DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the recent police-involved shootings around the United States (all times local):
A black Detroit police supervisor has been reassigned and placed on restricted duty after posting controversial Facebook comments.
Police Chief James Craig didn’t disclose details, but described the remarks as “misguided” and the result of “bad judgment.”
The supervisor’s name wasn’t released. Craig announced the action Monday night, hours after talking to reporters about Facebook comments posted by a white detective, who called the Black Lives Matter movement “racists” and “terrorists.”
Nate Weekley has been demoted while Detroit police conduct an internal investigation. Unlike Weekley, Craig says the supervisor, a sergeant, can’t be demoted under civil service rules.
Craig says he’ll take “prompt action” if social media posts contradict the mission of the department, no matter the person’s race.
A police union official says four off-duty Minneapolis officers working a WNBA game walked off the job at the city’s Target Center arena Saturday after Minnesota Lynx players wore pregame warm-up jerseys supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The shirts listed the names of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, both fatally shot by police officers last week. Castile was killed by a police officer in suburban St. Paul during a traffic stop. The shirt also showed the Dallas police shield above the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”
Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll tells the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (http://strib.mn/29zD4qo ) he commends the officers. He says they took their names off a list of officers to work future games.
The newspaper says Minneapolis police, the Lynx and the Target Center haven’t commented.
Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested five people they say opened fire on police.
No injuries were reported early Tuesday.
The latest incident follows protests over police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas last week.
Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said by telephone that officers responded to gunshots in southeast Washington. When officers arrived in marked police cruisers, people inside an SUV began shooting at them. Sternbeck says police returned fire at the suspects, who barricaded themselves in the vehicle.
Police ordered the people to come out, but they refused. After about 30 minutes, three women and two men in the SUV surrendered.
Sternbeck says it’s not clear why they fired on officers. The investigation will include whether they were involved in any other crimes before police arrived.
President Barack Obama will find himself in an all-too-familiar place when he leads a tribute to more lives ended by a man with a gun.
Obama will try Tuesday to help Dallas begin to heal after five of its police officers were slain in the line of duty. They were targeted by an Army veteran-turned-sniper during what Obama denounced as a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack” by a “demented” individual.
Obama is preparing to address a memorial service for the officers. They were killed while guarding a peaceful protest against the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota last week. Obama’s spokesman says the president hopes to offer Dallas “some measure of comfort.”
Former President George W. Bush, a Dallas resident, is also scheduled to speak.
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