Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said he is troubled by the allegations made against Springfield Police Officer Jose Diaz in connection with the alleged attack of four men outside Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant in 2015. Sarno issued a statement Thursday after the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office filed charges against Diaz in Springfield District Court, including four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery with serious bodily injury and three counts of simple assault and battery. The statement from Sarno reads: "Again this is very troubling, as our police officers are sworn to enforce our laws, not break them. Any officer that breaches the public trust should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - 'let the chips fall where they may'. From the beginning of this incident Commissioner Barbieri, City Solicitor Ed Pikula, Labor Relations Director Bill Mahoney and I have worked with all outside authorities to … [Read more...] about Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno calls allegations against police officer Jose Diaz in Nathan Bill’s case ‘troubling’
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The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has filed nine criminal charges against Springfield Police Officer Jose Diaz in connection with an alleged 2015 beating of four men by off-duty Springfield officers after a barroom argument. Diaz, 54, was arraigned Thursday morning in Springfield District Court on four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery with serious bodily injury and three counts of simple assault and battery. He is also accused of conspiring with "unnamed identified conspirators" to commit assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, suggesting that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's Office has other suspects in its crosshairs, according to court records. Diaz is the first officer to face charges in a saga of violence, investigations, lawsuits and alleged cover-ups that has plagued the Springfield Police Department for three-and-a-half-years. He pleaded not guilty and was released on … [Read more...] about Springfield Police Officer Jose Diaz charged with assault, conspiracy in alleged Nathan Bill’s attack on civilians
Here is a look at the Wednesday injury report for Sunday's Week 10 game between the Jets and Bills at MetLife Stadium, plus what it means: JETS Did not practice: TE Neal Sterling (concussion), QB Sam Darnold (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), S Terrence Brooks (illness), C Spencer Long (knee/finger), WR Robby Anderson (ankle), NT Steve McLendon (ankle) Limited participant: OLB Frankie Luvu (neck), CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), ILB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot), LG James Carpenter (shoulder) What it means: The big one here is Darnold, whose strained right foot is expected to sideline him Sunday against the Bills. Enunwa and Anderson both returned last week in Miami and should be ready to play against the Bills, barring a setback. We'll see what they do Thursday in practice. The Jets need them. Sterling was absent last week, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed this week, too. After all, this is Sterling's second concussion of the season. Probably … [Read more...] about Bills-Jets Week 10 injury report, including Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Robby Anderson
SPRINGFIELD -- Who would you rather have pour you a drink? We're talking about the alcoholic variety, folks, not chocolate milk. A Catholic nun or a Massachusetts politician? Well, you'll be allowed to choose your bartender when Nathan Bill's Bar & Restaurant hosts a celebrity bartender event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Springfield pub known for its philanthropy. The popular bar is co-owned by Joe Sullivan, brother of Springfield hero Tommy Sullivan, a U.S. Marine killed in a domestic terrorist attack in July 2015. The bar at 110 Island Pond Road is located in Springfield's East Forest Park neighborhood, where the Sullivan brothers grew up and attended Cathedral High School. All bartender tips, which will be matched by Nathan Bill's, will be donated to The Gray House, a community nonprofit dedicated to helping residents of Springfield's North End. Gray House provides services to people with immediate and transitional needs, … [Read more...] about Nathan Bill’s Bar hosting celebrity bartender event to benefit Gray House in Springfield’s North End
AUSTIN, Texas - The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-crazed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if the proposal is enacted. “If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in response to an email question about the Texas bill. Although the NFL released a statement about inclusiveness earlier this month prior to the Super Bowl in Houston, it didn’t address whether the bill could put future such events at risk for the state. The NFL has selected future Super Bowl sites through 2021, none of which are in Texas. Dallas hosted the game in 2011 and three Super Bowls have been played in Texas since 2004, which is second only to Florida. Under the Texas bill, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo NFL warns Texas over “bathroom bill”: No Super Bowl for you!