The KRIV annual EEO Public File Report for April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 can be found as a link below. (Please note the file is in Adobe PDF format.)
Controversial video of Phoenix Police goes viral; Jay-Z offers family involved legal support
PHOENIX (FOX 10) - It's a controversial video people across the country are talking about - the incident that sparked a $10 million lawsuit. The video of Phoenix Police officers pulling their guns on a family during a confrontation over an alleged shoplifting incident has now gone viral.
Chief Williams with Phoenix PD released a video statement asking the public for patience as an internal investigation gets underway. The video shows officers with their guns drawn and yelling profanities at the couple who were with their young children. Police got a call that someone in the family had stolen a doll from a dollar store. The family says the officers used unnecessary force - they've filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city.
Jay-Z's legal team is stepping in and providing legal support for the couple who are planning on filing that lawsuit. Team ROC is an organization that says it provides support to victims of racial injustice. They're asking for the officers in question to be fired.Read the full article
Mom charged with trafficking 6-year-old daughter among 22 charged in Michigan child sex sting
A mother accused of trafficking her own 6-year-old daughter is among 22 people arrested in a two-month-long child sex sting in Genesee County.
According to Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell, the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) arrested 22 people in the sting, some who live in Genesee County and other who traveled from other counties, including Saginaw, Oakland and Wayne.
"There are all ages, creeds, genders and professions with one goal in mind: to have sex with kids," Pickell said.Read the full article
R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 more sex-related charges
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges on Thursday, including four counts that carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison.
Prosecutors did not ask the judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during the brief hearing in Cook County court.
Kelly stood with his hands folded in front of him and listened to Judge Lawrence Flood describe the charges to him. When Flood asked if he understood, Kelly, responded, "Yes, sir." The Grammy award-winning singer, who has denied any wrongdoing, left without speaking to reporters. A status hearing was scheduled for June 26.Read the full article