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Texas sheriff’s deputy struck, killed while conducting off-duty motorcycle escort
Houston County Sheriff's Office

Texas sheriff’s deputy struck, killed while conducting off-duty motorcycle escort

The Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office on Monday said one of its officers was struck and killed overnight while conducting an off-duty motorcycle escort. According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez, 45, was escorting a heavy load along a service road with others. He “was off his motorcycle, blocking the…MORE

Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over executive order making mask mandate optional
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Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over executive order making mask mandate optional

Seven school boards are challenging Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order banning mask mandates. The school boards of Alexandria City, Arlington County, Richmond City, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Hampton City and Prince William County filed a lawsuit with the Circuit Court for the County of Arlington, challenging the constitutionality of the executive order,…MORE

How New York City’s new mayor, a former NYPD captain, plans to combat gun violence
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How New York City’s new mayor, a former NYPD captain, plans to combat gun violence

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday announced details of his administration’s blueprint to combat gun violence, from increasing officers on patrol and combating the influx of guns into the city, to encouraging prosecutors to move forward earlier with gun charges.” The plan will leverage the New York Police Department with “targeted, precision policing,”…MORE

LA school district will require students to wear better masks for classes and sports
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LA school district will require students to wear better masks for classes and sports

Starting Monday, students and staff in the nation’s second-largest school district will be required to wear non-cloth masks that have a nose wire, including while participating in athletic activities, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced. Schools will provide surgical-style masks for students and employees who need them and they can only be removed…MORE

What we know about the 3 ex-police officers on trial this week for George Floyd’s death
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What we know about the 3 ex-police officers on trial this week for George Floyd’s death

One of the officers had been on the job four days. One was on his third shift ever. And Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was the field training officer for one of them. Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were responding to a…MORE

One of Derek Chauvin’s police colleagues plans to testify in federal trial for George Floyd’s death, attorney says
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One of Derek Chauvin’s police colleagues plans to testify in federal trial for George Floyd’s death, attorney says

One of the three former Minneapolis Police officers who helped Derek Chauvin restrain George Floyd in May 2020 plans to testify in his own defense at his federal trial, his attorney said in opening statements Monday. Thomas Lane, the rookie officer who held down Floyd’s legs during the fatal restraint, plans to take the stand…MORE

Former president of Florida International University says he caused ‘discomfort’ to a colleague in letter explaining abrupt resignation
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Former president of Florida International University says he caused ‘discomfort’ to a colleague in letter explaining abrupt resignation

Former Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg, who abruptly resigned Friday citing health concerns, acknowledged Sunday that his workplace conduct towards a colleague was part of his reasoning for stepping down. “I unintentionally created emotional (not physical) entanglement,” Rosenberg said in a statement shared by the university. “I have apologized. I apologize to you. I…MORE

Suspect arrested in connection to death of Tennessee deputy who was found shot in her burning home
Robertson County Sheriff's Office

Suspect arrested in connection to death of Tennessee deputy who was found shot in her burning home

A man was taken into custody Monday in Tennessee in connection with the death of a Robertson County Sheriff’s deputy who was found shot inside her burning home a day earlier. The man was arrested after an hourslong standoff with police who were attempting to serve a warrant at a home in Smyrna, just outside…MORE

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