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Wisconsin prosecutors seek Rittenhouse arrest, higher bond

Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday for a new arrest warrant for an Illinois teen charged with shooting three people, killing two of them, during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin after he apparently violated his bail conditions.

Dozen state police charged in the massacre of 19 in Mexico

 A dozen state police officers were being questioned Wednesday following their arrests in connection with the killings of 19 people, including Guatemalan migrants, whose bodies were found shot and burned near the U.S. border late in January.

Sheriff’s Office pushes back against claims of Spokane protester arrested Sunday

Jeremy Logan spoke to national news media outlet Huffington Post this week, linking his own experience with law enforcement in Spokane on Sunday with other stories that have emerged nationwide alleging peaceful protesters have been taken into custody. His arrest occurred before a Sunday afternoon event protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by law enforcement in Wisconsin. Spokane County Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Gregory said Friday that Logan was arrested by members of the office wearing badges, pursuant to a warrant issued in Douglas County for his arrest in November 2013.

Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while a video shared by Rwandan authorities allegedly backing his arrest on suspicion of terrorism was quickly challenged by his foundation.

Witness: Floyd didn’t resist arrest, tried to defuse things

A man who was with George Floyd on the night he died said his friend did not resist arrest and instead tried to diffuse the situation before he ended up handcuffed on the ground and pleading for air as an officer pressed a knee against his neck.

March 2 arrest in Riverfront Park

Police body camera video shows a March 2, 2020 arrest of Corey West by Spokane Police where apparently one or more officers put their weight on the man's upper back and neck area. The case came to light because a bystander snapped a photo and shared it with the media. The bystander heard the man say he couldn't breathe.

Bosnia: Officials, firm owner arrested over ventilator deal

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnian authorities have arrested two high-ranking state officials and the owner of a private company which imported 100 ventilators from China that were found to be useless for COVID-19 patients. Bosnia’s state prosecutors said Friday that the arrested men include the prime minister of Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat federation, Fadil Novalic, a top state civil protection official, and the owner of the fruit processing company that received about $5.5 million from the government to get the equipment.

Body camera: Man complains after police encounter

Police body camera: Spokane Police Officer Taylor Johnson briefly detained Anwar Peace, an employee of Mister Car Wash on North Division Street around 5:09 p.m. Dec. 29, 2019 (time/date stamp shows Dec. 30) while officers swept the area and searched for a domestic violence suspect in North Spokane. Peace refused to give his name but was released after a few minutes. Peace filed a complaint after another officer, Chris Johnson (no relation to Officer Taylor Johnson) returned to the car wash a short time later, spoke with the car wash manager and argued with Peace. The conversation between the police officer and the car wash manager is omitted here because there was no sound on the video, but it picks up with the heated conversation between the officer and Peace inside the car wash. Read: Former police activist files complaint after encounter with Spokane officers.