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  • Ex-officer indicted for fabrications found dead at his home

    11/26/2015 5:07:43 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/26/15 | Bos Herald
    MILLIS, Mass. — A former police officer fired and indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school was found dead at his home on Thanksgiving. Bryan Johnson, 24, was pronounced dead early Thursday, the Norfolk district attorney's office said in a statement. Police said they were called to the home around 3:30 a.m. by another resident of the house who found Johnson unresponsive. They said no signs of foul play were found at the scene, and the death was not being investigated as...
  • Delaware State Police Caught on Video Raiding Home, Killing Dog

    11/23/2015 1:46:23 PM PST · by MeganC · 108 replies
    PINAC ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | PINAC News
    Wearing full military gear and wielding high-powered rifles, Delaware state police broke into a home Friday, shooting and killing a dog who was running from them in fear. The entry was captured on Mark Reedy’s security camera, who says police were looking for guns, but the shooting takes place off-frame. The video shows the dog running up to the door as they are trying to break in, yelling “state police … search warrant.” The dog is barking and it’s tail is wagging but as soon as it sees a giant shield enter the home with a gun pointing from behind...
  • Baltimore officer accused of slitting dog's throat found not guilty on all counts

    11/19/2015 1:42:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/19/15 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Thursday acquitted a former city police officer charged after he slit a dog's throat last summer.Judge Melissa M. Phinn said the state did not present adequate evidence that proved Jeffrey Bolger, 50, was responsible for the death of a seven-year-old Shar-Pei named Nala, when he slit the dogs throat in June 2014. Bolger was charged with mutilating an animal, animal cruelty and misconduct in office.Phinn noted that the verdict might not be popular, but said she was "confident" that the her ruling was correct, describing that the evidence indicated the officer was acting in the...
  • DC resident says police unhelpful after home burglarized 11 times

    11/18/2015 1:23:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: Marina Marraco
    <p>WASHINGTON - A Southeast D.C. man is pleading for help after he says D.C. police have ignored eleven different burglaries at his home.</p> <p>He has given the police surveillance video from his home, and yet, no arrests have been made.</p>
  • NC [North Carolina] father killed for asking for a search warrant

    11/17/2015 10:03:43 PM PST · by Altariel · 37 replies
    In yet another tragic citizen shooting by police. This time a father was beat, tazed, maced and ultimately shot several times..for what crime you ask? For merely refusing to allow a deputy into his residence at 3:40 in the morning without a proper search warrant. Do our constitutional rights already mean nothing? It is beyond time to start holding these rouge officers responsible for their actions. In this and so many more just this month those actions look to be murder (at times even executions.) It is time for us to start demanding that the Sheriffs and Police Chiefs rein...
  • Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014

    11/17/2015 7:22:35 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    Martin Armstrong Blog ^ | 11-17-15 | Martin Armstrong
    Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billionin asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009and was six times greater than the total for 1989. Then by 2014, that number had ballooned to roughly $4.5 billion for the year, making this 35% of the entire number of assets collected from 1989 to 2010 in a single year. According to the FBI, the total amount of goods stolen by criminals in 2014burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.9 billion in property losses....
  • Commerce City police officer Kevin Lord arrested, accused of false reporting about being shot

    11/14/2015 8:56:43 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 5 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2015 | Staff
    <p>COMMERCE CITY, Colo. --Police announced they arrested Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord late Friday night. He faces charges of trying to influence a public official and false reporting. Lord said he was shot by a driver during a traffic stop last Sunday morning.</p>
  • Hollywood star says LAPD took guns without warrant

    11/13/2015 1:03:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | Updated: 3:16 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015 | By Andrea Noble and John Solomon
    Instagram sensation Dan Bilzerian received some bad news when he returned to his West Hollywood mansion after a September break-in — several of his guns were gone. But it wasn’t burglars who had taken the firearms, it was the Los Angeles Police Department. For two months after the break-in, Mr. Bilzerian, a professional poker player and gun rights champion, says police inexplicably continued to keep the nine firearms under lock and key without a warrant. When the eight pistols and one rifle were returned to their owner about a week ago, all the ammunition for the firearms was missing, raising...
  • Shocker: Mass Police Misconduct Is A Myth

    11/13/2015 6:10:42 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Cleveland has a huge reduction in complaints about police misconduct. The reason? Accusers now know that police officers are wearing body cameras. "Larry Jones, who is overseeing the body camera implementation for the city, told members of City Council’s Safety Committee that between January and September 30, the department’s Office of Professional Standards received 225 complaints against officers – down from 374 during the same period last year." The cameras have been fully deployed to front-line officers in all the five districts since September. Since then there have been much fewer complaints about police misconduct. The main reason? Suspects are...
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • Woman Victor Hill is charged with shooting wants job with his office

    11/12/2015 5:26:25 AM PST · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/11/2015 | David Markiewicz
    The woman Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with shooting in a Lawrenceville-area model home in May has applied for a job with his office, Channel 2 Action News reported Wednesday.Hill is scheduled to go before a Gwinnett County grand jury Thursday for the shooting of Gwenevere McCord, a friend. He was charged with a misdemeanor in what McCord's father called a "freak accident."Hill's attorney Mike Puglise told Channel 2 that McCord had recently completed an employment application with the office, "as any other citizen would be entitled to do." Gwenevere McCord (Credit: Georgia Multiple Listing Service website)Puglise said...
  • 106 people indicted on engaging in organized criminal activity charges in Waco biker shooting

    11/11/2015 4:41:08 AM PST · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/11/2015
    WACO, Texas- A grand jury has returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant in May, the McLennan County district attorney said. The indictment "doesn't mean much," he said, adding he believes that since the indictments were done in such a short amount of time that they were "a cookie-cutter deal."
  • Father had hands up when police opened fire, killing 6-year-old Marksville boy, lawyer says

    11/09/2015 12:42:50 PM PST · by abb · 89 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 9, 2015 | Staff
    MARKSVILLE — Police body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy had his hands up and posed no threat as police opened fire, severely wounding the motorist and killing the boy, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was not a threatening situation for the police," said Mark Jeansonne, the attorney for Chris Few, who remained hospitalized, missing the family's funeral for 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. Jeansonne spoke with The Associated Press after a closed hearing for the two marshals. He said the judge ordered both held on $1 million bond. Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura and Derrick Greenhouse...
  • Deputy too drunk to receive Mothers Against Drunk Driving award

    11/09/2015 10:26:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11/09/15 | George Mathis
    But in Florida, a 4-year deputy being honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for making more than 100 DUI arrests was too intoxicated to pick up his award. Pinellas County deputy Michael Szeliga arrived at a statewide police training event "ready to party," according to WFLA. Szeliga, who allegedly packed a bottle of liquor for the 2-day training event in Fort Lauderdale, was described as “staggeringly drunk” by a witness at the Friday night banquet where he was slated to receive the MADD award. A 274-page report on the deputy’s behavior indicates he and two other officers went to the...
  • Rancher’s wife: ‘I saw them murder my husband’

    11/08/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | October 8th, 2015 | By Cynthia Sewell
    BOISE, Idaho The family of an Adams County rancher involved in an encounter with two sheriff’s deputies says the deputies killed him in a “completely unjustified” shooting. Survivors of Jack Yantis, the 62-year-old who died a week ago in the darkness on U.S. 95 north of Council, say they will pursue claims against Adams County for Yantis’ death. Donna Yantis spent her 63rd birthday Thursday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she has been recovering from a heart attack she suffered after her husband was killed. Family members have shared with the Statesman their account of what...
  • Cops arrested in shooting death of 6-year-old

    11/07/2015 10:28:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | November 7, 2015
    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting. Modal Trigger Col. Mike Edmonson, in a late night press conference Friday, said the two officers were being booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the wounding of his father, Chris Few, in the central Louisiana town of Marksville. -snip- Speaking of the body camera footage that was recovered from the officers, he said: "It is the...
  • Body Cameras and The Death of a 6-Year-Old Boy

    11/07/2015 10:32:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/07/2015 | Marina Koren
    Police say footage of an officer-involved shooting contributed to prosecutors’ decision to press charges. All of it was filmed. The police chase of an SUV after dark on a weeknight. The shots fired. The driver, struck in the head. His son, 6 years old, shot dead in the front seat. The fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis in Marksville, Louisiana, on Tuesday was captured on a body camera worn by one of the four police officers present at the scene. And it was that video footage that led in part to the decision to charge two of them with second-degree murder...
  • 2 officers arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy in Marksville

    11/06/2015 10:05:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Louisiana State Police have arrested two police officers who are accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy and wounding his father in Marksville, Louisiana. Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, 32, were arrested by the Louisiana State Police. Both were booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. "We took some of the body cam footage. I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that," said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.
  • A Shop Is Charging This Guy $48,000 For Towing His Old Jeep

    11/06/2015 8:17:12 PM PST · by Cowman · 45 replies
    truck yeah ^ | 10/27/15 7:18pm | Andrew P Collins
    Joel Ramer and his girlfriend got stuck off-roading this old Jeep Cherokee on a powerline road in Walpole, Massachusetts last week. Seems egregious that he was arrested for trespassing and disturbing the peace, but the $48,000 recovery charge is downright offensive. It’s unclear whether Ramer got slapped with a trespassing charge after calling for help, or if somebody spotted and busted him while he was screwing around in the mud. And yeah, you can be jailed for that in Massachusetts. But after Walpole PD rolled up on him Fox25 says the cops called what is presumably their go-to recovery outfit,...
  • Pennsylvania officer acquitted in shooting of suspect lying in snow

    11/05/2015 6:21:24 PM PST · by Wolfie · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 5, 2015
    Pennsylvania officer acquitted in shooting of suspect lying in snow HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Pennsylvania jury on Thursday acquitted a police officer of all charges in the fatal shooting of a suspect as he lay in the snow, knocked to the ground by her stun gun. After deliberating for close to 11 hours, the jury acquitted Officer Lisa Mearkle, a veteran of the Hummelstown police department, of third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the death of David Kassick, 59, of Hummelstown. A centerpiece of the case against Mearkle, 37, was a videotape recorded by the Taser she used to...
  • Illinois police officer's shooting death to be ruled suicide (Lake County)

    11/03/2015 11:48:24 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 20 replies
    <p>An Illinois police officer whose September shooting death led to a massive manhunt committed suicide due to personal and professional pressures, investigators have concluded.</p> <p>The Lake County Sheriff's Office has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. CST Wednesday to announce "conclusive results" of the investigation into the death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph "Joe" Gliniewicz. However, Fox 32 Chicago and the Associated Press reported late Tuesday that the investigative task force had determined that Gliniewicz shot himself.</p>
  • South Carolina Trooper Who Shot Unarmed Man Reaching for Wallet Caught Shoplifting at Walmart

    The South Carolina trooper facing criminal charges for shooting a man reaching for his drivers license – after asking the man for his drivers license – is now facing criminal charges for shoplifting at Walmart. But Sean Groubert has still managed to avoid spending much time in jail. “Please keep me out of jail,” Groubert asked the judge on Monday, who was considering a motion to revoke the bond from his previous charge. The judge ended up modifying the bond, ordering Groubert to remain under house arrest with exceptions for work, court, doctor or church, according to Live 5 News....
  • Adams County [Idaho] rancher shot and killed by deputies

    11/02/2015 4:48:02 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 91 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 |
    Idaho State Police are investigating after a Council rancher was shot and killed Sunday by deputies with the Adams County Sheriff's Office. The incident began when a Subaru station wagon crashed into a bull on US 95 north of Council at about 6:45 p.m. Emergency responders and Adams County deputies responded and were working to extricate the two people inside the car. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said the bull, which was injured in the collision, started charging at emergency responders and other vehicles. "The bull was very agitated and was aggressive to emergency services, as well as the other...
  • Petition calls for termination of Florida City police officer who shot dog

    11/02/2015 4:58:23 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Channel 10 News ^ | October 22, 2015 | Amanda Batchelor,
    - An online petition is calling for the termination of a Florida City police officer who shot and killed a dog Tuesday morning after it ran out the front door of a home when the officer knocked on the door. The officer was identified Wednesday as Marcus Terry, who has been with Florida City police for five years. The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open. Quick Clicks Dog shot by Florida City police officer She...
  • ACLU suing over reported body cavity drug searches (NM - Another invasive search by gov't agents)

    12/19/2013 10:15:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 19, 2013 | Lauren Villagran
    The New Mexico and Texas chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union are suing border officers and a hospital after they allegedly subjected a U.S. citizen to numerous invasive body cavity searches without a warrant. Included in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in West Texas are four U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and the University Medical Center of El Paso, among others. The lawsuit alleges CBP officers frisked and strip-searched a 54-year-old woman and then delivered her in handcuffs to the hospital, where doctors observed a bowel movement and performed invasive rectal and vaginal probes, among...
  • Appeals court rules arrest of ABQ family was illegal (Cops mistook Ford P/U for Chevy sedan)

    11/02/2015 3:17:05 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 2, 2015 | Scott Sandlin
    Elementary school principal Stephen Maresca was heading home from hiking in the Sandias with his wife, three children and their dog when the family was arrested by armed deputies after a rookie Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputy typed in a wrong license plate number. Responding officers had the couple and their children exit the truck, walk backward with their hands up and lie face-down on the pavement. The officers aimed firearms at the parents and children, including two boys ages 17 and 14 and a 9-year-old girl, according to a summary of evidence in an opinion by the 10th Circuit...
  • SRO Fields has been terminated from Richland Co. Sheriffs Department (threw student across room )

    10/28/2015 9:28:37 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 115 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | NBC News
    The school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a South Carolina high school student at her desk has been fired, Richland County authorities announced Wednesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said an internal investigation over the Monday incident at Spring Valley High School in Columbia focused on whether Senior Deputy Ben Fields had violated the departments policies. He said at a news conference that the department looked at cellphone videos taken from the classroom and interviews with witnesses, and concluded that the maneuvers he used in the confrontation were not acceptable.
  • Outrage after South Carolina officer throws, arrests student in classroom

    10/27/2015 11:01:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 83 replies ^ | October 27, 2015 | Holly Yan, Greg Botelho and Kevin Conlon
    (CNN)The video shows a South Carolina school resource officer standing over a student, seated at her desk. He puts his arm near her neck, then yanks her backward. The desk tips over and the student crashes onto the floor. The uniformed officer doesn't let go, sharply tugging the student toward the front of the classroom. She flies out of her desk and slides several feet across the floor. "Give me your hands," the officer says. His is the only voice heard. Other students sit calmly and quietly, one of them covering his face with his hand. Yet many haven't been...
  • Violent S.C. classroom arrest sparks uproar

    10/27/2015 6:27:39 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/2015 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor. The video has since gone viral. The incident, captured on cellphones of at least two students, occurred at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. School officials and sheriff's deputies said they are investigating what happened. Deputy Ben Fields has been placed on administrative duties as authorities investigate his handling of the female student, Lt. Wilson said. The video shows Fields asking a girl to rise from a classroom desk. Another...
  • #AssaultAtSpringValleyHighSchool

    10/26/2015 7:04:11 PM PDT · by windcliff · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-26-15 | Twitter
    Twitter remarks: Are we seriously discussing whether it might sometimes be okay for an adult to throw a child across a room? Teen Girl Slammed by Cop While Sitting In Her Desk How can an older Black man stand idly by while one of his young, Black female students is treated like an animal? The #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh is a sobering reminder of how differently black people are treated by police.
  • Sheriff to decide if South Carolina deputy keeps job after classroom arrest

    10/28/2015 7:10:30 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/28/2015 | AP
    A South Carolina sheriff's deputy who flipped a student backward in her desk and tossed her across the floor for refusing to leave math class could learn as soon as Wednesday whether he will be fired. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said once his agency's internal investigation is complete, he will make a decision about whether to keep Senior Deputy Ben Fields on the force. "We're going to handle it appropriately and we're going to handle it very quickly. This is not something that should drag out," Lott told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. "I think the public demands...
  • Sheriff to Announce South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields to Be Fired: Sources

    10/28/2015 7:33:59 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 198 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2015 | NBC
    South Carolina authorities will announce Wednesday that Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields, the school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a high school student in her classroom, will be relieved of duty, sources told NBC News.
  • [Suffolk] County police chief in N.Y. resigns amid probe into beating allegations

    10/28/2015 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:42pm EDT | Joseph Ax
    A county police chief on Long Island, New York, resigned on Tuesday amid an ongoing federal probe into whether he beat a suspect accused of stealing a duffel bag from his car in 2012. James Burke, the chief of Suffolk County, one of the states largest by population, stepped down on Tuesday after a 31-year career, his attorney confirmed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the beating allegations, according to a source familiar with the matter.
  • No Charges Against South Carolina Cop Who Fatally Shot Teen Zachary Hammond

    10/28/2015 10:42:05 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Oct 27 2015 | AP
    SENECA, S.C. No criminal charges will be filed against a South Carolina police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old during a drug sting, a state prosecutor announced Tuesday. Solicitor Chrissy Adams said that after reviewing the case, she has determined Seneca officer Mark Tiller won't face state charges. The U.S. Department of Justice also is investigating, and Adams said she won't release additional information while those federal authorities decide whether they'll bring charges against Tiller. The family of the 19-year-old, Zachary Hammond, wanted Adams removed from the case because she works closely with local police, but the state Supreme...
  • Toronto Police don't like video

    10/28/2015 12:44:09 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 27, 2015 | Toronto Star Canuckistan cops emulating bad American cops
  • U.S. police chiefs call for background checks for all gun purchases

    10/27/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:38am EDT | Fiona Ortiz
    Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many U.S. cities this year, according to senior law enforcement officials at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago.
  • Dallas County DAs office under Watkins misused forfeiture money, audit finds

    10/23/2015 4:50:37 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 20, 2015 | Robert Garrett
    AUSTIN As Dallas County district attorney, Craig Watkins inappropriately spent about $80,000 from an asset forfeiture fund for legal fees covering personal behavior, excessively expensive travel for himself and aides, and a recreational football league sponsorship, a state audit has found.
  • Ex-Cop Gets Year in Jail for Asking to Lick Woman's Feet [Houston]

    10/23/2015 3:40:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Associated Press
    A suburban Houston school district police officer who pulled over a female motorist and then asked to lick her feet has been sentenced to 1 year in jail.
  • Police Shoot Aggressive (pit bull) Dog in Bradford County

    10/23/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    <p>BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. (18 NEWS)-Pennsylvania State Police tonight say they had to fatally shoot a dog in Bradford County.</p> <p>The incident happened October 15th at a property on Route 220 in Monroe Township.</p> <p>Police responded after it was reported that three vicious dogs were running loose in the lawn.</p>
  • Ex-D.C. officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing two teenage girls

    10/22/2015 6:09:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    A former D.C. police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing two teenage girls who attended the Southeast Washington church where he served as pastor, prosecutors said. Darrell Best, 46, a 25-year D.C. police department veteran, admitted to one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Best also pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge. If approved by U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, the plea agreement calls for Best to be sentenced to 18 years in prison, with a hearing date set for Feb. 26, according to the...
  • Chesapeake park ranger caught on camera pointing pistol at couple leaving park past closing time

    10/22/2015 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    WTKR ^ | 10/19/15
    A Chesapeake park ranger was caught on camera pointing his pistol at a couple. It was a confrontation that started because the couple left a city park after closing time. I was hoping he wasn't going to shoot at us, says Dylan Newton, who recorded a 7-minute video of the ranger. With all the things going on in the media with cops using excessive force and all these videos coming out like that's the only thing running through my head like Im going to be one of these people. Newton says it all happened Sunday night at the city's Northwest...
  • Game warden guilty (going to jail for a good shoot)

    10/21/2002 6:46:11 PM PDT · by Mulder · 53 replies · 292+ views
    Decatur Daily ^ | October 19, 2002 | Holly Hollman
    ATHENS, Alabama With 11 law enforcement men standing guard in the courtroom Friday night, Limestone County Circuit Court Judge Jimmy Woodroof Jr. read a jury's guilty verdict in the manslaughter case of a game warden who shot and killed motorist James Sharpley. John Raley, 49, of Holly Pond stood with his hands folded in front of him and showed no emotion. The audience re-mained inside the courtroom while Limestone County deputies and an investigator escorted him from the crowded courtroom. His wife, Elaine, cried as she followed him. A prosecutor said her husband could face up to 25 years...
  • Corey Jones was shot three times by Florida police officer who never showed badge [trunc]

    10/22/2015 8:49:09 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 61 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2015 | Andy Reid
    Corey Jones was shot three times by an undercover police officer who never showed him a badge, attorneys for Jones' family said Thursday. Jones' family and their attorneys met with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office on Thursday to get more details about what happened when Jones was shot early Sunday while waiting with his broken-down car parked on an Interstate 95 exit ramp near PGA Boulevard. The Jones family attorneys said they were told that the plain-clothed Palm Beach Gardens police officer fired six total shots while Jones never fired his gun.
  • Police say Corey Jones was carrying gun he purchased legally

    10/21/2015 2:51:34 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Officals in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said Tuesda evening that 31-year-old Corey Jones, a well-known area musician, was carrying a gun he had purchased legally just three days earlier when he was shot and killed by a police officer early Sunday morning. Joneswas killed after his car broke downon an Interstate 95 off-ramp while he was driving home after his band played a Saturday night gig. After calling his brother and a bandmate, who came to Jones and attempted to help fix his car, Jones waited alone for a tow truck to arrive. Around 3:15 a.m., Jones was encounteredby Palm...
  • Dog shot by Florida City police officer

    10/21/2015 1:49:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -A woman from Florida City is outraged after she said a police officer knocked on her front door Tuesday morning and shot her dog when it ran outside. The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open. She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess, ran outside and was shot three times in the head by the officer. RAW FOOTAGE DISCLAIMER:Video contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing. Palacios said the officer told...
  • Cops are asking and 23andMe for their customers DNA

    10/20/2015 8:18:02 PM PDT · by Altariel · 34 replies
    When companies like and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement. DNA, after all, can be a key to solving crimes. It has serious information about you and your family, genetic privacy advocate Jeremy Gruber told me back in 2010 when such services were just getting popular. Now, five years later, when 23andMe and Ancestry both have over a million customers, those warnings are looking prescient. Your relatives DNA...
  • Officer accused of tickling corpse no longer with BPD

    10/20/2015 10:31:17 AM PDT · by umgud · 9 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/20/15 | JASON KOTOWSKI
    A senior police officer accused of tickling the corpse of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting is no longer employed with the Bakersfield Police Department.
  • Family asking for healing and answers after Palm Beach Gardens officer shoots and kills Boynton man

    10/19/2015 6:27:27 PM PDT · by sargon · 18 replies
    Corey Jones packed up his drum sticks, got in his car and headed home. He had just wrapped up another gig in Jupiter with his band, Future Prezidents, and the Boynton Beach man was all smiles before he embarked south early Sunday, a band mate said. But his car broke down just after 3 a.m. He wouldn't make it home after that. The 31-year-old Boynton Beach man was shot dead by a Palm Beach Gardens officer who stopped to inspect Jones' vehicle, thinking it was abandoned, and a deadly altercation ensued, police said. "I don't understand," band mate Boris Simeonov...
  • Milwaukee Cops Take 75-Year-Old Woman's Day from Bad to Worse

    10/19/2015 4:32:20 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Starting her day with a serious traffic accident was bad enough. ButJoy McFarlin's run-in with two Milwaukee police officers was worse. Before it was over, this 75-year-old grandmother had been threatened repeatedly with jail, arrested, put in handcuffs, placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. The two cops had the notion based on witness statements that McFarlin was lying by insisting she, and not some mystery man, was driving her car at the time of the crash. They thought she was covering up for a guy who fled the accident scene.There was no such guy, she...
  • Okmulgee County family searches for answers after Morris police officer shoots, kills dog

    10/17/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    An Okmulgee County family turned to 2 Works for You for answers after their dog was shot and killed by a Morris police officer. *WARNING: Watch the video in the player above, unedited, but it does contain content that could be considered disturbing.* On September 27, Jeana was out of town and her kids were staying with family in Morris. Her dog, Leesie, was at a neighbor's home when something went terribly wrong. READ OFFICER NARRATIVE HERE Leesie had been locked inside the house. But, at some point, the front door was kicked in during a burglary attempt, ultimately letting...