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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting
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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting

By ACACIA CORONADO, Associated PressUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district fired police chief Pete Arredondo on Wednesday under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers over letting a gunman at Robb Elementary School remain in a fourth-grade classroom for more than an hour with an AR-15 style rifle as 19 children and two teachers were killed.In a unanimous vote, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s board of trustees fired Arredondo in an auditorium of parents and survivors of the May 24 massacre. Arredondo, who did not attend the meeting, becomes the first officer to lose his job following one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.His ouster came three months to the day after the tragedy, and less than two weeks before stud...
Police investigating string of Point Douglas serious assaults
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Police investigating string of Point Douglas serious assaults

In the span of about an hour Monday morning, three people were taken to hospital after three serious incidents in Point Douglas that police believe are all related. The first one happened at around 4:30 a.m., when officers found a man with serious injuries in a parking lot in the 800 block of Main Street. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.At around 5 a.m., officers found an injured man in the 600 block of Main Street and he was taken to hospital in unstable condition.And then at around 5:30 a.m., police in the area of Logan Avenue and the Disraeli Freeway found an injured man who said he’d been assaulted. He was taken to hospital in stable condition.READ MORE: Woman’s body found in Winnipeg apartment, homicide unit investigatingNo arrests have been made and police are...
Police investigate hate-motivated graffiti in Waterloo
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Police investigate hate-motivated graffiti in Waterloo

By Ken Hashizume Global News Posted August 15, 2022 10:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Waterloo Regional Police are investigating two cases of graffiti in Waterloo. One was discovered on an ION LRT train at Northfield Station.It was reported to police on Friday at around 2:45 p.m. though investigators say they haven’t yet determined the exact time of the incident. Read more: Waterloo police announce 3rd hate-motivated graffiti incident this week Another was found on the front door of a business ...
Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security – Montreal
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Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security – Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 7, 2022 10:46 am     Updated August 7, 2022 10:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Pride Montreal says the city’s iconic parade that closes the festival’s celebration of LGBTQ+ communities has been cancelled due to a lack of staff. Festival Executive Director Simon Gamache says the event scheduled for today was called off over “security reasons.”𝐅𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐭é 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫é𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝: A lack of sufficient pers...
New Interim Phoenix Police Chief Oversaw Reform in Baltimore
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New Interim Phoenix Police Chief Oversaw Reform in Baltimore

PHOENIX (AP) — A law enforcement official overseeing police reform in Baltimore has been tapped to lead the Phoenix Police Department, which has been the subject of a wide-ranging civil rights investigation.Michael Sullivan, the deputy commissioner of compliance in Baltimore, will join the Phoenix agency in September as interim chief. He's expected to serve up to two years while the city — the fifth largest in the U.S. — searches for a permanent chief.The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into whether officers in Phoenix have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness, engaged in discriminatory policing practices and retaliated against people exercising free speech, which is protected under the First Amendment. The investigation began ...
Kelowna, B.C. advocacy groups react to Jake Virtanen verdict – Okanagan
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Kelowna, B.C. advocacy groups react to Jake Virtanen verdict – Okanagan

Thousands of people followed the trial of Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen and the verdict on Tuesday where he was found not guilty of sexual assault. Local advocates say high-profile trials like this can make it harder for women to come forward with allegations.“If you’re looking for justice, the justice system might not be the way to get it,” said Allison Mclauchlan, executive director of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.Mclauchlan says women who have experienced sexual violence watch how the trials play out and sometimes it discourages them to share their stories.“They’re paying attention to see what people are saying, how the lawyers are defending or prosecutor, and they’re paying close attention,” Mclauchlan said.“It will have an impact, it absolutely will.” Story c...
Training exercise at OHS will create police presence | Oxford
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Training exercise at OHS will create police presence | Oxford

OXFORD – Police Chief Bill Partridge has announced the Oxford Police Department will be conducting training exercises at Oxford High School on Friday, July 28; Monday, Aug. 1; and Tuesday, Aug. 2. The scheduled hours are between 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. A large police presence will be visible on site each of these days, but Partridge emphasizes that force will be present for training only. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;...
Cash register stolen in business burglary
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Cash register stolen in business burglary

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Police Department is investigating a burglary at a market that’s been broken into several times in the last few months. The burglary happened around 5:20 a.m. in the 300 block of S. Brearly St.Camera footage shows a man forcing entry into the business before stealing a cash register inside, according to MPD.No arrests have been made at this time, and the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or online at p3tips.com.Copyright 2022 WMTV. All rights reserved. Source link
2 Cops Face Sentencing for Violating George Floyd’s Rights
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2 Cops Face Sentencing for Violating George Floyd’s Rights

By AMY FORLITI, Associated PressST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The last two former Minneapolis police officers to be sentenced for violating George Floyd's civil rights are scheduled to learn their penalties Wednesday, which could set in motion another round of plea deal discussions in state court over a killing that sparked a reckoning on racial injustice.J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were convicted in February of two counts of violating Floyd's civil rights in the 2020 slaying. The jury found they deprived the 46-year-old Black man of medical care and failed to stop Derek Chauvin as he knelt on Floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes while Floyd gasped for air.Kueng held Floyd’s back, former Officer Thomas Lane held his feet and Thao kept back bystanders, some of whom recorded video that led to worl...