Two Chicago police officers were shot while conducting a traffic stop Saturday night in the Southwest Side's West Englewood neighborhood.
One officer was killed, another was critically wounded when they pulled over a car with three people inside at S. Bell and 63rd Streets.
The officer who died has been identified as 29-year-old Ella French, a three year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
The wounded officer, Carlos Yanez, is listed in stable but serious condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Both officers returned fire, hitting one of the suspects in the car. He was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition is unknown.
He and another male suspect are in police custody. A female suspect was captured Sunday morning, the police commander announced at a press conference.
Over 100 CPD officers did not respond to 911 calls for two hours on Saturday night. They assembled outside the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the female officer was pronounced dead.
Dozens of patrol units with lights flashing lined the streets around the hospital.
French was the first CPD officer to die in the line of duty since Lori Lightfoot was elected mayor of Chicago in 2019.
Her body was escorted to the morgue by somber bagpipes as per tradition when a CPD officer dies in the line of duty.
In chilling police dispatch audio, Yanez was able to give a description of the shooter as a Black male wearing all black.
Both officers were members of the CPD's Community Safety Team, created last year to help improve community relations in the South and West Sides.
The team was started with 450 officers. 200 more were added this year.
Update: Ella French's brother, Andrew, told the Chicago Sun-Times in an interview that his sister was not married and did not have any children.
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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.
Two Florida women are behind bars, accused of impersonating Sarasota police officers.
Police arrested Jymieka McDowell, 28, and 39-year-old Ryshawnna Poole, who are accused of impersonating a police officer more than once.
Police responded to a 911 call about a suspicious traffic stop at 1 a.m. Sunday. The caller told dispatch they believed a Sarasota Police Department officer was in distress.
While searching the area for the distressed officer, police stumbled upon the two women pulling over a vehicle while impersonating police officers.
During the investigation, police learned the women live-streamed their fake traffic stops where they used profanity and ordered occupants out of their vehicles.
The women can be heard telling the victims, "driver, exit the vehicle," "put your ******* hands up driver," "I need everyone to exit the ******* car," "do not make a move," "Black lives don't ******* matter," and "anybody move and I will shoot."
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino advised motorists to call 911 dispatch if they suspect they are being pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer.
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A case of Driving While Black has social media up in arms, after a cop interrogated a driver, then gave him a warning ticket for driving 5 miles under the posted speed limit.
The driver of a rental car wrote about his encounter with a Sampson County police officer last week. The officer cited the man for driving 65 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. The excuse the cop gave was that the motorist was driving suspiciously under the speed limit.
The man said the cop tailed him "for 10 minutes without committing one single traffic violation. No missed signal, no following too closely.”
The driver recorded the incident on his cell phone and uploaded the footage to Facebook.com.
"While it is ever so important to celebrate and uplift our heritage and progress in America with regard to racial disparities, we must always continue to challenge racial injustice, inequalities, and discrimination to show true honor to those that gave tirelessly to the cause both negro and other," he wrote.
The man said he manages several branches for his company, a job that requires him to "make use of these roadways for express transitions both to and from. However I do not feel safe nor comfortable after this obvious misuse of power. Civil servants must remember [their] primary function is to serve and protect, and this officer has clearly lost sight of what that truly is."
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Steven Hildreth, Jr., of Tucson, Arizona, was pulled over by 2 white officers for driving with a broken headlight on Oct. 27.
In a Facebook post, Hilbreth said he was "wearing a hoodie and strapped."
After approaching his car, one of the officers asked Hildreth if he was armed. Hildreth replied that he was armed with a Glock handgun. He said his gun was holstered on his right hip and his conceal carry license was in his wallet in his right back pocket.
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A Dearborn, Michigan police officer is under fire for issuing a ticket to a woman who revealed she was HIV positive during a traffic stop.
The incident which occurred in August 2012 was recorded by the officer's dash cam.
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