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DC readies for Saturday protests as police chief says it may be ‘largest we’ve had in the city’

DC readies for Saturday protests as police chief says it may be ‘largest we’ve had in the city’

The nation’s capital is bracing for what could be its largest protest yet on Saturday since the death of George Floyd, expanding a massive fenced perimeter aro [...] Read full article: DC readies for Saturday protests as poli...→

DC readies for Saturday protests as police chief says it may be ‘largest we’ve had in the city’

DC readies for Saturday protests as police chief says it may be ‘largest we’ve had in the city’

The nation’s capital is bracing for what could be its largest protest yet on Saturday since the death of George Floyd, expanding a massive fenced perimeter aro [...] Read full article: DC readies for Saturday protests as poli...→

Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, Racism and Police Violence

Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, Racism and Police Violence

What began as a gang in the area of Oldtown near the north side of Chicago in 1959 then became a Puerto Rican nationalist party that expanded to New York City [...] Read full article: Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, ...→

DC police chief calls council’s defunding effort a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ | WTOP

Ahead of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, Chief Peter Newsham spoke to WTOP about his concerns for possible budget cuts. Read full article: DC police chief calls council’s defundin...→

Iowa police chief claims Facebook comment purportedly calling BLM protesters 'road bumps' was 'a total accident'

Iowa police chief claims Facebook comment purportedly calling BLM protesters 'road bumps' was 'a total accident'

A police chief in Iowa apologized Tuesday and said that his Facebook comment that appeared to refer to Black Lives Matter protesters as “road bumps” was just a [...] Read full article: Iowa police chief claims Facebook commen...→

Fairfax Co. police disproportionately use force on Black people; Chief, NAACP respond | WTOP

A new report shows Fairfax County Police have disproportionately used force on Black residents — the local NAACP and the police chief agree more should be done [...] Read full article: Fairfax Co. police disproportionately us...→

Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora Police Chief job

Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora Police Chief job

Four final candidates for the Aurora Police Department chief’s job appeared at a public forum Tuesday night answering questions from the public and sharing the [...] Read full article: Four final candidates make their pitch f...→

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up. Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ police chief says the death of George Floyd was “murder” and that the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck knew what [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s de...→

Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says

Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says

Two Tampa police officers were injured early Saturday after a crowd of hundreds surrounded a group of officers in an "ambush," the Tampa police chief said. Read full article: Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police respondin...→

De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department against criticism of response to protests

De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department against criticism of response to protests

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked sides with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan Tuesday over criticism of his handling of past protests, praising the long-time [...] Read full article: De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department...→

16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shootings, police say

16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shootings, police say

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy last Wednesday suspected of killing 4 people during a series of violent crimes throughout the Washington D.C. area. Read full article: 16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shooti...→

DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporters Ordered to Leave White House

DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporters Ordered to Leave White House

Tensions are escalating in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, as protesters clash with U.S. Park Police and Metropolitan Police. Read full article: DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporte...→

DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square

DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square

Protests became tense Monday evening as police pushed demonstrators away from the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square. News4’s Shomari Stone [...] Read full article: DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Ta...→

Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

A divide in Snohomish, a city of 10,000 near the Cascade foothills, had come to light early last week as citizens armed with semi-automatic weapons and display [...] Read full article: Snohomish police chief reassigned after ...→

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday ni [...] Read full article: DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defend...→

Iowa police chief apologizes for suggesting protesters be run over by trucks in Facebook post

Iowa police chief apologizes for suggesting protesters be run over by trucks in Facebook post

An Iowa police chief said Tuesday that it was a “horrible mistake” and a “total accident” to compare Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Des Moines, to “road b [...] Read full article: Iowa police chief apologizes for suggest...→

3 teens charged with robbery, assault of couple picking up couch in St. Paul and former police chief who came to their aid

3 teens charged with robbery, assault of couple picking up couch in St. Paul and former police chief who came to their aid

As a couple picked up a couch from a St. Paul residence, a group of teens approached and demanded money and a cell phone. It escalated into an assault against [...] Read full article: 3 teens charged with robbery, assault of...→

Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests

Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests

Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C. National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation's capital, a senior U.S. defense official told Fo [...] Read full article: Hundreds of National Guard troops mobili...→

Conservatives see irony in asking where police are after reporter nearly attacked in DC 'autonomous zone'

Conservatives see irony in asking where police are after reporter nearly attacked in DC 'autonomous zone'

Conservatives on social media noted the irony in someone asking “Where are the police when you need them?” after a person tried to attack reporter Andrea Mitch [...] Read full article: Conservatives see irony in asking where ...→

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

Two men have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during recent protests in Newark. Read full article: 2 charged with vandalizing police cars i...→

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 Videos of Officer Accused of Shoving Protester

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 Videos of Officer Accused of Shoving Protester

Fort Lauderdale’s Chief of Police is calling two videos of suspended officer Steven Pohorence concerning, as the police department continues investigating the [...] Read full article: Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 ...→

DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafayette Square

DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafayette Square

Washington, D.C. law enforcement agencies have increased the police presence and expanded the perimeter around Lafayette Square, as protests related to the pol [...] Read full article: DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafaye...→

Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers Injured During 'Ambush'

Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers Injured During 'Ambush'

Police officers in Tampa, Florida, were reportedly ambushed Saturday while responding to a call, according to TPD Chief Brian Dugan. Read full article: Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Offic...→

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings -- [...] Read full article: DC police disperse crowd with chemical i...→

Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Night 'Stealing Spree' During George Floyd Protests Across Bay Area

Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Night 'Stealing Spree' During George Floyd Protests Across Bay Area

Bay Area businesses suffered widespread damage during the George Floyd protests but most of the looting happened far away from the marches. Seven different sho [...] Read full article: Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Nigh...→

Detroit Police Department Investigates Officer Conduct During Protests

The Detroit Police Department is investigating several incidents involving its officers during the Detroit protests. Read full article: Detroit Police Department Investigates O...→

‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief says officers are responding to CHOP with caution

‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief says officers are responding to CHOP with caution

A Capitol Hill business owner reportedly called 911 multiple times to report a break-in and fire at his auto repair shop — but officers never responded. Seattl [...] Read full article: ‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief...→

Retired police chief intervenes when couple is randomly attacked in St. Paul; he’s also assaulted

Retired police chief intervenes when couple is randomly attacked in St. Paul; he’s also assaulted

A retired police chief witnessed a couple being assaulted in St. Paul, came to their aid and found himself under attack, according to police. Bob Jacobson, who [...] Read full article: Retired police chief intervenes when cou...→

Tucson police chief offers to resign after death of man handcuffed, left face-down on ground

Tucson police chief offers to resign after death of man handcuffed, left face-down on ground

Tuscon Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation on Wednesday, following the death of a 27-old-man who reportedly died while in police custody.  Read full article: Tucson police chief offers to resign aft...→

Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Facebook Post About Slapping Protesters' Faces

Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Facebook Post About Slapping Protesters' Faces

Antioch police officer's union president Steve Aiello has apologized after making a social media comment about police and protesters. Read full article: Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apol...→

Boston Police fielded more conduct complaints as protests began

Boston Police fielded more conduct complaints as protests began

The Boston Police Department received at least 30 complaints over conduct in the first days of the recent and ongoing protests, according to data the departmen [...] Read full article: Boston Police fielded more conduct compl...→

DC police chief condemns bid to tear down Jackson statue: 'We can't tolerate people destroying property'

DC police chief condemns bid to tear down Jackson statue: 'We can't tolerate people destroying property'

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham condemned attempts by protesters to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square Monda [...] Read full article: DC police chief condemns bid to tear dow...→

Why did DC police intervene at one federal statue but not another? | WTOP

Over the weekend and into Monday night, protesters in D.C. have targeted statues depicting historical American figures with ties to the Confederacy, slavery an [...] Read full article: Why did DC police intervene at one feder...→

At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutality at George Floyd protests across U.S.

At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutality at George Floyd protests across U.S.

Cities around the country face excessive force lawsuits claiming police tackled, beat and tear-gassed protesters. Read full article: At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutal...→

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests

The Supreme Court developed the doctrine that serves as a shield for officers. A half-century later, it is at the center of the debate over policing. Read full article: Qualified Immunity Protection for Police...→

DC police trying to clear protesters’ camps from Black Lives Matter Plaza | WTOP

Videos on social media show dozens of D.C. police on bicycles shouting to “move back” and moving the crowd up onto the sidewalk. Read full article: DC police trying to clear protesters’ ca...→

Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP shooting is 'what happens when politicians don't enforce rule of law'

Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP shooting is 'what happens when politicians don't enforce rule of law'

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan ripped Washington state public officials Monday after he said they failed to "take responsibility" for a [...] Read full article: Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP ...→

Tucson police chief offers to resign after death of man handcuffed, left face-down on ground

Tucson police chief offers to resign after death of man handcuffed, left face-down on ground

Tuscon Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation on Wednesday, following the death of a 27-old-man who reportedly died while in police custody.  Read full article: Tucson police chief offers to resign aft...→

Iowa police chief apologizes for suggesting protesters be run over by trucks in Facebook post

Iowa police chief apologizes for suggesting protesters be run over by trucks in Facebook post

An Iowa police chief said Tuesday that it was a “horrible mistake” and a “total accident” to compare Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Des Moines, to “road b [...] Read full article: Iowa police chief apologizes for suggest...→

DC police chief calls council’s defunding effort a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ | WTOP

Ahead of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, Chief Peter Newsham spoke to WTOP about his concerns for possible budget cuts. Read full article: DC police chief calls council’s defundin...→

Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests

Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests

Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C. National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation's capital, a senior U.S. defense official told Fo [...] Read full article: Hundreds of National Guard troops mobili...→

Fairfax Co. police disproportionately use force on Black people; Chief, NAACP respond | WTOP

A new report shows Fairfax County Police have disproportionately used force on Black residents — the local NAACP and the police chief agree more should be done [...] Read full article: Fairfax Co. police disproportionately us...→

Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Facebook Post About Slapping Protesters' Faces

Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Facebook Post About Slapping Protesters' Faces

Antioch police officer's union president Steve Aiello has apologized after making a social media comment about police and protesters. Read full article: Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apol...→

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

Two men have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during recent protests in Newark. Read full article: 2 charged with vandalizing police cars i...→

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up. Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→

DC police chief condemns bid to tear down Jackson statue: 'We can't tolerate people destroying property'

DC police chief condemns bid to tear down Jackson statue: 'We can't tolerate people destroying property'

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham condemned attempts by protesters to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square Monda [...] Read full article: DC police chief condemns bid to tear dow...→

DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafayette Square

DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafayette Square

Washington, D.C. law enforcement agencies have increased the police presence and expanded the perimeter around Lafayette Square, as protests related to the pol [...] Read full article: DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafaye...→

Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says

Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says

Two Tampa police officers were injured early Saturday after a crowd of hundreds surrounded a group of officers in an "ambush," the Tampa police chief said. Read full article: Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police respondin...→

At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutality at George Floyd protests across U.S.

At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutality at George Floyd protests across U.S.

Cities around the country face excessive force lawsuits claiming police tackled, beat and tear-gassed protesters. Read full article: At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutal...→

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings -- [...] Read full article: DC police disperse crowd with chemical i...→

16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shootings, police say

16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shootings, police say

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy last Wednesday suspected of killing 4 people during a series of violent crimes throughout the Washington D.C. area. Read full article: 16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shooti...→

Detroit Police Department Investigates Officer Conduct During Protests

The Detroit Police Department is investigating several incidents involving its officers during the Detroit protests. Read full article: Detroit Police Department Investigates O...→

DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square

DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square

Protests became tense Monday evening as police pushed demonstrators away from the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square. News4’s Shomari Stone [...] Read full article: DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Ta...→

DC police trying to clear protesters’ camps from Black Lives Matter Plaza | WTOP

Videos on social media show dozens of D.C. police on bicycles shouting to “move back” and moving the crowd up onto the sidewalk. Read full article: DC police trying to clear protesters’ ca...→

‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief says officers are responding to CHOP with caution

‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief says officers are responding to CHOP with caution

A Capitol Hill business owner reportedly called 911 multiple times to report a break-in and fire at his auto repair shop — but officers never responded. Seattl [...] Read full article: ‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief...→

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday ni [...] Read full article: DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defend...→

Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, Racism and Police Violence

Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, Racism and Police Violence

What began as a gang in the area of Oldtown near the north side of Chicago in 1959 then became a Puerto Rican nationalist party that expanded to New York City [...] Read full article: Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, ...→

3 teens charged with robbery, assault of couple picking up couch in St. Paul and former police chief who came to their aid

3 teens charged with robbery, assault of couple picking up couch in St. Paul and former police chief who came to their aid

As a couple picked up a couch from a St. Paul residence, a group of teens approached and demanded money and a cell phone. It escalated into an assault against [...] Read full article: 3 teens charged with robbery, assault of...→

Iowa police chief claims Facebook comment purportedly calling BLM protesters 'road bumps' was 'a total accident'

Iowa police chief claims Facebook comment purportedly calling BLM protesters 'road bumps' was 'a total accident'

A police chief in Iowa apologized Tuesday and said that his Facebook comment that appeared to refer to Black Lives Matter protesters as “road bumps” was just a [...] Read full article: Iowa police chief claims Facebook commen...→

Conservatives see irony in asking where police are after reporter nearly attacked in DC 'autonomous zone'

Conservatives see irony in asking where police are after reporter nearly attacked in DC 'autonomous zone'

Conservatives on social media noted the irony in someone asking “Where are the police when you need them?” after a person tried to attack reporter Andrea Mitch [...] Read full article: Conservatives see irony in asking where ...→

Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora Police Chief job

Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora Police Chief job

Four final candidates for the Aurora Police Department chief’s job appeared at a public forum Tuesday night answering questions from the public and sharing the [...] Read full article: Four final candidates make their pitch f...→

Boston Police fielded more conduct complaints as protests began

Boston Police fielded more conduct complaints as protests began

The Boston Police Department received at least 30 complaints over conduct in the first days of the recent and ongoing protests, according to data the departmen [...] Read full article: Boston Police fielded more conduct compl...→

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 Videos of Officer Accused of Shoving Protester

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 Videos of Officer Accused of Shoving Protester

Fort Lauderdale’s Chief of Police is calling two videos of suspended officer Steven Pohorence concerning, as the police department continues investigating the [...] Read full article: Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 ...→

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ police chief says the death of George Floyd was “murder” and that the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck knew what [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s de...→

Why did DC police intervene at one federal statue but not another? | WTOP

Over the weekend and into Monday night, protesters in D.C. have targeted statues depicting historical American figures with ties to the Confederacy, slavery an [...] Read full article: Why did DC police intervene at one feder...→

Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers Injured During 'Ambush'

Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers Injured During 'Ambush'

Police officers in Tampa, Florida, were reportedly ambushed Saturday while responding to a call, according to TPD Chief Brian Dugan. Read full article: Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Offic...→

De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department against criticism of response to protests

De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department against criticism of response to protests

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked sides with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan Tuesday over criticism of his handling of past protests, praising the long-time [...] Read full article: De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department...→

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests

The Supreme Court developed the doctrine that serves as a shield for officers. A half-century later, it is at the center of the debate over policing. Read full article: Qualified Immunity Protection for Police...→

Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Night 'Stealing Spree' During George Floyd Protests Across Bay Area

Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Night 'Stealing Spree' During George Floyd Protests Across Bay Area

Bay Area businesses suffered widespread damage during the George Floyd protests but most of the looting happened far away from the marches. Seven different sho [...] Read full article: Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Nigh...→

DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporters Ordered to Leave White House

DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporters Ordered to Leave White House

Tensions are escalating in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, as protesters clash with U.S. Park Police and Metropolitan Police. Read full article: DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporte...→

Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

A divide in Snohomish, a city of 10,000 near the Cascade foothills, had come to light early last week as citizens armed with semi-automatic weapons and display [...] Read full article: Snohomish police chief reassigned after ...→

Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP shooting is 'what happens when politicians don't enforce rule of law'

Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP shooting is 'what happens when politicians don't enforce rule of law'

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan ripped Washington state public officials Monday after he said they failed to "take responsibility" for a [...] Read full article: Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP ...→

Retired police chief intervenes when couple is randomly attacked in St. Paul; he’s also assaulted

Retired police chief intervenes when couple is randomly attacked in St. Paul; he’s also assaulted

A retired police chief witnessed a couple being assaulted in St. Paul, came to their aid and found himself under attack, according to police. Bob Jacobson, who [...] Read full article: Retired police chief intervenes when cou...→

Tucson police chief offers to resign after death of man handcuffed, left face-down on ground

Tucson police chief offers to resign after death of man handcuffed, left face-down on ground

Tuscon Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation on Wednesday, following the death of a 27-old-man who reportedly died while in police custody.  Read full article: Tucson police chief offers to resign aft...→

Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, Racism and Police Violence

Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, Racism and Police Violence

What began as a gang in the area of Oldtown near the north side of Chicago in 1959 then became a Puerto Rican nationalist party that expanded to New York City [...] Read full article: Former Young Lords Reflect on Protests, ...→

Iowa police chief apologizes for suggesting protesters be run over by trucks in Facebook post

Iowa police chief apologizes for suggesting protesters be run over by trucks in Facebook post

An Iowa police chief said Tuesday that it was a “horrible mistake” and a “total accident” to compare Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Des Moines, to “road b [...] Read full article: Iowa police chief apologizes for suggest...→

DC police chief calls council’s defunding effort a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ | WTOP

Ahead of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting Thursday, Chief Peter Newsham spoke to WTOP about his concerns for possible budget cuts. Read full article: DC police chief calls council’s defundin...→

3 teens charged with robbery, assault of couple picking up couch in St. Paul and former police chief who came to their aid

3 teens charged with robbery, assault of couple picking up couch in St. Paul and former police chief who came to their aid

As a couple picked up a couch from a St. Paul residence, a group of teens approached and demanded money and a cell phone. It escalated into an assault against [...] Read full article: 3 teens charged with robbery, assault of...→

Iowa police chief claims Facebook comment purportedly calling BLM protesters 'road bumps' was 'a total accident'

Iowa police chief claims Facebook comment purportedly calling BLM protesters 'road bumps' was 'a total accident'

A police chief in Iowa apologized Tuesday and said that his Facebook comment that appeared to refer to Black Lives Matter protesters as “road bumps” was just a [...] Read full article: Iowa police chief claims Facebook commen...→

Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests

Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests

Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C. National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation's capital, a senior U.S. defense official told Fo [...] Read full article: Hundreds of National Guard troops mobili...→

Fairfax Co. police disproportionately use force on Black people; Chief, NAACP respond | WTOP

A new report shows Fairfax County Police have disproportionately used force on Black residents — the local NAACP and the police chief agree more should be done [...] Read full article: Fairfax Co. police disproportionately us...→

Conservatives see irony in asking where police are after reporter nearly attacked in DC 'autonomous zone'

Conservatives see irony in asking where police are after reporter nearly attacked in DC 'autonomous zone'

Conservatives on social media noted the irony in someone asking “Where are the police when you need them?” after a person tried to attack reporter Andrea Mitch [...] Read full article: Conservatives see irony in asking where ...→

Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Facebook Post About Slapping Protesters' Faces

Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Facebook Post About Slapping Protesters' Faces

Antioch police officer's union president Steve Aiello has apologized after making a social media comment about police and protesters. Read full article: Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apol...→

Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora Police Chief job

Four final candidates make their pitch for Aurora Police Chief job

Four final candidates for the Aurora Police Department chief’s job appeared at a public forum Tuesday night answering questions from the public and sharing the [...] Read full article: Four final candidates make their pitch f...→

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

Two men have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during recent protests in Newark. Read full article: 2 charged with vandalizing police cars i...→

Boston Police fielded more conduct complaints as protests began

Boston Police fielded more conduct complaints as protests began

The Boston Police Department received at least 30 complaints over conduct in the first days of the recent and ongoing protests, according to data the departmen [...] Read full article: Boston Police fielded more conduct compl...→

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up. Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 Videos of Officer Accused of Shoving Protester

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 Videos of Officer Accused of Shoving Protester

Fort Lauderdale’s Chief of Police is calling two videos of suspended officer Steven Pohorence concerning, as the police department continues investigating the [...] Read full article: Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Releases 2 ...→

DC police chief condemns bid to tear down Jackson statue: 'We can't tolerate people destroying property'

DC police chief condemns bid to tear down Jackson statue: 'We can't tolerate people destroying property'

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham condemned attempts by protesters to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square Monda [...] Read full article: DC police chief condemns bid to tear dow...→

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s death was ‘murder’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ police chief says the death of George Floyd was “murder” and that the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck knew what [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief says Floyd’s de...→

DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafayette Square

DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafayette Square

Washington, D.C. law enforcement agencies have increased the police presence and expanded the perimeter around Lafayette Square, as protests related to the pol [...] Read full article: DC Police Expand Perimeter Around Lafaye...→

Why did DC police intervene at one federal statue but not another? | WTOP

Over the weekend and into Monday night, protesters in D.C. have targeted statues depicting historical American figures with ties to the Confederacy, slavery an [...] Read full article: Why did DC police intervene at one feder...→

Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says

Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says

Two Tampa police officers were injured early Saturday after a crowd of hundreds surrounded a group of officers in an "ambush," the Tampa police chief said. Read full article: Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police respondin...→

Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers Injured During 'Ambush'

Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Officers Injured During 'Ambush'

Police officers in Tampa, Florida, were reportedly ambushed Saturday while responding to a call, according to TPD Chief Brian Dugan. Read full article: Video: Tampa Police Chief Says Two Offic...→

At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutality at George Floyd protests across U.S.

At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutality at George Floyd protests across U.S.

Cities around the country face excessive force lawsuits claiming police tackled, beat and tear-gassed protesters. Read full article: At least 40 lawsuits claim police brutal...→

De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department against criticism of response to protests

De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department against criticism of response to protests

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked sides with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan Tuesday over criticism of his handling of past protests, praising the long-time [...] Read full article: De Blasio backs NYPD chief of department...→

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

DC police disperse crowd with chemical irritant after council passes not-yet-enacted ban

Police in Washington, D.C. used a chemical irritant to disperse a crowd of people gathered Monday in Lafayette Square who vandalized monuments and buildings -- [...] Read full article: DC police disperse crowd with chemical i...→

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests

The Supreme Court developed the doctrine that serves as a shield for officers. A half-century later, it is at the center of the debate over policing. Read full article: Qualified Immunity Protection for Police...→

16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shootings, police say

16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shootings, police say

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy last Wednesday suspected of killing 4 people during a series of violent crimes throughout the Washington D.C. area. Read full article: 16-year-old charged in 4 fatal DC shooti...→

Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Night 'Stealing Spree' During George Floyd Protests Across Bay Area

Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Night 'Stealing Spree' During George Floyd Protests Across Bay Area

Bay Area businesses suffered widespread damage during the George Floyd protests but most of the looting happened far away from the marches. Seven different sho [...] Read full article: Caravans Of Looters Led Police On 4-Nigh...→

DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporters Ordered to Leave White House

DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporters Ordered to Leave White House

Tensions are escalating in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, as protesters clash with U.S. Park Police and Metropolitan Police. Read full article: DC Protesters Clash with Police, Reporte...→

Detroit Police Department Investigates Officer Conduct During Protests

The Detroit Police Department is investigating several incidents involving its officers during the Detroit protests. Read full article: Detroit Police Department Investigates O...→

DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square

DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Take Down Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square

Protests became tense Monday evening as police pushed demonstrators away from the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square. News4’s Shomari Stone [...] Read full article: DC Police Block Protesters Calling to Ta...→

DC police trying to clear protesters’ camps from Black Lives Matter Plaza | WTOP

Videos on social media show dozens of D.C. police on bicycles shouting to “move back” and moving the crowd up onto the sidewalk. Read full article: DC police trying to clear protesters’ ca...→

Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

Snohomish police chief reassigned after rumors about antifa spurred armed response

A divide in Snohomish, a city of 10,000 near the Cascade foothills, had come to light early last week as citizens armed with semi-automatic weapons and display [...] Read full article: Snohomish police chief reassigned after ...→

‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief says officers are responding to CHOP with caution

‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief says officers are responding to CHOP with caution

A Capitol Hill business owner reportedly called 911 multiple times to report a break-in and fire at his auto repair shop — but officers never responded. Seattl [...] Read full article: ‘No cop-free zone’: Seattle police chief...→

Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP shooting is 'what happens when politicians don't enforce rule of law'

Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP shooting is 'what happens when politicians don't enforce rule of law'

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan ripped Washington state public officials Monday after he said they failed to "take responsibility" for a [...] Read full article: Seattle police union chief: Deadly CHOP ...→

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defends Police After Confederate Statue Is Toppled

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decried property destruction and defended city police after demonstrators toppled and burned a Confederate statue on live TV Friday ni [...] Read full article: DC Mayor Decries Property Damage, Defend...→

Retired police chief intervenes when couple is randomly attacked in St. Paul; he’s also assaulted

Retired police chief intervenes when couple is randomly attacked in St. Paul; he’s also assaulted

A retired police chief witnessed a couple being assaulted in St. Paul, came to their aid and found himself under attack, according to police. Bob Jacobson, who [...] Read full article: Retired police chief intervenes when cou...→