Police Helicopter chase, King County Sheriff police Air Support Assist Kent Police Department in Pursuit of a Stolen Vehicle Occurred on 03/18/2017 Video shows a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that ends with a pit maneuver. ℹKing County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census its population was 1,931,249. King is the most populous county in Washington, and the 13th-most populous in the United States. ℹ Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. It is the sixth largest city in the state and third largest in the county.
Watch what happens when French police attempt to investigate a rape in a Muslim no-go zone. it is hard to fathom why a country would, firstly, allow hundreds of thousands of Africans/Muslims into their country who do not wish to integrate, and secondly, why the French police seem to show to force at all against this type of behavior. The migrants seem to have it all figured out. The video is a few years old, but reports state the situation has only gotten worse.
Body worn camera footage from a Parker police officer in Colorado shows the incredible events in which a cop responded to, and then ended, an armed suspect’s shooting rampage with a headshot from his patrol carbine on Sept 2, 2016.
The suspect Randy Rodick, 40, was armed with an AK-47 style 7.62x39mm rifle, loaded with a 75-round drum magazine, as well as a pistol. Rodick was said to have been shooting wildly and had already shot one officer, Detective Dan Brite, leaving him in critical condition.
In the video, the cop can be seen getting in a fellow officer’s squad car and rushing toward the suspect’s location. As he gets out of the vehicle, he is given the critical information that the suspect is in the driver’s seat of a crashed RV.
The officer runs up, taking cover behind the open door of an SUV, just 30 yards from the suspect. He raises his rifle, takes careful aim, and with a single shot, ends the dramatic and dangerous situation. Some of the other officer’s didn’t even know what happened at that point, and thought the gunmen had shot himself.
It’s unfortunate that this officer had to take a man’s life, but due to the man’s actions, there was no other alternative. That single headshot most likely saved the lives of other officers and innocent bystanders.
A bystander outside of a Wal-Mart in Phoenix, AZ yesterday witnessed Phoenix police attempting to take a female suspect into custody. Going off what is shown in the video, the woman is accused of stealing from the store. While the struggle takes place in the car, the woman screams as a Phoenix police officer tries to arrest her. While in the process, she’s heard saying “he’s choking me!” At one point, the officer is heard threatening to SHOOT her!
A Louisiana man livestreamed his own fatal shooting by a police officer on Facebook during a traffic stop on Thursday as his fiancee watched helplessly. Rodney James Hess, 36, was acting erratically and had attempted to hit cops with his car 'at least twice' before he was killed at around 2:15pm, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told NBC News. In the video streamed on Facebook Live from a roadside in Alamo, Tennessee, Hess can be heard saying he wants to speak to 'the higher commands' before leaving his car. He then appears to make some kind of movement and is shot several times through his windshield. Hess, who is from New Orleans and lives in Texas but had been visiting his mother in Memphis, can be heard screaming after being hit, then appears to crash his vehicle. His phone drops to the floor and begins to ring, while the sound of breaking glass - possibly officers trying to open the car door - can be heard. He died after being airlifted to hospital. Hess's fiancee, Johnisha Provost, said that his request to speak to 'the higher command' was a sign that he was asking for help. 'He was not on a suicide mission,' she told the Commercial Appeal Friday from their home in Texas. 'He was not trying to harm anybody. He was asking them for help and they shot him down.' She explained: 'He couldn't get his mind together. That's why he asked for a higher command. 'I always told him, "Babe, if you are ever in a situation where you need help, ask the person in charge for the higher command to help you," and that's what he kept saying.'Provost watched his death as it occurred, she said. 'I found out as it was happening,' Provost said. 'I was at work and my aunt called me and was like, "Rodney is in trouble." He was on Facebook and I logged on and I watched it.' Hess' cousin, Donald Hess III, said that the slain man was 'a father, a son and hard worker.' 'Rodney suffered from mental illness but was a functioning member of society. He often traveled for work - mostly construction work - and he did everything for his children,' he said. Some livesteam commenters suggested that Hess might have been on drugs. Noey Torres, one of Hess's friends, responded: 'He was off his medication he was not on drugs. 'Rodney wasnt a user. He was a hard working family man who was in need of some medical help all u people talking like yall know something should be ashamed of yallselves.' Hess also streamed another video, prior to the traffic stop by Crockett County sheriff's deputies in which he acted oddly. In the first, 17-minute long video he parks by the side of the road - with no police in sight - before walking around his vehicle, filming it. He then stands by the side of the road, filming passing cars. A passerby stops to ask if he needs help, but he tells them, 'Nah, I'm good, go ahead.' They drive off. At one point he moves his car so that is parked horizontally across one lane of traffic, then mumbles something about the 'CIA.' He moves the car a number of other times before blocking the road again. Police are seen through a rear window pulling up just before the video ends. A tearful Provost told the Commercial Appeal that Hess was 'a great person. A great dad. A great provider.' 'He just suffered from mental illness and people need to be aware of how to deal with mental illness,' Provost said. 'They could have just shot his tires out or they could have handled it differently. They didn't have to kill him.' It is not clear exactly what happened at the moment the police fired on Hess. The officers' identities are not being released as the investigation is still active. 'Though we are aware such a video exists, we cannot confirm its authenticity,' Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Public Information Officer Josh DeVine said. 'As with anything that might potentially be evidence, we will examine it to determine if it has probative benefit.' Once the investigation is concluded, details will be handed to 28th district attorney general Garry Brown, who will decide on whether to send the case to a grand jury.
Washington Park police officers arrested a man after he posted two Facebook Live videos of a high-speed chase with police Thursday night that went from East St. Louis into St. Louis and then back to East St. Louis.
Washington Park detective Antonio White said the pursuit began at Louisiana Boulevard and North 36th Street when a maroon Dodge Charger refused to pull over for officers.
In that Dodge Charger, Cameron Taylor began two separate Facebook Live videos of the chase. In them, he can be heard giving messages to his mom and his “fans” while criticizing law enforcement.
“Later on we discovered (Taylor) had many warrants,” White said.
The detective said Taylor had a warrant out of Missouri alleging armed robbery, as well as traffic warrants out of St. Clair County that alleged eluding police, among other things.
Strongsville, OH, 7 March, 2017 - Speeds reached 100 miles per hour during a police chase that ended with a Strongsville police officer shooting and killing a suspect on I-71 in Medina County Tuesday morning. Relatives identified the suspect as Roy Evans, Jr., 37, and said he was driving a van with his girlfriend and three children inside. According to a Strongsville Police Department call log, an officer tried to stop the van on I-71 Northbound near the turnpike at 2:26 a.m. when the driver fled, exiting at Pearl Road before immediately re-entering the highway in the southbound direction. Officers reported the van's engine was smoking and that Evans rammed a police cruiser at mile marker 228. The Ohio State Highway Patrol deployed spike strips at 2:36 a.m. According to the log, the van slowed and an officer reported that Evans was reaching around in the van, lighting a cigarette. A minute later, at 2:40 a.m., shots were fired near mile marker 220, about 16 miles from where the chase began. Investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said a Strongsville officer shot Evans at least once, killing him. His girlfriend and three children were unharmed, and no officers were injured. BCI investigators were looking into what prompted the officer to shoot and whether or not the suspect was armed, according to a spokesperson. BCI said two Strongsville Police cruisers were damaged in the chase, and investigators planned to process the van Wednesday. Evans has a lengthy criminal record that includes running from police in the past. He was released from prison in September, following a nearly two year term following a 2014 arrest for attempted murder and felonious assault in Lorain County. Court records show Evans struck a plea deal, pleading guilty to two counts of felonious assault, with the attempted murder charge being dismissed. In 2004, Evans was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to comply and criminal damaging, following an incident in which he bailed out of a moving van and ran from police. In 2003, Evans pleaded guilty for attempted failure to comply, DUI, vehicular assault and reckless operation and was sentenced to two years in prison. Other previous charges include breaking and entering, grand theft, receiving stolen property, attempted felonious assault, obstructing official business, and driving with a suspended license.
Bellingham Police have released the name of the suspect who died at the scene of a police shooting. In a BPD press release, the suspect has been identified as Manuel Gonzalez, 28. On Sunday, March 12, Gonzalez stabbed a man, age 20, in the neck during an altercation in the 100 block of E. Holly Street. Gonzalez then fled the scene on foot, while witnesses gave chase. Gonzalez ran to the 1400 block of Railroad Avenue where a second confrontation between witnesses and Gonzalez was ongoing. Police said that officer Jeremiah Leland came to the scene and ordered Gonzalez to drop his knife. Police said Gonzalez failed to drop the knife and advanced toward Leland, prompting Leland to shoot him. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene. An initial autopsy of Gonzalez determined he bled to death from a gunshot wound to the neck. Police said Gonzalez had a history of minor criminal offenses. The 20-year-old man who was stabbed remains in serious condition at a local hospital. Leland has been an officer with the Bellingham Police Department for three years, police said. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation into the shooting.
A Charleston jury on Wednesday reached a $1.3 million verdict for a couple who said they were arrested because they accused a white state trooper of racial profiling during a 2012 traffic stop. The judgment ended a three-day trial in the civil rights lawsuit by Catherine and Jerome Newkirk, who were pulled over for speeding by Trooper James Enzor in Florence County. The Newkirks alleged that the trooper had used excessive force in wrongfully arresting them. Both spent more than a day in jail, but neither was permanently injured. Much of their ordeal, though, was captured on the lawman’s in-car camera.
Shocking body camera footage shows a Queensland police officer laughing as a teenage boy lay unconscious from a suspected drug overdose. Charlie Robertson, 19, died shortly afterwards - but he could have been saved had police called for paramedics instead of walking away, a coronial inquest has heard. The footage was released as the inquest at the Coroners Court of Queensland drew to a close this week and was first reported by Nine News. The seven police officers barged into a Gold Coast home in March, 2015 and found Mr Robertson unconscious on a bed. The footage shows them attempting to ruse him without success. A police officer is heard laughing on the tape. A doctor told the inquest Robertson would have had a very high likelihood of surviving had the officers called for medical help, the news station reported. The inquest heard Mr Robertson overdosed from GHB and cocaine, according to Nine News. While the coroner, Terry Ryan, isn't expected to present his findings for some weeks, the boy's parents, Rose and Graham Robertson, told Nine News they want justice. 'Rose and I will never walk away. We will see that justice is done and that the laws are changed so it doesn't happen to any other family,' Graham Robertson said. 'They left our boy to die.'
Following revelations last year that police departments had gained special access to the social networks to track protesters, Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced on Monday that it had updated its rules to state that developers could not “use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance”.
Not only did this young black man stand up for the officers against this young punk, the cops actually even protected the young jackass from getting his ass whooped BADLY by this guy he clearly didn't want any part of. Once again we see these young big mouths are all talk when they know cameras are recording them berating officers, but when someone who could careless if the camera is rolling is ready to throw-down, suddenly they're scared.
If you were curious just how much crap officers had to put up with, take a gander at this video showing a young black man berating two officers who were simply trying to get a cup of coffee. This is a prime example of how much patience officers have.
Eyewitness footage has emerged of a good Samaritan intervening to stop a man who attacked a deputy after the cop tried to pull him over. Passer-by Ashad Russell shot Edward Strother, who attacked Deputy Dean Bardes, punching him repeatedly and pinning him to the road. Newly released cell phone videos show Strother pinning Deputy Bardes to the ground after the deputy chased the suspect several miles on I-75. Drivers pulled over to watch the incident unfold, with some capturing footage and images on their cell phones.The terror can be clearly heard in the witnesses' voices as they recorded the unfolding incident. The footage captured the moment Russell, a civilian, intervenes to stop the incident, approaching the two men with his weapon raised. Bardes pleads with him: 'Shoot him! Shoot him!' as he struggles with Strother, who he believed was armed. Russell, who has a concealed weapons permit, raised his gun, and fired three shots, all of which hit Strother.Seconds later, Russell dropped his weapon and slowly walked away to wait for deputies. On the film three shots clearly ring out as the witnesses describe seeing Strother 'on top of the cop'. Medics rushed Strother to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A total of around a dozen photos and videos were handed over to the state attorney’s office, which determined the shooting was justified with the life of the deputy in danger. Lee County Sheriff's Office released a single photograph of the incident in which is praised Russell as a 'hero'. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott hailed both the deputy and his savior as heroes in an emotional Facebook post about the attack. He revealed how Bardes, who usually brings recruits along with him to train, was working alone on Monday. 'Earlier this week, two heroes met on I-75 and while they had never met before, one would save the others life. 'Ironically, this was the first day in a while that Deputy Bardes was alone on patrol because as a Field Training Officer, he typically has a recruit riding with him to learn the business,' he said. Thanking the man who saved his colleague's life, Sheriff Scott said: 'I thank the hero that recognized the imminent threat, rushed to Deputy Bardes’ aid, and ultimately stopped that threat. 'In a day and age where race is a near instant focus for media and other pundits in police incidents, the fact is that this hero happens to be a man of color who stopped another man of color from further harming or killing a white cop; thereby reminding us that black lives matter, blue lives matter, and indeed all life matters.' The man's gun was seized as evidence but replaced immediately by Shoot Straight, he added. Bardes was taken to hospital alongside his attacker but is not thought to have suffered serious injuries.
The harrowing screams of a little girl have been captured on police cameras after her father was shot dead in front of her by an officer following a high speed chase of their family van. Roy Evans Jr., 37, was killed in front of his three young children and girlfriend Amanda Pauley in Strongsville, Ohio on Tuesday when he was eventually stopped by police following a 14-minute chase. Evans was forced to stop his vehicle when he drove across spike strips that officers had placed across the Interstate 71. Police dispatch logs say Evans had reached down to light a cigarette just before he was fatally shot by an officer. Officers could be seen approaching the vehicle with their guns drawn just moments before. Dash cameras captured his distraught daughter screaming out for her mother as officers appeared to lead Pauley away. Evans' son could also be heard in the footage crying for his father, while Pauley begged officers: 'Please don't let him die'. The Ohio Attorney General's Office said no weapons were found in the van during a search by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. They are now investigating the shooting to determine whether or not the van itself was used as a weapon. Pauley, who had been dating Evans for 10 years, said he was wrong to speed away from the cops and she had begged him to stop, but believes he should have been jailed and not shot dead.'I see that man's face every night when I close my eyes,' Pauley told Fox8. 'I'll never forget the vibrations of the gun. I'll never forget the man I love falling, his blood all over me. 'That cop had no right to open the car door and shoot him twice in the chest.' Few details of the shooting have been released apart from the Strongsville police dispatch log. It lists brief descriptions of radio calls made by officers. The dispatch log indicated that the van had rammed one of the police cruisers during the 14-minute chase. The first police radio call was logged shortly before 2.30am on Tuesday and indicated that an officer had tried to stop Evans but he refused to pull over. The van exited the interstate before re-entering the interstate on its southbound lanes. The officer reported that the van was traveling with no headlights on and that its engine was 'smoking.' Minutes later, an officer said the Ohio State Highway Patrol was setting up spike strips. The dispatch report said the van ran over the spike strips at more than 90 mph. Three minutes later, an officer reported that a 'balding' white male was reportedly seen 'reaching down below, lighting a cigarette.' An entry a minute later said shots were fired. Strongsville has not identified the officer who fired the fatal shot. None of the officers was wearing body cameras, but their cruisers were equipped with dashboard cameras.
37 years old foreign car thief survived with minor injuries and was positively tested for drugs. Audi was stolen in Poland.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 13 March, 2017 - A man shot by police Monday morning after he was seen waving a rifle at bystanders near a busy intersection began his day with two ominous posts on Facebook, including a video filmed in a small bathroom where he showed off his weapon and a bullet (shown in the the second part of this video).
Though police have not released a name, friends on social media and the man's father have identified him as Glenn Justin Ironchild, who uses the nickname Occo.
Further clues to the man's identity can be found in the video itself, posted Monday morning. In it, Ironchild is seen wearing a white ballcap with the letters O.G. — for "original gangster" — printed on the front. A white hat with the same letters was seen on the street shortly after the shooting.
At 10:47 a.m. Monday, Ironchild posted on Facebook: As of this morning I quit my job … I quit giving a shit. I have guns I been earning. I'm locked n loaded .... I have no reason to go all out 'n start killing people like i usually do. my ILLUMINATI has taken effect … to prove my LOYALTY ima kill myself and come back. LORD OCCO … HAIL SATAN.
Eleven minutes later, Ironchild posted a two-and-a-half-minute rambling video, during which he showed off his rifle. At 11:20 a.m., he posted one more message that read: My phones gonna die but ima show something g you haven't seen before … Prepare.
At about 11:30 a.m., people near 137th Avenue and 50th Street called police to report they had seen a man carrying a rifle.
At least one witness saw the man load the rifle, acting deputy chief Darren Derko said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
Officers quickly rushed to the scene.
When the man saw police, "he turned and fired on them," Derko said.
A 10-year veteran officer fired three shots and hit the man.
Police did not say how many shots struck the man.
The wounded man was taken to hospital in critical condition.
He was still alive late Monday afternoon, police said.
Edmonton Transit confirmed that a bus windshield was hit by a stray bullet. No one on board was injured.
No information was released about whether that bullet was fired by police or the armed man.
Glenn Ironchild Sr. said he saw his son's postings on Facebook on Monday morning and tried to reach him with text messages, but got no response.
He said his son has three daughters.
His son did not finish high school, he said, but was a normal teenager who played hockey and golf. He had recently worked for a roofing company.
Glenn Ironchild Jr. was wanted on an outstanding warrant at the time of shooting for failing to appear in court to answer to a pair of alleged breaches of bail conditions. He had been ordered to remain inside an approved residence overnight and stay away from alcohol.
In May 2010, Ironchild was convicted of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a dangerous weapon, a sword. He was sentenced to seven months in jail and two years of probation.
In July 2012, he was convicted of impaired driving and sentenced to one month in jail and given a one-year driving prohibition.
Orange, CA, 12 March, 2017 - A man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself in his van was fatally shot Sunday night in Orange following a bizarre standoff in which police and firefighters used a hose to force him from the vehicle.
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at Katella Avenue and Glassell Street where officers pulled Michael Perez, 33, over for having a broken tail light.
Police said he refused to exit the white GMC van and proceeded to light a cigarette when there was a can of gasoline in the vehicle.
So officers broke the passenger side window and shot water from a fire hose into the van to “prevent the suspect from setting fire to himself” and to the van, said Sgt. Rob Thorsen of the Orange Police Department. “They broke out some windows. They filled the car up with water to prevent him from igniting the container or the gas rag,” said Lt. Fred Lopez. “He comes out through the driver’s window. And at some point, they tried to detain him, but he produces a knife. He reaches behind his back and actually have a knife.” Officers fired rubber bullets at Perez to try and subdue him. When that didn’t work, an officer shot Perez in the chest. Paramedics took him to a hospital where he died. Court records showed Perez had an extensive criminal history, including weapons and drug charges. Leo Felinga said he knew Perez as a customer at his gas station. “He was always paranoid that…people were after him, people spying on him, people following him,” Felinga added.
BROOKLYN, Ohio A man led Brooklyn police on a high-speed chase but short chase that ended in a crash that sent a car crashing into a Cleveland bar. Driver fled because he had a warrant out for his arrest, police said. The chase began about 9 p.m. on Tiedeman Road and Memphis Avenue. An officer tried to stop the car because there was a warrant out for the arrest of the person whose name is on the car's registration, police said. The Buick pulled into a gas station, slowed down at a gas pump and sped off onto Memphis Avenue, according to the dash cam video released on Monday. The car sped east on Memphis and drove through several red lights, including one at the busy Fulton Road intersection, the video shows. After crossing Fulton, the driver crashed into two cars, sending one into the front Murphy's Law bar just east of the intersection, Cleveland police said. Both people inside the car ran. Parma and Cleveland police tried to help Brooklyn find the duo but they were unable to. One person was taken to an area hospital for precautionary reasons, Brooklyn police said. Police said they are searching for the owner of the car in order to interview him. Police unnamed evidence from the car and sent it to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to be analyzed.
Deputies said they were forced to open fire on an "aggressive" pit bull in Wittmann on Sunday. According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Daniel McPheeters and Deputy Fernando DeLaTorre conducted a welfare check after receiving a tip about possible criminal activity at the house in the evening near 243rd Avenue and Patton Road. As they approached the home, a dog started barking and the two started to back away. That's when Sgt. McPheeters slipped and fell. MCSO said the pit bull charged at him so McPheeters fired one round and hit the dog. The dog's owner took the pit bull to a veterinarian and the dog is in the care of its owner. It was alive at last check. McPheeters wasn't seriously hurt. The Sheriff's Office released body camera video of the incident. An investigation is underway into what procedures were followed.
An Arizona police department is under investigation after the release of body camera footage that showed them arresting a woman who claimed she was pregnant. Witnesses claimed three officers used excessive force when attempting to arrest Rickeda Jobe who claimed she was pregnant at the time. The Gilbert Police Department released on-body camera video taken by three officers during the arrest on March 5. In the video, the officers are seen restraining Jobe against a police vehicle. Officers were arresting Jobe for allegedly violating a court order to stay away from a home, according to 3-TV. Jobe is seen in the video being combative as she kicked one of the officers and screamed: 'I got my son!' She was referring to her son, who was reportedly down the street. Jobe also screamed that she was pregnant as she was placed in handcuffs. The officers said they were spit on, kicked and bit by Jobe, but the three camera angles only show her kicking them. One officer said: 'Ouch, she bit me in the finger!' And right after, Jobe screamed: 'You just hit me in the face!' The video doesn't show an officer hitting her in the face nor does it show her biting an officer.
Dutch police aren't messing around with these Turkish protesters as they continue to unleash their police dogs on protesters who are refusing to comply with orders as well is assaulting officers by pelting them with stones, rocks, and anything else they can throw.
Police Dash Cam video shows a brief chase that ends in crash following by the Driver Fleeing on foot. The driver Surrendered later. Penns Grove Police Penns Grove Police Department On 03-09-2017 at 0106am a Penns Grove Police officer attempted to catch up to an erratic driver. The vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and sped up as the officer approached. As the officer activated his emergency lights the vehicle increased its speed pulling away from the officer running three stop signs. After the third stop sign the vehicle lost control after striking a dip in the intersection. The vehicle slid off of the road and impacted the steps of a home on East Line Street. The driver exited the vehicle and fled before the officer caught up to them. The driver left two juveniles and two adults in the vehicle who were dazed and injured. All four were evaluated, one juvenile remained at the hospital for evaluation this morning. ♦The driver has not yet been located and detectives are working on a positive ID at this time. All of the subjects involved were from the Penns Grove area.♦↓±↓ →→♦The suspect in the crash investigation surrendered over night after he sough treatment for his injuries. Detectives had conducted a search warrant on the suspects vehicle and recovered DNA evidence, drugs, as well as documents leading to a positive identification of the suspect. The public also assisted by supplying numerous tips concerning the drivers true identity. The driver contacted this agency to arrange his surrender. Driver: Anthony S. Montalvo, age 21 of Penns Grove was charged with Eluding Police, Aggravated Assault by Auto, Criminal Mischief to Property, Resisting Arrest, Endangering the Welfare, Possession of Marijuana, and multiple traffic violations. He was held on a warrant at the Salem County Correctional
If you thought for one second the Muslims inundating Europe are there simply to assimilate, think again! Listen as hundreds of Muslims March to the streets of Paris chanting "slaughter the Jews" as French riot police simply stand there as their berated by the horde of angry Muslims.
Oakland, NJ - Bergen County’s director of safety and security has been suspended without pay after he allegedly drove drunk. Michael R. Bradley, who is also the Bergen County director of the consumer affairs office, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Tuesday, 21 February, after police investigated a report of an erratic driver in a black Ford Explorer near Franklin Avenue and Ramapo Valley Road around 4:15 p.m. The Explorer had sustained damage to the passenger-side mirror, reportedly from hitting a Franklin Avenue mailbox, according to police. Police stopped Bradley, who lives in Wayne, on Ramapo Valley Road south. In addition to driving while intoxicated, Bradley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in a school zone, improper turn from a marked turning course, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. “After learning late Tuesday about the pending charges, I suspended Director Michael Bradley without pay, effective immediately,” Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said in a statement. “I have also ordered the Bergen County Inspector General to fully investigate his actions.” "I expect all county employees to obey the law and exhibit responsible conduct," Tedesco said. "Anyone who fails to do so will be held accountable.”
Vallejo, CA, 10 March, 2017 - A forceful takedown by Vallejo police was caught on video. It happened on Friday afternoon, according to authorities, after someone called 911 to report a man acting “crazy” at a Valero gas station. Witnesses said the first arriving officer chased the suspect for several minutes until the suspect finally gave up and sat down in the middle of the street. Then, the officer pushed the man onto the ground to try to cuff him, but the suspect appeared to struggle. In the video, the officer hits the suspect with his fists and his flashlight, as the suspect repeats, “I am God, I am God.” Off-camera, someone in the crowd is yelling “police brutality.” Police trainer Don Cameron said the officer used appropriate force to restrain the man. “Basically that’s what they’re trained to do. When we’re down on the ground, we want to get the person in custody as quickly as we can and we use personal weapons.” Former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan agrees the initial contact was fine, but said he’s troubled by the continuous use of force after a backup officer arrived, especially when the officer pulled his gun on the crowd. "I understand the officer needed to try to keep the people from getting close to him," said Jordan. "I don’t necessarily agree that’s the best use of force. I does look bad. It does appear inappropriate." Vallejo police said Internal Affairs is reviewing the video to investigate all aspects of the arrest including the officer’s use of profanity. He dropped the f-bomb at least twice in the video. One officer was injured in the confrontation. The suspect is in jail facing charges of being “under the influence” and “resisting arrest.”
The Fayetteville Police Department has released dash camera footage of Baker Mayfield’s arrest, showing how he was tackled by officers when he tried to run.
Dashcam video shows a Kansas Highway Patrol Troper rescue a stranded truck driver during a wildfire. The forest fire jumped across the Interstate 70 just moments after they fled the area. Kansas Division of Emergency Management states 861 square miles have been destroyed from the fire so far. Authorities are working around the clock to ensure the safety of nearby residents and motorists.
A leading police officer has said that paedophiles who view indecent images should not be charged and taken to court unless they pose a physical threat to children.
Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for child protection, said low level offenders should simply be placed on the sex offenders register and given counselling and rehabilitation instead.
He said that would free the police to deal with the core of dangerous paedophiles who are seeking out and exploiting children in order to rape and carry out “the most awful sexual abuse” against them.
Mr Bailey said he acknowledged that many people would be “nervous” about his proposals.
But he said it was time to look at alternatives to prosecution because reports of sexual abuse have reached "saturation point".
He said that although police were arresting over 400 men every month for viewing indecent images of children this was just “the tip of the iceberg” and that a new approach was needed.
“We’re able to asses whether a paedophile viewing indecent images of children is posing a threat of contact abuse and in circumstances where that individual does not pose a threat of contact abuse they should still be arrested, but we can then look at different disposal orders than going through the formal criminal justice system,” said Mr Bailey.
OKLAHOMA CITY —A man accused in an armed carjacking incident was arrested after leading authorities on a chase and jumping into a lake Thursday morning in northwest Oklahoma City. Sky 5 caught the entire incident on camera.
A little more than three years to the date, the dashcam video of Airman Michael Edwards being shot by Opelika police officer Phillip Hancock on Interstate 85 has now been released to the public. A call came into the Opelika Police Department on the night of March 6, 2014 about an erratic driver on Interstate 85. Officer Phillip Hancock responded to the call. Davidson got into a minor accident with a tractor trailer where Davidson swiped the back of the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer and Davidson pulled over on the side of the road to exchange information. Officer Hancock arrives on the scene and pulled up behind Davidson’s car and had his headlights and spotlight on the vehicle and exits his vehicle. One of Davidson’s attorney’s, Brian Mosholder said that his client was parked on a downslope, which made it difficult for him to get the door open. Mosholder said that Davidson’s wallet was in his left hand while pushing against the door to get it open, and then he reached back with his right hand. Soon after, Ofc. Hancock asks Davidson to show him his hands. Davidson brings his right hand through and up to his left hand, turned and got out of the vehicle as quickly as he could and put his hands out in front of him with his wallet in both hands and began to raise his hands. Soon after, the first shot is fired, which hits the ground. Then, Mosholder said Davidson’s hands went up and the second shot was fired, which hit Davidson. “It’s very obvious from that part of the video that Officer Hancock is creating a situation that he wished had happened that would have justified this shooting,” Mosholder said. “When you look at the video, none of that happened. When you look at the video, in less than six seconds, from the time Michael Davidson opens his door, Officer Hancock shoots him, and he shoots him for absolutely no reason.” The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the judgment of the Southern District Court of Iowa in that the use of force by Ofc. Hancock was reasonable. However, they did call the shooting a disastrous mistake, but that the position of Davidson’s wallet and hands right before the shooting meant that the mistake did not violate Davidson’s constitutional rights. Mosholder said that his client is back home in Texas in the process of completing community college, while working part-time jobs and taking care of his mother. He added that his client wanted folks to see the video. Mosholder said that Davidson feels as if he as been blamed for what happened, and that this video would vindicate Davidson. Mosholder said that they will discuss with Davidson whether or not they will appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. We took the video to our crime expert, Ricky Holder. When he watched the video, he said that it was a difficult situation for everyone involved. “I can see where this individual and his family are very upset about this,” Holder said. “I can understand that. I can also understand where this officer comes from; his training and he’s trying to protect his own life. It’s a tough situation. It’s hard on everyone involved.” We reached out to Opelika Police Chief, John McEachern and Opelika Mayor, Gary Fuller, to discuss the case. They said due to the case still remaining in litigation, they were advised not to discuss it by attorneys.
A police sergeant has been caught on camera making up a bogus law to prevent him being filmed as he pulled over an Uber driver. Unfortunately for the officer in Wilmington, North Carolina, the driver - who works for Uber in his spare time - just happened to be a criminal defense attorney. Jesse Bright was pulled over last month shortly after a passenger got back into his car on the second leg of a round trip. The passenger was asked to get out of the vehicle and was submitted to a search by officers who were apparently looking for drugs. Mr Bright, who combines driving with being an attorney, filmed the whole interaction on a dashcam and when the police officer asked him to stop, he questioned under what law. WECT reported that Sergeant Kenneth Becker, then told him: 'Be careful because there is a new law. Turn it off or I'll take you to jail.' Mr Bright replied: 'For recording you? What is the law?' A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy then agreed with Sgt Becker that there was a state law forbidding filming of law enforcement officers. The officers then called Mr Bright a 'jerk' and ordered him to get out of the car while they searched it and brought in sniffer dogs. Mr Bright, who was never charged with any offense, told WECT he was sure the officers knew they were lying: 'They should know, I'm sure they do know, that it's legal to record police.' Wilmington Police Department said an internal affairs investigation was now under way into the allegations. The department's Chief, Ralph Evangelous, said: 'Taking photographs and videos of people that are in plain sight including the police is your legal right. 'As a matter of fact we invite citizens to do so when they believe it is necessary. We believe that public videos help to protect the police as well as our citizens and provide critical information during police and citizen interaction.' The police officers and sheriff's deputies were equipped with body cameras but Mr Bright said: 'If the only recording of an incident is on their camera, they kind of control if that gets released or sometimes there can be a malfunction with it.' Irena Como, from the American Civil Liberties Union, said: 'It's very concerning the Wilmington police department is conveying inaccurate information in the video. We've heard reports of this but we've never seen It captured on video before.' She said: 'The thing that jumps out is what if this was not an attorney, what if this was someone who didn't know his rights or how to assert them?'