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  • 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...
  • Murdered NYPD cop: Called hero in death by same people who saw him as villain while alive

    05/06/2015 12:37:38 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 06, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    If you are grateful for small things, it is a good sign that even constant critics of the police are denouncing the murder of NYPD cop Brian Moore. No less than President Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton have expressed outrage and offered condolences. Their remarks are welcome, with Sharpton calling the murder an “unpardonable crime.” His comments reinforce the old-fashioned idea that attacking law enforcement is out of bounds, always and everywhere.
  • The pistolero prevailed

    05/05/2015 7:41:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    Reports on the terrorist attack on the "Draw Muhammed" art competition in Garland, Texas indicate that the two jihadis, armed with "assault rifles" and wearing "protective gear," were very quickly neutralized (within seconds of initiating their attack) by a Garland traffic cop armed with only a handgun. The bad guys rolled up at the site, exited their vehicle, and immediately opened fire on a police car at the entrance. They were able only to wound an unarmed security officer before the traffic officer engaged them and terminated the threat (and, in the process, their worthless lives).
  • BLM Officer Mistaken for Man Impersonating Police Officer ( Arizona )

    03/02/2015 5:06:09 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Tombstone News ^ | Feb 06, 2015 | Meredith Stahler
    According to findings from The Tombstone Marshal’s Office (TMO), a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officer was mistaken for a man impersonating an officer.. On January 28th, while traveling east on Charleston Road, a sixteen year old driver reported to the Tombstone Marshal’s Office that she observed a male driver in a white truck look at her as he passed and then turned around and begin travelling eastbound behind her before pulling her over with emergency lights flashing on the dashboard. The female advised that she pulled to the side road and the male exited his vehicle and approached her...
  • Federal charges 'unlikely to be brought' against Ferguson officer

    10/31/2014 11:08:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:28 EST, 31 October 2014 | Reuters
    U.S. Justice Department officials are unlikely to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot black teenager Michael Brown, reports suggest. The Washington Post said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove Darren Wilson violated the rights of the 18-year-old when he killed him on August 9. At issue is whether Wilson had reason to believe he was in danger in his confrontation with Brown after he had asked the youngster to get out of the middle of a street.
  • Non-Profit Run by a Missouri Police Union Is Now Handling Fundraising for Darren Wilson

    08/23/2014 6:55:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Wire.com ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | Arit John
    Aug 22, 2014 7:22PM ET Non-Profit Run by a Missouri Police Union Is Now Handling Fundraising for Darren Wilson Arit John The GoFundMe crowdsourcing fundraiser for the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown has been taken over by Shield of Hope, a charity run by the local police union. Since Shield of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations from here on out will now be tax deductible. The original fundraiser had raised over $235,000 before passing on the torch to Shield of Hope. The new Shield of Hope-run page has raised over $11,000 on its own. Originally...
  • Impact of "Ferguson" type events on police officers.

    08/12/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 19 replies
    vaity | 08/12/2014 | ealgeone
    Maybe our LEO Freepers can address this question. Does an event like "Ferguson" impact how you handle a crime involving suspects with a different ethnicity than yours?
  • Police: officer shoots at officer, goes for pizza ( Florida )

    11/13/2011 3:00:29 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    local 10 ^ | Nov 13 2011
    A Lauderhill police officer fired 10 shots at another officer, but missed... The officer who was shot at was working an off-duty detail at the time, but police said she was in a marked cruiser and in uniform. The shooter pulled up in his personal car and quickly fired 10 shots at the other police officer, and then took off... sources say that the shooting stems from a domestic situation between the two officers; allegedly, the officer who was targeted had broken up with the shooter on Friday. Police would only confirm that the two worked the same shift and...
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Cop saves dog from creek

    07/25/2011 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Immerito · 19 replies
    Pottstown Mercury ^ | May 10, 2011 | Unknown
    UPPER CHICHESTER — A stray dog was rescued from Marcus Hook Creek on Monday morning after a police officer pulled the canine out of water up to its neck. According to an Upper Chichester police report, Locust Street resident Richard Plummer discovered a boxer in watery trouble when he went to investigate a whimpering sound emanating from the rear of his property. As he was washing the shed in his backyard, Plummer chalked up the dog barks he heard to a neighborhood pet, but when the barks turned into cries, he knew something was wrong. “He was standing in the...
  • Thousands back Tulsa officer ordered to Muslim worship

    07/10/2011 6:59:27 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 07-10-11 | Bob Unrch
    Tens of thousands of Americans are lining up in support of a police officer in Tulsa, Okla., who was punished for refusing his department's order to attend an "Islamic proselytizing event" even as a legal team representing the captain is petitioning the court to add new allegations of misbehavior by his superiors to a lawsuit over the dispute. WND reported earlier when a legal action was brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields. Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. The lawsuit focuses...
  • Cop Surrenders After Son, 5, Shoots Self With His Gun

    02/04/2011 7:10:58 PM PST · by Immerito · 40 replies · 1+ views
    WTAE ^ | January 20, 2011 | Unknown
    Cop Surrenders After Son, 5, Shoots Self With His Gun Death Of Gavin Thompson Under Investigation In Liberty PITTSBURGH -- A suburban police officer in Allegheny County surrendered Wednesday afternoon to face charges connected to the death of his young son, who investigators believe accidentally killed himself with the officer's gun.
  • Wife Of Slain (Tampa)Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby (Prayer PING!)

    07/21/2010 1:05:43 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | July 21, 2010
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The wife of a slain Tampa Police officer gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab, and another officer, David Curtis, were gunned down June 29 during a traffic stop in Tampa. Tampa Police say Sara Kocab delivered the baby Wednesday. She and her family knew during the pregnancy that the baby - who they named Lilly Nicole - had a major abnormality that could result in her being born stillborn. Sara Kocab thanked the community for its support. Dontae Morris, 24 is accused of shooting Kocab...
  • Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face

    06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 162 replies · 2,609+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | updated at 4:14 PM on 16th June 2010 | By Paul Thompson
    This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S. The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: ‘Are you serious?’ Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after...
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Bombers Attack Russian Police Station

    04/04/2010 10:27:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies · 477+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 5, 2010 | Andy Jack
    A second blast has been reported at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia. At least one policeman was killed in the first explosion near the police headquarters in a town in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia. "According to preliminary information a suicide bomber set off an explosion outside the town's police station," said a spokesman for the local interior ministry. "At least one policeman was killed and others were injured.
  • Coakley Senate Candidate Husband's Union Endorses Scott Brown

    01/15/2010 8:30:36 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 42 replies · 2,009+ views
    Before It's news ^ | 01/15/10 | Before It's News
    Cambridge, MA- Martha Coakley's latest setback in the Senate Special Election comes from her husbands union. The Cambridge Police Patrol Officers have voted overwhelmingly to back Senate Candidate Scott Brown. Coakley's husband's union, a retired Cambridge Police Officer, has provided their endorsement to Scott Brown. Find full text of the endorsement from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition Website: Cambridge Police Patrol Officers endorse State Senator Scott Brown for United States Senator
  • She stood ground, even as bullets struck her

    11/06/2009 10:01:40 PM PST · by Saije · 72 replies · 3,456+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/6/2009 | GARY SCHARRER
    However complete her training or rounded her experience, Sgt. Kimberly Munley may be forgiven if she never expected a scene quite like the one Thursday, when she found herself in a courtyard facing an Army major apparently gone berserk and a body count that would keep rising unless she stopped him. Two quick shots from her Beretta 9 mm — pop, pop — and now Munley had the attention of the gunman. She had missed. He was angry. Now his Belgian-made 5.7 mm pistol was pointed not at the already wounded soldier he was chasing, but at Munley, a civilian...
  • Officer of No Color

    07/26/2009 8:55:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 559+ views
    PoliceOne.com ^ | July 24, 2009 | with Lt. Dan Marcou
    July 24, 2009 Officer of no color Editor's Note: You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. The President is now backpedaling from his woefully uninformed comments made about a fine officer from Massachusetts. Calling Sergeant James Crowley on the phone and saying to the press that Crowley is "a fine man" rings hollow today because of the knee-jerk reaction we heard on Wednesday. Police work is infinitely more complex than a 10-second sound-bite, and the President's comments are just the most recent, most visible evidence that a lack of understanding about law enforcement permeates our society. I and...
  • Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City (Houston)

    06/29/2009 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | June 29, 2009
      Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City Last Updated: Mon, 06/29/2009 - 3:52pmA third law enforcement officer in one of the nation’s biggest sanctuary cities has been shot by an illegal immigrant who was protected by a don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy during previous police encounters.The Houston Police Department’s longtime rule prohibiting officers from questioning suspects about immigration status has cost the department dearly in the last few years. Two officers have been murdered and one shot in the face by illegal immigrants with previous records. The latest shooting occurred just last week when an illegal alien from Mexico killed...
  • Taliban assassinate high-profile woman police officer

    09/28/2008 6:10:39 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies · 601+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 28, 2008 | By John F. Burns
    KABUL: In an attack claimed by the Taliban, two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Afghanistan's most high-profile female police officer on Sunday as she prepared to leave for work in the southern city of Kandahar. The police in the city said she died instantly from gunshot wounds to her head. Her 18-year-old son, driving her car, was seriously wounded and taken to the hospital. The police officer, Malalai Kakar, who was in her mid-forties with six children, was an iconic figure among women's groups in Afghanistan and abroad. Often profiled in the Afghan and foreign news media, she...
  • Prayers for my family........

    08/31/2008 7:03:22 AM PDT · by BigBlueJon · 65 replies · 2,198+ views
    The Daily Independent ^ | Aug 31, 2008 | me
    ASHLAND — An Ashland police officer and his wife were killed Saturday in a motorcycle accident in eastern Ohio. Ashland Police Department Sgt. Charles “Chuck” E. Leadingham Jr., 44, and Denise Leadingham, 42, were killed when their motorcycle crashed on I-77 near Marietta, Ohio. Chuck Leadingham was a nearly 20-year veteran of the APD, beginning as a Public Safety Officer before advancing through the ranks to become a sergeant and field supervisor, according to Chief Rob Ratliff. Denise Leadingham was an employee at Federal Correctional Institute in Summit. The couple are survived by a daughter and a son. According to...
  • Family wins $40,000 over food tainted with urine

    07/15/2008 9:27:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 442+ views
    Family wins $40,000 over food tainted with urine by North Platte Bulletin Staff - 7/14/2008 A police officer from Sidney and his family won $40,000 from a restaurant that served them food tainted with an employee’s spit and urine. Officer Keith Andrew and his wife said in the lawsuit that a Taco Bell employee urinated and spit in food served to them and their children in October 2005. The owner of the restaurant is North Platte’s Mid-Plains Food and Lodging, owner of a KFC and Taco Bell here too. The jury sided with the Andrews July 11. In the lawsuit,...
  • Police officer shoots, kills dog that attacks him

    08/28/2007 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Dysart · 16 replies · 400+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 8-28-07 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- A North Richland Hills patrol officer fatally shot a dog Monday night after the animal attacked him, police said Tuesday.The officer, who was not identified, was bitten on the leg, North Richland Hills Investigator Larry Irving said Tuesday. The officer was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.The dog, a pointer named Ruger, was shot as the officer answered an animal complaint call shortly after 10 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of Nancy Lane.Irving said that police had received previous animal complaints involving Ruger.Bobby Jones of North Richland Hills said Ruger...
  • Milwaukee police officer found to be illegal immigrant

    06/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 621+ views
    piercecountyherald ^ | 05/31/07 | Wheeler News Service
    Federal authorities say a Milwaukee police officer is an illegal immigrant who took the name of a dead cousin as a teenager. Immigration agents arrested Jose Morales, 24, on Wednesday. They would not say how they caught on to him. Michelle Jacobs of the U.S. Attorney’s office says a decision on charges will be made today (Thursday), and he could appear in federal court before the day is through. Morales became a police aide five years ago. He’s been a patrol officer since late 2004. Morales is on a paid suspension at the moment. Police spokeswoman Anne Schwartz said a...
  • Feud turned deadly in N.H. ( cousin of famed skier Bode Miller )

    05/13/2007 6:12:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 148 replies · 4,430+ views
    boston globe ^ | May 13, 2007 | Michael Levenson and John M Guilfoil
    New Hampshire authorities said yesterday that they will not press charges against a former Marine who stepped into a deadly shooting and killed a 24-year-old high school dropout who had moments earlier fatally shot a police officer. The former Marine, Gregory W. Floyd, 49, was driving with his son along Route 116 in Franconia on Friday night when he saw Liko Kenney, 24, shoot Franconia Police Corporal Bruce McKay, 48, four times in the torso. After Kenney drove his Toyota Celica over McKay as the officer lay on the ground, Floyd grabbed the officer's service weapon and shot and killed...
  • CMPD officers shot in East Charlotte

    03/31/2007 10:07:21 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 9 replies · 827+ views
    Charlotte.com ^ | 4.1.07 | me
    Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were shot in East Charlotte Saturday night just before midnight. “The officers were shot in the area around Barrington Drive and were transported to Carolinas Medical Center uptown,” said Julie Hill, public affairs director for CMPD. She would not comment on their condition nor the events that led up to the shootings. Police blocked off a two-mile perimeter around the Timber Hollow Apartments where the shootings happened. One suspect was in custody by 12:30 a.m., and police continued looking for two others in the area, said a department spokesperson. The injured officers are from the CMPD...
  • Candlelight Vigil and Public Funeral Planned for Slain Officer (Keith Houts, Montgomery, AL.)

    10/02/2006 11:07:43 AM PDT · by commish · 3 replies · 369+ views
    WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL ^ | 2 Oct 2006 | WSFA-TV
    candle light vigil in memory of slain Montgomery Police Officer Keith Houts will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. It will take place near the memorial to fallen officers outside the Montgomery Police Department. Mayor Bobby Bright and Police Chief Art Baylor will be among the speakers. A public funeral service for Officer Houts is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. A private funeral also will be held for the family in the Birmingham area.
  • DFU SONG: His Latest Flame (Cynthia's her name...whitey she will blame)

    04/04/2006 9:13:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 449+ views
    DFU SONGS | 4-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - HIS LATEST FLAME McKinney was caught on video She didn't have her pin and changed her hair Jews she bad mouths everywhere Cynthia's her name...whitey she will blame Female and black, she's a victicrat She had Belafonte by her side We saw Danny Glover wild-eyed Cynthia's her name...whitey she will blame She said she was late for important business And couldn't waste time for security When the policeman stopped her, she went ballistic She smacked him really hard for all to see Her arrogance has known no bounds She plays the race card every chance she gets...
  • LA deputy shot in Long Beach was homicide victim, police say

    03/29/2006 11:25:21 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies · 1,432+ views
    San Jose Mercury News/AP ^ | March 29, 2006 | Staff
    LONG BEACH, Calif. - Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy determined she was shot by someone else rather than accidentally by her own gun, authorities said Wednesday. They also said robbery was a possible motive, adding they don't believe Maria Cecelia Rosa was killed because of her law enforcement affiliation. Rosa, 30, a six-year department veteran, was found slumped over the open trunk of her car early Tuesday with a gunshot wound to her upper body. The shooting occurred in a friend's driveway. Sheriff Lee Baca initially said the positions of Rosa's body and...
  • Pennsylvania Officer Sued For Writing 'Offensive Gesture' Ticket

    03/14/2006 4:16:00 PM PST · by Ellesu · 35 replies · 945+ views
    pittsburghchannel.com ^ | 03/14/06 | pittsburghchannel
    A Lawrence County man has filed a federal lawsuit against a police officer who wrote him a ticket for directing an offensive gesture toward a road construction worker. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Thomas Burns was driving on Brodhead Road in Center Township, Beaver County, last April when he and other drivers had to stop in a construction zone. Burns became frustrated after waiting in traffic, then raised his middle finger to construction workers. An officer pulled Burns over and cited him with obscene disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped in October after the police officer and witnesses didn't show...
  • Bystander Fired Deadly Shot, Not Officer (No Charges to be Filed)

    02/20/2006 3:53:15 PM PST · by Ellesu · 187 replies · 4,827+ views
    wafb.com ^ | 02/20/06 | wafb.com
    There were two big developments Monday in the case of a motorist who was shot and killed along Greenwell Springs Road Friday after a fight with a police officer. Investigators say an autopsy shows the deadly bullet was fired by a bystander, not the officer. Police also announced that no charges would be filed in the case, either against the police officer involved or the bystander who fired the fatal shot into the head of George Temple. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and...
  • East Palo Alto man arrested in shooting death of police officer

    01/08/2006 11:02:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 584+ views
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a police officer who was gunned down while taking a teenager on a ride-along. Alberto Alvarez, of East Palo Alto, was taken into custody after an intense manhunt around 6 a.m. in East Palo Alto, where the shooting took place, according the California Highway Patrol. Officer Richard May, 39, was responding to a disturbance at the Villa Taqueria off University Avenue when the incident occurred around 5 p.m. Saturday, police said. The officer was approaching the suspect, who was walking away from...
  • Former Officer Sentenced for Bomb Incident

    12/08/2005 5:48:45 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 382+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Dec 8, 2005 7:21 am US/Eastern
    A former police officer with mental problems linked to the World Trade Center disaster was sentenced to prison Wednesday after declaring he had been trying to kill only himself when he placed a bomb in a Times Square subway station. Joseph Rodriguez, 28, pleaded guilty on Oct. 24 to reckless endangerment. He was given one to three years in prison. Initially he also had been charged with arson and illegal possession of a weapon. Rodriguez admitted he placed a homemade bomb on subway stairs at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue on July 19, 2004. The blast left him slightly injured;...
  • Dallas Newlywed Police Officer Fatally Shot During Foot Chase

    11/14/2005 7:24:57 AM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 61 replies · 2,417+ views
    Fox News Online ^ | Sunday, November 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    DALLAS — A newlywed police officer was killed early Sunday by a suspect he was chasing on foot, authorities said. Officer Brian Jackson and another officer went to investigate a disturbance complaint and chased a male suspect through alleys and between houses, Police Chief David Kunkle said. During the chase, the man fired at the officers, fatally wounding Jackson, Kunkle said. The suspect, Juan Lizcano, 28, was charged with one count of capital murder and was in police custody. Jackson, 28, was a five-year veteran of the Dallas police force and had previously served with the New York Police Department,...
  • Panel reduces officer's suspension for quitting work early to have sex

    11/11/2005 11:28:13 AM PST · by kingattax · 72 replies · 2,421+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | November 11, 2005 | HECTOR CASTRO
    A Seattle police officer called to a fight between a man and a woman made no arrests and took no report, instead quitting his shift early to take the woman involved to his place for sex. After an investigation prompted by the woman's fiancé, Officer Lance Basney was suspended for 30 days without pay. But this week, Basney succeeded in appealing that discipline before the city's Public Safety Civil Service Commission; his punishment was reduced to five days. Still, an attorney for the Police Department was pleased, saying the finding supports the department's position that even off-duty conduct matters. "We're...
  • Mayor Newsom lashes out at protesters in police officer injury

    07/09/2005 8:55:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,016+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/9/05 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco police officer injured at an anarchists' protest remained hospitalized Saturday as Mayor Gavin Newsom vowed to get tough on violent demonstrators. The unidentified officer suffered a gash to his head when was struck with an unknown object as he confronted protesters late Friday at Mission and 23rd Street, said police officer Maria Oropeza. A photo taken by a passer-by and aired on KRON 4 news shows an officer, his head and face covered in blood, kneeling on the ground and clutching his police radio. Cody Tarlow, 21, of Felton and Doritt Earnst, 31,...
  • Police Officer Pulls Over His Stolen Car

    06/06/2005 9:18:30 AM PDT · by mwyounce · 10 replies · 745+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 6, 2005
    Police Officer Pulls Over His Stolen Car CHARLESTON, S.C. - An off-duty police officer on a Sunday drive saw something awfully familiar — his recently stolen Volkswagen Jetta. North Charleston patrolman Ethan Bernardi whipped his cruiser around and pulled over the stolen vehicle. He called other deputies, who arrested three suspects, police said. "One of the advantages to having off-duty police officers using their patrol cars while off-duty is that they are able to respond to crimes when needed," North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt said. Investigators don't know how the suspects got the car, which was recently stolen from...
  • Pit bulls attack officer

    05/20/2005 6:42:58 AM PDT · by MissTargets · 25 replies · 565+ views
    Tribune Chronicle ^ | 05/20/2005 | AMY McCULLOUGH
    WARREN - When three pit bulls charged a Warren police officer and her police dog Thursday afternoon, her first thought was for the dog. The dog's first thought was for the officer. In the end, Officer Sherrey Ewanish walked away a little frazzled with a few minor scratches and bruises. Arras, the Dutch shepherd K-9, had a chunk taken out of her ear, a cut in the eye and puncture wounds going down her back. Two of the three pit bulls were shot and killed. Ewanish and Arras were responding to an alarm at 441 Elm Road N.E. when three...
  • Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School

    05/12/2005 8:31:10 AM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 80 replies · 1,571+ views
    Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School Two Students Get Minor Cuts From Debris Story by The Carolina Channel ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- An Anderson County school resource officer's gun accidentally discharged Wednesday morning. Anderson County chief deputy Tim Busha said it all started when students asked school resource officer Robert Miller how his holster works. Busha said during the demonstration, Miller was trying to explain to the students that the holsters are so secure that no one could take an officer's gun. At that point, Miller told a student to try and take the gun out, said Busha....
  • 'God was with me,' says officer after shooting [Being shot]

    04/28/2005 10:03:24 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 15 replies · 700+ views
    The Housten Chronicle ^ | April 28, 20 | S.K. Bardwell
    Raul Montelongo Jr. has wanted to be a police officer since he was 4. Getting shot in the face during a traffic stop last week didn't change his mind. "I'm a fighter. I'll be back out there," the 35-year-old Houston Police Department officer said today. Montelongo, an officer since 1998, was shot in the face about 3 a.m. Friday after stopping a speeding vehicle in the 8400 block of the Eastex Freeway service road near Laura Koppe. Wounded, he managed to get to his radio and describe the car as it sped past. In his hand, he still clutched the...
  • Pair charged in killing of police officer; prosecutor may seek death

    04/27/2005 8:40:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 447+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/27/5 | Bruce Gerstman
    MARTINEZ - A prosecutor said Wednesday he may seek the death penalty for one of two teenagers accused of killing Pittsburg police Officer Larry Lasater. The District Attorney's Office has charged Alexander Hamilton and Andrew Moffett, both 18, with murder, attempted murder, second degree robbery and several special circumstances, according to court documents. The two appeared in court for arraigment Wednesday but the public defender asked for a 10-day delay before the two enter their pleas. Each stood silently before the courtroom packed with police officers and Lasater's relatives. Contra Costa County Public Defender David Coleman, who rarely appears in...
  • Cop Accused Of Raping Daughter Released

    04/06/2005 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 1,132+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Apr 6, 2005 2:02 pm US/Eastern
    A 42-year-old police officer arrested on charges he raped his teenage daughter has been released without bail, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors in Queens had requested $25,000 bail for the officer, whose name has been withheld by authorities. Queens Criminal Court Judge William Harrington ruled the defendant could go free after issuing an order barring him from having any contact with his 15-year-old daughter. The officer has been charged with rape, incest, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse based on allegations by the girl that he raped and molested her several times since 2001, court papers said. The...
  • Samurai Sword Used In Long Island Murder

    02/28/2005 6:58:07 AM PST · by Calpernia · 61 replies · 3,721+ views
    1010 WINS - NEW YORK ^ | Feb 28, 2005 6:46 am US/Eastern | 1010wins
    A retired city police officer was found dead in his Long Island home on Sunday, apparently slashed to death by a samurai sword, authorities said. The former policeman, Scott Nager, 51, was found dead by his wife, Laura at about 1 p.m., said Officer Al Prim, a spokesman for the Suffolk County police. Nager served on the city police force for 15 years, working as a patrolman in the 34th precinct, which includes Washington Heights and Inwood. He retired in July, 1996 because of a service-related injury, The New York Times reported. Suffolk county police said Laura Nager's son, Zachary...
  • Teacher, cop (Husband & Wife) charged with gun trafficking

    02/18/2005 9:47:38 AM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 990+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.18.05
    Teacher, cop charged with gun trafficking Friday, February 18, 2005 NEWARK - A schoolteacher and his wife, who is a police officer, were arrested Thursday as part of an undercover operation to crack a gun trafficking ring that included the teacher's brother-in-law, authorities said. Five rifles were sold for $9,200 over the course of the investigation, according to court papers. FBI agents found a 9mm handgun in the coat pocket of the teacher, William Mayes, as he was preparing to leave home for his ninth-grade class at Success Academy, part of West Side High School in Newark, Special Agent Steve...
  • Transgender Police Officer Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    12/28/2004 7:45:50 PM PST · by Ellesu · 56 replies · 1,358+ views
    Officer Placed On Paid Leave, Attorney Continues Efforts To Resolve Dispute OKLAHOMA CITY -- A transgender police officer has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the police department and has been placed on paid leave while she and the department try to work out their differences. Paula Schonauer's lawsuit, filed Dec. 20 in Oklahoma County District Court, does not discuss specific incidents of harassment. Her attorney, Doug Friesen, declined to go into details Tuesday while efforts continue to resolve the dispute and return her to the police force. She also filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in September, even though she...
  • Prayer request

    12/05/2004 11:21:04 AM PST · by cupcakes · 48 replies · 649+ views
    A Columbus police officer responding to a prowler call was killed in a head-on crash with another motorist early Saturday.
  • 9/11 firefighter dies in Iraq

    12/01/2004 8:06:45 AM PST · by txradioguy · 32 replies · 3,839+ views
    News24.com ^ | 01 Dec. 2004 | Staff Writer
    New York - A New York City firefighter who had responded to the World Trade Centre attack was killed in Iraq while serving with the Army National Guard, city officials said. Sergeant Christian P Engeldrum, 39, is the first New York firefighter to die in Iraq since the US-led war began, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Engeldrum was killed on Monday when his vehicle came under attack outside Baghdad. "I join all New Yorkers in mourning his loss and pray that his family finds comfort in the innumerable ways he touched so many lives," Bloomberg said in a statement. Another New...
  • Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream, schemes to "increase profits" by supporting a cop-killer.

    10/25/2004 9:48:59 PM PDT · by cowboy_code · 39 replies · 3,214+ views
    Ben and Jerry's Boycott Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream, schemes to "increase profits" by supporting a cop-killer. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, co-authored a book titled "Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip : How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money, Too ". This book explains "How your commitment to worthy social causes will result in unprecedented customer and employee loyalty -- and increased profit". Ben Cohen believes that it's good for business to become involved in social causes. One of the social causes he has chosen to become involved in is the "Free Mumia Jamal"...