"They had helicopters. They had people all over here, you couldn't walk the streets. They got people detained for four hours out there on the ground like we shot this police officer."
This woman, a resident of the community that was searched, was especially angered that Bullard chose to identify his fake shooter as a black male. "That's not right. It's all they do around here. A black person. Everything that happens, a black person."Read more »
A Central Precinct officer Thursday morning mistakenly fired five live shotgun rounds at a man refusing to follow police orders, when he intended to fire bean bags, Portland police announced about seven hours after the incident.
A 15-year bureau veteran was placed on administrative leave in connection with the first mistaken shooting involving live rounds loaded into a less-lethal bean-bag shotgun in the bureau's history. The bureau began carrying the less-lethal shotguns in the mid-1990s.Read more »
McElrath said the deputy entered to find the man's three dogs all growling at her, one of which a Chihuahua. He said Barks first shot the Chihuahua and exited the residence after thinking the dog had bitten her. After realizing she was not bitten, Barks entered the residence again to find the Chihuahua continuing to act aggressive so she fired a second shot. The Chihuahua then retired to its kennel when she shot a third time, killing the dog.Read more »
The deputy kicked Slyder, according to the complaint, causing the dog to run back toward his owner--"tail between his legs, not charging Lamens or Maddox or any other officer." Nevertheless, the complaint says, Lamens followed Slyder and shot the dog three times, killing him.Read more »
Cicero (WSYR-TV) - The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Cicero Police sergeant and charged with attacking a child while off duty.
Sgt. John Baldini, 37, has been charged with misdemeanor assault and endangering the welfare of a child in relation to an incident Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputies say occurred at Commissio's Pizzeria in North Syracuse.Read more »
It was just before 6pm on a hot June evening when trouble found Valdez, who has been deaf since birth; she can detect some sounds with the help of a hearing aid, but its battery was not working on June 16. Valdez and Bermudez, who is hearing, were walking to the grocery store from their apartment. Rush hour traffic buzzed by in both directions along Metric Boulevard as they walked south along the sidewalk, but the two women barely noticed because they were engaged in an intense, personal conversation carried on in sign language.Read more »
A former Pleasant Hill police officer who stole methamphetamine from an evidence room and crashed his squad car was sentenced Friday to probation.
Former Sgt. Daniel Hebert Edwards, 42, pleaded guilty in August of possession of a controlled substance, operating while intoxicated, and third-degree burglary. On Friday, he received one year of probation for the drug-possession charge, one year for operating while intoxicated, and three years for burglary.Read more »
Two Philadelphia police officers were arrested Monday evening and charged with robbing an undercover investigator posing as a pot dealer, authorities admitted Tuesday.
Officers Sean Alivera, 31, and Christopher Luciano, 23, allegedly stole 20 pounds of marijuana and $3,000 in cash, reports Troy Graham at The Philadelphia Inquirer.Read more »
An on-duty Framingham police detective accused of pulling over to relieve himself in a private yard, then drawing his gun on the home’s resident, has been indicted on criminal charges, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday.
Detective Scott Brown, 38, of Mendon was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and making threats stemming from an April 29 incident taking place on private property in Framingham, said spokeswoman Cara O’Brien.Read more »
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is being suspended for firing his gun nine times at a man suspected of stealing two sandwiches from a Tampa Bay-area gas station.
None of the bullets struck Magdi Kanaan in the shooting in Palm Harbor last October. Trooper Timothy Nichols began his one-week suspension without pay Friday after an internal investigation ruled that he used unnecessary force.Read more »
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