City’s top cop takes social-distancing police recruits down memory lane

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown welcomes recruits back as training resumes with social distancing precautions in place at the CPD Education & Training Academy, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., Monday morning, July 6, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Chicago Police Supt. David Brown spoke to a class of 87 recruits, as the department resumed training following […]

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City’s top cop takes police recruits down memory lane

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown welcomes recruits back as training resumes with social distancing precautions in place at the CPD Education & Training Academy, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., Monday morning, July 6, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Chicago Police Supt. David Brown told a group of recruits Monday that when he started his police career, […]

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After weekend of bloodshed, city’s top cop urges revamping of electronic monitoring system

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Chicagoans “cannot get used to hearing about children being gunned down.” | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times As of Monday morning, 79 people were shot, 15 of them fatally, including two children shot dead Saturday night. Nine other gunshot victims over the weekend were minors. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown called for […]

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6-year-old boy fatally shot in San Francisco neighborhood

Police say a 6-year-old boy was killed in a San Francisco shooting that left another person wounded By The Associated Press July 5, 2020, 11:37 PM 1 min read SAN FRANCISCO — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a San Francisco shooting that left another person wounded, police said Sunday. Officers responding to reports of […]

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Former officer charged in Floyd’s death posts $750K bond

A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail By The Associated Press July 5, 2020, 4:09 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd has been released from jail, […]

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1 of 2 protesters hit by driver on Seattle freeway dies

One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died Saturday evening at Harborview Medical Center, spokesperson Susan Gregg said. Taylor and Diaz Love, 32, of Portland, Oregon, were hit by the car […]

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The Latest: Confederate statue in Maryland toppled

Police say a privately owned Confederate statue at a Maryland church has been toppled and vandalized By The Associated Press July 4, 2020, 5:07 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The Latest on protests over racial inequality: LOTHIAN, Md. — A privately owned Confederate statue at a Maryland church has […]

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Oregon governor meets with state troopers caught flouting mask mandate in coffee shop

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown met Friday with three Oregon State Police troopers who were seen on video earlier this week defying a mandated statewide mask order while visiting a Corvallis coffee shop. The incident occurred the same day the governor’s mask order took effect as a response to the coronavirus outbreak. Brown said on social media […]

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Boy, 14, charged with murder of woman, ‘shocking’ string of shootings

Canadian police arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with five possible shootings, charging him with first degree murder and a number of other charges. Danielle Dawn Cote, 27, was walking with an 18-year-old man in the early hours of Canada Day when they were shot. Cote died immediately, but the man – whom police believe […]

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Police: Bystander kills robber in convenience store shootout

Police in suburban Phoenix say a man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander By The Associated Press July 3, 2020, 2:28 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A man robbing a gas station […]

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Audit criticizes Houston police unit tied to fatal drug raid

An audit has found various problems with a Houston Police Department narcotics unit that’s been under scrutiny following a deadly 2019 drug raid By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press July 2, 2020, 8:42 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HOUSTON — An audit of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit […]

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European police crack encrypted phones network, arrest hundreds in major cyber sting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network that allowed them to covertly watch “over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday. The massive cross-border probe started in 2017 when French police […]

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Mayor details holiday weekend plans on fighting crime, pandemic

Extra Chicago police are being deployed to tamp down the typical wave of violence on a long holiday weekend. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photo Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed an “all hands on deck” approach to keeping people safe. With traditional large Fourth of July gatherings and celebrations canceled, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday suggested […]

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Indian police allege fraud by GVK chairman, others at Mumbai airport

© Reuters. The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s federal police have filed a criminal complaint against the chairman of conglomerate GVK Group and others for alleged fraud in the development of Mumbai’s international airport that resulted in the government losing more than $92 million. GVK Group, which has […]

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Seattle’s CHOP may be cleared, but political fallout could linger

Seattle police on Wednesday forcefully cleared out “CHOP,” the infamous protest zone in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, after weeks of protests that culminated with two fatal shootings that forced the city’s Democrat leadership to finally act after facing weeks of mounting scrutiny. The long-term political fallout from allowing CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) remained to be […]

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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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LAPD funding slashed by $150M, reducing number of officers

City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies during America’s reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice. About two-thirds of the funding […]

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