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Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen in a video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Hours after the officers’ dismissals were announced, […]

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Employee who got $6 BBQ sauce as holiday gift says he was fired for angry tweet

TORONTO — A Canadian man says he was fired from a job he held for six years because he complained on Twitter about receiving a $6 bottle of barbecue sauce as a holiday gift. Hussien Mehaidli, 27, worked as a general manager for Fastenal, a U.S.-based wholesaler of construction materials that operates across Canada. When […]

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Surrey cul-de-sac cordoned off with police tape after shots fired at home

Gunshots rang out in the Fleetwood neighbourhood near 85 Avenue and 167 Street. File / Postmedia A quiet Surrey cul-de-sac was a bevy of police activity Friday morning after shots were fired at a residence. A 911 call was made at 9:45 a.m. after gunshots rang out in the Fleetwood neighbourhood near 85 Avenue and […]

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Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson fired after ‘series of ethical lapses,’ mayor says

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was unexpectedly fired Monday just weeks before he was set to retire, ending a rocky, three-year tenure as head of a department marked by controversial police shootings, court-supervised reforms and its handling of high-profile arrests. But in announcing his firing, Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested it was Johnson’s personal failures when […]

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Eddie Johnson, Chicago police superintendent, fired for allegedly misleading public about car incident

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, saying her decision was based on his “ethical lapses.” Lightfoot said she decided to fire the superintendent, who announced last month he was retiring, after reviewing a Chicago inspector general’s report on its investigation into an October incident in which Johnson was found asleep […]

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