Law Enforcement

DWAI-Drugs arrest in Stow

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:44
On October 21st, 2018, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Nicholas Fagnilli, 21, of Ithaca, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
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Florence County Sheriff's Office (SC)

Law Enforcement LODD - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:24
Investigator Farrah Turner suffered fatal gunshot wounds when she and other investigators from the Florence County Sheriff's Office arrived at a home to interview a suspect as part of a...

How to multiply situational awareness using a mobile app

Police One - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 17:01

Sponsored by SalientCRGT

By Laura Neitzel, PoliceOne BrandFocus Staff

It doesn’t matter what position you hold – patrol officer, sheriff’s deputy, transit police, school resource officer, K-9 unit or other – any officer may be called into action in the event of a mass shooting or terrorist incident. Without a high degree of coordination among responders, officers may be at risk of danger not only from the suspects, but also from the chaos and confusion that such incidents are designed to provoke.

Every officer knows the importance of situational awareness to a successful outcome, but often words fall short in describing an officer’s exact position. In covert situations, spoken words can even jeopardize the mission.

An officer may try to communicate he or she is “behind the building,” but a statement made in the blur of a stressful situation can lack the clarity of detail that makes a huge difference in outcome. What does “behind the building” really mean? Ten feet or 100 yards? Directly in the middle or to one side?

Having access to a visual display gives law enforcement officers greater situational awareness so they can determine the quickest route to the target or know whether the footsteps they hear coming around the corner belong to an active shooter or another officer.

Voyager Atlas, from SalientCRGT, places 360 degrees of situational awareness into every officer’s hand so everyone can get an accurate, real-time view of an evolving situation. Several key advantages make Voyager Atlas a valuable and affordable resource for any law enforcement agency.

Real-time location sharing and mapping

Voyager Atlas provides real-time location sharing that can track the position of any officer, K-9 or vehicle with location tracking enabled on their GPS or data device. The edge-to-edge visual map display (available on any web-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone) gives a unified, comprehensive view that shows the locations of each member of the force.

Because it’s a mobile app that is easily implemented on any GPS-enabled device for any officer, the unified view does not have to be reserved for command staff – every user can know the location and movement of all other users.

By aggregating GPS location information into a common display, every user has greater control over situational awareness. Instead of a passive experience controlled by computer-aided dispatch in a command center, the officer has active control to see other officer positions at will, reducing the possibility of delay or confusion and multiplying the number of positions that can be conveyed at one glance.

Contextually enhanced situational awareness

The Voyager Atlas app can also provide relevant context, such as whether a device is plugged in and what type of movement the officer is engaged in. Because the movements of a bike officer or mounted or motorcycle patrol are different that an officer in a patrol vehicle or walking a beat, Voyager Atlas can be configured to recognize contextually appropriate movement for the user.

It can also be configured to send an alert in case of unusual activity – if an officer suddenly goes from a stationary position to a run, it could indicate a foot pursuit. If movement goes from a run to a drop, it will send an alert that there may be an officer down. With tracking enabled on the officer’s smartphone, an incapacitated officer can be quickly located.

Voyager Atlas also works with GPS enabled police radios, so even without a cellular device, an officer’s position can be identified and plotted.

Seamless transfer of location positioning

GPS is a wonderful tool for tracking and mapping to a location, but once inside a building, it loses capabilities. Within a large building like an office tower, a school or public building, it can be difficult to know whether the officer is moving down a corridor or along the edge of an auditorium, or whether he or she is concealed in a supply closet or exposed.

Voyager Atlas can be enhanced with additional capabilities to refine a position within a building by overlaying the GPS position with known building floorplans. This offers a seamless transfer of location positioning from a GPS map to a floor plan, so instead of knowing that a specific officer is somewhere on the third floor, viewers can see that the officer has exited Classroom 317 and is now approaching the door of Classroom 318.

All-around association

Voyager Atlas is also able to interact with the real world and satisfy checkpoints. For instance, a school resource officer may be required to make rounds of the building and check in at various locations with a tap of his or her phone. The Voyager Atlas app can be configured to send notifications triggered by user-defined geofencing events, navigating or tagging actions of other system assets, like security cameras and badge-controlled doors.

This can be used to demonstrate compliance with protocols that can reduce an organization’s liability, as well as provide a record of movements in the case of an incident.

User control

Contextually enhanced location sharing capabilities from Voyager Atlas can empower all users with critical information they need to make quick, accurate decisions and stay safe. The user is always in control of turning the tracking feature off or on, according to department policies or need.

There are legitimate times when an officer may wish to turn off location-sharing, such as when involved in a sting operation. Even if the user’s location sharing feature is turned off, they can still use Voyager Atlas to observe the movements of other officers without their own movements being tracked. The user can easily toggle between the on and off position anytime they want to enable or disable location tracking.

Administrators can also set up security groups and manage who gets to see what. This can extend beyond the agency to include regional information-sharing and mutual aid partners.

Voyager Atlas integrates fully with Voyager CommandTRACKER, an incident and asset management system for GPS-enabled radios that gives command staff, communications specialists and emergency operations managers with an enhanced geospatial view of resources and assets.

With Voyager Atlas, situational awareness can now include the ability to visualize exactly where every single officer is, along with context around whether the officer is walking, running, driving, sitting in their patrol car or charging their device. By putting situational awareness in the hands of its mobile workforce, law enforcement agencies can mount an even more coordinated response to critical incidents and keep officers safe.


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Rookie South Carolina Police Officer Pulls Over Mayor During First Day On the Job

Officer.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:55
New Myrtle Beach police patrol officer Amanda Johnston pulled over the city’s mayor, Brenda Bethune, on her first day working for the department Frida
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Gang Member Charged With Fatal Shooting of Boy

Officer.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:45
gang member with a criminal record stretching back nearly 10 years has been charged with ordering a shooting that killed a 2-year-old boy on the Northwest Side earlier this month, the youngest victim to die by gunfire in Chicago this year.
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Kentucky Trooper Credited With Stopping School Attack

Officer.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:36
Kentucky State Police officials said that Trooper Josh Satterly made the arrest of Dylan Jarrell through hard work and dedication.
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Gunman Accused of Killing Georgia Police Officer Shot Dead Following Two-Day Manhunt

Officer.com - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:28
Tafahree Maynard, the 18-year-old wanted in the slaying of Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney, was fatally shot by police after they found him in a shed behind a house in Snellville on Monday following a two-day manhunt.
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Calif. PD recognized for use of technology to reduce risk of pursuits

Police One - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:23

By Mike Aldax The Richmond Standard

SAN PABLO, Calif. — The San Pablo Police Department announced Monday it was recognized at the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police with a “Commitment to Excellence Award” by Starchase, LLC.

Over the past year, SPPD has been using Starchase pursuit management and GPS tracking technology to mitigate the risk of police pursuits. The technology shoots a tracking device on a suspect vehicle, often before the pursuit begins, that allows police to track the vehicle’s whereabouts and thus avoid dangerous chases through city streets.

“The San Pablo Police Department has outfitted most of our patrol vehicle fleet with this state of the art technology and it has been a great success,” police said.

Full story: San Pablo police lauded for using tech aimed at pursuit risk reduction


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ATF awards $5M for crime gun intelligence, ballistics testing

Police One - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:55

By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is awarding $5 million under the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative to encourage local jurisdictions to use intelligence, ballistics testing technology and community engagement to identify unlawfully used firearms and to prosecute those who commit violent crimes.

The grant recipients are:

Indianapolis, Indiana, $798, 866 Memphis, Tennessee, $714,055 Tulsa, Oklahoma, $800,000 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, $634,971 Detroit, Michigan, $800,000 Albuquerque, New Mexico, Police Department, $452,108 City/County of San Francisco, California, $800,000

The jurisdictions will use these awards to hire personnel to utilize the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), to purchase technology required to operate a Crime Gun Intelligence Center and ammunition for ballistics tests of recovered weapons.

Access the original announcement on Justice.gov.


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$5M for public safety justice information sharing technologies

Police One - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:40

By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced $5 million in awards for the Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) program to address precipitous increases in crime. Funding under this program is provided to help state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions enhance use of justice information sharing technology solutions.

TIPS supports Justice Department priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting law enforcement officers, including prosecutors.

According to the announcement, many jurisdictions are making significant progress toward implementing justice information sharing solutions — any hardware and software, hosted residentially or remotely, that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing and analysis of criminal justice data — to address critical gaps in crime prevention and response activities.

However, there remains challenges for the criminal justice system to respond to threats to public safety that the funding is designed to help address.

The grant recipients are:

Memphis, Tennessee, $417,224 Toledo, Ohio, $492,553 Flint, Michigan, $499,694 Houston, Texas, $500,000 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, $317,834 Boynton Beach, Florida, $465,860 Clark County Social Service, Nevada, $500,000 New Mexico Second Judicial District Attorney, $500,000 State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; $419,804 Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey, $500,000 Georgia Bureau of Investigation, $499,339

The grants to Public Safety Partnership member sites and others support state, local and tribal law enforcement departments and agencies and their partners who are fighting violent crime in jurisdictions across the United States.

Access the original announcement on Justice.gov.


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DOJ awards new ballistics technology to 22 LE agencies

Police One - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:32

By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced last week that it is awarding new ballistics technology to 22 state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide, according to Allon Georgia.

The technology is also used by the ATF as part of its National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), which compares images of recovered shell casings and firearms to help investigators identify shooters.

“By deploying equipment to these 22 law enforcement agencies, investigators will now receive investigative leads within 48 hours,” ATF Deputy Director Thomas Brandon said. “They will have new opportunities to disrupt the shooting cycle and make our communities safer.”

Sixteen agencies will receive NIBIN equipment for the first time, and six agencies will receive additional equipment to augment existing crime gun intelligence programs.


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APD makes arrest in aggravated sexual assault and evading case

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:24

Case:             18-2950326

Date:              Monday, October 22, 2018

Time:             7:07 a.m.

Location:       9300 block S IH 35

Offense:        aggravated sexual assault and evading

Arrested:       Derek Grinstead, White male (32 years of age)

This morning, Monday, October 22, 2018, APD patrol officers responded to a 911 Sex Crimes Urgent call in the 9300 block of South IH 35. An employee of a business in this shopping center was opening up the business when a suspect walked inside and directed the employee to a back room where he displayed a knife and sexually assaulted her. A male matching the description of the suspect was located in the area a short time later. When officers attempted to talk to the suspect, he ran and was caught after a short foot pursuit. Upon further investigation, it was determined that this was the suspect from the earlier sexual assault. He was arrested for aggravated sexual assault and evading. The suspect is identified as Derek Grinstead. A booking photo of him is available for release. 


  

Murder #30

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:23

Case:           18-2761355
 
Date:           Wednesday, October 3, 2018
 
Time:           5:58 p.m.
 
Location:     9133 Northgate Blvd
 
Deceased:   Dennis Stoneburner, White male, DOB 2/26/1955
 
At approximately 5:58 p.m. on October 3, 2018, Austin police responded to an urgent disturbance call at 9133 Northgate Blvd. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Dennis Stoneburner, with obvious trauma to his body. He was transported by Austin-Travis County EMS to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in serious condition.
 
According to witnesses, Dennis Stoneburner was involved in a physical disturbance during which time he sustained significant injuries. The cause of the disturbance is unknown at this time.
 
Mr. Stoneburner died on Friday, October 19, 2018. While the final autopsy results are pending, it appears that he died from trauma-related complications.
 
Homicide investigators are continuing to interview witnesses to identify multiple suspects associated with this incident. Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

APD makes arrest in aggravated sexual assault and evading case

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:21

Case:                   18-2821558

Date:                    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Time:                   7:45 p.m.

Location:             513 Vargas Rd.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, around 7:45 p.m. a female was jogging on the track at 513 Vargas Rd. when she was grabbed from behind and pulled off the track. The suspect attempted to pull down her pants. She was able to fight off the suspect and seek help. 

Suspect Description:

  • Black male
  • Mid 20s
  • Approximately 5’9”
  • Thin build
  • Curly hair 

The suspect was wearing something on his head and his mouth was described as shiny with a possible grill. A hat was found at the scene, possibly belonging to the suspect.
 
APD is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect. Please call APD Sex Crimes at 512-974-5095 with any information. 
Attached below is a composite of the suspect and the hat found at the scene.
 
 

Texas Driver Who Struck Officer Arrested and Charged with Aggravated Assault

Police Magazine - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:08

A driver—identified as 57-year-old Bonfiace Madubuko—was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a public servant after striking a Dallas officer who was working an accident scene early on Sunday.

The officer was laying down flares at the time of the incident, according to NBC News.

The driver of the Toyota Venza drove around parked patrol cars via the shoulder of the far right lane. The driver reportedly then re-entered the roadway and struck the officer.

The officer—who has not yet been named—was transported to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

 

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Crowds Welcome Home Kentucky Officer Paralyzed in Shooting

Police Magazine - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:01

According to Kentucky.com, crowds gathered late last week to welcome home a deputy with the Scott County (KY) Sheriff's Office who was mostly paralyzed in a gunfight in September.

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton said that the agency did not receive word until Wednesday that Morales would be released from a spinal rehabilitation facility in Louisville on Thursday.

Hampton called Thursday a 'mini parade" because he hopes to have a much larger event in the future.

Two days after the event, the agency posted to its Facebook page a message from Deputy Morales' family.

"Words can not express how thankful we are feeling," the family said. "The welcome home that our wonderful town, great schools, and incredible family of law enforcement had organized was the most incredible and heart warming event that we have ever seen in our lifetime.

"As the proud parents of a US Marine and Sheriff Deputy Jaime Morales, we extend our deepest heartfelt thank you to the so many people and area businesses that are helping our son. The love and respect we are receiving is overwhelming. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts," the family said.

 

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NYPD Shelves Thousands of Body Cameras After One Suddenly Bursts into Flames

Police Magazine - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:43

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An officer with the New York Police Department looked down at the body-worn camera mounted to his chest to discover that it was emitting smoke. He quickly removed it, right before the device burst into flames.

Following the incident, the department suspended use of nearly 3,000 body-worn cameras. The department said that the units have been taken out of service "out of an abundance of caution."

The department issued a statement saying, "Last night, an officer retrieved a body-cam for deployment on a midnight tour and noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal and immediately removed it. After it was safely removed, the device exploded. There were no injuries sustained. The incident revealed a potential for the battery inside the camera to ignite. The cause and scope of the defect are currently being investigated."

The department said, "Nothing is more important than the safety of our officers, and equipping the NYPD with the best equipment is a paramount priority."

 

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Kentucky Deputy in Stable Condition after Suffering Heart Attack in Training

Police Magazine - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:41

A Mercer County, KY, deputy is out of surgery and stable in the intensive care unit after he had a heart attack during an active shooter response training Saturday.

According to WTVQ-TV News, Deputy Bill Cruce dropped to the ground in the middle of the drill.

First responders present to participate in the training quickly came to Deputy Cruce's aid.

Cruce is among the agency's older deputies, having started his law enforcement career after retiring from a career as a teacher.

 

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Kentucky Deputy in Stable Condition after Suffering Heart Attack in Training

Police Magazine - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:41

A Mercer County (KY) deputy is out of surgery and stable in the intensive care unit after he had a heart attack during an active shooter response training Saturday.

According to WTVQ-TV News, Deputy Bill Cruce dropped to the ground in the middle of the drill.

First responders present to participate in the training quickly came to Deputy Cruce's aid.

Cruce is among the agency's older deputies, having started his law enforcement career after retiring from a career as a teacher.

 

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Georgia Officer Fatally Shot while Responding to Suspicious Vehicle

Police Magazine - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:38

Police in Georgia have arrested one suspect and have reportedly shot and killed another man in connection with the fatal shooting of 30-year-old officer Antwan Toney of the Gwinnett County Police Department on Saturday.

Toney and another officer had been investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle. As the officers approached the vehicle at least one person inside began shooting. Officer Toney was struck as he and the other officer returned fire. The vehicle crashed a short distance away and its four occupants fled on foot.

Police believe that 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard—who was reportedly shot early on Monday—fired the shots that killed Officer Toney. A second suspect—19-year-old Isaiah Pretlow—was charged with aggravated assault related to a separate incident following Toney's fatal shooting, according to WBNS-TV.

Officer Toney was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Toney had been with the department since October 2015.

 

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