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NYC sheriff busts illegal party with more than 200 people at Queens venue

An illegal party that violated health and liquor laws with more than 200 attendees was busted Saturday night by the New York City Sheriff’s Office.Four people are facing criminal charges and health violations after allegedly breaking emergency orders meant to curb the spread of coronavirus. The event organizers also had no liquor license, had illegal…

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Michigan Sheriff, Who Shared Stage With Accused Domestic Terrorist, Facing Calls To Resign

Topline Local residents are calling for the immediate resignation of Dar Leaf, a sheriff from Barry County, Michigan, who said last week that he doesn’t have any regrets about sharing a stage with one of the suspects arrested for alleged involvement in a plot to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, with Leaf defending members of…

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Michigan Sheriff: Militia Suspects May Have Merely Been Attempting To ‘Arrest’ Whitmer

Topline Following the arrest of six men earlier this week for their alleged involvement in a plot to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before the November election, Dar Leaf, Barry County (Mich.) sheriff, said that he doesn’t have any regrets about being on stage with one of the suspects at a recent demonstration and suggested…

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Texas Sheriff Accused of Destroying Footage of Black Man’s Death in Police Custody

A Texas sheriff has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case of Black man whose death while in police custody was caught on camera by the controversial reality TV show Live PD.A Williamson County grand jury on Monday indicted Sheriff Robert Chody for allegedly destroying or concealing the Live PD footage showing the…

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Florida sheriff bans deputies, visitors from wearing masks

On Tuesday, as Florida set a daily record for covid-19 deaths, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods prohibited his deputies from wearing masks at work. His order, which also applies to visitors to the sheriff’s office, carves out an exception for officers in some locations, including hospitals, and when dealing with people who are high-risk or…

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Florida Sheriff In COVID-19 Hot Spot Bans Face Masks For Deputies

Florida Sheriff Billy Woods refuses to be part of a cover-up ― so he is forbidding his deputies and staffers from wearing face masks at work. Woods, the sheriff of Marion County in central Florida, made the no-masks decree in an email to staffers on Tuesday. He insisted he took the risks of spreading COVID-19 into…

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Sheriff supports executive’s proposed reforms — to an extent

EVERETT — When it comes to the county executive’s sweeping proposals for social justice reform, Sheriff Adam Fortney says, for the most part, he’s supportive. “I think my positions might surprise a lot of people,” he told The Daily Herald on Wednesday. Last week, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers outlined a far-reaching plan that includes…

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Sheriff who said he wouldn’t enforce state’s stay-at-home order positive for Covid-19

(CNN)When Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey extended the state’s stay-at-home order into mid-May, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb countered that the policy had gone on long enough.”The numbers don’t justify the actions anymore,” he told The Arizona Republic in early May. “Three hundred deaths is not a significant enough number to continue to ruin the economy.”Lamb…

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LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva talks use of sleeper hold, push to ‘defund the police’

The death of George Floyd has sparked renewed calls for law enforcement reform, and an end of excessive use of force including the use of carotid artery restraints, also known as sleeper holds.Several local law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department, are halting the use of those policing tactics amid increased scrutiny.Los Angeles…

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OC Sheriff Suspends Use Of Carotid Restraint Hold

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is suspending the use of the carotid control hold, effective immediately. In a press release Tuesday, the department said it will be “evaluating (the hold’s) use and effectiveness as a compliance tool.” “The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is committed to transparency about law enforcement budgets, policies…