A white man who joined a prayer meeting inside a historic black church and then fatally shot nine people was captured without resistance Thursday after an all-night manhunt, Charleston’s police chief said.
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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
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane City Council has voted to remove Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane NAACP president, from the city’s volunteer police ombudsman commission.
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
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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