Miami Police Department(MIAMI) — For the second time in five months, a Miami police officer has made the news for allegedly kicking a suspect in the head.Officer John Askew of the Miami Police Department appears to stomp on a teenage girl’s head twice during an arrest, in footage recorded by a body camera in February this year, ABC affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami reported. A city panel investigating the incident this week allowed media in to see and record the footage.The video’s emergence comes just months after another Miami police officer was charged with assault and relieved from duty after cellphone footage showing him apparently kicking the head of a handcuffed man sparked public outrage.In the video of the February incident, police cars chase a stolen SUV and, after the SUV crashes, a girl in a red sweatshirt starts running away from the scene. Two officers give her chase. One tackles her to the ground, and the other, Askew, appears to kick her in the head twice, puts handcuffs on her wrists and then drags her to a standing position by her cuffs.The officers were answering a 911 call in which a woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint, the arrest report said, according to WPLG-TV. Askew told the City of Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel that he kicked the girl to make her keep her head down, and that he had feared for the safety of himself and his fellow officers as it was an armed robbery.A report from the panel said the police department found Askew negligent in his duty, but did not think he used excessive force, WPLG reported. The teenage girl was charged with armed robbery and grand theft but she denies robbing anyone.The investigative panel will continue to probe the incident, according to its report.The Miami Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The Port of Singapore’s container throughput in 2019 hit an all-time high of 37.2 million TEUs, amidst challenging global economic conditions driven by geopolitical tensions and trade wars.The port’s container throughput increased 1.6% from the 36.6 million TEUs registered in 2018, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said.Overall, the port handled a total of 626.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2019, with the vessel arrival tonnage hitting 2.85 billion Gross Tonnage (GT).The port’s bunkering performance was steady, registering a bunker sale volume of 47.5 million tonnes in 2019. When compared to the figures from the previous two years, the bunker sales were somewhat down as the bunker sale volume stood at 49.8 million tons in 2018 and 50.6 million tons in 2017.Singapore, one of the biggest bunker ports in the world, is reportedly experiencing heavy queuing at the port as vessels wait in line to bunker compliant fuels now that the IMO 2020 regulation has entered into force.What will be the impact of the new regulation on the port’s bunkering performance this year remains to be seen.“The Singapore Registry of Ships continues to rank amongst the top ship registries in the world, reflecting Singapore’s reputation as a quality flag of choice for international ship owners,” the MPA added.The total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag reached 97.3 million GT in 2019.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 56-year-old man is dead after he engaged responding officers with a gun.Officials say they were called to the 2500 block of Northeast 11th Court around 10:30 pm on Sunday for a domestic- related incident.When authorities arrived at the scene, the suspect identified as Miguel Gomez opened fire on the officers. The officers then returned fire.Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene, while no one else was injured.It is unclear what led to the initial incident. Authorities are still investigating.