Storms tear into Texas, Oklahoma then move into Deep South
One person was killed and more than two dozen were injured when tornadoes tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma damaging a school, homes and businesses, before the storm system continued its destru[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Former Louisiana Police Officer Indicted for Assaulting an Arrestee
A federal grand jury in Shreveport, Louisiana, returned an indictment charging a former Shreveport police officer with assaulting an arrestee in Caddo Parish. The indictment further alleges that Hudson’s assault caused bodily injury to the arrestee, and that the assault involved the use of dangerous weapons (a Taser, a pistol, and a shod foot). The one-count indictment charges Hudson with willfully depriving an individual of his right to be free from the use of unreasonable force during an arrest. If convicted, Hudson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence of guilt.justice.gov
4 Louisiana police officers charged in Black man’s death
(AP) – Four police officers in northwest Louisiana have been charged with negligent homicide and malfeasance in connection with the death last April of a 44-year-old Black man following a video-recorded altercation, a prosecutor's office announced Friday. The statement said there was evidence of excessive force used on McGlothen, and that officers failed to summon medical help for him. The district attorney's statement said officers used unnecessary physical force and violated department policy regarding use of Tasers. Friday's announcement of charges marks the second time in recent months that a group of Shreveport officers has faced indictment over use of force. In June, eight officers were charged with malfeasance for the use of force against two men following a traffic chase.