Significantly, the use of a flash-bang grenade as a “scare tactic” was part of the raid’s tactical plan, rather than an improvised measure. Deputy Mark Sievers and Detective Al Martinez, who were part of the “break and rake” team, had previously ignited fires with flash-bang grenades, so they were aware of the potential fire risk involved in using that device. That the raid posed a potentially fatal fire danger is further demonstrated by the fact that the Greenfield Fire Department had been notified of the planned raid and was on standby.
The Fire Department responded quickly once fire enveloped Serrato’s home – but the SWAT team held them at bay for nearly a half-hour while the screaming victim was trapped inside. By the time the firefighters could enter the home, Serrato was dead.
Blake Thompson, 14, allegedly lured his 53 year old father, Kenneth Thompson, into a trap when the concerned dad went looking for the teen, who had been missing for several days. The elder Thompson was lured into a trap and killed by his son and two accomplices, Greg Fortenberry, 26, and LeJerrious Perkins, 17, on Sunday.
The teen then used his sexual partner, 25 year old police officer Jasper Pittman, to help bury the body and burn the father’s pickup truck, according to investigators.
Police disrespect a man’s will in a life or death situation, leading to the unfortunate and unnecessary death of the man’s child inside a burning home. San Antonio Police tased him after he tried to risk his life to save his child.
"An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested," the Rev. Hugh Hollowell wrote on the group's website. "We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested."
The Raleigh police were there to enforce a city ordinance that bans the distribution of food in any of the city's parks, ABC Raleigh, N.C., station WTVD-TV reported.
While the group said it was aware they could not use the park itself, they had set up on the sidewalk for the past six years without issue, their website said.
"No representative from the Raleigh Police Department was willing to tell us which ordinance we were breaking, or why, after six years and countless friendly and cooperative encounters with the Department, they are now preventing us from feeding hungry people," Hollowell wrote.
I'm an LEO. I stopped out with a rookie (he was released from FTO 2 weeks ago) on a traffic stop. He has prior law enforcement experience.
Anyways, he had a person out of the vehicle. I approach the scene and he tells me to clear the weapons in the vehicle. I ask how many are there and he states two. I ask if there is anybody else in the vehicle and he states a woman. So I walk up to the person out of the vehicle and ask where the weapons are. The guy seems pissed and starts telling me where they're at. I ask him whats wrong. And he says he feels he is being harassed. I ask him whats wrong. He tells me that he has never been asked to hand his guns to a LEO when he has been stopped.
The rookie than says something along the lines of I need to run those guns to make sure that they aren't stolen. He then says just to take the guns and run them. I ask the rookie if he asked him if he could take the weapons. The rookie said that he didn't need permission. So I ask the guy if he minds if we take his weapons out of his car. (Asking permission) He states that he does mind. So I ask him in plain English if he gives us permission to grab the guns. He says he does not.
The rookie gets pissed off at me and the guy and says well you're going to stand in the sun then while I conclude this stop. The rookie then went on to take 15 minutes to "write" a ticket for 12 over the speed limit. I quote write because its on a computer and its essentially copy and paste and takes 2 minutes to print the ticket. Plus it was weird for him to stop someone for 12 over. We usually don't stop anybody for less than 15 over. It was just weird...
Well I ran this by my Sergeant while he was sitting in front of us at breakfast. She essentially said that we should have taken the guns regardless. And I just told her that we'd be violating someones rights. She told me that it was an officer safety issue and that we wouldn't be.
WHY ARE THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH SO STUPID AND EGOTISTICAL??!?!?!?!?!!!
Forgot to add that the guy displayed his valid CCW.
Honestly, it has to be the second one. He told me he was a police explorer (A program that allows under 18 people to be "in the field"). And had multiple complaints while employed with his prior agency and one with my agency. He always tells me I'm too nice to people for giving them warnings. He is very gun hoe and comes off as wanting to save the world.
I haven't been a cop too long (around a year) but this was such a blatant violation of someones rights. And my sergeant somewhat backed up his side. -_-
I'm all for my safety, but if someone wants to use a gun against me they are not going to tell me where they are at.
Even when I was in the academy I was taught that I had to ask for the weapon. Usually in a nice way, like saying, "for your safety and mine is it okay if I take your firearm for the duration of the stop?". From my knowledge I don't have any lawful authority to take weapons just because.
What I've always been told is the only way to change something is to get into a position to change it.
I just need to get to a position where I can pretty much infuse quality and not quantity into my agency.
We were leaving Gregory park per police orders as the carnival had closed an hour early and they were moving everyone out of the park. We were walking toward an exit in a large group of people and the police officers were saying thing such as "get your *** out of here." And my friend replies with "I'm leaving with the quickness." And the officer proceeds to grab him around his throat and slam him to the ground. Nothing unfolded prior to this video being filmed. Please share this video as this is not the first time injustice such as this has been reported at Lincoln Park Police Department.
Read more at LiveLeak.com - Police brutality/excessive force against 23 year old man in Michigan
A New York City police officer who had arrested a photographer working for The New York Times has been indicted on three felony counts and five misdemeanors accusing him of fabricating the reasons for the arrest, the Bronx district attorney announced on Monday.
The officer, Michael Ackermann, 30, claimed that the photographer interfered with an arrest last year of a teenage girl by repeatedly discharging his camera’s flash in Officer Ackermann’s face. But the officer’s account unraveled after the office of Robert T. Johnson, the Bronx district attorney, examined photographic evidence and determined that the photographer, Robert Stolarik, did not use a flash and did not have one on his camera at the time. Prosecutors added that no other police officers or civilian witnesses reported seeing a flash.
"Deborah Prine then exited the open carport of her home at 129 Steven Drive. As she walked out she had a rifle strapped over her shoulder pointed toward the sky. She walked out the carport to the end of the driveway where she stopped. As she stood there several of the defendant deputies ordered her to drop her weapon. Fearful that the defendant deputies would shoot her daughter, the plaintiff, Doyle, pleaded with the defendants not to shoot. Doyle was 10 to 15 feet behind the defendants pleading with them not to shoot Deborah Prine. Moments after ordering Deborah Prine to drop her gun but before she had an opportunity to do so the defendants, [Sgt. Richard] Dubus and [Deputy Christopher] Powell, shot Deborah Prine. Although Deborah Prine was armed her rifle was pointed skyward the entire time. She never lowered the weapon or pointed the weapon at anyone. She never fired the weapon.
"Immediately after being shot Deborah Prine fell to the ground. The stock of her gun struck the ground and her gun discharged. In response the defendants, Dubus, [Deputy Turner] Barran and [Deputy Bailey] Newsom shot Deborah Prine .
"After falling to the ground Deborah Prine never reached for her rifle, pointed her rifle or in anyway manipulated her rifle. After being shot Deborah Prine was defenseless, unarmed and posed no threat. Nonetheless, the defendants, Dubus, Barran and Newsom, fired a second round of shots into her.
"In response to witnessing his wife being shot Robert Prine became hysterical. As he ran towards his wife's body screaming and unarmed he was shot and killed by the defendants Dubus, [Deputy Mark] Ceravalo and Powell.