A French police officer is in a life-threatening condition a day after a group of youths pelted petrol bombs at his patrol car near a housing estate outside Paris, prosecutors say.
The 28-year-old male officer suffered serious burns and is in an induced coma, prosecutor Eric Lallement said.
His female partner was also badly burned on her hands and face.
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A police officer who responded to several calls about illegal street racing and reckless driving found himself surrounded by a mob of angry people, some of whom yelled and cursed at him while others hit and kicked his vehicle as he sat inside.
“F the police, we run the streets,” they said, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, ABC affiliate KFSN-TV reported.
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A Walmart spokesperson has acknowledge and apologized for a mishap with several employees at a store in McDonough, where a request for a cake to honor a police officer’s retirement was not honored.
The cake, according to a Facebook post from Taylor Wilkes, a friend of the officer’s family, was to have a blue line/blue lives matter theme to honor the officer. The employees who were to make that cake apparently thought it was a racist message, and refused to make it.
Law enforcement officers in the United States are increasingly buying professional liability insurance policies amid worries they may be sued for their on-duty actions, the Fraternal Order of Police, the biggest U.S. police union, told Reuters.
Between July 2014 and July 2015, the number of members who bought the union’s liability insurance jumped 15 percent, according to data from the FOP released this week and shared exclusively with Reuters.
It started with a reporter’s attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers’ names secret.
In a climate where the actions of police nationwide are being watched as never before, supporters say the bill is needed to keep officers safe from people who may harass or harm them. But the effort has drawn the attention of civil rights groups and others who say police should be moving toward more transparency — not less — to ensure that troubled officers are found and removed.