A Milwaukee officer was able to fend off an attack by a wanted man during a traffic stop on Sunday. The suspect, Jonathan Boyd, told the officer he did not have a valid driver's license at the time of the stop. In dashcam footage, the officer can be seen asking Boyd to get out of his vehicle. Seconds later, Boyd is seen attacking the officer, who has not been identified, and the two wrestle one another to the ground. The officer said Boyd reached for his gun before getting away from the officer and fleeing the scene on foot, according to TMJ 4. Boyd, who is wanted on three felony warrants, was later caught and taken into custody and the officer was not seriously hurt. Police say the officer pulled out his weapon after Boyd ran, but he did not fire the gun. In Michigan, Boyd is charged with assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest. Boyd is wanted for forgery after trying to withdraw cash using someone else's checkbook in Wisconsin.
Lockport, NY Lockport attorney Ronald J. Winter tried to use his position as a former prosecutor and his connection with a Niagara County Sheriff's lieutenant to prevent the arrest of his daughter on a drunken driving charge last year, a police video shows.
Suspect Gregory Johnson is filed a lawsuit against the Aliquippa Police Department following a public intoxication arrest that left him injured last year. The lawsuit says an officer "suddenly and without warning grabbed Johnson by the neck and slammed him against the wall, then threw him to the concrete floor". This entire incident took place in front of Johnson's wife and daughter. Johnson was later charged with assaulting the officers, but those charged have since been dropped after the video was released.
Alarming video footage has emerged online of police pushing and wrangling a number of young people to the ground as they made multiple arrests.
Officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary were called out to Victoria Park in Taunton following reports that a woman had been assaulted on Saturday evening.
The disturbing clip starts with a policeman telling a group of young people in the park to 'go home' however when one boy raises his finger at the officer another policeman enters the scene and pushes him back, igniting carnage.
The video then cuts to another officer on top of a boy he floored as screaming girls call for him to get off.
At this point a policeman disperses the crowd by lifting one girl away from the scene.
The footage becomes even more dramatic when yet another officer in the background can be seen flooring another young person while shouting obscenities at bystanders to stay back.
The clip then shows a teenage girl on the floor with a policeman, who kept her on the ground with his arm, arresting her as she screams for an ambulance.
The video finishes with four officers on top of a youngster, kept in a headlock by one, as he is arrested.
One witnesses, Max Vierling, told Mail Online the brawl with the officers started when his friend was pushed off his bike by one of the offenders from the original accused assault as he tried to steal it.
The youngster said: 'At roughly 5:50 PM on the 26 May 2017, I received a call from a friend stating 'you need to come to Victoria park, there's a fight'. Being young and bored, my friends and I went to see what was happening.
'When we arrived at the park, there were at least 8 police officers attempting to move people from the area.
'We were obliging, backing away slowly. My friend went to retrieve his bike, in the process, one of the men who was in the original 'fight', approached him and pushed him from the bike and proceeded to hit him. In self-defence, my friend hit him back.
'Following this, the police ran towards them and rugby tackled them to the floor and immediately arrested them both.
'Naturally, we wanted to make sure our friend was okay and so we waited which as far as we were concerned, wasn't a problem as we were just stood in the middle of the park causing no problems.
'An aggressive police officer ran at another of my friends and for no apparent reason, grabbed him by the throat (which is why in the video you can hear me saying about being grabbed at the throat).'
The police have stated that they are investigating the incident that saw five people detained on suspicion of affray.
A spokesperson said: 'We're aware of a video posted on Facebook which shows officers detaining and arresting a number of people in Taunton.
'While we welcome and expect public scrutiny when officers are out serving our communities, we also ask people not to jump to conclusions without knowing the full facts.
'At 5.29pm on May 26, we responded to a report a woman was being assaulted in Victoria Park.
'On arrival a large group of young people refused to co-operate with officers and five people between the ages of 15 and 34 were subsequently detained on suspicion of affray.'
A traffic stop in Michigan goes wrong after the driver exited his vehicle and charges at the officer, leading to a physical altercation. The officer draws his weapon but does not fire and eventually detains the suspect. Now identified as Jonathan Boyd, the suspect was found to have three felon warrants for his arrest. He now faces additional charges.
A New York police officer left some local kids stunned when he nailed an incredibly long-distance basketball shot from outside the park fence.
A policeman has spoken out about how a vision he had of his son helped him to survive after a vicious thug stamped on his head 15 times.
PCs Karl Odger and Geoffrey Hill were brutally attacked after trying to handcuff 'vicious' Simon Priest for an alleged assault on his partner, Charlotte Loveday.
The 41-year-old told the officers they would need to get more support if they were going to arrest him before taking off his coat and knocking them both out in Aldershot, Hampshire.
Priest was given a life sentence at Winchester Crown Court, Hampshire, after shocking footage from the officers' bodycam was shown of the brutal assault.
Footage revealed the moment Priest repeatedly stamped on both officers' heads, leaving them both seriously injured.
PC Hill said: 'I remember seeing my son Cameron when he was baby, in my head, and I can remember him saying goodbye to me.
'(As) clear as I talk to you now, I could hear him saying "Goodbye, dad."
'I remember thinking I was dying, dead. And then I saw my son reappear and he was like "Dad, take a breath."'
PC Hill then described the moment he took a huge gasp and returned to consciousness.
Prosecutor Kerry Maylin told the court that PC Hill and PC Odger had been responding to a call about an assault when they found Priest standing on the top floor landing of a block of flats with all his possessions in plastic bags.
After informing him he was to be arrested for allegedly hitting his partner, who he had just broken up with, Priest flew into a rage as the lights, which were on a timer, went out.
Priest showed no emotion in court as he watched the clip of himself screaming loudly as he repeatedly stamped on the heads of the officers after punching them both to the ground.
Sentencing Judge Keith Cutler handed him a life sentence with a minimum of seven and a half years behind bars.
Ms Maylin told the court: 'The defendant told the officers 'I will f****** end you' as they informed him he was to be arrested.
'The lights in the block of flats were on a timer and it was after they went out that he attacked the officers.
'PC Odger was left unconscious after the first strike, but Priest continued to stamp on his head another 10 to 15 times.
'PC Hill was also knocked unconscious momentarily after being attacked by Priest.
'After finishing his attack, Priest then ran away, taking with him the handcuffs that were being used to arrest him and a live taser and two cartridges for the weapon.'
Both officers had to be rushed to hospital after the horrific attack, with the bodycam footage showing PC Odger left in a pool of his own blood.
PC Odger had to be placed into an induced coma on his arrival at hospital, and had further surgery to relieve a bleed on his brain.
Priest, from Aldershot, was arrested half an hour after the attack outside a nearby kebab shop where he was taking a member of staff's bike. The thug, who has two previous convictions for assaulting police officers, admitted one count of GBH with intent, one of attempted GBH, one of theft, one of escaping lawful custody and being in possession of a prohibited weapon.
Mitigating, Abigail Husbands told the court that Priest did not recall his attack on the two men, blacking out as they tried to arrest him. She said: 'My client admits that he remembers telling officers that they would need to get help to arrest him and accepts that it was him that caused their injuries.
'He does however suffer with mixed personality disorder and does not remember carrying out the attacks.
'He did show remorse when interviewed and was so distressed that he did not wish to be shown the body cam footage at the time.' Sentencing him to life in prison, with a minimum of seven and a half years before he can apply for parole, Judge Cutler said: 'This was a horrific attack.
'These two police officers were replying to a report of a domestic incident. They did everything right.
'Police officers need to know that they will get the full protection of the courts in cases of assaults. Both men are lucky that they are able to be around today, and one in this courtroom, to see the result of this case.
'I am sure there have been many times when they may have felt they would not be here.'
John Apter, the chairman of the Hampshire Police Federation, said afterwards the attack was the worst he had seen in his entire career. He said: 'This was a vicious and sustained attack on two police officers doing their duty on behalf of the public.
'The level of violence used was sickening and the worst I have seen in my 24 years of policing. It was only due to the swift medical care received that this horrendous attack did not result in the death of either officer.'
Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, added: 'Each and every assault on an officer is unacceptable.
'Karl and Geoff were responding to a cry for help by a woman and her child, when they were attacked in the most appalling manner. 'Our job does come with an element of risk, but what happened that night was truly exceptional.'
Four apple thieves who were caught in the act by police were lined up against a cliff face and pelted with the fruit they had stolen.
The five uniformed officers took turns grabbing handfuls of the stolen apples from their police pick-up truck, using the four thieves as live targets.
The crooks winced as they were battered by the fruit, but were ordered not to run away as the policemen in Theewaterskloof Municipality, in the Western Cape of South Africa, hurled the apples at them.
Now the police squad are being investigated by senior officers after a storm of criticism on social media slamming the officials for abusing their prisoners.
In footage of the punishment, the policemen giggle and egg each other on as they throw the apples as hard as they can, hitting the helpless men in the head, back and legs.
A colleague filmed the officers as they taunted the thieves with foul language before posting the video on Facebook.
Officers are said to have driven the four men to a deserted spot to face their punishment.
The men wince and shout in pain as the apples are thrown vigorously and strike home, causing deep bruising.
Kevi van Wyk, who posted a copy of the video to Facebook, told Times Live: 'The officers caught the men stealing apples in Villersdorp and took them out to the mountains and lined them up before throwing the apples at them.'
He said the woman who sent him the apple video had a second video which allegedly showed the officers strip one of the men naked and beat him up.
He said: 'I have the names of three of the men and they are all based in Villersdorp'.
Democratic Alliance mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality Christelle Vosloo said an investigation has been launched into the conduct of the officers.
She said: 'I regard this conduct as inhumane and a gross violation of the safety and dignity of the victims.
'I am devastated that the victims had to endure this trauma and I believe their constitutional rights not to be exposed to psychological, emotional and physical abuse had been violated.
'I will ensure an immediate investigation into the incident. If any personnel of the municipality are found guilty in regards to the incident they will face the strongest disciplinary actions possible.'
She added: 'I will meet with the victims and ensure that they receive all the support available to deal with the trauma they suffered.'
Mr van Wyk said: 'I was really upset by the footage. It is wrong to steal apples but I don't think this is the way to deal with it. It sends the wrong message'.
Most of the 200 comments on Mr van Wyk's Facebook page, where he posted a copy of the footage, slammed the police officers involved.
But some said that the thieves deserved the pelting they got and suggested they should have been whipped as well.
Nathan Pillay said on the Facebook post: 'If these guys stole money, jewellery or raped, killed or robbed I would say well done.
'But to assault someone who stole food… honestly do you feel this is fair? And you end up wasting this food throwing it at them and damaging it? Really disappointed'.
Tari Jacobs said: 'Only our law enforcers would do this'.
But Sindy van der Wal said she had heard the men had been throwing apples at passing motorists, so the law officers 'taught them a lesson'. She added: 'These guys won't die from being thrown with apples, nobody is that soft. If they were just walking, doing nothing wrong, then that's another story altogether. Reserve judgment til all facts are presented.'
A spokesman for the police force was unavailable for comment.
Bodycam Shows Cop Asking Crash Victim His Immigration Status - Key West, Florida, United States Key West, FL - Body camera footage has been released of a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy asking a Honduran immigrant who was hit by a car in Key West whether he was here legally or not. Location: Key West, Florida, United States
A Harrisburg man was arrested and faces multiple charges after Middletown police say he caused a disturbance in the area of the 900 block of Vine Street in Londonderry Township shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Michael Christopher Morton, 29, spit in the eyes and face of a Middletown police officer, according to arrest papers. Morton is facing five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment. It took two borough police officers and two State Police troopers — one who was off-duty — to subdue Morton, according to interim Middletown Police Chief George Mouchette. Morton was living in Bethesda Mission, according to arrest papers. Morton told police he had taken a large amount of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, and said he was HIV-positive. He was taken to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for treatment. Morton is in Dauphin County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 1.
On Wednesday, a police officer in Woodbridge, NJ was caught on camera rescuing a baby deer from a storm drain and now, the video is going viral on social media. Video Courtesy: Woodbridge Police Department Facebook Page
Body camera video shows an off-duty Oklahoma City Police officer hold down a man he says he caught breaking into his truck parked in his driveway.
Some shop owners in Old Town are resting easier Wednesday night after Albuquerque police said they caught the person who was breaking into their stores, stealing their merchandise and vandalizing their properties. According to police, that person is 17-year-old Devon Roybal. Night-after-night, for the last two weeks, several shops in Old Town have been hit. The most recent incident occurred Tuesday morning. “They stole a lot of jewelry and a lot of knives,” Lisa Kinlen said. “Thank you for traumatizing us, breaking into our shop and taking our livelihood.” It’s gotten so bad, Kinlen has temporarily closed her doors at the Old Town Celtic Shop. She has a sign up that reads “Due to the acts of those that have no respect for themselves or others, we will be closed because of theft and vandalism until further notice.” Kinlen isn’t alone. Over the weekend someone tried breaking into The Wild Rose. They chipped away at the stucco and broke a window. “I had to send a company in to reinforce my back door because my son was convinced they were coming back,” Trudy Collins-Cervantes said. Her son was right — the suspected thief did come back, but this time police were waiting. Detectives were set up in Old Town, Tuesday night to try and catch the suspected thief. They ended up arresting Roybal. Police lapel shows Roybal crying with officers and asking for his mother. He also had tools detectives believe are typically used during a break-in. Detectives recovered six knives on Roybal, along with gloves, a flashlight, a screwdriver set and $213. One of the detectives recognized a knife, recovered on Roybal, belonging to the Celtic Shop. When they questioned Roybal, police said he admitted to breaking into several shops over the last week. According to a police report, Roybal told police he stashed some of the stolen merchandise in his home, everything else he sold. “We do have some losses but a lot of it was retrieved,” Kinlen said. “Detectives worked so hard and they caught this guy within 24-hours. It was amazing. We’re thankful this person has been caught.” Police are asking anyone with information regarding the stolen jewelry, pictured below, to call Crime Stoppers.
A scooter rider being held down by police received a swift kick to the crotch from a passerby outside a famous bikers' cafe. The suspect was being held on suspicion of anti-social behaviour near to the Ace Café in north-west London. In the clip filmed on a mobile phone, the scooter rider can be seen on the floor surrounded by officers. A man in a blue T-shirt can then be seen approaching the suspect. The man gives the scooter rider a kick to the groin in front of the uniformed officers. An officer then chases after the man as he runs across the north circular road. Instagram user Premises187 shared the footage on Sunday, writing: 'Haha holy s****. So the police pounced at Ace Cafe. 'An Ace punter boots the scooter guy.' The youth was later released with no action taken against him. The man dressed in blue seen in the clip was arrested on suspicion of assault, according to the Evening Standard. A Met spokesman said: 'At approximately 5pm on Sunday May 21 police were called to a number of mopeds acting in an anti-social manner near the Ace Café. 'On arrival a number of mopeds made off from the scene. 'One male was detained by officers. As police were dealing with him, a second male approached and aimed a kick at him. 'The second male was arrested on suspicion of common assault and subsequently released under investigation. The male originally detained by officers was released with no further action.'
Police say an officer responding to a 911 call in Ohio shot and killed a man who was holding an 18-year-old woman by the neck. Canton's police chief says the man refused to let go and moved like he was going to hurt the woman before an officer shot him in the head early Wednesday. Police identified the man as 24-year-old Hayden Stutz. Police Chief Bruce Lawver says Stutz had said several times that he had a pistol and he didn't care what happened. Authorities did not find a gun at the scene, according to The Repository. Court records say Stutz was released from jail Monday and due in court Wednesday on a disorderly conduct charge. Police in North Canton say Stutz was arrested Monday at a park where he was challenging people to fight. 'He was saying some really off-the-wall stuff,' the acting North Canton police chief, John Minock, said. '[It was] mostly erratic behavior and trying to Snapchat everything. He was challenging some people to fight and taking video.' Minock said that Stutz admitted to smoking marijuana. Moments before the shooting, Stutz is heard on the 911 call saying he has asthma. He asks police to provide an inhaler, an ambulance, and a fire truck. Stutz also claims to have a pistol, saying that the weapon is 'actually on me. 'I don't do well around cops, for real,' he is heard saying on the 911 call. The officers who responded to the scene did not know that Stutz was bluffing. When a female officer arrives on the scene, Stutz, who still has his girlfriend in his grasp, is heard on the police body camera saying: 'Tell him to stay right (expletive) there.' Stutz hangs up from the dispatcher. When he tells the officer that he needs an inhaler, she responds: 'We'll have to call an ambulance for you, hon. OK?' At this point, the officer invites Stutz to sit down. Stutz then asks if he can sit with his girlfriend. 'Sure,' the officer tells him. 'Whatever makes you comfortable. OK? ... Just stay away from the pistol.' The cop then yells at Stutz: 'Stay away from the pistol.' 'He's going for the gun!' the officer says. The other office who also arrived on the scene then orders Stutz to release the woman. 'Officers attempted to get the suspect to release the victim,' Lawver said. 'However, the suspect refused and made several movements indicating he was going to inflict serious physical harm to the victim. 'During the exchange an officer approached the suspect and fired one shot, striking the suspect in the head.' Stutz was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The girlfriend was interviewed by police after the incident. In tears, she told officers that Stutz 'just started freaking out' as they sat together on the porch of his father's home. 'This is his dad's house,' she told police. 'I don't know if he got locked out or what. He said he needed my phone.' She said Stutz was diagnosed three years ago with a bipolar disorder. She also referred to the arrest in North Canton as a 'psychotic incident.' The two officers who responded to the scene have been placed on administrative leave pending a review. Lawver said he believes the officers acted appropriately within the rules of engagement.
NPPD Officer Justin Lindsey captured an unusual moment on dashcam last weekend. A Black Bear was rummaging through trash and walking around residential neighborhoods. Authorities believe he may have been drawn out of the forest by a recent tree fire in the area. Police are warning residents to take precautions.
A YouTube video that surfaced this weekend appears to show a San Antonio Police Department officer punch a 14-year-old girl before officers swarm around her and carry her out of sight. It's unclear what triggered the altercation, or why police thought they had to detain the girl. Police told the San Antonio Express-News, which first reported on the video, that officers had been called out to the Crown Palace Event Center on the city's northeast side late Saturday night because of reports that two men were fighting at a quinceañera (the department hasn't returned our request for comment). Local police reform activists have been circulating the short, grainy video, calling it a clear-cut example of unnecessary force and police brutality. NEWS ARTS MUSIC SCREENS FOOD & DRINK CALENDAR BEST OF SA SPECIAL ISSUES SLIDESHOWS PROMOS + EVENTS SUBSCRIBE Email Print Share Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Video Appears to Show San Antonio Cop Punch, Detain 14-Year-Old Girl Outside Quinceañera Posted By Michael Barajas on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm While the video's grainy, the girl's head can be seen reeling back after an officer extends their arm - SCREENSHOT screenshot While the video's grainy, the girl's head can be seen reeling back after an officer extends their arm A YouTube video that surfaced this weekend appears to show a San Antonio Police Department officer punch a 14-year-old girl before officers swarm around her and carry her out of sight. It's unclear what triggered the altercation, or why police thought they had to detain the girl. Police told the San Antonio Express-News, which first reported on the video, that officers had been called out to the Crown Palace Event Center on the city's northeast side late Saturday night because of reports that two men were fighting at a quinceañera (the department hasn't returned our request for comment). Local police reform activists have been circulating the short, grainy video, calling it a clear-cut example of unnecessary force and police brutality. Here's a statement from SATX4, the local Black Lives Matter-aligned group that has heavily criticized SAPD, the local police union and Mayor Ivy Taylor's attempts at police reforms, which they say have been too weak: The girl was ultimately charged with assault on a public servant and held at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center until she was released at her court hearing Monday, according to the E-N. The girl's attorney, Artessia House, told the daily that the officer can be seen "clear as day" striking the girl. (We've reached out to attorneys representing the girl's family and will update when we hear back.)
Dashcam shows North Kansas City Police officer letting off giggling University of Missouri-Kansas City student Toni Anderson, 20, after he pulled her over for driving the wrong way.
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Watch this douche bag trucker who is clearly a Leftist refuse to comply with border patrols demands and just answer the simple question "are you a US citizen?"
This is the type of crap that these border patrol agents are forced to put up with due to liberal claims that you do not have to comply with border patrol agents. Especially in states such as California that openly encourage the defiance of border patrol police.
If you are curious what it looks like for police to enter the so-called no go zones throughout Britain, here's a prime example of what cops have to in door in order to make an arrest on one of the Muslims.
Watches these young men interfere with this polices arrest while berating him with phrases such as "pig." This is a daily occurrence throughout many parts of Britain that have become overwhelmed by Muslim migrants and their offspring.
Watches these 2 nearly defenseless cops struggle in order to detain a single African migrant who was fleeing from arrest after being caught committing a crime.
The man insisted that he was going to leave Britain and head back home to his own country and refused to be arrested by these 2 cops.
One cop is even being drug across the ground as the migrant tries to flee his cost the as the other one beats him with a billy club.
Deerborn Police have released dashcam video showing the pursuit of five teenagers in Wisconsin. The teens drove across footpaths, into oncoming traffic, and over private property. Several police vehicles were involved in the chase, but the suspects initially evaded police until they were found a short time later and arrested. The five teens aged 16-18 now face serious charges.
During a live police chase today in L.A., a cop lost his balance in the final moments of the pursuit. The driver was still nabbed, but not after the fall that has the internet going crazy.
An intense stand-off between Pasco deputies and a knife-wielding man was caught on body cam footage on Thursday. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance in Land O’ Lakes where they say Miles Sety had attacked his family, smashed several car windows, lacerated himself and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. Investigators believe he was on narcotics at the time of the incident. Sety fled the scene was located by cops shortly after the rampage behind a privacy fence in a nearby community. Deputies climbed over the fence and approached Sety with weapons drawn, but he was not deterred. Sety refused several orders to drop his knife and continued taunting onlookers. Deputies deployed tasers, but the tasers were not effective, possibly due to Sety being high on narcotics, deputies say. Sety was eventually arrested and now faces the following charges: Aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer Battery on a law enforcement officer Felony criminal mischief Battery Domestic battery Resisting arrest with violence
CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - An escaped inmate is back behind bars Wednesday night. Marvin Taylor, 42, was wanted by authorities after he escaped from the Clarke County Jail. Investigators said they found Taylor inside a store, but he ran when he saw the officers. Police said they tried to stun him with a Taser, but that didn't work. Officers arrested Taylor after a struggle. Two of the arresting officers suffered minor injuries. body cam video showing officers struggling with Taylor. "He was in a work release program and failed to return. After 12 hours, when you fail to return to the program, a warrant is issued for your arrest," said Athens-Clarke County Police Spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez. Body camera video recorded on Lt. Christopher Nichols shows Taylor run away when Nichols approaches him. Officers deployed a Taser, but the probes didn't make full contact and Talyor was able to remove them and run, according to police. "When officers attempted to restrain Taylor physically, he began to fight. It was during the struggle to arrest Taylor when Lt. Nichols received fractures to a finger and SPO Gilchrist injured his right elbow. They'll need some time to recover, but they'll be back on the streets again soon," said Rodriguez.
A jury found a Prince George’s County police officer guilty in a case that featured dash cam video of him striking a suspect with his cruiser last summer.Officer Juan Hernandez could face a maximum of 10 years in prison for the 2nd degree assault conviction. However, the police department says Hernandez was not found guilty of misconduct in office. “While it is never a good day when we have to prosecute one of our own, it is important that those we serve understand that we will hold people accountable when their actions go above and beyond what is necessary,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. Last June 13, Hernandez was one of two officers who responded to a call for an armed person and fight in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. As the first responding officer was patting down the inviduals, one of the three men being questioned ran away, police said. Investigators say Hernandez was pulling up to the scene when he saw the suspect running away and he was advised by another officer to pursue the man. According to the State Attorney’s office during the pursuit, Hernandez hit the suspect with his cruiser. Shortly after, police say, the suspect was arrested and refused medical treatment saying he was not injured. Hernandez’s sentencing is scheduled for July 28. He has worked for the Prince George’s County Police Department for 11 years. The department says that now that the criminal proceedings are over the administrative process will move forward.
Authorities released officer body camera footage on Wednesday of a suspect who was shot by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy. Last Friday evening a Douglas County deputy saw what appeared to be a stranded motorist in a white GMC SUV near County Line Road and Santa Fe Drive. He got out of his cruiser to help. “As he approached the vehicle, the occupant of the vehicle got out of the vehicle with a rifle and confronted the deputy,” said Cmdr. Trent Cooper with the Littleton Police Department. Cooper says the weapon was a military style semi-automatic rifle. The deputy gave verbal commands to drop the weapon, which were ignored. Fearing for his life the officer fired, striking the suspect in the arm. “He was essentially attacked and felt his life was in danger and responded the way he was trained to do,” said Cooper. The suspect, identified as Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas, 26, remains hospitalized. According to Cooper, Rivas-Maestas faces assault charges once he is released. The Littleton Police Department and the 18th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Response Team are investigating the shooting. The deputy is on administrative leave during the investigation.
Investigators are looking at the actions of the police in the Seattle suburbs after a teenager from the Bellevue area of the city was violently arrested. The 15-year-old was arrested on Saturday after police officers responded to a complaint of trespassing from a shopping center at Bellevue Square mall. Security guards were concerned because the suspect had recently been identified as a car thief. The boy had been banned from the mall months before but, according to police, had returned Saturday. and was already suspected in a purported car theft that had happened days earlier, The teen, who is black, was shot with a taser stun gun during the incident according to the SeattlePI. The entire incident, which was caught on camera and posted to Facebook by a bystander appears to show four uniformed police officers surrounding and restraining the boy. The teenager was they pushed forcefully to the ground before being tasered. In the video, officers can be heard warning the boy that he would be 'tasered' if he fought back. Speaking with KIRO, the boy's mother said she had filed a complaint with the police department which is now being looked into by the department's Office of Professional Standards. The police force's training division will also be conducting a use-of-force review, which is standard practice when a Taser is used. 'When I viewed the video, certainly you see what you see,' Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett told KIRO. 'Then I watched it like 15 different times and I slow-motioned it numerous times. Each time I watch it, I pick up something new and I hear something different. 'I would ask people to use a little bit of caution to rush to judgment based on one minute and 47 seconds of lengthier police contact.' The boy was released shortly after his arrest King County prosecutors are currently considering whether to charge the boy in the Saturday incident or the alleged car theft that preceded it, spokesman Dan Donohoe said Wednesday. A decision is not expected this week.
A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and a mixed martial arts chokehold to subdue an unarmed man who died after a foot chase through a casino, authorities said. Officer Kenneth Lopera thought Tashii Farmer, 40, had tried to carjack a pickup truck with two people inside at The Venetian resort just before 1am on Sunday. He fired the stun gun in a series of staccato bursts before using the chokehold - a tactic that is not approved by the department. Farmer was pronounced dead at Sunrise Trauma at 1.39am Sunday. Police say Farmer, appearing sweaty and disorientated, approached two officers at the resort claiming people were chasing him before running away and approaching the truck. Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill showed video from Lopera's body camera during a news conference. 'Don't move! Get on your stomach!' Lopera can be heard telling the man. Police have used the name Tashii Farmer. His mother said he sometimes hyphenates his last name, Farmer-Brown. 'I will,' he can be heard saying. The video then shows Brown on his back with his arms raised before another jolt from the stun gun makes his body stiffen. Brown cries out, 'Please! Please!' Lopera, who is white, and Brown, who is black, then wrestle as the officer attempts to handcuff him. Lopera punches Brown's head and neck from behind as Venetian security guards join the effort and other police officers arrive. Sheriff Joe Lombardo told The Associated Press there was no indication that race played a role in the incident. Brown's cause of death has not been determined and an investigation is ongoing. McMahill said Lopera was heard saying he used a 'rear naked choke,' a prominent mixed martial arts chokehold that differs from a department-approved technique that some departments call a 'lateral vascular neck restraint' and others refer to as a carotid artery hold. Department officials said previously that the officer had used the approved technique, which is banned in many other cities. McMahill said Lopera held Brown's neck for more than a minute - far longer than the seven to 10 seconds it might take for an approved carotid restraint to render a person unconscious. The police official said also that the driver of the pickup didn't think Brown was trying to carjack his vehicle, and that Brown was not believed to have committed any crime. Lopera, 31, has been a Las Vegas police officer for five years, McMahill said. He is on paid leave pending departmental and district attorney reviews of the incident. Lopera is being represented by the Las Vegas Police Protective Union. Steve Grammas, union executive director, declined to comment, saying he had not seen all the video from the incident. Lopera has not provided a statement about the incident to department investigators. McMahill said Brown was sweating and appeared disoriented when he initially approached Lopera and a partner in a casino coffee shop, said people were chasing him, and ran into an employee-only area, down hallways and outside to the parking area. Brown also used the name Tashi Sebastian Farmer. He grew up in Hawaii, where records show he was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend and was released from prison in January 2016. He pleaded guilty in February in Las Vegas to misdemeanor driving under the influence. Brown was a father of two children in Hawaii and lived with his mother in Las Vegas where he had a business selling shoes, hats and clothing, according to Tynisa Braun, a cousin in Honolulu. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said there will be a public use-of-force review to air the findings of investigations into Brown's death. The sheriff said the reviews could take several months and asked for patience from the public. 'We'll be fully transparent and we will look at this event with a very critical eye,' Lombardo said. Brown's mother, Trinita Farmer, said she doesn't want to see the video of the struggle that left her son dead. 'I don't want to look,' she said. 'I just want to bury my son.'
This is the shocking moment police are forced to break through the window of a car in order to rescue a one-year-old child in China. The toddler had been left alone in the vehicle for 40 minutes by its parents in Dongguan, China on May 16 while the pair went shopping. According to reports, passersby were alerted to the child after it woke up and started crying out for its parents. According to reports, the parents of the child left their baby inside the car as it was sleeping at the time. They decided to go to the nearby shopping mall to buy things, leaving the child behind. However the toddler woke up while they were gone and started crying out for its parents. Passersby noticed the child and alerted police. The toddler had been inside the car for around 40 minutes. Police attended the scene and broke the windows of the vehicle in order to rescue the child. It was dripping in sweat. Many people have criticised the parents actions on social media site Weibo. One user said: 'Such people do not deserve to be parents.' While another wrote: 'This is irresponsible behaviour.' And one user commented: 'This has happened many times recently.'