MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From a St. Paul police officer being investigated due to a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter protesters to the passing of Eagles’ co-founder and guitarist Glenn Frey, here’s a look at four stories for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.
A St. Paul Police Sergeant is being investigated for something found on Facebook.
Officer J.M. Roth was placed on administrative leave for a Facebook post referring to Monday’s Black Lives Matter MLK Justice Rally.
The Facebook post reads “Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don’t slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the street.”
A man who saw the post took screen shots of it and called the St. Paul Police, saying he knows J.M. Roth to be Sg.t Jeff Rothecker through past interaction.
Rothecker has since been placed on administrative leave and the St. Paul police said they will take, “swift, strong and decisive disciplinary action” if it’s determined that the comment was written by a member of their department.
Investors brace for more pain Tuesday after Wall Street saw its worst start to a year last week.
Plunging oil prices, weakening global growth and rising fears of a U.S. recession have spooked the markets.
This makes accurately picking a market bottom pretty tough.
Eagles fans are remembering rock rebel Glenn Frey after he died Monday.
Frey battled rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
The Eagles released hit after hit in the 1970s, including “One of These Nights” and “Hotel California.”
Frey played guitar and keyboard in the band. He was 67 years old.
Vermont Lawmakers To Vote On Road Safety Bill
People in Vermont may be asked to give up privacy in exchange for safer roads.
On Tuesday, state lawmakers will hear testimony about a new bill that would allow police to look at a driver’s phone to see if they were using it while driving.
The move would make it easier for officers to enforce the state’s ban on using hand-held devices while on highways.
No other states allow these type of searches.