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US Fired Miami police officer charged for putting knee on Black woman's neck

09:51  26 june  2020
09:51  26 june  2020 Source:   reuters.com

The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was reprimanded for using a firearm in 2017

  The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks was reprimanded for using a firearm in 2017 Ex-officer Garrett Rolfe had been with Atlanta police for nearly seven years. He faced 12 investigations and was exonerated in nine of them. Brosnan joined the agency a year ago and had no disciplinary history. He's been put on administrative duty while the shooting is investigated.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.The Atlanta Police Department on Monday released the disciplinary histories for two white officers involved in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man who wound up on the policemen's radar after falling asleep in a Wendy's drive-thru on Friday night.

(Reuters) - A former Miami police officer was charged on Thursday with battery and misconduct after a video surfaced showing him pressing his knee on a Black woman ' s neck and tasing her stomach, while she kept screaming, U.S. media reports said.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was charged Thursday with battery and misconduct for allegedly kneeling on a Black woman ' s neck The FDLE says the woman was “forcibly removed from her vehicle” by Martel, who later knelt on her neck and used a stun gun on her.

(Reuters) - A former Miami police officer was charged on Thursday with battery and misconduct after a video surfaced showing him pressing his knee on a Black woman's neck and tasing her stomach, while she kept screaming, U.S. media reports said.

Fired Miami police officer charged for putting knee on Black woman's neck © Roberto Machado Noa/Getty Images Fired Miami police officer charged for putting knee on Black woman's neck

Jordi Martel, 30, was charged with official misconduct for filing two reports with false details about the incident that took place outside a striptease club on Jan. 14, State Attorney Katherine Rundle told a press conference.

Martel and another officer, Jaiver Castano, were fired last week, although Miami Gardens Police Department has not said why they were dismissed, according to the Miami Herald newspaper.

Woman arrested over torching of Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks died

  Woman arrested over torching of Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks died Woman arrested over torching of Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks diedATLANTA (Reuters) - A woman accused of setting fire to the Wendy's fast-food restaurant in Atlanta where police shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of arson, authorities said.

A former Florida police officer was charged with battery and misconduct for allegedly kneeling on a Black woman ’ s neck outside a Miami -area strip club. By Associated Press. June 25, 2020 at 3:36 PM EDT. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A former Florida police officer was charged Thursday with

Four Minnesota police officers have been fired after the death of a black man who was taken into custody and seen on video being pinned down by his neck . Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the four officers were now "former employees".

The video of the incident, filmed by a bystander, showed Martel dragging Safiya Satchell, 33, out of her car and subsequently forcing her down on a grass verge by the roadside.

The video clip showed Martel stunned her twice with a Taser, a weapon that delivers an electric shock. Another officer held Satchell's arm as she struggled to free herself.

The United States is witnessing widespread protests against racism and police brutality since last month's death of a Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody after a police officer knelt on his neck nearly for nine minutes.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

San Francisco police ending release of mug shots .
San Francisco police announced Thursday that they will end the practice of releasing mug shots to the public except in cases where the suspect presents a danger to the public.The Associated Press reported that San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott announced the move at a press conference, pointing to calls from activists around the country for reform in law enforcement."This is just one small step but we hope this will be something that others might consider doing as well," he said.Scott, who is Black, shared his concern that the practice could contribute to racist stereotyping and profiling.

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