UK man hands Cyprus Church icon taken by his officer father
An 18th century icon that a British officer spirited out of war-wracked Cyprus in 1974 has been returned to the island’s Orthodox Church by the officer’s son to reunite it with those “who really appreciate what it stands for.”washingtonpost.com
What’s Up South Texas! Woman turns her painful past into a resilient future for victims of violent crimes
A San Antonio woman is turning her painful past into a bright and resilient future for victims of violent crimes across south Texas. Margaret Fernandez is the founder and CEO of the non-profit 3rd Street Closet.
U.S. Capitol Police rejects GOP congressman’s claim that check of his open office is illegal investigation
Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger dismisses claims by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Tex.) that agents were spying on him, claiming that an officer entered his Capitol office because the door was left open.washingtonpost.com
Schiff says House January 6 committee intends to "use every effort to get out the full facts" of what happened
Congressman Adam Schiff, who is on the House January 6 committee, said on "Face the Nation" that a focal point of their investigation is what role former President Trump played in the events of that day.news.yahoo.com
Marine who blasted military leaders over Afghanistan withdrawal expected to plead guilty
A Marine officer who posted a video criticizing military leaders over the chaotic pullout of U.S. forces from Afghanistan will plead guilty to charges but will argue for favorable discharge, according to one of his lawyers.news.yahoo.com
Former deputy arrested after inappropriate use of force on inmate, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office says
A former Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Monday after an investigation found that the deputy had used unnecessary force on an inmate last December, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.
LA cop cleared of wrongdoing for George Floyd 'Valentine'
The Los Angeles police officer who shared a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has been cleared of wrongdoing and will not face any punishment. The officer, who has not been named publicly, was found not guilty of any administrative charges by a internal disciplinary panel comprised of community members, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. Police Chief Michel Moore had directed the officer to the panel, known as a Board of Rights, in May with the recommendation that the officer be fired.news.yahoo.com
Man Who 'Specializes in Killing Asian People' Arrested After Assaulting Asian Cop in SF
A man who "specializes in killing Asian people" was arrested after attacking an Asian female police officer in San Francisco's Chinatown on Friday. What happened: The man came for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officer when she tried to detain him for his alleged claim. The incident, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred near Clay and Kearny Streets by Portsmouth Square just before 7 p.m.news.yahoo.com
Police say Brooklyn Center officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun
The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright was an accidental discharge, police said. The officer who shot the 20-year-old Black man meant to pull her Taser instead of her gun, according to the Brooklyn Center police chief. Omar Villafranca reports.cbsnews.com
Capitol Police say 1 officer killed, 1 injured when car rams barricade
U.S. Capitol Police say one officer was killed and one injured when they were rammed by a vehicle at a barricade on Capitol Hill. The suspect was shot and killed when he lunged at officers with a knife, police said at a briefing Friday afternoon.cbsnews.com
2 charged with assaulting officer who died after U.S. Capitol riot
2 charged with assaulting officer who died after U.S. Capitol riot Two men who allegedly discussed using bear spray against law enforcement during the U.S. Capitol riot have been charged with assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from his injuries. Jeff Pegues has the latest.cbsnews.com
Widow hopes legacy of late husband inspires their 11-month-old daughter
SAN ANTONIO – The widow of an NEISD officer who died in a crash is making it her mission to share his legacy with their 11-month-old baby girl. “I got a text from a friend and it was a news article saying a 27-year-old was killed in a crash,” Krupa said. It doesn’t feel like real life and I wish it wasn’t real life.”Krupa said her husband loved his job. It is just awful.”The family and loved ones are raising money to help pay for May’s future education. RELATED: NEISD police officer killed in rollover crash was driving to work on second day of job
SAPD announces death of off-duty officer
The department announced an off-duty officer committed suicide around 7:15 a.m., Sunday, at an apartment complex on the city’s North Side. This is the third SAPD officer that has died this year. SAPD said it will have psychologists and peer support groups available to anyone within the department about the incident. AdChief William McManus said in a statement that this is a tragic loss for the department as a whole. Any officer needing help can and should use psychological services and peer support.
Family calls for the arrest of the officer who killed a Black man during a mental health check
Disturbing video shows the moments leading up to a police officer shooting and killing a Black man in Killeen, Texas, after a call for a mental health check. His family demands the officer is immediately arrested. Omar Villafranca reports.cbsnews.com
Wisconsin prosecutor declines to charge officer who shot Jacob Blake 7 times
Wisconsin prosecutor declines to charge officer who shot Jacob Blake 7 times A Wisconsin prosecutor declined to charge the officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back last year during a domestic dispute call. The officer claimed self-defense in the struggle with Blake. Mola Lenghi reports.cbsnews.com
Off-duty Chicago cop carjacked by thieves who tapped on her window with a gun and yelled, ‘Get out.’
The officer had been driving south of Euclid Avenue when a black SUV pulled in front of her about 7:20 p.m. and forced her to stop, police said. Three people got out and one of them tapped a handgun on the driver side window and yelled, “Get out of the car.”chicagotribune.com
Ohio officer relieved of duty after fatal shooting of Black man
Ohio officer relieved of duty after fatal shooting of Black man Bodycam video shows the moment a police officer shot and killed a Black man. The officer has been suspended while the incident is under investigation. Errol Barnett reports. (Warning: Some may find the video footage disturbing)cbsnews.com
Federal lawsuit filed by woman who claims Chicago police dragged her from car by her hair and placed knee on her neck
“After being dragged to the ground, and while stationary on the ground with her hands spread out, another unknown Chicago officer came on top of Ms. Wright and is captured on video pressing his knee and the weight of his body on the back of her neck,” the suit states. “During this attack, Mia Wright could not breathe and was in paralyzing fear as her face and neck were smashed against the concrete ground.”chicagotribune.com
Off-duty cop stripped of police powers after shooting man during confrontation in Albany Park, police say
An off-duty officer who shot a man in the hand Friday night during a confrontation with the occupants of a parked vehicle in the Albany Park neighborhood has been relieved of his police powers while the incident is probed by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, Chicago police said.chicagotribune.com
Country Club Hills man rammed Chicago police officer with stolen car, had machine gun, officials say
After the officer was taken to an area hospital, other police confiscated a “fully automatic weapon,” they found during a search of the car and Sheko, and he and the passenger were arrested, according to the release.chicagotribune.com
Good Samaritans help Chicago police officer from squad car after it plummets from overpass onto Kennedy Expressway
The officer was on her way to provide backup for another police officer who needed assistance, police said. She had intended to turn right onto the Kennedy but missed her turn, “causing her to go through the guard rail, down the grassy embankment, and onto the side of the Kennedy,” according to a statement from police.chicagotribune.com
Two brothers desperate for answers after they say mother was found severely beaten downtown
SAN ANTONIO – Two south Texas brothers are desperate for answers after they say their mother, who is homeless and schizophrenic, was found severely beaten in the downtown area of San Antonio, not far from Haven for Hope. “An SAPD officer said it could have happened from her falling on the ground because they found her seizing out,” Matthew Bessey said, annoyed. “They need the proper help,” Matthew Bessey said. Matthew Bessey said he also demands the police to take his mother’s case seriously despite her being homeless. “The trauma surgeon and the doctors that told us everything,” Matthew Bessey said.
LVPD officer run over, other officers shoot suspect during traffic stop, police chief says
A Leon Valley police officer was hospitalized Monday after being run over at a traffic stop and other officer shot the suspect, said Chief Joe Salvaggio. The officer was conducting a traffic stop just before 3 a.m., near Huebner Road and Peach Tree Street for a possible DWI driver. Salvaggio said the suspect wasn't cooperating and refused to roll down his window to speak with the officer.mysanantonio.com
SAPD officer arrested after violating conditions of bond following domestic violence charge
SAPD officer arrested after violating conditions of bond following domestic violence chargePublished: June 29, 2020, 9:53 amA San Antonio police officer on administrative duty was arrested Sunday after violating conditions of his bond following a domestic violence charge.
Houston officer injured in helicopter crash now serious
HOUSTON – A Houston police officer injured in a police helicopter crash that killed another officer was in serious condition Sunday at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, according to spokesperson Natasha Barrett. Chase Cormier, 35, was upgraded from critical condition following surgery after the early Saturday morning crash that police said caused fatal injuries to Officer Jason Knox, 35, the son of Houston City Council Member Mike Knox. Six people were arrested in connection with gunfire in the area about an hour after the crash, according to Acevedo. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash, along with a homicide investigation by Houston police. More on the crash:Aerial footage shows aftermath of helicopter crash that killed Houston officer, critically injured anotherHouston police helicopter crashes.
Arbitration underway for SAPD officer who gave homeless man feces sandwich
Arbitration underway for SAPD officer who gave homeless man feces sandwichPublished: February 24, 2020, 6:08 pmArbitration started Monday for a San Antonio Police Department officer who is trying to get a second indefinite suspension overturned.
Watch live: Dr. Arwady gives update on city’s response to COVID-19
Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady and Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno discuss the city’s reopening plan in a briefing scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Get the latest coronavirus updates here.chicagotribune.com