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Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said police interviewed the father, Justin DiPietro, the mother, Trista Reynolds, and other family members and they were cooperative. Ayla’s parents live separately.
Ayla is described as 2 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. She has blond hair. She was last seen wearing green one-piece pajamas with polka dots and the words “Daddy’s Princess” on them. She had a soft cast on her left arm.
Justice Dept.: Seattle police used excessive force
SEATTLE — Inadequate supervision and training has led Seattle police officers to too quickly resort to the use of weapons such as batons and flashlights, and to escalate confrontations even when arresting people for minor offenses, the Justice Department said Friday.
The department launched an investigation last spring after the fatal shooting of a homeless American Indian woodcarver and other reported uses of force against minority suspects. The probe was aimed at determining whether Seattle police have a “pattern or practice” of violating civil rights or discriminatory policing, and if so, what they should do to improve.
Federal investigators said they found Seattle police have engaged in excessive force that violated federal law and the Constitution.
The Justice Department is conducting 20 investigations of police departments across the country and the use of force is a prominent issue in most of them, authorities said.
Son of Bermuda ex-leader gets 12 1/2 years in abuse case
LOS ANGELES — The physician son of Bermuda’s former premier was sentenced Friday to 12 1/2 years in state prison for fondling female patients during breast and pelvic exams.
Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said Kevin Antario Brown preyed upon vulnerable patients and had very “serious character flaws.”
Brown, however, denied any wrongdoing and said at the hearing he’s not a sexual deviant.
“I know who I am,” Brown said. “I am not the man they made up.”
Brown, 40, was found guilty in August of 21 counts, including sexual battery, sexual exploitation and committing a lewd act. A jury deadlocked on eight other charges. He attacked 11 patients over five years at three of his clinics, and the women were given unnecessary breast or pelvic exams for unrelated complaints such as lightheadedness or flulike symptoms, prosecutors said.
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