Antoine Jones, a probation officer with the Albany Probation Office in Georgia, went to the home of Cherrie Shelton to check in on her son and ended up shooting her 12-pound Jack Russell terrier, Patches, killing him. Shelton apparently called the Albany Police Department on the officer, which means he gave a statement to police.
According to the report filed with the Albany Police Department, Officer Antoine Jones stands at 6 feet tall and weighs nearly 300 pounds. The responding officer quoted Jones in the report saying, "He stated that he gave the dog verbal commands to get back but the dog continued to come towards him in an aggressive manner so he fired one shot at the dog using his duty weapon."
TAMPA — Tampa police detectives eavesdropping on a jail inmate's phone calls heard a voice they did not expect:
Their own agency's Sgt. La Joyce Houston talking to an inmate named Rita Girven, the biological mother of a girl Houston had adopted years ago.
The two women conspired to let Houston use Girven's food stamps, doled out on an electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, card, police say. On Sept. 10, Houston used it to buy $365 in groceries at a Gibsonton Walmart.
Funny thing happened today. Had a crazy lady come to the school i work at today, we went into lock down the whole 9 yards. The lady ends up laying on a lawn across the street from the school. After waiting 25 minutes for an Allen Park officer to show up (none ever ended up coming) a Lincoln Park cop came.
Anyway, the lady did nothing illegal (that i saw) she was just talking crazy and had some type of mental condition(or more likely on drugs). So when we turned her away she left to go across the street and sleep. Once the officers showed up they talked with her a bit and ended up sending her off in an ambulance.
My coworkers and i got in quiet an argument as to why she wasn't cuffed and "taken downtown". Well either way, it looks like the Lincoln Park cops are on their best behavior and doing their job properly.
The town of Berthoud’s police chief and a second officer were on leave and under criminal investigation Monday.
Earlier in the day it was reported that a Sergeant from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office was acting police chief for Berthoud.
FOX31 Denver spoke with the accuser in this case Monday night and obtained a video she says she turned over to Berthoud police in April, and the police chief did nothing about it.
The accuser claims the video shows her ex-boyfriend, a Berthoud police officer, allegedly beating his child.
A warning: the video the accuser claims she sent to police is difficult to watch.
FOX31 Denver verified the video was shot by the woman who claims it shows a Berthoud police officer repeatedly striking a child. We are not identifying the accuser at her request.
The video shows a man hitting the child and then kicking her.
SWAT Style Raid on a Multi-Unit Property
On the morning of June 27th, deputies of the LASD narcotics division carried out a search warrant based on an officer’s claim of meth and chemical smells coming from the property in Littlerock. The deputies entered Eugene’s bedroom. There, deputies allege that Eugene gripped and leveled a pistol at them. The deputies shot and killed Eugene while he was in bed.
In statements published by KPCC Southern California Public Radio, Deputy Peter Gomez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said, “the suspect’s weapon, marijuana, and marijuana-growing equipment were recovered at the scene.”
It is important to remember that the “scene” is multi-unit property where Mr. Mallory was not the only resident. But he did happen to be the only one who was present in his home when the SWAT style raid occurred.
According to statements obtained by our firm, deputies present at the shooting claim Mr. Mallory exited his bedroom with a handgun. According to them, Mr. Mallory was standing in the doorway with both of his hands holding a .22 revolver straight in front of him before being shot. He did not discharge his weapon. Looking at the trajectory of the bullets, we believe that it is extremely unlikely that Mallory, who was 6 feet 4 inches tall, was standing. Instead, this evidence suggests that he may have been sitting up in his bed.
Roy Drukker said his son — Dean Drukker, 18 — probably would have died in the hit-and-run accident had his son's companion, Noah Hickman, not been conscious and able to summon help. Hickman was also hit in the accident.
"The real seriousness of this issue is running off," Drukker said. "You run over the top of Dean, and you leave the scene, and you seem to have no concern if he's alive or dead."
Coco has been accused of hitting Drukker and Hickman with the undercover police vehicle on the night of March 22, after leaving a gathering in Drukker's Bedford neighborhood. Earlier this year, Bedford police charged Coco with two felony counts of conduct after an accident, the legal wording for the more commonly known charge of hit and run.
But a grand jury has never indicted Coco in the case. Last month, the prosecutor named to try the case said the misdemeanor charges were part of his prosecution strategy. Prosecutor Marc Hathaway said Monday he could not comment any further about the case, citing ethical standards prosecutors have to follow.
The veteran deputy, 49-year-old Paul Derrick, was placed on leave without pay after he was arrested following the October 7 incident at Buffalo Wild Wings on Devine Street.
According to a Columbia Police Department incident report, around 11 p.m. Derrick approached a female soldier from Fort Jackson who appeared to be upset. The report states 23-year-old Brittany Ball showed no interest in Derrick and the two started arguing.
Police say Derrick, who was not in uniform and was drinking alcohol, left the restaurant and returned with handcuffs he retrieved from his vehicle.
Derrick overpowered Ball, handcuffed her, pulled her to her feet, and slammed her head into a metal table, the report states. Ball, according to the report, was also drinking alcohol.
Cell phone video recorded by a bar patron Steven Hughes details the events as they unfolded on the patio of the restaurant.
Clarksville Police said a coyote infected with distemper was putting a neighborhood in the north part of town in danger Monday morning.
Police ended up using a shotgun to put the coyote down in the middle of the street, but it's where those shotgun blasts ended up that has neighbors upset.
Neighbors said when police fired the rounds to kill the dangerous coyote, some of them ricocheted -- hitting a nearby pickup and even breaking through the window of a home, into the bedroom of a teenage girl fast asleep on her day off of school.
Clarksville police said Monday's shooting was under an internal investigation, so they haven't said much more about what happened.
The girl who woke up to the shotgun blast said she wasn't injured, but things could have been much worse, because the shotgun slug fragment came just feet from where she was sleeping.
"If I had my blinds up and I was in my closet trying to pick out an outfit for today, I would've been dead," said Elizabeth Ward.
There is no word about whether the officer or officers involved are on administrative leave pending the internal investigation.
Police said an animal control officer was too far away this morning to respond to this call quickly.
"An innocent blind man was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser by police after they mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.
Colin Farmer, 61, was hit after reports of a man walking through Chorley, Lancashire, early on Friday evening, with a sword. He said he initially thought he was being attacked by hooligans when he was struck by the Taser.
The matter is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after Farmer made a complaint to the force.
Farmer, who used to run an architects' practice, was on his way to meet friends at 5.45pm and was walking in Peter Street near a restaurant. "I was just walking along and I heard some men shouting really angrily and thought I'm going to get mugged. I didn't know any police were here.
"The Taser hit me in the back and it started sending all these thousands of volts through me and I was terrified. I mean I had two strokes already caused by stress. I dropped the stick involuntarily and I collapsed on the floor face down."
He added: "I was shaking and I thought 'I'm going to have another stroke any second and this one is going to kill me. I'm being killed. I'm being killed'."*Cenk Uygur and Sam Schacher (host of PopTrigger) break down why Farmer was tasered, his condition now, and what he may be planning to do next.
Darryl Cannady says he didn't know why a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer was pulling him over. And he didn't understand why the officer drew his gun on him. So, he decided to record the police stop on his cell phone.
"This guy immediately pulled me over, hopped out of the car in no less than ten seconds and drew his firearm" says Cannady. "I mean he had it deadlocked on me. I was scared. I was scared. I'm not going to lie. I didn't know what was going to happen."
The 23-year-old says he was driving along Tuckaseegee Road as it turns into Thrift. He says the CMPD officer made a U-turn and pulled him over.
"Pulls out the gun - I get scared. I get nervous because I don't know what he going to do. I heard about the guy that got shot - walking up to the police officer for help - he got shot ten times" Cannady says.
In the video, which Cannady uploaded to YouTube, the officer can be heard ordering Cannady to put his hands out the window.
Police in Tampa, Florida on Friday fired Sergeant Ray Fernandez over his role in a bogus arrest of a prominent lawyer for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Tampa officers arrested C. Philip Campbell Jr on January 23, just two weeks into the high-profile defamation trial between prominent radio show hosts Bubba the Love Sponge and Todd MJ Schnitt. Campbell represented Schnitt, and rival attorney Adam Filthaut represented Bubba the Love Sponge.
"Sergeant Fernandez has been involved in other questionable DUI arrests. In February, he stopped a sober man, Albert Fox, and arrested him for DUI. In police reports, Sergeant Fernandez claimed that Fox smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech and had glassy eyes. Nonetheless, Fox passed the breathalyzer test with a 0.0 reading and a state lab found no drugs in a urine sample. Campbell's lawyer, John M. Fitzgibbons, suggests ticket quotas encourage the false arrests.
"A Tampa defense lawyer recently provided me with the personnel file of Officer Dean Uno of the DUI unit," Fitzgibbons wrote in an August 1 letter to the Tampa mayor. "Comments by superiors contain troublesome language strongly suggesting that there is a 'quota' for DUI unit officers."
The documents show that the officer was told to make 150 DUI related arrests with at least 40 percent of them self-initiated (that is, not responding to another officer's call).
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor fired two officers on Friday.
The terminations were the result of two separate investigations, according to Castor.
DUI Sergeant Ray Fernandez was terminated; Detective Jeanette Hevel was fired and arrested.
Fernandez had been the focus of attention following the DUI arrest of an attorney involved in the Todd Schnitt-Bubba the Love Sponge defamation case.
Detective Jeanettte Hevel, who was officer of the year in 2003, turned herself in to Tampa Police detectives on grand theft charges at her attorney’s office Friday.
According to the report, a Tampa Police officer recovered four IRS money orders while arresting a suspect on Possession of Marijuana charges on Nov. 15, 2011.
The officer followed standard operating procedures by placing the money orders into evidence. The money orders’ value totaled $1,900.
The evidence log showed that on Dec. 7, 2011, Hevel entered the evidence room to “review evidence.” She actually removed the money orders from the room.
On Dec. 20, 2011, Hevel cashed two of the money orders and received $1,000. On Dec. 21, 2011 she cashed the remaining two money orders for a total of $900. The money was deposited into her personal checking account.
A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland nearly a year ago has led to suspensions for 63 patrol officers who violated orders and department rules, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.
A fleeing driver and passenger were killed when officers fired 137 shots at them in the 23-minute chase that involved five dozen cruisers and wove through residential neighborhoods before ending in gunfire.
The hearings did not involve any of the officers involved in the shooting because a county grand jury is investigating possible criminal wrongdoing among the 13 officers who fired their weapons. No weapon or shell casings were found in the fleeing car.
An initial review of the chase found 75 patrol officers violated orders, but the disciplinary hearings reduced that number to 64 officers. All but one received a suspension, with the longest being 10 days, McGrath said.
None of the violations was so serious it warranted termination. Some of the officers received a written warning.