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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a man accused of choking and robbing a 70-year-old woman inside an elevator in Brooklyn. It happened around 5:30 a.m. on June 26 inside a building near Rockaway Parkway and Winthrop Street in Brownsville. Police said the suspect followed the victim into the elevator, then placed her in a chokehold. He allegedly got away with $30 and some personal belongings. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s...
    By Patty Nieberg and Thomas Peipert | Associated Press AURORA, Colo. — Three officers were fired Friday over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb. One of those fired is Jason Rosenblatt, a white Aurora officer who helped stop McClain in August for wearing a ski mask and “being suspicious.” Police put McClain in a chokehold, paramedics injected...
    By PATTY NIEBERG, Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers fired for a photo reenacting a chokehold used on a Black man arrested last year appealed their terminations, officials said Thursday. Officers Kyle Dittrich and Erica Marrero were fired last week after Aurora police released a photo showing them and a third officer smiling as they reenacted the chokehold their colleagues used on Elijah McClain, who died after police stopped him as he walked down the...
    NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of the City Council’s police anti-chokehold bill, calling a portion of it “dangerous.” Monahan, speaking during a PIX11 interview, said he does not have a problem with the bill that will make it a criminal offense for cops to use chokeholds, but takes issue with its ban on maneuvers that would press a suspect’s diaphragm. “The idea of the diaphragm bill — and I call it...
    NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of the City Council’s police anti-chokehold bill, calling a portion of it “dangerous.” Monahan, speaking during a PIX11 interview, said he does not have a problem with the bill that will make it a criminal offense for cops to use chokeholds, but takes issue with its ban on maneuvers that would press a suspect’s diaphragm. “The idea of the diaphragm bill — and I call it a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man seen in a controversial arrest video has been arrested once again, sources tell CBS2. Ricky Bellevue, 35, was arrested last month in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Video showed an officer using what appeared to be an illegal chokehold. Now, sources say Bellevue was one of two men arrested after an attempted robbery Tuesday in the Melrose section of the Bronx. The suspects allegedly made anti-gay slurs, then Bellevue pulled out a box cutter and tried...
    The Brooklyn man whose caught-on-camera arrest went viral last month — leading to a cop’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal chokehold — has been arrested himself, police said. Ricky Bellevue, 35, was arrested near the 42nd Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx shortly before noon Tuesday after he allegedly slashed a man’s face with a box cutter after making anti-gay statements, according to police. Police said Bellevue cut the 27-year-old victim while the two fought over the man’s bag....
    NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose takedown by police last month led to an officer being charged for using what officials said was an illegal chokehold has himself been taken into custody in connection with an attempted robbery and slashing, the New York Police Department said Tuesday. Ricky Bellevue, 35, and another man approached two other men and made anti-gay statements around noon on Tuesday in the Bronx, police said. According to police, Bellevue showed a box cutter and...
    The Brooklyn man whose caught-on-camera arrest went viral last month — leading to a cop’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal chokehold — has been arrested himself, police said. Ricky Bellevue, 35, was arrested near the 42nd Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx shortly before noon Tuesday after he allegedly slashed a man’s face with a box cutter after making anti-gay statements, according to police. Police said Bellevue cut the 27-year-old victim while the two fought over the man’s bag. Cops...
    A man who was placed in a chokehold by a cop on a Queens boardwalk June 21 was arrested himself on Tuesday in The Bronx - charged with a hate crime after he allegedly harassed two gay men, hurling anti-gay slurs at them as he tried to steal their Louis Vuitton bag with a box cutter, police sources told DailyMail.com. Ricky Bellevue, 35, and another man allegedly approached a gay couple, aged 27 and 30, on the sidewalk at East...
    BRONX (WABC) -- The man who was put in an apparent chokehold by a police officer in Queens was taken into custody in connection to a robbery on Tuesday.Ricky Bellevue, 35, is accused of trying to rob two victims Tuesday morning near 3rd and Brook avenues in the Bronx.Bellevue and another man are accused of making anti-gay slurs toward the victims before trying to take one of their bags.The victim fought back and during the struggle, Bellevue is accused of...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – During a study session Monday night, Aurora City Council discussed the independent, third-party investigation into Elijah McClain’s death. Council members also voted to move forward on a ban on carotid control holds and chokeholds. City Manager Jim Twombly mandated a new policy for Aurora police in June to stop the use of carotid holds, the restraint used on McClain. The new ordinance would make the ban more permanent and harder to reverse. Twombly is also working...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Monday night the Aurora City Council will vote on whether to ban police officers from using carotid control hold. That’s the hold used on Elijah McClain last August, before his death. Last month, the city manager mandated a new policy to stop those holds. The new ordinance would make it more permanent and harder to reverse. Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson says she supports banning the maneuver. Last week, three Aurora police officers were fired and...
    DENVER (AP) — Amid the protests across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man in the Denver suburb of Aurora, died in August after police officers confronted him as he was walking to a store. Officers put him in a chokehold and injected him with a sedative. Here’s what we know: WHO IS ELIJAH McCLAIN? McClain was a massage therapist who planned to...
    DENVER (AP) — Amid the protests across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man in the Denver suburb of Aurora, died in August after police officers confronted him as he was walking to a store. Officers put him in a chokehold and injected him with a sedative. Here’s what we know: WHO IS ELIJAH McCLAIN? McClain was a massage therapist who planned to...
    Two police officers in Colorado have been fired over a photograph showing them reenacting the chokehold maneuver used on Elijah McClain before his 2019 death, officials said Friday. A third Aurora cop, Jason Rosenblatt, was also discharged for receiving the image and replying “with the inappropriate comment ‘ha ha,’” Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a press conference. Rosenblatt was one of the three cops involved McClain’s violent arrest last August, according to The Denver Post. Officers Erica...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Interim Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson used the same words many in the public have to describe the actions of some of her officers, starting with “sickening.” Wilson fired three police officers and another resigned, amid an investigation into photos showing some in uniform mimicking the chokehold used on Elijah McClain during his arrest. (courtesy: Aurora Police) “We are ashamed. We are sickened. We are angry,” Wilson said. “I am disgusted to my core.” Wilson said she...
    By PATTY NIEBERG and THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Three officers were fired Friday over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb. One of those fired is Jason Rosenblatt, a white Aurora officer who helped stop McClain in August for wearing a ski mask and “being suspicious.” Police put McClain in a chokehold, paramedics injected...
    THE cop who put Elijah McClain in a chokehold that resulted in his death last August has been fired. Two other officers were also terminated after they mocked and reenacted the killing in a photo near to the victims memorial. 5 The photo of officer reenacting Elijah McClains death. On the left officer Erica Marrero. in the middle officer Jaron Jones pretending to put a choke hold on officer Kyle DittrichCredit: AP:Associated Press The Aurora Police Department announced Friday that...
    THE police officer who placed Elijah McClain in a choke hold that resulted in his death last August has been fired, two other officers were also terminated after they mocked and reenacted the killing in a photo. On Friday, The Aurora Police Department announced Jason Rosenblatt has been booted from the department, along with officers Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich for their involvement in the reenacting of McClain’s killing. 5 The photo of officer reenacting Elijah McClains death. On the...
    THE police officer who placed Elijah McClain in a choke hold that resulted in his death last August has been fired, two other officers were also terminated after they mocked and reenacted the killing in a photo. On Friday, The Aurora Police Department announced Jason Rosenblatt has been booted from the department, along with officers Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich for their involvement in the reenacting of McClain’s killing. 5 The photo of officer reenacting Elijah McClains death. On the...
    Elijah McClain, a Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative in August 2019, poses in an undated photograph in Aurora, Colorado. Family photo/Handout via REUTERS Three Aurora, Colorado, police officers have been fired over a photograph that was taken near a memorial for 23-year-old Elijah McClain last year.  The photo featured officers Jaron Jones, Erica Marrero, and Kyle Dittrich, smiling and reenacting the chokehold that the police...
    Two police officers in Colorado have been fired over a photograph showing them reenacting the chokehold maneuver used on Elijah McClain before his 2019 death, officials said Friday. A third Aurora cop, Jason Rosenblatt, was also discharged for receiving the image and replying “with the inappropriate comment ‘ha ha,” Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a press conference. Rosenblatt was one of the three cops involved McClain’s violent arrest last August, according to The Denver Post. Officers Erica Marrero...
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — One of the three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain has been fired over photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died last year, according to documents from prosecutors. After officers stopped McClain on the street last August for “being suspicious,” Aurora Officer Jason Rosenblatt tried to use a chokehold but couldn’t because of his position, so another officer did, a report from prosecutors said. Two months later, Rosenblatt received photos from...
    Three officers from the Aurora Police Department have been fired over a photo reenacting the chokehold that occurred before the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died in police custody last summer, the interim police chief announced Friday. The officer who mimicked the chokehold, Jaron Jones, resigned earlier this week.  Interim police chief Vanessa Wilson showed the two photos that led to the officers termination at a news conference. One photo shows three officers — identified as Jones,...