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  • NC Police Issued Sweeping Warrants to Search Data On All Google Devices Near Murder Scene

    03/18/2018 7:41:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 3/16/18 | Sidney Fussell
    Google was served at least four sweeping search warrants by Raleigh, North Carolina police last year, requesting anonymized location data on all users within areas surrounding crime scenes. In one case, Raleigh police requested information on all Google accounts within 17 acres of a murder, overlapping residences, and businesses. Google did not confirm or deny whether it handed over the requested data to police. WRAL reporter Tyler Dukes found four investigations in 2017 where police issued these uniquely extensive warrants: two murder cases, one sexual battery case, and an arson case that destroyed two apartment complexes and displaced 41 people....
  • Police officer busted for reverse drunk driving

    03/18/2018 6:14:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/18 | Emily Saul
    A police lieutenant was canned early Sunday after crossing over the blurry blue line — when her fellow officers discovered their drunken colleague driving backwards, honking, through the streets of Florida. Now ex-cop Christi Ruhtz, 41, was discovered with bloodshot, glassy eyes and reeking of booze in Pinellas, Florida around 2:00 a.m————————snip———————-Rhutz, who’d been with the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office since 1998, was immediately fired, according to the report.
  • Folsom Police Chief Accepts Position with City of Santa Monica

    03/17/2018 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Thommas · 10 replies
    Folsom Distinctive by Nature ^ | March 13, 2018 | None mentioned
    Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud announced she has accepted the position of Police Chief for the City of Santa Monica, effective late April 2018. Chief Renaud has served as Folsom’s Police Chief since May 2011. During her tenure she has led a full-service police department of 105 personnel and an operating budget of $22 million. Chief Renaud has developed strategies that reduced crime citywide, built neighborhood policing programs, and guided key initiatives that foster relations between the police department and community. She is Folsom’s first female Police Chief and serves as third vice president of the International Association of Chiefs...
  • Utah Police Officer Saved by Armed Citizen

    03/16/2018 10:41:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 2nd, 2018, just before 2 p.m., a man knocked down a Springville, Utah police officer and was viciously punching him. The suspect had fractured the officer's eye socket when an armed good Samaritan, Derek Myer, saw the situation, did a quick U-turn, pulled his gun and stopped the attack. From SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A man with a concealed handgun is credited with stopping a brutal attack on a Utah police officer on Friday, according to KSTU.A Utah police officer approached the suspect, Paul Douglas Anderson, after he saw him stealing items from a charity's donation bin....
  • Texas Banned ‘Sanctuary Cities.’ Some Police Departments Didn’t Get the Memo.

    03/16/2018 3:48:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/18 | Manny Fernandez
    HOUSTON — It is often called Texas’ “show me your papers” law, but few papers are actually being shown in some of the state’s biggest cities. A federal appeals court on Tuesday largely upheld the Texas immigration law known as Senate Bill 4, which bans so-called sanctuary cities in the state. Among other provisions, the bill allows police officers to question the immigration status of anyone they arrest or detain, including during routine traffic stops. But months after portions of the law went into effect in September, prompting legal battles and fierce debates about whether it could lead to widespread...
  • Question to Law Enforcement FReepers

    03/12/2018 6:42:30 AM PDT · by George Rand · 39 replies
    Myself | Today | George Rand
    Quick, simple questions to our law enforcement members here. Realistically, if you were gradually tasked with confiscating firearms from citizens, how would you react? Additionally, what is your take on how your precinct as a whole would react?
  • Coffee shop under fire for refusing to serve uniformed police officers

    03/11/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 35 replies ^ | March 10, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    A California coffee shop is under fire for refusing to serve uniformed law enforcement officers, claiming it’s to protect the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”
  • As bullets fly, Chicago police boss blasts civilian oversight plans

    03/11/2018 6:47:15 AM PDT · by wmileo · 29 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | March 11, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    Chicago's police superintendent on Saturday blasted efforts for greater civilian oversight of the department, citing "real progress" in fighting crime -- just hours after at least eight people were reportedly wounded in overnight shootings. Hours later, two men were slain on the city's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reported. Proposals by the city's leading community organizations call for greater oversight by a seven-member civilian board called the Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, the Chicago Tribune reported. But Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said no one consulted him or anyone in the CPD for the year and a half it...
  • Suspect Barricades Himself After Pomona Police Officer Killed in Shootout

    03/10/2018 3:25:45 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 22 replies
    Time/msn ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jamie Ducharme
    A shootout in Pomona, Calif., left one police officer dead and another injured, officials say.
  • Oakland cafe’s refusal to serve police draws attention

    03/09/2018 7:15:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 9, 2018 | George Kelly
    Police officers are not welcome as customers at one East Oakland cafe, according to a report by local television station. A post to that cafe’s Instagram account Feb. 22 showed a crossed-out Oakland police seal and badge below the words “Habla con tu vecinxs no con la policia.” The post said an Oakland police officer walked into Hasta Muerte, 2701 Fruitvale Ave., on Feb. 16 and was declined service by a worker-owner because “we have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”
  • Mom had 3 children in SUV while fleeing police in Jefferson Parish: authorities

    03/08/2018 2:16:39 PM PST · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 3/8/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    A mother had three children in her vehicle while she fled from authorities Thursday morning (March 8), according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies were trying to stop her SUV after her husband reported she was missing and said he thought she was having a "psychotic breakdown." Jefferson Parish Interim Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, at a press conference broadcast by WVUE Fox 8, said the children -- 4, 6 and 13 -- were all safe and uninjured after the series of pursuits ended around 6 a.m. He said Harahan police officers and JPSO deputies both stopped chasing her once they...
  • Two Miramar SWAT officers suspended for heading to Parkland massacre

    03/08/2018 6:42:25 AM PST · by ptsal · 56 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 07-Mar-2018 | Linda Trischitta
    When a gunman started shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, two Miramar SWAT team members did what comes naturally: They went to help. Now they’ve been suspended for it. The officers did not have permission to respond to the shooting at Parkland on Feb. 14, when 17 people were killed. And that created an officer safety issue and left them unaccountable for their actions, according to their police department. But their union reacted differently.
  • 14-Year-Old Boy Impersonating Deputy Initiated Traffic Stop, ‘Responded’ to Victorville [CA] Home...

    03/07/2018 5:36:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    In one case, which took place Monday, the 14-year-old boy was allegedly driving an SUV with flashing red and blue emergency lights mounted on the inside of the front windshield when he pulled into a driveway in the 13600 block of Mica Avenue in Victorville, according to a news release from the Victorville Police Department. The white Ford Explorer had no law enforcement or other type of markers to identify it as a patrol vehicle beyond the emergency lights, nor were there any license plates. After exiting the parked SUV, the teen went to the front door and made contact...
  • One Police Officer Killed And Two Injured In Clinton, Missouri [The real story.]

    03/07/2018 12:59:46 AM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
    Update 1:15 a.m. In a press briefing, Sgt. Bill Lowe, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provided an update: "At approximately 9:20 this evening, the Clinton County 911 center received a 911 call from a residence. There were two women screaming in the background ... they notified Clinton police department and they had officers respond to that residence."
  • Sheriff Defends Holding Officers Out of Line of Fire [semi-satire]

    03/05/2018 10:22:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 March 2018 | John Semmens
    Broward County sheriff Scott Israel rebuffed criticism of the decision to order his deputies to “form a perimeter” rather than enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in order to confront Nikolas Cruz as he shot 17 students and teachers to death. “It’s a simple calculation of risk vs. reward,” Israel argued. “Anyone I might’ve sent in ran the risk of being shot before he could take any useful action to neutralize the threat. Each of my deputies is a highly trained and valuable asset to the community. The loss of any one of these men would be a significant loss...
  • Police chase puppies across Arizona highway

    03/02/2018 7:29:43 AM PST · by Mr Radical · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 01 Mar 2018 | anon
    Police chase puppies across Arizona highway
  • San Francisco cops fire 65 shots in 15 seconds at murder suspect in dramatic video (and missed)

    03/01/2018 4:41:49 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 66 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3/1/18 | Travis Fedschun
    The dramatic police shootout in San Francisco was caught on camera. Authorities in San Francisco released body camera videos on Tuesday of a dramatic shootout in which police officers fired their weapons at least 65 times in 15 seconds at a murder suspect. The San Francisco Police Department said the shooting happened on Feb. 17 in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood when officers confronted 31-year-old homicide suspect Joel Armstrong inside an RV at a homeless encampment. Armstrong allegedly shot two men the day before during a carjacking in the city's Panhandle neighborhood, killing one of them. Body camera footage released...
  • White Woman Who Says She’s Black Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ After Attacking Cop

    03/01/2018 11:56:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 28 Feb 2018 | Zoe Drewett
    A white woman who claims she is black has been called out for appealing to Black Lives Matter after she was arrested for assaulting a police officer. Victoria Waldrip – who has made a name for herself after mocking black culture on Instagram while claiming to be black – was arrested in shopping centre in North Carolina for kicking a police officer. Victoria Waldrip – who has made a name for herself after mocking black culture on Instagram while claiming to be black – was arrested in shopping centre in North Carolina for kicking a police officer. Victoria Waldrip –...
  • Florida Highway Patrol officer caught on video racing against Lamborghini

    02/28/2018 7:47:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Gary Gastelu
    A Florida Highway Patrol officer is in hot water after video showing him apparently racing a Lamborghini Aventador with his police car hit Instagram this week. Shot from the inside of a second Aventador, it shows the Dodge Charger patrol car and the Italian supercar with New York tags cruising along next to each other before the drivers hit their accelerators and pull away. The Lamborghini predictably leaves the Dodge in the dust. The exact location of the race has not been revealed, but the FHP knows who the trooper is and is considering if disciplinary action is necessary.
  • Police Chief Says Village of Brice Isn’t a Speed Trap

    02/28/2018 9:55:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC4i ^ | February 28, 2018 | Tom Sussi
    The Village of Brice is a dot on the map, about 64 acres. It’s home to about 112 people. Last year, the village’s police chief said his department issued nearly 4,300 citations. The majority of them were for speeding. That’s 38 tickets for every man, woman and child who calls the village home. NBC4 Investigator Tom Sussi reports there’s a push from state lawmakers, law enforcement and union officials to slam the brakes on the village’s three-person police force. Ohio State Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-District 26) said enough is enough. “It’s inappropriate and it’s something we simply cannot tolerate.” Village...