US mayor apologises after police threaten to shoot black family Jun 18, 2019 0 538 12345 AFPWashingtonThe mayor of Phoenix apologied on Sunday after videos emerged showing police in the southwestern US city violently arresting a black family with young children.The videos, shot by bystanders when the arrest happened last month, show police using foul language while shouting at the family to get out of their car, and threatening to shoot them.A woman later emerges from the vehicle with two young children. She hands them over to a bystander before being arrested.Separately, an officer is shown kicking the legs of another man who he is handcuffing against a police car.“I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting with a family and young children,” Mayor Kate Gallego wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.“There is no situation in which this behaviour is ever close to acceptable.“As a mother myself, seeing these children placed in such a terrifying situation is beyond upsetting,” she said.“I am deeply sorry for what this family went through, and I apologise to our community.” On the local ABC affiliate, Phoenix police chief Jeri Williams said the officers had responded to a report of shoplifting when they encountered the family. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Philippines’ Duterte downplays boat sinking Jun 18, 2019 0 1140 Brain disease kills 97 Indian kids, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Jun 18, 2019 0 738 Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM Jun 18, 2019 0 976 French billionaire Drahi acquires Sotheby’s in $3.7 bn deal afp paris French telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby’s auction house, one of the world’s biggest art brokers, in a $3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company announced on Monday. Drahi, the .. US fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt dies New YORK: American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, died on Monday after a battle with stomach cancer, her son announced. She was 95 years old. .. 12 killed in Indonesia bus crash after passenger argument Jakarta: Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured in an Indonesian traffic accident on Monday after a passenger tried to wrest control of a bus steering wheel following an argument with the driver, police said. .. Twelve dead as migrant boat sinks off western Turkey REUTERS ANKARA Twelve people were killed on Monday after a dinghy carrying migrants sank off on Turkey’s western coast, the Turkish coast guard said, adding that 31 others had been rescued. Search and rescue operations .. US measles cases hit 1044 this year WASHINGTON: The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, a 2.2 percent increase, taking the total cases for the year to 1,044 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The US .. Indian magician feared drowned after Houdini trick attempt New DELHI: A search and rescue operation was underway for an Indian magician who is feared drowned while trying to perform Harry Houdini’s famed underwater escape act in a river in Kolkata, police said on Monday. Chanchal .. Indonesia becomes latest SE Asian country to return waste to the West JAKARTA: Indonesia has sent back a consignment of Canadian paper waste, imported via the United States, because it was contaminated with material including plastic, rubber and diapers, the environment ministry said. ..