Tag Archives: video

“finish yourself off.”: Yorkville sergeant fired, officers suspended after video reveals taunting of distressed man

A Yorkville police sergeant has been fired and two officers have been disciplined after one of them was recorded taunting a man and encouraging him to kill himself during a disturbance.

Police were called to an incident on Sept. 14, 2017 because a man was arguing with his mother and throwing trash in the street.

When officers arrived, the man and mother both retreated to their home and locked the door, refusing to open it.

The dashcam video picked up audio of Officer Jeffery Johnson arguing with the 44-year old man, telling him to “bring it” and saying, “you live with your mother.”

Later, as the man grabbed his own throat, Johnson is heard saying “go ahead, finish yourself off.”

Sgt. Sarah Klingel can be heard threatening to break the door down.

After an investigation that concluded Aug. 2, Klingel was fired. Johnson was given a 30-day suspension without pay. Officer Christopher Hayes, who was also on the scene, received a written warning.

More at WGN TV.

Toddler killed in road rage incident

[van id=”us/2016/12/18/arkansas-toddler-death-road-rage-hln.hln”]

A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed during an apparent road rage incident in Little Rock, Arkansas when his grandmother took him shopping, police said.

CNN Videos from the Democratic National Convention Day Two (Tuesday)

Bill Clinton walked delegates through Hillary Clinton’s history in public life and their relationship during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.


The mothers of Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis, and Trayvon Martin are joined on the Democratic National Convention stage by the “Mothers of the Movement” to talk about the campaign to stop gun violence against young men and women.


During a speech at the Democratic National Convention, celebrities Lena Dunham and America Ferrara took GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to task for his views on immigration and gender equality.


Sen. Bernie Sanders asks the Democratic National Convention to suspend the rules and officially name Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee, making her the first female presidential nominee from one of the two major political parties.


At the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton appeared via satellite to thank the delegates for making her the first female presidential nominee from a major political party.

Mayor Emanuel:  Release Cop Shooting Video

new rahm

 

By John Dempsey, WLS News

Mayor Emanuel has decided not to appeal a court order to release the video showing a Chicago Police Officer shooting a black teen to death.   The officer shot and killed 17 year old LaQuan McDonald last October, firing 16 shots into the teen’s body.   On Thursday, Cook County Judge Franklin Valderama ordered Emanuel to release the police dashboard camera video, which the Mayor had resisted.   A few hours after the judge’s order, Emanuel released the following statement:

“Police officers are entrusted to uphold the law, and to provide safety to our residents. In this case unfortunately, it appears an officer violated that trust at every level. As a result, the city’s Independent Police Review Authority promptly sent this case and the evidence to state and federal prosecutors who have been investigating it for almost a year. In accordance with the judge’s ruling the City will release the video by November 25, which we hope will provide prosecutors time to expeditiously bring their investigation to a conclusion so Chicago can begin to heal.”

So far the officer has not been charged with wrongdoing, but the Chicago City Council has already approved a five million dollar settlement with McDonald’s family.

Now, some in the community are concerned about possibly rioting when that video is released.

City Council Black Caucus Chairman, Sixth Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer, told ABC 7,  “I just to make sure that people remain calm, be angry, be frustrated, but work within the system”.   Meanwhile, Police Union President Dean Angelo told “The Big John Howell Show” on WLS,  “There is a sense of concern throughout the entire department now, probably throughout the entire city, what are the plans?   What’s going to go into effect?  Is this going to be an emergency or a high alert type of concern?”

So far the police department is not saying what measures it might take to prevent unrest, in the days and hours before that video is released.

Angelo says if the officer is eventually charged, release of the video will make it harder to find impartial jurors for his trial, telling WLS,  “Not only is it going to put out evidence that is going to be viewed hundreds of times by a potential jury pool, but where do you find someone that doesn’t have a pre-conceived opinion of what occurred?”

However freelance journalist Brandon Smith, who filed a lawsuit to force the release of the video, says it’s past time for the public to be able to see what happened, even if prosecutors are still deciding whether to file charges against the officer.   ” Videos speak a lot louder than descriptions of videos, and it’s been over a year since this incident.  If there’s such a clear record of what happened, it doesn’t make sense to investigate it so long and doubt what happened”

@ 2015 WLS News

 

 

Video Features

video-features

VIDEO: Sports News

Get the latest news videos from the world of Sports!   

Sports News

Chelsea young guns Abraham and Mount fire Lampard to first win as boss

The wait is over. Frank Lampard can tick his first win as Chelsea head coach off his to-do list after his faith in his young Chelsea squad was rewarded with an away win at Norwich. The average age of Lampard’s starting line-up during an entertaining 3-2 victory was just 25 years and 54 days, Chelsea’s…MORE

Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov banned from international play for four years after he tested positive for cocaine

The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov for testing positive for cocaine. The drug is banned under the World Anti-Doping Code. “Recently, the IIHF notified me that, due to a positive test for a banned substance, I would be suspended from international competition for four years,” Kuznetsov said in a…MORE

Skier Lindsey Vonn is engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban

Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female ski racer of all time, is engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban, their representatives confirmed to CNN. The couple met two years ago and made their relationship public in 2018. According to Vogue, Subban proposed at home, in front of Vonn’s three dogs, presenting her an emerald ring — her…MORE

Arsenal look to avenge last season’s humiliating Anfield defeat against Liverpool

Ahead of Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has likely been waking up in cold sweats at the prospect of returning to Anfield to face Liverpool. Last season’s clash — which started so promisingly with Arsenal taking the lead after 11 minutes — ended in one of the most humiliating defeats of…MORE

‘We’re not stuck in our ways,’ says PGA Tour commissioner on slow play

Winning a golf tournament has never been more lucrative. The Masters’ winning purse increased to $11 million in 2017. Both the Players Championship and the US Open’s winning purse rocketed to $12.5 million last year. The winner of the FedEx Cup gets an eye-watering $15 million. Yet in recent weeks the sport has undergone something…MORE

Naomi Osaka: Tennis star takes on the CNN quickfire challenge

Quiet night in or a big night out? Lead singer or backing vocals? Grass court or hard court? Naomi Osaka may be one of the most exciting prospects in tennis, but how well do you know Japan’s first grand slam singles champion? The 21-year-old sprung to worldwide fame last year by winning the US Open…MORE

Former Ghana international and ‘fan favorite’ Junior Agogo dies at 40

A former international footballer for Ghana and a number of English football clubs has died at the age of 40. Junior Agogo, played 27 times for Ghana’s national team, scoring 11 goals. In 2008 he scored the winning goal as Ghana beat Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, though the Black…MORE

Can anyone stop Juventus’ march to a ninth successive title?

For eight long years, Juventus has dominated Serie A without much of a challenge from those below it. This season, however, Italy’s top three coaches will lock horns in what has the potential to be one of the most exciting title races in almost a decade. Inter Milan, AC Milan and eight-time defending champion Juve…MORE

Wingsuit wonder Anton ‘Squeezer’ Andersson reaches new daredevil limits

Anton “Squeezer” Andersson, the daredevil who in 2017 became the youngest wingsuit pilot to fly through a solid target at 250km/h (155mph), has been back on the record-breaking trail. The 25-year-old, from Skövde in the south of Sweden, attempted two new record-breaking jumps in July: the longest distance wingsuit flight from a cliff, and the…MORE

Novak Djokovic: how a kid from war-torn Belgrade beat the odds

Novak Djokovic was just 11 years old and asleep in his bed in Belgrade when a loud explosion, followed by the sound of shattering glass and air raid sirens woke him up. It’s March 24, 1999, and the air strikes on the Serbian capital mark the beginning of what would be a 78-day campaign by…MORE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has sore back but plans on racing at Darlington

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is only mostly retired, so he doesn’t plan to miss driving at one of his favorite tracks when NASCAR goes to Darlington Raceway in South Carolina next weekend. Earnhardt, who was in a plane crash last week along with his wife, daughter and two pilots, said he’s still hurting from the wreck…MORE

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross steps down from the NFL’s social justice committee

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has stepped down from the NFL’s social justice committee after he was criticized for hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump. Ross told the NFL and committee members last week he was stepping down to focus on his nonprofit, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), which empowers the sports…MORE

American gold medalists reprimanded after protests at Pan American Games

The two US athletes who demonstrated during separate National Anthems at a regional sports competition earlier this month have been put on probation for 12 months. US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland wrote to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden, saying “while I respect your perspective — and that…MORE

The XFL reveals its new team names and logos

The XFL, the once-defunct American football league that was supposed to serve as an alternative to the NFL, is coming back. The league unveiled the logos and names for all eight of its teams today. The new XFL teams are the DC Defenders, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Guardians, St. Louis…MORE

Jurgen Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool camp

At first glance big wave surfing and professional football appear worlds apart. One is contested on grass as scores of limbs flay about for 90 minutes in front of thousands of passionate onlookers. The other is a battle for survival as a solitary human hurtles down a skyscraper of water, riding the boundary between life…MORE

VIDEO: CNN News

Get the latest from CNN!

CNN News

VIDEO: Entertainment Weekly

Get the latest from Entertainment Weekly!Entertainment Weekly Presents

VIDEO: Sports News Updates

Get the latest news videos from the world of Sports!   

Sports News