Assa Traore, sister of black man who died in police custody, on charge with defamation
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 7: Assa Traore -the sister of Adama Traore, a Black Frenchman who died in police custody - appeared in Paris court on Friday (May 7), charged with defamation for publicly naming the three police officers allegedly involved in her brother's death. Assa Traore, an anti-Police brutality activist, became a symbolic figure for anti-racism in France after her 24-year-old brother Adama died in police custody in a suburb north of Paris, five years ago. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Traore told that the trial is a scandal. “5 years after the death of my brother, I found myself on the defendant chair,” Traore said. “The last expert which was appointed by the French justice also says 'the gendarmes are responsible'. The gendarmes sued me for giving their names. This is a first in France, a historical fact that a victim's family is attacked, and gendarmes are still not charged. This is harassment,” she explained. “If we let this go, it would be against everyone especially blacks, Arabs and immigrants," Traore warned. Traore's Lawyer, Yassine Bouzrou criticized “We do not blame the gendarmes for fun, for nothing.” “In this case, there are strong factors, medical expert opinion and testimonies that allow us to coldly confirm that Adama Traore's death was due to his arrest and being pressed to his chest.” he said. Finding gendarmes not coming to court as cowardice, Bouzrou stated, adding that “The gendarmes who sued and took Assa Traore to court did not dare to come to the court and meet the family themselves.” Traore, who did not have a criminal record, was apprehended in July 2016 after a 15-minute chase in the suburb of Beaumont-sur-Oise. Police officers pinned him to the ground using the full weight of their bodies.(Footage by Alaattin Dogru/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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CHASING BOOKIN' BUS
SUSPECT (OTIS BATISTE) STEALS EMPTY SCHOOL BUS AND LEADS COPS ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE. THE CHASE COMES TO QUICK END WHEN THE BUS THIEF MAKES A QUICK TURN OFF THE HIGHWAY, LOSES CONTROL AND FLIPS OVER.
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US Shooting 2 - Gunman kills one, wounds two at office building, ground shots
NAME: US SHOOTING 2 20070409Ix TAPE: EF07/0420 IN_TIME: 10:39:27:14 DURATION: 00:02:06:21 SOURCES: AP/ABC DATELINE: Troy, 9 Apr 2007 RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST: ABC - No Access N.America/Internet 1. Aerial shot of building where shooting took place 2. Various aerial shots of people evacuating building 3. Aerial shot of building 4. Aerial shot SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team running into building AP Television 5. Wide shot ambulance 6. Mid shot police cars 7. SOUNDBITE:(English) Lieutenant Gerry Scherlinck, Troy Police Public Information Officer: "Looks like we got this individual, at least the car located on Northern Genesy county on the freeway. We are working on that right now trying to identify and make sure this is the right person but we believe we have located the suspect and are in the process of possibly taking him into custody right now." 8. Close up of STILL photo of Anthony LaCalamita 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lieutenant Gerry Scherlinck, Troy Police Public Information Officer: "The indications from that scene is he is just not sharing or talking about who he is. He is not telling them or verifying his identification. Again, we have the car, registered to him, he matches the description and a long gun was recovered from the car so believe we have the suspect in custody as we speak." 10. Mid shot police car 11. Wide shot people by cars STORYLINE: A man suspected of shooting three people at a suburban Detroit accounting firm where he had worked was arrested a few hours later after a high-speed chase, authorities said. One victim died shortly after the Monday morning attack. Police said they had located Anthony LaCalamita, 38, of Troy, Michigan, on the Interstate 75 highway, north of the suburban Detroit office building where the shootings took place. "We believe we have located the suspect," said Troy police Lieutenant Gerry Scherlinck. Sheriff's deputies and state police chased him at speeds of more than 100 mph (160 kph) before he finally pulled over after about 15 minutes, according to police. Officers found a gun in the vehicle matching the description of the one used in the shootings, Troy police Lieutenant Gerry Scherlinck said. Some witnesses told police that when the shooter walked into the office on the building's second floor around 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Monday, he looked as if he was trying to hide something, Troy Police Chief Charles Craft said. Police could not say how many shots were fired. The families of the two wounded men have requested privacy, and the hospital would not release any details about their conditions, according to a Beaumont Hospital spokeswoman. The third victim died on the way to the hospital. LaCalamita was listed among the professional staff on the website of Gordon Advisors, a public accounting and business consulting firm in the building. Calls to Gordon Advisors were not answered on Monday afternoon, and a recorded message said the offices were closed. Scherlinck described the shooter as a former employee of one of the offices who might have been sacked as recently as a week ago. The man was armed with a long gun, either a shotgun or a rifle, Scherlinck said. The 5,800-square-metre building houses a number of businesses, including law offices and the accounting firm where the shooting was believed to have occurred. Police at first told workers to stay in their offices but a short time later evacuated the building, about 24 kilometres north of Detroit.
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ONE DEAD AND THREE INJURED IN A SHOOTING IN KANSAS CITY'S WESTPORT ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT SUNDAY.
Assa Traore, sister of black man who died in police custody, appears in court in Paris
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 7: Assa Traore -the sister of Adama Traore, a Black Frenchman who died in police custody - appeared in Paris court on Friday (May 7). Traore has been charged with defamation for publicly naming the three police officers allegedly involved in her brother's death. Assa Traore, an anti-Police brutality activist, became a symbolic figure for anti-racism in France after her 24-year-old brother Adama died in police custody in a suburb north of Paris, five years ago. The police took strict security measures in front of the Paris Judicial Court where the case is being heard as supporters of Traore staged a demonstration. Traore, who did not have a criminal record, was apprehended in July 2016 after a 15-minute chase in the suburb of Beaumont-sur-Oise. Police officers pinned him to the ground using the full weight of their bodies. He lost consciousness in the police vehicle and died while in the courtyard of a police station in a nearby town. No investigation was opened against the officers involved in the incident and no results came from the judicial process.(Footage by Alaattin Dogru/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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High Speed Chase Turns into Fireball!
High speed chase in excess of 100 miles per hour at times, ends when suspect's car loses a tire and bursts into flame! Amazing video caught on tape!
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OFFICER TRIES TO STOP VEHICLE AND DRIVER SPEEDS OFF; DRIVER IS SEEN TOSSING FOREIGN OBJECT OUT HIS WINDOW; DRIVER LOSES CONTROL OF CAR AND VIOLENTLY SKIDS INTO A DITCH IGNITING SMOKE - FLAMES AND SPARKS; ONE SUSPECT HAS TROUBLE GETTING OUT OF THE WRECK AND POLICE MANAGE TO PULL HIM OUT SECONDS BEFORE THE VEHICLE EXPLODES
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