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College Park Police said Officer Ivory Morris is in stable condition at Grady hospital in Atlanta after a teenager ran over him with a stolen SUV.

Morris told a WSB-TV reporter he looked directly into the teenagers eyes and chose not to draw his service weapon because he didn't want to kill someone's kid.

Morris said he was moonlighting at a part-time job at 1:30 a.m. Saturday when he received alerts that a stolen vehicle was in his area.

"I said, 'If it comes back to College Park,' I said, 'We on it,'" Morris told WSB.

"I was looking in that kid['s] eyes. I was like, 'I don't want to hurt this kid.' I didn't want to take nobody's kid away from them," Morris said.

He went to the Hilton Garden Inn at Millenium Center and spotted the stolen automobile in the parking lot, WSB-TV reported.

Morris saw a 15-year-old boy standing near the SUV. When the boy spotted Morris, he walked away from the vehicle. The 17-year-old boy behind the wheel sped away in the SUV, as Morris struggled with the 15-year-old.

At some point, the 17-year-old returned, and the 15-year-old jumped on the hood of the SUV -- with Morris still holding him.

"When I was on top of that car, I had my other hand free to reach for the gun. But I said, 'I don't want to. I don't want to pull it,'" Morris told WSB-TV.

The driver jerked the wheel of the SUV, sending both Morris and the boy sprawling on the ground.

Morris said that's when the driver intentionally ran over both of them and sped off.

The officer suffered a fractured leg and other internal injuries. The 15-year-old boy was also injured and hospitalized.

Morris' supervisor said he had every right to use lethal force against the 17-year-old driver who hit him with the SUV, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Morris said he was willing to sacrifice his life so a mother wouldn't mourn her kid.

"I was thinking, 'These are somebody's kids,'" he said.

The 17-year-old driver is still at large.

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Minneapolis police are refusing to enter the George Floyd Autonomous Zone even when responding to homicide calls.

Shootings are a nightly occurrence in the eight blocks surrounding 38th Street and Chicago Ave, known as "George Floyd Square," where Floyd died.

Multiple Black people have been killed in the zone since its creation last September.

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In one incidence of violence, a Black woman was pushed out of a window during a domestic dispute. Despite her severe injuries and profuse bleeding, police refused to accompany paramedics inside the zone.

"Is it possible to have her move at least a block away, maybe [to] 38 and 10th?" asked the police officer in audio of the 911 call.

The 911 dispatcher replied, "She is bleeding and cut everywhere, but we'll call her back and ask her to move a block away."

Another shooting resulted in the death of a pregnant Black woman late last month. Leneesha Columbus was shot in the zone. Despite her serious injury, police refused to go into the zone.

"We'll meet at 34th and Elliot, see if we can get the victim extracted to a closer location to us. And no lights or sirens, please," an officer told dispatch. When police finally extracted her from the zone, Columbus was pronounced dead.

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Imaz Wright and a second victim, both Black women, were shot during a gang-related incident on March 6th.

Police were told that the victims would be carried to them at the edge of the zone. Wright died before she could receive medical treatment.

Business owners and residents, many of them black, have pleaded with the police to enter the zone because they fear for their lives. The merchants feel abandoned by the police and the city.

"The city left me in danger," Alexander W, owner of the Smoke in The Pit restaurant, told the New York Post last month. "They locked us up in here and left us behind."

Some of the business owners created a GoFundMe page for donations to help them survive in the zone. So far, the account has raised over $13,000 of the stated $400,000 goal.

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The female suspect in a crash that killed an NYPD cop had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Long Island, said, "I'm sorry," as she was escorted out of the 107th Precinct in Queens on Tuesday.

"I'm sorry that I hit him and now he's dead," she said, referring to Officer Anastasios Tsakos who died early Tuesday.

Beauvais told reporters she was coming from the studio when she hit Tsakos. "I did a podcast," she sobbed as she was placed inside a police vehicle.

Tsakos, 43, had just left the scene of an earlier accident on the Long Island expressway when she hit his car head-on with her 2013 Volkswagen.

Beauvais' podcast on Facebook Monday night included anti-police rants and showed her drinking from a small plastic cup, according to the NY Post.

She is charged with vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing the scene of an accident, and driving while intoxicated.

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A Colorado police department is under fire for joking about their use of excessive force after arresting a 73-year-old woman who has dementia.

The Loveland Police Department claimed they had no knowledge of Karen Garner's injuries after she was violently arrested by two officers.

On June 24, 2020, Garner was accused of shoplifting from a Loveland Walmart. She wandered out of the store and apparently forgot to pay for $13.88 worth of merchandise.

When she offered to pay for the items, Walmart employees refused and took the items back. After Garner left the store, they called police.

An attorney representing Garner's family released police body cam video of the arrest on Monday.

The video begins with Officer Austin Hopp catching up to Garner as she walked along a highway, picking wildflowers.

"Do you need to be arrested right now?" Hopp asked Garner, who shrugged and turned to walk away. Hopp threw Garner to the ground and hog-tied her as she repeatedly stated, "I'm going home. I'm going home."

During the brutal arrest, Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder and a fractured arm.

Later, while reviewing video of the arrest with his fellow officers, Hopp joked, "Ready for the pop?"

"What did you pop?" an officer asked. "I think it was her shoulder," Hopp replied.

In the video, Hopp said "I can't believe I threw a 73-year-old woman on the ground... I'm a little worried that she's, like, senile and stuff."

"That's going to turn into something," Officer Daria Jalali predicted.

As the officers laughed at the body cam video footage, Garner was handcuffed to a bench in a nearby holding cell. She seemed to be in pain but she was not treated for her injuries for nearly six hours.

Hopp said he reported his use of force to the Blue Team, which conducts internal reviews of use of force during arrests.

After the video was made public on Monday, the Loveland Police Department claimed it wasn't aware of any complaints about Garner's arrest or that she was injured.

But the video conflicts with both statements.

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According to a lawsuit, Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder, fractured arm and sprained wrist during her June 26, 2020, arrest.

Garner's attorney said in a statement that she released the video to expose "Loveland police's toxic culture of arrogance and entitlement, along with their horrific abuse of the vulnerable and powerless."

Hopp, Jalali, and a third officer are on paid administrative leave following the fierce public backlash.

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A Virginia man who was shot 10 times by a deputy reportedly told a 911 dispatcher he planned to kill his brother.

Isaiah Brown was shot multiple times by Spotsylvania County sheriff's deputy who mistook the 32-year-old's cordless house phone for a gun on Wednesday night.

The same deputy gave Brown a ride home after his car broke down at a gas station earlier that night.

The deputy assured Brown's brother that he was not in any trouble with the law.

A few hours later, Brown called 911 to report a domestic disturbance at his home.

"I'm about to kill my brother," Brown told the 911 dispatcher.

"Don't kill your brother," the dispatcher responded, to which Brown said: "Alright."

"Somebody needs to come here real quick," Brown said. He told the dispatcher that he did not have a gun. It is unclear if the dispatcher relayed that information to the deputy.

The Spotsylvania County sheriff's office released police body camera footage on Friday night following pressure from the news media.

The footage shows Brown walking toward the deputy, who is unidentified.

"Show me your hands," the cop shouted. "Show me your hands. Show me your hands, now. Show me your hands. Drop the gun. He's got a gun to his head. Drop the gun now. Stop walking towards me. Stop walking towards me. Stop. Stop," the deputy said.

Brown was actually talking on the phone with the dispatcher, who asked him how he was able to talk on his house phone outside his home. "Because I can," Brown responded.

Moments later he was gunned down by the deputy.

Brown is currently in a hospital ICU recovering from non-life-threatening wounds.

The deputy was placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.

Attorney David Haynes of The Cochran Firm in Washington, D.C, who is representing the Brown family, said Brown "clearly told dispatch that he did not have a weapon more than 90 seconds before the deputy arrived."

"The deputy in question made multiple, basic policing errors and violated established protocols. The deputy was situated nearly 50 feet from Isaiah, was never threatened and should not have discharged his weapon. The family is also requesting the release of the dispatch audio with the deputy leading up to the shooting. There was obviously a failure of communication between dispatch and the officer which led to this tragic event," Haynes added.

"Isaiah is now fighting for his life as a result of these completely avoidable errors by the deputy and dispatch," Haynes said.

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A Virginia man was shot 10 times by a deputy who gave him a ride open then returned when the victim called 911.

Isaiah Brown, 32, was shot 10 times by the same deputy who had given him a ride home earlier when his car broke down at a gas station.

Brown is in intensive care at a hospital with 10 bullet wounds. He is expected to recover.

Brown's siblings told WRC-TV that Brown was given a ride home by a Spotsylvania County deputy who told the family he wasn't in any trouble.

Around 3:30 a.m. Brown called 911 about a "domestic disturbance" at his home. The same deputy arrived and engaged Brown outside the home.

His family said Brown was unarmed and only had his cell phone.

"The officer just started shooting at him for no reason. I didn't hear a warning shot. All I heard was 'Hands up!' one time. And all he had was his phone, so I know he put his hands up," Tazmon Brown, the victim's brother, told the TV station.

Tazmon Brown told the news station that he thinks his brother hoped to get a ride back to his stalled vehicle.

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Chris Cuomo sparked a firestorm on social media when he said there won't be police reform or gun control in America until "White people's kids start getting killed."

Cuomo, the younger brother of embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, made the controversial statement on his show "Cuomo Prime Time" last week.

During a monologue on the recent deaths of young criminals at the hands of police, Cuomo said police reform and gun control will come at a price for white Americans.

"Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they'll change. [When] your kids start getting killed. White people's kids start getting killed."

Then Cuomo mocked the accent of white people: "What's going on with these police? Maybe we shouldn't even have police."

Cuomo questioned those who blamed the criminal histories of the victims and noncompliance with police orders.

Chris Cuomo's television ratings have taken a nose dive after the revelations concerning his brother, who is accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women.

Chris was muzzled by CNN, who banned him from discussing his brother's troubles on his show.

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A Chicago police union boss says a police officer who shot a 13-year-old boy around 2:30 a.m. in a dark alley last month, was "100% justified".

The shooting sparked public outcry after news outlets published a still image from a police body cam video that showed Adam Toledo raising his empty hands before he was killed.

Chicago police released edited police body cam video earlier this week. The video shows the boy tossing something and quickly raising his hands.

Officials say the teenager tossed a handgun away and then raised his hands before he was shot a split second later.

John Catanzara, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, told CNN the shooting was justified.

"In reality, an average human being could not block someone from slapping him in the face in less time than that," Catanzara said.

"It's a good reason why the officer only shot once. He would have been justified to shoot multiple times."

Police responded to a shots fired call at 2 a.m. in the Little Village neighborhood on March 29. Cops detained a 21-year-old man, Ruben Roman, who was with the boy in the alley.

Prosecutors say Roman handed the firearm to Adam, who fled the scene with the gun.

Surveillance video in the area shows a police officer in foot pursuit of the teen as he fled down an alley.

At the end of the alley, the boy stopped, tossed a small handgun behind a wooden fence, and quickly raised his hands. A split second later he was on the ground, suffering from a sucking bullet wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Catanzara said Adam was a young gang member. "He should have been in school. But we're not in school learning, now are we?"

"I started my dissertation with saying it is 100 percent justified," Catanzara said.

"That officer's actions were actually heroic. There's a very good reason why he only shot once. Like I said, he could have been shot multiple times but the officer assessed in a split second. Unfortunately he committed to the first shot already. Justifiably so."

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Minnesota police say an officer-involved shooting that killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop was an "accidental discharge."

Wright, 20, was shot by a female officer who mistook her service weapon for a taser.

Wright was shot during a traffic stop on Sunday, April 11. He got back into his vehicle then crashed the car several blocks away. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators reviewed the body cam video of the "senior officer" who fired her weapon instead of a taser.

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The video footage shows three officers stopping the car. A background check revealed an outstanding warrant. A struggle ensued when an officer attempted to handcuff Wright.

The officer is heard shouting "Taser!" several times before firing her weapon.

"This was an accidental discharge that resulted in a tragic death of Mr. Wright," said Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Police Chief Tim Gannon.

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Wright's death sparked protests and riots at the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Sunday.

Brooklyn Center is located on the northwest border of Minneapolis, where the trial for the first officer involved in George Floyd's death is underway.

The State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating Wright's shooting.
 

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An enraged pastor ordered police officers to get out of his church after they arrived with a health inspector to shut the service down.

The incident occurred at the Cave of Adullam Church in Calgary, Canada on Sunday.

The pastor, Artur Pawlowski, looked up to see about police officers escorting the health official into his church.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the pastor ordered them to "Get out! Get out of this property immediately! Get Out!"

When the health inspector attempted to speak, he shouted, "Out of this property immediately! I don't want to hear a word!"

"OUT! Out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant!"

He continued to scream, "Gestapo is not allowed here. Do you understand English? Out Nazi! Nazis are not welcome here." The police seemed apathetic by the pastor's response to their presence.

The cops slowly turned, and without speaking, exited the church. Cops are generally respectful inside the Lord's house.

Pawlowski addressed the camera directly: "Can you imagine those psychopaths? Passover. The Holiest Christian festival in a year, and they are coming to intimidate Christians during the Holiest festival? Unbelievable!"

Social media users in America and around the world sided with the pastor. Pawlowski grew up in Poland and experienced marxism and communism firsthand.

Here in America, church attendance has declined to a historic low, as politicians use the coronavirus to keep church doors padlocked.