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NYPD officer, ‘a great cop, dedicated to keeping this city safe,’ killed during shootout in the Bronx, police chief says

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A New York City police officer described as a “young man with a bright future” and a man he was trying to arrest were both shot and killed during a struggle early Sunday in the Bronx, police said.

The New York City Police Department identified the slain officer as Brian Mulkeen, 33, who has been with the department for nearly seven years.

NYPD Chief Terence Monahan told reporters on Sunday morning, “A young man with a bright future who courageously patrolled some of New York City’s toughest streets has tragically lost his life.”

“Brian was a great cop, dedicated to keeping this city safe,” he added.

NYPD COP DIES AFTER SHOOTOUT WITH SUSPECT IN THE BRONX

Police said the officer was shot three times, possibly with his own gun, as he grappled on the ground with the 27-year-old suspect who was also armed. Monahan told reporters the suspect, who has not yet been identified, had several prior arrests and was on probation until 2022 for a narcotics-related offense last year. His criminal history included a burglary conviction in Rockland County, according to police.

Police said they recovered a .32-caliber revolver that they said belonged to the suspect, adding that it had not been fired. On Sunday, the NYPD tweeted a picture of the gun recovered at the scene of the police-involved shooting in the Bronx.

“We lost a hero this evening,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the news conference outside Jacobi Medical Center.

Mulkeen was patrolling the streets around a city apartment complex in the Bronx at around 12:30 Sunday morning as part of a unit investigating gang activity when he and his partner tried to arrest a man who had fled questioning, Monahan told reporters. He said that is when a “violent struggle on the ground” took place.

Monahan said as Mulkeen and the suspect wrestled, his body camera recorded him yelling “He’s reaching for it! He’s reaching for it!”

“Officer Mulkeen’s gun fired five times,” Monahan said. “At this point, it is not clear who fired Officer Mulkeen’s gun.”

Monahan told reporters that five officers fired at the suspect, who was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. He said Mulkeen was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where he was pronounced dead.

Mulkeen worked out of the 47th precinct in the Bronx and lived with his girlfriend, who is also an NYPD police officer in the borough.

Monahan called Mulkeen “brave,” and said he was “doing the job we asked him to do, a job that New Yorkers needed him to do.”

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted on Sunday morning, “I am heartbroken by the loss of NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was shot and killed in the line of duty today.”

“At 33, Officer Mulkeen was taken far too early from his family and from the city he sacrificed everything to protect. He is the embodiment of bravery and a true NY hero.”

The NYPD tweeted video of dozens of officers lining up outside Jacobi Medical Center to give Officer Mulkeen “a final salute.”

On Sunday, NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted,” NYPD Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, a 33-yr-old Bronx cop, was killed about 12:30 am while doing the courageous work New Yorkers needed him to do. He served for nearly 7 years. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this. Please keep Brian’s family & colleagues in your thoughts.”

Mulkeen is the second NYPD officer killed in the line of duty this year. Detective Brian Simonsen was accidentally shot by fellow officers seven months ago while confronting a robbery suspect.

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“We’ve been here too often. We know the directions to get here,” Pat Lynch, the president of New York City’s Police Benevolent Association, said at the news conference. “It has to stop.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Matthew Whitaker: Our men and women in blue deserve Americans’ support now more than ever

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To inspire all citizens to value law enforcement: that is the vision statement of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which supports the memorial to fallen law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C.

When I served as a prosecutor in Des Moines, Iowa and ultimately served as the acting attorney general of the United States, I viewed firsthand the professionalism and dedication of police officers and sheriffs’ deputies across the country. I repeatedly shared with them how the U.S. Department of Justice has their back and they have the thanks of a grateful nation.

Unfortunately, we have recently seen too many examples of a complete lack of disrespect for the men and women in blue.

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After a shootout and standoff in Philadelphia, several people near the scene in the Nicetown neighborhood taunted and laughed at the officers whose fellow officers had just been wounded.

NYPD officers have been doused with water, soaked with milk, pelted with Chinese takeout, cursed at and assaulted in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill vowed recently that “These incidents of disrespect, we cannot tolerate them. There has to be consequences for them, and it has to stop.”

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While hundreds of thousands protested climate change around the world and in Portland, Oregon, a faction of masked Antifa militants dressed in black harassed police officers.

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As U.S. Attorney William McSwain of Pennsylvania’s Eastern District pointed out in a recent statement, we have a “new culture of disrespect for law enforcement.”

This breaks my heart. When a police officer or sheriff’s deputy approaches a car at night or knocks on a door for a welfare check or to serve a warrant, that officer or deputy hopes for the best and fears the worst. Their family is often left holding their breath until they return home after their shift is over.

And yet, it’s disturbing that three of the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates (Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Tom Steyer) still say that Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson committed murder in shooting criminal suspect Michael Brown. Their position is completely at odds with the findings of the Department of Justice’s investigation of that incident.

Obama’s Justice Department, led by then-Attorney General Eric Holder, issued its own report, ruling it self-defense. This was despite that department’s repeated friction with local and state law enforcement throughout Obama’s presidency.

On the other side is President Trump, who has been an unwavering supporter of law enforcement. The motto of the Fraternal Order of Police is “Jus, fidus, libertatum.” Translated, it means, “Law is the safeguard of freedom.” President Trump has been steadfast in backing the blue and the Department of Justice under his leadership continues to fulfill his commitment to law enforcement.

No matter what your political persuasion, we should all agree that public safety is a high priority for all Americans. Every American child should be able to play in their front yard, free from the fear of neighborhood violence.

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That is why I specifically call on my fellow Americans to follow the lead of 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin, who travels all across the United States, hugging as many police officers as she can.

We must return to a culture that respects and supports law enforcement in its critical mission. We must back the men and women in blue.

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Stabbing spree at Maryland shopping mall injures 5, police kill suspect

Police said five people were stabbed at an outdoor shopping mall in Maryland Saturday before authorities shot and killed the suspect.

None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident at the Hunt Valley Town Centre in Cockeysville, but all were taken to local hospitals. The shopping center is about 15 miles north of Baltimore.

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The Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Cockeysville, Md. (Google Earth)

Baltimore County police said on Twitter they had initially been called to the center for a report of a loitering suspect, but the situation then “escalated.” Police spokeswoman Jennifer Preach said four people were stabbed at a liquor store and the fifth person was stabbed at a noodle restaurant. It was not immediately clear whether the victims were workers or patrons.

Peach said the man was initially demanding money from customers at the liquor store and carrying a hunting-style knife with a three-inch blade.

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One witness told the Baltimore Sun she saw about seven police officers surround the suspect.

“The suspect’s clearly not cooperating because he’s walking super slow and not following whatever he’s being told,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous. She then heard three to six gunshots and saw the suspect drop to the ground.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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NYPD’s longest serving officer, Rabbi Alvin Kass, protects those who serve to protect all

With his slender stature, large smile and calm demeanor, 83-year-old Rabbi Alvin Kass is not what comes to mind when you say a member of the NYPD, but he is just that. Over his 53-year tenure, the now three-star Chief Chaplain never expected to be on a police force.

“It’s the most unlikely of events that could have happened,” Rabbi Kass told Fox News. “I never knew a policeman. I was never in a police station. I had no ambitions to be a police chaplain. I did start my career off as an Air Force chaplain.”

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Originally from Patterson, N.J., Kass says he has always been New York-oriented except for his tour-of-duty in the U.S. Air Force, which took him to Lackland and then Chanute Air Force bases. A graduate of Columbia University, New York University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Kass and his wife, Miriam, made New York their home. He took on a small congregation in Astoria, Queens but it wasn’t long before he got the call in 1966 to take the job as the NYPD’s only rabbi. The offer came as a shock to then 30-year-old Kass.

“I figured that this was probably a hopeless enterprise because there must be so many rabbis that are politically connected that you could get a job like this,” he said. “But I thought it might be interesting.”

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Kass went to the station armed with his gym bag thinking the interview wouldn’t take long. He had scheduled a handball game directly after at his local YMCA. But on his way out he was stopped by then-Chief of Detectives Al Seedman, and after a brief conversation about the gym bag, Kass was off to his game.

“All I know is that three hours later I got a call from the NYPD asking me to take the job,” Kass remembered.

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It wasn’t until decades later from a New York Times article that Kass found out just why Chief of Detectives Seedman chose him.

“He really wasn’t sure who the right one was,” he said. “But he saw me about to play a game of handball and he figured a rabbi who plays handball. That’s the kind of guy that ought to be the chaplain for the New York City Police Department. So that’s the reason I got the job because I play handball.”

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UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 16: New York City Police Department holds annual High Holy Days meeting where stolen Torahs from the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills were returned to the congregation – Chief NYPD Chaplain Rabbi Alvin Kass was on hand for the ceremony (Photo by Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Recalling the last 53 years, Kass says they went by like a snap of a finger but they have been filled with trials, triumphs, and challenges. From installations of new officers to funerals — and even a hostage situation — Kass had been through it all with his brothers in blue.

In 1981, Kass was called to a tense hostage situation at a midtown high-rise. He claims he was called to the scene simply because, like the hostage-taker, he was Jewish. As the situation went late into the night, the hostage-taker became increasingly hungry and Kass successfully negotiated he relinquish his weapon in exchange for an extra-large pastrami sandwich. Unfortunately, the hostage-taker swiftly revealed a second gun.

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Since being kosher, Kass couldn’t eat his sandwich and offered it to the hostage-taker in exchange for the second gun. Crediting luck more than anything else, Kass ultimately saved the hostage.

Kass says one of his greatest influences was the work of philosopher Martin Buber, who believed God could be found every day in human interactions. Kass attests to this belief, saying the quality of relationships between people is where you can see God.

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“Martin Buber once said that God is not in synagogues,” the rabbi shared. “He’s not in churches he’s not in mosques. God is in relationships and it’s in the interaction of human beings and the quality of those interactions that you really find God.”

Kass says this value could be found in the days and months following September 11. The horrific terror attack that briefly silenced the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps brought out the very best of people across the country.

“To me, 9/11 was absolutely transformative,” he said. “And it was an event which was absolutely horrible in its impact upon the city. And yet at the same time, so magnificent as an opportunity in which people were able to show love and compassion and sensitivity and appreciation for each other.”

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Seeing God in those relationships around him helped Kass write his famous Yankee Stadium invocation, a sermon for 9/11 workers and volunteers. The sermon came on Yom Kipper and gave those in attendance the strength during the country’s weakest moment and a light in the darkest of days. But Kass humbly believes that day, like any other, he was doing his job, which he says is the greatest in the world.

“I love what I do,” he said. “That’s why I’ve been doing it for as long as I do. I love police officers. I’ve learned to see in them the most dedicated and most committed and the most beautiful human beings that I think I have ever met and I came to appreciate the sanctity of the profession.”

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Serving those who serve in New York City can sometimes be a challenge, but Kass says New York would be nothing without New York’s finest. Kass notes the sanctity of the police profession can be found as far back as the Bible and Torah. The book of Deuteronomy marks the importance of officers of the law and their duty to uphold the law.

“We need people who will take care of us and undergo the risks that are involved in protecting humanity. So keeping people safe and secure is dangerous. It’s difficult. It’s filled with stress and to serve such people is a great privilege.”

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Kass’ privilege extends to all officers of the law no matter their religion. To Kass, the purpose of religion is simple: It helps answer the questions and needs all humans have. Where did we come from? Is there someone watching over us? What happens when we die? Kass says if you allow it, religion can give more than just answers — it can give courage, hope, and love. That kind of understanding, Kass says, is universal. With those universal values, Kass wrote his invocations for the NYPD: The main ideals of a spiritual foundation help provide a source of inspiration to all.

“I’ve never felt that religious difference was a barrier. I talked to cops all the time. And to me, a human being is a human being. We’re all born. We all grow up. We all get sick and we’re all going to die and we’re all in the same boat,” he says. “And with that kind of orientation, you don’t really think very much about religious difference as a wall.”

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By breaking through religious barriers, Kass has been able to find a common thread within all faiths: being humble.

“I think the wisest words that were ever written in the Bible were ‘walk humbly with God.’ And the word humbly is where the emphasis ought to be.”

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He says that understanding is the only way we can love and appreciate one another.

“To claim a monopoly on God is, to me, the greatest heresy of all,” Kass said. “So we all ought to walk humbly and to revere each other and to try to learn from each other.”

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Police department reports theft of speed enforcement device while being used to catch speeders

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A Pennsylvania police department is searching for the thief who swiped a speed enforcement device — while officers were using it to catch speeders.

Fleetwood Police released a surveillance image of the vehicle involved in Monday’s theft in Richmond Township.

“At approximately 4:10 pm the driver of the pictured vehicle backed up to the device and put the receiver unit and battery charger/power supply in the trunk while officers were involved in traffic stops,” police said Thursday. “The driver then completed a U-turn and fled northbound on 222.”

Police were offering a reward for information about the thief and the device’s whereabouts.

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The thief appeared to have his supporters among those who left comments on the department’s Facebook page.

“Thank you for your service, mystery driver in white car,” wrote one person.

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Said another, “Lol, SOMEONE has to serve and protect! Thanks white car driver.”

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Stephon Clark shooting: No civil rights charges, officers will return to active-duty in Sacramento

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Two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last March will not face federal civil rights charges and will be returned to active duty after an internal investigation conducted by the department cleared them of any wrongdoing, officials said Thursday.

CALIFORNIA OFFICERS WHO KILLED STEPHON CLARK WON’T FACE CHARGES, STATE AG SAYS

U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott and the FBI announced Thursday that a federal review of the 2018 shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark found “insufficient evidence” to pursue civil rights charges against Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet. Mercadal is also black. Robinet is white.

The probe did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that either officer “acted willfully, with the purpose of using objectively unreasonable force,” Scott’s office told The Sacramento Bee.

The announcement came minutes before the Sacramento Police Department also said an internal investigation found no policy or training violations in Mercadal and Robinet’s actions leading up to Clark’s death. The two will be returned to active duty. Both were placed on desk duty after the shooting.

“This incident has been thoroughly investigated by law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels,” Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said in a statement. “Every one of these independent examinations has reached the same finding – the use of deadly force in this case was lawful.

“Although no policy violations occurred in this incident or in the events leading up to it, we are committed to implementing strategies that may prevent similar tragedies in the future,” Hahn said.

Clark was shot seven times in his grandparent’s backyard in Sacramento’s Meadowview neighborhood in March 2018 after he ran from officers. The two officers were pursuing Clark after receiving calls about a man breaking car windows and an elderly neighbor’s sliding glass door in the area.

Authorities said the officers believed Clark was advancing toward them with a gun in hand.  The object was later determined to be a cell phone. His death sparked a year’s worth of protests as civil rights groups claimed that race played a role in the shooting.

The California attorney general’s office announced in March around the one year anniversary of Clark’s death that it concluded its own investigation and declined to issue state criminal charges against the two officers. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said then evidence showed the officers had reason to believe their lives were in danger.

The city of Sacramento agreed in June to a tentative $20 million settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Clark’s minor sons, parents and grandparents, The Bee reported.

Clark’s brother, Stevante Clark, posted on Facebook Thursday that he was in a meeting with federal and local authorities. “These people have failed when it comes to #Accountability,” he wrote.

“My job as my brother’s keeper is to keep fighting for accountability and justice. My job is to make sure nothing like this happens ever again in our city,” Stevante Clark told reporters after the police department announced it cleared the officers of wrongdoing.

“We don’t want killer cops on our streets, we’re not going to have killer cops on our streets,” Clark continued. “Sacramento police should know the difference between a gun and a cell phone and my brother should be with us today.”

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Sacramento’s Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a statement: “This incident has been investigated at every level and each agency came to the same conclusion. Those conclusions, however, will never change the fact that this was a tragedy and the Clark family lost a loved one.

“As a city and as a police department, we have made many important changes. We changed our foot pursuit policy, our body worn camera policy and will continue to make the changes necessary to make our city safer for our community and our officers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California Costco shooting surveillance video shows shoppers erupting in panic

Shoppers at a Costco in Southern California can be seen running for cover as shots rang out earlier this year in a video released Wednesday, as prosecutors announced the off-duty police officer involved in the deadly June 14 shooting would not be charged.

The fatal shooting occurred when off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer Salvador Sanchez opened fire, killing 32-year-old Kenneth French and critically injuring his parents, Russell and Paola French. Sanchez reportedly said he opened fire because he thought he was being attacked by French while he was holding his child.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday declined to bring charges against Sanchez and Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said his office would not bring its own charges against the officer.

Hestrin said at a news conference that Sanchez believed he had been shot in the head and a shooter was on the loose when he and his son were knocked to the ground in the unprovoked assault.

After opening fire, four bullets struck French in the back and shoulder, one struck his mother in the stomach and another hit his father in the back, Corona police Chief George Johnstone said.

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The encounter in the Corona warehouse store spanned just 3.8 seconds. The grand jury was presented with a poor-quality clip of surveillance video and testimony from several witnesses, some of whom had been subpoenaed.

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Off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer Salvador Sanchez and Kenneth French can be seen struggling before the shooting. (LAPD)

In the video released by prosecutors, the two can be been struggling in the back of the store near where the rotisserie chicken was set out before both fall to the floor.

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Shoppers at the Costco can be seen running for cover after shots were fired. (LAPD)

As gunshots rang out, shoppers throughout the warehouse store ran for cover, with many abandoning baskets and hiding down other aisles.

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Ira Salzman, Sanchez’s lawyer, said his client was “gratified” to hear he won’t be charged. Salzman said Sanchez did not testify before the grand jury but had given evidence to the district attorney’s office regarding his state of mind and subsequent medical records showing a concussion.

“Sal believed he was shot,” Salzman said. “The case was a terrible tragedy.”

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Dale Galipo, an attorney for the French family, said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by the development. He said he believes prosecutors only took the case to a grand jury to appease the community and may not have pushed hard enough to persuade the jurors.

The French family filed a claim against Sanchez and the LAPD, and their lawyer says they have plans to file a federal lawsuit next month.

The LAPD is also conducting an administrative inquiry into whether Sanchez followed the department’s policies.

Fox News’  Vandana Rambaran and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Des Moines Register reportedly faces threats, adds police presence after story backlash

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The Des Moines Register has reportedly been faced with serious threats and said it is taking extra precautions to secure its staff after a story published on Tuesday drew backlash on social media.

KWWL reported on Wednesday that the Des Moines Police Department will have the presence outside of the Register’s office “around the clock” and that they have hired an off-duty police officer to secure inside.

“We are certainly aware of some of the threats they`ve had. They made a report to the police department so that goes on our radar as a place we are going to want to give a little extra attention to,” Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parizek said to KWWL.

This comes after Iowa’s largest paper was slammed over a piece profiling 24-year-old Iowan native, Carson King, who became a TV sensation last weekend after he held up a sign at a football game asking people to donate money to him. He requested that they donate the funds through Venmo so he could buy his “supply” of Busch Light.

King went on to raise more than $1 million and donated the money to the University of Iowa’s Stead Children’s Hospital. Busch Light and Venmo pledged to match King’s fundraising efforts.

The newspaper report, however, included a “routine background check” of King’s social media history. Register reporter Aaron Calvin came across two racist jokes that dated back to 2012 when King was a 16-year-old high school student, “one comparing black mothers to gorillas and another making light of black people killed in the Holocaust.”

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King was asked about the tweets and immediately expressed remorse.

“That’s not something that I’m proud of at all,” King told the Register on Tuesday.

He appeared on local TV stations to apologize and said, “I am embarrassed and stunned to reflect on what I thought was funny when I was 16 years old.”

In light of the tweets, Busch Light’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced that it was severing ties with King but promised to honor its pledge.

After the piece was published Tuesday evening, critics slammed the Register for digging up the tweets.

The Register’s Executive Editor Carol Hunter issued a statement responding to the backlash and shed some light on the internal discussion about whether to include details about King’s social media posts.

“Should that material be included in the profile at all? The jokes were highly inappropriate and were public posts. Shouldn’t that be acknowledged to all the people who had donated money to King’s cause or were planning to do so?” Hunter wrote.

Hunter went on to defend the paper’s decision to include such information, noting that it was toward the bottom of the profile and not placed prominently at the top.

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Despite the uproar, King defended the paper and its reporter.

“The Des Moines Register has been nothing but kind in all of their coverage, and I appreciate the reporter pointing out the post to me,” King tweeted. “I want everyone to understand that this was my decision to publicly address the posts and apologize. I believe that is the right thing to do.”

In a statement to Fox News, King expressed that he didn’t want “any of this negativity to hinder with the amazing work everyone has done for the hospital.”

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Texas investigator says Dallas off-duty officer didn’t commit crime in shooting that killed neighbor; jury not present

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The judge in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor in his apartment blocked the lead investigator from telling jurors Wednesday that he didn’t think the shooting was a crime.

David Armstrong of the Texas Department of Public Safety testified for a second day in Amber Guyger’s murder trial, but jurors weren’t present when he shared his opinion that her actions were reasonable. Guyger has said she mistook Botham Jean’s apartment for her own.

“I believe that she did perceive him as a deadly threat,” Armstrong said while being questioned by the defense on the trial’s third day.

District Judge Tammy Kemp ruled that the jury couldn’t hear the Texas Ranger’s opinion of the reasonableness of Guyger’s actions. Last September, Armstrong signed an affidavit supporting Guyger’s arrest for manslaughter.

Guyger, 31, was off duty but in uniform when she shot Jean, 26, a native of the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia who worked as an accountant in Dallas. A grand jury later charged her with murder.

Prosecutors have said Guyger should have noticed she was on the wrong floor while Guyger’s attorneys have argued that she fired in self-defense based on the mistaken belief that Jean was a burglar.

She has said she parked on the fourth floor of the complex’s garage rather than the third floor, where she lived. She then went to Jean’s apartment — located directly above hers.

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His door wasn’t locked, defense attorneys say. Prosecutors say that when Guyger entered the apartment, the unarmed Jean was in his living room eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

In a frantic 911 call played in court Tuesday, Guyger, who was later fired from the force, says “I thought it was my apartment” nearly 20 times.

In the jury’s presence, Armstrong testified Wednesday that going to the wrong apartment was common at the complex, especially on Guyger’s and Jean’s floors. Armstrong, who also testified Tuesday, says that even he had trouble determining which floor he was on while investigating the shooting.

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“There were no clear obvious signs showing what level you were on,” he testified.

Testimony was initially delayed Wednesday after Kemp told attorneys a female juror had a “professional relationship” with Armstrong. The juror was questioned in private about the matter, and testimony soon continued.

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Cleaver-wielding woman subdued inside California police station

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A woman wielding a cleaver took another woman hostage inside a California police department Wednesday before officers and employees subdued the suspect, police said.

The Salinas Police Department wrote on Facebook a hostage situation had unfolded in the lobby of the police department involving the woman wielding the cleaver.

Police said their civilian employees and police officers acted quickly to subdue the suspect and free the alleged victim.

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Police did not provide details as to how the employees and officers were able to subdue the suspect, who was identified as 22-year-old Mariel Capulong.

The other woman was not injured.

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Capulong suffered minor injuries; police arrested her.

She faced several charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon.

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