Sunday, June 16, 2019

Chicago police officer found guilty in shooting death

CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from officers. (CBC)
  • Chicago police officer found guilty of second degree murder
  • 1 dead, 6 injured as van jumps curb in NYC Chinatown

    NEW YORK - One person was killed and six others injured after an elderly man trying to parallel-park his minivan backed into a group of people near a food stand on Canal Street in Chinatown Monday, police said. (NY Post)

    New Governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Israel

    FT. LAUDERDALE - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed Gregory Tony, a former Coral Springs police sergeant, as Broward’s top cop, replacing Scott Israel, the embattled sheriff who has been widely blamed for the chaotic response to the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Miami Herald)

    RCMP response not a factor in holding cell death, ASIRT rules

    On May 11, 2017, officers entered and searched a residence in Fort McMurray as part of a drug trafficking investigation. Inside they found a man behind a locked door. The officers negotiated for the man to come out from behind the door and he was subsequently arrested, taken into custody and transported to a holding facility where he later died after asking to call his lawyer. (Edmonton Journal)

    Mountie acquitted in Dziekanski case files complaint alleging ‘Brass’ interference

    A Mountie who was acquitted of perjury in the Robert Dziekanski case has filed a complaint alleging his superiors were involved in interfering with legal processes in the matter. (The Province)

    Border patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women, kidnapping a fifth

    LAREDO, TX - Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found about  2 a.m. when state troopers tracked him to a hotel parking lot in the border city of Laredo, Texas. He was found hiding in a truck. (Fox News)

    Suspect arrested in Florida in connection with mailed bombs

    A male suspect was arrested in Florida on Friday morning in connection with the rash of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats nationwide, law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News. The Department of Justice will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET. (FOX News)
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  • Stricter new drink driving laws come into effect across Canada

    As of today, Canadians will find it harder to get away with impaired driving: new rules that increase penalties and expand police powers to demand breath samples take effect across Canada. It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop, lowering the bar from the previous legislation, which required that an officer have reasonable suspicion that a person had been drinking. (CTV)

    IIO clears VPD in 2016 Canadian Tire shooting

    VANCOUVER - The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO BC) says police were justified in shooting 38-year old David Peter Rintoul. The final report released Friday confirms no charges will be filed against the officers involved.(Vancouver Sun)
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  • NYC transit cops nab serial killer with the help of smartphones

    NEW YORK - Two transit cops were patrolling the subway in Manhattan Sunday when they spotted Nicholas Brent Gibson, a suspected serial killer, from a photo of him sent to their smartphones. Gibson, a.k.a. Brent Savage, was wanted in Miami, where he allegedly killed a 77-year-old victim with a sword — and claimed to have murdered six other people, dating to 1999, when he was just 12. (New York Post)