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  • Ogg adds 10 to staff investigating botched Harding Street raid (Houston, TX)

    07/31/2019 11:14:26 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies
    KPRC - TV2 ^ | July 31, 2019 | Aaron Barker
    Ogg adds 10 to staff investigating botched Harding Street raid By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor Posted: 10:56 AM, July 31, 2019 Updated: 10:56 AM, July 31, 2019 KPRC HOUSTON - Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg is adding 10 people to her staff investigating the deadly botched Harding Street raid. Ogg made the announcement Wednesday after a 5-0 vote by the Harris County Commissioners Court that approved funding for the additional staff in the DA’s Civil Rights Division. The seven prosecutors and three investigators, which Ogg said in June would cost about $2 million, will more than double...
  • Police in Spokane use Rooftop Snipers to Protect 'Drag Queen Story Hour'

    06/20/2019 3:37:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/19/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    Afshin Yaghtin of New Covenant Baptist Church was arrested for obstructing an officer as he contended with police that the South Hill Library is public property and that he should be able to speak adjacent to the facility instead of being required to stand across the street. Video footage posted to social media shows police telling Yaghtin that if he does not support the event, he needs to stand on the other side of the street, away from the library — though those defending the drag queens were permitted to be on the same side. “So, I can stand right...
  • DA threatens to subpoena police for names of informants behind deadly Harding Street drug raid

    06/22/2019 4:02:59 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith and Keri Blakinger
    Harris County prosecutors are threatening to issue grand jury subpoenas to the Houston Police Department for details about confidential informants used by narcotics officers at the center of the botched Harding Street drug raid in January that ended with two residents dead and five officers injured. After police failed to fulfill a previous request for the information in May, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Natasha Sinclair sent a one-page letter Thursday demanding HPD turn over a trove of information relating to the bust, including the identities of informants used by Squad 15 since 2014, the names of those who signed...
  • Deputy coerced woman into sexually assaulting baby, filmed incident, police say

    06/09/2019 5:39:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    WOKV-TY ^ | June 9, 2019 4:33 AM CDT | Michelle Ewing,
    DEPUTY COERCED WOMAN INTO SEXUALLY ASSAULTING BABY, FILMED INCIDENT, POLICE SAY Louisiana Deputy Coerced Woman Into Sexually Assaulting Baby, Filmed Incident, Police Say Published: June 9, 2019 4:33 AM CDT ST. GABRIEL, La. - A Louisiana sheriff's deputy is facing child porn and principal to first-degree rape charges after police said he filmed a woman sexually assaulting a 1-year-old boy. According to WBRZ-TV, St. Gabriel police arrested Iberville Parish sheriff's Deputy Shaderick Jones, 42, late Friday after another woman told officers that she had received the disturbing video on Facebook. Jones also was fired from his job, authorities said. Authorities...
  • 'He used his badge to rape': Texas deputy is charged with raping two women while in UNIFORM

    06/07/2019 2:23:02 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2019 | reporter
    'He used his badge to rape': Texas deputy is charged with raping two women while in UNIFORM as cops urge 'more of victims he exposed himself to and sexually assaulted' to come forward Prosecutors say Richard Cornejo, 37, targeted a woman sleeping in a vehicle outside Palacios Latino Night Club in July 2018 while he was on patrol duty. He found a small amount of marijuana in the woman's car, offered to follow her home then allegedly assaulted her. Cops received a complaint last July that Cornejo had sexually assaulted someone that May and it led to the discovery of...
  • Amazon's facial-recognition technology is supercharging local police

    05/01/2019 5:03:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    sfgate.com/WaPo ^ | Drew Harwell
    Deputies in this corner of western Oregon outside ultraliberal Portland used to track down criminals the old-fashioned way, faxing caught-on-camera images of a suspect around the office in hope that someone might recognize the face. Then, in late 2017, the Washington County Sheriff's Office became the first law enforcement agency in the country known to use Amazon's artificial-intelligence tool Rekognition, transforming this thicket of forests and suburbs into a public testing ground for a new wave of experimental police surveillance techniques. Almost overnight, deputies saw their investigative powers supercharged, allowing them to scan for matches of a suspect's face across...
  • IMPD officer accused of excessive force in arrest of man suffering epileptic seizure

    04/07/2019 8:44:29 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 64 replies
    WTHR 13 ^ | April 4, 2019 | Rich Nye
    Store security video shows an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer on top of a man who suffered an epileptic seizure at a Speedway gas station one year ago.
  • Connecticut State Troopers Exonerated Following Controversial Videotaped Arrest (CYA defense)

    11/05/2017 4:59:21 AM PST · by raybbr · 27 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 10/2/2017 | Mikaela Porter; Matthew Kaufman
    A state police internal affairs investigator concluded there was “no evidence” to support an activist’s claim that three troopers conspired to concoct charges against him during a contentious interaction at a DUI checkpoint in 2015. Michael Picard, who supports the open carrying of firearms and opposes random DUI checkpoints, was charged with two infractions while protesting at an I-84 ramp in West Hartford. Police seized Picard’s camcorder during the confrontation, which, unbeknownst to the troopers involved, captured them discussing whether to file charges. In the audio, one trooper is heard stating that the officers “gotta cover our ass,” while another...
  • Utah Detective Who Violently Arrested Nurse In Viral Video Loses Ambulance Job

    09/05/2017 7:40:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    RT ^ | 09/05/17
    The Salt Lake City police detective who arrested nurse Alex Wubbels for not allowing police to draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired from his part-time paramedic job with Gold Cross Ambulance Service. Payne was placed on paid administrative leave from his full-time job as an officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department after a video of the arrest went viral. In a separate video recorded after the arrest, Payne asked another officer how the incident would affect his part-time position with the ambulance company. Payne bragged that he could retaliate against the hospital by only bringing...
  • NASA Sends Careerist Government A-holes After 74-Year-Old Woman Trying To Pay Medical Expenses

    04/19/2017 11:25:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Science Advice Goddess ^ | April 19, 2017 | Amy Alkon
    She wasn't even doing anything illegal. And she was completely open about what she was doing with the government. But it's much less fun to pick up the phone and ask a couple of questions to clarify matters than to get a bunch of armed agents together to set up a sting like some little old lady is El Chapo, North. Also, agents make their careers through their wins -- as do government prosecutors -- which is why the unscrupulous ones go for the win even when they're doing wrong instead of making right and dropping the case. As for...
  • Sheriff Joe Lombardo Calls For Ban on High Capacity Gun Magazines in Nevada (T)

    12/29/2016 9:14:37 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsmaxtv.vegas ^ | 12/10/2016 | Rob Lauer
    The gun background check law knows as Question 1 just passed by 9,000 votes statewide. The ink isn’t even dry and Sheriff Lombardo has come out today supporting legislation to ban gun magazines with more than 10 rounds. As reported in the Las Vegas Sun today, Lombardo said “I’m a very avid hunter, I was in the military myself, and there’s no need to have a high-capacity magazine for any practical reason” Lombardo was the only sheriff in the state out of 17 to not oppose Question 1, the Bloomberg background check law.
  • Report Criticizes ATF Storefront Illegal Gun Sale Stings

    09/08/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    Federal agents lacked proper guidance and experience while conducting undercover sting operations in Milwaukee and several other cities that were aimed at disrupting illegal gun sales, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday. ..... Pensacola agents didn't place a team outside the store to help with potential emergencies and had no plans for dealing with people who couldn't legally possess guns but who left the store armed. The store also was burglarized once; the report said agents didn't install an alarm. In St. Louis, agents set up their storefront 600 feet from a Boys and Girls Club. Most...
  • ATF Reclassifies Wetted Nitrocellulose as Explosive Materials Under Federal Laws

    08/30/2016 4:57:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- In an Explosives Industry Newsletter issued in June 2016, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) reclassified wetted nitrocellulose containing greater than 12.6 percent nitrogen as a high explosive under the federal explosives laws.
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....
  • Calling Police 'Pigs' Lands Teen in Jail

    08/18/2015 10:05:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 8/17 | Steve Nelson
    Legal experts say he made a big mistake.A Tennessee teenager allegedly squealed “pigs!” at police officers Friday and wound up being the one confined to a pen. The First Amendment generally protects such insults but the pig-caller made a critical error, legal experts say. William Reece, 19, was riding in a Honda Accord traveling at most 40 miles per hour when he cracked a rear passenger door and yelled the insult at officers performing a traffic stop, according to a police report. The unamused patrolmen with the Newport Police Department caught up with the car and arrested Reece for disorderly...
  • Freddie Gray's Previous Attempt To Injure Himself In Previous Arrest Withheld From Defense

    07/31/2015 8:57:29 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Prosecutors have information indicating that Freddie Gray "attempted to injure himself" during a previous arrest, but have intentionally withheld it from their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's apprehension and death in April, the officers' attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.. "Based upon information and belief, the State's Attorney's Office was informed of this fact, yet failed to disclose to the Defendants any statements, reports, or other communications relating to this information," they wrote. Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man with a history of arrests, died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury...
  • EPA boss threatens to come knocking on doors

    06/11/2015 12:13:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 11, 2015 | Daniel Chaitin
    Next time there is a knock at the front door, it just might be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency waiting to deliver a message. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy dealt a warning Wednesday to Americans who do not place environmental stewardship above everything else. "If you are selling to somebody a product, and you can assure them that that product was produced in the most environmentally responsible way, I will guarantee you that they will value that product more highly," McCarthy said at the 2015 GreenGov symposium at George Washington University in Washington. "I can guarantee you because if...
  • Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

    06/05/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 127 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | Phil Tenser, Anne Trujillo, Alan Stedman
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - "There was one gunman with a handgun and they chose to turn this house into something that resembles Osama Bin Laden's compound." Leo Lech is more than a little upset, and he is not afraid to express it with colorful language. After all, the house he purchased for his son now has gaping holes where it once had walls and windows. Past the exposed studs and insulation of the condemned structure, you can see artwork on the wall of a 9-year-old boy's bedroom. "In any civilized nation ... this is the act of paramilitary thugs," he...
  • Cop investigating burglary report kills dog at wrong address

    04/30/2015 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 30, 9:45 AM EDT | Staff
    A police officer investigating a report of a burglary in northern New Jersey went to the wrong address and killed a dog that lunged at him. Wyckoff police received a report of a possible break-in at 621 Lawlins Road on Wednesday. Police Chief Benjamin Fox tells The Record ( http://bit.ly/1bYaZVi ) newspaper that Officer Kyle Ferreira went to 622 Lawlins by mistake.
  • The police problem is actually a progressive problem

    04/24/2015 1:23:17 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?) – Juvenal Honest observers in this country have to admit that we have a police problem that is increasingly growing more serious. While some of the stories that have come out about police brutality and police overreach have clearly been invented or exaggerated by the Left for the purposes of inflaming racial tensions and undermining American civic stability, there are nevertheless a large number of incidents in recent years which cannot simply be wishcast away. The warrantless, no-knock, early morning, heavily-armed SWAT raid for even the most minor of things is becoming...