February, 2021 Archive
KISSIMMEEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the body slam by a school resource officer on a female high school student who appears to lose consciousness after her head hits the concrete in videos taken by other students. Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez said Wednesday that his office was turning over the investigation of what happened between his deputy and a student at Liberty High School in Kissimmee to state investigators “to be sure no one can say that we are looking out for our own.” The deputy has worked for the sheriff’s office for a decade. He has been put on paid administrative leave.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he’ll run for California governor and plans to formally announce the campaign Tuesday in Los Angeles. Faulconer is the first major Republican to formally step into the contest as signatures are being gathered for a recall effort against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Faulconer says in an online video that California has become a failed state under Newsom, accusing him of botching such issues as homelessness and dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. However, Faulconer would face an uphill fight in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 2-to-1.