FRANKFURT — Automakers Daimler and BMW are formally launching their joint venture in services that make it possible to use their cars without necessarily owning one.Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and BMW’s Harald Krueger held a joint news conference in Berlin on Friday to outline their efforts in auto-related services, which include short-term rentals of vehicles in big cities through smartphone apps.The business also includes apps to call for a ride, in competition with rivals such as Uber and Lyft from the information technology sector.Krueger and Zetsche spoke after regulatory authorities gave permission for the deal, announced last year, to formally close.The business underscores the auto industry’s shift toward new technologies and business models based on software and mobile communications.The Associated Press
19 March 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the recent multiple terrorist bombings using chlorine gas in Iraq which wounded or sickened more than 350 people. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the recent multiple terrorist bombings using chlorine gas in Iraq which wounded or sickened more than 350 people. “The Secretary-General is appalled by these attacks which are clearly intended to cause panic and instability in the country,” his spokesperson, Michelle Montas, said in condemning the blasts in the Al Anbar province.She added that Mr. Ban “is confident that firm action will be taken to prevent such attacks in the future.”In his latest report to the Security Council on Iraq, released earlier this month, the Secretary-General warned that “new tactics involving the use of chlorine gas in their weapons systems [are] worrisome.”On Thursday, Mr. Ban’s chief envoy to Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, told the Council that “chlorine has been used to terrorize the population.”Up until that time the actual additional casualties sustained had been “relatively low.”
“The leadership of Republika Srpska has for example led the way in undermining the state-level institutions and threatening to hold an entity referendum that would seek to repudiate the authority of the High Representative and decisions under Dayton [peace agreement],” Valentin Inzko, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the Council.He reiterated that Bosnia and Herzegovina remained afflicted by a lack of consensus on what sort of State it wanted to be – a more centralized one or a decentralized federation. Divisions extended to what means would be used to make that decision, Mr. Inzko said.Nationalist politicians were also making references to the possible “peaceful dissolution” of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a proposal that had been met with counter-statements that those who wanted to leave were free to do so, but would not be allowed to take any part of the country with them.“This chronic political disagreement has occurred at a time when unemployment has continued to rise, living standards have continued to fall and the capacity of the authorities to meet the basic needs of citizens has been systematically eroded by declining revenue,” Mr. Inzko said.Mr. Inzko expressed concern that in the run-up to planned general elections in October, divisive rhetoric disputing the sovereignty and constitutional order of Bosnia and Herzegovina could led to provocative actions that threaten progress in overcoming the country’s legacy of serious war crimes from the 1990s, when the region was torn by conflict.He said the federation had also failed to meet its obligations, under the constitution, for an equal distribution among the three regions of six key positions in the entity’s executive, legislative and judiciary institutions.Mr. Inzko said that the federation still had the capacity to make positive progress, giving the example of reforms which have made the country’s bid for visa liberalization with European Union a reality.“In the case of visa reform, the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina showed that they are able to respond to the logic of popular demand. I believe this can be applied to other reforms that have been blocked until now,” he added. 24 May 2010Prospects for regional reconciliation in the western Balkans have continued to improve, but internal politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina have deteriorated with attempts being made to undermine State institutions, the Security Council was told today.
WASHINGTON — The White House is telling U.S. media that it’s weighing a plan to pull out of NAFTA.The administration has prepared a draft of an executive order to withdraw from the trade accord, Politico reported Wednesday, citing White House officials it didn’t identify.The move is still under internal debate, according to the article. It was published just days after Trump levied a tariff on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, decrying unfair competition. A week ago, the U.S. president called NAFTA a “disaster.”“People are getting more nervous after the U.S. imposed a tariff to Canada,” said Andres Jaime, a foreign-exchange strategist at Barclays Plc in New York.It remains unclear whether he’s seriously considering a pullout, or simply using it as a threat.Nonetheless, Mexico’s peso, the Canadian dollar and shares of companies that rely on cross-border trade plunged on speculation the Trump administration was close to scrapping Nafta.The moves slowed a surge in riskier assets sparked by President Donald Trump’s promise to unveil Wednesday a proposal to overhaul U.S. taxes.Canada’s dollar reversed earlier gains. Magna International Inc., a Canadian parts supplier, erased a gain and traded lower. The Mexican peso dropped the most since January. Shares of Kansas City Southern, which gets half its revenue from Mexico, plunged as much as 4.9 per cent after the report. Mexican auto-parts maker Nemak SAB sank to a two-month low. The cost to insure Mexican government bonds against default jumped the most in a month. Bloomberg.com
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb each had 21 points, and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-107 on Monday night after nearly squandering a 25-point, third-quarter lead.Marvin Williams added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Tony Parker had 15 points off the bench for the Hornets, who bounced back from a loss at Atlanta on Sunday night and ended a two-game skid.The Bucks nearly came all the way back, cutting the lead to one with 17 seconds left on a layup by Giannis Antetokounmpo.But Walker made two free throws with 7.1 seconds left and the Bucks failed to get off a good shot after a side inbounds, with Eric Bledsoe forced to launch an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer that hit off the glass and the rim and bounced away as time expired.Antetokounmpo had 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. Bledsoe scored 17 points.The Hornets got a huge emotional lift from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who returned after missing six games with an ankle injury. He finished with seven points and seven rebounds, but his defence was big, including an impressive block on Khris Middleton’s fast-break layup.The Bucks looked sloppy and disorganized on offence for most of the game, finishing with 16 turnovers.After spotting the Bucks a 28-14 lead in the first quarter, the Hornets took control and outscored the Bucks 57-24 over the next 22 minutes behind a 3-point barrage led by Lamb and Williams.TIP-INSBucks: Were 7-of-9 on 3-pointers in the game’s first 5 1/2 minutes to build a 28-14 lead.Hornets: Lamb has scored at least 18 points in six of his last seven games.UP NEXTBucks: Host Bulls on Wednesday night.Hornets: Host Hawks on Wednesday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsSteve Reed, The Associated Press
Norway showed domination against direct rival in the battle for the second place in Group B – Brazil 39:26 (18:13). Norwegians celebrated third win in fourth match to almost secure spot behind France, who will have chance to win the first place by beating Russia tonight at 20.45.Brazilians were in balance in the first 20 minutes (12:11), when Scandinavian team began to make stronger impact on the court. Until half time was 18:13 with a few goals of the TOP scorer Sanders Sagosen (7). The second half was just a question of routine. Berg’s boys broke resistance of the rival quickly to ensure no-stress finish of the match in which both coaches could give chance to all the players. Bergerud has another good 60 minutes with 13 saves for Norway, while Chiuffa (6) was Brazilian TOP scorer.STANDINGS:France 6Norway 6Russia 4Brazil 4Japan 0Poland 0PHOTO: IHF ← Previous Story Dujshebaev about Polish debacle: Give us time to work – Most important WCh 2019! Next Story → Qatar to knock-out stage – Argentina scores two goals for 30 minutes!
* (Based on team which started in the semi-final against Tyrone)1. Robert Hennelly (Breaffy)Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’SullivanAn unlikely figure between the posts given that he only entered the fray midway through the season. A fine netminder who has seized his chance.2. Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels)Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanDid not feature in the 2012 All-Ireland decider but has added to the defence this year with his physicality and aggression.3. Ger Cafferkey (Ballina)Pic: INPHO/Morgan TreacyOne of several players from the 2006 All-Ireland U21 winning side and has grown in stature to command the edge of the square.4. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanHas burst into the starting outfit this year in impressive style. Was the surprising source of scores when Mayo were in trouble against Tyrone.5. Lee Keegan (Westport)Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanFirmly established now as a key component in the Mayo side, the Westport club man was another to point the way early against Tyrone.6. Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe)The incisive runs of Vaughan have been a plank of Mayo’s attacking play in 2013, notching goals against Galway and Donegal.7. Colm Boyle (Davitts)INPHO/Cathal NoonanHis strength and tenacity will be vital ingredients for Mayo as they seek to combat Dublin’s powerful half-forward line.8. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy) Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanA strong contender for Footballer of the Year, the younger O’Shea has been magnificent and is a huge imposing presence in the middle.9. Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)INPHO/Cathal NoonanThe elder O’Shea has been really influential at midfield, emerging after a few seasons where injuries lead to him being on the periphery.10. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’SullivanHas developed impressively with his link play important to Mayo’s cause. Needs to be sharp on frees after that poor early miss against Tyrone.11. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)Pic: INPHO/James CrombieThe relocation of Higgins has been one of James Horan’s shrewdest moves. Offers energy and dash to the Mayo forward line.12. Alan Dillon (Ballintubber)INPHO/Cathal NoonanEndured injury problems early in the year but has worked his way back into form. Still a big figure in this Mayo team.13. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber)Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanThe big injury concern before this final and Mayo’s anxiety about him is a reflection of his free scoring form and offensive leadership in 2013.14. Alan Freeman (Aghamore)Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanStepped up against Tyrone to post his best Mayo display since his debut against Sligo in 2010. Will have major role if O’Connor is absent.15. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)Pic: INPHO/James CrombieMissed last year’s final through injury and will relish this occasion. Form has dipped this year but remains the heartbeat of this Mayo outfit.GAA remain hopeful of bringing an NFL game to Croke Park
SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the death penalty appeal of Clark Elmore, who was convicted in 1995 of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in northwestern Washington.But the decision drew a sharp dissent from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They criticized the Washington Supreme Court’s rationale for upholding the death sentence and argued Elmore’s trial lawyer — current Whatcom County public defender Jon Komorowski — failed to investigate evidence that the defendant had brain damage.“A more experienced attorney encouraged Elmore’s lawyer to investigate whether Elmore had suffered brain damage as a young man,” Sotomayor wrote. “Instead of doing so — indeed, instead of conducting any meaningful investigation into Elmore’s life — Elmore’s lawyer chose to present a one-hour penalty-phase argument to the jury about the remorse that Elmore felt for his crime.”As a result, jurors never heard that Elmore played in pesticide-contaminated fields as a child or handled Agent Orange pumps during the Vietnam War.Such mitigating evidence might have persuaded them to impose a life sentence, Sotomayor said. Komorowski later acknowledged it was a mistake, one he attributed to inexperience. It was his first capital case.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office detectives were to meet today and plan their strategy in the Saturday night nonfatal shootings of two people at 4213 N.E. 38th St., just north of state Highway 500 and east of St. Johns Road.Cory S. Bloom suffered gunshot wounds to his hip and thigh about 11:38 p.m. Saturday, and Sarah A. Godfrey’s calf was grazed, sheriff’s Sgt Shane Gardner said Sunday. Both victims are in their early 20s, he said.On Monday evening, Detective Sgt. Kevin Allais with the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit said no arrest had been made and he could not yet identify a suspect, but that the unit was investigating.Gardner had said Sunday that “a small group of friends were gathered when a suspect entered the house unannounced, threw a duffle bag into the kitchen and fired off a round. The suspect then retreated out the door. Fearing an explosive device in the bag, Godfrey threw it back out the front door. The suspect then shot several more rounds toward the front door, wounding Godfrey and Bloom.”Gardner did not say if the suspect is a man or woman and authorities were mum on the case Sunday. Neighbors said frey indicated the shooter was a man.
6GB RAM | 128GB Storage49,999 OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition hidden secret inside box revealed 8GB RAM | 256GB Storage52,999 Close 12GB RAM | 256GB Storage57,999 OnePlus 7 Pro Variants rumoured Pricing OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are set to launch today. OnePlus will host events in three locations across the world – Bangalore (India), London (the UK) and New York (the USA) to officially show-off the much awaited “flagship killer”. The company may also launch a new version of their wireless headphones, named Bullets Wireless 2 and a car charger called Warp Charge 30 at the event.Tickets for the event were up for sale last month and got sold out in a week, so don’t panic if you were unable to grab one. You can watch all three events live through their official livestreams. Pre-booking for the phones through Amazon (which offered a free screen replacement worth Rs. 15,000) closed a week ago at 11:59 PM on May 7, but brick-and-mortar stores like Croma and Reliance started offering the opportunity following that.Three live streams for today’s events are already scheduled on the OnePlus YouTube page – the main event in New York, one in London, and another in Bangalore. A separate Chinese launch will take place tomorrow in Beijing. More details are available on their website. OnePlus 7 will be available exclusive to Amazon in India.Amazon India (screen-grab)OnePlus 6T came at an MRP of Rs. 45,999 for 8GBs of RAM and 256GB storage. The OnePlus 7 is a direct successor to OnePlus 6T, while the superior OnePlus 7 Pro offers a more enriched experience with its UFS 3.0 technology, HDR10+ display and internet-famous camera.The price estimates for OP 7 Pro are as follows:OnePlus 7 Pro Variants rumoured PricingOnePlus 7 Pro Variants rumoured PricingOnePlus 7 Pro Variants rumoured Pricing6GB RAM | 128GB Storage49,999OnePlus 7 Pro Variants rumoured Pricing8GB RAM | 256GB Storage52,999OnePlus 7 Pro Variants rumoured Pricing12GB RAM | 256GB Storage57,999 OnePlus 7 Pro hands-on images leakWeiboThe alleged 90 Hz curved AMOLED display on the OnePlus 7 Pro has been given an A+ rating by DisplayMate, pitting it at par with Samsung Galaxy S10. The rumoured Snapdragon 855 processor paired with 12GBs of RAM make it a beast of a phone.The livestreams will start simultaneously at 8:30 PM IST, barring the India version, which will start 15 minutes prior.
Former Chilean president Michelle BacheletFormer Chilean president Michelle Bachelet was 23 years old when she was tortured and fled her country’s dictatorship into exile. Now, more than four decades later, she will face her past fighting such abuses worldwide as the new UN human rights chief.Bachelet, 66, is often seen smiling, chatting easily or tossing unplanned comments or jokes into her speeches. But behind her good humor lie haunting memories of the brutal dictatorship that tore her family apart.Her father, air force Gen Alberto Bachelet, died in 1974 following months of torture in prison. Gen Augusto Pinochet’s military had convicted him of being a traitor for opposing the 1973 military coup that ousted president Salvador Allende.Bachelet herself was arrested along with her mother in 1975. She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about, saying only in her autobiography that she suffered “physical hardships.”Using the family’s political connections, she went into exile in Australia and the former East Germany. There she reunited with her then-partner, Jaime Lopez.At age 25, Lopez became one of the leaders of the Socialist Party that had seen many of its members tortured, killed or forcibly disappeared by Chile’s military dictatorship. He returned to Chile, but only briefly because he feared he would be captured by Pinochet’s agents.Back in Europe, Bachelet reminded him of the importance of committing to the cause and her father’s sacrifice, according to “Bachelet. The Unofficial Story,” by Javier Ortega and Andrea Insunza.”My dad died because he was consistent. I expect nothing less from you,” the book says Bachelet told her then-boyfriend.When he followed her advice, Lopez was captured in Chile. Under torture, he gave Pinochet’s secret police information on other members of the Socialist Party, before he became one of the about 1,000 people who were forcibly disappeared during the dictatorship.Her father’s death and her boyfriend’s disappearance marked Bachelet’s character. Despite this, she never held grudges – not even against the Chilean military, said Giorgio Agostini, a sociologist who has long-known Bachelet and has written about her life.Bachelet returned to Chile in 1979 when she felt she could do so safely. She studied medicine, specializing in pediatrics, and began working at an organization that helped children with mental health problems whose parents had been victims of the 1973-90 dictatorship.Bachelet rose through the ranks of the Socialist Party and became a key player in the center-left coalition that dominated Chile’s government for almost 20 years after Pinochet lost power.Putting her traumatic past behind, she helped the discredited military regain its status in the wake of Pinochet’s dictatorship.One of her emblematic moments came when she was named Latin America’s first woman defense minister during the government of president Ricardo Lagos. She continued to break boundaries when she became Chile’s first women president in 2006.After her term, she was named the first head of UN Women, the world body’s new women’s agency. She left the post to return to Chile and won the presidency again, serving from 2014-18.Bachelet is known as a caring single mother, a hard worker and an astute negotiator.In her new post as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she replaces Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, a diplomat and member of Jordan’s royal family.Diplomats from the UN’s 193-member states burst into applause in July when the General Assembly president gave official approval to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ selection of Bachelet.But in Chile, some human rights groups criticize her record, saying that as president she failed to close a special prison for dictatorship-era criminals that provided them with comforts they wouldn’t enjoy in regular confinement.Guterres has said that Bachelet is taking office “at a time of grave consequence for human rights.””Hatred and inequality are on the rise,” he said. “Respect for international humanitarian and human rights law is on the decline. Space for civil society is shrinking. Press freedoms are under pressure.”On Monday, Bachelet’s third day in her new job, a Myanmar court sentenced two journalists from Reuters news agency to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents.The ruling was met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.”On several issues related to different parts of the world,” Bachelet told reporters in Geneva on Monday, “I need to gather more information and make a deep analysis. But I have to mention how shocked I am after finding out about their seven-year prison sentences.”She called on the Myanmar government to release the journalists and said that their trial breached international standards.Bachelet will face many other challenges, chief among them, how to get dictators, autocrats, tyrants and demagogues to respect human rights.She also comes to the job soon after president Donald Trump’s national security adviser told the Associated Press that the United States will cut funding for the UN human rights chief’s office.Bachelet also faces a decision on how outspoken she will be on what she sees as human rights violations. Zeid told UN reporters last month that “silence does not earn you any respect – none.”Zeid said he will give his successor the same advice his predecessor, Navi Pillay, gave him – “be fair and don’t discriminate against any country” and “just come out swinging.”Globally, Bachelet will also have to tackle the persecution of religious minorities and homosexuals in Africa and the Middle East, and the use of banned weapons on civilian populations.In Latin America, she will face an economic and governance crisis that has forced more than two million Venezuelans to flee their country, as we well as violence under an official crackdown in Nicaragua.”Those who defend human rights and the victims look up to the High Commissioner and hope that we are there to defend and support them,” Bachelet said Monday. “And I’ll do everything on my side to make sure that we do so.”Her deep resume will work in her favor, said Heraldo Munoz, who served as her foreign minister.”She knows presidents and prime ministers who will pick up the phone (when she calls them),” Munoz said. “That can be a very important mechanism to try to resolve human rights problems through dialogue.”
A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him driving in Christchurch. Photo: reutersAttacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world.One of the gunmen – believed to be an Australian extremist — apparently livestreamed the deadly assault.”It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, describing it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”Here is a summary of the main international reactions so far.Muslims face ‘mass killing'”With this attack, hostility towards Muslims that the world has been has been idly watching and even encouraging for some time, has gone beyond the boundaries of individual harassment to reach the level of mass killing,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one.”Cruel, cynical attack”An attack against peaceful people gathering for prayer is shocking in its cruelty and cynicism,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.”I hope that those involved will be severely punished,” he said in a message to Arden.’Harrowing news'”Harrowing news from New Zealand overnight” said EU Council president Donald Tusk. “The brutal attack… will never diminish the tolerance and decency that New Zealand is famous for.”‘Sickening act of violence’British Prime Minister Theresa May offered deepest condolences “after the horrifying terrorist attack in Christchurch. My thoughts are with all of those affected by this sickening act of violence.”Brutal crimesGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country was “profoundly affected by the brutal crimes in Christchurch”.’Fanatics want to destroy society’Spanish Premier Pedro Sanchez said his thoughts were with the victims, families and government of New Zealand after attacks by “fanatics and extremists who want to destroy our societies”.
Australian Cardinal George Pell (C) is escorted in handcuffs from the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne on 21 August 2019. Photo: AFPDisgraced Catholic cardinal George Pell was sent back to jail Wednesday after an Australian court rejected his landmark appeal against convictions for child sex abuse.Once the Vatican’s third-ranking official, 78-year-old Pell will continue his six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys at a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.Pell wore a dark suit and occasionally bowed his head as Chief Justice Anne Ferguson read the ruling and cheers rippled into the courtroom from a large crowd gathered outside.Ferguson said that Pell would be eligible for parole in three years and eight months, although the Cardinal could yet ask Australia’s High Court to hear a further appeal.Pell is the world’s most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse, making his case and Wednesday’s ruling a touchstone moment for believers and victims groups around the world.He previously helped elect Popes, ran the Vatican finances and was involved in the Australian church’s response to child sex abuse claims.”For many survivors a conviction being upheld against a high profile, once-powerful perpetrator underlines faith in the justice process and the possibility of speaking out,” said Pam Stavropoulos of Australia’s Blue Knot Foundation, a child victims’ group.Pell’s lawyers had raised 13 objections to his convictions, casting doubt on everything from the physical possibility of Pell removing his robes to orally rape a boy, to the credibility of the main witness.The case was unusual in that it relied heavily on the closed-door testimony of the sole surviving victim.Two of the three judges described the victim as a “very compelling witness” who “was clearly not a liar, was not a fantasist and was a witness of truth.”‘Weight lifted’ A lawyer for the father of the second victim — who died of a drug overdose in 2014 — said he felt “a weight had been lifted.””He feels that justice has been delivered today. He has a real sense of relief that George Pell is behind bars tonight,” Lisa Flynn told AFP.The three judges also unanimously dismissed two so-called “fallback” arguments for Pell related to alleged procedural errors during his trial.His lawyers argued they should have been allowed to show an animated reconstruction of peoples’ movements in the cathedral on the days of the assaults.They also took issue with the fact that Pell was not arraigned in the presence of the jury. The process was completed via video link so the large pool of potential jurors was able to watch.Pell had already faced two juries, after his first trial in 2018 ended in a hung jury.Following Wednesday’s ruling Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed sympathy for the victims.He said the “courts had done their job” and indicated Pell would be stripped of his Order of Australia honour.During Pell’s trial under the court-ordered veil of secrecy, the Vatican gradually removed him from top Church bodies with little explanation.Shortly after his conviction, Pell was removed from the so-called C9 Council of Cardinals that are effectively the Pope’s cabinet and inner circle of advisers.The Vatican dropped him as the Church’s finance chief and opened its own probe into his actions after his conviction was made public in February.
Share JOYCE MARSHALL/THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAMA crowd gathered to protest against the Fort Worth police at the Tarrant County Courthouse on Dec. 22, 2016.A white Fort Worth police officer captured on cell phone video wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and two of her teenage daughters will be suspended for 10 days without pay and will not be fired.Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald announced the discipline at a news conference Monday following a nearly three-week internal investigation of the Dec. 21 incident. Fitzgerald says the officer had inappropriate contact with Jacqueline Craig and her daughters, and that his conduct disappointed him.The officer has been identified as William A. Martin.LISTEN: The KERA radio storyFitzgerald says the suspension is “significant,” and he has asked Martin, who will also be required to undergo additional training, to go back into the same community when the suspension ends “to repair relationships.”“We are not sanctioning bad behavior… People make mistakes. We have levels of mistakes that every police officer makes,” Fitzgerald said. “Some things deserve punishment; some do not. Some deserve termination and some do not.”Officer ‘realizes his attitude was not proper’Last month’s incident happened after 46-year-old Craig complained that a neighbor choked her 7-year-old son for littering. In a viral video, the officer questions Craig’s parenting. One of Craig’s daughters tries to push her mother away from the officer, but the officer forces Craig and the teen to the ground. He thrusts a stun gun into Craig’s back.The officer arrested Craig and her daughters on charges that include disorderly conduct.Martin says he is sorry and “realizes his attitude was not proper,” Fitzgerald told reporters Monday.The disciplinary report submitted to the Civil Service Commission says Martin violated department policy by using excessive force and failing to thoroughly investigate. Other findings included neglect of duty, being discourteous to the public and conduct prejudicial to good order.“Officer Martin violated state and departmental rules and policies by using excessive force, being disrespectful, and failing to thoroughly investigate a criminal offense,” Fitzgerald writes in the letter.Martin’s attorney appeals suspension; family in ‘disbelief’Terry S. Daffron, an attorney representing Martin, said he has appealed the suspension.“Clearly, we do not agree with the findings contained in the Chief’s disciplinary letter,” he wrote in an emailed statement. “We look forward to a fair, neutral, and impartial hearing process, free from political pressure and influence, one where Officer Martin will finally have a ‘voice’ and all of the evidence will be considered by the arbitrator.”Craig’s attorney, S. Lee Merritt, had demanded that Martin be fired and criminally charged, that all charges against the Craig family be dropped and that the neighbor be charged with assaulting her son. Merritt did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press Monday seeking comment, but he posted a video statement to Facebook Monday afternoon calling the suspension “intolerable” and describing it as a vacation.“They are understandably in disbelief, shocked and upset,” Merritt said of the Craig family. “There are still charges pending against the Craig family.”Case to be presented to a grand juryFitzgerald said some members in the police chain of command did not agree with his disciplinary decision, but the ultimate decision was his to make. He referred questions about possible criminal charges to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.Sam Jordan, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, says the case will be presented to a grand jury in its entirety, but a date had not been set as of Monday. She says the grand jury will then decide whether the officer, the mother and her daughters or the neighbor involved in the altercation that drew police will face any criminal charges.The December incidentIn a Dec. 23 press conference, Fitzgerald said he was disturbed by the officer’s behavior in the video. The officer was placed on restricted duty status during the investigation.“It did not in any way make me feel as if our internal affairs unit or anyone within the Fort Worth Police Department could not get to bottom of what happened here and provide justice to everyone involved,” Fitzgerald said.Fitzgerald didn’t have information on whether past excessive use-of-force complaints had been made against the officer. Warning: Content may not be suitable for all viewers. https://youtu.be/fj1NxJ1LYlcThe Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2017 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM.
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