Lancaster, PA-Riots erupted overnight in Lancaster after police fatally shoot knife-wielding man.
Rioters gathered outside of the police station, damaged police vehicle and threw bricks and other objects at officers. Rioters roamed the city breaking windows, stealing merchandise, and setting fires. Officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the crowd.
“A police-involved shooting has significant impact on a community, as we are seeing with the large number of individuals gathering in the streets,” District Attorney Heather Adams said Sunday night. “We ask that acts of protest remain peaceful as violence and destruction of property will become headlines and serve no purpose for the safety and wellbeing of our citizens and neighborhoods.”
“We ask that acts of protest remain peaceful as violence and destruction of property will become headlines and serve no purpose for the safety and wellbeing of our citizens and neighborhoods.”
The officer responded to a call for a domestic disturbance where a man, later identified as, 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz, was becoming aggressive with his mother and attempted to break into her house.
Bodycam footage released by the department shows the officer walking up to the residence and woman at the door while Munoz was yelling inside. The video then shows Munoz running out of the house holding a knife, and running towards the officer.
The officer shoots Munoz several times and Munoz falls to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer has been placed on leave, according to a statement from Lancaster mayor Danene Sorace and the district attorney’s office said the shooting is under investigation to determine if the officer’s use of force was justified.
Lancaster mayor Danene Sorace said in a statement that the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on leave. “This has been a heartbreaking day for our city. I grieve for the loss of life and know that there are more questions to be answered as the investigation continues,” Sorace said.
Rosedale, MD- A 6-year-old boy was shot by a neighbor while sleeping in his Rosedale home in the unit block of Capella Court.
Around 7 a.m., Deyonna Nykeima Charles was inside her home next door when she unloaded her boyfriend’s gun and it discharged.
The bullet fired through a wall that leads to the boy’s bedroom.
Charles was arrested and has been released on her own recognizance. She faces charges of second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and discharging a firearm.
Her boyfriend, Corey Jarard Nash, 28, is a previously convicted felon who’s prohibited from possessing a gun.
He’s being held without bail on firearm possession and ammunition charges.
The child is expected to survive.
Fort Worth, TX- Krystal Lewandowski, 34, has been charged with the murder of her 4-year-old daughter.
On Monday, at about 11:40 a.m., officers were called to the residence on the 2100 block of Hurley Ave for a report of a missing child.
Officers that arrived on scene quickly determined that there was a homicide.
A warrant affidavit says that Lewandowski admitted to slitting her daughter’s throat and putting her body in a trash can in the backyard.
"Lewandowski made several statements about causing harm to her daughter because she was told to do so, or something worse would happen," a detective wrote in an affidavit.
Officers found the girl’s body in the backyard.
Police have taken the victim’s 18-month-old brother into custody.
Kenosha, WI- Rioters broke windows and started several fires destroying dozens of businesses.
Dozens of vehicles were torched at a car dealership. A former employee recorded video of the scene.
"All cars are done for. There's a couple of them that are salvageable, but every one of them. It was so hot," Nicholas Smith said. "The rims actually melted into metal piles. I mean, everything is done for. The building, water damage, the fire. We'll just take what we got, try and rebuild."
"It started with one car over there in the corner, then this first SUV here," Justin Hamilton said. "Then one Audi on the other side and then it pretty much, once they started that car, within 10 minutes, I would say these first five cars were up in flames."
The owner of the dealership said more than 100 cars in the lot were destroyed.
Dozens of other business owners swept up broken glass and boarded up their ships from all of the damage.
"I understand why everyone is upset, but breaking stuff just seems pointless to me," Marty Wikel said.
Chicago, IL- A Chicago man is in custody after he spit in an Illinois State Police Trooper’s coffee.
Vincent J. Sealer, 25, was arrested on July 31st in Chicago and charged with disorderly conduct, reckless conduct, and battery to a peace officer.
On July 30, 2020, a trooper bought a large black coffee from Dunkin Donuts at 6738 West Archer Avenue in Chicago. When the trooper took the lid off of the coffee, he saw a large piece of mucus floating inside. Illinois State Police say they later confirmed it to be saliva.
ISP District Chicago Troopers immediately initiated an investigation that ultimately led to Sessler's arrest. He is an employee at the franchise.
“This is outrageous and disgusting. The men and women of the Illinois State Police put their heart and soul into protecting the lives and rights of all people in this state every day,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment. For their safety, ISP officers and employees will be prohibited from patronizing this location,” he added.
The decision was immediately criticized by Nicoletti’s attorney and the police officers’ union.
Protesters throw flaming debris over a fence at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 22, in Portland, Ore. Following a larger Black Lives Matter Rally, several hundred demonstrators faced off against federal officers at the courthouse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
city officials threatening to sue the federal GOVERNMENT over the INSTALLATION of metal barriers and fencing protecting the COURTHOUSE
The fencing was erected Wednesday to protect the courthouse in downtown Portland, according to Willamette Week. But it has since become a focus of protesters' attention after nearly two months of demonstrations, which at times have devolved into riots.
Since its installment, demonstrators have attempted to tear it down, throwing fireworks over the perimeter. In at least one instance, they lit a large fire between the barrier and the courthouse, according to social media and reports.
City officials stated "Failure to remove the fencing would violate city code and administrative rules, “and will be subject to fines and potential legal action,” said the letter"
Louisville, KY-One of the three officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor on March 13 is being fired, mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday morning.
In a statement made by the mayor, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Rob Schroeder is initiating termination procedures against Officer Brett Hankison.
“Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I very much would like to see changed, both the Chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment, or even the timing of this decision,” the statement said.
Hankison is one of three officers that has been on administrative reassignments during the investigation of Taylor’s death. Taylor, 26, was killed during a raid at her Louisville home on March 13.
Taylor’s boyfriend thought the officers were intruders and fired a shot as they entered. Taylor was shot eight times by officers.
Hankison is accused by the department's interim chief, Robert Schroeder, of "blindly" firing 10 rounds into Taylor's apartment, creating a substantial danger of death and serious injury.
"I find your conduct a shock to the conscience," Schroeder wrote in a Friday letter to Hankison laying out the charges against him. "I am alarmed and stunned you used deadly force in this fashion."
“The result of your action seriously impedes the Department's goal of providing the citizens of our city with the most professional law enforcement agency possible. I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department," he added. "Your conduct demands your termination."
San Antonio-Eight people were shot outside of a San Antonio bar Friday night, and police are on the hunt for the shooter.
The inside happened around 11:30 p.m., in the parking lot of a Rebar, a bar located in the 8000 block of Broadway.
According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, “They are all in stable condition, the most serious was someone was hit in the back.” McManus said six of the victims self-transported to hospitals. Two people were grazed and refused treatment.
Police say a group of five people, two males and three females were denied entry into a San Antonio bar because they were intoxicated.
The shooter said to the staff, “Don’t you know who I am? I’m a UFC fighter from California. After being denied entry, McManus said he, “walked back to his car, pulled out a long rifle and walked back across the street and opened fire.”
During a press conference, McManus said the victims include five females and three males. The identity of the victims has not been made public.
If anyone has any information, they are urged to call police.
Fresno, CA-The man accused of shooting a deputy and killing a man in Paso Robles early Wednesday morning has been identified.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says they are now searching for 26-year-old Mason Lira for opening fire at the Paso Robles Police Department overnight.
The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the suspect fired at the Paso Robles Police Department building. One deputy was shot and was airlifted to a trauma hospital. He is in serious, but stable condition.
Authorities also confirmed they found a deceased body near the Amtrak station at 8th Street and Pine Street.
Sheriff Ian Parkinson said this was an “unprovoked attack on law enforcement.” He also said the suspect was “laying in ambush” at the police department, and that it was the “act of a coward.”
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Lira, contact the SLO County Sheriff’s Office or the Paso Robles Police Department.
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