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USA Today
Protests to follow police killing of black man in Canadasociety. The scope of the problem of police violence against those communities
Protests to follow police killing of black man in Canada
USA Today / Posted 24 minutes ago
society. The scope of the problem of police violence against those communities can be difficult to quantify. The Ontario Special Investigations Unit, a civilian oversight agency that looks into acts of violence involving police, compiles... Read more
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Calgary Sun
New raw video of Abdirahman Abdi released, subject officers ID'dhim. A group of officers and a patrol sergeant are present. Patrol Const. Dave
New raw video of Abdirahman Abdi released, subject officers ID'd
Calgary Sun / Posted 58 minutes ago
him. A group of officers and a patrol sergeant are present. Patrol Const. Dave Weir, one of the subject officers in the Special Investigations Unit probe is identified in the video by his name badge. Postmedia has identified the other subject... Read more
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CBC.ca
2 officers under investigation in death of Ottawa man identifiedsigns during a confrontation with police on Sunday morning. (Images supplied by
2 officers under investigation in death of Ottawa man identified
CBC.ca / Posted 2 hours ago
signs during a confrontation with police on Sunday morning. (Images supplied by family) Ontario's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is handling the investigation into Abdi's death, which could take months. An autopsy was... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
Cops cleared in shootoutOntario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared two Niagara Regional Police offic
Cops cleared in shootout
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 4 hours ago
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared two Niagara Regional Police officers for their actions in a shootout at an apartment building in Fenwick. The officers, Const. Neal Ridley and Const. Jake Braun, and another man were wounded in the gun... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
Cops cleared in shootoutOntario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared two Niagara Regional Police offic
Cops cleared in shootout
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 4 hours ago
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared two Niagara Regional Police officers for their actions in a shootout at an apartment building in Fenwick. The officers, Const. Neal Ridley and Const. Jake Braun, and another man were wounded in the gun... Read more
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Welland Tribune
Cops cleared in shootoutOntario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared two Niagara Regional Police offic
Cops cleared in shootout
Welland Tribune / Posted 4 hours ago
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared two Niagara Regional Police officers for their actions in a shootout at an apartment building in Fenwick. The officers, Const. Neal Ridley and Const. Jake Braun, and another man were wounded in the gun... Read more
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CTV News
Muslim group demands open investigation into death of Ottawa man after arrestopen investigation must take place in order to ensure trust is rebuilt between
Muslim group demands open investigation into death of Ottawa man after arrest
CTV News / Posted 9 hours ago
open investigation must take place in order to ensure trust is rebuilt between police and the Muslim community. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing Abdi's death. The SIU investigates whenever there is a death, serious injury or... Read more
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CBC.ca
'It escalated way too quickly,' witness says of fatal struggle between Ottawa man and policethe members of the public, to the subject or suspect themselves, as well as the
'It escalated way too quickly,' witness says of fatal struggle between Ottawa man and police
CBC.ca / Posted 11 hours ago
the members of the public, to the subject or suspect themselves, as well as the officers." Ontario's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is handling the investigation into Abdi's death, which could take months. An autopsy was... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Abdirahman Abdi: What we know so far about the Ottawa man’s deathofficers were called with reports of a man causing a disturbance in the neighbo
Abdirahman Abdi: What we know so far about the Ottawa man’s death
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
officers were called with reports of a man causing a disturbance in the neighbourhood of Hintonburg, according to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit. Shortly after officers responded there was a confrontation outside 55 Hilda St., an apartment... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Corrections Commissioner contradicts department on isolation lawscurrently-held video footage or CCTV footage held by the Corrections agency has
Corrections Commissioner contradicts department on isolation laws
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 18 hours ago
currently-held video footage or CCTV footage held by the Corrections agency has been ring-fenced," he said. "The special investigations unit within Corrections is ensuring that that video footage will not be gotten to or tampered with,... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Around Townoffered Operation: Street Smart will be held on Thursday. The adult drug educa
Around Town
The Marietta Times / Posted 20 hours ago
offered Operation: Street Smart will be held on Thursday. The adult drug education program will be presented by the Special Investigations Unit of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. It will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Marietta High School... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
24 people arrested in undercover drug bustdrug buys at a home in the 1300 block of North 24th Street in Fort Pierce. “Me
24 people arrested in undercover drug bust
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted 23 hours ago
drug buys at a home in the 1300 block of North 24th Street in Fort Pierce. “Members of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Special Investigations Unit and STAR Team, along with members of the Fort Pierce Police Department, HSI, ATF and DEA executed... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Police and use of force: 'All situations are so complex'As the Special Investigations Unit begins to examine the events surrounding the
Police and use of force: 'All situations are so complex'
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
As the Special Investigations Unit begins to examine the events surrounding the death of Abdirahman Abdi after a confrontation with police on Sunday, questions are once again being asked about what is appropriate when it comes to use of... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Ottawa man Abdirahman Abdi dies after confrontation with policeAbdirahman Abdi died on Monday afternoon, a day after a confrontation between h
Ottawa man Abdirahman Abdi dies after confrontation with police
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
Abdirahman Abdi died on Monday afternoon, a day after a confrontation between him and police prompted a Special Investigations Unit probe into how the 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man suffered fatal injuries during his arrest. In a statement, the SIU... Read more
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CTV News
Ottawa man dies after arrest that left him in a 'pool of blood'described as a gentle man with a mental illness, has died following a bloody al
Ottawa man dies after arrest that left him in a 'pool of blood'
CTV News / Posted yesterday
described as a gentle man with a mental illness, has died following a bloody altercation with Ottawa Police. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing Abdi’s arrest on Sunday, which is leading to accusations of police brutality and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Immigrant dies in hospital following police arrest in Canadaby a number of police officers as he tried to run into an apartment building du
Immigrant dies in hospital following police arrest in Canada
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
by a number of police officers as he tried to run into an apartment building during the incident on Sunday. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the man in an... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Updated: SIU investigates after man dies following confrontation with police*Abdirahman Abdi, 37, has died. More to come. * The Special Investigations Uni
Updated: SIU investigates after man dies following confrontation with police
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
*Abdirahman Abdi, 37, has died. More to come. * The Special Investigations Unit — the civilian oversight body that investigates police cases that result in serious injury, death or sexual assault — said Monday morning that they’ve designated two... Read more
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CTV News
Man dies following arrest that left him in a 'pool of blood'Abdiraman Abdi, who was taken to hospital Sunday following an altercation with
Man dies following arrest that left him in a 'pool of blood'
CTV News / Posted yesterday
Abdiraman Abdi, who was taken to hospital Sunday following an altercation with Ottawa Police, has died, Ontario's Special Investigations Unit says. The SIU is probing Abdi's arrest after what witnesses described as a violent takedown by... Read more
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CBC.ca
Ottawa man with mental health issues critically injured during arrest has diedat The Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus since the incident Sunday morning outside
Ottawa man with mental health issues critically injured during arrest has died
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
at The Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus since the incident Sunday morning outside a building at 55 Hilda St. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, which investigates whenever there is a death, serious injury or allegation of sexual assault... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
I-40 rollover crash ends three-county chase of suspected robberslipped away, according to the Sheriff's Office. A few minutes later, officers
I-40 rollover crash ends three-county chase of suspected robber
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
slipped away, according to the Sheriff's Office. A few minutes later, officers with the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, Special Investigations Unit and Major Crimes Unit saw Warwick's vehicle on I-40 East near the James White Parkway. A chase... Read more
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CTV News
Watchdog investigating Ottawa arrest of man 'sitting in a pool of blood'Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of an Ottawa man af
Watchdog investigating Ottawa arrest of man 'sitting in a pool of blood'
CTV News / Posted yesterday
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of an Ottawa man after what witnesses describe as a violent takedown by police. Family friends identified the 37-year-old man as Abdirahman Abdi and said he has a mental illness. He is... Read more
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CBC.ca
Witness who recorded arrest that left man critically hurt describes emotional toll"confrontation" with him outside a building at 55 Hilda St. a few blocks away,
Witness who recorded arrest that left man critically hurt describes emotional toll
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
"confrontation" with him outside a building at 55 Hilda St. a few blocks away, according to Ontario's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit. Sources told CBC News the officers used a baton and pepper spray. During that confrontation,... Read more
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CTV News
Watchdog investigating Ottawa arrest of man 'sitting in a pool of blood'Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of an Ottawa man af
Watchdog investigating Ottawa arrest of man 'sitting in a pool of blood'
CTV News / Posted yesterday
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of an Ottawa man after what witnesses described as a violent takedown. Family friends identified the 37-year-old man as Abdi Abdiraman and said he has a mental illness. He is listed in... Read more
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CTV News
Police investigated after mentally ill man put in hospital after arrestOntario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of an Ottawa man af
Police investigated after mentally ill man put in hospital after arrest
CTV News / Posted yesterday
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of an Ottawa man after what witnesses described as a violent takedown. Family friends identified the 37-year-old man as Abdi Abdiraman and said he has a mental illness. He is listed in... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Man near death after police beating: Witnesses37-year-old man was in critical condition in hospital Sunday night after a poli
Man near death after police beating: Witnesses
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
37-year-old man was in critical condition in hospital Sunday night after a police intervention that is being probed by the Special Investigations Unit. The man was identified as Abdirahman Abdi by his sister, Hawa Abdi, who said she feared he... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Officer fires on, misses Stemmons Corridor robbery suspectsaid in a news release. The unscathed suspect fled on foot and remains at larg
Officer fires on, misses Stemmons Corridor robbery suspect
Dallas Morning News / Posted 2 days ago
said in a news release. The unscathed suspect fled on foot and remains at large. The officer, whose name was not released, was not hurt. Anyone with information about the case may call the special investigations unit at 214-671-3661. On Tw... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Robbery Leads To Officer-Involved Shooting In Dallasstill at large. The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with inform
Robbery Leads To Officer-Involved Shooting In Dallas
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
still at large. The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this offense to contact the Special Investigations Unit at 214.671.3661. (©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Aggravated Robbery in Dallas Leads to Officer-Involved Shootingto indicate that the subject was struck.” The police officer wasn’t injured eit
Aggravated Robbery in Dallas Leads to Officer-Involved Shooting
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
to indicate that the subject was struck.” The police officer wasn’t injured either, according to DPD. As of now, the suspect is still at large. Dallas police ask anyone with information to contact the Special Investigations Unit at 214-6... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Officer shoots, misses Stemmons Corridor robbery suspectofficer to shoot. The suspect then fled on foot unscathed and remains at large
Officer shoots, misses Stemmons Corridor robbery suspect
Dallas Morning News / Posted 2 days ago
officer to shoot. The suspect then fled on foot unscathed and remains at large. The officer was uninjured. Dallas police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the special investigations unit at (214) 671-3661. On Twi... Read more
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CBC.ca
SIU investigating after man taken to hospital following arrestThe province's Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate after a man
SIU investigating after man taken to hospital following arrest
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
The province's Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate after a man was taken to hospital following an arrest Sunday. The arrest happened on Hilda Street in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood. The man was transferred to the Ottawa... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Chautauqua Institution Presents ‘The Profane’awareness and actions by using the Buddha's teachings. Morning: Bryan Christy
Chautauqua Institution Presents ‘The Profane’
The Post-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
awareness and actions by using the Buddha's teachings. Morning: Bryan Christy is chief correspondent and founder of the Special Investigations Unit at National Geographic, where in 2014 he was named Explorer of the Year. His work around the... Read more
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ABC News
Austin Police Chief ‘Sickened and Saddened’ at Arrest of Breaion Kingadministrative leave. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has al
Austin Police Chief ‘Sickened and Saddened’ at Arrest of Breaion King
ABC News / Posted 4 days ago
administrative leave. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has also requested the Austin Police Department's Special Investigations Unit to "conduct a criminal investigation of the arresting officer’s actions that are well documented... Read more
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WA Today
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's offic
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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The Age
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's offic
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's offic
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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Canberra Times
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's offic
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's offic
Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her black people have 'violent tendencies'
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
King already paid a $US165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Police body-slam black teacher, tell her blacks have 'violent tendencies'ground. King already paid a $165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's
Police body-slam black teacher, tell her blacks have 'violent tendencies'
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
ground. King already paid a $165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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11 News Houston
APD investigating officers' actions in teacher's 2015 arrestCounty District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash came
APD investigating officers' actions in teacher's 2015 arrest
11 News Houston / Posted 4 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash camera video two weeks ago and has asked APD’s Special Investigations Unit to assist them. Lehmberg said the case will likely go before a grand jury. At the time, Richter... Read more
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iol.co.za
Fear after 'revenge killing' in Manenbergmember for safety and security JP Smith said investigations were under way. “O
Fear after 'revenge killing' in Manenberg
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
member for safety and security JP Smith said investigations were under way. “Our vehicles have tracking units and our special investigations unit is looking into the incident. We are affecting change in gang areas at a fraction of the cost and... Read more
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Island Packet
Video shows police body-slamming black teacher, tell her blacks have 'violent tendencies'ground. King already paid a $165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's
Video shows police body-slamming black teacher, tell her blacks have 'violent tendencies'
Island Packet / Posted 4 days ago
ground. King already paid a $165 fine and court costs for speeding. Lehmberg's office, with the assistance of Austin PD's Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case. The DA said it would likely go before a grand jury, the television... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
APD investigating officers' actions in teacher's 2015 arrestCounty District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash came
APD investigating officers' actions in teacher's 2015 arrest
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash camera video two weeks ago and has asked APD’s Special Investigations Unit to assist them. Lehmberg said the case will likely go before a grand jury. At the time, Richter... Read more
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iol.co.za
Suffer the little children – fear in Manenbergmember for safety and security JP Smith said investigations were under way. “O
Suffer the little children – fear in Manenberg
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
member for safety and security JP Smith said investigations were under way. “Our vehicles have tracking units and our special investigations unit is looking into the incident. We are affecting change in gang areas at a fraction of the cost and... Read more
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CBC.ca
Milk tanker crash prompts SIU investigationan OPP vehicle crashed into a milk truck in Odessa earlier this week, seriously
Milk tanker crash prompts SIU investigation
CBC.ca / Posted 4 days ago
an OPP vehicle crashed into a milk truck in Odessa earlier this week, seriously injuring two officers from Napanee. The special investigations unit said two officers were driving in a marked police cruiser on Country 4, near Highway 401, around... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
APD investigating officers' actions in teacher's 2015 arrestCounty District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash came
APD investigating officers' actions in teacher's 2015 arrest
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash camera video two weeks ago and has asked APD’s Special Investigations Unit to assist them. Lehmberg said the case will likely go before a grand jury. At the time, Richter... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video abo
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 5 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video about two weeks ago and asked the Austin police Special Investigations Unit, which looks into cases of possible officer misconduct, to assist them. Lehmberg said the case... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video abo
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 5 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video about two weeks ago and asked the Austin police Special Investigations Unit, which looks into cases of possible officer misconduct, to assist them. Lehmberg said the case... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video abo
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video about two weeks ago and asked the Austin police Special Investigations Unit, which looks into cases of possible officer misconduct, to assist them. Lehmberg said the case... Read more
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ajc.com
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video abo
Violent arrest of teacher caught on video; officers face...
ajc.com / Posted 5 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the video about two weeks ago and asked the Austin police Special Investigations Unit, which looks into cases of possible officer misconduct, to assist them. Lehmberg said the case... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Police investigating officers in teacher's 2015 arrestCounty District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash came
Police investigating officers in teacher's 2015 arrest
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 5 days ago
County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said her office viewed the dash camera video two weeks ago and has asked APD’s Special Investigations Unit to assist them. Lehmberg said the case will likely go before a grand jury. At the time, Richter... Read more
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