(Reuters) - Police in a Buffalo, New York, suburb said on Friday they were investigating an incident that occurred at the home of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane but would not confirm reports he was the subject of rape allegations. Citing two law enforcement sources, the Buffalo News reported on Thursday that the four-time National Hockey League All-Star was being investigated for rape. "The town of Hamburg police department is investigating an incident that allegedly occurred at the residence of NHL player Patrick Kane last weekend," Police Chief Gregory Wickett told reporters.
The Cincinnati city council unanimously voted on Wednesday to suspend the six-year-old deal that had allowed university officers to make traffic stops off campus. The incident was the latest in a series of fatal police confrontations in the state and across the United States that have raised questions about police use of force against minorities.
Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States are converging on the mostly black community of about 21,000 to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and call for improvements in relations with police. The events, many organized by Brown's father, include marches, concerts and a moment of silence at midday on Sunday on the street where Brown was killed on Aug. 9, 2014. "I'm expecting hundreds if not thousands of people," said Tommie Pierson Sr., pastor of the Greater St. Mark Family Church, where a service honoring Brown is scheduled this weekend.