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Third Officer Who Responded to Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Dies By Suicide

A third Washington, D.C. area police officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed. CNN reports that Officer Gunther Hashida, who joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 2003, was found dead in his home on Thursday, July 29. "Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29," said MPD spokesperson Kristen Metzger.
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Portland police battle staffing crisis: Only four people have applied to fill 14 vacancies on newly-resurrected anti-gun violence squad because officers are fearful of angry woke mobs that forced its disbandment during BLM riots last summer

A gun violence unit in Portland, Oregon is having trouble recruiting new officers after it was dismantled during last year's calls to defund the police and brought back when gun violence shot up this year. Since May, only four people have applied to 14 spots on the new Portland Police...
Gary, INChicago Sun-Times

1-year-old boy, teen seriously wounded in Gary shooting

A 1-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were listed in serious condition following a shooting Monday afternoon in Gary, Indiana. Just after 1 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 800 block of West 25th Avenue and found a female holding the child who had been struck by gunfire, Gary police said.

New Zealand government formally apologizes for historic racist policing

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave a formal apology Sunday to Pacific peoples over historic racist policing. The apology concerned the Dawn Raids, a government initiative to deport persons for immigration offenses during the 1970s. Ardern drew attention to how the Dawn Raids involved physical removal of persons targeted by the raids and verbal mistreatment.
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Maryland Man Accused of Murdering Mother by ‘Multiple Sharp Force Injuries’

Andrew Beavers is in custody after being arrested and charged with the murder of his mother, Juanita Koilpillai, in Tracys Landing, Maryland. Police were first called to Koilpillai’s house the afternoon of July 25, after her boyfriend called and reported her missing, according to a statement from Anne Arundel county police. The person who called also said there was blood inside the house.
Kosciusko, MSbreezynews.com

Two Crashes in the same Vicinity

7:43 a.m. – Kosciusko Police responded to a call about a two-vehicle accident on South Huntington Street near Highway 35. No injuries were reported. 3:08 p.m. – Kosciusko Police received a call reporting a two-vehicle crash on Highway 35 near South Huntington Street. No injuries were reported.
Southington, CTRecord-Journal

Police say man threatened passersby, hit car with ax in Southington

SOUTHINGTON — Police are looking for a man witnesses say threatened passersby in a downtown parking lot with an ax and used it to damage a vehicle. The incident took place in a parking lot near the bar 75 Center and several other downtown businesses at 1:06 a.m., witnesses told police. No one was injured, police said in a statement on their Facebook page.
Law Enforcementdraperutah.gov

National Night Out Against Crime

Draper City Police Department will host an interactive community event in observance of National Night Out. Activities include assigning kids as “officers for a day” where they will help officers with two incidents – a residential burglary with a stolen teddy bear and a vehicle burglary. The police chief will swear them in for duty and activity passports will be stamped as they complete each assignment. Treats will be given to participants.
Rapid City, SDnewscenter1.tv

Rapid City Police looking for a suspect in Sunday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Criminal Investigations Division of the Rapid City Police Department are looking for a suspect involved with gunshots heard on the 1500 block of Haines Avenue Sunday night. Approximately 9:35 p.m. on Aug. 1, RCPD officers were dispatched to 1565 Haines Avenue to investigate a report...