Officers with the Grove City (OH) Police Department responded to a call of an 11-year-old boy wielding two butcher knives stolen from a local Dollar Tree store, and holding the knives to his throat threatening suicide. Newly-released video from the Division of Police shows an officer sneaking up behind the boy and grabbing his arms.
November 15, 2018
Dash-cam footage shows two Nebraska deputies installing two brand new child safety seats in an SUV at a traffic stop.Deputy Jason Jones had pulled over the vehicle for speeding when he noticed that the two children in the back seat were not in proper safety seats. He radioed for help, and soon thereafter, Deputy Jessica Manning arrived at the scene, with two newly purchased child safety seats. More Here.
November 6, 2018
A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department. A witness caught the incident on cell phone video as 25-year-old Sidney Bates—who had just been sworn in with the PPD in May—got into a dispute with an officer in the street. More Here.
November 5, 2018
After an elderly man fell and injured himself last month police officers and firefighters in Pembroke Pines (FL) responded to render aid. One officer spotted a piano and proceeded to play "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey to comfort the family.
November 5, 2018
Officer Jeremy Durocher of the Portsmouth (VA) Police Department has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding—and a related firearms charge—for an officer-involved shooting that occurred in October 2017. Body camera footage reveals that Durocher repeatedly shouted to other responding officers, "He has a gun! He has a gun!" before the shooting.
November 2, 2018
Prosecutors have determined that two officers with the San Jose (CA) Police Department were justified in fatally shooting an ax-wielding man in January 2018, according to the Mercury News. The man—identified as 27-year-old Thompson Nguyen—had been seen waving the weapon at a power facility in a rural area near downtown. More Here.
October 31, 2018
Two Australian police officers—Sergeants Christopher Russo and Kirby Tonkin—dove into the sea to save an unconscious kangaroo in danger of drowning. The animal in obvious peril, the officers raced into the water to grab him. More Here.
October 30, 2018
Officers with the Chamblee (GA) Police Department responded on Monday to an armed robbery at a pharmacy just seconds after the crime had been committed. An officer gave chase on foot while another drove up and—knowing the clear threat presented by the armed suspect—bumped into the offender with his squad car.
October 26, 2018
Body camera video shows an officer with the North Brunswick (NJ) Police Department cutting the seatbelt of a driver at a crash scene and then attempting to forcibly open the wrinkled car door to extract her and another female passenger. More Here.
October 26, 2018
“I pulled up and I’m not gonna lie, I drew down on them. He freaks out and he starts to pull the gun out of his waistband.”
October 17, 2018
The "Community Safety Education Act" requires all high school students in Texas to watch an educational video—entitled "Flashing Lights"—to teach them how to safely interact with a police officer during traffic stops. The goal of Senate Bill 30—passed by the 85th Texas Legislature—is to define the behavior and expectations of citizens and law enforcement during traffic stop interactions.
October 16, 2018
An Oregon man—identified as 27-year-old Patrick Lemmon—abruptly got up from his seat and attempted to grab the gun of an officer sitting just feet to his left. The incident was captured on video made public on YouTube by The Oregonian. Lemmon was seated in a Lincoln County (OR) courtroom without any sort of restraints, because a judge had denied deputies' request. More here.
October 12, 2018
A 2016 police pursuit that ended at Naval Air Station Lemoore was captured on FLIR video that was recently released and posted on YouTube. In the video, the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee being pursued by the California Highway Patrol crashed into the tail end of an F/A-18 airplane at the military installation.
The collision resulted in the vehicle striking part of the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer, instantly killing the passenger of the vehicle, and mortally wounding the driver.
October 9, 2018
The widow of a New York City police officer killed after being ambushed by a convicted gang member posted a video to YouTube criticizing Governor Andrew Cuomo for allowing the cop-killer to go free, and to have the ability to vote in the November mid-term elections.
October 9, 2018
President Donald Trump delivered a speech to attendees at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando on Monday. Opening his remarks to the assembled law enforcement leaders at the annual conference, Trump said, "I have great, great love for what you do and the way you do it."
October 8, 2018