GBI Investigating 10 Police Shootings In 11 Days

first_img Police across Georgia have shot 10 people in a recent 11-day period, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. That’s more than double the usual rate of excessive force cases the bureau is called in to investigate – two a week.“When you have so many that happen in such a short amount of time it is very taxing,” GBI spokesperson Rich Bahan said. “So we’ve had to reach out to other sister units within the bureau to come in and help out with the investigations.”Rich said investigators have been pulled from drug and gambling units to help with the high volume of police shooting cases.“Numbers-wise, we are about where we were with officer involved shootings this time last year,” Bahan said. “Up until about 10 days ago we thought maybe we were going to have fewer this year.”At least six out of the last 10 shootings have been fatal. Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

EU Backs Development of Northern Adriatic Ports

first_imgSource: inea The EU’s TEN-T Programme will back with almost €3 million studies on a better connection between the northern Adriatic ports and the main rail and inland waterways networks in the region.The studies will focus on improving the hinterland access of the sea ports of Trieste, Venice (Italy), Koper (Slovenia) and Rijeka (Croatia) and the inland ports of Chioggia, Porto Levante and Mantova (Italy) to the core European transport networks by rail and inland waterway connections.In specific, the project will:Prepare an advanced analysis for future investments in these ports;Promote cooperation and agreements between ports, freight operators and inland terminals to improve services;Promote efficient sea-rail freight intermodal solutions to integrate the ports into the core transport corridors crossing the northern Adriatic;Foster sea-river co-modal services and integration of the sea ports of Venice and Chioggia into the Po river system;Promote investments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve the efficiency of the short sea shipping and its interconnection with other transport modes.The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013, ‘Motorways of the Sea’. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.The project is to be completed by December 2015.last_img read more

Berlin cross-city links

first_imgGERMAN Railway is to launch a network of cross-city regional express routes in May to integrate services radiating from Berlin. Following completion of reconstruction work on the city’s Stadtbahn core (RG 1.98 p22), regional services feeding the outer ends of the S-Bahn network will be extended into the city centre and paired up to create cross-regional corridors. Limited stop services will provide much faster links to cities up to 250 km from Berlin.DB will initially launch five RE routes, combining to give an intensive service along the Stadtbahn between Hauptbahnhof and Zoo. They are:RE1 Brandenburg – Frankfurt (Oder);RE2 Werder – Cottbus;RE3 Dessau – Pasewalk – Stralsund;RE4 Wittenberge – Jüterbog;RE5 Stralsund – Neubrandenburg – Elsterwerda.Another route, RE7, will link Lichtenberg and Schwedt, interchanging with RE3 at Bernau. On December 18 S-Bahn Berlin GmbH inaugurated services on a further section of the city’s S-Bahn ring, from Neuklast_img read more