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  • Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school [last month!]

    02/16/2018 11:21:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 79 replies
    FOX ^ | February 16, 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The FBI revealed Friday it got a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people on Valentine's Day, had a gun, wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.” The agency in a statement admitted receiving a call on Jan. 5, 2018 from a person close to Cruz who contacted the FBI through its Public Access Line tipline to express concerns about Cruz's erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts "Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to...
  • Baltimore trial of police officers uncovers stunning levels of corruption

    02/14/2018 9:49:07 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 2/13/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    As we’ve discussed here previously, a series of trials have been underway in Baltimore, Maryland alleging widespread corruption among members of the city’s Gun Trace Task Force. This week, the trial of two detectives associated with that unit, Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, ended in convictions on serious charges which could lead to lengthy prison sentences. The details of the robberies they pulled off and the shocking abuse of police authority were stunning even to those who have seen some of the worst incidents of official corruption. (Baltimore Sun)
  • New Baltimore Police Commissioner To Battle Corruption With Random Polygraph, Integrity Tests

    02/11/2018 8:59:22 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 2/9/2018 | Kimberly Eiten
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In his first press conference, new Baltimore police commissioner Darryl De Sousa said he is rearranging the department and one of his first moves will be to crack down on officer misconduct. In a somewhat confusing address to reporters, he explained what the department will look like under his leadership, already changing his mind on one of two deputy commissioner spots to be filled. He’s in. He’s out. He’s maybe in again. The confusing back-and-forth at Friday morning’s press conference leaves one of the two top spots in the department empty after just 24 hours earlier a...
  • 2 Westerville Police officers shot and killed; suspect in custody

    02/10/2018 12:26:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    10 TV ^ | February 10, 2018 | 10TV WEB STAFF
    Columbus police are investigating after two Westerville police officers were shot and killed Saturday afternoon. It happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive in Westerville. According to a press release, a call came into the Westerville 911 center as a hang-up. Responding officers were fired upon during their arrival at the address. One officer was killed in the shooting and another died shortly after, according to Columbus Police. The suspect is in custody. LIVE: Authorities are on scene after two Westerville police officers were killed in the line of duty Saturday: The City of Westerville posted...
  • 2 Ohio cops shot and killed after responding to 911 call

    02/10/2018 2:54:56 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 02/10/2018 | staff report
    Two Ohio cops were killed by a gunman who opened fire Saturday when they responded to a call of a crime in the town of Westerville. The caller hung up before the 911 dispatcher could ask further questions. When the officers arrived, the killer opened fire. A suspect, who was wounded, was in custody, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Linda Keffer, who formerly lived next to the home where the shooting took place, told the newspaper it was occupied by a man, a woman and a child — and police were often called there...
  • HPD officer received a lap dance from a minor as part of an undercover operation

    02/08/2018 9:20:01 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 28 replies
    On a June night last year, an undercover Houston Police Department officer positively identified a 16 year-old runaway at Fantasy Plaza, a strip club off North Freeway - but first, he paid her $40 to give him a lap dance. HPD's Vice Division received information about a missing juvenile working at a Houston strip club on June 9, 2017, having used a fake ID to get hired. The next night, three undercover officers arrived at the strip club in search of the teenager, armed with three photos of her provided by her mother. In the official HPD report of the...
  • This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

    02/07/2018 6:28:17 AM PST · by JP1201 · 117 replies
    Inside, Anna said the detectives took turns raping her in the backseat as the van cruised the dark streets and as she sat handcuffed, crying and repeatedly telling them “No.” Between assaults, she said, the van pulled over so the cops could switch drivers. Less than an hour later, a few minutes’ drive from where it all began, the detectives dropped Anna off on the side of the road, a quarter-mile from a police station, surveillance footage shows. She stood on the sidewalk, her arms wrapped around her chest, looking up and down the dimly lit street and pacing slowly...
  • Minnesota Grand Jury Convenes for Police Shooting of Australian

    02/06/2018 2:59:31 PM PST · by JP1201 · 33 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (CN) – A grand jury convened Tuesday over the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer last summer, a month after a state prosecutor called for further investigation. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman went back on his word and decided to use a grand jury in the officer-involved shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, 40, who was killed in an alley near her home when Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor and his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, responded to her 911 call about a possible assault in the area. She was dressed in pajamas when she...
  • Sheriff's Disturbing Comments Caught On Body Cam

    02/05/2018 4:51:38 PM PST · by JP1201 · 124 replies
    SPARTA, Tenn. - Body camera video from the aftermath of a deadly officer-involved shooting has raised new questions about what happened. Video obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates shows the White County Sheriff discussing his order to use deadly force with another deputy. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe did not realize he was being recorded after the shooting by a body camera that another deputy put in the back of a patrol car. What it caught the sheriff saying is now at the center of a federal lawsuit.
  • Charges dismissed against Metro-North conductor accused of assaulting officers

    02/05/2018 4:03:10 PM PST · by JP1201 · 8 replies
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Metro-North conductor Tom Moran left Manhattan Supreme Court with his wife after assault charges were dismissed Monday morning. Moran was charged with assaulting Metro-North police officers in Grand Central Terminal in August, after asking them to assist him in managing a drunk and disorderly passenger. He said the officers refused and apparently didn't appreciate his gesture of frustration. Prosecutors ultimately dropped the charges after surveillance camera video contradicted the officers' claims. The video apparently shows the officers attacking Moran. Watch the video here:
  • Emotions Run High After Deputies Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Boy

    02/05/2018 2:47:58 PM PST · by JP1201 · 65 replies
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 16-year-old boy was shot to death in the Westmont area of Los Angeles, one of two deputy-involved shootings in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol area in just four hours. Officials say Anthony Weber, of Los Angeles, was killed at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West 107th Street, an area on the edge of South Los Angeles, prompting an angry, distraught crowd to form at the scene of the shooting. A woman was heard screaming that her son was dead, and a man was detained for yelling and facing off with...
  • Man shielding family from gunman complied with cops, witnesses say, but was still shot

    02/05/2018 2:38:53 PM PST · by JP1201 · 52 replies
    When Mike Becker received the frantic call on Tuesday that a gunman was threatening his family at the nearby Dollar General, he said he immediately took off with a handgun. The Independence man ran to the store shortly before 6 p.m. and saw the gunman pounding on the glass door. Inside, his wife, 4-year-old adopted daughter and about 30 others huddled together, terrified, toward the back of the store. His wife hid the girl behind bags of dog food. Becker said he put his body between those inside and the gunman. “The only thing in my mind was my baby...
  • If You Love Law Enforcement, You Must Criticize FBI Corruption

    02/05/2018 9:06:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/5/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    Many people in the media have jointly arrived at the same talking point. They say that criticizing the bad actions of specific people at the top ranks of a law enforcement agency mean you’re at war with all law enforcement. Politico‘s headline for this talking point was “Trump escalates his war with U.S. law enforcement after memo release.” “Once the party of law and order, Republicans are now challenging it,” said the Washington Post. The New York Times went with “The President’s Unparalleled War on Law Enforcement.”
  • Indiana man sues after being ticketed for giving state trooper the finger

    02/05/2018 10:20:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    An Indiana man has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when he was ticketed for giving an Indiana State Trooper “the finger.” Mark May, of Terre Haute, is seeking unspecified damages against Police Master Trooper Matt Ames, the Tribune-Star reported, citing a complaint filed in court on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. May said in the lawsuit that on Aug. 21, 2017, he flashed his middle finger at the state trooper after he claims he was cut off by Ames, who was pulling over another driver on U.S. Route 41. May...
  • Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

    02/05/2018 10:38:25 AM PST · by Theoria · 45 replies
    Vice ^ | 31 Jan 2018 | Drew Schwartz
    One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them." Last week, the beginning of an explosive corruption trial involving eight members of Baltimore's elite Gun Trace Task Force revealed that a handful of Baltimore cops allegedly kept fake guns in their patrol cars to plant on innocent people—a failsafe they could use if they happened to shoot an unarmed suspect, the Baltimore Sun reports.Detective Maurice Ward, who's already pleaded guilty to corruption charges, testified that he and his partners...
  • Las Vegas cop behind (3) controversial killing(s) now influential (Police) union leader

    02/04/2018 12:16:22 PM PST · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    Detective Bryan Yant was the face of incompetence at the Metropolitan Police Department: a poster child for wrongful shooting deaths and million-dollar payouts, a driving force behind sweeping reforms to the agency’s deadly force policies. In other cities, an officer who kills an unarmed man under suspicious circumstances and is accused of lying to cover his tracks might be prosecuted. In Las Vegas, Yant kept his job. And he’s taken on a role that will make him more influential at Metro.
  • PROOF Police Departments are CORRUPT

    02/03/2018 10:06:48 AM PST · by Mr.Unique · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Marc Hustle
    Overly dramatic title from YouTube, but a good window into the LE complaint process.
  • Man Stomped On By Deputy Is Stumped About What Happened

    02/02/2018 9:29:49 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 02 FEBRUARY 2018 | CBS LA
    VICTORVILLE (CBSLA) — The 21-year-old man who was caught on video being punched and kicked by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy during his arrest spoke out Friday. The family of Gerardo Barnabe Vasquez said he was missing Thursday. They confirmed to CBS2 late Thursday night that he was found at Lake Arrowhead Medical Center in Colton. Vasquez’s cousin Isis Trujillo told CBS2 the family was unsure on his condition because they were unable to see him.
  • What happens when undercover news agents try to file police complaints.

    02/01/2018 2:14:29 PM PST · by JP1201 · 16 replies
    Video at link
  • Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to track officers' time at work after years of abuse

    02/01/2018 3:19:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/1/18 | Kevin Rector
    The Baltimore Police Department plans to require officers to scan their fingerprints at the start and end of shifts in order to prove they’ve worked the hours claimed on their payslips, officials have confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose corrupt colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit. “Let’s not sugarcoat this: Criminals found a gap in the system and took full advantage of it,” T.J. Smith,...