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Aurora police apologize after video shows Black children handcuffed face down on the pavement

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A suburban Denver police department is apologizing after a video showed officers handcuffing Black children face down in a parking lot. The Aurora Police Department said the family was stopped mistakenly.  The clip, which was posted on Facebook, shows......
BBC USA

US police apologise for detaining black family

BBC
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aurora police have aologised for the arrests Police in Colorado have apologised for drawing guns on a black woman and four children they mistakenly arrested. Widely circulated video footage of Aurora officers handcuffing Brittney Gilliam, her six-year-old daughter, teenaged nieces and sister has sparked......
BBC USA

Melbourne police warn of ‘sovereign citizen’ rise

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Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 1,500 police are patrolling the streets of Melbourne to enforce the lockdown Police in the virus-stricken city of Melbourne have warned of a rise in people resisting lockdown measures, sometimes violently. Authorities said this trend included so-called “sovereign citizens” being combative with police......
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Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd’s final moments

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here For the first time, two leaked body camera videos show the deadly encounter with George Floyd from the officers’ perspective. Floyd is heard begging for help and calling for his mother for several minutes.  In one video, former officer......
Politico.com

PACs hit Trump for ‘police state,’ racism and Covid in ads targeting Black voters

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The 30-second ad flashes video of police harming protesters as phrases such as “brute force” and “silencing dissent” are displayed on the screen. Trump’s June 1 speech declaring himself the “president of law and order” and his 2017 appeal to......
New York Times - World

Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for ‘Day X’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “We don’t know how it got from there to him,” said Claudia Lange, a prosecutor. Three other police officers are being investigated on suspicion of helping Mr. Gross. Asked during the trial, Mr. Gross said he did not......
Detroit News

State police trooper dies weeks after struck by suspected drunk driver

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Detroit News Published 11:28 p.m. ET July 31, 2020 | Updated 2:17 a.m. ET Aug. 1, 2020 A Michigan State Police trooper has died three weeks after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver while on duty, officials......
Detroit News

Detroit police chief orders officers to intervene against fellow cops

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Detroit police officers now have a duty to intervene if they see wrongdoing by fellow cops, under an executive order announced Thursday by the city’s police chief. The directive from chief James Craig, which lasts a year, allows the......
Cleveland Scene

Police Looking for Help to Identify This Asshole Who Spray Painted Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in University Heights

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 Police Looking for Help to Identify This Asshole Who Spray Painted Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in University Heights Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 9:16 AM Do you know this asshole? University Heights police are looking for help in identifying this......
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Police search for mom of toddler found wandering alone in Florida

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hollywood, Florida police are leading the search for the mother of a toddler found wandering all alone in nearby Mirama over the weekend, reports  CBS Miami. Police said the 21-year-old Leila Cavett was last seen in Hollywood and they......
New York Times - World

U.N. Panel Takes Aim at Heavy-Handed Police Tactics at Protests

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here GENEVA — Law-enforcement authorities are obligated to protect and facilitate peaceful demonstrations, an influential United Nations human rights panel said on Wednesday, challenging tactics the police have used against anti-racism protests in American cities and around the world.......
CNBC Business

Oregon, federal government reach deal for withdrawal of agents from Portland

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A federal law enforcement officer is covered in red paint during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, U.S., July 26, 2020. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters Oregon and the federal government have reached a deal for......
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Video of plainclothes New York City police bundling teen into unmarked van called

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York — Police and protesters clashed in the streets of New York City on Tuesday after an arrest that some say looked more like a kidnapping. As reported by CBS New York, video of the arrest posted to......
New York Times - Politics

Despite Evidence, Park Police Chief Says ‘Tremendous Restraint’ Was Used in Lafayette Clash

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Confronted by lawmakers multiple times with videos of Park Police officers advancing on protesters and beating reporters in Lafayette Square last month, Gregory T. Monahan, the force’s acting chief, refused on Tuesday to acknowledge the violent clashes and testified that his officers acted with “tremendous restraint.” Mr. Monahan......
Politico.com

Congress turns to age-old fix after police reform stalls: A commission

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “This is an important first step in the right direction,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said in a brief interview after the bill passed Monday. “Much more will need to be done, consistent with the bills that have already......
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Feds are flouting court order to stop targeting journalists and observers at Portland protests, ACLU tells judge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A banner against the presence of federal law enforcement officers, deployed under the Trump administration’s new executive order to protect federal monuments and buildings, is pictured on a fire escape in downtown Portland, Oregon, U.S. July 17, 2020. Nathan Howard......

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