Posts Tagged ‘officer’

WAFB : Documents detail police shooting of boy holding pellet gun

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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By MARK GILLISPIEAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Investigators have found no hard evidence a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gu

(AP) – Investigators have found no hard evidence a Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun ordered him to raise his hands before opening fire.

Documents released Saturday by the prosecutor handling the racially charged case detail the moments before the brief, deadly encounter – and how the responding officers seemed almost shell-shocked as Tamir Rice lay dying outside a rec center.

Cleveland police have said the officer who fired the fatal shot, Timothy Loehmann, told Tamir three times to put his hands up, then opened fire when the boy reached for the pellet gun tucked in his waistband.

Grainy, choppy surveillance video shows Loehmann firing two shots within two seconds of his police cruiser skidding to a stop near the boy. Cuyahoga County sheriff’s detectives investigating the shooting wrote that, based on witness interviews, it was unclear if Loehmann shouted anything to Tamir from inside the cruiser before opening fire.

Source: WAFB : Documents detail police shooting of boy holding pellet gun

Pool Party Cop Resigns

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The police officer whose video-recorded actions at a North Texas pool party have drawn national attention and a protest nearly 1,000-strong has resigned from the police force.

The police officer whose video-recorded actions at a North Texas pool party have drawn national attention and a protest nearly 1,000-strong has resigned from the police force.

Officer David Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday from the McKinney Police Department after almost 10 years on the force.

His resignation was confirmed by his attorney, Jane Bishkin of Dallas and comes after calls for his termination resonated across the Dallas-area city of McKinney and beyond via social media.

A viral video showed him pushing a bikini-clad girl to the ground on Friday and brandishing his gun at other black teens after he and other officers responded to complaints about the pool party at a community-owned McKinney swimming pool.

McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley had placed the 41-year-old former Texas state trooper on administrative leave after the incident.

Bishkin declined to say where Casebolt is now and said he had received death threats. The attorney said she would release more information at a news conference Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a police union on Tuesday afternoon defended how officers handled the pool party disturbance.

The incident, about 30 miles (50 kms) north of Dallas, is the latest to draw attention to the issue of police use of force in the United States, especially against minorities.

The McKinney Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) said the conduct of police in the incident had nothing to do with race.

Source: Pool party cop resigns

Cop dragged along the road by car as suspect tries to escape

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Brandon Adams, 23, was being questioned by an officer in Georgia over an alleged shoplifting but refused to take his keys out of the ignition. As the cop reaches for them, he steps on the gas.

Body camera footage shows the moment a police officer was dragged across a gas station forecourt and into the road after reaching into a suspect’s car to take they keys out of the ignition.

The officer, from Savannah-Chatham in Georgia, was taking part in a routine stop last Saturday after being called to the reports of shoplifting at a Shell gas station.

After he arrived a shop assistant pointed out Brandon Adams, 23, who was sitting in his car outside, saying he had handed over a fake check a few weeks earlier.

Source: Cop dragged along the road by car as suspect tries to escape

George Zimmerman ‘shot at in Florida road rage incident’

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The former neighborhood watch officer, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2013, was seen walking to an ambulance following the incident in Lake Mary on Monday.

George Zimmerman was shot at by a man who accused him of threatening behavior last year on Monday.

Matt Apperson’s bullet missed Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 of murdering Trayvon Martin, but his windshield was shattered and he suffered cuts to the face, his attorney said.

Zimmerman was treated for minor injuries in hospital following the 12.45pm incident in Lake Mary, Florida but has since been released.

The incident comes eight months after Apperson told police that Zimmerman had threatened him with a gun during a road rage incident.

Source: George Zimmerman ‘shot at in Florida road rage incident’

Cop charged with Freddie Gray murder begged officers to restrain him

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Officer Caesar Goodson (circled) is charged with second-degree murder, the only officer of the Baltimore six facing a murder charge over the death of Freddie Gray. His family say it is ‘political’.

The family of the police driver accused of the murder of Freddie Gray say he is haunted by images of the dying prisoner slumped in the back of his van.

Officer Caesar Goodson, 45 – who is black – voluntarily surrendered to police at noon today and faces up to 30 years in jail for the charge.

A source close to the Goodson family say the 16-year veteran has been plagued by flashbacks and nightmares over the death of Gray who died April 19 from injuries sustained in the back of the paddy wagon driven by Goodson.

They told Daily Mail Online he is distraught with himself for not personally checking the 25-year-old prisoner was strapped in adequately – but does not accept he is criminally responsible.

Prosecutors initially demanded bail be set at $750,000, and eventually it was reduced to $300,000. His family must raise $30,000 to free him. Goodson’s first court appearance has been set for 27 May.

Source: Cop charged with Freddie Gray murder begged officers to restrain him

Three 6 Mafia’s Crunchy Black Pleads Guilty To Meth Possession

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Former Three 6 Mafia rapper Crunchy Black will have plenty of time to study the difference between cocaine and meth — he’s gonna spend the next 7 months in jail for his Vegas drug bust.

CB was in court Wednesday and pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession. TMZ broke the story … Crunchy was arrested earlier this month for meth.
Crunch had the worst defense we’ve heard in a while. According to the police report, when an officer found the drugs on Crunchy … he replied, “Oh damn. I was trying to buy that powder, not meth.”

The Oscar winner got 30 days for the drugs, but also had 6 months to serve for a domestic violence case he’d skipped out on — so, he’ll do the time consecutively.

Source: Three 6 Mafia’s Crunchy Black Pleads Guilty To Meth Possession

Scottie Pippen’s daughter arrested for urinating in hotel lobby

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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The daughter of former Chicago Bulls all-star Scottie Pippen was arrested Sunday morning for urinating in a hotel lobby.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 1:30 a.m., 20-year-old Sierra M. Pippen entered the lobby of the Sheraton Inn, urinated on the floor and left.

Hotel staff told police they recognized Pippen from an earlier incident.

Pippen was found in the walkway next to the hotel. She appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol, police said. Police said Pippen was wearing two bar wrist bands.

Pippen refused to participate in field sobriety and breath tests and also accused the officer of being a racist, police said. She was arrested on charge of public intoxication and public urination.

According to criminal complaints, Sunday morning’s incident was Pippen’s second at the hotel this month.

On April 10, Pippen got into a fight with security at the hotel and was arrested after admitting to being drunk and submitting to a breath test that showed her blood alcohol content to be .141 percent.

Pippen is a University of Iowa student. Her father was a six-time NBA champion and seven time NBA All-Star with the Chicago Bulls.

Baltimore Riots Uncut, Officer Down

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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This is a raw uncut video from the riots earlier. I haven’t even watched the whole thing yet. 1 officer had to be carried out with a bloody face. I believe he was hit with a brick. The officers pushed the kids into the neighborhood across the street from Mondawmin Mall.

Las Vegas Orthopedic Surgeon Who ‘Threw Themed Sex Parties With Drugs’ Is Arrested

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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A married Las Vegas doctor and his wife have been accused of holding huge drug-fulled swingers parties at their $3million home.

Top orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Scott Martin, 47, was arrested after trying to give MDMA to an undercover officer and offering them sex at one of his adult events.

His wife Jennifer Martin, 36, and six other people have also been charged with a variety of drug offences after they were spotted by the covert cops.

The Havard graduate is facing 10 drug charges, including three counts of trafficking a controlled substance, and years in prison.

Texas Police Officer Investigated For Tasing 76-Year-Old Driver

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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A Victoria, Texas police officer is under investigation for tasing a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop on Thursday in an incident captured on the officer’s dashboard camera.

The officer, 23-year-old Nathanial Robinson, pulled over Pete Vasquez after he spotted an expired inspection sticker on the car Vasquez is driving. Vasquez pulled into Adam’s Auto Mart, the car dealership where he works and which owns the car he was driving.

Robinson got out of his car and approached Vasquez about the sticker. Vasquez pointed to the dealer tags on the car, which meant the car was exempt from inspection.

Robinson grabbed Vasquez, who pulled away. Robinson then slammed Vasquez to the ground out of the camera’s field of view. At this time, Victoria police say, Robinson tased Vasquez twice.

“He just acted like a pit bull, and that was it,” Vasquez can be heard telling another police officer later in the video. “For a while, I thought he was going to pull his gun and shoot me.”

Vasquez spent two hours in police custody at the hospital. Robinson was placed on administrative leave on Friday pending the result of an investigation on whether he used excessive force by tasing Vasquez.