California Death Toll Shooting Up To Five, Prince George County Police Officer Convicted

California Death Toll Shooting Up To Five

Police in Tehama County, California, say the death toll in a shooting there is up to five. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said it’s too early to say exactly how many people were wounded in the attack that started at a home and moved to an elementary school. Johnston remarked that one assault rifle and two handguns were recovered from the suspect who was killed by police.

Sessions: Improper For A President To Influence Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it would be improper for a president to use the Justice Department to retaliate against a political opponent. In a House hearing today, Michigan Democrat John Conyers asked the attorney general about President Trump’s tweets that have called for investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Sessions said he has never felt pressured by the White House to investigate anyone or anything. The attorney general said he has asked federal prosecutors to determine whether a second special counsel is needed to investigate the FBI’s handling of Clinton’s email case, the Clinton Foundation and an Obama-era uranium deal.

Ryan: Moore Should Step Aside

House Speaker Paul Ryan is joining others calling for Republican Roy Moore to leave the Alabama Senate race amid sexual abuse allegations. Ryan told reporters today that he believes the allegations “are credible,” adding, “If he cares about the values and the people who (he) claims to care about, then he should step aside.” Moore has denied the allegations. Additionally, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told members of the House today he has no reason not to believe the women accusing Moore of misconduct.

Prince George County Police Officer Convicted

A Prince George County police officer is convicted of assaulting a homeless woman. Officer George Merkel was on duty last September when he saw a woman sleeping on a Lanham street and called back up. When the other officers arrived they saw Merkel hitting the woman, cursing and pulling her by her ear. He faces up to ten years in prison at his sentencing January 5th.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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