Chicago officer Dante Servin resigned last year just days before a hearing to determine if he should be fired for the 2012 shooting of Rekia Boyd, an unarmed 22-year-old black woman. Servin, who was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, has since asked for disability pay for post-traumatic stress disorder. A decision on whether he qualifies for that pay, which could amount to tens of thousands of dollars, is pending. … [Read more...] about Philando Castile shooting: Acquitted officer takes buyout, leaves force
“Peaceful protests in Columbus turned violent when some involved began throwing objects at police officers. Police responded by using tear gas to push the crowd back. The crowd let up, but an hour later the protest escalated when demonstrators smashed windows at the Ohio Statehouse while some went inside the building,” reports NBC 4. … [Read more...] about ***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Rage in Minnesota
Earlier in the day, demonstrators in Saint Paul threw rocks, liquor bottles, and bricks at police in the area of the Target on University Avenue, authorities said, as officers tried to get the crowd to disperse. At the Saint Paul protest, a fire broke out an auto shop. … [Read more...] about Photos: Devastation In Minneapolis As Unrest Spreads Across U.S.
The 3rd Precinct has become a center of unrest, as it housed officer Derek Chauvin. At dusk on Thursday, as police fired projectiles at demonstrators, a building near the precinct was engulfed in flames. Around 10 p.m. Central time, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated its staff, at which point demonstrators broke into the building. After fireworks were set off directly into the building, it was lit on fire. A liquor store near the police building was also set ablaze, while protestors reportedly set off fireworks inside an Arby’s in the area. Around midnight, gunshots were also reported in the area. … [Read more...] about Latest Updates: Protests Lead to Violence in Atlanta
Rioters hurled a variety of projectiles at officers, the 3rd Precinct building and squad cars, while rubber bullets and tear gas canisters were launched by police. Businesses several miles west on Lake Street also reported looting, including in Uptown’s densely-packed business district along Hennepin Avenue. … [Read more...] about Unrest After George Floyd’s Death: Violence Spans Twin Cities, 3rd Precinct Overtaken & Burned, CNN Reporter Arrested