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killed, two teens injured in st. paul


st. paul, minn. — st. paul police say a has died and two teens have been injured after officers responded to a report of guns s.it happened in the payne-phalen neighborhood about 10:30 p.m. wednesday. police won't say if the young people had been s . a juvenile female was pronounced dead at the scene. an 18-year-old male and 17-year-old female were transported to regions hospital.sgt. mike ernster says the homicide doesn't appear to be a random act. no suspects are in custody.






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n






2 oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof


beaverton, ore. — two police officers in oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area tuesday, police said.the officers opened fire after the man began waving a gun in the air and taking aim at people in other houses from his perch atop the roof, said officer mike rowe, a beaverton police department spokesman.the officers tried to talk to the man, but he pointed the gun at officers and then fired one round into the house, rowe said.that's when officers opened fire, he said.an elementary school is across the street from the shooting scene in the suburb of portland and there is also a high school about a block away.the schools were placed on lockdown for about an hour, but they reopened around 9 a.m. the officers' names have not been released






baltimore police department officers arrested on robbery, racketeering charges


baltimore -- seven baltimore police officers are charged with operating a racketeering conspiracy in which they allegedly stole and extorted money from people. one of the officers is also charged with dealing drugs.in a news release wednesday announcing the indictments and arrests of the officers, u.s. attorney rod rosenstein says the case “is not about aggressive policing, it is about a criminal conspiracy.”the police department says the officers are suspended without pay.in the news release, police commissioner kevin davis says the officers’ crimes “erode trust with our community.” he says that “reform isn’t always a pretty thing to watch unfold,” but vowed it would continue “in our journey toward a police department our city deserves.”the officers were on the police department’s gun tra






atherton police department swears in a new sergeant – the mercury news


the atherton police department is shuffling some officers around, as acting chief joe wade deals with staffing issues.on feb. 15, at a city council meeting, wade swore in jeff rickel as the department’s newest sergeant.rickel, 56, who has been a police officer for 32 years, joined the department in september 2014. his most recent job was as a detective in the investigative bureau.the move to sergeant is a promotion. he will supervise two officers on night-shift patrol, and will take over the atherton police field training program, said wade.rickel’s police career began with the cal state hayward (now east bay) police department, then he moved to the hayward police department, then spent 20 years working for the san jose police department.rickel has served as a school resource officer, a ch






2 oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof


beaverton, ore. (ap) — two police officers in oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area tuesday, police said.the officers opened fire after the man began waving a gun in the air and taking aim at people in other houses from his perch atop the roof, said officer mike rowe, a beaverton police department spokesman.the officers tried to talk to the man, but he pointed the gun at officers and then fired one round into the house, rowe said.that’s when officers opened fire, he said.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today.an elementary school is across the street from the shooting scene in the suburb of portland and there is also a high school about a block away.the schools were placed on lockdown for about an hour, but they reopened a






nj officer sues her department, claiming discrimination


hillside, n.j. (ap) — a new jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer.the civil lawsuit filed by hillside sgt. qiana brown, who is black, claims in the suit she has improperly been denied a promotion to lieutenant. brown says she earned the second-highest score on the department’s promotion test, but four white men have, so far, been promoted ahead of her.brown also says in the lawsuit that supervisors prevented her from pumping breast milk and told her to style her hair like a white officer. supervisors referred to her hair as “kinky” and “not conservative,” according to the suit.besides the town and the police department, the suit names hillside’s






male fatally stabbed, female juvenile arrested in minneapolis


a female juvenile was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing of a man tuesday  in minneapolis, authorities said.officers from the fourth precinct responded to the 3200 block of n. 6th street just before 5 p.m. on a report of a stabbing.officers located a man, who had been stabbed, inside the home. he was then taken to north memorial medical center, where he died.police arrested a juvenile female, who is related to the victim, in connection with the death.she was taken to a hospital for evaluation and will be booked into the hennepin county juvenile detention center on a count of probable cause murder, according to a news release.fourth precinct officers will be in the neighborhood wednesday talking with neighbors.twitter: @karenanelzamora






suffolk police: 2 officers hurt when police car rear-ended


advertisement | advertise on newsdaytwo suffolk county police officers were treated for injuries after their police car was rear-ended monday night, feb. 6, 2017, in north amityville, police said.  (credit: paul mazza) two suffolk county police officers were treated for injuries after their police car was rear-ended monday night in north amityville, police said.the police car was stopped in a northbound lane of great neck road near avon drive when it was struck by a honda at 7:50 p.m., a police spokeswoman said.the officers were treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries and released, the spokeswoman...






2 oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof


beaverton, ore. (ap) — two police officers in oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area tuesday, police said.the officers opened fire after the man began waving a gun in the air and taking aim at people in other houses from his perch atop the roof, said officer mike rowe, a beaverton police department spokesman.the officers tried to talk to the man, but he pointed the gun at officers and then fired one round into the house, rowe said.that’s when officers opened fire, he said.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today.an elementary school is across the street from the shooting scene in the suburb of portland and there is also a high school about a block away.the schools were placed on lockdown for about an hour, but they reopened a






police face complaints about 'third-shift terror squad'


providence, r.i. — the police department in providence, rhode island, is battling accu ions that white officers who patrol the city's poor south side at night beat and har blacks and latinos.a string of incidents, including cellphone videos showing questionable use of force, have led to calls for reform.one lawyer calls the officers "the third-shift terror squad."police officials are defending the department's record and say they have worked to improve relations, discipline and retrain officers and diversify the force.more than 75 percent of providence's police officers are white, versus 36 percent of the city's population.






westbury head-on crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe westbury fire department and nassau county police responded to a crash on salisbury park drive in westbury about 10:35 p.m. monday, feb. 20, 2017. a 51-year-old female driver died and a 22-year-old male driver was seriously injured in the head-on collision, police said.a 51-year-old female driver died and a 22-year-old male driver was seriously injured after a head-on collision monday night on salisbury park drive in westbury, nassau county police said.police have not released the identities of either driver in the two-vehicle crash, pending notification of next of kin.the crash occurred near st. paul’s street at 10:35 p.m.police said a 2011...






black, hispanic officers allege discrimination in dc suburb


palmer park, md. — black and hispanic police officers in a majority-black washington suburb are asking the justice department to investigate their claims of discrimination in the police department.news outlets report that the prince george's county officers have filed a 300-page complaint to the justice department's civil rights division. the complaint includes images of a training dummy with a picture of a black man's face and an afro wig. it also shows a p og h of a police sergeant's vehicle with a personalized license plate that has an obscene message apparently aimed at former president barack obama.police chief hank stawinski told reporters on thursday he won't tolerate discrimination in the department. he said the offending license plate has been removed.the justice department has no






duluth police arrest 5 in killing of st. paul police officer's son


duluth police have arrested four people in connection with the shooting death of a st. paul police sergeant’s 22-year-old son. a fifth suspect was already in custody.officers, with help from the lake superior drug and violent crimes task force, arrested the four friday as part of their investigation into william andrew grahek’s death.grahek was shot at a residence in the 500 block of e. 11th street on feb. 14. he was taken to a hospital, where he died.police have turned their evidence over to the st. louis county attorney’s office for possible charges, saying they expect charges tuesday. the star tribune generally does not name suspects before they are charged.three of those in custody, all men, are expected to face second-degree intentional homicide charges. the fourth, a woman, could be






2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killed


17 2 share this story!let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutfacebookemailtwittergoogle+linkedinpinterest2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killedtwo d.c. police officers shot thursday night, according to metropolitan police department. sent!a link has been sent to your friend's email address.posted!a link has been posted to your facebook feed. usa today network ellison barber, wusa-tv, washington, d.c. 12:57 a.m. et feb. 24, 2017 police investigate the shooting of two metro d.c. officers in northeast washington feb. 23, 2017.(photo: wusa-tv) 17 connect 2 linkedinemailmorewashington — two district of columbia police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in northeast d.c. on thursday night, according to the metropolitan police department.t






2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killed


19 2 share this story!let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutfacebookemailtwittergoogle+linkedinpinterest2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killedtwo d.c. police officers shot thursday night, according to metropolitan police department. sent!a link has been sent to your friend's email address.posted!a link has been posted to your facebook feed. usa today network ellison barber, wusa-tv, washington, d.c. 12:57 a.m. et feb. 24, 2017 police investigate the shooting of two metro d.c. officers in northeast washington feb. 23, 2017.(photo: wusa-tv) 19 connect 2 linkedinemailmorewashington — two district of columbia police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in northeast d.c. on thursday night, according to the metropolitan police department.t






2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killed


23 2 share this story!let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutfacebookemailtwittergoogle+linkedinpinterest2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killedtwo d.c. police officers shot thursday night, according to metropolitan police department. sent!a link has been sent to your friend's email address.posted!a link has been posted to your facebook feed. usa today network ellison barber, wusa-tv, washington, d.c. 12:57 a.m. et feb. 24, 2017 police investigate the shooting of two metro d.c. officers in northeast washington feb. 23, 2017.(photo: wusa-tv) 23 connect 2 linkedinemailmorewashington — two district of columbia police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in northeast d.c. on thursday night, according to the metropolitan police department.t






2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killed


28 2 share this story!let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutfacebookemailtwittergoogle+linkedinpinterest2 d.c. police officers shot; suspect killedtwo d.c. police officers shot thursday night, according to metropolitan police department. sent!a link has been sent to your friend's email address.posted!a link has been posted to your facebook feed. usa today network ellison barber, wusa-tv, washington, d.c. 12:57 a.m. et feb. 24, 2017 police investigate the shooting of two metro d.c. officers in northeast washington feb. 23, 2017.(photo: wusa-tv) 28 connect 2 linkedinemailmorewashington — two district of columbia police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in northeast d.c. on thursday night, according to the metropolitan police department.t






2 police officers injured in crash during pursuit


two police officers were injured late tuesday during a police chase that started in the lawndale neighborhood and ended near the pullman neighborhood. just after 11:45 p.m. tuesday, officers tried to stop a silver suv for a traffic violation in the 4200 block of west cullerton street in the lawndale neighborhood on the west side. the driver of the suv took off, prompting a police chase through the city. officers who were pursuing the suv collided with an uber driver in the 1500 block of west roosevelt road in the university village/little italy neighborhood. two officers were taken in good condition to stroger hospital, the chicago fire department said. there weren't any other reported injuries. the suv that police had been pursuing continued fleeing from officers. the driver was eventuall






all chicago police dispatchers now trained in mental health awareness


as he continues to deal with a burgeoning scandal embroiling the chicago police department, mayor rahm emanuel announced plans thursday for added training for 911 operators and officers to try to help avoid violent encounters with mentally ill individuals.under the plan, all the department's officers... (annie sweeney)






westbury head-on crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaynassau police at the scene of a crash on salisbury park drive near st. paul's street in westbury on monday, feb. 20, 2017. a 51-year-old female driver died and a 22-year-old male driver was seriously injured in a head-on collision, police said. (credit: paul mazza) a 51-year-old female driver died and a 22-year-old male driver was seriously injured after a head-on collision monday night on salisbury park drive in westbury, nassau county police said.police have not released the identities of either driver in the two-vehicle crash, pending notification of next of kin.the crash occurred near st. paul’s street at 10:35 p.m.police said a 2011...






eau claire police officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






military police in brazil reject back-to-work agreement


rio de janeiro — police in brazil's southeastern state of espirito santo on saturday rejected a return-to-work agreement aimed at ending a strike that has paralyzed several cities and led to an outburst of violence in which more than 130 people have reportedly died.the state government announced friday that the police officers' union had agreed to end a weeklong strike for higher pay and said it would drop charges against officers indicted for allegedly participating in an illegal walkout.but gustavo tenorio, a spokesman for the espirito santo public safety department, said by telephone saturday that the agreement was rejected by those manning the barricades and that the military police officers have refused to go back to work.that raised the possibility of a continuation of the chaos that






woodbury police body cameras are almost ready to roll


only one thing stands in the way of woodbury patrol officers hitting the streets with a new tool to heighten accountability and transparency: the body cameras haven’t come yet.despite a preliminary goal of finalizing policies and rolling out a pilot project around march 1, it appears that high demand for the equipment from watchguard video has woodbury waiting its turn in line.“not yet,” said cmdr. john altman of the woodbury police department. “we’re still waiting for the hardware to ship from the manufacturer.”the delay — expected to be a couple weeks — hasn’t been caused by any pushback or problem, altman said. there are just a lot of customers in line for the watchguard system. also, woodbury police installed a new audio system in squad cars last year and work is being done so the vide






woodbury police body cameras are almost ready to roll


only one thing stands in the way of woodbury patrol officers hitting the streets with a new tool to heighten accountability and transparency: the body cameras haven't come yet.despite a preliminary goal of finalizing policies and rolling out a pilot project around march 1, it appears that high demand for the equipment from watchguard video has woodbury waiting its turn in line."not yet," said cmdr. john altman of the woodbury police department. "we're still waiting for the hardware to ship from the manufacturer."the delay — expected to be a couple weeks — hasn't been caused by any pushback or problem, altman said. there are just a lot of customers in line for the watchguard system. also, woodbury police installed a new audio system in squad cars last year and work is being done so the vide






police officer killed while responding to traffic accident


whittier, calif. — a california police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in whittier, officials said.the two city police officers had responded to a report of a traffic accident and approached the vehicle when they were shot, said lt. john corina of the los angeles county sheriff's department.police returned fire, wounding the suspect. his name was not released, and his condition was not immediately available. the slain officer's name was not released.the wounded officer was in stable condition, said nicole nishida, a spokeswoman for the los angeles county sheriff's department."it's extremely tragic," corina said. "you just never know when officers respond to a call what they are going to run






st. paul shooting leaves one dead, two teens injured


a is dead and two teens are recovering from injuries after an apparent shooting in st. paul late wednesday, police said.around 10:30 p.m., officers were called to a residence on the 500 block of case avenue east on a report of s s fired. when police arrived they found three juveniles who were injured. paramedics then pronounced a dead at the scene, police spokesman sgt. mike ernster said.two teens, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old , were taken to regions hospital, ernster said.names of the victims have not been released.as of early thursday, no one had been arrested.according to the website police clips, a woman who called police said her daughter was s in the back and a male was s in the leg. she also said s s e through a window and had been fired the alley.this is the fourth homicide






seven baltimore police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges


seven baltimore police officers who were part of a high-profile gun unit were arrested wednesday after being indicted in u.s. district court on racketeering charges — allegations that throw into question scores of the prolific unit's cases. their alleged crimes include shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all of which took place during a time when the police department was under scrutiny by the justice department for widespread civil rights violations. one of the officers was also charged in a separate indictment with being part of a drug organization and tipping them off to investigations.maryland u.s. attorney rod rosenstein said the investigation of the officers began about a year ago as the drug enforcement administration was invest






seven baltimore police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges


seven baltimore police officers who served in a high-profile gun unit were indicted wednesday on federal racketeering charges — allegations that throw into question scores of cases aimed at getting weapons off the streets. the officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while justice department investigators were scrutinizing the department for what they concluded was widespread civil rights violations.one of the officers was also accused in a separate indictment of participating in an illegal drug organization and tipping its members off to investigations.maryland u.s. attorney rod j. rosenstein said the drug enforcement administration began looking at the officers about a year ago while investigating the drug orga






eau claire officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






seven baltimore police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges


seven baltimore police officers who served in a high-profile gun unit were indicted wednesday on federal racketeering charges — allegations that throw into question scores of cases aimed at getting weapons off the streets. the officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while justice department investigators were scrutinizing the department for what they concluded was widespread civil rights violations.one of the officers was also accused in a separate indictment of participating in an illegal drug organization and tipping its members off to investigations.u.s. attorney for maryland rod j. rosenstein said the drug enforcement administration began looking at the officers about a year ago while investigating the drug






seven baltimore police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges


seven baltimore police officers who served in a high-profile gun unit were indicted wednesday on federal racketeering charges — allegations that throw into question scores of cases aimed at getting weapons off the streets.the officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while justice department investigators were scrutinizing the department for what they concluded was widespread civil rights violations.one of the officers was also accused in a separate indictment of participating in an illegal drug organization and tipping its members off to investigations.u.s. attorney for maryland rod j. rosenstein said the drug enforcement administration began looking at the officers about a year ago while investigating the drug o






officers arrest husband in wife's homicide


san jose — police have arrested a 27-year-old san jose man in connection with the death of his wife.officers arrived shortly before 9 a.m. thursday at a home in the 2100 block of coyne court after getting a report of a dead body.sajawal chadhar. courtesy of the san jose police departmentthey found leann watson chadhar, 40, unconscious and not breathing. she was pronounced dead at the scene.investigators determined the death was a homicide, the city’s fifth of 2017, and arrested sajawal chadhar.anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact detective sgt. paul hamblin or detective jason tanner at 408-277-5283.






girl scout cookie stand robbery suspect arrested – the mercury news


union city — a 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the gunpoint robbery of a girl scout cookie stand, police said wednesday.after an ongoing investigation, the teen was arrested at james logan high school without incident and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of two counts of robbery after confessing to detectives who interviewed him wednesday, police said.officers responded around 5:30 p.m. feb. 8 to a report of an armed robbery in front of safeway at 1790 decoto road. a mother and her 12-year-old daughter were selling cookies from a booth when a teenage boy approached them about buying cookies.when the boy returned later, he revealed a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the mother before fleeing through the parking lot, police said.union city police sgt. sta






st. paul shooting leaves one dead, two teens injured


a is dead and two teens are recovering from injuries after an apparent shooting in st. paul late wednesday, police said.around 10:30 p.m., officers were called to a residence on the 500 block of case avenue east on a report of s s fired. when police arrived they found three juveniles who were injured. paramedics then pronounced a dead at the scene, police spokesman sgt. mike ernster said.two teens, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old , were taken to regions hospital, ernster said.names of the victims have not been released.homicide detectives are interviewing witnesses and trying to determine what led to the shootings.anyone with information regarding this incident can call st. paul police at 651-266-5650.






5 suspects in custody in death of umd student from circle pines, son of st. paul


duluth police have arrested four people in connection with the shooting death of a st. paul police sergeant’s 22-year-old son. a fifth suspect was already in custody.officers, with help from the lake superior drug and violent crimes task force, arrested the four friday as part of their investigation into william andrew grahek’s death.grahek was shot at a residence in the 500 block of e. 11th street on feb. 14. he was taken to a hospital, where he died.police have turned their evidence over to the st. louis county attorney’s office for possible charges, saying they expect charges tuesday. the star tribune generally does not name suspects before they are charged.three of those in custody, all men, are expected to face second-degree intentional homicide charges. the fourth, a woman, could be






st. paul man attacked by police k-9 sues officers involved


a man attacked by a k-9 and kicked by st. paul police in an incident captured on video is suing the officers involved and their supervisors, saying they violated his civil rights.frank a. baker had parked his jeep near his apartment building about 10 p.m. on june 24, when around that time police got an anonymous tip that there was someone with a gun in front of the building.numerous officers responded to the anonymous call, where an officer said he spotted baker and that he matched the description of the man with a gun, according to the lawsuit.a k-9 handler, officer brian ficcadenti, ordered baker to get out of his car and put his hands up, which baker did, according to the lawsuit. however, 20 seconds later ficcadenti released a k-9 at baker, who bore down on his right leg.video of the i






whittier, california officer shot dead responding to traffic accident


whittier, calif. -- a southern california police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in whittier, officials said.the two whittier police officers had responded to a report of a traffic accident and approached the vehicle when they were shot, said lt. john corina of the los angeles county sheriff’s department.police returned fire, wounding the suspect. his name was not released, and his condition was not immediately available. the slain officer’s name was not released.the wounded officer was in stable condition, said nicole nishida, a spokeswoman for the los angeles county sheriff’s department.“it’s extremely tragic,” corina said. “you just never know when officers respond to a call what they are






police: queens man forced sex act on woman, robbed her


a queens man was arrested monday on robbery and sex charges in an attack last week on a female acquaintance in inwood, nassau county police said.alok parekh, 30, of 255th street in glen oaks, was found at his home where he had fled before being arrested at about 12:50 p.m., police said. he was charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, third-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny and with resisting arrest. advertisement | advertise on newsdaypolice said that parekh arranged to meet the female victim, 30, on feb. 20 in inwood. the two were in parekh’s 2014 smart car when the victim said she wanted to exit the vehicle, police said. instead, police said, parekh “forcefully took” the victim’s cellphone — and ordered her to withdraw cash from an atm. police said the victim complied and






muslim police officer says she was har ed by ny colleagues


new york — a muslim police officer who wears a hijab at work says she was insulted, har ed and discriminated against by her fellow new york city officers because of her religion.officer danielle alamrani filed a federal lawsuit this week. she says one of her supervisors told her not to "detonate on patrol" and others said she was a "moving target." she said the abuse went on for years.she says one of the lowest points e while working on christmas day 2012, when fellow officers tried to rip the hijab off her head.the city's law department said it was reviewing the lawsuit. the nypd has about 1,300 muslim officers and has made public pronouncements seeking more recruits. the department recently loosened its restrictions beards for officers requesting a religious exemption.






seven baltimore police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges


seven baltimore police officers who served in a high-profile gun unit were indicted wednesday on federal racketeering charges — allegations that throw into question scores of cases aimed at getting weapons off the streets. the officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while justice department investigators were scrutinizing the department for what they concluded was widespread civil rights violations.one of the officers was also accused in a separate indictment of participating in an illegal drug organization and tipping its members off to investigations.u.s. attorney for maryland rod j. rosenstein said the drug enforcement administration began looking at the officers about a year ago while investigating the drug






osseo area schools forms partnership to diversify teacher workforce


osseo area schools and metropolitan state university officials formalized their partnership to create a more diverse workforce during a signing ceremony monday.osseo area schools is collaborating with the university’s school of urban education as part of an effort to recruit more teachers of color.  school districts national and locally are dealing with a shortage in teachers overall as well as teachers of color.teachers of color make up only five percent of the teacher workforce in osseo while students of color account for 55 percent of students, according to the district. waleid h an is one of two teachers of color at osseo senior high school, he said. h an along with staff from the district and metropolitan state university attended the signing event monday.h an graduated from metropoli