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    Derek Chauvin is placed in handcuffs after being found guilty of murdering George Floyd Court TV via AP, Pool Fall River Police apologized after sharing a response to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict on Tuesday. "Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back," the post read in part. "Imagine if George Floyd had done the same,"...
    A Minneapolis police officer monitoring a protest. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Insider spoke to a former Minneapolis police officer who quit days before Derek Chauvin's trial. He said he believes there will be rioting at the close of the trial, and he feared getting killed. Chauvin's trial over George Floyd's death began March 29, and witnesses have been testifying....
    An image of Rusten Sheskey shared by the Kenosha Police Department on Facebook in 2014. Facebook/Kenosha Police Department The police officer who shot Jacob Blake was named as Rusten Sheskey by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday. Sheskey was made an officer with the Kenosha Police Department on April 1, 2013. Before that he worked as an...
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Vatican police on Tuesday raided the department in charge of maintenance and restoration at St. Peter's Basilica, seizing documents and computers for an investigation into suspected corruption. The raid was similar to one last October that involved another investigation into a separate department over the purchase of a building in a posh area of London. A...
    Connecticut firefighters had to rescue a man who was helping a friend move into a 177-year-old house and fell down an abandoned water well hidden under floorboards in one of the rooms. “Yup you read that correctly,” the Guilford police said on Facebook in reporting on the incident, which took place Sunday. “The house was built in 1843 and this well was...
    HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu police chief does not agree with all of the proposed changes expected to pass in upcoming state Legislature police reform bills, she said. Chief Susan Ballard said she does not believe all the measures required to comply with a presidential executive order are necessary at the Honolulu Police Department, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. President...
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Protestors are demanding a Virginia city’s police department release use-of-force reports from the past decade. Demonstrators in Norfolk are planning a sit-in set for Monday night at City Hall to protest the police department’s refusal to release the records, news outlets said. The protest comes after reports by The Virginian-Pilot that the city and the Norfolk...
    Seattle police said Monday officers are investigating a shooting near the area protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP. Two males suffering gunshot wounds arrived at Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department. They are both in critical condition, Susan Gregg, a hospital spokeswoman, told Fox News. The first male arrived at about 6:15 a.m. (ET) by private vehicle...
    LOS ANGELES, California – An eight-month pregnant woman lost her baby in a two-vehicle accident in Santa Ana while the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene on foot, police said Saturday. A car speeding west on First Street hit another car going east on the same street and turned left on Lacy Street on Friday at approximately...
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — A police officer in Delaware has been fired for what the department called an “inappropriate, racially based” social media post. The Rehoboth Beach department announced the seasonal officer's firing in a news release Saturday night, The News Journal reported. Lt. Jaime Riddle, Rehoboth Beach police’s public information officer, said the department would not share the...
    Charles Stotts and Kacey White, the owners of a historic restaurant in Minneapolis that was burned down by rioters, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that they are “not even close” to rebuilding their business. “We did not own the building, we were tenants of the building so we don't have a say of what gets rebuilt there and if the landlord that...
    Three members of the Minneapolis City Council have been provided with a private security detail after receiving death threats for supporting proposals to defend the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. A city spokesperson said the private security details ordered for council members Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham and Alondra Cano have cost taxpayers $63,000 over the...
    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November ballot, where...
              MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The interim police chief in Richmond, Virginia, has resigned after 11 days on the job and a new chief has been named to fill his role. News outlets report Interim Richmond Police Chief William Blackwell announced his resignation in an email to Richmond police officers Friday. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s office then said the mayor had...
    The mayor of Philadelphia and the city's police department have apologized to the public and announced they will ban the use of tear gas after cops were seen spraying dozens of peaceful protesters trapped on a highway during a demonstration earlier this month.   Mayor Jim Kenney spoke out against the city's response to the June 1 protest after video footage...
    (CNN)The Minneapolis City Council on Friday officially moved to dismantle its police force and replace it with a department of community safety and violence prevention in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. The unanimous vote approving a proposed charter amendment represents a first step in a complicated process that includes a review by a public commission before...
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles...
    Minneapolis City Council members voted unanimously to amend the city's charter Friday to remove the mandate for a police department-- the first step toward disbanding it in the wake of George Floyd's death. The amendment proposes the city replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, “which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a...
    By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city's police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd's death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city’s police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd’s death but far from assured. The vote is one step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the November...
    A 24-year-old Northern Fairfield County man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill police on Twitter. On Wednesday, June 24, Connecticut State Police Headquarters received a complaint from a resident in the state of Virginia reporting a disturbing tweet on Twitter, the department said. According to police, the tweet said: "imma kill a cop today and when they ask me...
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready.The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and officers Kevin...
    Three police officers in North Carolina have been fired after they were heard on camera making racist comments, including the use of racial epithets and references to “slaughtering” Black people, police said Wednesday.  Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams said Cpl. Jessie Moore and officers James Gilmore and Kevin Piner would be fired for misconduct after an internal investigation “uncovered extensive...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — The Stockton Unified School District is considering eliminating its police department. The school district is one of only a few across the state that runs its own police department. SUSD Board Trustee Lange Luntao is proposing the elimination and is presenting the plan to the full board for a first reading Tuesday. David Rose is the president...
            by Amy Forliti   MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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,...
    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,...
    (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...
    The NYPD is disbanding its undercover anti-crime unit — after being involved in a “disproportionate” number of shootings, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday. The roughly 600 cops, spread out at precincts and PSAs across the city, will be reassigned into other posts, including the detective bureau and neighborhood police, the city’s top cop said. “When you look at the...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said Monday he wants to create a new city department to focus on community safety as political pressure mounts for elected leaders to defund the police department amid the latest national wave of protests over use of force. The new department will be designed to provide another option besides dispatching police...
    CHICAGO (AP) - A 20-member panel will review the Chicago Police Department’s policy governing when officers can use force and review cases where it may not have been necessary, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. The panel held its first meeting last week and plans to meet virtually for the next eight weeks before making recommendations to the police superintendent...
    As the killing of a 27-year-old black man in an encounter with two white officers late Friday rekindled fiery protests in Atlanta and prompted the police chief’s resignation, the medical examiner found Rayshard Brooks suffered two gunshot wounds to the back and his death has been ruled a homicide. The office of Fulton County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed police reform legislation into law on Friday, more than two weeks after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide movement.  The governor signed into law a bundle of police reform bills passed by the legislature this week. Among them are a repeal of law 50-A, a statewide ban on chokeholds, automatic appointment of...
    A black former law enforcement officer who sued his own department for racial discrimination twice says he believes that defunding the police might be a viable answer. Ken Williams, a former homicide detective in Brockton, Massachusetts, told the Daily Caller that for some agencies it might be necessary to “start anew.” He cited the Camden, New Jersey, police department as...
    The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday in announcing the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd's death. Arradondo said a thorough review of the contract is planned, which will draw on outside experts. The police chief said the...
    Police and sheriff's deputies in Central California are searching for a man they say shot a deputy in the head early Wednesday and killed another man in what investigators described as an "ambush" attack on a police station. The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office said Mason James Lira, 26, opened fire at the Paso Robles Police Department before 4 a.m. Wednesday, shooting...
    Minneapolis residents will retain access to emergency services even as city leaders move to disband the police department, according to city councilman Steve Fletcher, who vowed that "911 will be answered every step of the way"  A majority of city council members support dismantling the police force following two weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd, despite Mayor Jacob...
    The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday in announcing the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd's death. Arradondo said a thorough review of the contract is planned, drawing on outside experts.  The police chief said the contract needs to...
    PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was wounded Wednesday while responding to a report that a gunman was firing shots at a central California police station, authorities said. The shooter remained on the loose and a search was underway in the downtown area of the city of Paso Robles, said Tony Cipolla, spokesman for the San Luis...
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