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A woman was tasered on a Spirit Airlines plane during a brawl over face masks. Video footage recorded by another passenger shows a woman in a striped shirt throwing punches at passengers who complained about her not wearing a mask.

The woman, later identified as Nyasy Veronique Payne, was tasered by police who boarded the plane after it landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Newark, New Jersey on Sunday.

Payne, who wore a mask under her chin, was traveling with a female companion who is seen in the video attempting to break up the fight.

"Stop! Stop! Calm down! she is heard screaming in the video. Payne is seen climbing on seats and swimming wildly at a man in a white T-shirt.

The other passengers described the male-identified lesbian as "aggressive, hostile and defiant" during the flight.

Payne was arrested and booked into jail, where she is being held on $150,000 bail.

Fights over face masks have become a common occurrence on domestic and international commercial flights amid the coronavirus outbreak.

All U.S. based airlines require passengers to wear face masks over their noses and mouths throughout the duration of the flight.
 

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A Florida judge sentenced a teenager to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 dog, and other charges.

Jhamal Paskel, 19, previously pleaded guilty to felony charges including killing a police dog, armed carjacking and two counts of kidnapping,

Black Twitter expressed outrage that a Black teenager received prison time for shooting a dog, while Breonna Taylor's killers still walk free.

According to News4Jax, Paskel carjacked two women on Sept. 20, 2018, and forced one of them to drive as he held her at gunpoint.

The car was equipped with an OnStar system, and police tracked the vehicle to Interstate 10 near Cecil Commerce Parkway.

Paskel bailed out of the car and fled on foot with K-9 Fang in hot pursuit. Officers heard three gunshots and K-9 Fang yelped before collapsing on the ground.

"I heard two gunshots back to back followed by a third. In between two and three, I heard Fang yelp, and soon as I came over the embankment, I kind of saw him coming to rest after falling and being shot," the dog's handler Officer Matt Herrera told News4Jax.

According to News4Jax, the Florida Legislature passed a law in 2019 to increase killing a police dog or horse to a second-degree felony and raised the maximum sentence from five years to 15 years.
 

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A disgraced former NYPD police officer who forced his way into a Black woman's apartment was ordered to pay her $1 million.

Michael Reynolds, who is white, was in a drunken stupor the night he forced his way into Conese Haliburton's apartment.

Haliburton filed a civil suit against Reynolds who quit the police force in shame earlier this year.

The incident happened on July 9, 2018. Reynolds, 27, had attended a bachelor party for a fellow NYPD officer when he was caught on surveillance video breaking into Haliburton's apartment at 2:30 a.m.

The footage captured him calling Haliburton and her family "f***ing ni__ers," according to MSNBC.

"I'll break every bone in your neck!" he yelled, before running back to his Airbnb rental.

Reynolds later confessed that he confused Haliburton's address with the Airbnb rental that he and his friends were staying at next door.

Haliburton said Reynolds and his friends were laughing and claiming they had "immunity" because of their jobs, according to reports.

Reynolds was sentenced to just 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to assault and trespassing charges in January.

He quit his job in disgrace earlier this year. "I'm absolutely sorry I said that word. I'm very remorseful. It's cost me my job, my life, everything," he said in court at the time.

Acting Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Devora Kaye told News 4 Reynolds will not "receive pension or health benefits, nor will he be allowed to carry a firearm."

"His actions are wholly inconsistent with the values and standards the New York City Police Department expects and demands of its officers."
 

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A Detroit man is accused of stealing unemployment benefits and flaunting his luxury lifestyle in photos on Instagram.

Andre Taylor Jr., of Farmington Hills, was indicted Wednesday and accused of stealing unemployment benefits intended for Detroit residents who lost their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.

Taylor, 27, who used the Instagram handle @_bigjuno, is accused of defrauding the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency and credit card companies and going on shopping sprees with the stolen loot.

Taylor stole the identities of area residents and filed for unemployment debit cards starting in April, during the early weeks of the pandemic, according to the Detroit News.

The debit cards were mailed to Taylor's home and to the homes of relatives, prosecutors said. He is accused of paying cash bribes to mail carriers to give him the debit cards and obtain the names of people who lived along their mail routes, prosecutors said in the indictment.

Taylor used the debit cards to purchase expensive clothing, shoes, jewelry and luxury cars, then shared photos of his substantial stolen wealth on Instagram.

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In one photo, Taylors wears a diamond-encrusted Audemars Piguet timepiece while flashing a handful of cash next to a table. On the table appears to be a blue Michigan unemployment insurance debit card.

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In another photo, Taylor leans against a white Bentley while wearing expensive designer clothes and a Louis Vuitton bag. The post includes the hashtag #F***THEFEDS.

He was arrested in Los Angeles in June and charged with wire fraud, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

At the time of his arrest, he told federal agents he had assets totaling $1,800 and worked at a Novi construction company in Detroit, earning about $400 per week, according to court paperwork.

He was released on bond and ordered to stay in Detroit, avoid committing any more crimes and he can't be in possession of firearms.

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Two sisters who stabbed a store guard 27 times for asking them to wear masks will be held in jail without bond pending trial.

The 32-year-old victim is hospitalized in critical condition, a police spokeswoman told ABC News.

Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, were arrested at the scene of the bloody attack and both were treated for lacerations on their hands.

The incident took place at Snipes shoe store on Chicago's West Side on Sunday evening. The sisters entered the store and were asked by the guard to wear masks and use hand sanitizer placed at the front of the store for incoming customers.

But the women refused both requests and an argument ensued. One of the sisters began filming the 6-foot-5, 270-pound security guard on her mobile phone, prompting him to grab the phone.

Jessica Hill hit the guard with a trash can and punched him in the face. She then allegedly pulled a knife from her back pocket and stabbed the victim repeatedly while Jayla Hill held him by his hair.

He managed to break free and -- despite his many wounds -- was able to hold both sisters until police arrived.

The incident was captured on the store’s security cameras, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The victim was stabbed 27 times in his chest, back and arms.

During Tuesday's bond hearing, the women's court-appointed attorney said the stabbing was "self-defense," adding both women suffered from bipolar disorder.

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Cobb County police have arrested a man who entered his ex-girlfriend's apartment and killed a man sleeping next to her in bed.

Randall Russell, 28, is accused of entering the Sierra Forest apartment on Mableton Parkway in Lithia Springs, Georgia between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to AJC.com.

In an emailed statement to AJC.com, Officer Shenise McDonald said Russell stabbed the man, despite a 911 call reporting a shooting.

The critically injured man was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he died from his injuries, said McDonald said. The suspect's ex-girlfriend witnessed the attack.

Russell was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with murder and aggravated assault, AJC.com reports. He is being held without bail.

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Police in Smyrna, Tennessee are searching for a woman who is wanted for assaulting a police officer during a robbery.

Laquanashaneachia Leach is wanted for assaulting a police officer and a bystander after she was caught shoplifting at an Alta beauty supply store on Industrial Boulevard in Smyrna.

When police responded to a 911 call reporting a shoplifting in progress, Leach tried to leave the store.

She allegedly assaulted an officer and a passenger in a vehicle that was rammed by Leach fleeing in her car.

She was able to get away, but she will be charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, once count of an accident involving damage to a vehicle, and evading arrest by motor vehicle.

Anyone with information on Laquanashaneachia Leach's location is asked to call Smyrna PD Detective Allan Nabours at 615-267-5434.

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State Troopers who stopped to assist a Virginia man who was involved in a car crash found a decomposing body in his trunk on Sunday.

The dead man in the trunk was identified as aspiring rapper Brian Trotter, 25, who was reported missing last week in Virginia, according to the Miami Herald.

Police arrested Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, and charged him with second-degree murder and illegal transport of human remains across state lines.

Coltrain was driving north on the Palmetto Expressway near Miami Lakes when he lost control of his silver Acura and crashed on the rain-slick highway near Northwest 154th Street.

Troopers who stopped to help Coltrain detected a foul stench coming from the trunk. The car was towed to Hialeah's Westland Mall, where troopers opened the trunk and discovered the body.

Trotter, who went by the stage name "Kent Won't Stop," had been shot to death.

Coltrain initially refused to speak with Miami-Dade homicide detectives. But he was allowed one phone call and investigators listening in on the call heard him apologize to Trotter's sister. He told her the death happened in Triangle, a small town about 30 miles outside Washington, D.C.

Trotter's family and friends had searched for him for days. They reported him missing and posted missing person flyers on social media.

Under Florida law the case will be prosecuted in Miami-Dade County, since the body was found there.

Detectives are trying to determine the motive.

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Atlanta police released a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with multiple carjackings and robberies of women in the Atlanta area.

Police are investigating at least four carjacking incidents involving the same man that began at the end of September.

The man's latest victim, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, was punched and dragged from her car on Oct. 9, just after 4 p.m., outside the Dump, a furniture store in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood in northwest Atlanta.

The woman told 11Alive News she was sitting in her car near the store's entrance after loading a rug. A Black man opened the back door and asked if she and her mom were picking up furniture.

The victim politely said no, but the man did something unexpected.

"He climbed in the car, shut the door, and I just knew, oh my God," the victim told 11Alive.

The carjacker ordered her to drive off, threatening to kill her. But the victim was concerned for her 76-year-old mother in the passenger seat, so she resisted.

"My voice was shaky and I was like, 'This is my mother' and I'm like, 'Get out of my car!'" she said. "Then he grabs me, starts pulling me over the center console, my mom starts hitting him on the back to let me go."

The victim yelled for her mother to run inside the store to get help as she continued to struggle with the carjacker.

"He just throws a right hook into my left eye, just goes boom," she said. The man dragged her out of the car and drove off.

Police located her car days later at the Summit Condos in Sandy Springs, where the man carjacked another driver and forced that victim to drive him to an ATM.

Police believe the same suspect carjacked three women and forced them to drive to an ATM.

The Buckhead victim told 11Alive she felt lucky because she was dragged from her car.

"I cannot imagine how these women feel about complying and having to drive to these ATM machines," she said. "To be driving around and be scared to death for minutes upon minutes."
 

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A Tallahassee, Florida woman is charged with brutally beating a 3-year-old boy to death with a tire iron.

Te’Lea Jefferson, 23, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 20 and charged with murder and aggravated battery after she confessed to beating the boy with a tire iron for climbing on a bathroom sink to brush his teeth.

Jefferson, who lived with the child's mother and his 6-year-old brother, first told investigators the toddler fell off the sink and hit his head on the toilet.

But emergency room staff told police the boy's injuries -- including severe lacerations to his face and hands and bruises on his arms and legs, were "not consistent" with falling off a sink, court records show.

Jefferson, who told police she was in a domestic relationship with the boys' mother, later confessed that she attacked the toddler with a tire iron after he refused her demands to get off the sink.

Jefferson said his refusal to get down off the sink angered her. She went into a bedroom and retrieved a tire iron from a tool box.

She then returned to the bathroom and threw the tire iron at the boy, striking him in the face, according to the police report.

Jefferson admitted to hitting the boy several more times with the tire iron and she recalled seeing blood gushing from his body.

Jefferson's girlfriend hid the bloody murder weapon outside the home.

Police believe the child died in the home before Jefferson brought him to the hospital on Oct. 19 with severe trauma to his face and head. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital at 7 p.m.

Hospital staff called 911 to report the "suspicious death" of a child.

According to the affidavit -- based on the timeline of events -- she should have arrived at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital's emergency room around 4 p.m. Jefferson confessed after investigators confronted her about the 3-hour gap in her story.

The male-identified lesbian told police she disciplined the boys when they misbehaved. She said the 3-year-old "often required more strikes or blows than his older" brother, according to the affidavit.

Jefferson is being held without bond in the Leon County Detention Facility.

At her first court appearance on Oct. 21, Jefferson said she preferred to hire her own attorney rather than be assigned a public defender, even though she qualified for public assistance, WCTV reported.

Public defender Nancy Showalter said she spoke with Jefferson and her mother, and the family would rather hire a private attorney.

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Rapper Offset was arrested while live-streaming himself driving through a pro-Trump rally on Saturday. The Migos rapper was pulled over by Beverly Hills police after he drove through a crowd of Trump supporters and allegedly waved a handgun.

Police surrounded Offset's vehicle with guns drawn. The rapper, who was born Kiari K. Cephus, refused orders to take his hand off his steering wheel and turn off the engine.

Offset: "I'm not finna do that."

Cop: "Why not?"

"Because you got guns out. I'm not finna move my hands from my steering wheel."

Offset live-streamed the traffic stop, telling police "Do you know who I am? I'm Offset from the Migos!"

When a female officer told him he was seen waving a gun in the air, Offset said, "You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?"

Another officer approached the car, reached in the driver's side window and unlocked the car door. The officer then snatched Offset out of the vehicle.

The Beverly Hills police confirmed they detained a man for pointing a gun at Trump supporters who attended a large rally on Saturday.

Offset is best known for being married to rapper Cardi B.
 

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A Mississippi judge was found dead in her home in an apparent homicide. Longtime justice court judge Sheila Osgood was found deceased on the floor of her home in Moss Point, Miss. on Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to the home to conduct a "welfare check" at the 3600 block of Davis Street, OANN reported. They knocked and attempted to make contact with anyone inside the residence but there was no response.

An hour later, officers responded to a second call to investigate a domestic disturbance at the residence. Upon arriving, officers heard gunshots and requested additional backup, according to a press release.

Police encountered a man in the front yard armed with a handgun. The man, who was later identified as a family member, complied with orders to drop the weapon.

An officer then entered the residence and found 65-year-old Osgood deceased on the floor.

While police were securing the home, Osgood's 45-year-old son, Gregory Jackson, approached and charged at the police with a knife. When Jackson refused orders to drop the knife, officers were forced to discharge their weapons, killing him.

The family member who fired the first gunshots was not arrested.

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Fans of rapper Young Buck are happy to know he is safe and sound after his girlfriend was arrested for trying to kill him.

According to The Tennessean, Buck, real name David Darnell Brown, was arrested Thursday on assault charges, unlawful possession of a weapon and vandalism over $10,000.

He was booked into the Sumner County Sheriff's Office, jail records show. He was still in custody Friday, being held on $60,000 bail.

If you recall, the rapper's girlfriend was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless endangerment after she discharged a firearm at him during a verbal altercation.

Police say Lucresia Neil took aim with her pistol and fired multiple shots at the rapper as he fled their home in the Tower Hill subdivision in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Police were still searching for Brown a day later to determine whether he was wounded or he was in hiding because he feared for his life.

Jail records show Neil posted a $3,500 bond and was released from jail on Tuesday.

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Brown, 39, was a member of 50 Cent's hip-hop group G-Unit. 50 Cent (left) and Brown are pictured at a liquor store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sept. 6, 2015.

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A Texas judge lost his patience with a juvenile Crips gang member who removed his ankle monitor and shot a 1-year-old baby. The judge sentenced the 12-year-old to 7 years in a juvenile detention center.

The boy broke down and cried during a Zoom detention hearing in September. But the judge told him to save his tears.

"Every time you come in here you cry. You know that, right?" Judge Kim told rapper Lil Rodneyy. "Every single time, you beg me for one more chance. You swear to God, 'On my mama's name,' 'I'm not gonna cut off the monitor, I'm not gonna run off,'" said judge Kim.

The boy, who also answers to "30 Shotz," admitted he cut off his ankle monitor to attend a friend's funeral. But he couldn't recall the friend's name. He told the judge he only knew the friend by his nickname.

The boy's grandfather, who helped raise him, also attended the Zoom hearing.

Judge Kim told the boy he would be detained in a juvenile detention center until he turned 19.

Rodneyy's mother was interviewed after the hearing. She is a single mom who gave birth to Rodneyy when she was 16.

The boy's father abandoned his family, and Rodneyy's mom chooses not to seek child support. She said she was sent away to prison twice when the boy was a toddler. Rodneyy was raised by her father, who lovingly refers to his grandfather as "Paw paw."
 

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A Minnesota judge dismissed a murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was charged in the death of George Floyd in May.

Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill's dismissed a third-degree murder against Chauvin, who now faces two counts of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Judge Cahill also denied defense requests to dismiss the aiding and abetting counts against three other former Minneapolis officers, Thomas Lane, J. Jueng and Tou Thao.

Chauvin was released from jail on Oct. 7 after posting a $1 million non-cash bond.

Chauvin, who was arrested on May 31, was charged in the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who is seen pleading for his life in a viral video.

Chauvin's defense attorney argued that his client did not intend to assault or kill Floyd during an encounter on May 25.

All four former cops are awaiting trial set for March 8, 2021.