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Friday, July 24, 2015

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Police: Third teen arrested in officer hit-and-run case

Police: Third teen arrested in officer hit-and-run case 



ORLANDO, Fla. — 
A third teenager was arrested Saturday in connection to an incident that severely injured an Orlando police officer early Monday morning.
Orlando police arrested 17-year-old Alfonza Singleton Saturday on a warrant. He is charged with resisting arrest without violence.
Authorities said Singleton ran from a vehicle that was stopped by Officer William Anderson on South Kirkman Road. The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Edward Kelty, struck and ran over Anderson seconds after Singleton fled, according to police.
A third suspect in the vehicle, 17-year-old Angel Nieves, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence.
Investigators said Anderson opened fire after he was hit by the car. Kelty suffered a gunshot wound, and police said Nieves took the wheel and drove him to the hospital.
Anderson, who was working off-duty at the time, initially pulled over the car in connection with reports of shots fired near an IHOP restaurant, police said.
Nearby resident Scott Simas said he was awakened by the gunfire.
"There was one gunshot, and then about three or four minutes later, there were three shots," Simas said.


A police report says that another officer was responding to the IHOP restaurant, but diverted from the call to help Anderson.
Investigators said they were looking for several vehicles involved in the IHOP incident, but it's unclear if any of them have been found. Police have not said if the three suspects pulled over by Anderson were spotted at the IHOP around the time when shots were fired.
Anderson was first transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center after being struck by the car. On Thursday, police said Anderson's injuries were so serious that he was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Kelty has been charged with attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. He is being held at the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine

EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine



WASHINGTON -

Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case.
“To the rank-and-file officers of the Baltimore City Police Department, please know that these accusations of these six officers are not an indictment on the entire force,” said Mosby. “I come from five generations of law enforcement. My father was an officer. My mother was an officer. Several of my aunts and uncles.”
Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles.
When I finally got the response from Boston police, it was a big stack of paper.
Mosby's mother, Linda Thompson, had nine disciplinary actions against her in her 20 years on the force.
The Boston Police Department turned over a document that shows she violated the “substance abuse policy” in 2006. A source familiar with the incident said that Thompson tested positive for cocaine.
The police department does an annual hair test to check for drugs used in the months around an officer’s birthday.
Thompson accepted the 45-day suspension, which meant she agreed to go to a drug rehab.
In 2003, Linda Thompson was suspended for “using profane language toward a superior” and for her “refusal to leave a restricted area.”
Other records show she was suspended for two separate incidents in 1996 for not “reporting for duty” and “neglect of duty” -- among other charges.
Boston Police Internal Affairs launched an investigation in 1990 into various charges, which a police source told us indicated she lost her police gun. After a hearing, Linda was suspended in 1993 for it.
Mosby’s father, Alan James, was fired from the Boston Police Department in 1991 on the same day he was acquitted by a jury for assault and robbery. According to an article in the Boston Globe at the time, the police commissioner fired him for "conduct unbecoming an officer.”
Preston Thompson, who is Linda Thompson’s brother and Mosby’s uncle, was fired in 2001 for using cocaine. His record says he was on disability when he was charged with “substance abuse policy – two counts,” “conformance to laws - two counts” and “conduct - two counts.”
According to Boston police policy, you get fired after the second time you test positive for drugs.
However, Preston Thompson then filed a lawsuit against BPD challenging the termination. In a court document, he asserted that hair drug tests don't prove you ingested the cocaine and could get on your from various ways, including "vapors."
The lawsuit also alleged that “BPD hair testing process had a disparate impact on African Americans.” The plaintiffs added that “hair color, racial and/or ‘cultural’ factors, biased the results of a hair drug test, due to the differences in the melanin content, structure and cosmetic treatment of black and African hair versus brown and blonde hair.”
Preston's brother, Harry Thompson, was also fired from the Boston Police Department. That uncle of Marilyn Mosby was terminated in 1991 after a hearing for three charges from the same event – “conduct unbecoming an officer,” “inaccurate reports” and “unreasonable judgment.” Sources familiar with the BPD polices say that violating these rules alone generally doesn’t get you fired.
I called Harry Thompson on Tuesday. He said that, "Any inaccuracies in your story, you will hear from a lawyer." I offered to tell him what I was reporting about his police records, but he declined.
Mosby continues to use her police officer family as a badge of honor. In an interview with CNN, she said, "I come from five generations of police officers, so law enforcement is instilled."
I asked Mosby’s spokeswoman in the state’s attorney’s office, Rochelle Ritchie, for a comment on this new information. She told me she would get back to me, but she never called back.
There are a few crooked cops in every police force who abuse their badges. Their abuse of power is the reason for the tension between police and community that erupted into violent riots in Baltimore. Mosby’s family of police officers, who don’t obey the laws themselves, epitomize what needs to change to bring peace in the cities

Friday, July 10, 2015

American Fork officers save the day after mom, kids abandoned during road trip | KSL.com

American Fork officers save the day after mom, kids abandoned during road trip | KSL.com



AMERICAN FORK, UT — In the four and a half years American Fork Police Officer Carrie Rigby has been on the force, she can't remember a call like this.
Last Friday, a single mother and her four young children, ages 11 years to 11 months, were taking shelter in the shade. The children had been drinking irrigation water from the sprinklers and had nothing to eat.
"(The mom) was pretty upset and embarrassed more than anything about the whole situation,” Rigby said.
The situation didn’t really fall under the responsibility of the police. American Fork Police Officer Chase Palfreyman was the first to arrive on the hot afternoon.
"She had a friend who dropped her off, said she couldn't take it anymore,” Palfreyman said. “No money, they were here from out of state and had basically been abandoned here overnight, been here all night long.”
As the two officers talked through the situation and what options the woman, who was trying to get away from an abusive relationship, really had, they decided they could help her immediate needs. Their superiors at work later found out about what they did from their body camera footage.
"Officers don't get paid a lot of money, but they were able to take what they had in their pocket and actually provide something for this poor family that really needed some help,” said American Fork Police Lt. Sam Liddiard.
AMERICAN FORK POLICE DEPARTMENT
Rigby went to the store and spent $60 on food, water and even shoes for the children who had none. At the same time, Palfreyman started calling homeless shelters and made arrangements for the family.
They gave them a ride to the FrontRunner station and found a passenger willing to help them get off at the right stop.
"They just did it out of the goodness of their heart, and it makes us very proud to have these officers working for us,” Liddiard said.
While the officers are being commended for going beyond the call of duty, they said helping people is what their job is really all about.
"It is one of those situations that could happen to anybody down on their luck,” Rigby said. “A good family, it was just a bad time for them.”

Last of 3 men involved in Portland K-9 killing case sentenced

Last of 3 men involved in Portland K-9 killing case sentenced



PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The last of three men involved in a crime spree that led to the shooting death of a Portland Police Bureau K-9 has been sentenced to prison.


Jemaell Riley, 27, was convicted last month on charges including conspiracy to commit murder, burglary, theft, attempt to elude and unlawful possession of a destructive device.



He was sentenced Wednesday to 17 years in prison, with credit for time served.



Riley was one of three suspects arrested after the April 16, 2014 shooting of Officer Jeff Dorn and his K-9 partner Mick. Mick was killed in the shooting.



Police said Riley, Paul-Alan Ropp and Steven Young were involved in a weeklong crime spree that ended with the officer-involved shooting.



Ropp fired at Officer Dorn and K-9 Mick after he and the other suspects crashed their SUV in southwest Portland. Dorn was hit twice in his legs and Mick was killed.



Ropp was sentenced to 30 years in prison in December 2014 after pleading guilty to charges including attempted murder and assaulting a law enforcement animal.



Young pleaded guilty to charges including attempted kidnapping, burglary, unlawful possession of a destructive device and felony attempt to elude. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, however his elude conviction will now be dismissed because of his testimony in Riley's case.



A nationwide felony warrant was issued for Riley in March after officers said he cut his ankle monitoring bracelet and left the state. He was eventually caught near the Canadian border.



Officer Dorn now has a new K-9 partner, Timber.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Greene Co. Sheriff: 2 wanted for attempted murder of on-duty dep - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Greene Co. Sheriff: 2 wanted for attempted murder of on-duty dep - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU



Greene Co. Sheriff: 2 wanted for attempted murder of on-duty deputy

Posted: Jul 01, 2015 6:21 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 01, 2015 8:18 AM EDT

(L-R) Shirley Diane Hawkins and Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)(L-R) Shirley Diane Hawkins and Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)
 
Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)
Eric Washington (Source: Green County Sheriff's Office)
GREENE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -
The Green County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects accused of attempting to murder an on-duty deputy in a shooting on Tuesday night.
Investigators say Shirley Diane Hawkins and Eric Washington are considered armed and dangerous. They are believed to be traveling in a white 2010 Dodge Charger SXT with a personalized Alabama license plate that reads “STLGR8.”
The condition of the deputy was not made availible.
The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension of the suspects. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 205-372-1854 or 205-372-3242.

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Read more: http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29449688/greene-co-sheriff-2-wanted-for-attempted-murder-of-on-duty-deputy#ixzz3edzkJtFd

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blue Alert Foundation Vesting Two More Florida K9s - (Sanford Police Dept.)

The Blue Alert Foundation is Proud to Donate two (2) Bullet and Stab Protective vests to The Sanford Florida Police Department’s K9s Edo and K9 Aramis. The vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “This vest donated by the Blue Alert Foundation”.

K9 Edo is a 2 ½ year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepard Hybrid assigned to Officer William Harrison at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida.  Officer Harrison has been a K9 Handler with the Unit since November 2013.  K9 Edo was purchased by the Sanford Police Department from Southern Coast Kennels located in New Smyrna Beach, FL in 2013.  K9 Edo has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection.  In his off duty time, K9 Edo loves to watch his handler do yard work while he lounges by the pool with his favorite toys.  K9 Edo also loves spending time with his two brothers; a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Ale and his most favorite buddy Bagel the cat.  K9 Edo has a strong dislike for felony suspects who attempt hide or to flee from the law.  Just like his handler, K9 Edo knows when to flip the switch, the sweet K9 Edo who lets the cat show him who is boss at the house turns into an outstanding Patrol K9 when the time presents itself.  His body gets tense, his ears go up, and there is only one mission on his mind.  When the sound of the patrol car starts up, that is K9 Edo’s favorite part of the day because he knows its work time and he truly loves his job.


K9 Aramis is a 6 ½ year old German Shepherd assigned to Officer Hector Rosado at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida.  Officer Rosado has been a K9 Handler with the unit since November 2013.  K9 Aramis was purchased by Sanford Police from Kreative Kennels located in Turlock, CA in 2009 when he began his formal training.  K9 Aramis has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection.  In his off duty time, K9 Aramis likes to play with his family at home consisting of his handler and female members of the family including a female Shih-Tzu. Perhaps this might be the reason he likes to flirt so much with the ladies.    He receives his medical attention from a female Veterinarian and he likes attention from the Police Chief’s Assistant, she adores him and he knows it!  Most importantly, he loves being pampered and attended by mom and the girls at home.  Females are definitely his weak point, whereas males are a different story.  He has a strong dislike for suspects who are intent on assault, escape, or evasion.  His whole body changes; his ears go up and his chest comes out.  Work is his adrenaline and he truly loves every minute of it.

New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

The Blue Alert Foundation Raises Funds for these Vests through its Web Site: Vest Donations

This is the 4th and 5th K9 Vests Donated through the Foundation's Vest Program.

We are are now Working to Raise Funds to Vest K9 "Charlie K" of the New Port Richey Florida Police Department.

K9 "Charlie K" is Named after Fallen Tarpon Springs Florida Officer, Charles R. Kondek Jr. E.O.W. 12-21-2014

Please make any amount of an Donation to help Vest a Police K9. Your Donation is 100% Tax Deductible

The Blue Alert Foundation is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Non-Profit.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Richard Matt, David Sweat, convicted murderers, escape from NY maximum-security prison, police say

Richard Matt, David Sweat, convicted murderers, escape from NY maximum-security prison, police say



DANNEMORA, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel walls and escape from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border.
Cuomo says 48-year-old Richard Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat are "dangerous individuals" who escaped through an elaborate plot. Officials are trying to determine where they got the power tools.
Authorities say Matt and Sweat were discovered missing from the prison Saturday morning.Cuomo spoke Saturday at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora after joining law enforcement authorities to trace the men's escape route.
Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole in the slaying of a Broome County sheriff's deputy in 2002. Matt is serving 25 years to life for the beating death of a man in 1997.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Nine-parish camera program will take aim at uninsured motorists, Amber & Blue Alerts

Nine-parish camera program will take aim at uninsured motorists | NOLA.com



Law enforcement officials in nine parishes are poised to launch a new technology program aimed at catching uninsured motorists in Louisiana using automated cameras.

Supporters of the pilot program who testified before the House transportation committee Tuesday (May 26) were quick to point out that the cameras won't be used to catch speeders or red light violators, acknowledging those devices have been controversial in years past. But the cameras do have the technology to take photos of license plates, check whether the motorist is insured and use that information to generate citations.

The program is the first of its kind in the state, and is being funded under a fee model that will pay 30 percent of the proceeds from the citations to the company that owns the cameras. That company is known as Louisiana Insurance Consortium and will invest about $5 million up front in the program, said Plaquemines District Attorney Charles J. Ballay, who testified in support of the legislation (SB 250) on Tuesday.

State Sen. Ronnie Johns, who introduced the legislation for the program, said the program is designed to cut down on the huge number of uninsured motorists in Louisiana. Between 25 and 28 percent of motorists are estimated to drive without insurance in the state in violation of state law, Johns said.

"We've done everything in the world -- I've been here since 1996 -- to try and take uninsured motorists off the road," Johns said. "All of us in this room pay our hard-earned for insurance premium and we pay a lot for our insurance. That's one of the reasons that we do -- we have so many uninsured motorists that still refuse no matter what we've done here in the legislature, they continue to violate the law."
The cameras will automatically scan license plates of cars on the road and check them against a statewide database of uninsured drivers. The plates of uninsured drivers will be sent to a center in Iberville Parish staffed by law enforcement officers, who will examine the plates and determine whether they're insured.

Those officers will send the information to a district attorney, and if the car is determined uninsured, a $200 citation will be sent to the vehicle's owner. Drivers would have an opportunity to challenge the citation in court.

Some of the cameras will be mounted on patrol vehicles; others will be mounted on portable trailers designed to be moved to different areas. Fixed locations such as bridges are also possible for cameras. 

Officers in patrol vehicles will be alerted to other problems with vehicles, such as a license plate being flagged as stolen or the subject of an Amber or Blue alertTom Berry, Director of the National Blue Alert System, is excited to see how the New Program will work with Active Blue Alerts. Anything to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers is a plus, Berry said..

"It will help with all kind of criminal activity, and at the same time ensure more compliance with the motor vehicle laws," John DeRosier, district attorney for Calcasieu Parish, said in testimony.

Ballay said the cameras should also aid law enforcement officials in reducing the number of vehicle roadblocks in the state that are set up to catch uninsured drivers.

"It costs a lot of man hours and there's a lot of liability" Ballay said of the roadblocks. "The other part of it is, at least 80 percent of your drivers stopped are good, law-abiding citizens and you're bothering them and taking time away from them to do it. This is basically allowing us to use technology to work in law enforcement."

The nine parishes that will be part of the pilot program are Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Bossier, Calcasieu, Iberville, Plaquemines, Terrebonne and Webster. Other parishes who want to join the program during the two-year contract would be allowed, Ballay said.