Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills, Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith were all charged with crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop.
Lexington’s police chief is counting on retention and sign-on bonuses to help make the department a competitive place to work.
Police and the girl’s father exchanged gunfire after a car chase. Whether police or her father shot her is unknown so far.
Five to seven local residents will advise the new chief on Lexington’s community issues.
Calls for an independent investigation come as lawsuits continue to be filed against both Travis Scott and the organizers of the festival. The crowd surge left eight people deal and hundreds injured.
A flurry of departures has left Lexington’s Police Department understaffed and unable to find replacements, which has forced officers to work overtime and added even more stress to the job.
The killings followed a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, last week that left 10 dead. A week before that, six Asian women were among eight people killed at three Atlanta-area spas.
Immigration officials issue warrants seeking detainment of non-citizens past their bond release date, according to advocates with 50 Ways Rockbridge. But Lexington law enforcement said this doesn’t happen locally.
Two Louisville police officers were shot during Wednesday night’s demonstration. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. and several other large cities also see large-scale protests after a Grand Jury fails to indict officers in Taylor’s death.
Over 800,000 protesters have demanded the French government stop attempts to change their pension system.