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Congress, january 6, michael fanone, Police, Politics, US Capitol

US Capitol riot: Police officers to testify at first meeting of the January 6 select committee

The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27. The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission. It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican. See more stories on Insider's business page. Police officers who were attacked by a pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol will testify before Congress next week at the first meeting of a select committee created to investigate the attack.Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who chairs the panel, announced Monday that the officers...
capitol riots, Florida, Police, Politics, Proud Boys, UK Weekend

Father and son police officers charged with joining Proud Boys at Capitol riot

Kevin and Nathaniel Tuck were charged with several offences relating to the Capitol insurrection. The men were added to an indictment of two previously charged Proud Boys. The father-son duo were former or current police officers from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. Father and son police officers have been charged with joining members of the militia group Proud Boys during the Capitol riot, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday. Kevin Tuck, 51, and Nathaniel Tuck, 29, former and current police officers from Florida, were charged with several offenses, including impeding official proceedings and disorde...
Illinois, Interrogation, Minors, Police, Politics

Illinois becomes the first state to bar police from lying to minors in interrogations

Illinois became the first state to bar police from lying to underage offenders during interrogations. Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill into law, including three other bills aimed at criminal justice reform. The legislation builds upon previous reforms spearheaded by former President Obama when he served as an Illinois senator. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
New York, News-freelancer, Police, Politics

Data suggests there may be thousands of cases of New York police breaking department guidelines, but consequences are rare

New York City police often face few consequences for violating use-of-force guidelines. An analysis of lawsuits and police oversight data shows the requency of these violations, from stop-and-frisk to chokeholds to strip searches. Ahead of New York's June 22 mayoral primary, crime reduction – rather than police reform – has largely taken center stage. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the early evening of January 17, 2014, Najee Garnett was leaving a friend's New York apartment, when a group of officers stopped and searched him, according to a lawsuit Garnett filed in 2015. The lawsuit alleged that, despite failing ...
capitol riot, Capitol Siege, Justice Department, Police, Politics

New bodycam video shows ex-NYPD cop wielding a flag pole and tackling a police officer during the Capitol riot

Thomas Webster, a former NYPD officer, has been charged with assaulting police in the Capitol riot. New body-camera video obtained by CNN shows Webster berating the officer and wielding a flag pole. He can be seen swinging the pole before charging at and tackling the officer to the ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. New body-camera footage released Thursday shows a former member of the New York City Police Department attacking a police officer in Washington, DC, during the January 6 Capitol insurrection.The footage, obtained by CNN, shows Thomas Webster wielding a flag pole while assaulting police, eventually char...