Chicago police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting

first_imgABC News(CHICAGO) — Chicago police released video of a fatal shooting on Sunday, one day after a local man’s death ignited protests in the city, clashes with cops and resulted in the officer being placed on desk duty.The protests Saturday led to multiple officers being injured, police said. Marchers were out again on Sunday, though no arrests were reported.Chicago Police Chief Fred Waller said a group of officers patrolling the city’s South Shore neighborhood at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday saw a person they believed to be armed and confronted him.A struggle followed and the man was fatally shot. None of the officers were injured.“Some officers working a foot post, walking along 71st Street, saw a subject they thought might have been armed from the bulge around his waistband,” Waller said at a press conference Saturday night. “After that, they approached the subject, who became combative and as he became combative, flailing away, he broke free from the officers and they thought he appeared to be reaching for a weapon — which he did have a weapon on him — and officers tragically shot this man.”Police released bodycam footage of the shooting on Sunday in a bid to explain the officers’ actions.“We’re not trying to hide anything, we’re not trying to fluff anything. The video speaks for itself,” said Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who said he consulted with Augustus’ family before releasing the footage.Waller called the shooting a “tragic incident” on Saturday night. Police said only one officer opened fire, striking the man.The man was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital, according to officials. Police identified the victim as 37-year-old Harith Augustus, who lived in the neighborhood.The police recovered a semiautomatic-type weapon and magazines from the suspect.The suspect did not fire his weapon, Waller said.Augustus was a well-known figure in the neighborhood, working as a barber at a shop just a few blocks from the shooting, Chicago ABC station WLS reported.In the immediate aftermath of the fatal shooting, protests began in the area. WLS captured video of protesters pushing and shoving back and forth with police officers.Waller said three or four officers suffered minor injuries in the protests when demonstrators threw rocks and glass bottles at them. Waller said a few protesters were arrested, but did not have a specific number. Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, later tweeted four protesters were arrested.The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said in a statement to WLS that there would be a “thorough, objective and unbiased investigation and requests the public’s patience and cooperation.”Just hours after the shooting, the Chicago Police Department released a preliminary statement about the shooting saying the officer who fired the shots would be “placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgBelcolade, the Belgian chocolate from Puratos (Buckingham, Bucks), has re-launched its website, [], making it more user-friendly and interactive. As part of the redesign, product information has been made quicker and simpler to access, while a database of recipes has also been added. “The aim of the site is to make it easy for customers to find the right Belcolade chocolate to meet their needs,” explains Matt Crumpton, marketing director of Puratos UK. “There are over a dozen applications on the site.”last_img read more

Fresh protests roil New York as mayor pleads for calm

first_imgTwo police cruisers plowed into a crowd of people who had been pelting them with various objects, knocking several to the ground. Huge crowds marched through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens on Saturday. Protesters smashed the windows on police vehicles, sprayed them with paint and set another police vehicle on fire. NEW YORK (AP) –Protesters returned to the streets of New York City on Saturday, even as Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for calm after a demonstration the previous night descended into chaos that left people bloodied and vehicles burned. center_img Many of the demonstrations were peaceful, but as the afternoon drew on, problems mounted. The protests were among many around the country over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota.last_img read more

Half-time: Sheffield Wednesday 1 QPR 0

first_imgGary Hooper’s goal five minutes before half-time means QPR trail at the interval at Hillsborough.David Jones’ scuffed shot ricocheted into the path of Hooper and the striker, played onside by Niko Hamalainen, slotted past Alex Smithies.Sheffield Wednesday had gone close when Fernando Forestieri headed a 21st-minute corner towards Daniel Pudil, who volleyed against the bar from close range.Tjaronn Chery had a couple of early efforts for Rangers, both of which were saved by stand-in keeper Cameron Dawson, who was given his full debut for the Owls after Kieran Westwood was ruled out with a back injury.Conor Washington did find the net after being found by Ben Gladwin’s cross but the goal was rightly disallowed for a clear foul on Jack Hunt.Hamalainen and the fit-again Gladwin started in place of the injured Joel Lynch and Jordan Cousins respectively.Gladwin has been booked, as has fellow R’s midfielder Ariel Borysiuk.QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Caulker, Hamalainen, Borysiuk, Luongo, Gladwin, Chery, Washington, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Wszolek, Polter, El Khayati, Shodipo, Henry, Kakay.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders’ Gabe Jackson placed on IR, Emmanuel Lamur waived

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders placed Gabe Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday with a left elbow injury, meaning the fifth-year guard will miss the last two games of the season.Jackson was injured in the Raiders 24-21 win over Pittsburgh and did not play in a 30-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.Coach Jon Gruden acknowledged Monday at his weekly press conference that Jackson’s injury was problematic. “Gabe Jackson is suffering from a very legitimate elbow injury and it’s hard to block …last_img read more

Madiba’s final public appearance

first_img13 December 2013 Thousands of mourners, many dressed in South African colours, lined the streets between 1 Military Hospital and the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday morning to witness Nelson Mandela’s cortege passing by for the last time. Members of the public were encouraged to gather on the streets to give the struggle icon a fitting send-off. Madiba’s body, transported in a black hearse escorted by South African National Defence Force members, left 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane shortly after 7am, arriving at the Union Buildings roughly an hour later. The procession was met with some people crying, others saluting, flags waving, cheers and ululations. Madiba’s body will lie in state at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings for the last time on Friday. Members of the public will have from 8am to 5.30pm to make their way to the venue, where they will file past the casket and pay their last respects to the “Father of the Nation”. Mourners can queue at park-and-ride facilities at Fountains Valley, LC de Villiers Sports Facility and the Tshwane Events Centre for a free bus ride to the Union Buildings. The public is advised to get to the facilities early. Madiba’s body with be flown to the Eastern Cape on Saturday, ahead of his state funeral in his birthplace, Qunu, on Sunday. Source: read more

Former Sen Dorgan Touts Biodiesel Success at NBB Annual Meeting

first_imgMembers of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) met in Last Vegas last week for the NBB Annual Conference, which focused on future industry growth and issues surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard.In addition to a keynote address from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, former Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, currently Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, spoke to the conference, touting the tremendous success that the biodiesel industry has achieved for an industry of its size and the importance of the U.S. to maintain its support and commitment to alternative and domestic energy sources such as biodiesel.ASA was well represented at the meeting, as ASA Board member Mike Cunningham, who serves on the NBB Governing Board, and ASA Vice President Bob Worth joined ASA members, ASA Washington staff, state soybean association staff, and soybean industry partners to discuss issues impacting the biodiesel industry.This year’s conference also marked the 20th Anniversary for NBB.last_img read more