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Iowa officials investigating death of man in police custody

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Iowa officials investigating death of man in police custody MAQUOKETA, Iowa fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc Associated Press article 1c83a08b-b735-5b1d-8782-1b922fe93666

Eastern Iowa officials are investigating the death of a man in police custody.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that the death happened Saturday morning after Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies and the Maquoketa Police Department were called to an address in Maquoketa for a fight.

The incident lead to the arrest of Drew Edwards, of Marquoketa, on suspicion of assault-related violations. Officials say that soon after Edwards’ arrest, he began showing signs of a medical emergency and medics were called to help.

Shortly after being transported to the Jackson County Medical Center, Edwards was pronounced dead.

Edwards’ death is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Jackson County Attorney’s Office.

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Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick MIAMI BEACH, Fla. fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc f650a481-cf32-57ab-9fcd-fb2a31dbd9ab Associated Press article

A woman has been accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest in Florida.

Miami Beach police officers on Saturday arrested 41-year-old Yaqun Lu. She is facing a felony charge of molesting marine turtles or eggs.

An arrest report says officers witnessed Lu using a wooden stick to jab at a nest as she was “stomping” around the nesting area.

The nest was in an area closed off from the public by sticks and yellow tape.

Officers say the eggs weren’t damaged.

Lu is a Chinese citizen who listed a Hudsonville, Michigan, address. The report says the Chinese consulate in Houston was notified about the arrest. Online records showed no attorney listed for her.

Sea turtles are protected by federal law, and Florida laws make it illegal to harm them or their offspring.

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The Latest: Off-duty police hurt in Costco shooting OK

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news The Latest: Off-duty police hurt in Costco shooting OK fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc CORONA, Calif. ce06bcde-a312-5161-81fa-675a3122c0d0 Associated Press article

The Latest on a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer who was injured in a deadly shooting inside a Costco Wholesale store has been treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital.

Los Angeles police Officer Greg Kraft said Saturday he did not know the nature of the officer’s injury.

The shooting occurred Friday night at a Costco store in Corona, about 50 miles (81 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Corona Police Lt. Jeff Edwards says the suspect was arguing with someone when he pulled out a gun and killed the man. Police detained the suspect, who told officers he had been injured and was taken to a hospital. It was not clear how the suspect was injured.

A third person was also taken to a hospital with injuries. Names of the injured and suspect were not released by Corona police.

Police are holding numerous purses, cellphones, backpacks and other personal items left behind by panicked shoppers.

9:05 a.m.

Southern California police say a shooting inside a Costco Wholesale store Friday night left one person dead and three people wounded.

The suspect was taken into custody by police in Corona, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Those injured, which includes an off-duty officer from another agency, were transported to local hospitals in unknown conditions.

Lt. Jeff Edwards says the gunman was arguing with someone when he pulled out a gun and killed the man.

Witnesses described terror and chaos as several shots rang out. Shoppers and employees hid in a refrigerated room or stampeded outside.

Police say the alleged gunman claimed to be injured and was taken to a hospital.

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10:30 p.m., Friday

Police say a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store has killed one person and wounded two others and the suspect is in custody.

The shooter opened fire Friday night at the store in Corona, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Lt. Jeff Edwards says the gunman was arguing with someone when he pulled a gun and killed the man. Two other people were wounded.

Witnesses described terror and chaos as several shots rang out. Shoppers and employees hid in a refrigerated room or stampeded outside.

Police say the alleged gunman was taken into custody, claimed to be injured and was taken to a hospital.

The conditions of the wounded weren’t immediately released.

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9:00 p.m., Friday

Witnesses say a shooting at a Costco store southeast of Los Angeles sparked a stampede and left several people injured.

Police swarmed the Costco Friday night and several ambulances were also parked outside the store in the city of Corona, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Witnesses told KCAL-TV that a man with a Mohawk haircut was arguing with a woman with a child inside the store when about eight shots rang out.

One witness says shoppers began stampeding toward exits and he saw three people on stretchers who appeared to have minor injuries.

It’s unclear whether any of the injured were shot.

KCAL-TV reported more than 100 people were outside the store. Video also showed a police officer with a gun at the ready checking parked cars.

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South Carolina woman arrested for cruising down the road in a child’s toy truck while impaired

South Carolina police charged a woman with public intoxication after finding her cruising down the road in a child’s motorized toy truck, according to reports.

The arrest of Megan Holman, 25, on a charge of operating a silver Power Wheels truck under the influence of a narcotic happened Monday in Walhalla, S.C., not far from her home.

Police said she avoided a DUI charge because her mode of transport was a toy, not a vehicle, Buzz Feed News reported.

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Mugshot for Megan Holman, 25, of Walhalla, S.C. (Oconee County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Walhalla police weren’t sure where Holman was headed when they discovered her with the truck, Fox Carolina reported.

Police found her after responding to a report of a suspicious person, according to the station.

The incident reports says Holman told officers she was riding the toy truck as part of a scavenger hunt and that ”she wanted to be a professional wrestler like her father and this was how to do it,” The State newspaper reported.

Information on her father was unavailable, according to the paper.

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She was released on her own recognizance after her arrest.

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Human trafficking victims call upon advocates for care

Human trafficking is an issue so complex and wide-ranging that law enforcement alone isn’t enough. Combating these crimes and helping the victims demands the efforts of advocates who operate outside the normal duties of the justice system.

Even government agencies as vast and well-funded as the FBI come up short in their efforts to address every aspect of crime prevention and victim rehabilitation. Case in point: The vast network of advocacy groups relied upon by the FBI to help meet the hierarchy of needs for human trafficking survivors.

“I think that if you do this work for very long, as many of us have, you realize that no one agency can do it all, particularly with these kids, these victims, because their needs are so varied and complex,” Kathryn Turman, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s victim services division. “The NGOs (non-governmental organizations) play a wonderful role because they can raise money, they can provide long-term services.”

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Kathryn Turman, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Victim Services Division.

The problem has attracted swarms of advocates and activists dedicated to education, prevention and post-trafficking care for survivors.

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is an organization founded in 2009 by long-haul truckers to stop the proliferation of sex trafficking among their ranks. The organization hopes to stop trafficking by lessening the demand for trafficking among truckers.

“I see myself as part of a mobile army, and we travel our nation’s highways and byways and we work in conjunction with law enforcement,” Gary Smith, an ambassador with TAT said. “There’s a lot of us daily out on these roads than there is law enforcement.”

Theresa Flores is a sex trafficking survivor who founded the group Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.). Her organization functions in several states and puts on outreach programs during large events, like Super Bowls and political conferences, which often attract traffickers.

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Theresa Flores, the founder of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution.

Additionally, S.O.A.P. partners “with local organizations to distribute millions of bars of soap wrapped with a red band that gives the National Human Trafficking Hotline number … and resources to high-risk motels,” according to the organization’s website.

“The subproject is a part of many different coalitions and collaboratives,” Flores said. “We’ll go into a city in a state that we’ve never been to, but we have to part with others that are local. That’s what we want to do because when we leave, we want them to continue on the efforts. It’s not just a one-time shot.”

THE ‘VILLAGE’ OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES BATTLING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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The bars of soap passed out to motels in high-trafficking areas by Theresa Flores and her advocacy group, S.O.A.P.

Another organizer who has devoted her professional life to fighting trafficking is Andrea Powell. She’s been working with victims of trafficking since 2003, when she founded FAIR Girls, an international anti-trafficking organization. More recently, she started Karana Rising, a Washington D.C.-area nonprofit dedicated to helping survivors of trafficking heal and find meaningful education and employment.

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“We focus on providing young people who were at risk or have experienced trafficking with job skills, life skills and a connection to the community to help them either overcome or stay safe from situations of trafficking,” Powell said of Karana Rising.

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Texas nurse with HIV accused of stealing narcotic, replacing vials at hospital with anesthetic

A Texas nurse has been arrested on charges that he stole vials of a powerful narcotic to get high on the job and replaced them with the anesthetic lidocaine.

The arrest report says Kyle Evans, 29, admitted injecting himself with five vials of hydromorphone he stole from a dispenser at Northeast Methodist Hospital, Fox 29 San Antonio reported Friday.

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Mugshot for Kyle Evans, 29. (Bexar County Jail)

The report says Evans, who was arrested Thursday, returned the vials to the dispenser after refilling them with lidocaine, the station reported. The thefts occurred in February.

The story becomes much more serious because the arrest report indicates Evans has HIV and says that the hospital was unable to determine if he refilled the vials with the syringe he used to inject himself, according to the station.

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The hospital said staff took precautions after the thefts were discovered and said that no patient was ever in danger of contracting HIV, Fox 29 reported.

Three of the five vials were sent for further testing, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

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Evans was charged with tampering with a consumer product and drug diversion and booked into the Bexar County Jail, the paper reported.

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Florida’s DeSantis signs controversial sanctuary cities ban into law

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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial measure on Friday that blocks localities from becoming sanctuary cities and mandates they cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

“I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law,” DeSantis said in a statement on Friday.

“This is about public safety, not about politics. We must do everything within our power, and use all the tools available to us, to ensure that our communities are safe.”

The bill targeted Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers — requests by the federal agency for local and state governments not to release immigrants suspected of criminal offenses. States and localities across the nation have ignored these, prompting fierce criticism from the president and earning them the title of “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

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The bill narrowly passed the state’s Senate (22-18 vote) and made it through the House with more than a 20-vote margin. “This bill isn’t anti-immigrant and it’s dangerously disingenuous to suggest otherwise,” Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R-DeLand, reportedly said.

But groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center opposed the law, with Scott McCoy, the group’s senior policy counsel, reportedly accusing DeSantis of using “racial grievance to drive a wedge between Floridians.”

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“It undermines public safety making our towns and cities less safe by requiring local law enforcement to spend less of their time and resources fighting crime in local communities and more on doing the work of federal immigration authorities,” McCoy said.

The new law will likely face legal challenges as well, attracting more attention to an issue President Trump has brought to the fore by, among other things, harping on the tragic death of Kate Steinle. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which issued a travel advisory in response to the law, blasted the measure as “unconstitutional.”

“The law is anti-immigrant, unconstitutional, inhumane, and hurts our families and communities,” the ACLU of Florida said on Twitter.

Should the ACLU and others sue, it would serve up another potential case for the nation’s courts to look at on this issue. Under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department faced a legal battle after it cut off federal grants to cities that refused to cooperate with immigration enforcement. It also sued the state of California in 2018 over its sanctuary policies.

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Florida’s law came as President Trump’s administration struggled to meet the demands of a growing migrant crisis in which authorities ran out of time and space for housing illegal immigrants. Trump previously suggested that he would send illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, allegedly including two South Florida counties — Broward and Palm Beach. The administration later denied it had plans at the time to transfer migrants to those counties.

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Costco store gunfire leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in Southern California

A gunman opened fire at a Costco store in Southern California on Friday night, killing one man and injuring two others, police said.

The gunman and the victim had reportedly been arguing at the store in Corona – about 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles – when the suspect started firing.

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Police surrounded the Costco as dozens of shoppers fled to safety. The Corona Police Department later tweeted that calm had been restored.

The suspect fired at least six shots, witnesses said. He was arrested and taken to the hospital after he claimed to be injured.

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Witnesses said at least 100 people were inside a Costco store in Corona, Calif., at the time of a shooting on Friday night. (FOX 11 Los Angeles)

“I thought maybe someone dropped a bottle of wine, but then I kept hearing shots,” witness Will Lungo told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “An employee came in and helped us out through the emergency exit.” He said an employee helped them to the emergency exit.

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The condition of the injured victims was unclear and police have not identified anyone involved.

Police have not given a motive for the shooting or said if the suspect and victim knew each other.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Shooting inside California Costco kills 1, injures 2

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Shooting inside California Costco kills 1, injures 2 fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc f61518bd-9f86-5ad5-b827-8bc8ff6a8b14 CORONA, Calif. Associated Press article

A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Costco during an argument Friday night, killing a man, wounding two other people and sparking a stampede of terrified shoppers before he was taken into custody, police said.

Police swarmed the Costco after shots were reported at the huge store about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles.

Witnesses told KCAL-TV that a man with a Mohawk haircut was arguing with someone near a freezer section when he pulled a gun and fired at least six shots.

The man involved in the argument was killed and two other people were wounded, Lt. Jeff Edwards said. There was no immediate word on their conditions.

The suspected gunman was apprehended, claimed to be injured and was taken to the hospital, Edwards said. His name and condition were not immediately released.

Shoppers and employees described terror and chaos as the shots rang out.

Christina Colis told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that she was in the produce area when she heard six to seven shots.

Colis told the paper that she and other shoppers hid in a refrigerated produce room. She said her mother saw people injured on the floor.

Will Lungo, 45, of Corona, said he and his wife were near the produce and alcohol sections when he heard gunshots.

“I thought maybe someone dropped a bottle of wine, but then I kept hearing shots,” Lungo told the Press-Enterprise. “An employee came in and helped us out through the emergency exit.”

Witnesses told KCAL-TV that shoppers and employees rushed to the exits. At one point, the station reported more than 100 people were outside the store.

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The Latest: 1 dead, 2 wounded in California Costco shooting

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news The Latest: 1 dead, 2 wounded in California Costco shooting fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc CORONA, Calif. ce06bcde-a312-5161-81fa-675a3122c0d0 Associated Press article

The Latest on a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

Police say a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store has killed one person and wounded two others and the suspect is in custody.

The shooter opened fire Friday night at the store in Corona, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Lt. Jeff Edwards says the gunman was arguing with someone when he pulled a gun and killed the man. Two other people were wounded.

Witnesses described terror and chaos as several shots rang out. Shoppers and employees hid in a refrigerated room or stampeded outside.

Police say the alleged gunman was taken into custody, claimed to be injured and was taken to a hospital.

The conditions of the wounded weren’t immediately released.

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9:04 p.m.

Witnesses say a shooting at a Costco store southeast of Los Angeles sparked a stampede and left several people injured.

Police swarmed the Costco Friday night and several ambulances were also parked outside the store in the city of Corona, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Witnesses told KCAL-TV that a man with a Mohawk haircut was arguing with a woman with a child inside the store when about eight shots rang out.

One witness says shoppers began stampeding toward exits and he saw three people on stretchers who appeared to have minor injuries.

It’s unclear whether any of the injured were shot.

KCAL-TV reported more than 100 people were outside the store. Video also showed a police officer with a gun at the ready checking parked cars.

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