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DASHCAM: School Board Member calls Cop “Skinhead”

May 17, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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 »

Headaches in Miami

May 17, 2018 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training & Video
By Jim Glennon

I recently wrote an article titled Us vs. Them. It resulted in a number of comments and emails. The premise of the piece was that most of the divide in 2018 between the police and the public can be blamed on the media, pundits, and politicians. Needless to say this provoked some contrary responses. Most of them were respectful. Some, not so much … Those who questioned my hypothesis pointed to the many examples of police misbehavior found al... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Mayor’s Son Abuses Cop

May 10, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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
By Calibre Press

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 »

It’s Not the Critic Who Counts

May 03, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training & Video
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On April 23, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a male who shall remain nameless, but presumably fed up with being rejected by women, rented a full sized van and plowed through a crowd of people walking on a sidewalk along one of downtown Toronto's busiest streets, killing ten and seriously injuring over a dozen more. When the vehicle was stopped, the suspect was confronted by Ken Lam, a constable with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service, in ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shoots Armed, Fleeing Suspect

Apr 26, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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
By Calibre Press

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 »

Cop Charged with Murder: ANALYSIS + VIDEO

Apr 23, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training & Video
By Jim Glennon

On Nov. 15, 2017, 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon called 9-1-1 and advised a dispatcher that he wanted to kill himself. The man didn’t elaborate on the how, but suicide was his intent. Oklahoma City police responded to the subdivision where Pigeon lived. They found the man walking around the residential neighborhood. In one hand he had a bottle of lighter fluid, in the other a Bic lighter. Now the police knew his method. Three officers engaged Pige... Full Article »

Reinventing the Training Wheel

Apr 19, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Rajib Bhattacharjee

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ― Heraclitus It’s the goal of every officer who dons the mantle of “trainer” or “educator” to create an officer who is quintessentially “The One”: he or she who will motivate and lead a... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Las Vegas Officers Shoot Armed Driver

Apr 18, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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
By Calibre Press

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
By Calibre Press

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 »

DASHCAM: Utah Trooper Struck on Snowy Roadside

Mar 29, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the Salt Lake Tribune:  Dashcam footage from a Utah Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle shows the officer on foot as he approaches a car that slid off the highway in Sardine Canyon, when he is suddenly hit from behind by another car and launched into the air. On Sunday, Sgt. Cade Brenchley became the 11th state trooper to be hit by a car in 2018, while a total of 10 troopers were hit in all of 2017, according to the Utah Department of Pu... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Sacramento Police Shoot Man Holding Cellphone

Mar 22, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From NPR.org:  Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark, a father of two who was unarmed, in the backyard of his grandparents' home on Sunday night. "The only thing that I heard was pow, pow, pow, pow, and I got to the ground," Sequita Thompson, Clark's grandmother, told The Sacramento Bee. "I opened that curtain and he was dead." A police department statement says: "Prior to the shooting, the involved off... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Suspect Shoots Two Officers at Car Dealership

Mar 20, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From Cleveland.com: Graphic dashboard camera video released Monday shows a man shoot two Willoughby Hills, Ohio, police officers during a confrontation outside a BMW car dealership. The Willoughby Hills Police Department released the dashboard camera video hours after Timmothy S. Schmidt pleaded guilty to shooting officers Cory Planisek and Craig Anderson during a Sept. 28 incident outside Classic BMW. Planisek was shot in the chest an... Full Article »

VIDEO: Parkland School Shooting

Mar 16, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the WashingtonPost.com:  The Broward County Sheriff’s Office released video footage Thursday that showed the armed school resource officer on campus during the Parkland, Fla., shooting rampage standing outside a school building while the massacre unfolded inside. The video raises further questions about the actions of the officer, Scot Peterson, who was a Broward sheriff’s deputy assigned as the lone armed officer protecting Marjory S... Full Article »

VIDEO: Defendant Attacks Witness with Pen

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

From CBSNews.com:  Dramatic video released Monday shows a U.S. marshal firing four times at close range at a defendant inside a Utah federal courthouse after he rushed the witness stand, jumped and swung with a pen at a shackled witness who barely backed out of the way. The defendant died from his wounds. The 24-second footage from the 2014 gang-related racketeering trial was released after a media coalition including CBS affiliate KUTV ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Fired, Charged for Beating Jaywalker

Mar 09, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the NewsObserver.com:  Asheville’s police chief said she will resign if people want her to, in the aftermath of a leaked body-camera video showing one of her former police officers beating a man who was accused of jaywalking. “I am happy to resign if that will solve the problem,” Chief Tammy Hooper said as hundreds of people expressed their frustration during a Citizen Police Advisory Committee meeting at a local community cente... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Trooper Cleared of Sexual Harassment

Mar 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From CBSNews.com: A district attorney's office in Tennessee says the actions of a trooper who allegedly groped a woman during a traffic stop and pulled her over again three hours later were "inconsistent with his training," CBS Knoxville affiliate WVLT-TV reports. "Our review of this matter revealed that Trooper Lloyd's actions were inconsistent with his training and Tennessee Department of Safety General Orders," said a release late last wee... Full Article »

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