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Oklahoma City Police Officer Fatally Shoots Deaf Man Holding Pipe

Officer.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:00
An Oklahoma City police officer is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man holding a pipe Tuesday night.
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Stand-Down For Homeless Veterans

Sheriff - Hillsboro County (Tampa, FL) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 03:10
Stand-Down for Homeless Veterans is an event to bring community services and support to one location.
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SP Jamestown - Frewsburg man charged with animal neglect

State - NY Police - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:33
On September 20th, 2017, the New York State Police arrested Thomas Wallace, 26, of Frewsburg, for two counts of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals/Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance. 
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Mich. trooper dies in motorcycle crash

Police One - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:03

By Ann Zaniewski Detroit Free Press

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Michigan State Police are mourning the loss of a trooper who died this morning in a motorcycle crash.

Tpr. Timothy O’Neill, 28, was on patrol at 7:45 a.m. when the crash occurred near the intersection of Wolverine Boulevard NE and Belding Road NE in Plainfield Township, according to state police officials.

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We are saddened to report Tpr. Timothy O’Neill has passed away, as a result of injuries sustained in an on-duty...

Posted by Michigan State Police on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another vehicle was involved, said Michigan State Police First Lt. Michael Shaw. No one else was injured. The crash is under investigation.

O’Neill joined the state police in January 2014. He served his entire career at the Rockford Post.

O'Neill was to be married Oct. 7. He is survived by his mother, father, brother, sister and fiancée.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the death of one of our own, Tpr. Timothy O’Neill,” Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP, said this afternoon. “I ask that you please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.”

Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted this: "His loss will be felt throughout our state & my thoughts & prayers are with Tpr. O’Neill’s family, friends & the @MichStatePolice community."

In a news release, state police officials thanked the law enforcement officers and emergency responders who went to the scene, as well as staff at Spectrum Health Butterworth.

©2017 the Detroit Free Press


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IN Inmate Escapes Handcuffs, Attempts to Strangle Deputy

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:15

A 26-year-old inmate at Miami Correctional Facility in Indiana faces a charge of attempted murder after police say he escaped from handcuffs and tried to strangle a Decatur County deputy who was driving him from a court hearing.

Joshua Stam was being transported back to the prison on Aug. 30 after a court appearance in Decatur County, according to an Indiana State Police press release.

Police said as the transport car approached the prison, Stam was able to free himself from the handcuffs he was wearing and attacked Decatur County Sheriff’s Department Transport Officer David Weakley, reports the Kokomo Tribune.

Stam choked the officer and attempted to take his department issued handgun from the holster, police said.

As the inmate was getting the upper hand on the officer, a passerby witnessed the struggle and alerted two Indiana Department of Correction auto maintenance employees, who were working in a nearby building.

Police said the two employees ran to the officer’s aid, stopping the attack and preventing Stam from escaping.

After the altercation, Officer Weakley was transported to a Peru hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said he has since been released.

 

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Video: St. Louis Officer Accused of Posting Meme Calling BLM 'Domestic Terrorists'

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:11

VIDEO: St. Louis Officer Accused of Posting Meme Calling BLM 'Domestic Terrorists'

The St. Louis Police Department (SLMPD) is investigating one of their own because of a Facebook meme that calls Black Lives Matter protesters "domestic terrorists." The meme also shows the wording "the Klan with a tan."

The officer reportedly posted the meme as a comment on a woman's post explaining why she participated in the past weekend's protests. The comment has since been deleted, reports KMOV.

Lisa Clancy said she saw the comment on her Facebook post about attending a protest for Anthony Smith.

SLMPD have confirmed they are investigating this person, who is indeed an officer, but they will not comment further at this time.

 

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Video: CA Officer Stabbed, Suspect Killed

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:59

VIDEO: CA Officer Stabbed, Suspect Killed

A Chula Vista, CA, police officer who was stabbed in the face several times Tuesday night fatally shot his attacker, reports KGTV.

Two officers got a call from a resident on Melrose Ave. who said a man threw a piece of concrete the size of a baseball at his head around 9 p.m.

The officers determined the man was at a home on Monterey Ave. and went to the address at 10:25 p.m., police said.

A woman opened the home's front door to the two officers.  The man began assaulting the first officer, police said, and they scuffled.

Police say the man stabbed the officer up to half a dozen times in the head and face. The officer fired several times in self-defense, police said.

At least one shot hit the man, who died on his way to the hospital.  Chula Vista PD identified him as 27-year-old David Scott.

The second officer and the department chaplain, who was on a ridealong, were able to assist the injured officer. He was taken to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. He did not require surgery and is expected to recover.

 

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Sessions Says 'Sanctuary Cities' Undermine Law's Moral Authority

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:35

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law."

He made the comments a day after the Trump administration appealed a judge's ruling blocking its efforts to withhold money from the cities, reports the Associated Press.

Sessions, speaking to law enforcement officers in a sanctuary city in the sanctuary state of Oregon, urged officials who have decided that local police should not cooperate with federal immigration agents to reconsider those policies.

As he spoke, protesters lined the streets outside the Portland field office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Their chants could faintly be heard inside the room where Sessions appeared.

Sessions said the federal grant money that U.S. cities receive are not an entitlement, and cannot be given to sanctuary cities that he said frustrate efforts to reduce crime.

"Rather than reconsider their policies, these sanctuary jurisdictions feign outrage when they lose federal funds as a direct result of actions designed to nullify plain federal law," Sessions said.

 

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Fentanyl Bust Was Largest In NYC History, Officials Say

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:26

Two combined federal and local narcotics investigations in recent weeks netted the largest haul of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl in New York City history, disrupting what officials said Monday were retail drug operations trafficking throughout the metropolitan area, reports amNY.

In raids conducted between Aug. 1 and Sept. 5, investigators seized more than 140 pounds of pure fentanyl, as well as 75 pounds of fentanyl mixed with heroin. Large amounts of heroin and cocaine were also seized in the raids.

Investigators with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the NYPD Queens Narcotics squad and the office of city Special Narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan, took part in the raids.

“The sheer volume of fentanyl pouring into the city is shocking,” Brennan said in a statement. “It’s not only killing a record number of people in New York City but the city is used as a hub of regional distribution for a lethal substance that is taking thousands of lives throughout the Northeast.”

The combined street value for the drugs was estimated at $32 million, officials said.

In a statement, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said the seizures were a “milestone” in the fight against fentanyl.

 

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St. Louis Mayor Decries Police Officers' Chant to Protesters

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:20

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says it wasn't acceptable for police to chant "Whose streets? Our streets!" on Sunday after clearing out protesters and onlookers in the city's downtown, reports the Associated Press.

The mayor decried the chant during a news conference Tuesday. Officers in riot gear were heard chanting after making arrests when an organized protest ended and vandalism ensued. The chant is one that protesters commonly use.

Krewson says police are under a lot of stress but "that's not an excuse."

Krewson also says it was "inflammatory" for interim police Chief Lawrence O'Toole to say that "police owned" Sunday night.

 

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WI Inmate Accused of Trying to Strangle Deputy

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:55

A career criminal already facing homicide and armed robbery charges is now accused of attempting to strangle a deputy at the Dane County Jail in Wisconsin, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

While in full restraints, Curtis J. Langlois, 37, attacked the female deputy while being escorted by her and two other deputies back to his cell after a visit Monday, according to a news release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

According to the release, the four were in an elevator when Langlois became agitated toward the female deputy, shouting and threatening her life before he began to struggle with all three deputies, the release said.

He eventually was able to get his handcuffed hands around the female deputy's neck and began choking her until the deputies regained control.

Langlois is being held in segregation and is facing new charges of battery to a law enforcement officer, strangulation and resisting, according to the release.

 

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Charge Dropped for Army Corps Employee in SC Deputy's Death

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:31

Charges have been dropped against a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee in the death of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy thrown from a boat during a training accident.

Attorney Beattie Ashmore tells The Associated Press reckless homicide by boat charges were dropped Monday against his client, 37-year-old Joseph Jess Fleming.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources charged Fleming last month in the June 1 death of 30-year-old Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy Devin Hodges.

State prosecutors tell local media they can't prosecute because of a statute precluding the state from prosecuting a federal law enforcement officer for state infractions.

 

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California Governor Overturns Parole Of Cop Killer

Law Officer - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:43

California Governor Jerry Brown has overturned a parole board’s recommendation to release a man convicted of masterminding a 1984 armed robbery that resulted in the death of a Los Angeles police officer.”

Hau Chan is serving a life sentence for murder after being convicted of orchestrating a 1984 armed robbery at a jewelry store in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles that led to a shootout with police.

Officer Duane Johnson was shot and killed during the gun battle and another officer was injured.

CBS2 reports that two suspects were also killed during the exchange of gunfire.

 

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Michigan Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Police Magazine - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:11

The Michigan State Police report that Trooper Timothy O’Neill has died as a result of injuries sustained in an on-duty motorcycle crash this morning.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the death of one of our own, Trooper Timothy O’Neill,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “I ask that you please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.” 

O’Neill was on patrol on his department motorcycle at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning when he was involved in a crash in Plainfield Township. No one else was injured, and the crash remains under investigation.

O’Neill, 28, enlisted with the MSP in 2014. He has served at the Rockford Post his entire career. 

O’Neill is survived by his mother, father, brother, sister and fiancé. He was set to be married in October.

 

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Michigan State Police (MI)

Law Enforcement LODD - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:05
Trooper Timothy O'Neill was killed in a motorcycle crash, in Plainfield Township, at approximately 7:45 am. He was riding his department motorcycle when he was involved in the crash near the...

Michigan State Trooper Dies From Motorcycle Crash

Law Officer - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:00

A Michigan State Police trooper died in the line of duty Wednesday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids.

Trooper Timothy O’Neill of the MSP Rockford Post was on patrol riding a department motorcycle around 7:45 a.m. when he was involved in a crash near the intersection of Wolverine Boulevard and Belding Road in Plainfield Township.

Trooper O’Neill, 28, joined the state police in January 2014 and graduated with the 126th Trooper Recruit School.

He is survived by his parents, a brother, a sister and his fiance, whom he was planning to marry on October 7.

 

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Crime Victims Compensation Commission Honors Longtime Chair Dick Adams

State - NC Police - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:49
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

For the first time since it was created in 1987, the state’s Crime Victims Compensation Commission soon will have a new chairperson. Dick Adams, who has chaired the Commission for the past 30 years, retired after today’s quarterly meeting.

Search Warrant in the Village of Waverly results in arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree

State - NY Police - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:48

On September 20, 2017, members from the NYSP CNET Southern Tier, Troop "C" Uniform and BCI, SIU – Binghamton, Tioga County Sheriff's Office and the Waverly Police Department executed search warrants at 125 Providence St., 132 Broad St., and 460 Broad St., Apt. 210, all in the Village of Waverly in Tioga County, NY.

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Michigan State Police Trooper Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Officer.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:30
Michigan Trooper Timothy O'Neill succumbed to injuries following an on-duty motorcycle crash.
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