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Crimes Against Police Officers

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by walkie-talkie, Sep 2, 2015.

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    Warning for CO police after threat, shots fired

    According to a warning sent to law enforcement Monday, a caller contacted Aurora 911 dispatch around 5:45 p.m. via a disconnected Cricket cell phone. The male caller sounded as if he was attempting to disguise his voice, or was possibly using a recording, the warning said.

    The call lasted 37 seconds, and the caller reportedly said "It's time you guys know that we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver we are about to start striking fear, shooting down all cops that we see by their selves."

    The caller went on to say, "You guys are evicting innocent people. Let us catch you by yourself and it's shots fired."

    Approximately four hours later, Aurora police officers "were fired upon while responding to a call," the warning said. It is unclear if the shooting was an ambush situation.

    Aurora Police spokeswoman Diana Cooley could not confirm any details of the threatening 911 call. Cooley said Aurora police officers heard gunshots near Elmira Street and Florence Way while responding to an unrelated call around 9:45 p.m. Shortly after, shots were fired toward the officers, Cooley said.

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    Houston officers come under gunfire from passing car

    HOUSTON, Texas: Two Houston police officers were involved in a shootout after a passing car fired at them Tuesday morning.

    No one was injured in the incident and cops have two suspects in custody, theHouston Chronicle reported.

    The uniformed officers reportedly returned fire after they were shot at by someone in a moving vehicle around 3:30 a.m. Witnesses heard eight shots before the suspects were taken into custody behind the Principe Azul nightclub, according to KHOU.
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    Kentucky State Police trooper killed in highway shooting, suspect shot dead by police: cops

    A Kentucky State Trooper was fatally shot after a highway traffic stop Sunday night, and the suspect was killed by police after a morning manhunt, officials said.

    Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder stopped a car heading west on Interstate 24 around 10:20 p.m., police said.

    The driver fled, starting a high-speed pursuit that ended when he abruptly stopped, causing Ponder to crash into him, police said. The driver then fired several shots at Ponder and fled on foot. The 31-year-old trooper was pronounced dead in a hospital from multiple gun wounds at 11:41 p.m., officials said.

    Police closed parts of the highway near the borders of Missouri and Tennessee while searching for the suspect, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks of Missouri.

    Cops spotted him in a wooded area off I-24 around 7 a.m. Monday, and ordered him to drop a weapon he held. When Johnson-Shanks refused and aimed his gun at police, an officer shot him. The 25-year-old died in a hospital at 8:23 a.m., police said.

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    Policing in the 21st Century
    with Cole Zercoe

    Body camera study: Denver police see drop in arrests, UOF complaints
    According to a summary, officers involved in the study district were 18 percent less likely to make an arrest when compared to other Denver cops
    Sep 4, 2015

    ...The study concluded that while body-worn cameras did not significantly impact the occurrence of use of force in comparison with other districts, it did have a large impact on inappropriate force allegations. Officers in the district were 35 percent less likely to be the subject of a use of force complaint compared with other Denver police officers.

    “One thing we were expecting was a decrease in use of force. But we were glad we didn’t see a huge decrease – it shows our officers are judicious in their use of force and reporting on those incidents,” Dodge said.

    The study also found misconduct complaints were 14 percent more likely to occur with officers in the study district, and concluded that the outcome of those complaints was affected by use of the cameras. The technology resulted in a 47 percent decrease of "not sustained" complaint outcomes and a 41 percent decrease in the amount of investigation time spent on complaints.

    The department plans on outfitting all of its officers with the technology in the near future, and recently secured a $6.1 million contract to purchase the cameras for its police force.

    This is the way to go. Originally when cameras in police cars were mandated a lot of cops hated the idea. Then complaints from citizens were found to be unfounded in a lot of cases and cops started to love them. I think body cameras can do the same thing. JMO
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    First scientific report shows police body-worn-cameras can prevent unacceptable use-of-force

    As Obama pledges investment in body-worn-camera technology for police officers, researchers say cameras induce ‘self-awareness’ that can prevent unacceptable uses-of-force seen to have tragic consequences in the US over the past year — from New York to Ferguson — but warn that cameras have implications for prosecution and data storage.

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology (IoC) have now published the first full scientific study of the landmark crime experiment they conducted on policing with body-worn-cameras in Rialto, California in 2012 — the results of which have been cited by police departments around the world as justification for rolling out this technology.

    The experiment showed that evidence capture is just one output of body-worn video, and the technology is perhaps most effective at actually preventing escalation during police-public interactions: whether that’s abusive behaviour towards police or unnecessary use-of-force by police.

    The researchers say the knowledge that events are being recorded creates “self-awareness” in all participants during police interactions. This is the critical component that turns body-worn video into a ‘preventative treatment’: causing individuals to modify their behaviour in response to an awareness of ‘third-party’ surveillance by cameras acting as a proxy for legal courts — as well as courts of public opinion — should unacceptable behaviour take place....

    - See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/...nacceptable-use-of-force#sthash.wJ8Dv7F6.dpuf
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    Standoff ends with Prestonsburg officer, suspect being shot

    PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A suspect and a police officer are in the hospital after a Tuesday night shooting in Floyd County.

    Kentucky State Police say Prestonsburg City Police tried to pull over Robert Powers who led them on a chase that ended on Abbott Creek.

    Powers, 28, of Auxier, then took off running toward a house. KSP said an officer confronted Powers, who was being defiant. The officer shocked Powers with his Taser, but it was not effective. At that point, Powers shot Prestonsburg Officer Adam Dixon, state police said. Officers returned fire, and Powers barricaded himself inside a home. Police eventually entered the home and found Powers.

    Powers was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for gunshot wounds that KSP said are non-life threatening. Powers is charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

    Officer Dixon was flown to Saint Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. His condition has not been released, but KSP said he was stable.

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    Suspect in NYPD Officer Shooting Identified as Tyrone Howard

    The gunman who allegedly shot and killed a New York City police officer has been identified as a 30-year-old who had prior offenses related to gang activity.

    Tyrone Howard is the man who is currently in the hospital after getting into a shoot-out on Tuesday night that left Officer Randolph Holder dead, city officials said today.

    Holder and other officers were responding to reports of gunshots in East Harlem, which police sources said was connected to gang activity.

    Howard has been previously arrested multiple times, including a year ago in a case relating to gang activity, officials said.

    Howard was also wanted for a shooting on Sept. 1 and there was an active warrant for his arrest, according to Jim O'Neill, the NYPD's chief of department, speaking at a news conference today with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

    The NYPD's Manhattan violent felonies squad was actively working the case, O'Neill said, noting, "We were hunting him but obviously [we were] unsuccessful."

    De Blasio extended his condolences to Holder's family and vowed, "We will not stop in the relentless pursuit of the violent few."

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    Search for suspect after K9 shot following carjacking, deputies say

    ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. —Anderson County deputies are searching for a suspect after a K-9 was shot following a carjacking, according to Anderson County Sheriff's Office officials.

    Sheriff John Skipper said the carjacking happened at the Dollar General parking lot in Townville. He said an officer spotted the car involved on Highway 24 and approached the car.

    Skipper said one of the suspects was acting erratically and the K-9 approached him. He said the suspect shot the K-9.

    Skipper said the K-9 was taken to a vet. Officials say the dog is in serious condition.

    He said officer are searching for the suspect in the woods off Highway 24.

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    K9 Hyco has passed away.:(

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    Officer shot near Eubank and Central

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque Police Department officer was shot and injured near Eubank and Central, according to a spokesman.

    Officer Tanner Tixier, when asked the officer’s condition, said, “not good.”

    At least 50 officers were on scene, along with Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies.

    Two police helicopters were searching the area and police said they had no suspect information to provide.

    An armored vehicle arrived on scene around 8:45 p.m.

    Andrew Martinez said he was eating at the Subway when he heard five to six shots ring out.

    Martinez said officers arrived within minutes. They told him to leave shortly after.

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    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police say the officer who was shot at a Walgreens in southeast Albuquerque Wednesday night is in critical condition.

    The Albuquerque Police Department says it happened after an altercation during a traffic stop. APD says the officer was shot multiple times. The officer was rushed to UNM Hospital and is currently in surgery.

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    UPDATE: APD officer shot - & #JusticeforLilly - Mayor Berry & Chief Eden

    First part of presser is about the arrest of the shooter of Lilly Garcia. The second part is related to the shooting of the officer.

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