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    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a man in his 30s was hit and killed by a vehicle late Monday night. The incident occurred just before midnight near the intersection of Nacogdoches Road and Salado Cliff Drive, not far from Lady Bird Johnson Park on the city’s Northeast Side. According to police, a passerby found the man lying in the street and called for help. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the victim had severe head trauma, but was not identified. The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    (CNN)Aurora, Colorado, police issued an apology Monday after drawing guns on a woman and four minors after mistaking her car for one that had been stolen.Brittney Gilliam was with her 6-year-old daughter, 12-year-old sister and 14- and 17-year old nieces Sunday when police drew their weapons on them. Gilliam said she, her sister and 17-year-old niece were handcuffed while police verified that the car Gilliam was driving was not stolen. A Facebook video shows the children on the ground in a parking lot, surrounded by police. They can be heard crying in the video. Onlookers try to intervene and question police about pulling their guns on their girls. "I have called the family to apologize and to offer any help...
              Citing financial woes The Minnesota Department of Corrections (MNDOC) will be closing two prisons. Prisoners from the Togo and Willow River prisons will be transferred to other facilities and 100 employees will be laid off as a result of the move. These cuts come only a few weeks after 48 Department of Corrections Employees were let go in response to budget concerns resulting from the coronavirus. The cuts are concerning in a state where unemployment is at nearly 9%. The Department of Corrections employs around 4,300 permanent employees and is the state’s third-largest employer. The MNDOC appealed to state lawmakers, who were unable to pass a supplemental budget proposal in time to save...
    A large group of “aggressive” protesters swarmed Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s Snohomish County home over the weekend, the police chief confirmed in an August 2 letter addressed to members of the Seattle City Council, detailing the incident. Dozens of vehicles lined the road as roughly 200 protesters, “mostly white men and women in their twenties,” gathered in the neighborhood to protest, according to the Lynwood Times. The protesters wore masks and held signs reading, “Black Lives Matter.” The outlet reported that protesters “shouted profanity and insults at neighbors, took license plate information on vehicles, took pictures of homes, and asked little kids who lived in the neighborhood what schools they attended.” Some demonstrators attempted to head to Best’s residence...
    A Culver City police officer and a suspect were struck by gunfire in a police shooting Monday afternoon, officials said. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. in the 8800 block of Washington Boulevard in Culver City, according to a media statement from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives with the department’s homicide bureau are helping investigate the incident. The officer was taken to a hospital in fair condition. Officials said a suspect who was also struck was hospitalized in an unknown condition. Officials did not provide information on what led to the shooting or the identities of the people involved. The Associated Press reported that the officer had been shot in the leg by friendly fire and that a homeless...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the year after nearly three decades with the department. Garcia took over as chief of the department back in 2016. According to reports, his retirement was supposed to be announced last month, but was postponed due to fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The department has faced a number of recent controversies amid the nationwide calls to defund police. San Jose police came under fire for their use of force during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in late May as well as for a private Facebook...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A change in the Minneapolis Charter would take the input of everyone in the city to ensure public safety for all. WCCO’s Reg Chapman spoke with the lead council person about what a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention would look like. Ward 4 City Council person Phillipe Cunningham says he is pushing for a public health approach to public safety. “Building a comprehensive approach to public safety where law enforcement plays a role, but is right sized,” Cunningham said. Cunningham says right now officers answer calls that are related to mental and chemical health challenges. He would like to allow police to focus on policing and create other systems to handle the needs of the...
    LIVERMORE (CBS SF) – Investigators in Livermore are hoping information about four people caught on surveillance photos will help solve a suspicious death that happened last May. Police found the body of 24-year-old James Vincent Naples of Livermore, during a welfare check at the Sens Hotel, in Livermore on May 24. Due to the age and circumstances, Naples’ death was suspicious, according to the Livermore Police Department. The department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is asking for the public’s help to identify the photos of four females. Detectives would like to speak with each of these individuals. Anyone with information about case, or the individuals in the photos should contact the Livermore Police Department Tip-Line at (925) 371-4790.
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in a shooting at Civic Center Park. Officers responded to the corner of Colfax Avenue and Broadway Street around 10:40 p.m. on July 31. (credit: Denver Police Department) The suspect was described as a white male, wearing red pants, a black hat, black shirt, and a red bandana with white shoes and a Chicago Bulls hat. (credit: Denver Police Department) Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867 (STOP). Callers can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.  
    The Minneapolis Police Department is facing a severe staffing shortage as it struggles to keep up with rapidly increasing crime rates. The department’s staff has decreased by more than 10%, the Star Tribune reported, since the death of George Floyd who died on May 25 after an officer kneeled on his neck, video of the incident shows. Anonymous officials within the department said the force could lose a third of its officers by 2021. “The numbers through the city’s human resources do not support that,” John Elder, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an email. (RELATED: Minneapolis Communities Form Watch Groups, Build Barricades To Fight Crime Surge) About 40 officers have resigned, been fired or...
    SAN JOSE — Eddie Garcia, who has spent more than four years as chief of the San Jose Police Department as part of a 28-year career in his adopted hometown, announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the year. When Garcia took over as chief in 2016, SJPD was at a crossroads. Recession-fueled austerity measures and a protracted political battle over pension benefits that helped drive an officer exodus that had whittled the ranks to just over 900, a number not seen the mid-1980s. Now, as Garcia leaves the department, it faces a different reckoning: A national police reform movement galvanized by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has reached San Jose, propelled by local furor...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Aurora City Council is set to try select a new chief of police for its troubled department. It comes after yet another video resulting in officers’ actions being called into question. (credit: CBS) It was a disturbing sight. Three children on the ground, some in handcuffs, with their mother. It happened Sunday when Aurora police officers thought they had located a stolen car. It was the right license plate number, but from the wrong state. Aurora police explained, apologized and it’s now being investigated. Lindsay Minter is on the Aurora Police Citizens Oversight Committee. She sees the video as one more example of the department’s problems. “These kids are crying, and these officers don’t seem...
    Seattle’s police chief addressed a letter to the Seattle City Council informing them that protesters had targeted her home at night, and urged them to call for the end of such tactics. Police Chief Carmen Best sent the letter to the president and public safety chair of the council Monday, and explained how a residence of hers was visited by a “large group of aggressive protestors” who were fended off from illegal behavior by neighbors “despite repeated attempts to do so.” Chief Best’s letter to the Seattle City Council. https://t.co/LUbTgR2LZn — Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 3, 2020 “I urge both of you, and the entire council, to stand up for what is right,” the letter read. “These direct...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Those who knew Eurie Stamps Sr. described him as gentle but firm; a larger than life presence in the Cambridge community where he grew up. “I felt safe when he was around but I also felt like we were in check when he was around,” said Selvin Chambers who used to see Stamps around the neighborhood. On Saturday, Chambers and others chanted his name and wore his face on their t-shirts as they renewed a call to look at the 2011 SWAT team raid in Framingham that killed Stamps. Eurie Stamps (WBZ-TV) The 68-year-old was an innocent bystander, shot when the Framingham Police SWAT Team busted into Stamps’ house while investigating drug activity by...
    Several Seattle council members unveiled a string of proposals last week to scale down the city's police force through layoffs and attrition but stopped short of slashing the police budget by at least half, a sticking point that many activists have called for in the wake of nationwide calls for police reform. The plan presented by council members Lisa Herbold, Tammy Morales, Teresa Mosqueda and M. Lorena Gonzalez could reduce the police force by as many as 100 officers. However, they said defunding the department by 50 percent can't be achieved in the short term because layoffs could be delayed by collective bargaining with the Seattle Police Officers Guild, the union representing police, the Seattle Times reported. The proposed layoffs could...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The right lane and off-ramp of westbound Interstate Highway 580 at Broadway are closed because of police activity Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. Authorities first announced the traffic advisory at 9:15 a.m. on the 511.org Twitter account. Police Department Activity on Westbound I-580 at Broadway Ave in Oakland. All Lanes Blocked. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h — 511 SF Bay (@511SFBay) August 3, 2020 Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes. As of 9:30 a.m., the left and center lanes of the freeway are open, but there is still police activity in the area. ONGOING: Police Department Activity on Westbound I-580 at Broadway in Oakland. Right Lane and Off-Ramp Remain Closed. https://t.co/ITRwoLsl4h — 511...
    Two people sitting inside a vehicle near a busy Fairfield County intersection were shot multiple times and hospitalized, police said. The Bridgeport Police Department received reports of shots fired on Saturday, Aug. 1, first on Kossuth Street, then on Maple Street shortly after 11:30 p.m. Police said that officers responded to the area, where they found a man and woman with gunshot wounds who had been sitting in a vehicle near the intersection of the two roadways. The woman was shot multiple times and is listed in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital after undergoing surgery early on Sunday, Aug. 2.  The man was shot in the leg and was treated at the same hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear...
    All hands were on deck to help rescue a jet skier who suffered a medical episode and was found in the water near a North Shore beach on Long Island. The 38-year-old man from Queens suffered a medical episode while jet skiing in Sands Point at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 when he was found face down in the water by a witness. Due to the location of the medical episode north of Sands Point, a Marine Unit from the New Rochelle Police Department was first to respond, transporting the man to North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Crews from the Port Washington Fire Department, Nassau County Police Marine Bureau, and Nassau County Police Aviation Unit...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department has teamed up with the Balcones Heights Police Department in what appears to be an investigation and a search for a person of interest early Monday morning. The investigation is taking place in the 2800 block of Hillcrest Drive, not far from Loop 410 and Babcock Road. Authorities have blocked off the entrance and the road leading up to the Trio Apartments on Hillcrest Drive. At this time, not much information is known about the search. Earlier, police used the Eagle helicopter and searched an abandoned apartment building about a block away for someone. Balcones Heights officers say they expect their chief to give an update shortly. This is a...
    The Minneapolis Police Department—which has seen 40 cops resign or be fired in the past two months—offered city residents some tips last week on how to deal with the city’s recent surge in violent crimes. NYC'S GRIM MILESTONE The city has been the focal point of the country after George Floyd’s death in police custody in May. The city has been ravaged by early protests and there was early momentum to abolish the city’s police force. But since Floyd’s death, some residents have complained of slower-than-usual police responses and—at times—no response at all, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Police murdered a man in our neighborhood and then they just all fell out and left us alone to figure out on our...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There was a show of support for Chicago police Sunday in Mount Greenwood, where many officers live.Those who joined the Walk To Support CPD say it's been a tough few months for officers.From protests, to an uptick in summer violence, Chicago's police force has been a flashpoint for demonstrators calling for change. But at Sunday's Mount Greenwood march, the families and allies of the Chicago Police Department rallied for city residents to support those truly honoring the mission of serving and protecting.RELATED: Chicago students march for policy change in schools, universitiesCynthia and David Quintavalle's 25-year-old son is a Chicago police officer, assigned to patrol the streets of Englewood."I watch him every day, leave for work, praying he'll...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara police is asking for the public's help in locating a 75-year-old woman with multiple health issues who disappeared from her home in Santa Clara overnight, police said Sunday.Annie Enriquez is described as "blind and deaf, with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old." MISSING PERSON - 8/2/20 - Public Assistance RequestedAnnie Enriquez went missing overnight. She is 75-years old, with multiple health issues, including being blind and deaf, with the mental capacity of a 5-year old.If you see Ms. Enriquez, please call SCPD at 408-615-5580 pic.twitter.com/nEITNzBulZ— Santa Clara Police (@SantaClaraPD) August 2, 2020She is Filipino, 5-foot-2, 145 pounds with shoulder length brown-colored hair, gray-colored eyes and uses a blue cane. There is no description of...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) – A man is in the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Vacaville on Sunday, authorities said. The Vacaville Police Department said the shooting happened in the 500 block of Markham Avenue. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time and the investigation remains underway. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the Vacaville Police Department.
    As the Seattle City Council moves to defund the city’s police department by 50 percent, minority communities in the area often targeted in violent hate crimes are worried for their safety, former city council candidate Ari Hoffman said. "It seems like the experiment of the CHOP, the failure of it, wasn’t clear to elected officials, when they removed cops... [and it] resulted in two deaths of two African-American teenagers," Hoffman told "Fox & Friends" on Sunday. "Now, they want to expand that to the city," he explained. "At the same time, they have not put forth any plans to address how to keep communities at risk safe, like the Jewish community, the Asian community, who had incidents of violence before." Hoffman pointed to a 2006 shooting at the Seattle Jewish Federation building, during which SWAT was called to intervene and successfully minimized the number...
    The Minneapolis Police Department is advising residents of the city to “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by robbers, and “Do not argue or fight with the criminal. Do as they say.” The “robbery prevention tips” were circulated by the department and reported by local ABC affiliate KSTP-5. They advise that the city is suffering an increase in robberies and carjackings, especially in the 3rd Precinct — the area of the city in which George Floyd was killed in police custody on Memorial Day, and rioters destroyed police headquarters. Others posted the tips on social media: Look another email on how to be a perfect victim in #MplsCrime just came out, but wait @MayorFrey...
    Footage that recently surfaced on social media appears to show Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department employees going to a bar party, despite the nation grappling with a rising coronavirus death count. Hide BREAKING: @LASheriffDept is having a party at @SassafrasHW on Vine in Hollywood. Acting on a tip, I went to the scene and captured photos of deputies drinking on the street, littering, and no one had on a mask. Bars have been closed under guidance from Gov. Newsom since 7/13 https://t.co/UdEGkJF0gl— Cerise Castle (@cerisecastle) August 1, 2020 Hide In the video—which is being circulated by a progressive activist group—several alleged sheriff’s department employees identify themselves on camera. Before stating their names and saying they have no fever, they go into...
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police department says its internal probe found that officers' use of tear gas during a Black Lives Matter protest in May was a reasonable use of force. Lt. Harrison Daniel, commander of the Athens-Clarke Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards, announced Friday that the investigation found the use of chemical irritants against the crowd was within department policy. The unit investigates use-of-force incidents by its officers. The Athens Banner-Herald reported 18 people were arrested during the May 31 protest and another 13 were arrested as suspects in the burglary of a firearms sales business that police said they believed was timed to coincide with the protest downtown. Daniel said the police department received information...
    Austin police are bracing for chaos as heavily-armed activists from rival groups face off in the city one week after a Black Lives Matter protester was shot dead.  On Saturday evening, a group of gun-toting men were seen protecting demonstrators at a makeshift memorial for Garrett Foster - the 28-year-old who was killed during a BLM march last weekend.  Across the street, camouflage clad members of the far-right paramilitary group Three Percenters stood watching on, brandishing semiautomatic weapons in an intimidating manner.  Police have bolstered their forces amid fears tensions between the two groups could explode.   Witnesses say Garrett Foster (left) died trying to protect his wheelchair-bound fiancee Whitney Mitchell (right) after a car drove at them during a...
    Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros is declining to implement recommendations from two police review groups that could affect the accuracy of officers’ testimonies following shootings. The city’s community-driven Police Review Board and the external Office of Investigative Review Group recommended that the police department have officers provide testimony the day a critical incident occurs, rather than within seven days, which is the current policy. The OIR Group also recommended that officers not be shown body-cam footage from incidents they’re involved in before providing their statement. Those recommendations were presented at this week’s council meeting as part of both groups’ annual reports. “In our view, it makes sense to have that statement occur much sooner to reduce the chance that anything...
    The Darien Police Department is investigating an incident in which numerous gunshots were fired from a moving motor vehicle, possibly at another vehicle. The incident happened on West Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. No injuries have been reported, police said. A significant portion of West Avenue between Leroy Avenue and Noroton Avenue will be closed as investigators process the crime scene.   A heavy police presence should be expected in the area and motorists should seek alternate routes, police said. "We are confident that there is no threat to area residents at this time," Darien Police said. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Darien Police Department at 203-662-5300.  
    GLOUCESTER (CBS) – Firefighters used boats to attack a fire in a Gloucester home from the river as flames became too hot to battle by land Saturday morning. Firefighters found heavy smoke pouring Washington Street home when they responded at about 10:30 a.m. after boaters on the Annisquam River saw the blaze from the water. The home was deemed unsafe to enter by the fire commissioner. (Photo credit: Gloucester Fire Department) Firefighters were driven back by the intense heat of the fire, and the Gloucester Police Safe Boat and Harbormaster boats were able to take firefighters to fight the fire from the riverside. “This fire was well advanced by the time firefighters arrived, and the terrain made the response more...
    Getty People walk down 7th Street in Austin after a vigil for Garrett Foster on July 26, 2020 in downtown Austin. Rumors are circulating that groups associated with Antifa may be protesting in Austin on Saturday night, August 1, possibly targeting the Austin Police Department or local residential buildings downtown. Meanwhile, a group planning a protest to defund the police on Saturday night has said that they are not planning any violence, and some people on social media have said they’ve seen armed conservative groups in the region, too. The Austin Police Department has said it’s aware of rumors and is increasing staffing just in case. (The photo above is from a protest in Austin on July 26.)...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are investigating a man’s death in north Minneapolis and a two other shootings near downtown that have left four people injured. Officers were called to the 4000 block of Humboldt Avenue north around 8 p.m. Friday night. Someone called 911 to say a man had shot himself. A man in his 40s was found dead inside a home. Police interviewed a woman in her 30s and noticed some inconsistencies with what she was telling them. She was arrested and booked on probable cause murder. Police say this is one of the worst summers of crime in the city, but this is a trend they’re seeing in several major cities across the country. “We’ll continue to do...
    The Fremont Police Department deployed a trailer equipped with multiple video cameras to the parking lot of the Paseo Padre Shopping Center last week after an older resident was robbed leaving a 99 Ranch supermarket. The shopping center, on the 34000 block of Paseo Padre Parkway, has for years been the site of auto burglaries and robberies, the department said in a Saturday news release announcing the deployment. The trailer includes four cameras that can be monitored live. The feed is stored for 30 days and the trailer does not include an automated license plate reader. It also has speakers but no listening devices, according to the department’s news release. The Fremont Police Department also has 14 permanent video cameras throughout...
    A 28-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend during an argument in Fairfield County, police said. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Shelton Police Department was contacted by Griffin Hospital for a male with a stab wound to his abdomen.  Officers responded and spoke with the victim who stated he was fighting with his girlfriend when the incident happened. The victim reported during the argument, Princess Shabazz allegedly punched his window, breaking the glass, according to Detective Richard Bango of the Shelton Police Department. He then stated that she picked up a folding knife and stabbed him in the abdomen, Bango said.  The victim is expected to recover from his injures. Shabazz, of Ansonia, was charged with first-degree assault, disorderly conduct and...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) — Whitehall Borough Police Department celebrated the birthday and retirement of Officer David Artman on Friday. (Photo Credit: Whitehall Borough Police Department Facebook) Artman retired after 25 years of service to the Whitehall Borough Police Department. The celebration of his retirement happened to fall on his birthday as well, so both occasions were commemorated by the department. (Photo Credit: Whitehall Borough Police Department Facebook) According to the Whitehall Borough Police Department, Artman was the first Baldwin-Whitehall School Resource Officer and was part of the department’s D.A.R.E. program. “‘Officer Dave’ has touched the hearts and minds of many and his contributions will never be forgotten. Enjoy retirement!” the department said in...
    The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Pomona Police Department, alleging that it has been using public funds under the influence of a lobbying group to adopt policies and training that undermine state law on police use of deadly force. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, names the Pomona Police Department, its Chief Michael Ellis, and the city of Pomona as defendants. It was filed on behalf of Gente Organizada, a Pomona social action group, and a member of a Pomona coalition called Police Oversight Starts Today. Requests for comment left with the Pomona Police Department, the city of Pomona, and the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California, or PORAC, were not immediately returned....
    STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) — Two people are dead after the ATV they were riding was hit by a truck on Route 116 in Starksboro, state police said. The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police say an ATV driven by Tracy Bedell, 21, was headed west on Freedom Acres when it entered the northbound lane of Route 116 and was hit by a northbound vehicle that was unable to stop. Bedell and a passenger on the ATV, Robert Lowell, 18, of Huntington, were taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. He was later charged with driving under the influence, drugs. SUMMARY OF...
    A rapping NYPD officer whose lyrics about trigger-happy white cops snowballed into a discrimination lawsuit against the department feels more empowered than ever to speak out against racism, she said — and claims her white colleagues now support her controversial lyrics. Midtown North cop Atisha Samuel can’t join in the anti-police brutality protests rocking NYC and the globe, she told The Post, but continues to “protest in my own way.” “I walk into work with a shirt like this saying ‘Unite Against Racism,’” Samuel explained In a video posted to her “Nukstarr” Instagram account. “I’m enlightening my coworkers, letting them know how much we’ve been oppressed as a people and what they need to do to do better.” Samuel sued...
    A left-wing activist tried to fire off what appeared to be a bottle rocket in the apparent direction of the federal courthouse in Portland on Friday night and it ignited in his face as he held onto it. Journalist Drew Hernandez captured the incident and posted a video of it on Twitter. WATCH: FAIL: ANTIFA THUG GETS OWNED BY HIS OWN EXPLOSIVE pic.twitter.com/E3q7J1bHl3 — Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) August 1, 2020 The violence in Portland came as President Donald Trump announced late on Friday night that federal officers were not leaving the courthouse, which has been under violent attack for weeks, until safety was ensured. Trump tweeted, “Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists...
    VALLEJO (AP) — The chief of the Vallejo police department, under scrutiny for several deadly shootings, said Friday he is launching an independent investigation after two people in the department said officers had their badges bent to mark on-duty killings. Two different sources in the department made the “very troubling and disturbing allegations” that “badge bending has occurred,” chief Shawny Williams said in a statement. Williams said he has asked for an investigation by an outside third party that could begin next week and will take several months to complete. RELATED: Vallejo Police Investigating Claim That Officers Bent Badges To Mark Killings Two days earlier, the chief said he was opening up an inquiry that could lead to an independent...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of a San Francisco Bay Area police department under scrutiny for several deadly shootings said Friday he is launching an independent investigation after two people in the department said officers had their badges bent to mark on-duty killings. Two different sources in the Vallejo Police Department made the “very troubling and disturbing allegations" that “badge bending has occurred," Chief Shawny Williams said in a statement. Williams said he has asked for an investigation by an outside third party that could begin next week and will take several months to complete. Two days earlier, the chief said he was opening up an inquiry that could lead to an independent investigation. John Whitney, a former Vallejo...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The number of people killed in Minneapolis is up 95% from this time last summer. 39 victims have lost their lives since the beginning of the year. It’s becoming more common than not to hear about a shooting in Minneapolis. More people have been shot this year compared to the past five. Not to mention homicides, the most recent of which took place earlier this week. “Crime is out of control,” said Rich Walker Sr., director of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis. “Criminals feel like they can do whatever they want to do. They know the police department is at a vulnerable state right now with staffing levels and with morale,” Walker Sr. said. The city council...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of a San Francisco Bay Area police department under scrutiny for several deadly shootings said Friday he is launching an independent investigation after two people in the department said officers had their badges bent to mark on-duty killings. Two different sources in the Vallejo Police Department made the “very troubling and disturbing allegations” that “badge bending has occurred,” Chief Shawny Williams said in a statement. Williams said he has asked for an investigation by an outside third party that could begin next week and will take several months to complete. Two days earlier, the chief said he was opening up an inquiry that could lead to an independent investigation. John Whitney, a...
    POMONA (CBSLA) — The ACLU of Southern California Friday filed suit against the Pomona Police Department over its deadly force policy — alleging that the department is not only violating California law, but also misappropriating taxpayer dollars. A new lawsuit filed by the ACLU alleges that the Pomona Police Department violated California law and misappropriated taxpayer dollars. (Credit: Pomona PD/Twitter) At the heart of the lawsuit is the California Act to Save Lives, or AB 392, which states lethal force by law enforcement is only justifiable “when necessary in defense of human life.” The plaintiffs allege that the law, which went into effect Jan. 1, creates a higher standard for the justification of the use of lethal force that Pomona...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a suspect after a man in a wheelchair was robbed at gunpoint on Friday, the Stockton Police Department announced. Stockton police said the robbery happened overnight at around 1 a.m. in the 100 block of East Weber Avenue. The suspect allegedly demanded and took the 30-year-old victim’s property and took off on foot. The suspect was only described as a Black male adult, approximately 45 to 55 years old. Any witnesses to the robbery are asked to contact the Stockton Police Department.
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department’s new diversity and inclusion unit. Keith Wildhaber, who is white, said he was the victim of racism in a Facebook post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He alleged in his suit that he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.” Jurors awarded him nearly $20 million in October, but he and the county settled for the lower amount in February. “The dog whispers of a gay, white guy being unable to lead Diversity and Inclusion were...
    VALLEJO — The city’s police chief announced Friday that he was launched an independent investigation into allegations that some Vallejo officers would bend their badges to mark a person they killed in the line of duty. In a news release Friday afternoon, Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams said he heard from two people within the police department “that badge-bending has occurred.” “As a result of these very troubling and disturbing allegations, I’ve asked for an independent outside investigation to be completed by a third party,” Williams said in a written statement. The announcement comes days after Williams said he was launching an inquiry into the matter, and would up the ante if evidence was found suggesting the allegations were true....
    GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) – A search is on for suspect who vandalized the Grass Valley Police Department on Wednesday night, authorities said on Friday. (credit: Grass Valley Police Department) Grass Valley police said a rock was thrown through the glass door of the department lobby. Photos released by the department showed a glass door was completely shattered and a second glass door was also damaged. Authorities said they believe the suspect was acting alone. Details regarding the description of the suspect or a motive were not available. The department will remain closed for walk-in services until repairs are complete. Anyone with information that could lead to the whereabouts or identification of a suspect is encouraged to contact the Grass Valley...
    The Seattle City Council, which has been mulling a proposal to defund the Seattle Police Department, drafted a resolution which would both defund the police and create a “civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention.” While the resolution does not call for the total abolition of the police, it explicitly states the council’s intention of funding “community-led activities” which would “accompany” their effort to defund Seattle Police: Read thread to see how Seattles hard-left city council is trying to abolish SPD & replace it with a university-style group of activists trained in "trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis." https://t.co/Zd0SaT6Zyy — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 31, 2020 BREAKING: Seattle City Council moves to abolish the entire Seattle Police Department and replace...
    Many Seattle residents have expressed disapproval of the Seattle City Council’s measure to slash police department funding by half, with one telling the council Wednesday the proposal is a “radical experiment” that will only “hurt the vulnerable.” The Seattle City Council is weighing a measure, which would slash police department funding by 50 percent or $85 million for the remainder of the year. According to Q13 Fox, “nearly 300” people signed up to weigh in on the measure during Wednesday’s budget meeting, and many expressed disapproval. One caller phoned in to describe the move as a “radical experiment that will hurt the vulnerable.” “Seattle City Council, you are irresponsibly not fully representing your constituents by making the reckless decision of...
    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...
    The East Hartford Police Department’s Glock guns don’t shoot straight, according to the East Hartford Police Officer’s Association. To fix the flaw, officers are being told to adjust the sights on their firearms and shoot a little to the right, association officials said. Meanwhile, a representative for the police department acknowledged there had been a problem with some of the guns, but told The Hartford Courant that the police department has been working with the Glock company to fix any problems. “If one of our members were to be involved in a shotting tonight where something or someone gets hit that wasn’t supposed to and the department was aware that he guns weren’t shooting straight and did nothing about it,...
    Colorado is declaring racism a public health crisis, after the employees inside the state's Department of Public Health and Environment put pressure on its top health official to address the issue. Jill Hunsaker Ryan, the executive director of the department, told The Denver Post that the stance would become formal policy within the department. The declaration aligns Colorado with the American Public Health Association (APHA), which first declared systemic racism in the U.S. a public health crisis back at the beginning of June — shortly after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, a Black man. In making the declaration, Hunsaker Ryan said that she has a couple of goals: Increase diversity among the department's workforce and make it easier for local organizations that...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Police Department sent CBS 11 News an update on policy reform efforts it has collaborated on with a panel of experts since December of 2019. The panel shared observations and recommendations with the department as they identified them. And from that partnership, the department said is has already adopted several of the identified recommendations and is currently working on several others. Some of the changes that have were already implemented, or are underway include: Additions to its Use of Force Policy and General Orders to enhance accountability and further clarify de-escalation and duty to intervene expectations, recognizing that these are serious policy violations when not followed. Changes pertaining to investigating and classifying...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot apparently backed out of a virtual conference at the last minute to avoid being on stage with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Lightfoot cited a scheduling conflict when she announced that she would not be attending a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with Crain’s Chicago Business. Sources, however, told the Chicago Tribune that she was concerned about appearing next to Frey, who has been widely criticized after George Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis police custody in late May. The event had been touted as a discussion between former Obama adviser David Axelrod and the "mayors of two Midwest cities" about COVID-19 and the recent wave of civil unrest. Lightfoot did not want to discuss those issues...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A county council in Delaware has enacted a measure that bans county police officers from using kneeholds, and bars the use of chokeholds except for situations where deadly force is warranted. The proposal was passed unanimously by the New Castle County Council on Tuesday after weeks of negotiations between the head of the county’s police department and a councilman who sponsored the measure, The News Journal of Delaware reported. Numerous localities across the nation have been reexamining police policies after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ensuing unrest that spread around the world over police brutality and racism. Floyd, who was Black, was killed when a white officer held his knee...
    BERKELEY (KPIX) — Investigators searched for several suspects after a Berkeley police officer interrupted a robbery in progress near a CVS pharmacy late Thursday night and fired shots as they fled the scene, authorities said. Police said the officer was on patrol in the 1400 block of Shattuck Ave. when he came upon “several suspects” involved in a robbery attempt. As the officer attempted to take the suspects into custody, they fled and shots were fired. Police said they did not know if any of the suspects had been wounded. “The officer was transported to a local hospital for an injury to her foot, which occurred during the encounter,” authorities said in their release. The incident was being investigated by...
    WEXFORD (KDKA) – McCandless Police are warning residents of a phone scam claiming to be a police sergeant. According to police, the victim would get a call from a man that says he is a McCandless Police Department sergeant by name. After identifying himself, the caller claims there is an active warrant out for the victim’s arrest unless they pay $4,000. In an email, McCandless Police Department Chief of Police Ryan Hawk said, “McCandless Police Officers will not call citizens and demand money for any reason.” Chief Hawk is telling anyone that receives this call to immediately hang up and contact their local police department to file a report.
    San Francisco (CNN)The police chief in the Northern California city of Vallejo announced an inquiry into his department earlier in the week, saying he is "deeply disturbed" after a news report alleged that some officers in the department had bent their police badges to silently indicate they had shot and killed someone while on duty.The explosive allegations were first reported by Open Vallejo, which spoke to John Whitney, a former Vallejo police captain. Whitney, according to the report, said he was fired from his position after calling attention to unethical conduct, including the badge bending. Whitney, the report added, said he learned of the secret practice last year and reported it up the chain of command. The news site reported...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – A mother whose daughter was shot and killed in early July was arrested with her boyfriend who was connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred in Roseville on Tuesday, authorities said. Mugshot of Angela Cornaggia courtesy of the Roseville Police Department on July 29, 2020 The Roseville Police Department said Angela Cornaggia and Julio Rodriguez were arrested after Rodriguez drove Cornaggia to the department for a follow-up meeting regarding her daughter’s death. Officers had already linked a Honda Accord associated with Rodriguez to the drive-by shooting and learned he was the boyfriend of Cornaggia. The person driving the Honda during the drive-by allegedly fired several shots into two residences in the 100 block of B Street. No...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – A mother whose daughter was shot and killed in early July and her boyfriend were both arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred in Roseville on Tuesday, authorities said. Mugshot of Angela Cornaggia courtesy of the Roseville Police Department on July 29, 2020 The Roseville Police Department said Angela Cornaggia and Julio Rodriguez were arrested after Rodriguez drove Cornaggia to the department for a follow-up meeting regarding her daughter’s death. Officers had already linked a Honda Accord associated with Rodriguez to the drive-by shooting and learned he was the boyfriend of Cornaggia. The person driving the Honda during the drive-by allegedly fired several shots into two residences in the 100 block of B Street. No...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The City of Camden has emerged as a national case study on police reform. But frustrated residents say they are not being included in discussions on how to improve community policing. Those who came out to Thursday night’s town hall event say they’re tired of the way the Camden County Police Department is being portrayed and it’s time to change the narrative. Frustrated and feeling silenced — that’s why organizers of a Camden community town hall say they wanted to have an open dialogue about community policing. “It took Camden residents to see so many different events that have happened in their city to know that community policing does not exist and it’s not doing well...
    CHINO (CBSLA) — One person was dead Thursday after being shot by police near the Chino police station. According to the Chino Police Department, officers responded to an unspecified call for service about a male subject on Guardian Way and 10th Street at about 4 p.m. According to Chino PD, officers arriving at the scene found a man allegedly armed with a knife who was then shot and killed by police. It was not immediately clear what precipitated the shooting. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was said to be handling the investigation.
    PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A police officer suffered serious injures after their vehicle overturned in a crash in Parkville Thursday night, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Officials with the Baltimore County Fire Department said the accident happened at Hartford Road and Hiss Avenue. The Baltimore County Fire Department said crews had to extract the officer. UPDATE: MVC w/RESCUE//Harford Rd & Hiss Ave #parkiville//police officer extricated with serious injuries and being transported.^NT — Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) July 31, 2020 The officer is being taken to an area hospital for treatment. No further information has been provided at this time. Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Firefighters are on the scene of an accident involving an overturned police vehicle. Crews say the accident is at Hartford Road and Hiss Avenue. The accident involves a vehicle, and a police vehicle, firefighters say. Crews are working on extrication at this time. #bcofd MVC W/RESCUE//Hartford Rd/Hiss Ave #parkville//crews on scene with overturned vehicle police vehicle involved and overturned. Crews working on extrication at this time. D/T 2034^NT — Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) July 31, 2020 Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    PINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A red-tailed hawk with a broken wing was rescued in Pine Township yesterday. The Northern Regional Police Department says the hawk was injured and had broken its wing in a neighborhood Wednesday. “Unable to fly and struggling to move, it needed immediate medical attention or its life would certainly have been in danger,” police said on Facebook. Officer Falcon with the Northern Regional Police Department was able to chase down and snatch the hawk out of further harm’s way. The hawk was taken to a nearby animal hospital where it will recover for four to six months before returning to the Pine Township neighborhood where it was found. “Way to go Officer FALCONer!” police...
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — Police in South Lake Tahoe will soon wear body cameras.  The city council approved the purchase of both body and vehicle cameras for officers Tuesday.  It will cost them $470,000. In total, the city plans to buy 42 body cameras, 28 in-car cameras, and cloud storage for both. READ: Convicted Murderer Serving 84-Years-To-Life In Prison, Terebea Williams, Released Over Coronavirus Fears According to a press release from the city, the cameras have an automatic turn-on feature that will record even if an officer fails to turn on their camera. Additionally, the camera of a back-up officer will turn on automatically if they are in range of another officer with a camera rolling. Representatives from the police...
    VALLEJO (AP) — Under scrutiny after several fatal police shootings, the Vallejo chief of police said he is opening an inquiry into allegations that officers bent their badges to mark on-duty killings. Chief Shawny Williams told the Chronicle on Wednesday that he would not tolerate such a “despicable” act if the claims are true. “It would be considered vandalism of department property,” Williams said. “And if you’re doing that in celebration of a killing or shooting, then it’s completely disturbing.” The inquiry could lead to an independent investigation. John Whitney, a former Vallejo police captain, previously accused the department of firing him in August for flagging misconduct that included concerns that some officers bent their badges in a ritual to...
    St. Louis County's top prosecutor said on Thursday that charges would not be brought against the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown — a Black teenager — in August 2014. The decision followed a lengthy review of the encounter that led to Brown's death. “In the end, we cannot ethically bring this case to trial,” St. Louis Country Prosecutor Wesley Bell told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, though he noted that his decision didn't exonerate Darren Wilson, the former officer responsible for Brown's death. When Bell, the Missouri county's first Black prosecutor assumed office in January 2019, many civil rights activists were hopeful that he would re-examine the case. Last August, on the fifth anniversary of Brown's death, his family made a public plea for...
    MENLO PARK — The city manager on Thursday named a replacement for retiring Police Chief Dave Bertini, who shocked city leaders in June when he abruptly announce his retirement in the middle of a contentious town hall about police reform. Retired Pleasanton Police Chief David Spiller will become the city’s interim police chief effective Friday. Spiller began his career as a patrol officer in San Diego and later worked with the Mountain View Police Department. He worked in Pleasanton as a lieutenant starting in 2002 and moved up the ranks to chief until he retired in Nov. 2019. Spiller is joining the Menlo Park department after the surprise retirement of Bertini, who had been with the department since he was...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The police chief of a San Francisco Bay Area city under scrutiny after several fatal police shootings said he is opening an inquiry into allegations that officers bent their badges to mark on-duty killings. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that he would not tolerate such a “despicable” act if the claims are true. “It would be considered vandalism of department property,” Williams said. “And if you’re doing that in celebration of a killing or shooting, then it’s completely disturbing.” The inquiry could lead to an independent investigation. John Whitney, a former Vallejo police captain, previously accused the department of firing him in August for flagging misconduct that included concerns...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Las Vegas police officer who for 16 years headed a program supporting families of officers hurt or killed in the line of duty became the first officer to die from complications of COVID-19, department officials said. Lt. Erik Lloyd, 53, died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department statement that said his death was considered to be in the line of duty. “The LVMPD is a better agency for having Erik,” said Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, the elected head of the department with about 4,000 sworn police and corrections officers and hundreds of civilian employees. The sheriff credited Lloyd, president of the Injured Officers...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Under scrutiny after several fatal police shootings, the police chief of Vallejo said he is opening an inquiry into allegations that officers bent their badges to mark on-duty killings. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that he would not tolerate such a “despicable” act if the claims are true. “It would be considered vandalism of department property,” Williams said. “And if you’re doing that in celebration of a killing or shooting, then it’s completely disturbing.” The inquiry could lead to an independent investigation. John Whitney, a former Vallejo police captain, previously accused the department of firing him in August for flagging misconduct that included concerns that some officers bent their...
    Media mogul Tyler Perry delivered his opinion on the movement to defund the police that has garnered notoriety since the nationwide protests against police brutality began in late May. The actor said he does not support "taking money from the police department" and proclaimed that "we need more police." Perry appeared on "Anderson Cooper 360" Wednesday night, where he weighed in on the contentious debate over defunding the police. "You gotta understand this: I am not for taking money from the police department," Perry told CNN host Anderson Cooper. "I think we need more police." "My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need police," Perry said. "But we don't...
    Actor and director Tyler Perry said on Wednesday that he’s worried the movement to defund police departments across the country is “being hijacked” and believes that the country needs more police. “I’m not for taking money from the police department,” Perry told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday. “I think we need more police. My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need police.” “But lately, I’ve been very, very concerned that the message is being hijacked by some other groups or political ads and parties that are trying to stop the message of what we’re asking for here ... police reform, right? So yeah, I was, but I’m worried now because of what I’m seeing.” Perry, who...
    Meaghan Ellis July 30, 2020 0 Comments Film industry mogul Tyler Perry is weighing in on the calls for police reform while showing his support for law enforcement. During an interview on “Anderson Cooper 360” Wednesday evening, Perry condemned any initiative that would ultimately take funds from law enforcement agencies. “You gotta understand this: I am not for taking money from the police department. I think we need more police,” Perry said. The 50-year-old producer and actor expressed concern about the neighborhood where Tyler Perry Studios is located as he noted a need for more police near his facility. He also stressed the importance of training. Perry said, “My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need...
    Dallas police are investigating the murder of a man found Wednesday night in an alley in the Dallas area as a homicide. Police say a resident reported that a body was found in the 2800 block of Pritchard Lane. When authorities arrived, they found the man was not responding, and Dallas Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The deceased had no identification, according to Dallas police. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office will attempt to identify you through fingerprint analysis. The Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit is requesting public assistance and is encouraging anyone with information regarding this crime, can contact Detective Abel Lopez at 214-671-3676 or email abel. lopez@dallascityhall.com Crime Stoppers will pay up to...
    Colorado health officials have launched an investigation into the use of the sedative ketamine, which paramedics injected into Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old man who died while in police custody in Colorado, according to a report. McClain was stopped by cops in Aurora in August while walking home from a store and placed in a chokehold after a 911 call about a suspicious person in the area. He told police, “I can’t breathe.” The massage therapist, who was black, was injected with ketamine by paramedics and went into cardiac arrest. He was declared brain-dead and was taken off life support days later. Federal officials have revealed that they were reviewing his death as a potential civil rights violation. The probe...
    A longtime Trenton police sergeant committed suicide in a New Jersey parking lot, department sources and city officials said. Trenton Police Sgt. Daniel Pagnotta III, a 43-year-old department vet of 21 years, fatally shot himself early Wednesday in Plainsboro, Mayor Reed Gusciora confirmed in a statement. “Beloved by everyone in the Trenton Police Department, he was devoted to Trenton and police work from the time he joined the force after graduating from the police academy in 1999,” Gusciora said. “He will be dearly missed.” Sources told The Trentonian Pagnotta shot himself while in a parking lot. His body was discovered inside his Dodge Durango at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, alongside his discharged service revolver and at least three notes...
    Colorado health officials have launched an investigation into the use of the sedative ketamine, which paramedics injected into Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old man who died while in police custody in Colorado, according to a report. McClain was stopped by cops in Aurora in August while walking home from a store and placed in a chokehold after a 911 call about a suspicious person in the area. He told police, “I can’t breathe.” The massage therapist, who was black, was injected with ketamine by paramedics and went into cardiac arrest. He was declared brain-dead and was taken off life support days later. Federal officials have revealed that they were reviewing his death as a potential civil rights violation. The probe was...
    A longtime Trenton police sergeant committed suicide in a New Jersey parking lot, department sources and city officials said. Trenton Police Sgt. Daniel Pagnotta III, a 43-year-old department vet of 21 years, fatally shot himself early Wednesday in Plainsboro, Mayor Reed Gusciora confirmed in a statement. “Beloved by everyone in the Trenton Police Department, he was devoted to Trenton and police work from the time he joined the force after graduating from the police academy in 1999,” Gusciora said. “He will be dearly missed.” Sources told The Trentonian Pagnotta shot himself while in a parking lot. His body was discovered inside his Dodge Durango at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, alongside his discharged service revolver and at least three notes to...
    Actor and director Tyler Perry said Wednesday night that he does not support "taking money from the police department," with the media mogul adding that he believes "we need more police" amid calls to defund departments nationwide. “You gotta understand this: I am not for taking money from the police department. I think we need more police," Perry said told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "My studio is in a neighborhood where I think we need police. But we don’t need police that are undertrained," he added. Perry's studio, one of the largest in the world, is located in Atlanta, at the former Fort McPherson army base. “I think we need the police. I know that I need the police. I have several that work...
    POLICE have refused to hand over the personnel records of the three officers involved in the death of Elijah McClain. Tragic Elijah, an unarmed 23-year-old black man, died after being placed in a chokehold by police in Aurora, Colorado, and injected with the powerful sedative ketamine. 11Elijah died after being restrained by three cops in August 2019Credit: Reuters Despite calls for the three officers involved - Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema - to be arrested, they were all reinstated following a short period of temporary leave and no charges were brought. The Sun officially requested a copy of the officers' employment records from the Aurora Police Department back in June. However our request has been officially...
    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...
    Seattle police who executed a search warrant of a van abandoned near a series of weekend fires recovered pyrotechnics, weaponry and riot gear believed to have been used during demonstrations in the area, officials announced. During Saturday’s “large demonstration” in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood,  a crowd set construction trailers on fire, and damaged cars and businesses before making its way toward Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, police said Wednesday evening. But as the crowd headed toward the precinct shortly before 4:30 p.m., a van followed and parked in front of the police building. It was facing the wrong direction in a traffic lane, and later abandoned, officials said. FEDERAL FORCES SENT TO SEATTLE HAVE 'DEMOBILIZED' AND 'LEFT,' MAYOR ANNOUNCES “At about the same...
    West Allis Police Chief Patrick Mitchell said Thursday that he was worried about crowd control tactics at next month's Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. In an interview on "Fox & Friends," the Wisconsin cop said his main issue revolved around the recent prohibition of the use of chemical irritants. Mitchell's department is one of more than 100 agencies that have pulled out of security agreements to send personnel to the convention over orders that would prevent officers from using certain crowd control measures during protests. MORE THAN 100 POLICE AGENCIES BACK OUT OF DNC SECURITY AGREEMENTS "Well, pepper spray and tear gas are certainly the main issue at hand. My fear would also be that there will be a limitation upon the police department of other tactics that they can use," he explained....
            by Alyssa Rinelli  Students saw an increase in reported violence just weeks after the University of Minnesota announced that it would cut ties with the Minneapolis Police Department after the death of George Floyd. In the weeks following the University of Minnesota’s announcement that it would cut ties with the Minneapolis Police Department, students received multiple systemwide public safety alert messages, telling them to be cautious on and near campus due to various reported violent crimes. This is a substantial increase in safety notifications for Minnesota students, given that prior to the announcement, only seven such announcements with only two emergencies were made in a six month period. The university made its announcement on May 27. On June...
    MONONGAHELA, Pa. (KDKA) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former Monongahela police officer is now suing his old boss and department. The alleged victim, who has remained anonymous throughout the criminal trial, is now coming forward in a new lawsuit. The complaint names 25-year-old Jesse Cimino as the plaintiff and alleged victim in this case. It was filed in a Washington County Court on Tuesday against the Monongahela Police Department, former Chief Brian Tempest, former officer Dustin Devault and Union Township — who contracts officers from that municipality. The complaint alleges Devault used his previous position of power to sexually assault Cimino two years ago. Cimino claims the two met during a traffic stop and...
    By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press Colorado health officials have opened an investigation into the use of a sedative given to a Black man by paramedics during a police stop in suburban Denver before his death last year. The inquiry is the latest in a series of new reviews of the case of Elijah McClain that has received renewed attention as part of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Authorities have said McClain was given 500 milligrams of the sedative ketamine to calm him down, but there have been calls for a closer inquiry into what role that might have played in his death. A county pathologist said last year he could not determine exactly what caused McClain's death. McClain...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Charter Commission on Wednesday rejected sending voters a referendum on eliminating a minimum staffing requirement in the city police department. The 15-member commission voted 8-6 against putting the proposal on the November ballot, with one member absent. The proposal was an alternative to a more aggressive change in the city charter that would lead to dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Commissioner Greg Abbott said removing the 60-year-old provision in the charter that requires a minimum police force based on Minneapolis’ population would be a first step toward police reform and would remove the charter as a barrier. “It removes a mistake,” said Abbott, who voted for putting the amendment on...
    By JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Charter Commission on Wednesday rejected sending voters a referendum on eliminating a minimum staffing requirement in the city police department. The 15-member commission voted 8-6 against putting the proposal on the November ballot, with one member absent. The proposal was an alternative to a more aggressive change in the city charter that would lead to dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Commissioner Greg Abbott said removing the 60-year-old provision in the charter that requires a minimum police force based on Minneapolis' population would be a first step toward police reform and would remove the charter as a barrier. “It removes a mistake,” said Abbott,...
    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...
    The last thing the embattled Vallejo Police Department needed was another image-crushing controversy. But it has one, and Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan — calling an explosive report that some officers celebrated deadly police shootings “another black eye” — isn’t hiding his disgust with it. According to reports by the San Francisco Chronicle and a Vallejo website, ex-Capt. John Whitney, a former SWAT commander, says he learned in 2019 of the existence of a secret fellowship within the department. According to Whitney, some police officers who killed someone in the line of duty were thrown a barbecue and initiated into a kind of club by bending one of the points of their badge to commemorate the killing. “It’s another black eye...
    A 7-year-old Arkansas boy was all smiles after his local police department banded together to gift him a brand-new bike for his recent birthday — along with a birthday parade. The department made the heartwarming gesture after somebody stole the one he received as a Christmas gift. What are the details? Members of the Conway Police Department showed up at Bryan Jeffery's home on Saturday with a brand-new bike. According to the Log Cabin Democrat, Bryan cried tears of joy at the surprise. "I wasn't expecting this," he said. "I was very surprised." The gift is especially meaningful for the 7-year-old, after somebody stole the child's bike earlier in...
    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 %...
    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...
    Actress Alyssa Milano took aim at a recent arrest that took place on East 25th Street and 2nd Ave and likened the New York Police Department (NYPD) officers involved to Donald Trump’s “Gestapo,” referring to Nazi Germany’s official secret police, Breitbart reported. “It looks like #TrumpsGestapo kidnapping protestors,” she tweeted. “I’m sorry for putting out something that hasn’t been verified but this seems like it’s important to get out there.” The video received backlash from some social media users, who noted the use of an unmarked van to make the arrest. In response to the criticism, the NYPD confirmed that the woman in question was taken into custody for damaging police cameras in five separate criminal incidents that took place...