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Counting victims of police violence

Counting victims of police violence

| March 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or uses of force by police,” he said, at […]

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Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s […]

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Man pronounced dead at scene of traffic incident

Man pronounced dead at scene of traffic incident

| March 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne police officer reported that while on routine patrol driving in the area of Auburn Park Drive and Kelley’s Landing at approximately 9:33 p.m., March 13, he heard a loud noise coming from a vehicle engine and observed a vehicle leaving the roadway and driving through the grass of a nearby business.  The […]

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Man found critically injured at bottom of stairs

Man found critically injured at bottom of stairs

| March 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:47 p.m., March 15, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Lynn Avenue reference the report of a male victim that was found unresponsive. Witnesses reported they located the victim inside his apartment lying at the bottom of the stairs.  Officers arrived on scene and found […]

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Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Biggs Property Management is looking for a nighttime part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard, 530 Home Ave., an apartment community targeted to those aged 18 to 25 who are aging out of the foster-care program, homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. Responsibilities include providing social activities, advisory services, positive engagement, personal growth […]

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North end Walgreen’s pharmacy robbed

North end Walgreen’s pharmacy robbed

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect  captured in surveillance photographs during a robbery at approximately 11:46 a.m., March 18 at the Walgreen’s located at 2410 N. Coliseum Blvd. An officer investigating the robbery said a pharmacy employee said she was at the counter when a […]

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Police release photo of Dollar General robbery suspects

Police release photo of Dollar General robbery suspects

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects captured in a recently released surveillance photo during a robbery earlier this year According to a police report, and officer responded at approximately 8:18 a.m., Jan. 11 to a report of an armed robbery at Dollar General located at […]

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Woman robbed outside gas station after marijuana purchase; robber apologizes for ‘hard times’

Woman robbed outside gas station after marijuana purchase; robber apologizes for ‘hard times’

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured in surveillance photographs in regard to a robbery that took place at approximately 1:25 a.m., Feb. 11 outside the Marathon gas station on Spring Street. According to a police report, the victim said she went to the Marathon […]

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Man shot outside Piere’s dies; another injured

Man shot outside Piere’s dies; another injured

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:03 a.m., March 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were working security outside of Pierre’s nightclub and had just finished clearing out a small fight in the parking lot as the club closed. Moments later, officers heard numerous gunshots erupt in the crowd, and made their way through hundreds of people, […]

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Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

| March 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in  locating Dwayne Trim, an Alzheimer’s sufferer who, who was reported missing from the 9400 block of Camerwell Drive since 6:40 p.m., March 19. Mr. Trim is described as a white male, age 71. Officials said with falling temperatures coming, he is considered to […]

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