“It’s a litany of things,” interim chief Manny Morales said when asked by the city’s attorney to explain why Acevedo had lost the trust of officers. “But it perhaps boils down to the systematical or systematic demoralization of the police department that has been a result of his leadership style.”
Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor filed court documents Thursday requesting leniency when he is resentenced next week for fatally shooting Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
Nikolas Cruz’s defense lawyer told a Broward County judge in a morning hearing that Cruz would change his plea on all counts in the homicide case against him. The defense team is seeking 17 consecutive life sentences for Cruz, 23.
Just a few blocks from the station, the officer realized the glass of his vehicle had shattered and he felt a sharp pain in his head.
According to Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman, the deputy was shot while on his way to work. Sheriff Countryman says someone pulled up beside the deputy and fired multiple shots - one striking the deputy.
The department says it fully expects to see some departures of personnel as a result of the mandate and is considering various options for how to adjust its response model through the transition.
The recommendations outlined suggest APD officers should do a better job of de-escalating tense situations, exhaust all other options before using force, give more warning before firing their guns and step in if they see fellow officers using force excessively.
FOP head John Catanzara said that “it’s safe to say the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50 percent or less” over the weekend.
Former Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter's attorneys filed a notice of defenses Wednesday afternoon that was made public Thursday morning outlining four potential options.
Between January and June of 2021, Chicago police saw 363 officers leave the department. The losses include Chicago's Deputy Chief at the Bureau of Crime Control, at a time when police struggle to get crime under control with carjackings, shootings and murders all up.