February 23, 2018

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    Hundreds of Accidental 911 Calls to California Dispatchers Traced to iPhone Repair Center
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 15:18 by POLICE Magazine

    Since October, the Elk Grove Police Department’s dispatch center has been receiving about 20 non-subscriber initialized 911 calls per day, said Officer Jason Jimenez, police spokesman. […]

    ATV Driver Tells Rhode Island Officer “You’ll Never Catch Me,” Plows into Potted Plant
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 15:18 by POLICE Magazine

    One of the ATV drivers, 25-year-old Ruddy Rodriguez, even pulled up right next to the officers and laughed at them, police said. “You’ll never catch me or stop me!” Rodriguez shouted, according to police. But that’s where Rodriguez was wrong, police said. […]

    Tennessee Police Say They Foiled Church Shooting Last Weekend
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 15:18 by POLICE Magazine

    Police approached Tolar at work and say he was found to have an AR-15 and 1,500 rounds of ammo in his vehicle. He was subsequently arrested. […]

    Broward County Sheriff’s Office Received 18 Calls About Cruz and Guns Before Attack
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 15:18 by POLICE Magazine

    A second cousin even asked police to take away Cruz’s guns after his mom died Nov. 1. “Nikolas is reported to have rifles and it is requested that (deputies) recover these weapons,” the dispatcher noted from the call. […]

    Newly Released Video Shows Final Minutes of Charlotte SWAT Standoff
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 14:20 by Officer.com

    Videos released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Thursday show a police negotiator talking with an armed man before an officer killed him outside a 7-Eleven convenience store on Tuckaseegee Road on April 19, 2016. […]

    Policing Matters Podcast: Post-OIS interview procedures that get results
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 13:33 by PoliceOne

    Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie<!–cke_bookmark_384S–><!–cke_bookmark_384E–> Download this week’s episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed Research from Force Science Institute reveals that in order to get the most accurate and detailed information from officer-involved shootings or other high-intensity events, officers should be allowed a recovery period of at least 48 hours before being […]

    Texas county didn’t seek governor’s body armor grant because of immigration policy
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 13:30 by PoliceOne

    By PoliceOne Staff AUSTIN, Texas — A sheriff’s office in Texas didn’t receive rifle-resistant body armor because a sheriff won’t commit to the governor’s immigration policy. KXAN reports that in January, Gov. Greg Abbott a… […]

    NY detective dies after battle with cancer
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 13:28 by PoliceOne

    By PoliceOne Staff ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York has died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. The Times Union reports that 37-year-old Albany Detective Kevin Meehan died from the disease on Wednesday. Meehan was a 13-year veteran of the Albany PD. Meehan was a member of the Albany PD’s tactical team […]

    Video shows fatal OIS of suspect who pointed gun at officers
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 13:26 by PoliceOne

    By PoliceOne Staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina police department released video of an officer-involved shooting of a man who reportedly pointed a gun at officers. WBTV reports that on April 2016, police received a call about a man attempting suicide. When Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived, they tried to tell Sylasone Ackhavong, 41, to put […]

    Ex-officer convicted of trying to aid Islamic State sentenced
    Posted February 23rd, 2018 @ 13:18 by PoliceOne

    By Matthew Barakat Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former transit-agency police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after being convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State group. Nicholas Young, 38, of Fairfax, Virginia, became the first law-enforcement officer in the country to be convicted of a […]

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