August 25, 2014

Actions of Officer Who Pulled Weapon on Unarmed, Black Teens Not ‘Race-Based,’ Investigation Finds

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An internal review by the Ithaca Police Department found Sgt. John Norman’s decision to raise his weapon after stopping two teenagers on bicycles “wholly consistent with standard police policies.”

The Ithaca Police Department will undergo policy changes following a recent internal review. (Riley Yuan / Sun Staff Photographer)