Despite clear evidence that racial profiling is a problem in Columbia, Chief Ken Burton follows his “stubborn streak.”
Columbia resident Karl Henson was arrested last month after shooting a man in the back who tried to steal his cellphone, police say.
Attorney Stephen Wyse: “If they’re recording my phone calls, I want someone to answer for it. It’s just outrageous.”
Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton: “I’ve got a stubborn streak in me, and when I looked at the data I said, ‘That’s not enough data for me.’ I still believe that, and I think we need to look into it more.”
The suspect allegedly had a handgun and demanded money from a food delivery driver.
Gant and Russell were arrested in connection with a Dec. 9 home invasion, according to a police report.
"This is so illegal," a bystander said. "He didn’t do anything."
The UbiDuo “is a great first step.”
The demonstration blocked UM President Tim Wolfe’s car in the homecoming parade.
The post has since been removed and the Columbia Police Officer’s Association said it was misinterpreted.
At 8:55 p.m., police pulled over a white car with three men who matched the suspects’ descriptions.
The blue 1999 Chevrolet Camaro was severed in half by a utility pole and then landed on its top.
One suspect was described as a male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall with a heavy build and short black hair.
The suspect, Mark Adair, was a registered sex offender with a warrant out for his arrest.
Although the police investigation is inconclusive, it appears that the perpetrator of Menu Courey’s sexual assault was on the football team at the time.
Since 2010, CPD has received $349,617 from federal equitable sharing funds.
CPD data shows over 800 additional arrests
Community policing has helped lower crime rates, the police department said.
A cause of death has not been determined at this time.