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Drug Dealing Gangs Exploiting Milwaukee Police Chase Policy

July 21, 2015
An innovative, violent gang of drug dealers is exploiting the Milwaukee Police Department's own policy on vehicle pursuits and other rules as they feed an incessant hunger for heroin across southeastern Wisconsin and contribute to a surging number of murders in the city.

Fired LAPD Officer Accused of Murder Fled to Texas

March 19, 2015
A fugitive Los Angeles police officer fired and charged with murder fled to Texas with the help of his father, federal officials said in a warrant filed Thursday.

U.S. Marshal Shot, Killed Searching for Homicide Suspect

March 10, 2015
A deputy U.S. Marshal died after he was shot Tuesday morning in Scotlandville, La., near Baton Rouge while executing a warrant on a double homicide suspect.

Video: Guard Killed in Marijuana Dispensary Burglary

February 17, 2015
An investigation was underway Tuesday morning after a security guard was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of an illegally operated medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino, Calif., the previous night.

DNA Technology Cracks 1981 Cold Case in Minnesota

February 3, 2015
Law enforcement officials are still not sure how the body of 17-year-old Carolyn Lee Andrew ended up in a shallow grave in Duluth's Twin Ponds in 1981. But thanks to DNA technology, nearly 34 years later, authorities believe they've finally determined the identity of her killer.

Chased by Man With Knife, Officers Don't Shoot Due to 'Recent Incidents'

December 8, 2014
Two Milwaukee police officers considered "recent incidents locally and nationally" when they refrained from shooting a man who chased them with a butcher knife at the scene of a suspected double homicide, according to a criminal complaint.

Four Dead in West Virginia Shooting Rampage; Manhunt Underway

December 1, 2014
A manhunt was underway in north-central West Virginia after four people were fatally shot in three attacks, authorities said.

Self-Defense Homicide: Whose Truth are We Seeking?

November 7, 2014

Most lawyers hate surprises. Experienced trial attorneys are like producers of multi-act plays. We script out lines of inquiry, carefully order the exhibits we will use, and prepare for every foreseeable contingency. Yet far too often, those of us who represent or work with law enforcement are surprised by a critical piece of evidence that was not carefully assessed or a witness who was recently discovered that we did not plan for and had not interviewed or deposed.

Investigating Self-Defense Homicides

November 7, 2014

Contemporary laws pertaining to self-defense such as "Stand Your Ground" and the "Castle Doctrine" represent significant changes to the civil rights of Americans when it comes to defending themselves and others with deadly force. As a result, we have seen extraordinary changes in our criminal justice system. However, such laws are not without their controversy.

Homicide Suspect Located Using Vigilant Solutions Historical LPR Data

October 16, 2014
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department used its historical license plate reader (LPR) data, available exclusively to law enforcement through Vigilant's LEARN online analytic suite, to locate and apprehend a suspect in a homicide.

Tampa Suspect in 4 Killings Arrested, 4-year-old Autistic Boy Found Safe

September 5, 2014
SWAT teams swarmed a downtown Tampa hotel early Friday to arrest a suspect in a quadruple killing and a 4-year-old autistic boy believed to be the man's son was found safe, Tampa police said.

Video: Police Announce Arrest in Phoenix Priest Murder Case

June 16, 2014
Police confirmed Monday morning that investigators arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest last week.

Video: Man Arrested for Killing Stepdad With "Atomic Wedgie"

January 9, 2014
Davis dialed 911 to report his crime after St. Clair stopped breathing. He then told detectives he gave his stepdad an atomic wedgie.

Man Arrested for Killing Stepdad With "Atomic Wedgie"

January 9, 2014

Pottawatomie County deputies say a man killed his stepfather by giving him an atomic wedgie. Brad Lee Davis, 33, is now behind bars accused of murder. Read the full story here.

12 Tips From Homicide Detectives

December 23, 2013

I work with some highly recognized homicide detectives who have provided tips that could help detectives and patrol officers alike. The following bits of wisdom apply to all investigations, regardless of the nature of the crime or who is investigating.

LAPD Library of Homicides Puts 'Murder Books' Online

November 19, 2013
LAPD's first-of-its-kind partnership with the FBI will place sought-after homicide case information a click away for detectives, who sometimes spend weeks tracking down a file's location.

Phoenix Detectives Close Cold Murder Case

October 28, 2013
Fingernail clippings taken from a murder victim in 1982 helped Phoenix police make an arrest in the killing last week, after tests confirmed that DNA found under the victim’s nails matched that of a convicted sex offender.

Suspect In Minn. Cop's Death Released

December 4, 2012
The man arrested under suspicion of fatally shooting a Cold Spring (Minn.) Police officer has been released from custody.

Suspect Who Shot Ariz. Deputy, May Have Killed N.H. Couple

January 9, 2012
Authorities are investigating whether a sheriff's deputy shot to death while answering a burglary call and a New Hampshire couple found dead in their car in Sedona, Ariz., were killed by the same gunman.

Overtime Caps Hamper LAPD Homicide Investigations

April 12, 2010
Budgetary conditions that led to the LAPD refusing to pay officers overtime wages except in rare circumstances is striking at the core of the department's homicide unit, as detectives are being benched while cases remain unsolved.
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