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The Seattle chief of police says “ruthless” and “political” budget cuts of 50 percent would result in larger layoffs for black officers

Seattle’s chief of police, Carmen Best, accused the city council on Friday of ruthlessness and “political thought” by campaigning to cut her department’s budget by 50 percent, arguing that a cut in funds to that extent would Would ask citizens to “test a theory that the crime will go away if the police leave. ” “These 2020 cutback scenarios by …

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Alabama Five Guy employees who have reportedly refused to serve police officers have been fired or suspended, the restaurant said

Five Guys employees in Daphne, Ala., Who are reported to have been three police officers who have been released, have been fired or suspended, the restaurant said. “Five Guys and the franchise Daphne, AL would like to thank the Daphne Police Department for their support in working together to find a solution,” Five Guys said in a statement on Friday …

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2 Texas police officers killed on duty, says chief

Authorities said two Texas police officers were killed on duty on Saturday after they were reported to have been ambushed to answer the call. “We lost two brave officials who just wanted to keep the peace in our city,” McAllen chief of police Victor Rodriguez said via SMS on Saturday, The Monitor reported Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were identified …

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150 police officers in Minneapolis apply for “incapacity” for PTSD after protests

Over 150 police officers in Minneapolis have filed disability claims. Many of them have claimed post-traumatic stress disorder for their departure after weeks of crimes and unrest after George Floyd’s death, a lawyer for the officials said on Friday. The allegations come when the city is experiencing an increase in crime and elected leaders are trying to dismantle the police …

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The Florida Police Department will not send police officers to make non-violent calls

Police officers in St. Petersburg will no longer respond to nonviolent emergency calls such as complaints about quality of life or concerns about mental health. The Florida City Police Department will instead send employees from the newly created Community Assistance Liaison Department, which officials have dubbed “the agency for social services.” They will respond to emergency calls that address a …

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The San Diego police video shows officers shooting at a man who has slipped out of handcuffs and has grabbed the gun

The San Diego police released a video on Wednesday about the shooting of a man who slipped out of his handcuffs and fired an officer’s gun before he was shot and subjected to police headquarters. Officials arrested Keith Bergman, 25, on Sunday evening after a disturbance at the Westgate Hotel, where he threatened a security guard, the San Diego Union …

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The Seattle policeman kneels on the neck of the CHOP protester after the officers have dived on protesters during the evacuation zone

Seattle police officers were filmed when they knelt two CHOP protesters on the neck when they were arrested twice on Thursday for crouching at a downtown intersection. Seattle police officers are gradually reclaiming the streets of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) as a video shows police officers attacking a group of demonstrators at a downtown intersection where 25 people …

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Uprising in Portland says police officers order demonstrators to go or be arrested

Portland police rioted early Friday during the riots near the Federal Supreme Court in the city, calling on protesters to leave the area or to hand over ammunition to control the crowd. SEATTLE’S CHOP GONE, POLITICAL FALLOUT CAN GIVE The police described a chaotic scene. They said several demonstrators had “lit fires, thrown stones at officers, aimed lasers at officers …

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