Video of black man’s arrest spurs outrage, NYPD probe
The man in the video had fled officers who approached him and another man as they were smoking marijuana in a park around 7 p.m., Shea said. No arrest needed.”Gayle's lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said the video demonstrates “that the era of stop and frisk is not over in New York City. At its peak, stop and frisk resulted in millions of police stops of mostly black and Hispanic New Yorkers. NYPD officers conducted 13,459 stop and frisk procedures in 2019, up from 11,008 in 2018. Video of the confrontation between Garner, who was black, and the white officer drew outrage and was viewed millions of times.
Ex-NYPD detectives get probation for having sex with woman in custody
The district attorney said the case resulted in New York passing a law prohibiting police officers from having sex with people in custody, closing a loophole that allowed police to claim the sex was consensual. "The injustice was the DA's office positioning this as a rape case," he said. The detectives' DNA was recovered from the woman, prosecutor saysThe former detectives voluntarily resigned from the NYPD in November 2017. They were on-duty in a Dodge Caravan as part of a team of plainclothes detectives conducting a buy and bust operation, according to the district attorney. The district attorney said the woman had sexual intercourse with Martins and performed a sex act on Hall.
Former NBA player sentenced to 3.5 years for possessing loaded gun
Alex Goodlett/Getty ImagesNEW YORK - Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for gun possession, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Monday. Telfair was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in April after officers found a gun in his car during a 2017 traffic stop. The officers who pulled Telfair over reported smelling the odor of marijuana and observed a lit marijuana cigarette in the car's console, the release from the district attorney's office said. After Telfair and a male passenger were arrested, officers searched the vehicle and recovered a loaded .45 caliber gun in the console, the district attorney's office said. "This defendant exercised his right to a jury trial and was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm," Gonzalez said in a statement.
CNN will host a town hall on gun violence Wednesday night
People pray beside crosses with the names of those slain in the El Paso Walmart shooting. (CNN) - With Americans still processing last weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, CNN will hold a town hall-style event on Wednesday night to explore what can be done about the country's gun violence. In "America Under Assault: The Gun Crisis," CNN's Chris Cuomo will moderate a discussion with politicians and others from across the political spectrum. Among the topics to be discussed are gun violence, white nationalism, hate crimes, and what new gun legislation could come from this weekend's shootings. Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney whose brother was killed in gun violence in 1996.