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  • Golden State Killer suspect charged with 13th murder — possibly his first

    08/13/2018 1:56:27 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.13.2018 | Corky Siemaszko
    A professor tried to stop a man from abducting his daughter and may have become the Golden State Killer's first murder victim. The retired California police officer suspected of being the notorious Golden State Killer was charged Monday with a 13th murder — that of a father who was fatally shot nearly 44-years-ago while trying to protect his teenage daughter from a masked gunman who had broken into their home. Claude Snelling, who was gunned down at his home in Visalia, California, is believed to be the first victim of suspected serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo, Tulare County District Attorney...
  • Jersey City police duty belt, with gun included, found on street

    08/07/2018 9:06:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 7, 2018
    A Jersey City police duty belt -- equipped with a firearm -- was found on a Jersey City street Sunday night, authorities confirmed. The duty belt was found on Winfield Avenue near Kennedy Boulevard at approximately 8:30 p.m. and was turned over to police, Jersey City police spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. Police refused to release any other information on the incident, citing an internal affairs investigation into the incident. A duty belt is worn by officers and regularly includes handcuffs, a gun holster, a flashlight; and it can also hold chemical irritant or a taser.
  • Stepson of man killed by Aurora police recounts shooting [Decorated Vietnam Vet] [TR]

    08/02/2018 1:25:31 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 84 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 1, 2018 | Blair Miller, Jace Larson
    DENVER – The stepson of the man shot and killed early Monday morning by Aurora police says there were just seconds between when his stepfather shot the man who’d broken into their home and assaulted his son and when police shot his stepfather dead. Chad Hayashi spoke to ABC News on Wednesday about the police shooting that left his stepfather, Richard “Gary” Black, Jr., dead in an incident that has stirred homeowners and gun owners alike. “It’s just heartbreaking. My dad was a hero,” Hayashi said in the exclusive interview. “My son wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him....
  • Body-camera video shows how man’s 3-minute encounter with police turned fatal

    08/02/2018 12:15:56 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/01/2018 | Dan Morse
    FULL TITLE: Unarmed but on the attack: Body-camera video shows how man’s 3-minute encounter with police turned fatal The three-minute video, recorded from a camera attached to a police officer’s chest, begins calmly. In the middle of an afternoon, the officer walks down a pathway and onto a residential street in Montgomery County, just north of Washington. About 40 feet ahead of Officer Anand Badgujar is a man seen from the back walking in the same direction. “Hey, big man,” Badgujar calls out, according to the body-camera footage made public for the first time Wednesday. “You need to stop.” Things...
  • Officer who shot Aurora homeowner involved in deadly shooting in June ( near Denver: update )

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    KOAA News ^ | Aug 01, 2018
    The Aurora police officer who shot and killed an armed homeowner early Monday morning was involved in another deadly shooting in late June. The officer was returned to regular duty while the investigation of whether he was legally justified in using deadly force in the June incident was still ongoing. ... In this week’s incident, police received multiple 911 calls just before 1:30 a.m. Monday reporting a disturbance. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, in a written release, said officers encountered “a very chaotic and violent scene,” heard gunfire inside a home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. and then “encountered an...
  • Lawsuit To Be Filed In Fatal LAPD Shooting Of Woman Held Hostage

    08/01/2018 10:58:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 08/01/2018
    A law firm founded by the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., a member of O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team,” says it will file a lawsuit Wednesday in the death of a woman who was fatally shot by LAPD gunfire while she was being held hostage by a man with a knife. The June 16 officer-involved shooting in the 6400 block of Tyrone Avenue in Van Nuys is the second time a civilian has been killed by police fire in a six-week period. The LAPD released body-camera footage of the shooting Tuesday. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said officers were dispatched to a...
  • Police officer fatally shoots homeowner who killed intruder

    08/01/2018 12:24:10 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    Officers responding to a home invasion in Colorado reportedly gunned down the homeowner — moments after he reportedly fatally shot the intruder.
  • Police in suburban Denver kill resident who shot intruder

    07/31/2018 5:18:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 114 replies
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot an intruder in his suburban Denver home early Monday was killed by responding officers who saw him holding a weapon, investigators said. Police received multiple calls about a break-in at the home at about 1:30 a.m., and when officers arrived, they heard gunshots inside, The Aurora Sentinel reported . Aurora police, who described the scene in a statement as “very chaotic and violent,” said they encountered an armed man and fatally shot him. That man turned out to be the person who lived in the home. A second man, the suspected...
  • A Florida cop didn’t rush to a shooting call. She said it didn’t meet her standards

    07/30/2018 2:08:14 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 07-29-2018 | By Jessica De Leon
    The case of a man who was accidentally shot to death by his girlfriend in her Bradenton home has come to light more than five months later. Despite the finding that the shooting was accidental and no charges were ever filed, a Bradenton police officer has been punished for among other reasons, not turning on her patrol car’s lights and sirens or displaying any other urgency in responding to the scene. Officer Amy Schwartz told internal affairs investigators she usually doesn’t activate her lights and sirens unless “there’s an officer down.” On the afternoon of Feb. 21, the Bradenton Police...
  • NC coastal town's police force on leave after chief and lieutenant arrested

    07/30/2018 6:52:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WECT ^ | Jul 27, 2018
    SOUTHPORT, N.C. - All police operations in Southport have been suspended and the entire force placed on paid administrative leave after the city's police chief and a lieutenant were arrested Thursday and charged with double-dipping at a second job while on the clock at the police department. Chief Gary Smith, 46, and Lt. Michael Christian Simmons, 48, were both charged with conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, willful failure to discharge duties, and obstruction of justice. ... State investigators said Smith and Simmons were driving overnight shifts for an unnamed local trucking company during the same hours they had...
  • I’m a sheriff. Don’t flood the country with 3D-printed guns. (barf alert)

    07/29/2018 5:18:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 july 2018 | Paul Penzone
    I am not fearful of firearms. I believe the Second Amendment was written with purpose and with sensitivity to generational circumstances. But what I am extremely concerned about is who has access to firearms and the devastation firearms are capable of in the wrong hands. Imagine a world in which anyone — including terrorists, convicted felons and domestic abusers — has immediate access to untraceable guns. Now imagine that many of these guns are made entirely of plastic or other materials not recognized by traditional metal detectors. This unmanageable scenario may soon become a reality. In fact, as soon as...
  • Krispy Kreme employee attempted to bribe police arresting him with donuts, report says

    07/27/2018 5:48:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    KCRA ^ | 07/27/2018
    The Frederick Police Department told the paper Rosenberg and another unidentified man had been approached by a detective after they were spotted peeking into parked cars on the street late at night. The authorities believed the men intended to break into the cars and steal from them. It was only after Rosenberg was arrested (and found to have a small bag of marijuana and an air pistol on him) that he began offering the police donuts. Rosenberg reportedly made the same offer repeatedly, leading officers to, at first, believe he was poking fun at them. When he kept repeating himself,...
  • Police: Pregnant woman goes into premature labor after ​officer kicks her in stomach

    07/27/2018 9:26:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    WLKY ^ | July 27, 2018 | Chelsea Robinson
    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A police officer has been arrested in Florida for kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach. The Miami Herald reports North Miami Beach police Officer Ambar Pacheco was off duty when she was arrested in Miami Beach Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery. According to an arrest affidavit, the kick stemmed from a confrontation at a busy street corner. On one side, were Pacheco and her 21-year-old sister Mikaela Pacheco. On the other, couple Evoni Murray, 27, and Joseph Predelus, 40.
  • [VIDEO]: LAPD dashcam, bodycam footage shows chase before TRADER JOE'S STANDOFF

    07/24/2018 3:04:59 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 46 replies
    WYFF 4 ^ | 07/24/18 | Staff
    A dashcam video of the car chase with the man who began the Trader Joe's Silverlake standoff in which I was a hostage. Driver of the police car was wearing video. Perp shoots at them inmmediately. Not perp shoots out his rear window!
  • Trader Joe's employee, who died in hostage situation, killed by LAPD gunfire, chief says

    07/24/2018 9:13:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/24/2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Trader Joe’s employee, who died during a hostage situation over the weekend, was killed by LAPD gunfire, Chief Michael Moore said Tuesday at a news conference. Ballistics tests show that a bullet fired from a Los Angeles police officer’s firearm struck and killed Melyda Corado, 27, during a shootout with the alleged hostage taker at the Silver Lake supermarket Saturday, Moore said.
  • Probation for former Kenner officer who stole from Hispanic drivers

    07/17/2018 1:26:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 7/17/18 | Michelle Hunter
    A former Kenner police officer was sentenced to 90 days of inactive probation after he pleaded guilty to stealing money from five Hispanic drivers during traffic stops. Jan Gregory, 34, pleaded guilty Monday (July 16) to five counts of misdemeanor theft, according to Jefferson Parish court records.Gregory resigned from the Kenner Police Department on Feb. 22, 2017, after just over four years with the agency, when investigators confronted him with allegations that he'd been stealing money from Hispanic motorists he pulled over for driving without a license, authorities said. Gregory is accused of taking a total of $3,500 from the...
  • Alabama police officers suspended for making hand gesture linked to white power (OK hand sign)

    07/17/2018 2:04:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | John Bowden
    Four Alabama police officers have been suspended without pay after the city's mayor says they made a hand gesture some associate with white supremacist movements in an official photo. Local news station ABC 33 reports that four officers in the Jasper Police Department were suspended on Tuesday after a photo appeared in the Daily Mountain Eagle showing the four men making an "OK" gesture with their hands, which some say is meant to look like the letters "WP" for "white power." "That's contradictory to how we run our city. That's not our mindset. That's not the way we do things...
  • Cops Attempt Gun Confiscation Without Warrant (trunc.. Oh and NJ)

    07/16/2018 7:25:49 PM PDT · by Celerity · 19 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | 7/16/18 | Mac Slavo
    Police in New Jersey have officially crossed the [thin blue] line and literally attempted to confiscate guns from an army veteran without a warrant. But it didn’t go as planned, because Leonard Cottrell Jr. refused to comply with the orders of the cops. Eventually, all gun confiscation will be carried out by the police; who of “don’t make the laws, they just enforce them,” and Cottrell found this out the hard way. After serving two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom overseas, Cottrell found himself at end of the state’s tyrannical oppression and gun elimination scheme.
  • NYPD moves forward with disciplinary proceedings in Eric Garner's death: report

    07/16/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The New York Police Department (NYPD) reportedly announced that Monday that the police officer accused of choking to death Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, will face a disciplinary hearing. White NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo could face dismissal nearly four years after Garner’s death, the Associated Press reported. The lawyer for the NYPD criticized the Department of Justice (DOJ) for dragging its feet on whether it will bring about a federal criminal case. “Based on our most recent conversations, it has become clear that a definite date by which time a final decision by the U.S. DOJ will be rendered...
  • Stanislaus deputy charged in Modesto woman’s shooting death early last year in Ripon (CA)

    07/16/2018 3:36:39 PM PDT · by keat · 2 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | July 16, 2018 12:43 PM | Deke Farrow
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges of voluntary manslaughter against Stanislaus County sheriff’s Deputy Justin Wall in the February 2017 shooting of Evin Olsen Yadegar, a Modesto woman. Yadegar, 46, was shot by Wall in Ripon after a law-enforcement pursuit that began in Salida. Authorities have said she was shot after she did not respond to commands to exit her vehicle and then put it in reverse, driving toward two deputies and a Ripon police officer. A news release Monday from the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office makes no mention of Yadegar endangering any officers or...