Anthony Wong, a trailblazing retired Philadelphia Police Department commander, died last week at 93 years old.
The details: Wong, a World War II and Korean War hero who was the son of Chinese immigrants, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 8, according to his obituary on Stretch Funeral Home.
‘Miracle’ daughter born two years after her father’s death is escorted by NYPD to her first day of school
Angelina Liu, the “miracle” daughter of late NYPD Det. Wenjian Liu, went to her first day of school escorted by New York police officers.
NYPD’s darling: Deputy Chief Chaplain Monsignor David Cassato joined members of the NYPD’s 84th, 62nd and Brooklyn South precincts in accompanying the 4-year-old student to her first class.
The police chief in the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i is being accused of discriminatory and racist behavior toward an Asian American officer in a lawsuit.
What the suit is saying: Kaua’i Police Department (KPD) Captain Paul Applegate, 55, filed a suit against KPD Chief Todd Raybuck last week for allegedly discriminating against him when he applied for a promotion last year, reported the Associated Press.
Swarms of racist jokes and memes flooded the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page after they posted a picture of an Asian man showing off his grills during a booking in California.
What happened: Anthony Wong, a 33-year-old man on probation, was arrested by the SLO County Sheriff for violating his probation after he was allegedly found with over 1,000 counterfeit Fentanyl and Acetaminophen pills worth $5,000 to $10,000, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers to join police forces in Oakland to combat a rise in violent crimes, many of which have targeted Asian Americans in the streets of Chinatown.
Background: Newsom’s order on Wednesday came after Mayor Libby Schaaf sent a formal request for CHP support in Oakland’s commercial corridors and International Boulevard. That request came after Chinatown leaders — led by Carl Chan, president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce — called on Newsom to declare a state of emergency in the city.
‘Enough is enough’: Oakland Chinatown leader calls on Newsom to declare state of emergency over string of violent crimes
A community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown has urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a local state of emergency to help end violence in the neighborhood and across the city.
Background: The Chinatown has suffered a series of violent crimes in recent months, many of which targeted Asian Americans. As recently as Saturday, a daylight robbery near the corner of 8th and Franklin Streets left a Good Samaritan with gunshot wounds.
The announcement was made within hours after a 7 Action News investigation of the matter was published.
A British Transport Police (BTP) officer who harassed an Asian woman in London last year got to keep his job following a misconduct investigation.
Inappropriate behavior: The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which conducted the investigation, said Imran Aftab had inappropriately used his status as a police officer to harass a female jogger and make “sexually inappropriate comments” while he was off-duty back in April 2020, reported The Mirror.
A police officer in Danville, California is facing felony charges for fatally shooting a Filipino man more than two years ago.
What happened: Andrew Hall, of the Danville Police Department, shot Laudemer Arboleda, 33, during a traffic pursuit that lasted for nine minutes on Nov. 3, 2018.
A Pakistan-born officer has been chosen as the Houston Police Department’s first Muslim assistant chief after 20 years with the department.
About the delegation: Yasar Bashir says he hopes to “reduce violent crime” and is now one of the country’s first Muslim assistant chiefs, ABC13 reported.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version to report that Inn had been working at the Stockton Police Department for over five years, not Lowe.
A police officer was killed in Stockton, California while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Tuesday morning.
An Asian American producer for CNN was thrown to the ground and arrested while covering a protest for Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 13.