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  • Cop arrives at traffic accident, shoots Air Force airman’

    03/16/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/14/2014 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama police chief has determined that one of his officers used “appropriate force,” when the cop arrived at the scene of a traffic accident and immediately shot an apparently unarmed Air Force airman. The airman, 20-year-old Michael Davidson, was shot in the chest and nearly bled out before receiving medical aid, according to the Raw Story. Davidson was driving to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He may have been driving erratically, according to the Ledger-Enquirer. After clipping another vehicle, he pulled over to exchange insurance information with the other driver. Eventually, Officer Phillip Hancock arrived...
  • Texas -Cop shoots 72-year-old dead in his home (Wrong address, no charges)

    01/30/2014 10:55:13 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 132 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news ^ | 1/30/2014 | Ashley Collman
    Actual headline below: Would not fit in title header Rookie cop who shot 72-year-old dead in his home while investigating burglary at the WRONG address will not be charged A family devastated: Waller was shot by Fort Worth police as they searched his home for burglars in the dark using only flashlights http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2548819/Rookie-cop-NOT-charged-killing-72-year-old-accidental-search-home.html
  • Suspect yelled “I’m not going to jail” before charging at officer

    01/17/2014 9:13:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1-17-14 | Larry Seward
    HOUSTON -- A suspect was shot and killed by an officer with the Houston Police Department late Thursday. - - - - - - - - - - Smith said a uniformed officer was working security when he saw a young man looking in the windows of a bicycle shop. The officer believed the man was casing the business and approached the suspect, who then got on a bike and started riding away. The officer got in his personal vehicle and stopped the suspect, police said. As he was being detained, police said the suspect shoved the officer and ran...
  • Surveillance video disputes details in DPD shooting

    10/17/2013 8:28:52 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 15 replies
    WFAA TV ^ | 10/17/2013 | MATT GOODMAN & REBECCA LOPEZ
    DALLAS –– Footage from a surveillance camera pointed at the street where officers shot a mentally ill man in the abdomen earlier this week shows the man never walked toward police nor raised a knife to them, disputing a police officer’s narrative provided in a sworn affidavit.
  • Police: Cop shot unarmed man in Charlotte 10 times

    09/16/2013 3:04:19 PM PDT · by redreno · 45 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 16 5:58 PM EDT | MITCH WEISS
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said Monday. A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while responding to a breaking and entering call. Ten of the bullets hit the former Florida A&M University football player. Kerrick was charged with voluntary manslaughter and is scheduled for a first court appearance on Tuesday.
  • Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar

    07/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 142 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 07/27/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage. The officers, who are both in their first year with Fort Worth PD, were responding to a burglary alarm on May 28 when the tragic mistake occurred. “Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,” the cops approached the home of Jerry Waller by mistake, according to an affidavit. The house they were actually supposed to go to was across...
  • Mother of Man Killed by Police: ‘I Want No Cover-Up; I Want Answers’

    10/06/2012 5:58:50 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | COLIN MOYNIHAN and WENDY RUDERMAN
    Detective Hassan Hamdy made the split-second decision to fire a single fatal shot at an unarmed motorist during an early morning traffic stop on a highway in Queens because he thought the driver was reaching for a gun, according to the detective’s lawyer. The driver, Noel Polanco, 22, did not comply with Detective Hamdy’s orders to put his hands up, instead reaching “down in a quick motion, down on the floor of the car,” said lawyer Philip Karasyk, representing the detective. Detective Hamdy twice yelled “Police!” and was wearing a heavy vest with the word “police” written across it, Mr....
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • Unarmed Army reservist shot and killed by police at traffic stop on Grand Central Parkway

    10/06/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 5, 2012 | By Rocco Parascandola , Kerry Burke , Shayna Jacobs AND Corky Siemaszko
    An Army reservist with a clean record was fatally shot in his car by an NYPD detective early Thursday — before he even had “a chance to put his hands up” in surrender, a witness told the Daily News. Noel Polanco, 22, was killed on the Grand Central Parkway in what witness Diane DeFerrari called an act of “pure road rage” following a terrifying chase by cops in an unmarked vehicle. “Noel didn't have a chance to put his hands up. They screamed, ‘Put up your hands!’ and shot at the same time,” said DeFerrari, a 36-year-old bartender who was...
  • 54-Year-Old Woman Patricia Cook Killed in Police Shooting in Culpeper

    02/19/2012 10:16:11 AM PST · by Altariel · 183 replies · 3+ views
    My Fox DC ^ | February 10, 2012 | Audrey Barnes
    By AUDREY BARNES/myfoxdc CULPEPER, Va. - Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a police shooting that killed a 54-year-old woman in Culpeper. A telephone pole on North East Street is where police say the confrontation between Patricia Cook and a five-year veteran of the Town of Culpeper Police Department ended. Ironically, it began about 75 yards up the street outside of the church Cook attended. And if you had to pick a person least likely to be shot and killed by police, the victim's next door neighbor said it would be Patricia Cook. “She’s always talked really...
  • Rapid City police: 1 officer dead, 2 injured

    08/02/2011 9:39:54 PM PDT · by quantim · 51 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 2, 11:53 PM EDT
    RAPID CITY, S.D (AP) -- A western South Dakota police officer was killed and two others were seriously wounded after a shootout with a man during a routine stop, authorities said late Tuesday. Officer James Ryan McCandless, 28, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender said. Officer Nick Armstrong, 27, was in critical condition after undergoing surgery, and the third officer, who was shot in the side of the face, was listed as stable. His name hasn't been released. Gunfire erupted about 10 minutes after the three officers approached four people at an intersection....
  • Seattle to pay $1.5 million to slain woodcarver's family

    04/29/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 61 replies
    KOMO ^ | 04/29/2011 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - The city of Seattle has reached a $1.5 million settlement of claims brought by the family of slain woodcarver John T. Williams, who was shot dead by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk last August. The settlement was reached after a mediation involving representatives of the John T. Williams estate, Williams’ mother and the city. The Williams family, which earlier failed in its attempts to get criminal charges filed against Birk, expressed relief that the matter could be resolved early without extended and costly litigation. "This is one step towards justice, but it is only a step. Nothing can...
  • Cole Killing Inquest Continues Saturday

    08/21/2010 12:51:13 AM PDT · by JLS · 4 replies
    Fox5vegas.com ^ | 20 August 2010 | Unattributed
    LAS VEGAS -- The coroner's inquest into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Las Vegas police officer will continue Saturday. During the inquest Friday, Sequoia Pearce, the fiancé of 21-year-old Trevon Cole, told a jury of seven that she and Cole had tried to surrender when police stormed their northeast valley apartment. Authorities said Det. Bryan Yant, 34, shot and killed Cole when he made a sudden move during a search of Cole’s apartment the night of June 11. Yant and other officers suspected Cole was dealing marijuana from the residence. Cole was unarmed and his family...
  • Vigil Honors Erik Scott, Raises Questions About His Death

    08/11/2010 1:21:15 AM PDT · by JLS · 17 replies · 1+ views
    KLAS website ^ | 11 Aug 2010 | nonattributed
    LAS VEGAS- In a circle in the corner of the Summerlin Costco parking lot, friends and strangers lit candles in memory of 39-year-old Erik Scott. "There's nothing we can do to bring Erik back," yelled one speaker. "But, there is something we can do to change the system." They stood shoulder to shoulder, firmly believing the West Point and Duke University graduate did not deserve to die. "I know Erik," said his friend Ivan Sher. "I know him really well. I know his disposition, and there is no possible way that what was represented could have actually happened."
  • Vigil to Mark 1 Month Since Las Vegas Police Shooting

    08/10/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 31 replies
    AP via 8NewsNow ^ | 8/10/10 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS -- Family members and friends are planning a vigil to mark the one-month anniversary of the Las Vegas police slaying of a man in front of a membership warehouse store. The 9 p.m. Tuesday event is part of an ongoing family campaign to highlight the July 10 death of 38-year-old Erik Scott by police just outside the Costco store in Summerlin. Police say Scott had a gun and the three officers who shot Scott were responding to reports of a man ripping merchandise inside the store. Family members say Scott had a concealed weapons permit, and police should...
  • Banner alleging Vegas police cover-up to fly at U.S. Open

    08/07/2010 11:54:54 PM PDT · by JLS · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7 August 2010 | JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Spectators at Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing might see this message flying over the ocean: "Vegas police cover up? R.I.P. Erik B. Scott.com." Here's what it means: Family and friends have paid for a plane to fly a banner near the municipal pier in an attempt to gain national attention for Scott's death and in hopes of getting answers to some questions. Scott, a West Point graduate with an MBA from Duke, was killed in an officer-involved shooting at a Las Vegas Costco on July 10, and family and friends say they have little information about what...
  • Family Attorney Outraged Over Inquest Delay

    07/28/2010 9:55:38 PM PDT · by JLS · 11 replies · 1+ views
    8 NewsNow ^ | 28 July 2010 | 8NewsNow
    ... An attorney for Scott's family is outraged, but Clark County District Attorney David Roger says there's a legitimate reason for the delay. Roger says for reasons beyond Metro's control, the original coroner's inquest date simply won't work. ... But now that the inquest has been postponed, Scott's family still doesn't know when they'll finally be allowed to see that videotape. "We're now going on three weeks. What could possibly be a legitimate reason not to produce the video and 911 recording," asked Goodman.
  • Police surround Seattle home where person of interest in police shooting may be hiding

    11/29/2009 10:39:12 PM PST · by Jack Black · 799 replies · 17,991+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Nov 29, 2009 | ST staff
    Police surround Seattle home where person of interest in police shooting may be hiding A SWAT team and police negotiators surrounded a Leschi home in Seattle where the man sought for questioning in the Lakewood police shooting may be hiding. By Seattle Times staff A SWAT team and police negotiators surrounded a Leschi home in Seattle where the man sought for questioning in the Lakewood police shooting may be hiding. Police responded to the home at East Yesler Way and 32nd Avenue South where police stopped a woman who was leaving the home. She told them Maurice Clemmons was on...
  • 15-year-old was first to enroll in local gang program

    06/11/2009 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Peter Horry · 3 replies · 481+ views
    The Herald (Rock Hill, SC) ^ | Jun. 11, 2009 | Christy Mullins
    Nearly three months before her fatal stand-off with Rock Hill Police, 15-year-old Yvette Williams had enrolled in a program to help young people get out of gangs. Williams was the first student to sign up with Project GO — short for Gang Out — in Rock Hill. The middle-schooler had some gang affiliations, said Project GO executive director A.V. Strong, but she was working hard to get out. Strong said he last saw Williams at a church workshop, and he spoke Tuesday at her funeral. Strong, who supervises the statewide program from Columbia, said the teen was making progress. He...
  • Man shot in face by off-duty Atlanta officer

    05/06/2009 4:19:21 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 64 replies · 2,239+ views
    atlanta urinal constipation ^ | 5/5/09 | marcus garner
    A 28-year-old Atlanta man was shot by an off-duty Atlanta police officer Tuesday night, but accounts vary as to what led to the conflict. Atlanta Police Lt. Keith Meadows said an officer, working security at the Cityviews Apartments on Richardson Street, saw what he believed to be a “suspicious” person and when the officer approached the man ran to his car. The officer approached the “The subject reached under his seat and the officer felt threatened,” Meadows said. The officer fired a single shot to the face. No weapons were found on the man, Meadows said. The wounded man had...
  • Man shot by state police in Hamilton Township last night (75 years old with Dementia)

    11/21/2008 7:06:27 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 40 replies · 1,204+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | 11/21/08
    SNYDERSVILLE (PA) — A 75-year-old man is in surgery in Lehigh Valley Hospital after being shot five times during an armed confrontation with state police in his residence. Police were called to 4103 Manor Drive shortly after midnight for a report of shots fired. They talked to Hagen's roommate, whose name has not been released, and were told Hagen was recently diagnosed with dementia and displayed erratic behavior during the past few days. Hagen was in his bedroom with the door closed. Police said they could hear him calling out different names. Police knocked on the door and entered cautiously....
  • Cops Acquitted In Sean Bell Shooting Death

    04/25/2008 6:22:46 AM PDT · by Dallas · 185 replies · 560+ views
    Cops Acquitted In Sean Bell Shooting Death Judge Clears Three NYPD Detectives Of All Charges In Nov. 2006 Incident NEW YORK (CBS) ― A judge has acquitted three NYPD detectives of all charges in the shooting death of 23-year-old Sean Bell on Friday. Bell was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets outside a Queens strip club on what would have been his wedding day in November 2006. The highly anticipated verdict, which many see as holding far-reaching social ramifications for New York City and its police force, comes after seven weeks worth of testimony without a jury. Detectives...
  • Police Chase Leads To Officer Involved Shooting

    09/24/2007 10:14:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 2 replies · 78+ views
    KMPH TV, Fresno ^ | Sep 24, 2007 | Unknown
    Fresno Police are investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred in Northwest Fresno on Monday.
  • SHOOT COP PINNED IN CRASH CAR

    05/23/2007 7:24:31 AM PDT · by wideawake · 42 replies · 1,506+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/23/2007 | MURRAY WEISS; DAN MANGAN
    May 23, 2007 -- Officer Raphael Lora fatally shot a Bronx driver only after the man pulled his car door shut against the off-duty cop's body and began driving away - making Lora fear he would be run over and killed, sources told The Post. "He thought the only way to stop the vehicle was to stop the guy," said a person familiar with Lora's account of shooting Fermin Arzu, 41, Friday. The killing of Honduran immigrant Arzu remains the subject of pending NYPD and Bronx DA investigations. Supporters claim that the shooting was justified because Lora, 37, was in...
  • Chain of lies led to botched raid (Atlanta Grandma Shooting)

    04/30/2007 10:37:19 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 164 replies · 3,586+ views
    The Atlanta-Journal Constitution ^ | April 27, 2007 | Rhonda Cook
    Feds detail woman's death, officers' plea Published on: 04/27/07 According to federal documents released Thursday, these are the events that led to Kathryn Johnston's death and the steps the officers took to cover their tracks. Three narcotics agents were trolling the streets near the Bluffs in northwest Atlanta, a known market for drugs, midday on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Eventually they set their sights on some apartments on Lanier Street, usually fertile when narcotics agents are looking for arrests and seizures. Gregg Junnier and another narcotics officer went inside the apartments around 2 p.m. while Jason Smith checked the woods....
  • Police Officers Plead Guilty In Johnston Shooting

    04/26/2007 8:31:28 PM PDT · by rednesss · 21 replies · 787+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | April 26, 2007 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA -- UPDATE: Federal prosecutors have recommended sentences of 121 months for Junnier and 151 months for Smith. D.A. Paul Howard has indicated he would go along with the federal prosecutors recommendation. A formal sentencing hearing will be held at a later date. Two police officers pleaded guilty today to federal and state charges in the shooting death of a 92-year-old Atlanta woman during a botched drug raid last fall. A third officer still faces charges in the woman's death. Forty-year-old Gregg Junnier, who retired from the Atlanta police force in January, and 35-year-old Officer J.R. Smith pleaded guilty to...
  • Possible Indictments Against Police In Kathryn Johnston Case

    02/08/2007 8:45:35 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 11 replies · 603+ views
    wsb radio ^ | 2/8/07 | wsb radio
    (WSB Radio) Fulton County's top prosecutor plans to seek charges against several current and former Atlanta police officers in the fatal shooting of an elderly Atlanta woman. WSB's Veronica Waters reports lawyers for three officers have been informed that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard will take the case of Kathryn Johnston's shooting before a grand jury February 26. The proposed indictment would include 17 charges, including felony murder, burglary, aggravated assault, making false statements, violation of oath of office and criminal solicitation. Newly retired Atlanta police officer Gregg Junnier has been cooperating with the federally-led joint investigation into...
  • No - The Cops Didn't Murder Sean Bell (Heather MacDonald Slams Drive By Hustlers Alert)

    12/05/2006 1:46:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 36 replies · 1,563+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/05/2006 | Heather MacDonald
    New York’s anti-cop forces have roared back to life thanks to a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man a week ago. The press is once again fawning over Al Sharpton, Herbert Daughtry, Charles Barron, and sundry other hate-mongers in and out of city government as they accuse the police of widespread mistreatment of blacks and issue barely veiled threats of riots if they do not get “justice.” The allegation that last weekend’s shooting was racially motivated is preposterous. A group of undercover officers working in a gun- and drug-plagued strip joint in Queens had good reason to believe that...
  • Chief vows to review shooting

    11/28/2006 5:31:14 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 48 replies · 829+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/27/2006 | SAEED AHMED
    Five days after an elderly woman was killed in a gun battle that left three officers wounded, Atlanta police chief Richard Pennington said Sunday night his department will review its policy on "no knock" warrants and its use of confidential informants. Speaking for the first time since the Tuesday night shooting death of Kathryn Johnston at her home in northwest Atlanta, Pennington said his office "will turn over every stone to make sure we get to the reason why this tragic incident happened." Atlanta police Chief Richard Pennington says the policy on 'no knock' warrants will be reviewed. Pennington provided...
  • NYC mayor (Bloomberg) 'deeply disturbed' by shooting

    11/27/2006 12:36:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/06 | Deepti Hajela - ap
    NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg was "deeply disturbed" by the barrage of gunfire unleashed by officers in a weekend shooting that killed a groom on his wedding day, the mayor said Monday. "I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation to find out what really happened," Bloomberg said after meeting with community leaders at City Hall. Bloomberg was joined by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Charles Rangel (news, bio, voting record) and several other officials at the meeting....
  • Statement of Cong. Gregory W. Meeks on Police Shooting of Sean Bell,Joseph Guzman,Trent Benefield

    11/26/2006 11:36:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,877+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/06 | U.S. Newswire
    JAMAICA, N.Y., Nov. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) of the Sixth Congressional District, released the following statement today on the police shooting of Sean Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield: "Just after 4:00 a.m. yesterday morning, Saturday, November 25, 2006, a horrible, inexplicable tragedy occurred. Five police officers fired at least 50 rounds into an automobile driven by 23 year-old Sean Bell, who, along with two passengers, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, were leaving Mr. Bell's bachelor party at a nearby nightclub. Mr. Bell, a father of two daughters - three years-old and five months-old -...
  • Fugitive cop killer shot 68 times

    10/01/2006 8:48:34 AM PDT · by roostercogburn · 199 replies · 4,558+ views
    A fugitive gunman accused of killing a Florida sheriff’s deputy was shot 68 times by SWAT team officers who found him hiding in the woods, according to autopsy results. Police fired 110 shots at Angilo Freeland, 27, the target of a massive manhunt in central Florida following the shooting death of Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Williams Thursday. “That’s all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
  • Police Shot Him, But ACLU Killed Him, Group Says

    02/17/2006 10:35:38 AM PST · by yama85 · 16 replies · 858+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 17, 2006 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Police in Antioch, Calif., shot and killed a man this week when he allegedly advanced on them with a carving knife and a meat fork. Although a bullet killed 27-year-old Scott Dittman, it might not have happened if police could have used a TASER instead of a gun, a law enforcement lobbying group said on Friday. The Law Enforcement Alliance of America calls Dittman's shooting the nation's "first real TASER death," and it pins the blame on the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, which released a report in October, warning about the rise in Taser-related deaths.
  • 4 Kenosha Police shootings in 22 months

    08/21/2005 11:11:28 AM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 23 replies · 561+ views
    Police in Kenosha County, Wisconsin apparently killed a young man and the police are stonewalling any investigation. It all smells fishy and you never know who to believe. I just hate to see corruption of any kind and It appears this kid did not have his hand on the officers weapon.
  • Police Shoot Bank Robbery Suspect In Oceanside(not expected to live)

    08/10/2005 12:08:30 PM PDT · by radar101 · 11 replies · 463+ views
    KFMB-TV ^ | August 10, 2005 | KFMB-TV
    A police officer shot and seriously wounded a bank robbery suspect at an Oceanside intersection Wednesday, officials said. The shooting happened at Bartlett Avenue and Mesa Drive in Oceanside in the late morning, according to police. Emergency personnel took the wounded man to Scripps Mercy Hospital, according to reports.
  • "We are at War with Death itself"

    07/24/2005 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Jacksonville Patriot · 8 replies · 577+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 7/24/0-5 | Janet Daley
    A small victory for the men who love death JANET DALEY It was probably bound to happen — if not now, then eventually. There is an all-out war on the streets and almost inevitably somebody was going to be killed by the authorities who was believed to be implicated but then turned out not to be. Given the peculiarly ruthless tactic of suicide bombing, who could take the risk of allowing someone who seemed to be a plausible suspect to ignite himself in a public place? Given that we are up against an enemy who states categorically that he “loves...
  • Jury Favors Ky. Detective in Shooting

    05/23/2005 8:10:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 464+ views
    AP ^ | 5/23/5
    Louisville -- A jury Monday rejected a claim by the estate of a 50-year-old black man who was handcuffed and fatally shot by a police detective. The verdict followed a two-week trial stemming from the 2002 death of James Taylor. Taylor's estate sued Detective Michael O'Neil, who is white, contending Taylor was wrongfully killed. The shooting sparked outrage among Louisville's black population. Taylor was the sixth black man killed by police in four years. O'Neil's attorney, Steve Snyder, said Monday that the Jefferson County jury heard from experts who testified that O'Neil acted according to training. Aubrey Williams, the attorney...
  • Off-duty Fresno officer faces a murder charge after his brother is shot.

    05/01/2005 6:18:07 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies · 687+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 5/1/05 | Tim Eberly
    An off-duty Fresno police officer shot and killed his 34-year-old brother Saturday afternoon in the living room of his home in a posh northwest Fresno neighborhood, police said.
  • Officers cleared in shooting

    04/29/2005 9:25:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 440+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/30/5 | Randy Kenner
    The family of a 19-year-old man shot to death by a Knoxville police officer is considering whether it will appeal a judge's ruling that officers were not at fault in the 2003 incident. Knox County Circuit Judge Dale Workman issued his decision this week in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Tanya Gillispie, the mother of Sean Gillispie. Young Gillispie died May 18, 2003, when Knoxville Police Department officer Jason Keck shot him after he saw Gillispie, according to Keck's testimony, bringing a gun up. At the time Gillispie was in the backseat of a parked car in the Weigel's parking...
  • When in doubt, blame the LAPD

    02/10/2005 7:07:20 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 1 replies · 176+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | feb 10 2005 | www.hotchicken.com
    If you are not familiar with Devin Brown and his death, the facts are sad. A kid who everybody described as 'nice' went for a joyride at four in the morning on Sunday, and ended up being shot and killed by an LAPD officer. All the facts in the case are not known, and the investigation will probably take several months to complete. This case has captured so much attention that the FBI is now investigating what happened. I expect a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed against the city any day now, regardless of what the investigation finds. Even...
  • Denver Police Seeking Suspect Shoot Uncle

    07/14/2004 3:39:41 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 11 replies · 464+ views
    twincities.com ^ | 7/13/04 | AP
    DENVER - Police responding to a report of a woman being assaulted by her husband shot and killed the suspect's uncle, who was watching television in bed.The death, the third fatal police shooting in Denver this year, sparked a protest Tuesday outside the mayor's office, with activists chanting "stop killer cops." An aide said the mayor is examining officers' use of force.Police Chief Gerry Whitman said Monday that an officer mistook a soda can Frank Lobato was holding for a weapon and shot him Sunday after he moved suddenly.Lobato, 63, was an invalid who needed crutches to move around and...
  • Hostage-taker Killed During Standoff {Near Lubbock}

    03/22/2004 6:32:21 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 36 replies · 415+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 03-22-04 | Drennan, Kerry
    Hostage-taker killed during standoff BY KERRY DRENNAN AVALANCHE-JOURNAL A Lubbock Police officer fired the fatal shot that ended a 17-hour standoff with an ex-con who, at one point, held a Friona family hostage after stealing several cars and firing at multiple law enforcement officers. Officer Scott Weems was placed on paid administrative leave Sunday, as is Lubbock Police Department policy pending the outcome of the investigations into the shooting death of Robby Lynn Vaughn, 37, of Muleshoe, Chief Claude Jones said. "We'll be looking at it policy-wise, but everything looks good," Jones said. The Texas Rangers are conducting an independent...
  • Family of police shooting victim wants answers (Their title)

    03/11/2004 5:37:54 AM PST · by GrandEagle · 66 replies · 175+ views
    WPMI NBC15 Local News ^ | 3/11/2004 | Richard Allyn
    (MOBILE, Ala.) Mar. 10 - A man is dead after Mobile police open fire in a crowded shopping center parking lot. It started around 9:30 Wednesday morning in front of the Big K-Mart on Schillinger Road near Airport Boulevard. Police say they were called because a man was driving erratically in the parking lot. When police arrived, 40-year-old Wayne Stewart was changing a tire. Officers say Stewart was bleeding and appeared very upset. When they attempted to calm him down, police say Stewart pulled out a carpet-cutter and lunged towards them. It was then that two officers shot Stewart as...
  • Cop's Bullet Hit Bystander

    01/03/2004 5:26:08 AM PST · by Wolfie · 19 replies · 129+ views
    Times Union ^ | Jan. 2, 2004
    Cop's bullet hit bystander Albany -- Police say one of two officers firing at moving car shot David Scaringe, 24 An errant bullet that killed a young engineer as he walked along Lark Street came from the gun of one of two police officers who opened fire on an unarmed Delmar man as he allegedly backed his car along a sidewalk to elude arrest. The slaying of 24-year-old David R.A. Scaringe, whose home was less than 50 yards from the busy intersection where he collapsed and died, has triggered an intensive internal investigation into whether the officers were justified in...
  • BLOODY SWORD SLAYING

    12/08/2003 7:39:14 AM PST · by Servant of the 9 · 26 replies · 133+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | 8 December, 2003 | LARRY CELONA, IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON and DAN MANGAN
    <p>A naked maniac hacked his wife to death with a sword in their Bronx apartment yesterday and then lunged at cops howling, "I'm God, kill me!" before an officer shot him and accidentally hit her own partner, too, police said.</p>
  • Detectives won't face charges in shooting of handcuffed man

    02/25/2003 5:54:25 AM PST · by Fred Mertz · 35 replies · 492+ views
    The Courier Journal ^ | 02/25/03 | Andrew Wolfson
    <p>A Jefferson County grand jury declined yesterday to indict two detectives in the fatal Dec. 5 shooting of an African-American man holding a box-cutter knife with his hands cuffed behind his back.</p> <p>''Every person in Kentucky, whether a citizen or police officer, has the right of self-defense,'' Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Stengel said at a news conference last night, after the grand jury's decision in the slaying of James Edward Taylor was announced.</p>
  • Hurst police officer involved in shooting

    02/06/2003 3:17:37 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 25 replies · 235+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 6, 2003 | By DEBRA DENNIS / The Dallas Morning News
    Hurst police officer involved in shooting 02/06/2003 By DEBRA DENNIS / The Dallas Morning News A Hurst tactical police officer shot a 38-year-old suspect as they were attempting to serve a search and arrest warrant Wednesday night, authorities said. The unidentified Hurst man was shot two to three times at his apartment after trying to grab the officer's MP-5 submachine gun, said Assistant Police Chief Richard Winstanley. "The suspect had an unknown object in his hand and physically grabbed the officer and the barrel of the officer's gun," he said. The suspect was treated by paramedics at the scene...
  • FBI studies Garland police shooting - use of force against minorities cited as the reason

    01/25/2003 6:13:23 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 4 replies · 380+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2003 | The Dallas Morning News Staff
    FBI studies Garland police shooting 01/25/2003 From Staff Reports Garland Police Chief Larry Wilson asked the FBI on Friday to investigate his officers' fatal shooting of Jorge Cruz. The request comes in response to complaints about the department's use of force against minorities. On Wednesday, a Dallas County grand jury declined to indict the four officers who fired at Mr. Cruz on Aug. 31. The officers also have been cleared by a Garland department shooting review board. According to police reports, Mr. Cruz had threatened neighbors with a knife and attacked the officers after ignoring their commands in English...
  • (Canada) Officers cleared in dog's shooting

    01/24/2003 10:48:02 AM PST · by jodorowsky · 18 replies · 244+ views
    London Free Press (Canada) ^ | Friday, January 24, 2003 | KELLY PEDRO
    (Canada) Officers cleared in dog's shooting But Bear's owner was distressed to learn the German shepherd was shot four times. By KELLY PEDRO, Free Press Crime Reporter Nine officers involved in a botched drug raid in which they killed a family dog were cleared yesterday by an internal London police investigation of any wrongdoing. But Marcie Carroll, whose apartment was mistakenly raided by police, was upset to learn Bear, her six-year-old German shepherd, was shot four times by police, not once as they first told her. "She has had an opportunity to learn things . . . she has not...
  • Police find body of alleged N.J. shooter (Donut Watch)

    04/10/2002 8:23:28 AM PDT · by gridlock · 36 replies · 370+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 4/10/02 | CNN
    <p>Ocean County prosecutor Greg Sackowicz said officials have positively identified the body as Edward Lutes, a 15-year veteran of the Seaside Heights Police Department. He appeared to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vehicle, Sackowicz said.</p> <p>According to Dover Township Police Chief Michael Mastronardy, the body was that of Edward Lutes, a 15-year veteran of the Seaside Heights police department.</p>