Bryant trial: Sheriff captain testifies his own deputies had no business taking photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene

Los Angeles CNN — Deputies responding to the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others had no authority to take photos of the crash scene, a Los Angeles County Sheriff captain said in court Tuesday. The testimony was part of a federal civil lawsuit brought by Bryant’s widow, … Read more

Salman Rushdie is recovering from ‘life-changing’ injuries after being stabbed on stage. Here’s what we know

CNN — Famed author Salman Rushdie is recovering at a hospital after being repeatedly stabbed on stage in front of a New York audience in a Friday attack which left him with multiple severe injuries, his family said. The family of the 75-year-old author – who has for decades lived under threat because of his … Read more

Breonna Taylor’s death: Former Louisville police detective to plead guilty to federal charge

CNN — Former Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Detective Kelly Goodlett plans to plead guilty to a federal charge that was filed earlier this month by the Department of Justice in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor two years ago. According to the Washington Post, Goodlett, attorney Brandon Marshall and a Justice Department attorney confirmed … Read more

Uvalde school district looking for interim police chief as Pete Arredondo awaits termination hearing

CNN — The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is searching for an interim police chief as Chief Pete Arredondo is on unpaid leave while he awaits a termination hearing, school board Superintendent Hal Harrell said Monday. “We continue to search and talk to different organizations about an interim police chief or an interim team,” Harrell … Read more

The recent killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque have shaken the city. Here’s what we know

CNN — The ambush-style shootings of three Muslim men and the recent killing of a fourth in Albuquerque have alarmed the city’s Muslim community and triggered warnings for mosque-goers as police investigate how the shootings may be linked. The killings of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, Aftab Hussein, 41, and Naeem Hussain, 25, … Read more

Northfield, New Hampshire homicides: New search underway

Law enforcement will be searching areas in Tilton and Northfield on Saturday in connection to the ongoing investigation into the triple homicide of a mother and her two sons.Officials said Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her two sons, Benjamin Sweeney, 4, and Mason Sweeney , 1, each died of a single gunshot wound. Autopsies by the … Read more

Greg Abbott appoints Justin Berry, indicted Austin officer, to TCOLE

For the latest on criminal justice news, sign up to receive our weekly law and order newsletter. Govt. Greg Abbott has appointed an indicted Austin police officer accused of using excessive force during 2020 protests to Texas’ regulatory law enforcement agency. Justin Berry was among 19 Austin police officers indicted earlier this year in the … Read more

J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao: Two ex-officers who restrained George Floyd sentenced to 3 years and 3.5 years in federal prison

CNN — J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, two of the former Minneapolis Police officers convicted of federal charges in the fatal arrest of George Floyd, were sentenced to 3 years and 3.5 years in prison, respectively, on Wednesday. Kueng, who held down Floyd’s torso, and Thao, who kept a group of bystanders back, were … Read more

Videos show Uvalde school chief at center of police response

CNN  —  The first publicly released body-worn camera videos from officers at the Robb Elementary School massacre show Pedro “Pete” Arredondo, the school district’s police chief, at the center of the police response: giving orders, conveying and receiving information, and officers deferring to his position when confused over their roles or response to the shooting. … Read more

Jimme “Jay” Lee: Suspect charged with murder in killing of missing University of Mississippi student

CNN — A man was arrested and charged with the murder of 20-year-old University of Mississippi student Jimmie “Jay” Lee, whose remains have not been found since going missing July 8, officials said Friday. Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, was arrested by the Oxford Police Department and the University of Mississippi Police Department. A bond … Read more