Day: June 16, 2020

Trump signs executive order concerning safer policing

During a ceremony Tuesday in the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing the U.S. Attorney General to create a national database of bad cops. The order follows the in-custody police murder of George Floyd, which continues to spark demonstrations worldwide concerning police brutality. “The database shall include mechanisms to track, as permissible, terminations or[Read More…]

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Police killer of a black man went through de-escalation training

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Garrett Rolfe, a six-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, who shot a fleeing Rayshard Brooks twice in the back, killing him, had completed de-escalation and cultural-awareness training after which he received a department certificate. However, in 2017, the department reprimanded him with a use of force complaint. Employees of an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant called[Read More…]