A judge Tuesday struck down a New York City law that had prohibited the city's police officers from putting pressure on a person’s torso while making an arrest, calling the measure “unconstitutionally vague.” Manhattan Judge Laurence Love wrote in a 17-page opinion that phrasing in the law, passed in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, was hard to define and ripe for confusion.
Some people blame the pandemic, with its surge of unemployment and mental health issues, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, or increased gun sales to explain the spike in homicides not only in Virginia, but in the rest of the nation as well. Another possible explanation is the fact that drug arrests and seizures also decreased by double-digits last year (down 36.7 percent and 31.7 percent respectively).
STATE COLLEGE, Pa — Nearly one month ago, community members in Centre County laid out a memorial sight at the Martin Luther King Plaza in downtown State College, to honor the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd and other black lives. The site has since been 'cleaned up' by the borough.
A body camera is shown on LeRoy Chief of Police Jason Williamson. The department has had body cameras since 2014. In recent years, more and more police departments have been choosing to strap their officers with body cameras — a move that boosts transparency in an era of skepticism about police authority.
Video above is News To Go - a look at your headlines. As some law enforcement agencies across the country struggle with recruiting because of retirements and civil unrest events, some agencies on the Treasure Coast are finding a way to fill positions. Officer Nikki Tomczyk has been with the Port St. Lucie police department for less than a year.
City Councilmember Allan Domb wanted Philadelphia to overhaul its tax structure. Instead, lawmakers are set to approve a minuscule wage tax cut. Councilmember Kendra Brooks voted against last year’s budget, saying examples of police brutality like the killing of George Floyd “called into question whether the [Police Department’s] budget is justified.” This year’s budget actually increases police spending.
Big news on policing The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has reverberated across the country and in Wisconsin. Now comes reform and reflection. "Although I am signing these bills, I have and will continue to urge the Legislature to take more meaningful action," Evers said in a statement.
CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -State College community members are left in disbelief after a memorial honoring black lives was cleared away at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. Community member Tierra Williams says she noticed the site was gone on Monday morning. “I broke down and cried here.
When protesters hit the streets over the murder of George Floyd, Cal State Long Beach Police Chief Fernando Solorzano knew he had work to do. He and his University Police Department staff went to work implementing the CSU’s approach to re-imagining policing on campuses. Based on the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, established by former President Barack Obama, the system-wide initiative seeks to establish best practices and recommendations on how to reduce crime while building public trust.
ATLANTA — This week, attorneys expect to file a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Rayshard Brooks. He was shot and killed by a police officer last June following an encounter outside of a Wendy’s restaurant. Protests afterward consumed parts of Atlanta. The suit, like other police misconduct allegations, may linger for years.
Protesters write messages in chalk on the steps of City Hall during a We Won't Be Silenced Peaceful Protest in Greene Square in Cedar Rapids in July 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) CEDAR RAPIDS — Nine Cedar Rapids citizens soon will begin to work to pave a path for promoting equity in policing and building bridges between law enforcement officials and the community they serve.
Two measures that are part of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus' Justice for All Agenda, unveiled after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, cleared the state House in unanimous votes Tuesday. House Bill 243, sponsored by state Rep. Franklin Cooke, who chairs the legislature's Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force, bans law enforcement from releasing the names and mugshots of juveniles accused of crimes.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance that would establish limitations for picketing a residence of a person who is a target of criticism, objection, complaint, ridicule or other protest. At the request of Sheriff John Mina and with support from Mayor Jerry Demings, the ordinance would specifically prohibit picketing on public property such as sidewalks and streets within 150 feet of a home.
Nebraska Gov. Ricketts sending police to Texas because Biden is 'failing so miserably' at southern border
Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts told "Your World" on Tuesday that he has dispatched state troopers to assist the Texas Department of Public Safety because President Joe Biden "failing so miserably" at the southern border. PETE RICKETTS, R., NEBRASKA GOVERNOR: We're going to send 25 for up to 16 days probably towards the end of the week to help out with the immigration crisis at the southern border…
The 'Czech George Floyd': Video of policeman kneeling on neck of Romany man echoes US death that send shockwaves around the world
Video of the arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded on June 19 It shows an officer in Teplice, Czech Republic kneeling on a man's back and neck The man later died in an ambulance that was called to the scene by the officers Members of the Roma community have compared the incident to the death of Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, at the hands of Derek Chauvin last year