Reports detail domestic incident allegedly involving former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson
CHICAGO — On the night Chicago police responded to a domestic incident at the home of former Superintendent Eddie Johnson last month, his wife told officers Johnson had set some of her clothing on fire and had been physical with her in the past, according to police reports obtained by the Chicago Tribune.The reports, released Tuesday through a public records request, provide a more detailed narrative of the incident than what was initially released by the Chicago Police Department.The names of the victim and offender were redacted in the reports. But sources have told the Tribune that Johnson ...
State confirms wider investigation into Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s top law enforcement agency confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony over a wider range of issues than it acknowledged six months ago.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in May that it was conducting a “preliminary investigation” into allegations that Tony lied on an affidavit to become sheriff.Now, in a court document filed Tuesday, an FDLE inspector reveals that the investigation also involves “other undisclosed matters that will remain confidential.”Inspector Keith Riddick did not elaborate in his affidavit, e...
Ghislaine Maxwell complains that NYC jail staff shine flashlight in her cell every 15 minutes
NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell, in quarantine in a Brooklyn federal jail due to coronavirus exposure, has endured a flashlight shined in her cell every 15 minutes while she sleeps, according to her defense attorney.The new details from Maxwell’s lawyer Bobbi Sternheim came in response to the government’s claim the British socialite was still able to prepare a defense while in quarantine for at least 14 days at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges of grooming victims of Jeffrey Epstein in the mid-1990s.“The government highlights what Ms. Maxwell is permitte...
New York Daily News
South Carolina's Jaime Harrison throwing new PAC weight behind Democrats. First stop: Georgia
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Proving he can raise money beyond his own run, South Carolina’s Jaime Harrison is launching a new political action committee that will raise funds for Democratic efforts following his Senate campaign that raised more than $130 million.The first spending phase of Harrison’s the Dirt Road PAC will start in Georgia, a state that went blue this year by voting for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and where two U.S. Senate races could give Democrats control in both Capitol chambers.Harrison named his group the Dirt Road PAC after a story he told while on the campaign trail where...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
General Motors abandons Trump administration in legal fight over California standards
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is abandoning a legal battle between the Trump administration and California over the state’s right to set its own standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy rules, the automaker said Monday, and urging other automakers to do the same.The move signals a recognition by GM that its electrification and zero emissions strategy is more closely aligned with the priorities of the incoming presidential administration, and that it is preparing for the likelihood of more unified auto industry regulations under President-elect Joe Biden.On the campaign trail, Bid...
The Detroit News
St. Louis County detectives shaken by death of 5-year-old blind boy raise money for funeral
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Jamarion Delancy was blind, developmentally disabled and needed braces to walk. Last week, the 5-year-old boy was beaten to death while his mother was away giving birth to her third child.Detectives were so shaken by the crime that they’ve taken the unusual step to raise money for his funeral.The St. Louis County Police Association has organized a fundraiser for the family of Jamarion Delancy. The mother’s boyfriend is charged in the death and jailed in lieu of a quarter-million dollar bond.Jamarion had special needs, was blind and had limited mobility requiring him to ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Mac Engel: He is the best soccer player to ever come out of Fort Worth. But he couldn't stay.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Dallas-Fort Worth is loaded with some of the best soccer players in the United States, and you’ll find few to zero of them actually playing in Fort Worth even though this the 13th largest city in the country.Fort Worth parents and their children are all too familiar with the drives east associated with the sport.This city has traditionally been loathe to court pro sports because they are a sucker’s play, but a town this large should not have to migrate to play high level soccer. Youth soccer in the U.S. is a giant scam and it’s also not going anywhere.There is no reason why...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Active COVID-19 cases found in record number of long-term care facilities in Washington state
SEATTLE — The number of Washington long-term care facilities with at least one active case of COVID-19 has surpassed 300 — a record number that’s likely to increase as the virus spreads in communities across the state.It’s unknown how many cases are in each of the 339 facilities; the number of cases can range from one staff member testing positive to 99 total cases among residents and staff, like the recent outbreak at a Stanwood facility, according to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. But in the span of one week, from Nov. 9 to Nov. 16, the number of infections co...
The Seattle Times
Friend who bought gun for Kyle Rittenhouse told police teen predicted life behind bars after shooting 3 during Kenosha protests
CHICAGO — Kyle Rittenhouse predicted he would spend the rest of his life in prison after shooting three people during chaotic demonstrations in Kenosha over the summer, a close friend told police hours after the gunfire.Dominick Black, now 19, told investigators that Rittenhouse fled to the back room of a local business after Kenosha police rebuffed his attempt to turn himself in. Black said he met Rittenhouse there and tried to calm him down after he fatally shot two men and wounded another.“The dude’s sweating like a pig. He’s just freaking out. His face is white,” Black said in a recorded i...
Former Dolphin Reshad Jones may have been arrested illegally after car ran out of gas, his lawyer says
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones may have been arrested illegally this week when police saw him crossing the street with a loaded gun near a Davie gas station, his lawyer told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Thursday.Attorney Michael A. Gottlieb, of Fort Lauderdale, believes recent case law may clear his client Jones, a 10-year former standout safety for the Dolphins who was arrested Wednesday morning after 4 a.m. and charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.Gottlieb cites a May 2020 ruling by The Fourth District Court of Appeal that states “...