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The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?

August 7, 2020

Washington Teens Come to the Rescue of Deputy in Jeopardy

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht and Auburn Police Chief Daniel O'Neil awarded five teenagers the Medal of Heroism—the highest honor a civilian can receive from the Sheriff's Office—for their act of valor when a deputy with the King County Sheriff's Office got into a violent confrontation with a suspected drunk driver.

August 7, 2020

Texas Bicycle Shop Cancels Massive Contract with Police Department

Texas Bicycle Shop Cancels Massive Contract with Police Department

During protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in May, officers in Austin (TX) have used bicycles to block people in the crowd from getting onto roadways, and now the bike shop that had the contract to supply and service those bicycles has cancelled its contract with the department.

August 7, 2020

Florida Officer Hit by Bus While Being Chased by Aggressive Dog

NY Police Unions Sue Over City's New Use-of-Force Law

The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.

August 6, 2020

NJ Teen Records Bagpipe "Thank You" to Police, Other COVID-19 Responders
Minnesota Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Illegal Use of Force

Minnesota Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Illegal Use of Force

A man in Minneapolis has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he was shoved to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer during an incident near the site where George Floyd died in police custody in May.

August 6, 2020

3 Massachusetts Officers Stabbed During Incident Involving Stolen Vehicle
Police Search for Gunman Who Shot at California Officer