades, grenade launchers, military-grade weapons, silencers and armored vehicles...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a move that caught Miami City Hall by surprise, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina announced Wednesday that he will be retiring in January of next year. He spoke to CBS4’s Peter D’Oench in an exclusive one-on-one interview at the Miami Police Department. “Peter, I feel like I was able to accomplish the things I wanted to achieve. Number one bringing the crime rate down to historic lows. That was quite satisfying.” “I am going to leave because I have had a time line and now I can come to work every day with a sense of urgency, Now time is ticking.” Colina waS one of the first South Florida police chiefs to speak out against police...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Camden County police are asking for the public’s help locating two suspects accused of targeting two officers in an attack at their home earlier this week. The alleged incident happened on Tuesday around 11:45 p.m. on the 2900 block of Clinton Street in Camden. Authorities said the officers’ house was struck by six bullets while they and their 10-day-old baby were home. Seven shell casings were found outside with two penetrating the front door, police said. Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said the two officers and their baby were not injured in the incident and the officers remain on family and medical leave. The officers have worked for the department for four years and two years,...
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- 44 people, primarily from other states, have been arrested in Beverly Hills in less than two weeks for alleged identity theft and California Employment Development Department fraud totaling over $2.5 million, authorities said Wednesday.Investigators learned earlier this month that people were using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain EDD benefits loaded onto debit cards, which can be as high as $20,000, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.Cardholders can withdraw up to $1,000 a day per card.Are you receiving mysterious EDD letters? Scammers file bogus claims using random addressesEMBED More News Videos Residents receive dozens of EDD letters addressed to complete strangers after scammers hijack addresses to file bogus EDD claims. Residents who get them are possibly...
    DALLAS – A lawyer for the family of a woman who was shot dead by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a struggle over a stun gun said Thursday that the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they lived in May 2019. Turner's family has said the 44-year-old Black woman was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew of his neighbor's illness. The Hispanic officer's lawyer dismissed the charges against him as baseless. Turner’s family has expressed frustration that Delacruz has...
    A suspect was arrested after the Monday shooting death of a 17-year-old staffer working for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican opponent, Lacy Johnson. “Today, we are shocked and saddened to learn of this senseless act of violence. It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is more needed than ever in our community,” Johnson said in a statement on Monday. A suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting after a police pursuit on Thursday morning, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. The 17-year-old staffer and another man were outside of a convenience store Monday when a gunman opened fire on them. Both people were rushed to the hospital, where the teenager...
    A MAN arrested during a Denver protest claims a police officer sexually assaulted him with a baton, leaving him with lingering physical and emotional side effects. Michael Jacobs, 23, released video footage of his July 29 arrest this week and said he is planning to take action against the Denver Police Department for "savagely" beating him. 4Michael Jacobs said he was sexually assaulted by a police officerCredit: ABC 7 4Cops said that Jacobs was resisting arrestCredit: ABC 7 Jacobs told local station KMGH that he was rattling a fence at Lincoln Park, where the arrest took place, to get an officer's attention. "I was grabbed from behind, it felt like it was from my neck, no warning, no 'you're under...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It was just days ago that a Texas police officer was charged with aggravated assault for shooting and killing a schizophrenic woman, now the lawyer for her family says the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown police Officer Juan Delacruz was charged for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they lived in May 2019. Turner’s family has said the 44-year-old Black woman was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew of his neighbor’s illness. The Hispanic officer’s lawyer said the charges against him as baseless. (credit: The Turner family) Turner’s family has expressed frustration that Delacruz has remained an...
    By JAKE BLEIBERG, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a woman who was shot dead by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a struggle over a stun gun said Thursday that the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they lived in May 2019. Turner's family has said the 44-year-old Black woman was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew of his neighbor's illness. The Hispanic officer's lawyer dismissed the charges against him as baseless. Turner’s family...
    DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a woman who was shot dead by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a struggle over a stun gun said Thursday that the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they lived in May 2019. Turner’s family has said the 44-year-old Black woman was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew of his neighbor’s illness. The Hispanic officer’s lawyer dismissed the charges against him as baseless. Turner’s family has expressed frustration that...
    A Salt Lake City officer was hit with felony charges after allegedly ordering his police dog to bite a black man who was already on his knees with his hands up during an arrest. Salt Lake County District Sim Gill charged Officer Nickolas Pearce with second-degree felony aggravated assault on Wednesday, a crime that carries a punishment of up to 15 years in prison. Gill said that Pearce used "unlawful force" during his arrest of Jeffery Ryans, a 36-year-old black man, on April 24. "[Ryans] wasn’t resisting arrest,” Gill said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "He certainly wasn’t posing an imminent threat of violence or harm to anyone, and he certainly wasn’t concealed. He was fenced in...
    DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a woman who was shot dead by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a struggle over a stun gun said Thursday that the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they lived in May 2019. Turner’s family has said the 44-year-old Black woman was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that Delacruz knew of his neighbor’s illness. The Hispanic officer’s lawyer dismissed the charges against him as baseless. Turner’s family has expressed frustration that...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio City Council passed a $2.9 billion budget Thursday that makes very few changes to the San Antonio Police Department, over the strong objection of activists. Despite anticipating lower revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic, city staff say the budget, which is $4.4 million less than FY 2020, is balanced and will not require any city layoffs or tax increases. The San Antonio Police Department’s general fund budget will increase more than $7 million over the FY 2020 budget to roughly $486.5 million, largely due to a scheduled, 5 percent pay increase for officers. More than 20 people called in to the online meeting to urge council members to de-fund police, invoking the names of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a move that caught Miami City Hall by surprise, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina announced Wednesday that he will be retiring in January of next year. On Thursday morning, Chief Colina had this to say in a statement released on Instagram: “Good afternoon City of Miami, I wanted to record this message to you, just to let you know how grateful I am for the level of support that I have received. And really the outpouring of appreciation and love for me as your police chief, it’s been quite remarkable.” Colina went on to talk about his accomplishments with the department. “You know, I had a set of goals that I wanted to achieve...
    CHICAGO — Police are asking Chicago residents to fill out surveys and join focus groups that will help the department create and change its policies. Police are asking for input on a variety of policies, including how officers respond to hate crimes, prohibition of sexual misconduct and how officers interact with youth, according to a police news release. People have until Oct. 15 to fill out the online surveys. Where you can fill out the surveys: Response to Hate Crimes Prohibition of Sexual Misconduct Limited English Proficiency / Language Access Interactions with Religious Communities Interactions with People with Disabilities Interactions with Children & Youth (18 & Over) Interactions with Children & Youth (Under 18) The department is also...
    Just two months after voting to defund the police, Minneapolis City Council members sounded the alarm over a surge in crime in the city. During a business meeting on Tuesday, members of the Council questioned police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the increase in crime, including daylight car jackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing. 'Residents are asking, "Where are the police?"' Council Member Jamal Osman said, adding that calls to the Minneapolis Police Department from constituents have gone unanswered. 'That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.'  President of the Council Lisa Bender accused the police of knowingly not enforcing the...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said on Thursday that a report which claimed Attorney General Bill Barr had suggested charging her with sedition for allowing the 'CHOP' zone to be created in her city is ‘chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration.’ ‘The Department of Justice cannot become a political weapon operated at the behest of the President to target those who have spoken out against this administration's actions,’ Durkan, a former US attorney, said in a statement. ‘That is an act of tyranny, not of democracy.’ ‘Ultimately, this is not a story about me. It is about how this President and his Attorney General are willing to subvert the law and use the Department of Justice...
    MINNEAPOLIS is seeing a huge spike in crime after the city’s council voted to dismantle the police force following the riots that followed George Floyd’s death in May. Members of the city council vented at a meeting on Tuesday about the uptick in crime, which KMSP-TV reports is at a five-year high. 7Crime has spiked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after the city council voted to dismantle the police department after George Floyd's deathCredit: AP:Associated Press Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said at the meeting earlier this week that criminals in the Minnesota city feel “emboldened.” “If we just stayed status quo right now, we will end this year with numbers that are absolutely unconscionable,” Arradondo said. Council Member Phillipe Cunningham said: "What...
    The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, a department spokesperson said Thursday. Clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators with more than 100 people have been arrested on federal charges related to the unrest in the last few months. The revelation that federal officials researched whether they could levy criminal or civil charges against the officials — exploring whether their rhetoric and actions may have helped spur the violence in Portland — underscores the larger Trump administration's effort to spotlight and crack down on protest-related violence. The majority of the mass police reform demonstrations nationwide have been peaceful. For many nights, federal officials were...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police sergeant has been charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident involving a coworker, the Wichita Police Department said. Sgt. Maurice Mitchell has been charged with a single count of battery in Wichita’s municipal court, the department said in a news release. Police said the charge stems from an incident that occurred between Mitchell and a coworker during a training exercise in which no physical injuries occurred. But the department declined to give any other details of the incident. Mitchell was placed on unpaid administrative leave Tuesday pending the outcome of the criminal investigation and an internal review. Wichita police asked the Goddard Police Department to investigate the incident and for an outside prosecutor...
    The West Sacramento Police Department identified the Black man who was shot and killed by police on Saturday morning as an 88-year-old former employee with the department. The Yolo County Coroner’s Office identified the man who was shot near the 1800 block of West Capitol Avenue as West Sacramento resident Robert Coleman. West Sacramento police confirmed that pursuant to the Yolo County Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol, the Davis Police Department will be conducting a shooting investigation. The four officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. In a statement made via their Facebook page, police said Coleman was a member of the department for almost 10 years. He began his career with the city in the...
    A Republican congressional candidate in Minnesota said Thursday that the Minneapolis City Council is to blame for the uptick in crime after dismantling the city's police department. “The hypocrisy and failure that we’re seeing from this City Council is astounding and deeply troubling,” Lacy Johnson told "Fox & Friends." Johnson, who is bidding to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said the council was calling for the” dismantling or demilitarizing or the disarming of police" all summer. “Now they’re turning around and blaming these brave officers for a situation that they have created,” Johnson said, citing the rise in home invasions, robberies, murders and carjacking. The Minneapolis Police Department’s crime data shows a rise in assaults, robberies and homicides, as well as property crimes and arson, according to Minnesota Public Radio. More...
    Detroit Police Chief James Craig slammed Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) this week after Markey called for disarming “every police department” of certain types of weapons and non-lethal munitions. “Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force,” Markey tweeted. “We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.” “Weapons of war” is frequently used to describe semi-automatic firearms. “Our streets are not meant to be battlefields, and law enforcement shouldn’t be using weapons of war against protestors and other Americans,” Markey said in a statement. “Law enforcement’s use of tear gas also compounds the effects of structural...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Police Department is seeking to locate a suspect wanted in connection with a carjacking incident on the city’s west side. It happened July 15 at 6:10 p.m., in the 15800 block of Tireman. Police say a 25-year old man met up with the suspect about selling his 2013 black Ford Fusion. While the suspect was sitting in the vehicle’s driver seat, he started the vehicle and attempted to drive away. The 25-year-old man attempted to open the driver’s side door, but the suspect produced a knife and allegedly pointed it at him. The 25-year-old man let go of the door, and the suspect fled in the vehicle eastbound on Tireman. No injuries were reported and...
    Two campaign staffers for Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s challenger, Lacy Johnson, were reportedly shot Monday in Minneapolis. One victim, a 17-year-old man, died at the scene, MPR News reported. The other victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (RELATED: Daily Caller Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint During Minneapolis Riots) “It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is needed now more than ever in our community,” Johnson said, adding that the shooting didn’t occur during any campaign events and that they believe it has no connection to the campaign. Members of the Minneapolis Police Department monitor a protest on June 11, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The MPD has been under scrutiny from residents...
    Update: A Long Island woman who went missing has been located. Debra Znaniecki, 57, has been missing since 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and was reported missing to the Nassau County Police Department shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 when she was unable to be located in West Hempstead. On Thursday morning, Sept. 17, police announced she has been found. Original report: A Long Island woman has been missing for more than 24 hours, prompting police to issue an alert as they attempt to locate her. Debra Znaniecki, 57, has been missing since 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and was reported missing to the Nassau County Police Department shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Federal convictions often result in longer prison sentences. The Trump administration’s crackdown has already led to more than 300 arrests on federal crimes in the protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd. An AP analysis of the data shows that while many are...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Federal convictions often result in longer prison sentences. The Trump administration’s crackdown has already led to more than 300 arrests on federal crimes in the protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd. An AP analysis of the data shows that while many are accused...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week's call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Federal convictions often result in longer prison sentences. The Trump administration’s crackdown has already led to more than 300 arrests on federal crimes in the protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd. An...
    The Minneapolis city council, which unanimously supported a pledge to abolish the police, is now asking, “Where are the police?” Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that the city council met with Minneapolis’ head of police on Tuesday: “Just months after leading an effort that would have defunded the police department, City Council members at Tuesday’s work session pushed Chief Medaria Arradondo to tell them how the department is responding to the violence.” Newly elected council member Jamal Osman said, “Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” Osman added, “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.” Council President Lisa Bender suggested police are...
    SACRAMENTO —  Citing an epidemic of fraud involving California’s unemployment benefits system, the Beverly Hills Police Department said Wednesday that it has arrested 44 people and confiscated 129 fraudulently obtained debit cards potentially worth more than $2.5 million in benefits issued by the state Employment Development Department. The arrests have been made since Sept. 3, after suspects with fraudulently obtained cards have visited Beverly Hills stores, restaurants and other businesses to make purchases, according to a department statement. More than $289,000 in U.S. currency and seven handguns have also been seized. “There are millions of tax dollars being spent fraudulently as a result of this trend,” Police Chief Dominick Rivetti said in a statement. “The Beverly Hills Police Department is...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after an armed robbery at a hookah lounge in south Baltimore. Police say it happened on August 16 around 3 a.m. at a hookah lounge in the 900 block of Light Street. During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown suspect got into an argument with two employees of the lounge. During the argument, the man allegedly threatened the employees with a gun and then fired the gun inside the location. The suspect left the location before police arrived. There were no injuries reported during the incident. Baltimore Hukah Lounge Suspect 1Photo Courtesy Of Baltimore Police Department. Hookah Lounge SuspectPhoto Courtesy Of Baltimore Police Department. Detectives are attempting...
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — The Beverly Hills Police Department launched an investigation into possible EDD fraud that has led to nearly 50 arrests and over $2.5 million on fraudulent EDD cards, officials announced Wednesday. In a press release, officials said that the BHPD “learned criminals were fraudulently obtaining EDD benefits loaded onto EDD debit cards using stolen identities” at the beginning of September. Since Sept. 3, police have arrested 44 Beverly Hills residents who are responsible for EDD fraud and identity theft, according to the release. Additionally, 129 fraudulent EDD credit cards have been recovered, valuing over $2.5 million. Over $289,000 in U.S. currency and seven handguns were also seized from those arrested. “There are millions of tax dollars being...
    Minneapolis City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents. Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing. “Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman, noting that constituents’ calls to the Minneapolis Police Department have gone unanswered. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen. Council President Lisa Bender accused police of intentionally not enforcing laws or making arrests. “This...
    UTAH – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against SLC Police Department Officer Nickolas Pearce after he allegedly ordered a K9 Paw Patrol dog to attack a black man already he was subjected to the floor in an incident that occurred last April. The dog reportedly received an order from the officer to attack Jeffery Ryans, 36, in the middle of a confusing incident. The man filed a lawsuit against the Police Department for excessive use of force involving a service dog. An officer’s body camera footage shows the moment when officers order Ryans to lie on the ground and at that moment Officer Nickolas Pearce allegedly ordered the dog to...
    As public officials across the country seek to make their law enforcement agencies more transparent, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg requested a “complete review” of the police department’s body worn camera policies in a memo released Wednesday. Police departments in some major cities across Texas have begun to release body-worn camera footage, sometimes within days of the shooting taking place. In San Antonio, however, the police department typically does not release body camera footage even after the investigation is concluded, which is allowed under state law. “As various cities in the nation continue to revise their public safety-related policies and protocol to reflect their respective communities' call for effective oversight, San Antonio continues to pursue all opportunities to improve our...
    UTAH – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against SLC Police Department Officer Nickolas Pearce after he allegedly ordered a K9 Paw Patrol dog to attack a black man already he was subjected to the floor in an incident that occurred last April. The dog reportedly received an order from the officer to attack Jeffery Ryans, 36, in the middle of a confusing incident. The man filed a lawsuit against the Police Department for excessive use of force involving a service dog. An officer’s body camera footage shows the moment when officers order Ryans to lie on the ground and at that moment Officer Nickolas Pearce allegedly ordered the dog to...
    UTAH – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against SLC Police Department Officer Nickolas Pearce after he allegedly ordered a K9 Paw Patrol dog to attack a black man already he was subjected to the floor in an incident that occurred last April. The dog reportedly received an order from the officer to attack Jeffery Ryans, 36, in the middle of a confusing incident. The man filed a lawsuit against the Police Department for excessive use of force involving a service dog. An officer’s body camera footage shows the moment when officers order Ryans to lie on the ground and at that moment Officer Nickolas Pearce allegedly ordered the dog to...
    Minneapolis City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents. Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing. “Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman, noting that constituents' calls to the Minneapolis Police Department have gone unanswered. "That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.” MULTIPLE WORKERS FIRED AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S MEDICAL RECORDS 'IMPROPERLY ACCESSED' Council President Lisa Bender accused police...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack a Black man who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Jeffery Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. The Salt Lake County district attorney’s office said Ryans complied with officers’ orders to raise his hands and remain in the backyard. K9 officer Nickolas Pearce then told Ryans to get on the ground before kicking him in the leg, forcing him to his knees, and ordering the dog to bite Ryans, prosecutors said. On body camera footage, Pearce can be heard repeatedly praising the animal and saying “good...
    Members of the Minneapolis city council who voted three months ago to dismantle the police department are now expressing concern over crime spikes in the city.  City council members asked the Minneapolis police chief during a business meeting Tuesday how to grapple with an uptick in carjackings, robberies and street racing.  One city councilman noted the drastic reversal on the part of his colleagues, saying he was “flabbergasted” that members who earlier wanted to abolish the police department are now claiming it is not doing enough to fight crime.  Three months after voting to dismantle the Minneapolis police department, city council members there spent much of a business meeting on Tuesday complaining about an uptick in violent crime...
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The police department in the city that is home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is investigating racist and other problematic tweets from a lieutenant's personal account, authorities said. The Cambridge Police Department is investigating the “deeply disturbing social media statements,” it said in a statement to Boston.com on Tuesday. "While the department recognizes that employees have a right to free speech under the First Amendment, the department will not tolerate statements that are inflammatory, discriminatory and/or disrespectful to any individuals, races or ethnicities that are linked in any way to an officer’s employment as a Cambridge Police Officer.” The lieutenant suspected of using the account hasn’t been on duty since May because...
    A Denver police officer is on suspension for 30 days for his alleged treatment of a handcuffed suspect, according to the Denver Post. What are the details? Officer Cody Lane and a female officer responded to a February domestic violence call when they encountered the suspect, who remains unnamed at the time of this reporting. The two officers could reportedly hear a loud fracas taking place inside a Denver apartment and commanded the suspect to come out with his hands up. According to the Post, the suspect vacated the apartment with his arms raised in the air. He was reportedly compliant when officers ordered him to turn around so they could handcuff him....
    SAN ANTONIO – A 40-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl at his homes in San Antonio and Selma, according to police. Michael Francisco Martinez has been charged with continuous sex abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, online jail records show. An affidavit states a child made an outcry to a parent, who then reported the assaults to the Selma Police Department in June. The girl told police the abuse occurred on multiple occasions when Martinez lived in San Antonio, the affidavit states. Martinez moved to Selma in March, the affidavit states. Investigators said the last assault occurred at his home in Selma in June. The affidavit states Martinez had a conviction of similar nature in...
    FLORIDA – Davie police officers are trying to identify those involved in a violent confrontation that took place this Tuesday in the Walmart parking lot at 4301 S. University Drive in Davie. The fight. which began with a parking stall at a Walmart, quickly turned into a brutal beating and robbery that was recorded by onlookers who were present at the scene, who tried to separate the women. In the video released by the Davie Police Department you can see how while a woman beats another, while two other men who could possibly be her children also attack and kick the victim who is on the ground. At one point, one of the offenders...
    TECH giant Apple helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the arrest of a Black Lives Matter demonstrator suspected of firebombing police cars. Forbes reported that the FBI reached out to Apple for Kelly Jackson's iCloud information after learning of his identity. 4Apple helped the FBI in the arrest of a BLM demonstrator suspected of firebombing cop carsCredit: US Department of Justice 4Jackson allegedly set fire to at least two police vehicles in MayCredit: US Department of Justice Jackson, 20, allegedly set fire to at least two police vehicles during Black Lives Matter Protest on May 30 after the death of George Floyd. He was arrested last week and charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are still searching for a suspect who evaded detectives trying to arrest her in downtown Baltimore Tuesday. Tiara Kianna Baker, 22, of Baltimore, faces theft, robbery and assault charges stemming from multiple incidents in Baltimore City as well as Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department learned Baker and another suspect were at a hotel in the city on Tuesday. When they went to arrest the duo, Baker, who was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord, reportedly rammed the car into a police vehicle and then drove toward a detective. READ MORE: Baltimore County Detective Fires At Alleged Robbery Suspect While Trying To Make Arrest In Downtown Baltimore Tiara Baker....
    Minneapolis city councilors told the city police chief on Tuesday that their residents are feeling “terrorized” and say police are “nowhere to be seen” months after the police killing of George Floyd set off protests against police brutality. The Minneapolis City Council called on Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to address constituents’ reports of increased street racing, carjacking, robberies, assaults and shootings. The meeting this week came months after the city council unanimously voted to amend the city’s charter to allow the city police department to be dismantled. The proposal, which would need to be voted on as a ballot measure, would replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, “which will have responsibility for public safety...
    A K-9 officer in Arizona has died from complications related to a brain tumor days after being diagnosed, authorities said Tuesday. Castro, a service dog with the Scottsdale Police Department, was still serving in his role as a dual-purpose patrol and narcotic canine when he died on Friday, the department said in a news release. He was diagnosed earlier last week. TACOMA POLICE K9 KILLED, HOMICIDE SUSPECT WOUNDED IN SHOOTOUT “We are sad that it progressed so quickly, but we are glad that he did not have to suffer,” the department said. K-9 Castro served on the force for six years with his handler Officer Blackwell. (Scottsdale Police Department) Castro joined the Scottsdale Police Department in July 2014. He worked with...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted Ravi Singh, the former Arlington police officer who fatally shot Margarita Brooks during a welfare check after firing his weapon at a dog coming toward him. They indicted him for criminally negligent homicide, which carries a punishment range of 180 days to 2 years in prison. Maggie Brooks (credit: Facebook) Brooks’ family said they welcome the charges but recognize that this is only the first step in getting justice. “We are pleased that the Tarrant County Grand Jury has returned an indictment for the officer who killed Maggie. Officers responding to welfare checks should not be so quick to use their deadly weapons in situations that do not call...