COLUMBUS, OHio (AP) — Data shows that prosecutors will face an uphill battle in winning a murder conviction against the Ohio officer who shot and killed Andre Hill. Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy was indicted Wednesday by a Franklin County grand jury following an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Coy, who is white, shot Hill, a Black man, on Dec. 22 as he walked out of a garage holding a cell phone. Historical data compiled by criminologist Philip Stinson shows that of 96 criminal cases against officers concluded nationally since 2005, 44 resulted in convictions and 52 in acquittals.
MORE NBA DRAFT: Winners & Losers | Team gradesWhen asked about competing against his former Duke teammate Zion Williamson in the upcoming Rookie of the Year race, Barrett said winning the award is a goal for him: “It’s going to be a battle, but I’m confident enough that I can get it.”Regardless of how the award voting plays out, with the addition of Barrett and Brazdeikis — plus the Knicks’ possible activity on the free-agent market this summer — things are looking up in New York. RJ Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis got their first taste of the New York media on Friday at their introductory news conference with the Knicks.The first question to the No. 3 overall pick: “Do you have big enough shoulders to carry this franchise?” MORE: RJ Barrett ready for Knicks, Big Apple pressure”Carry? I wouldn’t say carry,” Barrett said with a smile. “This is the biggest stage. I’m excited to be here, I’m excited to play, but I haven’t even played a game yet, so why you going to ask me a question like that?”Welcome to New York, kid.After drafting Barrett, the Knicks traded up to take Brazdeikis in the second round with the 47th overall pick during Thursday’s draft. The two aren’t strangers, either, as they played together on the U-19 Canadian national team a few years back.”We’ve known each other for so long,” Brazdeikis said. “Now being in the position that we’re in, you can’t write this stuff up.””Iggy and I worked really well together on the court,” Barrett added. “I don’t know what it is, but we work really well together.”
MASON CITY — Mason City police say there’s another phone scam going around in the community. The department’s Mike McKelvey says a Mason City business got a phone call on Monday with the correct Alliant Energy company phone number spoofed on the caller ID. A recorded message stated that Alliant had the business on a disconnect notice and that action needed to be taken to avoid an interruption in utility services.The recorded prompt stated that a representative of the utility company had received the order to disconnect in 30 minutes and that they should call a toll-free number to make payment arrangements to the delinquent account.The business did not call the fake phone number. McKelvey says they called the number and spoke to someone, and when asked to identify where their office was, the person hung up. McKelvey says people should avoid giving out any personal or payment information over the phone to unsolicited callers or emails, especially if there’s pressure or urgency attached.He says you should contact your local affiliated representative, look up the business customer service number and call yourself. Police say once you give out your personal information over the phone, or do a wire transfer, it’s too late to stop the transaction.
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