Trayon Christian, 19, was arrested after he bought a $360 designer belt because the shop assistant didn’t believe he could afford it. (Facebook Photo) by Deepti HajelaAssocitated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group said Thursday it was seeking a meeting with the CEO of Barneys New York in the wake of racial profiling claims by two shoppers at the high-end department store.
Former Pittsburgh police Chief Nathan Harper, right, walks past news photographers as he arrives at Federal Court where he pleaded guilty on federal charges on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former city police Chief Nathan Harper pleaded guilty to federal charges that he conspired to steal police funds deposited into unauthorized credit union accounts and willfully failed to file income tax returns.
Martha Williams sobs as she asks for answers in the death of her daughter, Malissa, at a community meeting about the shooting deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, December 14, 2012 in East Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Gus Chan/File) by John SeewerAssociated Press Writer A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland nearly a year ago has led to suspensions for 63 patrol officers who violated orders and department rules, the city’s police chief said Tuesday. A fleeing driver and passenger were killed when officers fired 137 shots at them in the 23-minute chase that involved five dozen cruisers and wove through residential neighborhoods before ending in gunfire.
An Ohio County Sherriff Department deputy secures an area in front of the Federal Buildng in Wheeling, West Virginia Wedneday, Oct. 9, 2013, following a shooting outside the courthouse. (AP Photo/Wheeling News Register & The Intelligencer, Scott McCloskey) by Vicki Smith Associated Press Writer WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Security was tight Thursday at a West Virginia federal courthouse, a day after it was peppered with gunfire by an ex-police officer who neighbors say had recently revealed that he had cancer.
Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks to the media outside the home of her sister Valarie, left, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sisters of a woman fatally shot by police in Washington after she tried to ram her car through a White House barrier say she wasn’t delusional and suggest she may have been fleeing danger when she was killed. Valarie Carey said in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday that perhaps her sister, Miriam Carey, was afraid and fleeing with a 13-month-old child in her car when she was killed on Thursday. Another sister, retired New York City police officer Amy Carey-Jones, suggests police overreacted or were negligent. The sisters also disputed officials’ account that Miriam Carter was under the delusion that President Barack Obama was communicating with her. Amy Carey-Jones said it’s “not the Miriam we knew.”
Actors Dennis White and Cherie Johnson pose together for a photo on September 27. (Photo/Cherie Johnson/iReport) by Katie Hawkins-Gaar and Alan Duke (CNN) — Hollywood couple Cherie Johnson and Dennis White say they were improperly stopped by police, put in handcuffs, and harshly questioned during a recent weekend getaway in South Carolina. They claim the incident took place because of their race. Johnson, best known for her roles in TV shows “Punky Brewster” and “Family Matters,” and White, from the movie “Notorious,” are speaking out about their treatment by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on September 22.
ANDREW LEE PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man whose business was closed in a city zoning dispute must serve two years’ probation for filing a false protection-from-abuse order against a Pittsburgh police commander.
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