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Police Nationwide Besieged by False School Shooting Calls

Multiple motivations have been posited for the false calls. Some may be pranks. Some may be kids hoping to disrupt their schools. Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman raised concerns that the swatting could be testing law enforcement responses to find weaknesses.

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GA Teen Arrested for Swatting Calls in 4 States

Police suspect that the boy is also responsible for similar swatting calls in Windsor Lock, Connecticut; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tampa, Florida, the release said. SWAT teams responded to two of the calls and “made forced entry” into the homes, the release said.

Editorial: Murder by Lies

False reports from criminals or from fellow officers can be extremely hazardous to you and the public you serve.

OK Chief Says Officer Made Up Shooting Story

On Tuesday, Wilson Police Chief Kevin Coley announced that the former officer gave a full confession to the department and to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Man Accused of Faking Medical Emergency in Times Square for YouTube Video, Police and EMS Responded

The video shows NYPD officers smashing the car windows when the door doesn’t budge, and pulling out Saroya to check his vitals.

TN Man Arrested Over Bomb Truck Copycat Hoax

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Special Operations Unit used a robot to sniff for explosives on the truck, but none were found, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Jussie Smollett Indicted On New Charges Related to Alleged Attack

Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on six new charges of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing false police reports claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year.

Bronx Woman Accused of Making 24,000 False 911 Calls

Police and firefighters had to respond to each of the woman's many false calls, taking services away from real victims with real emergencies, said Lt. John D’Amico of the NYPD’s Communications Division.

Judge: Chicago PD Can Continue Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

A United States District Judge has ruled that the Chicago Police Department can continue its lawsuit against Jussie Smollett, who falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime earlier this year, sparking a massive investigation by the department.

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Maryland Police Officer Reported Shot by Suspects Died by Suicide

An officer with the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department who was found shot atop a Silver Springs parking garage had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials.

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