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May 20, 2021

Fired jail guard sues to get job back

A former Wayne County Jail correction officer who was fired after he used a racial slur to refer to Michelle Obama is suing Sheriff Barry Virts to get his job back. Kurt D. Thomann was a corrections officer at the jail since September 2017. He worked part-time at the jail until February 2018 when he […]

Feb 22, 2016

Lawmaker wants simpler Miranda warnings for youths

A state lawmaker from Queens wants police in New York to use a new set of simplified Miranda warnings with suspects under 18. The commonly-used Miranda warnings now used by police are written at a 10th-grade reading level, said state Senator Michael Gianaris, the bill’s sponsor. “The new language is basically the same meaning, but […]

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