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    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats

    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats
    Police who use stun guns must first believe their target represents an immediate threat, not simply acts erratically or refuses to obey orders, a federal court has ruled. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' 3-0 ruling "sets judicial standards for police and for people hit by a Taser who claim they were victims of excessive ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -84
  • +5

    Burglary of Police Chief's Home Caught on Video

    Burglary of Police Chief's Home Caught on Video
    TOMS RIVER, NJ — Burglars hit five residences here Tuesday -- including the home of the Chief of Police -- and investigators are hoping a security video at the chief's house will help them find the suspects who got away with jewelry, cash and prescription medications. "We believe the burglaries are all related,'' said Michael Mastronardy, the police chief. All of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +5
  • -73

    Slain LEO Slipped; Suspect Grabbed Gun and Shot

    Slain LEO Slipped; Suspect Grabbed Gun and Shot
    RIVERSIDE, CA - The suspect who allegedly killed Riverside Police Officer Ryan P. Bonaminio wrestled the officer's gun away after he slipped and fell, then used the gun to shoot him, authorities said Monday. At a press conference Monday, officials released more details about the Nov. 7 shooting. They said Earl Ellis Green, 44, of Rubidoux, attacked Bonominio after the officer ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -73
  • -48

    NJ Officer Hit Multiple Times By Fleeing Suspect's Bullets

    NJ Officer Hit Multiple Times By Fleeing Suspect's Bullets
    Originally published on CliffviewPilot.com PARAMUS, NJ - Update: Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan is listed in critical but stable condition this morning after she was shot following a chase last night. The gunman, Michael Sean Carmody of Westwood, is reported in critical condition after being shot several times, including in the head. Morgan, 31, underwent surgery this morning. Her bulletproof vest ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -48
  • -57

    CA Mom Charged With Murder After Microwaving Baby

    SACRAMENTO - In what police say is an extremely rare and disturbing case, a Sacramento woman was arrested this morning for allegedly killing her 6-week-old daughter in March by placing her in a microwave oven. Ka Yang, 29, was arrested at her Sacramento home this morning and charged with homicide after a three-month investigation into what caused unusual burns on the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -57
  • -60

    Deputy Shot, Killed While Serving Warrent

    Deputy Shot, Killed While Serving Warrent
    ROCKDALE, GA - CONYERS — Terry Mahaffey, father of slain Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Mahaffey, gathered with his family Monday afternoon to let the public know that his son’s career in law enforcement was more than just a job. “He had a family,” he said. Terry and Cindy Mahaffey and Brian’s brother, Christopher, 25, held a press conference Monday. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -60
  • -15

    Serial Butt Stabber Loose In D.C. Metro Area

    Serial Butt Stabber Loose In D.C. Metro Area
    FAIRFAX, VA - A woman was slashed and cut in a Fairfax County shopping mall Monday evening in what may be the latest of a series of similar incidents, Fairfax County police said. The woman, whose wound was not considered life-threatening, was cut about 5:30 p.m. in a store that caters to young women in the Fair Oaks Mall, said police ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -15
  • -51

    Four SWAT Officers Shot During TX Drug Raid

    Four SWAT Officers Shot During TX Drug Raid
    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Four San Antonio SWAT officers executing a narcotics search warrant at an East Side home were wounded in a hail of assault rifle fire Thursday afternoon. One was in critical condition and underwent surgery late in the day, Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman Dewey Mitchell said. He said another was in serious but stable condition. Both were ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -51
  • -26

    U.S. Marshal Killed, Two Wounded In Shootout With Drug Suspect

    U.S. Marshal Killed, Two Wounded In Shootout With Drug Suspect
    CHARLESTON, W. Va - A deputy U.S. marshal was fatally shot and two others were wounded on Wednesday as they were trying to arrest a West Virginia man who also was killed in the exchange, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Charles Smith, 50, opened fire with a shotgun as several marshals and state police entered his home at about 8:30 a.m. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -26
  • -43

    Cop Filmed Pepper Spraying Squirrel on School Campus

    Cop Filmed Pepper Spraying Squirrel on School Campus
    MESQUITE, TX - A cell phone video of a Texas police officer pepper spraying a baby squirrel in front of a group of students has sparked outrage after being posted on YouTube. In the video, the middle school students can be heard pleading with the officer to leave the animal alone. According to FOX , the Mesquite Police Department is defending ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -43
  • +37

    Terminally Ill Police Officer Will Keep His Job

    Terminally Ill Police Officer Will Keep His Job
    MESA, AZ - A Mesa police officer diagnosed with a terminal illness will get to remain on the job. Officer Mark Kelly, 30, said he was told by assistant police Chief John Meza last week that city officials told him Kelly can no longer work for the Mesa Police Department because of his medical condition. Kelly was told by city officials ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +37
  • +16

    Fla. SWAT Team Finishes First At International Competition

    Fla. SWAT Team Finishes First At International Competition
    LAKELAND, Fla. — It had been four days of grueling obstacle courses and challenges for the Lakeland Police Department's competition SWAT team. And they were behind going into the final and most difficult day of the International SWAT Roundup, held in Orlando from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. It was rainy, wet and cold. But they were well trained for these ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +16
  • -38

    CHP Officer Killed During Pursuit

    CHP Officer Killed During Pursuit
    LOS ANGELES - The California Highway Patrol officer who was killed Friday morning during a pursuit in Redlands was identified as Tom Coleman, an officer in the San Bernardino division of the agency, officials said. Chp2 Coleman, a seven-year veteran of the department, was killed about 6:30 a.m. during a pursuit that began minutes earlier when he tried to pull over ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -38
  • -47

    Corrections Officer, Double Homicide Suspect Die in Gun Battle

    Corrections Officer, Double Homicide Suspect Die in Gun Battle
    GRITNEY, Fla. (AP) — A corrections officer and an ex-convict wanted for killing his parents died in a gun battle Wednesday, state officials said. The shootout happened after a homeowner confronted Wade Andrew Williams in the woods. Authorities had been searching for the 35-year-old since his parents were found dead in their home in the Florida Panhandle last week. Williams tried ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -47
  • -8

    Police: Video Shows Gang Punishing One of Their Own

    Police: Video Shows Gang Punishing One of Their Own
    CHICAGO - The beating officially started with a quick crack to the back of the gang member's head. And then about 15 others descended, punching and kicking him for two minutes. The rapid-fire punches landed from all directions on his body, sounding strangely like corn popping. Then the victim fell to the floor and the group continued to pummel him with ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -8
  • +69

    Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting

    Undercover Cop Shoots Gang Member In Sting
    NEW YORK - A reputed Bloods member was shot to death by an undercover cop Thursday when a drug sting in the Bronx led to a life-or-death gun fight, police said. Nelson (Boss) Reeves, 17, had arranged to sell the undercover cop $20 of crack at an apartment building in Crotona around 11:20 a.m., police said. But once they got inside ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +69
  • +49

    Police Shoot Concrete Alligator

    A police officer in Independence, Mo., who thought he was killing an alligator on the loose, discovered he had shot a life-size concrete lawn ornament. The police department ended up apologizing to Rick Sheridan, the cement gator's owner, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, reported. Sheridan said he heard gunfire as he worked in his garage last weekend and went out to investigate, discovering ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +49
  • -35

    BIA Police Officer Killed in Rollover

    BIA Police Officer Killed in Rollover
    UINTAH COUNTY, Utah - Police Officer Joshua Yazzie was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call. Officer Yazzie was driving near the Bottle Hollow Reservoir on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, where he was responding to assist an ambulance crew who were treating an intoxicated person who was behaving violently. As he responded to the call, Officer ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -35
  • -93

    Tragic: Officer Trapped In Burning Cruiser Dies

    Tragic: Officer Trapped In Burning Cruiser Dies
    WINSTON-SALEM, NC - A North Carolina police officer frantically called for help as he lay trapped in his burning patrol car after losing control as he drove to help a fellow officer who was following a possible drunken driver, it has been revealed. Russell Willingham, 28, radioed for assistance after he crashed into a tree in Winston-Salem early yesterday morning and ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -93
  • +36

    Officer Defends His Family During Intrusion At Own Home

    Officer Defends His Family During Intrusion At Own Home
    YUKON, OK — A retired Yukon firefighter was shot and killed by a Piedmont police officer after forcing his way into the officer's home in Yukon. Police say 47-year-old Devin Nemecek was killed Tuesday by officer Jack Neumann Yukon police spokeswoman Klare Ly said Neumann returned home to find Nemecek banging on a door. Ly said Nemecek forced his way into ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +36
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