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  • Former Phoenix Police Officer Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies

    12/14/2010 9:27:51 AM PST · by Larry381 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | December 9, 2010 | FBI Phoenix
    PHOENIX—Former Phoenix Police Officer Chad Michael Goulding (DOB 9/30/1970) has been arrested and charged with carrying out five Phoenix area bank robberies during a five month period in 2006. Goulding, who left the Phoenix Police force in 2005 after serving on the force for 13 years, is currently in custody and held on a $1,000,000 bond. His apprehension and indictment is the culmination of a four-year cooperative investigation involving the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. “Anytime an individual commits armed bank robbery the potential for violence increase and puts everyone in danger,” said FBI...
  • Police: Man Killed By Officers Was Pointing A Water Nozzle

    12/13/2010 7:16:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    AP) ^ | December 13, 2010 1:52 PM
    McDonnell says the officers believed the man had a gun and were awaiting the arrival of backup when the man pointed the object in a two-handed posture that looked like what a person would do when they are about to fire a weapon.
  • Tensions rising between two local law enforcement agencies

    11/26/2010 5:02:35 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 4 replies
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima County sheriff's sergeant could be disciplined for allegedly refusing to help a Selah police officer who was involved in the rape arrest of Deputy Sean Moore. Sheriff Ken Irwin confirmed Monday that he ordered an internal investigation into the actions of veteran Sgt. George Town after receiving a complaint about Town from Selah police Chief Stacy Dwarshuis earlier this month. According to a memo obtained by the Yakima Herald-Republic, Dwarshuis complained that Town had refused to assist Selah police Officer Rich Brumley on a minor theft case. Brumley was part of the arrest last month...
  • NYPD Officer Assigned To Mayor (Bloomberg) Charged In Off-Duty Shooting (Murder)

    11/26/2010 5:35:47 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 14 replies
    NY1 ^ | 11/25/2010 | NY1
    A city police officer assigned to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's security detail has been charged for allegedly shooting a man while off-duty. The New York City Police Department says Leopold McLean, 46, has been charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and criminal use of a firearm. He was held on $10,000 bail. Investigators say McLean shot his girlfriend's former boyfriend, Lepaul Gammons, on November 15th when Gammons showed up at her Queens home in violation of a restraining order. Court papers say McLean pointed a handgun at Gammons, who asked if McLean was going to shoot him. McLean reportedly lowered...
  • 3 dozen Dallas County deputy constables hired despite troubling job histories

    09/19/2010 10:31:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies ^ | 19 Sept 2010 | ED TIMMS and KEVIN KRAUSE
    Rene Lozano Jr. once lost control of his patrol car while chasing a traffic violator. The vehicle slammed into a utility pole, fatally injuring a rookie officer riding with him. A bullet narrowly missed another officer's head when Lozano's pistol accidentally discharged. He was the passenger in a stolen Mercedes-Benz driven by a friend. The bolt cutters used to steal the car were stashed under the seat. And he once was fired for making false statements about his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated, a case that ultimately was dismissed because the arresting officer was unable to testify. That...
  • Gun Control Capital Chapel Hill NC Suspends RKBA

    10/26/2010 3:55:21 AM PDT · by Copernicus · 1 replies
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 10/26/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    The YEAR OF THE GUN GRABBER continues in the formerly Great State Of North Carolina. It began in February in King, NC when a few snowflakes prompted the Mayor of said burg to declare a State Of Emergency which suspended the possession and transport of weapons off private property. CLICK LINK HERE Read More…
  • Armed and 'drunk' off-duty corrections officer shot by cops

    10/03/2010 6:06:58 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2010 | LUCY KINDER, DOUG AUER and CANDICE M. GIOVE Read more:
    A drunk off-duty corrections officer openly carrying a handgun was shot in the arm by police early this morning after he refused to drop his weapon, police said. Plainclothes cops fired at Rikers Island guard Victor Hernandez, 35, at about 4 a.m. this morning after he ignored orders to relinquish the weapon and aimed it in their direction when they stopped him on 3rd Avenue, off 161st Street, police and witnesses said. "He turned, pointed and they reacted," a source said. Hernandez, who aimed his loaded 9mm Glock at the badge-wearing officers, was struck in the left arm, sources said....
  • Answering alarm, Oakland police kill family dog

    10/01/2010 3:37:26 PM PDT · by triumphant values · 88 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2010 | Carolyn Jones
    (09-30) 18:25 PDT OAKLAND -- Mary Kate Hallock arrived at her Oakland hills home after running errands Tuesday and found a blue note fluttering on her front door. "Oakland police responded to your residence to investigate a burglar alarm," the handwritten note read. "While circling the rear perimeter, lab advanced on officers in a threatening manner before being shot and killed." "Lab" was Gloria, an 11-year-old, arthritic yellow Labrador Hallock's family had owned since she was a puppy. Oakland police shot Gloria three times with a 40-caliber Glock handgun in the family's backyard while responding to a false burglar alarm...
  • Arizona deputy's claim he was shot by smugglers doesn't add up, say experts

    09/26/2010 9:32:48 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | Sept 26th 2010 | Andrew Clark
    Arizona deputy's claim he was shot by smugglers doesn't add up, say experts Chief medical examiners suggest gunshot that wounded Louie Puroll was fired at close range, rather than from over 20 metres ( A border patrol agent near the Mexican border in Arizona, where sheriff's deputy Louie Puroll claimed he was shot by smugglers. The distress call of a wounded sheriff's deputy from an isolated spot in Arizona near the Mexican border has been played repeatedly on primetime US news: "I've been hit! I've been hit! I've been hit!" But doubts have now been raised over the story of...
  • Recordings capture NYPD captain threatening to fire less productive cops, discussing summons quotas

    09/11/2010 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, September 11th 2010, 4:00 AM | Rocco Parascandola DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
    An NYPD captain in a scandal-plagued Brooklyn precinct has a name for cops who don't write enough summonses: "do-nothings." Capt. Alex Perez, in a new set of recordings, threatened to fire less productive cops and talked openly to other supervisors about summons quotas. "Your workers will get you something," Capt. Alex Perez said on a tape played for the Daily News Friday. "Your do-nothings will get you nothing." An officer assigned to the 81st Precinct secretly made the tapes and recently turned them over to a lawyer for Officer Adrian Schoolcraft, who was the first to blow the whistle on...
  • Tennessee police officer charged with assault

    09/10/2010 3:59:22 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 19 replies ^ | 09/10/2010 |
    SELMER, Tenn. — A Selmer police officer has been charged with domestic assault in an incident where authorities said he choked a woman and broke her cell phone, according to the affidavit. Michael Gilbert, 29, was arrested on Sept. 3 and released on $2,500 bond on Sept. 4, according to McNairy County jail records. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 14.
  • Albany police officer accused of sex abuse, put on leave

    09/10/2010 3:36:39 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 1 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 09/10/2010 | Oregon Live
    A six-year veteran of the Albany Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of sex abuse and hindering prosecution. Officer Rick Hawley was arrested Thursday by Oregon State Police following a grand jury indictment in an investigation dating to April. That’s when the Albany Police Department received a complaint from an individual, alleging criminal conduct by Hawley in an off-duty incident a few months earlier.
  • Tennessee State Trooper Fired for Inappropriate Conduct

    09/10/2010 3:49:51 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 10 replies · 1+ views
    News Channel 9 ^ | 09/10/2010 | News Channel 9
    A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper in the Chattanooga district has been fired for inappropriate conduct. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee Department of Safety spokesman Mike Browning said 37-year-old Steven Bourque "engaged in conduct unbecoming while on duty in Marion County" last month. Browning said Bourque had also been untruthful to his supervisor and internal investigators about the inappropriate conduct.
  • New charges against 3 ex-officers accused in heroin theft scheme [Chip On My Shoulder Alert!]

    09/10/2010 2:53:04 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 8 replies ^ | 09/10/2010 |
    New charges against three former Philadelphia police officers accused this summer of ripping off a heroin dealer were unveiled in a federal indictment Thursday. The indictment also laid out the details of a second scheme two of the officers are accused of hatching, to steal money from a man they believed to be a mafioso who collected gambling proceeds - but who was actually an undercover FBI agent. The new charges had been expected since July, when former Officers Robert Snyder, James Venziale, and Mark Williams were indicted in the heroin-theft scheme. The theft from the supposed Mafia member never...
  • Sherwood police officers lose ‘unreasonable force’ case [Chip On My Shoulder Alert!]

    09/10/2010 2:55:00 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 13 replies
    Sherwood Voice ^ | 09/10/2010 | Kate Knable
    A jury ruled Sept. 1 in federal court that two Sherwood police officers are guilty of subjecting a Sherwood man to unreasonable force during his arrest. Rodney Burrell of Sherwood sued officers Vernon Blocker and Scott McFarland for, according to his formal complaint, “unreasonable seizure in violation of his rights.” The case was heard in the U.S. District Court by District Judge William Wilson. Blocker and McFarland have together been charged $190,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, to be paid to Burrell. On Oct. 14, 2005, Blocker and McFarland arrested Burrell on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a...
  • Cell Phone Threat Sends Atlanta Police Officer To Prison [Chip On My Shoulder Alert!]

    09/10/2010 2:56:29 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 25 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 09/10/2010 | WSB TV
    ATLANTA -- A former Atlanta police officer will spend five years in prison for drawing his gun and threatening a man over a cell phone. Killroy F. Jackson, 35, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and terroristic threat charges related to the January 2010 attack. Prosecutors say Deandre Stafford and his girlfriend, T Miya Hayward, were arguing about a cell phone outside a Jonesboro Road home. Hayward claimed Stafford took the phone from her and refused to return it. Hayward then left the scene and called Jackson, who returned to the location of the argument, according to police. Jackson, who was...
  • El Paso Texas Fugitive Turned Away By Sheriff, Police (Axe To Grind Alert!)

    09/08/2010 2:09:33 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 9 replies
    KFOX TV ^ | 09/08/2010 | KFOX TV
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Every Monday KFOX features some of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office most wanted fugitives in a feature known as Manhunt Monday. But a recently featured suspect, 17-year-old Vincent Alexander Escobar, decided to make it easier on law enforcement and turn himself in. Escobar, who is accused of violently assaulted his girlfriend twice within three weeks, went to the El Paso County Detention Center Monday night with a bail bond agent, but on arrival was turned away because there wasn't a deputy on duty to take him in. The two then went across the street to...
  • Robo-call focusing on Costco shooting goes out to residents

    09/05/2010 9:02:47 AM PDT · by FoxPro · 11 replies ^ | Aug 15, 2010 2:28 AM EDT
    Las Vegas, NV- Some people in the Valley have been getting a loaded call recently regarding the Costco shooting in Summerlin. The messages come in the form of robo-calls, prerecorded messages usually used in campaigns or telemarketing. While these calls seem to focus on the Costco shooting, some wonder if there is a political motive behind them.
  • Lawsuit targets Albuquerque PD detective. Man acquitted, seeks damages.(Axe To Grind Alert!)

    09/04/2010 4:05:59 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 10 replies
    KRQE ^ | 09/04/2010 | KRQE
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque man has filed a civil lawsuit against the city claiming that the former Albuquerque police detective who arrested him and testified against him lied. That detective said the father confessed to squeezing his 1-year-old son so hard that he broke the baby's ribs. During the trial, the officer changed his story. A civil lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that former Albuquerque Police Department Detective Brian Sanchez deliberately lied about a confession. This isn't the first time Sanchez has been sued over questionable police work. In September 2006, Charles White was in court after allegations surfaced...
  • Another officer resigns in Arvada (Axe To Grind Alert!)

    09/04/2010 4:11:27 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 54 replies · 2+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/04/2010 | Yesenia Robles
    ARVADA — Another member of the Arvada police department has resigned in connection with a case involving alleged use of excessive force. The resignation was announced at a press conference this afternoon. A total of six officers have resigned: four of them in connection to the January incident, and two others as a result of seperate internal personnel matters. One of the officers who resigned is one who was previously said to have been on paid administrative leave.