EPA confirms filters reduce lead in Michigan city’s water

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The filters distributed in Benton Harbor, Michigan during the city’s recent lead water crisis worked properly, according to a study state officials said was conducted to give residents assurance. Michigan officials said the study was done “out of an abundance of caution” after residents and advocates in Benton Harbor slammed the state’s slow response to the city’s lead problem and requested … Continue reading EPA confirms filters reduce lead in Michigan city’s water

AG Herring: Virginia Beach police used forged documents to secure cooperation, confessions in interrogations

 Just days before he leaves office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says his Office of Civil Rights has made an agreement with Virginia Beach police that halts the department from forging documents to get cooperation or confessions. According to Herring’s office, on at least five occasions between March 2016 and February 2020, the Virginia Beach Police Department used forged documents they said were from the Virginia … Continue reading AG Herring: Virginia Beach police used forged documents to secure cooperation, confessions in interrogations

Police shooting of Pharrell Williams’ cousin ruled homicide in autopsy report

NYPost.com Pharrell Williams’ cousin — who was shot and killed by a Virginia Beach police officer earlier this year — died by homicide, according to an autopsy report exclusively obtained by The Post. A state grand jury investigation into 25-year-old Donovon Lynch’s death has now been launched, according to a source and documents. The grand jury is scheduled to meet in September. While the autopsy found that … Continue reading Police shooting of Pharrell Williams’ cousin ruled homicide in autopsy report

Virginia Beach officer claims Donovon Lynch pointed gun at him before fatal shots were fired

“Four months later, the police officer that was never named publicly (Solomon Simmons), now says Donovon Lynch pointed his gun first. This is a bunch of hogwash. Virginia Beach Police Department really thinks its citizens are stupid.” — Queenie Burns Wavy.com VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach police officer who shot and killed Donovon Lynch this March at the Oceanfront now claims Lynch pointed … Continue reading Virginia Beach officer claims Donovon Lynch pointed gun at him before fatal shots were fired

Viral video shows cops tase teen for vaping on Maryland boardwalk

Shocking video shows the moment Maryland cops tase a teenager with his hands up while arresting him for vaping on the boardwalk. The now-viral clip, which has more than 1.5 million views, shows Brian Everett Anderson, 19, with his hands up as he’s surrounded by at least five cops in Ocean City Saturday night. Police said they saw Anderson vaping after telling him to stop earlier … Continue reading Viral video shows cops tase teen for vaping on Maryland boardwalk

Attorney: Family of Donovon Lynch plans to file wrongful death lawsuit

Posted: May 3, 2021 / 10:21 PM EDT / Updated: May 4, 2021 / 12:25 AM VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The family of Donovon Lynch plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Virginia Beach by the end of the month, according to an attorney involved in the matter. Lynch was shot and killed by a Virginia Beach police officer on March 26 as police responded … Continue reading Attorney: Family of Donovon Lynch plans to file wrongful death lawsuit