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    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A group of protesters gathered in front of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station Friday night to protest the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Deputies in full riot gear work to disperse a group of demonstrators outside the West Hollywood Station. (CBSLA) By 10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies had scattered the demonstrators. A truck that was playing music was towed away and the driver appeared to have been detained. The department said approximately 10 demonstrators had been arrested, though it was unclear why they had been taken into custody. Demonstrators initially gathered at 7 p.m. at William S. Hart Park, 8341 De Longpre Ave., near Sunset Boulevard, in West Hollywood. About...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A group of about 50 protesters marched northbound on La Cienega Boulevard Friday evening to join a scheduled demonstration at a West Hollywood Park. The demonstration was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at William S. Hart Park, 8341 De Longpre Ave., near Sunset Boulevard, to protest the death of Breonna Taylor and the grand jury decision to not charge the officers involved directly with her shooting death. In advance of the planned protest, deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station closed the intersections in Sunset Boulevard and Doheny Drive and Sunset and Havenhurst Drive. The intersections were scheduled to remain closed until Saturday morning. This is the third night of protests...
    Protesters predictably took to the streets in anger after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the charges against former Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Brett Hankison on Wednesday. Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. It's a felony charge, but it has nothing to do with the fact that the officers shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her home during an overnight raid. Hankison was charged because he recklessly shot into the building and surrounding apartments. The two other officers involved were not charged at all. Legally, it was probably the right call. And that's the problem. That's why it's so frustrating. Taylor was suspected to be connected to her ex-boyfriend's drug trafficking activity. So the police...
    Breonna Taylor’s mother says the grand jury decision announced this week in the case of her daughter’s death shows why she has “no faith in the legal system, in the police and the laws that are not made to protect us Black and Brown people.” Tamika Palmer made the remark in a statement read on her behalf by Taylor's aunt, Bianca Austin, in Louisville on Friday alongside family members and attorneys. “I never had faith in Daniel Cameron to begin with,” Palmer said, referring to the Kentucky attorney general who revealed the grand jury’s findings Wednesday. “I knew he was too inexperienced to deal with a job of this caliber. I knew he had already chosen to be on the wrong side of the law the moment he wanted a grand jury to make a decision.” Tamika Palmer, the mother of...
    Breonna Taylor’s family, their lawyer Ben Crump, and activist Tamika Mallory strongly condemned Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron following the decision of the Jefferson County grand jury — with Mallory going as far as to label him “committed to white supremacy.” Earlier this week, the grand jury decided that none of the Louisville police officers would be charged for the March shooting and killing of Taylor, causing an uproar throughout the nation. Taylor’s family, along with others calling for justice for Taylor, spoke at a news conference Friday — sharing some harsh words towards Cameron. Mallory, a prominent civil rights activist, first quoted Daniel’s commitment to protecting the people of Kentucky, calling the statement “a lie.” “He protected the police,...
    Breonna Taylor's grieving mother has said she 'never had faith' in Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and accused him of failing to take action against the 'terrorists' who killed her daughter after just one officer was charged in her fatal shooting.  Taylor's family responded to the grand jury's decision to indict only one cop with wanton endangerment charges on Wednesday, at a press conference in Louisville's Jefferson Square Park on Friday.  In an emotional written statement read aloud by her sister, Tamika Palmer said the controversial decision reassured her why she has no 'faith in the legal system.'  'The police and law were not made to protect us black and brown women. I knew Daniel Cameron would never do his...
    DRAMATIC video shows the moment a car is chased by protesters who appear to bang on and reach through the windows at a Hollywood protest Thursday night. Demonstrators came out to the largely peaceful event to protest the grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor police killing case, a shocking decision that has led to mass protests across the US. 4The white Prius attempted to drive through protesters, according to the LAPD 4A protester is seen reaching into the car's window in what appears to be an attempt to get the driver out Video footage obtained by KCAL shows a white Prius attempting to drive through protesters and getting into some sort of altercation. Protesters on foot attempt to...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death: (all times EDT) 6:30 a.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A fire that erupted overnight at a four-story commercial building in downtown Louisville has been extinguished. The Louisville Division of Fire said in a Facebook post early Friday that smoke and flames were coming from the boarded up building just after 1:30 a.m. Plywood had been placed over several doors and windows downtown ahead of the Kentucky attorney general’s Wednesday announcement in the Breonna Taylor case. It took about 70 firefighters around 30 minutes to put out the flames, the agency said. No injuries were reported. The...
    Candace Owens has said that black Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has been 'racially attacked by the left' since announcing the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Cameron, 34, revealed on Wednesday that no murder charges would be brought against the Louisville police officers in connection with Taylor's death. But this has now thrust him into the national spotlight and made him the target of abuse, Owens told Tucker Carlson Tonight. Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (pictured) has been 'racially attacked by the left' since announcing the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation, Candace Owens has said Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Fox News Privacy Policy 'For me, it's absolutely infuriating to watch. I've...
    (CNN)After another night of protests, Louisville's mayor said he is extending the city's curfew through the weekend to balance people's "rights to peacefully protest with the duty to protect public safety."The 9 p.m. curfew would keep protesters, first responders and bystanders safe since most of the violence has happened overnight, Mayor Greg Fisher said, while allowing demonstrators "to voice their calls for racial justice and equity during the day."Police declare unlawful assembly after windows shattered during Breonna Taylor protests Protests have erupted across the country after a grand jury declined to charge three officers in Breonna Taylor's killing more than six months after she was shot in her home while police were executing a search warrant. There have been growing...
    By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:15 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a vehicle ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange says an ambulance transported one patient to a hospital in unknown condition following the hit-and-run at Sunset Boulevard and Seward Street in Hollywood shortly before 9 p.m. local time (12 a.m. EDT). About 30 minutes later, KCAL9 TV showed helicopter footage of a white sedan pushing slowly through a crowd...
    Amy McGrath, a Democrat who is running against Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell, visited the memorial. "I really believe that Attorney General Cameron should release the full grand jury investigative report because Louivillians, Kentuckians, and the family of Breonna and everyone should be able to see that to make that judgment. Part of what we are as a nation is making sure we have transparency and to me that's a really important piece of this. Let's have a transparent investigation, lets release it to everyone". "In the meantime, let's focus on making sure we elect leaders who will work for change." Daniel Shular/Insider People flocked to a Louisville memorial honoring Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and killed...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:15 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a vehicle ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange says an ambulance transported one patient to a hospital in unknown condition following the hit-and-run at Sunset Boulevard and Seward Street in Hollywood shortly before 9 p.m. local time (12 a.m. EDT). About 30 minutes later, KCAL9 TV showed helicopter footage of a white sedan pushing slowly through a crowd of marchers blocking another intersection...
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson activated the National Guard on Thursday in response to the national unrest over the Breonna Taylor case in Kentucky. In a statement, Parson called the move a "proactive approach" and said the Missouri State Highway Patrol is also standing by in case its assistance is needed by local law enforcement agencies. "We are saddened by recent acts of violence that have occurred in some cities across the nation,” Parson, a Republican, said in a statement announcing his executive order. “We fully support the right of citizens to peacefully protest and are committed to protecting that right. At this time, we are taking a proactive approach in the event that assistance is needed to support local law enforcement in protecting...
    Celebrities reacted with outrage to a Kentucky grand jury's decision to indict only one of the police officers being investigated for their roles in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. And as the messages poured in, Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron was quick to dismiss critics as 'celebrities, influencers and activists who [have] never lived in Kentucky' in remarks made shortly after the grand jury's decision.  However, George Clooney fired back that he said he was 'ashamed' by the outcome of the grand jury - and pointed out he was 'born and raised in Kentucky'. George Clooney [L, in 2019] has fired back at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron [R, on Wednesday] who dismissed 'celebrities and influencers' critical of Breonna Taylor...
    Ben Crump, an attorney for Breonna Taylor's family, urged protesters to remain peaceful following a night of violent demonstrations throughout the country. Crump noted that Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, has urged protesters to remain peaceful since her daughter's death and said that the recent grand jury decision does not change their calls for peace. He told The View that the best way to honor Taylor's life is to maintain the peace while demonstrating. "We understand their righteous anger because we feel it, too. But as Breonna’s family has asked, as her mother, Tamika, has asked, please demonstrate peaceful protests. She said that Breonna would not condone violence," Crump said on Thursday. "We want to honor Breonna’s legacy. We...
    Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano argued that the Breonna Taylor shooting case was clumsily handled, and he would’ve taken a harsher position with the three officers involved in her death. Napolitano joined Dana Perino on Thursday to deliver his reaction to the renewed civil unrest in response to the lenient, indirect charges the Jefferson County grand jury brought against officer Brett Hankison. The Fox judicial analyst remarked that “the crowds will never be satisfied” until Hankinson and his colleagues are convicted of murder, but then he turned to the wanton endangerment indictment Hankinson is facing. “The law that permits the police to return fire and to defend themselves does not permit them to shoot blindly, aimlessly where they can’t...
    A police officer on a bicycle was knocked to the ground and then attacked by several rioters as he got to his feet and attempted to get away. Including one rioter, who ran up from behind and cracked the officer in the back of the head with a baseball bat. The incident was shared by The Post Millennial Editor-at-Large, Andy Ngo. WATCH: Seattle: Antifa rioters beat a cop on the head who is knocked to the ground. #SeattleRiots #antifa #BLM pic.twitter.com/OVyqe4LsRf — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020 The violence occurred as a part of a wave of violence that swept across the country on Wednesday afternoon and evening, after a Grand Jury in Kentucky voted to indict former Louisville...
    Lamar Jackson reacted Thursday to a Kentucky grand jury's decision to not indict Louisville police officers for the death of Breonna Taylor, appearing to be unsatisfied with the result. Jackson made his comments during a press conference with reporters days before the Baltimore Ravens go up against the defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs. BREONNA TAYLOR DECISION COULD LEAD TO MORE SPORTS PROTESTS, NFL PLAYER SAYS “Honestly, we haven’t discussed what went on yesterday. I got up this morning and I was seeing it on social media of her not getting no justice. But you know we get other things in the world that get justice that don’t really need justice. But people want to push that issue a lot more...
    Since the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor on March 13, communities in Louisville and across the country have been in a state of unrest, sharing their pain and grief, and grappling with what justice for the loss of Taylor’s life would actually mean. Calls to arrest and charge the three police officers who shot and killed Taylor in her own home have been raised by activists, celebrities, and some elected officials, while critiqued by others who argue that justice cannot be found within this current system and who deftly point out that those demands stand in opposition to the movement to defund and eventually dismantle the police. On Wednesday, in a long-awaited decision, a Kentucky grand jury chose to indict...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Several Bay Area rallies took place Wednesday following the Kentucky grand jury decision that has brought no criminal charges against Louisville police directly related to the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong.From Oakland to San Francisco to San Jose, hundreds of people filled the streets.There were chants:"What do we want? - Justice!""And when do we want it? - Now!"These calls for justice after the only charges brought by the grand jury were three counts of wanton endangerment against fired Officer Brett Hankison for shooting into Taylor's neighbors' homes. Prosecutors said Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.RELATED: 'I...
    Sometimes there is a difference between law and justice. On Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Dan Cameron announced that a police officer would be charged in the shooting incident that killed Breonna Taylor. But the officer who was charged is not one of the officers who shot at her. Former Detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots that entered a neighboring apartment where a couple and their five-year old child were sleeping. They were not physically harmed. Hankinson was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department after the incident for violating policy that forbids shooting without a line of sight. He fired his weapon into a door and window that were covered with blinds....
    A demonstrator in Brooklyn, New York, protests a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to charge any police officer in the death Brianna Taylor, September 23, 2020.Jeenah Moon | Reuters Protests erupted in Louisville and around the nation after a Kentucky grand jury brought no direct charges against police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. In Taylor's hometown, two Louisville police officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night. A suspect was in custody, according to interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder, who did not say whether that person was participating in the protests. Both officers are expected to recover, authorities said. Hours earlier, prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Taylor were justified in using force to protect...
    NBA legend Dwyane Wade was among the professional athletes who reacted to the charges levied against a Kentucky police officer in the Breonna Taylor shooting case Wednesday. Wade tweeted a note to Taylor apologizing on behalf of “the people in power.” LEBRON JAMES ON BREONNA TAYLOR CASE: 'THE MOST DISRESPECTED PERSON ON EARTH IS THE BLACK WOMAN!' “Dear Breonna,” the three-time NBA champion wrote, “I’m so sorry the people in power have failed to get this right. You deserve so much more. Your life mattered. You deserved the bright future that was ahead of you. We will continue to say your name. We will continue to fight in your name.” FORMER NFL PLAYER MARCELLUS WILEY RIPS BLACK LIVES MATTER AFTER IT...
    Protesters in front of City Hall in Louisville, Kentucky after Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement The circuit court judge had barely finished reading the shockingly abbreviated list of charges handed down by the grand jury, when the carefully worded legal explanations began. After six months of investigation and testimony, only a single officer will face charges, and not one of those charges is related to the murder of Breonna Taylor. Instead, Detective Brett Hankinson will face three counts for the shooting of a white neighbor’s wall.  Instantly, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron was on screen to explain that the grand jury had not returned charges concerning how three police officers shot Taylor in her bed. The grand jury did not return such charges, said...
    Six months after police killed Breonna Taylor in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky, the Jefferson County grand jury voted to indict one out of three officers involved in the shooting of Taylor – none were indicted directly for her death. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree “wanton endangerment” for blindly shooting 10 rounds from outside of Taylor’s apartment into neighboring apartments – but no indictment for her death. Two other officers, Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove who both fired shots, were not indicted at all. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the use of force by two other officers was “justified” to protect themselves from Taylor’s boyfriend who was armed. Protesters...
    By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 7:30 a.m. Police announce close to 100 arrests in Louisville, Kentucky, after protests over the grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. A police statement early Thursday says some were arrested after damaging businesses and more were detained after jumping on city vehicles being used as barricades. Later, protesters who refused orders to disperse were arrested for curfew and unlawful assembly violations. Police also said some businesses were looted early Thursday including two City Gear stores and a pawn shop. No...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death: (all times EDT) 7:30 a.m. Police announce close to 100 arrests in Louisville, Kentucky, after protests over the grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. A police statement early Thursday says some were arrested after damaging businesses and more were detained after jumping on city vehicles being used as barricades. Later, protesters who refused orders to disperse were arrested for curfew and unlawful assembly violations. Police also said some businesses were looted early Thursday including two City Gear stores and a pawn shop. No further information...
    Breonna Taylor protesters march past the Washington Monument on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty From New York City to Portland, protests erupted across the country Wednesday evening in response to the news that no officer was being indicted for killing Louisville woman Breonna Taylor.  The 26-year-old EMT was shot dead in March when officers raided her apartment looking for drugs that were never found, and got into a gunfight with her boyfriend.  One former officer was indicted on Wednesday, but for shooting into Taylor's neighbor's apartment during the raid — not the killing of Taylor herself.  While the protests were mostly peaceful, there were some confrontations between protesters and police in Louisville, Portland, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. Scroll down to...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death: (all times EDT) 1:30 a.m. In downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a rally in the rain Wednesday night in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center, the Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reported. A drum line played in rhythm with chants of “Whose life mattered? Breonna Taylor!” Several Black women addressed the crowd and encouraged people to vote and continue pressing for change, the newspaper reported. ___ 11:30 p.m. Police say they have deployed chemical agents on Atlanta protesters demonstrating against a grand jury’s decision not to indict...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Several Bay Area rallies took place Wednesday following the Kentucky grand jury decision that has brought no criminal charges against Louisville police directly related to the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong.From Oakland to San Francisco to San Jose, hundreds of people filled the streets.There were chants:"What do we want? - Justice!""And when do we want it? - Now!"These calls for justice after the only charges brought by the grand jury were three counts of wanton endangerment against fired Officer Brett Hankison for shooting into Taylor's neighbors' homes. Prosecutors said Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.RELATED: 'I...
    LeBron James. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and more stars from around the sports world expressed their disappointment with the lack of charges brought against the cops that killed Breonna Taylor. "I've been lost for words today! I'm devastated, hurt, sad, mad!" LeBron James wrote on Twitter. "We want Justice for Breonna yet justice was met for her neighbors' apartment walls and not her beautiful life." "The white supremacist institution of policing that stole Breonna Taylor's life from us must be abolished for the safety and well being of our people," Colin Kaepernick wrote. More athletes joined their calls for action with posts of their own. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James,...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has called out 'celebrities, influencers and activists' for weighing in on the grand jury findings in the Breonna Taylor case, saying they will 'try to tell us how to feel.' Cameron was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in which he announced that a grand jury grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor in March. 'Each [case] is unique and cannot be compared,' Cameron said, going on to predict an inevitable outcry from celebrities over the grand jury findings.  'There will be celebrities, influencers, and activists who having never lived in Kentucky, will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has warned the public to ignore the celebrities, online influencers, and other activists who are attempting to shape public opinion on the Breonna Taylor controversy, saying that they don’t know the facts of the case. Daniel Cameron said during a press conference Wednesday that Hollywood stars will try to influence the public’s feelings about the explosive case. “There will be celebrities, influencers, and activists who having never lived in Kentucky, will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do,” he said. “But they don’t.” Protests broke out in Louisville Wednesday after a Kentucky grand jury declined...
    Protesters rushed to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, following a grand jury issuing no murder charges in Breonna Taylor’s death, shouting, “burn it down!” following the news. The grand jury indicted one officer involved in the March raid with three counts of wanton endangerment, but there were no murder charges, spurring protests in the streets. Many of the protesters appeared prepared for demonstrations, unloading gear from a U-Haul truck. “We didn’t get it, burn it down!” protesters shouted as they marched through the streets. Others encouraged residents to raise their fists into the air in solidarity: “We didn’t get it, burn it down!” The crowd continues to grow out here in Louisville this afternoon #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/m4nHrbPvJC — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September...
    A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted one of three Louisville officers involved in the botched “no-knock” drug raid that ended with Breonna Taylor’s shooting death, yet critics say justice has not been served. The decision not to indict the officer for murder — and the lack of any charges for the two other officers — is an “outrageous and offensive” result, Ben Crump, the lawyer for Taylor’s family, wrote on Twitter TWTR, +6.86%. But Crump might not necessarily be surprised by the outcome. Weeks before the indictment that resulted in wanton endangerment counts, but nothing in connection to the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker, Crump told MarketWatch that prosecutors and courts across the country...
    This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, indicted former police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree 'wanton endangerment." The charges are only for shooting into a neighboring apartment, not for shooting Breonna Taylor in her own, as the Louisville Courier-Journal first reported. The grand jury decided against charging Hankison with murder and declined entirely to charge two other involved officers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, charged former police officer Brett Hankison with three counts of "wanton endangerment" for his actions in the...
    This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File A grand jury has charged just one of the three officers involved in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, Brett Hankison, with first-degree wanton endangerment. It declined to charge the other two, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detective Myles Cosgrov. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is scheduled to discuss the grand jury verdict later this afternoon. Taylor's case has been a focal point for Black Lives Matter protesters since the shooting in March. After George Floyd's death in May, renewed attention pushed Kentucky prosecutors to take the case and the state's attorney general...
    A police officer involved in Breonna Taylor's death will be charged following the ruling of a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky. The 12 members of the grand jury ruled that there was probable cause to indict former detective Brett Hankison for the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by police as they carried out a no-knock warrant on her apartment. Hankinson was charged with three counts of first degree wanton endangerment. The court issued a warrant for his arrest and set bond at $15,000. Louisville Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove, two officers also involved in the shooting were not charged. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is expected to discuss the...
    In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. Kathy Willens/Associated Press New York's attorney general, Letitia James, announcd Saturday she would form a grand jury for the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March, days after Rochester police placed him in a "spit hood" and held him down. The seven Rochester police officers involved in Prude's death were suspended earlier this week, the mayor announced. The county's medical examiner ruled in an autopsy that Prude's death was a homicide caused by "complications of asphyxia" while physically restrained. A police union has defended the officers involved in the encounter,...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced Saturday that her office will select a grand jury as part of its investigation into the death of Daniel Prude. “The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish," James said in a statement. "My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.” James first began a probe into Prude’s death in April. Her decision to empanel a grand jury comes after days of unrest in Rochester, N.Y. following the release of new details in the death of Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died of asphyxiation in March after an encounter with police. Rochester Mayor Lovely...
    During a Santa Clara County criminal grand jury probe into alleged pay-to-play corruption in the issuing of concealed permits earlier this month, Sheriff Laurie Smith and Undersheriff Rick Sung both invoked their right against self-incrimination and, and Supervisor Mike Wasserman repeatedly claimed that his bad memory prevented him from remembering whether he knew he was getting an illegal favor with a permit renewal, sources have confirmed. The revelations are contained in grand jury transcripts, excerpts of which were first published in San Jose Inside and the Morgan Hill Times and subsequently corroborated to this news organization by multiple law-enforcement sources, regarding proceedings that took place in late July and the first week of August. The transcripts become officially public Monday,...
    SAN JOSE — During a criminal grand jury probe into alleged pay-to-play corruption in the issuing of concealed weapons permits in Santa Clara County, Sheriff Laurie Smith and Undersheriff Rick Sung both invoked their right against self-incrimination, while Supervisor Mike Wasserman repeatedly claimed that his bad memory prevented him from remembering whether he knew he was getting an illegal favor when his own permit was renewed. The revelations are contained in grand jury transcripts, excerpts of which were first published in San Jose Inside and the Morgan Hill Times and subsequently corroborated to this news organization by multiple law-enforcement sources. Neither Smith, Sung, nor Wasserman has been charged with a crime in the case, which the District Attorney’s Office said...
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) did not pull any punches in his evaluation of former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cotton laid out all the negatives of Rice’s potential candidacy, including missteps on foreign policy. “Susan Rice was the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy,” he said. “Every major debacle in President Obama’s tenure, Susan Rice was right in the middle of. Like, look at — look at China. She consistently counseled appeasement towards China. She commanded that our military leaders in the Pacific not raise China’s efforts to militarize the South China Sea and create bases out...
    Donald Trump enters the final months of the 2020 campaign under a dark new cloud: public confirmation that he, his companies and his family are the focus of a wide-ranging criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.  As Attorney General William Barr ramps up his scheme to misuse the Department of Justice to interfere with yet another presidential election in Trump’s favor, Vance publicly confirmed on Monday that Trump is in the crosshairs of a wide-ranging grand jury investigation—but only because Trump himself all but begged Vance to make that announcement. Enterprising reporters, aided by public records and occasional leaks— including of old tax records by Trump’s niece, Mary Trump—have spent the past several years piecing together a sordid...
    As much of a Trump loyalist as he’s been, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr reportedly opposed President Donald Trump’s commutation of veteran GOP operative Roger Stone’s prison sentence and said that he considered the sentence fair. And Andrew Weissmann, former enior prosecutor in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, argues in a New York Times op-ed that if Barr really did oppose the commutation, the U.S. Department of Justice should “vindicate the rule of law by putting Mr. Stone before a grand jury.” Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison after being found guilty of crimes ranging from obstruction of justice to witness tampering to lying to Congress. “Prosecutors are well armed to get to...
    One of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s top lieutenants in the investigation into Russian election interference doubled down on his call for Attorney General William Barr to substantiate his public support for Roger Stone’s “righteous” prosecution by putting Stone before a grand jury. In a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday, former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann explained how President Donald Trump’s commutation of Stone’s prison sentence, supervised release and fines may have left Barr and the Department of Justice better positioned to get to the truth of whatever Stone was lying about. “This does not have to be the end of the story,” Weissman wrote. “Prosecutors are well armed to get to the bottom of what Mr. Stone knows...
    An ongoing criminal investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, the same prosecutor who charged the officers responsible for the death of Rayshard Brooks, recently widened — and now includes his actions involving the Brooks case. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds confirmed to Law.com last week that a criminal investigation into Howard now includes grand jury subpoenas he issued in the Brooks case — despite the fact that a grand jury had not been impaneled since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Howard attempted to subpoena records related to a use of force investigation against former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, whom Howard charged with felony murder in the Brooks case....
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the Trump administration’s push to block the release of confidential grand jury information from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to the House of Representatives. According to court watcher Greg Stohr, the decision to hear the case — which will take months to be litigated — virtually ensures that this information will stay under seal until after the November election, even if the Court ultimately rules in favor of the House. BREAKING: Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump administration bid to keep seal on confidential materials from the Mueller investigation. That all but ensures Democrats and the public won’t see them before the election. — Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) July...
    OAKLAND (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Air Force sergeant for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Oakland and wounded his partner amid protests against police brutality, a judge said Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told Steven Carrillo, 32, that the grand jury charged him in the indictment with first-degree murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the United States and attempted murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the U.S., the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Carrillo is accused of spraying bullets across a guard shack May 29 in front of a federal in Oakland, killing 53-year-old David Patrick Underwood and wounding another official. Carrillo...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The family of Robert Johnson, Junior, who was shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer in Essex last month, is demanding a grand jury investigation into whether the shooting was justified. The state’s attorney’s office said earlier this week it was justified and that no charges would be filed. The family’s 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...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments regulating that industry. The report comes after nearly two years of investigation into the state’s Marcellus Shale exploration industry. It notes that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection and State Department of Health failed to protect Pennsylvanians by not policing or investigating environmental complaints, failed to collect health data and failed to warn the public when they were at risk. The grand jury recommends giving Shapiro’s office the ability to criminally investigate the industry as well as other increased regulations. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The results of a grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania's large natural gas drilling industry will be made public on Thursday morning in Harrisburg. Attorney General Josh Shapiro will release the jury's report during a news conference at his agency's headquarters near the Capitol. A grand jury in Pittsburgh has been conducting an investigation into the state’s Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry for about two years. “This is just the beginning,” Shapiro said in a news release regarding no-contest pleas to environmental crimes by a driller two weeks ago. “We are in the first stages of a long process to hold the well-connected accountable and meet the promise of our constitution to...
    Three men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot dead in February, were indicted on murder charges by a Georgia grand jury, a prosecutor in the case said in a statement Wednesday. Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes, who assumed the position of prosecutor in May, announced that the grand jury in Glynn County had indicted the three suspects with nine counts each, including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. BREAKING: 3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery https://t.co/ouyaoc9i1n pic.twitter.com/o4dbDwTlp6 — CBS News (@CBSNews) June 24, 2020 The indictment added that the men were charged with trying to “unlawfully confine and detain” Arbery...
    A grand jury in Georgia has indicted three men in connection with the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. All three men now face charges for felony murder and aggravated assault in a case that garnered national attention thanks largely to the cellphone video taken by the men who were involved in Arbery's shooting. According to ABC News, Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announced the result of the grand jury's vote on Wednesday. According to Holmes, "The presentation took an hour and a half and the true bill came back in 10 minutes." The grand jury's decision means that Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan each now face nine charges, including malice murder, four counts...
    A grand jury in Cobb County, Georgia, officially indicted on Wednesday all three suspects who have been arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, which was captured on a viral video taken by one of the men charged in the killing. According to a breaking news report from NBC News, 64-year-old Gregory McMichael, his 34-year-old son, Travis McMichael, and 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan were all charged with malice and felony murder in the Feb. 23 killing of Arbery. The father and son were arrested more than two months after the shooting, and then Bryan, who filmed the attack, was also charged two weeks later when prosecutors alleged that he had hit Arbery with his truck just before the shooting....
    Greg and Travis McMichael and William Bryan have been indicted on nine charges related to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23.  A Glynn County Grand Jury returned the indictment ten minutes after hearing the presentation of facts. The three men are being held without bail.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Glynn County, Georgia, Grand Jury met Wednesday morning to hear the case against three men who have been arrested on charges related to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot dead while jogging in February.  After hearing a presentation of facts that lasted about an hour and a half, the Grand Jury convened for about 10 minutes before returning an...
    OAKLAND — The mismanagement of improvements and upgrades to Alameda County facilities, including the jail, delayed projects that have cost the county millions, according to a grand jury report. Delays got so bad at one point that the frustrated sheriff’s office went to Costco to purchase their own video security system, and installed it themselves in the jail. Alameda County’s civil grand jury released a report Monday on its investigation into the county’s General Services Agency (or GSA). The GSA is responsible for maintaining all county-owned buildings, and planning, designing and contracting county-own buildings in capital improvement projects. The grand jury, in its annual tour of the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, found that some projects have been in the...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three men that prosecutors say have ties to an anti-government movement and tried to spark violence during recent Las Vegas protests were indicted on terrorism charges by a county grand jury Wednesday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the charges in the indictment are similar to a complaint filed by prosecutors earlier this month, charging 23-year-old Andrew T. Lynam Jr., 35-year-old Stephen T. Parshall and 40-year-old William L. Loomis each with felony terrorism and explosives charges. The grand jury indictment allows the case to go directly to trial and skip a preliminary hearing where evidence is presented. Prosecutors say the men have ties to the right-wing extremist “boogaloo” movement, an internet-based network expressing support for overthrowing...
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a Florida newspaper’s effort to gain release of state grand jury transcripts involving the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy financier convicted of sex crimes and suspected of many more. The Palm Beach Post reports Chief Circuit Judge Krista Marx ruled the newspaper cannot demand the records from State Attorney Dave Aronberg or Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock. Only a judge can order release of the records, Marx wrote. Marx granted requests from Aronberg and Bock to be dismissed from the lawsuit. But the judge also said the newspaper has the right to ask that the secret grand jury materials be released so they can be shared with the...
    (CNN)Days after deciding not to bring charges in the shooting death of James Scurlock, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Wednesday he is going to petition district court to convene a grand jury with a special prosecutor to review the case."I'm not wavering in any way in the decision that we've made on this case or the findings," Kleine said at the press conference, provided to CNN by affiliate WOWT."However, I am not afraid of having a decision that I've made reviewed by others," he added.Scurlock, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a white bar owner during a fight with several people on Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska, amid protests related to the police killing of George Floyd....
    The Justice Department has formally asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order to turn over secret grand jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to a House committee. A lower federal court in March had ruled the material could be given to the House Judiciary Committee. The justices last month temporarily stayed that congressional Democrats' request in order to give the Justice Department time to file its appeal. SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO VOTE ON SUBPOENAS IN REVIEW OF RUSSIA PROBE “In light of the national prominence of this grand-jury investigation, the separation-of-powers concerns raised by the decision below, and the potential damage that decision could inflict on ‘the proper functioning of our grand jury system,’” said...