No Charges for Indianapolis Officer Who Fatally Shot Dreasjon Reed After Chase

first_imgA special prosecutor overseeing the case, Rosemary Khoury, said at a news conference that she had presented “a very thorough, comprehensive” investigation to the grand jury and that its decision means they had determined “there is insufficient evidence to indict or accuse” the officer of a crime.At times, Ms. Khoury, a deputy prosecutor in Madison County, Ind., appeared to hold back tears as she announced the grand jury’s decision. At one point she told reporters: “I have to believe that justice was done because I trust our system. I trust our judicial system.” About 6 p.m. on May 6, the police department’s chief and deputy chief were both driving unmarked cars and noticed Mr. Reed driving recklessly. When they tried to pull him over, he kept driving and began recording. Ms. Khoury expressed sympathy for the family of the victim, Dreasjon Reed, and the officer, Dejoure Mercer, who, like her, are Black.- Advertisement – The police called off the car chase because it was considered too dangerous. But as Mr. Reed left the car and ran away, Officer Mercer, who was nearby, gave chase and shot and killed him.Randal Taylor, the police chief, later said that a gun had been found near Mr. Reed and that it had been fired twice but that it was not clear “which shots were fired when.”Thousands of people were tuned in to Mr. Reed’s livestream when he was shot, but much of the encounter took place off-camera. The police said no body or dash cameras had recorded the killing.The video did capture a morbid joke from a detective, out of view of the camera, after Mr. Reed was shot. “Think it’s going to be a closed casket, homie,” the detective said, apparently referring to Mr. Reed’s funeral.The Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday that it welcomed the decision by the grand jury, though it acknowledged that “this result may be frustrating for some of our residents.”The department also said it hoped the “full transparency” from the special prosecutor in this case as well as from the police superintendent would “help to move our city forward, improve the relations between our officers and neighborhoods, and bring us closer to healing the division in our community.”Mayor Joe Hogsett of Indianapolis said in a statement, “This decision ends the criminal review of the interaction but it doesn’t heal the divides in our community caused by a heartbreaking incident such as this.”Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs contributed reporting. A grand jury in Indianapolis decided not to indict a police officer who in May fatally shot a 21-year-old man who the police said had shot at the officer, officials announced on Tuesday.The killing was one of three fatal encounters between civilians and the police in the city during a traumatic eight-hour stretch, touching off protests and calls for reform.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I don’t know how Mr. Reed’s mother feels, but I’m a mother of two Black boys,” Ms. Khoury said. “I also am very empathetic toward Officer Mercer. I know that had to be a difficult position to be in.”The fatal encounter took place on the night of May 6 and led to protests in the city. Mr. Reed streamed parts of the episode on Facebook Live.Ms. Khoury said on Tuesday that state law prevented her from discussing the evidence presented to the grand jury, and she declined to say what charges she had asked them to consider against the officer. She also declined to say how much consideration the grand jury had given to the widely seen video of the encounter that appeared on Facebook.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Fresh for ICE! SBTech launches new live betting product

first_img Submit Sports betting solutions provider SBTech has released Pulse, an innovation in live betting that aims to completely revolutionise the sector. The new innovation was formed on principles of gamification and has intentions to produce an entirely new in-play experience, working towards greater levels of engagement and brand loyalty across the global SBTech operator network.   Pulse puts the player at the heart of the action, enabling bet placement on a specific outcome in a live event within a defined time period, with the potential payout increasing as the timeline progresses.The mobile-first feature is simple and effective in the sense that it allows the player to bet on a goal to be scored in the next 30 seconds, as well as spitting the time window into three periods of 10 seconds, throughout which the payout rises with each new 10-second period.The group unveiled Pulse to executives from across the betting and gaming industry on Tuesday afternoon at the SBTech Stand S3-110 during the opening day of ICE 2018.Speaking just after the unveiling, Ian Bradley, SBTech Chief Product Officer, commented: “Pulse is SBTech’s new take on live betting and appeals to players by offering them the chance to win progressively rising payouts. They must hold their nerve during the bet period, but the win will be that much sweeter if they hold out until the end.”   In recent years SBTech has also released features such as Fast Markets, Partial Cash Out and most recently Add2Bet and Action Betting, with its newest offering, SBTech will look to continue to innovate within in-play betting as it rolls out the new centrepiece of its premium sportsbook offering. After a year in which the company entered key partnerships with a host of tier 1 operators and launched in a number of newly regulated markets, SBTech is now poised to leverage Pulse, in a bid to achieve unprecedented success for its international partners. StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Share Delasport clients get access to Kiron’s BetMan RGS platform April 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

The most emotional season of Juan Carlos Garrido

first_imgDoing so was a relief, because directing a historical like Wydad is not within the reach of anyone. “The pressure is absolute. Wydad is Real Madrid or Barcelona of Morocco and when we arrived they had three games without winning. The loss of confidence was enormous, but we managed to recover the players and start with good results,” recalls Garrido, whose Past, he confesses, it has not taken its toll: “I directed Raja, who is his greatest rival, but I feel the respect of both hobbies. The confrontation between Raja and Wydad is, in terms of environment, one of the most attractive games in the world. I have lived derbies in Buenos Aires, in Istanbul, in Seville … They can be just as passionate, but not superior“At this time, Juan Carlos Garrido should be finishing one of the most important games of his career on the bench. Instead it counts the hours left to return to normal. He does it in Casablanca and alone: ​​”I stayed here because I believed that if I went to Spain, I would not be able to return with my team. I am making the sacrifice of not being with my family because I value being close to my players, I understand that at some point everything will return to normal. “The Valencian unveils May 5 as the deadline set by the CAF to decide on the future of African competitions.” Hopefully in the next few days everything will evolve positively. I hope to remember these days because it is the season in which I conquered the Champions of Africa“sentence. Just 10 days after terminating his contract with Étoile du Sahel, Juan Carlos Garrido was presented with the opportunity to return to Morocco, where he had already successfully directed Raja. There, in Casablanca, he won a Cup and a CAF Confederation Cup –He is the only European coach who has managed to win it twice.– so it was “impossible” to say ‘no’ to Wydad: “It is a country I have experience with. I had already had offers and it was clear that, sooner or later, I was going to return. Wydad is a great club that he’s always fighting to win titles. It’s the place I want to be. ” Garrido signed and the first thing he did with the ‘red devils’ was to eliminate Étoile du Sahel, his previous team, from the Champions League quarterfinals. At these hours, Juan Carlos Garrido (Valencia, 1969) should be finishing one of the most important games of his career on the bench. The Spanish coach, at the controls of the historic Moroccan Wydad Athletic Club since last February, would have received one of his former teams, the Egyptian Al Ahly, in the first leg of the semifinals of the African Champions. “The coronavirus crisis has robbed me of the possibility of enjoying a historical environment”Garrido regrets since his confinement in Casablanca.Until African football decided to stop because of the coronavirus, Juan Carlos Garrido’s season followed a script full of emotions typical of the best stories. It all started last November, when the Valencian took the reins of one of the most successful clubs in Tunisian football: Étoile du Sahel. His journey there lasted only three months. “I made the mistake of not informing myself and I found a club full of problems, especially economic. The situation was unpleasant from the first day. The players did not charge and stopped training as a protest“recalls Garrido, who, however, managed to squeeze the team and reach the Champions League quarterfinals after finishing the group stage leader. Juan Carlos Garrido, Wydad coach Juan Carlos Garrido, Wydad coachcenter_img “Wydad is Real Madrid or Barcelona of Morocco. The pressure is absolute” In the first round of the maximum continental competition, Etoile du Sahel was framed in the same group as Al Ahly, the team that Garrido led to win two titles –the Egyptian Super Cup and the CAF Confederation Cup, equivalent to the Europa League in Africa– in the 2014/15 season. “They were favorites, but in the first leg we managed to beat them 1-0. It was nice because of the unexpected and served the squad to realize that everything could change. On the return we lost, but Returning to Cairo was very special to me. I have fond memories of my time there“recalls Garrido, for whom the future had another surprise in store. “I hope to remember these days because it is the season in which I conquered the Champions of Africa”last_img read more