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      The FBI has arrested Democratic Toledo City Council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes and Gary Johnson Tuesday for allegedly “accepting bribe payments for official acts.” Two years ago, the FBI began its investigation into the Toledo City Council for “soliciting/and or accepting cash, checks, money orders, or other things of value from local business owners in exchange for their vote on City Council, the affidavit says. According...
              The FBI has arrested Democratic Toledo City Council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes and Gary Johnson Tuesday for allegedly “accepting bribe payments for official acts.” Two years ago, the FBI began its investigation into the Toledo City Council for “soliciting/and or accepting cash, checks, money orders, or other things of value from local business owners in exchange for their vote on City Council, the affidavit says. According to the affidavit, FBI...
    Heavy/Getty The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio announced June 30 that four sitting Toledo City Council members and one local attorney are being charged in what the Department of Justice is calling a “bribery and extortion scheme.” Tyrone Riley of District 1 and Yvonne Harper of District 4, as well as at-large members Garrick Johnson, Larry Sykes and local lawyer Keith Mitchell, are being accused of “soliciting and/or accepting cash, checks, money orders, or other...
    Four members of the Toledo City Council, all Democrats, were arrested and charged in a bribery scheme by federal law enforcement authorities on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors alleged that Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Garrick Johnson, were involved in a scheme that extorted money from business owners in the Ohio city in exchange for favorable council votes. The FBI began their investigation into the council members in early 2018. Each of the accused members...
    The FBI arrested four city council members in Toledo, Ohio Tuesday for allegedly accepting cash payments in exchange for official acts. City council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes and Gary Johnson were accused of engaging in what was described as a years-long scandal involving some of the city’s highest elected officials, the Toledo Blade reported. Criminal complaints filed in federal court Tuesday alleged that the four council members accepted multiple bribes and committed acts of extortion. The court records...
    Four members of the Toledo City Council accepted bribes in exchange for their votes, according to court documents from the FBI. The four council members, Larry Sykes, Yvonne Harper, Gary Johnson, and Tyrone Riley, were among the five people charged in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into a bribery scheme with the city council. All four were charged with bribery in connection to programs receiving federal funds and extortion under the Hobbs Act. Eric...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Dozens converged on LAPD Headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, not to protest but to show their support.Organizers say the event was not sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department.This comes following recent acts of police brutality and calls across the nation to defund police.Defunding means different things to different people, but the bottom line for advocates is to have funds shifted to community-based organizations that would be better trained to respond to certain emergencies.Today...
    Among their other inadequacies, which became more evident in the month of George Floyd, the city councils in Minneapolis and St. Paul appear not to factor families and children into their long-term planning. In Minneapolis, that would be called the 2040 Plan, essentially the elimination of the single-family home and the automobile. In St. Paul, council member Mitra Jalali appeared seemingly gleeful to note that St. Paul is now a majority rental city. She was just as gleeful that the...
    The city council for Montpelier, Vermont unanimously rejected a petition to paint an American flag and the phrase “Liberty and Justice for All” in front of the Vermont State House. The city council made its decision in a contentious Wednesday night meeting where the members heard arguments for the murals from GOP gubernatorial candidate John Klar and several other supporters. Klar wanted to paint the flag on one side of an existing “Black Lives Matter” motto on the street, and...
    Denver City Council will be hosting its first fully virtual meeting on Monday, July 13. Following the guidance of Denver’s top health official, city council will be conducting its meetings via a virtual platform,” Council President Jolon Clark says in announcing the switch. “Virtual participation will allow voices to be heard while allowing for maximum safety in a time of pandemic.” Clarks decision means that both council reps and members of the public will be able to participate in...
    A group of Norman, Okla., residents have launched a recall effort to oust the citys mayor and half the City Council over budget cuts to the police department and her order that people wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The group Unite Norman was borne out of frustration with a June 17 City Council vote to divert $865,000 -- or 3.6 percent --  of police funds to community development programs to track police overtime and to fund an internal auditor position....
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver City Council is returning to virtual meetings after a rise in coronavirus cases in Colorado. The city council held virtual meetings at the beginning of the pandemic and then returned to in-person meetings with mask and social distancing requirements. (credit: CBS) In addition to the virtual meetings, the city has scheduled three listening sessions for residents who want to voice their concerns over issues to the council. According to a news release from the Denver City...
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey presented a plan to patch a more than $155 million revenue gap using furloughs, cash reserves and spending freezes. The deficit followed the COVID-19 pandemic and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, which combined brought a steep drop in parking, utilities and general revenue. “This unprecedented time calls for an unprecedented approach to our budget,” Frey told the City Council Thursday. The city saved $58 million from a...
    Residents in Norman, Okla., launched a petition on Friday to recall the citys mayor and several members of its city council. The petition was started by a group called Unite Norman amid frustrations over the councils decision last month to reallocate $865,000 – or nearly 3.6 percent – of the police departments annual budget, according to The Associated Press. The reallocated funding was moved to community development programs to form an internal auditor position to track law enforcement overtime spending as well as outlays.  Last...
    On Thursday, three more members of the Seattle City Council joined four others who want to defund the city’s Police Department by 50%, forming a majority on the council. Lisa Herbold, Dan Strauss and Andrew Lewis joined Chair Teresa Mosqueda, Tammy Morales, Kshama Sawant, and M. Lorena González in supporting a plan propounded by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now. That means seven of the nine council members favor the huge cuts to the police. Gonzalez said Thursday, “The status quo...
    By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, launched a recall petition drive on Friday in an attempt to oust the city’s mayor and half of its City Council. The group, “Unite Norman,” is upset with the council over its decision last month to reallocate $865,000, or about 3.6%, of the police department’s annual budget. The money was shifted to community development programs and to create an internal auditor position to track...
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, launched a recall petition drive on Friday in an attempt to oust the city’s mayor and half of its City Council. The group, “Unite Norman,” is upset with the council over its decision last month to reallocate $865,000, or about 3.6%, of the police department’s annual budget. The money was shifted to community development programs and to create an internal auditor position to track police overtime spending and outlays....
    Seven of the nine members of the Seattle City Council said they support an advocate-made proposal to defund the citys Police Department by 50% and to reallocate the funds to other areas of community need. The proposal was laid out by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now, advocacy coalitions that came about during the recent Black Lives Matter protests, according to the Seattle Times. The plan includes a four-point proposal for defunding the police, including removing Seattles...
    A majority of Seattle’s city council backs a plan put forth by advocates that would defund the police department by 50%. Three council members added their support to the proposal Thursday, meaning that seven of the nine now back the idea, according to the Seattle Times. This comes after Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan pointed out that Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” caused “a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through,” the NY...
    SAN ANTONIO – Despite being one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, San Antonio also has a reputation for being one of the most impoverished and economically segregated cities in the United States. “We have had to take a systematic and comprehensive look at the way we build our communities in order to overcome some of these systematic inequities and deficiencies that we’ve had for generations,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. A 2018 American Community survey found that San...
    A veto-proof majority of the Seattle City Council backed a proposal Thursday to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50% — including a proposal to remove 911 dispatchers from police control and to “imagine life beyond policing.” The Seattle Times reported: A majority of Seattle City Council members now say they agree with a high-level proposal by advocates to defund the Police Department by 50% and reallocate the dollars to other community needs. … That means seven of nine council members...
    SAN LEANDRO — Restaurant owners struggling to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic got a bit of relief Tuesday, when the City Council capped the amount that delivery companies can charge for ferrying food orders to home-bound customers. Currently, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, UberEats and other companies charge city restaurants up to 30% of a meal price for a delivery, a cost that restaurants typically pass on to the hungry person making the order. That bill does not include a tip...
    The Seattle City Council has enough support in its body to defund the city’s police department by 50 percent even without Mayor Jenny Durkan’s approval, a report said. The Seattle Times reported late Thursday that three council members threw their support behind Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now. The paper described Decriminalize Seattle as a coalition inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests that seek the defunding. TRUMP TELLS HANNITY THAT SEATTLE ONLY ACTED AFTER THREAT OF FEDERAL FORCES Seattle has recently...
    After Greenwood Village City Council introduced a resolution attempting to negate a key provision of Colorado SB-217, a sweeping police reform law, a major backer of that law says shes ready to introduce legislation to close any potential loopholes. If we have cities who want to do a runaround of 217, then we will create stronger legislation to ensure that they are also held accountable for the bad actions of their officers, says state Representative Leslie Herod, a Democrat from...
    Local high school students will be protesting outside of Greenwood Village City Hall at 4 p.m. today, July 9. Greenwood Village City Council just attempted an end-run around Colorados new police reform law, passing a resolution declaring that the city will defend its police officers and cover their legal costs connected to any lawsuits brought under SB-217, a sweeping bipartisan police accountability and reform bill passed by the Colorado Legislature last month. The new law includes a provision that creates up...