WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday. Continue reading
According to new security footage released Thursday, Cleveland police handcuffed the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice and kept her nearby in a patrol car after a police officer shot the boy within seconds of arriving to the scene. Continue reading
A recent Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that federal accounting for killings by police may be grossly miscalculated. The publication’s analysis found at least 550 police killings missing from official tallies in America’s biggest cities between 2007 and 2012. WSJ reporter Rob Barry joins Hari Sreenivasan for more. Continue reading
The Cleveland Division of Police has exhibited a pattern of unnecessary and excessive uses of force, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last week was previously “distracted” and “weepy” during his firearms qualification training at a suburban Ohio police department, new internal documents revealed Wednesday. Continue reading
Ten-time NBA All-Star LeBron James is going home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland and Glenn Moore of Cleveland.com to discuss motivations behind the move, and the expectations it has produced. Continue reading
It’s been a pretty good week for Cleveland. Earlier this week the Republican National Committee announced that Cleveland was its pick to hold the party’s national presidential nominating convention in 2016. And then today the biggest news the city could have hoped for — LeBron James, the biggest name in professional basketball, was returning home, leaving South Beach for C-Town. Continue reading
Fast forward to Friday. In his Sports Illustrated announcement, the first reason James cites for his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers is that he grew up in Northeast Ohio and how the region “holds a special place” in his heart. “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” he said.
That James would pass up what is, right now, a better basketball situation in Miami for the promise of a young Cavs team shows that he does appreciate what bringing a title would mean to the city of Cleveland. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, officials say Ariel Castro, 53, hanged himself in his prison cell overnight. Castro was convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland, Ohio, home for more than a decade. Also, Chelsea Manning has requested a presidential pardon for leaking thousands of classified documents. Continue reading