Police Fatally Shoot Man Found on Subway Tunnel Tracks in DC

Rubric: Police | 13 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Police Fatally Shoot Man Found on Subway Tunnel Tracks in DC

Shooting reported in Metro system, police say. Metro, which did not immediately respond to requests for information, said on Twitter that trains were single-tracking from Eastern Market to Stadium Armory due to “police activity” at Potomac Avenue, the Blue, Orange, and Silver Line station in between those two. ...

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Man trespassing in Southeast D.C. Metro tunnel shot, killed by police officer

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Man trespassing in Southeast D.C. Metro tunnel shot, killed by police officer

Police Investigating Deadly Shooting Inside Metro Station. WASHINGTON (WNEW) — Metro Transit Police are investigating after a deadly officer-involved shooting inside the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in southeast D.C. Metro, which did not immediately respond to requests for information, said on Twitter that trains were single-tracking from Eastern Market to Stadium Armory due to “police activity” at Potomac Avenue, the Blue, Orange, and Silver Line station in between those two. ...

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Security Change in Ferguson After Two Police Officers Are Shot

Rubric: Police | 13 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Security Change in Ferguson After Two Police Officers Are Shot

AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT. FERGUSON, Mo. – Police, political leaders and activists sought Thursday to tamp down tensions in Ferguson after two police officers were shot during a protest at the police department. She was mentioned, she said, in the blistering Justice Department report about abusive law enforcement in Ferguson for sharply criticizing the city’s municipal judge. The protests followed the resignation Wednesday of Police Chief Thomas Jackson in the city that became a symbol of racial tensions after a white officer, Darren Wilson, fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, on Aug. 9. — Police conducted a manhunt in this tense and battered city on Thursday ...

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Stockton Police Part Of Department Of Justice Program To Improve Trust With …

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Stockton Police Part Of Department Of Justice Program To Improve Trust With …

Attorney General Reacts to Police Shootings in Ferguson. The Department of Justice is taking note, naming Stockton one of six cities that will be part of a multimillion-dollar national initiative to improve police trust.The Justice Department will help fight crime while it tries to strengthen the bonds between police and residents of six ethnically diverse cities, including Stockton, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas, under a new program incited by the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo.WASHINGTON — Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. The selected cities ...

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Police hunt for suspects after officers shot in Missouri city

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Police hunt for suspects after officers shot in Missouri city

How to fix Ferguson. Two police officers shot amid protests in Ferguson — the Missouri city that has become a symbol of tensions between police and black Americans — have been released from hospital. The officers were shot early yesterday in front of the Ferguson police department during a protest following the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of damning US justice department report. Tensions have been high in Ferguson since August and escalated in November after a grand jury declined to prosecute officer Darren Wilson over the shooting to death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Six municipal officials, including the city manager and the police chief, had ...

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Suspect held in shooting of Long Island, NY, police officer

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Suspect held in shooting of Long Island, NY, police officer

Long Island Officer Shot During Stop In Serious But Stable Condition. HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. Officer Mark Collins was shot just before midnight Wednesday while confronting a suspect who fled a traffic stop at Mercer Court off Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, officials said.A man who survived a 2014 drive-by shooting was accused Thursday of opening fire on a “hero” Long Island gang unit cop, leaving the officer with serious wounds. Collins, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Gang Unit in the Second Precinct, was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked vehicle when he stopped the car, police said. “The officer had a confrontation with the suspect, the suspect shot Officer Collins ...

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Suspect Held in Shooting of Long Island, NY, Police Officer

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Suspect Held in Shooting of Long Island, NY, Police Officer

Long Island Officer Shot During Stop In Serious But Stable Condition. Officer Mark Collins was shot just before midnight Wednesday while confronting a suspect who fled a traffic stop at Mercer Court off Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, officials said.A man who survived a 2014 drive-by shooting was accused Thursday of opening fire on a “hero” Long Island gang unit cop, leaving the officer with serious wounds. Collins, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Gang Unit in the Second Precinct, was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked vehicle when he stopped the car, police said. “The officer had a confrontation with the suspect, the suspect shot Officer Collins twice,” said Suffolk County ...

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Ferguson Shooting: Police Officers Released From the Hospital

Rubric: Police | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Ferguson Shooting: Police Officers Released From the Hospital

Ferguson Shooter Is a ‘Damn Punk,’ Attorney General Says. FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, during a protest rally sparked an intense manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the center of a national debate over race and policing.The two officers who were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street have been released from hospital. The shooter was still at large as of Thursday afternoon. “This was not someone trying to bring healing to Ferguson,” Holder said at a gathering for the Justice Department’s launch of a pilot program ...

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Police announce arrests in case of dog shot and tied to train tracks; dog …

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Police announce arrests in case of dog shot and tied to train tracks; dog …

2 Tampa Teens Arrested In Case Of Dog Tied To Train Tracks. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cabela, a 1-year-old mixed breed dog who was rescued after being shot and tied to railroad tracks in Tampa, has captured a nation’s heart, while police have announced four arrests in connection with the dog’s abuse. Tampa cops said the young pit bull mix — now named Cabela — had apparently been sold for illegal dogfighting but was deemed “too sweet-tempered,” NBC News reported. They are charged with aggravated animal cruelty charges after authorities found the dog tied to the train tracks and suffering from two gunshot wounds on March 4. Based on a tip, police found a surveillance video that ...

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Police shootings in Ferguson raise stakes in city’s efforts to clean house

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Police shootings in Ferguson raise stakes in city’s efforts to clean house

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Resigns. A day after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo., Attorney General Eric H. The fallout from the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson, Missouri police force and judicial system continues to echo through the city as Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson officially announced his resignation today effective immediately, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. “It is with profound sadness that I am announcing I am stepping down from my position as chief of police for the city of Ferguson, Missouri,” Jackson said in his resignation letter. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this great city and ...

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