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  • Current Event
    3 hours ago
    by geoleo
    +4 +1

    Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting

    Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who faces a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of Botham Jean, has been fired, the Police Department announced in a news release Monday. Chief Renee Hall fired Guyger, 30, during a hearing Monday morning. The news release said an internal affairs investigation concluded that Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct" when she was arrested for manslaughter for fatally shooting Jean at his South Side Flats apartment on the night of Sept. 6.

  • Current Event
    5 hours ago
    by ubthejudge
    +4 +1

    Boy, 13, leads British police on 100mph chase

    A 13-year-old-boy in Bradford drove a stolen car at speeds of up to 100mph as he attempted to give police the slip, an officer said.The boy was behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf which was taken during a burglary in Shipley, near Bradford, Pc Benjamin Pearson said.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by ubthejudge
    +10 +1

    Umbrella mistaken for rifle at Florida Publix, police say

    An umbrella caused a brief evacuation of the North Merritt Island Publix on Friday morning when it was mistaken for a gun, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. A call to 911 reported a man had entered the store about 11:30 a.m. with a rifle slung over his shoulder, prompting a large response of about 10 Brevard County sheriff's deputies. The store is at 1850 N. Courtenay Parkway.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by spacepopper
    +16 +1

    19-year-old shot dead in second London youth murder within 24 hours

    A teenager has been shot dead in the second youth murder in London within the space of 24 hours. Police were called to reports of a shooting in Walthamstow shortly after 11pm on Saturday night. The 19-year-old was driven by friends to a northeast London hospital, where he was pronounced dead around half an hour later. Officers believe they know his identity, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +13 +1

    Police can use pot between shifts once legalized but must be 'fit for duty'

    Police departments across Canada are in the process of adding cannabis to their official policies surrounding alcohol and drug use by off-duty officers. And while each police agency will have its own specific HR policy, Vancouver Police spokesperson Const. Jason Doucette told Daily Hive that VPD officers will receive online training through the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN). It’s much the same story for RCMP officers across the country as well.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by Apolatia
    +7 +1

    Breaking News: Taiwan police arrests American...

    Police arrested American 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson in Taipei City’s Wanhua District Friday evening, just a day after it became known he was wanted in Texas for paying a 16-year-old girl for sex, the Apple Daily reported. His arrest and expected transfer, first to the Criminal Investigation Bureau and later to the National Immigration Agency, brings to a quick close a case which had police hurrying to check out his movements since his arrival in Taiwan on September 6.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by cone
    +2 +1

    Teens arrested for wrecking early Christmas display for boy with terminal cancer

    Police say two teens accused of slashing Christmas decorations set up in an Ohio neighborhood to help a child diagnosed with terminal cancer celebrate the holiday early have been arrested. Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Colerain Township said Thursday the juveniles were caught after a neighbor saw them slashing a decoration late Wednesday. Police didn't release any information about charges. The decorations are up for 2-year-old Brody Allen, whose family says this could be his last Christmas celebration. Some inflatable yard decorations, including a Santa, were slashed the past few days.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by ubthejudge
    +9 +1

    Ex-cop accused of killing wife in custody after 13 years on the run

    A former Charleston police officer accused of killing has wife has been captured in China after 13 years on the run. A source with knowledge of the investigation says Dan Hiers is in custody in Shanghai. Hiers reportedly was living there under the assumed name David Williams. Goose Creek Police say Hiers shot and killed his wife in their Goose Creek home in 2005.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by canuck
    +7 +1

    ‘You killed my mom:’ Man stabs tow truck driver who ran woman over, Mass. cops say

    A woman is dead and a tow truck driver is in critical condition in Watertown, Massachusetts, after the driver struck and killed the woman crossing the street, and her son stabbed the driver multiple times in the torso, authorities said.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by roxxy
    +3 +1

    They Were Seeking Mental Health Care. Instead They Drowned in a Sheriff’s Van.

    Nicolette Green had decided to get better. The medication she was taking to treat her schizophrenia had calmed her and cleared her head. On Tuesday morning, her oldest daughter, Rose, with whom she had spent the weekend waiting out Hurricane Florence, drove her to her regular counseling session. A new therapist saw Ms. Green, 43, that day. And within a half-hour of evaluating her, he wanted her committed, said Donnela Green-Johnson, Ms. Green’s sister.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by messi
    +22 +1

    A California couple is accused of drugging and raping women. Police suspect there are many more victims

    A well-known surgeon from Newport Beach and his girlfriend are accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and Southern California authorities said they believe there could be many more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, are charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, assault with intent to commit sexual offense, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Robicheaux is also accused of firearms violations.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    Concealment of evidence in 2012 capital murder case leads to 7th delay

    For the seventh time, the death penalty trial for a Louisville man charged with killing 15-year-old Gregory Holt in 2012 has been postponed – this time because a judge decided his attorneys have a conflict of interest. James Mallory’s trial was supposed to begin Friday in the slaying of the teen, who is believed to have been an unintended target when he was shot in his home about six and a half years ago. But Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Schultz Gibson ruled Tuesday that Mallory’s attorneys for the last three years have a conflict of interest and she must find him new representation.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by bradd
    +9 +1

    Claims by Dallas Officer Who Killed Man in His Own Home Raise New Questions

    An off-duty Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor in his apartment, claiming she mistook the unit for her own, told the authorities that the door was already ajar when she entered and that she shot him after he ignored verbal commands, according to court records released on Monday. The officer, Amber R. Guyger, 30, who has been charged with manslaughter, could face additional charges in a case that has led to accusations that the officer received preferential treatment and debate about whether race may have played a role in the deadly encounter between a white police officer and a black man in his home.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by TheSpirit
    +12 +1

    Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral

    The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have appeared on Russia’s state-funded TV station RT, claiming they visited the “wonderful” English city as tourists to see its cathedral. In their first interview since being charged in the UK with attempted murder, the men said they may have approached Sergei Skripal’s house by accident on 4 March, but denied that they were carrying any poison or that they had committed any crime.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +17 +1

    11th Circuit OKs Suit Against Cop Who Repeatedly Tased Elderly Driver

    The appellate court agreed with the lower court that there was enough evidence that an Argo Alabama officer used excessive force in repeatedly tasing a man who went into diabetic shock while driving.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by geoleo
    +10 +1

    'You can't replace Mary's life': Realtor killed as police chase stolen Jeep

    A Lebanon woman died after her car was struck by a police cruiser chasing a stolen vehicle Tuesday night, police said. Mary Taulbee was driving her 2018 Hyundai when she collided with another vehicle. The crash sent her vehicle into the path of a Moraine police cruiser and there was a second collision. Taulbee, 57, was taken to Kettering Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by belangermira
    +17 +1

    A Dallas Police Officer Shot Her Neighbor, and a City Is Full of Questions

    Botham Shem Jean analyzed risk for a living at a global auditing firm. For someone in his line of work, the evening was shaping up to be as risk-free as it gets: Alone, in his one-bedroom apartment one block from the Dallas Police Department headquarters. Fresh from work, he had texted his sister his evening plans: Watching a football game on TV, the Eagles versus the Falcons. He texted a friend, apologizing for not going out with her the weekend before.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by zyery
    +10 +1

    $100,000 reward offered to find person putting needles in Australia strawberries

    A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for deliberately putting needles in strawberries in Queensland. Police are warning people to slice the fruit before eating it amid fears six brands of strawberries in Australia have been contaminated with needles and pins. Strawberries sold under the Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook Berries brands have already been recalled – and it is now believed the Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis brands may also have been contaminated by a copycat.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by jedlicka
    +20 +1

    Egypt Court Sentences 75 to Death Over Deadly 2013 Protests

    An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in Cairo that spiraled into violence and resulted in the death of hundreds of demonstrators by security forces. Cairo Criminal Court was considering the case of 739 people facing charges ranging from killing police officers, incitement to violence and damaging property during the 2013 violence in Rabaa al-Adawiya, a square in Cairo. Forty-seven people, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, were sentenced to life in prison.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by zobo
    +8 +1

    Couple accused of misusing Johnny Bobbitt’s GoFundMe donations may be indicted, attorney says

    The attorney for a Burlington County couple accused of mishandling a $400,000 GoFundMe account for homeless Johnny Bobbitt Jr. may not be able to represent the couple because one or both of them "will likely be indicted," according to court documents released Monday. Ernest E. Badway, an attorney with Fox Rothschild who represents Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico in a civil lawsuit filed by Bobbitt last month, wrote in a motion filed Friday in Burlington County Superior Court that he and his firm were not asking to come off the case "at this time, we merely want to make the court aware of the potential future development."

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by Apolatia
    +18 +1

    2 Miami-Dade high school students severely beaten on FIU campus

    An attacker severely beat two Miami-Dade County high school students with a tree branch early Monday, family members said. Bela Perdomo, 15, and James Critz, 16, who are students at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus, were collecting samples for a science project near the school when the man approached them.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by socialiguana
    +25 +1

    Witnesses dispute Dallas cop's account in fatal shooting of neighbor, attorney says

    Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Dallas police headquarters Monday evening to demand justice for Botham Jean, the 26-year-old who was shot inside his own apartment last Thursday by off-duty police officer Amber Guyger. Guyger has been charged with manslaughter, but demonstrators say that's not enough. Her case now heads to a grand jury where her charges could be bumped up to murder, reports CBS News' Omar Villafranca.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by zyery
    +13 +1

    ‘I’m rich, how much to take her out?’ N.H. man allegedly said in attempt to ‘buy’ 13-year-old girl near Faneuil Hall

    Authorities say a New Hampshire man who allegedly tried to “buy” and kidnap a 13-year-old girl near Faneuil Hall carried $11,000 in cash and asked her parents how much it would cost “to take her out,” according to The Boston Globe. Alfred Patterson, 20, of Raymond, was arraigned Monday in Boston Municipal Court where he was ordered to stay out of Massachusetts and away from the girl, her family, and witnesses, the newspaper reports.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by ticktack
    +15 +1

    WV State Police seize $10K from couple without charging them with a crime

    A West Virginia State Police trooper issued Dimitrios Patlias a warning for failing to drive within his lane, just before seizing more than $10,000 in cash from him and his wife. On June 9, Tonya Smith — who was almost eight months pregnant — and Patlias were headed to the Hollywood Casino in Jefferson County. They had capitalized on several promotional offers and had 13 and 14 (respectively) $100 gift cards on them, along with the cash.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by socialiguana
    +6 +1

    'ER' Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by South Pasadena PD

    Vanessa Marquez, a series regular actress on NBC’s hit drama “ER” from 1994-1997, was shot and killed by a South Pasadena PD officer during a welfare check early Thursday afternoon. She was 49.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by bradd
    +20 +1

    Brazil took an 'extreme measure' to fight crime in one of its biggest cities, but it's only made things worse

    Brazil's government sent the army into Rio de Janeiro to take over public security. But crime and violence there haven't improved, and the operation's failure could have a much bigger impact.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by junglman
    +3 +1

    75 hotel workers arrested at Labor Day protest in California

    San Francisco police arrested 75 hotel workers protesting outside the J. W. Marriott’s Westin St. Francis hotel on Labor Day for blocking a street in one of the city’s busiest tourist areas. About 900 Marriott hotel workers demonstrated Monday at Union Square as they consider a vote to authorize a strike, said Unite Here Local 2 spokesman Ted Waechter. He said 8,000 workers in more than 50 hotels in San Francisco and six other North American cities are working without a contract.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by lostwonder
    +2 +1

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Not Seeking Re-Election

    The former congressman and White House chief of staff will not seek a third term in office in 2019. "This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime," he said.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by everlost
    +15 +1

    2 women found dead in University District apartment, Seattle police say

    Two women were found dead in an apartment across the street from the University of Washington campus, Seattle police said. Police said late Tuesday there were no suspects outstanding and no threat to the public, but declined to otherwise categorize the incident. Detectives said the case was in the hands of the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by zyery
    +10 +1

    Plane in quarantine at JFK airport after '10 passengers fall ill'

    An Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after multiple passengers reported feeling ill, the airline has said. Local news outlets originally reported that up to 100 of the passengers on the flight from Dubai to New York were suffering from coughs and fevers. But the airline said in a statement that only 10 passengers had fallen ill, and “were immediately checked by local health authorities". The other passengers were expected to disembark shortly.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by dianep
    +3 +1

    Cop who used Taser on girl: 'This is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community'

    Cincinnati police investigators said an officer who deployed a Taser to stop an 11-year-old girl from shoplifting violated the department's use of force policy, but also found problems with his telling the girl: "You know, sweetheart, this is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community.” The comment was caught on Officer Kevin Brown's body camera and is the second time the officer is accused of making inappropriate comments...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +11 +1

    Toronto police find more human remains near property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked

    It’s unclear whether the remains belong to one of McArthur’s eight alleged victims or someone new.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +3 +1

    ICE joins manhunt for undocumented immigrants suspected of raping teenage sisters

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) joined a nationwide manhunt for two alleged undocumented immigrants accused of kidnapping and raping teenage sisters at an Ohio hotel. Police believe they caught one of the four men who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old and 14-year-old on Thursday, when they found David Ramos Contreras hiding under a bed in Lubbock, Texas. Mr Contreras, an undocumented immigrant who was deported from the country last year, will now be extradited to Ohio, where he faces rape and kidnapping charges.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by cone
    +7 +1

    'We got bills to pay, sweetie.' Cops forced to return stripper's $19,934 in cash

    Miami-Dade police is on the hook for legal bills after cops illegally seized a cache of guns — and nearly $20,000 in stripper cash. The department has agreed to pay more than $3,000 to defense lawyers hired by Ras Cates, 33, and his wife, Lizmixell Batista, a 20-year-old stripper at Cheetah Gentleman's Club in Hallandale Beach. Presumably, the legal bills won't be paid in singles.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by everlost
    +11 +1

    Russia: Sweeping Arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses

    Law enforcement authorities across Russia have carried out a sweeping campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have carried out dozens of home searches, raids, interrogations, and other acts of harassment and persecution. The authorities are holding 18 men in pretrial detention on charges of organizing, participating in, or financing the activities of an “extremist organization” solely for their religious activities.