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Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes

Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-politics-homicide-b497800805aedae48b72bc4837b90042Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-politics-homicide-b497800805aedae48b72bc4837b90042Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner’s office ruled Monday, a finding that lessens the chances that anyone will be charged in his death.Investigators initially believed the...

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Michael Balsamo
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Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

menuSign Inperson_outlineclose This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: WASHINGTON - On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police.Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult balancing act on policing was put on vivid display. He is urgently trying to navigate...

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Police chiefs throw support behind Biden’s civil rights pick

Police chiefs throw support behind Biden’s civil rights pick

menuSign Inperson_outlineclose This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: WASHINGTON - Dozens of police chiefs who ran some of America’s largest police forces are lending their support to Kristen Clarke, who has been nominated to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division.In a letter to congressional leaders Friday, the law enforcement leaders from more than three dozen cities say Clarke has “demonstrated an...

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Capitol officer killed: 1 dead, 1 injured after car rams barricade; Suspect fatally shot by police | 6abc.com

Capitol officer killed: 1 dead, 1 injured after car rams barricade; Suspect fatally shot by police | 6abc.com

By Michael Balsamo, Nomaan Merchant & Coleen Long, Associated PressUpdated an hour agoThe man who rammed his car into the US Capitol barricade, killing 1 officer and wounding another, has been identified by law enforcement sources, the Associated Press reports.WASHINGTON -- A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the Jan. 6 insurrection.Video shows the driver of the crashed car...

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U.S. investigators have not yet found evidence for hate crime charge in spa shooting

U.S. investigators have not yet found evidence for hate crime charge in spa shooting

AdvertisementWASHINGTON --Federal investigators have so far not found evidence that clears the high bar for federal hate crime charges against a man who has been accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The crime has stitched together stigmas about race, gender, migrant work and sex work.Though investigators have not ruled out ultimately filing hate crime charges, they face legal constraints in doing so. Federal statutes require...

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U.S. investigators have not yet found evidence for hate crime charge in spa shooting

U.S. investigators have not yet found evidence for hate crime charge in spa shooting

AdvertisementWASHINGTON --Federal investigators have so far not found evidence that clears the high bar for federal hate crime charges against a man who has been accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The crime has stitched together stigmas about race, gender, migrant work and sex work.Though investigators have not ruled out ultimately filing hate crime charges, they face legal constraints in doing so. Federal statutes require...

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2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-riots-arrests-morgantown-f28484b486155d911cab41c90a8bed8dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-riots-arrests-morgantown-f28484b486155d911cab41c90a8bed8dClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer’s death. George Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Julian Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, were arrested Sunday....

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Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol

Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/law-enforcement-on-alert-warning-capitol-siege-plot-07a1a03fcdb14e40ac0b182fbed39d6dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/law-enforcement-on-alert-warning-capitol-siege-plot-07a1a03fcdb14e40ac0b182fbed39d6dClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again, two months after a mob of Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying...

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Michael Balsamo
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Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/police-uncover-possible-plot-militia-breach-capitol-c470dc642d9b568238f80b5822787159Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/police-uncover-possible-plot-militia-breach-capitol-c470dc642d9b568238f80b5822787159Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe...

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Garland announces police probe day after Floyd case verdict

Garland announces police probe day after Floyd case verdict

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/george-floyd-verdict-police-reform-DOJ-e24dd1a390a781af3495fa1e0271f492Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/george-floyd-verdict-police-reform-DOJ-e24dd1a390a781af3495fa1e0271f492Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday.The decision comes a day after of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last May, setting off...

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