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    A second police officer who was shot whilst on duty in the Compton area of Los Angeles earlier this month has been released from hospital less than two weeks after the brutal and unprovoked shooting. Claudia Apolinar, 31, was shot multiple times at close range during a drive-by attack which was caught on video on September 12th. The deputies had been sitting in their patrol car outside a transit center in Compton when a gunman walked up to their vehicle and opened fire.  Claudia Apolinar, 31, before being released from hospital on Monday is pictured writing out answers to President Trump because she cannot speak. She was shot in the head, as was her 24-year-old partner. LA Sheriff's Department...
    The decision to deem peaceful New York City an 'anarchist jurisdiction' could cost it federal funding. Attorney General William Barr on Monday classified New York City as an "anarchist jurisdiction" — a move that could potentially cost the city millions in federal funding, including to the New York Police Department. The "anarchy jurisdiction" label comes from a memo Donald Trump issued on Sept. 2, which said that cities that "are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction" should lose federal funding. "We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance," Barr said in a news release. "It is my hope that the...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    After the tragic death of George Floyd rocked the nation, the Minneapolis City Council — which is composed of nearly all Democrats — took the lead in the anti-police movement, voting to defund the city's police department. The council sought to replace traditional law enforcement with newer community-based, alternative forms of policing. But as violent crime has plagued the city for months, the city council is now asking: "Where are the police?"What's the background?As TheBlaze reported, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution in June to replace the city's police department with an alternative "community safety" model. The development came days after the council promised anti-police residents that they would completely dismantle the city's policing system.What is happening now?During...
    A man walks by a police patrol car on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in a parking lot along the West Capitol Avenue strip in West Sacramento, Calif. AP Photo/Martha Irvine Police in Sacramento, California, shot and killed Robert Coleman, an 88-year old Black man, on Saturday. Days later, it was discovered that Coleman was a former member of the police department, the Sacramento Bee reported.  "Many people are impacted any time a life is lost. In this case, Mr. Coleman was not only a loving husband and a caring father, but he was also a member of the West Sacramento Police Department family for almost 10 years," the West Sacramento Police Department said in a statement. Coleman held...
    Dan Bongino, the Fox News contributor, told “Hannity” on Monday that we are watching the collapse of the greatest country in history descend into chaos, where the bad guys are considered the good guys. Bongino, a former NYPD police officer, pointed to the shocking ambush of two sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles on Saturday. DETROIT POLICE CHIEF STANDS GROUND AMID NATIONWIDE RESIGNATIONS: 'I'M NOT LEAVING' He encouraged viewers to look at the image of one of the deputies -- a mother to a six-year-old child -- bleeding from her face after being shot in the jaw, whiles he also provided aid to her partner. “You may want to tattoo that on your brain,” he said. “Our culture’s falling apart. The greatest country on...
    Oregon fires: This family left their home as a precaution. They returned to find it destroyed Wet Markets Are Essential to Thai Cooking. So Why Are They Disappearing? A brave Connecticut teen saves the lives of a mom and three children by pulling them from a burning car A Connecticut teenager was walking down the street when he saw something that made his heart sink. A small SUV covered in flames drove past him -- he could see a little girl out the car window. © Waterbury Police Department Justin Gavin is being called a hero after pulling a mom and three children from a burning car. The Waterbury Police Department received multiple calls September 9, describing a...
    Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson slammed the Dallas City Council for voting to cut $7 million from the city police department’s budget amid spiking crime rates in the city. The Dallas City Council voted on Wednesday to cut the money from the police department’s fund dedicated to overtime pay. The cut comprised 25% of the department’s overtime budget. The decision came after Black Lives Matter protesters called on elected officials to defund the police department. “The city of Dallas is facing a serious uptick in violent crime, and it’s not just a few days or weeks or months in the making. We’re talking about a couple of years now of steadily increasing aggravated assaults, steadily increasing homicide and steadily increasing domestic...
    TWITTER users identified Los Angeles resident Darnell Hicks as a suspect in the shooting of two California police officers. Hicks denied these claims and the LA county Sheriff’s department debunked the identification of the suspect, claiming that there are no named or wanted suspects as of yet. 7Video shows a suspect pulling up to the police vehicle and opening fireCredit: AP:Associated Press Here is more on the Compton shooting that occurred on Saturday. Who is Darnell Hicks? Twitter users had identified Darnell Hicks of Los Angeles as the suspect involved in the shooting of two California police officers.  What happened in Compton? Video of the footage shows a man repeatedly shooting at the 24-year-old male and 31-year-old female officer from...
    The son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani could return to Gracie Mansion soon as he revealed he's considering running for office in 2021. Andrew Giuliani made the surprising declaration during an interview with New York Post, where he criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio and recalled his father's first inauguration. 'I am certainly thinking about it. It’s something that a bunch of people that I trust have approached me with,' said Andrew, 34. 'It’s been terrible to see over the last few years how the city has spiraled. I am afraid if the right candidate doesn’t win in 2021, four more years of de Blasio’s policies will remind us of the 80s.'   The Giuliani family may return...
    A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Defund the Police" during events to mark Juneteenth — which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States — amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in New York City on June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid The Texas Municipal Police Association, the largest law enforcement group in the state, put out two ads in Austin telling drivers to "enter at your own risk" after the city slashed its police department budget.  "Limited Support Next 20 Miles," one of the signs reads. The billboards come in response to the Austin City Council's decision to cut its police department budget by a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A series of weekly public forums kicked off Friday to look at police-community relations in Minneapolis, and the city’s response following the death of George Floyd. The volunteer organization Communities United Against Police Brutality is hosting the meetings titled the People’s Floyd Commission. Michelle Gross, the president of CUAPB, says it’s work the city has failed to do this summer. “The whole goal is to gather all of this testimony, and then produce a report with recommendations afterward so that we can avoid this from ever happening again,” Gross said. Organizer Toussaint Morrison compared the meetings to the Christopher Commission, which examined the Los Angeles Police Department in the wake of the Rodney King beating in 1991....
    Motorists driving into Austin, Texas are now greeted by series of billboards warning: 'Austin Police Defunded, Enter At Your Own Risk!'  The signs have been placed at the entrances to the city by the Texas Municipal Police Association.  One is placed on the west side of I-35, facing north, and another on the south side of the road. Kevin Lawrence, executive director of the association, said the decision last month to shift money away from policing and into mental health and social services was putting citizens at risk.  Last week Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, said he would consider putting the police department under the control of the Texas Department of Public Safety in response to the defunding decision.  Two...
    A Pennsylvania 11-year-old answered a knock on her front door late Wednesday night – and then someone shot her in the face, according to authorities. It happened just before midnight in Bethlehem, about 60 miles north of Philadelphia. The girl is expected to survive but suffered “significant facial trauma” and was still undergoing treatment Thursday, the Bethlehem Police Department said in a statement. WOMAN ACCUSED TO FATALLY STABBING 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL OVER RELATIVES' FACEBOOK FEUD Investigators said they do not believe the shooting was random, but they also said the girl was likely not the intended target. It’s unclear who else was in the home at the time, or why a young girl would have answered the door late at night. But images...
    SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Southlake Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man they dubbed the “Vinyl Vandal,” after he allegedly stole $220 in records from the Barnes & Noble at 1430 Plaza Place. Video surveillance shows the man walk into the store on Sept. 7 just before 7 p.m. Police said he browsed for a bit, then left. But he came back moments later and made a B line for the records. Police said he stole albums by KISS, Nirvana, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane. He also added the “Stranger Things 2” soundtrack, The Beatles “Imagine” album and Jason Mraz’s “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” A worker at the store followed the suspect outside and snapped...
    Sen. Josh Hawley will introduce legislation that would allow the Justice Department to raise the salaries of state and local police officers but excludes cities that are defunding the police. Hawley's bill, called the David Dorn Back the Blue Act in honor of a former St. Louis police captain who was killed while defending a friend's pawnshop from looters, will be submitted to Congress on Wednesday. The bill provides $15 billion in funding through the Justice Department that would allow police departments to use federal money to raise the salaries of police officers to up to 110% of local median income. The Missouri Republican said in a statement that law enforcement officers were needed now more than ever...
    A makeshift memorial is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y., near the site where Daniel Prude was restrained by police officers. Prude, a Black man who had run naked through the streets of the western New York city, died of asphyxiation after a group of police officers put a hood over his head, then pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes, according to video and records released Wednesday by his family. Prude died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester. AP Photo/Adrian Kraus Rochester, New York, Mayor Lovely Warren announced that the police department's command staff was resigning during a city council Tuesday....
    Students at UCLA are calling for the removal of Eli Gafni, the chair of the computer science department, over his defense of a colleague’s use of the term “Wuhan virus.” Gafni told students that were upset by the term that “what is ‘sensitive’ to you might feel like PC police to others,” leading to the petition for his removal over “ethical” failures. According to a report by the College Fix, students at UCLA are calling for the removal of the chair of the computer science department, Eli Gafni, over his decision to defend a colleague that had used the term “Wuhan virus.” After a student informed Gafni that one of the professors in the computer science department had used the...
    COPS in Kentucky have busted a driver who creatively drew his license plate and tried to pass it off as the real thing. Police stopped the vehicle last Wednesday and found that the driver had no insurance and was driving on a suspended license. 1Police busted an artistic driver who creatively drew his own license plateCredit: Millersburg Police Department In a post to their Facebook page, the Millersburg Police Department said they quickly noticed that “something just didn’t seem right about this particular license plate.” The fake plate was drawn on paper with markers, which made it resemble the real Kentucky state license plate. Authorities jokingly offered advice saying "Pro Tip: Don’t forget to draw the registration sticker." The...
    Roseville welcomed a new police chief this month, the first in a decade. Erika Scheider officially took the reins of the department Sept. 1 after Rick Mathwig, chief since 2010, retired after 31 years. She may be new to the role, but she’s a familiar face in the community, having served with the Roseville Police Department since 1997. Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider “Roseville is in the great position of having a fully qualified and prepared individual ready to step into the role of Chief of Police,” City Manager Patrick Trudgeon said. “Erika’s years of experience and relationships within the Roseville community provide a valuable asset, and her commitment to community-based law enforcement will serve the community well as the...
    Officials in Rochester, New York, have announced that they will be moving crisis intervention out of the police department following the death of Daniel Prude (pictured) who lost consciousness in police custody  Officials in Rochester, New York, have announced that they will be moving their crisis intervention team out of the police department following the death of a black man with mental health issues who lost consciousness after officers held a hood over his head.     On March 23, Daniel Prude, 41, was naked and handcuffed when he was held down by officers who responded to a 911 call made by his brother, who was seeking help for Prude's erratic behavior. Police body camera video shows the officers covering Prude's...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he's considering legislation that would put Austin's police department under state funding as a way to protect it after the city council voted to defund it. 'This proposal for the state to takeover the Austin Police Department is one strategy I'm looking at,' Abbott, a Republican, tweeted from his personal Twitter account Thursday.  'We can't let Austin's defunding & disrespect for law enforcement to endanger the public & invite chaos like in Portland and Seattle.' On Saturday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed the sentiment behind Abbott's tweets, telling Fox News that the idea is a response to Austin's city council voting to defund $150million from the city's police department in August - a move that Austin...
    More police across the country have died in the line of duty from Covid-19 complications than any other cause, data shows. At least 111 officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and department of corrections have died after contracting the coronavirus while on the job, according to two law enforcement non-profits that have tracked line-of-duty deaths for years. That’s 76 more than the 34 cops who died from shootings this year as of Thursday, according to the Nation Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The tally of police Covid-19 fatalities is likely an undercount, as the memorial wall for officers only includes three of the eight uniformed NYPD members who died from complications of the pandemic virus. In June, NYPD Chief...
    More police across the country have died in the line of duty from Covid-19 complications than any other cause, data shows. At least 111 officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and department of corrections have died after contracting the coronavirus while on the job, according to two law enforcement non-profits that have tracked line-of-duty deaths for years. That’s 76 more than the 34 cops who died from shootings this year as of Thursday, according to the Nation Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The tally of police Covid-19 fatalities is likely an undercount, as the memorial wall for officers only includes three of the eight uniformed NYPD members who died from complications of the pandemic virus. In June, NYPD Chief of...
    An Arkansas memorial honoring the lives of fallen police officers was defaced Wednesday night, with "Defund the police" sprayed on it, and police are investigating it as a hate crime, Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey said. ARKANSAS SHERIFF RESIGNS AFTER VIDEO SURFACES OF HIM USING RACIAL SLURS IN SUPERMARKET "As a 32-year law enforcement professional, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Humphrey told reporters during a news conference Thursday morning. "There is zero tolerance for vandalism of any memorial." The Little Rock Police Memorial for Fallen Officers, which is located outside of the police department, also had Breonna Taylor's name scrawled on the sidewalk below it. Other graffiti on the memorial included the words: "Arrest Starks," referring to...
    West Hollywood; Seattle; Portland; Pasco, Wash.; and Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. These are just a handful of the cities where recently arrested Kenosha, Wis., rioters are listed as coming from. And as riots continue to pop up across the United States, such data has fueled speculation about the origins of the agitators and how they might be organized. PORTLAND POLICE CHIEF URGES ELECTED OFFICIALS TO 'HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE' FOR 'NIGHTLY VIOLENCE' The records released so far reveal a mix – of out-of-towners, of people whose home city police do not know and also locals. Records reflect plenty of Kenosha residents have been swept up in the arrests there, just as Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis residents have taken part in the unrest in those cities. In perhaps the most high-profile piece of...
    Sr. Louis Metro Police Department St. Louis police officer Tamarris Bohannon has died from his gunshot wounds. Tamarris Bohannon, a Black police officer with the St. Louis Metro Police Department, has died after being shot over the weekend. According to STL American, the 29-year-old died on August 30, 2020. A White man has been accused of shooting and now killing Bohannon and is now in police custody. Bohannon was shot in his head while responding to a call about a gunman in a couple’s home on August 29, 2020, ABC reported. After being shot he was taken to St. Louis University Hospital in critical condition. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report that our critically...
    Meaghan Ellis August 31, 2020 0 Comments The Kenosha Police Department has confirmed a substantial number of protesters arrested amid the city’s unrest have been deemed outside agitators. On Monday, the law enforcement agency took to Facebook with a statement detailing its arrest report. The Kenosha Police Department confirmed a total of 175 people have been arrested between August 24, when protests erupted the day after Jacob Blake’s shooting, and August 30. Out of the 175 people arrested, 102 of them were confirmed to have physical addresses outside of Kenosha city limits. Based on the police department’s breakdown of offenses, many of the arrests were deemed curfew violations and “additional charges ranging from carrying concealed weapons, burglary, and possession...
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) raged Thursday following reports of authorities handcuffing a partially paralyzed Jacob Blake to a hospital bed, voicing her opposition to a system “where the perpetrators of attempted murder get to handcuff their victim” and concluded that “you can’t reform this.” “How the f**k do you handcuff Jacob Blake that you paralyzed to a hospital bed after you shot him in the back seven times?” Tlaib asked. “I oppose a system where the perpetrators of attempted murder get to handcuff their victim. No system should have this much power,” she continued, and said, “You can’t reform this”: How the f**k do you handcuff Jacob Blake that you paralyzed to a hospital bed after you shot him in...
    BRITTANY Meronek and Vincent Arenas have been identified as the other two Kenosha cops involved in the shooting that has left Jacob Blake paralyzed. The Wisconsin Department of Justice named Arenas and Meronek in a press release issued on Friday. 11Jacob Blake was shot approximately seven timesCredit: Facebook Here is more on the two other officers involved. What happened to Jacob Blake and who shot him?  Jacob Blake was allegedly trying to break up a domestic dispute at a family home when police were called to the scene in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Shocking video showed Blake being shot by a Kenosha Police Department cop at least seven times as he entered his grey SUV while his three sons were in the...
    An image of Rusten Sheskey shared by the Kenosha Police Department on Facebook in 2014. Facebook/Kenosha Police Department The police officer who shot Jacob Blake was named as Rusten Sheskey by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday. Sheskey was made an officer with the Kenosha Police Department on April 1, 2013. Before that he worked as an officer at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. On March 11, 2017, Sheskey was suspended one for one day without pay, after "violating department policies and procedures" to do with vehicles. In a 2019 local news interview, he said of being an officer "you're dealing with people on perhaps the worst day of their lives and you can try and help...
    A still from bystander video posted to Twitter, showing police following Jacob Blake. @davenewworld_2/Twitter Jacob Blake had a knife in his car during the confrontation with police where he was shot in the back seven times, according to a statement from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  The statement — released more than three days after the shooting — is the first detailed information from the police about what happened. Officers tried unsuccessfully to arrest Blake, it said, after responding to a call from a woman about her boyfriend.  Officers fired a Taser, which did not stop him, the statement said. The statement said Blake had a knife on the floor of the driver-side of the car. He was...
    (CNN)Wisconsin authorities released new details Wednesday on the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, which has reignited protests across the state and country demanding an end to police brutality. Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, who has been with the department for seven years, fired seven times into Blake's back Sunday evening, according to a news release from the state's justice department.Authorities said two officers have been placed on administrative leave. The other officers involved in the shooting will be identified soon, according to the state's attorney general.Justin Blake, the uncle of the victim, told CNN Wednesday night the family didn't want to talk to the officer. "We just want to make sure the supervisors, those who are in charge, understand...
    Social media activist Shaun King in a Tuesday tweet vowed that he would indiscriminately name police officers of the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting until authorities release the identity of the actual officer who shot Jacob Blake. “To the Kenosha Police Department, If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him,” King wrote. “Fuck it. Your protection of his identity is unethical. What’s his name?” King followed up his remarks by posting the names of two Kenosha Police Department officers and an image of one of them. The activist claimed one of the officers is under protective custody, but his allegation...
    twitter Jacob Blake Jacob Blake, the black man shot seven times in the back Sunday by a white Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer is paralyzed from the waist down, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The news came from Blake’s father of the same name. It’s too soon to say whether the paralysis is permanent, but either way, Blake’s road to recovery is bound to be a difficult one. A viral video showed the 29-year-old Blake walking around a car being followed by police with their guns drawn. When he opened the car door, an officer grabs him by the bottom of his shirt and fires his gun into Blake’s back. Seven shots can be heard. Witnesses told Kenosha News that...
    Police stand guard as woman protests with a sign written "the only thugs I see are cops" the day after a Black man was shot by police causing outrage and local unrest in the city on August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images Police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have become the latest example of questionable use of force following a video that shows an officer shooting 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the back seven times while his three children watched from inside the car. The video, which was recorded Sunday, was not the first time the Kenosha police force was involved in a controversial shooting. In 2004, an officer in Kenosha shot and killed a 21-year-old man...
    A viral video appeared to show police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting a black man in the back as he tried to enter a car. The video posted to Twitter appears to start in the middle of the incident, showing people screaming as police surrounded a man walking around a car parked in the street. A police officer was seen with an outstretched arm holding what appeared to be a black weapon, reaching for the man as he walked to the driver’s side of the car. As the man opened the door and reached into the car, the police officer was seen pulling at his white shirt as the person reached toward the front seat. A series of seven shots...
    (CNN)Three Metro Nashville police officers have had their law enforcement powers restricted after they improperly forced open the door of a family's home Tuesday around dawn, Interim Police Chief John Drake said.The officers who've been decommissioned announced themselves, then began using a battering ram as they executed a warrant in search of evidence connected to a teenager wanted in a property crimes investigation, Drake said Wednesday at a news conference. They were not there for a violent criminal or drug raid, he added.Officials later learned the teenager had not lived at that address in several months, he said. No one was injured in the incident."In all candor, this shouldn't have happened," Drake said. "This mother and her children should not...
    San Francisco police officers are leaving the force in record numbers this year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Twenty-three officers have left the department in the first six months of 2020, and 31 officers have retired. In all of 2019, 26 officers resigned, and only 12 officers resigned in 2018, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is just the beginning. Dozens are actively in the hiring process with other agencies,” said Tony Montoya, president of the Police Officers Association. “The members are upset that the social experiment being conducted in San Francisco is failing, and they would rather work someplace that values them,” Montoya added. In July, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced $120 million in police...
    The governor of Texas and other regional officials have announced they are banning a raise in property tax for all localities that defund the police. The move, announced on Tuesday, is designed to stop Texan towns and cities from following the example of Austin. Last week Austin City Council unanimously approved a proposal to cut the police budget by $150 million, about 34 per cent of its current total, and reinvest in other resources. 'When crime is on the rise, the last thing we should do is defund the police,' said Greg Abbott, the Republican governor, speaking at the Bob Bolen Safety Complex - the training facility and headquarters for the Fort Worth fire and police departments. Greg Abbott, pictured...
    Left: A Seattle police officer seen on video saying he's leaving the department because of protests. Right: An anti-police protest is held in Seattle's Pike Place Market on July 16, 2020. Twitter/Getty A video posted on Twitter over the weekend shows a Seattle police officer telling a protester that he's leaving the department, insinuating he's tired of anti-police demonstrations in the city. "I'm leaving. You guys won," the unidentified officer says in the video, which was posted by a pro-Trump Twitter user on Saturday. The protester then proceeds to taunt him by asking if the officer is "triggered" and making pig noises. The Seattle Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Visit Insider's homepage...
    A Seattle Police Officer appeared to announce his resignation from the department because of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in a viral video, telling an activist ‘I’m leaving, you guys won’. While the circumstances surrounding the video remain unclear, the officer, who is not named in the clip, is seen pulling up in a patrol vehicle next to a protester, winding down his window and appearing to sarcastically ask, ‘how’s your day going today bud?’ When the activist responds ‘not really, because you’re around,’ the officer tells him he has some good news for him. ‘I’m sorry for that. But just don’t worry man, 'cause guess what?’ he says. ‘I’m leaving. You guys won. F***ing two months baby and I’m...
    Like so many other changes to law enforcement, demands for civilian oversight of police often have their roots in outrage. Oakland’s first citizen review board came in the wake of protests over the 1979 police killing of a teenager named Melvin Black. In Los Angeles and San Jose, new accountability offices in the 1990s followed the videotaped beating of Rodney King Now, more than two months into a nationwide movement against police brutality and racial injustice sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, the chorus is rising again for stronger civilian control of law enforcement agencies and officers, who critics say abuse their authority and answer to no one but themselves. But what does “oversight” really mean? Decades after...
    A MANHUNT is underway for a an alleged killer who fatally shot a two-year-old girl in the head while she sat in a car. The toddler, Joette 'Jojo' Malone, was caught in the cross fire of a shooting on July 29 in Hammond, a city in northern Indiana. 3Jojo was seated in the back seat of her mom's car when shots were firedCredit: Hammond Indiana Police Department 3Jojo died two days after she was shot in the headCredit: Hammond Indiana Police Department Jojo was seated in the back seat of her mom's car, which was parked in the Kennedy Crossing apartment complex, when shots were fired, according to the FBI. The shooting took place at approximately 9.30pm. She was shot...
    A Florida sheriff’s department increased rewards for information on the office’s only unsolved murders in the past 11 years, as two grieving families hold out hope for justice. Tampa affiliate Fox 13’s Evan Axelbank reported on the grieving families’ refusal to let their loved ones’ memories die – and the Polk County Sheriff's Office's unwillingness to give up its search. “They're living in pain, they are living a nightmare right now. … They all sit there wishing that he or she could be back with them. They all sit there knowing that they will never have their loved one back,” Axelbank told Fox News. SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF 4-YEAR-OLD LEGEND TALIFERRO Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd made an appeal for help at a press...
    Left, mugshot, right, Facebook Darius Sessoms (l) and Cannon Hinnant Darius Sessoms is a North Carolina felon with pending drug-related cases who is accused of shooting Cannon Hinnant, the 5-year-old son of his neighbor in the child’s front yard. According to KMOV-TV, the child, Cannon Hinnant, was playing in his own yard when Sessoms, a neighbor is accused of running up, shooting him int he head, and then running away. Darius Nathaniel Sessoms is in the custody of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, according to online records. Sessoms, 25, is in custody, and Cannon Hinnant’s name has been trending along with the hashtag #SayHisName, which is often used after police shootings. A woman wrote on Facebook, “Cannon Hinnant…...
    The man Lodi Police Officer Erika Urrea saved in Lodi, California. Lodi Police Department Lodi Police Officer Erika Urrea saved a 66-year-old man in a wheelchair from being hit by an oncoming train in Lodi, California, on Wednesday. Body camera footage from the incident shows Urrea driving in the area, and stopping when she saw the man's wheelchair had apparently gotten stuck on the railroad tracks. According to a statement from the police department posted on Facebook, Urrea saw the train was approaching and immediately jumped into action. As the train neared, Urrea first tried to move the wheelchair, then pulled the man from the wheelchair and out of the way of harm. The man sustained a leg...
    Tuesday, during a press conference outgoing, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she was resigning due to a lack of respect for officers in the wake of a city council vote enacting significant budget cuts to the city’s police department. Best said, “After serving this department and this community for over three decades, I can honestly say I have no regrets. There are things I would change, but being a Seattle police officer and the opportunity to be a police chief was the dream of a lifetime.” She continued, “I will continue to do all I can over the next three weeks to set this department up for a smooth transition. I will always love being a Seattle Police Department officer. To...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured a woman. It happened Wednesday just after 1 a.m. in the 15700 block of Evergreen during an altercation when a 25-year-old man and a suspect started shooting at each other. Police say, the suspect fled the scene and the 25-year-old man was fatally wounded. During the shooting a 21-year-old woman was also shot. She was transported to a local hospital and is listed in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at ‪313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not...
    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on Tuesday announced her resignation, saying that she was not leaving because of pay cuts to her department, but because of the “lack of respect” towards her fellow officers. Best’s resignation comes amid the City Council’s decision to reduce the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. In response to a reporter who asked if her decision was motivated by protesters who appeared at her home earlier this month, or the City Council’s decision, Best said it "is not about the money, and it certainly isn’t about the demonstrators." “I mean, be real, I have a lot thicker skin than that," Best said. "It really is about the over-arching lack of...
    Hundreds of pro-police protesters gathered outside of Seattle’s City Hall ahead of a vote to strip funding from the city’s police department. “This is the silent majority. They’re silent no more,” KTTH radio host Jason Rantz tweeted on Sunday, accompanied by a photo of the pro-police protesters. This is the silent majority. They’re silent no more. pic.twitter.com/15DwhGoiC4— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 9, 2020 Videos and photos of the event showed the mass of people gathered around City Hall chanting, “SPD” while wearing blue in support of the Seattle Police Department. Large rally in support of SPD outside Seattle City Hall pic.twitter.com/2Tddxz0lh4— Amy Moreno (@AmyMorenoNews) August 9, 2020 Hundreds of people outside of City Hall...
    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best pictured in January 2020. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation on Monday, effective September 2.  Best, who is the city's first Black female police chief, decided to quit hours after the City Council passed cuts to her department's budget. The Seattle Police Department's $409 million budget was reduced by $3.5 million for the rest of the year, which will likely result in about 100 officers being laid off. The cuts amount to far less than the 50% sought by Black Lives Matter protesters.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The police chief of Seattle resigned on Monday, hours after the City Council reduced her department's budget...
    (CNN)Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement Monday night, shortly after a city council vote to cut nearly $4 million from the department's budget."I want to thank Mayor (Jenny) Durkan for her continuous support through good times and tough times," Best said in a letter to members of the Seattle Police Department obtained by CNN. "I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times."She said her retirement will be effective September 2.Durkan said the city is losing an unmatched leader."Her grit, grace and integrity have inspired me and made our city better," Durkan said in a statement. "These last months, I knew Chief Best was the person to lead our city through this challenging time, to...
    The Seattle City Council voted ‘yes’ to sweeping budget cuts for the police department following weeks of protests.  In the 7-1 vote, the city council approved more than $1,000,000 in cuts to the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) budget as the city moves to ‘defund’-and not abolish- the police, according to MyNorthWest. The package includes: Capping staff pay at $150,000 (not including the police chief) Slashing $50,000 from SPD travel and training activities Cutting $800,000 from SPD’s Retention and Recruitment budget As many as 100 layoffs for officers A defund Seattle Police Department (SPD)  (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images) The new law will also redirect more than $1,000,000 away from the Navigation Team in the Human Services Department...
    The so-called "silent majority" spoke very loudly in Seattle on Sunday. City residents turned out in droves for a "Back the Blue" rally outside city hall ahead of a major vote on Monday that would take funding away from the city's police department. Videos and photographs posted to social media showed what appeared to be thousands of people outside Seattle City Hall, adorned in blue shirts and holding signs to show support for law enforcement. Large rally in support of SPD outside Seattle City Hall https://t.co/2Tddxz0lh4 — Amy Moreno (@Amy Moreno)1597000740.0Seattle resident John Balph, who said that police reforms are needed and called Black Lives Matter "a very worthy movement," said that defunding the...
    Facing demonstrations this summer in cities large and small, from Los Angeles to Portland and San Jose to Walnut Creek, police resorted to force against protesters. Often, it seemed to make things worse. Now, some critics are asking: What if the police don’t have the training to do the jobs they’re called upon to do? The right training, experts say, could better equip police for a whole host of challenges, from controlling crowds without violence to de-escalating high-pressure confrontations with armed subjects to understanding officers’ own implicit biases. “No one’s doing it right,” said Randy Shrewsberry, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform. Nationally, California is one of only 13 states to require officers to have...
    Protesters in Tampa, Florida on May 31, 2020.Kimberly DeFalco After months of calls from Black Lives Matter protestors to defund the Tampa Police Department, Mayor Jane Castor’s mayoral recommendation for the City of Tampa’s 2021 fiscal year budget propose a shocking $13 million increase for TPD, totaling nearly $176 million. The police budget figure was not voiced in Thursday morning’s City Council meeting, during which the mayor shared her presentation for the FY2021 city budget of nearly $1.3 billion. City of Tampa An unignorable detail of the mayor’s presentation was her ardent support for the Tampa Police Department, which she oversaw herself as Tampa’s chief of police from 2009-2015. The mayor’s pro-police spiel started out with her referring to TPD...
    A Minneapolis commission on Wednesday prevented the Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council’s amendment to dismantle the city’s police department from appearing on the ballot this November, saying that it needed more time to evaluate the proposal. “The Charter Commission had expressed concern that the process to change the city’s charter was being rushed after Floyd died following an encounter with a Minneapolis police officer,” CBS News reported. “Some commissioners said they were more concerned with making the right changes rather than making them fast.” The proposal would have replaced the department with a poorly defined “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.” “The issue would likely have gone to voters if the commission had acted decisively either for or against the...
    A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the police department in the wake of George Floyd's death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November. The Charter Commission had expressed concern that the process to change the city's charter was being rushed after Floyd died following an encounter with a Minneapolis police officer. Some commissioners said they were more concerned with making the right changes rather than making them fast. The proposed amendment followed widespread criticism of law enforcement over Floyd's death. It would have replaced the police department with a "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention" that backers said would take a more "holistic" approach. That...
    PHOTO BY COLIN WOLFThe Tampa Police Department is now offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest after someone spilled paint on an illegally produced “Back the Blue” mural, which is located in front of their headquarters on the 300 block of E Madison St. According to TPD, a suspect wearing “all black” and a “black mask” was seen on camera pouring “possibly tar” over the “Back the Blue” mural last night at around 10:00 p.m. The suspect was also seen coming out of a “black hatchback,” which was spotted circling the area earlier that night. The department also says a second suspect poured red paint on the “Back the Blue” mural, and also graffitied “Fuck 12”...
    A Wisconsin Police Department withdrew from an agreement to provide security at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) after the Milwaukee Police Department made changes to its policy, banning the use of chemical irritants including pepper spray. Over 100 police agencies have reportedly withdrawn from agreements to provide officers for security at the upcoming DNC. “Our withdrawal from the DNC security detail is about safety and the fact that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is setting the police officers up for failure,” Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Lamb said ” … I cannot in good conscience send the members of my department to be a part of that.” At least 3 police...
    GLOUCESTER (CBS) – Firefighters used boats to attack a fire in a Gloucester home from the river as flames became too hot to battle by land Saturday morning. Firefighters found heavy smoke pouring Washington Street home when they responded at about 10:30 a.m. after boaters on the Annisquam River saw the blaze from the water. The home was deemed unsafe to enter by the fire commissioner. (Photo credit: Gloucester Fire Department) Firefighters were driven back by the intense heat of the fire, and the Gloucester Police Safe Boat and Harbormaster boats were able to take firefighters to fight the fire from the riverside. “This fire was well advanced by the time firefighters arrived, and the terrain made the response more...
    A rapping NYPD officer whose lyrics about trigger-happy white cops snowballed into a discrimination lawsuit against the department feels more empowered than ever to speak out against racism, she said — and claims her white colleagues now support her controversial lyrics. Midtown North cop Atisha Samuel can’t join in the anti-police brutality protests rocking NYC and the globe, she told The Post, but continues to “protest in my own way.” “I walk into work with a shirt like this saying ‘Unite Against Racism,’” Samuel explained In a video posted to her “Nukstarr” Instagram account. “I’m enlightening my coworkers, letting them know how much we’ve been oppressed as a people and what they need to do to do better.” Samuel sued...
    Many Seattle residents have expressed disapproval of the Seattle City Council’s measure to slash police department funding by half, with one telling the council Wednesday the proposal is a “radical experiment” that will only “hurt the vulnerable.” The Seattle City Council is weighing a measure, which would slash police department funding by 50 percent or $85 million for the remainder of the year. According to Q13 Fox, “nearly 300” people signed up to weigh in on the measure during Wednesday’s budget meeting, and many expressed disapproval. One caller phoned in to describe the move as a “radical experiment that will hurt the vulnerable.” “Seattle City Council, you are irresponsibly not fully representing your constituents by making the reckless decision of...
    Media mogul Tyler Perry delivered his opinion on the movement to defund the police that has garnered notoriety since the nationwide protests against police brutality began in late May. The actor said he does not support "taking money from the police department" and proclaimed that "we need more police." Perry appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360" Wednesday night, where he weighed in on the contentious debate over defunding the police. "You gotta understand this: I am not for taking money from the police department," Perry told CNN host Anderson Cooper. "I think we need more police." "My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need police," Perry said. "But we don't...
    Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Excerpts from his prepared remarks follow: The horrible killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis understandably jarred the whole country and forced us to reflect on longstanding issues in our nation. Those issues obviously relate to the relationship between law enforcement and the African American community. Given our history, it is ­understandable that among black Americans, there is at least some ambivalence, and often distrust, toward the police. Until just the last 50 years or so, our laws and institutions were explicitly discriminatory. It was not until ’60s that the civil rights movement succeeded in tearing down the Jim Crow edifice. Our laws ­finally came to formally embody the...
    A British mother plans to sue the Metropolitan Police after officers stormed her home and arrested her 12-year-old son after he was seen with a toy gun. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police, however, says he reviewed the incident and believes the officers worked professionally and well within their scope of duties. What are the details? Alice Mina Agyepong, 42, said that she was napping in her home last week when "dozens of officers" raided her Camden, England, home and took her 12-year-old son, Kai, into custody. According to the Evening Standard, a passerby reportedly phoned police after seeing the child with a toy gun in his living room. When officers arrived...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A high-ranking member of the Chicago Police Department was found dead Tuesday with a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide at the Homan Square facility.CPD Supt. David Brown identified the officer as Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a 30-year-veteran of the department, at a news conference."We are shocked, saddened at the loss that is deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with home Deputy Chief Boyd worked and mentored throughout this career," said Brown.EMBED More News Videos CPD Superintendent David Brown gives update on officer who died by suicide. Paramedics responded to the facility at 1011 S. Homan Ave. about 9:30 a.m. for an unconscious person, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The person was...
    A federal attorney said Monday that federal officers won’t leave Portland during violent protests, The Associated Press reported. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams of the District of Oregon said during a news conference that federal officers will note leave the city until protesters stop attacking the U.S. courthouse in Portland, the AP reported. (Related: Media Downplays Ongoing Violence In Portland, Claims ‘Right-Wing’ Outlets Are Playing Up The Unrest) “It is not a solution to tell federal officers to leave when there continues to be attacks on federal property and personnel. We are not leaving the building unprotected to be destroyed by people intent on doing so,” Williams said, the AP reported. The Portland Police Department declared Saturday’s protests officially a...
    William Barr Attorney General William Barr is finally testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, and his opening statement is a preview of a performance that in a just world would get him charged with lying to Congress. “From my experience,” Barr will say, “the President has played a role properly and traditionally played by Presidents.” The decision-making comes entirely from Barr: “the handling of the matter and my decisions on criminal matters have been left to my independent judgment, based on the law and fact, without any direction or interference from the White House or anyone outside the Department.” It’s just that he, William Barr, is so very distressed at how the Department of Justice treated Donald Trump so very unfairly before he...
    New York — The boy appeared barefoot and with a dirty diaper in a complex in Miramar, north of Miami. Authorities are asking for the population’s help in finding the minor’s parents or guardians. Photo:Miramar Police / Courtesy It has been more than 24 hours since Miramar Police Department officers began searching for the parents of a child. They were asking the population for help and might have a clue about the boy’s mother. Detectives said Monday night that they are actively looking for Leila Cavett, who could be the mother of the young man. (2/2) donate diapers or welcome him into your home. We sincerely appreciate all offers. He is currently being cared for...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police Chief Ed Kraus announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year, the city said in a statement. Kraus, a 28-year veteran of the department, was appointed chief in December. He'd been named interim chief in May 2019 after Joel Fitzgerald was fired. In October, the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Black woman in her home by a white police officer damaged the trust the department had been trying to build with communities of color. Officer Aaron Dean resigned and was charged with murder after fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door. Kraus declared there was...
    Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) told Oakland residents in a statement Sunday to remain vigilant of agitators who seek to use protests as cover for militant activities, a warning she delivered after vandals set multiple fires in the downtown area, including one at the Alameda County Superior Courthouse. She also invoked President Donald Trump.  “Vandalizing our downtown gives Donald Trump the images he wants and the justification he seeks to send federal troops into American cities,” said Schaaf, an apparent reference to the federal agents that have been dispatched to Portland to help quell the ongoing unrest.  “We can’t be fooled and play into his twisted campaign strategy. We celebrate passionate protests but Oaklanders need to know that when they attend...
    Cold Spring Mayor Dave Merandy said he wants “everyone to relax a bit” as the village prepares to review its Police Department in compliance with a state requirement that municipalities review their law-enforcement policies and operations.  The issue, he said at the Tuesday (July 21) meeting of the Village Board, has prompted “a few more emails than usual” in his inbox. Merandy said Larry Burke, the officer-in-charge of the Cold Spring Police Department, plans to attend a July 27 meeting with officials from Putnam County and other local police forces. “He wants to see how other villages and towns will handle the review,” the mayor said. “Once he knows, we’ll move forward.” The state order, issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
              The Minneapolis City Council voted to cut the Minneapolis Police Department’s communications division during its Budget Committee discussion Wednesday. The ultimate goal is to have the city’s communications department handle all emergency calls. According to the proposal, the city’s communications department will assume police department communications under two separate plans of action. In one, calls categorized as “Theft-Report Only” will be fully transitioned by December 1st of this year. In another, “Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)” and “Report-Only” calls will be transferred starting 2021. The Council also voted to cut the Communications & Video Coordinator and the Director of Public Information positions from the police department. These proposals raised some concerns within the community. A...
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said it would be better to not have police officers responding to rape calls in situations when the rapist has already fled, according to The Federalist. Instead, Ellison suggests, it is preferable to have a social worker trained in interacting with rape victims respond to such a call. In making his point, Ellison dismisses police officers as people who are simply trained in how to use guns. "If you're a woman who's been a victim of a sexual assault, and the assailant ran away, wouldn't you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with what you're dealing with, as opposed to somebody whose main training is that they know how...
    TEXAS – Officers with the Arlington Police Department are investigating a deadly situation that occurred Monday afternoon. According to the report, the events occurred around 12:22 pm in the vicinity of Maple Springs Drive and Cool Springs Dr. When officers arrived on the scene they found a 3-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head. Emergency personnel then began rescue efforts, but the minor died after being taken to a local hospital. According to the homicide unit, the death for now appears to be accidental and would have been caused by a family member. Someone also cleaned the gun before the events occurred, according to the Dallas Police Department. The identity of the minor or the persons involved...
    LOS ANGELES – Andrés Guardado’s family attorneys said the independent autopsy of the 18-year-old’s body revealed that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s agent (LASD) who killed him shot him five times in the back, which they consider unjustifiable. It was also found that Guardado also had no drugs or alcohol in his systems, according to the report. The case of his death at the hands of the police has caused great protests in the city of Los Angeles. Guardado died on June 18 after agents from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department opened fire on him. The event occurred in the 400 block of Redondo Beach Boulevard in the city of Gardena, California around 5:53 pm, according to authorities. Sheriff’s officers...
    In a long opinion piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the authors, five Minneapolis City Council members, Jeremiah Ellison, Lisa Bender, Alondra Cano, Cam Gordon and Steve Fletcher, set forth their plan for a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention. You know, what used to be called a police department. Examining their words, even microscopically, the plan is so elusive as to remain unknowable. There really is no plan other than a whimsical wish for peace and justice for all. To accomplish this, we get platitudes and this statement: “As members of the Minneapolis City Council, we have the responsibility to address the persistent failures in our policing system and to propose the best possible solutions for safety,...
    A Washington woman was arrested after she was allegedly seen on doorbell video camera raping two boys between the ages of five and nine.  Miah R. Lopez, 19, was charged with two counts of rape in the first degree and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.  Police were dispatched to the scene at the Spruce Street Apartments in Yakima on Tuesday at around 4.40pm, KIMA TV reports.  The Yakima Police Department was called to the Spruce Street Apartments after a witness reported seeing a woman on camera raping two boys The Yakima Police Department said that a witness had called and reported that the woman was captured on video performing sexual acts on the young boys. Upon arriving on the...
    By this time next month, Black Lives Matter posters will be displayed prominently in every police station in San Francisco. The city’s police commission unanimously passed a resolution expressing the “urgent need to reaffirm the value of Black lives” and requiring all stations in the district to “prominently display … in a location that is visible by the general public visiting the station” a 24×32 sign with the words “Black Lives Matter” — a symbolic but important first step, the commissioners said. Commissioner DionJay Brookter, the leading force behind the resolution, read it aloud to the board before the vote Wednesday, noting other local commissions had taken similar measures. “I want to be clear this resolution is merely a small...
    A Michigan police officer, who has been hailed a hero after he saved a newborn girl from choking, told “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday that “it was a very stressful situation,” but his training helped. “I had to resort back to my training and that prepared me mentally for the situation,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Officer Cameron Maciejewski regarding the incident, which was captured by a dashcam camera. Maciejewski, pulled up to a home around 10:45 p.m. last Thursday as the panicked family rushed to him carrying the 3-week-old child, who was not breathing, according to the police department. He said as soon as he pulled up to the scene, “a whole family, 12 family members [were] running out of their house frantic with a lifeless child in...
    BATAVIA, Ill. (CBS) — A man known as Jake the Striper has done decal work for hundreds of thousands of police cars. But now, several of his longtime clients are calling it quits after racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic posts came to light. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, Batavia was the first police department to cut ties with Jake Zaagman. And in the weeks since, others have followed. The bold black and blue graphics on the Batavia Police Department’s cruisers, and those yellow and brown custom letters printed on both Cook and Fulton counties’ sheriff’s police squad cars, were the work of Zaagman – based in Batavia and known by his business title “Jake the Striper.” We interviewed...
    Seattle's Police chief spoke out against a plan proposed by advocates to defund cops by 50 per cent and reallocate the money to other community needs. Speaking on Fox & Friends Monday, Police Chief Carmen Best blasted the proposal, which already has won majority support among members of Seattle's City Council. 'We will be much less safe,' Best warned if the proposal made by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now, two coalitions of local community groups and Black leaders, goes forward. 'I'm hoping that the council will reconsider this very rash and reckless decision and allow us to do the work that we're supposed to do for the city of Seattle,' she said on the broadcast. Seattle...
    The late Robert Kennedy once said: Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins with the sentence: All human beings are born free and equal in human rights. Frank G. FernandezIn the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, Minneapolis is hemorrhaging. It needs to rebuild its infrastructure, starting with the Minneapolis Police Department. Ideas are being proposed right and left — from throwing out the cops, defunding the police department, to throwing out the politicians, defunding the city government, and everything in between. The City Council has voted 12-0 to dismantle the MPD. Yet no one...
    Activists continue to call for defunded police departments during weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd. At the same time, the police are facing a spike in violent crime in several cities across the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Milwaukee is set to break the record of 167 homicides that were reported in 1991 when serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was free. Homicides in Chicago are nearing the record-high numbers from 2016, which was the highest homicide rate since 1996. Kansas City, Missouri, had 99 homicides during the first 6 months of this year, more than that same period in any previous year, the Wall Street Journal reported. Homicides are up 23% in New York and 11.6%...
    New York City officials recently approved a $1 billion police department budget cut. Los Angeles officials similarly cut $150 million from the police budget last. “They’re not concerned about the people that actually pay the taxes,” said Vincent Vallelong, vice president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York, who decried the city’s handling of the budget. “I’d be surprised if every major unit in the department was not impacted,” Los Angeles Police Protective League spokesman Dustin DeRollo said. Police unions accused New York and Los Angeles city officials of recklessness and said they don’t have the public’s interest in mind regarding recent cuts to police department funding in the two cities. New York City officials approved a...
    MCALLEN, Texas – Two McAllen police officers were killed in the line of duty on Saturday, according to McAllen ISD Police Department. The department posted on Facebook, and said they are mourning the loss of Officer I. Chavez and Officer E. Garza. Our condolences to the families of our fallen brothers and the McAllen Police Department. We are deeply sadden by this tragedy and will continue to keep you in our prayers.Posted by McAllen ISD Police Department on Saturday, July 11, 2020In a brief statement, the department said, “Our condolences to the families of our fallen brothers and the McAllen Police Department. We are deeply sadden by this tragedy and will continue to keep you in our prayers.” ...
    An image of activist Angela Davis is displayed above the entrance to the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, vacated June 8, and now surrounded by streets reopened to pedestrians forming an area named the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington on June 12, 2020. The Seattle Police Department (SPD) said they would lay off more than 50-percent of their Black, Indigenous and other non-white officers in response to the Seattle City Council’s proposed budget cuts. Those substantial cuts, which seem likely to pass at present, are themselves in response to “Defund the Police” activism and organizing that quickly became a nationally recognizable aspect of the Black Lives Matter movement following the Minneapolis Police Department’s killing of George Floyd...
    The number of NYPD officers filing for retirement has soared. A total of 503 of New York’s finest have filed for retirement between May 25 and July 3, a 75 percent jump compared to 2019, and between June 29 and July 6 alone, the department said 179 NYPD officers filed, a 411 percent increase from the same time last year. The department is receiving so many retirement applications it is limiting the number submitted per day after overtime pay for the workers who process them was canceled. With a particularly large class of officers reaching their 20-year anniversary on the force this September, making them eligible for a full pension, the department should be prepared for more paperwork. According to Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD...
    The LA County coroner's office has released the autopsy report of the 18-year-old security guard who was shot dead by police last month - days after the sheriff's department requested a 'security hold' on the findings.  Andres Guardado Pineda died on June 18 from 'multiple gunshot wounds' after he was shot five times in the back, according to the report released on Friday.  All five shots were determined to be fatal and the report showed he also suffered two graze wounds to his arm. His death was ruled a homicide.    The report comes after the teen's family on Wednesday released the results of an independent autopsy that showed the same cause and manner of death.   Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Dr Jonathan...