2 NY Officers Shot, 1 Killed; Rochester Mayor Declares 'Gun Violence Emergency'
A police officer in Rochester, New York, was shot and killed on Thursday, while another was wounded, in a shooting that happened in the northeastern part of the city, authorities said. Both officers were hospitalized, but one of them later died, police confirmed. A third person was also wounded in the incident. Her condition and the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately clear. In a July 22 press briefing, Rochester Police Department …
Portland’s mayor declares state of emergency due to historic levels of gun violence
The mayor is tapping Portland’s former fire chief Mike Myers to serve as incident commander of the city’s emergency efforts to intervene in the lives of those responsible for shootings plaguing the city and those at risk of becoming victims.
Wheeler to announce new emergency declaration amid continued gun violence
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- As shootings and homicides continue to skyrocket across the city, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is set to announce a new emergency declaration in an effort to combat the rising crime.According to his office, Wheeler will host a press conference on Thursday in response to the recently released Portland Homicide Problem Analysis report. Joined by representatives from the Portland Police Bureau, the Community Safety Division a…