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  • Australian Woman Accused Of Squirting Breast Milk On Police Officer (denied bail)

    03/27/2015 1:26:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 3/26/15
    FREMANTLE, Australia, March 26 (UPI) — An Australian woman was denied bail after she allegedly squirted breast milk on a police officer’s head, arms and clothes. Authorities said Erica Leeder, 26, of Calista, Western Australia, was being searched Tuesday at the Fremantle police station after being arrested on an unspecified warrant. Police said Leeder, who was nude from the waist up during the search, grabbed her own breast and squirted milk onto the forehead, arms and clothes of the female officer conducting the search. Leeder appeared Wednesday in Fremantle Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assaulting a public officer. She...
  • Deputy police chief in California arrested on drug charges

    03/26/2015 9:57:52 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 8 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | Mar. 26, 2015
    <p>FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday.</p> <p>Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 51, was arrested for conspiracy to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, heroin and marijuana, the Federal Bureau of Investigations said in a statement.</p>
  • Texas 'Cop Watcher' bill under fire from legal experts, law enforcement groups

    03/26/2015 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News
    A Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" around police engaged in keeping the peace is drawing fire from both legal experts and law enforcement groups, but for different reasons. Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba introduced HB 2918, which would make it a misdemeanor to photograph police within 25 feet -- raising serious concerns that the bill, if passed, would violate the First Amendment and prevent individuals from holding police accountable. For Texans legally carrying a firearm, the buffer zone required would be 100 feet under Villalba's proposal. Villalba reportedly said police approached him about creating the legislation,...
  • “He Shot a Cop:” Witness Captures San Jose Police Shooting on Video

    03/25/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 | Lisa Fernandez and Jeff Clayt
    Anthony Mancilla was riding his bike home from a convenience store on Tuesday evening, when gunfire erupted along Senter Road. He saw a lot of police officers, "more than normal," and heard two gunshots - one of them that ended up fatally hitting Officer Michael Johnson, a 14-year-veteran of the San Jose police force and the first to die in the line of duty since 2001. VIDEO"Our Hearts Are Heavy": SJPD on Slain Officer Mancilla took out his cell phone and took some video. The scene showed San Jose police cars lined up along Senter Road. A horn blared. People...
  • New chief takes over Rocky Ford Police Department (Colorado)

    03/24/2015 5:56:15 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 13 replies
    KOAA 5 ^ | March 23, 2015 | Eric Ross
    There's a shakeup happening at the Rocky Ford Police Department. The City Manager has reassigned Chief Frank Gallegos and promoted a captain to take on the chief's role. We received a handful of tips from our viewers in Rocky Ford who were too afraid to talk on camera, saying they still don't trust the police force. It has been a tough six months for the department as former Officer James Ashby heads to trial for second-degree murder in the death of Jack Jacquez. As that case moves forward, we uncovered Chief Frank Gallegos is now a commander. His position has...
  • Police departments hiring immigrants as officers

    03/21/2015 6:40:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    usa today (link only) | march 21, 2015 | alan gomez
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/21/immigrant-police-officers/70236828/
  • From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police

    03/20/2015 9:18:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 15, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means If 2014 was the year of militarized police, armored tanks, and stop-and-frisk searches, 2015 may well be the year of technologized police, surveillance blimps and scan-and-frisk searches. Just as we witnessed neighborhood cops being transformed into soldier cops, we’re about to see them shapeshift once again, this time into robocops, complete with robotic exoskeletons, super-vision contact lenses, computer-linked visors, and mind-reading helmets. Similarly, just as military equipment created for the battlefield has been deployed on American soil against American citizens,...
  • University of VA student, Honor Committee member Martese Johnson, beaten, arrested (video)

    03/19/2015 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | 3-18-2015 | Chloe Heskett
    This is a developing story, and will continue to be updated with the latest information available. Martese Johnson, a third-year student in the College and a member of the Honor Committee and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, was arrested around 12:45 a.m. on Mar. 18 in front of Trinity Irish Pub on the Corner. At the request of University President Teresa Sullivan, a state investigation into the use of force in Johnson's arrest is now underway. Johnson was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force, and profane swearing or intoxication in public at 4:21 a.m. The arresting officer was Alcohol...
  • Black UVA student bloodied during arrest; governor demands investigation

    03/19/2015 9:29:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2015 | Holly Yan and Dana Ford
    (CNN)"Hey! His head is bleeding! Yo, his head is bleeding!" a bystander screams. Martese Johnson is lying face-down on the pavement, blood flowing from his forehead. He was injured when Virginia alcohol control agents took him to the ground, trying to arrest him for public intoxication and obstruction of justice. As he's pinned, video captures him yelling: "I go to UVA! ... You f****** racists! What the f***? How did this happen?" An agent can be heard telling the student to stop fighting.
  • Vegas police officer wearing body camera facing battery case

    03/18/2015 5:58:56 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2015 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Las Vegas police officer has been suspended and accused of misdemeanor battery after a body camera he was wearing provided evidence that he injured a woman he arrested for littering and loitering for the purpose of prostitution, authorities said Tuesday. An expert said it might be one of the first cases in which a body camera has led to criminal charges against a police officer. Officer Richard Scavone, 43, used "not only excessive, but also unreasonable" force in the 5 a.m. Jan. 6 scuffle in a neon-lit industrial area one block west Las Vegas...
  • Armed Black Panthers Call for Murder of Cops

    03/17/2015 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 69 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/17/2015 | Tim Brown
    Armed Black Panthers showed up at an open carry march on Monday at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. But they didn't show up to affirm a right to keep and bear arms, but rather to incite insurrection by calling for the murder of police officers. Yet, not only were local law enforcement silent on the matter, but so was the Obama Justice Department.
  • LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border [Illegal In Trunk}

    03/16/2015 5:28:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | JOSEPH SERNA
    LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border By JOSEPH SERNA LAPD officer arrested at Otay Mesa border on suspicion of human smuggling is 10-year veteran LAPD officer charged with trying to smuggle man into U.S. A 10-year LAPD officer and a second person were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with trying to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the United States in the trunk of a car at the Otay Mesa border crossing. Officer Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, and Angelica Godinez, 31, were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Saturday evening when they drove...
  • LAPD Officer Sought as Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation

    03/15/2015 6:33:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    abc ^ | Emily Shapiro
    According to Pomona police, Rodriguez and the suspect may have been in a physical altercation before the shooting. Rodriguez suffered gunshot wounds to the lower torso and was taken to USC Medical Center, where he died.
  • Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 Officers in Ferguson, Police Say

    03/15/2015 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/15 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    CLAYTON, Mo. — The St. Louis County police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of two police officers outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday morning, a police spokesman said Sunday. The police and prosecutors have scheduled a news conference later Sunday to announce the arrest. The two officers — one from the county police and the other from the nearby Webster Groves department — were standing shoulder to shoulder as part of a protective line facing demonstrators across the street from the police station. At least three gunshots came from a distance behind the demonstrators, as...
  • Elderly couple complains after traffic stop turns into drug interrogation [Georgia]

    03/13/2015 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 90 replies
    CBS46.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Murphy and Rodney Harris
    A routine traffic stop turned into a drug interrogation for an elderly couple in Walton County. CBS46 began investigating the incident when the couple passing through Georgia complained that a deputy crossed the line. Charles Tharp, 69, never expected that his family vacation would end the way it did. He and his wife had just visited their grandchild in Texas and were headed back home to North Carolina when a Walton County Sheriff's deputy stopped them. “It just seemed a little unusual because we're not speeding and we're always careful drivers,” said Charles Tharp. Tharp and his wife were told...
  • Gunfire heard at protest outside Ferguson police department

    03/11/2015 10:52:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Reuters By Kate Munsch
    Gunfire was heard at a protest outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police department early on Thursday morning, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene. A few dozen demonstrators fled following the sound with some screaming, "They hit a cop," around midnight, the photographer said.
  • BREAKING: Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot – One in Face – OUTSIDE POLICE DEPT.

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!
  • Two cops shot in Ferguson last night courtesy of Eric Holder

    03/12/2015 8:48:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-15 | DrJohn
    Holder scores two more trophies for the wall. Two cops were shot in Ferguson last night: Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning outside the Ferguson, Mo., police department, according to a police spokesman. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference, according to the Associated Press. Both officers were taken to a local hospital, where Mr. Belmar said they were conscious, the AP reported, adding that Mr. Belmar didn’t...
  • Breaking: 2 officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson PD

    03/12/2015 8:54:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/12 | AP
    Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as "an ambush" that could easily have killed both men. The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was shot in the face, just below his right eye, with the bullet lodging behind his ear. The...
  • Sheriff defends deputy seen on video breaking up St. Pete Beach brawl

    03/12/2015 9:21:18 AM PDT · by rarestia · 19 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:34 AM | Josh Rojas
    Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is defending the actions of one of his deputies seen on a video breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. The video, which has been viewed a million times, captured Sgt. Bryan Bingham tussling with two men on St. Pete Beach on Sunday. On the video, you can see Bingham grab 25-year-old Joshua McMahan by the neck and throw him to the ground. Bingham said he used a pressure point technique on the jawline and directed McMahan to the ground after he spit in his face. "So what Sgt. Bingham did was use appropriate...
  • Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

    03/11/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    npr ^ | 3-11-2015 | MILES PARKS
    Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices. A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19. It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.
  • U.S. marshal killed in gunfire exchange with fugitive was shot in neck, Baton Rouge coroner says

    03/11/2015 3:12:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/11/15 | Emily Lane
    Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was killed during a gunfire exchange with a fugitive Tuesday (March 10) in Baton Rouge, died of a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. He was 27. Coroner William "Beau" Clark released a preliminary report of the autopsy Wednesday (March 11) afternoon. The report labels the manner of death "homicide." The cause of death is listed as "exsanguination due to gunshot wound of neck."
  • Madison Police Officer Saves His Own Life From Vicious Criminal Attack

    03/09/2015 10:00:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/9/2015 | Bob Owens
    Oops… that photo isn’t the one that his poor-grieving mother and supporters put out as she claimed that he was a peaceful and loving boy who never did any wrong. No, this is the booking photo from Tony Robinson’s April 2014 arrest that came after he was apprehended in armed home invasion. He pled guilty in October.
  • Utah officers heard mysterious voice that led them to infant

    03/09/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Joel Landau
    The Utah officers cannot explain it, but a mysterious voice that appeared to come from a wrecked car led them to the rescue of an unconscious 18-month-old baby that had been trapped for 14 hours.
  • Humor: The Violin is a Dead Giveaway

    03/07/2015 9:55:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/7/2015 | Scott Baker
    Story from a retired NYPD officer, starts out like this - One day, my partner Nicky and I responded to a call on Church Street in New York City. When we arrived, a woman was leaning out of a fifth story window yelling “Up here! Up here!” We ran up the stairs of the old five-story walk-up and saw that the old wooden door had been knocked in and was hanging by a single hinge. We went inside and met with a heavy set thirty-ish, latin lady who had been yelling from the window. She was clearly upset and sporting...
  • Holder Says He’s ‘Prepared’ To Dismantle Ferguson Police Department If Necessary [Congress?]

    03/06/2015 6:28:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | March 06, 2013 | Katie Zezima
    Holder Says He’s ‘Prepared’ To Dismantle Ferguson Police Department If Necessary By Katie Zezima March 6 Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Department of Justice is ready to take any and all steps that are needed to reform the Ferguson, Mo., police department, including the potential dismantling of the force. Speaking to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base after a trip to South Carolina with President Obama, Holder said he was stunned by what the investigation uncovered, and will go to all necessary lengths to address racial bias and other systemic issues within the force. A Department of Justice...
  • Obama Unveils Plan to Further Nationalize Local Police

    03/06/2015 3:32:39 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The New American ^ | March 06, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration and its “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” are under fire after unveiling an unconstitutional plot to impose federal “standards” on state and local police forces, which critics say is in effect an underhanded plan to further nationalize and federalize law enforcement. Widely lambasted as “Common Core” for police, the Obama plan outlines dozens of controversial “recommendations” to be foisted on state and local law-enforcement agencies using federal tax dollars as bribes — the same unconstitutional process used to impose the hugely unpopular national “Common Core” standards on states and schools nationwide. Opponents say it is part...
  • Ferguson police chief stays on the job after federal report

    03/06/2015 2:20:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2015 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads."Calls for Jackson's removal were renewed again this week after the Justice Department cleared Darren Wilson, the white former Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown, of federal civil rights charges in the death of the 18-year-old, who was black and unarmed.A second report released simultaneously found patterns of racial profiling, bigotry and...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • Sheriff's office: Man [fatally] shot in face by Volusia deputy was unarmed (Florida)

    03/05/2015 5:01:21 AM PST · by Ken H · 7 replies
    MyNews13 ^ | Mar 04, 2015 | Saul Saenz, Volusia County Reporter
    A Volusia County deputy is under investigation after shooting an unarmed man in the face and killing him while trying to serve a narcotics search warrant at a home in Deltona. Derek Cruice, 26, was inside a home on Maybrook Drive, when a narcotics task force showed up with a warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office said Todd Raible, a SWAT team member who was working as a narcotics investigator, fired his weapon at Cruice after his actions caused the deputy to perceive a threat. -snip- The sheriff's office said investigators recovered approximately 217 grams of marijuana during...
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan

    03/02/2015 7:36:06 PM PST · by TerriHaute · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing. “We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday. “We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama also instructed his media allies to help a federalization of policing, and to sideline critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the...
  • Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner [VIDEO]

    02/28/2015 1:38:46 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/26/15 | Chuck Ross
    A string of errors on the part of troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol resulted in a humiliating and frightening experience last year for a couple from Washington who were pulled over while cruising down the highway in their classic 1962 Chevy Impala. Now, the couple, Robin and Beverly Bruins, has filed suit against the troopers and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Trouble started for the Bruins when they were pulled over by a trooper after he initiated a “routine records check” on the car. When the check did not return a match, the trooper pulled the couple over, Las Vegas’...
  • In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting

    02/27/2015 7:11:32 AM PST · by heartwood · 24 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Neal Macdonald
    White privilege didn't protect John Geer. That's not to say he didn't have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year. But Geer, pierced 18 months ago by a police bullet as he stood inside the screen door of his own home, his hands raised, begging not to be shot, simply disappeared into the emotional mixing bowl of American news and political priorities. That should not have happened. The killing of John Geer...
  • I’m Not a Criminal. Why Should I Care About Criminal Justice Reform?

    02/24/2015 8:44:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Julie Borowski
    Criminal justice reform has been a hot topic lately. It’s something that both Republicans and Democrats can find common ground on. However, I get the sense that many Americans aren’t convinced that it would benefit them personally. Most of us are probably law-obeying citizens whom would never dream of being involved in illicit activities. We don’t have regular run-ins with the police. We don’t sell or use illegal drugs. We’re just normal people trying to do what’s right and take care of our families. So, why should non-criminals care about criminal justice reform? First, eliminating or reducing mandatory minimum sentences would benefit...
  • Ex-suburban New York police officer, 2 daughters found dead

    02/22/2015 9:56:22 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 2 replies
    Police in the village of Harrison have provided no details about Saturday's deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his two daughters yet all the news stories state the cop/dad did it. I'm very suspicious.
  • Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

    01/26/2015 6:17:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck complained in a letter to Google’s chief executive on Dec. 30 that Waze could be “misused by those with criminal intent to endanger police officers and the community.” The Los Angeles Police Department said Monday it had not heard back from Google about whether it had addressed Beck’s concerns. Google purchased Waze for $966 million in 2013. There are no known connections between any attack on police and Waze, although Beck said Waze was used in the killing of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. The Instagram account of the gunman...
  • Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

    01/28/2015 4:49:01 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 4:47 PM EST | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk. he National Sheriffs' Association had previously focused its campaign against Waze on police safety after the fatal shootings of two New York police officers in December. It broadened its campaign with a new statement criticizing Google's software as hampering the use of speed traps. The trade association said radar guns and other speed enforcement techniques...
  • Muskogee police release video footage of officer shooting armed man outside wedding

    01/23/2015 7:47:37 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 60 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/23/2015 | DYLAN GOFORTH
    Muskogee police on Friday released video of a fatal police shooting captured by an officer's body camera. Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed 21-year-old Terence D. Walker on Jan. 17 after Walker allegedly ran from police who confronted him outside the Old Agency Baptist Church.
  • Muskogee Police Release Video, Still Images Of Officer Shooting, Killing Suspect

    01/23/2015 11:48:10 AM PST · by OKSooner · 36 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 1-23-2015 | Richard Clark
    MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - Editor's note: The Muskogee Police Department released more than 10 minutes of video of the incident. News On 6 has chosen not to air or post the portion of the video showing the man being killed, out of respect for his family. The Muskogee Police Department released video recorded by an officer's camera showing him shooting and killing a man he was trying to arrest. The shooting happened on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed 21-year-old Terrence Walker. Police had been called to a wedding at a church to investigate a report of...
  • Justice Dept. to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

    01/21/2015 3:01:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Texas Police Pull Over Woman So Fellow Officer Can Propose

    01/20/2015 2:19:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    WRIC ABC8 ^ | January 20, 2015, 10:11 am | Emily Satchell
    This Texas police officer is accustomed to making traffic stops, but he’s never been through one like this one. Galveston Police Officer Gregory Parris arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend, Sara Wolff, so that he could propose to her in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.
  • Video: Fla. teen saves life of cop who was booking him

    01/14/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    According to the Sun-Sentinel, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge was sitting handcuffed as Officer Franklin Foulks was doing paperwork when Officer Foulks suddenly collapsed. Rutledge immediately began kicking the security fence in the booking area to alert other police officers of the trouble.
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • [Quinnipiac U] Poll: New Yorkers don’t approve of police rebuffing mayor

    01/15/2015 6:08:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST | Colleen Long
    Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had “blood on his hands,” according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 69 percent disapproved of the silent protest among police at the funerals of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and 77 percent considered union leader Patrick Lynch’s comment “too extreme.” …
  • Rugs at Fla. sheriff’s office proclaim 'In Dog We Trust'

    01/15/2015 5:34:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/15 | Meg Wagner
    Maybe they just really love their K9 officers. A Florida sheriff's office upgraded its headquarters' rugs with the bold proclamation, "In Dog We Trust." The mats, which feature the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office seal, should have read, "In God We Trust."
  • Cop shouldn't be charged in elderly man's death (WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING)

    01/15/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mary Mitchell mmitchell@suntimes.com
    Police Officer Craig Taylor shouldn’t be sitting in a Markham courtroom. Taylor should be out protecting the citizens of Park Forest like he’s done since 2004. Taylor was performing his sworn duty to serve and protect when he was summoned to the Victory Centre in Park Forest on July 26, 2013, to quell a disturbance. He ended up firing beanbag cartridges at 95-year-old John Wrana, a resident of the facility. Taylor, an African-American, was one of five officers who responded to a call from staff that the elderly man was threatening them with a knife, a shoehorn and a cane....
  • Judge rules Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby will stand trial for murder in shooting death

    01/15/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by TankerKC · 22 replies
    Denver news 7 ^ | 1/15/2015 01:22:19 PM MST | Jesse Paul
    LA JUNTA, Colo. - A judge ruled Thursday that there is probable cause for Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby to stand trial for second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Ashby will be arraigned on Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in La Junta. He is currently free on $150,000 bond. Ashby is accused of killing Jack Jacquez, Jr. on Oct. 12, 2014. Relatives say Ashby followed Jacquez to his home and shot him in the back after a struggle over a skateboard on Oct. 12. Authorities had not released the circumstances surrounding the shooting and...
  • 'In dog we trust' misprint on US sheriff's office rug

    01/15/2015 2:04:52 PM PST · by woofie · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 January 2015
    A rug has been removed from a sheriff's office in Florida after it was noticed that it read "in dog we trust" instead of "in God we trust". The $500 (Ł329) mat lay at the entrance to the office in Pinellas County for two months before someone noticed, a spokeswoman said. The error was made by the rug's manufacturer and it is being replaced. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said they were looking at auctioning it for charity, the Tampa Bay Times reports. There have been several offers to buy the misprinted rug . "I'd buy or donate to a charity...
  • Cops Face Murder Charges After Video Captures Shooting of Homeless Man (New Mexico)

    01/14/2015 2:00:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Two Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officers are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a homeless man last year. (snip) James Boyd, 38, a mentally ill homeless man, was camping illegally in the hills above Albuquerque when he was confronted by police. During a standoff, police say he refused to drop a knife. The helmet cam video, however, appears to show Boyd surrender. When he begins to run, police open fire. On Monday, Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg filed murder charges against SWAT team member Dominique Perez and former detective Keith Sandy.