Law Enforcement

Video shows robbery attempt cop allegedly witnessed, but failed to report

Police One - 3 hours 35 min ago
Author: the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

By PoliceOne Staff

PHOENIX — Officials are investigating an armed robbery attempt that a uniformed officer allegedly witnessed, but failed to report or document.

According to ABC 15, the officer was working off-duty at a local gas station on Aug. 11 when a masked suspect armed with a knife entered.

Surveillance video shows the suspect attempt to get behind the counter. The gas station owner yelled to the officer at the back of the store, and as she moved closer, the suspect fled to the door.

The suspect is seen apparently yelling back and forth with the officer before leaving. Multiple sources told the news station that the officer didn’t report the robbery attempt or write up a report. Other officers responded later and wrote up a report.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard said the officer has been reassigned to an administrative position pending an investigation. The city is offering a $1,000 reward for information that would help identify and arrest the suspect. The public should call the Silent Witness line at (480) WITNESS.

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Police: Suspect with HIV bit officer, hit 2 dogs with PVC pipe during pursuit

Police One - 3 hours 37 min ago

Author: the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

By PoliceOne Staff

COLUMBUS, Ga. — An HIV-positive suspect is in custody after police said he fled from police, attacked three cops and hit two dogs with a PVC pipe.

Quamae Otrae Bellamy, 27, was seen breaking into a person’s car Saturday, the Ledger-Enquirer reported. The owner pursued Bellamy on foot until Bellamy entered another vehicle.

Inside the car, Bellamy struck the vehicle owner’s dog with a PVC pipe several times, causing the animal’s nose to bleed. He fled again on foot into the backyard of a home where he struck another dog with the pipe.

An officer encountered Bellamy in the backyard and pulled out his TASER. Bellamy struck the officer with the pipe and the officer lost control of the device. The suspect used the less lethal tool on another officer, hitting him in the ankle. The injured officer used a different TASER and struck Bellamy in the neck and groin.

The suspect was subdued and placed in handcuffs. Police said a third officer was bitten by Bellamy while he was in the patrol car. The officer’s skin was broken.

Bellamy was taken to the hospital where officials discovered he was HIV positive. It’s unclear if the officer who was bit was treated.

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Violence in US Rises for Second Straight Year

Forensic Magazine - 3 hours 42 min ago
NewsViolent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.Contributed Author: Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
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Aaron Hernandez Had Severe CTE; Daughter Sues NFL, Pats

Forensic Magazine - 3 hours 45 min ago
NewsFormer New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday.Contributed Author: Jimmy Golen, Associated PressTopics: Forensic Psychology
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2 Puerto Rico officers drown in Hurricane Maria floodwaters

Police One - 3 hours 50 min ago
Author: the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

By PoliceOne Staff

AGUADA, Puerto Rico — Two Puerto Rico police officers died after their patrol vehicles became trapped in Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters.

Agents Angel Lorenzo-Gonzalez and Hector Matias-Torres were completing a 24-hour shift Thursday as a part of hurricane response and rescue efforts, ODMP reported.

As they were attempting to return to the police station, their patrol vehicles became trapped in the high waters. Their cars were washed into the Culebrinas River where officials recovered their bodies the next day.

Lorenzo-Gonzalez served 21 years with the Puerto Rico Police Department. Matias-Torres served 22 years with the department.

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SP Livingston - Clermont man arrested for Sexual Abuse and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

State - NY Police - 4 hours 43 min ago
Clermont, New York – September 23, 2017, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Keith E. Pierson, age 23, of Clermont, NY, for Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, a Class D Felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.
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SP Livingston - New York State Police and the Town of New Lebanon seek public assistance in identifying burglary suspects

State - NY Police - 4 hours 51 min ago
New York State Police and the Town of New Lebanon seek public assistance in identifying burglary suspects.
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Help Truck struck while assisting Troopers at an accident scene on St -104 in Irondequoit.

State - NY Police - 5 hours 28 min ago
This morning at approx 7:14am, Troopers Irland, Lander & the NYSDOT Help truck were onscene at a 1 car crash blocking the w/b left lane of ST-104 near Goodman St in Irondequoit when 38 year old Desi A. Floyd of Rochester failed to observe the emergency vehicles and failed to reduce his speed in time striking the rear end of the Help truck. The HELP truck operator was in the driver's seat but was not injured. Mr. Floyd was treated by Ridge Culver fire and ambulance for a laceration to his hand but refused further medical treatment. 
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First Large Scale Study of Cocaine Users Leads to Breakthrough in Drug Testing

Forensic Magazine - 5 hours 30 min ago
NewsScientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. This new breakthrough, published in Clinical Chemistry, comes as a result of the first large scale study of cocaine users and could pave the way for the detection of a range of other Class A substances.Contributed Author: University of SurreyTopics: Toxicology
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Wednesday Open House Scheduled at Wayne County Multi-Purpose Group Home

State - NC Police - 5 hours 37 min ago
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, in conjunction with the Methodist Home for Children, will host an open house at the Wayne County Multi-Purpose Group Home in Goldsboro to celebrate its repair and reopening following damages incurred during Hurricane Matthew.

Trump, Cops and the NFL

Law Officer - 5 hours 40 min ago

First and foremost, let’s get this out of the way.  Everyone, everywhere in the continental US, has the right to protest anything and everything they choose to protest.  AND….everyone else, including President Trump has the right to tell the protesters to kiss our a$$.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s move on to facts or, more importantly, lack of facts behind the protests of the oppressed millionaires.  Here are the facts as they state them:



Exactly.  Colin Kraperwhatever won’t debate.  He won’t answer questions.  Seattle’s number 72, a name that will not be mentioned in this column, never provides facts.  His brother, another NFL player claimed that he cried when he saw the video of 72 being handcuffed.  That’s it.  That’s all that happened.  He ran.  He got caught (which is a joke in and of itself).  He was detained.  He was let go.  Absolutely none of what he claimed happened was in any video presented.  And trust me, there were like 6,000 videos in that casino.

When your movement/protest is based on lies, you lose.

Remember hands up don’t shoot???  You have zero credibility.

Bullethead will tell you what no one else will.  It’s all LIES, LIES and more LIES.

Take this article that tries to center the focus on the police and away from Trump and the military.  They claim that minorities face a disproportionate amount of force as compared to non-whites.  Although study after study proves that statement wrong, including studies using FBI and Department of Justice statistics.  And before you get all crazy, these stats come from President Obama’s DOJ.  Trump’s numbers won’t be out until well after the end of the year.

But why bother doing what’s right and telling the truth?  The article also quotes number 72 as comparing his experience with police to Trayvon Martin.  It’s certainly not the first, and it won’t be the last statement to blame police for what happened to Martin.  He wasn’t killed by a cop.  He wasn’t killed by a white male.  And he himself was not innocent.  And as far as 72’s brother goes, the entire New England area cried tears…of joy when you bolted for Green Bay.  You were a total bust.

During the week, some celebrities have stated a desire to replace President Trump with Kim Jong Un.  Let’s think about that for a minute.  If this was North Korea, and those players refused to stand for the national anthem, would we be dealing with a president simply calling them out?  OR….would we have all witnessed every one of these players lined up at midfield and assassinated as well as those who refused to stand and applaud said massacre?  He wouldn’t even have let us do the thumbs up, thumbs down thingy that Emperor Comedus did.  I didn’t observe any cops billy clubbing any of these players in the back of the head today.  I didn’t see any on field police or military even mean-mug any of these nitwits.  Again, show some facts.  Think this through.  Or keep proving that this is all about agenda and false narratives.

The MSM is playing you.  Every last one of you.  They make you think that you’re making a difference.  But you’re not.  Since ole’ Krappy started his emmm..krap, what has changed?  Police shootings haven’t budged one bit.  How is that possible in this day and age when cops are being scrutinized and second guessed and video taped at every encounter no matter how petty?

Can you imagine the drama if we have a camera on every NFL player at all times?

Could it be that their use of force is in fact justified?  That’s not to say all use of force situations are justified.  Bullethead will call out scumbag cops everyday of the week and twice on Thanksgiving.  And therein lies a major problem with this nonsense.  For years, police have come to terms with and have fully accepted the sins of the past.  But we’re not gonna continue to be beat up by the same folks that demand Americans not hold DACA members responsible for the crimes of their parents.  But in the same breathe, tell us that we own stuff that happened anywhere from 50 years ago up to the beginning of time.

If everyone is a racist, then no one is a racist.  If everyone is a nazi, then no one is a nazi.


Oh…and PS… for all Pete Carroll’s pre-game virtue signaling, his team got wrecked by Tennessee.  Don’t let the final score fool you.  It was a whooping.  And the game naturally ended with number 72 starting a fight, classy guy that he is.  But I understand, everyone knows that Tennessee has the most racist offensive line or something like that (sarcasm).

Oh, and then you got the notoriously cheating head coach of Pittsburgh letting the world know that he and his team would not emerge from the tunnel until after the national anthem was over.  They then proceeded to lose to Chicago, a team that is as bad as it’s home city’s crime rate.

Then you got Baltimore who was joined on the sideline by their famous retired double murderer, kneeling arm in arm.  They got annihilated by Jacksonville.  Yep…you and me both forgot that Jacksonville still had a team.

Notice a pattern?  Karma holmes!!!

Bullethead has spoken.

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California Lawmakers Look to Free Older and Younger Inmates

Forensic Magazine - 5 hours 42 min ago
NewsTo ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state’s older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.Contributed Author: Don Thompson, Associated Press
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Capital Sexual Battery Arrest

Jacksonville (FL) Police - 5 hours 45 min ago
JACKSONVILLE, FL (September 25, 2017) - On Saturday, September 23, 2017 suspect Charles Brown was arrested for Capital Sexual Battery.  The suspect confessed to sexually battering a child and there are concerns of other outstanding victims.  Several years ago, the suspect was a choir director at Murray Hill United Methodist Church located at 4101 College Street and taught mid-teens to adults.  It does not appear he had unsupervised direct contact with the youth programs, but was active in church functions.
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Chicago Welcomes Fall With 37 Shot Over Weekend

Law Officer - 6 hours 9 min ago

Chicago greeted the first official weekend of the fall season with bloodshed as more than three-dozen people were shot in the city.

Since the start of 2017, at least 473 people — including three this past weekend — have been shot dead in the city, according to data collected by the Chicago Sun-Times.

A total of 37 people were shot from 7:30 p.m. on Friday through approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The city has recorded more than 507 homicides so far in 2017.


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California Police Chief Defends Officer's Actions in Shooting Death - 6 hours 12 min ago
Tensions flared at the site where Huntington Beach police officer shot and killed a man.
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Officer Fired Shots After Laser Dot Appears On Uniform

Law Officer - 6 hours 17 min ago

Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects after an officer fired shots Saturday night in response to the appearance of a laser point on his uniform and shots fired at him.

In a statement, Philadelphia police said the incident occurred in the 2300 block of N. 13th Street as two 22nd District officers responded to a complaint of a cell phone theft.

As the officers conversed with the complainant in his vehicle, two unidentified black males allegedly approached the car from behind. One of the officers noticed a “laser dot” on his uniform that appeared to be indicative of a firearm with an attached laser sight, police said.

The Philly Voice reports that both officers reported hearing multiple gunshots and retreated north on 13th Street. When one of the officers fell to the ground, investigators said he drew his gun and fired six shots in the direction of the two men.

Officials said both men fled the scene on foot and there were no signs that either of them was struck by police gunfire.

Nearby the scene, investigators recovered a firearm magazine containing six .380 caliber cartridges.


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Rookie St. Louis Cop Interrupts Burglary In His Home

Law Officer - 6 hours 22 min ago

A man who broke into an off-duty officer’s home early Saturday and found the rookie’s duty weapon shot at the officer before leading police on a chase.

The officer returned fire with a personal weapon in the home, but neither man was hit, according to court documents.

Sallie Bradford, 30, of the 3700 block of Hoffmeister Avenue has been charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, burglary, stealing and resisting arrest by fleeing.

Sources say that at about 12:12 a.m. Saturday, the officer was returning to his home on Clifton Avenue in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood when he noticed a white BMW pull in front of him and a man get out of the car.

The officer took his duty bags and other work equipment inside his apartment and went back outside to move his car. When he returned to his apartment, the same man who had gotten out of the white BMW was standing inside and holding the officer’s duty belt, sources said.

The duty belt had the officer’s duty weapon, a 9 mm Beretta, in it. The officer told Bradford he was a police officer, and the man removed the officer’s gun from the belt and fired one round at the officer, according to court documents. The officer fired back with his personal weapon, but no one was hit.

The man then ran back to his BMW, with the officer’s duty weapon, and took off. Police then pursued the car for about four miles. It crashed into a tree at Bellerive Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, according to court documents.

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Officer Takes Man to Get License Updated - 6 hours 28 min ago
A police officer in Montebello took at 92-year-old man to get his driver's license updated when he needed to get some banking done.
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Sheriff Says He Will ‘Burn’ Ravens Merchandise After They Kneel

Law Officer - 6 hours 30 min ago

Harford County (MD) Sheriff Jeff Gahler said in a Facebook post Sunday that he will get his Baltimore Ravens merchandise “ready for the burn” after several players took a knee during the national anthem during the team’s match-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

Sheriff Gahler went on to call the NFL an “embarrassment and said “people wonder why I am on strike.”

Many of the Ravens players as well as players on the Jaguars kneeled during the United States anthem, but stood for “God Save The Queen,” the British national anthem.

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NYPD Coins Raise Money for Domestic Violence Victims - 6 hours 39 min ago
Police are often called to scenes of domestic violence and now they're trying to help victims in a new way.
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