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    The teen who was torched alive in a Bronx apartment suffered burns to 90 percent of his body — and a witness said she tried to confront the killer in the moments after the deadly attack, police sources said. Winston Ortiz, 18, was stabbed twice in the back and once in the chest on the fifth floor of a building on Woodycrest Avenue near West 165th Street in Highbridge — around the corner from his home — around 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to cops and sources. He was taken to Harlem Hospital with multiple stab wounds and burns, where he died, police said. A witness said she heard someone calling for help, and spotted a stranger throw a liquid on...
    Harry Rogers, a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader, was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, after driving into a crowd of protesters in June. Henrico County Sheriff's Office via Associated Press; YouTube/CBS News A Virginia man who boasted of his Ku Klux Klan rank was sentenced to six years in prison after driving his pickup truck into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against police violence. Court records show that Harry Rogers, 37, was convicted of six misdemeanors, and still faces three additional felony charges. Prosecutors said Rogers drove "recklessly" down the median of a road, then "drove up to the protesters, revved the engine, and drove into the protesters."  Rogers later reportedly told police he was...
    LOMPOC (CBSLA) — A 35-year-old felon faces charges of possession of guns, drugs and a stolen guitar signed by rocker Tom Petty. Dylan Isaacs was arrested Friday after an LAPD investigation into a major storage commercial burglary in the Los Angeles area led to Lompoc, according to police. (credit: Lompoc Police Department) One of the items stolen from the storage space was a guitar signed by Tom Petty, worth more than $10,000, police said. LAPD’s investigation turned to Lompoc after learning Isaacs was trying to sell the guitar on local social media sites, according to Lompoc police. Isaacs was arrested near a Walmart, where police say he believed he was going to meet with a legitimate buyer. Instead, the buyer...
    Murder rates have skyrocketed in the US this summer, adding yet another layer of trauma on top of the devastating ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic and fevered racial unrest.   The homicide rate across 20 major American cities rose by 37 percent from May to June, according to a recent report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ). That increase was driven largely by rates in three cities - Chicago, Philadelphia and Milwaukee - according to the report.   Meanwhile aggravated assaults also spiked by 35 percent across 17 major cities from late May through the end of June, with the largest increases seen in Chicago, Detroit, Louisville and Nashville.  The dramatic rise in violent crimes began around...
    Missouri police have tied the killing of a 2-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting over the weekend to another drive-by shooting in July that injured five people, according to a report. The spot outside a grocery store where Raelynn Elise Craig was killed Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph has become a makeshift memorial to the little girl, the St. Joseph News-Press reports. “She was an angel. She was so smart, I always thought she was so smart,” Kennedy Sollars said through tears, according to the paper. “She was always a fighter. She was born premature and she beat the odds and she was here.” St. Joseph Police Department building in Missouri (Google Maps) Sollars said Raelynn was her little boy's...
    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced she will be retiring from the department, a decision that followed the Seattle City Council’s approval of proposals that would slash police funding and cause layoffs, numerous sources reported. Best emailed her retirement notice late Monday, the same day Seattle City Council approved the proposals that would reduce the police department budget by nearly $4 million, which could affect as many as 100 officers, according to KOMO News. She was the first black woman to lead the department. Best was appointed to her current position in July 2018 and has spent 28 years with the department. “This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time,” Best wrote in the email...
    Henrico County Police Harry "Skip" Rogers A self-professed Klu Klux Klan leader, Harry Rogers, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for driving through peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters on June 7 in Henrico County, Virginia. According to Henrico County Police spokesperson Lieutenant A. M. Robertson, “several witnesses reported that a vehicle revved their engine and drove through the protesters occupying the roadway.” The drive of that vehicle was 37-year-old Rogers. He was arrested and initially charged with attempted malicious wounding and destruction of property, both felonies, and misdemeanor assault and battery. On June 25 Henrico County attorney added more charges: four counts of assault with hate crimes, two counts of felonious attempted malicious wounding, and one...
    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...
    Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 police officers injured, according to a report. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in custody. At least one organizer called the looting tantamount to "reparations." “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. “That makes sure that person...
    A former high-ranking cop who built a decades-long career in the NYPD was locked out of top-tier positions in the department because of her gender, she claimed in a suit filed Monday. Lori Pollock, a former 3-star chief, claims in the Manhattan federal court suit that Police Commissioner Dermot Shea specifically discriminated against her when he refused to consider her for a promotion — and instead demoted her to a position where she answered to a civilian. Shea’s apparent disregard for women holding top positions in the department became clear to Pollock when she attended a transition meeting in 2019, the suit states. As she gave a presentation about her role as Chief of Bureau of Crime Control Strategies, Shea...
    BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Two former California sheriff’s deputies have entered pleas and will serve jail time for conspiring to sell marijuana that had been seized by law enforcement, prosecutors said. Derrick Penney and Logan August had previously pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges. The former deputies with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office were sentenced to probation. But a separate investigation by the county’s district attorney’s office revealed that about 350 pounds more marijuana was stolen than was originally believed, according to prosecutors. In addition, investigators discovered that August concealed the theft by falsifying evidence destruction forms and police reports. The false reports might have been noticed by a supervising deputy if they had not been signed for approval in...
    A young parolee was busted in connection to a fatal shooting in Brooklyn two months ago, police said Thursday. Marcus Worrell, 24, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the shooting on June 5 in East New York, according to police. The arrest comes as the city sees a surge in shootings and police struggle to curb the gunplay.  Last week was the first time since the anti-crime unit was disbanded in mid-June that firearm arrests had only a single-digit decrease compared to last year, according to NYPD data. Worrell is accused of fatally shooting 28-year-old Evan Hillman in the head and wounding a 40-year-old man with two shots to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer was injured after being shot, possibly by another officer, during an incident in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The officer was responding to a mental health call in the 1100 block of Wilton Place, involving a man armed with scissors, according to authorities. Police were called to the scene to respond to a man reportedly suffering from a form of bipolar disorder and displaying signs of suicidality. Officers arrived and made contact with the man and a Rottweiler and “during the encounter an officer-involved shooting occurred,” LAPD officer Mike Chan said. The officer was shot in the arm and taken to the hospital but the extent of her injuries...
    The majority of Seattle residents have signed a petition to stop the push to defund the police, according to the president of the city's Police Officers Guild, Mike Solan. “We got over 150,000 signatures in one week where people were like, ‘No, we’re not going to put up with this unreasonable activism by the fringe majority of the city council,'” Solan told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday. “We must have people continue to push back against this unreasonable activism. This 'defund' nonsense which would put people's public safety in a dangerous predicament,” Solan said. Solan said that the Seattle Police Department is going to “lose over 100 officers in the budget cycle” due to the push to defund the force. SEATTLE POLICE...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida man was arrested after confronting a child wearing a mask at a restaurant and spitting in his face when the boy refused to take it off, police said. Jason Copenhaver approached the child’s table Sunday and asked the boy if he was wearing a mask, according to Treasure Island police. Authorities did not release the boy’s age. Police said the 47-year-old then told the child to take it off. He then grabbed the boy’s hand tightly and put his face next to the child’s, telling the boy he now had the coronavirus, according to police reports. “Victim stated that (Copenhaver) was in such close proximity that spit particles from (Copenhaver’s) mouth landed in his face,”...
    TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was arrested after confronting a child wearing a mask at a restaurant and spitting in his face when the boy refused to take it off, police said. Jason Copenhaver approached the child’s table Sunday and asked the boy if he was wearing a mask, according to Treasure Island police. Authorities did not release the boy’s age. Police said the 47-year-old then told the child to take it off. He then grabbed the boy’s hand tightly and put his face next to the child’s, telling the boy he now had the coronavirus, according to police reports. “Victim stated that (Copenhaver) was in such close proximity that spit particles from (Copenhaver’s) mouth landed in...
    TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was arrested after confronting a child wearing a mask at a restaurant and spitting in his face when the boy refused to take it off, police said. Jason Copenhaver approached the child's table Sunday and asked the boy if he was wearing a mask, according to Treasure Island police. Authorities did not release the boy’s age. The 47-year-old allegedly told the child to take it off. He then grabbed the boy's hand tightly and put his face next to the child's, telling the boy he now had the coronavirus, according to police reports. “Victim stated that (Copenhaver) was in such close proximity that spit particles from (Copenhaver’s) mouth landed in his face,”...
    VALLEJO (CBS SF) – Oakland attorney John Burris plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on Thursday against the city of Vallejo and one of its officers over the shooting of a San Francisco man through the windshield of a police vehicle. In a lawsuit on behalf of Sean Monterrosa’s parents and two sisters, Burris plans to claim that police command staff knew or should have known the officer had a “shocking” history of firing his gun on the job, according to a statement. Vallejo Officer Jarrett Tonn fired five bullets from an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from the backseat of an unmarked, moving pickup truck, killing Monterrosa, 22, in a Walgreens parking lot on June 2, according to a...
    Chicago police are investigating what looks to be one of the city’s most brazen gun crimes in an already difficult year: the shooting death of a Chicago-based rapper in broad daylight, just a block away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district. Officers, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, are also bracing for what could be a burgeoning gang war. FBG Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekly, “was shot Tuesday afternoon on Oak Street after two men jumped out of cars and opened fire,” the Sun-Times said. Weekly “was on social media antagonizing rival gang members before he was killed Tuesday afternoon, according to an officer safety alert issued late Tuesday.” Oak Street intersects with Michigan Avenue — the Magnificent Mile shopping...
    Partial leaked bodycam footage published Monday evening by The Daily Mail appears to show some of George Floyd’s final moments during a deadly police arrest by Minneapolis police officers. Floyd was handcuffed by officers May 25 during a police response to a phone call alleging that he tried to use a fake $20 at a convenience store. Previously released bystander videos showed former Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as he yelled that he couldn’t breathe. The death has sparked outrage and protests against police brutality worldwide. Body cam footage from the incident was only supposed to be available for viewing by appointment at the Hennepin County courthouse and not distributed publicly, but The Daily...
    (CNN)A Pennsylvania man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide after he allegedly shot at an employee of a cigar shop who asked him to wear a mask.Adam Michael Zaborowski, 35, entered Cigars international in Bethlehem Township Friday morning without a face covering, according to a probable cause affidavit, despite a statewide mandate by Gov. Tom Wolf requiring masks be worn in businesses.Staff at the shop told Zaborowski that he needed to wear a mask inside the store or could have his order taken curbside, according to the affidavit."Zaborowski became irate, grabbed two cigars from a shelf and exited without paying," the affidavit says.Adam Zaborowski, 35, was arrested on attempted murder charges for firing shots at a cigar shop employee...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A rollover crash on the Eisenhower Expressway has closed all eastbound lanes of traffic Monday afternoon, according to Illinois State Police.ISP says the crash happened just before 1 p.m. near Paulina Street on Interstate 290. All inbound lanes are closed while police conduct a traffic crash investigation.Eastbound traffic is being diverted off of I-290 at Ashland Avenue.It appears only one car was involved in the crash.The closure is expected to last a couple of hours, according to officials.Police say the investigation is ongoing. No other information is available at this time.
    Hartford Police Department Jerry Thompson is being accused of beheading his landlord. Jerry Thompson, a 42-year-old Connecticut man, is alleged to have decapitated his landlord with a samurai sword after the two men had a dispute over rent payments, according to reports from CNN. The alleged victim, Victor King, was Thompson’s landlord, the Hartford Courant reported, from whom Thompson was renting a room. Police are also speculating that Thompson is a member of the “sovereign citizen” movement. Here’s what you need to know:1. Police Allege Thompson Threatened King Before Killing Him Homicide investigation underway, 784 Asylum Avenue. Adult male victim located within the residence. Person of interest located and is with investigators. More information as it becomes available....
    Torrance Police Department/ Facebook A California couple was arrested on charges of a hate crime and vandalism on Friday, according to the Torrance Police Department.  Gregory and Rachel Howell were arrested after a racist incident in Torrance, California where they yelled "White power," and, "Only white lives matter," at a Black man and his girlfriend. One of the victims, Itzel Lopez told KTLA, "Never in my life did I think I was gonna experience this. It's actually really scary. They don't even know you and they're willing to hurt you." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A California couple was arrested on Friday for a hate crime and vandalism for a racist confrontation that occurred last week,...
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to federal charges of bringing a rifle and a handgun to a Florida veterans clinic. Howell E. Camp, 58, pleaded guilty in Pensacola federal court Thursday to carrying a concealed firearm and possession of firearms on federal property, according to court records. He faces up to six years in prison at his Oct. 29 sentencing. Camp went to the Pensacola Veterans Affairs Clinic on May 6 to pick up a prescription, prosecutors said. Under social distancing procedures implemented by the VA during the coronavirus pandemic, Camp was asked to wait for the medication in his vehicle. Camp eventually became frustrated with the wait and went to speak to a...
    (CNN)Police officers in the central Arkansas city of Conway have been cleared of wrongdoing in connection with the death of a man who was in custody. The case has drawn attention because during his arrest, Lionel Morris told officers he could not breathe and three officers each used a foot to restrain him while he was on the ground. Prosecuting Attorney for the 20th Judicial District Carol Crews said in mid-July she saw no evidence that warranted criminal charges. In an autopsy, Morris' manner of death is classified as undetermined.In explaining her decision, Crews said, "even when Mr. Morris can be heard on body camera video claiming to be in distress, he was actively refusing arrest and being combative with...
            by Jake Dima  Portland Police have earned almost $5.4 million in overtime during the weeks-long protests and riots in the city. Overtime earnings through July 22 have reached $5,351,383, police told Fox 12 Oregon. Officers have also raked in an additional $1.2 million in accrued time compensation, according to the local outlet. Protests in the city have been ongoing since as far back as May 25, when George Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, Fox News reported. July 22 is the most recent pay period for Portland police and the reported numbers do not include the cost of normal officer salary, according to Fox 12. Democratic Oregon Gov....
    Seattle lawmakers want to abolish the city’s police force and replace it with a “community-led” safety prevention program, according to proposed legislation released Friday. Arguing that the Seattle Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture,” the Seattle City Council moved to redirect cash to a non-profit, civilian-led “Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention” — and offered a “blueprint” on how to defund the police, according to the resolution. Under the bill, cops would be replaced by “community-led activities” and organizations focused on “housing, food security, and other basic needs” along with “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections,” according to documents posted by Christopher Rufo, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. To...
    Portland Police have earned almost $5.4 million in overtime during the weeks-long protests and riots in the city. Overtime earnings through July 22 have reached $5,351,383, police told Fox 12 Oregon. Officers have also raked in an additional $1.2 million in accrued time compensation, according to the local outlet. Protests in the city have been ongoing since as far back as May 25, when George Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, Fox News reported. July 22 is the most recent pay period for Portland cops and the reported numbers do not include the cost of normal officer salary, according to Fox 12. Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that the federal...
    The Iron Range man arrested this week in an unsolved 1986 homicide in Chisholm, Minn., had lived within a mile of the victim and attended school with her children, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. But charging documents do not indicate whether Michael Allen Carbo Jr., who was 18 at the time, knew Nancy Daugherty personally, or how he allegedly ended up at her residence on the night she was sexually assaulted and killed. Authorities said the arrest was made possible only through DNA database analysis. Michael Allan Carbo Jr.  (St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department via AP) Carbo, 52, was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court in Hibbing on a charge of intentional second-degree murder. Judge Andrew Peterson...
    By Suman Naishadham and Jake Bleiberg | Associated Press Sheena McFerran was two rows behind a line of police at a protest in Portland, Oregon, when she saw officers pepper-spraying a Black man. “I said, ‘Hell no,’ so I pulled his backpack back really hard and stepped into the space he was in,” said McFerran, a 34-year-old manager for the Sierra Club who’s white. Edward Schinzing, 32, was just around the corner on another night. Prosecutors say he and 30 others broke into a building with a jail and courtrooms, destroyed an office and set it ablaze. Both were arrested. Their disparate circumstances highlight what The Associated Press found in an analysis of more than 200 arrests:...
    Federal agents are set to deploy in Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee to as part of a program to assist local law enforcement amid rising crime, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Nearly 100 U.S. Marshals, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents will supplement local authorities in investigating and curbing violent incidents in the three cities, according to a DOJ release. The recent move is part of Operation Legend, a larger federal program by President Donald Trump’s administration to address noticeable rises in violent crime that stem from national unrest since May, the press release said. “The most basic responsibility of government is to protect the safety of our citizens,” Attorney General...
    Members of the Minneapolis City Council supported the idea of abolishing their city's police department after George Floyd's death in police custody, but a recent vote indicates that the city may not be in any rush to follow through with the plan. The Minneapolis Charter Commission voted earlier this week to keep a police reform proposal off of November's ballot, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The measure would have scrapped a city requirement to maintain a police force of a size based on the city's population. MINNESOTA LAWMAKERS APPROVE MORE POLICE TRAINING, BANS ON CHOKEHOLDS, SOME NECK RESTRAINTS This was the first of two proposals going before the Charter Commission, with a more sweeping reform proposal up for a vote next week. That measure, if...
    Investigators suspect the “Umbrella man” seen in video phone footage smashing out windows at an Auto Zone store on Minneapolis’ East Lake Street in the days following George Floyd’s death is a 32-year-old white supremacist who sought to “incite violence,” according to a search warrant affidavit. In the search warrant affidavit filed Monday in Hennepin County District Court, arson investigator Erika Christensen of the Minneapolis Police Department wrote that an anonymous tip received by police indicates the man to be the person on video seen breaking windows. The man is a member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang and a “known associate of the Aryan Cowboys,” according to Christensen. The affidavit describes the Aryan Cowboys as a “known prison gang...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  Democratic mayors wrote to Congress Monday, asking for limitations on the Trump administration deployment of “unidentified federal officers” to their cities to calm protests, according to a letter posted on Twitter. The mayors requested that federal agents be required to present identification except “on an undercover mission authorized by the local U.S. Attorney,” according to the letter Wheeler posted on Twitter. Six Democratic mayors, including Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland and Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago signed the letter. President Donald Trump sent more than 200 federal officers to Chicago to end violent protests, according to a July 22 press briefing. Wheeler has criticized the federal government’s deployment of federal officers, calling it “unconscionable...
            by Thomas Catenacci  Communities in Minneapolis have established community watch groups, some consisting of armed individuals, to protect residents with one community even erecting barricades in response to increasing crime levels, according to The Wall Street Journal. The city has seen a major surge in violent crime since the death of George Floyd, according to the Star Tribune, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, video of the incident shows. The Minneapolis city council in June voted to allow the police department to be dismantled following Floyd’s death, and on Friday voted to reduce the department’s budget. “I am hesitant to call the police,” said Minneapolis resident Kadence Hampton, according to The Wall...
    Democratic mayors wrote to Congress Monday, asking for limitations on the Trump administration deployment of “unidentified federal officers” to their cities to calm protests, according to a letter posted on Twitter. The mayors requested that federal agents be required to present identification except “on an undercover mission authorized by the local U.S. Attorney,” according to the letter Wheeler posted on Twitter. Six Democratic mayors, including Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland and Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago signed the letter. President Donald Trump sent more than 200 federal officers to Chicago to end violent protests, according to a July 22 press briefing. Wheeler has criticized the federal government’s deployment of federal officers, calling it “unconscionable and un-American,” he said on Twitter...
    The son of former Rangers’ star defenseman Barry Beck was fatally stabbed over the weekend, according to Hamilton, Ontario police. Police responded to reports of a disturbance around 2 a.m. Sunday in nearby Binbrook, Ontario, where officers found the 20-year-old Brock Beck and an unidentified 16-year-old injured. Beck was later pronounced dead at a hospital while the 16-year-old has since been released from medical care. The suspects were believed to have been driving “closely” behind Beck before they confronted Beck and the teenager in a driveway, police said. No arrests have been made and police said they haven’t uncovered a motive for the killing. It’s unclear how many people were involved in the incident. “Why would someone stab him...
    Communities in Minneapolis have established community watch groups, some consisting of armed individuals, to protect residents with one community even erecting barricades in response to increasing crime levels, according to The Wall Street Journal. The city has seen a major surge in violent crime since the death of George Floyd, according to the Star Tribune, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, video of the incident shows. The Minneapolis city council in June voted to allow the police department to be dismantled following Floyd’s death, and on Friday voted to reduce the department’s budget. “I am hesitant to call the police,” said Minneapolis resident Kadence Hampton, according to The Wall Street Journal. “They...
    PHOENIX – An armed person, identified as Solomon Domínguez, 52, was arrested after authorities said he became a threat at a Walmart in northeast Arizona on Monday morning. According to police, an employee inside the Walmart called officers around 4:48 a.m. and told them that a gunman had entered the garden center while employees were preparing to open the store. A second employee called saying he heard a shot outside the store. The suspect was detained and no injuries were reported at the scene. When the police arrived at the scene, they secured the building. Domínguez called the police and demanded to speak to an officer who began negotiating with him. “During the negotiations, Domínguez was distracted...
    Seattle’s police chief issued a memo over the weekend, warning the city’s residents and business owners that police officers would not be able to “safely intercede” in the event that homes and businesses were targeted during expected protests after the city’s council passed a measure barring cops from using non-lethal crowd control methods. The new measure, passed as a way of preventing members of the police force from using excessive force, “bans Seattle Police officers the use of less-lethal tools, including pepper spray that is commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent,” according to Chief Carmen Best’s letter. “Please know that the Seattle Police Department is committed to addressing life safety incidents and calls for service, and responding...
    President Donald Trump is sending additional federal agents to Portland as riots in the Democrat-run city show no end in sight, according to a Monday report. The Washington Post reports: To strengthen federal forces arrayed around the city’s downtown courthouse, the U.S. Marshals Service decided last week to send 100 deputy U.S. Marshals to Portland, according to an internal Marshals email reviewed by The Post. The personnel began arriving Thursday night. The Department of Homeland Security is also considering a plan to send an additional 50 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel to the city, but a final decision on the deployment has not been made, according to senior administration officials involved in the federal response. Both the CBP...
    (CNN)Protests flared up across the country this weekend, two months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis catalyzed a nationwide reckoning over race and policing. From Portland to Seattle to Louisville, Kentucky, protesters took to the streets, as the nation honored the life of civil rights hero John Lewis.Some protests were largely peaceful. Others descended into clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators. Here's a break down of the unrest.Portland, OregonRead MorePortland was already brimming with tension before the weekend.Protests there took center stage this month after President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the city to protect federal property -- a move that angered local demonstrators, who view it as an occupation of their city.Demonstrations Friday night began...
    A Los Angeles Police Department officer and a soon-to-be father of twins has died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday. The city's mayor has ordered all flags in the city to be lowered in honor of Officer Valentin "Val" Martinez. Police said Martinez was expecting twins with his domestic partner who is 20-weeks pregnant. He is also survived by his mother and siblings, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Martinez was the first sworn LAPD officer to die from the virus and the second employee from the department, CBS Los Angeles reports. LAPD said Martinez, 45, was assigned to Mission Station and had joined the force in 2007. A soon-to-be father, a partner, a brother, a son. As courageous in...
    Police said the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao, whose charred body has been found in a remote Michigan park, may be connected to her gambling in other states, according to a report. Zhao, 33, was last seen alive by her mother July 12 at 5:30 p.m., according to the White Lake Township Police Department. Her body was found about 8:30 a.m. the next day in a parking lot near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, on the outskirts of Detroit. “You have to determine whether or not this is a cover-up, or this may be some sort of retaliatory incident because of her profession,” said Detective Chris Hild, WIFR reported . Investigators are asking witnesses to come forward....
    Police said the death of professional poker player Susie Zhao, whose charred body has been found in a remote Michigan park, may be connected to her gambling in other states, according to a report. Zhao, 33, was last seen alive by her mother July 12 at 5:30 p.m., according to the White Lake Township Police Department. Her body was found about 8:30 a.m. the next day in a parking lot near the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, on the outskirts of Detroit. “You have to determine whether or not this is a cover-up, or this may be some sort of retaliatory incident because of her profession,” said Detective Chris Hild, WIFR reported. Investigators are asking witnesses to come forward. “We still...
    Hundreds of people kneel on the street with their hands up during a protest in Seattle on May 31, 2020. Not related to the police probe or the judge's order. Lindsey Wasson/Reuters Five Seattle news outlets have been ordered to turn over unpublished videos and photos from a May 30 racial-justice protest to the city's police department, according to The Seattle Times. A judge ruled that the media were not protected by a state shielding law, and sided with police who argued that the materials are "critical" to their case, the paper reported. The Seattle Times newspaper and local TV stations KIRO 7, KING 5, KOMO 4 and KCPQ 13 will now have to hand over their pictures...
    FROSTPROOF, Fla. -- Police said they arrested three people Wednesday in connection with a brutal murder of three friends who were fishing on a Florida lake.ABC News reports Tony "TJ" Wiggins, 26, his girlfriend, Mary Whittemore, 27, and his brother, William "Robert" Wiggins, 21, were all caught after an extensive search following the deaths of Keven Springfield, Brandon Rollins and Damion Tillman on Friday.The friends were slain just moments after gathering together for some night fishing at a lake in central Florida, authorities said Saturday. They were found by the father of one of the men who managed to call for help just before he died.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Wednesday at a news conference that TJ Wiggins...
    Springfield Police Officer Jefferson Petrie has pleaded guilty to assaulting a civilian back in 2017. Petrie pleaded guilty in March, court records show, when he agreed to take anger management classes and stay 100 yards from the victim, Jerry Bellamy. In exchange for complying with the sentence, Petrie’s charges will be dismissed after one year, MassLive reported. Bellamy, however, is not done with the courts. He is suing Petrie and three other officers in U.S. District Court that alleges assault and batter, false arrest, malicious prosecution, and civil rights violation, according to court documents. The court case stems from a June 29, 2017 incident in the Springfield Police Department lobby that was caught on surveillance camera. The video shows Bellamy,...
    A former Laguna Beach police officer is facing a criminal charge after authorities accused him of holding a gun to the head of another officer during a night out drinking. Luke Christian Gilbertson, 35, pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon and denied a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say that Gilbertson, on Sept. 3, was at a pool party and barbecue with three other Laguna Beach officers and a police dispatcher then went with the group to “two other locations to drink alcohol.” While on the way home from a Santa Ana bar,...
    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...
    This deer almost swam with the fishes! An intrepid buck nearly met his maker when he got sucked out to sea in a New Jersey beach town — prompting cops and lifeguards to high-tail it to the rescue. The animal got stranded in the surf and was first spotted paddling near Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant in Long Branch on Thursday morning, the town’s police department said in a Facebook post. After witnesses called cops, police rowed small paddle boats into the rough waters and guided the buck back to shore roughly half a mile away, near Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, according to wild photos posted by the department. The lucky duck deer escaped from the ocean “unharmed,” according to police,...
    (CNN)The 21-year-old executive assistant accused of killing and decapitating his boss at the tech CEO's luxury Manhattan condo pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, his attorneys said Sunday.Tyrese Haspil, a native New Yorker, has had no prior contact with the criminal justice system before his alleged involvement in the grisly murder, said Sam Roberts and Neville Mitchell, Legal Aid Society attorneys with the Homicide Defense Task Force."We are in the very earliest stages of ferreting out the truth. The life of this case promises to be long and complex. As the attorneys for Mr. Haspil, we urge the public to keep an open mind," they said in a statement.Haspil is charged with the murder of Fahim Saleh, a tech entrepreneur...
    A police officer stands near the scene of an afternoon shooting that left one person dead on July 07, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A woman was shot, and later died, after asking a man to stop using illegal fireworks, police said Saturday, according to the New York Post. Shatavia Walls was shot eight times in Brooklyn, New York at around 8:30 p.m. on July 7th, four days after the US Independence holiday, the report said.  On Saturday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said, "The person who shot Ms. Walls must be found and held criminally responsible. My heart goes out to her and her entire family on this horrific incident,"...
    A Michigan woman was arrested for allegedly driving over an officer’s foot and leading police on a chase after being asked to wear a mask Thursday. Fifty-six-year-old Tammy Rose North of Spring Lake was charged with resisting and obstructing police, causing injury; fleeing and eluding; and disturbing the peace, according to WGN 9. The report continued: The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety says a worker at the Jet’s Pizza on north Beacon Boulevard near Jackson Street asked North to put on a mask — as required by state mandate — at which point she became angry. Authorities say she put her hands underneath the plexiglass barrier at the counter, raise [sic] both middle fingers and cursed at employees. She then...
    President Donald Trump interrupted a Friday interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace to provide proof that Joe Biden has endorsed defunding the police, but Wallace says the president couldn’t. Footage of the incident aired on Fox shows Trump claim Biden signed a charter with Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that called for defunding or abolishing the police. Wallace said the charter called for no such thing. Trump then stopped the interview and asked for a copy of the charter as proof, which Wallace says Trump looked through and failed to find any call for abolishing the police. Trump interrupts interview to show proof that Biden plans to defund the police. It did not go well pic.twitter.com/ZwEwFpmcOg — Peter Wade...
    A Maryland man was charged with torching a police vehicle outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reported.  Cody Tarner, 22, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was charged with federal destruction of property and using fire to destroy property, among other charges, Friday, according to the Associated Press. Ummmm so we just witnessed a car explode outside the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/6BOGM5v2WY — Taylor Jackson (@TayCJackson) July 15, 2020 Tarner was identified by Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department Friday after the incident occurred on Wednesday. He was critically injured with severe burns due to the fire. (RELATED: Around 100 Ford Employees Request The Company Stop Making Police Vehicles To Fight ‘Systemic Racism’) The fire occurred Wednesday and Tarner...
    Westchester County police officials have ordered their officers not to take any enforcement action in New York City in the wake of the enactment of a chokehold ban that places limitations on the ways in which arrests can be made. The new limitations prompted one New York Police Department-linked executive to slam Mayor Bill de Blasio for turning the Big Apple into “the new Rikers Island PRISON without walls.” Westchester County Police told its members on Thursday that they “shall not conduct any enforcement activity within the confines of the City of New York,” including “pursuing subjects into the City of New York for offenses committed in Westchester County,” according to the interim order, which was shared online by Ed Mullins, president...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island State Police trooper accused of conducting private business while on duty has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges, according to prosecutors. Lt. John Gibbs, 51, of West Greenwich, pleaded no contest Wednesday to violating the state’s code of ethics and giving a false document to a public official, according to the office of state Attorney General Peter Neronha. Gibbs received a one-year suspended sentence with probation and was ordered to pay $500. Gibbs owned a business that sold and serviced commercial scales, according to prosecutors. When state police sought quotes for the purchase of new commercial scales in 2018, Gibbs solicited a quote from a competitor, then shared that information with another...
    The headless body of a tech CEO that was chopped into pieces and sorted into plastic bags was found in a Manhattan apartment Tuesday, according to reports. New York Police Department (NYPD) officers found the body of Fahim Saleh, 33, the CEO of Gokada and a founding member of Pathao, both foreign-based ride sharing companies, inside his own apartment, the Post reported. The police arrived after receiving a call from Saleh’s cousin, who discovered the body. The mangled body, sorted into bags, was found beside a power saw, according to the New York Post. A spokesman for the NYPD confirmed the body they found was Saleh in an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation. Police are searching for the...
    GoFundMe/Saline County Sheriff Calvin Salyers, right, is accused of fatally shooting fellow Arkansas police officer Scott Hutton. Calvin Salyers is an Arkansas police officer who fatally shot another Scott Hutton, a fellow Alexander officer, through the door of his home after Hutton knocked on his door to pick up a patrol car, authorities say. Salyers previously threatened to shoot Black Lives Matter and anti-police protesters if they came to his house in a conversation with a supervisor, according to court documents obtained by Heavy. The Arkansas State Police investigated the June 3 shooting and charged the 33-year-old Salyers with manslaughter on July 7, according to a press release. Salyers, who goes by Nick Salyers, turned himself in on...
    An Arkansas police officer who threatened to shoot any protesters who showed up on his doorstep now faces a manslaughter charge after he fatally shot a fellow officer who knocked on his door. BuzzFeed News reported that 33-year-old Calvin Salyers is charged with one count of manslaughter over the fatal June shooting of 36-year-old Scott Hutton. An arrest affidavit obtained by the news outlet revealed that Hutton was shot at an angle through both Steyers's front door and a second glass storm door. Salyers claimed after the shooting that he saw a figure with a gun on his hip when he looked through the peephole of his front door on the evening of June 3, when the shooting occurred. He then...
    Hartford's police chief is facing suspension after he allegedly hit a guardrail in his city-issued SUV about six weeks ago. On Monday, July 13, the Hartford City Council will take up whether to suspend Police Chief Jason Thody from all duties while an investigation by the State Attorney into the incident is conducted, according to WTNH News 8. Thody said he was distracted by his phone when the crash happened on Sunday, May 31, but a witness who called 911 after the chief's black Chevy Tahoe grazed a guardrail on Route 154 near the Haddam-Chester line, said he thought the driver, Thody, could be intoxicated, according to a recording of the 911 call. Thody said, in a statement, he was sober and...
    A 1-year-old boy died after being shot in the stomach at a New York City cookout amid increasing violence in the city, police said Monday. The infant was shot alongside three other men when a trio of suspects reportedly jumped out of an SUV and opened fire on the outdoor gathering in a Brooklyn park Sunday, according to the New York Post. The baby died just after 2 a.m. Monday after doctors initially said he would survive, police sources told the Post. The three men in their 20s and 30s are hospitalized, but are expected to survive. Two boys aged 12 and 15 were also shot in two separate incidents on the Sunday, according to the Post. The New York City Police Department did not...
    East Lampeter Township Police Department Justo Smoker/Justo Smoker's Kia Rio Justo Smoker was arrested today and charged with kidnapping missing Amish girl Linda Stoltzfoos in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The 18-year-old woman was last seen walking home from church June 21, 2020, and remains missing. Stoltzsfoos was last seen in the area of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Surveillance footage led investigators to Smoker, 34, of Paradise, Pennsylvania. Police are continuing the search for Stoltzfoos, who they believe was harmed, according to the East Lampeter Township Police Department. Smoker was a high school wrestling star who spent the majority of his life in prison after pleading guilty to robbery. He pleaded guilty to robbing four businesses in a five-day period when he...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top adviser to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has resigned after he was charged with driving under the influence. Daniel Connors, a former Democratic state lawmaker who rose to become Senate majority leader, was pulled over by Narragansett police on Wednesday, according to court records. Connors “conducted himself in a manner that was inconsistent with the values of my administration," Raimondo said Friday when she confirmed the resignation. “Dan made a mistake when he chose to drive on July 8,” Connors’ attorney, state Rep. Chris Millea, said in a statement. “He was wrong, he understands his actions have consequences, and he has accepted responsibility for his mistake." Connors, 44, of Cranston, was pulled over after...
            by Chris White  More than 60% of Americans support allowing people to sue police officers for using excessive force against assailants, even if such a move makes the job of police work more difficult, according to a survey published Thursday. Two-thirds of the public believe civilians should be able to level lawsuits if police officers are engaging in misconduct, a Pew Research Center survey showed. Law enforcement officers are protected through qualified immunity, a doctrine protecting them from civil liability unless they commit clear violations of law. Only 32% of people surveyed said that officers need protection from such lawsuits, according to the Pew poll. As for defunding the police, only 25% of Americans believe spending on...
    Under the law, voters no longer need an excuse to vote by mail, CNN reported. In addition, every voter who is registered before July 1 will be mailed an application for an absentee ballot, and the state added several more early voting days in order to reduce crowds for those who want to vote in person. Voters can also download an application to vote by mail. Massachusetts joined 34 other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing no-excuse absentee voting, according to a tally kept by the National Conference of State Legislatures. New Mexico police officers now required to wear body cameras Every law enforcement officer in New Mexico will be required to wear a body camera under a new law...
    Residents in Norman, Okla., launched a petition on Friday to recall the city's mayor and several members of its city council. The petition was started by a group called "Unite Norman" amid frustrations over the council's decision last month to reallocate $865,000 – or nearly 3.6 percent – of the police department's annual budget, according to The Associated Press. The reallocated funding was moved to community development programs to form an internal auditor position to track law enforcement overtime spending as well as outlays.  Last month, city leaders voted on the proposal following a heated 11-hour city council meeting held amid nationwide protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis in late May. "When this City...
    Ford employees are prodding the company to stop making cop cars amid a nationwide uprising against police brutality. Ford staffers made the demand in a letter to Chief Executive Jim Hackett and Executive Chairman Bill Ford that was recently circulated at the company’s Dearborn, Mich., headquarters, according to news reports. “Throughout our history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression,” the letter reads, according to an excerpt published by the automotive news website Jalopnik. “As an undeniable part of that history and system, we are long overdue to ‘think and act differently’ on our role in racism.” The excerpt also says that a Minneapolis cop killed George Floyd...
    A majority of Seattle’s city council backs a plan put forth by advocates that would defund the police department by 50%. Three council members added their support to the proposal Thursday, meaning that seven of the nine now back the idea, according to the Seattle Times. This comes after Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan pointed out that Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” caused “a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through,” the NY Post previously reported. Council members Lisa Herbold, Dan Strauss, Andrew Lewis, Tammy Morales, Kshama Sawant, Teresa Mosqueda and M. Lorena Gonzalez are on board with the advocates’ push to defund the police department. They have promised to move quickly, although Durkan...
    The San Antonio police are looking for a suspect who was involved in an aggravated robbery. The incident happened July 2 in the 2900 block of Goliad Road. Authorities said the suspect was stealing merchandise as an employee tried to stop them. The suspect then pulled out a weapon and threatened the employee, according to police. The suspect fled the scene in a car that had damage to the front windshield, according to authorities. Crime Stoppers may pay $5,000 for information which leads to the arrest of the people involved in the crime. RELATED: Family raises money to increase Crime Stoppers reward for boxer’s killer Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    As protests and conversations about police brutality continue, an estimated 100 Ford Motor Co. employees have asked the motor vehicle manufacturer to consider no longer assembling and selling police cars, as reported by The Verge. As the Detroit Free Press confirmed, this issue has been raised by employees in multiple internal letters, as well as during an online town hall meeting. According to the outlet, this has occurred since George Floyd’s death at the hands of police on May 25.  Some background information: Ford makes the majority of police cars in the United States. Other makers include Chrysler and GM. New technologies are reportedly tested in Ford’s police vehicles, and some make their way into the standard car line-up. According to The Verge, Ford’s...
    A 96-year-old Chicago woman was stabbed to death Tuesday and another woman was seriously injured after a man got in an altercation with the pair on a Gresham neighborhood sidewalk, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. The man reportedly used a pitchfork to attack them during the confrontation on South Laflin Street, killing the elderly woman, Myrtis Jackson. The Cook County medical examiner’s office stated that Jackson was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Dujuan Randle, 41, was charged with first-degree murder for the stabbing and is currently in police custody, reported WGN. Police say he has a history of mental illness, according to CBS Chicago. (RELATED: ‘It Will Shatter Your Soul’: Six...
    Protesters hold signs that says, "Black Lives Matter" a painted portraits of George Floyd with the Pan-African colors of Red, Black and Green behind them as they walk with thousands of protesters from Cadman Plaza to take part in the peaceful protest across the Brooklyn Bridge. Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images The Minnesota Police Department included instructions on how to use a controversial neck restraint in its training manual, according to court documents, the same type of restraint that was used on George Floyd.  The court documents, obtained by The Daily Beast on Wednesday, were included in a motion to dismiss charges against Thomas Lane, one of the three police officers that didn't intervene while then-officer Derek...
    A D.C. man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for attempting to burn down a police station. Jerritt Jeremy Pace, 39, of D.C., was charged with multiple federal arson and explosives offenses, according to a news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin. Pace was arrested on May 29 and charged by criminal complaint June 11 with receiving an explosive in interstate commerce, using an instrumentality of interstate commerce to threaten the use of explosives and attempted arson, according to the release. On June 12, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather held Pace without bond pending trial. The release says the charges stem from a May 29 social media post where Pace announced on his intent to...
    IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Irving Police have arrested a suspect for aggravated assault against a police officer on Sunday. The officer’s legs were injured from being pinned between the driver’s side door of a stolen vehicle and his own patrol vehicle. The officer is home recovering. The suspect, Johnny Drumgole, 41, is in jail charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and auto theft. Johnny Drumgole (Irving PD) Bond is set at $550,000. Police said officers responded to the Home Depot on West Irving Boulevard at around 1:10 p.m. Sunday after a caller reported he had found his stolen vehicle. According to police, an officer saw Drumgole walk up to the vehicle and tried to arrest him, but a...
    A young gendarme died Saturday evening in Port-Sainte-Marie (Lot-et-Garonne) after having been violently struck by a vehicle that the police sought to intercept after several refusals to comply. The driver, already known to the police and gendarmerie for drug-related crimes according to a source familiar with the matter, was quickly arrested and placed in police custody in Agen, according to the prosecution and the gendarmerie. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and his Secretary of State Laurent Nuñez expressed their “deep emotion” on Sunday morning and expressed their “support for all the internal security forces, mobilized day and night, to ensure the safety of our fellow citizens. “ The victim, presented by the Ministry of the Interior as Mélanie Lemée, 25,...
    Detroit has the highest percentage of Black or African-American people according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and activists in the city say that racist facial recognition software is hurting the population disproportionately. In 2017, Detroit signed a contract with DataWorks, a software company that specializes in facial recognition software. The contract is up for renewal after a month-long delay, but many are saying that continued expansion of this software could do much more harm than good. Since 2017, DataWorks has installed about 700 facial recognition cameras across the city and the new system has not directly impacted the crime rate, according to CNET. READ MORE: Black and brown faces not so recognizable to facial-recognition technology Earlier this year, Robert Williams,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A man who stabbed his wife to death inside of their Queens apartment during an argument about infidelity early Friday morning is in critical condition after also stabbing himself, according to authorities. Officers from the 115th Precinct responded to a call regarding an assault in progress inside of an apartment on 34th Road in Jackson Heights around 2 a.m. on July 3 and found a man and a woman with stab wounds. The woman, identified as 45-year-old Yaqueline Collado, had suffered multiple stab wounds throughout her body, and the 41-year-old man, whose identity has yet to be released, had suffered stab...
    ALAMEDA — The city has announced that attorney Alfonso Estrada will conduct an independent investigation into the arrest of a Black man who police officers initially contacted because a caller said she was concerned about his mental state because of the way he was physically acting in the street. Mali Watkins, 44, told police May 23 in the 2000 block of Central Avenue that he was dancing and exercising, according to body camera footage from the officers. When Watkins told officers, who wanted to continue questioning him, that he lived in the neighborhood and was leaving, they detained him, brought him to the ground and handcuffed him. He was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor resisting or obstructing police. The two...
    A D.C. police officer is expected to be OK after he was stabbed in the head and neck with a pair of scissors, according to police. An officer was responding to a call for a domestic dispute, when he was attacked by a man near Franklin Square on Thursday morning, according to a police spokesperson. Another person intervened to help the injured officer. Police said a suspect is in custody for the stabbing. Police Chief Peter Newsham is expected Thursday to provide an update on the officer’s condition and more details about the altercation. This is a developing story, stay with WTOP for updates.  
    The Los Angeles Unified School Board narrowly approved a measure to slash the district police budget by $25 million during an hours-long meeting Tuesday. The 4-3 vote also requires officers to be taken off-campus and out of uniform until a district task force issues a report. The cuts will result in layoffs for 65 officers and the elimination of overtime and vacant positions, KCBS-TV reported The Los Angeles School Police Department has around 410 sworn officers and 101 non-sworn safety officers, according to the department. The $25 million in cuts will be diverted to other programs and was included in the district's overall $8.9 billion budget. LA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES CUTTING $150M FROM LAPD Video“And hopefully we’ll grow the $25 million that we got...
    An Iowa police chief was suspended for two weeks without pay on Monday for a Facebook comment he made targeting local Black Lives Matters protesters. Sioux Rapids City Council delivered the suspension to Sioux Rapids Police Chief Tim Porter in a unanimous vote after the top cop admitted to writing the post, KTIV reported. Porter commented in all caps “hit the gas and hang on over the road bumps,” in a June 21 video posted to Facebook showing a truck driving through a crowd of protesters in Des Moines. In a statement to the news station, Porter apologized and said the comments were meant for separate post. In addition to the two-week suspension, Porter must also take a sensitivity...
            If and when Metro Nashville Police officers see people in public not wearing a face covering or a mask they will react and approach them. But they will only hand those people a printed advisory explaining the Metro Public Health Department’s new order fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. “Officers have been instructed to educate and warn citizens concerning the requirement until further notice,” according to a press release that city officials published this week. The order requires that people in Davidson County wear face coverings or masks. People do not have to wear them in either their residence or another person’s residence or in their own vehicle. City officials will also not require a face covering under the following...
    The Sioux Rapids Police Chief was suspended and will be required to attend sensitivity training after he appeared to call protesters “road bumps” on Facebook, numerous sources reported. Television station KCCI posted a video on Facebook of a June 20 protest where a man drove his pickup truck through a crowd of activists in Des Moines. In the comments, Sioux Rapids Police Chief Tim Porter commented “HIT THE GAS AND HANG ON OVER THE ROAD BUMPS,” according to KTIV.  The comment received its own responses, including accusations that Porter was encouraging vehicular manslaughter. Others defended Porter as “a great police chief” who has a right to his own opinions according to the Des Moines Register. City council convened Monday night...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was charged with kidnapping after surveillance images captured him and a runaway teenager at a store in Wyoming. Andres Hernandez, 28, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping, Bexar County Jail records show. The parents of a 16-year-old girl called police on May 25 to report the teen never came home. They believed she was with Hernandez, according to the arrest affidavit. During the previous night, the teen’s sister had confronted her about her relationship with Hernandez. The two worked together at a local fast food restaurant, according to the affidavit. Neighbor heard ‘a lot of screaming’ after shooting, crash in west Bexar County Eventually, police received information that indicated the two were...
    A district of the city of Glasgow was closed down by police following a “serious incident” reports BBC Scotland. Three stabbed people are said to have died. Several sources on Twitter report that stabbing was carried out on West George Street. According to the BBC, the incident took place at the Park Inn hotel which is used to house asylum seekers. The police confirm that the street is closed and declare “to have the situation under control”. Numerous police and ambulance services are present at the scene. According to several witnesses, there was a lot of blood and armed police. According to the BBC, three people were stabbed to death, which the Belga agency in turn relays. Glasgow police...
    The president of the Washington, D.C., police union says a study of the members in his union indicates 70% of them are contemplating leaving their profession as protests, riots and calls to defund the police continue. “We recently did a study of our own members and we found that over 70% of them were considering leaving the police department, and the vast majority were considering leaving law enforcement altogether,” Greggory Pemberton told “Fox & Friends First.” ”Yeah, they’re pretty alarming,” he said of the results, noting that “those are the same numbers that we are seeing in a lot of other cities.” Pemberton said the homicide rate in the capitol is 10% higher than the year before. (RELATED: Nancy...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – More than 1600 workers at Alphabet Inc. petitioned the parent company’s Google unit to stop working with police departments, according a report. The workers want Google to stop selling email and other services to police departments, and instead, join the “millions who want to defang and defend” them, according to Reuters news agency. The petition cites the sale of Google’s G Suite package, which includes email, document editing and file storage, to police in New York state. “We should not be in the business of profiting from racist policing,” the Google petition said. The petition is part of a growing demand for police reforms since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black...
    WOODRIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- A 15-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross 75th Street on his bicycle in west suburban Woodridge on Friday.The Woodridge Police Department responded to 1535 W. 75th St. at around 8:25 p.m., a release said.Responding officers found the teen dead at the scene, according to police.The Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigation Team is helping reconstruct the scene.It appears multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, according to police.Law enforcement officials did not immediately provide any additional information about the incident.
    Several people were injured in a park in west London, several people were stabbed, some media reported. British police said on Saturday evening that they had intervened in Reading, west of London, in a “serious incident” which left several people injured, media reports saying that people had been stabbed. “A number of people were injured and taken to the hospital,” local police said on Twitter, adding that a man had been arrested on the spot and taken into custody. According to The Guardian, police said they took several victims to the Royal Berkshire hospital. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed that two of them were in critical condition in the emergency room. Two air ambulances and several police vehicles were...
    British police said Saturday night intervening in Reading, west London, on a “serious incident” which left several people injured, media reports saying that people had been stabbed. “A number of people were injured and taken to hospital,” local police said on Twitter, adding that a man had been arrested on the spot and taken into custody. According to several media, an initial assessment would state 3 dead and two people injured.
    Homicides in New York City increased 79.1 percent and shootings 64 percent in the first five months of 2020 The city of New York registered a significant increase in shootings and homicides so far this year compared to the same period in 2019, according to the latest report of the Police department of the metropolis (NYPD), an increase known in the midst of police reforms in response to the protests against racism. The figures indicated that homicides increased by 79.1 percent and shootings by 64 percent in the first five months of 2020, something that security forces They mostly blame the street gang violence that occurred in all of New York’s districts, including during the coronavirus crisis. In this...