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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Video released Monday shows an officer throw an alleged jaywalker to the ground and repeatedly strike him in the face.
Police told NBC News that an officer confronted Nandi Cain Jr. to detain him for “allegedly unlawfully crossing the street.”
In the video, the unidentified officer and Cain can be seen having a conversation before the officer grabs Cain and throws him to the ground. Cain told KCRA that he removed his jacket beforehand to show he was not armed.
"For an unknown reason, the officer threw the pedestrian to the ground and began striking him in the face with his hand multiple times," the department said in a statement.
MIAMI — Officials say a Florida police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker is facing criminal charges.
A news release from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office says North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda was charged Wednesday with attempted manslaughter and misdemeanor culpable negligence.
Authorities say Aledda shot Charles Kinsey in the leg July 18 as he lay in the street next to his adult client. Arnaldo Rios had walked away from the group home where he lives. Kinsey was trying to coax him back when a woman called 911 saying a suicidal man was walking down the street with a gun. Rios was actually carrying his toy truck.
A cellphone video captured events leading up to the shooting
LOS ANGELES — Administrators expressed disappointment and threatened discipline in the wake of a demonstration that disrupted a planned public event last week featuring conservative commentator and author Heather MacDonald at Claremont McKenna College.
The campus demonstration was among the latest nationwide to impede the appearance of a conservative speaker.
At Claremont McKenna, east of Los Angeles, about 250 protesters on Thursday blocked the entrance to the Athenaeum, where MacDonald was scheduled to appear. Many chanted “black lives matter” and “black lives — they matter here.”
Campus officials and security decided not to force entry into the venue on behalf of those who came to hear MacDonald speak.
“Based on the judgment of the Claremont Police Department, we jointly concluded that any forced interventions or arrests would have created unsafe conditions for students, faculty, staff and guests,” Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh said in a statement. “I take full responsibility for the decision to err on the side of these overriding safety considerations.”
Instead, MacDonald spoke before a handful of observers while the college live-streamed the event to a viewing audience that Chodosh estimated at 250 — about the same num
A group of off-duty Portland police officers attending a wedding are accused of assault in a new $412,500 lawsuit.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:45 AM
A group of off-duty Portland cops were accused of falsely confronting a woman about a stolen wallet — then choking and tackling her before pulling down her strapless gown and “exposing” her at a wedding, according to a recently filed $412,500 lawsuit.
The confrontation took place on Aug. 22, 2015 at a home in Boring, Oregon, between Jessica Stradley and officers Patrick Mawdsley and Matthew Ginnow, according to the suit. Other officers were allegedly involved, but are not named in the suit.
The nuptials were attended by 200 to 250 guests, many of them cops as the groom, Ryan Mele, is a Portland police officer, Oregon Live reported.
Neither Stradley nor her husband are law enforcement officers, but friends of the couple getting married. The majority of the guests had been drinking for hours when the altercation began.
The incident was sparked after Mawdsley spotted his fiancee’s wallet sticking out of Stradley’s purse, according to the lawsuit cited by Oregon Live. He accused the 35-year-old woman of attempting to steal it, but Stradley brushed it off as a misunderstanding.
She told the officer the wallet “had obviously been placed there by accident” and placed it on a table.
Stradley’s husband pointed out how ridiculous it’d be to steal at wedding so heavily attended by law enforcement — and then one of the officers grabbed his wife and began to shake her, according to the suit.
Another cop rushed at Stradley from behind, shoving her into a different officer, who then pushed her to the ground.
The suit additionally claims an officer held Stradley down, clamping his hand onto her throat as he said, “I’m going to f--king kill you.”
When Stradley stood back up, another officer allegedly pushed her into a pole, cutting her head. She then tried to walk away when an officer “pulled down on her strapless dress, exposing her from the waist down.”
During the altercation, Stradley threatened to call the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
“Go ahead and call the f--king police,” one officer allegedly replied. “We are the police.”
“I’ll tell them that your wife punched me in the face. Who do you think they’re going to believe, you guys? Or a bunch of cops?” another officer allegedly told Stradley's husband.
More Than 1,000 Immigrants Held at Detention Centers Reported Being Sexually Assaulted
More than 1,000 people held at immigration detention centers reported being sexually assaulted in a little more than two years, according to an advocacy group, which cited Homeland Security data.
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement obtained the information from a public records request, the Associated Press reports.
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Apr 5, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. — An investigation of the police chief and his executive assistant is underway after the assistant allegedly signed in the chief to a training session he never attended.
According to the Oregonian, Police Chief Mike Marshman and his executive assistant, Lt. Mike Leasure, were placed on paid administrative leave on March 24 as the city investigates. Marshman did not confirm what led to the investigation.
The command staff training regarded the use of the Employee Information System, which is used to identify at-risk employees who are flagged by high numbers of complaints and patterns of excessive use of force. The system was a part of a settlement the city reached with the U.S. Department of Justice after a 2012 investigation that uncovered excessive use of force against mentally ill people.
An anonymous source reported the chief’s lack of attendance to internal affairs, which then notified the
04/12/2017 05:14 pm ET |
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort will register with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent, according to reports by The Associated Press and NBC News.
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