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Video footage of Jussie Smollett with rope around his neck released by Chicago Police

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Chicago police released hundreds of files and nearly 70 hours of video footage on Monday from the investigation into Jussie Smollett‘s claim back in January that he was attacked by two men — a claim that police later characterized as a hoax.

In one of the videos, police body-cam footage showed Smollett — with his face blurred — wearing a white rope that he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. When one of the officers asked Smollett if he wanted to take the rope off of his neck, the 37-year-old actor did while stating: “Yeah. I do. I just wanted you all to see it.”

“There’s bleach on me, they poured bleach on me,” Smollett added.

JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S ALLEGED HATE CRIME ATTACK: A TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Investigators went on to tell him that they were recording the visit, to which he said: “I don’t want to be filmed.” The officers then turned off their body cams.

Many files contained surveillance-camera footage that police collected as they launched what they initially called a hate-crime investigation. They also included footage from what appeared to be the route police said the two brothers who participated in the alleged staged January attack took to and from the scene.

The release marked the latest chapter in a story that began with Smollett’s allegations that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. He eventually was arrested on charges that he lied to police, but prosecutors later dismissed the charges.

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Last Friday, a judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against Smollett, in a ruling that left open the possibility that the actor could be charged again. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested that the county’s state’s attorney, Kim Foxx, mishandled the Smollett case by appointing a top aide to oversee it after she recused herself.

Foxx took issue with the ruling and explained that she “followed the advice of counsel and my then Chief Ethics Officer” to recuse herself.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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North Carolina man charged with murdering Missouri officer shot while responding to call: police

A 26-year-old man from North Carolina has been charged with murder for shooting and killing a Missouri officer who was responding to a call in North St. Louis County on Sunday, police said Monday.

Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks, 26, has also been charged with armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

Officer Michael Langsdorf, who had been with the North County Police Cooperative for three months, was responding to a bad check report at a food market on Sunday when Meeks shot and killed him, police said.

Police added that Meeks was trying to cash the bad check.

MISSOURI OFFICER SHOT WHILE RESPONDING TO CALL HAS DIED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: POLICE

North County Police Cooperative Major Ron Martin, who introduced himself as a friend of Langsdorf’s while holding back tears, told reporters on Monday he has known the officer for 20 years.

“Mr. Meeks was successful in executing a cop yesterday and a good one,” Martin said.

The North County Police Cooperative’s chief, John Buchanan, told reporters that Langsdorf responded to Clay Wellston Food Market Restaurant, about a 15-minute drive from St. Louis, around 4:30 pm on Sunday and about five minutes later, a call came in for “one of our officers down.” Langsdorf, 40, was pronounced dead at a St. Louis hospital about 40 minutes later.

Martin told reporters on Monday that when Langsdorf confronted Meeks inside the market “a struggle ensued between both of them,” adding that “the entire incident was captured on surveillance video.”

Martin told reporters he watched the surveillance video and described what he saw.

“At some point Officer Langsdorf was on top of Meeks. I don’t know how looking at the video Mr. Meeks was able to do it, but he was able to pull a gun from his waistband, strike Officer Langsdorf on the side of the head a few times which caused Officer Langsdorf to be in kind of a daze and lose his hold on Mr. Meeks,” Martin said.

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“Mr. Meeks was able to stand up and stand over Officer Langsdorf as Officer Langsdorf was on the ground, face down, stomach down,” Martin continued.

“Mr. Meeks had the gun in his hand, pointed the gun to the back, pointed the gun to the back of Officer Langsdorf’s head and fired one shot,” Martin said as he got emotional and his fellow officers consoled him.

Martin said after Meeks shot Langsdorf in the neck, Meeks fled on foot “gun in hand” and assisting officers caught him shortly thereafter.

Martin said that when Meeks was arrested, “he was armed with the pistol he used to murder Officer Langsdorf.”

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North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf is shown in an undated photo provided by the North County Police Cooperative. Officer Langsdorf was shot and killed Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Wellston, Mo., near St. Louis while responding to a bad check complaint at a food market. (North County Police Cooperative)

Officer Langsdorf had 17 years of prior police experience, according to a post on the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook page.

“Michael was an outstanding officer. In his short time with our department, he has taken our young officers under his wing and was mentoring and guiding them,” Buchanan told reporters on Monday.

MISSOURI OFFICER IS SHOT TWICE BY TEEN CAUGHT BREAKING INTO VEHICLE, POLICE SAY

He added, “When we first met he said to me several times, ‘All I wanted to be was a police officer and do police work. It was really all I knew how to do.’ He told me that numerous times.”

“He [Langsdorf] had a lot of police experience. You never would have thought that this type of police officer would have been put in that position but it happened,” Martin told reporters on Monday. “There’s no such things as a routine call. This is the dangers that our police officers in this community face every day.”

He added, “I can tell you that Mike was a pretty big part of us even though he was here a short time.”

Martin told reporters that officers interviewed Meeks and “ultimately he confessed to murdering Officer Langsdorf.”

“Meeks remains in custody with NO BOND ALLOWED,” according to a post on the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook page.

Police said Meeks has an extensive criminal history and is a multi-convicted felon in North Carolina.

According to criminal records obtained by Fox News, Meek’s criminal history includes numerous convictions for the possession or sale of narcotics.

“We never had an officer involved shooting in the four years we’ve been here and we’ve never had a police officer killed in the line of duty,” Martin said.

“It’s tough to get a grasp on it all,” he added.

Langsdorf left behind two children, a fiancé and his parents.

“The North County Police Cooperative asks that you continue to keep the family, friends and co-workers of PO [Police Ofiicer] Langsdorf in your thoughts and prayers,” the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook post read.

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Buchanan told reporters Monday that The North County Police Cooperative will offer support to Langsdorf’s family.

“Our department is going to wrap our arms around you and support you through this difficult time,” Buchanan said, addressing Langsdorf’s family.

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New Hampshire man accused of stealing police cruiser, biting officer

Police in New Hampshire say a man tried to steal a police cruiser during a traffic stop by jumping inside the vehicle and later bit the officer in the car.

Lt. Daniel Mederos of the Nashua Police Department told the Associated Press that Officer Michael Kekejian was conducting a stop on Sunday when 24-year-old Oscar Alicea hopped into his car.

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Oscar Alicea (Nashua Police Department)

Kekejian leaped into the driver’s seat on top of Alicea and ordered him out of the vehicle, only for the suspect to begin driving away with the door open. The officer and the suspect fought as the cruiser struck a fence and porch.

CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED FOR BITING FEDERAL OFFICER, WEAPONS CHARGED

Police say Alicea bit the officer at one point during the struggle, which they said “recklessly placed several pedestrians in the area as well as Officer Kekejian in danger.”

The two managed to drive around an intersection before hitting a park bench and coming to a stop.

MAN WHO BIT HOLE IN POLICE OFFICER’S EAR SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN JAIL

Authorities say Kekejian was treated at a hospital and released after taking Alicea into custody.

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WHDH reported that Alicea faces multiple felony charges, including reckless conduct, theft of a motor vehicle, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and operating without a valid license.

Fox News’ Francesca Walton and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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Suspected California cop-killer under psychiatric watch after smashing head in jail cell

The man charged with killing a California police officer was hospitalized Sunday after smashing his head against his bed frame, authorities said.

Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, was placed under 24-hour psychiatric watch after he was returned to jail. He was expected to make his first court appearance later Monday afternoon.

Ramos is facing murder charges in the killing of Sacramento County Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan, the attempted murder of her training officer and illegal possession of assault-style rifles. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

DRAMATIC BODYCAM VIDEO DOCUMENTS AMBUSH THAT KILLED ROOKIE SACRAMENTO COP

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This still image taken from bodycam video released by the Sacramento Police Dept. shows the gunfight in which Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot (Sacramento Police Dept. via AP)

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tess Deterding described Ramos’ injuries as “nothing major” and noted that the suspect was out of jail for “only 12 hours.”

Ramos, who has a history of domestic violence, was moved to the psychiatric wing of the jail, where Deterding said, “we’ve taken further precautions to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself like that.”

She added that there are mental health employees in Ramos’ unit and he was given a thin mattress and a suicide smock — a piece of clothing that is tear resistant so inmates can’t turn it into a noose.

OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 2019

O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old rookie cop, was shot several times after she was ambushed while on a domestic violence call. Ramos allegedly kept firing at police for 45 minutes after shooting O’Sullivan, preventing them from reaching her until they brought in an armored vehicle.

Authorities said Ramos was heavily armed with assault rifles, a shotgun and a handgun and fired dozens of times at officers over an hours-long standoff before surrendering.

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O’Sullivan was the first Sacramento police officer to be killed on the job in twenty years.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missouri officer shot while responding to call has died, suspect in custody: police

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A Missouri officer shot while responding to a call in North St. Louis County has died and a suspect is in custody, according to police.

Offcier Michael Langsdorf, who has been with the North County Police Cooperative for three months, has been identified as the officer who was shot and killed while responding to a business for a bad check report, the department’s chief, John Buchannan, told reporters on Sunday.

Chief Buchannan spoke with reporters outside a St. Louis hospital where Langsdorf had been taken after the shooting. Buchannan said a gun has been recovered from the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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Buttigieg town hall devolves into shouting amid anger over South Bend police shooting

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A town hall featuring South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg devolved into chaos Sunday as the city struggled to respond to a deadly police-involved shooting last week.

In his opening remarks, the 37-year-old Buttigieg, a Democrat and candidate for president, said he would send a letter to the Justice Department requesting that its civil rights division look into the June 16 shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan, who was black. The mayor added that he would notify the local prosecutor that he’d like an independent investigator appointed.

Buttigieg also admitted that the city’s efforts to recruit more minority police officers and require officers to use body cameras “have not succeeded and I accept responsibility for that.” Prosecutors said the shooting of Logan was not recorded by Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s body camera.

PETE BUTTIGIEG NOW REGRETS SAYING ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’

O’Neill, who is white, was responding to a report of a suspicious person breaking into cars when investigators said he fired one shot that hit Logan and another that missed after Logan threatened him with a knife. The investigators said O’Neill’s body camera wasn’t automatically activated because he was driving slowly without emergency lights while looking through an apartment building parking lot. O’Neill has since been placed on administrative leave.

Logan’s death prompted Buttigieg to cancel much of his out-of-state campaigning this week. Buttigieg returned to campaigning Friday with a trip to Miami but skipped a South Carolina event attended by 21 other presidential candidates to fly home for a Friday evening community march.

The town hall was interrupted frequently by outbursts and heckling. At one point, a man yelled at Buttigieg: “You gotta get back to South Carolina like you was yesterday? Talk about ‘all lives matter’ in South Carolina?” Another man approached the stage to yell at Buttigieg and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, ignoring the moderator’s attempts to restore order.

“I don’t want to seem defensive, but we have taken a lot of steps,” Buttigieg said at one point. “They clearly haven’t been enough. But I can’t accept the suggestion that we haven’t done anything.”

Meanwhile, attorney Brian Coffman has said he was preparing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of South Bend on behalf of Logan’s family and has accused the police department and other city officials of tolerating bad behavior by officers.

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“That’s just being reactive,” Coffman told The Associated Press when asked about Buttigieg’s response to the shooting. “It’s not being proactive and making sure this never happened and having rules in place for South Bend police officers and body cameras.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dramatic bodycam video documents ambush that killed rookie Sacramento cop

Police in Sacramento, Calif., released dramatic body-camera footage Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old rookie cop.

Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot several times, with at least one of her wounds being “non-survivable,” after she and her training officer, Daniel Chip, were ambushed Wednesday during a domestic violence call, FOX 40 Sacramento reported.

“You OK? You OK?” Chip is heard shouting in the video.

SACRAMENTO COP FATALLY SHOT BY GUNMAN IN AMBUSH, SUSPECT SURRENDERS AFTER 8-HOUR STANDOFF: REPORT

“This is a high-powered rifle. Get out here now,” the officer says into his radio. “We’ve got one down.”

“Officer down! Officer down!” he continues.

“Stay down,” he says as more shots are heard.

“Yeah, he’s still shooting,” Chip whispers. “He’s changing clips.”

“Stay down. Yeah, he’s still shooting. He’s changing clips.”

— Sacramento police officer heard on bodycam video

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Earlier, the camera had captured Chip trying to convince the suspect that approaching officers meant him no harm.

“Hey, Adel, Police Department,” Chip calls out. “You’re not under arrest, you’re not in trouble. You’re not in trouble, dude.”

Suddenly, more than 20 shots ring out from inside the door, FOX 40 reported. Chip hurries away from the doorway and takes cover in an adjacent carport.

O’Sullivan had been helping an unidentified woman move her belongings out of the garage of a home when she was shot, police said.

“This was an ambush-style attack on Sacramento police officers that lasted for hours,” Sacramento police Chief Daniel Hahn said. “Under the most dangerous and trying circumstances, our officers performed admirably.”

On Friday, suspect Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, was charged with murder, attempted murder and possessing illegal weapons. He was arrested after an eight-hour standoff.

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Hahn said the suspect had multiple firearms, including two assault rifles.

The department has been criticized for taking 45 minutes to rescue O’Sullivan, who later died at the hospital. Hahn said officers needed to wait until an armored vehicle arrived, or “we would have additional officers murdered that day,” the Associated Press reported.

The officers had come to Ramos’ home because he had failed to appear in court for a domestic violence charge.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Buttigieg facing scrutiny as family of black man killed by cop plans lawsuit against city

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A lawyer for the family of a black man killed by an Indiana police officer says South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg hasn’t been “proactive” about officer-involved shootings.

Eric Logan’s family plans a civil rights lawsuit against the city after the 54-year-old man was fatally shot on the street last Sunday while allegedly threatening police with a knife.

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The officer’s body camera was switched off at the time, something Buttigieg said he’s “very frustrated” about. The Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate left the campaign trail for several days to “be with the South Bend community,” according to the Washington Post.

Logan family attorney Brian Coffman said in an interview that systemic problems were to blame for the man’s death.

“It is overall total acceptance of this behavior by the South Bend Police Department and the city itself,” Coffman said.

Members of the community have criticized Buttigieg for speaking to the media before the family and missing a vigil for Logan. The shooting has highlighted the candidate’s distance between black members of his community and – on a larger scale – black voters.

Despite Buttigieg directing the South Bend police chief to remind officers that body cameras must be on during an interaction with civilians, Coffman says his response to the incident has been “reactive” and he should have made sure these types of incidents didn’t happen in the first place.

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“I will write a letter to the [Department of Justice] explaining what’s happening, explaining why there is not community confidence in the current process,” Buttigieg said at a South Bend rally for Logan on Friday, according to South Bend’s WNDU-TV.

Buttigieg skipped an event in South Carolina on Friday but joined seven other candidates at a forum in Miami, speaking about immigration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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South Texas officer fatally shot; suspect arrested

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A South Texas police officer has been shot and killed in what officials say was the line of duty, and a suspect is in custody.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Mission police officer was shot Thursday night in the eastern part of the city 6 miles west of McAllen. Mission police Lt. Art Flores says the officer, whose identity hasn’t been released, died later at a McAllen hospital.

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No details have been released on what led to the shooting, and the suspect’s identity also hasn’t been released.

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Ga. cops pose as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Law enforcement officers in Georgia posed as construction workers on Wednesday to catch drivers using their phones, but perhaps not their safety belts, near a busy intersection.

Once they spotted a violator, as FOX 5 Atlanta reported, the undercover officers radioed police in nearby parking lots.

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Then, those officers pulled over the drivers.

Marietta and Cobb County police wrote 141 tickets and made three arrests. Georgia state troopers wrote 29 tickets.

This sting operation is tied to a law combating distracted driving passed nearly a year ago in Georgia, and police are getting creative to make sure drivers keep to it.

Under the “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” drivers aren’t allowed to hold a phone or use any other part of their body to support the device. Violators may be fined and get points on their license.

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As the news outlet reported, the first citation calls for a $50 fine and one point against a license; the fine goes up by $50, and in one-point increments, for each additional citation.

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