Although the police don’t need the attorney general’s permission, they are asking for his office’s advice on whether they should release body cam videos before cases are prosecuted. And, he said, the rules aren’t clear.
So Neronha is seeking an advisory opinion from the state Supreme Court’s ethics advisory panel, because he said he wants to be able to tell police agencies that they can publicly release videos when police officers use force.
“The point of the letter [to the panel] is to give us the ethical guidance we need to turn it over,” he said. “Right now, our advice to police is we cannot advise to turn that over voluntarily, and perhaps not pursuant to [the state public records law] because of the accused.”
The decision will affect the public’s access to those videos.
For one, it would make a difference in a case in Providence, where a veteran
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking into reports that one of its officers wore an NYPD jacket that caused alarm for New York City residents, according to a report.
The agency said “police” is a “universally recognized symbol of law enforcement in most cultures.”
ICE PLANNING IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS IN SANCTUARY CITIES
“ICE officers are sworn federal law enforcement officers who enforce U.S. immigration laws created by Congress to keep this country safe. The word ‘POLICE’ is a universally recognized symbol of law enforcement in most cultures, an important distinction given that many of the individuals with whom ICE interacts are not native English speakers. Given the inherently dangerous nature of ICE officers’ work, their ability to quickly establish their identity as sworn law enforcement personnel could potentially mean the difference between life and death.”
Brooklyn residents in Fort Greene protested in front of the 88th police precinct Sunday
A drunken, tearful Brad Parscale sobs to a responding officer in the back of a police car and explains that he “couldn’t accept” that his wife won’t sleep with him in a newly released video.
“I just couldn’t accept she isn’t having sex with me. I couldn’t accept it,” Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, tells an officer as he sits in the back of a police car.
“She doesn’t?” the officer asks.
“No. Not in months. I just couldn’t accept it. I kept asking her,” Parscale says. “I’m filing for divorce tomorrow as soon as I get out of here. I’m gonna do this thing, whatever, and prove I’m not [expletive] crazy.”
The Daily Mail, the UK-based tabloid, obtained the police bodycam footage. In another video, an officer photographs bruises on Candice Parscale’s arms and a cut on her lip.
Kevin Graham, the former president of the Chicago Police Department’s largest union, was suspended from the organization for 3 years on Wednesday for leaving behind a tiny camera that continued to record in his old office while it was occupied by his successor, and not telling him about it, officials said.
Louisville police have released a batch of evidence from an investigation of the raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March. It raises new questions over why police targeted her home in an effort to prosecute her ex-boyfriend.
A police lieutenant who came to the scene after the shooting told investigators, “something really bad happened.”
The material includes more than 250 videos and more than 4,000 pages of documents. It was released Wednesday as the outcry for justice for Taylor continues.
Former Detective Brett Hankison pleaded not guilty to three counts of wanton endangerment for endangering the lives of three people in the neighboring apartment, the only charges that were filed by the grand jury reviewing Taylor’s death. Neither Hankison nor the two other officers involved in the fatal police shooting were charged directly with Taylor’s death.
One of the police body camera videos shows Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker outside
The police on Tuesday requested formal approval to interrogate Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel for allegedly violating multiple coronavirus-related laws.Only Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has the authority to allow a probe of a minister to go forward, and on Monday night a Justice Ministry spokesman said they had not yet received such a request.Although Gamliel had already admitted on Monday to violating limitations on movement during the lockdown and for a person, like her, who tested positive for the virus, the more severe allegations relate to whether she actively misled the Health Ministry in order to further violate quarantine restrictions.The difference in violations is some violations carry only a fine as a penalty whereas others could carry several years in jail for lying to the Health Ministry and active promotion of the virus.Gamliel found herself in hot water after violating coronavirus lockdown restrictions by traveling some 150 km. from her Tel
Police responded to the Hampton Inn around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 after a Cleveland woman, 22, initially reported someone was crawling out of her second-floor window. She later explained that she had met a Cleveland man, 28, in the parking lot and invited him up to her room, but when he became too intoxicated, she asked him to leave.
An argument ensued, and when the man punched her in the face, she struck him with a lamp before he fled with $200 that belonged to her. The desk clerk said he refused when the frantic suspect came to the lobby and asked to be let back in the room in order to retrieve the iPhone he had left behind, at which point he went out through the main entrance.
Police and hotel staff later found the room’s broken door knob
Police officers in England and Wales are to be told they can download the NHS Covid-19 app on to their personal smartphones and use them at work.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) issued the guidance after carrying out its own technical review of the software.
Individual officers and other police staff will be informed on Wednesday.
The NPCC had previously advised officers not to download the app on any device, while it reviewed its impact.
And they will still be told not to install it on work handsets.
These typically have their Bluetooth functionality disabled.
And the automated contact-tracing process relies on Bluetooth’s wireless signals.
An NPCC spokesman told BBC News some personnel involved in covert and special operations as well as other sensitive roles would also be told to consider not installing the app on any phone until further guidance was issued.