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Dog park gets 'amazing reception' in Havre de Grace
Havre de Grace elected officials are hailing the new K-9 Cody Dog Park, unveiled this past week by the community center off Lagaret Lane, as a major success. The new park got an "amazing reception," given that it was a soft opening, with many people in attendance over the weekend, Mayor Bill Martin...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Dog German Shepherd Dog Constable Picnic Councillor Police dog Law enforcement City council
Wrong-way fleeing driver charged in fatal crash
WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) - A driver has been charged after authorities say he refused to stop for police and went the wrong way before crashing into another vehicle, killing one person. Citing jail records, news outlets report 36-year-old Donald Hornsby Wright II of Hanceville is charged with murder in 67-year-old ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Law enforcement agency Alabama English-language films Law enforcement Birmingham Alabama Law Law enforcement agency powers
Another officer out in SF Bay Area police sex scandal
LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - A police officer in the city of Livermore under investigation in a sex scandal that has ensnared several Northern California law enforcement agencies has resigned. Livermore police Chief Michael Harris announced the resignation on Thursday. Harris says the officer was put on administrative leave June 14 ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Police Law enforcement agency Constable Federal Bureau of Investigation Police officer Law enforcement California Human sexuality
Avon police sergeant admits having a beer before drunken-driving arrest (video)
An Avon police sergeant arrested on drunken-driving charges told a state trooper he had a beer before the Labor Day traffic stop. Watch video AVON, Ohio -- An Avon police sergeant arrested on drunken-driving charges told a state trooper he had a beer before the Labor Day traffic stop. Sgt. George A. Ruple, 37, of North Olmsted, told the trooper in a conversation captured on dash cam video that he had one beer about an hour before the traffic stop . The trooper later replied, "I don't believe you had one beer," and placed Ruple under arrest. Ruple on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and driving outside of marked lanes. Avon Municipal Court Judge Darrel Bilancini granted Ruple limited driving privileges to attend work and doctors' appointments pending the outcome of the case. Previous coverage: Avon police sergeant granted limited driving privileges after drunken-driving arrest A state trooper stopped Ruple's car about 2:17 a.m. Monday on Kinzel Road near Stoney Ridge Road in Avon. The video shows Ruple performing field sobriety tests. He walks a straight line, placing heel to toe, and holds one foot off the ground while counting to 27. The trooper can be heard telling Ruple he pulled him over because he went left of center and he was traveling faster than the 25 mph posted speed limit. After Ruple is handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car, what appears to be an Avon police SUV drives by. An unidentified officer then gets into the driver's seat of Ruple's car and drives away. Ruple was taken to the Sheffield Police Department for testing and released to another adult, a state patrol sergeant said. The 12-year veteran of the Avon Police Department has taken off from work since the incident. It's unclear when he will return to work. Ruple is due back in court Sept. 20. Avon police will decide whether Ruple will face discipline once the case makes its way through court. If you wish to discuss or comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section. Like Chanda Neely on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter: Follow @ChandaNeely // !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
64 points by The Plain Dealer | Sergeant Arrest Crime The Trooper Judge Road Policing Unit English-language films Law enforcement
Baltimore County police, prosecutors seek access to Korryn Gaines' private Facebook messages
Police and prosecutors in Baltimore County are seeking Korryn Gaines' private Facebook messages and other account information as part of an investigation into her shooting death by police – a move an attorney for her family says is wrong. Documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show a county detective...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Mark Zuckerberg Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Facebook Police Sheriff Criminal Investigation Department United States Law enforcement
Police: Alleged serial rapist arrested
Multi-agency effort arrests man suspected in crimes dating back to 2011        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Police Law enforcement agency Crime Wayne County Michigan Metro Detroit Constable Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dearborn police: Alleged serial rapist arrested
Multi-agency effort arrests man suspected in crimes dating back to 2011        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Police Law enforcement agency Crime Wayne County Michigan Metro Detroit Constable Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation
Nathan Deal calls for 20 percent pay raises for state officers, more police training

3341 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Police Georgia Law enforcement Georgia State Proposal Casey Cagle Police officer
Police department posts warning about Zika in meth

1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Police The Police Community policing Constable Law enforcement North Carolina Crime prevention London
State lawmakers, ACLU consider legislation to regulate police surveillance
State lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are considering legislation that would regulate police surveillance programs — and require public disclosure — after the Baltimore Police Department ran a secret aerial surveillance program over the city for months. The head of the city's delegation...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Surveillance Crime Privacy Police Constable Law enforcement Security Crime prevention
Forrester, Gatsas spar over National Guard and drug crisis in WMUR debate
Sparks flew at Tuesday’s WMUR/Union Leader Republican gubernatorial candidates’ debate when state Sen. Jeanie Forrester suggested Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas didn’t know what law enforcement was doing in his own city to stop the drug crisis.For weeks, Forrester has been advocating for the use of the...
5 points by Concord Monitor | Police Law enforcement agency United States National Guard Global warming John E. Sununu New Hampshire Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation
Commissioner Davis avoids answering questions on secret surveillance program
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis declined on Tuesday to say why he never disclosed an aerial surveillance program used by his department to capture hundreds of hours of footage of wide swaths of the city in recent months. Davis said the "purpose of the press conference" where he was asked...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Surveillance Elijah Cummings The Wire London Civil liberties Law enforcement
Paris terror suspect to face anti-terrorism judge for interrogation
PARIS — The only surviving suspect in last November’s attacks on Paris is set to face an anti-terrorism judge for interrogation, after refusing past questioning in frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his prison cell. A helicopter circled over the Palace of Justice in central Paris as a car believed to be carrying Salah Abdeslam...
7 points by New York Post | Law enforcement Video camera Prison Penology Camera Closed-circuit television Prison cell Mass surveillance
Police say investigations into Babul Aktar’s wife taking right direction
Police claim their investigation into the murder of the decorated officer Babul Aktar’s wife Mahmuda Aktar Mitu is going ‘in the right direction’.
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Review of Minnesota police department includes traffic stops
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal assessment of the Minnesota police department involved in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile will include a look at traffic stops. The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has outlined the goals and objectives for its assessment of the St. Anthony Police ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Constable Law enforcement Community policing United States Department of Justice Police officer Police brutality London
PHA residents become PHA cops amid 41% drop in Philly public housing crime

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Police Constable Police officer Police brutality Law enforcement Crime Security Community policing
Philadelphia police officer charged with abandoning starved dog in a trash bag

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Police Law enforcement Crime Wissahickon Creek Law enforcement agency Constable Law enforcement and society Sheriff
Jeff Blashill on goaltending and special teams' role in win
Coach Jeff Blashill credits goaltending and special teams for Saturday's shootout victory over Washington.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Law enforcement
Two men in their 40s shot in Baltimore
A gunman on the west side of downtown fired into a fleeing car Friday night, striking a man in the shoulder, in one of two non-fatal shootings the Baltimore Police Department said Saturday are under investigation. The 47-year-old driver reported to an area hospital around 12:15 a.m. Saturday and...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Criminal Investigation Department Detective English-language films Baltimore Police Department Crime Baltimore Law enforcement
Man dies after he was run over in southeast Las Vegas store parking lot
The man may have been sleeping in the Smiths parking lot located at 4965 E. Sahara Ave., the Metropolitan Police Department said.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sheriff Criminal Investigation Department Death Autopsy Police London Law enforcement English-language films
10 Texas departments belatedly file reports on officer-involved shootings
In the last two weeks, 10 Texas police departments rushed to belatedly file reports on fatal officer-involved shootings as required by a ground-breaking 2015 state law. Two weeks ago, the Houston Chronicle and the American Statements published stories about how those reports – which law enforcement agencies must  submit to the Texas Attorney General's office when an officer is shot or shoots someone else – had not been filed by a dozen departments in accordance with state law. The stories are part of an on-going series on the shootings of unarmed Texans called Point of Impact. Just two reports on fatal shootings remain missing as of Feb. 16. All shootings occurred since Sept. 1, 2015, when the reporting requirement took effect.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Sheriff Constable Law enforcement agency Law enforcement Report Texas State
Robbers caught on camera stealing pain pills from Brooklyn store
Cops are searching for a pair of burglars caught on camera breaking into a Brooklyn supermarket and stealing boxes of pain meds.
28 points by Daily News | Brooklyn New York City Theft Robbery Burglary Law enforcement English-language films Surveillance
Norristown day-care teacher charged with sexually abusing girl, 3

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Police Crime Assault Criminal law Criminal justice Francis of Assisi Law enforcement Prison
In 2016, crime in San Diego drops to rates comparable to the late 1950s to early 1960s
San Diego’s crime rate last year was the second-lowest in 47 years, city officials said Tuesday. The rate of violent crime dropped by nearly 5%, the lowest in four decades. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman credited police-community partnerships and focused crime-fighting for the positive trend. The...
524 points by Los Angeles Times | Crime Criminology Constable Police Violence Crimes City council Law enforcement
NYPD plans 23,000 body cams. Number on streets now: 0
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police plan to put body cameras on all 23,000 of its patrol officers by 2019, an ambitious effort that would dwarf all others across the country.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New York City Police London Manhattan Constable Queens New York City Council Law enforcement
Citizens' academy in Towson offers inside look at how police operate
As a participant last year in the Baltimore County Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy Program, Towson resident Wesley Wood played the role of a law enforcement officer during an active shooter simulation. The exercise got his heart pumping a little bit, Wood said. The program is designed...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Joppa Road Towson Maryland Constable Law enforcement Baltimore County Maryland Sheriff Use of force
Police want man suspected of robbing women at west Las Vegas taco shop
The man is suspected of robbing three women in the wee hours of Jan. 11 at a Roberto’s Taco Shop located at 3399 S. Durango Drive, police said.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Criminal Investigation Department Las Vegas Nevada Nevada Firearm Las Vegas metropolitan area Crime Law enforcement Hoodie
Report on MSU sex assault probe could come next week
MSU announced Thursday that campus police are investigating allegations of sexual assault by three student-athletes.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Michigan State University Lansing Michigan East Lansing Michigan Police Crime Criminal justice Michigan Law enforcement
University police departments say community tactics are working
“Community policing isn’t a program -- it’s a philosophy and mindset.”       
342 points by USA Today | Police Law enforcement Constable Community policing Crime prevention Law enforcement agency Police officer Police brutality
Adams County coroner identifies 50-year-old man fatally shot by Commerce City police
Adams County authorities have identified the 50-year-old man who was fatally shot by Commerce City police early Monday after authorities say he pointed a handgun at officers.
11 points by The Denver Post | Police Sheriff Firearm Legal professions Law enforcement Law enforcement agency Law enforcement and society Adams County Colorado
Explosive combination: Drunken arsonist causes havoc at fireworks shop (VIDEO)
Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged from China of a drunken arsonist setting a fireworks shop alight, leading to an inevitable explosion and massive blaze. Read Full Article at RT.com
202 points by Russia Today | Surveillance Closed-circuit television National security Shaanxi Crime Mass surveillance Law enforcement Crime prevention
Philly Police Implementing First Tattoo Policy
Want to avoid being part of a social media firestorm? Start covering up. That's the gist of a new policy the Philadelphia Police Department has crafted for police officers who have tattoos and other forms of visible body art.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Police Law enforcement agency Constable Tattoo Body modification Law enforcement Internal affairs Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special needs teen goes missing in the Bronx
A special needs teenage girl was declared missing today after being seen leaving her family’s home early Tuesday morning, police say. Zaahira Farouk, 18, who lives with a form of autism, was reported as missing on Tuesday after last being seen leaving her home in the Morrisania section of the Bronx around 5 a.m. Farouk...
71 points by New York Post | Manhattan Police procedural New York City Law enforcement Bronx Community Board 3 Special needs Jeans The Bronx
Legislation to strengthen police hiring background checks falters in committee
Legislation to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to find out how police applicants performed in previous jobs at private employers stalled in a senate committee this week on a party-line vote.
15 points by The Denver Post | Police Constable Law enforcement agency Sheriff Law enforcement United States Senate Security Gendarmerie
Las Vegas police warn of parking lot scams targeting the elderly
The Metropolitan Police Department is warning the public of a recent string of parking lot scams targeting the elderly in the northwest valley.
469 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Victim Parking space The Victim Parking lot Hood Parking Law enforcement Hood
‘Nerves are raw’ on NU campus after drugging, sex-assault reports
No victims had yet come forward, and the university had been made aware of the assaults from 'third parties,' an NU spokesman said.
27 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Northwestern University Sexual assault Fraternities and sororities Law enforcement University Rape Crime
Anjem Choudary Is Sentenced to Prison for Promoting ISIS
Mr. Choudary, one of Britain’s best known Islamist activists, and an associate, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, were both sentenced on Tuesday to five and a half years in prison.
1821 points by The New York Time | Police Caliphate Crime Islam Law enforcement agency City of London Abu Bakr Law enforcement
Should MSU be leading Dr. Nassar criminal investigation?
Experts, attorney question impartiality; the university insists there’s no conflict.        
32 points by Detroit Free Press | Police Law enforcement agency Criminal Investigation Department Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation Michigan State University Prosecution Crime
West Baltimore drug boss sought to kill police cooperators, new indictment alleges
In August 2015, authorities say a "street lieutenant" for Brandon Pride's west side drug operation got caught with 52 bags of heroin. The lieutenant, 43-year-old Jason Summers, offered to cooperate with police, and later that night helped officers arrest another member of Pride's operation with...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Law enforcement agency Murder Police Heroin Surveillance Law enforcement Illegal drug trade Homicide
Swedish veteran cop rants about immigrant crimes on Facebook, ignites nationwide row
A Swedish police investigator triggered a media tsunami with a Facebook post linking violent crimes with immigrants. Peter Springare received an outpouring of support from fellow officers and common Swedes, as well as some accusations of racism. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | Crime Police Assault Crimes Criminal law Sweden Misdemeanor Law enforcement
Livonia police find car of man missing since January 12
Joe Glacken remains missing and Livonia police continue to ask for the public's help in locating him.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Pickup truck Chevrolet Silverado Police Trailer Crime Law enforcement Truck Criminal justice
Gun advocates arrested carrying rifle into police station
Police and Michigan open-carry group condemn action as irresponsible and reckless.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Firearm Police Constable Gun Handgun Police brutality Police officer Law enforcement
Suspect sought in man’s shooting in east Detroit
Police: Victim was waiting for a ride early Jan. 28 in the 15000 block of Houston Whittier when he and suspect argued        
-2 points by The Detroit News | English-language films Law enforcement Kwame Kilpatrick Police Security Crime Surveillance Victim
Armed men in tactical vests arrested at Dearborn PD
The men allegedly walked into the Dearborn Police station wearing tactical vests and armed with an AP-14 and handgun        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Police Firearm Constable Camera Officer Assault rifle Sergeant Law enforcement
Clark County coroner IDs victim of fatal stabbing
The man fatally stabbed Saturday night during an alleyway fight in the central valley has been identified as 57-year-old Patrick Kelly O’Brien.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Stabbing Law enforcement English-language films Death Las Vegas Nevada London Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Penetrating trauma
Gun advocates arrested carrying rifle into Dearborn police station
Two men streamed video of their tense confrontation with officers in the lobby of police headquarters        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Police Firearm Police brutality Gun Police officer Law enforcement Constable Totalitarianism
UC Berkeley blames violent 'black bloc' protesters for 'unprecedented invasion'
They dressed “like ninjas” and marched onto UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza like a paramilitary force armed with bats, steel rods, fireworks and Molotov cocktails, officials say. The scheduled appearance Wednesday of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was still two hours away, but it was precisely...
2306 points by Los Angeles Times | University of California Berkeley Police Sproul Plaza University of California Law enforcement agency Robert Gordon Sproul Free Speech Movement Law enforcement
Midtown bomb scare rocks Houston early Super Bowl Sunday

11 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Law enforcement agency Houston Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation Automobile Internal affairs Dog
Unsolved murder stirs fears in Detroit’s Midtown
The shooting and the recent slaying of Wayne State University police Officer Collin Rose has stunned those in Midtown.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Police Wayne State University Constable Crime Law enforcement Midtown Detroit Sheriff
With one arrested, Baltimore police still seeking suspect in casino garage shooting
Baltimore police have released video and are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a double-shooting that occurred last weekend at the Horseshoe Casino parking garage. Police previously announced one arrest in the shooting, which injured two 21-year-old men. Roosevelt Oneal,...
5 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Victim English-language films Law enforcement The Victim Arrest Police Surveillance