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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...
Family of 14-Year-Old Girl Shot by LA Police Files Lawsuit
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Family of 14-Year-Old Girl Shot by LA Police Files Lawsuit

By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old girl killed by Los Angeles police in a clothing store last year have filed a lawsuit against the department and the officer whose rifle round pierced a dressing room wall.Valentina Orellana Peralta and her mother were shopping for Christmas clothes on Dec. 23 at a Burlington store in the San Fernando Valley’s North Hollywood neighborhood. They were inside a dressing room when they heard screams and Orellana Peralta locked the door.Elsewhere in the store, 24-year-old Daniel Elena Lopez was behaving erratically and wielding a bike lock. He brutally attacked two women, including one who fell to the floor before he dragged her by her feet through the store’s aisles as she tried to crawl away.Following 911 cal...