Australias Justine Damond did not have to die, Minneapolis police chief says

Australias Justine Damond did not have to die, Minneapolis police chief says

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said on Thursday (20 July) that the fatal shooting of an Australian bride-to-be should not have happened and that Justine Damond didnt have to die. Damond was shot when she approached a police car after calling 911 to get help over a possible sexual assault in her neighbourhood just before midnight on Saturday (15 July). She succumbed to a single gunshot wound to her abdomen. Speaking to the media for the first time since the incident, Harteau said Police Officer Mohamed Noor, who fired the fatal shot, should have had the body cameras turned on. She called the shooting of the Australian the actions and judgement of one individual as she distanced her department from the incident. Harteau said she would be looking into strengthening department policy following the incident to ensure that all police officers have body cameras on when they interact with the public. Jul 21, 2017
OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

Ex-football star OJ Simpson is a free man. He was granted parole by a Nevada board on 20 July. Simpson was arrested in 2007 for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, and was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. His bid for a new trial was rejected in 2013, but he was granted parole due to good behaviour. Simpson was not released due to other sentences. He has now been granted parole. Jul 21, 2017
CCTV appeal after unprovoked stabbing in south London

CCTV appeal after unprovoked stabbing in south London

Police are investigating a stabbing in Brixton on May 4 after a group of men assaulted and stabbed a 29-year-old as he walked his friend to her car after a show at the 02 Academy. The victim was pulled into the road by the group, and stabbed multiple times, before running away and taking nothing from the victim.  Jul 20, 2017
Bodycam footage allegedly shows Baltimore police officers planting drugs

Bodycam footage allegedly shows Baltimore police officers planting drugs

An investigation is under way after body camera footage from a Baltimore police officer appears to show officers planting evidence and then acting for the camera as if it is a new discovery.In a press conference, Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Davis said that the department was investigating the video and that one officer had his powers suspended while two others had been put on administrative duty.Davis said that the investigation is also considering whether the officers in fact replaced drugs that they had already discovered in order to document their discovery with their body worn cameras on.The charges were dropped in the case involving the body camera footage. Jul 20, 2017
The complete footage leading to miniskirt-wearing models arrest an Saudi Arabia

The complete footage leading to miniskirt-wearing models arrest an Saudi Arabia

As the world waits to learn the fate of the Saudi Arabian miniskirt-wearing model Khulood, who is currently being held by police in Riyadh, IBTimes UK has collated all of the Snapchat footage that could cost her her freedom.Seen together, the clips tell the story of a young woman enjoying a day out with a friend, not bothering anyone, wearing what she wants. Jul 19, 2017
Cancer and sex: Managing sexual health and relationships after treatment

Cancer and sex: Managing sexual health and relationships after treatment

Cancer treatments often bring with them a horror show of sexual side effects, from impotence to vaginal shrinkage and dryness. There are also the emotional ramifications patients, their partners and families endure. At least 60 percent of cancer survivors suffer from long-term sexual problems, and fewer than 20 percent get the help they need to lead fulfilling sex lives. Jul 19, 2017
Security robot falls into a fountain in Washington DC

Security robot falls into a fountain in Washington DC

This Knightscope K5 security robot failed to do its job. The 300-pound machine wound up in a fountain, and couldnt get up until humans came to its rescue. The security robot was supposed to look out for crime at the Georgetown Harbour office in Washington DC. Jul 19, 2017
Fiancee of Australian woman fatally shot by police says family is desperate for answers

Fiancee of Australian woman fatally shot by police says family is desperate for answers

The fiancee of an Australian Justine Ruszczyk, also known as Justine Damond, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend said he and his family are desperate for information about the case, during a news conference on Monday (July 17).Ruszczyk had called 911 over a strange noise behind her home, but was shot dead when police arrived. The probe into her shooting turned, on Monday , to why the officers body cameras were not on at the time. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the American Civil Liberties Union called for answers on why responding officers failed to turn on their body cameras when they arrived at the home of Ruszczyk in a quiet, upper-middle-class neighbourhood shortly before midnight Saturday.Police shot Ruszczyk, originally of Sydney, through the door of their patrol car as she approached them in an alley near her home, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, the state BCA said. Minneapolis police referred questions about the incident to the BCA. Jul 18, 2017