Tag Archives: Police and Law Enforcement

Detroit officer shot in the head last week dies

Detroit Police Office Glenn Doss Jr. died Sunday after being shot in the head and chest Wednesday while responding to a domestic violence call.  (Fox 2 Detroit) A Detroit police officer who was shot last week while responding to a domestic violence call died Sunday, the department’s chief said. Officer Glenn Doss Jr., 25, was shot in the head and ...

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Suspect identified in fatal Pennsylvania shooting of US marshal, authorities say

Kevin Sturgis, 31, was identified as the man authorities said was involved in the U.S. marshal shooting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday, the U.S. attorney’s office said.  (Justice Department) Officials announced the identity of the man believed to have fatally shot a U.S. marshal and wounded a York City police officer early Thursday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The U.S. attorney’s office ...

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Three Dallas cops charged in death of man who called 911 for help

Tony Timpa, 32, died within one hour of calling Dallas police for help in August 2016.  (Facebook) Three Dallas police officers were charged Thursday in connection with the death of an unarmed man who called 911 for help after getting anxious while high on cocaine. Dallas police Sgt. Kevin Mansell, 48, and Officer Danny Vasquez, 32, were indicted on one ...

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Plot to kill New Jersey cop leads to 3 drug, weapons arrests

Asbury Park Police said they arrested three people Friday on drug and weapons charges after executing a search warrant over a reported threat.  (Asbury Park Police) An investigation of a reported plot by a Bloods gang member to kill a New Jersey police officer resulted in the arrests of three people on firearm and drug charges, authorities said Friday. The ...

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Police body cameras: Money for nothing?

A Los Angeles police officer demonstrates the use of a body camera, Jan. 15, 2014.  (Associated Press) Prompted in part by high-profile complaints about police use of force, the U.S. government in recent years has allocated tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for body cameras for state and local police departments – and those states and municipalities have invested millions ...

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Police officer in Texas suspended indefinitely for relationship with convicted prostitute

A Texas flag flies on a motorcycle in an undated photo. A 22-year police department veteran in San Antonio, Texas, has been suspended indefinitely because of a relationship with a convicted prostitute. Officer Mark H. Walaski was taken off duty in July for “consorting with persons of ill repute,” the Houston Chronicle reported, citing police records. “Officer Walaski’s actions constitute ...

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Civil lawsuit over Michael Brown's death nears settlement with Ferguson

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. That fatal shooting, and the grand jury case, ...

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Philando Castile shooting: Officer Yanez acquitted of manslaughter, dismissed from police force

Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been dismissed as a police officer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of black motorist Philando Castile. The city of St. Anthony said Friday afternoon that the public “will be best served” if Yanez no longer works for the city. TIMELINE OF EVENTS IN POLICE SHOOTING OF PHILANDO CASTILE Related ...

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