PETALUMA, Calif. - The Sonoma County Sheriff announced on Friday that he intends to fire a deputy seen on body-worn camera slamming a Petaluma man's head into a car while he was simultaneously being Tased because authorities thought he was driving a stolen green Honda, which in the end, turned out to be his.
"The entire situation is extremely troubling," Sheriff Mark Essick said. He said that if viewers were concerned at the way Deputy Charlie Blount handled the situation regarding David Ward, who died after the police interaction on Nov. 27, so was he.
As a result, Essick said he served Blount a notice of termination. Blount has been on administrative leave since Ward's death and he will remain on leave until the investigation is complete and the appeals process is over.
Newburgh city police unions on Friday accused City Councilman-at-Large Omari Shakur of making threats and using “abusive” vulgar language toward a police detective and another officer during an incident Tuesday.
The Police Superior Officers Association, a union for high-ranking Newburgh officers, said in a statement that Shakur told a detective, “I’m your (expletive) boss,” and threatened to run over another uniformed officer, telling him to “pull your gun out (expletive) ’cause I’m getting ready to go at you.”
Shakur, elected to his council position in November, did not respond Friday to multiple phone calls from the Times Herald-Record requesting comment.
Efforts to reach city police Chief Doug Solomon were unsuccessful Friday.
A Newburgh city police detective was driving on Carpenter when he saw a vehicle parked in the roadway in the opposite lane of traffic, Rivera said.
The officer blew his car horn to try to get the driver to move into one of the several open parking spots in the area, Rivera said.
When the car didn’t move, the detective exited his vehicle and approached the driver, who was Shakur, Rivera said.
That’s when the altercation between Shakur and the police broke out, Rivera said.
A man reportedly threatened to his parents and police, resulting in a police shooting Sunday afternoon near Valley View Blvd and Cactus Avenue.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said dispatch received an unknown trouble call at 1:28 p.m. During the call, police said no one spoke but a man could be heard in the background making threats.
Enterprise area command officer Andre Mitre and her partner arrived to the scene and knocked on the front door. Police said an elderly man walked out and informed the officers his wife was still inside with her son. 38-year-old Cory Iturribarria, who lived with them.
“The elderly male expressed to the officers his concern about Mr. Itturbarria’s mental state and he informed officers that he was armed with a shotgun and a handgun,” said assistant Sheriff Chris Jones.
The elderly man also told police that Iturribarra also threatened to him, his wife and police if they arrived to the scene.
Police said Mitre could see through the screen door and began issuing commands to Iturribarria.
During this time, police said Iturrbarria opened the screen door and stepped out holding the shotgun in and the pistol in his hands. As he did this, he raised those firearms toward officer Mitre.
Police said that’s when officer Mitre fired five rounds striking Iturribarria multiple times.
Iturriburria was taken into custody and transported to the hospital. Police said he was in serious but stable condition.
Owen Shroyer attended the Bernie rally in Austin Texas, but a violent mob of Bernie supporters surrounded him and attacked a member of the Infowars crew, highlighting the violence promoted by the radical left in America.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur(d) just can't understand why the FBI isn't entrapping white people. Is this what Katy goes to sleep dreaming about? Rounding up the white man?
“When you’re looking at ISIS or you’re looking at radical Islamic terrorism, I covered a number of stories where the FBI would track young kids or young men and they would talk to them online and say ‘you know, here’s how you build a bomb,’ or ‘here’s where you get your bomb making materials,’ and they track that person as that person radicalized and then arrested them before they could do anything bad,” Tur said. “Why is the same not being done for white extremists or is the same being done and we just don’t know about it?”
“Mad” Mike Hughes, the flat-Earther daredevil who once propelled himself over 1,800 feet above the Mojave Desert in a homemade rocket, has died while attempting a similar stunt, according to reports. He was 64.
The launch, which was meant for a new Science Channel series called “Homemade Astronauts,” was supposed to have rocketed Hughes up to 5,000 feet into the air, the TV network said.
In case you've missed it, it's not the Coronavirus that's turning China and the world economy upsidedown, it's the Chinese authoritarian tactics that have made everything so much worse. Welcome to communism in case you need to be reminded.