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  • Police Officer Involved in Deadly Cincinnati Shooting of Samuel DuBose Indicted for Murder

    07/29/2015 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    Yahoo News (ABC News) ^ | July 29, 2015 | SUSANNA KIM
    A police officer who killed a man in Cincinnati during a traffic stop has been indicted for murder, the Hamilton County prosecutor said today, noting, "This was the purposeful killing of another person.""I'm treating him like a murderer," prosecutor Joseph Deters said during a news conference when describing the warrant out for a police officer who killed Samuel DuBose, 43, earlier this month. Tensing had been on paid administrative leave but was let go by the department, school officials said in a release Wednesday. Footage released today from a police officer's body cam lasts about 10 minutes and shows the...
  • Hayward Police Officer Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

    07/22/2015 1:01:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/22 | Rhea Mahbubani
    A person of interest was being treated for gunshot wounds, law enforcement sources said.A traffic stop ended in bloodshed early Wednesday morning when a Hayward police officer was fatally shot, according to police. A statement by the Hayward Police Department identified the fallen officer as 48-year-old Sergeant Scott Lunger. Speaking at a press conference, Acting Chief Mark Knoller said: "[Scott] was always out there, eager to get involved. He was engaged in the community." Knoller deemed Lunger's death a "tremendous loss" and Wednesday a "dark day for the community of Hayward, the Hayward Police Department, the family of [the]...
  • Family: Officer killed 19-year-old after mistaking him for someone else

    07/20/2015 6:37:04 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 63 replies
    WSMV ^ | 7/18/15 | WMCActionNews5.com Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A teen is dead after being shot by a Memphis police officer late Friday night. The MPD officer stopped a car for a broken headlight in the 5700 block of Winchester Road. The officer issued the driver a ticket and let him go. However, the passenger in the car had several warrants for his arrest. Darrius Stewart, the 19-year-old passenger, was placed in the back seat of the police car to verify the warrants. Investigators said when the officer opened the back door to handcuff Stewart, he kicked the door and attacked the officer. During the...
  • Stockton Police Lt. Toby Will Placed on Leave After Sending Anti-Gay Marriage Letter to Local Paper

    07/18/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/17/15 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A high-ranking California police lieutenant has been placed on leave after he sent a newspaper a letter condemning the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. He signed the letter with his rank and employer — and the newspaper editor says that's how he wanted it to appear in print. In a letter to the editor of the Stockton Record, Stockton Police Lt. Toby Will called legal same-sex marriage "blatant debauchery." The letter, titled "Marriage ruling shuns God," was posted online on July 7. The Stockton Record then printed an article headlined "Cop's letter sparks concern." It quoted police spokesman Joe Silva...
  • K-9 dies in hot police car after being trapped for 10 hours

    07/18/2015 2:13:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    (CNN)—A police K-9 died Thursday evening after being left for hours inside his handler's patrol car. Zane, a 5-year-old bloodhound, was found dead at the handler's residence in Rockdale County, Georgia, according to Conyers Police Department spokeswoman Kim Lucas. The bloodhound worked as a tracking dog with the department for four years, three with his handler, Cpl. Jerahmy Williams. The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office responded to Williams' home Thursday and is conducting an investigation with the county district attorney's office.
  • Stockton police Lt Toby Will placed on leave after sending anti-gay marriage letter to local paper

    07/18/2015 3:18:30 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 17 replies
    NBCnews.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A high-ranking California police lieutenant has been placed on leave after he sent a newspaper a letter condemning the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. He signed the letter with his rank and employer — and the newspaper editor says that's how he wanted it to appear in print.
  • UPDATE: Police officer shot at Tennessee RiverPark (Naval Reserve Center Shootings)[4 Marines dead]

    07/16/2015 8:58:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 134 replies
    WRCB ^ | 7-16-2015 | WRCB
    There has been an officer-involved shooting at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga. The location is near the Tennessee Riverpark. Early reports are that one Chattanooga police officer has been shot, according to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office. There may be other victims
  • Cincinnati Police Chief Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Vicious Mob Beating of White Man

    07/09/2015 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/08/15 | Jason Howerton
    Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is now calling for hate crime charges in the horrific mob beating of a white man who was left bloodied and unconscious on the sidewalk on the Fourth of July. The brutal attack was first described as “anti-white” by officer Alicia Essert in the original incident report, but Capt. Mike Neville said on Monday that the preliminary description was incorrect. Chief Blackwell has apparently reconsidered and found cause to ask Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to pursue hate crime charges in the beating, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported.
  • Luggage Helped Save Children When Deputy Slammed Into Van: Father

    07/01/2015 8:32:29 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 10 replies
    San Diego News 7 ^ | June 29, 2015 | Wendy Fry and Andie Adams
    A father said strategically placed luggage may have helped save his children when a deputy rammed into the family's van, sending himself and two others to the hospital for minor injuries. At about 2 a.m. Sunday, the Auten family pulled off the West San Marcos Boulevard exit from State Route 78, returning from a trip to Wyoming. Snip “We had a couple police vehicles pass us at a high rate of speed and then into the intersection,” said father Floyd Auten. “And I don't know if it was the third or fourth patrol vehicle that hit us, but we didn't...
  • FBI Cancels ALL VACATIONS For Agents Over 4th of July Weekend

    07/01/2015 6:59:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI has canceled all vacations for agents over the 4th of July weekend. According to our inside source — FBI agents are telling their friends and family members to avoid “official celebrations.” Fox News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
  • David Sweat shot by trooper, bleeding badly

    06/28/2015 1:00:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | June 28, 2015
    MALONE – David Sweat was shot by a state trooper in the Town of Constable Sunday afternoon, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. Sweat is bleeding badly, according to the source who called his wounds “life-threatening.” The Press-Republican also reported that David Sweat was shot. The paper said he is seriously wounded. Constable is just north of Malone, where Matt was shot Friday afternoon, and just south of the Canadian border. More than 1,300 federal, state and local officers were hunting for Sweat in the dense woods of Franklin County in the northern Adirondack Mountains. More...
  • Baltimore Is Hosting America's Largest Police Expo This Week (shortened)

    06/29/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Eric Markowitz
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- If you've ever wondered where police get their military-style tanks or grenade launchers -- or even those fancy new hi-tech body cameras -- there's a good chance your local sheriff was pitched by a company here at the annual National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference, the country's largest trade show for cops, which kicked off Sunday evening in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendees include sheriffs and their staff, as well as jail adminstrators, members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals office, the DEA, police chiefs and U.S border control and customs agents.
  • Cop Buys Lemonade from a Little Girl...Returns the Next Day

    06/29/2015 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 34 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 6/25/15 | John S Roberts
    Patrol Officer Zach Ropos of Ohio spotted a little girl selling lemonade, and decided to grab a drink. He talked with the girl for a few minutes, heard what she had to say about why she was raising money, and went about his business. Ropos returned the very next day, and had this to say… “I talked to the little girl, gave her a speech about how courageous and admirable I think her efforts were to save up her money. I asked her how much she saved up, and she said she only had a few dollars.” Initially the girl...
  • Birmingham teen tells it straight to U.S. Attorney General: 'We're taught young to hate the police'

    06/24/2015 8:24:54 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 6 replies
    Photo:Joe Songer/jsonger@al.com When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with a group of Birmingham youth during her visit to Alabama today and asked them why it's difficult for the general public to empathize with police officers, 16-year-old Ramsay High School student Taylor Sellers gave it to her straight. "It starts in your household. When you come up, you automatically hate the police, I'm just going to tell you like it is,'' Sellers said. "Most likely somebody in your family went to jail, so they're like, "Man he went to jail for no reason,' so you already have this mindset that...
  • Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Are Jail Neighbors, Police Confirm

    06/21/2015 2:28:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | 6/21 | M.DELATORRE
    Police have confirmed accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof and Michael Slager, the former police officer who shot Walter Scott in the back, are jail neighbors. The church shooting that claimed nine victims put the nation’s spotlight once again on the Charleston region. In April, Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot in the back by a North Charleston police officer, a killing that was captured on video. The two shootings took place less than 10 miles apart. Now, the two men are being kept in adjacent cells in a Charleston jail. Roof is being held in cell...
  • ACT OF KINDNESS: Philadelphia Police Officer Lends a Helping Hand [VIDEO]

    06/21/2015 3:34:11 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TadQBEAm7e0 ^ | June 19, 2015 | Bernice Daniels recorded
    A Philly police officer was captured on camera helping two girls struggling to transport their laundry down a city street Wednesday. PHILADELPHIA - A small act of kindness can go a long way. A video of a Philadelphia police officer lending a helping hand is sweeping the internet and it caught one woman's attention. Bernice Daniels was driving to her sister's house in North Philadelphia on Sunday when she saw a police officer do something she considers pretty special. "It made me sit here and actually cry," Bernice told FOX 29. She was coming down 21st Street when she saw...
  • Are Baltimore Police Engaged in a Low-Profile Work Slowdown to Protest Oversight?

    06/20/2015 8:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore police in April. Six officers have been charged in the death, which is said to have occurred due to spinal injuries he suffered while being thrown about the back of a police van during a rough ride to the station. But now Baltimore police are playing the victim card. They’ve engaged in a work slowdown that has resulted in a 43% decline in arrests citywide from April to May, and as high as 90% in some neighborhoods, according to Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell of The Baltimore Sun. Some say it’s because...
  • Police: Man calls 911, kills responding officer

    06/20/2015 5:26:11 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2015 | CNN
    While friends were commenting on his last ever Facebook post Friday, Trepierre Hummons called 911 -- then waited with a gun for officers to arrive, Cincinnati police said. In his bid to commit suicide by cop, he fatally shot Officer Sonny Kim, 48, a husband and father of three, police said. Then he opened fire on two more officers, said Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell. When Hummons, 21, called the emergency operator, he didn't let on what he was planning. Instead he pretended to be a concerned witness who saw a man acting erratically with a gun, according to 911 and...
  • Columbus police officer injures 4-year-old while shooting at dog

    06/20/2015 6:52:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 6/20/2015 | Earl Reinhart
    A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall on Friday when he fired at a charging dog, police said. A neighbor and the girl’s uncle identified her as Ava Ellis, who was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition. The officer was at a house in the 4100 block of Chandler Drive investigating a hit-and-run case about 3:10 p.m., Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said. As the officer was walking from the home to his patrol car, a woman a few houses away called out to him, saying her sister and...
  • Ex-deputy: L.A. County sheriff's deputies beat jail visitor, then lied

    06/20/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Joel Rubin
    Pntamitr Zunggeemoge said he stuck to the script. After he and other Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies beat a handcuffed man in a jail visitors’ center, he said, they huddled with their sergeant, who came up with a plan. Each of them would claim the man had attacked when one of his hands was uncuffed for fingerprinting. On Wednesday, Zunggeemoge told a downtown federal jury that he and the other deputies had used excessive force on the jail visitor and then fabricated reports and testimony to justify the beating. From the outset, it was understood among the deputies that they...
  • Gallup Poll: Confidence in Police Rates Twice That of Mainstream Media

    06/20/2015 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    A new Gallup survey has revealed that Americans have approximately twice as much confidence in law enforcement personnel—52 percent—as they do in newspapers—24 percent—and television news—21 percent. The telephone poll was conducted June 2-7 and included Gallup’s newest survey on confidence in U.S. institutions, which it has updated every year since 1993. According to an article by Jeffrey M. Jones, “Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one. Only the military (72 percent) and small business (67 percent)—the highest-rated institutions in this year’s poll—are currently rated higher than their historical norms.” …
  • Police: Cincinnati man calls 911 on self, kills responding officer

    06/20/2015 1:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Breaking News ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ben Brumfield, digital newsdesk editor
    While friends were commenting on his last Facebook post Friday -- and some were reading text messages indicating his plan to commit suicide by cop -- Trepierre Hummons called 911 then waited with a gun for police to arrive, Cincinnati police said. When they did, he and shot and killed 48-year-old Officer Sonny Kim, a husband and father of three, police said. Then he opened fire on two more officers, said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell. The police, while armed, didn't know what they'd walked into. That's because when when the 21-year-old Hummons called the emergency operator, he didn't hint...
  • Hunt is on for suspect in NOPD officer's slaying: 'He will pay for what he did,' chief says

    06/20/2015 2:39:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/20/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A multi-agency manhunt is underway for Travis Boys, the 33-year-old accused of fatally shooting veteran NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway Saturday morning (June 20) while being transported in the back of Holloway's police vehicle.Boys was arrested for aggravated assault and on his way to Central Lockup around 8 a.m. when he somehow managed to maneuver his hands -- which were handcuffed behind his back -- to his front and make his way through an opening in the cage inside Holloway's vehicle, said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. He and Holloway fought, Harrison said, before Boys managed to fatally shoot the 22-year veteran...
  • Man Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officer With 11-Inch Hunting Knife in Coney Island: Police

    06/18/2015 7:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WNBC-TV ^ | June 18, 2015 | Jonathan Dienst
    A 24-year-old uniformed NYPD officer assigned to transit foot patrol in Coney Island shot and killed a man who attacked him with an 11-inch hunting knife when the cop tried to arrest him for attacking a 78-year-old woman on a street below an elevated subway station Thursday, police said. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the 58-year-old suspect attacked the elderly woman below the Ocean Parkway Q train station around 1:30 p.m., not long after the woman, a stranger to the suspect, had tried to intervene in a separate dispute the suspect had had with a shop owner in a nearby...
  • Why Do So Many Bad Cops Get Off Easy? (Barf)

    06/18/2015 7:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    American police live in a place even more wondrous than the one you know from "A Prairie Home Companion." In Lake Wobegon, all the children are above average. In Police Land, every cop is a model citizen, including those who outwardly resemble criminals. When a cop thrashes or kills someone, the ensuing investigations almost always find that what the officer did was excusable, if not commendable. Jesus Christ would get tougher scrutiny from a band of angels than most cops do from the people who review their conduct. So it barely registered with most Americans last month when a Cleveland...
  • Waco police rarely dispatched to Twin Peaks prior to biker shootout, records reveal

    06/18/2015 9:57:04 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 18, 2015 | Jason Sickles
    Patrol officers were seldom sent to investigate trouble at Twin Peaks restaurant prior to the May deadly biker shootout in Waco, Texas, records obtained by Yahoo News reveal. The scarce number of calls conflicts with how law enforcement portrayed the self-described “breastaurant” immediately after the brazen lunch-hour rampage. ...
  • Trooper's act of kindness goes viral

    Great story about a Iowa Highway Patrol trooper helping someone
  • CNN anchor reiterates apology for calling Dallas gunman ‘brave’

    06/16/2015 12:55:40 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 15 June 2015 | Claire Z. Cardona
    A CNN newscaster came through Monday with a full apology for an on-air gaffe after her previous explanation failed to satisfy critics. Fredricka Whitfield had described James Boulware’s assault on Dallas police headquarters Saturday as “very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well.”
  • CNN Anchor: ‘I Misspoke’ Calling Dallas Gunman ‘Courageous and Brave’

    06/15/2015 7:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/14/2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday, CNN’s Fredericka Whitfield claimed that she merely “misspoke” on Saturday when she called the gunman in the Dallas Police Department attack “very courageous and brave,” but fell short of actually apologizing for her controversial comments.
  • Black children are not even safe from police violence at a pool party (Barf alert)

    06/09/2015 8:26:49 AM PDT · by MNDude · 107 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Steven W Thrasher
    <p>The video made me cry because it showed me how black children are not allowed to play. How they’re not allowed to just be (expletive deleted) kids. How their play becomes criminalized and how they’re socialized to become black adults who internalize that their very breathing selves are criminal.</p>
  • White police officer suspended after cell phone footage showed him wrestling bikini-clad girl to gro

    06/07/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 251 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 June 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    A police officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been suspended after video footage emerged that shows him wrestle a bikini-clad girl to the ground and then point his gun at a group of unarmed teenagers. The incident happened after McKinney Police Department received several calls on Friday night about a disturbance near the Craig Ranch North Community Pool. Cell phone footage of the incident shows one officer arrive at the scene and start overreacting in a manner that does little to defuse the situation.
  • Cop Who Told Teen His Parents Were Killed Shows Up to Graduation

    06/02/2015 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 6/1/15 | Rachel Bertsche
    A high school senior whose parents died tragically last week graduated over the weekend. And though his mother and father couldn’t be there, the police officer who broke the news of the parents’ death stood onstage and embraced the graduate after he received his diploma/ Riley Portie, 54, and Emily Portie, 50, were killed on May 24 when their motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver. Though the Orange, Tex., couple had five children, only their youngest, Kazzie, still lived at home. “I’d just gotten off from work, and I had called my parents a couple of times to see...
  • Obama’s DOJ tells Police Officers to STOP CHASING SUSPECTS to Prevent Police Shootings

    06/02/2015 5:18:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 6/01/15 | Katie McGuire
    How interesting. Obama’s DOJ would apparently like America to just be overrun with criminals who think they can do whatever the heck they want, because, hey, Obama told the cops not to bother chasing them, because we have to reduce police shootings? Hell no: The Washington Post decided to investigate and come up with a tally of all the police involved shootings for 2015, apparently to not only answer the burning demands of the public, but to pick apart the data and draw some conclusions. I was expecting a deafening volume of hyperbole out of this report – and there...
  • Police Snipers Spotted at Two Texas Harley Dealerships in Wake of Twin Peaks Shooting

    06/01/2015 9:01:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 248 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Photos on the Facebook page of a group called Free All The Waco Bikers appears to show police snipers on an apartment building rooftop, across the street from a Harley-Davidson dealership that was a hosting a memorial service for one of the bikers shot and killed outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17. This is the second time in less than a week that snipers have been posted outside a Texas Harley Davidson dealership after the Waco incident. The most recent sniper sighting occurred at the “fundraiser and celebration of life” for Jesse Rodriquez, a decorated Vietnam...
  • Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop in terror probe

    06/02/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by islander-11 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "He was on foot, under surveillance," Evans said. "The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him ... and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that's never an easy decision for any officer...
  • Video shows Baltimore cops hugged, not cuffed, when booked into jail

    05/28/2015 7:25:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Contrary to standard procedure, when three of six Baltimore city officers were booked into jail on murder charges for the death of Freddie Gray, they were not cuffed — and one of them was greeted with a bear hug.
  • Baltimore Residents: We Don’t Think the Police Are Actively Doing Their Jobs

    05/27/2015 2:20:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Two Baltimore residents stated that they believed the police in the city are not doing their jobs in interviews broadcast on Tuesday’s “The Lead” on CNN. Resident Malacka Reed El said, “I don’t think the police are doing their jobs, but I do not think that it’s all of the police. We do have some police officers that are doing their jobs.”
  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 6:52:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/15
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 2:50:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • New twist on $ scam sends armed officers to victim [SWAT-ting]

    Police are warning about an old scam with a new a very dangerous twist and Wednesday night, a Church Hill woman became a victim. Nicole Smith got a call that said she owed almost $1,000 to the IRS. When she refused to pay the scammers, they called the police on her. (snip) Smith then called her ex-husband to tell him what happened, but the ordeal wasn't over. The same person called back telling her to look out her window. "There were four police cars outside my window! I was panicked because I couldn't believe, how did he get four police...
  • Miss. deputy assaulted in ambush, saved by K-9 (VIDEO)

    05/21/2015 7:45:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Hancock County sheriff’s deputy escaped a brutal attack by three men Monday night thanks to the help of a K-9 named Lucas. Investigators believe had it not been for his four-legged partner’s intervention, the deputy likely would have been killed. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at a rural rest stop near Pearlington, Mississippi, less than five miles from the Louisiana border, when Deputy Todd Frazier noticed a blue Lincoln Town Car with no license plate occupied by a single individual who was sitting completely in the dark, The Sun Herald reported.
  • Officer killed in Omaha (white female cop, perp....)

    05/20/2015 5:00:43 PM PDT · by Pappy Smear · 65 replies
    Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. The slain officer was identified as 7-year veteran Kerrie Orozco, 29. According to Schmaderer, Orozco and other officers with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force were conducting surveillance on a shooting suspect in the area of Martin Avenue and Read Street just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. Officers spotted the suspect, identified as Marcus D. Wheeler, in front of a home off nearby Vane Street. Schmaderer said Wheeler fired several shots at officers and then fled toward a home on Martin Avenue. When officers confronted Wheeler, police said,...
  • Wisconsin Sheriff: ‘It Is a Myth That Police Kill Black Males in Greater Numbers Than Anyone Else’

    05/20/2015 6:40:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Melanie Hunter
    Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday addressed what he called a “myth” that police kill more black males than any other race in testimony at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled, “Policing Strategies for the 21st Century.” “It is a myth that police kill black males in greater numbers than anyone else,” Clarke said, citing statistics provided by the University of Toledo, which contrasts, what he called “the false narrative propagated by cop haters and the liberal mainstream media.”
  • GOOD NEWS Watch What Happens When Two Cops Offer People 'Free Hugs'

    05/16/2015 9:05:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2015
    What happens when two police officers walk down the street with signs that say "Free Hugs"? The Newark Delaware Police Department released a heartwarming video on their Facebook page that answers that question. In the video, which already has nearly 5 million views, Corporal James Spadola and Officer First Class Aaron Olicker offer hugs to anyone who wants them. Spadola explained that he came up with the #HugACop idea because there has been so much negative news surrounding police. "I just wanted to come up with a positive time between the police and the citizens," Spadola said.
  • CHP Officer Pulls Over Funeral Procession on the 10 Freeway for Traveling Too Slow [CA]

    05/16/2015 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    KTLA5.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | KENNEDY RYAN AND KAREEN WYNTER
    Cellphone video captured an emotional dispute on the side of the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area last Friday between members of a funeral procession and a California Highway Patrol Officer who pulled them over. A uniformed traffic escort was leading a procession of about 100 cars to Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills to bury family matriarch Sandra Louise Behn-Capel when they were stopped for traveling too slow on the freeway, according to Humphrey’s daughter Rachel Behn-Humphrey.
  • Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early

    05/15/2015 9:31:32 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    OC Register ^ | May 14, 2015 | TONY SAAVEDRA, SCOTT SCHWEBKE AND JODIE TILLMAN
    His departure from public life was nasty, dramatic and well-documented. But former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona got out of prison this week in a far different manner: Quietly, and somewhat mysteriously. Carona, 59, has left a federal prison medical center in Lexington, Ky., said Kenny Coleman, the center’s camp administrator, on Thursday. Carona served 52 months of a 66-month sentence for felony witness tampering.
  • Minneapolis cop is under investigation by federal authorities

    05/15/2015 6:14:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Matt McKinney
    Federal authorities are investigating a Minneapolis police officer who has been the target of two brutality lawsuits that have cost the city $410,000. The investigation focuses on Michael Griffin, a patrol officer in north Minneapolis, who joined the police force in 2007. Griffin has been the subject of 22 police internal affairs investigations, a total that may include both public complaints and internal department issues. Most of the claims against him were not upheld. The U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. However, a number of sources told the Star Tribune that the FBI has been making inquiries that include questions...
  • Elderly Couple Honk At Off Duty Police Officer: Cop Breaks Man’s Nose, Smashes Teeth Out With Gun

    05/13/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks. FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel they’re lucky to be alive.
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/12/2015 8:50:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 100 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 5/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told TheDC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/12/police-officers-morale-is-low-in-departments-across-the-country/
  • Pine Belt (MS) boy gives 'survival kits' to local law enforcement

    05/13/2015 2:35:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    WDAM ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Hillary Stepney
    COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - In the wake of a shooting of two Hattiesburg officers, it is also National Police Week. This week is a time dedicated to honoring the courage of current officers as well as saluting the sacrifice of fallen heroes. Hunter Owens, 9, of Columbia, wanted to say thank you to his local heroes by passing out “survival kits” to law enforcement officers in the area. --- snip The kits include different candies and expressions, like 'Life Savers: To remind you of the many times you've been one' and ‘Mounds: for the mounds of courage you need.'