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Illinois woman sues Twitter, Google, Facebook for ‘aiding’ growth of ISIS

Feb 21, 2018 - Newsroom by

Mandy Palmucci traveled to France in the fall of 2015 to run a marathon. Before returning to the United States, the Illinois woman visited Paris. And on Nov. 13, 2015, she stopped in a café with her friends, records show. That’s when three ISIS terrorists — including a man once seen on YouTube saying “it’s nice to see from time to time, the blood of infidels” — attacked. The woman and her friends dropped to the ground and linked arms. Their arms shook. Their bodies jerked so hard Palmucci thought the bullets had hit her. And she still remembers the screams. That account of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris is contained in a new lawsuit Palmucci filed in federal court in Chicago aimed at […]

DPD sued by family of kids killed in high speed chase and crash

Feb 6, 2018 - Newsroom by

DETROIT (WJBK) – The Detroit Police Department and the city are being sued for a high-speed chase that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old and 3-year-old.  An attorney for the family of 3-year-old Mikaya and 6-year-old Michaelango Jackson filed the lawsuit in Wayne County and Federal Court, claiming the officers are responsible for the death of children in July 2015. According to the lawsuit, Detroit police officers Richard Billingslea, Steven Fultz and Hakeem Patterson chased a car that was traveling over 100 MPH through a residential neighborhood.  The Camaro lost control at the corner of Frankfort and Nottingham and hit five children, killing the two children who were playing outside. According to the lawsuit, Officer Fultz claimed to see a semi-automatic weapon. A gun was […]

Eastmead no longer employed by Coldwater Police

Jan 15, 2018 - Newsroom by

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – The police officer at the center of a controversial video that went viral last month and caused a public relations nightmare for the City of Coldwater is no longer with the Coldwater Police Department. Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker said in a two sentence statement on Friday night that Lewis Eastmead was no longer employed by the City of Coldwater. He did not say if Eastmead was terminated or if he resigned. All Baker said was that Eastmead was no longer employed by the city as of January 12th, 2018 and that as a result of ongoing litigation, no further comment will be made at this time. Former Coldwater resident Tiffany McNeil filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city […]

Questions raised in Eastmead case

Jan 15, 2018 - Newsroom by

COLDWATER — In a terse announcement issued at 5:59 p.m. Friday, Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker said, “Officer Lewis Eastmead is no longer employed with the city of Coldwater effective Jan. 12, 2018. As a result of ongoing litigation, no further comment will be made at this time.” The announcement came less than a week after concerns from the public were brought to the council at a recent meeting. Two unsuccessful candidates who ran for seats on the city councill in November, Dan Corwin and Alexia Rish, stood up to question council members last Monday on the civil rights lawsuit by Tiffany McNeil against the city of Coldwater, the Coldwater Police Department and CPD Officer Lewis Eastmead that stemmed from a July 24, 2017, arrest. […]