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Black Police Officer Fired For Posting T-Shirt On Instagram, Files Lawsuit

A New Jersey state trooper lost his job after posting a T-shirt to Instagram to support his cousin’s clothing company. The shirt was printed with the words “Black Excellence,” and featured nine portraits of African-American women who played a pivotal role in history, such as Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Another woman featured, pictured on the lower right, was Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a state trooper in 1973. The women were not identified by name on the T-shirt.

Officer Nyron Harris said he didn’t recognize or realize that Shakur was featured on the shirt. However, his peers on the force were enraged and in the end, he lost his job because of that Instagram post, according to a lawsuit that Harris is filing.

Harris calls the Instagram post an “honest mistake.” According to New Jersey.com, his lawsuit claims that his firing violates

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Police Officer Nyron Harris Fired For Posting T-Shirt On Insta | Crime …

A New Jersey state trooper lost his job after posting a T-shirt to Instagram to support his cousin’s clothing company. The shirt was printed with the words “Black Excellence,” and featured nine portraits of African-American women who played a pivotal role in history, such as Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Another woman featured, pictured on the lower right, was Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a state trooper in 1973. The women were not identified by name on the T-shirt.

Officer Nyron Harris said he didn’t recognize or realize that Shakur was featured on the shirt. However, his peers on the force were enraged and in the end, he lost his job because of that Instagram post, according to a lawsuit that Harris is filing.

Harris calls the Instagram post an “honest mistake.” According to New Jersey.com, his lawsuit claims that his firing violates

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‘Real Housewives’ Star Luann De Lesseps Arrested For Assaulting Police Officer: ‘I’m Going To Kill You All’

Luann de Lesseps is known for being “The Countess” on “Real Housewives of New York City.” The reality star landed behind bars in Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday morning, according to CNN. She was arrested on multiple charges including battery of an officer and disorderly intoxication.

According to CNN, De Lesseps allegedly kicked a police officer while intoxicated. She said, “I’m going to kill you all,” per testimony shared by the assistant state attorney. A judge released the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer without bond.

The 52-year-old told People that being in Palm Beach brought up “long-buried emotions” since her ill-fated marriage to Tom D’Agostino. The two wed there last year following a whirlwind courtship that many of her reality star co-stars questioned. 

“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” de Lesseps told People in

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Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Unarmed Dad Who Was Begging For His Life: ‘Please Don’t Kill Me’

An ex-officer has been found not guilty for killing an unarmed dad. According to AZ Central, former Mesa police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford of Maricopa County was determined not guilty of second-degree murder charges.

The charges related to a fatal incident on January 18, 2016 in which 26-year-old Daniel Shaver was confronted by six police officers at a La Quinta Inn Suites hallway. They were attending to call about an armed man at the building. Shaver was reportedly was kneeling, crying and begging not to be shot. The incident was captured on two police on-body cameras. The video is seen below per Daily Mail. It appears that Shaver was confused trying to follow the officers’ instructions. Shaver began to cry and said, “Please don’t shoot me.” He crawled towards the officers and then raised his right hand near his waistband. That’s when Brailsford fired.

Brailsford claimed that he fired his gun five times when he

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Video Captures Horrific Moment Police Officer Shoots Ex-Girlfriend, Then Himself

On Friday, police in Boynton Beach, Florida released a partial video of a Florida sheriff shooting his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The disturbing moment that Deputy Michael DeMarco confronted Yuly Solano, who was out walking her dog Coco, was caught on surveillance footage. The incident happened on Oct. 12, three weeks after the couple broke up, according to police documents.

In the clip, Solano can be seen holding her face in fear when her ex approaches her not far from her condominium. According to the documents, DeMarco told Solano as he took out his gun,  “You treat me worse than a dog.”

Then, he shot Solano multiple times before shooting himself both in his chest and head, the New York Daily News reports.

Miraculously, Solano survived the ordeal despite being shot in the forearm and twice in the chest. She has undergone multiple surgeries and is currently recovering

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Video Captures Horrific Moment Police Officer Shoots Ex-Girlfriend …

On Friday, police in Boynton Beach, Florida released a partial video of a Florida sheriff shooting his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The disturbing moment that Deputy Michael DeMarco confronted Yuly Solano, who was out walking her dog Coco, was caught on surveillance footage. The incident happened on Oct. 12, three weeks after the couple broke up, according to police documents.

In the clip, Solano can be seen holding her face in fear when her ex approaches her not far from her condominium. According to the documents, DeMarco told Solano as he took out his gun,  “You treat me worse than a dog.”

Then, he shot Solano multiple times before shooting himself both in his chest and head, the New York Daily News reports.

Miraculously, Solano survived the ordeal despite being shot in the forearm and twice in the chest. She has undergone multiple surgeries and is currently recovering

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Police Officer Accidentally Filmed Himself Planting Cocaine In Suspect’s Wallet

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been caught on camera allegedly planting cocaine on a suspect. As CBS Los Angeles shares, body camera footage presented in court during a hearing on Thursday appears to show an officer putting cocaine in a suspect’s wallet when he was arrested after a hit-and-run accident.

Fifty-two-year-old Ronald Shields was arrested and charged with a hit-and-run vehicle collision, having a gun in his trunk and possession of cocaine. In the arrest report, officer Samuel Lee says the cocaine was found in Shields’ left front pocket. He also corroborated that report in his court testimony. The arrest video, however, seems to tell a different story.

In the video, Lee is seen searching the suspect. Another officer, identified as Gaxiola, then picks up Shields’ wallet from the street and appears to put a small bag with white powder in it (which later tested positive for cocaine).

After putting the bag in the

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First Officer To Arrive At Maura Murray’s Crash Site Debunks ‘Witness A”s Account

On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” “Witness A” spoke on camera. For years, one eyewitness of the crash scene has kept her identity protected from the public for years.

“It didn’t feel like it would be safe for me to do that because obviously something bad happened,” Karen McNamara said. Now, she decided it would be safer to reveal her identity.

“But, they know who I am because I called and told them who I am so then I thought it would be safer if people knew who I am.”

By “they,” McNamara means the police.

“I feel it’s risky to say on camera but I don’t totally trust the police,” she said.

Why? Because she reported seeing a police SUV on the crash scene. The SUV was marked 001.

“They (police) asked me if I was sure it was 001. I

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First Officer To Arrive At Maura Murray’s Crash Site Debunks – Oxygen

On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” “Witness A” spoke on camera. For years, one eyewitness of the crash scene has kept her identity protected from the public for years.

“It didn’t feel like it would be safe for me to do that because obviously something bad happened,” Karen McNamara said. Now, she decided it would be safer to reveal her identity.

“But, they know who I am because I called and told them who I am so then I thought it would be safer if people knew who I am.”

By “they,” McNamara means the police.

“I feel it’s risky to say on camera but I don’t totally trust the police,” she said.

Why? Because she reported seeing a police SUV on the crash scene. The SUV was marked 001.

“They (police) asked me if I was sure it was 001. I

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Utah Police Officer Fired For Roughing Up, Arresting Nurse Who Was Just Doing Her Job

The Salt Lake City police detective, Jeff Payne, who was caught on video aggressively arresting a nurse who was trying to protect an unconscious patient has been fired. Additionally, his watch commander James Tracy was demoted from lieutenant to officer, according to the Washington Post.

The actions were taken after internal review by the Salt Lake City Police Department was conducted. That review concluded that Payne and Tracey violated department policy.

“I have lost faith and confidence in your ability to continue to serve as a member of the Salt Lake City Police Department,” Chief Mike Brown stated in a termination letter to Payne. That letter was published by the Deseret News. “I am deeply troubled by your lack of sound, professional judgment and your discourteous, disrespectful and unwarranted behavior, which unnecessarily escalated a situation that could and should have been resolved in a manner far different from the course

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