MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death. The city’s Fire and Police Commission unanimously voted Thursday evening to demote Morales to captain after two-and-a-half years […]
A local pastor is calling on New Haven city leaders to declare racism a public health crisis. The move comes as several cities across Connecticut have voted on a similar declaration.
A 71-year-old Maryland man is charged with committing six armed robberies dating back to 2012, including one that happened this week.
Gov. Lamont chairs state’s bond commission meeting today following budget shortfall from coronavirus response
As the state prepares to end the fiscal year with a budget shortfall, Governor Ned Lamont prepares to chair the State’s Bond Commission virtually later this morning.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November. Members of the Charter Commission expressed concern that the process to change the city’s charter […]
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An elected official in a mostly white county in northern Michigan who used a racist slur prior to a public meeting to describe Black people in Detroit will resign, the county administrator said Friday. Leelanau County Administrator Chet Janik said Tom Eckerle, a member of the county road commission, would […]
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the prime minister for the fourth time Sunday after his party secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that cemented his family’s hold on power. Rajapaksa took oath before his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at a prominent Buddhist temple […]
Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano is calling on Attorney General William Tong to provide his legal opinion on the Police Accountability bill.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on Tuesday, seizing computers as part of an investigation into a documentary on undocumented migrants that enraged the government. Al Jazeera, a Qatari-state owned broadcaster, said in a statement that police seized two computers during […]
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential election left for Lithuania Tuesday but anti-government demonstrators still turned out for a third straight night to protest the vote results, despite a massive police crackdown that prompted a warning of possible European Union sanctions. Hundreds of people took to the streets of Minsk […]