Column: Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy an act of unconscionable violence. Yet we carry on.
The Waukesha Christas parade tragedy was another example of the unconscionable acts of violence that booked end brief stretches of normal American life. We prevail only because we refuse to live in fear.chicagotribune.com
Police chief dead of COVID regretted not getting vaccine: ‘If I get better, I’ll take all three’
A small-town Alabama police chief who died of COVID-19 loved the community he served and regretted his decision against getting vaccinated, his widow said. Buddy Crabtree, a 10-year veteran of the Ider Police Department in northeastern Alabama, died Saturday of the illness caused by the new coronavirus, news outlets reported. He was often seen inside schools in the town of about 650 people.mlive.com
Mayor calls for police foot-chase policy after shooting of young Adam Toledo, but what shape it takes is an open question
In the wake of the controversial shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has called for Chicago police to institute a foot-chase policy by summer. How it would be shaped remains to be seen.chicagotribune.com
Taser shot through window of stolen dump truck in Wyandotte junkyard ends wild crime spree
WYANDOTTE, Mich. An officer shot a Taser through the window of a stolen dump truck at a Wyandotte junkyard to take down a man accused in a crime spree that included two late-night break-ins and a chase in which he escaped police, according to authorities. On Saturday, the man climbed through the window of a Wyandotte home while the family slept, police said. He was spotted near a scrapyard Wednesday and grabbed a dump truck when police gave chase, according to officials. He jumped into a dump truck and stole the truck, Hamilton said. An officer fired a Taser, and the shot went through the passenger side window and hit the man, taking him down, according to police.
Shelby Township Local police chief faces tough questions over social media posts
Shelby Township Local police chief faces tough questions over social media postsPublished: June 12, 2020, 4:07 pmThe police chief of Shelby Township is facing tough questions about inflammatory social media posts. He’s on paid leave, apologized, but could face further disciplinary action.
Detroit police chief held briefing after fifth day of protests
DETROIT – Detroit police chief James Craig held a news conference at 2 p.m. on Wednesday to provide an update on the city’s response to recent protests against police brutality in the name of George Floyd. Chief Craig was joined by Deputy Chief Todd Bettison; Deputy Chief Elaine Bryant; Ray Winans, CEO of Keeping Them Alive and other members of the community. Protestors took to the streets of Downtown Detroit for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Tuesday’s peaceful protest became chaotic in the evening during a standoff with police and protestors who defied the city’s 8 p.m. curfew. MORE: Detroit mayor apologizes to journalists targeted by police while covering protests
LIVE STREAM: Detroit police chief, city leaders address killing of George Floyd
DETROIT Detroit Police Chief James Craig will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon to address the Minneapolis Police Departments handling of the death of George Floyd. Watch the press conference live at 1:30 p.m. in the video player above. The video shows Chauvin, who is white, holding Floyd down for minutes as Floyd complains he cant breathe. The video ends with paramedics lifting a limp Floyd onto a stretcher and placing him in an ambulance. Police say Floyd was resisting arrest, but Chauvins lawyer has declined to comment and the other officers have not been publicly identified.
Detroit police chief: Officer who killed George Floyd should be arrested for murder
DETROIT Detroit Police Chief James Craig held a press conference on Thursday afternoon to address the Minneapolis Police Departments handling of the death of George Floyd. Craig was joined by Deputy Chief Todd Bettison Reverend Dr., Wendell Anthony President of NCAAP Detroit Branch, Terferi Brent Community Organizer, and Negus Vu from the Peoples Action. On Monday night, an employee at a Minneapolis grocery store called police after Floyd allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. The video shows Chauvin, who is white, holding Floyd down for minutes as Floyd complains he cant breathe. Chief Craig said, in his opinion, the video showing the death of George Floyd is enough evidence to arrest now-fired officer Derek Chauvin for murder.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig calls the death of George Floyd murder
It was clear evidence, that suggests it was probable cause to arrest this officer for murder, said Chief James Craig with Detroit Police. Thursday afternoon, Detroits Police Chief James Craig didnt hold anything back, when it comes to what he thinks about the situation in Minneapolis. Chief Craig said he stands with the Minneapolis Police Chief and the firing of the officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Floyd screamed several times, I cant breathe. Even when once officer engages in excessive force, we all share the disappointment for the dishonors it brings to our badge, said Chief James Craig. My father encouraged me because, if you want to be apart of change, we must be a part of the institutional leading the change, said Chief Craig.
Police chief: Ferguson, Missouri, shooting an "ambush"
Police chief: Ferguson, Missouri, shooting an "ambush" The St. Louis County police chief says two of his officers were "ambushed" when they were shot in Ferguson, Missouri. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds and KMOX-AM reporter Maria Keena join CBSN with new details.cbsnews.com