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Albany woman arrested on Albany County Bench Warrant.

State - NY Police - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:49

Troopers and Investigators stationed in Latham arrest an Albany woman wanted on a Albany County bench warrant.

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Ohio detective wounded in shootout; suspect dead

Police One - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:22

By Justin Madden Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

PARMA, Ohio — A man died in a shootout with Parma and Parma Heights police after a traffic stop Wednesday, police said.

The 29-year-old man was shot just before 5:30 p.m. as he exchanged gunfire with a Parma police officer and a Parma Heights detective following a random traffic stop near the intersection of Stumph and Huffman roads, Parma police said.

Paramedics took the man to University Hospitals where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Authorities are withholding the man's name until relatives are notified.

Investigators said the detective stopped to help the officer when he heard the traffic stop.

The officer initiated the traffic stop by random, officials said. The license plate on the Chevrolet Impala did not belong to that car, police said.

The officer asked the driver to get out of his car. As the man got out of the car, the detective noticed a black handgun and two magazines sticking out of the man's waistband, officials said.

The officer tried to wrap his arms around the man but was unsuccessful. The man fired one shot and hit the detective in the knee and thigh area, police said.

The detective and the officer both returned fire, striking the man. It's unknown how many bullets struck the man or which officer fired the fatal shot.

Investigators took the gun as evidence.

Officials said the Parma officer has been with the force for six years. The detective has been with Parma Heights police for four years. But Parma and Parma Heights police did not identify either officer involved in the shooting by name. It's unclear whether they're return to duty, or if they'll be remanded to desk duty during an internal investigation.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.

©2018 Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland


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Pennsylvania Police Fatally Shoot Man During Traffic Stop

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:11

A police officer in the town of East Pittsburgh fatally shot a 17-year-old suspect just seconds after he fled a traffic stop late Tuesday. The car had been stopped because it matched the description of a vehicle “involved in a nonfatal shooting in a town a few miles away,” according to USA Today.

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said that during the earlier incident, the victim was able to return fire on his attackers, blowing out the back window.

The car at the traffic stop had no back window, and police found two semi-automatic handguns on the floor of the car.

 

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Trial Begins for Ex-cop Accused of Rape at Massachusetts Police Station

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:04

A former Massachusetts police officer accused of a 2016 rape in a station holding cell says the sexual acts were consensual, according to the Salem News.

The accuser, a young man who had been taken into protective custody because he was severely intoxicated, said that Officer Brian Butler led him to a closet and propositioned him for a sex act.

Prosecutor Kate MacDougall contends that this was coercion, not consent.

MacDougall quoted the young man as saying. “I was in fear because he was a police officer.

Butler was a 24-year veteran of the department when he was charged.

The trial is expected to last about a week.

 

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Traffic Fatality #29

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:53

Case:            18-1642041

Date:            June 13, 2018

Time:            11:26 p.m. 

Location:      Intersection of Springdale Road and Webberville Road

Deceased:    Michael Watson, Black male, DOB: 05/21/1980
  
The preliminary investigation shows that Michael Watson lost control of the black, 2018 Indian motorcycle he was driving northbound, on Springdale Road. He struck the west curb of Springdale Road before hitting the north curb on Webberville Road and then crashed into a utility pole. Watson was thrown from the motorcycle.
 
He was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:22 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

This is Austin's 29th fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in 30 fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were 30 fatal traffic crashes and 32 traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Murder #16

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:48

Case:          18-1530988
 
Date:           Saturday, June 16, 2018
 
Time:           8:02 p.m.
 
Location:     Redd Street/Manchaca Road (Bus Stop)
           
Deceased:    Allen (Popeye) Kiddy, White male, D.O.B. 07/22/1951
 
Arrested:     Juan Deltoro, Hispanic male, 51 years of age      

Austin Police responded to a report of a disturbance on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:02 p.m. at the bus stop located at Redd Street and Manchaca Road. The caller stated that one male was beating and kicking another. Upon arrival, officers observed Allen Kiddy injured on the ground. Austin-Travis County EMS transported Kiddy to Saint David’s while officers interviewed witnesses on scene who identified the suspect as Juan Deltoro. Deltoro, who fled, was later located by officers and questioned by detectives. He was booked into the Travis County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

At 1:13 yesterday afternoon, police received word that Allen Kiddy had died at the hospital.

The Travis County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy earlier today and ruled the death a homicide.

Homicide Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident 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. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

Juan Deltoro, age 51

Rhode Island State Police Send Stuffed Toy to 4-Year-Old New York Boy

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:43

A New York family recently wrote a letter to the Rhode Island State Police with a special request filled with a young boy’s hope, according to Fox News.

The letter arrived — fittingly — to the Barracks located at Hope Valley.

The Ketcher family had been travelling on I-95 in the Hope State when a stuffed toy belonging to 4-year-old Will fell out the window of their vehicle.

The boy’s mother suggested that he write a letter to police asking for help, never thinking the note would actually result in anything, according to a report by WPRI-TV.

“Dear Rhode Island State Highway Patrol,” the letter began. “I lost my Roger and I really want him back. Can you please find him? I know it’s hard to wake up at night, but can you please go get him and send him back? I love him.”

The boy explained further that Roger was a stuffed cheetah.

Rhode Island Highway Patrol Corporal Lawens Fevrier told WPRI that troopers looked for the toy, but were unable to find it.

Failing finding the toy, they sent Will a box containing a new stuffed cheetah, along with a letter to the boy.

“We are so sorry Roger was lost,” the letter read. “We spent days looking for him on the highway. We couldn’t find him. We did find another cheetah walking around the highway. We stopped to talk to him. He said that he was looking for a new home in the Big Apple and we thought of you. Before we sent him to you we had to make him a Cheetah Trooper. The first cheetah trooper in the history of the Rhode Island State Police.”

 

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NYU Professor Publishes Personal Information on 1,500+ ICE Agents

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:55

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Sam Lavigne — a New York University professor who associates himself with the far-left-leaning group Antifa — reportedly posted a database of personal information of more than 1,500 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees, according to Fox News.

Lavigne Tweeted that he got the information from LinkedIn.

The man posted the database to a site called GitHub, which soon thereafter removed the post.

“We removed the project because it violates our community guidelines,” a GitHub spokesperson told Fox News. “In general, we have policies against use of GitHub for doxxing and harassment, and violating a third party’s privacy.”

I scraped LinkedIn for people that work for ICE: https://t.co/MJuuyMeAal

— Sam Lavigne (@sam_lavigne) June 19, 2018

 

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NYPD Unveil New Policy to “Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests”

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:55

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said in a joint announcement that beginning in September, New Yorkers found smoking pot in public will face criminal summonses instead of arrest.

“The new policy builds on previous efforts by Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD to strike a balance on marijuana enforcement between fairness and safety,” they said in a written announcement.

According to NYPD projections, the new policy will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

New Yorkers will still be subject to arrest if they are on probation or parole, if they have existing criminal warrants, don't have identification, have a recent documented history of violence, or their smoking poses an immediate public safety risk — such as while driving a car.

Earlier today, @NYCMayor and @NYPDONeill made an announcement on marijuana enforcement in NYC that will go into effect on September 1, 2018.
➡️ https://t.co/DYLSEi96bJ pic.twitter.com/mPTBKOJniZ

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 19, 2018

 

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Burglary Microbiome Project Looks for Incriminating Bacteria in Mock Crimes

Forensic Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:53
NewsThe Burglary Microbiome Project, an ongoing study using mock crime scenes and scientific sampling of homes, residents and intruders, is underway to lay the groundwork for implementing the concept in real life, according to a group of scientists from three colleges.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Biometrics
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Virtual Case Notes: Cyberattacks on Police, Digital Evidence Held for Ransom

Forensic Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:46
NewsThe Atlanta Police Department learned earlier this year how virtual forms of evidence can not only be stolen, but wiped from existence, when ransomware attacks in March resulted in the loss of “years” of dashcam footage. And this is not the first time cyberattacks on police agencies have resulted in such losses. Staff Author: Laura FrenchTopics: Cybersecurity
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Officers help out 9-year-old’s lemonade stand after his money was stolen

Police One - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:39

By PoliceOne Staff

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — A young boy whose money was stolen had his day turned around thanks to several Minnesota officers.

On Thursday, Gracen set up a lemonade stand in a neighborhood in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and had earned $20, Fox News reports. But the boy’s fortune didn’t last very long.

Gracen’s father, Mark, told KTIS that two junior high students on bikes “drove by his stand and stole $20 out of his cup.”

“Gracen called me up and asked me if he should call the police, and I said that he probably shouldn’t bother them, but I did pray for him over the phone using the verse from Proverbs 6:31 that says whatever the thief steals, he has to pay back sevenfold,” Mark said.

Mark said he kept thinking about his son’s plight and later told Gracen to contact police to see if they could help him out. When Mark arrived home, he saw two Brooklyn Park PD cars in front of the lemonade stand.

An officer told Gracen she was going to replace his stolen $20 and gave it to his father so he could hold on to it. Another officer showed up and asked for 4 cups of lemonade and gave Gracen $5.

Mark said his son made $50 at the end of the day because of the officers. Another officer stopped by the lemonade the next day, he added.

“My wife and I were really blessed. In fact the next day another officer stopped by for lemonade, and she was out there with tears in her eyes thanking him. She couldn’t believe that people would do this for a child. I had tears in my eyes too, that it was so precious that something so little could mean so much,” Mark said.

Gracen said he plans to thank the officers by bringing cookies and a thank you note to the department.


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Video shows shootout between off-duty officer, attempted carjackers

Police One - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:36

By PoliceOne Staff

CHICAGO — Recently released video shows a shootout between an off-duty officer and two people who attempted to carjack him in Chicago.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released the video of the April incident on Wednesday, NBC Chicago reports. The video shows two armed men walking up to a car before opening the doors and pointing guns at the driver.

The driver turned out to be an off-duty Chicago officer, who opened fire while the two men were inside the car, according to WLS-TV. Another angle of the video shows the officer running past one of the gunman out into traffic as they engaged in a shootout.

CHICAGO SHOOTOUT: Two accused carjackers exchange gunfire with an officer in broad daylight. https://t.co/OV5ULOYYWv pic.twitter.com/R1OLhpit7k

— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) June 21, 2018

The suspects eventually exit on the same side, dropping a backpack from the car before running to a nearby getaway car waiting for them. The officer attempts to pursue them before calling for backup.

Police said no one was injured in the shootout.

Authorities continue to search for the suspects and ask anyone who has information to contact Chicago police.


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Hundreds protest following fatal OIS of teen captured on video

Police One - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:29

By PoliceOne Staff

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Hundreds gathered in Pittsburgh to protest the fatal officer-involved shooting of a fleeing teen that was partly captured on video.

On Wednesday evening, hundreds converged to protest the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, who was fatally shot by police on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Investigators said police stopped a vehicle Tuesday in East Pittsburgh that matched the description of a vehicle being sought in a nonfatal shooting, according to the Associated Press. An East Pittsburgh officer was taking the driver into custody when the two passengers, including Rose, fled from the scene.

A bystander filmed the confrontation, which shows the teens fleeing from the car. After three shots ring out, the teens are seen falling to the ground.

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said Rose was shot three times, and a medical examiner report said Rose died at a local hospital. The report didn’t say where Rose was struck or the cause of death.

McDonough said no shots were fired at the officer and no weapon was found on Rose’s body. Police did find two semi-automatic handguns on the floor of the car.

Pennsylvania law permits officers to use lethal force on fleeing suspects, McDonough said. It’s allowed to prevent death or serious injury to an officer or another person. It’s also permitted if the fleeing suspect has used or threatened violence or possesses a lethal weapon.

City officials said the officer, who hasn’t been identified, was sworn in just hours before the fatal shooting but had been with the department for two weeks and has eight years of LE experience. He has been placed on administrative leave, per policy, while an independent investigation is being conducted.

The driver who was taken into custody was released after officers didn’t feel they had cause to charge him in the initial non-fatal shooting.McDonough said police were confident that the car they pulled over was involved in the earlier incident, noting that a back window had been shot out.

He also said it’s too early in the investigation to say whether Rose fired a weapon in the earlier shooting.

Some took shelter - others keep on unfazed. #AntwonRose @TribLIVE pic.twitter.com/y5wPAr0kr2

— Nate Smallwood (@nsmallwoodphoto) June 21, 2018

Officers are standing by across the street from the protest, which has grown quite a bit. pic.twitter.com/JTlaVYCmob

— Megan Guza (@meganguzaTrib) June 20, 2018


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Minnesota Officers Help 9-Year-Old Recover from Lemonade Stand Robbery

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:28

Officers from the Brooklyn Park (MN) Police Department recently responded to a call that a couple of middle-school-age kids had stolen a young boy’s lemonade stand profits.

“Two junior high kids on bikes drove by his stand and stole $20,” according to local a report by radio station KTIS-FM.

BPPD officers responded to the scene with two squads, then with a third. The officers proceeded to spend about $50 dollars on fresh lemonade.

 

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Washington to Allow Non-citizens to Apply for Police Jobs

Police Magazine - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:28

In the upper northwest — as is the case in many places in the United States — local police agencies have struggled recently to find qualified applicants for open positions.

That’s why legislators in Washington State passed Senate Bill 6145, which changes the qualifications for police and firefighter jobs to include “legal permanent residents” with a clean criminal record, according to KIMA-TV.

Previously, applicants had to be American citizens.

The change will allow an estimated 260,000 people to the candidate pool statewide.

 

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Videos: Las Vegas Patrol Cars Became Ambulances During Mass Shooting

Officer.com - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:26
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released 23 videos Wednesday from the body cameras of officers as they responded to the largest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history.
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Massachusetts Trooper Hospitalized After Possible Exposure to Fentanyl

Officer.com - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:10
Massachusetts State Police trooper was hospitalized early Thursday morning after suffering a potential exposure to fentanyl during a motor vehicle stop in Barnstable.
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