Louisville police fire two detectives involved in Breonna Taylor raid

CNN)The Louisville Metro Police Department is seeking to fire two detectives connected to the Breonna Taylor case, attorneys for the men told CNN.

Detective Joshua Jaynes received a pre-termination letter from the department earlier Tuesday, his attorney Thomas Clay said.

The letter, sent from Interim Chief of Police Yvette Gentry, informed Jaynes of the “present intention to terminate (his) employment” and that the action is based upon a review of the findings of the “Professional Standards Investigation into the preparation and execution of the search warrant” at Taylor’s apartment.

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in her apartment during a flawed forced-entry raidin the early morning hours of March 13. 

Gentry writes that Jaynes violated standard operating procedure with regards to preparation for search warrant execution and untruthfulness.

“Your actions have brought discredit upon yourself and the Department. Your conduct severely damaged the image our Department has established within our community,” Gentry wrote. “I cannot tolerate this type of conduct or untruthfulness by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department.”

A police hearing on the matter is scheduled for Thursday, according to the letter. 

Clay said the hearing is a formality “because there’s no doubt in my mind that there’s already been a decision reached to terminate him without regard to what he has to say at this pre-termination hearing.”

Clay called the investigative process a “fiasco” and believes his client is being given undue blame. 

“Detective Jaynes is being made a scapegoat through a whimsical and farcical investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department,” Clay said.

Detective Myles Cosgrove also received a pre-termination letter, according to his attorney, Jarrod Beck. Beck declined to comment further. 

The Louisville Metro Police Department said Tuesday that it is unable to discuss the cases “until an internal investigation is closed, and discipline (if any) has been determined,” according to spokesman Sgt. John Bradley. 

The police union, in a statement, said it was aware that two members had received pre-termination letters and would coordinate with them and their attorneys through the process.

Former detective Brett Hankison has been indicted, but not for Taylor’s killing. He is charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for allegedly firing blindly bullets that ended up in an apartment next to Taylor’s. He has pleaded not guilty.

He was fired in June.

GBI investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in southwest Atlanta

he Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate a police shooting in southwest Atlanta. The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force made the request.

Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that the shooting happened off Mayland Circle around 7 a.m. and that one person is dead.

A woman told Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach that her 18-year-old nephew was the one shot and killed by police. She said he did not live at the home and doesn’t know if was the target of the task force. She said her nephew was there visiting a friend.Content Continues Below

“He was a good kid, I know that. I just don’t want to talk right now. They killed another young teen,” the woman said.

The GBI told Gehlbach the task force was serving a warrant at the home.

Gehlbach has been on the scene all morning gathering details. There have been a number of investigators from Atlanta police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, GBI and U.S. Marshals.

GBI agents are still processing the scene inside the home and have been going door-to-door talking to neighbors.

One neighbor told Gehlbach off camera he heard a first round of shots in rapid fire and then another couple of shots.

Jason Cooper shot to Death by 5 White officers(sdwjr.blog)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the man fatally shot during an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning.

Jason Cooper, 28, of North Charleston, died at the scene of the shooting at North Romney Street at 3:24 a.m. Tuesday, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Supervisor Brittney Martin said. An autopsy has been ordered for Wednesday.

Cooper died after what Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds called an exchange of gunfire at the Bridgeview Village Apartments in the 100 block of North Romney Street shortly at approximately 3:15 a.m.

Reynold held a news conference Tuesday afternoon hours after the shooting. He said five city police officers involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated by the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division.

Reynolds said the situation began when a woman called police about a domestic violence situation involving a weapon. Responding officers arrived on the scene and were met with a person with a gun and after an exchange of gunfire, a Charleston Police officer was shot in the chest area and was taken to the hospital, Reynolds said.

“That officer was wearing a ballistic vest and was examined at the hospital and has already been released,” Reynolds said. “An individual who was involved in the shooting and associated with the initial call is deceased.”

Reynolds said the suspect was an African American man. The officers involved were white, he said.

It is not clear how long the investigation will take; he said each investigation is different.

Man with knife shot to death by police in Brockton

BROCKTON, Mass. (WJAR) — The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office said Monday that police shot and killed a man with a knife in Brockton.

Officers responded to Overlook Avenue at about 3 p.m. for a “domestic violence situation.”

Brockton police said the man, who’s accused of having a weapon, was shot by officers.

The district attorney’s office said two officers encountered the man outside the home armed with a knife.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died.

It’s unclear at this time what led to the shooting.

deadly police shooting in Hartford on December 26

According to the report, Hartford police were called to the area of 25 Gilman Street on that date for a report of a man in the street carrying a gun. The caller told police the man was “acting very deranged,” the report reads.

Body camera footage appears to show the man, identified as 30-year-old Shamar Ogman, holding a rifle and a handgun. Officers can be heard telling Ogman to drop the weapons.

“Just drop it, just drop it, drop the gun,” one officer can be heard saying.

Officials say Ogman refused to comply and ran from officers through the residential neighborhood. At one point on the body camera footage one officer says that Ogman has dropped the handgun, but is still carrying the rifle.

The body camera footage shows officers following Ogman through the street and backyards. At one point it appears Ogman is standing behind a dumpster. Officers can be heard commenting that Ogman is pointing the gun at them.

A gunshot can be heard on the video and the suspect can be seen slumped over the dumpster before the video cuts out.

Police said the officer fired her service weapon once, striking Ogman. He was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition and later died on Sunday, according to police.

NBC Connecticut has chosen not to show the video after Ogman was shot.

Police identified the officer who shot her weapon as Ashley Martinez, a four-year veteran of the department.

No police officers were injured in the incident.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin released the following statement on the footage:

“I want to thank the State’s Attorney for quickly releasing footage of this tragic incident. The videos released today show a very dangerous situation, with a heavily-armed man aiming a rifle at police officers in a residential neighborhood. Any loss of life in our community is painful, and our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Ogman. My thoughts are also with Officer Martinez. No officer ever wants to face a situation like this, and she acted to protect her fellow officers and the public when she felt that she had no other responsible choice.”

The State’s Attorney continues to investigate the use of force.

T.I. APPOINTED ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE & REFORM AMBASSADOR’ AT AL HARRINGTON’S CANNABIS COMPANY VIOLA

Viola announced the role in a press release on Monday (December 28), expanding on Tip’s new duties that include directing the company’s community impact strategy by “pioneering initiatives that make the cannabis industry more diverse, equitable and inclusive.” Working through Viola’s social equity program Viola Cares, the company is also looking to the Dime Trap rapper to assist in creating “100 Black millionaires in the near future.”

“I have the utmost respect for Al and all the work he has done with Viola to increase minority representation in cannabis and help Black and brown communities who have fallen victim to the War on Drugs,” T.I. said in a statement. “Together we will expand social justice reform by providing tangible resources for disenfranchised communities and opportunities to build economic autonomy within the cannabis industry.”

HipHopDX:MASTER P & FORMER NBA ALL-STAR BARON DAVIS IN PROCESS OF PURCHASING REEBOK

Master P is a jack of all trades and he has his sights set on his next monumental business move. According to Forbes, Master P and 2x NBA All-Star Baron Davis are leading an investment group to purchase Reebok from adidas. Forbesestimates that the deal for the sports apparel giant could be worth around $2.4 billion

“These companies have been benefiting off us, this could be history for this company going Black-owned,” Master P — born Percy Miller — relayed to ESPN. “Imagine if Michael Jordan owned Reebok? That’s what I’m talking about making history.”

Reebok is no stranger to delving into the Hip Hop world. In 2003, the brand teamed with JAY-Z on the S. Carter sneaker line, which helped Reebok’s footwear sales rise by 17 percent in 2004.

The No Limit boss and Davis plan on combining their expertise and decades of experience in the Hip Hop, sports, tech and business lanes to bring Reebok back to prominence. They will have their work cut out for them, as Reebok’s sales dropped 44 percent in 2020’s second quarter while accounting for just eight percent of adidas’ total sales in the first half of the year.

Davis, who last appeared in an NBA game in 2012 with the New York Knicks, previously signed a sneaker deal with Reebok in 2002 as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

The New Orleans icon is already in the sneaker game with his MoneYatti brand. As a welcome to New Orleans, Master P offered Pelicans star Zion Williamson $20 million for an exclusive deal to wear his kicks off the floor.

Adidas originally purchased Reebok in 2005 for $3.8 billion. They are expected to make a decision on the looming sale in the coming months.

MTO:Cardi B Settles Lawsuit w/ Former Manager: Pays Him MILLIONS!!

Shaft claimed Cardi breached her contract when she ditched their agreement under his KSR imprint to sign with Quality Control instead.

The lawsuit was settled on December 24, and it was a huge win for the New York native, who hasn’t received a penny since her music royalties were frozen two years ago amid the lengthy court battle.

“This action, including all claims and counterclaims, is hereby dismissed in its entirety with prejudice against all parties. The parties have further agreed that all parties to this action shall bear their own costs and attorney’s fees,” court documents revealed

But not all the news is bad for Cardi, she’s about to get a huge payday.

In July 2020, the mother of one said she was owed a substantial amount in royalties from Atlantic Records, but the money was not going to be paid to her until her lawsuit with Raphael was settled.

A fan had taken to Twitter, questioning how Cardi supposedly made at least $32 million in two years but had yet to receive payment from Atlantic, to which she responded, saying: “According to my lawyers but more then that but it can’t be touch till my litigation is over.”

“Its just can’t be touch till we solve the dispute. [sic] But when that fat a## check hit my account all at once it’s gonna be lit .That’s why I never trip cause it’s there.”

MTO:Donald Trump Pardon’s Snoop Dogg’s Producer: Serving Time For Weed

Former Snoop Dogg producer Weldon Angelos has received a pardon from President Donald Trump after being sentenced to 55-years in prison.

Angelos was sentenced to 55 years in prison without parole in 2004 for selling $350 worth of weed to an undercover officer with a concealed firearm. 

“Feels great to have been fully pardoned by the President of the United States,” Angelos wrote in the caption. “Now it’s time for more pardons and commutations.”

Angelos executive produced Snoop Dogg’s 2002 We From the LBC Soundtrack. Cops searchedAngelos home found several weapons. The producer then turned down a 15-year plea deal — and was subsequently convicted of 13 charges, including drug, firearm, and money laundering charges.

“The sentence was unjust, uncruel, and even irrational…because his appeals have been exhausted, the only solution for Angelos is a Presidential commutation,” Judge Paul Cassell wrote to President Obama requesting that his sentence be commuted. “I urge you to swiftly commute his sentence.”

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