4 people freed from ongoing Minnesota bank robbery standoff
A standoff between Minnesota police and an alleged hostage-taker continued into the evening Thursday despite the release of four bank employees.
Virginia city fires police officer over Rittenhouse donation
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Virginia city of Norfolk has fired a police lieutenant after news reports that said he donated to and expressed support for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of killing two people during a police brutality protest in Wisconsin last summer. City officials announced Tuesday that police Lt. William Kelly had been “relieved of duty” after an internal investigation. City Manager Chip Filer called remarks Kelly apparently made in support of Rittenhouse “egregious.” Kelly can appeal the firing. The Associated Press attempted to reach him by phone. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
President Biden says verdict in Floyd case can be ‘giant step’
Before Tuesday’s guilty verdicts were read out, President Joe Biden said he was praying for “the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Houston Rockets say Sterling Brown was ‘victim of an assault’ Sunday night
The Houston Rockets released a statement that one of their players, Sterling Brown, was the victim of an assault on Sunday evening.