Law Enforcement

Lawsuit: Man Convicted After Mother Rejected 'Dirty Cop'

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:09
NewsA Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit was targeted because his mother rebuffed a homicide detective's sexual advances and was convicted after a bogus police investigation, according to a lawsuit.Contributed Author: Heather Hollingsworth, Associated PressTopics: Exonerations
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Deputies Searching For Thief With Distinguishable Tattoo

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:07
The suspect is seen in surveillance photos.
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Trump Administration Steps in to Kill Police-reform Plan

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:06
NewsThe Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it’s seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation’s third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago’s 12,000-officer police force under close federal court supervision.Contributed Author: Michael Tarm, Associated PressTopics: Police Procedure
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Emergency Response Nonprofit Team Rubicon Uses BaronThreatNet.com

Officer.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:05
Will provide BaronThreatNet.com’s technology to aid disaster response teams
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State Police in Bath arrest woman for Criminal Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Material in the 2nd Degree (a class “A” misdemeanor).

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:58
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Bath barracks announces the arrest of an Alpine woman regarding an ongoing investigation into the production, distribution, and sale of methamphetamine in Steuben County.
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Weedsport man gets arrested for DWI.

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:54
On October 12, 2018, Troopers out of SP Auburn arrested James McIntosh, 46, of Weedsport, New York for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08%, possession of an open container, operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone and moving from the lane unsafely.
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BI Inc.: 40 Years of Innovation in Offender Monitoring Technology

Officer.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:48
BI is known within the correctional industry as the first to provide electronic monitoring. Today, the company is known for its breadth and depth of products and services, offering more than a dozen systems
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Wolcott woman gets arrested for UPM.

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:47
On October 12, 2018, Troopers out of SP Wolcott arrested Angela M. Janes, 18, of Wolcott, New York for unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding.
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Wolcott woman gets arrested for CPCS.

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:42
On October 11, 2018, Troopers out of SP Lyons arrested Shelby L. Abrams, 21, of Wolcott, New York for criminal possession of a controlled substance.
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Newspaper Says Turkey Has Audio of Saudi Writer's Slaying

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:39
NewsTurkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.Contributed Author: Zeynep Bilginsoy and Jon Gambrell, Associated PressTopics: Mobile Forensics
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Troopers investigate fatal accident in Campbell

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:38
On October 14, 2018, at approximately 4:27 P.M., the New York State Police at Painted Post investigated a car vs. motorcycle fatal accident on ST-415 in the Town of Campbell

 

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Pair arrested for Possessing a Stolen Car

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:36
State Police report the arrests of Christopher M. Montgomery Jr. age 18, of Syracuse, NY and his seventeen-year-old juvenile passenger for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree.  
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One-car crash in Chesterfield leads to DWI arrest

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:32
On October 13, 2018, at approximately 8:48 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a one-car crash on Dugway Road, in the town of Chesterfield.
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Fatal Police Shootings More Frequent in US States With High Household Gun Ownership

Forensic Magazine - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:31
NewsU.S. states with high levels of household gun ownership have higher rates of fatal shootings of civilians by police than states with lower gun prevalence, according to a new study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Northeastern University.Contributed Author: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthTopics: Firearms
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Colo. PD's community-oriented policing project reduces shootings, assaults

Police One - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:26

By Zachary Hillstrom The Pueblo Chieftain

PUEBLO, Colo. — A determined group of Pueblo police officers and community volunteers braved the below-freezing temperatures Sunday morning and took to the streets in an effort to continue what the Pueblo Police Department’s Watch IV has been doing since March of last year: cleaning up a portion of the East Side.

The clean-up on Sunday was of a literal nature, as volunteers walked the area surrounding El Centro del Quinto Sol recreation center, picking up trash, placing it into black bags and then transporting the bags to a large dumpster.

But the figurative clean up of the area began last year, when Watch IV identified it as an ideal location to conduct a Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) project, in which officers target a specific area with high crime rates to reduce the problems and empower the community to take an active role in the safety of their neighborhood.

“Obviously, we see the whole city is needing our services, but we wanted a focal area where we could put more officers in that area, do more patrols and more traffic enforcement,” said Watch IV Officer Bryan Gonzales.

“This gets us to work cooperatively with the community, which is what we want to do.”

Watch IV chose the area on the East Side surrounding El Centro del Quinto Sol, with a southern boundary of East Fourth Street, a northern boundary of East 12th Street, a western boundary of Erie Avenue and an eastern boundary of Hudson Avenue.

Through their efforts, and the buy-in from the surrounding community, the one-year results of the project have been significant.

According to statistics provided by the Pueblo Police Department, from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 of this year, crime in the target area has been reduced in a number of different categories, including burglaries, sexual assaults and shootings.

Their data shows that burglaries decreased by 28 percent, dropping from 44 last year to just 32 in 2018; sexual assaults dropped from two to one, for a 50 percent decrease; and shootings dropped from eight last year to just one so far in 2018, for a decrease of 88 percent.

Narcotics arrests in the area, however, have skyrocketed, not because illegal drugs have become more prevalent, but because increased police presence has resulted in more drugs being found and their users and sellers being taken off the street, police said.

“That’s because of the fact that we’re contacting people more,” Gonzales said. “We’re finding more people that have drugs and we’re arresting them.”

Members of the community have seen the results of the C.O.P project firsthand.

“(The crime) has definitely gone down,” said Toby Gonzales, who’s lived on East Sixth Street for the past five years.

“When we first moved here, there was all these drugs and everything and I saw it a lot in the neighborhood, … but it’s been cleaned up a lot since they came in.”

Toby Gonzales was one of the community volunteers to aid Watch IV in their community cleanup on Sunday, and he said the cleanup, as well as the ongoing C.O.P. project, are a major benefit to the children who live in the area.

“This is for the kids ... because all the kids come to the skate park and skate, and my kids like going to the center,' he said. 'It just makes it safer for them.”

Another local resident, 62-year-old Vickie Gatlin, echoed Toby Gonzales' sentiments.

“Every little bit of help is good for my community,” Gatlin said.

“I’m all about the kids. Let’s get the kids back in their neighborhood. Riding their bicycles, on the sidewalks, and going to the skate park without them or their parents having to be worried.”

As a thank you to the community for buying into the project and taking ownership over the goings-on in their neighborhood, Watch IV hosted a community barbecue at El Centro del Quinto Sol following the cleanup, featuring free food, carnival games for kids, prizes and a youth clothing giveaway.

“We wanted to have a community barbecue to show our appreciation and show we’ve made a positive impact,” said Officer Gonzales.

“There’s a lot of people in this area who want to stand up and say we’re not going to tolerate this. … This is a great park and a great facility right here, and we want to show that these are for the children, these are for the kids and the people who want to access them for the right reasons.

'And we’re not going to tolerate the drug dealing, the prostitution, none of that,' he said. 'We’re not going to have it here.”


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State police removed thirty-two impaired motorists from the road,

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:53
State Police Troop F charged thirty-one motorists for Driving While Intoxicated and one motorist for Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs over the weekend.
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Pair arrested for possession of Marihuana and Cocaine subsequent to a traffic stop.

State - NY Police - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:47
State Police report the arrests of Matthew M. Cuda, age 58, of Utica, NY and Dennis D. Rodgers, age 36, of Utica, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd, 3rd, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd, Harassment 2nd, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd.
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National Law Enforcement Museum features stories of courage, honor and sacrifice

Police One - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:37

Author: Lauri Stevens

The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. is about stories. “Stories about courage, stories about honor, stories about sacrifice. True stories that remind us never to take public safety for granted,” Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told the crowd of assembled police professionals at the grand opening ceremony on Oct 11.

The museum, which was built by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), features immersive, interactive exhibits that allow visitors to not only learn about law enforcement but also experience some of the tasks and duties police perform every day.

“The story of law enforcement has never been told. People need to learn about and understand the role law enforcement plays in their lives and also realize that they need to work in cooperation with their police,” said Craig Floyd, founding CEO at NLEOMF, a job he’s held for 30 years.

Exhibits at the museum acknowledge the current tension between police and citizens, many touching on controversy, but presenting issues in a way intended to generate dialog and mutual understanding.

Floyd spent a good portion of opening day giving a one-on-one tour to Washington, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, who said the day was an emotional one.

“Mostly I feel relief that it’s finally open. It’s been two decades in the making. A lot of people said it would never happen,” said Newsham.

Among the highlights at the musuem:

109-seat theatre that shows an impactful movie every 20 minutes; 900 of 20,000 police artifacts on display; An interactive wall illustrating the Web of Law Enforcement – how geographically dispersed cases are linked to one another; A gallery that depicts policing in five different cities; Exhibits offering experiences to see what it’s like to be a bomb tech, a K9 officer, SWAT officer and 911 dispatcher; The Parks Police helicopter used in a 1982 rescue after a plane crashed into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.; Corrections exhibit complete with jail cell; Hall of Remembrance honors the more than 21,500 officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The development of the museum has been 18 years in the making. President Bill Clinton and the U.S. Congress authorized its establishment in 2000. With the raising of over $130 million in municipal bonds and private donations, construction began in February 2016.

The story of the law enforcement profession is powerful, complex and ever-changing and finally has a home to call its own in Judiciary Square in our nation’s capital, a fact not lost on DC’s hometown police chief.

“Nothing could make me happier than to know that people all across our country finally have a place to learn about what we do and who we are,” said Newsham.

The National Law Enforcement Museum is located at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. For opening hours and more information, click here.

Time-lapse movie shows the construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Video courtesy of EarthCam.


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