(Reuters) - A photo of two white Chicago police officers holding rifles and posing over a black man wearing antlers like an animal killed on a hunt was released by an Illinois court, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday. The news comes amid a national outcry against police treatment of minority groups, and African-Americans in particular, following several high-profile police killings of unarmed black men in cities like Ferguson, Missouri and New York over the past year. The Chicago Police Board terminated the employment of former Detective Timothy McDermott over the photo in October, the newspaper said.
The wife of the San Francisco sheriff convicted of domestic abuse in a scandal that rocked the department is set to star in a one-woman play that allows her to tell the story as she saw it. Venezuelan soap opera actress Eliana Lopez is scheduled to debut her production, "Cuál es el Escándalo?" ("What is the Scandal?") on Friday at San Francisco's Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Lopez is married to Ross Mirkarimi, who was charged in January 2012 with misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment counts just five days after his installation as sheriff following a New Year's Eve quarrel that turned violent.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.
You might not imagine that assaults against teachers and terroristic threats are a daily occurrence at schools across our area and even in the suburbs, but an Action News Investigation has learned these threats are very real.