Asian American becomes 4th officer who responded to Capitol riot to die by suicide
A Washington D.C. Metropolitan police officer (MPD) was found dead of an apparent suicide last week inside his home in Virginia. A pattern emerges: Gunther Hashida, one of the officers who responded to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, reportedly took his own life last week on Thursday, the Washington Post reported. Kyle DeFreytag, another officer who also responded to the insurrection, died of suicide on July 10, police confirmed Monday.news.yahoo.com
Following San Jose mass shooting, California Gov. Gavin Newsom asks: 'What the hell is wrong with us?'
Authorities say a gunman opened fire at the Valley Transportation Authority building during a shift change on Wednesday morning, killing eight and injuring several others; the shooter died by suicide. This was one of the deadliest gun incidents to ever happen in Northern California, Politico reports. "When are we going to come to grips with this?" Newsom asked during a news conference.news.yahoo.com
'Too Curvy to Be Asian': British Officer Found Guilty of Misconduct Against Jogger Keeps Job
A British Transport Police (BTP) officer who harassed an Asian woman in London last year got to keep his job following a misconduct investigation. Inappropriate behavior: The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which conducted the investigation, said Imran Aftab had inappropriately used his status as a police officer to harass a female jogger and make “sexually inappropriate comments” while he was off-duty back in April 2020, reported The Mirror. Aftab reportedly told the victim she was “too curvy to be Asian,” showed her his warrant card and asked for her phone number.news.yahoo.com
Biden purges Trump nominees from public architecture committee
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts chair Justin Shubow told NPR that he and three other commissioners on the independent federal agency have been asked to resign by the Biden administration — or be fired.Why it matters: Shubow, who was appointed to the commission by former President Trump in 2018, said no commissioner has been removed from the agency in its 110-year history. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Shubow provided NPR with a copy of the letter he received from Cathy Russell, director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel."Should we not receive your resignation, your position with the Commission will be terminated effective 6:00 pm tonight," the letter, dated for May 24th, reportedly reads."I was shocked and dismayed to learn that three of my fellow commissioners, along with myself, have been asked to resign or be terminated by the President," he said in a statement. "Any such removal would set a terrible precedent."Shubow reportedly refused to resign. Biden has chosen Peter Book, Hazel Ruth Edwards, Justin Garrett Moore, and Billie Tsien to replace the former commissioners, a White House spokesperson confirmed in an email to Axios. The positions do not require Senate confirmation. Book is design principal at HGA Architects and American Institute of Architects member. Edwards chairs Howard University's Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering and Architecture. Tsien is a partner with Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the firm designing the Obama Presidential Library."The four individuals who were asked to resign from this commission were strong proponents of classical architecture and therefore do not align with President Biden’s values," the White House spokesperson said.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
Melvindale police seek assistance locating family of child found wandering
MELVINDALE, Mich. – The Melvindale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the family of a boy found wandering. “Anyone know this child? He was found wandering near Palmer and Oakwood,” asked the Melvindale Police Department in a Facebook post written Saturday morning. The police department did not provide additional details in the post. You can view a photo of the child below.