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  • Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home'...

    02/16/2019 7:23:20 AM PST · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 195 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-15-2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home' sparking a shootout which left a couple dead and five officers wounded The Houston officer who led a deadly raid in which a couple were killed and five cops were injured lied to get a search warrant, according to the city's police chief. Lead investigator Gerald Goines alleged an informant bought heroin at the house of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the day before the January 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home. But according to an affidavit filed as part...
  • No-Knock Houston Raid Inventory Raises Questions after 2 Killed, 4 Wounded

    02/14/2019 6:45:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 85 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Houston Police Department has released the inventory of items seized during the execution of the no-knock raid where 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and his wife, 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas were shot and killed. The raid occurred on January 28, 2019.The married couple of 20 years died in a gun battle with police where four officers were wounded, and one was injured while taking cover. The couple had no criminal records. They had occupied the house for 20 years. Rhogena was as a supporter of President Trump. Dennis was a Navy veteran.The gun battle started when the police broke down their...
  • NYPD detective reportedly killed, second officer injured during Queens shooting

    02/12/2019 5:49:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting in Queens, New York on Tuesday reportedly left a police detective dead and a second officer injured. A gunman opened fire on the officers who had arrived to the scene of a robbery, the New York Post reported, citing police sources. The suspect was reportedly also shot after police fired back and was apprehended. The incident occurred at a T-Mobile location, according to a Fox 5 NY who tweeted a photo from the scene.
  • WI: Serving Warrant Results in Police Death

    02/10/2019 6:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from CBS58.com In Houston, on Monday, 28 January, a no-knock search warrant resulted in the wounding of four police officers and the death of middle aged couple who had owned their home for 20 years. The deaths and woundings seem to have come from the use of the no-knock warrant. There have been many problems with no-knock warrants. Thousands of no-knock warrants are used each year. In Milwaukee, on 6 February, a Milwaukee tactical team was serving a search warrant in an investigation of illegal drug and firearms sales. It is unclear if the warrant was a no-knock...
  • Female LAPD Commander Begins Legal Action After Termination.

    02/09/2019 7:52:23 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    NBC Southern California ^ | 2/7/19 | Eric Leonard
    A female LAPD commander charged in an off-duty alcohol-related incident in Glendale has initiated legal action against the city of Los Angeles, alleging she has been unfairly punished because of her gender and the race of a male companion. Nicole Mehringer's government claim, made public Thursday, also accused the LAPD of, "disparate treatment," during her administrative trial. Mehringer claimed at least six other LAPD officers, including an assistant chief and two commanders, kept their jobs and rank after they committed more serious alcohol-related violations, the claim said. Mehringer's attorney, Brad Gage, alleged in the claim that the LAPD was intentionally...
  • Driver activated remote-controlled license plate cover in bid to scam Turnpike toll, cops say

    02/08/2019 8:27:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 20, 2018 | Wayne K. Roustan
    He used a remote control to troll the toll, cops allege. A 70-year-old Key Largo man deployed a remote-controlled license plate cover in an attempt to evade the tolls on Florida’s Turnpike in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Unluckily for him, however, he did so in full view of an off-duty FHP trooper. It was just before 3 p.m. on Saturday when Davis was driving south in his Chrysler Pacifica minivan on the Turnpike approaching the Bird Road toll plaza, the arrest report stated. That’s when Lt. Alejandro Camacho, who was off duty and driving his own car,...
  • Gun crime highest for a decade for four police forces

    02/07/2019 5:16:31 PM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 2/7/2019 | unk
    West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Cheshire police handled more incidents than in any year since 2007-08. Overall gun crime in England and Wales is lower than 10 years ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. More than one in five victims of firearms offences, excluding air weapons, was aged under 20. Police believe that firearms crimes in some areas are linked to "county lines", where gangs move drug-dealing operations outside big cities to smaller towns. The figures, released on Thursday, come alongside statistics showing fatal stabbings at their highest level since records began in 1946.
  • 6-Year-Old Girl With Cancer Fulfills Dream of Becoming Texas Police Officer

    02/08/2019 6:30:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/08/2019
    The 6-year-old has Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children. “The chemo and radiation hasn’t worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God’s hands and praying for a miracle,” Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told CNN. “They basically said it’s time to enjoy some life,” her mother, Ilene Arias, told CNN affiliate KTRK. Garivey met Abigail back in December at the police department’s “Pancakes with Santa” event. During the meeting, the girl expressed her desire to become a police officer when she grows up. … So the police chief immediately put things in motion...
  • Veteran HPD officer connected to deadly drug raid relieved of duty

    02/07/2019 2:22:52 PM PST · by slumber1 · 52 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | 2-7-19 | Jeremy Rogalski
    HOUSTON — A veteran Houston police narcotics detective has been temporarily relieved of duty due to ongoing questions about his role in last week’s drug search warrant that ended in a deadly shootout between two suspects and police. A department spokesperson confirmed that the senior police officer, who joined the department in 1996, must temporarily surrender his badge pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation. “The department has made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues,” the Houston Police Officers Union said in a written statement.
  • Police Investigate Origin Of Rope Used In ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett’s Attack

    02/07/2019 1:59:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | February 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm | By Suzanne Le Mignot
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Jussie Smollett is reportedly back in Chicago on the set of Empire. Published reports say he shot scenes for one of the final episodes of the season and read lines with a cast member. Security was present the entire time. A publicist would not confirm if Smollett was back at work in Chicago after flying back Sunday after his weekend concert in West Hollywood. Smollett told the crowd gathered to hear him perform that he fought the two men he claims attacked him in Streeterville last week. The actor, who is gay, says the pair taunted him...
  • HPD officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty (raid where 5 cops shot)

    02/07/2019 11:35:57 AM PST · by abb · 51 replies
    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HPD-officer-connected-to-deadly-raid-shooto ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith, Jay R. Jordan, and Keri Blakinger
    A veteran Houston police narcotics officer has been relieved of duty due to "ongoing questions" that have emerged over his role in a raid last week that ended in a deadly mid-afternoon shootout, police said Thursday. "We have confirmed that at least one narcotics officer has been relieved of duty due to ongoing questions that cannot be answered until the case agent is interviewed," HPOU President Joe Gamaldi said in a written statement. "The department made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues. Nearly all officers relieved of duty return to work quickly after...
  • Bank robbery suspect stopped but not detained by police, in Charleston Wednesday, cops say

    02/06/2019 6:45:32 PM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | 2/62019 | TEDDY KULMALA AND NOAH FEIT
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC  A convicted felon sought in Tuesday’s armed robbery at a Forest Acres bank is no longer believed to be in the Forest Acres area, the police chief said Wednesday. But he was still in South Carolina, according to the State Law Enforcement Division, or SLED. Samuel Levone Neathery “is or was in the Charleston area,” Wednesday morning, SLED spokesman Thom Berry told The State. The search for Neathery included a plane, helicopter and officers and K-9s on the ground Tuesday. On Wednesday morning Forest Acres Police Chief Marion Sealy said police believe he “is no longer in the...
  • Bank robbery near me with a chopper in the air

    02/05/2019 8:20:16 AM PST · by wally_bert · 33 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 2/5/19 | Tanita Gaither
    A heavy law enforcement presence in response to a robbery investigation on Forest Drive in Forest Acres. Not sure about the rules so here is a link. http://www.wistv.com/2019/02/05/heavy-police-presence-forest-drive-following-robbery-investigation/ About a block from me. SLED and chopper on scene. Still ongoing.
  • Drug Dealer Ambush or Defense Against Home Invasion?

    02/02/2019 7:22:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 344 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The recent killing of a couple in Houston, Texas, and the wounding of four police officers, has been claimed to be an ambush of police by drug dealers. Later accounts by officers at the scene show that police broke into the house, and fired first, killing the couple's dog.The husband then fired back, wounding the officer who killed their dog. Officers then shot the unarmed 58-year-old wife. They claim she was attempting to get the shotgun from the wounded officer. From cnn.com: When Monday afternoon's raid was over, two suspects were dead and five officers were injured, four of...
  • Clerk Accused Of Filming Nearly 70 Men Using Restroom At Long Beach Police Station.

    02/02/2019 2:24:06 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 1/31/19 | KCBS Staff
    A former police clerk is accused of filming nearly 70 of his male colleagues using the restroom without their knowledge, authorities said. And where did this brazen act allegedly take place? A second-floor bathroom inside the headquarters of the Long Beach Police Department. KCAL9’s Tom Wait says the 28-year-old ex-employee — identified as Sergio Nieto — was in possession of about 115 tapes in all. Nieto has been charged with 115 misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy. The formal complaint lists 69 victims. The videos show the men dressing and using the facilities. Officials say Nieto filmed the men using...
  • Veteran police captain, 50, sues the LAPD after cops shared a 'deeply humiliating' nude picture...

    02/02/2019 2:13:31 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/19 | Connor Boyd
    A veteran police captain is suing the Los Angeles Police Department after a naked photo wrongly believed to be her was shared among officers. Lillian L. Carranza claims bosses knew the 'deeply humiliating' image was being circulated within the department but 'took no steps' to inform the 50-year-old and did nothing to stop it. The lawsuit also alleges department chiefs made no effort to clarify the image being passed around was not of the 28-year veteran. (Cut) In her lawsuit, filed Friday, Carranza blasts the department for tolerating a sexist culture that subjects women to persistent verbal harassment. The police...
  • Johns Hopkins Pushes for Armed Police on Campus

    02/01/2019 7:09:49 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2019 | Scott Calvert
    BALTIMORE—Johns Hopkins University is seeking state approval to create an armed police force, something that many urban universities have but that has sparked a clash over relations between police and minority communities. The private university has proposed building a force of about 100 armed officers over three to five years to patrol on and around its three city campuses as violent crime has been on the rise. The new department’s off-campus jurisdiction would be set by an agreement with city police. ... The proposal has received pushback from some area residents, lawmakers and students, who are concerned about potential racial...
  • St. Louis police may be blocking investigation into officer’s death, prosecutor says

    01/31/2019 10:26:55 AM PST · by treetopsandroofs · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    The officers were reportedly playing a Russian roulette-style game, taking turns pointing a weapon at one another and firing, with only one bullet in the chamber.
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 229 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Police accused of shady tactics in probe of Russian roulette cop’s death

    01/30/2019 9:19:56 PM PST · by Mr.Unique · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | Lia Eustachewich
    St. Louis’ top prosecutor is accusing the police department of using an “obstructionist tactic” to prevent drug and alcohol testing of cops who were present during the Russian roulette death of their colleague, according to a new report. In a letter released Tuesday, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner chronicled the difficulties she says her investigators faced in trying to obtain blood tests of Officer Nathaniel Hendren and his partner in the hours after Officer Katlyn Alix’s shooting death last Thursday.