Police summer mobile patrol unit to get more officers, participate in community service projects once a week

City workers and police officers took part in a neighborhood cleanup Friday in the Woodlawn neighborhood. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times In addition to being deployed to crime “hot spots,” the officers will also be attending prayer circles, peace and neighborhood clean up efforts. The Chicago Police Department’s summer mobile patrol unit will be participating in community […]

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Police: Gunman shoots 2 officers in Texas, 1 hit in holster

A police spokesperson in Texas says two law enforcement officers were shot and a third was nearly wounded when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire By The Associated Press July 10, 2020, 7:52 AM 1 min read RENO, Texas — Two law enforcement officers were shot and a third was nearly wounded when […]

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Tucson police reveal suspect died in March arrest attempt

Authorities have concluded that Tucson police officers used appropriate force in a violent struggle three months ago with a man who died while resisting arrest and told officers several times he couldn’t breathe By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press July 10, 2020, 12:52 AM 3 min read PHOENIX — Authorities have concluded that Tucson police officers […]

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Medical experts: Floyd’s speech didn’t mean he could breathe

As George Floyd repeatedly pleaded “I can’t breathe” to police officers holding him down on a Minneapolis street corner, some of the officers responded by pointing out he was able to speak. One told Floyd it takes “a lot of oxygen” to talk, while another told angry bystanders that Floyd was “talking, so he can […]

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Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone

Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were told she should be home alone By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press July 9, 2020, 8:00 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were […]

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Official: Police justified in killing armed, fleeing man

A district attorney says Utah police officers were legally justified in firing more than 30 times and killing an armed man as he ran away By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press July 9, 2020, 7:28 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police officers were legally justified […]

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NASA Scientist Jailed in Turkey for 3 Years Recounts His Ordeal

ISTANBUL — When Turkish police officers stopped him as he set out for the airport to return to the United States after a family vacation in Turkey, the country of his birth, Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist and American citizen, was in disbelief. It was July 2016, eight anxious days after a failed coup tried […]

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5 Guards and a Nurse Face Charges in Death of Inmate Who Pleaded, ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Five former detention officers and a nurse at a North Carolina jail have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Black man who repeatedly exclaimed, “I can’t breathe,” as the officers tried unsuccessfully to remove his handcuffs, a county prosecutor said on Wednesday. The man, John Neville, 56, had been booked into […]

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Officer to Floyd: ‘It takes … a lot of oxygen to talk’

MINNEAPOLIS — As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” according to transcripts of body camera video recordings […]

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Transcripts of police videos reveal Floyd’s final moments

As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn’t breathe about 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” according to transcripts of body camera video recordings made public Wednesday. […]

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New Transcripts Detail Last Moments for George Floyd

George Floyd told officers more than 20 times that he could not breathe, according to newly released transcripts of Minneapolis police body camera footage documenting the last minutes of his life. Several times, too, he exclaimed that officers were killing him. “Come on, man. Oh, oh. I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe,” Mr. Floyd said, […]

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With shootings surging, CPD creates citywide unit to suppress violence

Chicago police officers at the scene of a shooting near 61st and Carpenter streets on the Fourth of July. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file While details and plans are being finalized, the Chicago Police Department said the new unit will aim “to tackle violent crime and create community partnerships in some of our most challenging areas.” […]

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1 officer charged in George Floyd death seeks case dismissal

One of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death is asking to have his case dismissed. An attorney for Thomas Lane said in court papers made public Wednesday that the case against his client should be dismissed for lack of probable cause. As part of his court filing, attorney Earl Gray filed transcripts […]

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Italian beach nudists fined amid coronavirus enforcement

Six men in Italy were fined Sunday after patrol officers spotted them going full nude on the shore of a lake, according to reports. Italian media reported that officers aboard a carabinieri police boat spotted naturists while patrolling the beaches of Abbadia Lariana – located in Lake Como – to enforce social distancing. Abbadia Larian […]

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Video: Florida police laugh about shooting rubber bullets

Newly released body camera footage shows Florida police officers laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality By The Associated Press July 2, 2020, 4:52 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida police officers can […]

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Slowdown in police activity is due to a ‘month of civic uprising,’ mayor says

A man is taken into custody in June as Chicago police officers clash with hundreds of protesters outside a store that had been looted near East 71st Street and South Chappel Avenue. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday categorically denied the police union’s claim that officers have returned to a defensive crouch […]

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Feds seize products made from suspected human hair in crackdown on China forced labor

Federal customs officers in Newark, N.J., seized a huge shipment of products that officials suspect were made with human hair as part of an effort to crack down on forced labor in China, Fox News has learned. The U.S. government is analyzing the cargo to confirm its origin. But U.S. officials said they intercepted part […]

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Officers put on leave over photos tied to Elijah McClain

Multiple police officers in suburban Denver have been placed on paid leave during an investigation into photos that emerged of them near where Elijah McClain died last summer after three white officers stopped the Black man as he walked down the street and one put him into a chokehold. The interim police chief of the […]

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Colorado Police Investigate Officers Over Photos Taken Near Elijah McClain Site

The police in Aurora, Colo., opened an investigation into multiple officers after photos of them surfaced from near the site where Elijah McClain died after being restrained by the police in a chokehold last year, the chief said late Monday. Vanessa Wilson, the interim police chief in Aurora, said in a statement on Monday night […]

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City releases bodycam footage of ex-CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson asleep at the wheel

Provided The footage shows two officers walk up to Johnson’s SUV. Johnson can be seen in the driver’s seat with his eyes closed as one officer shines a flashlight inside. The city released a trove of documents and footage Monday related to the incident last October in which former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was […]

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Pittsburgh protesters sue police, allege excessive force

A group of protesters is suing Pittsburgh city and police officials, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to disperse a crowd protesting against police brutality and officials lied about the protesters’ behavior to justify that response By CLAUDIA LAUER June 29, 2020, 3:53 PM 5 min read 5 min read A group of protesters is […]

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4 ex-officers due back in court in George Floyd’s death

The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd are due in court for a hearing that could deal with bail amounts and other issues By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press June 29, 2020, 3:43 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — The […]

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