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    (CNN)A Washington, DC, police officer has corroborated to the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, details regarding a heated exchange former President Donald Trump had with his Secret Service detail when he was told he could not go to the US Capitol after his rally, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN. The officer with the Metropolitan Police Department was in the motorcade with the Secret Service for Trump on January 6 and recounted what was seen to committee investigators, according to the source.A spokesperson for the committee declined to comment. A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to comment. The description of the angry exchange between Trump and his Secret Service detail was a striking moment during the June testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinson said that she heard a secondhand account told to her by then-White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato that Trump was so enraged at his Secret Service detail for blocking him from going to the Capitol on the day of the insurrection that "he reached...
    (CNN)A Washington, DC, police officer has corroborated to the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, details regarding a heated exchange former President Donald Trump had with his Secret Service detail when he was told he could not go to the US Capitol after his rally, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN. The officer with the Metropolitan Police Department was in the motorcade with the Secret Service for Trump on January 6 and recounted what was seen to committee investigators, according to the source.A spokesperson for the committee declined to comment. A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to comment. The description of the angry exchange between Trump and his Secret Service detail was a striking moment during the June testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinson said that she heard a secondhand account told to her by then-White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato that Trump was so enraged at his Secret Service detail for blocking him from going to the Capitol on the day of the insurrection that "he reached...
    'I am not combat-trained. That day it was just hours of hand-to-hand combat,' Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards told the House select committee investigating the insurrection. WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards described to lawmakers Thursday night the "war scene" that she and other officers faced when rioters began viciously attacking them on Jan. 6, 2021. "It was something like I've seen in movies. I couldn't believe my eyes," Edwards said. "There were officers on the ground. They were bleeding. I was slipping in people's blood." "It was carnage," she said. "It was chaos." The raw and graphic testimony from Edwards played out in the first public hearing on the findings of the House committee investigating the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think as a police officer, as a law enforcement officer that I would find myself in the middle of a battle," Edwards said. "I am not combat-trained. That day it was just hours of hand-to-hand combat." Her recollections of the day spotlighted the police officers who fought for hours...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards described to lawmakers Thursday night what she could only describe as the “war scene” that she and other officers faced when rioters began viciously attacking them on Jan. 6, 2021. “It was something like I’ve seen in movies. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Edwards said. “There were officers on the ground. They were bleeding. I was slipping in people’s blood.” “It was carnage,” she said. “It was chaos.” The raw and at times explicit testimony from Edwards played out in the first public hearing on the findings of the House committee investigating the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. Her recollections of the day amounted to the latest moment in the spotlight for the police officers who fought for hours as a violent mob of pro-Trump rioters, some armed with pipes, bats and bear spray, charged into the Capitol, quickly overrunning the overwhelmed police force. More than 100 police officers were injured, many beaten, bloodied and bruised. Over her shoulder as Edwards testified sat fellow Capitol Police officers Harry Dunn...
    Rapper Camrin “C Blu” Williams talks to Fucious TV about growing up in the Bronx. A New York defense attorney and legal analyst noticed something interesting about how the arrest of teen rapper Camrin “C Blu” Williams was handled. "You'll remember earlier this year, (New York City Mayor) Eric Adams lionizing two cops who arrested a teenager after one was accidentally shot during the scuffle," attorney Rebecca Kavanagh tweeted on Tuesday. "Well, today a judge found they had no reason to stop or search him and that they lied on the witness stand." Kavanagh added: "Interesting to see that after all that outrage, today's ruling that the shooting was literally the cops' fault is so far only being reported by one outlet." The attorney shared a New York Daily News article about Bronx Judge Naita Semaj lambasting Bronx police officer Taulant Gjonbalaj and his peers after confronting Williams for "no apparent reason."  “There was absolutely zero reason for any of those officers to approach this individual,” Semaj said on Tuesday in Bronx Supreme Court. “They approached him. They detained him. They...
    Former Minneapolis-area police officer Kim Potter took the stand in her own defense on Friday as the defense's final witness before resting its case in the manslaughter trial against the veteran cop for shooting and killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop earlier this year.  Potter, 49, was on the stand for about three hours, beginning just before 11 a.m. local time. Wearing a cream-colored flower-patterned shirt and a light sweater, she grew upset, even audibly crying, at times when shown clips of the shooting and questioned about the moments surrounding the events.  Potter has been charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb, on April 11, 2021. The 26-year police veteran and other officers, including a trainee, were attempting to arrest Wright when he tried to get back into his vehicle, video shows. She has said she mistook her handgun for her Taser when she opened fire.  In this screen grab from video, Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu left, swears in former Brooklyn Center Police Officer...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors nearing the end of their case against a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s death drew on testimony from her former colleagues to portray an officer whose intended use of a Taser would have violated department policy despite extensive training. Kim Potter, who resigned two days after she shot Wright, was trained on policies as they evolved during her 26-year career and repeatedly signed documents acknowledging the policies, Brooklyn Center Police Commander Garett Flesland testified Tuesday. Potter, 49, is charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death on April 11 after he was pulled over for having expired license plate tags and an air freshener dangling from his rear-view mirror. Video captured the moments when Wright pulled away from officers who were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant, with Potter shouting “I’ll tase you!” and then shooting Wright with her handgun. Potter is white and Wright was Black, and his death set off several nights of angry protests in Brooklyn Center. It happened while a white former officer, Derek Chauvin, was on trial...
    KYLE Rittenhouse sobbed in court during his defense testimony, forcing the court appearance to be halted. The former police youth cadet was 17 when he went to Kenosha during the summer of 2020 with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and a medical kit in what he has said was an effort to safeguard property from the unrest that broke out over the wounding of a black man by a white Kenosha police officer. 1 Rittenhouse, now 18, initially appeared composed as he gave answers in a matter-of-fact tone to questions from defense attorney Mark Richards. Rittenhouse testified that he saw videos of violence in downtown Kenosha on August 24, 2020, the day before the shootings, including a brick being thrown at a police officer’s head and cars burning in a Car Source dealership lot. Most read in NewsGASSED UP Joe's 'fart' in front of Royals mocked as approval drops ahead of BID speechSNAP THEORY Gabby fiance's cause of death STILL unknown after sleuths claim a gator ate himExclusiveBULLIED TO DEATH Girl, 10, hangs herself after being 'bullied over her autism and...
    Officer Dunn, who responded to the Capitol insurrection on January 6, testified to the House Select Committee as part of their investigation into the riots. PBS NewsHour/YouTube Telegram users are posting racist comments about Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. Dunn testified on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the Capitol riots. One comment includes a GIF of a noose, while others share conspiracy theories about his testimony. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Members of far-right channels on the messaging platform Telegram have been posting racist comments and imagery following Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's testimony before the House Select Committee amid its January 6 Capitol riot investigation.  The racist remarks on Telegram were in response to a post that was shared across nine prominent far-right channels on Wednesday. Cumulatively, these channels have over 200,000 subscribers, with over 56,000 users viewing the post across all channels, several of which reference the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon.  Users in these channels also posted false conspiracy theories about Dunn, including that he and others who testified before Congress...
    It's been a tough week on Capitol Hill where four police officers caught up in the mob violence on January 6 testified in graphic detail about what they experienced. That includes Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who talked with CBS News' Nikole Killion about the impact of the attack on him and his family and what he wants to see from the congressional investigation. Dunn said he felt every range of emotion - from anger to hope - when he testified Tuesday before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack. "You heard four stories, four stories, from January 6th," Dunn said, "There were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of more stories that could be and need to be told." Dunn said he's been getting disparaging messages ever since his testimony.   "So many people said, 'we're so proud of you, we're so proud of you,'" Dunn said. "And then here come the naysayers and the negative Nancys and, just saying I've been bought and paid off and, 'How much did you sell out for? You're a coward,...
    Capitol Officer Michael Fanone slammed Fox News' prime-time personalities, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, for their coverage on Tuesday of day one of the House Select Committee's hearing on the Capitol riot. On his Fox News program, Carlson smirked and laughed at a clip of Fanone explaining the post-traumatic stress disorder he experienced after the riot. Carlson later went on to say that the violence was just a "political protest that got out of hand." Watch Tucker Carlson literally laugh at DC cop Michael Fanone saying he's "been left with psychological trauma and… https://t.co/BlODDFAYDn — Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1627432427.0 Ingraham responded to the harrowing testimony with a spoof awards ceremony, giving the "best performance in an action role" award to Fanone, who during his testimony said he felt like he "went to hell and back" to protect lawmakers on Jan. 6. "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful," he finished. Laura Ingraham is giving out best performance awards to police officers from today’s hearing https://t.co/NyDynIN7rP — Acyn (@Acyn) 1627439356.0 "There was certainly a lot of violence...
    Washington — Michael Fanone, a D.C. Metropolitan Police officer, received a vulgar, threatening voicemail while testifying Tuesday before the House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, with an unidentified caller saying he wished the mob of rioters who breached the Capitol would have "killed all you scumbags." In the roughly one-minute-long voicemail provided to CBS News by Fanone, which he received just before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the caller accused the officer of lying about the violence against him and other officers who defended the Capitol and repeatedly called him homophobic slurs. Fanone's voicemail was first reported by CNN. "You want an Emmy? An Oscar? What are you trying to go for here?" the male caller said. "You're so full of s**t, you little f****t f***er. You're a little p***y, man." The caller said he could "slap you up beside your head with a backhand and knock you out" and invoked last summer's nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice sparked by the deaths of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of...
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham mocked the testimony of the Capitol Police officers who testified before the January 6 select committee on Tuesday. Ingraham said Democrats are holding these hearings on the riots at the Capitol on January 6th to “drag this all out” leading into the midterms, saying, “The theatrics were intended to produce an emotional reaction, logic and facts be damned.” She gave away mock awards, beginning with “best use of tears and dramatic pauses in a leading role” for both Adam Kinzinger and Adam Schiff for getting emotional during the hearing. Ingraham then awarded “best use of an exaggeration in a supporting role” to Sgt. Aquilino Gonell for his testimony describing how officers were attacked on January 6th. Her award for “blatant use of partisan politics when facts fail” went to Officer Harry Dunn because he talked about how he engaged with the rioters by saying he voted for Joe Biden. Dunn, it should be noted, made that comment right before sharing the reaction he said he received: That prompted a torrent of racial epithets. One woman in...
    Julie Kelly, a senior contributor to conservative website American Greatness and a recurring guest on Fox News’s primetime lineup — most frequently appearing with Tucker Carlson — called Capitol Officer Michael Fanone a “crisis actor” amid his testimony before the January 6th House Select Committee. During Tuesday’s hearing, Fanone offered an emotional and striking description of the Capitol insurrection. The officer detailed how he was “beaten unconscious” on January 6, later revealing that he has since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he suffered from a heart attack and a concussion on that day. “Officer Fanone testifying. Says he was taken to hospital where he was quickly diagnosed with a heart attack, severe brain injury, and PTSD,” she wrote, clearly unmoved by his account. “He says he hopes everyone can see him body cam footage. I totally agree. Let’s see all of it. Crisis actor Fanone just beat on the table and said it’s “disgraceful!” that any elected official denies his narrative of what happened on January 6. Calls it an “insurrection.” Blasting GOP lawmakers. Now says this...
    Tears and a frustrated slammed fist punctuated the testimony from four emotional Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police officers during the first House select committee hearing to investigate the Jan. 6 riot on Tuesday. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell teared up, taking a moment to compose himself, as he described realizing that his family members in the U.S. and abroad were "were frantically calling and texting me from 2 p.m. onward" while watching the violence on television. When he got home, he pushed away his wife when she came to give him a hug, because of the chemicals on his uniform. “We’re not asking for medals or recognition. We’re simply asking for justice and accountability,” Gonnell said. CHENEY WARNS OF ‘ANOTHER JAN. 6 EVERY FOUR YEARS’ WITHOUT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION “During the Black Lives Matter protests last year, U.S. Capitol Police had all the support we needed and more,” Gonell said. “Why the different response?” Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell tears up while testifying about being attacked by rioters on January 6, sustaining injuries he still...
    Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa that once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired police officer who was on the stand in the Minneapolis murder trial last week, according to a police statement Saturday. “It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said. “Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California.” Officers responding around 3 a.m. Saturday found a severed pig’s head on the front porch and blood on the residence, police said. “Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa, it appears the victim was falsely targeted,” the statement said. Investigators believe the same vandals also smeared blood on the statue of a large hand in front of nearby Santa Rosa Plaza and left a sign that said “Oink,...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, that once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired police officer who was on the stand in the Minneapolis murder trial last week, according to a police statement Saturday. “It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said. “Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California.” Officers responding around 3 a.m. Saturday found a severed pig’s head on the front porch and blood on the residence, police said. “Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa, it appears the victim was falsely targeted,” the statement said. Investigators believe the same vandals also smeared blood on the statue of a large hand in front of nearby...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was set to start presenting its case Tuesday, following 11 days of a prosecution narrative that combined wrenching video with clinical analysis by medical and use-of-force experts to condemn Derek Chauvin’s actions. Prosecutors called their final witnesses Monday, leaving only some administrative matters before they were expected to rest Tuesday. Once the defense takes over, Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson is expected to have his own experts testify that it was Floyd’s drug use and bad heart, not Chauvin’s actions, that killed him. The defense hasn’t said whether Chauvin will take the stand. Prosecutors effectively wrapped up their case with George Floyd’s younger brother, alternately smiling and tearing up as he recalled Floyd, followed by another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force expert who said Chauvin’s actions were clearly unreasonable. Seth Stoughton, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable police officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly...
    By Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors’ case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother, along with another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force expert who said no “reasonable” officer would have done what Chauvin did. Seth Stoughton, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable police officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet the test. “No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force,” Stoughton said of the way Floyd was held facedown with a knee across his neck for up to 9 minutes, 29 seconds. He said, too, that the failure to roll Floyd over and render aid “as his increasing medical distress became obvious” was unreasonable. He said it was unreasonable as well to think that Floyd might harm officers or escape after he had been handcuffed to...
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Prosecutors' case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd's younger brother and testimony from a police use-of-force expert who said no "reasonable" officer would have done what Chauvin did.Seth Stoughton, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin's actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet that test."No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force." Stoughton said of the way Floyd was held facedown with a knee across his neck for up to 9 minutes, 29 seconds.He said, too, that the failure to take Floyd out of the prone position and render aid "as his increasing medical distress became obvious" was unreasonable.EMBED More News Videos George Floyd's younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to...
    (CNN)An unprecedented lineup of law enforcement officers -- including the Minneapolis police chief -- took the stand at the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, denouncing him for kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for more than nine minutes.As rare as it is for police-involved deaths to lead to a criminal trial -- let alone a conviction -- the sight of the top cop and other brass testifying against a former subordinate is even rarer. Chief Medaria Arradondo on Monday thoroughly rejected Chauvin's actions and use of force during the arrest of Floyd last May as contrary to department policy."Once there was no longer any resistance and clearly, when Mr. Floyd was no longer responsive and even motionless, to continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind their back -- that in no way shape or form is anything that is by policy," the police chief told the jury. "It is not part of our training, and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values."JUST WATCHEDPolice chief says Chauvin's...
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had been trained twice over the past four years on how to defuse tense situations with people in crisis and how police must use the least amount of force necessary to get someone to comply, police personnel testified Tuesday during the seventh day of his trial. Chauvin, 45, is standing trial on murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after Chauvin allegedly held his knee against Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, despite his shouts that he couldn’t breathe – seen in moments captured on video. Police were responding at the time to reports that Floyd had tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy a pack of cigarettes at a neighborhood convenience store. The former cop’s attorney, Eric Nelson, has largely argued that Chauvin was following his training and that it was Floyd’s use of illegal drugs and his underlying health conditions – not the officer’s knee – that killed him. He has also recently questioned at trial whether Chauvin’s...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo will be taking to the witness stand in the Derek Chauvin trial on Monday. As court returned for the second week of testimony, defense attorney Eric Nelson confirmed Arradondo’s testimony will come on Monday. Also set to testify Monday are Cmdr. Katie Blackwell and Sgt. Ker Yang; both are from the Minneapolis Police Department. READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 5 Live Updates: MPD Chief Medaria Arradondo Slated To Testify Monday Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and three other former police officers, were fired by Arradondo within 24 hours of the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd. Prosecutors say that Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds as Floyd, who is Black, lay prone, handcuffed and pleading for air. Bystander video of the arrest went viral, sparking outrage and unrest in the Twin Cities, nation and around the world. Prosecutors say Chauvin’s knee killed...
    (CNN)Pain, trauma and regret spilled out from a Minneapolis courtroom during a first week of critical testimony in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd.The week concluded with potentially devastating testimony from the police department's most senior officer, who called Chauvin's actions on the day of Floyd's death "totally unnecessary." Jurors heard for the first time that Chauvin actually knelt on Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds -- not the 8 minutes 46 seconds that had became a symbol and rallying cry of a worldwide protest movement against police brutality. Why I cant watch the Derek Chauvin trialProsecutor Jerry Blackwell broke it down: 4 minutes and 45 seconds as Floyd cried out for help, 53 seconds as he flailed due to seizures, and 3 minutes and 51 seconds as Floyd was non-responsive. Blackwell, in opening statements, said 9-2-9 were the "three most important numbers in this case." That was the time it took for Chauvin to squeeze "the very life" out of Floyd. The revised time emerged from...
    Loading the player... George Floyd’s girlfriend cried on the witness stand Thursday as she told the story of how they first met in 2017 at a Salvation Army shelter where Floyd was a security guard with “this great Southern voice, raspy.” “May I tell the story?” 45-year-old Courteney Ross asked on Day Four of former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. “It’s one of my favorite stories to tell.” Prosecutors put her on the stand as part of an effort to humanize Floyd in front of the jury and portray him as more than a crime statistic. Ross said she had gone to the shelter because her sons’ father was staying there. She said she became upset because the father was not coming to the lobby to discuss their son’s birthday. Floyd came over to check on her. “Floyd has this great Southern voice, raspy. He was like, `Sis, you OK, sis?’” Ross recalled. “I was tired. We’ve been through so much, my sons and I, and (for) this kind person just to come up and say, ‘Can I pray with you?’...
    The trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, continues Wednesday in the U.S. state of Minnesota with more testimony from a firefighter who expressed her frustration at not being allowed to use her training to help Floyd.  Genevieve Hansen was among several people who testified Tuesday about their frustration and anger as they witnessed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck outside a convenience store last May.  According to witnesses and video recorded by bystanders, Hansen identified herself to police as a firefighter and repeatedly urged them to allow her to check Floyd’s pulse. Murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, March 31, 2021.Prosecutors said Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. The officer is facing charges of murder and manslaughter and has pleaded not guilty.  Chauvin’s defense lawyers have argued he was following his training and that other factors such as heart disease and drug use caused Floyd to die.  Floyd’s death and a video from the scene that was shared widely on social media and news programs sparked protests in numerous areas across...
    A second police officer has died by suicide following the Jan. 6 incident where supporters of former President Donald Trump rioted and stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., according to testimony from Metropolitan Police’s (MPD) Acting Chief of Police Robert Contee. Contee noted that “two officers” at the Capitol that day “took their own lives in the aftermath of that battle” during his testimony on Tuesday regarding security failures at the U.S. Capitol. Officers Jeffrey Smith and Howard Liebengood both died by suicide. Smith’s death had previously gone unreported, according to Politico. “And tragically, two officers who were at the Capitol on January 6th, one each from the Capitol Police and MPD, took their own lives in the aftermath of that battle,” Contee said during the testimony, according to a copy reviewed by the Daily Caller. “We honor the service and sacrifices of Officers Brian Sicknick, Howard Liebengood, and Jeffery Smith, and offer condolences to all the grieving families.” Awful news. A second police officer has died by suicide following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol: https://t.co/rssRe56FG0 — Caitlin Emma...
    By Sarah Berman VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Testimony of a Canadian police officer acting as the airport liaison when Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested two years ago will continue in court on Tuesday as the witness cross examination in Meng's U.S. extradition hearings enters the final week. Prosecutors are trying to establish that Meng's arrest by the Canadian federal police and the investigation by the border officials were aboveboard. Meng's lawyers are seeking to prove that Canadian and U.S. authorities illegally directed the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) examination of Meng in order to use the agency’s additional investigative powers to gather information from her without a lawyer present. Meng, 48, was arrested in Canada in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States. She is facing charges of bank fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC Holdings Plc about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's business dealings in Iran, causing the bank to break U.S. sanctions. She has said she is innocent and is fighting the extradition from under house arrest in Vancouver. The witness testimony this week has generated...
    Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros is declining to implement recommendations from two police review groups that could affect the accuracy of officers’ testimonies following shootings. The city’s community-driven Police Review Board and the external Office of Investigative Review Group recommended that the police department have officers provide testimony the day a critical incident occurs, rather than within seven days, which is the current policy. The OIR Group also recommended that officers not be shown body-cam footage from incidents they’re involved in before providing their statement. Those recommendations were presented at this week’s council meeting as part of both groups’ annual reports. “In our view, it makes sense to have that statement occur much sooner to reduce the chance that anything will interfere with the accuracy of the officer’s testimony,” said Mayra Gomez, a member of the Police Review Board. But Cisneros, who was named chief in 2018, argued that his policy of giving officers involved in shootings seven days to provide statements is “the norm.” “Being involved in a shooting is a traumatic event for our community and also our...
    By Frances D’Emilio | The Associated Press ROME — An Italian police officer testified Wednesday at the murder trial of two former Marin students about trying in vain to stop blood pouring out like a “fountain” from his partner who was fatally stabbed last summer on a Rome street. The two young men were in Italy’s capital as vacationers a year ago, and are charged in the killing of Carabinieri Vice Brigadier Mario Cerciello on a street near their hotel on July 26, 2019. Finnegan Lee Elder, now 20, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, now 19, said in pretrial questioning that they mistook Cerciello and his partner as criminals trying to attack them and that they scuffled with the Italians to defend themselves, according to court documents. The suspects were classmates at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. Prosecutors allege that Elder stabbed Cerciello 11 times and that Natale-Hjorth hid the murder weapon, a military-style attack knife that Elder allegedly brought in a suitcase from the United States. Under Italian law, defendants having a role in a murder case can also be...
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