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    New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea testified that officers did not violate the department's use-of-force standards by driving their squad cars at a crowd of protesters. Shea told New York Attorney General Letitia James's office on Monday that the department's preliminary investigation shows that officers acted properly when they rushed their vehicles through a crowd of people after being...
    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...
    A gathering of more than 1,500 mostly high school students on Long Island went from peaceful to violent when some individuals allegedly threw bottles at police cars and set-off fireworks aimed at officers. The incident took place in Nassau County around 8 p.m., on Saturday, June 20, when a Long Beach Police officer conducting a beach patrol at Ocean Beach...
    The State Department on Monday designated four more Chinese news outlets as propaganda organizations. The State Department is carrying out this action under authorities granted by the Foreign Mission Act, according to documents obtained by Fox News. The outlets are China Central Television, China News Service, People’s Daily and Global Times. The State Department has previously designated five other outlets. These nine...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fiery leader of Minneapolis’ police union has built a reputation of defying the city, long before he offered the union’s full support to the officers charged in George Floyd’s death. When the mayor banned “warrior training” for officers last year, Lt. Bob Kroll said the union would offer the training instead. When the city restricted officers...
    Washington (CNN)Geoffrey Berman, the federal prosecutor ousted over the weekend by the Trump administration, recently refused to sign a letter from the Justice Department that criticized New York City's coronavirus restrictions that affect religious institutions, a person briefed on the matter said. Attorney General William Barr wasn't aware of the dispute, and it had nothing to do with the ouster...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 30s is dead following a motorcycle crash on the city’s Northeast Side overnight, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred just after 1 a.m. in the 12100 block of O’Connor Road, not far from Wurzbach Parkway and Interstate 35. According to police, the motorcyclist hit a dip in the road, lost control and...
    SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A homicide investigation is underway after a man was killed in a shooting early Sunday, the Sacramento Police Department said. The department said officers responded to reports of a shooting just before 12:45 a.m. in the area of Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road and located a male victim who was pronounced dead at the scene. The...
    Just under 6,200 people attended President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocked for low attendance at rally Trump suggests legislation that would jail people who burn the flag for a year Trump makes defiant return to campaign stage amid controversies MORE's campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday night, the Tulsa Fire Department said. Andrew Little, the public...
    Roadwork with lane closures on Interstate 84 will continue throughout the year,  the New York State Department of Transportation said. Motorists using the highway in Dutchess and Putnam counties will face single-lane closures for pavement repairs. The repairs will run between Exit 50 in the Town of Fishkill, Dutchess County, and Exit 61 in the Town of Patterson, Putnam County, DOT...
    GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday that it is examining footage from security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting of a young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran. Capt. Kent Wegener, the head of the department’s Homicide Bureau, said in a news conference that...
    PLEASANTON (KPIX) — The Alameda County Heath Department is easing its stay-at-home order to allow more businesses to open. The county now allows outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor museums and indoor retail stores including malls to operate. The city of Pleasanton shut Main Street downtown to traffic so businesses could take advantage of the new outdoor-dining rule. Almost...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Police Department says officers are routinely walking into hostile situations and crime scenes where they are not welcome. It happened at least twice last night alone. Now, police officers are pleading for cooperation, as others double down asking for systematic change. When Minneapolis police were called to a shooting near the George Floyd memorial Friday...
    In a span of roughly 24 hours this week, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed two men, raising questions about how the episodes escalated into deadly gunfire. The only video to emerge after deputies on Wednesday shot Terron Boone, a 31-year-old Black man, in a Kern County community came from a home security camera that recorded audio of...
    GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday that it is examining footage from security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting of a young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran. Capt. Kent Wegener, the head of the department’s Homicide Bureau, said in a news conference that investigators have...
    Kevin Junjulas and top captain will retire The Beacon police chief and his top captain announced this week that each plans to leave the department on July 7. Chief Kevin Junjulas, 52, and Capt. Gary Fredericks, who have each been police officers for 31 years, both said they are retiring. They were appointed in 2018 following the departure of Doug...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. State Department says COVID-19 infections have been reported at its embassy in the Afghan capital and affected staff include diplomats, contractors and locals. The State Department did not say how many were affected. An official at the embassy in Kabul, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized...
    WASHINGTON - A top U.S. federal prosecutor whose office has been investigating President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, on Friday refused to step down after the administration abruptly said it was replacing him.   The dramatic standoff marks the latest in series of unusual actions by Attorney General William Barr that critics say are meant to benefit Trump...
    (CNN)Suspicions of foul play were raised when the bodies of two Black men were found hanging about 50 miles and 10 days apart in California. But the family of one of those men announced Friday that he killed himself."On behalf of the family of Malcolm Harsch, unfortunately it seems he did take his own life," Najee Ali, a family spokesman...
    UPDATE: Police and multiple Ocean County Sheriff's Department units responded to a report of shots fired on Thursday night, authorities said. Upon arrival, officers met with a woman who said that "an unknown person knocked on her door at which time she heard what she believed to be gunshots,"  South Toms River police said in a statement. On Friday afternoon, the...
    This story has been updated. A stretch of Route 17 has reopened after a fatal, fiery crash. The crash took place on westbound Route 17 in Orange County in Circleville near exit 118 around 12:27 p.m., Friday, June 19, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Few details were available regarding the crash except one person had...
    The westbound lanes of Route 17 are closed after a fatal, fiery crash. The crash took place in Orange County in Circleville near exit 118 around 12:27 p.m., Friday, June 19, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Few details were available regarding the crash except one person had to be extricated and the vehicle was on...
    Prince George’s County’s assistant police chief, Hector Velez, will serve as interim chief of the department, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said Friday. Velez takes over as the county conducts a nationwide search to replace Hank Stawinski, who abruptly resigned Thursday. That resignation came amid reports of racial bias within the department. Velez — a Brooklyn, New York, native — has...
    (CNN)Ohio police have identified three people in connection to the killing of 18-year-old Na'kia Crawford, according to a Facebook post from the Akron Police Department.Police signed a warrant Wednesday for the arrest of Adarus Black, 17, of Lakemore for murder, Akron police said. Two others, Jaion Bivins, 18, of Akron and Janisha George, 24, of Tallmadge have warrants for obstructing...
    Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyBipartisan Senate group offers bill to strengthen watchdog law after Trump firings Schumer faces tough choice on police reform Grassley to introduce bill Thursday to strengthen IG law after firings MORE (R-Iowa) has dropped his hold on two of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma venue management asks Trump campaign for health plan ahead of rally Pompeo...
    A Cincinnati City Council budget hearing quickly devolved Thursday when one resident called for increased funding to the police department. A little over two hours after the meeting began, the unnamed resident stood at the microphone and attempted to address the council, but was quickly drowned out by boos and jeers from the audience. (RELATED: Charlottesville City Council Meeting Goes...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 20s was taken to an area hospital after being shot twice in the chest late Thursday night, San Antonio police said. Officers were called just before 11 p.m. to the 4800 block of Castle Sword, not far from Rittiman Road and I-35, after receiving reports of a disturbance. According to police, officers arrived...
    Former St. Paul Police Chief William McCutcheon died Wednesday at age 93. McCutcheon, who rose through the ranks of the St. Paul Police Department to be appointed its chief in 1980, shepherded the department through an era of cultural and technological transformation. Representing the Battle Creek and East Side neighborhoods of St. Paul in the Minnesota Senate during the 1970s,...
    An Illinois fire department is warning drivers not to keep hand sanitizer in their parked cars amid the coronavirus after authorities said a bottle with high alcohol content appeared to have been left on a dashboard and helped spark a fire. “The fire appeared to be caused by the owner’s small bottle of hand sanitizer that was left on the...
    As calls grow nationwide to defund the police, there's one city that has already done so — Camden, New Jersey. In 2013, the Camden Police Department was disbanded and rebuilt into a county system. Current Congressman and then-State Senator Donald Norcross joined CBSN to explain how it worked and why Camden's example about reinvesting can be used for other cities....
    Atlanta police officers will receive a $500 bonus from the Atlanta Police Foundation as the department reels in the wake of a police-involved shooting that rattled the city, left a man dead and led to charges against two officers, according to a local report. The Atlanta Police Foundation is a public-private partnership aimed at supporting the city’s mayor, police chief...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Wednesday night that police officer morale “is down ten-fold” as the Atlanta Police Department denies rumors of officers calling in sick or walking off the job. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says morale in her city’s police department “is down ten-fold” amid reports officers are calling in sick tonight. “We expect our officers will...
    MOUNTAIN VIEW – Three people were displaced by a fire at a Mountain View apartment building Wednesday night, authorities said. Crews were called to the 600 block of Franklin Street about 8:30 p.m. for a report of a fire alarm sounding from an apartment in a three-story building, the Mountain View Fire Department said in a news release. A smoldering...
    The San Leandro City Council has voted 4-3 to pull $1.7 million from the city’s police budget after hearing from dozens of people demanding changes in how law enforcement interacts with the public. In doing so, San Leandro became one of the few cities in the nation to take the dramatic step in response to a growing chorus to defund...
    San Francisco — The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods has been sentenced to more than three years in jail for his role in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving three major companies, the U.S. Justice Department said. Christopher Lischewski was also ordered Tuesday to pay a $100,000 fine in addition to serving a 40-month term. Assistant Attorney General Makan...
    (CNN)They call him Lord Fairfax: A 65-lb turtle found lumbering through a Virginia neighborhood puzzling the locals He was out of place for sure. His species -- the alligator snapping turtle -- isn't native to the area. They're aquatic creatures preferring the rivers further south than in a suburb. And yet, that's where authorities found him - near a residential...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new oversight board is warning about the strain of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. government and calling into question Washington’s ability to effectively manage trillions of dollars in aid and keep federal workers safe. The inaugural report released Wednesday by the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee cites an array of challenges in responding to the...
    His publisher, Simon & Schuster, called the lawsuit "nothing more than the latest in a long running series of efforts by the administration to quash publication of a book it deems unflattering to the president." It said in a statement Tuesday evening that Bolton had worked with White House officials to address their concerns, and that it "fully supports his...
    Oprah Winfrey had to track down Nobel laureate Toni Morrison by calling her local fire department, the filmmaker behind a new documentary about the famed writer reveals. Director of the “American Masters” episode “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, told Page Six, “Oprah wanted to adapt her book ‘Beloved’ into a film but she didn’t have Toni’s phone...
    NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea signaled Tuesday that he’s open to the department ending its role in school safety enforcement — less than a week after Mayor Bill de Blasio said cops should stay in schools. “I think everyone has to cut,” Shea told The Associated Press when asked about calls for belt-tightening, first necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, then exacerbated...
    The mayor of New Mexico’s most populous city wants to create a new municipal department consisting of social workers to respond to some 911 calls, saying the time has come for “non-law enforcement” alternatives. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller unveiled his plan Monday for a first-of-its-kind department staffed with unarmed social workers to respond to some emergency calls regarding public intoxication,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — As chants of “defund the police” thunder at protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, New York City’s police commissioner has found himself trying to avoid deep cuts to what has long been among the world’s best-funded law enforcement agencies. Over the last three months, the coronavirus crisis has dealt an estimated $9.5 billion blow...
    The police department in Fort Worth, Texas issued a statement Monday condemning Fox News host Tucker Carlson for an "absolutely inaccurate" report about its handling of recent protests. The police force said Carlson was reckless and contributed to "an environment of confusion and bitterness." The department posted a response on its Facebook page to a Carlson segment from May 31,...
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued subpoenas for testimony from two Justice Department whistleblowers who have filed complaints about the “unprecedented politicization” of the department under Attorney General Bill Barr and President Trump. Nadler, D-N.Y., issued the subpoenas Tuesday for current DOJ employees Aaron S.J. Zelinsky and John W. Elias, who he said would describe their experience at the Justice...
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced policing reform proposals aimed at "improving use of force procedures," amid nationwide scrutiny of bias in policing. He is calling on police departments around the state to ban the practice of chokeholds and to decertify police officers for serious misconduct.  At a news conference Monday, Becerra said the proposals, which also call on...
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department has reset execution dates for four convicted murderers who had battled the Trump administration's attempt to revive the use of the federal death penalty after more than 16 years.Attorney General William Barr on Monday directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of four federal inmates, convicted for murdering children, for July and August...
    (CNN)Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best denied claims that officers in her department have been instructed not to respond to 911 calls in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood "autonomous zone," also known as the CHAZ or CHOP.One business owner in the area told CNN affiliate KIRO that despite numerous calls to 911 Sunday night following a break-in, no police officers or...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two inmates at a Southern California prison have died from what appear to be complications of the coronavirus, state corrections officials said Monday. The two were housed at the California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County. One died Sunday and the other died Monday at an outside hospital, according...