The charges filed on Tuesday give the first indication of what police believe is a possible motive, that the shooting is the result of a robbery. A detective wrote in court records that the trio shot and killed Det. James Skernivitz and Scott Dingess, 50, during an attempted robbery.
September 8, 2020
A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the nurder of Detective Skernivitz.
September 7, 2020
Detective James Skernivitz was working on an undercover drug deal and he and his informant were ambushed while sitting in the car.
September 4, 2020
According to a report by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in nearly 20 percent of the fatal shootings involving police officers since 2012 the subject had methamphetamine in their system.
November 21, 2018
Police in Kokomo, IN, announced the arrest of 45 suspects in a massive drug roundup aimed at curbing the spread of methamphetamine in the area.
August 1, 2018
An eight-month operation by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.
June 22, 2018
The Minneapolis Police Department has ordered its officers to discontinue sting operations that target “low-level” marijuana possession and sales.
June 8, 2018
“This is probably one of the most embarrassing things I’ve seen in this department since I’ve been appointed as chief,” Chief James Craig said during a news conference this afternoon at police headquarters.
November 13, 2017
A FL elementary school teacher who tried to get revenge against her husband by tipping off drug dealers that they were under investigation should spend the next eight years in federal prison because the consequences of her actions were so serious, prosecutors say.
June 22, 2017
For the first time, Baltimore police have begun investigating overdoses in an effort to trace drugs back to dealers, joining a wave of Maryland law enforcement agencies showing up at 911 calls previously left to medics.
May 3, 2017
North Carolina's Clay County Sheriff's Office announced, proudly, that two new narcotic detection dogs had joined the team. Their names are Phantom and Sarah — and both are pit bulls, rescued from shelters and trained to be key members of the force.
March 20, 2017
Det. Diana Spangenberg, a 15-year NYPD veteran who worked on the investigation that led to the arrest of Mexican drug lord El Chapo, has been made detective first grade, police said Friday.
January 27, 2017
Canadian police are looking to treat fatal overdoses as homicides, arguing that holding drug dealers responsible for deaths could act as a deterrent.
November 22, 2016
About a block from Disneyland, federal agents seized $2.3 million in cash that allegedly came from a drug-trafficking and money-laundering group with links to the hometown of the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities said.
May 16, 2016
The probe found that prison guards and staff were smuggling contraband such as liquor, tobacco, and cell phones into the cell blocks for money. Inmates used the illegal cell phones to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.
February 11, 2016