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Former NAACP leader in Washington state kicked off Spokane’s police panel

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By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) – The city council in Spokane, Washington, voted on Thursday to remove civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who drew national attention over her racial identity, from a police oversight commission over conduct violations, a city spokesman said. The decision comes after investigators hired by Spokane to investigate allegations of misconduct found Dolezal had publicly named citizens who made complaints against police officers, in violation of confidentiality rules. The lawyers, in investigating an April 16 whistleblower complaint, also found that the city employee who filed the complaint had faced intimidating and offensive behavior from Dolezal, …read more

White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black U.S. church

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Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina

A white man suspected of shooting nine people dead during Bible study at a historic African-American church in South Carolina was arrested on Thursday, a day after a massacre that authorities say was motivated by racial hatred. The mass shooting set off an intense 14-hour manhunt that ended when 21-year-old Dylann Roof was arrested in a traffic stop in a small North Carolina town, 220 miles (350 km) north of Charleston, South Carolina, where the shooting occurred, officials said. Roof, whose social media profile suggests a fascination with white supremacy, waived his right to extradition and was flown back to …read more

Ex-NAACP activist Dolezal removed from police oversight panel in Washington state

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SEATTLE (Reuters) – The city council in Washington state voted on Thursday to remove civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who drew national attention over her racial identity, from a police oversight commission over conduct violations, a Spokane city spokesman said. Six members of the Spokane City Council voted unanimously to remove Dolezal following a city probe that found she had publicly named citizens who made complaints against police officers, in violation of confidentiality rules, and had also engaged in workplace harassment, city spokesman Brian Coddington said. (Reporting by Eric M. …

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