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    A Minneapolis police officer fired for decorating a Christmas tree with racist items inside the department's fourth precinct in November 2018 has been reinstated, CBS Minnesota reported. An arbitrator overturned the department's decision to terminate the officer, Mark Bohnsack, ruling that he was wrongfully terminated. Bohnsack will instead serve a 320-hour suspension, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. A department spokesman told the paper another officer fired over the incident, Brandy Steberg, has not been reinstated but did not provide further details. The community demanded the officers be fired after an image posted on social media showed the tree decorated with racist items, including menthol cigarettes, a can of malt liquor and a cup from a fried chicken restaurant, CBS Minnesota...
    The Salt Lake City Police Department placed an officer on leave and suspended its K-9 program after an April video showed the officer saying “good boy” as a dog tore a Black man’s leg apart, NBC News reports. Hide Detective Greg Wilking, a spokesperson for Salt Lake City’s police spokesman, told NBC that officers responded to a report of domestic violence and arrested Jeffrey Ryans on “suspicion of violating a protective order.” Hide In the 3-minute body camera footage, one of the officers approaches Ryans at a fence and asks how to get around the house. Ryans, 36, keeps his hands up and answers the officers’ questions. Hide “You’re not supposed to be here, Jeffrey,” the officer says. Officer...
    Minsk, Belarus (CNN)At least 50 Belarus security personnel in riot gear dropped their shields and were embraced by anti-government protesters in Minsk, as demonstrators chanted "brothers" at the police.The scene unfolded in front of several government buildings in the of the capital. Protesters also shouted, "Sveta -- President," referring to opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya who says she won the majority in Sunday's highly contested presidential election. Belarus authorities say longtime President Alexander Lukashenko won 80.1% of the vote, in a poll which many believe was rigged.A crowd estimated by CNN's team in Minsk to be tens of thousands of people marched through the capital on Friday in revolt against the strongman leader Lukashenko, who has ruled the country for 26...
    An arbitrator has ruled against the Minneapolis Police Department in the firing of an officer accused of decorating a precinct Christmas tree with racist items. Mark Bohnsack was fired in 2019. He won his job back recently, according to reports. He was terminated for decorating a tree in the lobby of a station in a mostly Black precinct with a pack of Newport menthol cigarettes, a can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, police tape, a bag of Takis tortilla chips and a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, according to reports. CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSAL TO REPLACE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE BLOCKED FROM NOVEMBER BALLOT The arbitrator’s ruling in the wrongful termination case requires Bohnsack to serve a suspension of 320 hours. It was unclear if...
    A suspended police officer from Monmouth County has admitted to possessing and distributing a drug used for bodybuilding and weight loss, authorities said. Ryan Vaccaro, 38, of Ocean Township, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession of clenbuterol, a prescription legend drug, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. The drug is not approved for human use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but it is popular among some consumers as a weight loss supplement, Gramiccioni said.  Clenbuterol's legal intended use is to treat breathing disorders in horses. Vaccaro entered his guilty plea before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Lourdes Lucas, as part of a plea agreement.  Vaccaro acknowledged that between May 1, 2018 and Feb. 19, 2019, he was knowingly in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities police department is asking the public’s help in finding a teenage fugitive accused of running over a police officer last month. The Crystal Police Department says 19-year-old Shi Sho, of Des Moines, Iowa, ran over a female officer’s leg in July following a car chase in the north metro. He was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and fleeing a police officer. While Sho posted bail, he failed to appear in court. He is currently a wanted fugitive, police say. Anyone with information on Sho’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Authorities caution that Sho is to be considered dangerous.
    The Oregon State Police will no longer be assisting with Portland riot control, pulling out of the city after the district attorney announced that many crimes committed by rioters would not be prosecuted, according to the Oregonian. About 100 state troopers had been assisting Portland police in controlling riots and protecting property during the nightly unrest that has been taking place in the city for at least 78 days. After Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Tuesday that crimes such as disorderly conduct, interference with a police officer, and resisting arrest might not be prosecuted in many cases, OSP Capt. Timothy Fox said the department would not be extending its assignment in the city, which he...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A university police officer in Florida whose Twitter bio described herself as a “KKK member” has been fired, officials said. Former University of South Florida officer Presley Garcia, 26, said her friend added the description in 2015 and she had not used the account for years. She said she is not a racist and condemns racism and the KKK. The investigation into Garcia began in July after a BayNews 9 reporter contacted the USF police department with screenshots of the Twitter account “@presleyyyg,” which read “KKK member.” The account has since been deleted. Garcia, who was hired in 2018, told the Tampa Bay Times she felt let down by the agency after her firing last week....
    LAKEVIEW — Lake View High School’s local school council voted Thursday to keep police officers on campus, but school leaders want to review the program before students return to in-person classes. The 9-1 vote came one day before a deadline imposed by Chicago Public Schools for local councils across the city to decide whether to keep police on their campuses. The school, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., has one officer but plans to hire another, said Principal Paul Karafiol. Citing concerns voiced by students about the program, members of the Lake View council said they want Karafiol to use the first quarter of the school year, when all learning will be online, to craft a structured plan for school resource officers....
    A daring rescue in California was caught on a police officer's body camera — and now that officer is being praised for risking her life to save another. On Wednesday morning, Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department spotted a man in a wheelchair who appeared to be stuck on railroad tracks, the police department wrote on Facebook. Urrea noticed the railroad crossing arms were coming down and a train was rapidly approaching. So, she jumped out of her patrol car and ran toward the man. Her body camera footage — which was shared by the department on social media and has since gone viral – shows her reach the man and ask if he can stand up. She...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer was fired after accidentally discharging his personal handgun while off duty and striking another person, police said. Lexington Officer Nickolas Edge reported the incident Sunday when he accidentally discharged his gun, police said. The person hit suffered a finger injury. Edge returned to work Tuesday, his first shift since the incident, and was immediately terminated by Chief Lawrence Weathers, the department said in a news release. Edge, employed in April 2019, was a probationary employee, the release said. The department is not required to go through the disciplinary process for probationary employees for this incident, the release said. No charges were expected, the release said. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    Tensions flared overnight in Washington DC after police arrested protesters and shoved them into vans during a late-night anti-police march.  Footage from the scene shows protestors trying to stop a police van from escorting detained individuals by blocking off a road in northwest DC.  Clarence Williams, a reporter on the scene, tweeted a clip with the caption: 'A crowd shouted and tried to block a D.C. police van and officers moved a group of demonstrators from 18th Street NW. One woman was taken into custody during the clash.'   Police declined to answer why people were being arrested to journalists on the scene, the Washington Post reported, adding that early morning calls and emails to the department were not answered.   ...
    A Black Lives Matter activist was hospitalized after a Tampa police officer was seen on video kneeling on her neck. On Wednesday night, Jae Passmore was leaving a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Tampa when she was detained by the police. In an Instagram video, Passmore was pinned to the ground by several officers as protesters scream to “get off her neck” and “get off of her like that.” Witnesses say the police officers emerged from unmarked vehicles and pulled Passmore to the ground. View this post on Instagram THIS HAPPENED AT 8:17 PM. SOUND ON THIS IS TAMPA POLICE!!!! THEY JUST JUMPED OUT OF UNMARKED CARS AND BRUTALIZED JAY, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER HERE IN...
    (CNN)A man's leg may need to be amputated after the Salt Lake City Police Department allegedly used excessive force against him by ordering a police dog to bite the man repeatedly, leaving him severely injured.Attorneys for Jeffery Ryans, 36, say a police officer "commanded his K9 ... to attack Ryans unnecessarily and for an extended period of time" back in April. Salt Lake City Police say they are investigating the incident internally.What happenedOn April 24, Ryans was getting ready for work at around 3:30 a.m. when police showed up saying they were investigating an incident of domestic violence, according to Ryans' lawyers.Ryans' daughter made the 911 call to police, according to a recording of the call released by police.Read More"My...
    LODI (CBS13) — Bells were clanging, a train horn blowing and the adrenaline was pumping as veteran Lodi police officer Erika Urrea saved a man in a wheelchair stuck on the tracks from certain death Wednesday morning. “To me, I didn’t think the train was still a ways away. But, as I got up to him, I grabbed on to him, I can see the train just approaching and it was going pretty fast,” Urrea said. “I just was like, I got to get him off of the tracks.” She couldn’t get the chair free, so she pulled the man out of his chair as the train barreled toward near Lodi Avenue and Sacramento Street. “And I was thinking back...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Meridian Police officer is facing charges of extortion, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Royric “Roy” Benamon, 27, was indicted on two counts of extortion under color of official right, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said in a news release. According to the indictment unsealed Thursday, Benamon allegedly pulled over two drivers in Lauderdale County on two separate occasions in April and accepted cash from them in lieu of issuing them a ticket. The amount of money he allegedly received was not disclosed. Benamon resigned immediately after the allegations became public. Benamon was arrested Wednesday without incident and appeared for arraignment Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson in Jackson. Benamon was released on bond. His trial...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis officer is back on the job after decorating a Christmas tree inside the 4th Precinct with racially insensitive items. An arbitrator ruled Mark Bohnsack was wrongfully terminated by the Minneapolis Police Department. However, community members say the incident was meant to hurt people on the North Side. A package of menthol cigarettes, a can of malt liquor, and a cup from a fried chicken restaurant decorated the Christmas tree inside the Minneapolis Police Fourth Precinct. “When this happened, communities were really upset. People were ready to make some action happen and they did, right, we put the pressure on and they did,” said Chauntyll Allen, a community leader for Black Lives Matter Twin Cities. READ...
    LODI, Calif. (AP) — A police officer in California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department was patrolling Wednesday near the tracks when she saw the man and the railroad crossing arms starting to come down, the police department said in a statement. The video shows Urrea rushes from her patrol car and tries to push the man and the wheelchair out of the way as the oncoming locomotive sounds its horn. Unable to move the wheelchair, Urrea is seen dragging the man from it seconds before the train barrels through,...
    UPLAND, Pa. (CBS) — An Upland police officer is in trouble after he allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to an underage girl. Twenty-one-year-old Justin Hazelton turned himself in on Thursday. Prosecutors say Hazelton admitted to exchanging the messages with the girl on Snapchat. Hazelton is due back in court next month.
    ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The 911 call from a white, off-duty police officer around the height of the George Floyd protests in early June sounded ominous: A group of Black youths had menaced him outside his upstate New York getaway, he said, sparking an exchange of gunfire between the officer and a member of the group. What responding State Police troopers discovered caused the officer’s story to start unraveling. First, he was reportedly found asleep inside the camp home in Elizabethtown, located in the largely white Adirondacks region, after a night of heavy drinking. And, though he had indeed fired his weapon, there was no evidence anyone had fired at him. Weeks later, what authorities think actually happened in the...
    STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A man who was high on PCP and bleeding profusely attacked a 77-year-old woman in front of her two great-grandchildren in Connecticut Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.Stamford police say 43-year-old Haywood Alexander approached the victim as she walked with the children, ages 9 and 1, before motioning for the 9-year-old girl to come with him."He actually tried to grab the 9-year-old child, and the 77-year-old grandmother got in between them and pulled the child away from him," Stamford police Captain Richard Conklin said.When the woman stood in between them, Alexander allegedly grabbed her in a headlock, cutting off her airway.Related: Arrest made after woman buying MetroCard randomly slashed in Manhattan subway stationThe children were pulling on...
    A Salt Lake City police officer was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after releasing a police dog onto a black man. The Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) said in a statement that it became aware of the April incident on Tuesday after the Salt Lake Tribune published an article about it and is conducting an internal investigation. Jeffrey Ryans, the man who was arrested, is suing the SLCPD for excessive use of force. “At this time, we have placed the officer on administrative leave pending the results of these investigations,” the department said in an update. “SLCPD has also launched a thorough review process of the K9 apprehension program by external subject matter experts.” Body camera footage obtained by...
    The man Lodi Police Officer Erika Urrea saved in Lodi, California. Lodi Police Department Lodi Police Officer Erika Urrea saved a 66-year-old man in a wheelchair from being hit by an oncoming train in Lodi, California, on Wednesday. Body camera footage from the incident shows Urrea driving in the area, and stopping when she saw the man's wheelchair had apparently gotten stuck on the railroad tracks. According to a statement from the police department posted on Facebook, Urrea saw the train was approaching and immediately jumped into action. As the train neared, Urrea first tried to move the wheelchair, then pulled the man from the wheelchair and out of the way of harm. The man sustained a leg...
    LODI, Calif. (AP) — A local police officer pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department was patrolling Wednesday near the tracks when she saw the man and the railroad crossing arms starting to come down, the police department said in a statement. Man in wheelchair, stuck on train tracks in Lodi (CBS SF) The video shows Urrea rushing from her patrol car and pushing the man in his wheelchair out of the way as the oncoming locomotive sounds its horn. Unable to move the wheelchair, Urrea is seen dragging the man...
    BARNSTABLE (CBS) – Customers of a Cape Cod gas station are being warmed several credit card skimming devices were located on pumps. Barnstable Police found the devices on pumps at the Gulf station located at 4783 Route 28 in the Cotuit section of town. Anyone who bought gas at the station in June, July or August is asked to check their records and make sure their information was not compromised. Barnstable Police said they are working to stop online scams, phone scams, and other methods to steal credit card information through a partnership with the United States Secret Service. A Barnstable police officer was sworn in as a task force officer with the Secret Service and is a member of...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in downtown Portland in a demonstration that lasted into the predawn hours of Thursday, with some in the crowd setting a fire and exploding commercial grade fireworks outside a federal courthouse that’s been a target in months of conflict for Oregon’s largest city. Officers used tear gas to break up the crowd of several hundred people who gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station. Protests have been held nightly in the city since the police killing of George Floyd in May, who died after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck Protesters hurled rocks, bottles and paint...
    Three members of the Mansfield Township Police Department have been recognized with Meritorious Service Awards after they saved a man with schizophrenia who was holding a knife to his throat. Officer Michael Citarelli, Officer Thomas Hill and Detective Michael Camerata were called to a local residence where a 31-year-old man who suffers from schizophrenia was having a psychological episode around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, March 2, township police said in a release. The man — whose family told police that he had not been taking his medications and had been threatening them for several days prior — was standing at the top of a staircase and holding a large knife up to his throat, authorities said. The man was initially...
    By MARY ESCH and TOM HAYS, Associated Press ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The 911 call from a white, off-duty police officer around the height of the George Floyd protests in early June sounded ominous: A group of Black youths had menaced him outside his upstate New York getaway, he said, sparking an exchange of gunfire between the officer and a member of the group. What responding State Police troopers discovered caused the officer’s story to start unraveling. First, he was reportedly found asleep inside the camp home in Elizabethtown, located in the largely white Adirondacks region, after a night of heavy drinking. And, though he had indeed fired his weapon, there was no evidence anyone had fired at him. Weeks...
    ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The 911 call from a white, off-duty police officer around the height of the George Floyd protests in early June sounded ominous: A group of Black youths had menaced him outside his upstate New York getaway, he said, sparking an exchange of gunfire between the officer and a member of the group. What responding State Police troopers discovered caused the officer’s story to start unraveling. First, he was reportedly found asleep inside the camp home in Elizabethtown, located in the largely white Adirondacks region, after a night of heavy drinking. And, though he had indeed fired his weapon, there was no evidence anyone had fired at him. Weeks later, what authorities think actually happened in the...
    A Connecticut teenager and three minors are facing charges after allegedly stealing vehicles from a Fairfield County driveway, police said. Police in Westport received a report shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from a Richmondville Avenue resident who said he heard a vehicle speeding away from his home and that several other unlocked vehicles in his driveway had been entered. Shortly after the initial sighting of the two vehicles, a Cadillac Escalade and a Honda CRV-V, by officers, both returned to Westport heading south on Weston Road, police said, while an officer positioned himself on Weston Road near the entrance ramps to the Merritt Parkway believing that the vehicles would travel back in that direction. According to police,...
    A Summit police officer's swift actions saved the life of a choking infant. The baby had stopped breathing and was turning blue when police responded to a local home on July 5.  Bodycam footage shows the mother handing the baby to the officer, who immediately began hitting the babies back and administering chest thrusts to dislodge the object in his throat. The mother can be heard telling police the baby was eating vitamins when he began to choke. In less than a minute, the baby began making noise and the object was dislodged.  The infant was transported to a local hospital for observation and has since made a full recovery. "This was truly a remarkable outcome for a very scary...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — It was a cool moment on a hot July day. Six-year-old Amiyah Dantzler-Clay and her 5-year-old brother Jayden saw a police officer parked in front of their Baltimore home and figured he could use a treat. So they took him an ice pop. Police Maj. Richard Gibson was in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood that day scouting for ways to help improve the area for residents, two days after a homicide outside a vacant house. Instead, he was the beneficiary of the kids’ thoughtful gesture, rolling down his window to receive the refreshing, icy, grape-flavor ice treat. “It was just the sweetest thing,” he said. “My purpose is to make their lives better,” Gibson continued. “They live in my...
    A FEMALE police officer was today allowed to keep her job - although she had performed sex acts with a married sergeant while on-duty.. Jemma Dicks, 28, performed oral sex on Sergeant Adam Reed, 40, in a police station in Wales during a 10-month fling. 6 Jemma Dicks has been allowed to keep her jobCredit: Wales News Service 6 Dicks claimed she was 'brainwashed' into the sex acts by Sergeant Adam ReedCredit: Wales News Service But despite being found guilty of gross misconduct, cop Dicks was allowed to keep her job after being issued a final written warning. Reed had also admitted to having a "foot fetish" and the station sex but quit the South Wales force ahead of the...
    Jeffery Ryans on Salt Lake City police body cam footage. CBS News Salt Lake City police body camera footage from April 24 shows an officer ordering a K-9 to attack a Jeffery Ryans, a Black man, while responding to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance.  The footage recently surfaced when Ryans announced he was planning to file a lawsuit against the police department for excessive force, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune. The police department said in a statement that it has suspended the officer, who has not been publicly named and launched an investigation into the incident. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Salt Lake City police officer has been suspended and is...
    By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press It was a cool moment on a hot July day. Six-year-old Amiyah Dantzler-Clay and her 5-year-old brother Jayden saw a police officer parked in front of their Baltimore home and figured he could use a treat. So they took him an ice pop. Police Maj. Richard Gibson was in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood that day scouting for ways to help improve the area for residents, two days after a homicide outside a vacant house. Instead he was the beneficiary of the kids' thoughtful gesture, rolling down his window to receive the refreshing, icy, grape-flavor ice treat. “It was just the sweetest thing,” he said. “My purpose is to make their lives better," Gibson continued. "They...
    It was a cool moment on a hot July day. Six-year-old Amiyah Dantzler-Clay and her 5-year-old brother Jayden saw a police officer parked in front of their Baltimore home and figured he could use a treat. So they took him an ice pop. Police Maj. Richard Gibson was in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood that day scouting for ways to help improve the area for residents, two days after a homicide outside a vacant house. Instead he was the beneficiary of the kids’ thoughtful gesture, rolling down his window to receive the refreshing, icy, grape-flavor ice treat. “It was just the sweetest thing,” he said. “My purpose is to make their lives better,” Gibson continued. “They live in my...
    Body-camera video captured a Lodi police officer’s dramatic rescue of a man in a wheelchair on the railroad tracks. Officer Erika Urrea was driving at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday on Lodi Avenue parallel to the railroad tracks when she saw a man in a wheelchair that was apparently stuck on the crossing. Then the bells started ringing and the crossing arms started to come down. She jumped from her car, ran to the tracks and tugged at the man, telling him urgently, “Can you get up? Come on, get up, get up, get up!” Just before the train reached them, its horn blaring, she pulled him from the wheelchair. They both fell back — clear of the tracks by...
    Amid leftist cries to abolish and defund police departments in some areas of the country, we've seen numerous examples of cops just showing up for work each day and putting their lives on the line for the rest of us. Count Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi, California, police department among them. What happened? Urrea's bodycam caught the heart-stopping scene as she saw a 66-year-old man in a wheelchair apparently stuck on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Lodi Avenue Wednesday morning — while a train was barreling toward him, the Lodi News reported. Video shows Urrea exiting her patrol vehicle and running toward the wheelchair-bound man as the track's bells sound, the arm guards...
    A 12-year-old boy crashed a stolen car while speeding away from a motor vehicle stop in Atlantic City, authorities said. Police officer Aaron Jones was stopped by a concerned citizen on New Jersey Avenue saying there was a car being driven by a juvenile at a high rate of speed around 9:50 a.m. Monday, Atlantic City police said. The office attempted to stop the car but the driver refused, then crashed into a pole on the 600 block of Connecticut Avenue, police said. The boy had been driving a car that had been reported stolen earlier that morning, authorities said. The boy was arrested without incident and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center as a precaution after his mom arrived...
    A police officer has told residents in the no-go zone of Montpellier that if they are sick of violence and verbal abuse from local youths, they should either move or adopt the vigilante methods used in Corsica and handle their own problems. Last Friday, residents of the Hauts de Massane district made repeated phone calls to police over incidents of youths breaking into houses and garages, stealing, throwing rocks at vehicles, and screaming profanities at inhabitants. “I called because they started throwing rocks at the vehicles in the residence’s car park. There was a rising crescendo of screams and vulgarities,” one local said. She claimed the police responded by saying that throwing rocks was not a priority for them, France Bleu...
    Heart-stopping video shows a California cop saving a man’s life with seconds to spare after his wheelchair got trapped in the middle of a crossing — as a train barreled toward him. Bodycam footage shows alarms already sounding as Lodi police officer Erika Urrea got out of her squad vehicle early Wednesday after spotting the wheelchair stuck in tracks in the middle. The Union Pacific train then repeatedly sounded its horn as it raced straight toward them — with Urrea hauling the 66-year-old man out of his chair just seconds before a head-on smash. As they both fell back, the train still hit the bottom of the man’s legs — but he was saved from certain death, Lodi police said....
    A California police officer came to the rescue of a man on a wheelchair who was stuck on railroad tracks – pulling him to safety mere moments before a train passed through, a harrowing police video shows. Lodi police officer Erica Urrea was in the area of the train tracks around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday when she spotted the man, who appeared to be stuck, as the railroad alert systems blared and the crossing arm was lowered, police said. SALT LAKE CITY PD SUSPENDS OFFICER AFTER K9 BITES MAN WHO SAYS HE WAS COMPLYING WITH ORDERS Urrea’s body-worn camera footage shows her pulling up to see the 66-year-old man and quickly getting out of the car – running to him as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For more than 80 years, Miami Police officers from the Mounted Patrol Unit have been hoofing it through Miami neighborhoods. This equestrian side of community policing patrols areas from Little Haiti to Coconut Grove. The unit, which dates back to 1937, is made up of seven officers and 11 horses. Photo of old Miami Police Mounted Patrol Unit (CBS4) Sgt. Eric Marti is the supervisor. His partner is a horse named Sunny. “He’s my favorite, from the minute I rode him as a rookie officer I fell in love with this horse. He’s got a great personality.” Each day the officers gear up, prepare the horses tack (saddle and riding gear) and depart by trailer to their...
     A heroic police office rescued a man whose wheelchair got stuck on train tracks in an incredibly close call. The officer, Erika Urrea, dragged the man out of his chair with just milliseconds to spare. The goods train hurtled past, knocking the man’s leg, before the pair collapsed on the ground. The drama in Lodi, California, was captured by Officer Urrea’s body camera. It happened at 8.45pm on August 12.  The police officer in Lodi, California, rescued the 66-year-old man with only seconds to spare as the train sped past at around 8:45pm on August 12 Body camera footage show the officer running to help a man, pictured, whose wheelchair is stuck on the tracks as a train...
    Two Indianapolis police officers have been charged with felony assault for the violent arrests of two women at a late May protest, officials announced Wednesday. The officers, Jonathan Horlock and Nathaniel Schauwecker, were indicted after they were filmed shoving one of the women to the ground and striking the other at least seven times with batons during police brutality protests in the city around 8:45 p.m. on May 31. The two women, Ivoré Westfield and Rachel Harding, had met at the protest and Harding had agreed to give Westfield a ride home, the local CW affiliate reported. The pair were walking to Harding’s vehicle when the officers arrived to arrest them for violating the city’s 8 p.m. curfew instituted at...
    BERLIN (AP) — German investigators are appealing for the public's help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster late Wednesday for Jan Marsalek, saying the 40-year-old Austrian is suspected to have fled Germany after learning authorities were after him. The poster, headlined “fraud in the billions” features a 2017 photograph of Marsalek with a full beard and mustache, and a 2019 picture of him clean shaven. Munich-based Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through an insolvency proceeding on June 25 after executives admitted that 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion) that had been represented as being held in trust accounts...
    BERLIN (AP) — German investigators are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster late Wednesday for Jan Marsalek, saying the 40-year-old Austrian is suspected to have fled Germany after learning authorities were after him. The poster, headlined “fraud in the billions” features a 2017 photograph of Marsalek with a full beard and mustache, and a 2019 picture of him clean shaven. Munich-based Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through an insolvency proceeding on June 25 after executives admitted that 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion) that had been represented as being held in trust...
    YouTube Jeffery Ryans in a screengrab of the bodycam footage. Newly launched bodycam footage exhibits law enforcement officials in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, ordering their K9 canine to assault Jeffery Ryans, a Black man, in his personal yard, regardless of Ryans obeying their directions. The footage was just lately obtained and shared on-line by the Salt Lake Tribune however the incident in query occurred on April 24, 2020. That night, officers have been known as to Ryans’ dwelling after neighbors heard him arguing together with his spouse, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. When officers arrived, because the bodycam video exhibits, Ryans was standing in his yard smoking a cigarette. The 36-year-old stated...
    YouTube Jeffery Ryans in a screengrab of the bodycam footage. Newly released bodycam footage shows police officers in Salt Lake City, Utah, ordering their K9 dog to attack Jeffery Ryans, a Black man, in his own backyard, despite Ryans obeying their instructions. The footage was recently obtained and shared online by the Salt Lake Tribune but the incident in question occurred on April 24, 2020. That evening, officers were called to Ryans’ home after neighbors heard him arguing with his wife, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. When officers arrived, as the bodycam video shows, Ryans was standing in his backyard smoking a cigarette. The 36-year-old said afterward that he was about to leave for his job as a...
    THE heart-stopping moment a hero police officer pulled a man from the path of a speeding train after his wheelchair got stuck in the tracks was caught on bodycam footage. Officer Erica Urrea was near Lodi Avenue, California, just before 8.45am on Wednesday when she saw a man in a wheelchair stuck on the tracks. 3The man was stuck in the tracksCredit: Lodi Police Department 3The officer managed to pull the man from his wheelchairCredit: Lodi Police Department 3The officer and elderly man fell to the floorCredit: Lodi Police Department As the 66-year-old man attempted to free himself, the cross arm started to come down signalling that a train was on its way. Bodycam footage then showed Urrea run...
    Incredible body cam video released Wednesday by the Lodi Police Department showed an officer running to assist a wheelchair-bound man who was stuck on train tracks. The officer, identified as Officer Erica Urrea, jumped out of her vehicle and ran to the man as the train barreled toward them. She could be heard on the video asking whether he was able to get off the tracks, and when she determined that he couldn’t, she pulled him out of the chair and to safety. (RELATED: Police Release Video Of Officer Fatally Shooting Driver Through Windshield) WATCH: The Lodi Police Department shared Urrea’s story and the body cam footage on YouTube: On 08/12/2020 at around 844 AM, Officer Urrea was in...
    BURLINGTON (CBS) – A passionate show of support in Burlington Wednesday evening; a salute to service and sacrifice. Members of law enforcement, their families and friends rallied together for the men and women who protect our communities. “It’s kindness and love and commitment that these police officers signed up for, not for hate,” said police officer Leanne Teehan. Teehan wears the badge herself, following in the footsteps of her hero father killed in the line of duty. Boston Police Officer Jerry Hurley lost his life in a bomb explosion in 1991. “When is it going to end? And people understand and learn and educate themselves on what and how the police are trained and what they do?”...
    By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The parents of a man who died after being shot by a Juneau police officer want the state to reopen its review of the case, citing evidence one of their attorneys says indicates the officer was “formulating” a plan to shoot Kelly Stephens. Attorneys for Stephens’ parents, during an online news conference Wednesday, offered video footage they said was released to them through a records request. They contend audio from Officer James Esbenshade's body camera, which they had enhanced and transcribed over the video, indicated the officer was saying such things as, “If you came at me with that, I'd shoot you. Drop you dead. You can't do that." The police...
    Newly released videos from protests near the Grove in May show intense clashes between activists and Los Angeles police officers and shine new light on two of the most controversial moments of the unrest. The LAPD body-camera footage makes clear that a brutal moment involving multiple officers swinging their batons into a crowd — which had previously gone viral after being captured on video by a protester — occurred after another officer was yanked into the crowd by the neck. The new footage also shows multiple exchanges between Bradley Steyn, a famed anti-Apartheid activist and former spy for Nelson Mandela’s party who now lives outside L.A., and officers on the skirmish line. One of the officers appears to get...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Organizers of rally at the 7th District in Englewood met some resistance Tuesday night - from the community.Black Lives Matter Chicago called for a rally at the Englewood Police Station in 63rd Street, but some Englewood residents pushed back on what they saw as an intrusion."I'm not pro police," said Darryl Smith, an Englewood resident. "But if I have a working relationship with the few good police we have why then disrupt that?""If you are going to do something, do it right. And you put other people lives at risk when you coming into someone else's neighborhood you don't know the dynamic," said Duane Kidd.On Wednesday, some of the residents who were at the 7th District the...
    SAN ANTONIO – Two San Antonio police officers were handed indefinite suspensions after using excessive force on a handcuffed suspect who was not resisting arrest, according to disciplinary records. Officers Michael Brewer and Andre Vargas were both fired for the incident that occurred on Nov. 26, 2019, according to the suspension records. Vargas’ service photo was unavailable Wednesday. The officers responded to a disturbance call at Commercial Avenue and Grosvenor Boulevard, where they arrested a man. Although the man “appeared to provide no resistance,” administrators said Brewer caused “unnecessary physical violence” when he placed he left knee on the man’s neck, according to the document. ‘I can tell you need a hug’: SAPD officer suspended after harassing woman filing report...
    The Salt Lake City Police Department has suspended an officer who ordered a K9 to bite a man’s leg while he was kneeling with his hands up, leading to serious injuries and several surgeries. Early on April 20, Jeffery Ryans, a 36-year-old Black man, was arguing with his wife as he was getting ready for work, which prompted someone to call the police, the Salt Lake Tribune reported first. Ryans’ attorney, Gabriel White, said that Ryans and his wife had a previous argument in December that resulted in his wife filing a protective order against him, but they had since reconciled. Ryans had been back in the house for weeks. The Salt Lake City Police Department said officers had been called to the home to...
    Violence against women is a global phenomenon that can affect anyone. In some cases, whether a woman is alive or not does not deter abusers from committing horrific acts, even if they are well aware of the consequences. In another incident of violence against women perpetrated by officers belonging to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), a family is suing an officer for mishandling human remains, among other charges, after body camera footage revealed the officer allegedly fondling a dead woman’s body. The family of the deceased woman, Elizabeth Baggett, filed the lawsuit with representation from attorney Gloria Allred Tuesday in the Los Angeles County  Superior Court. The lawsuit named officer David Rojas as the perpetrator and accuses other LAPD...
    Have you heard the name, David Dorn? David Dorn retired after 38-years as captain of the St. Louis Police Police Department, who was shot and killed by a looter during a "peaceful" Black Lives Matter protest. On Wednesday's episode of Good Morning Mug Club, Steven had the honor of speaking with David's wife, Ann Dorn, a 27-year sergeant with the St. Louis Police Department. Ann explained, on the night of June 2, her husband responded to an alarm call for a friend when he was shot and killed by a looter stealing a television. She expressed a desire to help heal her community and shared information about the Peace March event scheduled for August 29, in downtown St. Louis....
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A 12-year-old boy was arrested in Atlantic City after police say he fled a motor vehicle stop in a stolen car. Police say the boy was arrested around 10 a.m. Monday. That’s when police say an officer was stopped by a citizen about a juvenile driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed on New Jersey Avenue. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but police say the boy refused to stop and crashed into a pole on the 600 block of Connecticut Avenue. AC Police arrest a 12-year-old after reports he was speeding in a stolen vehicle, and failed to stop for officers. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/f1istPVtet — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) August 12, 2020 ...
    PHOTO VIA FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALAttorney General Ashley Moody wrote a letter to Congress Tuesday, urging lawmakers to take up a bill that would impose federal penalties against anyone who deliberately attacks a law enforcement officer. The bill, H.R. 1325, would call for a federal prison term of no more than 10 years for anyone who knowingly assaults a law enforcement officer, “causing serious bodily injury under circumstances where the crime affects interstate or foreign commerce.” Violators could also be subject to imprisonment for “any term of years or for life” if they attempted to kill or kidnap a law enforcement officer. H.R. 1325 is also known as the Protect and Serve Act of 2019. “Legislation identical to the Protect and Serve Act of...
    THE HIGHLY anticipated trials of the Minneapolis police officers in the George Floyd case and the men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing are set to air LIVE on TV. A true-life crime channel Court TV announced Tuesday that it plans to roll cameras for two high-profile court cases. vowing to bring viewers "gavel-to-gavel" coverage. 7Former Minneapolis police officers are charged in the death of George Floyd. From left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou ThaoCredit: AP:Associated Press Court TV said its upcoming roster of trials will include Minnesota v. Chauvin, with Court TV's anchors, legal correspondents, and crime and justice journalists breaking down the events of the day as they happen.  "The most important cases of our generation will be...
    A Wisconsin fugitive accused of shooting a police officer has been taken into custody in Gary, Ind., authorities said Wednesday. Following the report of a car break-in in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 8, the responding officer met a man at the scene fitting the suspect’s description, according to the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office. That suspect, identified as 29-year-old Jonathan Massey, fired at the officer with a handgun, according to authorities. Jonathan Massey is accused of shooting a Kenosha, Wisc. police officer. (Courtesy: Wisconsin Department of Justice) INDIANA FUGITIVE GETS STUCK IN CHIMNEY WHILE ELUDING COPS The two exchanged gunfire, and the suspect escaped after hitting the officer in the abdomen. He was taken for surgery and authorities later said he was stable....
    Boonton police worked alongside the Morris County Sheriff Department’s K-9 unit to arrest a man believed to be connected to a string of burglaries that began in May, authorities said. Eric Logan, 35, of Boonton, was arrested Monday, August 3 following the execution of a search warrant at his residence, which turned up proceeds from several burglaries, township police said in a release. The break-ins took place between May 25 and August 3 and “involved similar patterns and a high value of proceeds,” authorities said. Logan was identified as a suspect during the investigation of the August 3 burglary with assistance from Dutch Shepherd K-9 officer Tim, who tracked him to a separate location away from the crime scene, authorities...
    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police officer's gun fired accidentally during a struggle with an unarmed drug suspect, wounding him in the back, the police chief said Wednesday. Chief Eliot Isaac said the unintentional discharge on Tuesday was “not an appropriate use of force.” He said the suspect was in stable condition Wednesday with a wound to the lower back and is expected to recover. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is reviewing the shooting for potential charges, Isaac said. He identified the officer as John Brown, a plainclothes officer who was part of an investigation of drug sales on a residential street. When the suspect drove off, officers followed him to a gas station in nearby Colerain Township, the chief...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling a dead woman was sued Tuesday by her family, court documents show.The lawsuit accuses Officer David Rojas of fondling Elizabeth Baggett's breasts and "feeling her nipples, without limitation," as well as showing the body camera video of it to others. The lawsuit alleges invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, mishandling of human remains and other offenses."I am infuriated that this man had so little respect for another human being, our Elizabeth," the woman's mother, Janet Baggett, said at a news conference announcing the lawsuit. "I personally wake in sweats from the nightmares that haunt me about the events of Elizabeth's death," Baggett said.Rojas, who has...
    KEY WEST, Fla. -- Police officers at a Florida elementary school arrested an 8-year-old boy who had allegedly hit a teacher -- only to realize the boy's wrists were too small for the handcuffs.Part of the Key West police bodycam footage of the December 2018 arrest was released on Monday by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the boy's mother.On Tuesday she filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that the officers used excessive force, that school officials failed to intervene, and that the city and school district violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit says the boy has special needs.Key West Police declined to comment to CNN, citing the litigation.But in a statement to the Miami Herald on...
    A Wisconsin police officer said a 23-year-old protester pointed a loaded rifle at him — and bit and kicked him — during a Waupaca protest earlier this month, WBAY-TV reported. The station said Matthew Lee Banta was charged with: 2nd degree recklessly endangering, use of a dangerous weapon (point a loaded firearm at an officer) battery to a law enforcement officer, use of a dangerous weapon (biting an officer) battery to a law enforcement officer (kicking an officer) resisting an officer, use of a dangerous weapon disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon A criminal complaint also said a bullet was in the rifle's chamber, WBAY noted, adding that police found 117...
    A FEMALE cop who "smiled at the camera" as she performed a sex act on a married sergeant may be fired. PC Jemma Dicks, 28, and Adam Reed, 40, are said to have damaged the reputation of the police service after the junior officer performed oral sex on her superior on at least three occasions at Cardiff Central police station in Wales. 7 PC Jemma Dicks, 28, is accused of gross misconduct for performing a sex act on ex sergeant Adam Reed at Cardiff police stationCredit: Wales News Service 7 She is said to have damaged the reputation of police by having sex in 'various locations' at Cardiff Central police stationCredit: Wales News Service 7 Ex Sergeant Adam Reed, 40,...
    A Black Wisconsin police officer said on Wednesday that he “100 percent” believes that he “was shot at” after a group of protesters gathered outside his girlfriend’s house, while a Democratic state representative, who was reportedly at the protest, challenges that claim. Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah told “Fox & Friends” that he was at his girlfriend’s house on Saturday, helping her move, when protesters jumped on the U-Haul truck he had parked behind the home and were “breaking windows.” Police said a group of about 50 to 60 people gathered outside the private residence in Wauwatosa, about 7 miles west of Milwaukee, and began vandalizing the home. “We went outside to pretty much get them to stop it and when we did that, that's...
    The embattled district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, lost in a runoff election this week after serving as the county's chief prosecutor for more than two decades. Fani Willis, a county judge and former deputy district attorney, defeated Paul Howard by earning 73% of the vote, with most precincts reporting as of Tuesday evening. “Y’all, we made herstory,” Willis said following her victory, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “You have my word, during my tenure as district attorney in Fulton County, we will be a beacon for justice and ethics in Georgia and across the nation.” Howard, who has not faced a serious primary challenger since 2000, has been the subject of various state ethics investigations and...
    A veteran Colorado Springs police officer has been suspended without pay after he wrote the words “KILL THEM ALL” and “KILL EM ALL” in the comments section during a Facebook livestream of a protest, his department said. The 40-hour suspension for Sgt. Keith Wrede stemming from the June 30 incident will cost him around $2,000 in wages. He also has been removed from a specialized unit, according to Chief Vince Niski. On that day, protesters had blocked traffic on Interstate 25 while holding signs in support of Black Lives Matter before dispersing when police arrived, media reports say. “The incident was being covered by multiple local news crews, one of which was live-streaming the demonstration,” Niski said in a statement. “During that live-stream on KRDO’s Facebook, the comments “KILL THEM ALL” and “KILL EM ALL” were made by someone named ‘Steven Eric.’” Sgt. Keith Wrede has...
    Reuters August 12, 2020 0 Comments Minneapolis police body-camera videos of George Floyd’s fatal arrest showed him begging for an officer to remove a knee from his neck in the moments before his death. A Minnesota judge on Friday ordered the public release of the footage nearly three months after Floyd’s death, which sparked nationwide protests against police violence and racism. Floyd was Black and the officer charged with murder is white. The videos, roughly an hour in length, came from the body cameras of former officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, who were the first to respond to a store where Floyd was accused of passing a fake $20 bill. The footage began at 8:09 p.m. on...
    LOS ANGELES, California – The family of a woman whose corpse was allegedly fondled by an on-duty Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer filed a lawsuit, alleging the officer invaded privacy, inflicted emotional distress, and mishandled human remains , among other accusations. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court names Officer David Rojas, and accuses other anonymous LAPD employees of viewing and sharing video recordings of the alleged incident. The lawsuit was filed by attorney Gloria Allred – who represents the estate of the deceased woman, Elizabeth Baggett – the woman’s mother, Janet, the son and the father of the woman’s child. Allred was expected to discuss the case at a press conference. Los Angeles police declined...
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KABC) -- Newly released body-camera footage from Minneapolis police officers reveals new details of the encounter that led to the killing of George Floyd.Nearly one hour of footage shows Floyd's fatal arrest in Minneapolis.It reveals how the encounter between Floyd and police quickly escalated leading to the killing.Warning: The video above contains disturbing content.The footage shows the encounter between Floyd and police begin with an officer tapping on his vehicle window.It appears to startle him.The officer repeatedly asks Floyd to show his hands. Floyd seems distraught and only one hand appears visible to the body camera as he asks the officer what he did.He says he has been shot before. He begins to cry.The officers pull Floyd from...
    THE MOTHER of an eight-year-old boy with special needs that was filmed being handcuffed by a cop in school has filed a civil rights lawsuit. Bianca Digennaro, 48, has started legal action to sue the city, school district and the three officers who detained her son. 4Bianca Digennaro, 48, has started legal actionCredit: WPLG The allegations included in the lawsuit said that named parties violated the boy's civil rights by using excessive force, not intervening in his arrest and not considering his disabilities during the incident. "My son has a disability and the authorities tried to make him a criminal," Digennaro said on Tuesday. "I'm here for my son, because I refuse to let them make him a convicted felon...
    A FEMALE police officer has said she was "brainwashed" into performing sex acts on a married police sergeant at their police station. PC Jemma Dicks, 28, and sergeant Adam Reed, 40, conducted a "clumsy and awkward affair" which led to her performing oral sex at least three times at Cardiff Central police station. 7PC Jemma Dicks, 28, is accused of gross misconduct for performing a sex act on former sergeant Adam Reed at Cardiff police stationCredit: Wales News Service 7She admitted performing oral sex in 'various locations and dates' at the main Cardiff Central police stationCredit: Wales News Service 7Sergeant Reed, 40, told his wife the sex act only happened once - and he also admitted to having a foot...
    The lawsuit is against Key West police officers who were involved in the incident, also against the Monroe School District and the City of Key West. Bianca Digennaro, the mother of the 8-year-old boy accused of hitting a teacher on the chest, was present at a virtual conference with her lawyers who announced the civil lawsuit they filed in court this Monday, August 10. The images show the detention of the minor with special needs in December 2018. It happened within the campus where the child studied. In the images you can see when the agents try to handcuff the child and they are not successful because the child’s wrists were very thin. They then escort him to the...
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa police officer was critically injured in a car crash Tuesday on the U.S. 60, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the policeman saw a ladder blocking a lane around 11 a.m. Tuesday and stopped his patrol car and activated his emergency lights so other drivers wouldn’t hit his vehicle. But before the officer could get out, DPS officials said a woman driving an SUV collided with the patrol car from behind. Authorities said it’s unclear if the unidentified woman driver was distracted or impaired at the time of the crash. Rescuers had to cut the police vehicle’s door off to get the officer out before taking him to a hospital. DPS...
    Police brutality is an ongoing issue frequently gaining attention as new footage continues to surface on social media and other public spaces. Florida’s Key West Police Department is under fire after a 2018 video surfaced in which officers are conducting an arrest at an elementary school. In the difficult-to-watch video, officers can be seen handcuffing an 8-year-old child as he cries. The child, unidentified due to his age, was arrested and charged with felony battery. According to an attorney representing the child, the boy has special needs and was participating in an Individualized Education Program at the school, NBC News reported. The police footage garnered attention Monday after being posted to Twitter and Instagram by Tallahassee civil rights attorney Benjamin...
    (CNN)Police officers at a Florida elementary school arrested an 8-year-old boy who had allegedly hit a teacher -- only to realize the boy's wrists were too small for the handcuffs.Part of the Key West police bodycam footage of the December 2018 arrest was released on Monday by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the boy's mother. On Tuesday she filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that the officers used excessive force, that school officials failed to intervene, and that the city and school district violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit says the boy has special needs.Key West Police declined to comment to CNN, citing the litigation.But in a statement to the Miami Herald on Monday, Key West...
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Allentown police announced Tuesday evening that they have located a pit bull that had been exposed to rabies. Police say the dog is currently being quarantined at the Lehigh County Humane Society. According to a release sent out Monday, a city animal control officer saw the dog involved in a fight with a skunk on Aug. 5. The officer tried to tranquilize the dog but it escaped through a backyard fence. A test on the skunk came back positive for rabies. Officials say the dog had wounds on its muzzle and older scars on its body.
    DENVER (AP) — A police department in suburban Denver faced a new set of investigations and legal problems Tuesday as scrutiny mounts over the death last year of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by officers, and other run-ins with people of color. McClain’s parents sued the Aurora Police Department and paramedics who injected their son with a sedative, saying they were seeking both accountability for the loss of a “beautiful soul” and to send a message that “racism and brutality have no place in American law enforcement.” Soon afterward, the Colorado attorney general announced a civil rights investigation into the department, the first under a new police reform law passed after George Floyd’s death in...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore Police officer was injured in a crash Tuesday while responding to a call for a holdup alarm, according to police. Police say an officer was responding to a call for a holdup alarm around 5:18 p.m. when she collided with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of York Road and Lake Avenue. The civilian sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention. The officer sustained injuries to her face and was taken by medics to an area hospital for treatment. No further info at this time.
    LOS ANGELES, California – The family of a woman whose corpse was allegedly fondled by an on-duty Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer filed a lawsuit, alleging the officer invaded privacy, inflicted emotional distress, and mishandled human remains , among other accusations. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court names Officer David Rojas, and accuses other anonymous LAPD employees of viewing and sharing video recordings of the alleged incident. The lawsuit was filed by attorney Gloria Allred – who represents the estate of the deceased woman, Elizabeth Baggett – the woman’s mother, Janet, the son and the father of the woman’s child. Allred was expected to discuss the case at a press conference. Los Angeles police declined...
    The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after officers in suburban Denver put him in a chokehold and paramedics injected him with a sedative, sued police and medical officials Tuesday, while the Colorado attorney general announced a civil rights investigation into the law enforcement agency. The investigation into the Aurora Police Department is the first under a new police reform law passed after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis set off global protests. The office of Attorney General Phil Weiser said it's been looking into whether officers have been depriving people of their constitutional rights for several weeks and it's separate from the probe into McClain's death, which Gov. Jared Polis ordered in June. They...
    COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A police officer was involved in a shooting that wounded a drug suspect following a struggle in a township near the city, Cincinnati's police chief told reporters Tuesday. Chief Eliot Isaac said Cincinnati officers observed the suspect, a man in his 20s, in suspected drug sales just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and followed him into Colerain Township. Township officers stopped the suspect and he exited the vehicle but a struggle ensued, and a stun device was used and one shot was fired, Isaac said. The suspect was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was in surgery and was reported in stable condition, he said. An officer was placed on administrative leave pending...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling a dead woman was sued Tuesday by her family, court documents show. The lawsuit accuses Officer David Rojas of fondling Elizabeth Baggett’s breasts and “feeling her nipples, without limitation,” as well as showing the body camera video of it to others. The lawsuit alleges invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, mishandling of human remains and other offenses. Baggett’s family filed the lawsuit against the city, Rojas and defendants Does 1-20 in Los Angeles Super Court, seeking unspecified damages in a jury trial. Rojas, who has been on the force for four years, remains employed by the Los Angeles Police Department. But he has been suspended,...
    The woman who had her breast fondled by an LAPD officer after she had died last year has been identified by her family who are now suing over the incident.  Elizabeth Baggett, 34, died in her home in Los Angeles last October. It's unclear how she died, but officer David Rojas was among cops who responded to her apartment.  When his partner left the room, Rojas turned his bodycam off. He was unaware that the devices continue recording for two minutes after being switched off and, according to prosecutors, he fondled Baggett's breasts.  It's still unclear what prompted police bosses to check his bodycam footage but they did and he was fired. He pleaded not guilty to sexual contact with human...
    A police officer in Melbourne, Australia, is now under investigation by the department after the officer was seen on video choking a woman he was reportedly attempting to arrest after a confrontation over her violation of the city's mask mandate, CNN reported. According to police, officers were out on patrol when they saw a 21-year-old woman not wearing a mask. In Melbourne, everyone is required to wear a mask in public, even outdoors. They confronted the woman, who allegedly refused to give her name and address, leading police to arrest her. Once they attempted to detain her, police say she began resisting. In the process of restraining her, a male officer is seen on video with his hands...
    LOS ANGELES, California – The family of a woman whose corpse was allegedly fondled by an on-duty Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer filed a lawsuit, alleging the officer invaded privacy, inflicted emotional distress, and mishandled human remains , among other accusations. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court names Officer David Rojas, and accuses other anonymous LAPD employees of viewing and sharing video recordings of the alleged incident. The lawsuit was filed by attorney Gloria Allred – who represents the estate of the deceased woman, Elizabeth Baggett – the woman’s mother, Janet, the son and the father of the woman’s child. Allred was expected to discuss the case at a press conference. Los Angeles police declined...