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    Two trees fell on an Englewood home during Tuesday afternoon's storm, blocking responders' path to a resident who'd just suffered a heart attack, authorities said. Englewood Police Officer Matthew Depetro hopped a railing to get inside the East Linden Avenue carriage house, where he found the unconscious 50-year-old victim shortly before 2:30 p.m., Deputy Police Chief Gregory Halstead said. The officer immediately began manual rescue breaths, Halstead said. Following Depetro moments later were city firefighters, who used a chain saw to remove what branches they could from a tree that was laying across downed wires, blocking the front door, the deputy chief said. “She was then carried from the home, lifted over the railing and placed on the stretcher and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Following Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams’ recent decision to recuse her office from prosecuting the two most recent Vallejo police shootings, KPIX5 requested an interview with the D.A. several times. On Friday, July 31, Paul Sequeira, the Chief Deputy District Attorney agreed to the request. He said his boss was ill, so he would do the interview. Last week, Abrams announced she had appointed a special prosecutor to review the police shooting of Willie McCoy. The special prosecutor is Michael Ramos, the former District Attorney of San Bernardino County. Sequeira said Ramos would begin investigating the McCoy shooting immediately. But it is not clear whether he would continue on and prosecute the case...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Deputy Chief William Lowry will become the interim leader of the Anne Arundel County Police Department following Police Chief Timothy Altomare’s retirement, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Thursday. Lowry, who has 47 years of experience in public safety, served multiple stints with the department, most recently as Altomare’s deputy chief. He also served as an assistant chief under former Police Chief Kevin Davis. RELATED COVERAGE: Outgoing Anne Arundel County Police Chief Calls Efforts To Defund Police ‘Wrong’, Says It Will Have ‘Grave And Lasting Effects’ Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare Announces His Retirement “I believe that Chief Lowry is uniquely qualified for the task before us,” Pittman said in a news release....
    Facebook/ @Will County State\s Attorney Dion Boyd. Dion Boyd, a Chicago deputy police chief, died by suicide in a West Side police facility a week after he was sworn in to his new duties, an autopsy confirmed. The shooting death was ruled a suicide in an autopsy report released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The news of Boyd’s death was confirmed in a press conference on July 28 with Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. “I along with the entire Chicago Police Department grieve the loss of Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a respected command staff member and 30 year veteran of the department.” “There’s really no way to convey or...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police deputy chief who committed suicide on Tuesday is now part of a sad, but growing list of men and women in blue. Mental health experts said for some officers, the fear of seeking help is worse than the fear of dying because of the stigma attached to getting treatment. As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported Wednesday, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd was described by those who knew him as always upbeat, and loved by everyone. “When I heard what happened yesterday, I was just shocked,” said Philip Cline, former Chicago Police superintendent and now executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. When asked if he would ever have expected such a thing,...
    CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy conducted Wednesday has revealed the Chicago Police deputy chief found dead in a station this week committed suicide. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. The findings confirm an announcement by the Chicago Police Department that Boyd fatally shot himself Tuesday morning. Boyd’s death came just days after he was promoted to deputy chief of criminal networks by Superintendent David Brown. His suicide is also the latest of at least nine suicides by Chicago police officers in the last two years and comes three years after the U.S. Justice Department reported that the suicide rate among Chicago police officers was...
    CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy conducted Wednesday has revealed the Chicago Police deputy chief found dead in a station this week committed suicide. According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. The findings confirm an announcement by the Chicago Police Department that Boyd fatally shot himself Tuesday morning. Boyd's death came just days after he was promoted to deputy chief of criminal networks by Superintendent David Brown. His suicide is also the latest of at least nine suicides by Chicago police officers in the last two years and comes three years after the U.S. Justice Department reported that the suicide rate among Chicago police officers was 60 %...
    (Credit: Chicago Police Department) A newly promoted, top-ranking Chicago officer has reportedly died by suicide while at a police facility that was recently targeted by anti-racism protests in the city. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tuesday afternoon, Supt. David Brown confirmed that Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death comes less than two weeks after he was promoted to head the department’s drug crime unit. READ MORE: Breonna Taylor petition draws 10M signatures, second-highest in Change.org history While speaking to the press at Chicago Police Department headquarters, Brown shared that the police deputy chief was “a respected command staff member,” who had been with the department...
    (Credit: Chicago Police Department) A newly promoted, top-ranking Chicago officer has reportedly died by suicide while at a police facility that was recently targeted by anti-racism protests in the city. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tuesday afternoon, Supt. David Brown confirmed that Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death comes less than two weeks after he was promoted to head the department’s drug crime unit. READ MORE: Breonna Taylor petition draws 10M signatures, second-highest in Change.org history While speaking to the press at Chicago Police Department headquarters, Brown shared that the police deputy chief was “a respected command staff member,” who had been with the department...
    Chicago Police Department Deon Boyd was honored during promotion ceremony on July 15, 2020. A 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department took his own life Tuesday only 13 days after being promoted to Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks. Deputy Chief Deon Boyd’s body was found at the Chicago Police Department’s Homen Square Detention Center, a detention block where claims of abuse have festered for years, according to CBS Chicago. The site has been the subject of journalistic investigations, federal lawsuits, and more recently, protests. The Chicago-Sun Times reported Boyd shot himself. According to WGN’s sources, they believe he killed himself Monday night and his secretary found him at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Within hours dozens of members...
    A recently promoted Chicago deputy police chief was found dead with a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound at a law enforcement facility Tuesday morning, police said. The body of Dion Boyd, who recently became deputy chief of criminal networks, was discovered around 9 a.m. Boyd had been with the Chicago Police Department for over 30 years, police told NBC 5, had been promoted to his position only two weeks prior to his suspected suicide, Fox News reported. “I was heartbroken upon hearing the news of Deputy Chief Dion Boyd’s passing,” Chicago police superintendent David Brown said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “He was a passionate and dedicated 30-year veteran whom I had the pleasure of knowing...
    A recently promoted Chicago Police Department official died in an apparent suicide. Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd, 57, died on Monday. His body was found at the Homan Square police facility Tuesday morning on the west side with a gunshot wound, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Police Superintendent David Brown said he was "heartbroken" by Boyd's death, which he referred to as a suicide in a press conference. He also said that "the job of a Chicago police officer is not easy, especially at a time when there is intensified stress." "Deputy Chief Boyd was a man who commanded respect, and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, particularly his two sons, who are now...
    Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a 30-year veteran of the force, received a lucrative promotion in July. Less than two weeks later, Boyd was found dead in an apparent suicide. What are the details? Co-workers discovered Boyd, a father of two sons, dead in his office on Tuesday morning. It was apparent that Boyd, 57, had committed suicide. Boyd was promoted July 15 to the rank of deputy chief of the Chicago Police Department's criminal networks group. In a statement, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, "I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide. We...
    A high-ranking and just lately promoted Chicago police officer reportedly died in an obvious suicide Tuesday morning. Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd was discovered by colleagues in his workplace on the division’s Homan Sq. facility on town’s west facet, CBS 2 Chicago reported. The demise of Boyd, 57, was described later Tuesday as a suicide, in accordance with the outlet, citing Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. “We’re shocked, saddened on the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the various colleagues and buddies with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd labored and mentored all through his profession,” Brown stated. Boyd, a father of two sons, had over 30 years on the pressure, in accordance with Chicago Mayor Lori...
    A high-ranking and recently promoted Chicago police officer reportedly died in an apparent suicide Tuesday morning. Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd was found by colleagues in his office at the department’s Homan Square facility on the city’s west side, CBS 2 Chicago reported. The death of Boyd, 57, was described later Tuesday as a suicide, according to the outlet, citing Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. “We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career,” Brown said. Boyd, a father of two sons, had over 30 years on the force, according to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. He was...
    A high-ranking and recently promoted Chicago police officer reportedly died in an apparent suicide Tuesday morning. Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd was found by colleagues in his office at the department’s Homan Square facility on the city’s west side, CBS 2 Chicago reported. The death of Boyd, 57, was described later Tuesday as a suicide, according to the outlet, citing Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. “We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career,” Brown said. Boyd, a father of two sons, had over 30 years on the force, according to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. He was...
    A newly promoted Chicago police officer was found dead at a police facility Tuesday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a 30-year veteran, had been promoted less than two weeks ago. He was found dead at the department's Homan Square facility on the city's West Side. “I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said from police headquarters Tuesday afternoon. “We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career.” Dion Boyd (Chicago Police Department ) Boyd, 57, was promoted...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.Officers gathered at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office after a long procession from the Homan Square police facility, where Deputy Chief Dion Boyd died.EMBED More News Videos A procession for a CPD officer who died by suicide was held from Homan Square to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office Tuesday. The recently promoted 30-year-veteran of the department shot himself to death early Tuesday at the West Side facility, according to police."We are shocked saddened with the loss and deeply felt by me and many colleagues and friends with whom Dept. Chief Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career," said Chicago Police Department Supt. David...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a top-ranking member of the CPD command staff, was found dead Tuesday morning at the Homan Square facility on the West Side, in an apparent suicide. “I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Tuesday afternoon. “We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career.” Boyd, a 30-year veteran of the force, was recently promoted to deputy chief of CPD’s criminal networks group, which oversees the narcotics, gang investigation, and...
    As part of a reimagining of law enforcement after the killing of George Floyd, the Los Angeles Police Department is expanding its signature community policing program. The Community Safety Partnership, which began in 2011 in some of the city’s most troubled housing developments, is credited with reducing violent crime and improving relationships with residents through initiatives such as youth football teams. The expansion of CSP comes as other LAPD units are being closely scrutinized for potential cuts. Responding to days of street protests calling for resources to be shifted from policing to programs that help Black and Latino residents, the City Council recently slashed $150 million from the LAPD budget. Proponents of CSP say its expansion will transform...
    BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Officers are honoring the first Black chief deputy of a north Mississippi county after he died from COVID-19. James Rudd died Monday at age 86 after he contracted the respiratory illness. Rudd, who had retired earlier from the Panola County Sheriff's Office, was honored with a procession by police agencies in Batesville on Thursday. He was buried Friday. WREG-TV reports Rudd was first African American chief deputy of the Panola County department. Rudd's daughter, Maryetta Rudd, credits her father for helping other African Americans to have a career in law enforcement. “He was paving the way for myself and others like me, because he was the first,” said Maryetta Rudd, now a district director for the...
    Many cities across the nation continue to experience a spike in violence as well as lawlessness. Portland, Oregon, is one of the more recent examples where mobs have clashed with law enforcement officers. “This is some premeditated activity. They’re bringing dangerous weapons each night, ” said Lora Ries, former acting deputy chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security. “They’re tearing down the barricades. They’re blocking the exits from the building and they’re trying to start fires in the building, which puts federal officers in and around the building in serious harm.” Over 50 nights of civil unrest and rioting on the streets of #Portland I give you a inside look at the nightly clashes between Federal officers and demonstrators...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Davie Police Chief Dale Engle is retiring. Engle has been on administrative leave since April after a complaint from Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council Committee. The complaint claims Engle berated several Davie officers who expressed concerns about the level of protection from COVID-19 while on duty. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Engle also reportedly belittled the death of Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Shannon Bennett claiming his death was caused by his ‘homosexual’ lifestyle, the officers allege. The complaint states “Chief Engle allegedly yelled about a ‘backstory’ which proclaimed Deputy Bennett contracted and died from the virus because he was a ‘homosexual who attended homosexual sexual events.” It states, “He intimated...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Unite Here Local 11 union members and a coalition of groups continue rallying in solidarity with the family of Andrés Guardado, an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy."Andrés Guardado was actually the son of one of our union members, Cristobal Guardado. And what happened to him was heartbreaking," said Unite Here Local 11 organizer Maria Hernandez.Andrés was shot five times in the back by a sheriff's deputy nearly one month ago in Gardena.On Wednesday, a caravan and symbolic die-in protest were held outside of the Hall of Justice."We know that we're not going to get accountability, right...if the sheriff's investigates themselves. So we need an independent investigator on this...
    Rajasthan main minister Ashok Gehlot, owning edged out his rebel deputy out of cabinet, is heading again to his home,with MLAs firmly in tow, to keep a cabinet fulfill at his home. Soon after the cabinet assembly, an additional meeting of the entire council of ministers, which includes the ministers of state, also will get area at 8 pm at the chief minister’s residence, documented PTI. On its element, the Congress has been earning overtures to Sachin Pilot to sit with the bash and take care of issues. Following the leader skipped the second social gathering meet referred to as currently, the occasion handed a resolution urging motion in opposition to the rebel leaders. Soon just after that chief Congress...
    Sachin Pilot’s revolt has led the party’s governing administration in the condition into a crisis predicament. New Delhi: Rajasthan Political Crisis Stay Updates: An open revolt by Congress’ number two chief in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, has led the party’s federal government in the condition into a disaster condition. Following a working day of uncertainities and frantic conferences, the bash packed off at the very least 100 MLAs to a resort in the night, a signal that the crisis is much from above. Previously, Main Minister Ashok Gehlot flashed the victory sign together with Congress MLAs who attended his meeting in Jaipur, asserting that his government is harmless. The Congress has known as yet another meeting of its MLAs at...
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo city leaders have asked North Dakota’s top law enforcement officer to investigate the city’s former deputy police chief, who went undercover without telling anyone during a May gathering in memory of George Floyd. Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson resigned following a May 30 gathering that turned violent. Documents released by the police department showed that several officers were upset to see the 31-year veteran of the force change out of his police uniform and into civilian clothes to infiltrate protesters. Osmundson initially was suspended for his actions but later resigned. KFGO radio reports the city requested North Dakota’s attorney general refer the matter to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation for an investigation into Osmundson’s actions,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman's body has been recovered from Lake Michigan Wednesday morning after a boat hit a break wall near Monroe Harbor.Chicago police said the boat hit a break wall just before 10 p.m. Tuesday as a storm blew through the area. Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief for Dive Operations Jason Lach said several people from the boat were already swimming in the water when the boat drifted hit the break wall as storms moved in.Divers looked for the missing woman inside the break wall between the Shedd Aquarium and Monroe Harbor.EMBED More News Videos Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief for Dive Operations Jason Lach gives an update after a woman's body was recovered from Lake Michigan Wednesday...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a deputy police chief as the new U.S. marshal for West Tennessee. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn and Rep. David Kustoff praised last week’s vote to confirm Tyreece Miller, Jackson Police Department’s deputy chief. President Donald Trump nominated Miller for the position in February. Blackburn said Miller is a Marine veteran who started at the Jackson Police Department as a patrol officer in 1997 and worked his way up to deputy chief in 2016. Miller also was appointed to the state Capitol Commission in September 2019, but left the post in February due to the U.S. marshal nomination. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Unified announced Thursday that Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez has been named Interim Chief of Los Angeles School Police Department, effective immediately, following Chief Todd Chamberlain’s resignation. “For 22 years, Interim Chief Ramirez has dedicated her career to keeping all in our school community – students, staff and families – safe,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “She is the right person to lead implementation of the Board’s directive to change the department’s practices in a way that continues to protect the safety of our school communities, recognizing the significantly reduced resources LASPD will now have.” On Wednesday, Los Angeles School Police Chief Todd Chamberlain resigned after board officials voted to slash his department’s budget. “I am...
    Bruce Klinger, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and Former CIA Deputy Chief for Korea, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about North Korea’s recent action of blowing up a liaison building and why the U.S. should care and more. North Korea blew-up and destroyed a liaison building meant for talks between the country and South Korea, according to multiple reports. “[North Korea] is using this liaison office, sort of a quasi-embassy between the North and the South,” Klinger explained, “as I think the first step to what will be a series of provocative measures.” Klinger labeled the incident a “low-key provocation,” adding that “the building had been vacant since at least January because of  COVID.” Klinger...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah deputy police chief resigned following his suspension related to an investigation into the handling of photos of a student-athlete who was killed. Rick McLenon stepped down Monday, less than a month after he was placed on leave as part of the investigation into the handling by one of his officers of sensitive photos of Lauren McCluskey, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday. University spokesman Chris Nelson confirmed McLenon’s resignation, but declined to provide a reason or say whether the departure was related to the state Department of Public Safety’s investigation of the McCluskey case. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Seattles autonomous zone is Mad Max movie mayhem...
    Former Westport Deputy Police Chief John Anastasia died at his home surrounded by his family. He was 83.  Anastasia, who died on Wednesday, June 3, was laid to rest on Monday, June 8, in Westport. "The men and women of this department as well as the residents of Westport both past and present will be forever grateful for his 34 years of dedicated service to his hometown community," said the Westport Police Department.  A native Westporter who served his community as a life-long police officer, retiring as Deputy Chief in 1993, Anastasia received several promotions and commendations for his service to the community. "At a time when the whole concept of policing is being re-examined, Deputy Chief Anastasia’s record shows...