Law Enforcement

Carrie Underwood donates $10K to injured Okla. officer

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:13

By PoliceOne Staff

HASKELL COUNTY, Okla. — Country music star Carrie Underwood has donated $10,000 to an officer who was critically injured in a rollover crash in Oklahoma.

Tulsa World reports that on Feb. 11, Checotah Assistant Police Chief Justin Durrett was injured when the truck he was driving ran off a road. The officer suffered multiple neck fractures in the wreck.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help raise money for the officer. According to the page, Durrett, a 13-year veteran of the Checotah PD, has no feeling from the chest down.

Underwood, who grew up in Moskogee, Oklahoma, is a childhood friend of Durrett and grew up in church together, according to KOMO News. The singer donated the money to the GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $15,000 as of Wednesday with a goal of $20,000.

Durrett remains in the ICU, but is progressing everyday, according to Inside Edition.

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10 ways to lose police lawsuits

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:09

Author: Force Science Institute

“I wish every cop could get sued in federal court before you hit the street, because you would change the way you do things.”

That’s police attorney Bruce Praet speaking, a former LEO, a defender of officers and agencies in legal actions for more than three decades, and co-founder of Lexipol, the prominent policy advisory and risk-management consulting organization for law enforcement that’s active nationwide.

In the last year, Praet has defended eight lawsuits against police in federal courtrooms and has won them all, but he’s seen plenty of obstacles to victory that agencies and officers throw in their own path because they don’t understand important factors in winning civil litigation.

Based on his experience, he recently presented a Lexipol-sponsored webinar on 10 Ways to Lose Police Lawsuits.

“I had a tough time narrowing it down to 10,” he says, “because there are probably at least a hundred.”

The topics he chose range from the pitfalls of failing to record the statements of “non-witnesses” of use-of-force events to the cost of refusing to offer quick, on-scene cash settlements to persons unintentionally victimized by police mistakes.

He also addresses such hot-potato issues as social media posts, pre-report video viewing, properly characterizing the mentally ill in reports and photographing injured suspects.

Here’s a summation of the “most critical” ways Praet believes officers and agencies sabotage themselves before they walk into the civil courtroom:

1. Failure to know policy.

Too often, Praet says, “Cops have the attitude, ‘Why would I look at the policy manual unless I’m either studying for promotion or about to get disciplined?” But many civil trials involve policy issues, and failure to know specifics can prove at least embarrassing if not disastrous.

He cites this witness-stand exchange from a recent dog-bite case:

PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY: Isn’t it true, officer, that you can only use that amount of force that’s necessary to overcome resistance?

OFFICER: Yes, sir. That’s correct.

“Wrong!” Praet declares. That department’s policy actually permits only the amount of force “that reasonably appears necessary,” a significant distinction.

“When some seasoned attorney cross-examines you, unless you’re really up to speed on policy, your [imprecise] memory is not going to serve you,” Praet says.

(Later the officer quoted above said he’s going to get a tattoo: “RAN,” for “Reasonably Appears Necessary.”)

2. Failure of officers/agencies to keep training updated.

A lot of POST boards require mandated annual training updates, Praet points out, and “mandated training may give you certain immunities” in the legal arena. “But Murphy’s Law says that the one time you are delinquent in your training is the time you’re going to get sued. They’re going to go back in your records and see that you were supposed to have training” but didn’t, and then you have problems.

He cautions strongly against miserly economies on the part of departments, citing one agency that “cancelled its [Lexipol] Daily Training Bulletins to save a nickel” – and is now involved in “a multi-million dollar lawsuit” with heightened vulnerability to a significant payout.

Issuing and keeping an up-to-date file of training bulletins “can be priceless in court,” Praet says.

3. Failure to review video before statements.

Praet emphatically favors officers viewing video of their involved incident before writing a report or giving a statement. He cites the video-related Supreme Court case of Scott v. Harris (550 US 372) from 2007 as supporting his position.

“Don’t conform your report or statement to what’s in the video, but know what exists,” he advises. This is important because an officer’s memory may include inaccuracies due to stress-related sensory distortions that occurred during the encounter. It makes the strongest case, Praet believes, to see the video and then address any discrepancies in your initial account of what happened.

“Your report,” he says, “is going to be the script for the case down the road.” You want it to be as accurate and comprehensive as possible. “Ten minutes spent reviewing video can save you thousands of dollars later.”

He recommends video review “not just of shootings but of nickel-and-dime arrests” as well. He recalls a drunk-driving case in which the officer skipped checking the dash-cam recording before filing his report. He wrote that the defendant had told him to “Go fuck yourself” during the arrest, and insisted on the witness stand that this was an accurate quote.

The arrestee’s attorney started to play the video and told jurors to raise their hand when they heard those words. Of course they never did because the expletive was not on tape. “What an idiot the cop looked like,” Praet says.

4. Failure to record witness interviews.

Just writing up what witnesses – and alleged non-witnesses – say is no longer enough, Praet insists. “A lot of witnesses change their stories, some inadvertently, some intentionally. All of a sudden what you quoted in your police report turns out not to be what they testify to on the stand.

“I would love to say we’re living 50 years ago when people trusted cops and their reports, but now you know your written word carries no weight.” If today’s “iPad jurors” don’t see it or hear it, “it’s immediately subject to suspicion. [So] if a witness goes sideways on you, it’s a whole lot more persuasive if you have audio or video” of what they told you initially.

Use your body cam or dash cam to capture their words, he suggests. And make certain to include non-witnesses – people who insist they “didn’t see what happened” – in this documentation.

“Non-witnesses can be more important than eye-witnesses,” Praet says. “Six months later when a plaintiff’s attorney gets out there and finds [non-witnesses], it could be a different story when they suddenly become eye-witnesses with some BS story,” Praet explains. “You can do nothing to refute them unless you have them on tape.”

5. Failure to voluntarily share “state-of-mind” information.

Officers sometimes think they’re protecting themselves after an OIS by providing only a compelled statement for administrative review and not cooperating with criminal investigators who want to document the officer’s state of mind at the time of the incident. Praet’s “strong advice”: “Unless you’ve murdered somebody outright – and know you did – by all means give a voluntary statement to share your critical state of mind with criminal investigators.”

If a suspect was wielding a cell phone that you mistook for a weapon and you don’t explain your perspective of the encounter, investigators “are going to go with the prima facie evidence – and the prima facie evidence is that you shot an unarmed man and there’s no evidence why you did it,” Praet explains.

Waiting 24-48 hours “to come down from the adrenalin high” is fine, he says, but ultimately not cooperating is high-risk.

In recent months, “more than a dozen cops in California have been criminally prosecuted for on-duty uses of force,” Praet says. “The one common denominator was a refusal to give a voluntary statement to criminal investigators. DAs under political pressure punt to the grand jury, and cops are getting indicted for that one reason.”

6. Failure to “clean up” injured suspects before photography.

Bloody pictures of suspects injured by police don’t help your civil case in court, Praet says. If the suspect looks “all bloodied up,” be ready to add “a couple of zeros to the amount” you’ll pay.

For one thing, “When a person gets injured as a result of contact with you, your primary concern is first aid.” Taking photos while the subject is drenched in blood looks as if his injuries are not being tended to and appears “cold and callous.”

Also, blood can exaggerate wounds. Scalp injuries can bleed profusely, for example, so what’s really a small cut may look like major damage because of blood flow.

When possible, “let EMS treat him and clean him up, then take your pictures,” Praet advises. Focus closely on the actual injury. “Get him to smile for the camera, if you can.” And don’t include piles of bloody gauze.

On the other hand, “If a cop gets injured,” Praet adds facetiously, “throw a bucket of blood on him!”

7. Failure to avoid posting comments on social media.

“Plaintiffs’ attorneys are profiling cops on social media,” Praet says, and any lawyer suing you is going to check out what you’re posting.

Praet is currently working on a case that involves a suspect’s death that occurred proximate to use of a CEW. The plaintiff’s attorney checked the involved officer’s Facebook and found a post in which the officer described himself as “the only cop on my department who’s ever killed somebody with a Taser.”

“That’s what the plaintiff’s attorney got, courtesy of our cop,” Praet laments.

Everything you post “is out there in the public domain,” he warns. And courts have held that anything you post even on your personal devices that is work-related “is all on the table” in a lawsuit.

One officer took a photo of a 16-year-old girl who’d been decapitated in an auto accident. He sent it to his “closest friends on his agency.” Inevitably, it got forwarded around – and ended up landing in the in-box of the dead girl’s parents. “For the first time, they saw their daughter without a head.” Cost for that indiscretion: $2.4 million.

As an LEO, if you’re participating in social media, in Praet’s opinion, “you’re out of your mind.”

8. Failure to appreciate unique stresses of civil court.

No matter how many times you’ve testified against suspects in your local criminal court, stepping into federal court in a civil case is a whole different experience.

“There is nothing more stressful in your career than having the word ‘Defendant’ in front of your name,” Praet says. “When some experienced civil-rights attorney starts cross-examining you on every minute detail of something that happened three years ago, you are a fish out of water. You’re not getting cross-examined by the public defender who couldn’t get hired by the DA’s office.

“And when the jury goes into the jury room to determine your fate that is the definition of stress.”

To survive and thrive in that atmosphere, “you need to know your case inside and out – and practice” testifying and being ruthlessly cross-examined with your attorneys, Praet says.

9. Failure to frame mental health encounters to your advantage.

With an ever-increasing possibility of officers landing in a civil suit involving a mentally ill subject, Praet suggests modifying the language typically used to describe encounters with bizarre human behavior.

“The naked guy jumping on the hood of a car might be mentally ill,” but he might also be drugged up or intoxicated, Praet says. He believes that somebody acting “crazy” should be referenced in dispatches and reports not just as a “possible mental-health subject” but also “possibly under the influence of drugs.”

Adding the drug potential “allows your attorney to bring in toxicological results” at trial, Praet explains. Jurors tend to look less sympathetically on illegal drug users and more favorably on officers trying to deal with them, he says. But the possibility of drug involvement “has to be [recorded as] part of your state of mind at the time. If not, it doesn’t get admitted as evidence.”

Likewise, including in your report any negative past experience or knowledge you had of the suspect as part of your state of mind may allow your attorney to introduce information that otherwise would likely be suppressed, such as a long rap sheet, Praet says.

10. Failure to pay cash on the spot for inadvertently causing harm.

Occasionally, police make mistakes – a K-9 bites the wrong person, SWAT raids the wrong house, you crash into a civilian’s car as you race to a call without lights and siren. “One-hundred percent liability!” Praet declares.

His solution: 24/7 there should be someone in your agency or the DA’s office who’s authorized to make a prompt cash payment of $500 to $2,500 to the wronged individual.

These signed settlements are being “consistently upheld in state and federal courts,” he says. “They are so successful.” Clients following this approach “are saving millions of dollars, plus they’re making friends for law enforcement.” People who’ve been mistakenly injured generally “don’t want to sue you if you step up to the plate and take care of their damages,” ideally within the first 24 hours.

Otherwise, he believes the risk is well-illustrated by a case in which a K-9 during an area search bit a nonthreatening homeless man sleeping behind a Dumpster. The officer involved apologized and had the victim happily locked in to accepting an on-scene cash settlement.

But when the officer contacted the prosecutor to get $500 for the victim, the DA refused, saying the man had to follow procedures by filing a formal claim and waiting for it to be evaluated. “Six months later,” Praet recalls, “the guy had an attorney. The city ended up settling for $50,000.”

Could an unsuccessful attempt at reaching an impromptu settlement be used against you in court?

No, Praet says. “Settlement offers and negotiations are one-hundred percent inadmissible in court in any subsequent civil proceedings. It doesn’t hurt you at all to try.”

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Va. officer finds kangaroo in parked car

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:09
Author: Force Science Institute

By PoliceOne Staff

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — A Virginia police officer found an unlikely occupant inside a car parked on the side of the road.

WTVR reports that Martinsville Officer Chase Bennett spotted a vehicle on the side of a road last Tuesday and pulled up behind it to check up on the driver. When he approached the vehicle, he was surprised to see a kangaroo inside.

The driver, Laura Steere, told the officer she was OK and that she was checking on her kangaroo, according WDBJ. The officer couldn’t resist snapping a photo with the animal.

“His ears got me the most. His ears were just kinda flopping out,” Officer Bennett said. “Who’s going to say no to seeing a kangaroo?”

Steere said she was on her way home to Infinity Acres Ranch, which is an exotic animal ranch that offers educational programs.

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To quote Officer Bennett, “You just never know what could "jump" off in police work...”

Posted by Martinsville VA Police Department on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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LAPD mulls new body cam video release policy

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:04

Author: Force Science Institute

By PoliceOne Staff

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission discussed a proposal Tuesday that would change the LAPD’s policy on releasing police videos.

KNBC-TV reports that the proposal would reverse the LAPD’s current policy of not releasing videos except under court order. Board Vice President Matt Johnson, who helped craft the bill, said the measure would increase transparency and strengthen “the bonds of trust between the LAPD and community we serve.”

Under the proposal, videos shot during critical incidents, including shootings, in-custody deaths and other major events, would be released within 45 days. The policy would apply to body cameras, in-car video, police facility surveillance, footage captured by UAS, and even video filmed by third parties that’s in the PD’s possession.

The bill also states that videos could be withheld from the public under certain circumstances, such as to protect confidential sources or integrity of an investigation. The police chief and two selected commissioners would decide on whether to delay the release of videos.

If the chief and two commissioners vote unanimously to delay, the video would be held from public release for 14 days. The decision would be revisited every 14 days after and also be presented to the Police Commission, which could overrule the subcommittee's decision.

The bill was discussed on Tuesday, but the board will likely to vote on the proposal during its March 13 meeting.

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RI State Police Colonel Ann C. Assumpico Receives Patriot Award for Support of Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve

State - RI Police - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:00
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, has been awarded the Patriot Award for "contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force." This honor is bestowed by...
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Opioids dangers force police to abandon drug field tests

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:44
Author: Force Science Institute

By Jim Salter Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — The dangers of opioids are forcing police to change the way they test drugs found during traffic stops or arrests.

For decades, officers have put suspected drugs in liquid-filled vials. If the liquid turns a certain color, it's supposed to confirm the presence of cocaine, heroin or other narcotics.

But some large law enforcement agencies have recently abandoned the routine tests out of concern that officers could be exposed to opioids that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Even a minute amount of the most potent drugs can cause violent illness or death.

Police are instead sending suspected drugs to crime laboratories.

Field testing has been banned by the DEA, state police in Oregon, Arizona, Michigan and Missouri, and several big-city departments, including New York and Houston.

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Police: Off-duty Md. LEO killed while intervening in domestic dispute

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:43

Author: Force Science Institute

Associated Press

BRANDYWINE, Md. — Authorities say an off-duty police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in suburban Maryland.

Prince George's County police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a press conference Wednesday that Officer Mujahid Ramzziddin (RAM-zeh-dinn) responded to the request for help and was confronted by a man who shot him with a shotgun.

[NEW] Photo of Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, who was shot and killed in his community today while trying to protect a woman involved in a domestic dispute.

— Anna-Lysa Gayle (@ABC7Annalysa) February 21, 2018

Stawinski said the shooter fled the scene in a vehicle and was later shot and killed by two county police officers.

The department says the initial shooting occurred Wednesday about 10:30 a.m. in the Brandywine area, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of the nation's capital.

Stawinski credited Ramzziddin, a married father of four, with saving the life of the neighbor who sought his help.

Our fallen hero is Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin. He was assigned to our Special Operations Division, Harbor Unit. He served his community for 14 years.

— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) February 21, 2018

With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot

— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) February 21, 2018

Btwn 30 and 50 officers on scene on Chadds Ford Rd in a Brandywine quiet neighborhood where officer lost his life.

— Megan Cloherty (@ClohertyWTOP) February 21, 2018

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State Police are looking for a missing Wayland teenage girl

State - NY Police - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:44
On February 19, 2018 at approximately 9:28 a.m., the New York State Troopers from the Wayland barracks received report of a missing person by the name of Kathleen Miller AKA Valerie Angel Amato, described as a white female, 17 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 130 pounds.
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Two Albany men arrested in connection with UPS thefts

State - NY Police - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:06
On February 13th, 2018, Daniel Williams, age 28, and Robert Williams, age 26, both of the City of Albany, were arrested on warrants for felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree, and Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor. 
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Trump says more must be done to protect children

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:06

By Catherine Lucey and Matthew Daly Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously.

The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will come to the late afternoon "listening session," along with people from groups representing Sandy Hook and Columbine survivors. The goal is an "open discussion on how we can keep our students safe."

As the surviving students advocate for more action on guns, Trump wants to show that he has been swayed by the school shooting in Florida and was willing to listen to proposals. Still, Trump, a strong and vocal supporter of gun rights, has not endorsed more robust changes sought by gun control activists.

Television personality Geraldo Rivera dined with Trump at his private Palm Beach club over the weekend, describing him as "deeply affected" by his visit to see survivors. In an email, Rivera said he discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with Trump.

"At our dinner at Mar-a-Lago I presented the Juvenile Assault Weapons Ban idea," said Rivera. "He took it under advisement, and further suggested strongly that he was going to act to strengthen background checks."

On Tuesday, Trump directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.

"We must do more to protect our children," Trump said.

In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump indicated he wants to strengthen the background check system, but offered no specifics. Trump said: "Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!"

Asked at a press briefing Tuesday if Trump was open to reinstating a ban on assault-type weapons, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said White House officials "haven't closed the door on any front." She also said that the idea of raising the age limit to buy an AR-15 was "on the table for us to discuss."

Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat and leading advocate for tighter gun controls, said Trump's directive suggested the president was aware of fresh energy on the issue and called it a sign that "for the first time" politicians are "scared of the political consequences of inaction on guns."

A bipartisan legislative effort to ban bump stocks last year fizzled out. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced in December that it was reviewing whether weapons that use bump stocks should be considered illegal machine guns under federal law.

Under the Obama administration, the ATF had concluded that bump stocks did not violate federal law. But the acting director of the ATF told lawmakers in December that the ATF and Justice Department would not have initiated the review if a ban "wasn't a possibility at the end."

The Justice Department had not made any announcement regarding its review when Trump on Tuesday signed a memorandum directing the agency to complete the review as soon as possible and propose a rule "banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns."

Reacting to Trump's memo, the department said in a statement that it "understands this is a priority for the president and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process. We look forward to the results of that process as soon as it is duly completed."

A day earlier, Trump sent another signal he had been swayed by the Parkland shooting and the dramatic calls for action in its aftermath. A White House statement said Trump was looking at a bill that would strengthen federal gun background checks. On Wednesday, he will host parents, teachers and students at the White House for a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

The president was moved by a visit Friday with Florida victims in the hospital and is trying to work on solutions, said a person familiar with his thinking who sought anonymity to discuss internal conversations.

Among the steps sought by gun control advocates: closing loopholes that permit loose private sales on the internet and at gun shows, banning assault-type weapons and passing laws to enable family members, guardians or police to ask judges to strip gun rights temporarily from people who show warning signs of violence.

The Parkland shooting also has prompted the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature to take a fresh look at gun control legislation, although so far GOP leaders are refusing to endorse calls to ban assault rifles. Still, the discussion of some types of gun control legislation is a dramatic turnaround for Florida, which has earned the nickname the "Gunshine State" for its gun policies.

The federal background check bill was developed in response to a mass shooting last November in which a gunman slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church. It would penalize federal agencies that don't properly report required records and reward states that comply by providing them with federal grant preferences. The measure, which is pending in the Senate, was drafted after the Air Force acknowledged that it failed to report the Texas gunman's domestic violence conviction to the National Criminal Information Center database.

The GOP-controlled House paired the background checks bill with a measure making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. The concealed carry measure, a top priority of the National Rifle Association, would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons.

Murphy said any attempt to combine background checks with concealed-carry provisions would significantly jeopardize the chances of passing bipartisan reform of the background checks system.

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Charges Dropped in Violent Sex Assault Case Due to Contaminated DNA Sample

Forensic Magazine - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:03
NewsThe victim of a violent kidnapping and sexual assault from 2008 is still seeking justice in her case after the Austin Police Department's DNA lab mishandled the evidence in her case.Contributed Author: Sally Hernandez, KXANTopics: Crime Lab
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NYPD Special Victims Hunting for Rapist of 12-Year-Old

Forensic Magazine - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:55
NewsDespite DNA evidence and surveillance footage of the attack, no arrests have been made in the rape of 12-year-old in the Bronx on Feb. 24, 2015. As the anniversary nears, the NYPD Special Victims Division detective on the case is pleading for anyone with information to send a tip through the Crime Stoppers website or call the hotline.Contributed Author: Colleen Long, Associated PressTopics: Unsolved
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Officer fatally shot in Md. shooting

Police One - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:46

By PoliceOne Staff

BRANDYWINE, Md. — A Maryland police officer was fatally shot while attempting to help a woman threatened in a domestic disturbance.

The officer was intervening in a domestic disturbance Wednesday when the suspect shot him in Prince George’s County, according to WTTG-TV. The suspect reportedly took the LEO’s gun and led police on a pursuit before being shot and killed by authorities.

WRC-TV reports that the officer died of his injuries after the shooting. Prince George’s County police confirmed the officer’s death on social media.

With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers.

— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) February 21, 2018

Authorities didn’t release the officer’s identity.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the officer was on-duty at the time of the incident. Authorities are continuing to investigate the situation.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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Off-Duty Maryland Police Officer Shot and Killed While Helping Neighbor - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:43
Off-duty Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin was shot and killed Wednesday morning while helping a woman next door in an incident of domestic violence.
Categories: Law Enforcement

Maryland Police Officer Shot and Killed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:43
A Prince George’s County police officer was fatally shot in Brandywine on Wednesday, and the suspect was shot and killed by responding law enforcement.
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Video Released in Justified Kansas Police-Involved Shooting - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:30
Dashcam video released Tuesday by Johnson County law enforcement officials shows in detail how the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old John Albers unfolded on Jan. 20.
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Henrietta man arrested on marijuana charges

State - NY Police - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:23
On February 19, 2018, the New York State Police in Rochester arrested Marcus D. Bazinet, a 24 year old Henrietta resident, for marijuana possession.
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Rochester man arrested for Criminal Posseesion of a Controlled Substance 3rd and 7th degress

State - NY Police - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:19
On February 19, 2018, the New York State Police in Rochester arrested Tyshaun D. Lenear, age 19, from Rochester, for Narcotics possession. 
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Rochester man stopped for speeding and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

State - NY Police - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:13
On February 20, 2018 just after 2:00 a.m., the New York State Police in Rochester arrested Eric J. Heiligenthaler, a 31 year old Rochester resident, for DWI when he was observed speeding at 78 mph on I-490 near Culver Road in the city of Rochester. 
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