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  • Florida Senate Upholds Ex-Broward Sheriff's Suspension

    10/23/2019 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 10/23/19
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate will uphold the suspension of former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, despite the recommendation by the chamber's own special master that Israel be reinstated. The Senate voted 25-15 Wednesday to uphold the suspension by Gov. DeSantis, who accused Israel of negligence in the agency's handling of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Senate appointed a special master to investigate the suspension.  This is a developing story. Check back for the latest from Tallahassee reporter Troy Kinsey. . Why was the committee tasked with making the recommendation? Israel was removed from office...
  • Florida Cops Went to Absurd Lengths to Entrap Man Who Showed No Interest in Underage Sex

    10/21/2019 11:10:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    Reason ^ | 10 21 2019 | Lenore Skenazy
    How do you catch a predator in Sarasota, Florida? You create one. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is going to "outrageous lengths" to make law-abiding lonely guys into sex offenders. That's according to Noah Pransky, a fearless journalist who has been covering Florida's addiction to entrapment for years. In September, SCSO arrested 23 men for allegedly soliciting underage girls for sex. Pransky's most recent piece in Florida Politics chronicles the elaborate back and forth between one of those men and a police officer pretending to be a young female. Pransky writes: In one example from a 2017 operation, SCSO...
  • Supt. Johnson had ‘a couple of drinks with dinner’ before slumping over in car, mayor says

    10/20/2019 3:26:02 PM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 38 replies
    Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson had “a couple of drinks with dinner” before driving home and slumping over in his vehicle, Mayor Lori Lightfoot disclosed Friday. One day after the police superintendent she inherited requested an internal affairs investigation of himself, Lightfoot refused to say whether Johnson should have been driving or whether he should have been given a sobriety test. Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times she would await the outcome of the internal investigation before determining whether the rules were bent to protect the boss and whether to hold Johnson responsible.
  • Police: Officer shoots armed man through window of his home (NOT FORT WORH)

    10/17/2019 12:51:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    KTVZ/CNN ^ | 10-17-2019 | Amanda Watts and Eric Levenson
    AURORA, Colorado (CNN) - A Colorado police officer is on administrative leave after shooting an armed man in the buttocks though the window of the man's house, according to the Aurora Police Department. Police went on the night of October 10 to a home to talk with a suspect in an aggravated physical assault case, according to Aurora Police and a probable cause affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate KDVR. When the officers arrived, they say they encountered Andrew Huff, 22, standing next to a truck outside. As officers in uniform approached the house, Huff fled indoors. He then looked out...
  • For Ft. Worth Officer, Aaron Dean Arrested & Charged With Murder of A Black Woman Who He Shot...

    10/17/2019 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    tjskoc.com ^ | October 15, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    FULL TITLE: For Ft. Worth Officer, Aaron Dean Arrested & Charged With Murder of A Black Woman Who He Shot While She Played Video Games! (Video) The Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a woman while she was babysitting her nephew over the weekend has been charged with murder. Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Correction Center and later released on $200,000 bond, according to jail officials. Fort Worth Police Sgt. Chris Daniels acknowledged the outrage that the killing of Atatiana Jefferson, 28, had sparked. “To the citizens and residents of our city, we feel and...
  • Democrats blamed for mounting disrespect of NYPD; they directly blame DeBlasio

    10/16/2019 2:12:11 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/16/19 | TNS Staff
    The latest push by the Left-wing Communists in the Garbage Party to destabilize our cities and our country is to attack law enforcement on the local level. That means electing “progressives” to the position of mayor and prosecuting attorney while attempting to get similar people hired on as police chiefs. The effort is already paying dividends. Big cities from coast-to-coast are experiencing record disrespect for the law as well as the law enforcers — the men and women who occupy the thin blue line between civil society and total chaos.
  • Texas woman killed by officer pointed gun after hearing noises

    10/16/2019 3:07:46 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 136 replies
    Rooters via Yahoo Noose ^ | October 15, 2019
    A Texas woman was shot dead by a Fort Worth police officer in her home after she heard noises outside, picked up a handgun and pointed it at a window, the officer's arrest warrant showed on Tuesday. Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew around 2:30 am on Saturday when she heard sounds in her backyard, according to the warrant for former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean's arrest for alleged murder. The noises were Dean, 34, and his partner moving around the back of her home, without announcing their presence, after they were sent to...
  • Parkland parents warn against reinstating Scott Israel as sheriff

    10/15/2019 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/15/19
    In a precursor to next week’s special Senate session to decide if Scott Israel should get his job back as Broward County sheriff, parents of the students murdered in the Parkland school shooting on Monday urged and warned state senators not to do it. “His lack of leadership and poor training of his rank and file played a role in the death of Nick and the injury of my other son,” Mitch Dworet said in front of an assembly of news cameras at the Parkland substation of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “I say to any politician, 'Look to your conscience...
  • Crossing guard relieved of duty, guns seized

    10/15/2019 11:18:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    mvtimes.com ^ | 10/11/2019 | rich saltzburg
    A Tisbury School crossing guard has been relieved of duty and had his personal firearms confiscated for alleged threats to the Tisbury School overheard by a waitress at Linda Jean’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs. Stephen Nichols, 84, of Tisbury, who said his career with the Tisbury Police spanned six decades and who served in the United States Army during the Korean War, told The Times he made no threats to the school, but had criticized its school resource officer in a conversation with a friend. He said the conversation was taken out of context. Update: Re-instated
  • Former cop who killed black woman in her home charged with murder

    10/14/2019 5:26:37 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 163 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/14/19
    A former Fort Worth police officer who resigned Monday after fatally shooting a black woman in her home has been booked in jail for murder, according to inmate records on the Tarrant County Correction Center website. Aaron Dean, who is white, fatally shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson early Saturday morning as she played video games with her nephew.
  • Fort Worth officer who fatally shot woman in her home has resigned amid investigation

    10/14/2019 2:01:24 PM PDT · by Raymann · 117 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 10/14/2019 | Mitch Mitchell
    Fort Worth police announced at a news conference Monday that the officer who shot and killed a woman in her home Saturday has resigned. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus identified the officer as Aaron Dean, a man who has served about 18 months with the Fort Worth police. Kraus said he was going to fire the officer had he not resigned Monday morning. Kraus said a criminal investigation is ongoing and he expects to release an update by Tuesday. The FBI also has been briefed to investigate possible civil rights violations, he said.
  • Texas Woman Was Playing Video Game With Her Nephew When Shot by Police

    10/13/2019 2:40:14 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 97 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/13/19 | Marina Trahan Martinez, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Dave Montgomery
    FORT WORTH — Minutes before she was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer, Atatiana K. Jefferson was playing video games in her bedroom with her 8-year-old nephew, a lawyer for her family said Sunday. Ms. Jefferson, 28, was proud of being the “cool auntie” to her siblings’ children, and had stayed up into the wee hours of Saturday morning with her nephew, Xbox controllers in their hands, according to S. Lee Merritt, the family’s lawyer. But the pair grew concerned around 2:25 a.m., he said, when they heard rustling outside the house and saw flashlights.
  • Texas police officer fatally shoots woman in her home after welfare check

    10/12/2019 9:19:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 12,2019 | By Melissa Leon
    A black Texas woman was shot and killed by a white Fort Worth police officer who was called to the woman's home for a welfare check, authorities said. In a statement, the department said it received a call at 2:25 a.m. reporting an open front door at a residence. Responding officers searched the perimeter of the house and saw a person standing inside near the window, according to police. "Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot, striking the person inside the residence," the department stated. In body camera video released by police, two officers...
  • Fort Worth Police Officer Fatally Shoots Woman Inside Her Home

    10/12/2019 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 101 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 12 Oct 2019 | Jack Howland
    A white Fort Worth officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home early Saturday after police were called to the house to do a welfare check, according to police and the neighbor who called them. The woman who was killed was Atatiana Jefferson, 28, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police released a statement Saturday afternoon saying officers responded at 2:25 a.m. to a report the front door of a home was open in the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue. James Smith, who called a non-emergency police number, said he saw the doors were open and...
  • Off-duty sheriff’s deputy charged with shooting in apparent road rage incident

    10/11/2019 5:01:31 PM PDT · by GreyHoundSailor · 20 replies
    Vermont Digger ^ | Oct 10, 2019 | Justin Trombly
    An Orange County sheriff’s deputy has been accused of firing two shots into a fleeing vehicle that he had tailgated and tried to block while off duty Monday. William Pine, 49, of Brookfield now faces two counts of attempted aggravated assault. He serves as a deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, according to the Vermont State Police. He has been placed on administrative leave, according to the department. State police said the incident occurred in Williamstown at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. Two men — 41-year-old Kevin Goodale of Brookfield and 37-year-old Nathan Lyonnais of Barton — told troopers they...
  • 'You don't deserve to be here': Florida commissioner ambushes deputy of the month

    10/05/2019 3:56:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/29/19 | Karma Allen
    A Florida city commissioner shocked his colleagues during an awards ceremony for outstanding officers last week when he claimed one of the honorees was a "bad police officer" who had falsely arrested him years earlier. The surprise moment came after other city officials in Tamarac, Florida, honored Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Joshua Gallardo with the deputy of the month award for his role in arresting an alleged gang member who had been wanted for murder. Gallardo accepted his award, took pictures with the city's mayor and was heading back to his seat in when Tamarac City Commissioner Mike Gelin took...
  • Toy rifle linked to alert that affected three college campuses

    10/04/2019 4:19:34 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 21 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/4/19 | Tonya Alanez
    A massive police presence and the lockdown of three college campuses in Davie led to the eventual discovery of a man with a colorful toy gun that apparently launched the incident. About 1 a.m. Friday, Davie police tweeted out a picture of the gun that was found after the lockdown had been lifted. An officer found the man walking with the toy gun on Stirling Road, police said. Davie police conducted an extensive search of the FAU campus while helicopters flew overhead. Police presence was heavy throughout the area just south of Interstate 595 and Davie Road.
  • Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

    10/02/2019 2:10:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 156 replies
    KRLD Radio ^ | OCTOBER 02, 2019 - 4:04 PM
    DALLAS (KRLD) - Amber Guyger has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the murder of her neighbor Botham Jean. Jurors were considering the sentence for a former Dallas police officer whom they convicted of murder for shooting her neighbor in his apartment, which she says she mistook for her own unit one floor below.
  • Amber Guyger found guilty of murder in fatal shooting of Botham Jean

    10/01/2019 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 157 replies
    Fox4 News ^ | 10/01/209
    DALLAS - A former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in his apartment was found guilty of murder by a Dallas County jury on Tuesday. Guyger was off-duty but still in uniform after a long shift when she shot Botham Jean, a 26-year-old accountant from the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. Murder carries a sentence of five to 99 years. The punishment phase, which will start Tuesday afternoon, will determine just how long her sentence will be. Cheers erupted in the courthouse as the verdict was announced, and someone yelled "Thank you, Jesus!" In the hallway outside...
  • Former Dallas Police Officer guilty of Murder

    10/01/2019 8:55:22 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 349 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/1/2019 | FOX NEWS
    Amber Guyer guilty of murder, Just announced on FOX News