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NEW YORK | Police: Detroit Lions’ Trevor Bates punched officer

NEW YORK—Jan 26, 2019—  Police say Trevor Bates of the Detroit Lions was arrested in New York for failing to pay a taxi fare and then punching a police officer in the face. The 25-year-old linebacker was charged with assault, resisting arrest and theft of service after police were called around 3 a.m. Saturday at … Continue reading NEW YORK | Police: Detroit Lions’ Trevor Bates punched officer

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack in Kabul killed 6, including British national

KABUL, Afghanistan— A brazen Taliban attack that targeted the Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company said Thursday. Afghan authorities said a sixth person was also killed in the assault. Charlie Burbridge, the managing director of G4S Risk Management Group, said 32 employees of … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack in Kabul killed 6, including British national

NAIROBI, Kenya | Extremists kill Islamic leader and 17 followers in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya — A prominent Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers have been killed by extremists in an attack in Somalia’s northern city of Galkayo, say police. Early Monday two suicide bombers exploded in front of the preacher’s residence, which is also a Sufi shrine, and then four gunmen stormed the building … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Extremists kill Islamic leader and 17 followers in Somalia

CHICAGO | The Latest: 4 dead in Chicago hospital shooting

CHICAGO — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office says it has been notified that four people have died in the shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. The Chicago Police Department says Monday that one of its officers was shot … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: 4 dead in Chicago hospital shooting

MONTCLAIR, Calif | Ex-coach says California gunman was volatile, intimidating

MONTCLAIR, Calif. — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High School’s … Continue reading MONTCLAIR, Calif | Ex-coach says California gunman was volatile, intimidating

NEWPORT, Ore | Defendant lunges for officer’s gun in Oregon courtroom

NEWPORT, Ore — Video shows a dramatic Oregon courtroom scuffle in which a defendant lunges for a police officer’s gun. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain 27-year-old Scott Lemmon in court Wednesday. In the video, Lemmon stands up and grabs for a gun worn by a Newport police … Continue reading NEWPORT, Ore | Defendant lunges for officer’s gun in Oregon courtroom

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic | Police: Twins’ Sano will not face charges for incident in DR

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges in the Dominican Republic as a result of his involvement in a traffic incident that injured a police officer, authorities said Monday. Police said in a statement that the third baseman was released from custody after striking the officer with … Continue reading SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic | Police: Twins’ Sano will not face charges for incident in DR

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic | Incident involving Twins’ Sano under investigation in DR

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano was under investigation Monday in the Dominican Republic after the third baseman was involved in a traffic incident that injured a police officer. Police said in a statement that Sano was released from custody after striking the officer with his car, leaving him with a … Continue reading SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic | Incident involving Twins’ Sano under investigation in DR

DALLAS | Texas man’s shooting by police overshadowed despite momentum

DALLAS — It was the kind of shooting that had spurred national interest before: A police officer had opened fire into a vehicle, leaving a black man dead. For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O’Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another Texas … Continue reading DALLAS | Texas man’s shooting by police overshadowed despite momentum

FLORENCE, S.C | 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, in South Carolina standoff

FLORENCE, S.C  — A police officer was killed and six of his comrades were wounded when authorities said an elderly man began shooting at deputies who came to serve a search warrant, barricading himself in his home with children and spraying bullets across his upscale suburban neighborhood. The sheriff’s armored personnel carrier was brought in … Continue reading FLORENCE, S.C | 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, in South Carolina standoff

PINEVILLE, Ky | Police: 2 Kentucky inmates injure jail staff, escape

PINEVILLE, Ky — Two southeast Kentucky jail inmates who escaped, spraying bleach in the eyes of one jail worker and assaulting another, were being sought Wednesday, police said. David Mosely, 41, and Matthew Price, 45, escaped Tuesday night from the Bell County jail, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. The worker who was assaulted … Continue reading PINEVILLE, Ky | Police: 2 Kentucky inmates injure jail staff, escape

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Nathan Fillion ready for action in ‘The Rookie,’ sort of

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — Nathan Fillion is ready for action as a police officer in ABC’s new drama “The Rookie” — up to a point. Fillion told a TV critics’ meeting Tuesday that his “knees would appreciate it” if he can have a stuntman do the running for him. The 47-year-old actor joked that at … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Nathan Fillion ready for action in ‘The Rookie,’ sort of

NEW YORK  | Cop in arrest of tennis pro describes getting death threats

NEW YORK  — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel testified Tuesday that he and his family have been getting death threats since the 2015 incident. Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting credit card fraud and mistakenly thought Blake was … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Cop in arrest of tennis pro describes getting death threats

BEIJING  | Report: Fugitive Chinese police officer returns

BEIJING  — A police officer who was among China’s top 100 international fugitives has returned from the United States to face charges of taking bribes, a state news agency said Sunday. Zhang Yongguang became the 54th fugitive former official to return from abroad amid a marathon government campaign to capture corruption suspects abroad, the Xinhua … Continue reading BEIJING  | Report: Fugitive Chinese police officer returns

BOSTON | Man accused of killing officer to be arraigned at later date

BOSTON — The man charged with fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer’s own weapon and an innocent bystander will not be arraigned on murder charges right away. A spokesman for the Norfolk district attorney said the office has been informed that 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes will not be medically available for arraignment Monday. … Continue reading BOSTON | Man accused of killing officer to be arraigned at later date

BOSTON | Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

BOSTON — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times by his own firearm around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and died from the injuries at South Shore … Continue reading BOSTON | Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

Connecticut News: Former Police Officer, CRAIG FRANCIS Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Filing False Tax Return

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CRAIG FRANCIS, also known as Horus Durjaya Bey, 45, of Windsor, Connecticut, and Clermont, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for … Continue reading Connecticut News: Former Police Officer, CRAIG FRANCIS Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Filing False Tax Return

Connecticut News: Former Police Officer, CRAIG FRANCIS Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Filing False Tax Return

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CRAIG FRANCIS, also known as Horus Durjaya Bey, 45, of Windsor, Connecticut, and Clermont, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for … Continue reading Connecticut News: Former Police Officer, CRAIG FRANCIS Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Filing False Tax Return

Connecticut News: Former Police Officer, CRAIG FRANCIS Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Filing False Tax Return

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CRAIG FRANCIS, also known as Horus Durjaya Bey, 45, of Windsor, Connecticut, and Clermont, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for … Continue reading Connecticut News: Former Police Officer, CRAIG FRANCIS Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Filing False Tax Return

MUMBAI, India | Private plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

MUMBAI, India  — A small private plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least six people including two on the ground, police said. A former aviation minister said the pilot avoided a much higher toll by hitting an open area at a construction site. The fatalities … Continue reading MUMBAI, India | Private plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

Wisconsin News: Fox Crossing Officer Involved Death Investigation

FOX CROSSING, WI – On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23 the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) responded to a critical incident in Fox Crossing, Wis. at the request of Fox Crossing Police Chief Tim Seaver. Law enforcement received calls from numerous people that a male subject was acting erratically … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Fox Crossing Officer Involved Death Investigation

Idaho News: Twin Falls County Police Officer, Cpl. Charles Hoop to Receive Idaho Medal of Honor

BOISE, ID – A southern Idaho police officer will receive the Idaho Medal of Honor for performing with exceptional courage and bravery while protecting the public. The medal will be awarded Wednesday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. during a ceremony in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho Capitol. The state’s highest honor for law enforcement … Continue reading Idaho News: Twin Falls County Police Officer, Cpl. Charles Hoop to Receive Idaho Medal of Honor

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Parson Attended the Funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

CLINTON, MO (STL.News) Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson attended the funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton on March 12, 2018.  Officer Morton, 30, lost his life in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Officer Morton.  I served in law … Continue reading Missouri Lieutenant Governor Parson Attended the Funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Statement from Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on the Death of Officer Ryan Morton

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2018.  Two other officers were injured.  A statement from Governor Eric Greitens is below: “Through the ages, the people who protect us go by different names.  In one era, they are called … Continue reading Statement from Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on the Death of Officer Ryan Morton

Krieger’s Restaurant Joins Community in Raising Funds for Officer O’Conner

Dine Out for Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor at Krieger’s Restaurant ST. LOUIS, MO/December 14, 2017 (STL.News) Once again tragedy has brought communities near and far together and brought out the best in humankind.  Krieger’s restaurant in Twin Oaks is joining together with other area restaurants to hold a Dine Out for 44-year-old Ryan O’Connor, … Continue reading Krieger’s Restaurant Joins Community in Raising Funds for Officer O’Conner

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation

NEW YORK /December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested in 2016 while attending a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, … Continue reading Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation

BackStoppers Helping After Shooting Of Arnold Police Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO/December 6, 2017 (STL.News) The BackStoppers is stepping up to help after an Arnold police officer who was shot in the line of duty. Officer Ryan O’Connor suffered life-threatening injuries while transporting a burglary suspect to the Arnold Police Department on Tuesday afternoon.  Officials with BackStoppers immediately came to the aid of O’Connor’s … Continue reading BackStoppers Helping After Shooting Of Arnold Police Officer

Sentencing starts for officer who shot, killed unarmed man

CHARLESTON, S.C. /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — A white former police officer who shot an unarmed black man to death as he fled a traffic stop never had any “racial animus” toward minorities in the community, his attorney said Monday. The sentencing hearing for ex-officer Michael Slager opened up with his attorneys playing cellphone … Continue reading Sentencing starts for officer who shot, killed unarmed man

The Latest: Justice Department won’t investigate Stockley

ST. LOUIS, MO/September 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The U.S. Department of Justice says it will not open a new civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of a … Continue reading The Latest: Justice Department won’t investigate Stockley