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    A Portland protester was stabbed Monday night time throughout a battle with a girl who took footage inside a metropolis park that housed demonstrators for months, in accordance with police and social media footage. The confrontation went down about 6:20 p.m. contained in the Lownsdale Sq. park throughout from Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, cops stated. After capturing images and video on the park, the girl started arguing with protesters and stabbed considered one of them in her chest, police stated. Footage posted to TikTok and shared on Twitter reveals the sufferer and different protesters tailing the suspect after the stabbing. “Name the police!” a girl filming repeatedly says earlier than urging the suspect to drop the knife....
    A Portland protester was stabbed Monday night during a fight with a woman who took footage inside a city park that housed demonstrators for months, according to police and social media footage. The confrontation went down about 6:20 p.m. inside the Lownsdale Square park across from Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, cops said. After shooting photos and video at the park, the woman began arguing with protesters and stabbed one of them in her chest, police said. Footage posted to TikTok and shared on Twitter shows the victim and other protesters tailing the suspect after the stabbing. “Call the police!” a woman filming repeatedly says before urging the suspect to drop the knife. “I told you not to f–k...
    Investigators are still searching for a California mom who went missing after she set out on a 'pandemic road trip' to Joshua Tree National Park.  Mother-of-one Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen leaving her home in Walnut Creek on June 14, setting off on a seven-hour journey to her destination.  Lloyd's parents last heard from their daughter on June 16 - the same day her black Honda Accord was found damaged and abandoned at the edge of the Joshua Tree National Park, near the town of Twentynine Palms.  Mother-of-one Erika Lloyd, 37, was last seen leaving her home in Walnut Creek on June 14, intending to drive seven hours southeast to Joshua Tree National Park Lloyd's lack Honda Accord...
    CHICAGO — Local school councils across Chicago have less than a month to vote on whether to keep or remove school police officers. The meetings so far have raised long-standing issues around the transparency of the groups, how much they are supported and trained, and lackluster participation. Last week, the district announced it would post a list of campuses with police officers and a centralized list of upcoming votes on the issue. But as the district’s list doesn’t include links to participate in meetings, Chalkbeat and Block Club are continuing to track the upcoming meetings and links to participate. So far, three local school councils, representative bodies made up of parents, teachers and community members, have voted to remove school resource officers, and 18 others to...
    (CNN)A major in the DC National Guard on Tuesday told a congressional committee that tear gas was in fact used when federal officers cleared a peaceful protest at Lafayette Square just before President Donald Trump's visit to a nearby church last month. "I could feel irritation in my eyes and nose, and based on my previous exposure to tear gas in my training at West Point and later in my Army training, I recognized that irritation as effects consistent with CS or 'tear gas,'" Major Adam DeMarco testified before the House Natural Resources Committee. "And later that evening, I found spent tear gas canisters on the street nearby."DeMarco's experience during the June 1 incident differs from the official account from...
    CHICAGO — Local school councils across Chicago have less than a month to vote on whether to keep or remove school police officers. The meetings so far have raised long-standing issues around the transparency of the groups, how much they are supported and trained, and lackluster participation. Last week, the district announced it would post a list of campuses with police officers and a centralized list of upcoming vote dates on the issue. But as the district’s list doesn’t include links to participate in meetings, Chalkbeat and Block Club are continuing to track the upcoming meetings and links to participate. So far, two local school councils, representative bodies made up of parents, teachers and community members, have voted to remove school resource officers. (Follow our tracker...
    DEER PARK, Ill. -- A 39-year-old Deer Park woman allegedly struck her boyfriend with a machete Sunday after getting upset that he urinated in the bed in their north suburban home.Bophanary Om grabbed the machete about 9:30 p.m. and hit the man's head, causing a serious head wound, the Lake County sheriff's office said in a statement.The 39-year-old man, who lived with Om in the 22500 block of West Lake Cook Road, is expected to recover.Om was ordered held in Lake County jail on a $30,000 bail, the sheriff's office said. She is charged with felony domestic battery, felony battery and two misdemeanor counts of battery.Her next court appearance is set for Aug. 25.(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dueling rallies were held Saturday in Chicago, one supporting police, the other calling for the city to defund the police department.Hundreds of protesters met in Grant Park, calling for change. They demanded the city defund the Chicago Police Department."We are concerned that the funding of the police is given more of the attention than the people in general," one protester said.The march started at Grant Park and roamed throughout the city.Police lined the streets, helping to block off traffic, as the demonstration continued for miles."We do not care if they are here or not," the protester said. "We are non-violent; there is no reason to be intimidated."Earlier in the day, a Back the Blue protest was held...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two prominent Chicago statues of Christopher Columbus might have been removed this week, but the issues that sparked protests where they once stood in Grant Park and Little Italy remain. A few hundred pro-police demonstrators attending a “Back the Blue” march in Grant Park faced off with protesters demanding the city reduce funding for the Chicago Police Department, and devote more money to social service programs. The scene in Grant Park was a stark contrast to eight days ago, when a protest at the Christopher Columbus statue turned violent, as some protesters began pelting police with rocks, frozen water bottles, and firecrackers. That statue and another in Arrigo Park were removed on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s orders early...
    Professional poker player Susie Zhao appearing on YouTube's live poker channel "Live At The Bike" in 2017. Live At The Bike/YouTube Professional poker player Susie Zhao, who played under the moniker of "Susie Q," has been found dead in a park in Michigan, according to multiple reports. The 33-year-old's badly-charred body was identified via a distinctive tattoo and fingerprints, according to the Casino.org news site. Police are treating her death as a homicide, the outlet added. The force also told a press conference this week it has not ruled out a connection to her career as a motive. A poker database shows Zhao won at least $224,000 during her high-stakes gambling career. Friends told the police press conference...
    Kevin Trejo, a 21-year-old from Westwood, was arrested on Monday after it was determined that he chucked wads of spit into the drinks of several officers at a Park Ridge location A former employee at a New Jersey Starbucks has been detained for spitting in numerous drinks belonging to police officers, local authorities shared.  Kevin Trejo, a 21-year-old from Westwood, was arrested on Monday after it was determined that he chucked wads of spit into the drinks of several officers at a Park Ridge location.   'Under the current COVID threat, it is extremely disturbing to think that someone would intentionally spit in your drink,' Park Ridge Police Capt. Joseph Rampolla said, NorthJersey.com reports. It is currently unknown just how many...
    Dan McCarthy Twitter Video of a Portland protest is going viral after a city police officer was filmed knocking a person off of their bike and to the ground. KATU Reporter Dan McCarthy posted the video to Twitter, with the caption: “WATCH – Portland Police officers knock a protester off of his bicycle and arrest him outside of Lownsdale Square Park near the Federal Courthouse downtown #LiveOnK2.” The 23-second-clip shows an officer knocking cyclist Brandon Thomas down before quickly pinning him to the ground. Two other officers rush to join in arresting Thomas. WATCH – Portland Police officers knock a protester off of his bicycle and arrest him outside of Lownsdale Square Park near the Federal Courthouse downtown...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was shot in the face and arm Tuesday afternoon at the homeless encampment inside of Powderhorn Park, according to the Minneapolis Park Police Department. READ MORE: ‘We Don’t Want To Put Our Neighbors At Risk’: Powderhorn Residents Rethink Calling The Police (credit: CBS) Officers were called there just before 2 p.m., and arrived to find the victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Hennepin Healthcare. No one is in custody, and police are still investigating. READ MORE: Investigation Underway After Woman, 2 Girls Report Being Sexually Assaulted At Powderhorn Park Encampment
    A COP was allegedly filmed punching a teen several times in the back of the head as the boy was held down on the floor in a shocking video. A confrontation between teenagers and police officers at a water park resort in Pennsylvania reportedly led to cops beating the young man on the ground and holding his neck. 4 Police officers hold down a teenage boy during an altercation at a water park resort in PennsylvaniaCredit: US SUN VDF The altercation allegedly occurred at Camelback Resort in Tannersville last week, when an off-duty New York Police Department officer clashed with the group of teenagers, the father of one of the boys claimed to TMZ in a report published Tuesday. According...
    Park Won-soon was reported missing by his daughter. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Park Won-Soon was reported missing by his daughter on Thursday hours after he left the house.  His daughter told police that Park gave her a "will-like" message before leaving his home in the morning, according to the Associated Press. BBC reporter Laura Bicker tweeted that a sexual harassment claim was filed against Park on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of police are searching for the missing mayor. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Police have launched a massive search for Park Won-Soon, the mayor of the South Korean capital city of Seoul. Park was reported missing by his daughter on Thursday evening, hours after he left their home and...
    Christian Cooper, the man who was the subject of the Central Park 'Karen' police call is said to be uncooperative with Manhattan prosecutors and is not helping the  District Attorney with the investigation.  On Monday, Amy Cooper, 41, who placed the original call to police after she felt threatened while walking her dog in Central Park in May, was charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree.  Mr Cooper, 57, says he believes that Amy Cooper (no relation), has suffered enough having been shamed in the media along with losing her job and having her reputation destroyed. Christian Cooper, a keen birdwatcher, was verbally attacked by Amy Cooper after he asked her to control her dog. He says...
    The woman who asked the police to arrest a black man in Central Park at the end of May, without reason, was indicted Monday by the Manhattan prosecutor’s office for reporting an imaginary crime. During the incident, Christian Cooper, who came to watch the birds in the park, had asked Amy Cooper (not related) to put his dog on a leash, which is mandatory in this part of Central Park. Irritated, she then called the police, claiming to have been “threatened” by an “African American man”. The police arrived on the scene some time after, found only Amy Cooper on the spot, and left. The video of the incident, posted the next day by Christian Cooper’s sister, had gone...
    A white financier who called the police on a black man in Central Park and accused him of threatening her has been charged with filing a false police report.  Amy Cooper was asked in Central Park by birdwatcher Christian Cooper to put her dog on a leash, as park guidelines dictate. In a Facebook post, he claimed the dog was 'tearing through the plantings' in the Ramble area of the park, and told her she should go to another part of the park.  When she refused, he pulled out dog treats, causing her to scream at him to not come near her dog.  Amy then called the police on Christian. Amy Cooper called the police on Memorial Day after...
    SOUTH HILLS (KDKA) — The South Hills DUI Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police Troop B released the results of recent a DUI checkpoint along Route 51 in Jefferson Hills Borough. The checkpoint was set up on July 3 and was monitored through early Saturday morning. They say they stopped 315 vehicles and made nine DUI arrests, two felony drug arrests, six misdemeanor arrests and one PFA violation arrest. They also issued 43 traffic violation citations and gave out 54 warnings. The South Hills DUI Task Force is made up of officers from the police departments of Clairton, Baldwin Borough, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Homestead, Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, Munhall, Pleasant Hills, South Park, West Homestead, West Mifflin and Whitehall.
    For Native Americans, Mount Rushmore is a symbol of broken treaties, white domination You Could Pay This Surprising New Way at Restaurants Soon MLB teams set to police themselves, but one person can take down the whole thing WASHINGTON – The baseball industry sat at home for more than three months, working out and staying sharp but largely staying away from each other, all in the service of contesting a 2020 season waylaid but not yet cancelled by the novel coronavirus. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Mets excited but nervous to return to training The Mets reunited for a special "summer edition" of spring training on Friday at Citi Field. WPIX New York City, NY...
    A Washington D.C. man has been arrested after being identified as the 'ringleader' in at attempted to bring down a statue of Andrew Jackson outside the White House. Jason Charter was arrested at his home by the FBI and U.S. Park Police on Thursday morning and charged with destruction of federal property.  Charter is alleged to have played a major role in attempting to the topple the historic monument.  Federal prosecutors have charged Jason Charter who is believed to be the alleged ringleader involved in vandalizing the statue of former President Andrew Jackson Jason Charter appears in social media to be an antifa supporter Demonstrators were seen using chains to try and topple the bronze statue on...
    After an encounter with a river otter sent a man to a hospital, officials at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California are warning people to stay out of the water at a popular lake. The man was swimming in Manzanita Lake on June 25 when he was bitten by a female river otter, park spokesman Kevin Sweeney told The Times on Tuesday. The man was hospitalized with “significant injuries,” including scratches and puncture wounds that caused bleeding, but they did not appear to be life threatening, Sweeney said. Sweeney said that the incident occurred about a tenth of a mile from a ranger station, so rangers were able to respond quickly. No further details on the man’s injuries or...
    A noose was allegedly found in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American Culture (SNMAAC) in 2017, but the results of the ensuing investigation were never released and police dodged multiple new inquiries from the Daily Caller News Foundation about what happened. The SNMAAC claimed to have found a noose in one of their exhibits in May 2017. The museum founding director Lonnie Bunch called the act cowardly and depraved in a statement on Twitter the day of the incident. “The noose has long represented a deplorable act of cowardice and depravity — a symbol of extreme violence for African Americans,” Bunch said in the statement. “Today’s incident is a painful reminder of the challenges that African Americans continue to...
    Minneapolis Park Police say that a juvenile was sexually assaulted late Thursday night in one of the homeless encampments inside Powderhorn Park, where neighbors have boycotted the police in the wake of George Floyd's death. According to WCCO-TV, the child was transported to Abbott Northwestern Hospital early Friday morning, but the individuals who took him there did not call the police. Upon the child's arrival, staff at the hospital notified law enforcement. KSTP-TV reports that authorities are now investigating the incident but have not made an arrest nor identified a suspect due to little information being available. It was not immediately clear whether the child had been living in the encampment or if an abduction had occurred. Police...
    By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Tuesday that they’ve summoned two activists accused of raising tensions with North Korea by sending propaganda balloons or plastic bottles filled with rice across the border. Park Sang-hak, a North Korean refugee who has floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets by balloon across the land border, and his brother Park Jung-oh, who has floated plastic bottles filled with rice across the sea boundary, were being questioned at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, an agency officer with direct knowledge of the cases said. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the media. Police raided the offices of the Park brothers...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Tuesday that they’ve summoned two activists accused of raising tensions with North Korea by sending propaganda balloons or plastic bottles filled with rice across the border. Park Sang-hak, a North Korean refugee who has floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets by balloon across the land border, and his brother Park Jung-oh, who has floated plastic bottles filled with rice across the sea boundary, were being questioned at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, an agency officer with direct knowledge of the cases said. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the media. Police raided the offices of the Park brothers last week and confiscated...
    Two men told Elmwood Park police they were robbed of cash, iPhones and sneakers after two women they’d recently met lured them to the spot. Both said they were waiting for the women when a silver sedan (no further description) pulled up next to them on Doremus Place around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. The pair, ages 25 and 29, told police that one of two men who got out of the sedan pointed a handgun at them. “At gunpoint the victims were robbed of a combined $1,300 in cash, 2 iPhones and Yeezy sneakers,” the chief said. The robbers also “removed the keys from the ignition and threw them into the bushes of a nearby house,”...
    (Reuters) - Police arrested a man over a weekend shooting that killed one person in a park in Louisville, Kentucky that has become a center for protests against the police killing of a Black woman in her home in March. The suspect taken into custody had opened fire at a crowd in Jefferson Square Park late on Saturday. He was wounded in the shooting himself and taken to a hospital in police custody, Assistant Police Chief Robert Schroeder told a press briefing on Sunday. "The man has been participating in the protest since the beginning and he had been arrested a couple of times in the past several weeks," Schroeder said. He said the suspect had been repeatedly asked by...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Separate shootings left a dead and a woman critically wounded less than an hour and a half apart in Rogers Park early Sunday. The first shooting happened at 5:42 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace, in the North of Howard section of the neighborhood. A 31-year-old woman was a passenger in a car when gunshots were fired and one round came through the rear window, police said. The woman was grazed in the left side of the head and self-transported to AMITA St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was reported in critical condition. About a mile to the south in the 1400 block of West Lunt Avenue, near the former site of the...
    PROSPECT PARK, Pa. (CBS) — Police say a driver accidentally struck and killed his brother in Delaware County. It happened at Moores Lake Park in Prospect Park on Sunday afternoon. Investigators say the brothers were driving together before getting lost in the park. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The brother, who was in the passenger seat, got out of the car to guide his brother around and that is when he was fatally struck by the vehicle. Police say there are no charges at this time. No other information was provided.
    A man was fatally injured Saturday night by gunshot during a demonstration against racism under the banner “Black Lives Matter” in Louisville, in the center of the United States, where the death in March of a black woman, killed by the police in his apartment in March had provoked intense emotion. The death of Breonna Taylor was followed by numerous demonstrations against police violence, which then took on an unprecedented scale with the death of George Floyd, an African American who was asphyxiated by a white police officer on May 25. Local Louisville police, alerted by a call, said they had found a man seriously injured by gunshot in Jefferson Square Park, where the protest was being held. “The police...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor. Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m., Louisville Metro police said in a statement, followed by calls that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was performing life-saving measures on a male who died at the scene. Shortly after, police were told of a shooting victim across the street at the Hall of Justice. That person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park as people scrambled for cover. The footage later showed at...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A juvenile has been sexually assaulted at a Minneapolis homeless encampment. A Park and Recreation Board spokeswoman told a Minneapolis-based newspaper the assault happened at one of the encampments in south Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park neighborhood. The people who took the victim to the hospital did not call police. Staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital called park police early Friday. Park police are investigating but have made no arrests. Tents started appearing in the park earlier this month. Some people started migrating to the park after they were evicted from a makeshift shelter inside a Minneapolis hotel several blocks away. At least 200 tents were recently pitched there. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A juvenile was sexually assaulted recently at a Minneapolis homeless encampment. The assault happened at one of the encampments in south Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park neighborhood, Park and Recreation Board spokeswoman Dawn Sommers told the Star Tribune on Saturday. The people who took the victim to the hospital did not call police, Sommers said. Staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital called park police early Friday. Park police are investigating but have made no arrests. Tents started appearing in the park earlier this month. Some people started migrating to the park after they were evicted from a makeshift shelter inside a Minneapolis hotel several blocks away. At least 200 tents were recently pitched there. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights...
    The UK’s anti-terrorism police on Saturday filed three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder against a 25-year-old boy in a knife attack in an English park that killed three people a week ago. British prosecutors authorized the charges against Khairi Saadallah, who is based in Reading. The attack occurred on June 20 in Forbury Gardens Park in Reading, a city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) west of London. The police identified the three fatalities, who were friends with each other, such as teacher James Furlong, 36; scientist David Wails, 49; and pharmaceutical worker Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39. All three were enjoying a warm Saturday afternoon when they were slashed. Police reported Friday that...
    LONDON (AP) — U.K. counter-terrorism police have charged a 25-year-old man with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for a stabbing attack in an English park that killed three men a week ago. British prosecutors authorized the charges filed Saturday against Khairi Saadallah, of Reading. The attack happened June 20 at Forbury Gardens park in Reading, a town of 200,000 people some 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of London. The three victims, friends who were identified by police as teacher James Furlong, 36, scientist David Wails, 49, and pharmaceutical worker Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39, were enjoying a warm Saturday evening at the park when they were stabbed. Police said Friday that each man had received a single...
    LONDON (AP) — U.K. counter-terrorism police have charged a 25-year-old man with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for a stabbing attack in an English park that killed three men a week ago. British prosecutors authorized the charges filed Saturday against Khairi Saadallah, of Reading. The attack happened June 20 at Forbury Gardens park in Reading, a town of 200,000 people some 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of London. The three victims, friends who were identified by police as teacher James Furlong, 36, scientist David Wails, 49, and pharmaceutical worker Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39, were enjoying a warm Saturday evening at the park when they were stabbed. Police said Friday that each man had received...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea police on Friday raided the office of an activist whose anti-North Korea leafleting campaign has intensified tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Police said officers visited the Seoul office of Park Sang-hak to confiscate leaflets, account books and other related materials. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said that Park will be summoned soon for an investigation. Park, a North Korean refugee who has launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets toward North Korea for years, has been in the spotlight after North Korea abruptly used his campaign as a justification for a series of provocative steps against South Korea. Among them was blowing up an empty liaison office built by South Korea on the North’s territory....
    A capturing exterior of Manhattan’s Madison Sq. Park left a person and lady significantly injured, cops mentioned. The 2 victims have been shot within the torso at about 12:30 a.m. whereas standing at West 26th Road and fifth Avenue within the Flatiron District, in response to police. The gunman fled the scene in what was described as a grey Nissan. The suspected shooter initially drove the improper approach up fifth Avenue earlier than turning off in an unknown path, in response to police. Each victims have been taken to Bellevue Hospital. The girl was listed in severe situation and the person was in secure situation as of early Friday, cops mentioned. Police didn’t initially have an age description for...
    A shooting outside of Manhattan’s Madison Square Park left a man and woman seriously injured, cops said. The two victims were shot in the torso at about 12:30 a.m. while standing at West 26th Street and 5th Avenue in the Flatiron District, according to police. The gunman fled the scene in what was described as a gray Nissan. The suspected shooter initially drove the wrong way up 5th Avenue before turning off in an unknown direction, according to police. Both victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The woman was listed in serious condition and the man was in stable condition as of early Friday, cops said. Police did not initially have an age description for the victims, but described both...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A SWAT team was dispatched to a home in response to a barricade situation Thursday morning in Fuller Park on the South Side.According to Chicago police, officers received a call around 3:30 a.m. about a person with a gun inside a home in the 5000-block of S. Michigan Avenue.Police said a 41-year-old woman was in a verbal altercation with a man, 46, who also lives in the residence when the man grabbed a hand gun and threatened her.The man became distracted and the woman was able to escape out the back door and call for help, police said.When officers arrived, the man proceeded to barricade himself inside the apartment, police said.SWAT was called to respond to the...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An officer with the North Las Vegas Police Department fatally shot a man at a city park after authorities said hr threatened to shoot himself and walked toward police with a gun raised. Officers responded to a call Monday of a man with a gunshot wound at Craig Ranch Regional Park, police said. When officers arrived, the man pulled out a gun and threatened to kill himself, police said. The man who was later shot by police had waved someone down and asked them to call 911, saying he had shot himself, police spokesman Alex Cuevas said. The extent of his injuries before police arrived was unclear. Negotiators spoke with the man for several hours, at...
    The U.S. Park Police clashed with rioters in Lafayette Square outside of the White House late in May, according to video footage. The U.S. Department of the Interior released the footage titled “US Park Police Assaulted During Violent Protest in Lafayette Park” on Wednesday. Protests have been occurring in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis police custody. WATCH: “The video shows agitators throwing bricks, glass, bottles, and other assaults against law enforcement officers,” a statement released by the Department of the Interior said. “More than 60 US Park Police officers have been injured since these protests started, some hospitalized requiring surgeries.” President Donald Trump walked through Lafayette Square on June 1...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston police are asking the public for help to try and identify a person of interest after a woman was found dead in Franklin Park. Authorities are still investigating after the body of a 53-year-old woman was found June 14 in the area of 17 Jewish War Veterans Drive. The department released photos Wednesday of a person seen on surveillance cameras wearing a face mask, a Boston Bruins cap and Nike sandals. They are pictured carrying a case of Natural Ice beer and appear to have a tattoo on their arm. BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Person of Interest in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 17 Jewish...
    The National Guard will send unarmed personnel to assist the U.S. Park Police’s efforts to protect national monuments in Washington, D.C., following a series of incidents where protesters have torn down statues. The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that 100, up to 400, National Guard members will provide security and crowd management to keep monuments from being defaced or destroyed. President Donald Trump had ordered the National Guard troops out of Washington earlier this month. "The District of Columbia National Guard is responding to a request to support law enforcement officials and has dispatched unarmed personnel, with others on stand-by," National Guard spokesman Major Robert Perino told CNN in a statement. "Activated Guardsmen are expected to provide security for local monuments and critical...
    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (WJZ) — The U.S. Park Police is investigating after a man on a scooter was struck and killed along Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County. Park Police are searching for witnesses that may have seen the fatal accident. The man was killed while riding a JUMP electric scooter by UBER near Branch Avenue in Temple Hills around 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday. He was struck by at least one car. pic.twitter.com/lep0ly9MXT — USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) June 24, 2020 If you have information call U.S. Park Police at 202-610-8730.
    Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday welcomed news that an Interior Department watchdog has begun an official probe into law enforcement’s violent attack on peaceful demonstrators in Lafayette Square outside the White House earlier this month. “The Trump administration has had three weeks to offer a clear explanation of why it used excessive force against accredited journalists and peaceful, unarmed protesters, but we still have no good answers,” Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said in a statement. “The White House narrative is contradicted by video evidence, eyewitness accounts, and even its own past statements. Frankly, it has no credibility at this point,” he said. The statement from Grijalva, along with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), was in response to the Office...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A young woman is dead after being shot in the Washington Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The 19-year-old woman was on the street in the 300 block of East 56th Street when a known assailant came up and fired shots, police said. The woman was struck once in the back and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said. No one was in custody Tuesday evening. Area One detectives were investigating.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City On Monday afternoon, grassroots organization North Bronx Racial Justice held a press conference in response to nooses found in Van Cortlandt Park and the lack of appropriate action and investigation on the city’s part. According to reports, Bronx residents claimed to have seen three nooses in Van Cortlandt Park on the eve of Juneteenth. The reports indicated that instead of investigating these discoveries, the NYPD and Parks Department offered alternative theories about what the strings could be. According to Gothamist, Rafael Pena and Alexandra Haridopolos told the 50th Precinct about the nooses they witnessed on June 18. The NYPD claimed it was a...
    The Inspector General of the Interior Departments Office is reportedly investigating the U.S. Park Polices removal of demonstrators from a park leading up to President Donald Trump walking from the White House to a church across the street, according to Washington Examiner. A spokesperson for the agency told Washington Examiner the agency is probing an incident  June 1, when Park Police used smoke canisters and pepper balls to push away protesters out of Lafayette Square, next to the White House. "Given the significance of the events, we have already begun collecting and reviewing information," the spokesperson said. "After we make an initial determination of which agency had command and control of the law enforcement operations, we will conduct a review of Park Police actions accordingly."...
    Protesters on Monday tried toppling a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House, while sealing off an area in an act of defiance similar to events in Seattle by declaring off-limits an area dubbed the "Black House Autonomous Zone," or "BHAZ." Police intervened as chants of “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Andrew Jackson’s got to go" were heard while a rope was put around the bust of the seventh president riding a horse, the Washington Post reported. Hundreds of protesters locked arms around the statue before police officers removed the crowd in a chaotic scene. U.S. Park and D.C. police used a chemical irritant to disperse the crowd and officers were hit with objects. Johnson is known for his treatment of Native Americans and is...
    The Interior Department’s Office of the Inspector General is reportedly probing the actions of Park Police earlier this month when demonstrators were removed from a park near the White House prior to President Trump’s walk to a nearby church. A spokesperson for the internal watchdog told the Hill on Monday that it is looking into the Park Police's actions during the incident, which included the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls to drive protesters from Lafayette Square, which is located next to the White House. “Given the significance of the events, we have already begun collecting and reviewing information,” the spokesperson said. “After we make an initial determination of which agency had command and control of the...
    A man found hanging in the woods on Long Island has prompted police to issues a statement in an effort calm fears after internet chatter raised concerns. The Suffolk County Police Department found the unidentified man after receiving a 911 call around 7:20 a.m., Monday, June 22, the department said. Responding officers found the man hanging in the woods in Peter A. Nelson Park on Oakwood Road in West Hills, police said. The death is being preliminarily classified as a non-criminal suicide based, in part, on evidence recovered at the scene and from the man’s residence, including a letter left for his family in his home which describes his reasoning for his actions, police said. An autopsy will be performed...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and killed Sunday evening on a residential block in West Rogers Park. The shooting happened around 7:20 p.m. in the 6200 block of North Troy Street, police said. The man was walking north on Troy Street when between Rosemont and Granville avenues in when someone came up, took out a gun, and shot him, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was pronounced dead at AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Area Three detectives were investigating Sunday night. At least 11 people were killed and 57 were wounded in gun violence in Chicago this weekend.
    A 25-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into police custody shortly after the incident. British police said Sunday they would now consider the knife attack that left three people dead on Saturday night in a park in Reading, west London, as a “terrorist”. A suspect, 25 years old and living in this city of 200,000 inhabitants located about 60 kilometers from the British capital, was arrested and placed in police custody shortly after the facts. Among the victims, three others were seriously injured and hospitalized, according to investigators. At first, the police did not retain a “terrorist” character for this attack, which took place early Saturday evening at Forbury Gardens, but said that the investigators “keep an open mind”...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There was a show of love in Philadelphia this Father’s Day, as meals were distributed to those in need. Eyewitness News was at Love Park, where the mission group Chosen 300 Ministries served meals Sunday morning. The group invited the Philadelphia police to participate. (credit: CBS3) Executive Director Brian Jenkins called it a celebration of black, blue and brown. “There’s some good officers on our force in Philadelphia that operate, they follow the law,” he said. UPS also was on hand for the celebration. The company gave the mission $10,000 to continue its work.
    Breaking News — The knife attack that caused three deaths and three serious injuries on Saturday night in Reading, west London, is considered a “terrorist”, police announced Sunday. “The anti-terror police can now confirm” that the events, which occurred in a city park, “were declared as a terrorist incident,” according to a statement from the local police. A 25-year-old suspect was arrested after the fact. On Saturday, police and rescue services intervened after being called in an incident in which several people were stabbed to death in Forbury Gardens around 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. GMT) in central Reading, a city of 200,000 residents about 60 km from the capital. According to witnesses quoted by the British agency PA, a...
    British police said Sunday they would now consider the knife attack that left three people dead on Saturday night in a park in Reading, west London, as “terrorist”. A suspect, 25 years old and living in this city of 200,000 inhabitants located about 60 kilometers from the British capital, was arrested and placed in police custody shortly after the facts. Among the victims, three others were seriously injured and hospitalized, according to investigators. At first, the police did not retain a “terrorist” character for this attack, which occurred early evening Saturday at Forbury Gardens, but said that the investigators “keep an open mind” in this regard. “Horror in the park,” headlines several popular British newspapers on Sunday. Prime Minister Boris...
    Three people are believed dead and at least two were critically injured following multiple “terror-related” stabbings in Reading, England, Saturday, according to reports.  One man is under arrest, said police, who have not officially confirmed the fatalities. A source told the Telegraph there were three victims declared dead at the scene, and two transferred to the emergency room at Royal Berkshire Hospital. The attack appeared to be “completely random,” amidst a park full of people, a witness claimed. “… One lone person walked through, suddenly shouted some unintelligible words and went around a large group of around 10, trying to stab them,” Lawrence Wort, 20, told the PA news agency, according to The Sun. “He stabbed three of them, severely...
    British police are trying to figure out the motivations of a 25-year-old boy in police custody for murder suspected of having killed three people in a knife attack Saturday night in a park in Reading, England. West London. Among the victims, three others were seriously injured and hospitalized, according to investigators. Police and rescue intervened after several people were stabbed in Forbury Gardens on Saturday around 7:00 p.m. local time (6:00 p.m. GMT), in the center of this city of 200,000 inhabitants about 60 kilometers from the British capital. The park was populated by a crowd who came to enjoy a sunny end of the day, after weeks of containment established to fight against the new coronavirus. “Horror in the...
    LONDON – British police say three people were killed in a summer-evening stabbing attack in a park in the town of Reading, and add that it is “not currently being treated as a terrorist incident.” Thames Valley Police says three other people are seriously wounded. The force says a 25-year-old man from the town has been arrested and they are not looking for anyone else. The force says that “officers are keeping an open mind as to the motivation for the incident and are being supported by colleagues from Counter Terrorism Policing South East.” ___ THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AN EARLIER VERSION OF THE STORY IS BELOW. Several people were injured in a stabbing attack in a...
    The event took place in a central park in the town of Reading, located between London and Oxford, called Forbury Gardens, this Saturday The british police stopped this Saturday at a man in relation to a “serious incident”Occurred in the English city of Reading, in which several people were stabbed and in which it is feared that at least three others have died. The event took place in a central park in that town located between London and Oxfordcalled Forbury Gardens, this Saturday afternoon, shortly after a peaceful anti-racism protest by the Black Lives Matter movement had been held there. The police and security services do not rule out that what happened could be an act of terrorism and...
    Police turned to the public for help finding a mugger who wrested a wallet from an Elmwood Park CVS customer, injuring him, before fleeing Friday afternoon. The robber lost a pair of Nike flip flops that he was wearing when he accosted the victim in the vestibule of the Market Street pharmacy just after noon, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. He was also wearing a sleeveless black tank top with the word "Proven" on the front, shorts and a black cap, Foligno said. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification was processing the footwear and an iced tea bottle the robber had handled, the chief said. The victim refused medical attention for injuries to his right knee and shoulder,...
    In the middle of a contentious town hall meeting about police reform, Menlo Park Police Chief Dave Bertini shocked city leaders when he abruptly announced his retirement. “It’s obvious to me that I’ve lost the trust of the city council, and hopefully this will give this organization a fresh start,” Bertini said during Thursday night’s meeting. He added that his last day as chief would be July 31. Bertini’s announcement came after weeks of nationwide protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd that have led to resounding calls from residents to defund police departments and reshape the role of policing within society. The goal of Menlo Park’s town hall meeting was for the council to gather feedback...
    A teen-aged girl was killed in a quadruple shooting in a Bronx park on Friday, police said. Cops responded to a 911 call alerting them to shots fired inside Shoelace Park and found four injured victims — a 15-year-old boy shot in the buttocks, a 24-year-old man shot in the groin, a 16-year-old with a bullet wound to his ankle, and a 19-year-old girl “shot about the body” the NYPD said Saturday. An ambulance took the 19- and 15-year-olds to Jacobi Hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead, according to police. The victims’ names have not been released, pending family notification, police said. The NYPD is searching for the shooter or shooters.
    CHICAGO — Activists protesting police violence will ask people to “honk for justice” Friday in Jefferson Park. The protest is 4-6 p.m. Friday at Wester Lawrence and North Long avenues, according to a press release. More information is available online. The protest is part of a series where organizer Jocelyn Prince and others have gone to North Side streets and asked people going by to make noise to show they support ending police abuse and racism. “We want to bring this issue to white neighborhoods,” Prince said during an earlier protest. “This sort of thing, anyone can do. We’re encouraging everyone to provide some visibility to the movement.” Protesters will stand in place, holding signs and making noise. Those who...
    Five Silver Spring men are now charged with the murder of a Maryland man that drew a huge police presence to the area near Wheaton Regional Park, complete with police helicopters, the morning of Tuesday, May 26. Each of the five faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 29-year-old Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos, who was killed in the Glenmont Circle area, where he lived, near Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road. The Montgomery County Police Department identified the suspects: Carlos Andres Orellana, 21, of Silver Spring; Daniel E. Huezo Landaverde, 19, of Silver Spring; Oscar Effrain Zavala-Urrea, 19, of Silver Spring; Romeo Almengor Oxlaj-Lopez, 20, of Silver Spring; Victor Alfonso Cruz-Orellana (no age provided), of Silver Spring. The five are...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the State Department will investigate complaints about foreign journalists being abused by US authorities during protests against the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison requested an investigation last week after US Park Police officers grabbed a camera from, punched and whacked with a baton two journalists for Australia’s Channel 7 as they cleared an intersection near the White House of demonstrators. “I know there have been concerns from some countries of their reporters having been treated inappropriately here — we’ve seen some of those allegations come in to the State Department. You should know, those countries should know we will handle them in a completely appropriate...
    The Trump administration appears to be retreating from its commitment to quickly remove most of a new fence blocking demonstrators and other members of the public from in front of the White House. Instead, National Park Service spokeswoman Katie Liming says only that her agency is in “continuing discussions” with the Secret Service about what Liming called the temporary security fencing at the front of the White House. Officials abruptly erected the high, black metal fence last week to block demonstrators from Lafayette Square outside the White House. That was as massive crowds rallied in Washington and around the country to protest the killing of George Floyd in police custody, and other deaths of African Americans at the hands of...
    A few weeks ago, an intruder broke into Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, and according to multiple reports, the man in question caused “minor damage” to the playing field, which resulted in about $40,000 in damage. Keyon A. Lambert was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. MLB PROPOSES 76-GAME SCHEDULE TO PLAYERS AMID FIGHT TO GET SEASON STARTED: REPORT "The criminal complaint describes how Lambert entered the stadium on June 2 after finding an unlocked door and wandering to the playing field with grounds crew present. He told police he decided to commandeer the tractor because he had never driven one before and wanted to carve his...
    Three Democratic lawmakers are asking federal watchdogs to investigate whether U.S. Park Police broke any laws in routing demonstrators from the square in front of the White House last week. The request was made in a letter released Tuesday to the Interior Department inspector general, Mark Lee Greenblatt. Officials were in the early stages of reviewing the request, said IG spokeswoman Nancy DiPaolo. Park Police and other security forces lobbed chemical agents and punched and clubbed demonstrators and journalists in clearing Lafayette Square near the White House on June 1, as protests surged around the country following the killing of George Floyd in police custody. Trump administration officials have denied federal forces were making way for President Donald Trump to...
    The administration is standing by its decision to gas peaceful protestors one week ago at St. John’s Church so President Donald Trump could have a photo-op of him holding up a Bible. “There’s no regrets on the part of this White House because, look, I’d note that many of those decisions were not made here in the White House, it was AG Barr who made the decision to move the perimeter, Monday night Park Police also had made that decision, independently, when they saw all the violence in Lafayette Square,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Monday afternoon. “And when, before these protestors were moved by Park Police and they issued that tactical order there were three loud...
    In Brooklyn on Sunday evening, a crowd chanted and danced around Grand Army Plaza, where a drum circle brought applause. Earlier in the day, hundreds gathered in silent meditation for Black Lives Matter in Herbert Von King Park. Marchers on Manhattan’s First Avenue passed a hospital and were cheered on by hospital workers, while more demonstrators sat down on Central Park West. Even on the North Shore of Staten Island, protesters filled the streets and raised their fists. Nearly two weeks after the death of George Floyd—which sparked days of unrest and violence across America’s cities—scenes throughout New York City were peaceful after the nearly weeklong curfew was lifted and police made room for protest. The imagery of destruction and...
    Thousands of George Floyd protesters took to the streets for another day of marches and rallies across the Big Apple on Saturday, with many anti-cop demonstrators urging the veritable dismantling of New York’s Finest. An estimated 5,000 people filled Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to hear speeches from activists and thousands more marched from Grand Army Plaza over the Brooklyn Bridge to lower Manhattan. Some marchers from Brooklyn, holding signs that said “Bust police unions,” “Amerikkka” and “BLM,” held a moment of silence for Floyd and others lost to police violence. “The police has always suppressed and repressed the poor and working class. The only thing that people can do is go out into the streets,” said Harlem activist...
    A U.S. Park Police spokesperson said Friday it was a “mistake” to insist in a statement Tuesday that no tear gas was used to clear Lafayette Park on Monday before President Trump walked across to visit St. John’s Church. However, the spokesperson insisted that  Park Police did not lie, explicitly noting that pepper balls were shot. Pepper balls can cause irritation to the eyes and cause tears. “I’m not going to say that pepper balls don’t irritate you,” Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told Vox. “I’m not saying it’s not a tear gas, but I’m just saying we use a pepper ball that shoots a powder.” “The point is we admitted to using what we used,” Delgado said. “I think the term ‘tear gas’...
    Elmwood Park police avoided a potentially fatal confrontation when they seized a fully-loaded stolen gun from a Paterson man, authorities said Saturday. Officer Nick Dimovski alerted fellow Officer Christopher Miranda that passenger Davon Chitty, 35, had pulled the gun from his waistband and put it in the center console during a traffic stop at Stefanic Avenue and Mola Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. The officers got Chitty out of the 2000 Nissan Maxima, along with the driver, Ashley Stevenson, 33, of Teaneck, he said. They also seized the SR .22-caliber Single Six revolver – which had been reported stolen out of North Carolina – along with LSD, Ecstasy...
    (CNN)Police in Maryland have arrested and charged the cyclist who was caught on video Monday accosting three people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter.Sixty-year-old Anthony Brennan III of Kensington, Maryland, has been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree assault, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police. The incident took place on Monday when a man and two women were walking the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter. According to police, the suspect started to argue with them about the flyers and forcibly grabbed some flyers from one of the victims. He then pushed his bicycle towards the male victim causing him to fall to the ground, according to...
    The scene after Lafayette Square was cleared of protesters on June 1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) On the evening of June 1, as President Donald Trump was speaking from the White House Rose Garden, calling himself both “your president of law and order,” and an “ally of all peaceful protesters,” chaos was breaking out just a block away at the intersection of 16th Street and H Streets NW on the north side of Lafayette Square. Smoke and tear-provoking chemicals some described as “tear gas” filled the air. As WTOP’s reporters detailed from the scene, and in a longer story published later, a protest that had been peaceful was broken up just minutes before a 7 p.m. curfew in D.C. was to...
    (CNN)A spokesperson for the US Park Police said Friday afternoon that the department had made a mistake by denying use of tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a public park outside the White House earlier this week. Not long after, the department's acting chief once again denied using tear gas.Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, a spokesperson for the Park Police, told CNN on Friday he now realized the department could have called the pepper balls it used "tear gas," reiterating what he had first told Vox, that it was a "mistake" to say the force hadn't used tear gas on Monday."The point is we admitted to using what we used," Delgado first told Vox. "I think the term 'tear gas' doesn't...
    A spokesperson for the U.S. Park Police department told Vox in an interview that they shouldn’t have denied using tear gas in a statement earlier this week because it has detracted from the department’s public acknowledgement that they used smoke canisters and pepper balls. A riot-control projectile similar to pepper spray, pepper balls were deployed at a reportedly peaceful protest near the White House on Monday ahead of President Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church, which was partially burned by rioters over the weekend. “The point is we admitted to using what we used,” Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told the news agency. “I think the term ‘tear gas’ doesn’t even matter anymore. It was a mistake on our part for using...
    (CNN)Amy Cooper got her dog back.The cocker spaniel belonging to the white woman who called police on Christian Cooper, a black man who was bird-watching in Central Park in May, has been returned to her. "Abandoned Angels would like to express its gratitude for the outpouring of support regarding the dog that was recently placed in our custody, following release of a troubling video that was brought to our attention," according to a statement from Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, the shelter from where Cooper adopted the dog.The dog had been evaluated by its veterinarian, "who found that he was in good health," the statement said. Various New York City law enforcement agencies declined to take the dog into custody,...
    In a statement on Tuesday, the Park Police claimed its officers "did not use tear gas" on Monday night. Later that day, the Trump campaign demanded media outlets retract articles stating that tear gas was used. "It's said that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get its pants on. This tear gas lie is proof of that," Tim Murtaugh, communications director for Trump's 2020 campaign, said. "For nearly an entire day, the whole of the press corps frantically reported the 'news' of a tear gas attack on 'peaceful' protestors in Lafayette Park, with no evidence to support such claims." The following day, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany made the same false claim as...
    Protesters who were ousted from Washington’s Lafayette Park Monday in order for President Donald Trump to walk through the area are suing the president and Attorney General William Barr. The protesters initiated the suit along with the Washington D.C. chapter of Black Lives Matter and are also naming Defense Secretary Mark Esper and law enforcement heads, Politico reported Thursday. Law enforcement personnel and military vehicles are seen as protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington, U.S., June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner On Monday, the United States Park Police (USPP) allegedly used smoke canisters and pepper balls to disperse a crowd that they said was becoming increasingly...
    Two National Guard members deployed to patrol Washington, DC amid widespread protests in the city were injured by a lightning strike early Friday morning, a report said. The members were near Lafayette Square when lightning hit the area near them and they were injured by the strike, NBC News reported. They were rushed to an area hospital with serious injures, but expected to survive, according to the report. Earlier this week, US Park Police forcefully cleared protesters out of the square before President Trump posed with a bible in front of nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church. Trump said on Wednesday that he did not know Park Police would use smoke canisters and pepper balls to push back protesters who had...
    A police union for the U.S. Park Police will not be releasing the name of the officer involved in an attack on an Australian TV crew that was reporting on the D.C. protests on Monday. The incident was caught on camera and broadcast live on air on the Australian show “Sunrise.” Kenneth Spencer, chairman of The Fraternal Order of Police United States Park Police Labor Committee, said in a statement that the union will not identify the officer due to the pending investigation of U.S. Park Police and “Privacy Act issues.” Two U.S. Park Police officers have been assigned administrative duties while an investigation is conducted on what happened. Spencer also said U.S. Park Police can be contacted regarding the...
    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Park police in Maryland are looking for a man after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a child who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police tweeted that the assault occurred on Monday on the Capital Crescent Trail. The trail runs along MacArthur Boulevard in northwest Washington D.C. and into Montgomery County in Maryland. In the 34-second video, the cyclist walks away from one woman whose right arm was extended toward the man. The cyclist then turns toward what appears to be a young girl. The woman yells, “She has nothing, do not touch her sir!” but the man grabs the girl’s arm...
    CENTRAL PARK, New York -- The white woman at the center of a controversy for calling police on a black man in Central Park got her dog back.Christian Cooper was birdwatching last month when he asked Amy Cooper to put her dog on a leash because it is against the rules in the Ramble, a secluded section of Central Park popular with birdwatchers, for dogs to be off leash.In a Facebook post, he claimed the dog was "tearing through the plantings" and told her she should go to another part of the park. When she refused, he pulled out dog treats, causing her to scream at him to not come near her dog.He pulled out his phone and started recording...
    Two U.S. Park Police officers have been assigned administrative duties while an investigation is conducted on an attack on an Australian TV crew covering the protests in D.C. “As is consistent with our established practices and procedures, two U.S. Park Police officers have been assigned to administrative duties, while an investigation takes place regarding the incident with the Australian Press,” Park Police Chief Gregory Monahan said in a statement. The incident occurred Monday live on air on the program “Sunrise.” Video shows reporter Amelia Brace and a cameraman Tim Myers knocked down. You can watch what happened below. Watch the shocking moment #7NEWS reporter @AmeliaBrace and our cameraman were knocked over by a police officer LIVE on air after chaos...
    The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to sever ties with the city’s police department in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of its officers. The resolution adopted by the board directs parks superintendent Alfred Bangoura to prohibit park police officers from responding to backup requests from the Minneapolis Police Department on nonviolent calls, and to stop employing Minneapolis police officers to provide security at park-sanctioned events. Under the resolution, Bangoura must provide an alternative plan to secure events by Aug. 1. “Recent actions by the Minneapolis Police Department in the alleged murder of George Floyd while in police custody have severely undermined community trust in, and sense of safety around, Minneapolis Police,”...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Park Police said Wednesday that it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists being attacked during Monday night’s protest in Washington, D.C. Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan said the incident is being investigated. Video captured by WJLA-TV in Washington showed reporter Amanda Brace and cameraman Tim Myers being assaulted as law enforcement officials cleared an area near the White House so President Donald Trump could walk to a nearby church that had been damaged during the demonstrations the previous night. The journalists were reporting live for Australia’s Channel 7 on the demonstrations protesting George Floyd’s death at police hands in Minnesota. “As is consistent with our established practices...
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., asked the Defense Department’s inspector general to investigate any military involvement in crowd dispersal tactics during the protests over the death of George Floyd. In a letter to acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell, Warren specifically mentioned reports that police used tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters Monday so President Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette Park – which was set on fire by rioters – for a photo op. The Trump campaign denied reports that tear gas was used on the protesters. The statement said that, "We now know through the U.S. Park Police that neither they, nor any of their law enforcement partners, used tear gas to quell rising violence. We...
    The United States Park Police denied using tear gas to clear away protestors in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park on Monday before President Trump’s controversial visit to St. John’s Church. In a statement released on Tuesday by the USPP, the law enforcement agency said “no tear gas was used” when clearing a large of protestors from the area. The USPP said they took the steps “to curtail the violence that was underway,” pushing back against claims that the protest was entirely peaceful. “At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids,” the USPP said in a statement. “The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette...
    Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan of the United States Park Police said officers did not use tear gas against protesters near the White House on Monday, according to a statement released Tuesday. Reports of officers using tear gas against protesters in Lafayette Park circulated Monday, with many saying the demonstrators were expelled from the area to make way for a photo opportunity by President Donald Trump at St. John's Episcopal Church. According to Tuesday's statement, the USPP was assisting the United States Secret Service with the installation of temporary fencing inside the park. Protesters, however, "became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers' weapons." Law enforcement responds during a protest near Lafayette Park ahead of President...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Three Yellowstone National Park entrances have opened in Montana after they were closed two months ago to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Two entrances in Wyoming opened in the middle of May, and the three in Montana opened Monday, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. Now all five park entrances are open. Park officials say vehicles with license plates from about three dozen states drove through the gates but not all parts of the park were crowded with people. TOP STORIES Medical examiner: George Floyd died of homicide, had drugs in his system Chattanooga police chief tells officers OK with George Floyd death to turn in badges Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning...
    U.S. Park Police reportedly say protesters near the White House were pushed back by riot police on Monday evening because they were attacking police officers, not because of a visit by President Trump to a nearby church that had been set alight the night before. Trump visited St. John’s Episcopal Church, which had been attacked by vandals on Sunday, moments after he addressed the nation and promised to restore “law and order” amid the protests and riots that have engulfed the country in the wake the death of George Floyd. But as he did so, protesters were being pushed back by riot police near Lafayette Square who charged the crowds and used what was reported as being tear gas to...
    The scene was jarring: Police violently broke up a peaceful and legal protest by several thousands in Lafayette Park across from the White House ahead of a speech in the Rose Garden by President Donald Trump. The protesters had gathered in the park on a sunny evening Monday following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a week earlier. The police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and deployed flash bangs. As police directly confronted the protesters, many held up their hands, saying, “Don’t shoot.” In his speech, Trump declared himself “the president of law and order,” and he threatened to deploy the U.S. military unless states halt violent protests. As an additional show of force, he announced...
    A 32-year-old St. Paul man was shot and killed without warning early Friday in the Highland Park neighborhood, according to murder charges filed Monday. James McKinley Cannon Jr. rode a bike to 1065 Otto Ave. to look for his girlfriend, who had arrived minutes earlier. Surveillance video showed him speaking with a man outside the home when they heard a voice, looked toward the home’s front door and Cannon suddenly was shot in the chest, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court. Cannon got up and ran about one block west, where he was found by officers responding to the 12:20 a.m. shooting. He was taken to Regions Hospital and pronounced dead. Cannon’s girlfriend led police...