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3 officers fired, 1 resigns over photos mocking death of Elijah McClain

The Aurora police department says it’s “ashamed” of photos showing three officers mocking the death of Elijah McClain. Two officers in the photos were fired, the third resigned and a fourth officer was fired after responding “haha” to the pictures in a group text.July 3, 2020

Florida officers ‘relieved of duty’ after video shows one hitting woman

A Florida police officer who hit a woman, apparently at Miami International Airport, was "relieved of duty," the director of Miami-Dade police said Wednesday.Video of the incident was shared on Twitter on Wednesday night by Billy Corben, producer of the "Cocaine Cowboys" documentaries and a critic of police tactics.In the video, the woman taunts and…

Colorado officers placed on leave after images near site of Elijah McClain’s death

Officers from the Aurora, Colorado, police department have been placed on paid leave after allegations that "multiple" police officers were depicted in photos near the site where Elijah McClain died, the interim police chief said Monday night.McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, died last year after he was put in a chokehold by police. His death…

4 officers in San Jose placed on leave over racist, anti-Muslim Facebook posts

Four police officers in San Jose, California, have been placed on leave while the department says it is investigating alleged racist and anti-Muslim posts on Facebook.The investigation apparently grew out of a blog post Friday on Medium by an anonymous author who claims to be "the partner of an active law enforcement officer in a…

How the officers charged in George Floyd’s death might get their tasks back

Shortly after four Minneapolis police officers were fired over the death of George Floyd, the president of the city's police union wrote a letter to his members signaling that he was working to restore the officers' jobs."They were fired without due process," wrote Lt. Bob Kroll, of the Minneapolis Police Federation.Kroll's union has had great…

17 corrections officers to be disciplined in trans woman’s death at Rikers

More than a dozen New York City Department of Correction officers will be disciplined for their conduct surrounding the death of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco, 27, a transgender woman who died last year while in solitary confinement at Rikers Island jail.Three officers and one captain will be suspended without pay immediately, the department said in a…

“SNL” Alum Jay Pharoah States LAPD Officers Pulled Guns On Him While He Was Walking And Kneeled On His Neck

Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah said in an Instagram post Friday that he was recently stopped by LAPD officers with guns drawn and cuffed while one of them put a knee to his neck.Pharoah revealed the encounter along with security video of the incident, showing four officers stopping the comedian and ordering him to…

Police officers have been seen without masks at protests. Here’s why that matters.

Over the past two weeks, tens of thousands of people have marched through American streets to protest over George Floyd’s death, police brutality, and systemic racism. While these stories have dominated news coverage, the coronavirus pandemic is still far from over. Public health experts have expressed their support for the demonstrations, but many are worried…

2 NYPD officers suspended after videos of violence to protesters

A New York City police officer who was seen on video shoving a woman to the ground at a George Floyd protest last week in Brooklyn has been suspended without pay. A supervisor who was on the scene will be transferred.Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement Friday night that the New York Police…

What we know about the four ex-police officers charged in George Floyd’s death

(CNN)One of the officers had been on the job four days. One was on his third shift ever. And Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, was the field training officer for one of them. Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were responding to a…

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United Airlines is sending furlough warnings to 36,000 U.S. workers

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Trump threatens to cut federal help if schools don’t reopen

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive. Taking to Twitter to voice his frustration, Trump argued that countries including Germany, Denmark and Norway have reopened schools…

Portsmouth mayor withstands require Trump rally mask requirement

The mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is holding firm against calls for a mask mandate for President Donald Trump’s rally Saturday night at a local airport in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a card that when we play it, we have to carry it out,” Mayor Rick Becksted said Monday, according to…

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