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Douglas County deputy responsive but remains in “very” critical condition after shootout
The Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot last week during a shootout with a supposedly suicidal man remains in "very critical condition" in intensive care at Parker Adventist Hospital but is responsive, officials said during a Friday news briefing.
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‘It Finally Clicked That This Wasn’t an Exercise’: Report Recounts San Bernardino Shooting
A previously undisclosed report chronicles in vivid detail the shootout that killed Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the actions of the police and the massacre itself.
1170 points by The New York Times | Police SWAT Constable Law enforcement agency San Bernardino California Officer Undercover San Bernardino County California
Videos show violent arrest of Murrieta man who police say tried to grab an officer's gun
A surveillance video shows a Murrieta police officer approaching a young man at the register of a CVS Pharmacy and trying to talk to him. Within seconds, the two begin to push and pull each other until the man runs toward the door.  The officer catches up to the 22-year-old and wraps his arm around...
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High court grants new trial for man convicted of killing cop
BOSTON (AP) - The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a lower court decision that granted a new trial to a man convicted of the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer. Sean Ellis was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in 1995 of the shooting death ...
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IS gas canister plot spurred by group of women
A teen who pledged allegiance to IS stabbed a cop and was shot in the leg Thursday evening in a raid south of Paris        
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Discipline possible for ex-cop’s actions in Ferguson
A former St. Louis-area cop might be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters       
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DCFS investigating death of 8-month-old boy in Gresham
State child welfare authorities are investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy Thursday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
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'Knockout game' victim punched near Discovery Green
A woman leaving work downtown was punched in the face in broad daylight near Discovery Green Park Thursday evening, according to a news report. The alleged assailant was arrested by constable's deputies passing by on a routine patrol who spotted the attack, KPRC reported and a constable's office tweeted. He ran away from police but was cornered and detained.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Constable Crime Downtown Houston Attack Police Arrest Sheriff
Prosecutors to announce results of criminal probe in Bay Area police sex scandal
A months-long investigation of a scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department will come to a head Friday when the Alameda County district attorney's office is expected to announce whether criminal charges will be filed in connection with claims that officers had sex with a self-described teenage...
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SWAT team responds to man barricaded inside Parma home
The SWAT team is on the scene after a man barricaded himself inside a Parma home Friday morning, police said. PARMA, Ohio -- The SWAT team is on the scene after a man barricaded himself inside a Parma home Friday morning, police said. About 10:15 a.m., Parma police Lt. Kevin Riley confirmed the SWAT team was at a home in the area of Broadview Road and Panorama Drive. Police did not know if the man had a weapon or was holding hostages, Riley said. An emergency alert sent out by Cuyahoga County around the same time said a male was ejected from a vehicle during a crash in the 6500 block of Broadview Road. Rescuers could not get to the crash victim because of the man barricaded in the home, the alert said. Riley said he did not know if the crash was related to the standoff. This is a developing story. A reporter is en route to the scene. 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.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
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Ex-officer can be disciplined for pointing gun at protesters
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A state commission has ruled that a former police officer can be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters more than two years ago. Raymond D. Albers was a lieutenant for St. Ann police. He was working at a protest 10 days after ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | St. Louis Missouri Rifle Joseph Pulitzer Police Semi-automatic rifle Constable St. Louis Post-Dispatch Legal professions
2 found dead in rural Pittsburg County died from gunshots
BACHE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two women who were found dead in a car last month in Pittsburg County died from gunshot wounds. OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown says authorities are still interviewing people in connection with the deaths of 24-year-old Totinika Doshe Elix and ...
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He sexually abused her as a child. She became a police officer and hunted him down.
Erlis Joseph Chaisson is a serial child molester. The 47-year-old might have remained free if one 27-year-old north central Texas police officer hadn't gone far above the call of duty.
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Wife’s corpse is real, but dramatic kidnapping tale? Maybe not
The harrowing story of a Montana mom’s abduction and subsequent death 325 miles away in the state of Washington may have all been a tall tale. The FBI and local authorities on Thursday were casting doubt on the initial account of Rita Maze’s broad-daylight kidnapping at a rest stop on Interstate 15 near Helena, Mont.,...
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Barricaded suspect arrested by Boulder SWAT following domestic violence report
The suspect in a domestic-violence call was arrested Friday morning after refusing to come out of their residence, prompting the Boulder SWAT team to respond to the scene.
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Man cleared in pot case over alleged cop lying now charged in hit-and-run
A man who was cleared of marijuana charges after police were accused of lying about his arrest has now been charged in a hit-and-run crash in Morton Grove that killed a Chicago woman. Authorities said Joseph Sperling, 26, of Glenview, was driving a black Lexus at a high rate of speed on Aug. 26...
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As Chicago killings surge, the unsolved cases pile up
The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four...
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Officials: Police chief shoots himself after suspension
Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot and killed himself in the police department’s parking lot        
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Paris gas canister suspect linked to Islamic State
One of the seven people arrested in connection with gas canisters found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris allegedly pledged allegi...       
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Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are expelling the families of suspected Islamic State members from their homes as the jihadist group loses ground, raising fears of communal violence if people seek to settle old scores.
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After mass shooting, San Bernardino endures a surge in deadly violence
The sound of gunfire and sirens drew about a dozen people out of their homes on San Bernardino’s west side one recent Wednesday night. A beat-up Honda sat in the street — a small cross dangling from the rearview mirror, two bullet holes in the door. Rescue workers pulled Alejandro Herrera, 28,...
6220 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Constable Gang Homicide Murder Terrorism City Los Angeles
Two men injured in separate shootings late Thursday in Cleveland, police say
Detectives are investigating a pair of shootings that left two men injured late Thursday in Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Detectives are investigating a pair of shootings that left two men injured late Thursday in Cleveland. No arrests have been made in either incident, police said. A 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh about 8 p.m. on Broadway Avenue near Morton Avenue. The man received treatment at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The victim was urinating next to a dumpster when he noticed an unknown man standing next to him with a gun. The unknown man shot the victim after a brief struggle, police said. Investigators have not offered a motive for the shooting. A 20-year-old man was shot several times just before 9:30 p.m. on Parkgate Avenue near East 105th Street, police said. A witness said five unknown men held the victim at gunpoint before shooting him. The five men then ran off, the witness told police. Detectives are still investigating what led to the shooting. Cleveland EMS took the victim to University Hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately available Friday morning. If you'd like to comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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The Latest: Council hands control of police over to sheriff
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a Mississippi police chief (all times local): 7:35 a.m. The city council in a Mississippi town where the police chief shot and killed himself has turned control of the police department over to the sheriff's office. The Sun ...
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Man dies in shootout with police at West Memphis motel
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused in a Tennessee slaying was shot to death during a gunbattle with police at a West Memphis motel. Shelby County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Dunbar says Ricardo Tenorio died early Friday after the shootout at a Days Inn ...
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Police: Man shot while driving on SB Lodge in Detroit
The man was driving around 12:20 a.m. when he heard shots and exited at the Livernois exit on the city’s west side       
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Pittsburgh police alter policy over calls handled by phone
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh public safety officials have reversed course and will scale back a new policy that had clerks taking some crime reports over the phone rather than dispatching a police officer. Police Chief Cameron McLay last month issued an order prohibiting officers from appearing in person to handle ...
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LAPD honors officers for their bravery and, for the first time, their restraint
Los Angeles Police Officer Danielle Lopez and her partner were driving to a South L.A. jail when they spotted a man in the middle of the street pointing an assault rifle at other cars. The officers jumped out and drew their guns. “Drop the gun!” Lopez remembers shouting at the man. “Drop the gun!”...
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Paris suspect linked to Islamic State
One of the seven people arrested in connection with gas canisters found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris allegedly pledged allegi...       
7 points by USA Today | Notre Dame de Paris Associated Press Crime Arrest Radicalization Police Terrorism Paris
Police: Man shot, killed after argument in north Houston
Homicide detectives are looking for tips after a 20-year-old man was killed about 7:45 p.m Thursday near an apartment complex playground at Aldine Bender and Lee Road in north Houston.
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Frantic woman calls family from trunk of car before death
HELENA, Mont. — A terrified Montana mother called her husband from the dark trunk of a moving car to say she had been overpowered at a highway rest stop and didn't know where she was.The call set off a frantic search by her family and law enforcement that ended when Rita Maze's body was found Wednesday in the trunk of her car, abandoned near Spokane International Airport in Washington state.The 47-year-old Maze had been shot to death, a medical examiner said Thursday.Authorities and family members believe the abduction was random. A suspect has not been identified.
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Virginia officer charged in shooting fired into car 7 times
HENRICO, Va. (AP) - New details have emerged in the case of a Virginia police officer who's been charged after shooting a passenger in a car he was checking on. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports prosecutor Shannon Taylor revealed during a hearing Thursday that Henrico County police officer Joel ...
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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 ...
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Oakland police ditch converted farmhouse for new station
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) - After a 25-year stay in a Maine farmhouse that was initially intended to only be temporary, the Oakland Police Department has started settling into its new home. The police force began moving its operations into a new $1.05 million station on Fairfield Street on Thursday. It's ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Constable London
She torched wrong car: Craziest crimes of the week
Some parents a little too enthusiastic about the first day of school and a bank robbery with an odd motive also among the strangest crimes stories of the week.         
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Neighbors report explosion in fire that killed Libertyville Township man
An investigation was underway Thursday to determine the cause of a fire in Libertyville Township on Wednesday night that left an elderly man dead. Authorities identified the victim Thursday afternoon as 76-year-old Kenneth F. Deyo, who was found on the first floor of his home in the Countryside...
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Sherriff's deputy charged with threatening to shoot driver
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A New Jersey sheriff's deputy has been charged with pointing a gun at another driver during a fit of road rage in Philadelphia. A 25-year-old woman tells WPVI-TV a fellow driver cut her off on Interstate 95 and began driving alongside her. She says he then pulled ...
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Missing 9/11 flag returns to New York City after 15 years
An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.
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Despite a confession, a West Philly double murder remains 'unsolved'
On a chilly day in February, a Delaware man named James Barrow walked into a Newark, Del., police station and started talking about the evil he'd done in Philadelphia.
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Police chief, fired by mayor, dies after shooting himself
Chief Mike DeNardo committed suicide while being escorted off the Miss. city's property.         
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Arrested militants planned attack on Paris railway station, France says
PARIS (Reuters) - Three women arrested in connection with a car loaded with gas cylinders found in a side road near Notre Dame cathedral had been planning an attack on a Paris railway station, the French interior ministry said.
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Ex-officer who shot naked black man wants charges dismissed
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A white former Atlanta-area police officer who shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran is asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him. Robert Olsen was indicted in January on numerous charges, including felony murder, in the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill. He ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | DeKalb County Georgia Mental disorder Atlanta Police Decatur Georgia Sheriff Constable Police officer
No charges for Louisville woman who shot 9-year-old son
LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a Louisville woman who shot her 9-year-old son will not face charges. The Daily Times reports ( Blount County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marian O'Briant says the shooting was a "freak accident." She says the mother was handling a gun on the second floor of ...
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Q+A: Ex-law enforcement officer explains why he works to legalize marijuana
Jason Thomas helped carry out the war on drugs, but what he saw convinced him it wasn’t always a just cause. During his two and a half years in law enforcement ...
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Unidentified body pulled from Kennebec River in Waterville
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police detectives and local police are investigating after an unidentified body was pulled from the Kennebec River in Waterville. Authorities say the body was found floating in the river near the Lockwood Dam at Ticonic Falls around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. Waterville firefighters recovered the ...
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Man sought on drug warrant fatally shot by deputies in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man sought on an arrest warrant for drugs has been fatally shot by Douglas County sheriff's deputies in southeast Omaha. The shooting was reported around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say shots were fired as deputies tried to take the 25-year-old man into custody. ...
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NYPD cop in trouble for drunken antics in Canada
A city cop could be in trouble after getting busted for drunken antics in Canada — and allegedly failing to inform his NYPD bosses.
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Brooklyn man who said he was beaten by police admits to lying
A Brooklyn man who accused four NYPD cops of beating him KO'd his lawsuit when he admitted that he lied under oath.
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Officials: Police chief shoots himself just after suspension
Officials say a Mississippi police chief had been suspended just before he shot and killed himself outside the station. Hancock County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Don Bass says Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest Thursday. He says the shooting appeared to be intentional. Bass ...
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Police union encourages officers to work 49ers games
A police union says it is again encouraging its officers to work at San Francisco 49ers home games despite statements about police by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But the union emphasizes ...
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California DA to give results of police sex investigation
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area are planning a news conference to discuss the results of an investigation into sexual misconduct involving officers from the Oakland Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
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