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First Net Association & Conference

Jun 20, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Training
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Las Vegas, NV—The event will be held at the Marriott Minneapolis West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55426. It is free to members and $95.00 for non-members; however, a 1-year membership is included in the cost. It takes place June 29, so register now.  "We look forward to our inaugural event, and for the opportunity to educate today’s first responders in and around Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas about this unique public-pr... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officers Shoot Suspect Fighting Officers

Jun 19, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

From Cleveland.com: East Cleveland police released body camera video of a Sunday afternoon shooting involving a man and two officers. The video shows East Cleveland officers responding to an incident. A man enters the frame and throws at T-shirt at a patrol SUV. The officer's camera catches a glimpse of a woman lying on the pavement near the sidewalk and screaming for help, as officers got out of the SUV.  The shirtless man immediately app... Full Article »

VIDEO + ANALYSIS: S.F. Officer Shoots Fleeing Suspect in the Back

Jun 19, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training & Video
By: Calibre Press

A San Francisco police officer, during a foot chase with 28-year-old Oliver Barcenas, the gang member and felon, pulled out a modified pistol with an exceptionally long magazine. Upon noticing that gun the officer pulled his sidearm and fired, striking the man in the back and critically wounding him. (On the video you can hear the officer tell other officers that they had to find the gun and it looked like a Tech-9.) Minutes later they did find s... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officers Tase Erratic Man in Wendy’s

Jun 13, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

From FoxNews.com: A man who was shocked with Tasers after resisting officers at a Southwest Miami-Dade Wendy’s made his first appearance in court, Friday morning. Thirty-five-year-old Joaquin Labaut faced a judge following the incident at the fast food restaurant located near Southwest 211th Street and U.S. 1. Miami-Dade Police responded just after 1 p.m., Thursday, to a report of a disorderly customer. Cellphone video shot from across the ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Baltimore Cops Catches Murder in Progress

Jun 13, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

From Fox5DC.com: Baltimore police released dramatic body cam video of what they say is a murder in progress. It happened back in April when a Baltimore police officer dealing with a landlord, tenant dispute suddenly heard shots ring out and sprints toward the gunfire. The video shows the officer running toward the scene and then loud screams are also heard. Police say a gun-toting man emerged from an alley nearby and was confronted by the o... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Shot with Water Guns, Footage Goes Viral

Jun 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From EverythingLubbock.com: A viral video depicting a Lubbock Police officer was viewed more than 4.5 million times and was shared more than 124,000 times as of Monday morning. That’s just for Facebook and does not include other social media platforms. The video shows a police officer getting squirted by people with squirt guns.  It then shows her chasing after a man, and then falling on a wet sidewalk. A police report provided more i... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officers Struggle with Oregon Man Armed with Knife

Jun 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From the NYPost:  Civil rights groups in Oregon are calling for an investigation after a video showed police punching a prone man in the head at least 16 times. The video shows four officers converging on a man standing on a street, then pulling him to the ground, with three officers holding his limbs and one straddling his back. As one officer appears to struggle to force one of the man’s arms behind his back, another begins punching him i... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officers Placed on Administrative Leave

Jun 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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 From EastValleyTribune.com: Two internal investigations by outside agencies at Chief Ramon Batista's request and seven officers have been suspended with pay pending their outcome. Reacting to the videos, Batista took the offensive, releasing the film clips to the media and arranging for the Police Executive Research Forum to review all use of force incidents during the past three years and to make recommendations on how to eliminate ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Video Clears Officer of Assault Alleged by Activist & Lawyer

May 23, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From EastTexasMatters.com:  ELLIS COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Texas Department of Public Safety has released lengthy body cam footage of the arrest of a Texas woman who an activist and lawyer claimed was raped by the arresting trooper. In multiple recently deleted social media posts by “activist” Shaun King, he claimed Sherita Dixon-Cole, 37, of Grapevine, was “kidnapped and raped by a Texas state trooper before being booked into ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Miami-Dade Police Respond to Active Shooter at Trump Resort

May 23, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From CBSNews.com: Police responding to a call of an active shooter at President Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, engaged in a shootout with a man and ended up taking him into custody with gunshot wounds. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said at a news conference early Friday morning that the man was found "actively shooting" in the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami resort, making anti-Trump statements. At a press conference lat... Full Article »

VIDEO: Seattle Police Explain Use of Nalaxone

May 23, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From TheStranger.com: The Seattle Police Department announced in April that with a $5,000 donation from nonprofit Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), the department will be able to double the amount of naloxone kits officers have to stop fatal opioid overdoses. Sixty SPD bike officers started carrying naloxone, or Narcan, two years ago. The department says that it has successfully intervened in 24 overdoses since. No... Full Article »

DASHCAM: School Board Member calls Cop “Skinhead”

May 17, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From NJ.com:  A South Orange-Maplewood School Board Member was caught on camera using foul language and apparently calling a police chief a "skinhead" after being pulled over for speeding last month -- the second recent incident in which a public official was recorded mouthing off to a cop. In the dash cam video, obtained from police by NJ Advance Media, Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad can be heard using profanity and complaining when issue... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Mayor’s Son Abuses Cop

May 10, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From Newsweek:  Aurora, Colorado, police are investigating after camera footage that showed Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's son cursing out an Aurora Police officer and threatening to get him fired during a traffic was leaked to a local news outlet.  "My dad's the mayor, you f****** f*****!" 22-year-old Jordan Hancock can be heard saying to an officer, using a homophobic slur in police camera video obtained by KMGH-TV.  "Mayor of what?" the... Full Article »

VIDEO: Three Angles from a Deadly OIS

May 03, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

From the Courier-Journal.com: A robbery suspect was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police in Portland on Tuesday after the man robbed a store nearby, Chief Steve Conrad said. The department was notified of a robbery of a Metro PCS in the 2600 block of W. Market Street around noon and a description of the suspect was sent out to authorities, Conrad said. First Division officers then located a man matching the description in the 500 block ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Tactical Officer Breach the Room of the Las Vegas Shooter

May 03, 2018 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From 1045theFox.com:  The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released some of the video that was captured on Oct. 1 when police officers broke into the suite being used by mass shooter Stephen Paddock. Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the public on Tuesday that the department would release the video. Lombardo emphasized that the release of the video and other records would most likely retraumatize survivors and family members and that it wo... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shoots Armed, Fleeing Suspect

Apr 26, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From CBS New:  Newly released video from a police body camera in Virginia shows a white officer shooting a black suspect in the back as he tries to run away. The Virginian-Pilot obtained video showing rookie Portsmouth Officer Jeremy Durocher wounding Deontrace Ward, who authorities described as an armed burglary suspect. Authorities say the shooting occurred in October as police responded to a robbery call in a residential neighborhood ... Full Article »

VIDEO: Toronto Police Arrest Murderous Van Driver

Apr 24, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From CBC.ca: The man taken into custody after pedestrians were mowed down on a busy Toronto street Monday has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. Alek Minassian, 25, was arrested after the white van was driven down a busy stretch of Yonge Street, between Sheppard and Finch avenues, and left a trail of carnage and panic in its wake. Minassian, who is from Richmond Hill, Ont., appeare... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Las Vegas Officers Shoot Armed Driver

Apr 18, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From Las Vegas Review-Journal:  The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the two officers who shot and killed a man Friday morning after he pointed a handgun at police during a traffic stop. Officers Francisco Rivera, 28, and Padilla Mills, 23, were involved in the shooting in an east Las Vegas neighborhood, according to the Police Department. Both have been with the Metro since May 2016 and are assigned to the community policin... Full Article »

VIDEO: Naked Harvard Student Fights with Police

Apr 17, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From Boston.CBSLocal.com: Video released by Cambridge Police shows the arrest of a Harvard University student that is currently under investigation. The video, which was submitted to police by a witness, allegedly shows an officer punching the man several times. On Friday, a woman called 911 to say 21-year-old Selorm Ohene had thrown his clothes in her face. Six other people called police to report the man. When officers arrived, the... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Car Crashes After Driver Shot

Apr 09, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From ArkansasOnline.com:  Little Rock police have released video and audio recordings that detail the moments before an officer fatally shot a 28-year-old man as he sped toward a brick wall last fall. The recordings reveal new information in the October death of James Hartsfield, who was shot by Little Rock officer Brittany Gunn before the 2004 Mercedes-Benz he was driving smashed through a brick wall outside the Prospect Building at 1501 ... Full Article »