Officer investigated for pointing gun at young children on video

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — An El Paso, Texas, police officer has been relegated to desk duty after a disturbing video surfaced of the cop pointing a gun at a group of children and roughly arresting one of the boys last week.The incident took place on Thursday when police said they responded to a call about a group of young boys trespassing near a recreation center in the western Texas city bordering Mexico.The video, which was uploaded to a user’s Facebook page on Friday, appears to show a police officer pushing one of the boys against a wall with his knee while the other boys taunt the officer and hurl profanity at him.The officer can then be seen drawing his gun and pointing it at some of the boys, who recoil, before the cop quickly re-holsters his service weapon.His partner then drags the kid into the street and the first officer whips out his baton and begins screaming for the onlookers to “get back,” before eventually pushing a woman and getting into a heated verbal argument with her.The person filming the confrontation can be heard saying, “We’re going to put a report on these two fools. It’s all good.” The officer then comes after the man filming the incident and can be seen arresting him as well.Two people were arrested, according to police, including one minor and one adult.The El Paso Police Department said on Saturday they had launched an internal investigation of the incident and the officer who pulled the gun has been placed on desk duty.“This is a serious matter that will be thoroughly investigated,” El Paso Police Department spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA. “All the facts, circumstances and events that led to the incident will be looked into. As such no further comment will be made at this point.”The unnamed officer has been on the El Paso police force for four years, according to KVIA.Assistant City Manager Dionne Mack held a press conference Saturday and called the police officer’s behavior “disheartening.”“For me that it was most disheartening is to sort of see the children labeled and just sort of see them sort of discarded,” Mack said. “I mean this is one incident you know these are our children this is our community, and I am not giving up on those children, and although we had this incident I am very proud to be a part of this community that I know values our children.”Mack said that she does plan to wait for the investigation play out before condemning the officers involved.“We want to make sure that there is some resolution and I do think it’s important for the community to understand that the Police Department understands that this is very important, and the perception of our community and the way the police interacts is very important, and we can’t draw conclusions until the investigation is done,” she said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aston Villa’s Reina says he showed symptoms of coronavirus

first_img Loading… Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said he believes he has been suffering from the new coronavirus. Reina, who joined Villa on loan from AC Milan in January, was unable to take a test but says doctors considered his symptoms to be consistent with COVID-19. Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina joined Aston Villa on loan from AC Milan in January “They don’t give you a test here unless you’re feeling really ill,” Reina told Spanish radio station Cope on Tuesday. “I spoke with doctors and the symptoms I had were consistent with this (the virus) but there was no official confirmation. “It was a different sort of week as I had to take precautions to avoid infecting those living with me.”Advertisement Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkablecenter_img Read Also: Pep Guardiola donates €1m to fight coronavirus in Spain Reina, who has 36 caps for Spain and won the World Cup with his country in 2010, said his concern was more for people living in difficult conditions. “We are very privileged people,” said the former Liverpool goalkeeper. “We have a big house with a garden. “I think of the people who live in a 70-metres-squared apartment with two children. For me they are the people showing a lot of strength.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Governor says mandatory face mask policy in schools is problematic

first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds says Iowa school officials who choose to mandate that everyone in a school building must wear face masks must seriously consider how to implement the policy.“What type of a face covering will be allowed?” Reynolds asks. “…Who will be responsible for providing the face coverings and take the measures to ensure that they’re sanitary? Who will be responsible for tracking the appropriate use and storage of a face covering?” State guidelines released last week for reopening Iowa’s K-through-12 schools said face coverings could be allowed, but it will not be a statewide mandate. That sparked criticism from the state teachers union and some school administrators. Newly posted guidelines from the Iowa Department of Education have a list of considerations about face masks and the governor says schools must define what appropriate use means.“What do you do during lunch? Naptime?…The other thing the CDC states is that cloth-based coverings should be washed after every use and it’s important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling,” Reynolds says, “so this is really important important and it becomes problematic.” Reynolds says the state’s epidemiologists help the state’s education department develop its “broad guidance” to schools about how to safely resume classes this fall in the midst of a pandemic. A mandatory face masking policy has what the agency calls “considerable implications” — and it’s also urging schools to teach students not to judge others based on whether they wear or don’t wear a mask. Iowa school districts must submit “Return to Learn” plans to the state by Wednesday, July 1st. The plans must include three components, outlining the option of in-person instruction in a classroom, an online only option and a third option that’s a hybrid of meeting inside the school building AND taking classes online.last_img read more

Doors open for Preston after SafeGolf accreditation

first_imgWhen it came to achieving SafeGolf status, Preston Golf Club was well aware of the social and welfare benefits that accreditation would bring.With the help and advice of England Golf’s Club Support Officer, Adam McAlister, creating a secure environment for young people and vulnerable groups to enjoy their golf was uppermost in the Lancashire club’s thinking.However, the club has been thrilled at the other advantages that have followed as a consequence of being a SafeGolf club.Chris Preston led the drive towards SafeGolf accreditation ably assisted by two colleagues at his club – junior organiser Charlie Webb and Penny Beckett, the child welfare officer and club president.Chris is proud that Preston Golf Club has become a leading light in Lancashire for SafeGolf which will become a mandatory part of England Golf affiliation for all clubs from January 2021.Chris explained: “The safeguarding and social benefits of SafeGolf are obvious.“We want to make sure everyone- young and old – can enjoy golf in a safe and fun environment at Preston Golf Club.“But on top of making sure we look after the welfare of our golfers, there are other benefits which our club is now enjoying.“Because we are a SafeGolf club we have just received notification that we are to become an HSBC Golf Roots Centre in 2020.“Aside from creating a culture of care at the club, the SafeGolf status is opening other avenues for the club to explore.“We are in discussions with Jamie Blair (England Golf’s Inclusion and Wellbeing manager) about a blind golf programme and are working with a local group called Galloway’s Society for the Blind.“We are encouraging golfers with disabilities too and are also in the process of putting together a separate package for local schools.“Without SafeGolf accreditation we wouldn’t be able to approach local schools with our ideas.”Chris is encouraging all clubs to focus their mind on the SafeGolf process in 2020 and to interact with their CSOs in the delivery of the accreditation.“We found our CSO Adam’s input invaluable in terms of getting SafeGolf over the line,” he added.“I would advise clubs to try and work on it over the winter months as when the playing season starts in the spring the pressures of that can take over.“The templates on the England Golf website were extremely useful and together with Adam’s insight helped us achieve our accreditation.“We followed structured steps and broke it down to pro staff and junior volunteers and made sure all relevant people had the necessary checks.“SafeGolf can be primarily for young people and vulnerable groups but we are also looking at our seniors and making sure we look after their interests.“That might just be when they are out on the course themselves or in a broader sense with initiatives around dementia.“One of our members, Steve Elliot, has been diagnosed with dementia and together with his wife Mags we are driving forward with an initiative designed to help Steve and others remain engaged with golf.” Tags: Preston Golf Clublast_img read more

Steelers lose to Saints, in must game with Bengals

first_imgAfter just a 6-3 New Orleans Saints halftime lead it became the Drew Brees show in the second half. Brees was 34 of 44 for 305 yards for the game, but 22 of 24 in the second half with a fourth quarter touchdown pass that lifted the Saints to a much needed victory while dropping the Steelers into a first place tie with the Baltimore Ravens at 5-2.No one on offense had an outstanding game. The line was terrible, Ben Roethlisberger was 17 of 28 for just 195 yards, and Rashard Mendenhall had just 71 yards on 15 carries with the bulk of that coming on a 38-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.“We knew what a big game this was,” said Brees. “There was no better way to get back on track than to beat these guys. I felt like we played as complete a game as we’ve played all year, especially in the second half.”Brees’ first TD went to Marques Colston for 16 yards and the second went for 8 yards to Lance Moore with 2:37 left, breaking open a defensive struggle in which neither team scored a touchdown through three quarters. Leigh Torrence then intercepted Roethlisberger to seal it for the Saints (5-3), who were coming off an embarrassing 30-17 loss at home last week to the scuffling Cleveland Browns.“This is definitely a gut check for us,” Roethlisberger said. “We got knocked down a little bit tonight and now it will be interesting to see how we bounce back.”The Saints came in ranked third in total defense and lived up to it, forcing two turnovers and stopping the Steelers on a goal-line stand in the first half.The Saints struggled to run against a Steelers defense that came in ranked first in the NFL against the run and allowed New Orleans only 30 yards on the ground. Brees was sacked twice and intercepted once, giving him 11 interceptions and matching his total from last season.After falling behind by 10 early in the fourth, the Steelers went 68 yards in only four plays to make it 13-10, capped by Mendenhall’s scoring run. Suddenly, both offenses were rolling in time for an action-packed finish. When Brees hit Robert Meachem for a 50-yard gain into Steelers territory, it appeared the Saints would quickly extend their lead again. Then cornerback Bryant McFadden sacked and stripped Brees, and Pittsburgh’s Lamarr Woodley recovered on the Steelers 27.Pittsburgh quickly moved across midfield, only to lose the ball when tight end Heath Miller fumbled on a head-on hit by linebacker Marvin Mitchell. Sharper scooped it up, returning the ball 11 yards to the New Orleans 45.With the acquisition of Terrell Owens this season to go with Chad Ochocinco the defending AFC North champs were supposed to be a powerhouse this season. But instead their 22-14 lost to the Dolphins last week dropped them to 2-5, making them one of the worst teams in the NFL. But for some reason they seem to always play their best football against the Steelers, which they will have to do because another defeat will just about eliminate them from any chance of a playoff berth.Dan Carpenter kicked five field goals for the second game in a row—a rare feat—and the Dolphins overcame another goofy play Sunday, beating the Bengals.The Bengals (2-5) failed to get a first down in the third quarter and were shut out in the second half. Their final chance ended with Carson Palmer’s interception with 2:43 to go, sending the defending AFC North champions to their fourth straight loss and a share of last place with the Browns.It’s Cincinnati’s worst start since 2008, when Palmer was sidelined with an elbow injury.“It is amazing,” said Palmer, who was 17 of 38 for 156 yards. “It’s embarrassing. It’s depressing. It’s every negative word you can think of that we didn’t do our job.”Owens and Ochocinco combined for just 8 catches for 99 yards, and Cedrick Benson had just 69 yards on 20 carries. The Bengals simply haven’t played very well on either side of the ball this season. They were expected to be among the elite this season.This is a must win for the Steelers as well, because they face the red hot New England Patriots (6-1) and Oakland Raiders (4-4), winners of four in a row, after the Bengals. They could very easily be 5-5 after this stretch if they lose to Cincinnati. THE GANG’S ALL HERE—Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by New Orleans Saints’ Will Smith (91) Alex Brown (96), Pierson Prioleau (31) and Darren Sharper (42) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) What was supposed to be a high scoring game ended up being a classic defensive struggle until Drew Brees put together a classic display of passing while the Steelers offense continued to struggle in the New Orleans Saints 20-10 victory over the Steelers. The Steelers are hoping that this is not a repeat of last season going into the Cincinnati Bengals game this weekend. The Steelers jumped off to a 6-2 record last season only to lose 5 in a row behind an inconsistent offense.last_img read more