Crime Sheriff Salazar: Department will review its use-of-force policies
Robert Fuller hanging death: Palmdale community seeks answers
A community is seeking answers after a 24-year-old black man was found hanging from a tree this week in northern Los Angeles County. © KCAL; KCBS Palmdale residents attend a meeting on the death of 24-year-old Robert Fuller. Shortly after 3:30 a.m. Monday, a passerby noticed a man, later identified as Robert L. Fuller, hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California. Fire department personnel who responded to the scene determined he was dead, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
In the wake of police brutality incidents across the country, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a news conference Monday that his department will review its use-of-force policies.
The sheriff said the incident in Atlanta in which two officers were filmed shooting and killing a black man as he ran from them prompted local leaders to take "a deep dive" into what parts of their policies may be outdated.
Police: Grand Rapids-area man killed after firing gun into air, at vehicles on Saginaw Hwy.
A 26-year-old Grand Rapids-area man is dead after a shooting Monday on Saginaw Highway just west of Creyts Road, Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich said.The Eaton County Sheriff's Office had received several reports that the man, 26, had been walking and firing his gun on Saginaw Highway at about 8:25 a.m. Monday, Sheriff Tom Reich said.
"It made us sit and say 'what are we teaching our troops?'" Salazar said.
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The sheriff described the department's policies as a living document, saying if they weren't able to fold into their training things that are happening in the world, then the department is doing a disservice.
As an example, Salazar brought up the 21-foot rule he was taught when he was in the academy in 1992. The policy says an officer can shoot if a suspect is within 21 feet of them with a weapon. Salazar said, however, the policy doesn't account for a wide range of factors that may constitute using a less-deadly alternative to apprehend someone.
Security guard, 85, shot to death in his car
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An 85-year-old security guard was shot and killed as he sat in his car outside an apartment complex, Mississippi authorities said Monday. Multiple shots were fired at David Herring and it appears that one hit him, though a full autopsy is pending, Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland told the Clarion Ledger.
"We have these blanket policies and things like the 21-foot rule has fallen out of touch," Salazar said. "We need to make sure that nothing is outdated and it is now getting dangerous to teach a cookie cutter approach. That all is a training issue.
"Safety of human life is paramount, it is even written into our policies so we need to remember that and take a long, hard look at our policies," he added. "We don't want our deputies to take unnecessary chances and we of course want them to go home safe at the end of the night, but we need to remember that there are other factors that could be there."
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Oakland Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Stalking A City Employee .
An Oakland police officer has been arrested for allegedly stalking a city employee while making harassing phone calls and threats, the department announced Monday evening. © Provided by CBS SF Bay Area While releasing few details, the department said it was launching a series of investigations into the matter — both internal and criminal — and that the civil review board would also being looking into the charges. Police said the incident stems from “a former relationship” while not identifying the officer or the alleged victim. No time frame was released as to when the harassment and threats began.