Officers from department that killed Breonna Taylor hid at least 738,000 records of sexual assault

first_img“All that information still resides in the PIU (Professional Integrity Unit) case file and is available to the county attorney’s office,” Banta said in his June 6, 2019 email. The outlet then found that a little over two weeks after claiming the department had no records, Taylor found a “hidden folder” with about “9,000 documents.” This back and forth continued to find that hundreds of thousands of documents were found and deleted, including 9,700 folders with almost 738,000 documents’ worth of data.Not only did the city fail to prevent the sexual abuse of children, it failed to take action against the officers who committed this crime. Taylor left the county attorney’s office last March and now works in City Hall. She did not respond to requests for comment. While the LMPD also had no comment, Mayor Greg Fischer noted that the city had destroyed the records and that The Courier-Journal does not have to go to the FBI if the LMPD has them. “They have destroyed their ability to comply with the open records law, and they did it purposely, and they didn’t tell the truth about it,” he said. “They can’t require us to go elsewhere to get those documents.” – Advertisement – The Explorer program has since then been shut down. As the investigations continue and lawsuits remain pending, both Wood and Betts remain in prison following a guilty plea. Investigations by former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey found that the LMPD mishandled allegations of sexually abused minors and failed to determine if the abuse was widespread, resulting in Wood and Betts’ imprisonment.Wood was sentenced to 70 months in prison for attempted enticement of a teen in the youth mentoring program, and Brett was given 16 years on charges of child pornography and enticement, The Courier-Journal reported.Additionally, a third Louisville Metro Police officer was charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the department’s same program on Nov. 3. Officer Brad Schuhmann resigned from the department last week, according to WDRB. He is set to plead guilty on Nov.16. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Reporter Matt Glowicki filed requests for investigative files after officers Brandon Wood and Kenneth Betts were accused of sexually abusing youths in the Explorer program. In response, both the LMPD and Assistant Jefferson County Attorney Annale Taylor claimed that: “LMPD does not have possession or control of the records.” Additionally, they added that all materials have been removed from LMPD possession.But this statement was contradicted by Louisville Sgt. Robert Banta, who told Taylor in an email he could provide “any and all documents involved in the Explorer investigation up until April 1, 2017, when the federal investigation was initiated,” The Courier-Journal reported. – Advertisement – Schuhmann allegedly abused a girl in his police cruiser and sought sexual pictures and acts from her. Along with Betts and Wood, he is also accused in seven federal lawsuits of hiding evidence of his abuse by intimidation, destruction of evidence, deletion of information, and refusal to comply with the Kentucky Open Records Act, according to the lawsuits.“Over and over again, this is a police department that obfuscates and fails to remember it works for the taxpayers of Louisville and our commonwealth,” The Courier Journal’s Richard Green said. “We will continue to vigilantly pursue the truth and these records, which must be analyzed.“The Explorer case represents a total breakdown in trust between police and teens who had an interest in the law enforcement profession,” Green added. “To now dodge the public’s access to these documents speaks to an institutional disregard for the Open Records Act and the very residents LMPD is to serve and protect. My frustration with how it’s been handled only underscores our commitment to dig even deeper and hold those in power to account.”But this isn’t the only incident of sexual assault LMPD officers have committed. One of the officers involved in the tragic shooting of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, is being investigated for sexual assault following a lawsuit. Officer Brett Hankinson is one of the three officers who fired a weapon into Taylor’s home the night she died on March 13. While he was not charged in connection to Taylor’s death, Hankinson was fired and charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for “blindly” firing and endangering individuals in the neighboring apartment.According to the lawsuit, Margo Borders was “willfully, intentionally, painfully and violently” sexually assaulted by Hankison after he offered her a ride home from a bar in 2018. Borders initially publicly accused the former officer in a Facebook post on June 4, in which she called him a “predator of the worst kind.” She detailed her horrific story and the condition Hankison left her in.The suit was filed Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court by Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker, attorneys for Taylor’s family, along with Steve Romines, an attorney for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. The suit also includes comments from nine other women who claim either inappropriate conduct or sexual assault by Hankison.A second woman shared her story on Instagram of Hankison also giving her a ride home. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow. That is so nice of him,’” Terry wrote. “And willingly got in. He began making sexual advances towards me; rubbing my thigh, kissing my forehead, and calling me ‘baby.’ Mortified, I did not move. I continued to talk about my grad school experiences and ignored him. As soon as he pulled up to my apartment building, I got out of the car and ran to the back.” She added that despite the incident being reported the next day “nothing came from it.”Not only has the Louisville Metro Police Department failed to hold the officers who killed Taylor accountable for their actions, but they continue to hide the abuse their officers commit. These crimes and abuses cannot go unpunished and the department needs to be reevaluated. last_img read more

Growth in the number of passengers at airports and seaports

first_imgAccording to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), in September there was an increase in traffic at airports as well as on ferry and passenger ships.Thus, in September 2017, Croatian airports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 308% more than in the same month last year. The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport with 19,5 thousand passengers (an increase of 419% compared to September 23,9), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 2016 thousand passengers (an increase of 347% compared to September 14,1) and Zagreb Airport with 2016 thousand passengers (an increase of 329% compared to September 14,8).The increase in passengers compared to September 2016 was also recorded at Pula Airport (59,4%), Zadar Airport (14,6%), Osijek Airport (28,0%), Brač Airport (102,6%) and Mali Lošinj Airport (24,1%), and only Rijeka Airport (13,5%) recorded a decline. The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with the airports of the United Kingdom, 270 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 31,4% compared to the same period last year. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in September 2017 was 13, an increase of 460% compared to September 2016.Increase in the number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships More than 17 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the third quarter of 2017. Compared to the same period in 2016, this is an increase of 3,2%.The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the third quarter of 2017 amounted to 16,7 million passengers, which is 3,7% more than in the same period of 2016. An increase in passengers was recorded in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Jablanac , Korcula, Zadar and Dubrovnik. 2,7% more passenger cars and 2,0% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2016.Of the total number of passengers in seaports, only 3% or 557 thousand were disembarked from cruise ships and, among other things, they visited the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and to a lesser extent Hvar and Šibenik. Compared to the same period in 2016, there were 10,6% fewer of these passengers.last_img read more

Camp Čikat from Lošinj won the award of the largest German association DCC

first_imgCamp Čikat from the portfolio of the company Jadranka camps from the island of Lošinj was awarded the prestigious DCC Europapreis 2018 by the DCC (Deutcher Camping Club) for the first time.The DCC Europapreis Award has been presented by Germany’s largest association for the promotion of camping tourism since 1996, and was presented by Stefan Thurn, President of the German Automobile Club ADAC, Alvaro Joao Pereira, President of the International Campers Association (FICC) and Thomas Kufen, Mayor of Essen. as part of the Reise & Camping trade fair in Essen, Germany.In addition to the luxury offer of the camp, which is complemented by new superior pitches and elegant mobile homes, and a comprehensive entertainment program, Camp Čikat was awarded for quality management, openness to innovation and timely recognition of guests’ wishes, according to Camping Club DCC. “The DCC Camping Club Award is a confirmation that we have been moving in the right direction in our 70-year business. This direction was recognized by the profession, but also by our guests, who give us the wind in our sails to continue investing and improve their offer and services, in order to achieve even more significant progress in camping tourism in Croatia.”Said Dean Jakovljevic, director of Jadranka camps.Photo: Camp ČikatCamp Čikat is part of the company Jadranka kampovi within the Jadranka Group, which has been operating successfully on the islands of Lošinj and Cres for 70 years. The camp spreads over 30 hectares in the bay of the same name surrounded by a dense pine forest and is ideal for family vacations and enjoyment. In addition, Camp Čikat bears the title of “friend of children” and within the camp is the first Aquapark on the Croatian islands. In addition to Camp Čikat, the companies Jadranka Camp and Camp Slatina manage three other camps – Bijar, Baldarin and Slatina, whose total accommodation capacity can accommodate 9.300 guests.last_img read more

Open applications for annual CNTB / People in Tourism awards

first_imgCroatian tourist agency and this year awards annual tourism awards as a special recognition for the exceptional contribution of individuals, companies and institutions in the development of Croatian tourism. Applications and nominations for annual awards “Anton Štifanić” i Lifetime Achievement Award are received by natural and legal persons do August 31, 2018 by fulfillment online form. Also, nominations are accepted for the award “Man – the key to success, employee of the year” and then to July 27, 2018. Candidates for the selection of employees of the year can be submitted by tourist boards, ministries, professional associations, companies and local self-government units through online form. As of this year, the Croatian National Tourist Board has introduced a new concept and categories as part of the award “Man – the key to success, employee of the year.” So far, this award has been given in 26 categories, and as of this year it is awarded in a total of 14 well-defined and comprehensively defined categories: agency employee; tourist animator; tour guide; an employee in a hotel facility or camp; an employee in a catering facility (chef, waiter, pastry chef, sommelier, etc.); private landlord; host of a tourist peasant household; police officer; firefighter; maritime transport worker; air transport employee; road transport worker; seller; employee in landscaping and maintenance. Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner was Niko Bulić, while he won the Annual Award “Anton Šifanić” Ante Mrvica. The 2016 award winners were Selimir Ognjenović for life’s work and Ivan Srakovčić i Zvonko Šupe as the winners of the “Anton Štifanić” award, while City of Đakovo for 50. Đakovo embroideries and Diacro for Restaurant Mala Hiža in Čakovec were also the winners of the award “Anton Štifanić” in the category of companies, institutions and associations. More information on the awards ceremony can be found at official site Croatian National Tourist Board.All winners will receive the award at the Days of Croatian Tourism, which are being held this year on Hvar on October 25th and 26th.last_img read more

PREMIUMErick Thohir asks SOEs to issue global bonds to help shore up flagging rupiah

first_imgThe State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry has asked large state-owned companies to issue bonds to help shore up the flagging rupiah, which has dropped sharply in recent days  amid growing fears over the worsening of the economic outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Minister Erick Thohir said he had asked several state-owned firms with good ratings, such as Bank Mandiri and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), to seek funding through bond issuance to help strengthen the rupiah, which had sharply dropped in recent weeks amid worsening economic outlook. “We only instructed state-owned firms with good ratings like Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia [BRI] and Pertamina to issue the bonds,” he said during a teleconference with the media, without detailing the currency of the bonds.The bonds issued by large local companies, especially major state-owned companies, us… Linkedin Topics : Indonesia SOEs erick-thohir bond-issuance rupiah-depreciation bank-mandiri Bank-Rakyat-Indonesia pertamina Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Barbecued Salmon with Fresh Nectarine Salsa by: – June 15, 2011 Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Barbequed Salmon with fresh nectarine salsaThis fresh grilled salmon is served with a refreshing salsa that combines nectarines, blueberries, pecans, and barbecue sauce, prepared from start-to-finish in less than 30 minutes.Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.Nutrition facts * Calories318 * Total Fat (g)17 * Saturated Fat (g)3, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)7, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)6, * Cholesterol (mg)66, * Sodium (mg)344, * Carbohydrate (g)17, * Total Sugar (g)11, * Fiber (g)3, * Protein (g)24, * Vitamin C (DV%)20, * Calcium (DV%)3, * Iron (DV%)5, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:4 4- to 5-oz. fresh skinless salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick3 Tbsp. bottled barbecue sauce2 nectarines, pitted and chopped3/4 cup fresh blueberries1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecansLemon wedgesDirections:Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Lightly sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce in small bowl; brush sauce on both sides of the salmon.For charcoal grill, cook salmon on greased grill rack directly over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place salmon on greased grill rack over medium heat. Cover and grill as above.)For nectarine salsa, in medium bowl combine nectarines, blueberries, pecans, and the remaining 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce. Season with salt. Serve salmon with salsa and lemon wedges. Serves 4.Recipe source: BHG.com Share Tweetlast_img read more

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN: WVMC patient has COVID-19

first_imgNearly a week ago, St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo was placed on lockdown after eight of its doctors tested positive for COVID-19. As this was being written, it remained on lockdown. The 252 repatriates were in Aklan (five), Antique (five), Capiz (two), Guimaras (eight), Iloilo province (46), Negros Occidental (105), Bacolod City (40), and Iloilo City (41)./PN Also, even if WVMC doctors and nurses attending the patient were wearing personal protective equipment all the time, the hospital management deemed it wise to do contact tracing and test them, too, and quarantine them. The patient was a 72-year-old male from Igbaras, Iloilo, according to Dr. Stephanie Abello, chief pathologist of the WVMC sub-national laboratory where the region’s COVID-19 tests are conducted. * 47-year-old male from Murcia, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 354)* 64-year-old male from Hinobaan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 355)* 32-year-old male from Hinobaan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 356)* 31-year-old male from Hinobaan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 357)* 37-year-old female from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 358)* 53-year-old male from La Paz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 359)* 26-year-old male from Miag-ao, Iloilo (Patient No. 361)* 31-year-old male from Lambunao, Iloilo (Patient No. 362)* 30-year-old female from Tigbauan, Iloilo (Patient No. 363)* 28-year-old female from Miag-ao, Iloilo (Patient No. 364)* 33-year-old male from Pontevedra, Negros Occident (Patient No. 365)Western Visayas as of July 3 had a total of 365 cases, 148 of whom have recovered while 11 died – leaving the region with 206 active cases. ILOILO City – A patient at the orthopedic ward of the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The hospital quickly locked down a portion of the ward on Friday afternoon to stop the virus from spreading. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Abello, however, made it clear that not the whole orthopedic ward was locked down; just a portion of it so that decontamination could be done. Patient No. 360, on the other hand, was transferred to a designated COVID room in the hospital. The 365 cases were from Aklan (six), Antique (15), Capiz (six), Guimaras (zero), Iloilo province (40), Negros Occidental (four), Bacolod City (11), Iloilo City (31), and repatriates (252). The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. She did not give any timeline. “There’s a lot of contacting tracing. We cannot compromise the safety of everyone in the hospital,” said Abello. Test results would be released in a few days. COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Patient No. 360 was part of the 12 new COVID-19 cases that the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 confirmed on Friday. The 11 others were the following: Patient No. 360 is actually a medical patient but was only admitted at the orthopedic ward because it has been used by the Medical Department since March this year. But he was already transferred to a designated COVID room in the hospital.Because the planned procedure was invasive “kag maka-generate sang aerosol”, there were protocols to be observed and one of these was a COVID-19 test the result of which should be negative, Abello said. The closed portion of the orthopedic ward would be reopened after the decontamination is completed, said Abello. Patient No. 360 was tested on July 1. The positive result was released on Friday and the lockdown was right away decided.last_img read more

Indiana General Assembly recognizes Olympic medal winner, Goepper

first_imgPhoto: USA Today Sports, Kevin KairajIndianapolis, In. — Olympic Silver Medalist Nick Goepper was recognized by the 2018 Indiana General Assembly on Monday. Goepper got to meet lawmakers, including Governor Eric Holcomb.Goepper won the Silver Medal in the men’s slopestyle skiing event during the winter Olympics.last_img

Spaniard Mel handed West Brom reins

first_img Press Association Garlick added: “The Board is extremely grateful to Keith, the coaching staff and players for their efforts over the past month, which has yielded six points from four unbeaten league games. “Keith will have an important role to play in supporting Pepe as he coaches in England for the first time.” Mel takes over a side out of the FA Cup and League Cup and 14th in the Premier League, some four points off the drop zone. The 50-year-old Spaniard moves to the Hawthorns as a permanent replacement for Steve Clarke, who was sacked last month. Mel’s most recent job was with Real Betis, who dispensed of his services on December 2. Mel’s greatest crime in Andalusia was to fail to live up to the success of last season, with a seventh-placed finish earning them a Europa League spot. A heavy 4-0 loss to rivals Sevilla essentially saw him off but he has been out of work for less than six weeks, with Albion identifying him as the man they wanted. Sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said on the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to welcome Pepe to the club. “His appointment concludes an extensive recruitment process during which we have cast the net far and wide to identify the most suitable candidate to take the club forward. “Pepe was a strong contender from the outset due to his impressive achievements and has emerged as our number one candidate. “He is a forward thinking coach whose teams are renowned for playing an attractive and positive style of football.” Keith Downing and Dean Kiely, who have led the Baggies with some credit for the five games since Clarke’s departure, are to assist Mel, whose coaching CV also lists the likes of Alaves and Getafe. The pair will be on the touchline against Southampton this weekend, with Mel in the stands. West Brom have confirmed Pepe Mel as their new head coach on an 18-month contract.last_img read more

Syracuse avenges CHA title game loss in 7-1 blowout of RIT

first_img Published on October 21, 2015 at 11:47 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ A tripping penalty by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Lauren Carroll 7:04 into the first period gave Syracuse its first power play of the game. The Orange was patiently passing the puck back and forth, trying to find the best angle to score. With two seconds left on the man advantage, sophomore center Stephanie Grossi scored, giving SU a 1-0 lead.Sophomore wing Alysha Burriss scored just one minute and eight seconds later, opening the flood gates to an eventual blowout.Syracuse (3-3-0, 1-0 College Hockey America) dismantled RIT (1-4-0, 0-1), 7-1, on Wednesday night at the Tennity Ice Pavilion in the first conference game of the year. It’s the first time that Syracuse has scored at least seven goals since January 2013, when it scored eight against Lindenwood.This game served as a revenge game of sorts for the Orange. RIT defeated SU in last March’s CHA Championship game, which ended the team’s season and prevented Syracuse from competing in the NCAA tournament.“Right after that game, I think all the returners were focusing on this game,” said senior wing Melissa Piacentini, who had four assists on the night. “…We kind of had that in the back of our mind that they took something away from us last year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrossi, who recorded her first career hat trick in the game, came away with the highlight of the night. Just 10 seconds into the second period, she found herself one-on-one with the defender. A nifty double in-and-out move deked the defender – and the goalie – and she fired puck into the net to give SU a 3-0 lead.Senior captain Nicole Ferrara got in on the action three minutes later. Skating down the left side of the ice on a one-on-one with the goalie, she backhanded the puck toward the top shelf. The puck snuck past the goalie, smacked off the left crossbar and in.“We were very opportunistic,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “…I just thought we were moving the puck well, we were springing well and we kind of exploited their defensemen.”Grossi scored her third and final goal while Syracuse was shorthanded with 5:27 left in the second period . Grossi’s five points tied the single-game program record for most points in a game.With 30 seconds left in the second period, RIT managed to score a goal, cutting the Syracuse lead to 5-1 right before the intermission.But an RIT penalty gave Syracuse a power play and one minute and 29 seconds later, Nicole Renault rifled a shot from just in front of the blue line to give Syracuse a 6-1 lead. Three minutes later Emily Costales found a loose puck and poked into the back of the net, giving Syracuse the 7-1 lead that would eventually be the final score.RIT Head Coach Scott McDonald told his team before the game that Syracuse was “a hungry team,” who was looking to make a statement after last year’s loss.“This is why we voted them number one in the league. They went out and showed it,” McDonald said. “7-1 is proving a point. “After the seventh goal was scored, the Syracuse players on the bench were still banging on the boards, yelling and congratulating their teammates.The win gave SU a chance to empty its bench in the third period, giving the third- and fourth-line players significant ice time with a lengthy road stretch up next.“Sometimes it’s feast or famine,” Flanagan said. “And tonight it was feast.” Commentslast_img read more