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  • Only 32 Baltimore Police officers pass latest sergeant exam

    10/11/2018 2:57:05 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    Only 32 of the 273 officers who took the test passed, according to the city’s Department of Human Resources, which oversees the exam. The passing rate of 11.7 percent is far lower than the last three sergeant exams, which have been given every two years. In 2016, 176 of the 290 officers who took the exam passed, for a rate of 60.7 percent. In 2014, 171 of 330 officers passed, for a rate of 51.8 percent. And in 2012, 218 of the 412 officers passed, for a rate of 52.9 percent.
  • Is the Tide Turning toward Justice for Police-Shooting Victims?

    10/09/2018 6:07:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2018 | David French
    We may be witnessing the repeal of the unwritten law that helps bad cops go free. It’s been almost two years since the puzzling, infuriating mistrial in one of the most grotesque police shootings ever caught on tape. A jury couldn’t reach a verdict after watching video footage of South Carolina police officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as Scott slowly ran away, before picking up a dark object (likely his Taser) and placing it by Scott’s body in a blatant effort to corrupt the crime scene. Slager got away with it in large part because...
  • Texas K9 cop attacks handler, shot dead by officer in Waco

    10/08/2018 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Oct 05, 2018 | Strm Gifford
    Police officers in Texas had a double dose of Friday drama when they arrived at a home to serve a search warrant and their accompanying K9 dog attacked a cop instead of the perp!
  • Police Shot, Wounded at Wrong Address, No Charges for Home Defender in Maryland

    09/30/2018 9:16:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>The shooting took place Wednesday night as a unit of nine officers served a search warrant at an apartment complex about 20 miles south of the nation's capital. After knocking on the door and getting no response, officers used a device to open it.</p>
  • Maryland police shot entering "wrong address" on warrant in Prince George's County

    09/21/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2018 | WUSA9
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- Two Maryland police officers were shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at the wrong apartment late Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The resident shot the officers as soon as they opened the door, thinking they were home invaders, authorities said. No criminal charges will be filed against the man, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Thursday. Stawinski apologized for the error and said he has halted executing search warrants until the department reviews its procedures, news outlets reported. "The individual that we are targeting does not live at that address ... a...
  • Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns

    09/13/2018 9:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6th, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say. (Full title). ... The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond once put a gun to a driver’s head during a traffic stop and sometimes ignored calls, according to court filings indicating that psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about his fitness for duty. The revelations surfaced after defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, who is accused of shooting Damond in July 2017 after she dialed 911 to report...
  • Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting

    09/13/2018 5:02:02 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 118 replies
    http://www.fox4news.com/news ^ | 09/13/2018 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - Following the shooting death of Botham Jean by the hands of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation. One of the warrants became a public record Thursday afternoon when it was returned to the judge who signed it. It was shortly after Jean’s funeral had ended. It listed several items found in Jean's apartment, including a small amount of marijuana.
  • Dallas Officer Who Killed Man in His Own Home Says He Ignored Her Commands

    09/10/2018 7:38:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 158 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 September 2018 | Sarah Mervosh and Matthew Haag
    A Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor in his apartment, claiming she mistook the unit for her own, told the authorities that the door was already ajar when she entered and that she shot him after he ignored verbal commands, according to court records released on Monday.The officer, Amber R. Guyger, 30, who has been charged with manslaughter, could face additional charges in a case that has led to accusations that the officer received preferential treatment and debate about whether race may have played a role in the deadly encounter between a white police officer and a black...
  • Dallas officer to be charged with manslaughter after fatally shooting her neighbor

    09/07/2018 2:41:11 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 65 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-dallas-police-apartment-shooting-20180907-story.html ^ | 9/7/2018 | http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-dallas-police-apartment-shooting-20180907-story.html
    A Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor and later explained she had mistaken his apartment for hers will be charged with manslaughter, the police chief said Friday.
  • Dallas police officer kills 26-year-old man after entering wrong apartment, believing it was her own

    09/07/2018 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 95 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 7, 2018 | Jessica Schladebeck
    A Dallas police officer was arrested Friday morning after she mistakenly entered the wrong unit in her apartment building downtown and fatally shot a 26-year-old man inside. The officer was fresh off a shift and still in full uniform Thursday night when she walked into what she believed to be her apartment at the South Side Flats, located about a block away from the Dallas Police Department Headquarters. She was confronted by a man, identified by the Medical examiner’s office as Botham Shem Jean.
  • Man shot, killed by off-duty Dallas police officer who walked into wrong apartment

    09/07/2018 5:01:45 AM PDT · by DFG · 120 replies
    WFAA ^ | 09/07/2018 | Staff
    Dallas police say one of their officers was going home after her shift when she walked into the wrong apartment and shot and killed the man inside. The officer was in full uniform just after 10 p.m. Thursday evening when she walked into an apartment unit she believed to be her own at the 1200 block of South Lamar, about a quarter-mile from the Dallas Police Department.
  • Ohio officer forced to shoot K9 partner during attack

    09/02/2018 8:36:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.02.18 | Robert Gearty
    An Ohio officer shot his police dog after it attacked him, leaving him with serious bite wounds, the Columbus Police Department said. Officer Brian Carter underwent surgery at a hospital and K9 Benzi, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was humanely euthanized. Carter was correcting Benzi’s behavior through verbal commands at the department’s K9 office Saturday morning when the dog suddenly turned on him, a Columbus Police spokesperson said in a news release.
  • Former ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez shot dead by police

    08/31/2018 1:14:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 98 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | 1:19pm | Amanda Woods
    California police shot and killed former “ER” actress Vanessa Marquez when they visited for a welfare check and she pulled a “BB-type” gun on them, according to a new report. Cops were called to Marquez’s South Pasadena home around 2 p.m. Thursday after a landlord reported that the woman was in some kind of trouble, Lt. Joe Mendoza of the LA Sheriff’s homicide bureau said at a press conference, The South Pasadenan reported. “At the time [of the shooting], there was an LA County mental health clinician here with the officers,” Mendoza said. “They began to communicate with her; she...
  • St. Louis prosecutor says she will no longer accept cases from 28 city police officers

    08/30/2018 8:58:09 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 80 replies
    https://www.stltoday.com ^ | 08/30/2018 | By Christine Byers
    UPDATED at 4 p.m. with statement from police union official. ST. LOUIS • St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner will no longer accept criminal cases from 28 city police officers and is reviewing any open cases they handled for “viability.” Gardner delivered the list of officers to the police department Tuesday, calling it an “exclusion list,” according to documents obtained by the Post-Dispatch. A written statement from Gardner said, in part, that prosecutors have “the responsibility to defend the integrity of the criminal justice system. Police officers play an important role in the criminal justice system, and the credibility of...
  • Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue tells officers to stand down in texts and emails

    08/30/2018 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 8/29/18 | MYAH WARD
    Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue instructed Chapel Hill officers to stand down as protesters toppled the Confederate monument Silent Sam, his texts and emails show, according to review of the documents obtained by WRAL News. WRAL news obtained 400 pages of emails and texts sent to and from the Police Chief on Aug. 20-21, the article says. These were sent before, during and after the demonstration. At 9 p.m., Blue texted, "Let's give them lots of space," and then, "Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out."
  • Ex-Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver guilty of murdering teenager Jordan Edwards

    08/29/2018 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 08/28/2018 | By Nichole Manna
    DALLAS — A Dallas County jury has found ex-Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver guilty of murder in the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, an African-American youth who was unarmed when Oliver shot him in April 2017. The jury deliberated for about 12 hours over a period of two days before reaching its verdict. The courtroom erupted in cries and cheers from Edwards’ family afterward as they clapped and hugged each other. Odell Edwards, Jordan Edwards’ father, said his family is relieved and happy. “It’s been a long time, hard year and we’re just really happy,” he said, holding back...
  • Charleston (W.Va.) Police Officer Accused of Leaving Kids in Hot Car

    08/28/2018 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 29, 2018 | WOWK
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston Police Officer has been accused of leaving his two young sons in a hot car in a parking lot. According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Goffreda, 32, of Poca, WV, has been charged with two counts of Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says Goffreda drove to a Kroger in the Cross Lanes area on Sunday, Agust 26th, 2018 with his 2-year-old and 5-year-old sons in the car.
  • Battlefield America: The Ongoing War on the American People

    08/24/2018 5:00:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 21AUG18 | John W. Whitehead
    “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter Police in a small Georgia town tasered a 5-foot-2, 87-year-old woman who was using a kitchen knife to cut dandelions for use in a recipe. Police claim they had no choice but to taser the old woman, who does not speak English but was smiling at police to indicate she was friendly, because she failed to comply with orders to put...
  • Vile abuse sadly all in a day’s work for New York’s finest

    08/22/2018 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | James O'Neill
    Several videos of people berating and taunting our police officers have recently appeared on social media. For the public, viewing this ignorant spite might come as a shock. But for cops, witnessing this boorish behavior is, sadly, nothing new. Like police across our nation, New York City cops regularly experience scenes like these. Overwhelmingly, our officers handle the situations with professionalism, discretion, and a stoicism that refuses to stoop to the camera-person’s level of base crassness
  • Sheriff walks out of interview about New Mexico compound

    08/17/2018 12:24:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    KVIA - CNN ^ | August 13, 2018 | SCOTT MCLEAN
    TAOS COUNTY, New Mexico - Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe walked out of a CNN interview after defending his decision not to search a squalid New Mexico compound for a missing boy, despite having the property owners' permission to comb it. The sheriff has been criticized by the owners of the property where the compound sits illegally. Jason and Tanya Badger believe a missing child, 3-year old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, may have been alive on the compound when they say they alerted law enforcement months ago. The Badgers gave written consent for a search, but it was August 3 before authorities...