Fu­neral held for man fa­tally shot by po­lice

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

The Rev. Jesse Jack­son de­liv­ered the eu­logy for an African Amer­i­can man who was fa­tally shot by a po­lice of­fi­cer af­ter a shoot­ing at a crowded Al­abama shop­ping mall.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held for Eman­tic “EJ” Fitzger­ald Brad­ford Jr., 21, on Satur­day in Birm­ing­ham.

A po­lice of­fi­cer in nearby Hoover shot Brad­ford on Thanks­giv­ing night while re­spond­ing to a re­ported shoot­ing. Au­thor­i­ties ini­tially iden­ti­fied Brad­ford as the shooter but later said ev­i­dence in­di­cated he prob­a­bly did not fire the rounds that wounded two peo­ple. Brad­ford’s death sparked a week of protests in Hoover. — As­so­ci­ated Pres

Em­bat­tled Fla. elec­tions su­per­vi­sor will fight gov­er­nor: An at­tor­ney for an em­bat­tled Florida elec­tions su­per­vi­sor said her client is go­ing to fight Gov. Rick Scott’s de­ci­sion to sus­pend the Broward County of­fi­cial. Dur­ing a Satur­day news con­fer­ence, at­tor­ney Bur­nadette Nor­ris-Weeks also said Brenda Snipes was re­scind­ing her pro­posed res­ig­na­tion. Snipes had planned to re­sign in early Jan­uary, but the Repub­li­can gov­er­nor sus­pended her Fri­day. In his ex­ec­u­tive or­der, Scott said Snipes needed to be sus­pended for mis­fea­sance, in­com­pe­tence and ne­glect of duty.

Se­nior U.S. ad­mi­ral found dead in Bahrain: The ad­mi­ral over­see­ing U.S. naval forces in the Mid­dle East was found dead at his res­i­dence in Bahrain, the Navy said Satur­day, adding that foul play was not sus­pected. Vice Adm. Scott Stear­ney was com­man­der of the Bahrain­based 5th Fleet. The Navy did not spec­ify the cause of death.

N.Y. po­lice want to ring in new year: Po­lice have an ur­gent mes­sage for the cou­ple who lost an en­gage­ment ring in Times Square: We found it. The NYPD said a man was propos­ing to his girl­friend just be­fore mid­night Fri­day when he dropped the ring 8 feet down a util­ity grate. The cou­ple asked po­lice for help, but emer­gency ser­vice of­fi­cers could not im­me­di­ately find it. Even­tu­ally, they did, but the cou­ple left with­out leav­ing their con­tact in­for­ma­tion. Po­lice are now try­ing to track them down to re­store their hol­i­day joy and re­leased sur­veil­lance pho­tos of the pair so the pub­lic can help iden­tify them. — From news ser­vices

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