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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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Truck-pickup collision leaves two dead in Tangail
Two persons were killed when a Dhaka-bound truck and a pickup collided head-on in Tangail's Mirzapur.
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After closed-door meeting, Pittsburgh amends police-response policy
Pittsburgh police will send an officer to every call for simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats, putting a tighter limit on the types of calls that may be handled only by phone, city officials said today.
234 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Assault Crime Domestic violence Constable Police Violence The Police Councillor
Police department posts warning about Zika in meth

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Reports of creepy clowns in woods expand into N.C.
In an incident eerily similar to clown sightings in South Carolina, police received reports Sunday that a clown tried to lure children into the woods in a Winston-Salem neighborhood.         
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Boston police union goes to court after bodycam resistance
Boston's largest police union is headed to court to try to halt a program requiring officers to wear body cameras
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Suspected J’Ouvert killer was intoxicated at time of shooting
Tiarah Poyau (pictured) was shot at close range above her right eye while at the overnight celebration with three friends at 4:15 a.m. at Franklin Ave. and Empire Blvd., police sources said.
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Ex-Bloods gangbanger says J’Ouvert is Brooklyn’s ‘Purge’
J’Ouvert is Brooklyn’s version of “The Purge” — and needs to be shut down, says a former Bloods gangbanger who turned his life around with the help of slain St. John’s student Tiarah Poyau. “That J’Ouvert s**t’s got to stop,” fumed Tattuu Phillips, a longtime friend of Poyau and former member of the city’s infamous...
9380 points by New York Post | Gang The Police
Miscreants, posing as possible tenants, hack housewife to death in Dhaka
A woman has been hacked down in her home in Dhaka’s Dakkhinkhan.
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Suspect still sought in killing of Vietnamese restaurant chef

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Girl gang raped on Facebook Live relocated to ‘safe space’
After the video of the attack was published, the 15-year-old’s mother said the girl was receiving threats and the family was being harassed.
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Should video from LAPD body cameras be released after a police shooting? If so, when? Police Commission wants to know
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Thursday launched its latest effort to answer one of the biggest questions facing law enforcement today, one that has increasingly tested the LAPD and other agencies as video consistently inspires fresh scrutiny of policing: When should footage from police body...
19 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Los Angeles Police Department Constable Public safety The Police Charles L. Beck Rodney King SWAT
Pugh wants to cut $5.5 million from Baltimore Police Department budget to send to schools
Mayor Catherine Pugh wants to cut at least $5.5 million from the Baltimore Police Department to help plug a shortfall in the schools budget as part of a developing plan she outlined Wednesday to better control police spending.Pugh — who is expected to release her administration's first budget next...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Mayors Police Kurt Schmoke Municipality The Police Andy Summers Baltimore Police Department Crime
Muslims raise over £12k for London attack victims in under 24 hours
A Muslim initiative to fundraise for the family of killed PC Keith Palmer raised over £12,000 (US$15,000) in less than one day. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Report: Pa. woman charged with beating daughter while testing her on Bible verses

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Police: Man in photos now 'main suspect' in 2 Indiana girls' deaths
A man photographed walking along a northern Indiana trail system around the time two teenage girls later found slain were dropped off by a relative is now considered "the main suspect" in their killings, State Police said Sunday. The unidentified man previously had been considered a person authorities...
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Search continues for missing Cherry Hill mother and teenage daughter
Baltimore police continue to search for a Cherry Hill mother and daughter who went missing this month under suspicious circumstances. On Sunday, police said they were still looking for Joanna Antionette Clark, 33, and Shariece Nicole Clark, 15. The mother and daughter were last seen Feb. 4 at their...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Dudley Moore Police Burgess Meredith The Police Brian Dennehy
Jets need to cut Darrelle Revis before he embarrasses them more
Revis played two-hand touch for 17 weeks before finally getting physical.
65 points by Daily News | Assault Mobile phone Pittsburgh Police Police Darrelle Revis The Police
Cops fatally shoot man who allegedly opened fire on them in NYC
Cops shot a man to death during a furious exchange of gunfire in Brooklyn Thursday, officials said.
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Here's how Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson plans to quell violence, improve lives of inner-city youth
With the recent passage of Cleveland's income tax increase, the city has greater capacity to address the city's violent crime epidemic and improve outcomes for inner-city youth. Here's how Mayor Frank Jackson plans to do it.
9 points by The Plain Dealer | Crime Police Criminal justice Cleveland Constable Violent crime Violence The Police
The Latest: Missing Colorado girl found safe in Oklahoma
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on remains found in Oklahoma possibly being related to a missing persons case in Colorado (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Authorities say a missing 1-year-old Colorado girl has been found safe near Tulsa while her mother remains missing. Police in Boulder, Colorado, say Winter ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Oklahoma Police Colorado Oklahoma City Detective Sting U.S. state The Police
Cleveland man stabbed in face, kicks robber in groin during home invasion
A 68-year-old man was stabbed in the face during a home invasion in Cleveland's Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 68-year-old man kicked a robber in the groin after he was stabbed in the face during a home invasion in the city's Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. The man was taken to MetroHealth Wednesday in critical condition, police said. No arrests have been made, but police listed a suspect in the police report. The attack happened about 6:15 p.m. at the man's home on West 33rd Street, between Denison and Archwood avenues. The robber pushed his way into the man's apartment, police said. He demanded the man's keys and wallet. He threatened to kill him and stabbed him in the face with a box cutter, according to police reports. The man fought back and kicked the robber in the groin, according to police. The robber stabbed him a few more times while shoving him into a back room, police reports say. The robber grabbed the man's keys and stole his 2007 Chevrolet Impala, police reports say. Neighbors told police they heard loud screams and heard the 68-year-old man gasping for air in the hallway. They found him bleeding from the face and tried to help stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the stab wounds, according to police.  Officers found the man lying in a pool of blood in the hallway. They also reported seeing a trail of blood through the man's apartment, according to police reports.   The man told police he knew the robber because he gave him a ride to Bedford on Tuesday, police reports say. Later that day, the robber took the man's phone, but the man was able to get it back, according to police reports. The apartment manager told police the suspect is illegally squatting in the apartment after a conviction for abduction in April. If you would like to comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments section. 
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Denver council pushes police chief to create advisory board to write final use-of-force policy
Denver City Council positioned itself on Wednesday to go head-to-head with police Chief Robert White over bringing more voices to the table in writing the department's use-of-force policy.
231 points by The Denver Post | Councillor City council Mayor Municipality The Council Writing The Police Local government in the United States
Police: 2 bodies found in Indiana are missing girls
DELPHI, Ind. — Two bodies found along a northern Indiana stream are those of two teenage girls who went missing Monday and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, authorities said on Wednesday.State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said autopsies performed Wednesday determined that the bodies are those of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, both of Delphi.
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2 bodies found in Indiana are missing teen girls, police say
Two bodies found along a northern Indiana stream are those of two teenage girls who went missing Monday and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, authorities said on Wednesday. State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said autopsies performed Wednesday determined that the bodies are those of Liberty...
182 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Criminal Investigation Department Sheriff Bridge Week-day names The Police United States
New Jersey mother-daughter prostitution team arrested in sting
Mother doesn’t always know best.
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2 killed in Maywood crash
Two siblings were killed in a two-vehicle crash in suburban Maywood, police said.  The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday near 9th Avenue and Madison Street. Two people died in the crash, but police did not release additional information about their ages, genders or names.  Illinois State Police...
61 points by Chicago Tribune | Madison Square Garden WGN-TV The Police Madison Wisconsin
Police investigating death of infant girl in West Philly

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Chester mayor ups reward cash, hires cops, amid surge of killings

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Seventeen killed in Angola stadium stampede
Panic grips crowd at league game in Angolan capital with scores wounded and children among the dead.
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Man gets 37 years in prison for shooting ex-girlfriend, her off-duty officer mom
A man pled guilty Tuesday to shooting his ex-girlfriend and her mother, an off-duty Chicago police officer, and was sentenced to 37 years in prison, according to court records. Anthony Gates, 30, was sentenced by Cook County Judge Dennis Porter to 31 years in prison for shooting the then-49-year-old...
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Harper Woods elementary student suspended for threat
The fourth-grade student in Harper Woods threatened a teacher on Snapchat, officials said        
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Hazel Park elementary student suspended for threat
The fourth-grade student in Harper Woods threatened a teacher on Snapchat, officials said        
-2 points by The Detroit News | High school Gymnasium The Police Police Sting
911 call reveals why police called about kindergartner
A Cooke Magnet School official said a kindergartner was "out of control" when she called Waukegan police last month. "He's punched staff members," the woman, later identified by district officials as Principal Nan Heim, said in the 911 call to police. "He's ran out of the building. He's climbed...
9 points by Chicago Tribune | Police The Police Sting Constable Local government
Cleveland settles woman’s excessive force lawsuit for $2.25M
The mother of a mentally ill woman who suffocated while handcuffed by Cleveland police said she wants the officers prosecuted after settling a lawsuit Monday for $2.25 million, the latest large settlement with the city over allegations of police misconduct.Last month, the city agreed to pay $2.25 mi...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Police brutality Cleveland The Police London United States Department of Justice Police Sting
Oregon police nab 'Piggy Smalls' the pig after months on the loose
Ben HooperFeb. 6 (UPI) -- An Oregon police department announced the capture of a "Notorious" suspect on the loose for months -- a trouble-making pig dubbed "Piggy Smalls."
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January marks 24-year low for NYC murders, shootings; rapes up
Cops recorded the lowest number of murders and shootings in any January since 1993, NYPD officials said Monday, though rapes were up.
172 points by Daily News | Police New York City Crime Assault Crimes 2016 The Police Crime prevention
Mother of mentally ill woman killed by Cleveland police: 'This is not the last you're going to see of me'
The family of Tanisha Anderson said Monday that while it reached a $2.25 million settlement with the city of Cleveland over the 37-year-old's November 2014 death, their fight for what they see as justice is far from over. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The family of Tanisha Anderson said Monday that while it reached a $2.25 million settlement with the city of Cleveland over the 37-year-old's November 2014 death, their fight for what they see as justice is far from over. Cassandra Johnson, Anderson's mother, wants to ensure that people with mental illness do not suffer the same fate as her daughter. "This is not the last you're going to see of me," Johnson said on the steps of City Hall. "I'm going to continue to fight for the rights for all mentally ill. I can't bring Tanisha back, but there are more, many many more, that needs this kind of help and that is my goal is to do that." Johnson and Anderson's family spoke at a news conference Monday morning to discuss the settlement. (You can watch the full news conference at the bottom of this post.) Anderson suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and was suffering from a breakdown when her family called police to its home on Ansel Road in November 2014. She died after officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Myers cuffed her hands behind her back and placed her in the back of a police car following a struggle. One of the officers used a take-down move on her as she stepped out of the car. He placed his knee on her back and placed her in handcuffs before she stopped moving, Anderson's family has said. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office ruled her death a homicide and said she asphyxiated while being restrained in a prone position. Obesity and other health factors also contributed to her death, the office said. The settlement was reached after more than two years of litigation. It is one of the largest the city ever reached in a police misconduct case. Aldridge and Myers are the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Tanisha Anderson's 18-year-old daughter Mauvion Green said that she misses her mother every day, but knows she is still out there. "I'm through my high school years without my mother," Green said. "And It's been hard but I get through because I know she's looking down on me and she's supporting me in every way." The family and its lawyers stood on the steps of City Hall in front of a blown-up photo of Anderson. The family also displayed a plaque that it's asking the city to hang at the police department to recognize Anderson's death. Johnson and the family are also asking for the police department to carry out an order on how to prevent the sort of positional asphyxiation that killed Anderson. They also want the department to use Anderson's case as an example during training. None of these changes are believed to be in the settlement. When asked if the family expected these changes to be made, Johnson said "we pray that it does. Because it would change the world." Michael Anderson, Tanisha Anderson's brother, also said a foundation would be started in her sister's name to help those seeking journalism and criminal justice degrees. He said it would be up to the family whether any of the $2.25 million settlement would go into the foundation. "But as far as I'm concerned any dime that comes across my hands is going into that fund," Michael Anderson said. For now, though, the focus is pushing prosecutors to criminally charge Aldridge and Myers. Both face internal discipline, though it is on hold while the criminal investigation continues. Johnson said she would like to see the officers go to prison. "The police are supposed to serve and protect. That's not going on these days. I'll tell who you they're serving and protecting: themselves," Johnson said. Green said she witnessed her mother's death and said she now knows the severity of the officers' actions. "At the time I really didn't know what was going on but now I do," Green said. "I'm much wiser now and that's only because of her. She made me wise."   If you would like to comment on this story, please visit Monday's crime and courts comments section.
11 points by The Plain Dealer | Crime Police Criminal Investigation Department Criminal justice The Police Detective Cuyahoga County Ohio Mental disorder
Morenci keeps hope alive for missing Skelton boys
Residents of Michigan town along Ohio border, say the Skelton boys’ disappearance has had a big impact on the town        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Police Missing person The Police John Skelton Forced disappearance Prison
NYPD unit nabs knock-off cops who use phony badges for no good
Deep in the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is a unit dedicated to investigating crooked cops of a different sort — criminals with fake badges.
415 points by Daily News | Crime Police New York City The Police The Robbers Robbery
French police don't want migrants getting too comfortable in Paris
migrants are setting their sights on Paris and the new humanitarian center that opened in a northern part of the city in November is always ...       
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Iceland mourns mysteriously murdered woman
Birna Brjánsdóttir, the Reykjavik native whose murder has shocked Iceland, should have been safe walking alone after a night out with friends, but she wasn't.
751 points by CNN | Iceland Greenland Kia Rio History of Iceland Dr. Martens Scandinavia Faroe Islands The Police
Teen grandson of Rep. Danny Davis shot dead in Englewood
The 15-year-old grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis was fatally shot in a home invasion Friday evening on the South Side, according to Davis and police. “It was unbelievable, unbelievable,’’ said Davis, who was reached by phone on his way to the police station to be briefed on the incident. The boy,...
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Sting rocks out again with a familiar sound
The first single on Sting’s new album, I Can’t Stop Thinking About You, sounds like the love child of Police classics “I’ll Be Watching You” and “Can’t Stand Losing You.”There are the achy lyrics of the former, which holds up well but has more of a stalker vibe than it seemed to the first time aroun...
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30 years later, N.Y. Jane Doe remains mystery
She was brutally strangled to death, her naked body laid out on the sidewalk in broad daylight in front of a junk yard in Mount Vernon, N.Y....       
6742 points by USA Today | John Doe English-language films New York Punk rock Placeholder name In Broad Daylight Nudity The Police
Baltimore Police Officer Alicia White, charged in Freddie Gray case, becomes the first to speak out
Alicia White was used to smiles in her native West Baltimore, but she was also getting stares. Sometimes strangers would come right up and ask. "Are you that officer?" To some, she'd demur. Other times the 30-year-old would acknowledge, yes — I'm the female officer charged in Freddie Gray's death....
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19-year-old shot in East Baltimore
A 19-year-old man was shot in East Baltimore Thursday evening, police said. Officers were called at 4:45 p.m. to the 1000 block of Homewood Ave., where they found the injured victim. He was taken to a hospital, and his condition was not released. No other details were available. Anyone with information...
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Victims question rescue efforts in latest Pulse 911 calls
More than three hours of 911 calls released Wednesday show the desperation of those stuck inside Pulse nightclub, who were questioning why police did not storm the club sooner. At times, those huddling inside bathrooms the morning of June 12 could hear police walkie-talkies on the other side of...
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Seventy -year-old woman found murdered in her home in Dhaka
A senior citizen has been found murdered in her home at Dhaka's Pallabi neighbourhood.
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Activist who filmed Eric Garner's last moments cuffed in Midtown
The man who filmed the death of Eric Garner was slapped with a disorderly conduct summons for blocking traffic at a protest, police said.
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