Tag Archives: Police and Law Enforcement

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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'FIRST 100 DAYS' Filmmaker & MacCallum face off over Ferguson doc

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and filmmaker Jason Pollock went toe-to-toe on “The First 100 Days” Monday over Pollock’s new documentary about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Pollock’s claim that Brown was shot in the head and a bullet came out of his eye.  They also sparred over the importance of surveillance footage that Pollock claims ...

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Incoming Oakland police chief to receive historic salary

In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Oakland, Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf, right, applauds as newly named Oakland Chief of Police Anne Kirkpatrick, center, is introduced during a media conference in Oakland.  (AP) The incoming police chief in Oakland will reportedly receive the largets base pay in the city’s history. Incoming Chief Anne Kirkpatrick will earn a base salary of ...

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