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  • Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

    03/11/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    npr ^ | 3-11-2015 | MILES PARKS
    Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices. A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19. It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.
  • El Monte’s new police chief withdraws amid criticism of immigration stance ['Illegal' that is]

    02/18/2015 5:08:22 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    SGVTribune.com (San Gabiel Valley) ^ | Feb. 17, 2015 | Rebecca Kimitch
    EL MONTE >> More than a week after officials announced that Eric McBride would be the city’s next police chief, the top cop-to-be abruptly withdrew his candidacy amid sharp criticism of his stance on undocumented immigrants. McBride, who is currently San Bernardino Police Department Assistant Police Chief, was to be sworn in as El Monte police chief Feb. 25. McBride’s decision came after immigrants rights activists over the weekend began to rally opposition against him because of anti-illegal immigration policies he pushed while he served on the Hemet City Council from 2006-2010. “This selection is a slap in the face...
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • Police Chief: Turn in Friends & Neighbors Who Are ‘Gun Enthusiasts’ So Cops Can ‘Vet’ Them

    12/07/2014 5:52:35 PM PST · by Altariel · 88 replies
    FreeThought Project ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Austin, Texas – In what sounds like something out of the Cold War Soviet Union playbook, Austin Police Chief, Art Acevedo urged the community to turn in neighbors and friends who are “gun enthusiasts” or who have “extreme” views, just days after Larry McQuilliams shot-up buildings in Austin.Acevedo, in a press conference, stated that he is fearful of “homegrown” terrorists like McQuilliams who harbor “hate” and have access to firearms.But what Americans should be fearful about isn’t the likes of McQuilliams, but rather the response by Acevedo on how to go about countering these perceived threats. While obviously no rational...
  • Texas police chief killed in traffic stop

    08/23/2014 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Pimentel pulled over a vehicle in a residential area. There was a struggle and Pimentel was shot, Hughes said. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office took 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez into custody and he will face charges of capital murder of a police officer, said Hughes.
  • D.C. Police Chief Orders Full Reciprocity for Open, Concealed Carry State Gun Permits

    07/27/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Fox5DC via Twitter ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Emily Miller
    STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.More -- DC police chief using guidance from AG -- grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
  • Wisconsin chief who allegedly signed tea party leader up for gay dating sites to be charged

    07/18/2014 9:21:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-18-14 | AP
    A prosecutor plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger told The Associated Press he plans to charge Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen with misdemeanor unlawful use of a computerized communication system Thursday afternoon. Kelemen would face up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail if convicted, but would still be able to stay on as police chief. Only those with felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to domestic violence are...
  • Albuquerque protesters put police chief ‘on trial’

    06/22/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 12:07 AM EDT
    Protesters advocating for drastic changes within a police agency criticized by the U.S. Justice Department over its use of force put the embattled police chief “on trial” during a rally Saturday. […] The Police Department is under scrutiny for over 40 police shootings—26 of them fatal—since 2010, and the Justice Department has issued a harsh report over the agency’s use of force. …
  • Ex-Country Club Hills police chief gets 5 years in prison

    05/04/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 05/01/2014 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD — Described by the prosecution as a “scourge” on Chicago, ex-Country Clubs Hills Police Chief Regina Evans was sentenced late Thursday to five years in prison for stealing more than $900,000 in state grant money. Opting against the 10-year, one-month sentence that federal prosecutors sought, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough nonetheless told Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificent fraud.” The heart of the government’s fraud case against Evans centered on her misuse of a $1.25 million state work-training grant that was part of her effort to revive the Regal Theater on the South...
  • Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization

    02/26/2014 7:08:22 AM PST · by Wolfie · 21 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 02/25/2014
    Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization Testifying against bills proposed to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in the state, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story that claimed 37 people had died the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado. "The first day of legalization, that's when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana," Pristoop testified at Tuesday's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. "I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths." But Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery, who has proposed a bill that would legalize, regulate...
  • FL Sheriff to Local NAACP President: I Cannot Support Your Agenda

    07/30/2013 6:24:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-30-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Lee County, Florida Sheriff Mike Scott sent a letter to Lee County Branch NAACP president James Muwakkil explaining his disdain for the way he believes the NAACP ignores "epidemic" black-on-black violence in certain parts of Florida while allegedly trying to recast the Trayvon Martin shooting as white vs. black violence to score political points. Sheriff Scott was invited to the NAACP's "Freedom Fund Awards Banquet" and was even asked to sponsor the event financially, but as he made clear in his July 16 letter, "[he] will not be doing either." Regarding the lack of NAACP response to black-on-black violence, Scott...
  • Pennsylvania police chief under fire after posting pro-gun YouTube rants

    07/25/2013 7:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    rt.com ^ | 24 July,2013 | NA
    The chief of police in a small Pennsylvania town is coming under fire for a handful of strongly-worded diatribes he’s uploaded to the Internet — so much so that his pro-gun YouTube rants might get him removed from the job. Gilberton Borough, PA Police Chief Mark Kessler is opposed to gun control and isn’t too reserved about making that clear. In addition to being the top cop in the small town of around 900, he leads a homegrown militia called Chief Kessler's Constitution Security Force, initiated the local nullification of national gun laws and regularly weighs in on Second Amendment...
  • ‘Come and Take It, Motherf--kers!’ PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: ‘Come and take it, motherf--kers!’ Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • Mexican Police Chief killed with Fast and Furious Weapon

    07/09/2013 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Barack Obama and Eric Holder are doubtlessly grateful that virtually everyone, including the mainstream media, has turned the Fast and Furious page and moved on to more recent White House Administration scandals.  But, the human carnage continues to mount.A Los Angeles Times investigation uncovered Justice Department documentation of the assassination Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the Police Chief of Hostotipaquillo in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, who "was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire."  Also killed was one of Astorga's bodyguards.  The Chief's wife and another bodyguard were also wounded.  Eight suspects...
  • (TX) Austin police Chief shows his colors again

    05/20/2013 11:18:27 PM PDT · by tarawa · 38 replies
    In other news, our wonderful Austin police chief has come out with his opinion that citizens who do not agree with him are 'lying extremists with undeveloped brains'. Art Acevedo, the political hack that he is, basically insults people who disagree with his opinion that universal background checks should be mandatory. I find it rather interesting that the sheriffs around the country, who are accountable to the citizens, are generally against new gun legislation that imposes greater hardship on said citizens, while the police chiefs, who are politicians only accountable to other politicians, seem to love the idea of greater...
  • Police Chief Asks Citizens for Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response

    05/16/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 47 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, jr.
    As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up. In Proctor, Minnesota, police chief Walter Wobig says that his suppliers have told him he'll have to wait "months" for the 1,000 rounds he's requested. When Wobig turned to the residents of Proctor by putting out a call for help meeting his department's ammo needs, citizens contacted his office, eager to help. "The citizens were like, 'If you need something, we got plenty here,'" said Wobig. One resident and a...
  • Two Charged in Alleged Plot to Kidnap, Kill

    04/18/2013 10:40:26 AM PDT · by Altariel · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 16, 2013 | Tamer El-Ghobashy
    A high-ranking police official at a Massachusetts hospital and a former high-school librarian were charged on Monday in a plot to kidnap, torture and kill women and children, federal prosecutors said. Richard Meltz, the 65-year-old chief of police for the Bedford Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts, and Robert Christopher Asch, a former librarian at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, were held without bail after appearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan and charged with conspiracy to kidnap, torture, rape and kill women and children—including the wife and children of a cooperating witness. Peter Brill, an attorney for Mr. Meltz,...
  • NH Police Chief Association To Raffle Off 31 Guns

    01/12/2013 8:34:21 PM PST · by freeandfreezing · 4 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 1/12/13
    AP article, but worth reading
  • Police chief killed in Libya's Benghazi: sources

    11/21/2012 3:19:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/21/2012 | staff
    A top security official in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was killed in front of his home overnight on Wednesday, security officials said, in the latest violence to plague the cradle of the North African country's revolt. Faraj al-Deirsy, head of Benghazi police, died from multiple gunshot wounds, police and interior ministry sources said. "This happened in front of his house when unknown attackers opened fire and hit him before fleeing," a police source. An interior ministry official confirmed that Deirsy, in charge of security in Benghazi, had been killed in front his home. Libya has been hit by...
  • Detroit Police Chief Accused Of Affair With The Same Woman Who Brought Down The Last Police Chief

    10/03/2012 10:43:43 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Detroit Police Chief Accused Of Affair With The Same Woman Who Brought Down The Last Police Chief Abby RogersOct. 3, 2012, 10:59 AMDetroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee A myriad of sex scandals has gripped the Detroit Police Department. Its latest chief Ralph Godbee was suspended for 30 days after an affair with police officer Angelica Robinson took a turn for the worse, 7 Action News reported Tuesday. His predecessor, Chief Warren Evans, was also forced to resign after sleeping with a police officer Monique Patterson. In a bizarre coincidence, Godbee is also accused of having an affair with Patterson. But...
  • Fla. Police Chief At Center of Trayvon Martin Case Fired

    Sanford Commissioner Patty Mahany reacts
  • Black Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson FIRED - Race Card will be Played

    06/12/2012 6:11:38 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/12/2012 | David Bellow
    Weeks ago I wrote an article about how police Chief Rodney Pearson knew that he was going to be fired soon so he filed a last minute discrimination complaint to try to bully the Jasper, TX city council into being too scared to fire him even though the city has many very valid reasons to fire him. Pearson's Bully Tactics DID NOT work! The City FIRED him yesterday with a vote of 4-1 after a 2 hour long city council discussion over Pearson. Here are some of the things discussed in that meeting, according to the Beaumont Enterprise: Pearson was...
  • HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say Chief Bill Lee Jr. Will Permanently Step Down (Sanford)

    Sources have revealed to The Sanford Herald that former Chief Bill Lee Jr. will permanently resign this afternoon. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. has confirmed that there will be a special meeting held with city commissioners today at 4 p.m. Read more: The Sanford Herald - HERALD EXCLUSIVE Chief Bill Lee Jr will permanently step down this afternoon
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • China’s ‘Hero Cop’ Vanishes Into ‘Vacation-Style Therapy’(attempted defection to U.S.?)

    02/08/2012 7:41:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    ABC ^ | 02/08/12
    Feb 8, 2012 9:02am China’s ‘Hero Cop’ Vanishes Into ‘Vacation-Style Therapy’ China’s most famous cop has been placed on leave for “vacation-style therapy” after a rumored U.S. asylum bid that had an American consulate surrounded by Chinese police. This morning in China began with chatter that an incident had unfolded overnight outside the U.S. consulate in the western Chinese city of Chengdu. Pictures began to spread across Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, showing Chengdu police blocking off the streets around the consulate. A name, Wang LiJun, began to trend alongside those pictures on the micro-blogging site. By mid-morning, searches...
  • Court intervenes in firings by 'Nazi' police chief

    08/05/2011 11:27:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 5, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    The Quartzsite, Ariz., police officers who were being dismissed by a police chief described by the mayor as a "Nazi" have been ordered by a judge to be reinstated until after a show cause hearing scheduled Aug. 15 and after hearings before a "neutral decisionmaker." The orders came in two temporary restraining orders issued this week by LaPaz County Superior Court Judge Randolph A. Bartlett, who acted on emergency pleadings by an attorney representing the officers. The weeks-long confrontation erupted in Quartzsite when city officials ordered police to remove a woman from a town meeting, even though the mayor was...
  • 'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

    07/21/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 20, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The state of Arizona is now investigating allegations of massive corruption among government officials in Quartzsite, Ariz., the town that's the focus of worldwide attention after police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a town-hall meeting, and where the mayor today says he's not being paid and most local police officers are wrongly being fired and have been ordered not to leave their homes. "I'm no longer getting paid as mayor," said Ed Foster, the elected head of Quartzsite. "That's not a big deal, but it's in the town code that I get a stipend of $400. If they...
  • Top Chicago Cop Targets Palin

    06/28/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Top Chicago Cop Targets Palin Posted 06/27/2011 06:32 PM ET Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, standing with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, says gun ownership is government-sponsored racism that kills... Gun Control: Chicago's new police superintendent blames Alaska's ex-governor for inner-city gun violence and crime, and says gun-rights advocates are racist. Disarming victims doesn't prevent crime, sir. Speaking to the choir, literally, about gun control, Garry McCarthy, former police chief of Newark, N.J., told an audience at St. Sabina Church in the Windy City about leaving a homicide scene in Newark, returning home and flipping on the TV to find an...
  • Guadalupe's only cop Erika Gandara kidnapped

    12/27/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies · 8+ views
    AFP ^ | December 28, 2010
    GUNMEN have kidnapped the sole police officer in a northern Mexican town, a 28-year-old woman working alone after her colleagues resigned or were killed in the region's brutal drug war. A dozen unidentified gunmen set Erika Gandara's home ablaze last week and torched two cars parked outside before abducting her, the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office. Guadalupe, the town of 9000 inhabitants she helped keep safe, is located just off the US-Mexico border in the heart of one of the country's most violent regions where 3100 people were killed this year alone. In late November, unidentified gunmen killed another female crime...
  • [South Texas:]Sullivan City Police Chief's Arrest Part of Nationwide Crackdown

    06/10/2010 12:18:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 382+ views
    KRGV ^ | 06/10/2010 | Polo Sandoval
    SULLIVAN CITY - CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned the Sullivan City police chief is facing felony charges. Hernan Guerra is accused of one count of conspiracy to transport drugs and four counts for distributing and selling marijuana. He has been the chief of Sullivan City's police and volunteer fire departments for the last four years. He is now on administrative leave. An investigator is filling in as chief as the federal drug investigation continues. Guerra remains in federal custody. FBI agents arrested him as part of Operation Deliverance, a nationwide crackdown on people allegedly working for drug cartels. More than 2,000...
  • Gates Tennessee Police Chief Found Dead (Suicide, was target of a TBI Criminal inv.)

    04/24/2010 2:19:44 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 1 replies · 925+ views
    WBBJ TV ^ | 04/24/2010 | WBBJ TV
    Did Marvin Brown, the Police Chief in Gates commit suicide? That's the question being asked by investigators and his family after he was found dead inside his Lauderdale County home. Downtown Marvin Brown; that's what Julius Brown called her 49-year-old brother because she says, he worked all over Lauderdale County, as the police chief in Gates and in various positions for the Lauderdale school system. Shawn Tarainey, a friend, says, "It was Tuesday night at the ball field, he umpped my girls game that night." Tuesday was one of the last nights Marvin Brown's friends saw him. Concerned family called...
  • {SANctuary FRANCISCO POLICE CHIEF} Gascon says AZ immigration bill "catastrophic"

    04/22/2010 9:41:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 69 replies · 1,286+ views
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 4/22/10 | John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Count our own George Gascon among the nation's police chiefs speaking out against a controversial Arizona immigration bill that would require police officers in that state to arrest anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. Gascon, who was the top cop in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa before being tapped for the San Francisco job last year, said the Arizona legislation "will have a catastrophic effect on policing and set back community policing efforts for decades." Some cops are warning the law would impede their efforts to fight violent crime because witnesses and victims will be reluctant to...

    03/26/2010 11:21:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 94 replies · 2,773+ views
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "MEXICO CITY – The deputy police chief in the northern Mexican border city of Nogales was killed along with his bodyguard, Sonora state police said Friday. Adalberto Padilla and bodyguard Ivan Sepulveda were shot Thursday night while traveling in a police vehicle. The assailants were described as men inside an SUV who opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles, the weapon of choice for Mexico’s drug cartels. A 16-year-old bystander was wounded during the attack in the city just across the border from Nogales, Arizona." SNIPPET: "In other drug-related violence, a local police chief and his brother...
  • Riverside police chief faces DUI counts in car wreck

    03/23/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 503+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 3/23/10 | Paul LaRocco and Alicia Robinson
    In the hours before officers stopped him last month, Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach mixed 11 drinks with up to five prescription medications, leaving him so intoxicated he had no idea where he was -- or that he'd wrecked his city-issued car, authorities said. Leach, 62, was charged Monday with misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. He was not arrested, but ordered to appear in court for arraignment Thursday. Officially, he remains on leave as he seeks a medical retirement. He did not respond to calls for...
  • State's police chiefs seek veto of guns-in-bars bill(VA)

    03/17/2010 5:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 296+ views
    The Virginia Pilot ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Deirdre Fernandes
    Calling guns in bars a "recipe for disaster," the state's police chiefs have pleaded with Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would ease Virginia's concealed weapon laws. Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. sent a letter to McDonnell last week on behalf of the state association of chiefs comparing the combination of firearms and alcohol with drinking and driving. "We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law,"...
  • Meth Bust Nets Former Tennessee Police Chief

    03/05/2010 3:20:15 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 2 replies · 408+ views
    WRCB TV ^ | 03/05/2010 | WRCB
    WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators in five south Tennessee counties have arrested more than 50 people on methamphetamine charges in a sweep that has placed six children in state care. Winchester police chief Dennis Young said Thursday the arrests were continuing in Franklin, Coffee, Warren, Grundy and Moore counties and are part of a six-month investigation that has already led to charges in north Alabama.
  • Fairview NJ police chief blasted for letter supporting Cliffside Park man sentenced on gun charge

    12/30/2009 11:28:21 AM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 670+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | PETER J. SAMPSON
    A federal prosecutor blasted Fairview’s police chief for going to bat for a Cliffside Park man who was sentenced Monday to 51 months in prison for keeping a small arsenal of illegal firearms, including a silencer-equipped 22-caliber pistol, in his home.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa M. Colone told U.S. District Judge Joseph A. Greenaway that he should not consider Chief John Pinzone’s letter in support of leniency for Giovanni DeMaio, because the chief neglected to mention he is dating the defendant’s daughter.While the judge received more than 90 letters similar to Pinzone’s, attesting to DeMaio’s kindness and charitable endeavors in...
  • Organized crime associate from Bergen County sentenced 51 months for trove of illegal weapons

    12/14/2009 9:00:05 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies · 708+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 12/14/09 | Staff
    The letter extols Giovanni DeMaio’s "love and understanding," his efforts to raise money for a young girl with cancer, his propensity for treating others "as he treats his own children." The gushing note was one of more than 90 written on behalf of DeMaio, a reputed organized crime associate facing sentencing for possessing a trove of illegal weapons. What caught the attention of federal prosecutors, however, was the name signed at the bottom: John Pinzone, police chief in the Bergen County community of Fairview. Odder still, prosecutors say: Pinzone didn’t mention he was dating DeMaio’s daughter. That omission drew an...
  • Spring Hill Tennessee mayor denies cover-up of Police Chief's failed drug test

    11/25/2009 3:16:40 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 4 replies · 512+ views
    Tennessean | 11/25/2009 | Tennessean
    FIrst the Police Chief failed a random drug test, testing positive for codeine/cocaine. Now accusations of a cover up are flying in the same Tennessee town that just lost the GM plant. Copy and paste the link, Tennesseans policy... http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091125/COUNTY09/91125013/Spring+Hill+mayor+denies+cover-up+of+police+chief’s+failed+drug+test

    11/18/2009 5:15:34 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 27 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | The last Crusade
    Pat-Searching Female Suspects Forbidden Political Correctness Gone Crazy bythelastcrusade.org Muslim women in burqas can conceal AK-47s and even fully assembled grenade launchers.They can shield a radiological device and a make shift bomb.But a law enforcement official cannot frisk them in Canada, let alone pat-search their long black gowns or remove their hijabs to see if they are really men.Standard police procedures are not permitted when it comes to Muslim women - - even if such procedures are undertaken for reasons of national security.Windsor police Chief Gary Smith has publicly apologized to the Muslim community for the "embarrassment" caused by...
  • Charles Moose won't attend execution

    11/10/2009 11:45:20 AM PST · by jpl · 60 replies · 2,240+ views
    WTOP.com ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | WTOP
    WASHINGTON - The man at the center of the investigation for the sniper shootings says he won't be at John Allen Muhammad's execution Tuesday night. "I don't think I will be personally interested. I have seen a lot of death and destruction and I don't think I am interested anymore," former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose tells Channel 5. Moose was the face of law enforcement during those three terrifying weeks in October 2002. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed at 9 p.m. for the killing of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station. Meyers is one of...
  • Los Angeles unveils new police chief

    11/03/2009 2:40:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 976+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A 32-year veteran who helped clean up a corruption-plagued division of the Los Angeles Police Department was unveiled Wednesday as the city's new top cop. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of deputy chief Charlie Beck as head of the LAPD following the decision of chief William Bratton to resign earlier this year. Villaraigosa said Beck was "the right man to lead the Los Angeles Police Department at the right time." "He's a man of character and integrity. He's a police officer who is tough on crime, and he's a leader with deep respect...
  • (LAPD) Chief William Bratton Steps Down From LAPD

    08/05/2009 5:49:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 307+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 05 AUGUST 2009 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Police Chief William Bratton stunned the city Wednesday by announcing he will step down after a seven-year tenure in which he instituted major reforms of the once-scandalized Police Department and began a turnaround of its relations with minorities. "For me personally and professionally it is the right time," Bratton, 61, told a City Hall news conference where he revealed he will begin working with a global security firm. Bratton said when he came to the Police Department, "it was a troubled organization in what was arguably a very troubled city."
  • Two Ohio police chiefs arrested in celebrity break-in

    07/30/2009 11:00:34 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    AP via The Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 30, 2009 | NA
    <p>ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Two eastern Ohio police chiefs accused of breaking into a home to dig for celebrity tabloid material have been arrested.</p> <p>A special prosecutor has said he was looking into allegations that the chiefs in May illegally entered the home of a woman carrying twins for actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.</p>
  • Charged With DUI, [Alexandria VA Police] Chief Put On Leave

    07/26/2009 7:09:43 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Washpost ^ | 07/27/09 | Allison Klein
    Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker is on administrative leave after a car crash in Arlington County late Saturday led to his arrest on charges of drunken driving. Baker, who was driving an unmarked city vehicle, had a blood alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice Virginia's legal limit, authorities said. City Manager James K. Hartmann ordered an internal investigation into the incident, which will be conducted by Alexandria's human resources department and the city attorney's office. Deputy Police Chief Earl Cook, a 30-year veteran of the department, was named acting chief. "It is very disappointing when any of our...
  • Police Chief Responds to Obama's Remarks

    07/24/2009 1:39:38 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 763+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 24, 2009 | JOHN HECHINGER and SIMMI AUJLA
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The top police official here defended the officer who arrested Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and said his department was "deeply pained" by President Barack Obama's remark that Cambridge police "acted stupidly" in the case. Commissioner Robert Haas called Sgt. James Crowley "a stellar member of this department" who properly followed police procedure and had no racial motivation in arresting the 58-year-old African-American scholar at his home last week. Authorities dropped the disorderly conduct charge this week. But Mr. Haas said he would convene a panel to examine the incident and ways to avoid such...
  • Did police chief's wife get special treatment? ("just a sad spouse who snapped")

    07/14/2009 10:13:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) ^ | July 13, 2009 | Michael Mayo
    Last July, Eleanor Adderley fired a gun near her husband, Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley, as he lay in bed, then two more times as he ran to a neighbor's house. But somehow, over the course of one summer to the next, from her Plantation bedroom to a Broward courtroom, the gun disappeared. Metaphorically speaking anyway. In a deal finalized Monday, Adderley pleaded no contest to a charge of "aggravated assault without a firearm." Huh? If this seems confusing and illogical, that's because it is. Especially since she also pleaded no contest to a charge of "shooting within an...
  • LA police chief: Jackson investigation might turn (BAD) criminal (Pedophile? Sure, but...)

    07/09/2009 10:04:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,627+ views
    LA police chief: Jackson investigation might turn criminalBy Deutsche Presse Agentur His statements Thursday to CNN were the clearest indication yet that some of the many doctors who treated Jackson over the years could have helped him illegally get the prescription drugs that were suspected of being a factor in his death. Bratton's comments came as the Jackson family was waiting for the results of the pop star's official autopsy and the independent autopsy that were conducted shortly after his June 25 death. "We are still awaiting corroboration from the coroner's office as to cause of death," Bratton told CNN....
  • Police chief denounces 'cowardly' iPhone users monitoring speed traps [DC angry about lost $]

    07/07/2009 10:00:19 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 110 replies · 4,594+ views
    Area drivers looking to outwit police speed traps and traffic cameras are using an iPhone application and other global positioning system devices that pinpoint the location of the cameras. That has irked D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, who promised her officers would pick up their game to counteract the devices, which can also help drivers dodge sobriety checkpoints. "I think that's the whole point of this program," she told The Examiner. "It's designed to circumvent law enforcement -- law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives." The new technology streams to i-Phones and global positioning system devices, sounding off...
  • Video shows Ohio police chief and officer kissing in cruiser, while prisoner in back seat

    07/02/2009 9:08:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 3,913+ views
    AP - Mercury news ^ | 7/2/09 | AP
    CANTON, Ohio — The police chief of a northeast Ohio township has retired after a video became public showing him and a female office kissing and caressing in the front of a police cruiser while a prisoner was in the back seat. Timothy Escola retired Tuesday night after four years with the Perry Township police department about 50 miles south of Cleveland. Law Director Charles Hall says Escola's retirement closes an internal investigation. Hall says no charges are being considered against part-time officer Janine England, who was with Escola in the cruiser June 2.