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 were demoted and nine were suspended for their roles in a chase in which officers fired 137 shots and killed a fleeing driver and [...]

Mass. police receive grant to improve cyclist, pedestrian safety

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

ABC 40 AMHERST, Mass. — The Amherst Police Department has been awarded $5,000 in grant money to help reduce the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries involving pedestrians and bicyclists. They are one of 48 police departments na… [...]

Police: Woman stabbed boyfriend to death with high heel

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HOUSTON — Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself. Officials with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office tell the Houston [...]

Ohio stabbing suspect not guilty by insanity

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man accused of stabbing four people at a downtown building last year in an attack that sent dozens scrambling for safety and ended when a police officer shot the suspect was [...]

NFL’s Chad ‘Ocho Cinco’ gets jail-time for butt slap

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Glauber Newsday BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — A playful gesture from Chad Johnson inside a Florida courtroom has landed him in jail. The former NFL receiver, who still hopes to make a comeback after being released by Miami last [...]

NFL’s Chad ‘Ochocinco’ gets jail-time for butt slap

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Glauber Newsday BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — A playful gesture from Chad Johnson inside a Florida courtroom has landed him in jail. The former NFL receiver, who still hopes to make a comeback after being released by Miami last [...]

Minn. officials see surge in heroin deaths, overdoses

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kelly Smith Star Tribune TWIN CITIES, Minn. — Heroin deaths and overdoses surged to record levels in the Twin Cities metro area last year, leading officials to warn Thursday that the toll could climb even higher in 2013. “The [...]

Maine officer fatally shoots man who pointed gun at him

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nok-Noi Ricker Bangor Daily News, Maine HAMPDEN, Maine — A police officer responding to a call for help with a suicidal man Sunday night ended up fatally shooting him when he pointed a gun at the officer and another, [...]

EMT wrestles, disarms man who shot cop

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

NewsDay NEW YORK — An emotionally disturbed man being transferred from an ambulance to the emergency room at Harlem Hospital shot an NYPD officer once in the foot before being wrestled to the ground by an FDNY EMT on Monday, [...]

Calif. police break up massive party gone ‘viral’

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Hoppin Santa Cruz Sentinel APTOS, Calif. — A graduation weekend get-together in the Aptos hills spiraled out of control Saturday night when hundreds of youths showed up, fighting, smashing furniture and looting before police arrived to break it [...]

NJ cop charged in fatal shooting following ‘road rage’ incident

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ben Weathers The Capital GAMBRILLS, Md. — New Jersey police officer has been charged with gunning down a Millersville man following a road rage incident Saturday night in Gambrills. Joseph Walker, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder and [...]

Fla. deputy removes Doritos bag from deer’s head

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BIG PINE KEY, Fla. — A deer in the Florida Keys is breathing more easily after a deputy removed a Doritos bag from its head. The Monroe County sheriff’s deputy discovered the Key deer while on patrol late [...]

5th victim of Santa Monica shooting dies

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A woman who was critically wounded in last week’s Santa Monica shooting rampage died Sunday, bringing the total number of victims killed by the gunman to five. Marcela Franco, 26, died [...]

Police: Handcuffed man stole Pa. police cruiser

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NANTY GLO, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man has been accused of stealing a state police cruiser and leading officers on a chase — after he had been handcuffed. State police say they arrested 26-year-old Anthony Fox on drug [...]

Former Albuquerque cop stands trial for wife’s death

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BERNALILLO, N.M. — A former Albuquerque police officer is standing trial on charges he killed his wife in 2007 with his department-issued handgun and tried to make it look like a suicide. Opening statements in the case against [...]

Fla. gang database changes will overhaul LE practices

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Will Hobson Tampa Bay Times PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Months after agreeing Florida’s gang laws are too vague, Pinellas County law enforcement leaders are moving ahead with changes they hope will prevent people from being wrongly labeled gang members [...]

Texas cop shoots man wielding baseball bat, knife

Posted on June 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacob Fischler The Monitor SAN JUAN — An Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy shot a man three times while responding to a “violent domestic dispute” early Saturday morning at the man’s house north of San Juan. Three deputies found a [...]

Man who fled 1979 murder charge arrested at airport

Posted on June 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — A former Chicago store owner who fled the U.S. in 1979 after being accused of killing a shoplifter was arrested at O’Hare International Airport while trying to return to the country to attend a graduation ceremony, [...]

Free gun initiative begins in Houston neighborhood

Posted on June 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON — Houston resident Cheryl Strain’s inexperience with guns was apparent as she struggled to load shells into a 20-gauge shotgun. Over the piercing blasts of gunfire in the shooting range, Strain’s instructor, Dan [...]

Police: Calif. attack that killed 4 was planned

Posted on June 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Investigators trying to determine why a gunman planned a shooting spree that killed four people were focusing on a deadly act of domestic violence that touched off the mayhem. The heavily [...]

Jailers attend conference, raise money for slain officer

Posted on June 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Justin Story Daily News BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — County jailers, jail staff, supervisors and vendors from across the state converged on Bowling Green this week for the Kentucky Jailers’ Association Summer Conference. Held at the Sloan Convention Center, the [...]

Md. officer, tow truck driver struck by SUV

Posted on June 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Timothy B. Wheeler and Ian Duncan The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A city tow-truck driver was knocked 25 feet off the Jones Falls Expressway on Friday and a police officer was injured in a pair of afternoon rush-hour crashes [...]

5 dead, 5 injured after Calif. shooting rampage

Posted on June 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The gunman, dressed all in black and carrying a semi-automatic rifle, walked calmly through the Santa Monica College campus after killing his father, brother at their home and another man near [...]

Ohio kindapper faces 329 charges in missing women case

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ann Sanner Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man accused of holding three women captive in his run-down home in Cleveland for a decade and fathering a child with one of them has been indicted on 329 charges including [...]

Ohio kidnapper faces 329 charges in missing women case

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ann Sanner Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man accused of holding three women captive in his run-down home in Cleveland for a decade and fathering a child with one of them has been indicted on 329 charges including [...]

FBI agent almost shoots cop during staged robbery

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff DETROIT — An FBI agent came close to shooting a Detroit cop at a gas station Wednesday during a staged purse snatching for a TV news report. A news station was filming a segment on “How to [...]

Police scour Calif. campus for second shooter after 2 found dead

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press SANTA MONICA, California — Two people were found dead Friday in a burned home near the campus of Santa Monica College, where someone sprayed a street corner with gunfire, wounding at least three people, authorities [...]

Police: Gunman kills 6 in Santa Monica shootings

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A gunman with an assault-style rifle killed at least six people in Santa Monica on Friday before police shot him to death in a gunfight in the Santa Monica College library, [...]

Serial killer Richard Ramirez, ‘Night Stalker’ dies

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Linda Deutsch and Don Thompson Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer who left satantic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in [...]

Utah Police chief shoots self in arm during training

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bubba Brown Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah NORTH OGDEN, Utah — North Ogden Police Chief Kevin Warren is expected to make a full recovery after apparently accidentally shooting himself in the arm Thursday. The police department was conducting firearm training exercises [...]

Pa. man flees police while masturbating, injures officer

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr Philadelphia Daily News UPPER DARBY, Pa. — When police tried to arrest a man for openly masturbating on 69th Street Tuesday he led them on a high-speed chase through the streets of Upper Darby and when he [...]

Okla. police arrest modern-day Bonnie and Clyde

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lori Fullbright News on 6 TULSA, Okla. — A husband-and-wife team have been arrested for committing four armed robberies. According to investigators, the newlyweds fancied themselves to be a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde and even held hands during one [...]

Utah officer dragged during pursuit, suspect charged

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bubba Brown Standard-Examiner OGDEN, Utah — A 31-year-old man is facing several felonies after leading police on a short car chase Tuesday. According to a probable cause affidavit, Cole Mortensen drove away from a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m…. [...]

Photos of the Week for June 7, 2013

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

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Sheriff Joe suspends immigration efforts

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — An Arizona sheriff who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns — and other law enforcement officials who followed his lead are [...]

Judge OKs New Orleans jail reform pact

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Citing a history of inmate deaths, sexual assaults, beatings, stabbings and poor medical care at the New Orleans jail, a federal judge on Thursday approved an agreement between the U.S. Justice Department [...]

NY, SF police officials meet to address phone thefts

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers next week to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies. San Francisco [...]

K-9 praised ‘hero’ for snatching ax away from drunk thug

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

European Union News BOUGHTON, London — When a man was seen wielding an axe in a quiet Nottinghamshire street, anxious residents naturally called police. PC Matt Rogers and his dog Rossi arrived at Bentinck Close, Boughton, moments later and resid… [...]

Fla. cop suing after fired for failing to wear armor

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

The Daily Mail ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando police sergeant is claiming gender, age and disability discrimination after she says she was fired because breast implants she’d received while recovering from breast cancer prevented her from wearing a bulletproof vest. [...]

NY bill would make harassing cops a felony

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW YORK — The State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that aims to make it a felony to “harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.” Bill S.2402, sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo, would potentially [...]

Suspect fires gun from back of squad, killed by police

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff HIGHLAND PARK, Texas — A suspect was fatally shot by police after he managed to get out of his handcuffs and grab a small concealed handgun, which he fired in the back of a police squad. David [...]

Ala. governor signs law protecting K-9s, police horses

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sebastian Kitchen Montgomery Advertiser MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Surrounded by some of Alabama’s top canine cops and rescue dogs, Gov. Robert Bentley signed a bill on Wednesday aimed at protecting those animals used in law enforcement. His bil… [...]

Off-duty NYPD cop kills wife, self

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Natasha Velez, Erin Calabrese, Larry Celona and Jamie Schram The New York Post NEW YORK — An off-duty police officer gunned down his wife on a Queens street last night before turning the weapon on himself, all because she [...]

LAPD to hold downtown counterterrorism drill

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department is about to begin a counterterrorism drill in the heart of downtown. Thursday’s late-morning demonstration is expected to include low-flying police helicopters, officers rappelling from the helicopters and firing of [...]

Parole denied for youngest Manson follower

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Linda Deutsch Associated Press CHINO, California — Former Charles Manson cult follower and convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten has been denied parole once again. A California panel rejected her bid for release from state prison Wednesday at her 20th [...]

Nude Fla. man ‘proposing marriage’ TASERed by police

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

WESH.com CASSELBERRY, Fla. — Police say a naked man earned a trip to jail after spitting on an officer. A 911 call came in to Casselberry police a little after 4 a.m. Sunday. The caller said Thomas Edwards Jr., 22, [...]

Fla. teen who nearly drowned thanks rescuing officers

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Melhor Leonor The Orlando Sentinel HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – When 16-year-old Cottard Remy was pulled out of the ocean by Hollywood police officers on Memorial Day, Carnide Remy closed her eyes and prayed for her son’s life. Two South Florida [...]

Fire chief apologizes after department names cop killer at memorial

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Elizabeth Dinan SeaCoastOnline.com RYE, N.H. — The town’s fire chief has issued a public apology for the name of the late Cullen Mutrie — who shot five police officers, killing one — being read during a firefighter’s memorial service [...]

Tenn. agency to replace breathalyzers with grant funds

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephen Abel WALb News THOMASVILLE, Ga. — One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “This [...]

Man plummets to death in ravine fleeing Ga. police

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MACON, Ga. — A man running from police in Georgia jumped over a fence and died after plummeting into a ravine. A statement released by police in the city of Macon on Wednesday said the man ignored a [...]

Video released in reality show death of Detroit girl

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DETROIT — Jurors in the trial of a U.S. police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl watched a video Tuesday of the police raid that led to the fatal shooting. The shot [...]

DNA on beer cans leads to NY robber’s arrest

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Authorities say a burglar’s decision to knock back a couple of beers during a break-in at an upstate New York home led to his arrest. Onondaga County prosecutors tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that 29-year-old [...]

Ohio police ‘ticket’ kids as incentive to practice bike safety

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Dabrowski and Annette Lawless Fox8.com BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A local police chief who has been known for his tongue-in-cheek open letters to criminals is now opening up about another policy of sorts. As written on the department&r… [...]

Controversial Ariz. arrest caught on officer’s body camera

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MESA, Ariz. — A video taken by a bystander Saturday of Mesa police arresting a resisting suspect had witnesses claiming the cops were using excessive force — but police caught the incident on camera as well. The [...]

Police shoot, kill man as he stabs daughter to death

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

The Indy Channel SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Police fatally shot a South Bend man while he was stabbing his 6-year-old daughter. She also died from her wounds. Police arrived at the family’s apartment about 5 a.m. Sunday. They forced themselves [...]

Review: Firing of ex-LAPD officer Dorner justified

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — An internal review by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded that rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner was justifiably fired, a lawyer who reviewed the findings told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Civil rights [...]

Bill requires body armor for WV police departments

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tyler Reyanrd Weirton Daily Times ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. — Northern Panhandle sheriff’s departments voiced approval of recently enacted legislation requiring departments statewide to provide deputies with bullet-resistant vests, a practice all six local offices have been in step with [...]

Spotlight: Nova Security Group’s less-lethal electronics offer humane, safe solutions

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Nova Security Group Headquarters: Oakbrook, Illinois Signature Product: SecurPASS Full Body Scanner Website: http://novasg.com/ As a former corrections officer, CEO George Brown saw the need for a more reliable and humane method for restr… [...]

Mass. police awarded bike and pedestrian safety grant

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

The Rockland Mariner 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 Enforc… [...]

NYPD cop: Accidental shooting of officer still haunts me

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By M.L. Nestel The New York Post NEW YORK — An NYPD cop who accidentally killed a fellow officer spoke about the incident for the first time on the four-year anniversary — and said the pain of that day will [...]

Charges filed in Phoenix cop’s hit-and-run death

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By JJ Hensley AZ Central PHOENIX — The arrest of Jesus Cabrera Molina on charges related to the death of a Phoenix police officer might have seemed like a foregone conclusion. Cabrera Molina, 24, owns the SUV that police believe [...]

Photo: Ill Mass. K-9 receives farewell salute on final vet trip

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Minutes before he was euthanized Friday, a German Shepherd who had served two years with the Plymouth police was saluted by members of his department. Kaiser, who was recently diagnosed with severe kidney disease, [...]

Photo: Dying K-9 gets dept. salute on final vet trip

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Minutes before he was euthanized Friday, a German Shepherd who had served two years with the Plymouth police was saluted by members of his department. Kaiser, who was recently diagnosed with severe kidney disease, [...]

Utah trooper helps deliver twins on interstate

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brady McCombs Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Lynette Hales was nearly 100 miles from Salt Lake City on a desolate stretch of highway — surrounded by nothing but barren salt flats — when her twin unborn babies decided [...]

NYPD: 10-year-old boy grabs intruder’s gun, fires

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City police say a 10-year-old Brooklyn boy picked up a gun that was dropped by an intruder and fired a shot. Police say two people dressed as delivery men knocked on the door [...]

FBI looking into kidnapping of Marine in Mexico

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press McALLEN, Texas — The sister of a U.S. Marine reservist who disappeared in Mexico says her brother told her he was planning to move to Virginia, where she lives, and may have crossed the border [...]

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. theater shooting case

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Elliott Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes’ plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect. Holmes is accused [...]

Former Houston officer testifies in teen beating case

Posted on June 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON — A former Houston police officer kicked and punched a black burglary suspect when the teen already was on the ground with his hands on top of his head, a special prosecutor told [...]

Top 5 police videos of May

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff The videos released in May proved just how dangerous the life of a police officer can be. From negligent, drunk drivers to armed suspects to unpredictable accidents, an officer must always be alert. Tell us which videos [...]

K-9 pays respects to fallen partner at funeral

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Today.com BARDSTOWN, Ky. — A photo demonstrating the bond between a man and his dog is breaking hearts across the Internet. The picture shows Figo, a K-9 officer, paying his last respects at the funeral of his fallen human partner, [...]

Photo: K-9 places paw on fallen partner’s casket

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BARDSTOWN, Ky. — A photo taken at an officer’s funeral service shows his dedicated K-9 partner saying a last goodbye by putting his paw up on the casket. Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was killed driving home from [...]

NJ cops could lose jobs over ‘insensitive’ rap video

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

UPI IRVINGTON, N.J. — Four New Jersey police officers were charged with misconduct over a rap video peppered with allegedly insensitive words, officials in Irvington said. Police Director Joseph Santiago said the officers were accused of conduct unbecoming a police [...]

NJ cops may lose jobs over ‘insensitive’ rap video

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

UPI IRVINGTON, N.J. — Four New Jersey police officers were charged with misconduct over a rap video peppered with allegedly insensitive words, officials in Irvington said. Police Director Joseph Santiago said the officers were accused of conduct unbecoming a police [...]

Sheriff among 5 dead from Ark. flood

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff LITTLE ROCK — The body of a Scott County sheriff was found dead Friday after Arkansas Department of Emergency Management reported the officer and a game warden missing during a flood rescue response several hours earlier. Sheriff [...]

Fla. police subdue loose llama with TASER

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When Scooter the llama busted out of his penned-in yard in Tallahassee, Florida, it took three county sheriff’s deputies and a taser gun to get him back in again. Leon County Lt. Tony Drzewiecki said [...]

Fla. cops use TASER to subdue loose llama

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When Scooter the llama busted out of his penned-in yard in Tallahassee, Florida, it took three county sheriff’s deputies and a taser gun to get him back in again. Leon County Lt. Tony Drzewiecki said [...]

UK soldier slaying suspect makes court appearance

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LONDON — One of two main suspects in the killing of a British soldier in London made his first appearance in court Monday, kissing a copy of the Quran and raising his injured arm in the air. Michael [...]

Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. “Taking and analyzing [...]

Slain deputy’s uniform will be a part of history

Posted on June 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Laura C. Morel Tampa Bay Times TAMPA, Fla. — She plopped the albums on the dining table. Dorothy Wilder Alster, 87, sifted through the delicate, yellowed pages filled with photographs from decades past. One showed Alster and Ben Wilder [...]

SC slaying suspect found, arrested in Fla.

Posted on June 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Post & Courier MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — The man suspected of killing three South Carolina women, including an Adams Run convenience-store clerk, is in custody after authorities tracked him down in Florida. Jeffrey N. Eaddy, 30, of New Zion, was [...]

Philly police shootings scrutinized despite justification

Posted on June 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Fazlollah, Dylan Purcell, and Craig R. McCoy The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — In the space of eight months, Philadelphia Police Officer Larry Shields twice made the decision to shoot. The first time, Shields shot and wounded a man [...]

NM first responders learn from active shooter drill

Posted on June 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Aurelio Sanchez Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the wake of the Sandy Hook school and Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings, Rio Rancho public safety personnel on Thursday took part in an “active shooter” training scena… [...]

Long-awaited Bulger murder trial to begin in Mass.

Posted on June 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Lavoie Associated Press BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger is no longer the feared man who swaggered around South Boston and later became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives. At 83, the bright platinum hair that earned Bulger his [...]

Wash. trooper dies after collision with truck

Posted on June 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says a 38-year-old trooper is dead after his motorcycle collided with a box truck Friday evening near the Skagit County town of Conway. KING-TV reports that Trooper Sean O’Connell was [...]

Sheriff: SC criminal kills 2 women, flees to Ga.

Posted on June 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bruce Smith Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. — A man released last year from prison after serving a decade for armed robbery is now charged with two counts of murder, accused of shooting two women during a rural South Carolina [...]

Audio: Ala. bus driver wouldn’t hand kids to gunman in bunker abduction

Posted on June 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MIDLAND CITY, Alabama — A six-day bunker hostage standoff in the U.S. began with a school bus driver refusing to hand over children to a gunman who killed him moments later, according to newly released recordings. After shooting [...]

Feds: Pa. prison misused solitary confinement

Posted on June 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal civil rights investigation has concluded that a state prison in western Pennsylvania kept inmates with serious mental illness in solitary confinement for months or even years at a time. The State Correctional Institution [...]

UK police keep peace amid protests of soldier’s slaying

Posted on June 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LONDON — Far-right groups and antifascists scuffled Saturday during rival demonstrations to mark the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby more than a week ago. Police kept about 150 British National Party supporters carrying anti-Islam placards apart from [...]

5 celebrities who deserve cops’ affection

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Usually when celebrities make it into police news, it’s because they’ve gotten a DUI, resisted arrest, or some other infamous infraction of the law. But there are a select few who have a special place in the [...]

New holster series protects gun, creates smooth withdraw

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ONTARIO, Calif. — A new hostler series has been released that’s said to to be virtually impervious to scratching, extreme weather, water, and damage. Safariland’s line of Duty Gear 7TS injection-molded holsters can tolerate temperatures ranging from [...]

Cop rescues kitten from moving vehicle’s undercarriage

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Marjorie Owens WFAA GARLAND, Texas — Motorcycle Officer R.P. Clark was driving along Plano Road and Walnut Street last week when he spotted a yellow kitten running across the street. It quickly turned into a rescue after Clark watched [...]

Brawl breaks out at Ohio kindergarten graduation

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Thomas J. Sheeran Associated Press CLEVELAND — A brawl that started over spilled punch at a kindergarten graduation ceremony Friday resulted in the arrest of eight people, authorities said. Police were called when one participant pulled out a pipe [...]

Ex-cop who wanted ‘suicide by cop’ killed by police

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mari A. Schaefer The Philadelphia Inquirer UPPER DARBY, Pa. — When the SWAT team kicked in the door of Room 207 at the Summit Hill Inn in Upper Darby, Anthony Galla was crouched between a bed and a window [...]

Midwest Digital brings POV video recording options to law enforcement

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Company Name: Midwest Digital Corp. Headquarters: Chicago Ridge, IL Website: www.midwestdigitalcorp.com Midwest Digital Corp. started as an authorized repair center for Sony, Panasonic and many other broadcast companies, but was forc… [...]

Spotlight: Midwest Digital brings POV video recording options to law enforcement

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Company Name: Midwest Digital Corp. Headquarters: Chicago Ridge, IL Website: www.midwestdigitalcorp.com Midwest Digital Corp. started as an authorized repair center for Sony, Panasonic and many other broadcast companies, but was forc… [...]

Police chief uses Facebook to promote harsh sentencing for child molester

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Richard Gootee The Indy Channel EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin turned to Facebook Tuesday in an effort to solicit public support for imposition of a harsh sentence for confessed child molester Jack Perkins III when he [...]

Sex offender exposes self to off-duty cop

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An off-duty police officer was out jogging when registered sex offender, Patrick Simone, drove up next to her and asked for directions, according to investigators. When the officer approached, Simone exposed himself. The officer … [...]

Fla. man posing as cop stole from elderly

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Vander Velde Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — Dwayne Terrell White had the hoax down to a science, police say. He would pose as a police officer and tell senior citizens he was investigating fraud, according to Tampa police. [...]

Cops: Boy band impostor targeted girls online

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WATERBURY, Conn. — A 45-year-old man in Connecticut is accused of posing as a member of the popular boy band One Direction to entice young girls into performing sex acts online. The Waterbury Republican-American reports John Eastman appeared [...]

Photos of the Week for May 31, 2013

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

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Would-be Chicago backpack bomber gets 23 years

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Tarm Associated Press CHICAGO — A judge raised the specter of the Boston Marathon on Thursday as he sentenced a young Lebanese immigrant to 23 years in prison for placing a backpack he believed contained a powerful bomb [...]

Singer charged with murder-for-hire posts $2M bail

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press VISTA, California — A heavy metal singer accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has been released from jail after posting $2 million bail. U-T San Diego reports Tim Lambesis was released from the [...]

Me and my K-9: I thought we were invincible

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rich Horner Police K-9 Magazine “I thought we were invincible.” Most dog masters have thought the same thing at one time or another, especially when we were starting out. Vancouver Police Department (Canada) dog master Derrick Gibson was no [...]

K-9 units not smelling pot are good dogs in some states

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Manuel Valdes Associated Press BREMERTON, Wash.— When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped. The newest drug-sniffing dog [...]

K-9 units not smelling pot valued in some states

Posted on May 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Manuel Valdes Associated Press BREMERTON, Wash.— When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped. The newest drug-sniffing dog [...]

P1 Gun Control Survey: Infographic of survey results

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff More than 15,000 verified law enforcement professionals took part in PoliceOne’s gun control survey in March, in an effort to collect their expert opinions on one of most widely debated topics affecting the U.S. We’ve created an [...]

Calif. officer seriously injured by texting teen driver

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A motorcycle officer was seriously injured Wednesday when his bike was involved in a three-vehicle accident investigators believe occurred as a result of a teen texting while driving. A newly-licensed driver rear-ended a [...]

Fla. police add boat to fleet purchased with seized money

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eliot Kleinberg Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The bad guys on the briny have yet another foe to consider. It’s a sleek white 32-footer with twin 300-horsepower outboards, top-of-the-line electronics, and, on top, a flashing blue and [...]

Idaho cop develops new lightweight gun light

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ruth Brown Idaho Falls Post Register IDAHO FALLS — A very small light in a very dark room can save a life. That’s why Idaho Falls Police Lt. Bill Squires, a gun owner and 18-year police veteran, created the [...]

Woman arrested after calling police on her pimp

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WEST HAVEN, Conn. — A woman has been charged with prostitution in Connecticut after calling police to complain about how she was being treated by a pimp. Police say they did not find the pimp when they arrived [...]

3 police shootings occur day of Philly review request

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police shot and killed a suspect during a gun battle Wednesday night, marking the third police-involved shooting in the city on the day its police commissioner said he is seeking a review of the department’s [...]

Newtown police report may not be done until September

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut state police spokesman says “it could be as long as September” before a report on the investigation into the Newtown school shooting is finished. Spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said Wednesday that [...]

Crazed employee identified in Costco attack, officer recovering

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

WUSA9 STERLING, Va. — Two people have been shot at a Costco store in Loudoun County, Va., officials said on Wednesday afternoon. A Costco food service employee, 38-year-old Mhai Scott of Sterling, Va., was reportedly wielding a knife and scissors [...]

Police: Man staged kidnap that killed Maine girl

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Sharp and Clarke Canfield Associated Press BANGOR, Maine — A man indicted for the murder of a teenage girl used a fake Facebook account to lure her from her home so that he could stage her kidnapping and [...]

Confessions of a one-eyed shooter

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

When you’re pointing your duty weapon at a suspect and shout, “Police! Don’t move! Drop the weapon!” do you have: A.) One eye open B.) Both eyes open C.) Both eyes closed D.) Sometimes one eye open, sometimes both eyes [...]

Drunken driver runs over NM ranger’s leg

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FARMINGTON, N.M. — A suspected drunken driver is facing charges after authorities say he ran over a federal officer’s leg while trying to avoid arrest in Farmington, N.M. The Farmington Daily-Times reports 21-year-old Charles Palmer was arrested this [...]

Father of Fla. man connected to bombings claims his son was executed

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Max Seddon Associated Press MOSCOW — The father of a Chechen immigrant killed while being interrogated by the FBI about his ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect says agents killed his son “execution style.” At a press conference [...]

N.J. man saved by defibrillator he donated to police

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Aimee Bronfield NorthJersey.com JEFFERSON, N.J. — Those who have ever wondered about the benefits of giving to charity may want to ask Harold Liberatore. The 66-year-old man from Milton recently led a fundraising campaign to purchase three AEDs (automated [...]

N.J. man saved by defibrillator he donated to police

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Aimee Bronfield NorthJersey.com JEFFERSON, N.J. — Those who have ever wondered about the benefits of giving to charity may want to ask Harold Liberatore. The 66-year-old man from Milton recently led a fundraising campaign to purchase three AEDs (automated [...]

Va. officer, woman shot at Costco

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

WUSA 9 STERLING, Va. — Two people have been shot at a Costco store in Loudoun County, Va., officials said on Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims is a Loudoun County Sherriff’s Deputy, according to officials. They say the shooting [...]

Knife-wielding woman fatally shot, Va. officer wounded

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

WUSA 9 STERLING, Va. — Two people have been shot at a Costco store in Loudoun County, Va., officials said on Wednesday afternoon. A Costco food service employee had a knife and started talking strangely about the food, officials said. [...]

Retired military bomb dog joins Md. police force

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Kris Van Cleave WJLA PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. – Prince George’s County’s newest police recruit is hardly a rookie. Zeva is a seasoned veteran. She’s a 5-year-old black lab and a bomb dog from the military. Zeva did two six-month [...]

Ore. man who beat cop to death to be released

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Richard Cockle The Oregonian JOHN DAY, Ore. — Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was the second lawman on scene 21 years ago when an intoxicated logger named Sidney Dean Porter beat a John Day police officer to death with [...]

Mass. Gov. signs bill honoring slain officer killed by bombers

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill that would allow an MIT police officer allegedly slain by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing to be posthumously appointed to a suburban Boston police department. Sean Collier [...]

DNA, video leads to arrest in French soldier attack

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lori Hinnant and Greg Keller Associated Press PARIS — Traces of DNA on an orange juice bottle and a surveillance video of a man praying in a mall led to the arrest Wednesday of a young suspect accused of [...]

French cop killer nabbed after explosive prison break

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PARIS — A French bandit who blasted his way out of prison in April with explosives concealed in tissue packs has been arrested at a hotel, six weeks after his escape. France’s Interior Ministry says Redoine Faid was [...]

Detroit cop on trial in death of girl during reality TV filming

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally [...]

Autopsy: UK soldier died from cuts, stab wounds

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Raphael Satter Associated Press LONDON — An autopsy shows that an off-duty soldier killed in a suspected Islamic extremist in London attack last week died from multiple cuts and stab wounds after he was hit by a car, police [...]

Police: Drunk driver crashed during sex, hid behind cactus

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A New Mexico man faces multiple charges after police say he was having sex with a woman while driving drunk and crashed, ejecting the woman from the vehicle. The Albuquerque Journal reports 25-year-old Luis [...]

“Your money or your life…” What would you do?

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

On October 1, 2011, off-duty Winnebago County (Illinois) Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Pobjecky stopped in at a Rockford pizza parlor — Marie’s Pizza — to pick up a pizza for his family. It was unusual for Frank to be unarmed, because [...]

Philly commish wants DOJ to examine use of force

Posted on May 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sandy Bauers The Philadephia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has called for an independent U.S. Justice Department investigation into the use of deadly force by the department’s officers. “When you have as many as we’ve [...]

Ala. police patrol town on Segways

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Melissa Payne WHNT.com FLORENCE, Ala. — Florence Police officers can now cruise around town with a different form of transportation. On some days, motorized Segways have taken the place of the officer’s patrol cars. While these motorized… [...]

Dashcam company eyes rise in civilian sales

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A company that produces dashboard-mounted cameras is saying that civilians are beginning to buy them for their own protection — and it’s a trend they believe will only keep growing. Bill Gremminger with Dashcam [...]

No federal charges in death of Milwaukee man in custody

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gina Barton JS Online MILWAUKEE — Three Milwaukee police officers involved in the arrest of Derek Williams will not face federal criminal charges in connection with his death, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. There is not sufficient evidence [...]

NY police reopen 1986 murder case in hopes of new clues

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MINEOLA, N.Y. — Police and relatives of a New York teenage rabbinical student who was found beaten to death in his dormitory in 1986 are renewing efforts to crack the murder mystery. Officials in Nassau County on Long [...]

Seattle police acknowledge violating records act

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to riotous May Day demonstrations in 2012. The department agreed to pay $20,000 [...]

Book Excerpt: True Police Stories of the Strange & Unexplained by Ingrid P. Dean

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

I checked the driver’s license and all looked good, until I noticed his rear plates were expired. I told the driver that the vehicle would have to be towed and the plates confiscated. I asked him to have a seat [...]

Book Excerpt: True Police Stories of the Strange & Unexplained

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

I checked the driver’s license and all looked good, until I noticed his rear plates were expired. I told the driver that the vehicle would have to be towed and the plates confiscated. I asked him to have a seat [...]

Marine kills 1, injures 5 in Texas shooting rampage

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press EDEN, Texas — A man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday. [...]

Suspect fresh from jail kills elderly couple, rapes child

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man suspected of killing an elderly Alaska couple and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old great-granddaughter over the weekend had been released from jail just hours earlier. The Anchorage Daily News report… [...]

4 tips for success in providing expert gang testimony

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Detective Nick Perna PoliceOne Special Contributor Fans of boxing and mixed martial arts know that most fighters will attempt to do something spectacular in the final 30 seconds of the round to leave a lasting impression on the judges. [...]

NTSB looks at lowering OUI threshold nationwide

Posted on May 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Slade The Post & Courier CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina has the nation’s highest rate of traffic fatalities involving drunken drivers, but would a tougher DUI threshold make a difference? The National Transportation Safety Board thinks it would, [...]

Experts question death penalty in Cleveland kidnap case

Posted on May 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Pressd COLUMBUS, Ohio — A prosecutor faces numerous obstacles as he weighs whether to bring death penalty charges against a man accused of kidnapping three women and forcing one of them into miscarriages through starvation and [...]

Americans gather to honor fallen service members

Posted on May 27, 2013 by in POLICE

The Associated Press Americans gathered at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindles. President [...]

Police fatally shoot Conn. military museum chief

Posted on May 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The founder and president of a Connecticut military museum was shot and killed at his home by police after he pointed a handgun at officers, state police said Sunday. State police identified the man killed [...]

Police: Ky. officer fatal shooting ‘premeditated’

Posted on May 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lucas L. Johnson II Associated Press BARDSTOWN, Ky. — The fatal roadside shooting of a Kentucky police officer was premeditated and authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects, a police spokesman said Sunday. Bardstown Officer Jason [...]

Police: 6 people dead in weekend Chicago shootings

Posted on May 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say at least six people have been killed in weekend violence and at least another 11 wounded. Police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday. [...]

UK police arrest 10th suspect in soldier’s slaying

Posted on May 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LONDON — Police on Monday arrested a 10th suspect in connection with the vicious killing of an off-duty British soldier on a London street in an apparent Islamic extremist attack. The 50-year-old man was detained in Welling, east [...]

Actress Bynes alleges sexual assault by cop during arrest

Posted on May 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jake Pearson Associated Press NEW YORK — Investigators on Saturday were looking into allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was charged with heaving a marijuana bong out the [...]

Man stabs French soldier, police search for culprit

Posted on May 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Keller Associated Press PARIS — French anti-terrorism investigators were searching Sunday for a man who stabbed a soldier in the throat in the commercial district of La Defense outside Paris. The 23-year-old soldier, Cedric Cordier, was in uniform [...]

Official: UK soldier killing suspect arrested in 2010

Posted on May 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Odula and Sylvia Hui Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — A suspect in the savage killing of a British soldier on a London street was arrested in Kenya in 2010 near the East African country’s border with Somalia, an [...]

Official: UK soldier killing suspect arrested in 2010

Posted on May 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Odula and Sylvia Hui Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — A suspect in the savage killing of a British soldier on a London street was arrested in Kenya in 2010 near the East African country’s border with Somalia, an [...]

Ky. officer found dead on highway exit ramp

Posted on May 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BARDSTOWN, Ky. — An officer was found shot and killed on an exit ramp off a highway early Saturday morning. Police responded to a call about a fatal accident in which an officer had been killed – [...]

Suspect fires rifle at Colo. cop during traffic stop

Posted on May 25, 2013 by in POLICE

The Coloradoan LONGMONT — A 28-year-old Longmont man is in critical condition after firing multiple rounds with an AR-15-style rifle at a Longmont police officer. Police say the 36-year-old police officer pulled the suspect over during a traffic stop for [...]

Cop suspected of firebombing captain’s home pleads not guilty

Posted on May 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sue Epstein The Star-Ledger NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Dressed in green jailhouse scrubs with his hands cuffed in front of him, a veteran Edison police officer accused of firebombing his boss’ home earlier this week pleaded not guilty yesterd… [...]

NYPD ‘stop and frisk’ critics seek big changes

Posted on May 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — It once was an accepted tactic as old as policing itself and, according to the New York Police Department, a key to the city’s dramatic drop in crime: patrol officers stopping young [...]

Judge accuses Sheriff Joe of racial profiling

Posted on May 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud and Walter Berry Associated Press PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that [...]

Philly officer arrested for robbing dealer, imperils other drug cases

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of drug arrests in recent years may be in jeopardy after the arrest of a veteran narcotics officer accused of robbing a dealer. Defense attorneys said in [...]

Ohio police train to be drug recognition experts

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Allison Manning The Columbus Dispatch Ohio — Impaired drivers on Ohio’s roadways have more than a Breathalyzer to worry about, now that law-enforcement officers are being trained as drug detectors. Dozens of law-enforcement officers statewide have been certified as [...]

Suspect in killing of officer found dead in cell

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Foy Associated Press OGDEN, Utah — A Utah Army veteran charged with killing a police officer and wounding five others in a shootout during a marijuana raid was found Friday hanging dead in his cell, authorities said. Matthew [...]

Mother has son arrested for stealing her Pop-Tarts

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

KSDK CHARLOTTE, N.C.— A Charlotte, North Carolina woman had her son arrested for stealing her Pop-Tarts earlier this week. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report, the mother called investigators on Monday to report her Pop-Tarts had b… [...]

Ala. police race to meet $1.7M grant deadline

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Sharp Al.com MOBILE, Ala. — The city will pursue a $1.7 million federal grant they hope will enable Mobile to add 15 new police officers. The grant covers a three-year time period, and award recipients will be announced [...]

NYPD officers save woman from high-rise jump

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Yasmine Phillips and Cynthia R. Fagen The New York Post NEW YORK — Dramatic photos show two of New York’s Finest tackling a distraught and barefoot woman who threatened to leap from the 20th-floor balcony of a Midtown building [...]

NYPD detectives rescue man held captive

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — A businessman was snatched from a New York City street in broad daylight and held captive for more than a month in a warehouse where he was bound and burned with acid [...]

NJ cop arrested for firebombing captain’s home

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff EDISON, N.J. — An officer with a history of disciplinary problems was charged Thursday with five counts of attempted murder after firebombing his captain’s house. Michael Dotro, 35, allegedly used an incendiary device to … [...]

British police prepare for hatchet attack copycats

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paisley Dodds and Gregory Katz Associated Press LONDON — Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks by Islamic extremists after the brutal slaying of a young soldier, whose grieving family spoke Friday of [...]

Judge won’t let New Orleans out of police reform

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has refused to let the city of New Orleans out of a potentially expensive agreement to reform its troubled police department. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan issued her ruling [...]

Do you know where your authority comes from?

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

I teach a class on search and seizure. I really like it when officers can give a brief explanation of the Fourth Amendment as it pertains to persons, places, papers, and effects, so one of the first questions I ask [...]

RI removes restrictions on arming campus cops

Posted on May 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Klepper The Associated Press SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officials to end Rhode Island’s distinction as the only state to [...]

Calif. cop, suspect injured in struggle over TASER

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Monica Garske NBC San Diego SAN DIEDO — A 911 call made near Vista ended with an injured San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy and a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Sheriff’s department officials say the deputy got into [...]

Fla. police impersonators raid home, beat homeowner

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ihosvani Rodriguez The Sun-Sentinel Miramar, Fla. — Wearing what appeared to be bullet proof vests with law enforcement insignia, the three men came knocking in the dead of night claiming to be police. They were not, and now the [...]

Former NY detective who ‘broke the mold’ dies

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Peter Hellman New York Post NEW YORK — Do you know the name of the current NYPD chief of detectives? Probably not, unless you’re a detective. The last time, and possibly the only time, a chief of detectives broke [...]

100 officers attend fallen cop’s daughter’s graduation

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PHOENIX — About 100 police officers attended the kindergarten graduation for the daughter of an Arizona cop that was killed last week in a hit-and-run incident. Tatum Raetz, daughter of Officer Daryl Raetz, received her diploma in [...]

Colo. governor blocks killer’s execution, faces criticism

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Elliott Associated Press DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor infuriated victims’ relatives and drew quick criticism from Republicans ahead of the [...]

Man shot by FBI had ties to Boston suspect

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kyle Hightower Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A Chechen immigrant shot to death in Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent implicated him self in a triple slaying that officials believe may have been connected to Boston Marathon [...]

Defense releases photos, texts of Trayvon Martin

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mike Schneider Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys on Thursday released photos and text messages from 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s cellphone ahead of a hearing that will determine whether they can be used at Zimmerman’s murder trial. [...]

NM woman, 84, indicted for drug trafficking

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman who uses an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking. KRQE-TV reports that Lillie Smith was recently indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury for trafficking, conspiracy to commit trafficking, [...]

Fort Hood suspect wants to represent himself

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Angela K. Brown Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood attack wants to represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, which means he could question the nearly three dozen soldiers [...]

Barbaric attack in London blamed on radical Islam

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Cassandra Vinograd and Paisley Dodds Associated Press LONDON — Two men with butcher knives hacked another to death Wednesday near a London military barracks and one then went on video to explain the crime — shouting political statements, gesturing [...]

Sandy Hook bill would prevent release of images, audio

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Haigh The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — The public release of any photograph, videotape or digital recording related to last year’s deadly Newtown elementary school shooting would require the written consent of victims’ family members, according to a [...]

Tait Communications White Paper: Digital Radio Standards Uncovered

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tait Communications This paper provides technical information on currently available open standard, digital technologies. For organizations seeking to replace existing networks, or considering an initial purchase of a communication solution using a land mobile radio (LMR), this paper will [...]

Va. department looking to hire first new officer in 3 years

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Frank Otto Phoenixville News PHOENIXVILLE, Va. — After a lot of discussion, borough council voted at last Tuesday night’s public meeting in favor of applying for a federal grant which would pay for most of the salary of a [...]

Solider killed in ‘barbaric’ London terror attack

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Cassandra Vinograd and Paisley Dodds Associated Press LONDON — Two men attacked another man near a London military barracks Wednesday, in what British authorities were investigating as a possible terror act. One man is dead and two others were [...]

Soldier killed in ‘barbaric’ London terror attack

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Cassandra Vinograd and Paisley Dodds Associated Press LONDON — Two men attacked another man near a London military barracks Wednesday, in what British authorities were investigating as a possible terror act. One man is dead and two others were [...]

Okla. cop who helped survivors describes tornado devastation

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Schlachtenhaufen The Edmond Sun EDMOND, Okla. — Like other Oklahomans, Edmond Police Detective Marion Cain was keeping an eye on the weather Monday. The storm, which produced the tornado began at 2:45 p.m., about 4.4 miles west of [...]

Police defend officer who shot NY college student

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MINEOLA, N.Y. — The president of a New York police union defended an officer who accidentally killed a Hofstra University student during a standoff with an armed intruder, saying Tuesday the only person responsible for the woman’s death [...]

FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kyle Hightower Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A man being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case was shot to death at his home by an FBI agent Wednesday after turning violent, officials said. The agent and two Massachusetts [...]

NYPD detective ‘hacks’ officers’ email accounts

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By J. David Goodman The New York Times NEW YORK — It was the sort of discovery that is usually the mark of good police work: A Bronx detective came upon an online criminal enterprise that offered — for a [...]

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Posted on May 22, 2013 by in POLICE

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Study: How to maneuver suspects to a stop

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Becky Lewis The police cruiser closes in on the fleeing suspect vehicle and sends it into a spinning stop as the backup vehicles close in and surround it, preventing escape. That’s the way it happens in the movies and [...]

Tait Communications White Paper: Digital Trunked Radio: Is it right for my organization?

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tait Communications Many astute network operators – including those who do not identify lack of frequency as a challenge – choose trunked technologies because they understand the compelling network and workforce management benefits. This… [...]

Photos released of Tucson shooting that killed 6

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — Photos taken in the aftermath of the attack that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords show the handgun, high-capacity pistol magazines and knife that Jared Lee Loughner carried with [...]

Photos from 2011 Tucson rampage released

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press PHOENIX — Photos taken in the aftermath of the attack that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords show the handgun, high-capacity pistol magazines and knife that Jared Lee Loughner carried with [...]

SC police file COPS grant to gain 3 officers

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jim Fair ​Greer Today GREER, S.C. — Police Chief Dan Reynolds will be have to readjust his department’s 2013-2014 proposed budget if the Department of Justice approves a COPS (Cops Oriented Policing Service) hiring grant for three new Greer [...]

Austin chief apologizes for angry Twitter war

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Holloway KVUE News AUSTIN — The Austin Police Chief is apologizing after sending some controversial messages on Twitter. Chief Art Acevedo met with the Austin City Manager’s Office to discuss one tweet, in particular, he never intended the [...]

Big police technology shrinks to fit next-generation squads

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A security firm that developed a suitcase-size crime-fighting device has been tasked with shrinking their product down to fit easily into a squad — which resulted in the VHS-sized mini-MIDAS. Daetech Systems originally created … [...]

SC police find $1M in cocaine during traffic stop

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

RTT News HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Police in Horry County, South Carolina have arrested a man after they found 22 pounds of cocaine hidden inside his vehicle. MyrtleBeachOnline.com reports that Alejandro Valderrabano Contreras, 31, from Galivants Ferry, was stopped and [...]

Newspaper scrutinizes Chicago police’s overtime

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Fusco Chicago-Sun Times Each week he was on the job last year, Metra Police Department Sgt. John K. Geraty would work his regular 40 hours and then, on average, put in another 38 hours of overtime. His total [...]

Suspect killed, officer hit by car in Va. bank shooting

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lauren King The Virginia-Pilot NORFOLK, Via. — One man was killed and an officer was injured during a police-involved shooting at a Ghent bank Monday afternoon. Officers were called to the Wells Fargo at 21st Street and Colonial Avenue [...]

Suspect caught 12 hours after taunting police on Facebook

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Liz Hull The Daily Mail ROCHDALE NORTH, U.K. — When police put an appeal for a wanted teenager on Facebook, they were hoping for tip-offs from the public. They probably didn’t expect the criminal himself to reply, saying: ‘Catch [...]

FBI: Agents fell to deaths training off Va. coast

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brock Vergakis Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. — Two FBI agents who died while training off the Virginia Beach coast fell to their deaths when a helicopter had trouble during a “maritime counterterrorism exercise,” an agency spokeswoman said Monday night. [...]

Police search for survivors in Okla. tornado aftermath

Posted on May 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nomaan Merchant and Sean Murphy Associated Press MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 [...]

Off-duty Texas cop killed by drunk driver

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erin Mulvaney The Houston Chronicle HOUSTON — A 16-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was killed by an alleged drunken driver who ran a red light early Sunday. Sgt. Dwayne Polk, 47, most recently assigned to the [...]

CAO Group brings cutting edge forensic technology to police departments

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Company Name: The CAO Group, Inc. Headquarters: West Jordan, UT Signature Product: Basic Turbo Light Kit Website: www.ultralite-als.com Under the direction of Owner Dr. Densen Cao, UltraLite ALS has become an industry standard and le… [...]

Spotlight: CAO Group brings cutting-edge forensic technology to police departments

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Company Name: The CAO Group, Inc. Headquarters: West Jordan, UT Signature Product: Basic Turbo Light Kit Website: www.ultralite-als.com Under the direction of owner Dr. Densen Cao, UltraLite ALS has become a leading brand of forensic… [...]

Suspect in Ariz. cop’s fatal hit-and-run arrested

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By JJ Hensley AZCentral.com PHOENIX — Police arrested the owner of an SUV that is connected to the hit-and-run death of a Phoenix police officer over the weekend, but investigators stress they are still trying to confirm who was driving [...]

Chicago’s rookie cops return to community policing

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy Gorner ​The Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Fresh from the police academy and three months of street training, up to 16 rookie cops a night patrol some of the city’s most dangerous blocks on foot as part of a [...]

Ohio cop struck while deploying spike strips

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mary Beth Lane The Columbus Dispatch DANVILLE, Ohio — Business break-ins led to a police pursuit in Knox County that injured a Danville police officer when he was struck by the fleeing suspect’s vehicle yesterday morning. The chase ended [...]

Ohio cop struck while deploying spike strips

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mary Beth Lane The Columbus Dispatch DANVILLE, Ohio — Business break-ins led to a police pursuit in Knox County that injured a Danville police officer when he was struck by the fleeing suspect’s vehicle yesterday morning. The chase ended [...]

Abalone LLC gives a face to the physical effects of meth use

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff Company Name: Abalone LLC Headquarters: Moss Beach, CA Signature Product: Face2Face iPad Drug Educational System Website: www.abalonellc.com With the ongoing fight against the methamphetamine epidemic, Abalone LLC CEO Laslo Vespremi recognized an opportunity to use his 25 [...]

Police: Fatal NYC shooting an anti-gay hate crime

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press NEW YORK — The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court Sunday to face a [...]

NYC: No racial motivation in stop-frisk tactic

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — The federal civil rights challenge to the contentious New York Police Department tactic of stop, question and frisk is winding down after more than nine weeks of testimony from men who say [...]

Tait Communications White Paper: TaitNet P25 Digital Simulcast: Easy to use with built-in intelligence

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tait Communications Agencies looking to upgrade their radio communications network, perhaps because of narrowbanding requirements, may find that they need to opt for a simulcast solution. There just isn’t the spectrum available, or frequency l… [...]

NY student was killed by police in split-second decision

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press NEW YORK — The college student was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder with a loaded gun to her head, police said. Then the gunman took aim at an officer. A moment [...]

Calif. car thieves accidentally dial 911 during crime

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. — Two suspects arrested for breaking into a car in Central California accidentally called 911 on a cellphone, which led police to them. KXTV in Sacramento reports a dispatcher was able to hear a rambling 35-minute [...]

2 FBI agents killed in training accident in Va.

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Two FBI special agents on the agency’s elite Hostage Rescue Team have been killed in a training accident in Virginia, officials said Sunday. The accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday, [...]

Phoenix officer killed in hit-and-run

Posted on May 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said. Police said Officer Daryl Raetz, 29, was conducting a DUI stop on a [...]

Officer shot in Marathon showdown wants to work

Posted on May 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bridget Murphy Associated Press BOSTON — With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Sunday he’s determined to return to duty. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer [...]

2 Minn. women sentenced in al-Shabab terror case

Posted on May 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Forliti Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to send money to al-Shabab in Somalia were given prison sentences in federal court Thursday, ending a week of punishments tied to long-running investigations into terrorism recruiting [...]

NY ‘frisk’ judge calls criticism ‘below-the-belt’

Posted on May 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — The federal judge presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department has no doubt where she stands with the government. “I know I’m not their [...]

Funds went untapped for Camden police

Posted on May 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Claudia Vargas The Philadelphia Inquirer For several years, even as the Camden city administration warned that it was unable to financially support its police department, more than half of $12 million in federal and state grants that poured in [...]

Probation for trooper in luxury-car escort

Posted on May 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Barbara Boyer The Philadelphia Inquirer A former New Jersey state trooper who led an “embarrassing” high-speed escort of luxury sports cars to Atlantic City was sentenced Monday to a year of probation. Nadir Nassry, who had held the rank [...]

Ex-Pa. officer once hailed as hero faces charges

Posted on May 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ron Todt Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and [...]

Ex-Mississippi police chief indicted on 9 new counts

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Holbrook Mohr Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi police chief already charged with demanding money or property in exchange for dropping criminal charges against people has been indicted on nine new federal counts. The new indictment against [...]

Ex-Mississippi police chief indicted on 9 new counts

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Holbrook Mohr Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi police chief already charged with demanding money or property in exchange for dropping criminal charges against people has been indicted on nine new federal counts. The new indictment against [...]

Colorado sheriffs sue over new gun restrictions

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ivan Moreno Associated Press DENVER — Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year’s mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional. The lawsuit involves sheriffs from 54 of Colorado’s [...]

Colorado sheriffs sue over new gun restrictions

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ivan Moreno Associated Press DENVER — Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year’s mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional. The lawsuit involves sheriffs from 54 of Colorado’s [...]

Charges filed against man in Nevada killing spree

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Rindels Associated Press The killings of an elderly couple shot dead in their northern Nevada home ahead of Mother’s Day apparently went unnoticed until days later, after the 25-year-old suspect had also killed a newspaper deliveryman and another [...]

Charges filed against man in Nevada killing spree

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Rindels Associated Press The killings of an elderly couple shot dead in their northern Nevada home ahead of Mother’s Day apparently went unnoticed until days later, after the 25-year-old suspect had also killed a newspaper deliveryman and another [...]

Pa. coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Zezima Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. — Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker. An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia is credited with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb [...]

Pa. coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Zezima Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. — Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker. An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia is credited with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb [...]

Cops investigating after Long Island college student killed

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Frank Eltman Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Last Sunday Andrea Rebello, a 21-year-old Hofstra University junior studying public relations, posted a recipe for how to prepare July 4-themed strawberries covered in sparkling sugars on her blog. Less than a [...]

Cops investigating after Long Island college student killed

Posted on May 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Frank Eltman Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Last Sunday Andrea Rebello, a 21-year-old Hofstra University junior studying public relations, posted a recipe for how to prepare July 4-themed strawberries covered in sparkling sugars on her blog. Less than a [...]

Burglars shove homeowner in own gun closet, thief shot

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Snejana Farberov The Daily Mail HOUSTON, Texas — The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston has turned the tables on the brazen intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place [...]

Photo: Police help grown man out of McDonald’s high chair

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Metro.co CORK, Ireland — A man in Cork, Ireland, was left truly embarrassed after getting himself stuck in the seat for toddlers at the fast food restaurant earlier this week. The hungry customer had popped into the McDonald’s in the [...]

Program aims to help community inform cops of terrorist activity

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dana Treen Jacksonville.com JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sheriffs in 13 Northeast Florida counties announced an online system Thursday for residents to report suspicious activity they think may be terrorism-related. Individuals can make reports online… [...]

Waitress fired after bashing Okla. police on Facebook

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dana Hertneky News on 6 OKLAHOMA CITY — A local waitress is causing a national uproar over a picture and comment she posted about some Oklahoma sheriff’s deputies. Ashley Warden posted the picture on her Facebook page Thursday along [...]

Federal oversight of LAPD officially ends

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corruption scandal involving abusive officers. In two short sentences, [...]

Long Island college student, armed intruder killed

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Frank Eltman Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — A junior at Hofstra University and an armed intruder were fatally shot during an overnight house break-in next to the campus, police said Friday. The woman’s twin sister was also in the [...]

Photos of the Week for May 17, 2013

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

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NM mom chases down child abductor; crashes into his car

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Russell Contreras Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt and the arrest of the suspect, police said. The young girl [...]

NM mom chases child abductor; crashes into his car

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Russell Contreras Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt and the arrest of the suspect, police said. The young girl [...]

5 more arrested in connection with La. parade shooting

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Days after sudden gunfire brought a chaotic and bloody end to a Mother’s Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, news of six arrests gave an organizer of the traditional event reason to [...]

Singer sues to block patrol car arrest video release

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Country star Randy Travis has filed a lawsuit to prevent two state agencies from releasing a patrol car video of his 2012 drunk-driving arrest in Texas. The Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that the lawsuit filed [...]

‘Hatchet hitchhiker’ arrested in NJ homicide

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. — Internet celebrity Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, who briefly rose to fame as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” after intervening in an attack on a California utility worker, has been charged with murder. Once lauded as a [...]

Standing in the sewer: Going above and beyond

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Wetzel PoliceOne Special Contributor As Police Week 2013 draws to a close, I’m reminded of the relationships between our officers and our citizens. I recall the time I was driving my cruiser down the road and noticed one [...]

After 60 years, officer’s sacrifice finally etched in stone

Posted on May 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sarah Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH — Ernest Little stood at the Boardwalk and 35th Street on Wednesday, eyes trained on a 19-foot bronze-and-granite monument now bearing his father’s name. It was a somber “Thank you” nearly six decades [...]

“Don’t let me go:” Cops recall rescuing Cleveland captives

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

PoliceOne Staff CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four officers who helped the three captive women out of Ariel Castro’s home gave emotional testimonies Wednesday at a press conference at the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association headquarters. Officer Barbara Johnson retold the story of [...]

Abalone LLC gives a face to the phsyical side effects of drug use

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Abalone LLC Headquarters: Moss Beach, CA Signature Product: Face2Face iPad Drug Educational System Website: www.abalonellc.com With an ongoing fight against the methamphetamine epidemic, Abalone CEO Laslo Vespremi recognized an opportunity to use his 25 years of software experience. [...]

Ala. police get 7 new Harley Davidson motorcycles

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Sharpe Al.com MBOILE, Ala. — Seven new 2013 Harley Davidson electra-glide police edition motorcycles were officially added today to a fleet of 26 bikes during an unveiling at the Police Department’s First Precinct. The motorcycle purchases, which cost [...]

Cop who survived Sikh Temple shooting to retire

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff OAK CREEK, Wis. — The officer who was shot multiple times while responding to the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting last August has announced he plans to retire from the department. Lt. Brian Murphy, who has since [...]

Texas town’s policy allows armed city employees

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Kiii News ARANSAS PASS, Texas — City employees in Aransas Pass will soon be allowed to be armed with guns while at work. The City Council there voted to approve the new policy on Tuesday, so long as the people [...]

Video of Calif. police entering house, TASERing man criticized

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff COTATI, Calif. — A video of a man and his wife refusing to let officers into their home after a domestic disturbance call has raised questions about whether the officers acted correctly when they entered and TASERed [...]

Suspect found locked in would-be getaway vehicle

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Click on Detroit PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they arrested a breaking and entering suspect after she ended up locked inside what would have been her getaway vehicle. State police say troopers responded Monday to [...]

Inmate who killed Wash. guard sentenced to death

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press EVERETT, Wash. — A Washington state judge has sentenced an inmate to death for killing a state corrections officer in a prison chapel two years ago. Byron Scherf is a convicted rapist who already was serving life in [...]

Suspect left note on boat: Boston attack was revenge

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Candiotti CNN.com BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing victims were collateral damage in a strike meant as payback for U.S. wars in Muslim lands, the surviving suspect wrote in a message scribbled on the boat where he was found [...]

Cleveland captives have officials boosting search efforts

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CLEVELAND — In the wake of the discovery of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade, local officials are strengthening efforts to locate missing people. Officials in Cuyahoga County said Thursday that they’ve [...]

17 bombs found in apartment after traffic stop reveals material

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A police bomb squad detonated 17 homemade explosive devices found in an apartment on Wednesday after a routine traffic stop revealed a potentially dangerous liquid in a man’s car, authorities said. Robert [...]

17 bombs found in LA apartment following traffic stop

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A police bomb squad detonated 17 homemade explosive devices found in an apartment on Wednesday after a routine traffic stop revealed a potentially dangerous liquid in a man’s car, authorities said. Robert [...]

Police find 17 bombs in LA apartment

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A police bomb squad detonated 17 homemade explosive devices found in an apartment on Wednesday after a routine traffic stop revealed a potentially dangerous liquid in a man’s car, authorities said. Robert [...]

Suspect in La. parade shooting arrested

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Authorities have arrested the man wanted in a Mother’s Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people in New Orleans after he was identified in surveillance video that showed him running from the [...]

Suspect in La. parade shooting arrested on 20 charges

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in POLICE