Protest live updates: Seattle bans police from using tear gas, pepper spray; Donald Trump to sign order limiting use of deadly force
President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive ordinance on Tuesday that will encourage US law enforcement agencies to "meet the latest professional standards of violence." New audio recordings of a phone call showed that a 911 dispatcher called their manager to raise concerns about the force used against George Floyd.
Amid calls for police reforms across the country, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday night to ban the police from using tear gas and pepper spray. The vote will take place after officials have denied Mayor Jenny Durkan's promise not to use tear gas on protesters in Capitol Hill.
Also on Monday evening, three officers from the New York City Police Department were briefly hospitalized after complaining that they felt unwell after drinking Shake Shack milkshakes. After an investigation, the New York City Police Department said there was "no crime".
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A closer look at some current developments:
A 911 dispatcher watched real-time surveillance videos of George Floyd's death and called a manager to express his concern.
A hospital in Sacramento, California, removed a statue of John Sutter, who enslaved Indians, from outside his building.
Nineteen Atlanta officers resigned this week due to ongoing unrest in the city.
During a press conference in Atlanta against the tears, Rayshard Brooks' widow, Tomika Miller, fought: "There is no justice that could ever make me happy what was done."
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The dispatcher warned the police sergeant when the officer arrested George Floyd
A 911 dispatcher, who appeared to be watching a Minneapolis policeman shake George Floyd's neck in real time, called a supervisor to tell him what she saw and didn't care if it made you sound made a record of the call released on Monday look like a "snitch".
During the call, the dispatcher calls a police sergeant and says that what she saw on the live video looked "different" and she wanted to tell him about it. The dispatcher was in a 911 call center at the time and was watching a video from a surveillance camera at the intersection where the police had arrested Floyd, city spokesman Casper Hill said.
"I don't know, you can call me a snitch if you want, but we have the cameras ready for a 320s call.… Um, I don't know if they used violence or not. They have something from the back of the squad fetched and everyone was sitting on this man, so I don't know if they needed you or not, but they haven't told me yet, ”says the dispatcher, whose name has been cut from the recording.
Man shot at tense protest in New Mexico; other protests flare up in the United States.
A man was shot dead in a protest in Albuquerque on Monday night after violent clashes between protesters and heavily armed New Mexico Civil Guard members trying to protect a statue of the conqueror Juan de Oñate.
The injured was taken to a local hospital, where he is in a "critical but stable condition". Police also said in a statement that the alleged gunman was "disarmed and detained for questioning."
The gunfight took place hours after Mayor Tim Keller's announcement that a department of social workers, housing and homelessness specialists, and violence prevention coordinators would be set up to replace police officers with calls for intoxication, homelessness, addiction, and mental health.
"We have put more and more issues on the plates of officials who, despite their best efforts and some training, are not fully trained to be social workers, addiction counselors, or dealers in child abuse issues when they only answer a call." Keller said in his Twitter announcement. "We should have trained professionals instead of people with a gun and a badge."
Peaceful demonstrators marched in southwest Atlanta, largely avoiding contact with the police. They blocked traffic for about 90 minutes.
At least one company was damaged in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and several were arrested early Tuesday when a large crowd gathered. The police used chemical irritants to disperse a crowd of around 100 people.
In Nashville, two days after protesters set up a small camp outside the State Capitol, lawmakers moved to make this a crime. Late Monday night, the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced that it had arrested 19 for refusing to leave Capitol.
In Portland, Oregon, police said a civilian disturbance after saying hundreds of demonstrators threw projectiles at officers and pointed lasers at their eyes. Police say protesters have lit a fire and graffiti on buildings. Portland police said a MP was taken to hospital for treatment after the MP was hit with a large stone in the head.
3 NYPD officers hospitalized after drinking shakes from Shake Shack
The New York City Police Department investigated whether three of his officers were poisoned after drinking milkshakes in a Shake Shack restaurant in Manhattan on Monday evening.
The officials complained that they "did not feel well" before they were hospitalized and later released. The NYPD said this in a statement to the US TODAY, and Shake Shack said via Twitter that it was "horrified" and was working with the police.
The Detectives' Endowment Association, the union representing 20,000 active and retired New York detectives, condemned the incident as an attack on the police and claimed on Twitter that the officers were "deliberately poisoned by one or more workers".
However, Chief Rodney Harrison, the NYPD's detective chief, tweeted early Tuesday: "After a thorough investigation by NYPD investigators in Manhattan South, it was found that Shake Shack employees had committed no crime."
The Seattle City Council decides to ban the police from using tear gas and pepper spray
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday night to ban the police from using tear gas, pepper spray, and several other crowd control devices after officials repeatedly used them on mostly peaceful demonstrators who protested racism and police brutality.
The 9-0 vote took place in frustration from the Seattle Police Department, which used tear gas to disperse protesters in the city's densest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, only a few days after Mayor Jenny Durkan and Chief Carmen Best promised not to to do.
The council heard repeated complaints from residents who were expelled from their homes by the gas even though they did not protest. A resident said his wife poured breast milk into her child's eyes.
A federal judge issued an injunction on Friday prohibiting the Seattle police from using tear gas, pepper spray, foam-tipped projectiles, or other violence against demonstrators.
The California Hospital removes the John Sutter statue from outside of its building
On request to remove controversial historic monuments across the country, a hospital in California's capital removed a statue of John Sutter standing in front of his building on Monday, KCRA reported.
Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento said the statue was removed "out of respect for the views of some community members."
"There are important discussions across the country about the appropriate representation of statues and monuments, and we look forward to listening to future discussions and participating in how our own community can show art from diverse communities and people who have played an important role have Sacramento's story, "was the explanation.
Sutter was a Swiss-German who enslaved Indians and built Sutter's Fort State Historic Park in 1841, which is directly opposite the hospital.
Donald Trump signs an order to encourage the police to limit deadly violence
Under political pressure to protest police brutality, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive ordinance on Tuesday that encourages law enforcement agencies to set high standards for the use of lethal violence.
"We want law and order, and we want it to be done fairly, fairly, and securely," Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, declining to provide details before an official signing ceremony.
Trump and his staff developed the executive order amid protests in cities across the country in response to a series of police killings, particularly George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last month. The White House itself was the scene of protests the week after Floyd's death. The order comes down when Trump is exposed to pre-election democratic challenger Joe Biden's criticism of his treatment of nationwide protests against Floyd's death.
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19 Atlanta officers resign as morale drops after Rayshard Brooks' shooting
Nineteen Atlanta police officers have resigned due to riots in the city last week after APD officials killed two college students and most recently killed Rayshard Brooks.
Police chief Erika Shields also resigned after Brooks was shot, who was stopped by a Wendy on Friday night on suspicion of drunk driving.
Before announcing the resignation, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced reforms to the police by restricting the use of violence through executive orders.
"Morale is bad at the moment," said the Mayor, according to Fox 5 in Atlanta. "My understanding is that it's really bad."
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The California authorities will continue to investigate Robert Fuller's death
Los Angeles District officials admitted on Monday that community pressure and nationwide voices against racial inequality led them to reread the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert Fuller, a black man hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California to investigate.
The authorities initially stated that the death of 24-year-old Fuller appeared to be a suicide. Fuller's family contested this allegation, and hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Saturday for a march that started in the park where his body was discovered across from the town hall on June 10.
By Monday afternoon, more than 260,000 people had signed an online petition requesting a full investigation. At a press conference on Monday, LA County's sheriff Alex Villanueva said Californian Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the FBI's Civil Rights Department would monitor the Fuller investigation to ensure "we weren't going to let anything go."
- Jorge L. Ortiz and Lorenzo Reyes
Brooks' widow Tomika Miller: "Long before this family heals"
During a press conference with several other family members and family lawyer L. Chris Stewart, Tomika Miller, Brooks' widow, fought back the tears and thanked the Atlanta community for the weekend's support.
"There is no justice that can ever make me happy with what has been done," said Miller. "I can never get my husband back. I can never get my best friend back. I can never say to my daughter, 'Oh, he is coming to get you skating' or swimming lessons. It will only take a long time for me . " heal. It will take a long time for this family to heal. "
Miller asked the demonstrators to remain peaceful during the demonstrations "because we want to keep his name positive and great."
Stewart said another customer who was passing through Wendy's had sent him a picture of a stray bullet hole that hit the customer's car when the Atlanta police officer fired on Brooks.
"There could have been more victims," said Stewart. "It happens when you fire in a crowded parking lot."
Stewart also thanked actor and comedian Tyler Perry for offering to pay Brooks funeral services.
Breonna Taylor's legacy could be an end to the no-knock warrants
Louisville's ban on warrant-free warrants, such as those used in the deadly police shots on Breonna Taylor, could be the start of something bigger. State attorney Attica Scott, D-Louisville, said she expected to submit a warrant to ban arrest warrants in Kentucky within the next week. And U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., Has already said that he is submitting a bill he calls the "Justice for Breonna Taylor Act" that would effectively end the US no-knock warrants.
The police investigating a drug case received an arrest warrant with no knock on Taylor's home, although officials said officials knocked before rushing through the door. Taylor's friend Kenneth Walker said he hadn't heard anyone announce that they were police officers and shot what he thought were intruders. Taylor was killed in the following shootout. No drugs were found.
- Matt Mencarini, Louisville Courier Journal
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This article originally appeared in the U.S. TODAY: George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks Updates: Donald Trump Executive Order
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