Man accused of shooting offduty officer curses at judge

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Two men accused of shooting a Doral police officer outside of his Palmetto Bay home faced a judge, Thursday, and one of them had to be removed from the courtroom after an outburst.Demetrius Jones and Kionee Bell appeared in court in front of a judge, where Jones began shouting expletives before a bailiff escorted him out of the courtroom.Both men have been charged for the robbery and shooting of Officer Gary King.King was off-duty at the time of the robbery, which took place outside of home.The trial for both suspects is set to begin on April 16.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Senate panel advances rewritten sexual assaultprevention bill

first_imgThe Senate Education Committee has advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in Alaska public schools.The version of the bill that passed the House last month would have made such programs, and those related to dating violence, mandatory. Critics saw this as an unfunded mandate, and the Senate committee rewrite made the programs optional.The rewrite also incorporated elements from other school-related bills, raising questions about whether doing so went outside the scope of work for the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker. A legal memo from a legislative attorney, requested by the committee chair, Sen. Mike Dunleavy, said there could be a constitutional issue with the committee’s approach, depending on how a court viewed it.last_img read more