A judge withheld racist text messages from a jury that were sent from the phones of two G4S security officers accused of the manslaughter of an Angolan man in their care. The judge claimed the offensive messages bore no relevance to the trial.
Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday, alleging that the city has not sufficiently moved to reform the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where “force is used against adolescents at an alarming rate,” according to the US Justice Department.
At least 786 children in the US died of abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents or care givers, even as child protection agencies were investigating the cases, according to a report by the Associated Press.
President Vladimir Putin’s decision to pardon former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was a humanitarian act and has nothing to do with his pledge not to go into politics, the Russian leader assured. He added he didn’t regret the move in the least.
The charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown, accused of threatening an FBI agent, are partially based on his quoting another person’s threat to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange said.
A California police officer already being investigated by the District Attorney’s office was discovered with four pounds of marijuana in his home, but he won’t be charged with possession. His future on the force, however, is uncertain.
The Los Angeles Police Department will become the first major American law enforcement agency to outfit its entire 7,000-member force with body cameras, the Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. LA will buy 2,000 cameras, starting with 800 in January.
Iran had repeatedly warned Australia about the Islamist hostage-taker in Sydney whose 16-hour siege resulted in the deaths of two captives, before a police operation resulted in his death as well, according to a high-level Iranian official.