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    Anthony Carpenter, 42, was charged with murder of an off-duty officer and arrested by the Memphis Police Department gang unit on Tuesday A man was arrested, accused of ambushing and shooting a Mississippi sheriff's lieutenant who was leaving home to go to work Monday, authorities said.  Anthony Carpenter, 42, was charged with attempted murder of an off-duty officer and arrested by the Memphis Police Department gang unit on Tuesday. Around 6 a.m. Monday, a DeSoto County Sheriff's Office lieutenant was driving in his personal car to work from his home in Olive Branch, about 26 miles southeast of Memphis. Police said Carpenter blocked the victim's driveway and shot him once. The victim fled his car and ran into the woods nearby to escape from the suspect. Carpenter fled the scene, police said.  The lieutenant was taken to a hospital, but has since been discharged.  'Our officer is in good spirits and recovering,' Memphis Police Department spokesperson Lt. Bill Kaiser said in a statement.   Carpenter will be extradited to DeSoto County, where the investigation will take place.  Investigators in Memphis and DeSoto said...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth worker at a federal women’s prison in California has been charged with sexually abusing an inmate. His arrest comes months after the prison’s warden was arrested on similar charges. James Theodore Highhouse, a corrections worker and chaplain at FCI Dublin, was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse of a ward, abusive sexual contact and making false statements to investigators. Prosecutors allege Highhouse engaged in sexual acts with a female inmate on multiple occasions between May 2018 and February 2019. Highhouse then lied to investigators from the FBI and Justice Department Inspector General’s office when they asked him about the alleged sexual misconduct, prosecutors said. In interviews on Feb. 21, 2019, Highhouse knowingly made false statements denied engaging in sexual acts with the inmate, prosecutors said. Court records did not list a lawyer for Highhouse and no telephone number for him was listed in an online directory. Highouse is the latest latest employee of the federal Bureau of Prisons charged with criminal wrongdoing in a prison system that has been rife with corruption and misconduct. The...
    Federal officials have charged a 40-year-old woman for her role in attempting to steal nearly $2 million in COVID-19 unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Yohauris Rodriguez Hernandez was arrested in Orange County on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Goshen and now faces a host of federal charges in connection to her role in a COVID-19 unemployment benefit scheme. It is alleged that Hernandez and a co-conspirator attempted to steal more than $1.9 million from the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) and other states’ agencies tasked with the administration of unemployment benefits. US Attorney Damian Williams said that between February 2020 and December 2020, Hernandez and her co-conspirator allegedly engaged in a scheme to obtain COVID-19 unemployment benefits through the fraudulent filing and verification of applications using the names and social security numbers of at least 100 other people. Law enforcement investigators were first alerted to the scheme when the two fled a Westchester hotel in Yonkers in December 2020, leaving behind their room with more than 500 pieces of NYS DOL mail containing information and NYS DOL-issued...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The state trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death will begin months later than originally scheduled. On Wednesday, the Hennepin County Court ruled that the joint trial will now start on June 13. All parties previously motioned for a continuance, filed on the grounds that continuance would “be in the interests of justice.” READ MORE: Media Groups Protest Restrictions For Federal Trial Of Ex-Officers Charged In George Floyd's DeathThe decision comes as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng also face a federal trial for depriving Floyd of his civil rights, which is set to begin Thursday. READ MORE: Experts Expect 3 MPD Officers Federally Charged In George Floyd’s Death To TestifyIn the state trial, Thao, Lane and Kueng are charged with aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin, another former Minneapolis officer, in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. Last April, Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder for fatally kneeling on Floyd’s neck outside a south Minneapolis convenience store, even though Floyd repeatedly told the officer he couldn’t...
    Shocking new video has emerged in connection with the bizarre arrest of Malik McDowell, showing the Cleveland Browns defensive tackle charging naked at a Florida police officer and pummeling the deputy before being tasered and arrested outside a nearby preschool.   McDowell has since been released on $27,000 bond after being charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and exposing his sex organs in public. He was previously arrested in 2019 for DUI and assaulting police in Michigan, and remains on probation for that conviction.  Footage of the naked McDowell charging at the officer supports an arrest report, obtained by DailyMail.com, that claims the Browns star was violent and may have left the deputy with a permanent eye injury. One arresting officer said the 6-foot-6, 295-pound McDowell was tasered during the violent arrest, which took place following reports of a nude man walking near the preschool.  TMZ also published contrasting footage on Wednesday, showing McDowell casually greeting people at the gym and sharing a few hugs less than an hour before the arrest. A source...
    DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Former Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey has been sentenced to two years in prison for accepting nearly $36,000 in bribe payments in connection with a towing corruption investigation. Spivey, 48, pleaded guilty last year and resigned from his role, which he held from 2009. READ MORE: Ford Recalls 200K Vehicles Over Brake Light ProblemsHis case was the first charged in “Operation Northern Hook,” which looked into corruption within the government and Detroit Police Department relating to the towing industry, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. A total of five people have been charged. Andre Spivey | Credit: City of Detroit “Public corruption undermines the faith of the people in their leaders. Public officials who take bribes will be punished, and I am determined to take every action to root out corruption within the City of Detroit or anywhere else in this district where we find it,” said U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison. Officials say Spivey accepted the money from an undercover federal law enforcement officer and a confidential source of information for the FBI. Between...
    A Texas teen has been charged in connection to the murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend, who authorities say was shot 22 times last week after she learned of her boyfriend's affair. Frank Deleon, 17, was arrested Monday in the murder of Diamond Alvarez, Houston police said.  TEXAS AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE DOUBLE MURDER-SUICIDE "I didn’t even ask who it was, I already knew it was him," Alvarez’s mother, Anna Machado, told FOX26 Houston, adding that she is "in pain." Frank Deleon, 17, was arrested Monday in the murder of 16-year-old Diamond Alvarez, Houston police said.  (Houston Police Department) Alvarez was killed after learning Deleon was having a romantic relationship with another girl and agreeing to meet him at a park on the 5100 block of Markwood Lane near her home, according to police. The teen was walking her dog when she was killed. Deleon appeared in court on Tuesday, where prosecutors said Diamond was shot 22 times, mostly in the back, according to the station. Prosecutors said that Deleon appeared to be planning to leave for an extended time and...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A hearing was scheduled Wednesday to determine if there is enough evidence to require a former Long Beach Unified School District safety officer to stand trial on a murder charge stemming from an 18-year-old woman’s fatal shooting last year. Long Beach police at the scene of a fatal shooting by a Long Beach Unified School District safety officer on Sept. 27, 2021. (Brittany Murray/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images) Eddie Gonzalez, who was fired by the LBUSD about a week after shooting Manuela “Mona” Rodriguez in the head on the afternoon of Sept. 27 as she sat inside a moving car, was charged a month later with her killing. He pleaded not guilty at a Dec. 8 court hearing. Rodriguez was shot near Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue, near Millikan High School, and was on life support until Oct. 5. The woman, who was the mother of an infant son, was in the front passenger seat of a car that was being driven away from the scene of an altercation when the shooting occurred shortly after 3...
    Sharon Hill Police officers Brian Devaney, Sean Dolan, and Devon Smith have been charged in connection with the death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility. After six long months, the family of 8-year-old Fanta Bility has found some small piece of justice. The little girl was killed on Aug. 21 when gunfire broke out at a high school football game.  On Tuesday, three officers were charged with manslaughter in Bility’s shooting death, which happened when the officers fired toward a car they mistakenly believed was the source of shots they claim were fired at them. The officers fired 25 shots. Jack Stollsteimer, the district attorney in Delaware County, said in a statement that Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan, and Brian Devaney of the Police Department in Sharon Hill, a Philadelphia suburb, were each charged with 12 counts, including both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. “We have now concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that it was, in fact, shots from the officers that struck and killed Fanta Bility and injured three others,” Stollsteimer said. The officers were placed on administrative leave following the shooting. On...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection to a shooting near a liquor store in north Minneapolis last year. Gregory D. Hamilton was charged Tuesday with second-degree riot armed with a dangerous weapon and possession of ammo and a firearm in the Hennepin County District Court in connection to the shooting of a volunteer who was part of the “21 Days of Peace” event on June 16. READ MORE: Man Arrested In Connection To St. Paul's 3rd Homicide Of The YearAccording to the complaint, Minneapolis police say officers responded to a shooting near Merwin Liquors at Lyndale and Broadway Avenues around 5 p.m. and found a woman who was shot. Officers say the woman was a volunteer from the Shiloh Temple and had set up a snow cone tent on the west side of the parking lot of the liquor store. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with four gunshot wounds. Officers spoke with the woman at the hospital and said she saw a commotion near the Walgreens and then heard gunshots coming from the...
    Three people are facing charges after authorities on Long Island reported that a search warrant uncovered firearms and large quantities of MDMA and marijuana.  The Nassau County Police Department reported that officers executed a search warrant at a home on Glenmore Avenue in Hempstead. During the search, authorities reportedly found the following: A loaded semi-automatic handgun  A loaded revolver  Marijuana MDMA  United States currency. NCPD said three residents of the home, 28-year-old Angelica Rustin, 34-year-old Devon Fenner and 28-year-old Rasheed Bullen, were arrested at about 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Police said the three defendants are known Blood gang members. Police said Bullen was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Rustin was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, police said. Fenner was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, NCPD said. The three defendants were scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, Jan. 14, NCPD said.
    SANTA ANA  — Charges have been filed against a man who allegedly punched two medical assistants at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Southern California and groped a nurse providing him medical care, prosecutors said. Charges of misdemeanor battery and resisting arrested were filed against Thomas Apollo, 44, of Poway, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Tuesday. Apollo faces arraignment on March 30. No attorney was listed for him on the court’s website. According to prosecutors, Apollo was asked to leave the Families Together clinic in Tustin on Dec. 30 after he refused to wear a mask. He allegedly called the clinic workers “murderers” and directed expletives at workers who asked him to put on a mask or go outside. Prosecutors said Apollo punched one assistant five times, hit another twice and then was pinned down by bystanders until police arrived. Related Articles N95 masks to be distributed free to public Forty Santa Clara County firefighters want exemptions from COVID booster mandate Think COVID is becoming like the flu? Here’s how...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Cleveland Browns’ defensive tackle Malik McDowell bonded out of Broward’s jail after he was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, and exposure of sexual organs in public. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said McDowell, who was naked, was first spotted walking around in the 200 block of Hillsboro Technology Drive in Deerfield Beach. READ MORE: Cleveland Browns DT Malik McDowell Bonds Out After Being Arrested In South Florida On Public Exposure Charge“It’s very rare that there is ever anyone in this area on foot, this is not a foot trafficked place, this is not a shopping center,” said Linda Legunn. She owns a spa on the block. “It’s scary, I mean these hotels, we’re surrounded here at this spa by seven hotels within walking distance and it’s very rare that we have an occurrence where anything serious goes on,” said Legunn. McDowell is also accused of walking onto the parking lot of a children’s learning center while school was in session. “We immediately put the center...
    A Kentucky woman is being charged with the murder of her infant son whose body was discovered back in October, following the results of a medical examiner's report.The 5-month-old baby was found dead in a Trigg County home on Oct. 26 from acute methamphetamine intoxication, according to a Kentucky State Police report finalized last month. The baby's mother, 28-year-old Shaylynn Curtis, was indicted on a murder charge following the presentation of the case to a grand jury. She is currently in the Christian County Jail.FLORIDA JOGGER USED MARTIAL ARTS TO FIGHT OFF ATTACKER WHO WANTED HIS BODY FOR ‘FANTASIES’ Kentucky mother charged with murder after baby dies from methamphetamine intoxication. (Kentucky State Police) How the baby ingested the drug was not detailed in the KSP press release.MERRICK GARLAND STRUGGLES TO GET ON TOP OF VIOLENT CRIME SPIKECurtis was initially charged with abuse of a corpse after a preliminary investigation revealed the baby passed away during the night of Oct. 25 in a home where she was living.Detectives say Curtis drove to a friend's house with the dead infant. Upon returning...
    A juvenile has been arrested for allegedly making a series of phone calls threatening violence at an area school. The incident took place on Monday, Jan. 10, when the New York State Police along with other police agencies, responded to the SS Seward Institute High School in Orange County in the village of Florida. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, the school had received a series of phone calls suggesting there was a threat of violence at the school. The Florida Union Free School District implemented its lockdown and eventually evacuation procedures, Nevel said. All students were safely accounted for and removed from the building. Law enforcement arrived and searched the building and it was determined that the threat was not credible, Nevel said. A follow-up investigation led to the arrest of a juvenile who was charged with falsely reporting an incident. Agencies that assisted state police included:  Village of Florida Police Department Warwick Police Department Orange County Sheriff’s Office Village of Chester Police Department Town of Chester Police Department Woodbury Police Department
    TUSTIN (CBSLA) — A Poway man faces charges of battery and resisting arrest for attacking two medical assistants at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Tustin and groping a nurse who was trying to treat his injuries. Thomas Apollo, 44, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest in connection with the Dec. 30 melee at the Families Together clinic. He had been asked to leave because he refused to wear a mask, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. READ MORE: Vigil Held For ‘Dedicated, Outstanding, Compassionate’ Nurse Killed In Bus Stop Attack Near Union Station (credit: CBS) Apollo reacted by calling the clinic workers “murderers,” and punching one of the medical assistants five times, and another twice, prosecutors said. Several bystanders pinned Apollo down until police arrived, and prosecutors say he then refused to follow commands from the arriving officers. They had to use a taser to subdue him so he could be handcuffed, prosecutors said. READ MORE: Biden Administration To Give Out 400 Million Free N95 MasksAt OC Global Medical Center, prosecutors say Apollo went...
    OAKLAND — In an ongoing scandal that has affected all levels of the Bay Area’s sole federal prison, another staffer at FCI Dublin has been charged with sexual abuse of an incarcerated woman, court records show. James T. Highhouse, described in court records as a “corrections worker and chaplain” at the all-women federal prison, has been charged with five federal offenses, four of which relate to alleged sexual abuse of a woman who was incarcerated at FCI Dublin. The fifth count alleges Highhouse lied to federal authorities when the abuse came to light. Highhouse has not been detained, and has not yet made his first court appearance, according to court records. Highhouse faces up to 15 years in federal prison if convicted. The charging documents allege that Highhouse abused a single victim during a time period that started in May 15, 2018 and ended Feb. 9, 2019, according to court records. Less than two weeks later, on Feb. 21, 2019, Highhouse allegedly lied to the FBI and Office of the Inspector General. Highhouse is only the latest FCI Dublin employee...
    Shawn Laval Smith, the suspected killer of 24-year-old UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer, has a decade-long criminal history that spans both coasts. Los Angeles police have launched a hunt for Smith, 31, after Kupfer was found stabbed to death at her furniture store job last week. Smith remained on the loose early Wednesday and police have said that he should be considered armed and dangerous. LOS ANGELES POLICE ID SHAWN LAVAL SMITH AS SUSPECTED KILLER OF BRIANNA KUPFER Smith has a lengthy rap sheet with previous charges out of California, North Carolina and South Carolina. Online records show at least 11 arrests in Charleston, S.C., dating back to 2010, including a pending case for allegedly discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle on Nov. 13, 2019.  A series of mugshots showing Shawn Laval Smith from past arrests. ( ) In this case, Smith was accused of firing a flare gun into a car occupied by a man and his child. Records show he was released on Nov. 23, 2019, after posting $50,000 bond. The last court action was March 2020....
    Three Pennsylvania police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after an 8-year-old girl was fatally shot by an officer at a football game in Sharon Hill, Pa. Sharon Hill police officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were charged with 12 counts of manslaughter and reckless endangerment, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said in a statement on Tuesday. The charges come after the officers responded on Aug. 27 to two teenagers who were involved in a separate gunfight. However, the officers' bullets, not that of the other gunmen, were what killed 8-year-old Fanta Bility and injured three others, the district attorney stated. “From the moment the call came in on August 27th, my team of investigators and prosecutors has worked tirelessly to achieve justice for Fanta and the other victims of that tragic night. Today’s charges are a big step forward in that process,” Stollsteimer said in a statement. The people involved in the initial altercation, a 16-year-old and 18-year-old, also face charges, though the district attorney added that he had withdrawn murder charges against them. The...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman was arrested in Las Vegas in connection to what authorities call the largest unemployment fraud scheme discovered within Sacramento County, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Jamie Williams-Major, 35, faces 166 charges for an Employment Development Department scheme that totaled more that $2.75 million. READ MORE: US Plans $50B Wildfire Fight Where Forests Meet NeighborhoodsAccording to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Williams-Major filed 166 unemployment claims using the names of identity theft victims and inmates throughout the state of California. READ MORE: Fire Destroys Trailer Parked In Downtown SacramentoWilliams-Major was first arrested last April along with six other people who were inmates, prosecutors said. Investigators discovered the seven suspects had conducted an EDD fraud scheme that gained them more that $250,000. However, in the following investigation, it was discovered through contents on Williams-Major’s cell phone that the alleged unemployment fraud scheme was more than 10 times larger that previously thought, prosecutors said. MORE NEWS: California College Students Will Be Offered $10K For Public ServiceAn arrest warrant was again issued for Williams-Major. She was located and arrested in...
    KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. -- A man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday.The jury came back with the verdict less than two hours, including a break for pizza, after the closing arguments in the trial of Rakayo Vinson, 25, who was charged in the deaths of 24-year-old Cedric Gaston; 26-year-old Atkeem Stevenson; and 22-year-old Kevin Donaldson, all of Kenosha.Authorities said Vinson and Donaldson exchanged punches earlier in the evening at the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers. Surveillance video later shows Vinson walking to the patio of the bar and opening fire before fleeing. He exchanged gunfire outside tavern with Donaldson, who later died at a hospital.RELATED: Somers House shooting: Man, 24, charged in Kenosha Co. mass shooting that that killed 3Vinson was convicted of three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, the Kenosha News reported. Each count carries a mandatory life prison sentence."It's three (life sentences) and three 60-year sentences," Kenosha County...
    DETROIT -- California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in the United States for a fatal crash involving a motorist who was using a partially automated driving system. Los Angeles County prosecutors filed the charges in October, but they came to light only last week.The driver, Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, has pleaded not guilty. Riad, a limousine service driver, is free on bail while the case is pending.The misuse of Autopilot, which can control steering, speed and braking, has occurred on numerous occasions and is the subject of investigations by two federal agencies. The filing of charges in the California crash could serve notice to drivers who use systems like Autopilot that they cannot rely on them to control vehicles.The criminal charges aren't the first involving an automated driving system, but they are the first to involve a widely used driver...
    MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — Three Sharon Hill police officers each face a slew of charges in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl who was shot by police while at a high school football game over the summer. A grand jury found the officers collectively fired their guns more than two dozen times, injuring four people and leaving 8-year-old Fanta Bility dead. Sharon Hill police officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney are each charged with 12 counts of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in connection to the death of Fanta, plus the wounding of three others, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said Tuesday. READ MORE: Police Search For Suspects After Armed Robbery At Oxford Circle Wawa“These officers made a split-second decision to return fire. We trust them to get that decision right and they got it horribly wrong,” Stollsteimer said. The DA says the incident happened after the Academy Park-Pennsbury football game on Aug. 27. That’s when witnesses told police 18-year-old Hasein Strand and 16-year-old Angelo “AJ” Ford got into a verbal fight before initially firing...
    A homeless man was charged Tuesday in the killing of Los Angeles emergency room nurse who was attacked last week near the city's Union Station. Sandra Shells, 70, suffered a fractured skull in the attack on Thursday and police said they located Kerry Bell, the 48-year-old suspect, not far from the scene. "Sandra Shells unselfishly dedicated her life to caring for others in their time of need," George Gascón, the city's district attorney, said in a news release. "To lose such a valuable member of our community is tragic, and my office will hold accountable the person responsible for her death." LARRY ELDER BLASTS LA PROSECUTOR FOLLOWING MURDER IN MAXINE WATERS' NEIGHBORHOOD People wait in line to get the COVID-19 test at Union Station on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) The attack occurred at a bus stop shortly after 5 a.m., as Shells was on her way back to work at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, the release added. Bell...
    A man was charged Tuesday with the murder of a 70-year-old nurse who was attacked while waiting for a bus at downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station last week, prosecutors said. Kerry Bell, 48, was taken into custody shortly after Sandra Shells was punched in an unprovoked attack Thursday morning, causing her to fall and strike her head at East Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Vignes Street, police said. She died of her injuries days after the attack. At 5:15 a.m., Shells was waiting for a bus to L.A. County-USC Medical Center, where she worked for 38 years. Investigators said Bell, who is homeless, was apprehended 90 minutes later while sleeping near the scene of the attack. In September 2020, Bell was arrested in L.A. on suspicion of battery upon a transportation official. He was charged with the misdemeanor last year. LAPD detectives said Bell had numerous arrests in other states. Police Chief Michel Moore called Shells’ death “a tragic and senseless murder.” “We can and must do better,” Moore said Tuesday. “This victim lived her life for others. We...
                 Melissa Goodwin, a Nashville woman who was a top executive at the T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research, allegedly embezzled almost $4 million, according to a release from the Department of Justice. The foundation receives in-kind donations from celebrities in the music industry. The organization auctions these items or experiences in order to fund cancer research. According to the group’s website, it focuses on “innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer” and has raised more than $280 million for research grants. Goodwin worked for the organization for approximately 15 years, becoming executive vice president and general manager from 2018 until July 2020. Because of her authority, she allegedly used a credit card from the foundation in her own name to purchase tickets to notable events, like concerts or sporting events. These purchases were not for business authorized by the foundation. According to the DOJ, she would then use a third party to sell the tickets. “Goodwin provided these tickets to an individual in New York City who owned and operated a charity auction business....
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citing the risks of the pandemic, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has restricted the number of people who may be in his courtroom for the proceedings against Tou Thao, J. Kueng and Thomas Lane on charges that they deprived Floyd of his rights while acting under government authority. Jury selection begins Thursday. Magnuson has also restricted how much can be seen on a closed-circuit feed of the proceedings, which will be relayed to overflow rooms where only a limited number of journalists and members of the public can watch. READ MORE: Experts Expect 3 MPD Officers Federally Charged In George Floyd’s Death To TestifyIn keeping with longstanding federal court rules, the proceedings will not be livestreamed or broadcast to the public, in contrast to last year’s murder trial in state court of Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis officer who kept Floyd pinned...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of attacking and killing a 70-year-old woman at a Los Angeles bus stop was charged Tuesday with murder, while LA officials offered a $250,000 reward in the unrelated stabbing death of a 24-year-old woman across town. Sandra Shells was attacked last Thursday at a downtown bus stop near Union Station while on her way to work as a nurse at LA County-USC Medical Center, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. Shells fell backward and hit her head on the ground. She died Sunday at a hospital. The Los Angeles Times reported that a homeless man was arrested not far from the station and booked for investigation of attempted murder. Kerry Bell, 48, was charged with murder in Shells’ death. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney. Meanwhile a $250,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of stabbing Brianna Kupfer while she worked at a furniture store. A customer found Kupfer, 24, dead on the floor Thursday afternoon,...
    SAN JOSE – A 19-year-old Pittsburg man has been charged in connection with two smash-and-grab burglaries of a South Bay sneaker store late last year, prosecutors said. Gregory Jefferson was slated to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on charges related to organized retail theft, commercial burglary, grand theft, possession of stolen property and assault weapons, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Prosecutors said Jefferson was among a group of 18 people who forced their way into the Fix Kicks store at the Santa Clara Town Center around 1 a.m. on Nov. 23. The suspects used a 9mm firearm to break into the store and stole $80,000 worth of merchandise, prosecutors said. Five days later, a group of 28 people allegedly sawed through a metal gate and stole $112,000 worth of merchandise from the store. Fix Kicks was forced to change its business model as a result of the burglaries, prosecutors said. “Since November, the store has closed the retail location and is only conducting online sales,” prosecutors said. Santa Clara police Detective Adam Wilson investigated...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who was given a second chance by the team after serving jail time, was arrested Monday in Florida on charges of beating a police officer and public exposure. Police in Deerfield Beach, Florida, said they were responding to a “naked male walking near a school” when an officer approached McDowell, who was sitting on a curb, according to the arrest report. The officer said McDowell stood up, uttered an obscenity at him and “charged at me full speed with a closed fist.” READ MORE: 81-Year-Old Man Hit,Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Allegheny CountyThe officer said he was unable to avoid McDowell’s attack or use any “de-escalation tactics.” McDowell slammed into the officer and punched him in the right eye and on the top of the head, according to the report. McDowell fled before he was stopped using a stun gun and handcuffed. The officer said his right eye was nearly closed because of swelling from the punches he absorbed in the attack and there is a “likelihood that I sustained...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Two local women were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021. Kirstyn Niemela, 33, of Hudson, NH and Stefanie Chiguer 36, of Dracut are facing several charges including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. READ MORE: After Friend's Death, Wayland Teen Wants Neck Guards Mandatory For Youth Hockey PlayersInvestigators said two witnesses helped the FBI identify Niemela and Chiguer. READ MORE: 'Monstrous Drug Dealer': Gov. Sununu Questions How Mass. Judge Gave Adam Montgomery Custody Of Now Missing HarmonyThe arrests bring the total number of people charged by the FBI Boston Division in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol to 13. MORE NEWS: Boston Police Subdue Knife-Wielding Man With Bean Bag Round On Mass Ave.Federal prosecutors have so far charged more than 700 people with participating in the attack.
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A homeless man was charged with murder Tuesday for allegedly punching a 70-year-old nurse in an unprovoked attack at a downtown bus stop, causing her to fall down and strike her head on the pavement.Kerry Bell, 48, was arrested a short time after the Thursday attack on Sandra Shells, who died Sunday at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she worked as a nurse for nearly four decades.Bell's arraignment on the murder charge was postponed Tuesday until Feb. 9. A judge set his bail at $2 million.Bell is accused of attacking Shells for unknown reasons at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at a bus stop at Vignes Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue, near Union Station. Shells was waiting to catch a bus to her job at LAC-USC Medical Center.Note: The video in the media player above is from a previous report. RELATED: Nurse dies days after being assaulted by man at downtown Los Angeles bus stopEMBED More News Videos A nurse who was left in critical condition after being assaulted at a bus stop in downtown Los Angeles...
    (CNN)Three Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, police officers were charged Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility while she exited a high school football game on August 27, 2021, prosecutors said.Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were each charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter, one count of involuntary manslaughter, as well as 10 counts of reckless endangerment, according to the criminal complaints. Manslaughter charges were "appropriate" in this case rather than murder in the third degree because there was no evidence of malice, according to a press release from Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer's office. Family of 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a suburban Philadelphia football stadium files lawsuitCNN has reached out to all three officers as well as their attorneys for comment. CNN has also reached out to the Sharon Hill Police Department.The incident occurred when two teens, Angelo "AJ" Ford and Hasein Strand, opened fire in a dispute outside a suburban Philadelphia high school football game, according to the complaint. In response to the gunshots, the three officers who were...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman arrested in Las Vegas was arrested in connection to what authorities call the largest unemployment fraud scheme within Sacramento County, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Jamie Williams-Major, 35, faces 166 charges for an Employment Development Department scheme that totaled more that $2.75 million. READ MORE: Website To Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Is Up And RunningAccording to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Williams-Major filed 166 unemployment claims using the names of identity theft victims and inmates throughout the state of California. READ MORE: Argument Preceded Shooting That Left Man, Woman Hurt In Elk Grove; Suspect Still SoughtWilliams-Major was first arrested last April along with six other people who were inmates, prosecutors said. Investigators discovered the seven suspects had conducted an EDD fraud scheme that gained them more that $250,000. However, in the following investigation, it was discovered through contents on Williams-Major’s cell phone that the alleged unemployment fraud scheme was more than 10 times larger that previously thought, prosecutors said. MORE NEWS: Woodland Woman, 19, Reported Missing Found Dead In Crash Off I-80 In NatomasAn arrest...
    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An infant died and another young child became very ill after they ingested fentanyl in their family’s apartment, authorities said. Nicholas Lee, 25, and Brianna Roush, 26, of Circleville, are each charged with involuntary manslaughter, attempted involuntary manslaughter, possessing and trafficking in fentanyl and two counts of child endangerment. It wasn’t known Tuesday if either one has retained an attorney. READ MORE: Rising Cost Of Natural Gas Could Impact Your Heating BillOfficers responded to a hospital Sunday after a 20-month-old child and their 3-year-old sibling were taken there, authorities said. The infant wasn’t breathing while the older child was ill and vomiting. READ MORE: Crews In Butler And Beaver Counties Continue Work To Dig Out After Snow StormThe infant was pronounced dead a short time later, but the 3-year-old recovered and was later released to relatives. Their names and further information about them was not disclosed. Authorities say fentanyl was found in the family’s apartment. They said Lee and Roush admitted to using and selling narcotics, but don’t know how the children got the fentanyl. MORE...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man was charged Tuesday with the murder of beloved County-USC Medical Center emergency room nurse Sandra Shells. Kerry Bell, 48, was charged Tuesday with the murder of 70-year-old Shells and is scheduled to be arraigned the same day. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said the loss of such a “valuable member of our community” was “tragic.” READ MORE: Multiple Convenience Stores Hit By Armed Robbers In Bellflower, Long Beach, Paramount“Sandra Shells unselfishly dedicated her life to caring for others in their time of need,” Gascon said in a statement. Bell allegedly attacked Shells as she waited at a bus stop on Cesar Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street last Thursday. Shells, who was on her way to work, fell backward and hit her head on the ground. READ MORE: Florida Murder Suspect Davis Zimmerman Captured In Orange County, Calif.She was taken to the hospital where she worked as a registered nurse and died of her injuries three days later. The attack at a Metro bus stop has alarmed public officials like Los Angeles County...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 21-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged after he allegedly aided two teen boys in a robbery on New Year’s Eve, which ended in one of the teenager’s deaths. Javeyon Tate faces one riot charge and one count of aggravated robbery, according to court documents filed in Hennepin County. READ MORE: Driver Killed In 3-Car Crash In ChaskaFifteen-year-old Santana Jackson died that night from multiple gunshot wounds, and Tate allegedly took the other boy, a 16-year-old, to the hospital. Court documents say that the two teenagers had agreed to buy sneakers from a person on Snapchat, arranging a meeting on the 2400 block of Dupont Avenue North. But when the person arrived, the teenagers pulled out their handguns with extended magazines, and took his phone and wallet. Police spoke to the seller, who said that the teens told him they would kill him if he didn’t give them his phone password. One of the teens allegedly said “just kill him,” and then the two pulled at a gold chain on his neck. The seller then pulled out his handgun...
    A 19-year-old fugitive from Cumberland County has been charged in connection with Thursday's fatal shooting at a Wawa convenience store, authorities said. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Shaqwil Marlow of Sixth Street in Vineland has been charged with the murder of Luis Rivera, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae. Marlow also has been charged with criminal mischief and weapons offenses. In the late evening hours of Jan. 13, Vineland police and members of the  Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene of a homicide that occurred at the Park Avenue and Delsea Drive WaWa in the City of Vineland.  Police found Rivera, 23, of Pine Street in Vineland, dead as a result of gunshot wounds he sustained while exiting the Wawa, Webb McRae said. Investigators are actively attempting to determine the whereabouts of Shaqwil Marlow.  Anyone with information on Marlow’s whereabouts is urged to contact Vineland Police Department Det. Christopher Fixler at 856-460-0806 or Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Detective Paul Panchesine at 856-332-6233. Information can also be provided anonymously by visiting vpd.tips or ccpo.tips from any smartphone, computer...
    A man has been charged in the death of a 15-year-old girl who was run over by a school bus Monday in a hit-and-run incident. Antonina Zatulovska was crossing the street near her Brooklyn school when a school bus turned the corner and struck the teenager, according to footage of the incident released online. Zatulovska was knocked to the street, but the bus continued driving, and its rear right wheel can be seen rolling over and crushing her. WATCH: PHELPS LABELS LIA THOMAS CONTROVERSY 'VERY COMPLICATED' CALLS FOR 'EVEN PLAYING FIELD' Police arrived at the scene shortly after 8 a.m., and Zatulovska was declared dead upon arrival, according to a report. The bus drove away, but police used surveillance footage to identify the bus and its driver, 55-year-old Aleksandr Patlakh, authorities said. "I don’t know if he didn't realize that he hit somebody or something. But he kept on going and he didn’t stop," a witness said. "This poor little girl, she was just a small, small human. And the bus driver...
    A 22-year-old man is facing a murder charge in the death of a 19-year-old Long Island man whose remains were found in 2020. Jeustin Maldonado, of Uniondale, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Osmin Campos-Sandoval, of Hempstead, the Nassau County Police Department reported on Tuesday, Jan. 18. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, NCPD said. Police said Campos-Sandoval's remains were found in a wooded area near the Uniondale Water Tower on the afternoon of Oct. 6, 2020. NCPD previously reported the separate arrests of four other people who were also charged with second-degree murder in connection with the case. They were identified as 22-year-old Sandra Tobar Mejia, 23-year-old Christian Rodriguez, 24-year-old Gerson Stanley Juarez and 23-year-old Raul Ponce, all of Hempstead.
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Lerentee McCray made an obscene hand gesture at a police officer, fled a would-be traffic stop and then reached speeds of 100 mph and crossed three lanes of traffic during an ensuing chase, authorities said Tuesday. McCray, 31, was arrested early Sunday, booked in the Lake County Jail and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, according to jail and police records. The charge is a second-degree felony. He was released on a $5,000 bond about seven hours later, according to jail records. “We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information,” the Jaguars said Tuesday in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.” McCray was initially clocked doing 88 mph in a 50-mph zone by the Fruitland Park Police Department, police said. An officer attempted to pull him over, but McCray flashed him his middle finger, honked his horn and took off. Officers ended their chase after McCray reached speeds deemed unsafe. McCray was later pulled over by Tavares Police Department officers, who said...
    A pair of suspects have been arrested in connection with a break-in at a South Jersey convenience store, authorities said. On Dec. 30 at 5:51 a.m., a male suspect conducted a "smash and grab-style" burglary at the Pantry One, 479 West Marlton Pike, according to Evesham police. The suspect approached the business from South Cropwell Road and fled in the same direction after the burglary. The suspect allegedly stole lottery tickets, tobacco products, and vape products valued at $4,500, police said. During a follow-up investigation, detectives were able to identify a vehicle that was involved in the crime and obtain additional surveillance video that assisted in identifying two suspects. Based on evidence obtained during the investigation, the actual burglar was identified as Shaheed S. Appleton, 32, and his accomplice was identified as Jennifer R. Clinton, 34, both of Gloucester County, police said. Appleton of Glassboro was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, police said. Clinton of Westville was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. Appleton was being held in Salem County Jail.  Clinton was released on her own recognizance pending a future court appearance.
    A pair of suspects have been arrested in connection with a break-in at a South Jersey convenience store, authorities said. On Dec. 30 at 5:51 a.m., a male suspect conducted a "smash and grab-style" burglary at the Pantry One, 479 West Marlton Pike, according to Evesham police. The suspect approached the business from South Cropwell Road and fled in the same direction after the burglary. The suspect allegedly stole lottery tickets, tobacco products, and vape products valued at $4,500, police said. During a follow-up investigation, detectives were able to identify a vehicle that was involved in the crime and obtain additional surveillance video that assisted in identifying two suspects. Based on evidence obtained during the investigation, the actual burglar was identified as Shaheed S. Appleton, 32, and his accomplice was identified as Jennifer R. Clinton, 34, both of Gloucester County, police said. Appleton of Glassboro was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, police said. Clinton of Westville was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. Appleton was being held in Salem County Jail.  Clinton was released on her own recognizance pending a future court appearance.
    PREMIER LEAGUE fans are dreading the forthcoming international break. But many of the players cannot wait for it and they are relishing the prospect of a proper rest in mid-season. 2Old Trafford interim boss Ralf Rangnick is taking the chance to finally give his players a decent restCredit: EPA 2European stars like England centre-back Harry Maguire and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo will get a break from Man Utd trainingCredit: Getty The break applies to stars from European countries — but those involved in Afcon or World Cup qualifiers in South America and the Concacaf region are not so lucky. Some teams, like Southampton and Wolves, are giving their players an entire week off to recharge the batteries. Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has signed off five days of leave, while Aston Villa’s stars are also getting nearly a whole week. Newcastle were planning a week in Saudi Arabia but fear the negative attention it would generate might impact their survival bid. Manchester City have decided to scrap their trip to Abu Dhabi and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has chosen to...
    A man with dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship was arrested in Chicago on Friday on charges of selling technology to the Iranian government. Kambiz Attar Kashani, 44, is accused of selling software and electronic equipment to the Central Bank of Iran through front businesses in the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. The U.S. government classifies the CBI as a threat to national security due to its ties to terrorist groups. TWITTER SUSPENDS ACCOUNT OF IRANIAN LEADER WHO POSTED ANIMATION OF TRUMP ASSASSINATION “As alleged, Kashani orchestrated an elaborate scheme to evade U.S. export laws and use the U.S. financial system in procuring U.S. electronic equipment and technology for the CBI, which has been designated by the United States government as acting for or on behalf of terrorist organizations,” said U.S. Attorney Breon Peace for the Eastern District of New York. The CBI has in the past supported Hezbollah, a Lebanese terrorist organization, and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which "is a branch of the Iranian armed forces and represents the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A teen from Washington, D.C., is accused of murder in the September 2021 killing of another teen in Annapolis. Daniel Fletcher, 17, was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Christian Parada, Annapolis Police said. READ MORE: H&S Bakery Reveals New Design Plan For Harbor East BakeshopParada was found fatally shot about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2021, at an apartment in the 400 block of Captains Circle, police said previously. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Another Round Of Winter Weather Is On The WayBased on a preliminary investigation, police identified Fletcher as a suspect in the murder. MORE NEWS: Hogan Extends Open Enrollment On Maryland Health Connection, Pledges Boosts In Health And Human Services SpendingFletcher was arrested Monday on eight charges, including first- and second-degree murder. He remains in custody without bond.
    Three Philadelphia-area police officers were charged in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl after a football game last August. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced charges totaling 12 criminal counts of manslaughter and reckless endangerment against each of the police officers from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, in a press release Tuesday. On Aug. 27, Sharon Hill police officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan, and Brian Devaney were monitoring a crowd leaving an Academy Park High School football game when an altercation took place between Angelo Ford, 16, and Hasein Strand, 18. Gunfire broke out with two shots going in the direction of the officers. The officers then allegedly shot in the direction of the crowd, injuring three people and killing 8-year-old Fanta Bility. A grand jury panel made up of Delaware County residents reviewed the evidence of the case and determined the officers’ use of force was not justified. "We have now concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that it was, in fact, shots from the officers that struck and killed Fanta Bility and injured three...
    A Pennsylvania grand jury has recommended that the trio of Sharon Hill cops who fired their guns outside a high school football game in August, killing 8-year-old Fanta Bility, face criminal charges for their actions. On Tuesday, the Delaware County District Attorney’s office filed charges of voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and 10 counts of reckless endangerment against the three officers. District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer also made the bombshell announcement that his office would be dropping first-degree murder charges against the two teens that police and prosecutors had previously insisted were responsible for Fanta’s death. In November, three months after the Aug. 27 football game, Stollsteimer made the controversial decision to charge Hasein Strand, 18, and Angelo “AJ” Ford, 16, with Fanta’s murder. Using the murky legal principle of transferred intent, the district attorney argued that by engaging in a gunfight 140 feet away from the officers and by drawing police fire, Strand and Ford bore the responsibility for Fanta’s death, even though it was caused directly by the police. It is still unknown which of the three officers—Devon G....
    Florida authorities said Cleveland Browns' defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested after allegedly exposing himself in a public area and resisting arrest from police, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.  The Broward County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) said officers responded to a call Monday of a naked man near a local school when McDowell reportedly charged a deputy at the scene.  According to ESPN, McDowell reportedly charged at police "full speed with closed fist” when confronted, leaving a responding deputy injured at the scene.  McDowell slammed into the officer and punched him in the right eye and on the top of the head.  The officer later said he wasn’t able to avoid McDowell's attack and use any "de-escalation tactics” against him, according to the police report.  According to Broward County inmate records, McDowell was arrested and charged with public exposure, resisting arrest with violence and aggravated battery of an officer.  McDowell is currently in custody and awaiting a hearing on his case as of Tuesday, according to NBC News.  This comes as McDowell, 25, has been arrested multiple times since being selected by...
    Raphel Olivia Sewer, Courdale Thayer, and Jahaundria Seabron. No photo available for Jody Netter Attorney General Chris Carr recently announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted four individuals in Fulton County. Raphel Olivia Sewer and Jody Netter have been indicted on charges including human trafficking and cruelty to children in the first degree. Netter has also been indicted on charges of rape and statutory rape. Courdale Thayer and Jahaundria Seabron have been indicted on charges including human trafficking, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and cruelty to children in the first degree. The two indictments follow the rescue of a 14-year-old victim and the arrest of the four defendants as announced on Dec. 13, 2021. “Our office is committed to protecting all Georgians, and we will continue to stand up for our state’s most vulnerable citizens by fighting back against human trafficking,” said Carr. “From our investigators to our attorneys, our Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit works cases from beginning to end to ensure those in danger are recovered and...