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‘I just want my daughter found’ | Father of 16-year-old Sierra Symone Brown ‘MISSING’ in Austin

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According to KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing teenager.

At the time of the report, police said 16-year-old Sierra Symone Brown was last seen on Monday in the 1600 block of Airport Commerce Drive at 1:31 p.m. She was reported missing at 5:30 p.m. later that day.

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Police described Brown as a black female who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 170 pounds. She has black hair that is shoulder-length, brown eyes and braces on her teeth. She was last seen wearing a red windbreaker jacket, gray tights, and tan ankle boots.

Brown was reportedly seen walking out of the Staybridge Suites located at 1611 Commerce Drive. Police said Brown could be in the East Riverside Drive area near East Ben White Boulevard.

Brown’s father, Willie, told KVUE they were staying at the hotel because he is here on business. They are from North Texas.

“She has ran away before, and she’s always came back – a lot of times, she’ll just walk somewhere and go think, get her mind cleared and come back,” Willie said. “But this time, I’m worried because we’re in a new city. We don’t live here, and she could be anywhere. I’m really concerned for her safety.”

On Tuesday, police said Brown was spotted by a citizen around 4:30 p.m., walking on Bolm Road toward Airport Boulevard, wearing the same clothing. At the time, police said the citizen did not know she was the missing girl until seeing posts on social media, so she later called police.

“With everything that’s going on, all the trafficking and teenage girls coming up missing, it’s very frightening,” Willie said. “I just want my daughter found. I just want her to come home.” 

According to police, Brown has medical conditions that create a concern for her welfare.

“She don’t have a phone, she don’t have a change of clothes, she has nothing, nothing at all,” Willie said. 

Krum ISD in Denton County confirmed Brown is currently enrolled as a student at Krum High School.

As of Thursday, Brown is now being considered as a runaway.

On Sunday, Jan. 11, Brown’s family spent the day handing out flyers in Downtown Austin. Brown’s family told KVUE they believe she might be with people who are homeless in the area. Brown’s father said he’s been told by several people that they’ve seen his daughter in the area.

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, police and her parents say to call 911 immediately.

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City of Vallejo Releases New Information in Willie McCoy Death

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The city of Vallejo released new information Wednesday regarding the shooting death of a Black man in February of 2019.

New body camera footage shows the moments leading up to the death of local rapper Willie McCoy who had fallen asleep in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell.

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According to new reports, 55 bullets were fired by Vallejo officers, 38 of which struck him.

The police chief is calling for at least one officer to be fired. That officer opened fire “after” five of his colleagues were already shooting.

Officers claim McCoy had a gun in his lap. He was 20 years old.

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Husband of L.A. County DA Jackie Lacey facing multiple charges after pointing a gun at BLM protesters

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The husband of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey is facing multiple misdemeanor charges in connection with a March incident in which he waved a gun at protesters outside his Granada Hills home, a law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times.

The California attorney general’s office, which was investigating the matter due to the conflict of interest for local prosecutors, made the decision to bring charges earlier this week, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

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David Lacey is being charged with three counts of assault with a firearm, according to a charging document obtained by Politico.

The chaotic scene unfolded on March 2, when protesters affiliated with Black Lives Matter L.A. and other local organizations descended on Lacey’s Granada Hills home for a pre-dawn protest. Several of the demonstrators knocked on Lacey’s door, and her husband answered brandishing a handgun.

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Gary Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur

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Head coach Gary Patterson issued an apology Tuesday on Twitter after several players walked out of practice the day before.

Patterson met with seniors and the leadership council Monday night about how to move forward as a team.

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In his tweet, Patterson said, “I apologize for the use of a word that, in any context, is unacceptable. I have always encouraged our players to do better and be better and I must live by the same standards.”

Senior center Kelton Hollins, who was present at the meeting with Patterson, said in a tweet the team’s leadership told Patterson the slur is unacceptable in any context.

Football players skip practice to protest Gary Patterson’s use of racial slur

Head coach Gary Patterson is expected to apologize tonight at a meeting with team leadership for his use of the N-word during Sunday’s practice, Chancellor Victor Boschini said in an email to TCU 360.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson observes practice. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.)

The matter became public Monday after multiple players took to social media to complain about his actions.

Boschini said Patterson, “did not use the word against any individual, or group for that matter, on the team.”

“He said it trying to ask the players not to use it anymore,” Boschini said. “He has since apologized for doing so in this manner and said it was a teachable moment for him and many others.”

Redshirt freshman linebacker Dylan Jordan tweeted Monday that Patterson used the slur while chastising Jordan during practice. His tweet prompted a series of back and forth tweets from players criticizing or defending Patterson.

According to Jordan’s tweet, Patterson confronted Jordan at practice regarding a social media post about his girlfriend on National Girlfriend Day.

Jordan tweeted that Patterson said Jordan should have asked for permission before making the post. Patterson then complained about Jordan’s use of a racial slur in the locker room, but in doing so, Patterson repeated the slur.

On Monday, Jordan also tweeted that several players refused to go to practice in protest of Patterson’s language. Patterson then came into the locker room to speak to the players and again said the word while explaining he was not using it to directly refer to Jordan.

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