The North Miami Police Department appears to be in complete disarray: In the last two years, the department failed a critical accreditation test and shot Charles Kinsey, an unarmed black man. After audio emerged last week of its chief describing widespread dysfunction among his cops, North Miami officials have been desperately trying reassure the public that the force is fixing its problems.
Amidst all that turmoil, a North Miami cop was arrested Saturday on domestic violence charges. Police say the off-duty officer, Alfred Lamont Bryant, body-slammed his wife to the ground and smacked her head repeatedly on the floor in front of their three children.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: In mid-November, the woman confronted Tumpkin over “a girl he may have been seeing.” At that time, she told investigators that Tumpkin choked her, shook her and pulled her across the room by her hair. He also told her that if she died, ‘he would not go to her funeral.'” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: An attorney says a city’s decision to fight a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of its topless ordinance is a “titanic waste of money.” He estimates that the fight will cost taxpayers in the community $250,000 for reasons that strike him as patently absurd. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The case against Kirk was among the biggest of 2014 in part because Kirk was said to have been under the influence of a marijuana edible at the time of the shooting and speculation suggested he would claim in court that the slaying resulted from a bad reaction to it. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The teacher wouldn’t have been put in this position in the first place if it weren’t for an allegedly disgruntled ex-school-district employee who pointed the finger at her, an administrator who subjected her to drug testing even though there was zero evidence that she’d been impaired on the job, and the Texas Board for Educator Certification, which would have prevented Roland from teaching for two full years if Judge William Newchurch hadn’t rejected the punishment. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A new study of police shootings in one major U.S. city between 1983 and 2012 concludes that approximately 47 percent of them were questionable, 18 percent were problematic and just 35 percent were what co-author Robert Durán considers to be legitimate. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The former head of a Texas jiu-jitsuka academy who had recently moved to Colorado, Cummings expressed antipathy for police in multiple posts that remained online even as reports surfaced that he reportedly had “Muslim documents” on his person when he was taken into custody and spoke in what sources described as “an Arabic language.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The mystery surrounding the death of Holly Lynn Moore, a nineteen-year-old college student found hanging in a closet in her Castle Rock apartment on March 6, 2015, just keeps getting deeper. Family members have spent months and thousands of dollars uncovering evidence that suggests Moore’s death wasn’t the suicide that it appears to be. Westword has the story.