FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Facial Recognition

Ask The Expert

Roger Rodriguez

Manager of Image Analytics

Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

Top News

Video: Wash. Pursuit Ends in Deadly Shooting

June 26, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Wash. Pursuit Ends in Deadly Shooting

In April, Yakima (Wash.) Police pursued a 24-year-old man as he violently rammed into police cars on an interstate onramp. The chase ended with the man's death. Local TV station KNDO received the department's video of the incident and broadcast the footage.

The incident began when a Yakima police officer pulled over 24-year-old Rolando Villanueva for driving erratically. The suspect pulled into a parking lot, but then sped away. Officers took chase.

The suspect repeatedly ran into police cruisers as he attempted to evade officers. Villanueva also ran a red light, narrowly avoiding a crash with another vehicle. He continued to drive away even after refusing police orders and being shot twice, finally hitting a center median and dying from his injuries.  

The Yakima Prosecutor's Office is still reviewing the evidence to determine if the shooting was justified. Officer Ira Cavin has since returned to the job.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Ima Leprechaun @ 6/27/2014 8:16 AM

The shooting appears justified since the suspects ability to cause deadly harm to others was proven time and time again as he deliberately rammed occupied police cars and other civilian vehicles. Stopping the pursuit quickly using deadly force was a necessary move. An autopsy will reveal any drugs or alcohol present in the suspects system.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Man Steals Patrol Car, Dies in Crash on CA Freeway
A man who jumped into a patrol car and sped off on the 110 Freeway died Thursday morning...
Man Shot and Killed by California Officer Tuesday Had Twice Been Ordered Deported
A Ugandan refugee fatally shot by police in El Cajon, Calif., on Tuesday had twice been...
Video: LA Deputies Refuse to Work High School Football Game After Players Take Knee During Anthem
Some Jefferson Parish, LA, deputies are refusing to work extra detail shifts at Bonnabel...
Video: LA Deputy Killed in Double Murder-Suicide
A deputy with the West Baton Rouge (LA) Sheriff's Office was killed in a double...
NC Deputy Succumbs to Injuries 10 Days After Being Struck by Vehicle
A Forsyth County, NC, deputy has died 10 days after being hit by a vehicle while working...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine