OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mother of 15-year-old boy who was shot to death by Oklahoma City police in November is asking a judge to order the city to “immediately furnish” footage from officers’ body cameras. A lawsuit filed Tuesday argues that the city is violating state law by failing to release the footage of the Nov. 23 shooting of Stavian Rodriguez. The Oklahoman reports that the suit contends the recordings are public records subject to disclosure. Attorney Rand Eddy initially sought the recordings in a Dec. 14 letter written on behalf of the boy’s mother, Cameo Holland. Eddy says the city has yet to produce the recordings or say why it won’t.
Accounts by former US National Security Adviser John Bolton of discussions between leaders of the United States and the two Koreas in his upcoming book are inaccurate and distorted, South Korea said on Monday.Bolton gives details in the book of conversations before and after three meetings between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including how their second summit in Vietnam fell apart.The book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir”, is scheduled for publication on Tuesday but media outlets have released excerpts. Trump and Kim met for the first time in Singapore in June 2018, raising hope for efforts to press North Korea to give up its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.But their second summit, in Vietnam in early 2019, collapsed when Trump rejected an offer by Kim to give up North Korea’s main nuclear facility in return for lifting some sanctions.Bolton reportedly cites Chung as relaying Moon’s response to the breakdown as, on the one hand, Trump was right to reject Kim’s proposal but on the other, Kim’s willingness to dismantle the Yongbyon facility was a “very meaningful first step” toward “irreversible” denuclearization.Bolton refers to Moon’s position as “schizophrenic”.Asked about that reference by Bolton, a top official in Moon’s office told reporters: “Perhaps he is in that condition.” Topics : Reports have cited Bolton as writing that Moon, who is keen to improve relations with North Korea, had raised unrealistic expectations with both Kim and Trump for his own “unification” agenda.”It does not reflect accurate facts and substantially distorts facts,” South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, said in a statement referring to Bolton’s description of top-level consultations.Chung did not elaborate on specific areas South Korea saw as inaccurate but said the publication set a “dangerous precedent”.”Unilaterally publishing consultations made based on mutual trust violates the basic principles of diplomacy and could severely damage future negotiations,” he said.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARipley, County, In. — A Wednesday crash involving an empty bus from the South Ripley Community School Corporation injured one person.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says the bus driver, Stephen Cranfill, 66, of Holton was attempting to cross U.S. 50 at 4:30 p.m. on Michigan Road. Cranfill failed to yield and was struck by a car driven by Michael Hornberger, 35, of Batesville.No students were on the bus at the time of the crash. Hornberger refused treatment at the scene. Cranfill was transported to Margaret Mary Health.-0-