A 23-year veteran of Washington, DC's Metropolitan Police Department has pled guilty to secretly videotaping his adult stepdaughter while she was undressing. Detective Keith Tabron, who had been named a "Detective of the Year" in 2012, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of video surveillance with prurient intent in July. According to court records, Tabron spied his stepdaughter at least 50 times over the course of nine months, videotaping her in the bathroom as she was getting in and out of the shower, as well as in her bedroom as she was undressing. RT's Sam Sacks looks at the latest scandal to hit the police force in the nation's capital in the past month.
BRIDGEPORT - Protesters in Bridgeport are demanding that criminal charges be filed against the police officer who accidentally shot himself at a bagel shop last week.
Officer Juan Santiago shot himself in the leg at the Bagel King on Main Street. Police say the gun used in the shooting was not his service weapon.
Demonstrators gathered outside police headquarters yesterday. They say officer Santiago should have been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment.
Many of the protesters are licensed gun carriers. One resident, Elizabeth Drysdale, said, "Had that been me, my permit would have been revoked, my firearms would have been seized, and I would have been arrested on the spot."
City officials say state police are investigating the incident, and the officer is out on sick leave.
(STMW) – A veteran Chicago Police officer is accused of shoving an elderly gas station customer in Oak Lawn, leaving the 89-year-old man with a broken hip, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday, the Sun-Times is reporting.
David Barrett allegedly became upset on Dec. 12 when a pump began malfunctioning at a Shell gas station, near 105th Street and Cicero, and went inside to complain.
The victim, who was in line in front of the 58-year-old Barrett, asked him to calm down, prosecutors said. Barrett reacted by pushing the senior citizen in the chest with his hands, causing him to fall, prosecutors said.
The elderly man broke his right hip from the fall and required surgery, prosecutors said. He also tore his right rotator cuff as a result of the tumble...
DALLAS — A Central Texas man accused of capital murder for killing a sheriff's deputy thought someone was breaking into his home when he grabbed his rifle and opened fire, the suspect's attorney said Monday.
Henry Goedrich Magee gunned down Sgt. Adam Sowders on Thursday while Sowders and other investigators executed a search warrant, the Burleson County Sheriff's Office said. A district attorney described the warrant as being drug-related.
But Magee's attorney, Dick DeGuerin of Houston, called the fatal shooting a tragic accident. He said Magee was asleep and didn't know sheriff's deputies were entering his rural home near Somerville, about 90 miles northwest of Houston.
"Hank, like any homeowner, defended himself and his pregnant girlfriend," DeGuerin said Monday.
DeGuerin said sheriff's deputies did not knock on the door or announce who they were when they entered the home just before 6 a.m. Thursday.
Child taken from home because Father smoked medical pot, and that someone might come and break into the home to steal the pot.
Hear Charmie Gholson of Michigan Moms United tell the head shaking story of a family that had their young child taken by drug warriors. Learn how they successfully fought back and how families can protect themselves from Drug Warriors everywhere.
McALLEN — On Tuesday morning, a federal judge ordered Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Jose "Joe" Padilla held until a detention hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Federal agents watched silently from the courtroom benches as Padilla acknowledged the indictment, which charged him with money laundering and conspiracy to possess and distribute 1,000 pounds of marijuana.
Filed Dec. 20, the indictment was unsealed Monday. It's a superseding indictment in a drug conspiracy case against Tomas R. "El Gallo" Gonzalez and 10 other men.
If convicted on the narcotics conspiracy charge, Padilla faces 10 years to life in federal prison and a maximum fine of $10 million.
UPDATE 11:20 a.m.: Padilla also is charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.
UPDATE 11:12 a.m.: Cmdr. Jose “Joe” Padilla is in federal court now. He was brought in through the back entrance. The charge is conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
I was going to post this and be like: why in the world did 12 cops show up to give this guy a parking ticket.
Then he went off on this stupid Sovereign Citizen bullshit and sounded like a complete moron and now I hate him.
My laws supersede yours, but I'm a taxpayer. ******* Moron. I don't even know why I bothered posting. Both of them, the fact that the Cop was arguing with this moron, just ******* ticket him and go away. holy ****. dont watch this.
I'll take your word for it and just take away from the post that everyone involved is retarded. 12 cops for one stop is ridiculous, even for a violent offender stop, let alone some random guy.
Wow. This reminds me of one time when I was stopped in a fancy gated community by a rental cop/community security for speeding. I was doing maybe 5 over the 25 posted limit. He told me I had to give him $300 towards the country club. I told him to **** himself, and as I was driving off he said I wouldn't be allowed back into the neighborhood. I'm not giving anybody $300 towards their fancy *** country club. I went back to that community many times afterwards with no problem...
A recent Houston Chronicle investigation showed more than one-fourth of civilians shot by HPD from 2008 to 2012 were unarmed, and apparently none of the 121 shootings in that time frame were captured by dash cameras.
Holy ****, that's scary. Hopefully that cop is not allowed to work for any other department, ever again. Another example of how most cops are cowards, despite their reputation for being heroic. Too jumpy for his own good.