Man whose dog was shot by police accused of intimidating witness

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Prosecutors say the owner of a Rottweiler that was shot to death by police in Southern California faces charges that he threatened a witness who recorded the incident … [...]

Body ID’d as missing Calif. federal investigator

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Collins Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda … [...]

DWI charge for NY man asleep in car at drive-thru

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEWSTEAD, N.Y. — You want a wake-up call with that? State police say troopers were called to a western New York McDonald’s last weekend for a report of a man asleep behind the … [...]

Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Holbrook Mohr Associated Press ST. JOSEPH, La. — A man who authorities said was mentally unstable and believed a device had been implanted in his head shot two hostages, killing one, at a rural … [...]

NYPD ordered to start using officer-worn cameras

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long The Associated Press NEW YORK — In the years of debate over New York City’s stop-and-frisk tactic, the idea of putting tiny cameras on police officers to record their interaction … [...]

Horace Small’s Deputy Deluxe Plus: Cool comfort for daily wear

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Several common problems have plagued every uniform I’ve worn in nearly 15 years in the field in EMS and police: inflexible fabrics, heavy materials used throughout a garment, shirts that constrict … [...]

Philly cop shot, in critical condition

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PHILADELPHIA — A Feltonville area police officer is listed in critical condition in the hospital after being shot in the abdomen Tuesday following a traffic stop. First Deputy Police … [...]

Police grant would aid basketball league, crime lab

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ben Brown portcitydaily.com WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Wilmington Police Department’s crime lab and youth-mentoring athletics league could get a boost with a federal grant worth $80,607. Wilmington … [...]

Man stranded at police station steals ambulance

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Josh Frigerio ABC15.com CHANDLER, Ariz. — A Guadalupe man walked out of an Arizona police station Sunday morning and allegedly decided to steal an ambulance and drive home. Joe Favazzo, spokesman … [...]

Ga. deputies disciplined for aggressive arrest

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nancy Badertscher The Atlanta Journal-Constitution DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — One DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy faces possible demotion, and three others are being suspended after they were caught … [...]

Ga. deputies disciplined for aggressive arrest

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nancy Badertscher The Atlanta Journal-Constitution DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — One DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy faces possible demotion, and three others are being suspended after they were caught … [...]

Lawyer wounded in standoff with W.Va. police

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities say a lawyer in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office fired shots at police during a standoff in a Charleston home and was taken into custody … [...]

Lawyer wounded in standoff with W.Va. police

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities say a lawyer in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office fired shots at police during a standoff in a Charleston home and was taken into custody … [...]

Deadly Texas police pursuit ends with 6 dead

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ildefonso Ortiz The Monitor CITRUS CITY, Texas — A high-speed pursuit of a stolen truck Monday afternoon resulted in a multiple-vehicle wreck that killed six people and hospitalized several more … [...]

Deadly Texas police pursuit ends with 6 dead

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ildefonso Ortiz The Monitor CITRUS CITY, Texas — A high-speed pursuit of a stolen truck Monday afternoon resulted in a multiple-vehicle wreck that killed six people and hospitalized several more … [...]

Teen’s death prompts Toronto police tactics review

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TORONTO — Toronto’s police chief has appointed a retired judge to review police tactics following the fatal shooting of a young man wielding a knife in an empty street car. The … [...]

Philly cop fired for hitting woman at parade reinstated

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A police lieutenant fired after he was accused of assaulting a woman during a party held on the day of last year’s Puerto Rican Day parade has been reinstated following … [...]

Suspected gunman dies after Seattle bus shooting

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

BY Donna Gordon-Blankinship Associated Press SEATTLE — When a 64-year-old transit bus driver saw three people board at the rear of his bus during the Monday morning rush hour in downtown Seattle … [...]

Bloomberg lambastes stop-and-frisk ruling

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — A federal judge’s stinging rebuke of the police department’s stop-and-frisk policy as discriminatory could usher in a return to the days of high … [...]

The specialties of a modern SWAT team

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

SWAT has come a long way since the early years, when teams consisted of a highly motivated group of volunteers wearing camo uniforms and tactical vests. Armed with their sidearms and military hand-me-down … [...]

The specialties of a modern SWAT team

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

SWAT has come a long way since the early years, when teams consisted of a highly motivated group of volunteers wearing camo uniforms and tactical vests. Armed with their sidearms and military hand-me-down … [...]

LVPD air unit and ‘Guns N’ Roses’ proposal under scrutiny

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Rindels The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police are investigating whether employees went too far for reportedly helping the guitarist of Guns N’ Roses execute a grand romantic … [...]

Off-duty veteran RI cop killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PROVIDENCE — A veteran police officer was killed off-duty in a motorcycle crash Saturday night when his bike collided with a vehicle. John Reposa Jr., 43, served in the patrol division … [...]

Off-duty cops pursue, wound gunman who shot bus driver

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Donna Gordon Blankinship Associated Press SEATTLE — A man who shot the driver of a Metro bus on Monday also fired at police as he fled through downtown Seattle and was shot by officers after he … [...]

Police receive grant to purchase mapping equipment

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tricia L. Nadolny Concord Monitor CONCORD, N.H. — The Concord Police Department has received a $27,000 federal grant for equipment that will allow them to more quickly map accident scenes. “Right … [...]

‘Whitey’ Bulger guilty of gangland killings

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jay Lindsay Associated Press BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 … [...]

Report: Fla. cop ordered drunk woman to punch his groin

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rafael Olmeda Sun Sentinel LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Prosecutors are hitting a Lauderhill cop where it hurts, charging him with a felony for getting a female drunken driver to punch him in the genitals … [...]

Wash. police train as drug recognition experts

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colin Campbell The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Seattle police DUI Officer Mike Lewis hears it all the time when he pulls over stoned drivers crawling along Interstate 5 at half the speed limit. “But … [...]

Ga. officer killed in wreck pursuing suspect

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bo Emerson The Atlanta Journal-Constitution DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County police officer responding to a call early Saturday morning was killed in a single-car accident, according to DeKalb … [...]

NY man arrested 29 times for nabbing trains, buses

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — Darius McCollum can explain the complicated workings of the New York City transit system with the precision of a veteran conductor. He knows every subway … [...]

Police pursue links in RI slayings, abduction

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JOHNSTON, R.I. — Police are pursuing the link between two Rhode Island men and the two women found slain in a home from which the toddler son of one victim was kidnapped. Malcolm … [...]

Off-duty cop thwarts attack on football coach by former player

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joe Mandak Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man who played high school football decades ago charged into his former coach’s house and attacked him, biting him on his ears … [...]

Off-duty cop thwarts football player’s attack on coach

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joe Mandak Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man who played high school football decades ago charged into his former coach’s house and attacked him, biting him on his ears … [...]

Judge says NYPD stop-frisk violates rights

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy, and … [...]

Holder: Feds to stop charging low-level drug criminals with mandatory-minimum crimes

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sari Horowitz The Washington Post WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is set to announce Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug … [...]

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON — With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice … [...]

Carolina cops begin ride to honor fallen heroes

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Teddy Kulmala The Aiken Standard ROCKY MOUNT (NC) — Today, 30 riders will began a 700-mile bicycle journey that will honor fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters in North Carolina and … [...]

Fort Hood victims want attack labeled terror

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Allen Breed and Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press Army Maj. Nidal Hasan admits opening fire in 2009 at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. He has said he did it in an effort to stop his fellow soldiers … [...]

Fla. mayor to look at dispute involving cops, firefighters, and a career criminal

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexandra Seltzer and Jorge Milian Palm Beach Post As the West Palm Beach police chief and the county’s state attorney get ready for a sit-down today to work out issues regarding their recent, very … [...]

A little pot is a lot of trouble for Fla. man who flees cops

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jorge Milian Palm Beach Post LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A 27-year-old Boynton Beach man concerned that police would find marijuana in his car has plenty more to worry about after he allegedly tried to … [...]

Conflict among Pa. cops causes concern

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ben Finley The Philadelphia Inquirer MORRISVILLWE, Pa. — Saying his fellow officers have called him heartless and “the Tin Man” for writing speeding tickets and making DUI arrests, a … [...]

2 Pa. towns talk about cutting cops

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Edward Lewis The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Two municipalities facing budget shortfalls are exploring options to ease their finances by cutting police services. Edwardsville Mayor Bernard “Ace” … [...]

Second suspect in 1985 slaying of DEA agent may go free

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Weissenstein Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Defense attorneys believe freedom is imminent for a second member of the trio of Mexican drug kingpins responsible for the 1985 slaying of a … [...]

Calif. abduction suspect killed; Teen found safe

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CASCADE, Idaho — A man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son before fleeing with her 16-year-old daughter was killed in the Idaho wilderness and the teen was found … [...]

Ohio troopers: New state-issued shoes a hazard

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The union for Ohio troopers says new shoes being issued to them by the State Highway Patrol are unsafe. The footwear, a type of short boot, is in a buckle-and-strap … [...]

Robbers who wore lifelike ‘white’ masks convicted in NY

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Three black men who disguised themselves as white police officers using special-effects masks have been convicted of robbing a New York City check cashing business. Jurors … [...]

Ore. jury denies Occupy protester’s police lawsuit

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nigel Duara Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A seven-person jury has found the city of Portland and two of its police officers not liable for an Occupy Portland protester’s injuries. The Oregon … [...]

Car in missing Calif. teen case found in Idaho

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rebecca Boone and Elliot Spagat Associated Press CASCADE, Idaho — The search for 16-year-old Hanna Anderson and her suspected abductor, 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, has spanned three states … [...]

Police decry Belfast ‘anarchy’ as 56 officers hurt

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Northern Ireland’s police chief has vowed to arrest scores of Protestant extremists after they attacked officers protecting a parade by Irish Republican … [...]

Va. boy’s death puts focus on celebratory gunshots

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Szkotak Associated Press MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — When a stray bullet pierced the top of Brendon Mackey’s head, the 7-year-old was on his way to a July Fourth fireworks celebration with his … [...]

Wis. man gets life for killing police officer wife

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Iraq War veteran who ambushed and killed his police officer wife last Christmas Eve was sentenced Friday to life in prison for gunning down the woman he … [...]

Fatal shooting of Boston bomber’s friend under review

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeff Weiner Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO — Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton confirmed his office is reviewing the death of Ibragim Todashev, a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombinb … [...]

NYPD officer won’t be re-indicted in manslaughter of teen

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik and Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — A grand jury has decided not to re-indict a New York City police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in his home amid … [...]

Suspect charged in Texas shooting that killed 4

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DESOTO, Texas — Additional charges have been filed against a former teacher and Dallas Mavericks hip-hop dancer who police say fatally shot four people and wounded four others in … [...]

Police: Ex-senator’s brother impersonated a cop

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Christoffersen Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s brother has been charged with impersonating a police officer after authorities say he stopped boaters … [...]

Calif. police warn of booby-trap car in search for teen

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Elliott Spagat Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A massive search entered a sixth day Friday for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend as police warned he may have abandoned his car … [...]

Sheriff Joe: Deputies to carry 24/7

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

ABC15.com MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says it’s time his deputies and officers were properly armed on and off duty. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Arpaio … [...]

Photos of the Week for August 9, 2013

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

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Parolee probed about missing federal investigator

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Collins Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — An extensive search was underway in Northern California Thursday night for a missing federal criminal defense investigator after a parolee was identified … [...]

Leadership 101: Let your troops learn from mistakes

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

I heard a great story the other day. I don’t know where it came from, so I can’t give proper credit, but it isn’t mine. A commander received three new lieutenants and wanted to see what they … [...]

Citizens’ arrests: a gray area, says sheriff

Posted on August 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dayton Daily News Staff DAYTON, Ohio — When James David Myers used ladders to scale the fences of the Mansfield Correctional Institution on July 3, police circulated bulletins on television, radio … [...]

Fla. cop quits after posting ‘extremely pornographic’ photos online

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

FoxNews.com A veteran Florida police sergeant has reportedly resigned after admitting to posting “extremely pornographic” pictures of herself online, including some in her uniform and while … [...]

Fla. man kills wife, posts photo, confession to Facebook

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Myriam Masihy NBC 6 MIAMI — South Miami Police are investigating after a man showed up at a police station and said he shot and killed his wife Thursday. Police said they discovered the woman inside … [...]

Thieves return loot with apology note day after break-in

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By William Avila NBC Los Angeles SAN BERNADINO, Calif. — Burglars who stole computers from an office building returned the items — along with a letter of apology — after apparently realizing … [...]

Woman runs truck off road, puts ‘voodoo hex’ on cop

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jack Encarnacao Boston Herald BOSTON — Cadillac-driving OUI suspect — charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector — was carrying … [...]

Fla. officer saves 100 baby sea turtles

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SARASOTA, Fla. — A Florida police officer saved nearly 100 baby sea turtles when he gathered the newly hatched creatures from a hotel parking lot and street and released them into … [...]

2 friends of suspected marathon bomber indicted

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jay Lindsay Associated Press BOSTON — Two friends of the suspected Boston Marathon bomber have been indicted on obstruction conspiracy charges. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are accused … [...]

Additional funding enables Texas 911 system to upgrade

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Aman Batheja The Texas Tribune ROCKDALE, Texas — The largest cities in Texas handle their own 911 services. To bring that same service to hundreds of smaller rural communities, state funding is … [...]

NH cop wounded in standoff back to work

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mikaela K. Reynolds Foster’s Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H. ROCHESTER — One of the city’s heroes returned to duty after a 16-month hiatus from the department. Detective Jeremiah Murphy returned … [...]

Nev. police target Vegas-bound highway speeders

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By John M. Glionna Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Call it the Vegas itch. For many motorists headed here from Southern California, the obvious scratch is to gun the engine down that impossibly long … [...]

Ill. city’s newest officer dies in traffic crash

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Herald Writers Morris Daily Herald COAL CITY, Ill. — A probationary Coal City police officer was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, Aug. 3, on Illinois 47 near Illinois 116, Coal City police … [...]

Road raging man accidentally shoots self in groin

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NORFOLK, Va. — A speeding driver accidentally shot himself in the groin Tuesday night after brandishing a gun at neighbors who wanted him to slow down. WTKR reported that the man … [...]

FBI reopens 1964 kidnapping case after DNA testing

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — The FBI said Wednesday it is reopening its investigation into the 1964 kidnapping of a newborn boy from a Chicago hospital, after recent DNA testing revealed that a boy … [...]

Ariz. sheriff’s employee shot, wounded in driveway

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHOENIX — An employee of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona is in extremely critical condition after being shot in the driveway of his home. Phoenix police Sgt. Trent … [...]

Ariz. detention officer killed in shooting at home

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHOENIX — A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona died Thursday after being shot in the driveway of his Arizona home while he prepared to head … [...]

Police: 4 dead, 4 wounded in Dallas-area shootings

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Uriel J. Garcia Associated Press DALLAS — A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of four people in two Dallas-area homes, just minutes apart, and police were investigating Thursday if he … [...]

NYPD ‘stop-and-frisk’ lawsuit settled

Posted on August 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — City officials will no longer store the names and addresses of people whose cases are dismissed after a police stop under an agreement that settles … [...]

‘Sandlot’ child star arrested for head-butting cop

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff HOUSTON, Texas — Former child star Tom Guiry was arrested at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston for attempting to head-butt a police officer. After telling Guiry he … [...]

Film honors slain San Diego cop

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Melissa Mecija 10Newsnow.com SAN DIEGO — Two years after San Diego police Officer Jeremy Henwood was killed while on duty, a documentary featuring the fallen officer honors his bravery, as well … [...]

Speeder lies about ‘dying dad,’ gets ticket

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Angeljean Chiaramida The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. BEDFORD, N.H. — Those who think some creative story-telling is all it takes to wiggle out of a speeding ticket may want to rethink that … [...]

Ill. K-9 killed in cruiser crash

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PERU, Ill. — A police K-9 was killed in a crash Saturday when a vehicle struck a cruiser at an intersection on the way to a burglary scene. K-9 Kali, a female Belgian Malinois … [...]

Detroit sheriff top mayoral candidate

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT — Mike Duggan accomplished something in Detroit’s mayoral primary that may never have been done before: He won as a write-in. By early Wednesday morning … [...]

Detroit sheriff top mayoral candidate

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT — Mike Duggan accomplished something in Detroit’s mayoral primary that may never have been done before: He won as a write-in. By early Wednesday morning … [...]

Bystander ‘bear hugged’ Pa. town hall shooter

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maryclaire Dale and Michael Rubinkam Associated Press SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — A day after a shooting that left three people dead in his rural Pennsylvania community’s township building, a witness … [...]

Bystander ‘bear hugged’ Pa. town hall shooter

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maryclaire Dale and Michael Rubinkam Associated Press SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — A day after a shooting that left three people dead in his rural Pennsylvania community’s township building, a witness … [...]

N.Y. council accepts federal grant to purchase armored police vehicle

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Breidenbach syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse common councilors voted Monday to allow the city police department to put federal grant money toward the purchase of a BearCat armored … [...]

N.Y. council accepts federal grant to purchase armored police vehicle

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Breidenbach syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse common councilors voted Monday to allow the city police department to put federal grant money toward the purchase of a BearCat armored … [...]

Minn chief: Hiring, training practices to be reexamined

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt McKinney Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Monday that she plans to examine the department’s training and hiring practices after two incidents in which … [...]

Minn chief: Hiring, training practices to be reexamined

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt McKinney Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Monday that she plans to examine the department’s training and hiring practices after two incidents in which … [...]

Fugitive Wis. cop captured day after pursuit

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julian Emerson The Leader-Telegram EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Bradley Young’s knowledge of how law enforcement members track down suspects, gained during his 22 years as a Waupun police officer, wasn’t … [...]

Fugitive Wis. cop captured day after pursuit

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julian Emerson The Leader-Telegram EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Bradley Young’s knowledge of how law enforcement members track down suspects, gained during his 22 years as a Waupun police officer, wasn’t … [...]

Ky. officer collapses, dies on duty

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — A sheriff’s deputy who was assisting staff at a school as they prepared for the new school year died Tuesday shortly after collapsing. Chad Shaw, 47 … [...]

Boy, 5, donates body armor to police K-9

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

My Fox Atlanta BENICIA, Calif. — Meet Gavin Buchanan. He’s 5 years old, and has a heart of gold. He also has a soft-spot for man’s best friend. But Gavin wasn’t saving for candy, or toys … [...]

Suit argues excessive force used in Ore. occupy march

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nigel Duara Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A photograph of an Occupy Portland demonstrator blasted with pepper spray as she opened her mouth to shout at a police officer became a defining image … [...]

Newtown report expected to be released in fall

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — A report on the investigation into the Newtown school shooting that left 26 people dead will not be available until the fall, prosecutors said Tuesday. The announcement … [...]

Neb. police add 7 body cameras to force

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

KETV.com BELLEVUE, Neb. — After two years and several models later, the Bellevue Police Department has purchased seven cameras that will be implemented as part of officers’ uniforms. Lt. Bob … [...]

Ill. chief pushes for funding for armored vests

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS Chicago RIVERSIDE, Ill. — A suburban police chief is calling on Congress to reauthorize a program that would provide more funding for police departments to purchase body armor for their officers … [...]

Police: Wash. man blew up family dog

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kimberly A.C. Wilson The Oregonian STEVENSON, Wash. — A Stevenson, Wash. man is set to appear in court Monday, a day after Skamania County deputies say he attached an explosive collar to his dog … [...]

Iowa town introduces ‘disappointment’-based policing

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Marie Reuben The Pete’s Sake Times AWNPOINTE, Iowa — Three weeks after several officers came forward to confess that their chief enforced citation quotas, Chief Melvin Horan announced at a … [...]

Man tried selling girlfriend’s baby on Craigslist

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By John M. Annese ​Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Castleton Corners man was so annoyed that his potential love interest’s newborn daughter was taking up too much of her time that … [...]

Cardboard cop cuts crime at Mass. subway stop

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff. As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway … [...]

Fla. officer fatally shot responding to domestic disturbance

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A Charlotte County officer was shot to death Monday night responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Cpl. Michael Wilson, 42, was killed … [...]

Pa. man kills 3 at town hall meeting

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joann Loviglio and Michael Rubinkam Associated Press SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — A man who police say fatally shot three people during a municipal meeting in the Pocono Mountains amid a dispute with the … [...]

Convicted mass murderer executed in Florida

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tamara Lush Associated Press STARKE, Fla. — A man convicted of murdering eight people in Miami-Dade County in the late 1970s was executed Monday night at the Florida State Prison, despite his lawyers’ … [...]

Victims face gunman at Fort Hood trial

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — The U.S. soldier charged in the Fort Hood military base shooting that killed 13 went on trial Tuesday, and he was likely to face victims for the first time since … [...]

TSA quietly expands its role, prompts controversy

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ron Nixon The New York Times WASHINGTON — As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof … [...]

La. officer killed in pile-up responding to call

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. — An officer was killed Sunday night after his vehicle crashed while responding to an emergency call. Deputy Jeff Watson, 41, of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s … [...]

Off-duty Fla. cop leads police on pursuit

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Wesh.com ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County sheriff’s deputy is charged with fleeing and eluding deputies after an incident Sunday night. Officials said that at about 8 p.m. deputies attempted … [...]

Calif. cop charged for pepper-spraying pizza

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

UPI NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Prosecutors said they filed a charge against a California deputy sheriff who allegedly seasoned a take-out pizza with pepper spray during a traffic stop. Orange County … [...]

Black robbers steal $200K with white masks, cop clothes

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Selim Algar The New York Post NEW YORK — Somebody deserves an Oscar for special effects. A crafty trio of black robbers bought lifelike disguises from a special-effects firm to transform themselves … [...]

Robbers steal $200K with ‘white’ masks, cop clothes

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Selim Algar The New York Post NEW YORK — Somebody deserves an Oscar for special effects. A crafty trio of black robbers bought lifelike disguises from a special-effects firm to transform themselves … [...]

Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff RENO, Nev. — A restaurant frustrated with a patron who skipped out on his bill filed a police report and posted the man’s picture to their Facebook page to warn other businesses … [...]

Walmart grant enables police to hold gun buyback event

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bristow Marchant thestate.com SUMTER, S.C. — The Sumter Police Department is holding an anonymous gun buy back event Saturday in hopes of getting potentially deadly weapons out of the hands of … [...]

2 dead, 5 wounded in Calif. taco shop shooting

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SALINAS, Calif. — Two people were killed and five others wounded on Monday when a gunman opened fire into a crowd outside a California taco restaurant in a suspected gang-related … [...]

Climate change will increase violence, study says

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Monte Morin Los Angeles Times Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, “oven-hot” Santa Ana winds gusting through … [...]

Calif. carjacker fleeing police commits suicide

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Southern California authorities say a carjacker who slashed a man’s throat during a weekend crime spree killed himself by deliberately crashing into a … [...]

Murder trial for ex-Phoenix officer set to begin

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — Jury selection is set to begin Monday for a former Phoenix police officer charged with murder and animal cruelty in the fatal shootings of an unarmed … [...]

Vigil honors Sikh temple attack victims year later

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press OAK CREEK, Wisconsin — Sikhs will hold a candlelight vigil for the six people killed a year ago by a white supremacist at a temple in the U.S. Monday is the one-year anniversary of … [...]

Reserve deputy shoots his, wife’s kidnappers

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Horansky KHOU-11 News COLUMBUS, Texas — Two bank robbery suspects were shot in Colorado County Thursday night by a man who said they kidnapped him and his wife, a bank employee. According … [...]

Texas reserve deputy shoots wife’s kidnappers

Posted on August 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Horansky KHOU-11 News COLUMBUS, Texas — Two bank robbery suspects were shot in Colorado County Thursday night by a man who said they kidnapped him and his wife, a bank employee. According … [...]

Ohio killer set for execution found hanged in cell

Posted on August 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thomas J. Sheeran Associated Press CLEVELAND — A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary was found hanged in his cell Sunday just days before his Wednesday … [...]

Police arrest suspect in deadly LA driving attack

Posted on August 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah and Andrew Dalton Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally driving into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a … [...]

NY police kill armed 14-year-old boy who aimed gun

Posted on August 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Police say an officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a New York City street after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at them. Shaaliver Douse died of a single … [...]

Interpol warns of prison breaks linked to al Qaida

Posted on August 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PARIS — Interpol has issued a global security alert in connection with suspected al Qaida involvement in several recent prison escapes including those in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan … [...]

After lengthy delays, Fort Hood trial set to open

Posted on August 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Norman Merchant Associated Press DALLAS — Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier … [...]

Court approves early release for Calif. cons

Posted on August 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Despite warnings from California officials, the nation’s highest court is refusing to delay the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates … [...]

Fla. K-9 recovering after nearly drowned by suspect

Posted on August 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Desiree Stennett Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO — After scaling an 8-foot barbed-wire fence, then sprinting through thick brush and black muck to chase down a burglary suspect, Seabee, an Orlando police … [...]

Fla. killer of 6 studied violent movies to prepare

Posted on August 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Patricia Mazzei, Maria Perez and Melissa Sanchez The Miami Herald HIALEAH, Fla. — In the days before his death, Pedro Alberto Vargas watched movie after movie involving shootings, seeking creative … [...]

Pa. police cleared in shooting of armed man

Posted on August 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Kelly Reading Eagle, Pa. BERKS COUNTY, Pa. — Police officers who fatally shot a 20-year-old Wernersville man last weekend acted properly, Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said Friday … [...]

DA: Bulger witness was poisoned with cyanide

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bridget Murhpy Associated Press WOBURN, Mass. — A man who said he had been extorted by James “Whitey” Bulger and hoped to testify at his trial was given iced coffee laced with cyanide … [...]

Utah police use ECD, arrest 4 in nail salon brawl

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAYTON, Utah — Police had to use a stun gun to calm a fight at a U.S. nail salon that ended with four people arrested. The fight started after two state licensing investigators arrived … [...]

Police mistake movie scene for real shooting

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Risling Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A U.S. film shoot almost became the scene of a deadly shooting when police mistook the scene for a real robbery. For a few seconds, eight Los Angeles-area … [...]

Photo: Cleveland kidnap survivor sends police ‘thank you’ note

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CLEVELAND — One of the three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro and kept captive for more than 10 years wrote a thank you note to Cleveland’s Second District thanking them for … [...]

13 agents raid animal shelter to euthanize deer

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Chasmar The Washington Times KENOSHA, Wis. — Two weeks ago, Ray Schulze was working in a barn at the Society of St. Francis no-kill animal shelter in Kenosha, Wis., when officials swarmed … [...]

Ky. police receive traffic grant

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

surfky.com CADIZ, Ky. — The Cadiz Police Department has received an $8,200 grant to continue its traffic safety program into the year 2014. It marks the sixth consecutive year the CPD has received … [...]

Inmate who shot cop charged with assault, escape

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Charges have been filed against a prisoner police say was shot during a struggle with deputies in a Boston emergency room. The Suffolk district attorney’s office says … [...]

Police: Pa. robber left pink shoes, fled on bike

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALTOONA, Pa. — Police in central Pennsylvania are hoping to find the person who fits a pair of pink shoes he left behind after police say he accosted a woman, took $200 from her … [...]

City: 75 Cleveland officers broke rules in deadly pursuit

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CLEVELAND — A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland last fall has found that 75 patrol officers violated police department rules, city officials said Friday. In the November … [...]

No arming of teachers allowed in Ark., says AG

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew DeMillo Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s … [...]

Photos of the Week for August 2, 2013

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

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Off-duty cop fatally shoots man outside cop’s home

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ORTING, Wash. — An off-duty cop with the Fife police fatally shot a man outside his home Tuesday. The suspect, a 21-year-old with known mental health issues, called 911 and told … [...]

Teens burn down station to join friend in jail

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By James Turner ​Sun News Network WINNIPEG, Canada — Two youths in a remote Manitoba community accused of intentionally torching an RCMP station did so as part of a bizarre plan to get arrested and … [...]

LAPD mediation program addresses racial profiling complaints

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Rubin Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department received the go-ahead Tuesday to launch an experimental mediation program that would bring officers face-to-face with … [...]

Clubs, hammers banned from Oakland protests

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Will Kane San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND, Calif. — Clubs, spray-paint cans, hammers, slingshots, fire accelerants and wrenches can no longer be carried during demonstrations in Oakland, the City … [...]

Ohio police receive grant for new radios

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joe Noga Sun News ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Police Chief Kelly Stillman said news this week that Cuyahoga County officials have allotted almost $40,000 in funding for new radios made it feel like Christmas … [...]

Police: Boy, 12, robs lemonade stand with BB gun

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy used a BB gun to rob a 10-year-old who was running a lemonade stand in western Pennsylvania. Johnstown Sgt. Patrick Goggin says … [...]

Inmate who shot cop at hospital unlike to be arraigned

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Authorities say the prisoner who was shot during a struggle with deputies in a Boston hospital emergency room is being treated and is unlikely to be arraigned Thursday. The … [...]

Inmate who shot cop at hospital unlikely to be arraigned

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Authorities say the prisoner who was shot during a struggle with deputies in a Boston hospital emergency room is being treated and is unlikely to be arraigned Thursday. The … [...]

Texas prison system running out of execution drug

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Graczyk Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The most active death penalty state in the U.S. is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says its remaining … [...]

Victim testifies at Cleveland kidnapper’s hearing

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thomas J. Sheeran and Andrew Wlesh-Huggins Associated Press CLEVELAND — One of the victims of convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro says at his sentencing hearing that she cried … [...]

Pa. chief suspended over profane videos

Posted on August 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By John E. Usalis Republican & Herald. MAHANOY PLANE, Pa. — Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler was suspended for 30 days without pay Wednesday night for his use of borough weapons without permission … [...]

‘Police Hero’ Winner: An icon for self-improvement, selfless service

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Darbyshire The idea of becoming a police officer was always appealing to me, so when the opportunity finally presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I remember sitting nervously with my classmates … [...]

‘Police Hero’ Finalist: My friend, the school resource officer

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrea Stover Kent Arter was the School Resource Officer for the high school I attended. Growing up, I honestly didn’t know that I was destined to become a police officer…until one day, which … [...]

‘Police Hero’ Finalist: Veteran, officer, councilman…and radio DJ

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Guy Lopes Manuel Lopes served in the Navy during WWII, then later became a Police Officer with the Sacramento Police Department from about 1950-1961. (After serving as a police officer, he also worked … [...]

‘Police Hero’ Finalist: Good ol’ fashioned strength of character

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Mackey I grew up in a rural environment watching the Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD with Sheriff Andy Taylor setting the stage for how I viewed the ideal law enforcement officer. His style of … [...]

‘Police Hero’ Finalist: My dad, proud on and off-duty

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jonathan Rosene My dad was a proud-serving Illinois State Police officer who retired after 30 years as a Master Sergeant roughly 10 years ago. I remember him coming home after work in the evening when … [...]

‘Police Hero’ Finalist: The ‘Man in the white hat’ who believed in me

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carrie Driscoll I met Dallas Police Department Homicide Detective James R. Leavelle when I was 8 years old. I’d become interested in the Kennedy assassination at that time and learned his name … [...]

Tactical EMS: An overview

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Morrissey, EMT What is a “SWAT medic” and what does it take to become one? Tactical medicine is a specialized and highly discriminating endeavor that requires intensive training, discipline … [...]

Police impersonators pull over actual officer

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rosemary Regina Sobol Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for two men who posed as Chicago police officers this morning when they pulled over a Northwest Side motorist who turned … [...]

Pa. chief from profanity-laced video has more to say

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Reynolds WNEP.com GILBERTON — The police chief who drew worldwide attention with a YouTube video filled with profanity and gunfire sat down to talk with Newswatch 16. The video, posted about … [...]

Police: Fla. gunman called 911 before killing 6

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Armario Associated Press MIAMI — The man who shot and killed six people at his South Florida apartment complex before being gunned down by police called 911 hours before the shooting … [...]

Inmate shoots officer at Boston hospital

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Police say an inmate being taken for treatment at a specialty hospital in Boston has shot a deputy sheriff after a struggle over the officer’s gun. Another office then … [...]

NH police station shooting range catches fire

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrea Bulfinch Foster’s Daily Democrat PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Officials are investigating a second-alarm fire at the Portsmouth police station that broke out in the indoor shooting range Tuesday … [...]

Undercover Ga. cop killed in crash, another injured

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Gierer Columbus Ledger-Enquirer COLUMBUS, Ga. — An undercover Metro Narcotics Task Force officer was killed and another seriously injured Tuesday as their truck crashed on Veterans Parkway … [...]

Court: Oscar Grant’s dad can sue officer

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court says Oscar’s Grant father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform. The 9th U.S … [...]

NJ detective faces 1st-degree murder in road rage

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A New Jersey police detective has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another driver in a case of road rage in Maryland. An Anne Arundel … [...]

Police grant focuses on keeping teens from purchasing alcohol

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pablo Lopez The Fresno Bee CLOVIS, Calif. — The Clovis Police Department has received a $35,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to curb the sales of alcohol to … [...]

Anti-union Gov. takes aim at Wis. police, fire

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MILWAUKEE, Wis. — After sparing firefighters and police officers from union restrictions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he is now open to the idea of limiting their ability to … [...]

Minn. and Wis. police at odds over hostile exchange

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt McKinney Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — A pair of off-duty Minneapolis police officers disparaged their police chief as a lesbian and insulted members of the Green Bay Police Department during … [...]

Wounded Texas cop returns from hospital

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Fort Worth Star-Telegram ARLINGTON, Texas — The Arlington detective shot last week while trying to make an arrest in the slaying of a 6-year-old Saginaw girl has been released from the hospital, police … [...]

Ark. district arming more than 20 teachers, staff

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew DeMillo Associated Press CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — As Cheyne Dougan rounded the corner at Clarksville High School, he saw three students on the floor moaning and crying. In a split-second, two … [...]

Off-duty Sgt. nabs teens wanted for multiple homicides

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Gokavi, Marc Katz and Katie Wedell The Dayton Daily News DAYTON, Ohio — The off-duty Dayton police sergeant who located two Columbus teenagers wanted in connection with multiple homicides … [...]

Seeing further, staying safer: Kopin Corporation’s “Golden-i” system with Verizon 4G LTE

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content sponsored by Verizon As technology has advanced over the years and worked its way into the realm of public safety, a few notable inventions … [...]

Seamless coordination, optimized response: The possibilities of FirstNet

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributer The following is paid content sponsored by Verizon In public safety, we all share common goals: the protection of life, liberty, and property, with different approaches … [...]

Top 5 public safety solutions from Verizon

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributer The following is paid content sponsored by Verizon Many of us are familiar with Verizon in our daily lives, from the cell phones on our hips, to the TV and phone service … [...]

‘Anti-texting’ specialty vehicles designed to catch distracted drivers

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW YORK — In an expanded effort to crack down on motorists who text while driving, more officers are being assigned to patrol in special unmarked vehicles that sit higher than … [...]

Killing police animals to become a felony in NY

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By W.T. Eckert Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. CANTON, N.Y. — Animals that help enforce the law will have greater protection under it. Killing a police animal would be a felony offense after Gov. Andrew … [...]

State Rep: Chicago police should clean up image

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Charles Thomas ABC 7 CHICAGO — State Representative Monique Davis (D-Chicago) talked to a radio station in Detroit about the perceptions that she says some people in her district have about the … [...]

Rep: People believe Chicago cops “involved in murders”

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Charles Thomas ABC 7 CHICAGO — State Representative Monique Davis (D-Chicago) talked to a radio station in Detroit about the perceptions that she says some people in her district have about the … [...]

Off-duty Texas cop shoots, kills shoplifter

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS-DFW GARLAND, Texas — An off-duty Garland police officer shot and killed a shoplifter on Sunday. It happened at a Walmart store in the 1800 block of Market Place, after the suspect tried to steal … [...]

Ill. officer collapses, dies after training

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WHEELING, Ill. — An officer and Army veteran died two days after falling ill during a training exercise. Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday after … [...]

Okla. trooper in serious condition after plane crash

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Juliana Keeping The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City TECUMSEH, Okla. — A veteran Oklahoma Highway Patrol pilot remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after his plane crashed in Pottawatomie … [...]

California police receive funding to address probationers

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alex Cantatore turlockcitynews.com TURLOCK, Ca. — The Turlock Police Department has received $85,985.77 to address the impacts of realignment and crack down on criminal probationers, thanks to … [...]

Calif. police receive funding to address probationers

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alex Cantatore turlockcitynews.com TURLOCK, Calif. — The Turlock Police Department has received $85,985.77 to address the impacts of realignment and crack down on criminal probationers, thanks … [...]

Boston police eye unsolved cases after detectives ‘dropped ball’

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erin Smith Boston Herald BOSTON — Police are scouring all unsolved cases for loose ends in a widening probe that comes after Boston brass revealed detectives failed to arrest a “person of … [...]

Alaska cop shot by suspected bootlegger, recovering

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Theriault Boots Anchorage Daily News BUCKLAND, Alaska — A police officer shot Friday in the Northwest Arctic village of Buckland during a confrontation with a suspected bootlegger has … [...]

Memorial honors fallen Vegas police rescuer

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas Strip procession and a memorial service at a Henderson megachurch are set for a 36-year-old police search-and-rescue officer who died after falling from a … [...]

La. city police arrest 12 under ‘unenforceable’ law

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office task force arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law invalidated a decade ago the U.S. Supreme Court … [...]

Customer opens fire on would-be robber at restaurant

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press UNION CITY, Ga. — Authorities say a customer at a Waffle House outside Atlanta shot and wounded a suspect who was trying to rob the restaurant. Police say the shooting happened early … [...]

Police search lake in Hernandez’s Conn. hometown

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BRISTOL, Conn. — Connecticut state police divers are searching a lake in the hometown of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who is charged with murder. Connecticut … [...]

Huge brawl erupts at surfing competition, 8 arrested

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — An unruly crowd surged through a Southern California city’s seaside downtown after the U.S. Open of Surfing, brawling, looting a bicycle shop, clashing … [...]

Police: NM man, granddaughter both shot in head

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 74-year-old New Mexico man has been arrested after deputies say he shot both his brother and an 11-year-old girl in the head. KRQE-TV reports Ivan Benavidez … [...]

More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison

Posted on July 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Esam Mohammed Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya — More than a thousand inmates escaped a prison Saturday in Libya as protesters stormed political party offices across the country, signs of the simmering … [...]

Pa. cop injured in collision with transit bus

Posted on July 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Buckley The Valley Independent, Monessen, Pa. NORTH BELLE VERNON, Pa. — A North Belle Vernon police officer responding to an accident was injured when his police cruiser and a transit bus … [...]

Teen steals Ore. cops gun, fires shot

Posted on July 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maxine Bernstein The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. BEAVERTON, Ore. — Beaverton police Saturday identified 18-year-old Jared Steven Leone as the young man accused of grabbing an officer’s gun and … [...]

Calif. officers ambushed, suspects open fire at traffic stop

Posted on July 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Doug Saunders San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. SAN BERNARDINO — Two men, one from Redlands and one from Los Angeles, have been identified as the two men arrested in what is being described as … [...]

Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked

Posted on July 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By David B. Caruso and Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender’s whereabouts have proliferated … [...]

Fla. K-9 nabs murder suspect, then retires

Posted on July 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — A 7-year-old K-9 named Chino ended his career with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office by capturing a murder suspect on Wednesday night. Deputies were chasing … [...]

4 dead in early-morning shooting in W.Va.

Posted on July 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia man faces four counts of first-degree murder after police say he fatally shot four people early Friday, including an elderly father and his son … [...]

Gunman kills 6 hostages, SWAT takes out gunman

Posted on July 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Armario Associated Press HIALEAH, Fla. — A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the … [...]

Fort Hood suspect to Fox: US at war with Islam

Posted on July 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. “My complicity … [...]

Atlanta police get ‘path force unit’ to protect Beltline

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Visser The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — What might be described as a fairly safe six-mile strip of land officially gets 15 of its own cops Friday. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner … [...]

Kan. cop emotional after rescuing boy from creek

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WICHITA, Kan. — An officer was nearly in tears speaking to news crews after rescuing a 2-year-old boy from a creek in east Wichita Friday. Officer Darren Sundquist received a call … [...]

Affidavit: Poor lighting caused officers to shoot in wrong home

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lee Williams Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH — Police officers responding to a burglary alarm call went to the wrong house because of poor lighting and fatally shot an armed homeowner, according … [...]

Cop known for pepper spraying Occupy students seeks worker’s comp

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DAVIS, Calif. — The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming … [...]

Occupy “pepper spray” cop seeks worker’s comp

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DAVIS, Calif. — The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming … [...]

Off-duty officer rescues 2 girls from river

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thaddeus Miller Merced Sun-Star CHOWCHILLA, Calif. — An off-duty law enforcement officer rescued two girls swept away by a fast-moving current of the Chowchilla River, according to Chowchilla police … [...]

Former Minn. cop testifies about attack, suffering

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Emily Gurnon Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. ST. PAUL, Minn. — A former St. Paul police officer testified Thursday that she suffered severe and lasting injuries when a man attacked her after she … [...]

Authorities: Photos show Hernandez holding gun

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erika Niedowski and Bridget Murphy Associated Press ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Home surveillance photos recorded hours before — and minutes after — his friend was shot to death show former … [...]

New photos show Aaron Hernandez holding gun

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erika Niedowski and Bridget Murphy Associated Press ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Home surveillance photos recorded hours before — and minutes after — his friend was shot to death show former … [...]

Obese inmate spared from execution dies in Ohio

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio inmate whose 450-pound weight became an issue in his death penalty case has died seven months after being granted clemency, officials … [...]

Castro pleads guilty to kidnapping 3 women

Posted on July 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press CLEVELAND — The man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade pleaded guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange … [...]

Cop beaten with cinder block takes stand at attacker’s trial

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Ovalle The Miami Herald MIAMI — Three years after his head was smashed by a cinderblock hurled from the roof of a building, Miami-Dade Detective Carlos Castillo dramatically stepped before … [...]

Ala. cop allegedly fired for speaking against quotas

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff AUBURN, Ala. — Officer Justin Hanners is claiming he was fired from the Auburn Police Department in January because he spoke out against the police chief, who allegedly forced his … [...]

Book Excerpt: How a white cop infiltrated the crips

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

My goal was to just get in there, get someone to sell to me, and get out. This would set up my future deals by allowing me to drop a name, or for me to be recognized as at least [...]

Photos of the Week for July 26, 2013

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

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Ky. police receive federal grant aimed at reducing violence

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephan Johnson wdrb.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Guns, gang violence and drugs are the focus of a $300,000 federal grant aimed at reducing violent crime across the country. It’s called Project Safe … [...]

Judge: Police must return confiscated $1M to dancer

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Geetika Rudra ABC News Nebraska – A federal judge has ruled that Nebraska cops must return over $1 million confiscated at a traffic stop from a woman who saved the money $1 at a time during her … [...]

Grants handed out to help domestic violence victims

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

wfmd.com FREDERICK, Md. — 13 law enforcement agencies in Maryland are receiving grants to further protect victims of domestic violence. The Governor’s Office on Crime Control And Prevention is … [...]

Computer virus makes man turn self in for child porn

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

InsideNOVA.com WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A Woodbridge man faces child pornography charges after he received an “FBI Warning” message on his computer and brought it to police. Jay Matthew Riley went … [...]

Ariz. inmate whose fight with police went viral dies

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Walsh AZcentral.com MESA, Ariz. — An inmate whose fight with a Mesa police officer went viral in a YouTube video in May died Monday after exercising at the Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix. Matangi … [...]

Drunk Va. woman drove on airport runway raises security concerns

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Liana Bayne The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Crews quickly went to work repairing the crumpled chain-link fence after a woman smashed her car through it and zipped … [...]

Wis. police arrest 22 in peaceful protest at Capitol

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Stein and Michael Phillis Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON — In the latest episode of a yearslong drama, Capitol police Wednesday arrested protesters of Gov. Scott Walker who have been … [...]

NY cop dies 2 years after plane crash rescue

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WAWAYANDA, N.Y. — A New York state trooper has died from injuries he suffered two years ago while assisting victims of a double plane crash. New York State Police Superintendent Joseph … [...]

NC police shoot, kill alligator that ate dog

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A public safety officer in eastern North Carolina shot and killed an alligator after it ate an 80-pound Husky that was walking with its owner. Officials in Jacksonville … [...]

Wis. police: No-serve lists would decrease drunk incidents

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ashley Luthern Milwaukee Journal Sentinel JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Janesville Police Department has joined several other Wisconsin law enforcement agencies in asking local taverns and liquor stores … [...]

NM chief blasted for comment on officer affairs

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Mckay and Jeff Proctor Albuquerque Journal, N.M. ALBUQUERQUE — Police Chief Ray Schultz faced harsh criticism on Wednesday for saying in a television interview that extramarital affairs among … [...]

Man who killed NY cops gets death penalty

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York City street gang member was sentenced to death on Wednesday in the execution-style slayings of two undercover police officers in 2003 — the … [...]

Vt. police warn community of sex offender’s release

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dave Gram Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The hours are ticking down toward the release from prison of Timothy J. Szad, a sex offender deemed so dangerous that Vermont authorities are taking … [...]

Ill. teen accused of impersonating cop — again

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — A 19-year-old Chicago man is accused of impersonating a police officer — four years after he tried to do the same thing. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s … [...]

Ex-pro wrestler arrested in fatal stabbing

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TAMPA, Florida — Authorities say a former professional wrestler faces murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman at a Florida apartment complex. Sheriff’s officials say the … [...]

Motorist to face charges in electrocution deaths

Posted on July 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Linda Deutsch Associated Press Special Correspondent LOS ANGELES — Aman Samsonian was speeding, passing cars and driving in a left-turn lane in a rush to get to the gym before he executed a turn … [...]

Sheriff: SC killer targeted sex offender

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeffrey Collins Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man targeted a sex offender at random, killed him and his wife and later told deputies he planned to kill others on the state’s … [...]

Louisiana police get cameras thanks to grant

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Marcelle Hanemann The Daily News BOGALUSA, La. — Footage from cameras positioned on windshields of law enforcement vehicles is becoming a familiar sight on television shows and news reports, and … [...]

Mass. police first to get overdose-reversing nasal spray

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff QUINCY, Mass. — The Quincy police have become the first department in the country to require their officers to carry an opiate overdose-preventing nasal spray with them on duty … [...]

W.Va superintendent warns of trooper shortage

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail West Virginia — Among the 698 troopers with the West Virginia State Police, there are 12 black men and one black woman. Col. Jay Smithers, State Police superintendent … [...]

NY police laud homeless man’s honesty

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press KINGSTON, N.Y. — Hassel Junior Barber lives on the streets of Kingston by choice. He sleeps in doorways and on stoops. And, police say, he’s an honest man. Barber found a wallet … [...]

Inmate accidentally released at NM jail, at large

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ryan Boetel The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. FARMINGTON — A man charged with vehicular homicide was accidentally released from the San Juan County Detention Center last week. Joe Gallegos, 44 … [...]

Retired veteran duo still patrols Ohio streets

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kate Ussin ​WDTN.com MONTGOMERY CO., Ohio — When you think of classic cop buddies, the 1970′s television crime fighting duo Starsky and Hutch likely comes to mind. However, there’s a partnership … [...]

Ind. veteran dismissed from department after alleged scandal

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brandon Bartlett 14News.com EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A 30-year veteran has been dismissed from the Evansville Police Force. Last month, Corporal Mike Winters was accused of inappropriately grabbing a … [...]

Photo: Man replaced car’s steering wheel with pliers

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Be Lee Moran NY Daily News ADELAIDE, Autralia – An unlicensed driver was busted for trying to drive his car with a pair of locking pliers. Cops in Adelaide, Australia pulled the 38-year-old over during … [...]

NYPD seeking info in decades-old ‘Baby Hope’ case

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — More than two decades after the body of a young girl was found inside a cooler, the New York Police Department is seeking help identifying the victim dubbed “Baby … [...]

Mayor vetoes NYPD oversight plan

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed the most ambitious plan proposed in years for oversight of the New York Police Department, setting up an override … [...]

Texas man arrested after burning police horse with cigar

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Chang Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN — A man was arrested early Sunday after police said he burned a police horse with a cigarette on East Sixth Street after the bars had closed, according … [...]

Chinese police: Geese better crime fighters than dogs

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Asian News International XINJIANG, China — Gaggles of geese are helping Chinese police force fight crime, it has been claimed. The winged warriors are being preferred over dogs as the animal of assistance … [...]

Commissioner Kelly: ‘You can’t police without’ stop-and-frisk

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Jane C. Timm MSNBC.com Ray Kelly says if his department is guilty of anything, it’s saving lives—7,383 lives to be exact. In the 11 years since Kelly became New York City’s Police Commissioner … [...]

Fla. cop saves woman during lunch break

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gillian Finklea WTSP.com Lakeland, Florida — A police officer on his lunch break ended up saving a woman who was having a heart attack. Lakeland Police say Officer Adam Williams stopped in at Palace … [...]

Florida Carry sues police over gun owner’s arrest

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PolicOne Staff CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Carry filed a federal complaint Friday against the Citrus County police stemming from an incident in 2009 in which a gun owner was arrested for a non-criminal … [...]

Mass. police photog placed on restricted duty

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rodrique Ngowi Associated Press FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty … [...]

Mass. police photog punished for Tsarnaev photos

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rodrique Ngowi Associated Press FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty … [...]

NM police under fire after woman arrested during diabetic attack

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Rodgers Albuquerque Journal, N.M. SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia is looking into a July 12 incident in which his deputies forced a woman who was having a diabetic episode … [...]

Police shootout ends with 1 suspect dead, 1 wounded

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Morgan Zalot Philadelphia Daily News PHILADELPHIA — Tevin Hammond and Justin Mackie were wanted in a string of murders and shootings around the city. But they weren’t planning on going down … [...]

Fla. police officer shot, suspects at large

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jerriann Sullivan Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando Police Department Officer was shot early Tuesday morning, Sgt Jim Young said. Police are still searching for two suspects they say … [...]

Las Vegas cop killed rescuing stranded hiker

Posted on July 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas police officer who was trying to rescue a stranded hiker on a mountain northwest of the city died after falling from a cliff Monday night. Las Vegas police … [...]

Spotlight: Crosstac builds gear for shooters, by shooters

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Crosstac Headquarters: Bozeman, Montana Signature Product: Ambi Sling QD Website: http://www.crosstac.com Crosstac was born from the unquenchable desire to be as accurate with a round as possible … [...]

Spotlight: Crosstac is building smarter tactical gear

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Crosstac Headquarters: Bozeman, Montana Signature Product: Ambi Sling QD Website: http://www.crosstac.com Crosstac was born from the unquenchable desire to be as accurate with a round as possible … [...]

Spotlight: SKIDCAR teaches safe, efficient vehicle control

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: SKIDCAR Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada Signature Product: SKIDCAR SYSTEM Website: www.SKIDCAR.com With more and more public safety agencies facing tighter budgets, the founders of SKIDCAR … [...]

Spotlight: SKIDCAR teaches safe, efficient police control

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: SKIDCAR Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada Signature Product: SKIDCAR SYSTEM Website: www.SKIDCAR.com With more and more public safety agencies facing tighter budgets, the founders of SKIDCAR … [...]

Pa. cop probed for photo with unicorn mask, porn star

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

WTAE.com PITTSBURGH —Pittsburgh police confirm they’re investigating a photo that surfaced online of an officer wearing a unicorn mask and posing with an adult film star after she was asked to … [...]

Ind. cop’s “0INK” license plate prompts lawsuit

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mary Beth Schnieder The Indy Star GREENFIELD, Ind. — Motorists who want a vanity plate will have to put their plans on idle until a lawsuit over an “0INK” plate is settled. Bureau of … [...]

‘The Pee Analyzer’ combats drunk driving via urinals

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A Singapore nightclub is attempting to decrease the number of fatal accidents caused by drunk driving by developing a new urinal-based product that analyzes a person’s alcohol levels … [...]

‘The Pee Analyzer’ combats drunk driving via urinals

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A Singapore nightclub is attempting to decrease the number of fatal accidents caused by drunk driving by developing a new urinal-based product that analyzes a person’s alcohol levels … [...]

Zimmerman saves 4 from car accident

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Vivian Kuo CNN.com SANFORD, Fla. — Four days after he was acquitted of murder, George Zimmerman stepped out of seclusion to help a family get out of an overturned vehicle in Florida, authorities … [...]

Former cop and ‘Law & Order’ star Dennis Farina dies

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on “Law & Order,” has died. Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina … [...]

Suspect killed, Pa. officer wounded in 18-hour standoff

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. — An armed robbery suspect who had kept western Pennsylvania police at bay for about 18 hours was shot to death Friday by a tactical team. Pennsylvania State Police identified … [...]

Facebook users rally for cop who leaked Tsarnaev photos

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Pearce Los Angeles Times BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Police photographer who leaked photos of a bloody, defeated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during his capture is getting public support as he faces … [...]

Mass. police talk woman out of jumping from crane

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Tennant The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. LAWRENCE, Mass. — Speaking calmly and reassuringly, three police officers persuaded a 30-year-old woman who was threatening to kill herself … [...]

St. Louis police chief, police debate firepower

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Byers St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — With an aging arsenal of pistols, the St. Louis police leadership is being prodded by at least some officers to consider buying greater firepower … [...]

Fla. police chief a calming influence amid Zimmerman protests

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times SANFORD, Fla. — Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith was hired to lead the central Florida department just as it was thrust into the national spotlight by the … [...]

Police: 4 NY motorcyclists clocked going 138 mph

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press GREENVILLE, N.Y. — Authorities say four motorcyclists in upstate New York were clocked driving nearly 140 mph on an interstate and issued speeding tickets. State police say the four … [...]

Police: Wash. 4-year-old shot, dies; felon flees

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SEDRO-WOOLEY, Wash. — A convicted felon is on the run in wooded rural Washington after a 4-year-old boy died Sunday of a gunshot at his home. The man, 25-year-old Trevor Braymiller … [...]

3 bodies discovered in grisly Ohio murder scene, charges expected

Posted on July 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thomas J. Sheeran and Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police expected to charge a man on Monday who they say might have been influenced by a local serial killer after … [...]

Ariz. bombing suspect faces attempted murder counts

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press PHOENIX — An Iraqi man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration building in Arizona has been indicted on 14 state … [...]

Despite protests, ‘stand your ground’ laws unlikely to be repealed

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Curt Anderson Associated Press MIAMI — Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor’s … [...]

Miss. officer struck and killed on highway

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff JACKSON, Miss.— Officer Bruce Jacobs was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 55 at approximately 0130 hours, according to ODMP. Jacobs had just removed a barbeque grill … [...]

Ex-chief of Milwaukee FBI office under investigation

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Diedrich and Gina Barton Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — The recently reassigned head of the Milwaukee FBI is under investigation for trying to improperly influence a subordinate’s … [...]

Fla. cop charged with lewd conduct involving a minor

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexandra Seltzer and Lannis Waters The Palm Beach Post PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s sergeant arrested Thursday on allegations of lewd conduct involving a minor will have … [...]

Ex-Chicago cop pleads guilty to theft in FBI sting

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Meisner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A former Chicago police sergeant pleaded guilty Friday to stealing thousands of dollars from a purported drug dealer who turned out to be an informant for … [...]

N.C. city taps 25-year-veteran to lead PD

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chip Womick The Courier-Tribune ASHEBORO, N.C. — Maj. Ralph Norton, a 25-year-veteran of the force, will be sworn in as the city’s police chief on Thursday, Aug. 1. The 4 p.m. ceremony, which … [...]

ND politicos approve of new SWAT vehicle

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Betsy Simon The Dickinson Press, N.D. MANNING, ND. — When the doors — painted a light shade of Army green — opened, five Dunn County commissioners filed inside a military-looking tanker … [...]

Mich. officer-involved shooting under review

Posted on July 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Duluth News Tribune The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has finished its investigation of the Grand Rapids Police Department officer-involved shooting from July 4. The Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office … [...]

Bomb risk for auction on NH militants’ land

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lynne Tuohy Associated Press CONORD, N.H. — Federal officials preparing to sell the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons can’t guarantee … [...]

Nationwide rallies call for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Barrow Associated Press ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes … [...]

Anti-government militia boss gets life sentence

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ATLANTA — A Georgia soldier accused of running an anti-government militia has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for a double slaying. Pvt. Isaac Aguigui of Cashmere … [...]

Ex-crime tech sentenced in SF drug case

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A former San Francisco crime lab technician at the center of a scandal that resulted in hundreds of drug cases being dropped has been sentenced to home confinement … [...]

Bank robbers lead Md. cops on 20-mile chase

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sara Blumberg and Ben Weathers The Maryland Gazette GLENN BURNIE, Md. — Police charged two Prince George’s County residents with a Glen Burnie bank robbery and a 20-mile car chase Wednesday … [...]

Fla. man indicted on terrorism charges

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Schoettler Florida Times-Union JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 19-year-old Jacksonville man was charged Thursday with planning to fight in an overseas holy war he and others trained for while seeking … [...]

Government letter counters ACLU criticism on NSA phone-tracking programs

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a letter to a federal … [...]

Aurora victims honored, gun groups stage protest

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Elliott Associated Press AURORA, Colo. — Survivors of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut gathered with dozens of supporters Friday in a suburban Denver park to honor those killed in … [...]

Zimmerman case puts spotlight on Ohio bill

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mary McCarty Kevin O’Donnell Dayton Daily News The national conversation that has accompanied the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed teen has a special urgency in Ohio … [...]

Former Md. cop charged in illegal gun sale

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in POLICE

SALISBURY, Md. — A former Ocean City police officer and candidate for Worcester County Sheriff has been charged with illegally selling an AK-47. Maryland State Police say David Catrino also provided … [...]

Man dies in Md. police custody after resisting arrest

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carrie Wells and Justin Fenton The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A man died while in police custody after a struggle with officers during a traffic stop Thursday night in Northeast Baltimore, officials … [...]

Police: 4 men held captive in “deplorable” Texas home

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HOUSTON — Houston police say four elderly men have been found in a home where they were being held captive in “deplorable” conditions. Police Sgt. Steven Murdock says a … [...]

Chess game ends in 8 hour standoff with Wash. police

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times BELLEVUE, Wash. — A chess match between neighbors turned into an eight-hour police standoff after a Bellevue man pulled a gun on his opponent early Thursday … [...]

Chess game ends in 8-hour standoff with Wash. police

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times BELLEVUE, Wash. — A chess match between neighbors turned into an eight-hour police standoff after a Bellevue man pulled a gun on his opponent early Thursday … [...]

Man adorned with hubcaps, drumsticks pulled over on office chair

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By John de Leon The Seattle Times A 29-year-old man earned himself a mental-health evaluation after police spotted him early this morning rolling down a Capitol Hill street in an office chair while wearing … [...]

Fla. police still hunting killer after 10 years

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephen Thompson Tampa Tribune, Fla. CLEARWATER — Ten years ago today, Isidro Perez and two roommates came home after working their construction jobs to find Isidro’s girlfriend and her 2-year-old … [...]

FBI: Don’t return gun to George Zimmerman

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rene Stutzman Orlando Sentinel SANFORD, Fla. — Following a request from the FBI, the Sanford Police Department reported Thursday that it has halted its plan to return George Zimmerman’s gun … [...]

Police photog releases gritty Boston bomber photos

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — A police photographer, furious with a Rolling Stone cover photo he believes glamorizes the surviving Boston Marathon suspect, released gritty images Thursday from the day … [...]

Police photog releases Boston bomber photos, faces hearing

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — A state police sergeant who released striking photos of the capture of the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings faces a hearing to determine if he will be suspended … [...]

New Ford system warns police of approaching pedestrians

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dee-Ann Durbin Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich. — Police could soon be getting some extra backup — from their cars. Ford Motor Co. has a new surveillance system for police cars that automatically … [...]

Training for workplace shootings evolves

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tina Susman Los Angeles Times CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gunfire echoed through the building as office workers pushed a heavy table across the doorway and turned out the lights. They flattened themselves … [...]

NJ court: Warrants needed for cellphone tracking

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Plotter Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Police in New Jersey will soon have to get warrants if they want to track suspects using cellphone data, the state’s Supreme Court ruled in a decision … [...]

DNA links Boston Strangler suspect to last victim

Posted on July 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Authorities say DNA tests on the remains of a man who once claimed to be the Boston Strangler confirm he killed the woman believed to be the serial killer’s last victim … [...]

Police bypassed trunk in missing Wis. boy case

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — Police on Thursday expressed regret that investigators taking part in an exhaustive all-day search amid blistering heat did not force open the trunk of a car where a missing western Wisconsin toddler was later [...]

6 Colombians charged in killing of US drug agent

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Six Colombian nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for the kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. A seventh Colombian was charged with trying to destroy evidence in the case. [...]

Photos of the Week for July 19, 2013

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

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Ind. police, firefighter softball game honors fallen

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rachel Martin Indiana News Center FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The 40th Annual Police and Firefighter Softball game was held at The Turners Wednesday evening. It’s a commemorative game held in honor of a fallen firefighter Michael Rager, and fallen [...]

Federal court ruling favors anti-terror law

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK — A federal appeals court in Manhattan has revived enforcement of a law that permits the indefinite detention of people suspected of supporting terrorists, saying a lower court mistakenly ruled for plaintiffs who [...]

N.M. officer sues PD over mental hospital stay

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Terrell The Santa Fe New Mexican SANTA FE, N.M. — Brian Schamber is a Los Alamos police officer who suffers from bipolar disorder. Last December, his commanders forced him to go to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute [...]

4 pedestrians killed in drag race, suspects arrested

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Two men face third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a crash that killed a mother and three young sons crossing a 12-lane highway plagued by pedestrian deaths, police said. A fourth son was injured. [...]

Lunch box leads Fla. detectives to rape suspect, victim

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica De Leon The Bradenton Herald MANATEE, Fla. — Detectives have arrested a suspect in the kidnapping and rape of a 5-year-old Bradenton girl with the help of a discarded lunch box. Dominick Jerome Hawkins, 36, was arrested and [...]

Authorities: Potential Bulger witness found dead

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — A man who was on the witness list for the racketeering trial of reputed mobster James “Whitey” Bulger and had been a vocal critic of the reputed gangster was found dead, authorities said Thursday. The body [...]

Police rescue 81 kidnapped migrants on Texas border

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal and state police have rescued 81 migrants who had apparently been kidnapped and held in a house on the border with Texas. Tamaulipas state authorities said in a statement Wednesday that 39 migrants [...]

Wash. man fired gun, says ‘Biden told me to’

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Washington state man who fired a shotgun in the air to chase away car prowlers says he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden. Jeffrey Barton, of Vancouver, pleaded not guilty Wednesday [...]

Hit-and-run drivers pose serious challenge in Fla.

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Alcantara The Palm Beach Post PALM BEACH CTY., Fla. — Joseph Vinsky remembers the anxiety that filled him as his voice mail played urgent messages from his parents and — more troubling — the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s [...]

Man breaking into adult video store pepper sprayed twice

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Louis C. Hochman NJ.com PARSIPPANT, N.J. — Police say that even after they used pepper spray twice on a person who was trying to break into an adult video store, and even after they handcuffed him, he continued to [...]

US, Puerto Rico sign deal to reform police agency

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Danica Coto Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pledged $10 million on Wednesday to the Puerto Rican government as it finalized a deal to reform the U.S. territory’s police agency, which has long [...]

Off-duty Ariz. cop fired for pointing gun at clerk

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson, Ariz., police officer has been fired after authorities say he pulled a gun on a gas station attendant while off duty and apparently intoxicated. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department notified Tucson police that [...]

AG Holder: ‘Stand your ground’ law dangerous, unnecessary

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost and Mike Schneider Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense “sow dangerous conflict” and need to be reassessed, Attorney General Eric [...]

2 fired, 2 resign in Fla. police sex scandal

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Danielle Paquette Tampa Bay Times LAKELAND, Fla. — The police department sex scandal that landed Lakeland in national headlines has now claimed the jobs of four veteran officers implicated in the case, with two getting fired and two resigning [...]

License plate scanners face opposition

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong. Using automated scanners, law [...]

DA: Price dispute sparked SF jewelry store killings

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Collins Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A man charged with the gruesome deaths of two jewelry store clerks and critically wounding the shop owner believed he had overpaid by about $300, prosecutors said in revealing a possible motive [...]

NM Ex-police officer acquitted of wife’s murder

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Russell Contreras Associated Press BERNALILLO, N.M. — The monthlong criminal trial and all its salacious stories of law officer affairs and a blundering investigation are over, but a civil trial looms for a former Albuquerque policeman acquitted of killing [...]

Stubborn store owner, 96, refuses armed robber

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MARSHFIELD, Wis. — A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Marshfield would be an easy target for his crime. But, he was so wrong. Margaretta Wolf has owned the store bearing [...]

Packs of teens swarm Hollywood, rob people

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Packs of young people rampaged through Hollywood, knocked down people and stole cellphones and other items before a police sweep halted the marauding and arrested a dozen people, police said Wednesday. Calls began coming in [...]

Ariz. sheriff: Man arrested was deported 11 times

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FLORENCE, Ariz. — Authorities along the Arizona border say a man accused of driving a car carrying 220 pounds of marijuana had been deported to Mexico 11 times. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says 21year-old Daniel Jupa-Fino was [...]

Judge overturns sex offender’s registration extension

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Fry The Topeka Capital-Journal TOPEKA, Kansas — Citing the U.S. Constitution forbidding more punishment for a crime already resolved, a Shawnee County District Court judge has ordered two law enforcement agencies to terminate a man’s additional 15-year offender [...]

A simple recipe for successful crowd-control efforts

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Do the officers at your agency have the proper training, equipment, and attitude to successfully deal with potentially-violent crowd-control scenarios? Has your department established strong partnerships with neighboring agencies, the media, and local elected officials? Has your agency done the [...]

LAPD fights back against violent protesters

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

​Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Disturbances spiraling out of Los Angeles street protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will not be allowed to continue, city leaders vowed Tuesday after a spate [...]

LAPD fights back against violent protesters

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

​Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Disturbances spiraling out of Los Angeles street protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will not be allowed to continue, city leaders vowed Tuesday after a spate [...]

Officer revives Maine man waiting for ambulance

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Trotter Bangor Daily News, Maine ELLSWORTH, Maine — A local police officer is being credited with saving the life of a local man Monday after the man went into cardiac arrest. Officer Gil Jameson, a 29-year veteran with [...]

Officer revives Maine man waiting for ambulance

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Trotter Bangor Daily News, Maine ELLSWORTH, Maine — A local police officer is being credited with saving the life of a local man Monday after the man went into cardiac arrest. Officer Gil Jameson, a 29-year veteran with [...]

Md. police department gets third chief in a year

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrea F. Siegel and Pamela Wood The Baltimore Sun ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. — Saying he wants to build trust both with police officers and county residents, Kevin Davis was sworn in Tuesday morning as Anne Arundel County’s third police [...]

Grant will fund study of police crisis intervention teams

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Newswise.com CHICAGO — A $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to researchers in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work will fund a study of the effectiveness of a pol… [...]

Detroit IA unit investigating arrest of photographer

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Schaefer and Gina Damron Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Detroit police and the department’s internal affairs officers have launched investigations following the arrest of a Free Press photographer who was filming a police action on a public street [...]

Calif. police save severely ill pit bull

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CULVER CITY, Calif. — Culver City police responded to a call of a drunk driver who had a severely ill dog in the trunk of his car. The driver took the dog out of his vehicle and [...]

Missing Mo. woman found dead in unmarked squad car

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Currier and Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch BRECKENRIDGE HILLS, Mo. — A woman was found dead Monday inside an unmarked Breckenridge Hills police car, authorities say. Police identified the woman as Leslie Wehmer, 41, of the 9500 [...]

Man with suspended license hits cop while texting

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

WUSA9.com MANASSAS, Va. — Manassas City Police have charged a Herndon man for hitting a police officer with his car on Saturday morning. They say the driver was texting while driving and also was driving on a suspended license before [...]

Leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel captured, won’t quell violence

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Michael Weissenstein and Olga R. Rodriguez Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The capture of the notoriously brutal Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales represents a serious blow to Mexico’s most feared drug cartel, but experts cautioned that taking down the [...]

Leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel captured

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Michael Weissenstein and Olga R. Rodriguez Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The capture of the notoriously brutal Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales represents a serious blow to Mexico’s most feared drug cartel, but experts cautioned that taking down the [...]

Boy, 6, tries stealing Pa. cop’s gun, biting him

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Liz Navratil Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — A 6-year-old boy who police stopped for trying to steal bicycles with some friends attempted to take an officer’s gun and then bit him, police said. According to a police report, Officer Paul [...]

Wis. man who killed 3 daughters gets life in prison

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Fortliti Associated Press HUDSON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man who killed his three daughters last year in an act of revenge against his ex-wife was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no chance of parole. Aaron Schaffhausen, [...]

Crowd protests Ark. officer-involved shooting

Posted on July 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeannie Nuss Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Dozens of people took to streets in Little Rock on Monday to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man who allegedly fled from officers — an outpouring of anger [...]

Texas grant to fund new computers, cameras in squads

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Austin Daily Herald AUSTIN, Texas — Thanks to a recent budget reshuffling and a $95,000 grant from the state, the Austin Police Department will be able to buy more equipment for its squad cars. Police recently petitioned the Austin City [...]

Senator pushes for NYPD’s Kelly to lead DHS

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Geoff Earle The New York Post WASHINGTON — Janet Napolitano is leaving her job as head of Homeland Security, and Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing President Obama to replace her with NYPD boss Ray Kelly. Napolitano, the former Arizona [...]

Kan. chief made call to ‘take out’ standoff suspect

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tim Potter and Stan Finger The Wichita Eagle WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams on Monday described efforts to subdue a suspect who prompted a long standoff at an apartment complex last week and said he eventually [...]

Texas cop killed, second cop wounded after shootout

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tristan Hallman The Dallas Morning News via The Associated Press KILLEEN, Texas — A police officer is dead and another is wounded after a shootout at a Central Texas apartment complex with a man armed with a military-style assault [...]

Mich. cop delivers baby during traffic stop

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Jesse Detroit Free Press WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. — Heading home late Saturday along Michigan Avenue in Westland, Wayne County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Glatfelter noticed an SUV jumping through a red light and then running several more. Five minutes [...]

ICE arrests 255 people in child exploitation cases

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has arrested 255 people in an international child exploitation investigation. ICE officials say they also identified 61 child victims in the five-week operation that ended … [...]

2 NY squads struck by fleeing suspect, 1 officer in serious condition

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carolyn P. Smith Belleville News-Democrat BROOKYLN — Two Brooklyn police cars were struck, one head-on, by a fleeing suspect about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Both officers, who were in separate cars, avoided life-threatening injuries, police said. St. Clair County State’s [...]

Off-duty officer and suspect wounded in drug bust

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An off-duty deputy and a suspect were injured in a shooting during a drug bust at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Fredericksburg Road early Sunday. The [...]

DOJ to review Zimmerman civil rights case

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost and Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON — Calls for the Justice Department to look into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin reverberated as soon as George Zimmerman was acquitted of state charges in a Florida courtroom, but [...]

NY rabbi accused of impersonating cop

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Fitzgerald Associated Press MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Some drivers in the suburbs north of New York City were startled when they saw a man waving his arms, honking his horn and flashing a silver badge in a frantic effort [...]

Calif. police battle with Zimmerman protesters

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland blocked traffic and clashed with police in a day of protests in California against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Several people were [...]

Pa. teen hailed as hero after spotting child abductor

Posted on July 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Nephin Lancaster Online LANCASTER TWP., Pa. — Temar Boggs had a feeling he’d find the 5-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday in Lancaster Township. He was right. Boggs, a McCaskey freshman who lives in Gable Park Woods, had [...]

SF BART police investigate porn video shot on train

Posted on July 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ellen Huet San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — BART police are investigating an amateur pornographic video shot on a moving BART train that came to their attention Thursday, authorities said. The cell phone video shows a “partially disrobed” couple [...]

Missouri law adds job security for police chiefs

Posted on July 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Glenn E. Rice The Kansas City Star RAY COUNTY, Mis. — If a new requirement for Missouri municipalities to establish procedures to remove police chiefs had been in place three years ago, it might have saved Troy Sims’ job [...]

Police: Robbery not motive in SF store killings

Posted on July 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Collins Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A bloodied gunman suspected of killing two women and seriously wounding a man inside a jewelry store at a popular shopping center had visited the store at least once before, and investigators [...]

Safety a concern amid nationwide Zimmerman protests

Posted on July 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mike Schnieder and Kyle Hightower Associated Press SANFORD, Florida — George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man after a jury cleared the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed [...]

Jurors: Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

Posted on July 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower Associated Press SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. [...]

Dog owner files claim against Hawthorne police

Posted on July 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Angie Crouch NBC Los Angeles HAWTHORNE, Calif. — The viral video of a Hawthorne police officer shooting and killing a dog during its owner’s arrest on June 30 continues to spark outrage and mistrust of the department. On Thursday, [...]

Hundreds of new charges filed in for Cleveland kidnapper

Posted on July 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The litany of charges against a Cleveland man outline in numbing detail the crimes his victims allegedly suffered over 10 years of imprisonment: August 2002, kidnapping. September 2004, kidnapping. November 2006, aggravated [...]

Police arrest 12-year-old Mich. bank robber

Posted on July 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for breaking into a suburban Detroit bank after riding his bike there in the middle of the night. Southfield police spokesman Lt. Nick Loussia tells The Associated Press that [...]

Police arrest 12-year-old Mich. bank robber

Posted on July 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for breaking into a suburban Detroit bank after riding his bike there in the middle of the night. Southfield police spokesman Lt. Nick Loussia tells The Associated Press that [...]

Mass. K-9 tracks down 2 suspects in 2 hours

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jo-Anne MacKenzie The Eagle-Tribune SALEM, Mass. — Trigger, 2; suspects, 0. One of the Salem Police Department’s two K-9s is credited with helping capture two suspects within two hours — one in Salem, the other in Pelham. “Any time [...]

Wife of stabbed NYPD cop joins police force

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Candace Amos and Daniel Prendergast The New York Post NEW YORK — For most of the NYPD’s new cadets, the dangers of police work are something they will learn in time. For Dina Loor, it’s all too real. Probationary [...]

2 dead, manhunt for gunman in San Francisco shop

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SAN FRANCISCO — A gunman opened fire Friday, killing two bystanders at the San Francisco GiftCenter & JewelryMart and exchanging gunfire with police as officers responded to a trouble call. According to KTVU, the alleged gu… [...]

2 dead, gunman in custody in SF shop shooting

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SAN FRANCISCO — A gunman opened fire Friday, killing two bystanders at the San Francisco GiftCenter & JewelryMart and exchanging gunfire with police as officers responded to a trouble call. According to KTVU, the alleged gu… [...]

Ga. officer shot, police offer reward for gunman

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Marcus K. Garner and John Spink The Atlanta Journal-Constitution COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A $5,000 reward is now being offered for help in capturing a man who shot a Cobb County policeman early Friday morning, authorities said. More than [...]

JAG grant provides Ala. police with equipment upgrades

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Drew Taylor OANOW.com LEE COUNTY, Ala. – The law enforcement agencies across Lee County are a little better off now, thanks to a federal grant. The Lee County Commission recently approved the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to distribute $26… [...]

Explosive detection K-9 given to Mass. city

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ken Koczwara MassLive.com WORCESTER — The Worcester police department will receive the funding for an explosive detection dog. According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council voted 11-2 … [...]

Photos of the Week for July 12, 2013

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

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32-hour Kan. standoff takes toll on police, residents

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rick Plumlee and Raymond Howze The Wichita Eagle WICHITA, Kan. — Any standoff with police brings stress. Prolonged standoffs such as the one that lasted nearly 32 hours at a south-side apartment complex before it ended Thursday night when [...]

Homeland Security secretary announces resignation

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the era after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on [...]

NJ girl, 5, dials 911 to save choking mom

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — A quick-thinking 5-year-old New Jersey girl calmly dialed 911 when her mother began choking on a chip. But she thought it was her father who would be saving the day. “Daddy, mommy’s choking,” Chloe Olson [...]

Seattle police arrest man crashing kid’s pizza party

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SEATTLE — Seattle police say they arrested a man who crashed an 8-year-old child’s party, ate several pieces of pizza and took two balloon animals. Parents told police they asked the 28-year-old man to leave after he joined [...]

Death of Ariz. serial killer ruled a suicide

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FLORENCE, Ariz. — The death of a convicted Arizona serial killer whose body was discovered last month in an isolation cell was ruled a suicide Thursday by a medical examiner who said the gunman who once terrorized Phoenix [...]

Be the firefly: Fighting with a flashlight

Posted on July 12, 2013 by in POLICE

I read something, somewhere, at some point, that made me scratch my head then and still does to this day. It said that if you are searching a house, turn on all the lights. That way, you take away the [...]

Fla. police chief loses tip of her shooting finger

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ray Reyes Tampa Tribune, Fla. TAMPA — Police Chief Jane Castor lost the tip of a finger during a boating incident and has spent the last month downplaying what happened. She even finds some humor in it. The injury, [...]

Undercover agents open barbershop to catch gun sellers in Detroit

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin Dietz ClickonDetroit.com DETROIT — Federal investigators bought a Detroit barbershop, hired a barber and opened for business, all as part of an undercover sting operation. Within days, dozens of customers started showing up at the shop, opting to [...]

Mass. PD receives grant to launch K-9 program

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Community Advocate MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – The Marlborough Police Department has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Stanton Foundation that will help launch the city’s first K-9 program. “As we discussed during the [fiscal year 2014] b… [...]

Second video of squad theft shows cop barely dodge car

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff RIVERDALE, Utah — Police released footage from in and outside of a squad that was stolen by a suspect who was cuffed in the back seat but managed to slip out of the hand cuffs and drive [...]

Skinny dipper distracts former cop as home is robbed

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

WKRN-TV CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — A woman distracted a man by skinny dipping in his pool while her husband burglarized the man’s home. The 54-year-old victim told police he was approached by the couple, who live nearby, and the 30-something-year-old woman [...]

Report: 51 police LODDs in first half of 2013

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff 51 officers have been killed in the line of duty this year, according to a report from The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund — a 9 percent increase from the first half of 2012. Traffic-related accidents [...]

Fla. police urge peace after Zimmerman verdict with PSA

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jerriann Sullivan Orlando Sentinel BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies from South Florida have released a public-service announcement urging possible protesters to remain peaceful after the jury decides whether George Zimmerman is guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of [...]

Burglary victim finds thief’s phone, calls his mom

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

ABC News SEATTLE — After a Seattle woman learned that her car had been ransacked and items were missing, she decided that calling the alleged thief’s mother would be a better option than calling police. Catching the thief wasn’t enoug… [...]

Minn. officer thrown from horse, injured during training exercise

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Walsh Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis police officer who was thrown from her horse during a routine training exercise Wednesday afternoon will be kept overnight at a hospital, authorities said. The officer was bucked from her [...]

Suspect attacks S.C. deputy, damages squad

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

The Island Packet BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. — An irate Bluffton man kicked a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Saturday, causing about $400 in damages before lunging at an officer, according to a crime report released Tuesday. Deputies were called [...]

Major development in Boston Strangler case

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bridget Murphy Associated Press BOSTON — A Massachusetts prosecutor says advances in DNA technology have allowed investigators to link longtime suspect Albert DeSalvo to the last of the 1960s slayings attributed to the Boston Strangler. Suffolk District Attorney Daniel [...]

Philly mob underboss gets over 15 years in prison

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The underboss of the Philadelphia mob has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for racketeering. The sentence for 62-year-old Joseph “Mousie” Massimino was issued Thursday. A day earlier, Massimino told [...]

5 sue Milwaukee police for illegal strip searches

Posted on July 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Five men are suing the city of Milwaukee over strip searches that led to criminal charges against four officers. Two federal lawsuits were filed Wednesday against the city, police chief and several officers. The suits seek [...]

Man pretending to have gun arrested at Texas theater

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rashi Vats KBTX.com BRYAN, Texas — Witnesses are describing a tense situation at a local movie theater that led to the arrest of a man accused of making a gun hand gesture. Dozens of movie-goers watching a showing of [...]

Gun activist investigated for video arrested on drug, weapons charges

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Doug Stanglin USA Today Virginia — Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh, who was shown in a video illegally loading a shotgun in downtown Washington on July 4th in a self-described act of civil disobedience, has been arrested at his [...]

City besieged by protests over video of police shooting dog

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Mai-Duc Los Angeles Times HAWTHORNE, Calif. — The city of Hawthorne has been besieged by protests since a video emerged of a police officer shooting a Rottweiler. The city was forced to cancel its City Council meeting Tuesday [...]

Idaho cop driving wrong way on urgent call hits SUV

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Terhune The Idaho Statesman BOISE — A police officer who struck an SUV with a patrol car Tuesday morning after turning the wrong way down a one-way street was responding to an urgent call for help from another [...]

Arrest made in Ga. officer’s death who was shot at home

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution EAST POINT, Ga. — She wasn’t just good at her job. Cpl. Crystal Adele Parker was the type of police officer her chief wanted training new East Point officers. Her devotion to her job [...]

Roommate arrested in Ga. officer’s death

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution EAST POINT, Ga. — She wasn’t just good at her job. Cpl. Crystal Adele Parker was the type of police officer her chief wanted training new East Point officers. Her devotion to her job [...]

Colo. sheriffs seek to stop gun magazine law

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ivan Moreno Associated Press DENVER — Colorado sheriffs trying to stop new state ammunition magazine limits go before a federal judge Wednesday to argue that the law, passed in the wake of mass shootings, is too vague to enforce. [...]

Former NM cop’s murder trial packed with scandal

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Russell Contreras Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s a murder trial involving nearly a half-dozen mistresses, a botched investigation at a troubled police department and a missing pickup truck at the heart of the case. After a month of [...]

Fla. police officers entangled in sex scandal

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tamara Lush Associated Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities are investigating a widespread sex scandal involving nearly a dozen police officers in one Florida city after a civilian crime analyst detailed trysts with the men in police and fire stations, [...]

First digital currency seizure leads to questions

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Glenn Smith The Post and Courier CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Charleston man caught up in online buzz over his alleged ties to the first-ever law enforcement seizure of digital bitcoins is offering to cooperate with authorities in an effort [...]

3 arrested in fatal hit-and run of NOPD cop

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Helen Freund NOLA.com NEW ORLEANS — Three men have been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run of an off-duty police officer early Sunday morning, police said. According to court documents, 25-year-old Justin McKey turned himself in to authorities … [...]

3 arrested in fatal hit-and run of NOPD cop

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Helen Freund NOLA.com NEW ORLEANS — Three men have been arrested in the fatal hit-and-run of an off-duty police officer early Sunday morning, police said. According to court documents, 25-year-old Justin McKey turned himself in to authorities … [...]

Concealed carry legal in Ill. after lawmakers override veto

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin McDermott St. Louis Post-Dispatch SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate has joined the House in overriding Quinn’s amendatory veto, on a 41-17 vote. Concealed-carry is now the law of Illinois — though it will be months before any [...]

Ga. ‘Officer of the Year’ murdered in her home

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press EAST POINT, Ga. — Authorities say a suburban Atlanta police officer who was found dead in her house was killed by a gunshot wound to her head. Fulton County Medical Examiner’s officials said Tuesday that the death of [...]

Thousands of Calif. inmates on hunger strike

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 30,000 of the 133,000 inmates in California prisons have refused at least one meal in support of inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, corrections officials said [...]

Justice Dept: Miami PD used excessive force in shootings

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Curt Anderson Associated Press MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department has found for the second time in a decade that the Miami Police Department engaged in a pattern of excessive use of force in shootings of suspects, including seven [...]

Miss. fire chief killed in collision with officer

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Livingston The Meridian Star, Miss. MERIDIAN, Miss. — The death of a volunteer fire department chief has rocked Newton County. Mickey L. Yates, 47, of Decatur and the fire chief at Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department, died Saturday night [...]

Domestic disturbance call actually man passing gas, girlfriend yelling

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS Detroit CLAWSON, Mich. — Police are shaking their heads after a suspected domestic violence call turned out to be something else entirely. Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson says a woman dialed 911 when she heard what sounded like a [...]

Calif. police release second video of dog shooting

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Hawthorne police have released a second video of the incident in which an officer fatally shot a man’s Rottweiler as it lunged at the officers arresting it’s owner. Police believe this angle of the [...]

Texas officer killed helping accident victims on roadside

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sean Batura Kerrville Daily Times, Texas PASADENA, Texas — Two off-duty Pasadena police officers were traveling through the Hill Country Friday night on their way home from a hunting trip when one was killed and the other was severely [...]

NM police fatally shoot crazed, knife-wielding man

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeff Proctor Albuquerque Journal, N.M. ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque police officers fired nine shots from close range at a knife-wielding Vietnam veteran who had been living for years with mental illness during a rapidly unfolding incident outside a convenience store [...]

Fugitive caught after tweeting “Catch me if you can”

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN DIEGO — “Catch me if you can.” San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Wanda Podgurski sent that taunting tweet after skipping trial in January while facing charges of insurance of fraud. But then authorities did [...]

Death penalty for Boston bomber faces obstacles

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON — If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle in a state that hasn’t seen an execution in [...]

Breaking the ‘kid with a gun’ cycle in Philly

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Barbara Laker The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Michael Lockhart was 12 years old when he stood stoically over the open gray coffin. He looked down at the body of his father, his namesake, known on the streets of West [...]

Cop without protection among rescuers of plane crash victims

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lee Romney, Kate Mather and Victoria Kim Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — Emergency personnel — several close to tears — shared tales Monday of their race to save passengers and crew from the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines [...]

Video of Tenn. DUI checkpoint confrontation goes viral

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. — A video taken from the inside of a man’s vehicle when he is pulled over at a DUI checkpoint on July 4 has gone viral — and has people arguing over what rights [...]

Video released of cop striking teen following acquittal of charges

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Mann St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — A controversial video that shows a St. Louis police officer striking a teenage suspect has been released publicly, following the former officer’s acquittal on a misdemeanor assault charge last week. Circuit [...]

Okla. cop fired for urination ticket speaks out

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PIEDMONT, Okla. — An officer, who was fired in November for issuing a citation to a woman whose 3-year-old son urinated in her front yard, is fighting for his job back and telling his side of the [...]

Mass. police describe take-down of Boston bombers

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Reuven Fenton and Laura Italiano The New York Post BOSTON — The Boston Marathon bombers were hell-bound for New York City, carrying enough firearms and bombs to kill scores of innocents — until eight small-town cops stood bravely in [...]

Mass. police describe takedown of Boston bombers

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Reuven Fenton and Laura Italiano The New York Post BOSTON — The Boston Marathon bombers were hell-bound for New York City, carrying enough firearms and bombs to kill scores of innocents — until eight small-town cops stood bravely in [...]

NYPD rookie shot by sniper leaves hospital

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Celona and Erin Calabrese The New York Post NEW YORK — An NYPD rookie who took a bullet in a leg was released from the hospital yesterday as three young men were questioned in the shooting, police sources [...]

Opinions vary for Okla. cops on dash, body cameras

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rhett Morgan Tulsa World, Okla. TULSA, Okla. — Whether mounted inside a car or attached to a uniform, police video cameras are taking images at an unprecedented rate. In 2009, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper’s dash cam caught portions [...]

Ex-FBI chief discusses risk of cyber terror

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Shawn Pogatchnik Associated Press DUBLIN — United States intelligence officials must do a better job analyzing the mountains of global internet, telephone and financial data they already collect to thwart the cyber terrorists of tomorrow, according to former FBI [...]

9 dead, dozens wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two young boys shot in different parks. Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that such [...]

Cops: Vandalism suspect wore Spider-Man undies

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CINCINNATI — Authorities in Cincinnati have arrested a man who they say was vandalizing a high school while wearing only Spider-Man underwear. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it happened early Sunday when a suspect used rocks to break [...]

Sheriffs under fire over gun control

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Knapp The Post & Courier CHARLESTON, S.C. — When Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon talks about the right to bear firearms, he doesn t just talk about citizens defending themselves against home invaders, carjackers, robbers and murderers. He [...]

Off-duty New Orleans cop killed in hit-and-run

Posted on July 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer was killed by a weaving motorist while he checked on a driver who he had a minor collision with moments before. Officer Rodney Thomas pulled over around 1 a.m. [...]

Federal lawsuit claims police violated 3rd amendment

Posted on July 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Francis McCabe Las Vegas Review-Journal HENDERSON, Nev. — Members of the Mitchell family said they had done nothing wrong when Henderson police broke into their two homes without warrants, according to a federal lawsuit. The family on July 10,… [...]

NY firefighter mugged off-duty cop, tried stealing gun

Posted on July 7, 2013 by in POLICE

UPI QUEENS — A New York firefighter has been charged with mugging a police officer in a drunken brawl outside a restaurant. Angel Valerio, 30, was arrested Friday, the New York Post reported. The charges include robbery, assault and attempted [...]

Brazilian referee beheaded for stabbing soccer player

Posted on July 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Daily Star Sunday MARANHAO, Brazil — Crazed fans beheaded a football referee — then placed his head on a stake in the middle of the pitch. Trouble flared at the game in Maranhao, Brazil, when referee Otavio Jordao da Silva, [...]

W.Va. suspect killed, 2 officers wounded

Posted on July 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va. — An 84-year-old West Virginia man who shot and injured two deputies was killed by police Saturday after he emerged from his barricaded house with a weapon, police said. The death of John Evans outside his [...]

Bail set at $2M for man with explosives at U. of Wash.

Posted on July 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Donna Gordon Blankinship Associated Press SEATTLE — A Nevada man is being held on $2 million bail after his arrest near the University of Washington, in a truck containing anti-government propaganda, multiple weapons and maps to three Seattle … [...]

NFL’s Wes Brown charged with assaulting officer

Posted on July 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland running back Wes Brown is a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore and was arrested this week after allegedly assaulting a police officer who tried to question him about it, [...]

College football player charged with assaulting officer

Posted on July 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland running back Wes Brown is a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore and was arrested this week after allegedly assaulting a police officer who tried to question him about it, [...]

Sheriff: Escaped inmate fatally shot in Montana

Posted on July 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matthew Brown Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — A Yellowstone County deputy shot and killed a man who escaped from Montana State Prison following a Friday standoff at an intersection in front of a Billings shopping center, the county sheriff [...]

Boy dressed as Batman robs fair, turns self in

Posted on July 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PUEBLO, Colo. — A 16-year-old boy wearing a Batman shirt and mask broke into a building at the Colorado State Fair, then turned himself in to police after seeing his likeness on the news. The Pueblo Chieftain reported [...]

Police investigate gun activist’s armed park video

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Ferguson RawStory.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Park Police and Washington, D.C. Police are investigating a video posted by gun rights activist Adam Kokesh in which the former U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran is seen loading shells into a [...]

Pa. town secures funds for mobile command vehicle

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom De Martini Upper Macungie Patch UPPER MACUNGIE TWNSHP, Pa. — Upper Macungie Township has secured a $15,000 grant from the Lehigh County Revitalization Grant Program, which marks the first monies obtained in the quest to purchase a mobile [...]

Potbellied Thai police officers sent to boot camp

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK — On a break from fighting crimes and handling traffic jams, potbellied policemen in Bangkok are combatting another enemy: obesity. While not much can be done about the clogged roads, an effort is under [...]

Owner of dog killed by police calls for threats to stop

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff HAWTHORNE, Calif. — The man who was arrested for blaring his music while police were surrounding the home of an armed robber stated at a press conference that the threats against the officers, who were forced to [...]

Photos of the Week for July 5, 2013

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

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Fla. woman arrested for battery after kissing cop’s nose

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

The Bradenton Herald MANATEE, Fla. — A 62-year-old Bradenton woman discovered at 9:15 p.m. Saturday that kissing a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant on the nose can result in an arrest. Peggy Hill, who lives in the 1100 block of [...]

Video shows suspect stealing Utah squad car

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bubba Brown Standard-Examiner RIVERDALE, Utah — Police have released the dash-cam footage of the man who wriggled out of his cuffs in the back seat of a police cruiser, maneuvered into the front seat, stole the car and led [...]

3 Calif. officers in dog shooting video go off street duty

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Three police officers have been pulled from street duty for their safety in Southern California after a widely circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats. Hawthorne police spokesman [...]

Police: Heavily armed man arrested in Seattle

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SEATTLE — Police in Seattle are investigating a Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapons, body armor and suspected explosive devices. University of Washington police chief John Vinson said [...]

Man with bombs, body armor arrested near U. of Wash.

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SEATTLE — Police in Seattle are investigating a Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapons, body armor and suspected explosive devices. University of Washington police chief John Vinson said [...]

Police to interview Okla. dad who ran over son, 8

Posted on July 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press EDMOND, Okla. — Police in a central Oklahoma city say they plan to interview the father who accidentally ran over and killed his 8-year-old son during a Fourth of July parade. Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said officers [...]

Pa. officer killed in 2-vehicle crash

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MUNCY, Pa. — A Penn. State Trooper was killed Monday afternoon when his Crown Vic lost control in the rain and collided with another vehicle. Sgt. John C. LaRose, 50, was on his way home at the [...]

NY corrections officer guilty of affair, having baby with cop killer

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK — A former jail guard pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges she had sex behind bars with an inmate convicted of gunning down two police officers in cold blood — a man her lawyer [...]

NY jail guard guilty of affair, having baby with cop killer

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK — A former jail guard pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges she had sex behind bars with an inmate convicted of gunning down two police officers in cold blood — a man her lawyer [...]

Drunk boy, 14, hits 4 cars fleeing Wash. police

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says an apparently intoxicated 14-year-old boy led a trooper on a short car chase before crashing into four vehicles. Trooper Keith Leary says the trooper noticed a 2009 Pontiac weaving and [...]

Audio: Rupert Murdoch slams police investigation

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jill Lawless Associated Press LONDON — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been recorded saying wrongdoing by his British newspapers was “next to nothing” and apparently acknowledging that his reporters paid police officers for information. In a tape published in [...]

Police: Tulsa homeowner hogties would-be burglar

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — Police in Tulsa say a homeowner captured a would-be burglar and left him hogtied in the front yard for officers. Police say the homeowner heard someone trying to break into his home at about 6 [...]

Cops: Evidence found in NFL suspect’s secret apartment

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jay Lindsay Associated Press WRENTHAM, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez’s home address was no secret after the media camped outside the massive house for days, and cameras caught him leaving, hands cuffed behind his back, when he was arrested for [...]

Police foil Canada Day pressure cooker bomb plot

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Levon Sevunts ​Deutsche Presse-Agentur VICTORIA, British Columbia — Canadian authorities charged two people Tuesday in an “al-Qaida-inspired” plot to bomb Canada Day celebrations at the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia. John Stewart Nuttall, 39, and Amanda Marie Korody, [...]

Grant will assist with Fla. PD’s public safety system

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kenneth Knight The Tampa Tribune TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. — A nearly $445,000 grant will take a major bite out the city’s bill to replace its public safety radio communications system. The FEMA grant will help pay for the $1.3 [...]

Report: Ind. cop in “in tears” gave gun to civilian to kill deer

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff RICHMOND, Ind. — A Richmond police officer is being investigated after a man reported an incident in which the cop allegedly handed his loaded service weapon to a civilian to kill a wounded deer after deciding he [...]

3 Tenn. cops fired for discussing killing colleagues

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lance Coleman The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The discovery of a recorded conversation in which three Pigeon Forge police officers allegedly discussed killing their day shift colleagues all began after a young woman complained that one [...]

Mass. police fatally shoot man in failed arrest attempt

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gary J. Remal Boston Herald ASHLAND, Mass. — The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is investigating after Ashland police yesterday shot and killed a man who they said had outstanding warrants and confronted cops with a shotgun when they tried [...]

Milwaukee cop sues TV station over report

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jesse Garza Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer shown on video taking money from a suspect in a promotion and news report by WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) is suing the station and its parent company, court records [...]

Dead man is focus of Fla. Deputy’s ’07 slaying

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ihosvani Rodriguez and Wayne K. Roustan Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE — After six years of chasing nearly 3,200 tips and leads in what is arguably South Florida’s most high-profile unsolved murder, investigators in the slaying of Broward Sheriff’s Sgt. [...]

2 off-duty Md. officers killed in plane crash

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carrie Wells and Justin George The Baltimore Sun OCEAN CITY, Md. — Two Ocean City police officers died after their small plane spiraled out of control and crashed into the water off 130th Street as weekend beachgoers and people [...]

2 off-duty Md. officers killed in plane crash

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carrie Wells and Justin George The Baltimore Sun OCEAN CITY, Md. — Two Ocean City police officers died after their small plane spiraled out of control and crashed into the water off 130th Street as weekend beachgoers and people [...]

Cleveland kidnapper of 3 competent for trial

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Coyne Associated Press CLEVELAND — A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo [...]

Stores see big losses from retail ‘booster’ thieves

Posted on July 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dave Larsen Dayton Daily News DAYTON, Ohio — Organized theft rings have found a new way to get quick cash for stolen merchandise by returning those items to retail stores for easily transferable gift cards, experts said. Local law [...]

Hundreds pay respects to slain Texas deputy

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Hanna Fort Worth Star-Telegram HICO, Texas — As he remembered the life of Hood County sheriff’s Sgt. Lance McLean, Granbury police chaplain John Knox recalled the time he was touched by the deputy’s compassion. Knox and Sgt. McLean [...]

Md. cop seriously injured in cruiser crash

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

The Aegis, Bel Air, Md. BALTIMORE — A Harford County sheriff’s deputy was injured when his patrol car crashed into a tractor trailer in Aberdeen on Monday morning, the Sheriff’s Office said. At approximately 5:15 a.m., Deputy First Class Chris [...]

First responders honored for role in Newtown response

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Melia Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — From the first call from inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, the severity of the attack was immediately clear to dispatcher Robert Nute. The person on the other end of the line was [...]

Federal grant funds cops’ body cameras, corrections’ security

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

WIBW.com TOPEKA, Kan. — The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Department of Corrections is splitting a $76,479 federal grant to improve security and technology. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justic Grant will be used primarily to focus on preventing and [...]

Bullets from drive-bys lead police to Wash. murderer

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Miletich and Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times EVERETT — The bullet that passed through 15-year-old Molly Conley on June 1 — instantly killing her as she walked with five friends on a Lake Stevens road — has yet [...]

False military story forces Ill. chief to resign

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Hinkel Chicago Tribune WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Waukegan’s police chief resigned from his post Monday at the mayor’s request after acknowledging he made false claims about his military career. He will remain with the department at a lower rank. [...]

Texas officer shot by cop killer released from hospital

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Miller Fort Worth Star-Telegram GRANBURY, Texas — The Granbury police officer wounded in a deadly shootout Friday was released from a Fort Worth hospital Monday and hopes he can attend the funeral today of a Hood County deputy [...]

Feds want $12.5M from sheriff’s dept. in racial bias case

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Federal officials who claim that authorities discriminated against black residents of public housing want Los Angeles County and two cities to pay the alleged victims $12.5 million. The payments would come from the Sheriff’s Department [...]

SF firefighter could face DUI, hit-and-run charges

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say DUI and hit-and-run charges may be filed against a San Francisco firefighter after a ladder truck he was driving plowed into a motorcyclist and left the scene. The San Francisco Chronicle says 43-year-old [...]

Robber caught beating mom on nanny cam pleads not guilty

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — The man charged in a northern New Jersey home invasion and beating that were captured on a nanny cam has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, robbery, burglary and child endangerment. Forty-two-year-old Shawn Custis was [...]

Top 5 police videos of June

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff In June, police on patrol came into contact with everything from false alarms to very real threats to flaring tempers. Tell us which videos make your top picks in the comments below, and be sure to keep [...]

Through-the-wall sensor technology a potential life-saver

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Becky Lewis Tech Beat Magazine All looks quiet at the suburban residence, no lights in the windows, no car in the driveway. The neighbors haven’t seen anyone come or go for several days. Unknown to the officers outside with [...]

Saving lives using social media (Part 1)

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jse Cse Lam Suicide is the leading cause of death by injury in the United States. In a modern world, police, nurses, social workers, and education professionals can save lives using social media tools, while at the same time [...]

Chicago police: Homicide, number of shootings fall

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago police say the city has seen a significant drop in the number of homicides and shootings during the first six months of 2013. The department said Monday that there have been 184 homicides this year, [...]

Police change their approach to help mentally ill

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Karen Dillon The Kansas City Star There on the side of the highway, sleeping, was a man Olathe police were familiar with because of his bizarre behavior. Police got to know him because he was dropping into strangers’ homes [...]

College student charged with felony after buying water

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Liana Bayne The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — State Alcoholic Beverage Control officials said Friday that they’re reviewing an incident in which agents arrested a University of Virginia student on felony charges after she attempted to flee [...]

Former police chief unveils social network for cops

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Fracescani Reuters.com Bill Bratton, the high-profile police commissioner who has run three of America’s largest police forces, is preparing to launch the first comprehensive social media network for police officers — a kind of Facebook for cops. The [...]

Texas cop dies of gunshot wound to head

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Hanna and Bill Miller Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH, Texas — A Hood County deputy died at a Fort Worth hospital Saturday, a day after he was shot during a Granbury disturbance call involving a man later killed [...]

Video released of cop killing man in deadly Walmart standoff

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bryan Dean The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Police Friday released 911 tapes and video surveillance showing a tense standoff that ended when an officer killed a suspect holding a knife to the throat of a 2-year-old [...]

Suspect behind international Id theft ring brought to US

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEWARK, New Jersey — Federal prosecutors say a Bulgarian national long sought for his alleged role in an international identify theft ring is now in U.S. custody. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Aleksi Kolarov had evaded capture unti… [...]

Police officer testifies in Zimmerman trial

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower Associated Press SANFORD, Fla. — Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are listening to an audio interview the neighborhood watch volunteer gave a Sanford police officer immediately after he fatally shot… [...]

New LE museum in NJ will include oral histories

Posted on July 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Darran Simon The Philadelphia Inquirer GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. — For two days in 1967, Glassboro police Capt. Philip J. Coppolino stood outside the Hollybush Mansion on the Rowan University campus, scanning the crowd, helping to provide security for the [...]

Cop killer fights death penalty while defense bill rises

Posted on June 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Convicted killer Ronell Wilson came from an impoverished background, but the spending for his legal defense has been lavish. The Justice Department, after learning that an appeals court threw out a death sentence for Wilson [...]

Police: 8 shot at Brooklyn party; 1 in critical condition

Posted on June 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Police say four women and four men have been shot at a party in Brooklyn, including one woman taken to a hospital in critical condition. Authorities say shots rang out at a party at a [...]

Cops: Woman arrested in thefts, NY Giant a victim

Posted on June 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — New York State Police say they’ve arrested a woman wanted for a string of high-end jewelry thefts in Florida and one of the victims was a New York Giants player. Police said Saturday that [...]

Ohio police department using fake drug checkpoints

Posted on June 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights know they’re not allowed to use checkpoints to search drivers and their cars for drugs. So they’re trying the next best thing: fake drug checkpoints. Police [...]

Texas cop in critical condition following deadly shootout

Posted on June 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Hanna and Bill Miller Fort Worth Star-Telegram GRANBURY — A shootout that left a Hood County sheriff’s deputy in critical condition and a Granbury police officer injured was triggered by the gunman confronting a girl he is accused [...]

Chicago prepares for new concealed carry gun law

Posted on June 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO — This city, where violent street gangs shoot it out dozens of times a week despite some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on guns, now faces a new challenge: Well-meaning citizens with the legal [...]

Robber in gruesome home video attack arrested

Posted on June 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities have arrested a man wanted in a New Jersey home invasion that left a mother beaten, an attack that was captured on a nanny cam. The Essex County prosecutor’s office said 42-year-old Shawn Custis [...]

DOJ: LA Sheriff’s Dept. unlawfully targeted blacks

Posted on June 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Risling Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s deputies in two desert cities northeast of Los Angeles unlawfully targeted blacks living in public housing, subjecting them to unnecessary stops and seizures and using unnecessary force even when people were [...]

Ohio town understaffed by police boycotts traffic cameras

Posted on June 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Sewell Associated Press ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio — This little village had a big problem. Each day, thousands of cars — sometimes as many as 18,000 — rolled along Elmwood Place’s streets, crossing the third-of-a-mile town to get to [...]

Fla. police rescue man lost for days in swamp

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Scott Butler The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville A 55-year-old St. Johns County man is alive after rescuers found him perched shivering on a stump in ankle- to knee-deep water in a swampy area of Flagler County after being lost about [...]

SWAT unit finds fugitive dead in Tucson standoff

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carmen Duarte The Arizona Daily Star TUSCON — A fugitive, who barricaded himself in an eastside apartment Thursday, was found dead by SWAT officers. The man described as “armed and dangerous,” shot himself, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson [...]

Officer wounded in shootout with murder suspect

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Three were injured in a shooting in Rochester Thursday afternoon, including an officer, a passing motorist and the suspected gunman. Sgt. Flamur Zenelovic pulled over Ralph Strong, who was wanted in a double h… [...]

Photos of the Week for June 28, 2013

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in POLICE

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LAPD chief criticizes officers’ conduct during deadly struggle

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Rubin Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was sharply critical of how several officers acted during an arrest last year in which a woman died during a prolonged struggle with police, department [...]

911 operator who failed to notify police of emergency failed before

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeannie Nuss Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Little Rock 911 operator who resigned after a woman died following a dispatching delay this year was fired from a previous dispatching job for “poor work performance,” according to documents [...]

Officials: Iowa man who killed 7 committed suicide

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FORT MADISON, Iowa — An Iowa man serving several life sentences in the 2001 slayings of his girlfriend, her five children and a former employer committed suicide in his prison cell, corrections officials announced Thursday. Adam Moss, 35, [...]

Ex-Patriot Hernandez denied bail in murder case

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, charged with murder for what prosecutors say was the execution-style killing of a friend near his house, was denied bail on Thursday. [...]

Feds: Boston suspect downloaded bomb instructions

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Lavoie and Tom Hays Associated Press BOSTON — Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev downloaded bomb-making instructions from an al-Qaida magazine, gathered online material on Islamic jihad and martyrdom, and later scrawled anti-American messages inside the boat where he [...]

Motorcycle cop recovering after struck by lightning

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Lindhardt Keys News KEY WEST, Fla. — Key West Police Department motorcycle patrolman Deglys Chavarria was struck by lightning while on on duty Wednesday morning, according to police and one eyewitness account. Chavarria, 27, was on his de… [...]

Spotlight: Sparta Municipal specializes in municipal lease financing for law enforcement

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Sparta Municipal Headquarters: New York, N.Y. Signature Product: Municipal Leasing Service Website: http://www.SpartaMunicipal.com/ Sparta Municipal recognized that as police departments work to serve their communities, they often require… [...]

Pa. cop shot man holding underwear, mistaken for gun

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALTOONA, Pa. — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says an officer was justified in shooting a man he thought was armed in a dark alley, even though it turned out he had only a pair of black underwear in his [...]

Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing indicted

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — A U.S. grand jury returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings on Thursday, and many charges carry the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, [...]

Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing indicted

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — A U.S. grand jury returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings on Thursday, and many charges carry the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, [...]

Chicago officer shoots suspect who fired at police

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Sege Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer shot and injured a gunman who had fired at police early this morning in the South Side’s Brainerd neighborhood, authorities said. About 12:10 a.m., officers heard shots fired near [...]

Chicago officer shoots suspect who fired at police

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Sege Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer shot and injured a gunman who had fired at police early this morning in the South Side’s Brainerd neighborhood, authorities said. About 12:10 a.m., officers heard shots fired near [...]

Man who filmed officer losing temper speaks out

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SIDNEY, Neb. — The man who filmed and posted a video of his confrontation with a Sidney police officer to YouTube spoke with media about why he filmed the incident. “They’re a public servant and they should [...]

Man who filmed officer losing temper speaks out

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SIDNEY, Neb. — The man who filmed and posted a video of his confrontation with a Sidney police officer to YouTube spoke with media about why he filmed the incident. “They’re a public servant and they should [...]

NYPD commissioner calls oversight bills misguided

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City’s police commissioner is calling the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The legislators voted early Thursday to create an outside watchdog for the police department. Lawmakers also [...]

Houston experiments with rehab for prostitutes instead of jail

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Ramit Plushnick-Masti Associated Press HOUSTON — Tricia Chambers began her life heavily dependent on heroin and methadone. From there, she was peddled into child pornography, and by 9 she had a full-fledged career in prostitution, alongside her mother. Now 42, [...]

Cops criticize Mich. pot farmer’s light sentence

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — Probation for a southeastern Michigan farmer caught growing more than 8,000 marijuana plants is not “logical or reasonable” and sends the wrong message to people considering similar schemes, the head of an anti-drug [...]

LAPD: Video shows suspect in ambush shooting

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck released surveillance video Wednesday in hopes that the public can identify a man they says is a suspect in the shooting of two detectives. The black-and-white video shows the [...]

25 bike cops catch couple ’rounding home’

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A group of 25 bicycle cops spotted a man and a woman rounding home plate at Naylor’s Run Park on Tuesday afternoon, but the pair wasn’t playing ball, police said. The officers, [...]

25 bike cops catch couple ’rounding home’

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A group of 25 bicycle cops spotted a man and a woman rounding home plate at Naylor’s Run Park on Tuesday afternoon, but the pair wasn’t playing ball, police said. The officers, [...]

Pa. police purchase high-tech imager

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joe Wiercinski The Sharon Herald SHARON, Pa. — Sharon Police Department is spending a federal grant and some of its own money to buy new imaging equipment that will improve criminal investigations. Chief Mike Menster said the department is [...]

Blade-wielding man shot, killed by officer after traffic stop

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kyle Hopkins Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage police officer shot and killed a blade-wielding man during a traffic stop Monday night in Fairview, police say. Kenneth John, of Anchorage, is the third person killed by city [...]

Family accuses cops of cyber bullying after teen’s suicide

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Shawn Chitnis KREM.com LATAH COUNTY, Idaho — A Moscow woman is accusing law enforcement of bullying a man who killed himself over the weekend. Andrew Cain, 19, committed suicide on Sunday. His death came several days after the Latah [...]

Conn. officer shot in ambush, suspect in custody

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Owens and Hilda Munoz The Hartford Courant WILLIMANTIC — A massive manhunt for the man suspected of shooting a Willimantic police officer on Tunxis Lane late Tuesday morning ended with the suspect in custody and the discovery of [...]

Man who killed officer wife expected in court

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bruce Vielmetti Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — Benjamin Sebena, charged in the killing of his wife on Christmas Eve while she was on duty as a Wauwatosa police officer, is expected to enter a plea to end the case [...]

War vet who killed officer wife pleads guilty

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press MILWAUKEE — An Iraq War veteran who initially pleaded insanity in the fatal shooting of his wife, a Milwaukee-area police officer, instead changed his plea to guilty Wednesday after two doctors concluded that his mental-health [...]

Cop busted in bikini barista prostitution raid

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Clancy Kiro-TV SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A Snohomish County sheriff’s sergeant was arrested Tuesday after police said he had sex with a bikini barista coffee shop owner and manager in exchange for tipping the women to a police [...]

W.Va. suspect who shot sheriff indicted on firearms charges

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man accused in the fatal shooting of a West Virginia sheriff has been indicted on federal firearms violations. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Tuesday that a federal grand jury in Charleston indicted 37-yea… [...]

Police arrest Patriots’ Hernandez amid murder investigation

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Michelle R. Smith Associated Press ATTLEBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday morning, more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial [...]

Patriots player Hernandez charged with murder

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle R. Smith ​Associated Press ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Police have charged New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an [...]

Competency eval ordered for Cleveland kidnapper

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Coyne Associated Press CLEVELAND — A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency evaluation for a man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for over a decade. Judge Michael Russo said he wants to make [...]

2 more LA officers shot in separate attack, suspect surrounded

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police officer who was shot in the face was out of surgery and the gunman was believed holed up in a Willowbrook home 12 hours after the confrontation, police said Wednesday. Meanwhile, [...]

2 more LA officers shot in separate attack, suspect dead

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say a man suspected of wounding a policeman and a probation officer has been found dead in a Willowbrook home after a 13-hour standoff. Cmdr. Andrew Smith says a SWAT team entered [...]

Police History: The story of John Coffee Hays, Texas Ranger

Posted on June 26, 2013 by in POLICE

At age 19, John “Jack” Coffee Hays — nephew of President Andrew Jackson moved to Texas and joined the Texas Rangers. Jack possessed natural leadership skills and rose quickly to the rank of Captain. In a truly historical move, Captain… [...]

Spotlight: Stop Rubbernecking barricade provides privacy, safety and security at crime scenes

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Stop Rubbernecking Headquarters: Bradenton, Florida Signature Product: SRN 1000 Privacy Barrier System Website: http://srn1000.com/ Less than a year old, Stop Rubbernecking has already established itself as a leading police barricade manu… [...]

Spotlight: Global Police Solutions offers fresh, hands-on approach to LE training

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Global Police Solutions, LLC Headquarters: Conway, South Carolina Signature Product: Training Classes Website: http://www.globalpolicesolutions.com/ James C. Lilley, Founder of Global Police Solutions, found law enforcement training cours… [...]

Police stumped by mysterious device that unlocks cars

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kyung Lah CNN via KSDK Police across the country are stumped by a rash of car thefts. In surveillance video of the thefts, criminals appear to open locked cars with a mysterious handheld device. Mike Bender, ex-police officer and [...]

Mass. police receive pedestrian, bicycle and moped safety grant

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Wicked Local ROCKLAND, Mass. —The Rockland Police Department has been awarded a Grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division. The FFY 2013 Pedestrian, Bicycle and Moped-Type Traffic Enforcement Saf… [...]

Police: Man on mushrooms ripped off part of penis

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sammy Stables Battaglia Daily Record via Detroit Free Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 41-year-old Columbus, Ohio, man is recovering after police say he ripped off part of his penis on a drug-fueled high in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. Washtenaw County [...]

$1M settlement reached between Oakland, protesters of BART death

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul T. Rosynsky The Oakland Tribune OAKLAND, Calif. — About 150 protesters arrested by the Oakland Police Department during an Oscar Grant rally in 2010 will have their arrest records expunged and receive at least $4,500 each under an [...]

4 suspects arrested in slaying of DEA agent

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s National Police director says officials have arrested four men in the slaying of a U.S. anti-drug agent. Gen. Jose Roberto Leon says the four men are alleged members of a gang that specializes in [...]

La. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Elona Weston KPLC-TV VERNON PARISH, La. — An on-duty Vernon Parish deputy was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, Troop E, 54-year-old Deputy Steven G. Netherland, of Simpson, died in the crash on [...]

Escaped convict from massive prison break caught in Texas

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press EAGLE PASS, Texas — Authorities say they’ve apprehended an escaped convict in South Texas who was part of a massive prison break last year in Mexico. U.S. marshals said late Monday they were acting on a tip when [...]

Double-murder suspect kills self during police pursuit

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Daniel Chacon The Gazette PEYTON, Colo. — Two women were found dead inside a home on Oasis Avenue on Monday afternoon, and a man who fled the scene and led deputies on a chase died of an apparent self-inflicted [...]

Texas cop wins appeal of firing; IA criticized for bias

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Mondo San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO, Texas — San Antonio police Lt. Lee Rakun won an appeal of his termination and will return to work as soon as the paperwork is complete. Rakun had been placed on indefinite [...]

K-9 killed, Ind. officer wounded in 10-hour standoff

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SELLERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana State Police K-9 was fatally shot and an officer was shot in the leg during a 10-hour standoff Monday night between a SWAT unit and suspect before he surrendered to police. Officers [...]

2 LA detectives ambushed returning to station

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert Jablon Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A black-clad gunman ambushed two detectives returning to a police station early Tuesday, but they received only minor injuries and were helping in the hunt for the attacker, police said. Police cordoned [...]

Lack of suspect in Ky. officer’s death unusual

Posted on June 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Vanderhoff The Louisville Courier-Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The murder of Bardstown, Ky., Police Officer Jason Ellis is unusual in part because of the circumstances — he was slain on his way home in an apparent ambush on a [...]

Ill. police train to use armored vehicle

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Huey Freeman Herald-Review DECATUR, Ill. — The first time many civilians saw armored vehicles deployed by police officers was when news broadcasts showed them rolling onto streets in the Boston area after the April terrorist bombing. Coinciden… [...]

Off-duty cop electrocuted trying to help at crash scene

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sarah Hofius Hall The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — Daniel “JJ” Lomax was always willing to help. So when the off-duty police officer and volunteer firefighter came across a car crash in Wayne County early Saturday morning, [...]

Testimony starts in Trayvon Martin case

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower Associated Press SANFORD, Florida — A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements Monday that a Miami-area neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot a black teenager “because he wanted to,” not because he had to, while [...]

K-9 hurt in subway brawl becomes celebrity

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW YORK — The 6-year-old German Shepherd who made headlines last week for his battle scars after coming between women fighting in a subway station has been making television appearances ever since. Bear and his handler, Officer [...]

Tenn. officer shot, suspect killed in mobile home shootout

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Balloch The Knoxville News-Sentinel KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Officers involved in a standoff and fatal shooting with a 21-year-old man Thursday in a West Knox County mobile home fired an estimated 47 rounds, according to the Knox County [...]

Final 2 sentenced 25 years in NY cop’s slaying

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Josh Saul The New York Post NEW YORK — The final two thugs from the burglary crew that murdered hero NYPD Detective Peter Figoski got what was coming to them yesterday. Ringleader Nelson Morales, 28, and career criminal Kevin [...]

Philly police arrest man suspected in Craigslist killing

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — The alleged killer of a South Jersey man who had traveled to Philadelphia late Friday night in response to a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle has an extensive arrest history for [...]

NY police unit focuses on deadly crashes

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By J. David Goodman New York Times NEW YORK — For thousands of New York City detectives, violence is usually synonymous with crime. But for the two dozen tasked with investigating the city’s serious traffic crashes, the first question at [...]

Police in second week of searching Patriot home in murder investigation

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erika Niedowski Associated Press NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Police are again searching the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend’s body was found about a mile away. Some law [...]

Bulger asks for gag order to be lifted amid trial

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger wants to tell his side of the story — outside the courtroom. Defense attorneys in Bulger’s high-profile racketeering trial filed a motion Saturday saying a gag order is infringing on their client’s Constitutional [...]

Police identify suspect in NC law firm shootings

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press GREENVILLE, N.C. — A man who investigators think shot four people near a Greenville Wal-Mart appears to have planned the shooting but picked out his victims at random, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said Sunday. Aden identified the [...]

Extradition of Edward Snowden could be legal battle

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Saturday sharply warned Hong Kong against slow-walking the extradition of Edward Snowden, reflecting concerns over a prolonged legal battle before the former government contractor ever appears in a U.S. [...]

Nev. police union votes ‘no confidence’ in city manager

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Nordli Las Vegas Sun A North Las Vegas police union voted unanimously on Friday on a vote of “no confidence” in City Manager Tim Hacker. The vote came two days after the North Las Vegas City Council declared [...]

Ore. court upholds governor’s execution delay

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s governor can deny execution for a death row inmate who wants to die, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday, affirming a gubernatorial power that has been at the center of [...]

Hundreds get gun permits despite Conn. cops’ rejection

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matthew Kauffman and Dave Altimari The Hartford Courant When Jesse Hovanesian applied for a pistol permit two years ago, he did not mention his criminal conviction in a case where police said he fled on foot toward his house [...]

Zimmerman judge: No testimony on 911 call screams

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

The Annapolis Capital SANFORD, Fla. – The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman said Saturday that prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 call moments before he was killed won’t be allowed [...]

Md. academy graduation follows accidental shooting

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Justin George The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE The latest class of police trainees marched to the podium to accept law enforcement certificates in gleaming black shoes and brass buttons that matched their smiles. The graduates yelled their names proudly during [...]

SCOTUS strikes down anti-prostitution pledge

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a free-speech ruling, the Supreme Court said Thursday that the government cannot force private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of getting taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world. [...]

LAPD releases report in probe of Dorner’s firing

Posted on June 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Rubin Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage to avenge his firing from the LAPD, lied repeatedly to further a “personal agenda” during his short time [...]

Mo. woman charged in antifreeze poisoning deaths

Posted on June 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A southwest Missouri woman is charged with using antifreeze to fatally poison her husband and son and attempt to kill her daughter over a 14-month period. Fifty-one-year-old Diane Staudte of Springfield was charged Friday with [...]

Convict removed ankle monitor, raped former burglary victim

Posted on June 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Forliti Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man on furlough from prison removed an ankle bracelet that monitored his whereabouts, returned to the home of his prior burglary victim and raped her, authorities said Friday. Curtez Deshawn Graham, [...]

Ex-Border Patrol agents get at least 30 years

Posted on June 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Watson Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Friday sentenced two former Border Patrol agents to at least 30 years in prison for running a ring that smuggled more than 500 illegal immigrants into the United [...]

DEA agent killed in Colombia robbery attempt

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia — A DEA agent has died in a robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times. McKinley told local Radio Caracol that the anti-drug [...]

4 shot at NC law firm, Wal-Mart; suspect caught

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press GREENVILLE, N.C. — A man armed with a shotgun wounded one person at a North Carolina law firm Friday before crossing a busy street and entering a Wal-Mart, where he shot three more people before officers subdued him, [...]

Photos of the Week for June 21, 2013

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

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Conn. man hurled AC unit, pots, pans at police

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denis J. O’Malley Connecticut Post BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — After threatening his ex-girlfriend and locking her out of her Edna Avenue apartment, a city man spent hours throwing everything from plates to an air conditioner at officers on the sidewalk [...]

Federal judges order Calif. to free 9,600 inmates

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paige St. John Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — A trio of federal judges ordered Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately begin freeing state inmates and waived state laws to allow early releases, threatening the governor with contempt if he does [...]

Grant funds Maine PD with personal body cameras

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joseph Cyr Houlton Pioneer Times HOULTON, Maine — Thanks to a Homeland Security grant, the Houlton Police Department will now be able to outfit its officers with personal video cameras. According to Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin, nine Vie… [...]

30 arrested in Texas in sweep of notorious gang

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press McALLEN, Texas — Federal agents have arrested 30 members and associates of a prison gang on charges that that they worked with organized crime in Mexico to bring drugs into South Texas and distribute them [...]

Program gives Ark. dogs, prisoners a second chance

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeannie Nuss Associated Press TUCKER, Ark. — Arkansas has a number of dogs behind bars, but they’re not in the pound. They’re part of a program called Paws in Prison that pairs pooches with prisoners for obedience training. Arkansas [...]

Federal nullification efforts mounting in states

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By David A. Lieb Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested — charged in a state court with the [...]

Federal nullification efforts give local, federal police conflicting orders

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By David A. Lieb Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested — charged in a state court with the [...]

Obama nominating Comey as FBI director

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nedra Pickler Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen a former George W. Bush administration official best known for a dramatic hospital bedside standoff against a warrantless wiretapping program to head the FBI for the next decade. [...]

Pa. senator: loosen Philly PD’s requirements for concealed carry

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr The Philadelphia Daily News PHILAEDLPHIA — A state senator whose district is more than 150 miles away from Philadelphia has proposed gun legislation that’s targeted at loosening the city’s process for issuing concealed-handgun permits. Sen. Richard Alloway [...]

Senator: Loosen Philly PD’s requirements for concealed carry

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr The Philadelphia Daily News PHILAEDLPHIA — A state senator whose district is more than 150 miles away from Philadelphia has proposed gun legislation that’s targeted at loosening the city’s process for issuing concealed-handgun permits. Sen. Richard Alloway [...]

Body cameras gain popularity with cops on patrol

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Gutman and Seni Tienabeso ABC News MESA, Ariz. — There have been reality shows about cops in the past but, for the first time, cameras about the size of a cigarette lighter are revealing a cop’s true reality [...]

Supreme Court ruling highlights risk of remaining ‘silent’

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Crime suspects need to speak up if they want to invoke their legal right to remain silent, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that highlights the limited reach of [...]

SCOTUS ruling: Silence can be evidence as guilt

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Crime suspects need to speak up if they want to invoke their legal right to remain silent, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that highlights the limited reach of [...]

Calif. man jailed for throwing spear at moving car

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO — A man has been arrested in Sacramento on suspicion of spearing a vehicle. Sacramento police said they arrested Jeffrey Allen Jones, 56, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon about 7:30 [...]

Conn. K-9 with arthritis may be forced to retire

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erin Logan WTNH NEW LONDON, Conn. — He served the New London police department for years helping to track down criminals, but a police dog is suffering from arthritis and the city doesn’t want to pay for his medication [...]

Nephew of slain cop requests patches to replace collection destroyed by fire

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff COLORADO SPRINGS — The nephew of a slain Colorado Springs police officer is rebuilding his patch collection from scratch after it was destroyed, along with his home, during the recent Black Forest Fire. Officer Jared Jensen’s nephew [...]

Slain cop’s nephew rebuilding patch collection destroyed by fire

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff COLORADO SPRINGS — The nephew of a slain Colorado Springs police officer is rebuilding his patch collection from scratch after it was destroyed, along with his home, during the recent Black Forest Fire. Officer Jared Jensen’s nephew [...]

Fleeing drug suspect choked to death on bag of cocaine

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BRONX, N.Y. – Officials say a drug suspect police believed was either buying or selling drugs died after attempting to swallow a golf ball-sized bag of cocaine as he fled suspecting police. Jose Muniz, 52, was involved [...]

SF BART police launch probe of response to naked man’s attack

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

The SF Examiner SAN FRANCISCO — BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey said Wednesday that he has ordered an internal review of how his department responded to an incident at a San Francisco station last month in which a man stripped [...]

Ga. police K-9 found dead inside handler’s patrol car

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution WOODSTOCK, Ga. — A 3-year-old police dog died of heat stroke after being left in his handler’s patrol car, Woodstock police said this week. Spartacus, a Belgian Malinois, was found dead inside the patrol [...]

Ga. police sergeant reinstated 6 years after stabbing

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia police sergeant is back on the job six years after being stabbed, almost fatally. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that police Sgt. Courtney Gale was sworn in again to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department [...]

Woman stabbed, killed on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Three panhandlers were arrested Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a young woman who was taking photographs on Hollywood’s star-lined “Walk of Fame,” Los Angeles police said. Officers found the 23-year-old woman bleeding from multiple [...]

Ore. police: Caseworker an oblivious getaway driver

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MEDFORD, Ore. — Police in Medford, Ore., say a mental health caseworker became an unwitting getaway driver in a bank robbery. A new client asked the caseworker to help him move from one motel to another on Tuesday [...]

Man convicted in Phoenix’s ‘serial shootings’ dies

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHOENIX — An Arizona death row inmate convicted of killing six people in Phoenix’s “serial shooter” attacks has died in prison. Prison officials say 40-year-old Dale Hausner was found unresponsive in his cell in Florence around noon Wednesday. [...]

4 shot, 3 dead at Ky. condo shooting

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bruce Schreiner Associated Press. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three people were shot to death and a fourth was seriously injured Wednesday at a condominium building in Louisville, Ky. The fourth person was taken to University Hospital with what appeared to [...]

Calif. looks to volunteers to monitor police surveillance

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tony Shin NBC Los Angeles BANNING, Calif. — One Southern California city is looking for volunteers — to monitor a new surveillance camera system. With Banning, Calif., becoming the latest city in Inland Empire to add a surveillance system, [...]

3 Mich. officers resign amid questioned arrest

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BAY CITY, Mich. — Three officers have resigned after footage surfaced of a ‘questionable’ arrest of a man outside a bar in early May. Three officers — including one off-duty — approached a man, 39, outside the [...]

NYPD K-9 hurt breaking up subway catfight

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Natasha Velez The New York Post NEW YORK — A brave NYPD police dog was kicked in the face while breaking up a catfight in a Midtown subway station. Bear, a 6-year-old German shepherd, suffered four broken teeth and [...]

NYPD unions say bill would blindfold officers

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kirstan Conley The New York Post NEW YORK — Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — [...]

FBI hunt forJimmy Hoffa’s remains ends

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Williams Associated Press OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A search of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI agent announced Wednesday as authorities ended [...]

FBI hunt for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains ends

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Williams Associated Press OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A search of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI agent announced Wednesday as authorities ended [...]

Man shot by Maine trooper found guilty of criminal threatening

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nok-Noi Ricker Bangor Daily News BANGOR, Maine — An Edinburg man who was wielding a knife when he was shot last summer by a Maine State Trooper was found guilty Tuesday of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. A [...]

2 Ga. cops lose badges over ‘punching’ incident

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ATLANTA — Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council has decided to revoke the certification of Officer Brian Thomas and Officer Nicholas Dimauro of the Atlanta Police Department. The two officers had been seen on cellphone [...]

NJ cop tangles with former mayor over misconduct charges

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Darran Simon The Philadelphia Inquirer WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A Washington Township police officer pleaded not guilty Monday to official misconduct, falsifying records, and other offenses stemming from a traffic stop last summer of Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty (D., [...]

NSA chief: Surveillance program foiled NYC plot

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kimberly Dozier and Donna Cassata Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, [...]

Man found in plane’s cockpit to be deported

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A French man who gained access to the cockpit of a plane at Philadelphia International Airport by impersonating an airline employee has been sentenced to time served and will be deported. Sixty-one-year-old Philippe Jeannard was sentenced [...]

Former prison guard: ‘I want cop killer to live’

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Selim Algar The New York Post NEW YORK — The former Brooklyn prison guard who had sex behind bars with convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson confirmed the thug is her baby daddy via paternity test, it was disclosed in [...]

Mistrial declared in Detroit cop’s fatal shooting of 7-year-old girl

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — A judge Tuesday declared a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway [...]

Chief irked by pub’s playing of N.W.A.’s “F*** tha Police” song

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — Provincetown Town Manager Sharon Lynn is conducting an inquiry into an incident where a pub reportedly upset the town’s police chief by playing an anti-cop rap song while he was in attendance. Police Chief [...]

Judge denies delay in Fort Hood attack trial

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — A military judge has refused a three-month trial delay for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. Maj. Nidal Hasan made the request after the judge allowed him to [...]

Rights groups sue NYPD over ‘Muslim spying’

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Goldman and Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON — Civil rights lawyers say they plan to ask a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department’s spying programs directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional, and to order police [...]

Maine’s rural communities debate merits of local policing

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Abigail Curtis Bangor Daily News LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — Nearly 400 residents came out in force Saturday at an annual town meeting where the hottest issue had to do with how to police the small, rural community. It got so [...]

Video released of ’08 Times Square bombing

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Authorities are trying to generate leads in the 2008 bombing at a Times Square military recruitment station with new video footage and a higher reward. On Tuesday, authorities released videos of the bomber riding a [...]

Video released of ’08 Times Square bombing

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Authorities are trying to generate leads in the 2008 bombing at a Times Square military recruitment station with new video footage and a higher reward. On Tuesday, authorities released videos of the bomber riding a [...]

Idaho sheriff wants salary increase for employees

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brandon Macz Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho — Salary increases continue to dominate fiscal year 2014 budget requests to the Latah County Commissioners, with Sheriff Wayne Rausch also requesting a 4 percent across-the-board increase for his staff. Commissioners say [...]

Pa. chief adopts ‘bike helmet for ice cream’ program

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kelly Monitz Standard-Speaker WHITE HAVEN, Pa. — White Haven police Chief Thomas E. Szoke knows a good idea when he sees one. That’s why he is borrowing an outreach program from another police department and putting his officers on [...]

Okla. cop saves 2-year-old, kills suspect with single shot

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — A man snatched a two-year-old girl from a Wal-Mart shopping cart and held her at knifepoint for more than half an hour while officers tried to talk him into surrendering. Witnesses described the [...]

Calif. man guilty of false report that led to OIS

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — A California man who made a 911 call that ended with Pasadena police fatally shooting a college student has pleaded guilty to making a false report. Oscar Carrillo was sentenced to 90 days in jail [...]

38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEO’s

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON — Park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police experienced more assaults and threats from visitors last year than in 2011, according to a group that represents federal resource workers. A total of 591 [...]

38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEOs

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON — Park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police experienced more assaults and threats from visitors last year than in 2011, according to a group that represents federal resource workers. A total of 591 [...]

DC cop faces gun charge in Md.

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

The Capital Gazette GLENN DALE (Md.) — A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with leaving a loaded gun where his son found it and took it to school. Prince George’s County court documents show Mark Antonio Hodge of Glenn [...]

NJ wants notice of outside agencies’ surveillance

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lawrense Messina Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers are trying to require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to tell local authorities before conducting counterterrorism surveillance in the state. The proposal comes after a series of articles by [...]

Suspected W.Va. cop killer denied bail

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lawrense Messina Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A man accused of gunning down a West Virginia sheriff has lost a bid for bail ahead of his first-degree murder trial. Tennis Maynard’s attorney argued at a Monday hearing that he’s [...]

Man who disrupted NJ-bound flight ranted about poison

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Zezima Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — A flight from Hong Kong on which a man claimed everyone was poisoned landed safely Monday at Newark Liberty Airport, and the man was taken off the plane under a heavy police [...]

Feds resume search for Jimmy Hoffa

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Williams Associated Press OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss’ [...]

Social media posts can lead to jail

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press DETROIT — A Detroit man who posted pictures of himself holding guns on Facebook got more than a “like” out of his posts: He got arrested. Unbeknownst to Oliver Weddington, court records show, a [...]

FBI announces the 499th and 500th additions to the Ten Most Wanted fugitives list

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WASHINGTON — The FBI announced today the additions of Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, an alleged murderer and rapist, and Walter Lee Williams, a former university professor and an alleged child sex predator, to its Ten Most Wanted [...]

Stolen police BBQ smoker traded for drugs, recovered

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Dallas Morning News DALLAS – Some 36 hours after the Dallas Police Association’s massive $10,000 smoker was stolen, it’s back home — and two men are behind bars, suspected of having driven off with the recent acquisition. DPA First Vi… [...]

Fla. sheriff denies racial profiling in marijuana arrests

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Lantigua Palm Beach Post Staff Writer In Palm Beach County, blacks per capita are arrested for marijuana possession nearly five times the rate of whites, according to a recent survey by the ACLU. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric [...]

4 Ohio suburbs study consolidating dispatch operations

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS — Consolidating dispatching operations for police and firefighters can seem like a good idea, but getting it done can be a long process, a consultant working with four Franklin County suburbs says. Political [...]

7 dead after violent weekend in Chicago

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago Police are investigating several shootings after a violent weekend that left at least seven people dead and more than three dozen wounded. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that it was the city’s most violent weekend [...]

3,500 could be summoned for Colo. shooter trial

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Elliott Associated Press DENVER — As many as 3,500 prospective jurors will be summoned when Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes goes on trial, another measure of the complexity and sensitivity of the case. Judge Carlos A. Samour [...]

Feds raid 7-Eleven stores allegedly exploiting immigrants

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores across Long Island and in Virginia were charged on Monday in a scheme to exploit immigrants from Pakistan and the Philippines, in part by paying [...]

Texas officer dies following hit-and-run

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff TEXARKANA, Texas — Officer William Sprague, 30, succumbed on Saturday to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while investigating a disturbance at a local park at approximately 0030 h… [...]

Ex-hitman testifies Bulger was informant

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Lavoie Associated Press BOSTON — A former hitman who admitted killing 20 people says he decided to testify against James “Whitey” Bulger after learning Bulger and his partner were FBI informants. John Martorano served 12 years in prison [...]

Backlog grows on school safety inspections by state police

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

by Aaron Aupperlee The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH — School may be out for the summer, but not for the Pennsylvania State Police. About 250 buildings, including many schools, across the state await state police safety inspections, a backlog that spiked [...]

NJ law would allow seizure of cellphones after wrecks

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Mondics The Philadelphia Inquirer TRENTON, N.J. —- Are drivers who text or talk on their cellphones a public menace? State Sen. Jim Holzapfel (R., Ocean), who has seen his share of motorists crawling along in the passing lane [...]

Mo. bill would make it harder to fire police chiefs

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Schlinkmann St. Louis Post-Dispatch Tired of getting caught in political cross-fire, police chiefs are seeking job protection. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association convinced the state Legislature last month to make it more difficult for cities to dismiss their [...]

OSHA joins police in La. blast investigation

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DONALDSONVILLE, La. — Federal investigators are expected in south Louisiana over the weekend at the site of an explosion that killed one worker a chemical plant in Donaldsonville — the second such blast in the area in as [...]

Suit accuses Texas officer of excessive force

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mitch Mitchell Fort Worth Star-Telegram ARLINGTON, Texas — A woman filed a lawsuit in federal court this week accusing an Arlington police officer of using excessive force when he arrested her last year. Vanessa Aguilar, described in the suit [...]

Interim Ill. chief wants to return to patrol

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maria Nagle Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill. BEARDSTOWN, Ill. — A new police chief for Beardstown has been hired, but Mayor Steve Patterson is not disclosing his name until an announcement Monday. The new chief asked for the delay so he [...]

Texas department seeks to boost staffing

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Paul Odessa American, Texas ODESSA, Texas — The Odessa Police Department asked the city manager for eight more officers and increased pay for crime technicians and recruits in a preliminary budget submitted this week, reflecting an effort to [...]

‘Sesame Street’ helps kids of imprisoned parents cope

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Tiffany Lambert tries to remain a mom to her three children from within the Shakopee state women’s prison —reading the accented voices of SkippyJon Jones over the phone to her 7-year-old daughter [...]

‘Sesame Street’ helps kids of imprisoned parents

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Tiffany Lambert tries to remain a mom to her three children from within the Shakopee state women’s prison —reading the accented voices of SkippyJon Jones over the phone to her 7-year-old daughter [...]

Calif. cops: “No confidence” in radio system

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matthew Artz Contra Costa Times OAKLAND, Calif. — A proposal to begin repairing Oakland’s ailing public safety radio infrastructure has come under fire from the police union, which has been furious over the system’s poor performance. Sgt. Barry Donelan, [...]

‘Possible threat’ aboard Denver-bound flight

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DENVER — Officials say one person was taken into custody following a “possible security threat” on a Denver-bound flight. Denver International Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says Frontier Airlines flight 601 from Knoxville, Tenn., landed safely at 7:30 p.m. [...]

Off-duty Minn. officer accused of DWI, trying to flee

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Walsh Minneapolis Star Tribune ELKHORN, Wis. — A drunken off-duty South St. Paul police sergeant toppled mailboxes in his SUV one morning this week south of Rosemount and then tried in vain to flee an officer who was [...]

Woman in Facebook post accused of filing false police report

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin Barlow ​The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. NORMAL, Ill. — A 23-year-old Normal woman has been arrested on preliminary charges of filing a false police report that generated thousands of shares after she posted the account on Facebook. The woman’s [...]

Ohio chief dismissed for ‘a string of incidents’

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kate Malongowski The Lima News CELINA, Ohio — Following a string of incidents questioning the Celina police chief’s professionalism, David Slusser has been dismissed from his position. In a hand-delivered letter dated Thursday that Celina Safety Service Director Thomas [...]

Fuel-saving measures hamper Border Patrol

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press McALLEN, Texas — Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol’s work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley [...]

Judge bans Fort Hood suspect’s defense strategy

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Angela K. Brown Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — A uniformed Army psychiatrist had no justification for gunning down U.S. troops and won’t be allowed to tell jurors that he was protecting Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, a military judge [...]

Officer shot in marathon showdown heads home

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — The police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects left the hospital Friday and headed home with a bullet still in his body, nearly two months after the gun battle that severed [...]

Jury selection continues in Zimmerman case

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower Associated Press SANFORD, Fla. — Nearly two dozen potential jurors interviewed individually by prosecutors and George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys during the past week were told Friday to return to a Florida courthouse next week [...]

Ex-chief gets jail in corruption probe

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Bowling The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review EAST WASHINGTON, Pa. — A former East Washington police chief who pled guilty to corruption charges will spend 11 years and 3 months in prison because he persuaded another man to commit a drive-by [...]

Judge delays remedies in Sheriff Joe ‘profiling’ case

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff and Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — A federal judge who ruled an Arizona sheriff’s office racially profiled Latinos delayed instituting remedies Friday to allow parties time to agree on options, but he indicated a court-appointed monitor [...]

Woman sends text to police, asking for Xanax

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Clay Bailey The Commercial Appeal BARTLETT, Tenn. — A woman who included a Bartlett police lieutenant in a text for Xanax, waived her preliminary hearing Friday morning and was held for the action of the Shelby County grand jury. [...]

Homemade bombs found after NY blast

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SPRINGWATER, N.Y. — New York authorities say a man who was stockpiling homemade bombs is in custody following an explosion inside his apartment. Investigators say they believe Joseph Martino was drying explosive material in his oven Thursday night [...]

Mass. trooper kills man in violent confrontation

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By O’Ryan Johnson Boston Herald QUINCY, Mass. — A state trooper shot and killed a 41-year-old New Bedford man during “an altercation on the roadway” in Quincy this morning, police said. The suspect was shot about 8:15 a.m. and was [...]

Witnesses describes Bulger gang’s tactics

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Lavoie Associated Press BOSTON — A retired state police colonel identified weapons found hidden in locations connected to James “Whitey” Bulger as prosecutors at Bulger’s racketeering trial showed jurors photos and videos of organized crime figures Bulger associated [...]

Photos of the Week for June 14, 2013

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

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Bulger lawyers want to look at’cover-up’

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Lavoie Associated Press BOSTON — Lawyers for reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger asked a judge Monday to delay opening statements in his racketeering trial so they can investigate a claim that law enforcement protected a hit man who [...]

Suspended chief dead of self-inflicted gunshot

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Hampel St. Louis Post-Dispatch FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — Jerry “J.D.” Roth, who was suspended from his job as Caseyville’s police chief last month after being charged with felony official misconduct, killed himself Thursday morning in the back yard [...]

New push to thwart smartphone thefts

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York planned Thursday to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to thwart a surge in [...]

NM officer saves baby, others from burning homes

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ALBUQUERQUE — An officer is recovering from smoke inhalation after saving several people — including a baby — from their burning homes early Thursday. Officer Robert Mitchell of the Albuquerque Police Department was… [...]

Audio: Man calls cops to complain about unattractive prostitute

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Police in England reprimanded a man whose “emergency” call for help was deemed to be an abuse of the system after he called to complain about an unattractive prostitute. The man, apparently displeased with the woman he [...]

Calif. DA: Fatal OIS was self defense

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica A. York and Tony Burchyns Vallejo Times-Herald VALLEJO, Calif. — The fatal officer-involved shooting of a Vallejo man in September outside his sisters’ home was a case of self-defense, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. The [...]

NYPD considers crackdown on counterfeit goods

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press DETROIT — Bargain hunters from around the world flock to Manhattan’s Chinatown for legally sold bags, jewelry and other accessories bursting onto sidewalks from storefronts along Canal Street. But hidden around the city are goods [...]

NYC considers crackdown on counterfeit goods

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press DETROIT — Bargain hunters from around the world flock to Manhattan’s Chinatown for legally sold bags, jewelry and other accessories bursting onto sidewalks from storefronts along Canal Street. But hidden around the city are goods [...]

Grant money will improve response time for Ark. police

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

KAIT 8 POCAHONTAS, Ark. — Grant money is bringing one smaller, Region 8 police department up to date with technology. Previously, officers would hand write reports after an incident in the field. “Sitting down to write it, being called out [...]

Grant money will improve response time for Ark. police

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

KAIT 8 POCAHONTAS, Ark. — Grant money is bringing one smaller, Region 8 police department up to date with technology. Previously, officers would hand write reports after an incident in the field. “Sitting down to write it, being called out [...]

Suspect fatally shot in Wis. officer-involved shooting

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

The Janesville Gazette ELKHORN, Wis. — Walworth County sheriff’s deputies were involved in an officer-involved shooting early today that left a suspect dead, authorities said. The sheriff’s office has not released detailed information in the shooting, but the agency reports [...]

Detroit cop says he didn’t mean to kill girl

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — A Detroit police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl says he unintentionally pulled the trigger during a struggle with the victim’s grandmother. Joseph Weekley told jurors Thursday he didn’t [...]

FBI chief defends surveillance programs

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller on Thursday defended a pair of controversial U.S. government surveillance programs, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security. In his last appearance as FBI director before [...]

Family of Minn. man shot at DUI stop wants answers

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Stodghill Duluth News Tribune DULUTH — The family of Zachary Premo is upset with police and looking for answers as to why “a DWI investigation” led to the 26-year-old man lying dead on the ground near his parents’ [...]

Ex-Houston cop convicted in teen’s beating

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON — A former Houston police officer convicted Wednesday for his role in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect that was caught on surveillance video will avoid prison because of a last-minute [...]

Wis. sheriff: we don’t need ‘Dog’-style bounty hunters

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steven Elbow The Capital Times MADISON, Wis. — In 1979, after several judges came under fire for corruption, Wisconsin banned bail bondsmen from practicing in the state. Now Republicans want to bring the practice back. In Tuesday’s all-night budget [...]

Wis. sheriff: We don’t need ‘Dog’-style bounty hunters

Posted on June 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steven Elbow The Capital Times MADISON, Wis. — In 1979, after several judges came under fire for corruption, Wisconsin banned bail bondsmen from practicing in the state. Now Republicans want to bring the practice back. In Tuesday’s all-night budget [...]

Wyo. cops respond to ‘exorcism’ call

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press RIVERTON, Wyo. — Authorities in central Wyoming say they received a 911 call reporting that a woman involved in an exorcism had stopped breathing and had gone into cardiac arrest. But when Fremont County sheriff’s deputies arrived, the [...]

Calif. grandma shoots at intruder, misses

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press STANTON, Calif. — A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at — and narrowly missed — a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does [...]

Coroner details Santa Monica rampage deaths

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — As authorities pressed their investigation into why Santa Monica gunman John Zawahri killed five people in a rampage last week, new details began to emerge about the violence. On Wednesday, the Los [...]

Woman tried to scare kids with chainsaw and mask

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Weich St. Louis Post-Dispatch LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. — A woman who police say aggressively approached neighborhood children while wearing a ski mask and holding a chainsaw has been charged with felony harassment. On Sunday, deputies with the Lincoln [...]

Woman tried to scare kids with chainsaw and mask

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Weich St. Louis Post-Dispatch LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. — A woman who police say aggressively approached neighborhood children while wearing a ski mask and holding a chainsaw has been charged with felony harassment. On Sunday, deputies with the Lincoln [...]

Los Angeles DA revamps evidence policy

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dana Bartholomew Daily News, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced new policies Tuesday on how prosecutors must disclose evidence favorable to defendants facing criminal charges. The policies, issued in response to a civil [...]

Los Angeles DA revamps evidence policy

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dana Bartholomew Daily News, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced new policies Tuesday on how prosecutors must disclose evidence favorable to defendants facing criminal charges. The policies, issued in response to a civil [...]

Trial to begin for man accused in terrorism hoax

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — Lawyers are scheduled to make opening statements Wednesday at the trial of an Arizona man accused of sending his nephew into a street with a fake grenade launcher as he filmed the masked [...]

Trial to begin for man accused in terrorism hoax

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — Lawyers are scheduled to make opening statements Wednesday at the trial of an Arizona man accused of sending his nephew into a street with a fake grenade launcher as he filmed the masked [...]

Ky. department swears in new officers

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Justin Story Bowling Green Daily News BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Four new Bowling Green Police Department officers were sworn in this morning in a ceremony held at Bowling Green city commission chambers. Officers Dustin Bowman, Jon Brown, Andrew Mann [...]

Tenn. police say DNA powerful tool in crime fight

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Todd South Chattanooga Times Free Press The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow police to continue collecting DNA samples when arresting violent offenders supports use of a powerful investigative tool, a law enforcement spokeswoman said. “DNA is a [...]

Minn. officers fatally shoot armed man

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Duluth News Tribune DULUTH, Minn. — Two Duluth police officers fatally shot an armed man early today after a traffic crash. The 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene outside a house on the 300 block of East Locust [...]

Texas officer kills himself, officials say

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Miller Fort Worth Star-Telegram ARLINGTON, Texas — An Arlington police officer apparently killed himself Tuesday afternoon on Park Run Drive, a police spokeswoman said. Police were summoned about 3:30 p.m. after getting a 911 call about a possibly [...]

Anchorage cops get new policy on shooting at suspects using vehicles as weapons

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Casey Grove Anchorage Daily News (MCT) ANCHORAGE — It’s a departure from the Anchorage Police Department’s previous use-of-deadly-force policy, the city’s police officers have been instructed not to shoot at suspects who are using vehicles as weapons. That is, [...]

AK cops’ new policy: No shooting at suspects using vehicles as weapons

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Casey Grove Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE — It’s a departure from the Anchorage Police Department’s previous use-of-deadly-force policy, the city’s police officers have been instructed not to shoot at suspects who are using vehicles as weapons. That is, if [...]

Alaska cops’ new policy: No shooting at suspects using vehicles as weapons

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Casey Grove Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE — It’s a departure from the Anchorage Police Department’s previous use-of-deadly-force policy, the city’s police officers have been instructed not to shoot at suspects who are using vehicles as weapons. That is, if [...]

Alaska cops’ new policy: No shooting at suspects using vehicles as weapons

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Casey Grove Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE — It’s a departure from the Anchorage Police Department’s previous use-of-deadly-force policy, the city’s police officers have been instructed not to shoot at suspects who are using vehicles as weapons. That is, if [...]

NY fatality frames debate over police-chase policies

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gene Warner The Buffalo News To chase or not to chase? That’s the question public and law enforcement officials often ask — and debate — following cases like the horrific motorcycle crash last week that killed a graduating Clarence [...]

NY fatality flames debate over police-chase policies

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gene Warner The Buffalo News To chase or not to chase? That’s the question public and law enforcement officials often ask — and debate — following cases like the horrific motorcycle crash last week that killed a graduating Clarence [...]

Miss. city gets property for dept. HQ

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robbie Ward Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO, Miss. — Mayor Jack Reed Jr. held the deed to the future of the Tupelo Police Department on Tuesday. He stood with police and other city officials on land planned for a [...]

7 Tenn. cops disciplined in beating probe

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jamie Satterfield The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. KNOXVILLE — Michael Allen Mallicoat was drunk and rowdy. But his real crime? “(Expletive) with the wrong people today.” That’s what former Knoxville Police Department Officer Jeremy Jinnett told Mallicoat as the hogtied, [...]

Tenn. cops disciplined in beating probe

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jamie Satterfield The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. KNOXVILLE — Michael Allen Mallicoat was drunk and rowdy. But his real crime? “(Expletive) with the wrong people today.” That’s what former Knoxville Police Department Officer Jeremy Jinnett told Mallicoat as the hogtied, [...]

Defense: Bulger ‘never, ever’ was FBI informant

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Lavoie Associated Press BOSTON — An attorney for reputed mobster James “Whitey” Bulger has told jurors that his client wasn’t an FBI informant, as the government has claimed. Lead attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said Wednesday in opening statements [...]

NYPD in standoff with possible homicide suspect

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City police officers are involved in a standoff with a potential suspect in the 2010 killing of a college student. The New York Post reports that a police warrant squad went to arrest [...]

NYPD in hostage standoff with possible homicide suspect

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Meghan Barr Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City police are involved in a standoff with a suspect in the 2010 killing of a Pace University student. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says a squad went to arrest the [...]

Wis. cops use tech to get to crime scenes quickly

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Walker Milwaukee Journal Sentinel In the cool of a late evening, Officer Angela Juarez stood in a driveway and stared intently at her smartphone. Minutes before, blocks away, she and her partner were riding in a Milwaukee police [...]

Ohio officers injured in altercation

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Schwartzberg Hamilton Journal-News HAMILTON, Ohio — A Hamilton man is facing multiple felony charges after a series of events that landed two Hamilton police officers in the hospital, according to Sgt. Ed Buns, a spokesman for the Hamilton [...]

Spotlight: Rio Law Enforcement Ammo delivers protection in harm’s way

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Rio Law Enforcement Ammunition Headquarters: McEwen, Tennessee Signature Product: Rio LE Lethal Cartridges Website: http://www.rioammo.com/ 500 million cartridges – that’s how many Rio Ammunition manufactured just last year, m… [...]

High-crime business areas given added patrol in Mass.

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Fraga Herald News FALL RIVER, Mass. —The Fall River Police Department has been awarded a $78,400 grant to patrol business areas affected by crime. With several dozen reported armed robberies of Fall River businesses in 2013, the grant [...]

Cab driver sues city, Austin police officers after attack

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ciara O’Rourke Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN — A cab driver is suing the city of Austin and several officers after an attack by a drunk man who officers forced him to take home, a lawsuit filed in federal court Friday [...]

Chicago police drive into gun fight, take down gunman

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Sege Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago police officers arrested a man after they drove into a gunfight in the Far South Side’s West Pullman neighborhood Monday night, authorities said. About 8:35 p.m., officers driving in an unmarked car [...]

Ex-officer shot dead at Ga. police station

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bianca Cain Johnson The Augusta Chronicle SARDIS, Ga. — Dwayne Burke, 34, a former Sardis, Ga., policeman, was fatally shot early Monday after apparently breaking into the evidence room of the police station where he once worked. An unidentified [...]

Ky. town mourning cop threatened: more police will be targeted

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bruce Schreiner Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A small-town Kentucky police department mourning the ambush slaying of one of its officers has received threats that more officers will be targeted. The police chief says his department will not bow [...]

Ky. town mourning cop threatened: ‘More police will be targeted’

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bruce Schreiner Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A small-town Kentucky police department mourning the ambush slaying of one of its men has received threats that more officers will be targeted, prompting an investigation by the FBI and state police, [...]

NJ bill would allow cops to search phones after accidents

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS New York TRENTON, N.J. — Police in New Jersey may soon be allowed to search your cellphone after an accident. A bill proposed Monday in the New Jersey State Senate would require drivers involved in an accident to hand [...]

Princeton University evacuates after bomb threat

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton University is evacuating after receiving a phoned in bomb threat against multiple buildings. The university says state, federal and local law enforcement agencies are investigating. Dan Day, a school s… [...]

Police probe Santa Monica gunman’s home, find violent past

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Taxin and Tami Abdollah Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The mother of a gunman who fatally shot five people during a rampage on a Southern California college campus said her husband became abusive five years into their [...]

Chicago woman ordered to get help after 396 arrests

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — A Chicago woman who has been arrested 396 times in the past 35 years has been ordered to get mental health and substance abuse treatment in a deal with prosecutors. Fifty-one-year-old Shermain Miles, who’s been in [...]

Riot police arrest 6 in London protests

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LONDON — Demonstrations against next week’s G-8 summit in Northern Ireland have begun in London with police reporting six arrests on Tuesday. An Associated Press photographer reported minor scuffles Tuesday between police and demonstrators making their way to [...]

Police: Conn. woman crushed ex with car

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman has been charged with murder after police said she ran down her ex-boyfriend with her car and crushed him against a cinder-block garage wall. Cherelle Baldwin, 21, of Bridgeport, is accused of killing [...]

Police: Conn. woman crushed ex with car

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman has been charged with murder after police said she ran down her ex-boyfriend with her car and crushed him against a cinder-block garage wall. Cherelle Baldwin, 21, of Bridgeport, is accused of killing [...]

Cleveland disciplines 12 officers for deadly chase

Posted on June 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thomas J. Sheeran Associated Press CLEVELAND — Cleveland police say one supervisor was fired, two