DOJ, FBI share update on criminal charges related to deadly Capitol siege
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin and FBI Washington Field Office ADIC Steven D’Antuono discussed charges and arrests made in connection with the pro-Trump riot that shook the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. On Friday, Jan. 8, the DOJ announced that more than 50 people had been charged in connection to the deadly siege of the Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI issued at least one other bulletin — they go out to law enforcement nationwide on the topic — before the riots last week.
DOJ: More than 50 charged so far in connection with deadly Capitol siege
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. Lonnie Coffman, of Alabama, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with possession of an unregistered firearm (destructive device) and carrying a pistol without a license. Joshua Pruitt, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority. Council allegedly unlawfully entered the Capitol building, and when stopped by law enforcement, he pushed the officer. “The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin.
Violent clash between Detroit police and protesters leads to arrests
Police Chief James Craig is drawing a line in the sand between his police force and the group, Detroit Will Breathe. Members of the group organized a protest against Operation Legend that took place Saturday. Operation Legend has brought an increased number of federal agents to Detroit who are focused on fighting gun violence. After multiple warnings that took place over an hour police say they moved in after someone pointed a laser at them. Operation Legend in Detroit
Dozens tear-gassed, arrested on Woodward Avenue amid Downtown Detroit protest
DETROIT – More than 40 protesters were taken into custody Saturday night as they blocked off Woodward Avenue between John R. Street and Grand River Avenue. About 100 people gathered on Woodward Avenue in a protest against “Operation Legend” -- an initiative established to address increasing gun and gang violence in cities across the U.S., including in Detroit. The group Detroit Will Breathe has expressed their opposition to the initiative, which brings additional federal agents to Detroit and other participating U.S. cities. Saturday night’s protest in Downtown Detroit went smoothly, for the most part, until about midnight. A Detroit Police Department spokesperson said half of the people arrested were not from the city of Detroit.
42 arrested during Detroit protest against increased presence of federal agents
DETROIT – Several people were arrested during a protest against Operation Legend on Saturday night in Downtown Detroit. According to the Detroit Police Department, a total of 42 protesters were arrested. The group Detroit Will Breathe organized the protest to speak out against federal agents who were sent by President Donald Trump’s administration to assist with increasing gun violence. Detroit Will Breathe is holding a meeting at 6 p.m. today outside Detroit Police Headquarters to discuss last night’s protest and police response. Operation Legend in Detroit
17 arrested after child trafficking probe in Flint area
FLINT, Mich. Seventeen people have been arrested following an investigation into child trafficking in the Flint area, a sheriff said. A rescue operation Friday located seven children ages 17 and under, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said. He did not say which charges they are likely to face, The Flint Journal reported. The rescue operation included a search for 27 children known to have disappeared, according to information from schools, hospitals, probate courts, the foster care system and other human service agencies, Swanson said. It was the countys third such rescue operation, Swanson said.
Men sue City of Detroit over dismissed drug charges
DETROIT Two drug cases were dismissed over findings that police lied to get warrants. Now they are taking the city of Detroit and its police department to court. Then the Wayne County Prosecutors Office found that the Detroit police officer on his case lied to get a search warrant sending an innocent man to prison. Chanellor is out of prison and he is fighting back suing the city, police, and the officer, Stephen Geelhood. Darrell Richmond, 53, is out of prison and also suing after an investigation found Detroit police officer Michael Mosley lied to get a search warrant for a drug bust and Richmond was the focus.
Detroit police arrest protesters blocking buses from picking up kids for summer school
DETROIT Police have arrested protesters who were blocking buses from picking up children for summer school classes on Thursday in Detroit. This time protesters were blocking buses at a yard in the 12600 block of Westwood Street near Evergreen Road and I-96 on the citys west side. After the arrests, school buses were able to leave the bus garage to go pick up kids for summer school. In-person summer school is being offered at 25 facilities. More: First day of in-person summer school in Detroit interrupted by protesters concerned about virus
Police arrest 11 in protest blocking school buses in Detroit
DETROIT Nearly a dozen protesters were arrested for blocking school buses from picking up children for summer school classes on Thursday in Detroit. Protesters were blocking buses at a yard in the 12600 block of Westwood Street near Evergreen Road and I-96 on the citys west side. All this following an attempt to block driver from busing children to school in the midst of the pandemic. In-person summer school is being offered at 25 facilities. After the arrests, school buses were able to leave the bus garage to go pick up kids for summer school.
Directed Patrol Units worked to get guns off streets in Pontiac in May and June, made 114 felony arrests
PONTIAC, Mich. The Oakland County Sheriffs Office announced that its two Directed Patrol Units based in Pontiac took 28 handguns and four rifles off the citys streets in May and June. Officials said 114 felony arrests were also made between the two teams. The DPU teams target high-crime areas, according to officials. While these teams are small in numbers, the work and effort they put in to target the most violent criminals in the City of Pontiac is to be commended, said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. I applaud the Mayor and the Pontiac City Council for making the investment into a second team and clearly, the results speak for themselves.
Detroit police rush protesters to make arrests Tuesday night after curfew
DETROIT A journalist was among a group of people wrestled to the ground and cuffed Tuesday night after what was up until that point a peaceful protest in Detroit. Protesters remained peaceful and held their ground until police began making arrests around 8:45 p.m. The citys curfew is 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.Watch the arrests in the video above. We dont want to ticket anybody.Video repeatedly shows protesters did not instigate violence against police, but they were arrested for violating curfew. Tuesday night arrests countDetroit police announced Wednesday morning that 127 people were arrested Tuesday night -- 60 males and 67 females.
Detroit police: 127 arrested after protests Tuesday night
DETROIT The Detroit Police Department announced Wednesday morning that 127 people were arrested Tuesday night -- 60 males and 67 females. Of those arrested, 47 are from the city of Detroit. The rest are from places across the state including Ortonville, Ewardsburg, Metamora and Kimball Township. Others are from out of state places including La Jolla, Calif., Bronx, N.Y., Purchase, N.Y., and Woodside, N.Y.Full Screen 1 / 17 Protesters in standoff with Detroit police on night of June 2, 2020. This was a group that we gave repeated warnings.More: Detroit police rush protesters to make arrests Tuesday night after curfewVideo shows the arrests Tuesday night:
40 people arrested during Detroit’s fourth night of protests, police say
DETROIT – Detroit police say 40 individuals from Detroit and throughout Michigan were arrested on Monday night during the city’s fourth night of protesting police brutality Downtown. MORE: Fourth night of protests against police brutality in Detroit ends peacefullyPolice say 34 men and 6 women were arrested on Monday amid the demonstration. Most individuals arrested at each of the four protests do not live in Detroit, police said. Other cities like Grand Rapids and Lansing also saw more violent protests over the weekend. WEEKEND PROTEST COVERAGE: 3 days of protests in Michigan: Here’s what happened
Detroit NAACP leader asks protestors to be cautious of spreading virus if they are really concerned about black lives
He wants to remind people of the impact the coronavirus has had on blacks in Detroit and throughout the country. In the wake of the coronavirus, the Detroit NAACP chapter joined forces with Michigans newly formed Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. The task force was created in response to the disproportionate number of black people who are being affected by COVID-19. Read: NAACP joins forces with Michigans Coronavirus Task Force on Racial DisparitiesRead More: Town hall addresses impact of COVID-19 on black community in MichiganIf you are really concerned about black lives then be concerned about what you might be spreading when you are not wearing masks. A protest is scheduled to take place beginning 4 p.m Sunday outside the Detroit Police Safety Headquarters.
Washtenaw County sheriff reacts to excessive force investigation following disturbing viral video
WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton spoke to Local 4 regarding a viral video that has prompted outrage. Clayton says as an African American and the sheriff of Washtenaw County it was disheartening to watch the video of one of his deputies repeatedly punching a woman while trying to make an arrest. READ: Investigation underway after video goes viral showing Washtenaw County deputy striking woman during arrestObviously, its an unfortunate situation. The images themselves are disturbing to me, said Sheriff Clayton. We have spent over a decade working and culturing the organization and partnering with the community and co-producing public safety, recalled Sheriff Clayton.
Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying
SAVANNAH, Ga. The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arberys fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying. Arbery was slain Feb. 23 when a white father and son armed themselves and pursued him after spotting the 25-year-old black man running in their neighborhood. Gregory McMichael told police he suspected Arbery was a burglar and that Arbery attacked his son before being shot. The video shows Arbery run around the truck to the right before he cuts back in front of it. Arbery can be seen punching a man holding what appears to be a shotgun, who then fires a third shot point-blank.