INSANE footage shows a Paris Police officer being engulfed in flames after a Molotov Cocktail is thrown by anti-Le Pen protesters.
Radical leftist groups from around the world have taken advantage of groups such as Antifa and other communist and socialist groups outrage by using their anger in order to attack their opponents as well as those in authority positions. Today is yet another example of leftists uniting to cause terrorism in cities around the globe.
Dozens were injured when riot police clashed with protesters observing May Day on the streets of Turin on Monday.
The sides were involved in a stare down before brawling. The riot police used truncheons and pepper spray, while the protesters responded with flagpoles, eggs, and smoke bombs.
International Workers’ Day, or May Day, is marked around the world on May 1 with strikes, protests, commemorations, and celebrations.
Seattle, WA, 28 April, 2017 - A police officer was trying to get a man to clear an intersection at Pike Place, Seattle, when things became physical.
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Columbus police say an officer opened fire as he tried to apprehend a suspect, later identified by police as 32-year old Jason Christian, around 5:30 Wednesday night. Sgt. Rich Weiner says two officers had been tracking Christian who he says was wanted on warrants from Whitehall. They say he was also wanted on suspicion of thefts of items from inside several motor vehicles. Weiner says when officers got Christian to pull over at the Mobil lot, they approached his car to inform him he was under arrest. As an officer tried to remove him from the car, Weiner says Christian tried to drive off, dragging the officer. He says at one point the officer was hit by another vehicle in the same lot. "The officer fired his weapon, and struck the suspect, at that time both the suspect and the officer rolled out of the car into the parking lot." Police say Christian was taken to Grant Medical Center where he later died. The officer, who's name hasn't been released, was also taken in for treatment of minor injuries, and is expected to be okay, according to Weiner. Weiner says the officer fired multiple times, but it's not clear how many hit Christian, who he said wasn't armed. A second officer helping during the traffic stop wasn't hurt. Detectives say surveillance images from the Mobil lot that captured the ordeal will be used as part of the review of the investigation.
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Columbus police say an officer opened fire as he tried to apprehend a suspect, later identified by police as 32-year old Jason Christian, around 5:30 Wednesday night.
Sgt. Rich Weiner says two officers had been tracking Christian who he says was wanted on warrants from Whitehall.
They say he was also wanted on suspicion of thefts of items from inside several motor vehicles. Weiner says when officers got Christian to pull over at the Mobil lot, they approached his car to inform him he was under arrest.
As an officer tried to remove him from the car, Weiner says Christian tried to drive off, dragging the officer. He says at one point the officer was hit by another vehicle in the same lot.
"The officer fired his weapon, and struck the suspect, at that time both the suspect and the officer rolled out of the car into the parking lot." Police say Christian was taken to Grant Medical Center where he later died.
The officer, who's name hasn't been released, was also taken in for treatment of minor injuries, and is expected to be okay, according to Weiner.
Weiner says the officer fired multiple times, but it's not clear how many hit Christian, who he said wasn't armed. A second officer helping during the traffic stop wasn't hurt.
Detectives say surveillance images from the Mobil lot that captured the ordeal will be used as part of the review of the investigation.
An auxiliary police officer, bearing great pain after being stabbed, showed no sign of giving up when he captured a drug addict in Yizhou City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Sunday. Amateur video footage showed that Chen Haimin, the police officer in black shirt, subduing a drug addict, surname Wei, whose white shirt was stained with Chen's blood after stabbing him in the chest with a knife. Chen waited until backup arrived and was still able to shove Wei into police vehicle. Doctors said that Chen, when transferred to the hospital, was in serious condition. Medical checks proved that his left ventricle had a 0.5 millimeter fan-shaped cut, badly threatening his life. Due to timely medical treatment, Chen is now in stable condition. "I didn't feel stabbed, only something pressing up against me. Wasn't until bringing him under control that I found that he had a knife with him and I looked down at my chest, full of blood there," said Chen with Beishan Police Station. "I felt my strength was draining away but still struggled to keep him under control. When the police car arrived, I didn't have a second thought besides bringing him into the car," said Chen. Wei has been placed under arrest and investigation on the case is still under way.
Brevard Sheriff's Office has released helicopter FLIR footage showing the pursuit of a criminal suspect this week. The chase ended after the suspect found a dead end in a construction area and bailed, only to be caught moments later. He now faces serious charges.
Louisville, Kentucky, - Shively Police have released additional details and body cam footage after an officer shot an armed man Thursday evening. It happened around 6:30am on April 27 on Valley View Drive, near Crums Lane. That's where police were responding to a reported suicide call. During a news conference Friday afternoon, Sgt. Josh Myers says Officer Chad Kolter shot William Bordeau twice. He was taken to University Hospital with a gunshot wound to an arm and a leg. Myers says he is in stable condition. On the video, Kolter can be heard telling Bordeau to drop his gun 10 times. Bordeau refuses, saying he has a note and telling the officer to find his wife. Then five shots ring out, and Kolter can be heard calling in the shooting. "Shots fired! He aimed the gun at me and I've struck him." Myers says Bordeau lived at the home and is the person who called 911. He was behind the home, in front of an unattached garage and holding a gun when Kolter shot him. Normally, two officers would have been sent on the run, but because it was a busy day Myers says Kolter was the only officer on the scene at the time of the shooting. Myers provided the media with the body cam footage, which he says will speak for itself. He declined to provide specific details about what Bordeau was doing with the gun just before he was shot because of a pending investigation being conducted by the LMPD public integrity unit.
Sgt. John Bell of California’s Inglewood Police Department as he patrols the streets one night during the 1992 riots.
Video shows a suspect being hit while trying to run from officers. Tuesday, police spotted a car that fled from officers the previous day and tried to stop the vehicle. The car sped away again and the chase was all captured on police dash cameras. The driver jumped from the car and ran along Gettysburg Avenue. Police said the suspect, Brandom Lamar Mann, ran in front of the police cruiser, at which point he was hit. Mann was taken to the hospital after the collision, before being booked into Montgomery County Jail on failure to comply, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business charges.
Lawmakers in Connecticut this week considering a bill that would make the state the first in the country to allow police to use drones equipped with deadly weapons.
The legislation, which was approved overwhelmingly by the state legislature's judiciary committee, would ban weaponized drones but it exempts agencies involved in law enforcement.
Civil rights activists crying foul, saying such drones could lead to excessive force. The leader of Connecticut's ACLU saying it would set a dangerous precedent.
The bill was first proposed as a complete ban on weaponized drones but, on Wednesday, just before the committee vote, it was amended to exclude police from the restriction.
Civil rights advocates now lobbying to restore the bill to its original language before the House of Representatives votes on it.
If Connecticut's Democratic-controlled House passes the bill it will then move to the Senate, which is split evenly between Democrats and Republicans.
In 2015, North Dakota became the first state to allow police to use drones armed with tear gas and pepper spray, but not with lethal weapons.
A routine traffic stop escalated into a man being pepper sprayed, wrestled to the ground by officers, and having a police dog maul his leg. The young man was in a car driven by his girlfriend when he said they were pulled over just as they stopped for petrol in Porirua, New Zealand. According to the man's girlfriend's sister, he got out of the car to buy cigarettes from the service station and ignored orders by a policeman to get back in the car. The man's girlfriend's sister claimed the officer then sprayed his face with pepper spray as he walked towards the service window. He said the spray did not kick in until he arrived at the window and the video begins as he is clutching his face in pain as the policeman stands by. 'He's going to be fine, as soon as he starts playing the game I'll give him a spray that makes it not hurt,' the officer was heard telling on of the women who went to help. 'He just pepper sprayed me for no reason,' the man said repeatedly. 'You've got no control, you don't own me.' The man then ran around the building pursued by the officer before burying his head in his girlfriend's shoulder on the other side. By now at least three more police cars had arrived at the scene, with one officer leading a police dog towards him. They surrounded him and ripped him from his girlfriend's grasp in an attempt to arrest him, but when he resisted they tackled him to the ground. 'Let go of me, I did nothing!' he screamed as he was set upon by a police dog that ripped one of the legs clean off his pants. The sisters and two female friends who were also present became increasingly upset throughout the video, repeatedly pleading with police to leave the man alone and accusing them of 'brutality'. 'If that cop was properly trained that whole situation should of been avoided, he was not angry or aggressive he just didn't listen and get back in the car,' the girlfriend's sister said on Thursday. 'At no point did he threaten or act aggressively, the only aggressive one was that cop who cant handle a simple situation without escalating it.' The woman claimed he had a 'chunk of flesh ripped out' of his leg, a damaged eye socket and extensive bruising, along with his thumb being numb for a week after the incident from the handcuffs. The man was charged with obstructing police, resisting police and two counts of assault on a police officer and will face court next week. He filed a formal complaint to the Independent Police Conduct Authority alleging excessive force, but admitted to ignoring the officer's request to stay in the car. He wants the assaulting police charges dropped and the use of force investigated, hopefully with the help of the service station's CCTV. 'We can confirm that a range of tactical options were deployed,' Kapiti-Mana area commander Inspector Tracey Thompson said, but did not confirm the use of pepper spray. 'While we have not been able to review the video mentioned, it is important to note that, as is often the case with brief video clips of this nature, it does not necessarily provide a full picture of what occurred prior to the event being filmed. 'As this matter is now before the courts, police are unable to comment further.'
Armed police detained a man armed with a knife just yards from the Houses of Parliament today in a new Wesminster security alert. The suspect was tackled at the Westminsrer end of Whitehall at around 2.45pm. Shocked eyewitnesses say road were immediately closed amid a heavy police presence after reports of a man with a backpack with 'knives' falling to the floor. The incident comes just 36 days after six people were killed in a terror attack at the heart of democracy Eye witness Luke William said: "Armed police in Westminster holding a man with a backpack with what appears to be knives falling out on the floor. Stay safe."
A Brusly Police Department officer resigned after a disturbing situation was caught on an Addis police officer's body camera last month. Addis officers were investigating a domestic dispute at a local business where a husband and his estranged wife worked. Addis officers resolved the situation. Then, Brusly Police Officer Shellie Maranto, arrived in a rage outside her jurisdiction. The body camera footage obtained clearly shows Brusly Police Officer Shellie Maranto approaching a group of officers at a high rate of speed in her unmarked police unit. She immediately exited the vehicle and began yelling, "The f****** c*** is going to jail. I'm going to kill her, the whore." Moments after Maranto arrives, she begins waving her Brusly Police Department issued service weapon in the air as she continues shouting profanities. "I'm going to kill her, the whore," Maranto said. "I don't care about going to jail. F*** my life. I ain't got kids. F*** it," Maranto is recorded saying. The domestic dispute at the Addis business occurred on March 31. Brusly Police Chief Jonathan Lefeaux told Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto, that he was made aware of the body camera footage on Sunday, April 2, 2017. That's when Maranto was placed on administrative leave, and her department issued police items were taken away. Maranto resigned from the Brusly Police Department on Monday, April 3, 2017 according to Chief Lefeaux. He said an item was going to be added to the town council's agenda to have Maranto terminated that week. She resigned instead. "This puts a black eye on every other law enforcement officer in our town, and it's an embarrassment for the town and department," Chief Lefeaux said. Maranto started working for the Brusly Police Department three years ago as a school resource officer. She was then moved to an office position inside the department, but was given a department issued unit, according to Lefeaux. Lefeaux said she had no prior disciplinary history with the department, and he never heard Maranto use that type of language with that tone before. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was called in to investigate the matter. However, in the middle of their investigation, the woman who Maranto was yelling about asked the WBRSO to drop their investigation. Charges have not been filed against Maranto, and charges have also not been ruled out. She is the sister-in-law of the woman she was calling out and the sister of the man.
The Metropolitan Police is investigating a video showing a group of policemen forcefully arresting a teenager. Footage shows three officers pinning a suspect down on London Road in Wembley as sirens blare in the background. At one point, the man on the ground appears to be holding onto one of the police batons, and the officer shouts, 'get your hand out'. One of the officers then swings his baton in the direction of the person filming the footage, who backs away. The incident happened just after 5pm on March 14 after police were called to reports of a fight between a group of young men. A Metropolitan Police spokesman told LBC a 17-year-old and 19-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of affray. No further action was taken against them. A boy, aged 16, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and has been charged. MailOnline has contacted the Met for comment.
Kalamazoo, MI, 1 March, 2017 -- Body camera footage sheds new light on an incident in which a Kalamazoo man said he was profiled by Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers. On March 1, Joseph Harris was pulled over on Riverview Drive for having tinted windows and a faulty brake light on his 2008 Dodge Magnum. The tickets were later waived, in part because his brake lights were functioning properly at the time. A portion of the incident is captured in footage from a dash-mounted camera in a police car and by body cameras worn by officers Matthew Gernaat and Matthew Slenk. All Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers began wearing body cameras at the end of February. Department policy directs officers to activate the system at the start of their shift and record any contact with citizens and calls involving the use of emergency lights. When asked if KDPS officers profiled Harris, Chief Jeff Hadley flatly said "no." Hadley said Gernaat is a newly hired officer in training, with less than six months on the job, while Slenk is a veteran officer who was paired with him. Harris, a black man in his 40s, has lived in Kalamazoo his entire life. He said he still believes he was profiled by two officers after they saw his race during the traffic stop. Harris was on probation at the time for a domestic violence conviction, which Hadley said was irrelevant to this incident. The police chief said he believes the footage is enough to adequately document what happened. The footage begins with the officers pulling Harris over near a McDonald's restaurant drive-thru. Dash camera footage shows the officers approach Harris' car and ask him for his license and registration. Harris turned over his registration and proof of insurance to Gernaat, but had left his driver's license at his father's home. The officers discuss what tickets to write Harris before giving him three tickets for having tinted windows, faulty brake lights and no driver's license. Harris said the windows are factory tint and were the same since he purchased the vehicle. While waiting for the officers to return, Harris exited his car to point out other vehicles with tinted windows at the McDonald's drive-thru. Footage shows Gernaat and Slenk explaining the tickets to Harris, which Harris called "ridiculous" before exiting his vehicle. Hadley said the man was "pretty mouthy" with police. "Why'd you pull me over man?" Harris asked while opening the door to his car. "Like, the real reason?" Gernaat said it was because the police chief doesn't like tinted windows. "I don't give a (expletive) about a chief man," Harris said. As Harris continued to express frustration with the tickets, Gernaat and Slenk began walking back toward the patrol vehicle. "Have a good one," Gernaat said. While stepping back toward the car, Slenk told Harris he better remove the "shake" from his vehicle. Slenk had mistaken wet grass on the vehicle's floor mat for marijuana. "There's no weed on the (expletive) floor. I don't even smoke," Harris said. "Shut up." Slenk told Gernaat he smelled "a little bit" of marijuana in the vehicle. While Slenk sat in the patrol car, Harris approached the vehicle and pointed at Slenk to come back out. Both officers followed Harris back to the Magnum. Harris asked Slenk to show him where the marijuana was, and the officer admitted he was mistaken. Harris continued to vent after Slenk asked what his problem was. "You're the problem. Don't say I have weed when I don't have weed," Harris said. "I'm an engineer (expletive). Harris said police asked to search the vehicle after giving him a ticket. This is not shown on the footage released, and Hadley said police did not ask to perform a search. "Nobody is searching your car," Slenk said as he and Gernaat walked away. "Calm down." Harris left and returned to his father's house to tell him of the encounter. Feeling something was amiss, Harris drove to KDPS headquarters on Crosstown Parkway and spoke with Sgt. Chad Vanderklok, who told Harris the tickets would be waived. Hadley said the traffic stop was legal and two of the tickets were valid. Police made a mistake in writing a ticket for malfunctioning brake lights, he said. The tinted windows on Harris' vehicle also would have prevented the officers from pulling Harris over due to his race, Hadley said.
A 38-year-old man who West Melbourne police said was acting ‘bizarre’ before leading them on a vehicle pursuit through several streets to get to his home in Melbourne, Florida remains jailed. Police tazed and pepper-sprayed the man before taking him into custody and sending him to the hospital to be evaluated, reports show. Jorge Louis Rosado, Melbourne, was charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and fleeing and eluding after officers attempted to question him during a stop just after midnight Wednesday in the 1000 block of Wickham Road, records show. “He fled during a traffic stop,” said Sgt. Michelle Page of the West Melbourne Police Department. The officer who conducted the initial traffic stop reported that Rosado refused to retrieve his vehicle’s documents on request and would not roll his window down. The officer asked Rosado to step out but as the officer attempted to undo Rosado’s seatbelt, he drove off, reports show. Police said Rosado then sped along the roadway despite being followed by patrol cars. Officers used spike sticks to rip through his tires as he drove through one area. Police said Rosado kept driving until he pulled into his front yard. He refused to get out of the vehicle until several officers physically pulled him out and used a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue him, reports show. He was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex in Sharpes where he was being held on a $20,000 bond, records show.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police bodycam video obtained by CBS affiliate WBTV in North Carolina shows officers chasing a man from a March 2016 traffic stop and one officer holding a gun to the man's head and threatening to kill him. The department defended the officer's actions, saying he believed the man had a weapon.
A fatal shooting involving a Chickasha Police Officer in November has been ruled as justified. District Attorney Jason Hicks said in a letter to Chickasha Police Chief, Stewart Steele, that the case has been placed in "closed" status following a full investigation. On Nov. 19, 2016, at 1:51 a.m. Chickasha Police responded to a call that Steve Vananda, 56, was intoxicated and had a gun. Vananda's family told police that he had multiple guns and would see officers entering due to Vananda's home surveillance system, a report from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. When officers arrived at the scene, there was a group of people in the front yard, mostly Vananda's family members. Police were advised that: Vananda was inside the home with his father Sanford, Vananda was intoxicated, Vananda had pointed the gun at a family member, and that Vananda was upset about his wife passing away three years prior. Officer Chad King heard screaming coming from inside the home and made the decision to enter, Hicks said. King approached the bedroom where the screaming was coming from. There was a verbal argument between Vananda and his father, the report said. King turned the corner and announced, "Police Department." Video surveillance recorded Vananda reaching toward a wall and taking possession of a firearm. At this time, King asked Vananda to drop the gun multiple times. Officer King fired his weapon, five shots can be heard on the recording, Hicks said. Hicks said it had been determined that Vananda fired his weapon in the direction of Officer King and that Officer King fired the first round. The shots fired at Vananda resulted in his death, Hicks said. The medical examiner's report showed that Vananda died from multiple gun shot wounds and his BAC was 0.20, in excess of intoxication by Oklahoma State standards, the report said. "Officer King, had less than one second to made a determination as to whether he should fire his weapon at Steve Vananda," Hicks said. "As part of the investigation, the OSBI provided images of Officer King's body worn camera in a "frame by frame" format. In the format, it is abundantly clear that Steve Vananda, after Officer King announces 'police department' reaches for a gun" … "It is only after Steve Vananda turned toward Officer King that Officer King fired his weapon. In a split second decision, Officer King chose to protect Sanford Vananda, Officers Ker and Peck and himself."
The driver of a stolen $230,000 sports car has been caught on camera ramming through a police roadblock as he made his getaway. A dramatic video shows the white Audi R8 slowing as its driver tries to negotiate its way around an unmarked police car that blocks its way. An officer runs towards the luxury car and attempts to wrench the driver's door open, only for the vehicle to accelerate and smash its way past the parked police car. The 'ibis white' Audi was stolen at gunpoint during a test drive in Sydney on Wednesday evening, police say, before the thief escaped from pursuing officers. The 30-year-old owner of the luxury vehicle, which is still missing, met with a potential buyer outside a service station at Balgowlah at 6pm on Wednesday for a test drive. The passenger allegedly threatened the owner with a gun after the pair got in the car, police said. The passenger hit the owner with the gun and forced them out of the car, before driving off, police said. The owner suffered a cut to his left eye during the altercation. Police engaged in several pursuits of the vehicle across Sydney but had to call off the chase several times because of collisions and the ramming of a police car. Motorist Beau Driessen told the Sydney Morning Herald that the Audi almost crashed into him by the Spit Bridge, near Balgowlah. 'Once across the Spit Bridge, he then sped off, and then a few minutes later I saw a highway police car attempt to pull over the Audi,' he said. 'From here on while driving into the city I saw lots of police cars patrolling the area from Mosman to the city.' Mr Driessen has passed dashcam footage he took of the car to the police. The Audi was seen driving through the Harbour and Lane Cove tunnels before heading onto the M2 motorway. It was last seen near Beecroft in Sydney's north west, police said. The man who stole the car is described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance with a thin build, possibly aged in his early 20s, police said. His hair is shaved at the sides and is long on top. He was wearing a long, black leather jacket, black shirt and pants and white sneakers. The man was armed with a handgun. Police have urged the thief to turn himself in, saying they are 'reasonably confident' they know who he is. The armed thief is 'not going to get away with it', Superintendent David Darcy warned on Thursday. Police urged the public to contact authorities if they see a white Audi with NSW registration DCL86X, but not to approach the driver. The 2014 model had done about 25,000km before it was taken.
Two drug cartel leaders were killed Saturday in separate clashes with Mexican authorities in the northern state of Tamaulipas, the Associated Press reported.
Julian Loisa Salinas, dubbed "Comandante Toro" was gunned down by Mexican marines in Reynosa, a city across from McAllen, Texas where he was reportedly the Gulf cartel’s local leader.
His rival, Francisco “Pancho” Carreon of the Zetas cartel was shot further south in the Tamaulipas state capital of Ciudad Victoria, according to authorities.
“The government of Tamaulipas and federal forces will not relent against crime," the local government said in a tweet following the separate incidences that left vehicles aflame on highways.
Earlier this month, Alfredo Beltran Leyva, another former Mexican drug cartel leader and once an ally of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was sentenced to life in a U.S. prison.
Mexico’s over decade-long drug war is estimated to have claimed approximately 120,000 lives from 2006-2012, not including disappearances.
A report by the Council on Foreign Relations blames the country’s weak judicial and police institutions, as well as its proximity to the world’s largest consumer economy for harboring sophisticated drug networks.
Despite diplomatic tensions, U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to join forces with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to battle drug cartels and the flow of narcotics into the U.S
Charlotte, NC, 26 March, 2017 - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is defending the actions of four officers caught on camera punching and elbowing an unarmed suspect in the head during an arrest. The incident took place on March 26, 2016. It started when officers stopped a car they said was wanted in connection with a string of larcenies. James Yarborough, a passenger in the car, ran from police. Eventually, officers caught up with Yarborough after a foot chase. Once on the ground, officers struggled with Yarborough for roughly four minutes before putting him in handcuffs. It’s what happened during the four-minute-long struggle that Yarborough said should be considered excessive force. The entire incident—starting with the traffic stop and concluding after Yarborough was loaded into an ambulance—was caught on body cameras worn by two CMPD officers. In hindsight, James Yarborough realizes he shouldn’t have run from police after they stopped the car in which he was a passenger. Yarborough said he was in the car getting a ride back to his truck that had run out of gas when police stopped the vehicle. Yarborough, who has multiple federal convictions for illegally possessing firearms, said the man giving him a ride back to his truck tried to sell him a pistol. When police stopped the car, Yarborough said, he decided it would be better to run away from the pistol than get charged with having a gun. That’s a decision he now wishes he had made differently. “The only thing I did wrong that day was run. That is the only thing I did wrong that day,” Yarborough said. “I regret running.” The video captured by the first officer starts with the traffic stop. It shows Yarborough starting to run and the officer chases after him. Both men are on foot. Several minutes into the chase, the video shows the first officer chasing Yarborough fall down in pain, apparently injured somehow during the foot chase. A second officer’s body camera picks up the pursuit, showing the moments when Yarborough is captured and brought to the ground before the four-minute-long struggle ensues. “I will kill you” The second officer’s body camera video shows Yarborough on the ground for 17 seconds before an officer pulls out his pistol and presses it to Yarborough’s temple on the left side of his head. “Don’t [expletive] resist,” one officer says to Yarborough seconds before the weapon appears in the video. Once the gun is pressed to Yarborough’s head, an officer is heard saying “I will kill you, you understand? Give me your hand, now!” Yarborough said he thought, in that moment, he may die. “That moment felt like—it felt like it might have been my last day,” Yarborough said. The gun only appears in the video for roughly ten seconds before the officers puts it away and calls for another officer to use a Taser to shock Yarborough. “Light him up, he don’t want to do it,” an officer is heard saying of Yarborough refusing to put his hands behind his back. At that point in the video—roughly 37 seconds after Yarborough had been brought to the ground—he is lying on the ground with both arms extended in front of him with what appear to be several officers on top of him. That’s when you hear an officer say “light him up!” and then, about ten seconds later, the sound of a Taser. The reports identify Officer Jon Dunham as the officer who pressed his pistol to Yarborough’s head and threatened to kill him. But Dunham’s report provides a different recounting of his actions at the beginning of the struggle with Yarborough. “At this point I observed him shove his hand towards his waistband. He was completely uncooperative’ I believed he was reaching for a gun in an attempt to seriously hurt me or Officer Michaels; knowing that suspects are known to frequently place guns in the front if (sic) their waistbands, I drew my pistol and threatened to shoot him,” Dunham wrote. Dunham’s narrative made no mention of the gun pressed to Yarborough’s temple nor his threat to “kill” Yarborough.
Louisville, KY - An LMPD officer and a good Samaritan are being nominated for a life-saving award after pulling two people from a burning car. Officer Jeff Rodgers was called to a crash near the intersection of Bardstown Road and Douglass Boulevard on February 2, where a car had struck a pole and caught fire. Two people were trapped inside. Before Rodgers arrived, a man identified as Mr. Boyer was passing by and began pulling the driver out of the car. When Rodgers got to the scene, he grabbed the passenger and pulled them out as well. Video of the rescue was posted on LMPD's Facebook page on Monday, along with the following account of the incident: "Early in the morning on February 2, 2017, Officer Jeff Rodgers, LMPD 5th Division, responded to Bardstown Rd/Douglass Blvd on an injury accident involving a car that struck a pole and was on fire with two people still inside. When he arrived, a passerby who had stopped was in the process of pulling the unconscious driver from the vehicle. Officer Rodgers quickly jumped into action and with disregard for his own safety ran up to the burning vehicle and pulled the passenger from the vehicle and away from the wreckage. Shortly after, the entire vehicle was engulfed with flames. If not for the quick thinking and actions by both Officer Rodgers and the Good Samaritan, more than likely neither occupant would have survived the accident. Officer Rodgers and Mr. Boyer will be nominated for a life-saving award. You both make us very proud!"
Overland Park, Kansas police officer over a gun. According to police, the officer tried to pull over a suspect. The man, now identified as 34-year-old Bradley Poland, was allegedly driving the wrong way down 103rd Street. Police said when Poland stopped, the officer got out of his patrol car, but Poland quickly sped off. Moments later he crashed. Investigators said Poland then got out and started to walk off. As the officer approached Poland, he told Poland to show him his hands. When he did, the officer said he noticed Poland was holding a pistol. The officer quickly grabbed Poland’s arm. After a struggle, the officer got ahold of the weapon. Once he did, police said Poland refused to put his hands behind his back. The officer then pulled him to the ground and held him down until backup arrived. Officer John Lacy said the situation is a reminder of the danger officers often face in the line of duty. “This could have ended real bad but it didn't," said Officer John Lacy. “The video showed everything, it showed the officer approaching the suspect, giving commands, he’s not complying with the commands and the next thing you know it was hands on.” The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office charged Poland with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
This is the tense moment a Florida suspect nicknamed Gold Teeth had to be rescued from his own van after it crashed and burned during a high-speed car chase on Sunday morning. Acting on a tip-off that the driver - also known as Scott Michael Beekman, 28, - was planning a home invasion, cops tracked his white van down to a food store parking lot outside Ocala. When he spotted the cops he fled, leading to a chase that would have seen his shiny grill melted down if sheriff's deputies hadn't saved the day, police said. Gold Teeth's van can be seen on a police dashcam weaving from lane to lane for around two minutes before he apparently loses control and topples over. Almost immediately, a fire breaks out, wreathing his vehicle in smoke. Three deputies approach with a shield, guns and a fire extinguisher, but Gold Teeth - trapped inside the cab of his van - isn't going anywhere. There follows a tense several minutes as cops wail on the windshield with batons, boots and even the fire extinguisher until it collapses and Gold Teeth can be freed. The suspect can be heard complaining that his arm is hurt as police goad him into leaving the vehicle. 'It's going to blow up!' one deputy says, 'You're about to burn to death.' 'Please don't hurt me, I don't hurt no one,' Gold Teeth whimpers as they lay him down next to the vehicle and cuff him. But the van is still burning, and the danger of getting caught in the fire is too high, so they have to pull him out - leading to much wailing from the injured criminal. As they lower him back to the ground and check that nobody else is in the van, he moans: 'Why didn't I just stay home?' Deputies found a series of loaded guns by the driver's seat, police said: a short-barreled shotgun, a .32 caliber pistol and a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle. Beekman, a convicted felon, was also driving on a suspended license, they claimed. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and then placed in jail, where he was slapped with six counts including fleeing with disregard to safety of person or property; three counts of possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon; possession of a short barreled gun, rifle or machine gun; and driving while license suspended or revoked. Beekman, whose body is covered in tattoos, also raps under the names Scott Michael and 'White Gold'. In his song 'Constitutional Right,' he raps: 'Constitutional right, we revolutionary fighting, if it go down mother f****er I'm gonna shoot tonight.'
This is the incredible moment a Connecticut cop saved a suicidal man from leaping to his death. Police bodycam footage captured Officer Justin Martin racing up the stairs of a six-story elderly care home in Hamden, Connecticut. As he reached the top floor and burst through the doors, the footage shows an unnamed man who was standing on the rooftop, ready to jump. 'Hey, hey, hey!' Martin yelled out to the man before running forward to grab hold of the man just as he went to throw himself off the ledge. The cop was able to haul the suicidal individual back over the side, to safety. The man, who was described as 'emotionally disturbed,' continued to fight the officer during the rescue but was eventually taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation, Fox 61 reports. Police had been called to the Whiney Center on April 21, for reports of a resident fighting with other people. Martin had been speaking with staff and an elderly male resident on the third floor, when the 'emotionally disturbed' man fled up the stairs. The officer has chased him upstairs where he made the incredible rescue
Houston, TX - Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in a fatal shooting at 7398 Irvington about 2:55 a.m. on October 10, 2015. The suspect is described only as a male wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants. He was last seen driving a black 4-door full-size pickup truck with a silver truck box in the bed. HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Brady and J. Burton reported: "Surveillance video shows an altercation begin between a group of males in the parking lot of the El Reventon Sports Bar and Night Club at the above address. Two males, one of them Steven Skero, 33, then began fighting before a bystander intervened. An unidentified shooter appeared on the scene and began firing multiple shots at Mr. Skero, who fled a short distance before collapsing. "The shooter then handed the gun to Hugo De La Cruz, 31, who then ran out of camera range pursuing Skero. A security guard reported he saw De La Cruz firing the gun and when ordered to drop the weapon he instead pointed it at the guard. The guard, fearing for his safety and that of innocent bystanders, fired his own weapon one time, striking De La Cruz." HPD patrol officers and Houston Fire Department paramedics were then called to the scene. Paramedics pronounced both Skero and De La Cruz deceased. De La Cruz’s weapon was recovered at the scene. The shooting by the security guard will be referred to a Harris County grand jury. Separate surveillance video shows the unidentified shooter in the black pickup truck described above apparently waiting for De La Cruz to return. After a few minutes, he then fled the scene. Anyone with information on the identity of the shooter is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Cincinnati, OH - Newly-released police body camera footage shows the scene around Bengals cornerback Adam Jones' arrest on Jan. 3. A security guard at the Millennium Hotel accused Jones of "pushing and poking (him) in the eye," according to court documents. Police also said he refused to enter a police cruiser, pulling away, kicking and head-butting as he was being arrested. The videos show a calmer scene in which Jones and others with him attempt to speak about the issue in order to avoid an arrest. "I've got somebody alleging you committed an offense," an officer says to Jones in one video. "You don't want to discuss it. I don't have you side, do I? So yes, you're under arrest." The video also shows Jones asking what he was being charged with -- assault, the officer says -- and the officer reading Miranda rights to Jones. In another video released Monday, another man can be seen apologizing to a security guard and police. He said Jones had been drinking and offered to get him in a car and leave. "That's not an option, he's going to jail," an officer says. "He's absolutely going to jail. Not for that; for what he did to me, frankly." The officer also mentioned that Jones had been kicked out of the casino before he went to the hotel. "His behavior's out of control," the officer says in the recording. "He's resisting and obstructing ... I know who he is. His behavior's unreasonable. Anybody else would get locked up for this, and so will he." Another video, released in January, shows Jones in the back of a police vehicle, cursing at the arresting officer. "I hope you die tomorrow," Jones says in that recording. A pretrial hearing for Jones' case is scheduled for May 16. He's facing charges of assault and two other misdemeanors.
A policeman has been sacked for repeatedly beating a suspected fare-dodger with his baton in a crowded station. PC Peter Crofts sprayed Anthony Yeboah with Captor spray and lashed his legs four times with a baton as he pleaded: 'I'm not a criminal, I'll go with you'. The disgraced British Transport Police officer tried to justify his actions at London St Pancras by claiming Mr Yeboah broke his nail - but he failed to offer any evidence to explain how it happened. He said he 'resented' the allegation that his beating of Mr Yeboah was racially motivated. Shocked bystanders filmed the brutal arrest which took six officers on March 8 last year. An Independent Police Complains Commission report seen by MailOnline found that there was no evidence that Mr Yeboah needed to be detained. The report concluded that the officers could have arranged for him to 'come to the police station voluntarily for an interview'. Crofts attempted to handcuff Mr Yeboah but when he resisted he ordered him to 'get on the ground' before spraying him with Captor spray' - designed to cause a burning sensation in the eyes, nose and throat. Mr Yeboah, who is from Ghana, begged the officers moments before he was incapacitated and said: 'The way you guys are treating me, it's not right. 'I'm not a criminal, I'll go with you.' He was handcuffed and taken to a van outside the station where he was further arrested for assault in relation to Crofts' broken thumbnail. Following the arrest Mr Yeboah was released without charge. Two months before the arrest, Pc Crofts had received a final written warning for a 'disproportionate and unjustified use of force' in relation to the use of his Taser in June 2015. Bosses had removed Crofts' Taser authority and ordered him to complete 'further conflict management training', but he had failed to undertake the training when Mr Yeboah was arrested. The IPCC report said: 'There is no clear evidence as to how PC Crofts' thumbnail came to be broken. 'PC Crofts had no evidence to suggest Mr Yeboah applied force directly to his thumb intentionally or recklessly causing his thumbnail to be broken. 'The thumbnail could have been broken while PC Crofts was attempting to handcuff Mr Yeboah or using the other restraint techniques detailed above. 'PC Crofts does not give any explanation as to why he thought Mr Yeboah had caused it above any other explanation. 'There was no evidence as stated above that Mr Yeboah was aggressive or threatening towards PC Crofts.' After the arrest in June 2015 Crofts was ordered to undertake 'further conflict management training'. After the officer was sacked Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock said: 'I support the decision of the independent misconduct panel to dismiss PC Peter Crofts with immediate effect. 'When police officers fail to retain control of a situation and do not exercise restraint, it understandably alarms the public and it is of extreme regret that a BTP officer has failed in his duty to be proportionate and cautious in his use of force. 'As seen in the video that captured some of the incident, this behaviour was unacceptable and it important to remember that a single incident such as this undermines the bravery of hundreds of officers who rush to the protect the public every day. 'PC Crofts' dismissal sends a clear message of the likely consequences should anyone fail to meet the expectations of our very clear Standards of Professional Behaviour. 'I hope the decision today also serves to reassure the public that all incidents of gross misconduct will always be thoroughly investigated and dealt with firmly by the Force.'
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A teacher in Florida is out of a job over a suspicion of drunk driving and video of the traffic stop has now been released by police. A Florida State trooper responded to a report that 43-year-old Saryna Parker had crashed her vehicle into a van. The trooper says the teacher was slurring her speech and smelled of alcohol, so he gave her a field sobriety test. At one point during the test, Parker told the trooper she was going to kiss him. She also allegedly tried to kick the officer while in his patrol car. The arrest report says the teacher had her 10-year-old child in the back seat of her vehicle at the time of the incident. She was arrested and later released on bond. She faces charges of DUI, DUI with property damage, careless driving, and battery on a police officer.
Panicked passengers fled in terror as a knifeman was arrested at Paris' Gare du Nord station just a day before the French presidential vote. The drama happened on a day of unrest in the French capital, during which police released tear gas after being pelted with flares and other makeshift weapons in a pre-election riot. Footage of the station arrest shows armed police surround the man, who was restrained on the ground. Panicked passengers abandoned their luggage as they fled, and boarding of Eurostar services was briefly suspended this afternoon. Police sources say the arrested man is a 20-year-old from Mali. Tensions are high across France following Thursday night's ISIS-inspired assassination of police officer Xavier Jugele by fanatic Karim Cheurfi at the Champs Elysee. Today masked protesters hurled bottles and stones at legions of officers who flooded central Paris following the killing. A 200-strong mob hijacked a peaceful rally organised by left-wing unions and communists. Voters will go to the polls tomorrow in the first round of the country's presidential election. Describing the incident at Gare de Nord, a French police official said that a man carrying a knife walked into the station and was flagged to officers, who arrested him immediately before anyone could be harmed. French TV network BFMTV reports that the man did not resist arrest, and a police source said he claimed he was carrying the knife because he was afraid for his life. He was not previously known to police. Another police source added that the arrest caused a 'panic movement' with a number of travellers abandoning their luggage in the middle of the station. One police source said that some people saw the man, a 20-year-old Malian, 'inside the station, knife in hand' and pointed him out to police, who detained him. The station was briefly closed before reopening around 4pm. Boarding for Eurostar trains to London was also suspended for a short time, according to an AFP journalist at the scene. The Gare de Nord is one of the French capital's top transit hubs, serving the city's metro, suburban trains as well as intercity and high-speed trains like the Eurostar from London. He was told to lie down and followed the orders before he was arrested. The scene led panic among passengers who tried to flee the scene, a witness said, adding that trains have been delayed. It comes less than 48 hours after Thursday's murder of police officer Xavier Jugele by ISIS fanatic Karim Cheurfi. Cheurfi, 39, drove his silver Audi on to the Champs Elysee, the most famous street in the French capital, and 'targeted' officers using a Kalashnikov on Thursday night. He killed the 37-year-old policeman as he sat in a patrol van at a red light and hit another police officer in the chest, but he survived because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.