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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement" (Page 13)

Ga. cops pose as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Law enforcement officers in Georgia posed as construction workers on Wednesday to catch drivers using their phones, but perhaps not their safety belts, near a busy intersection.

Once they spotted a violator, as FOX 5 Atlanta reported, the undercover officers radioed police in nearby parking lots.

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Then, those officers pulled over the drivers.

Marietta and Cobb County police wrote 141 tickets and made three arrests. Georgia state troopers wrote 29 tickets.

This sting operation is tied to a law combating distracted driving passed nearly a year ago in Georgia, and police are getting creative to make sure drivers keep to it.

Under the “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” drivers aren’t allowed to hold a phone or use any other part of their body to support the device. Violators may be fined and get points on their license.

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As the news outlet reported, the first citation calls for a $50 fine and one point against a license; the fine goes up by $50, and in one-point increments, for each additional citation.

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Philadelphia police union calls commissioner ‘irresponsible’ amid investigation into alleged racist, anti-Muslim social media posts

The head of Philadelphia’s police union has accused the city’s police commissioner of being “premature and irresponsible” with comments about expecting officers to be fired over alleged racist and anti-Muslim social media posts.

“Our officers are entitled to due process just like any other citizen.” Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby said in a statement calling for “a complete investigation into officer’s social media use.”

Commissioner Richard Ross’ announced Wednesday that 72 officers have been placed on administrative duty as the department conducts an internal investigation on the matter. Ross said he believes “several dozen” of the officers will be disciplined and expects at least some to be fired.

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday. (AP)

“I am not prepared to tell you at this point who’s being disciplined and how many may be terminated, but I can tell you with a degree of certainty there are some people who will meet with that fate,” Ross said Wednesday.

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The alleged posts were discovered after a team of researchers spent two years looking into the Facebook accounts of police officers across the country. The researchers said they found posts from officers bashing immigrants and Muslims, promoting racist stereotypes, identifying with right-wing militia groups and, especially, glorifying police brutality. All the posts were public.

The union also said its members will be interviewed promptly after being notified that they are being investigated and will return to duty after their interviews.

“It is sad that the investigators with the ‘social justice’ group chose to ignore all the good work done regularly by our officers,” the union said in a statement posted on its website. “During this difficult climate in which police officers are constantly under attack, the FOP will continue to support you.”

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Investigators are looking into approximately 3,100 individual posts from the officers, according to Fox 29. The Philadelphia Police Department will hire an independent law firm to determine whether or not each officer’s posts are protected First Amendment speech, it added.

“We’ve talked about, from the outset, how disturbing, how disappointing and upsetting these posts are, and they will undeniably impact police-community relations,” Ross said. The department also announced new racial sensitivity training for officers and is considering revisions to its social media policies.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Sacramento cop shot by gunman in possible ambush: report

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A police officer in Sacramento, Calif., was badly injured in a shooting Wednesday evening while responding to a domestic violence call and local reports indicate she was the victim of an ambush.

The scene in the north Sacramento community is tense and fluid. Police were swarming backyards in search of a suspect and warning residents to stay inside. Multiple gunshots were reportedly heard.

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The gunman likely fired from the backyard of a home there, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The paper, citing police scanner chatter, reported a suspect may be pinned down and officers authorized to use lethal force.

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Allen Warren, a city councilman, told the paper that the officer was “hurt bad.” Reports indicate that at one point, she was pinned in a yard.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Nearly 2 dozen St. Louis officers flagged over alleged ‘racially charged social media posts’

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The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office placed nearly two dozen city police officers on an exclusion list Tuesday after learning about recently revealed “racially charged social media posts of current and retired city police.”

An exclusion list prohibits those officers from presenting cases to the Circuit Attorney’s Office.

Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner sent a letter to the director of public safety and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police chief on Tuesday informing them of the actions she took regarding the social media posts, which Fox 2 reported were allegedly Islamophobic and racist.

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Gardner said the alleged racially charged posts were revealed by the Plain View Project, a database of public Facebook posts and comments made by current and former police officers in the United States. She called the social media statements “shocking” and “beneath the dignity of someone who holds such a powerful position, especially those comments that advocate violence.”

Gardner said 22 officers were put on the exclusion list and seven of those officers were permanently banned from her warrant office after she conducted an “extensive review” of the social media posts she called “disturbing.”

The seven banned officers will not be allowed to present themselves or cases to the Circuit Attorney’s Office and cases currently under review, in which the officers are an essential witness, will be refused, Gardner said, adding that search warrants that included the officers will not be signed or approved.

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She said that the other 15 officers “will be reviewed in accordance with our mutually agreed upon protocol to determine conditions for reinstatement of their ability to present cases.”

“Police integrity is at the core of the community’s confidence in the criminal justice system,” Gardner said. “When a police officer’s integrity is compromised in this manner, it compromises the entire criminal justice system and our overall ability to pursue justice.”

“After careful examination of the underlying bias contained in those social media posts, we have concluded that this bias would likely influence an officer’s ability to perform his or her duties in an unbiased manner,” she added.  

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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Gardner said her actions were consistent with her prosecutorial discretion “necessary to ensure police actions are fair and just, and to safeguard the criminal justice system from actions rooted in bias and prejudice.”

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Louisiana officer mauled by gator, jaws had to be pried open

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An alligator about five feet long clamped down on a Louisiana deputy‘s arm Monday, forcing other officers to pry the beast’s jaw open to free the deputy, reports said.

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St. Charles Parish sherriff deputies and a nuisance animal officer responded to a home in the town of Luling where an alligator was spotted roaming through the backyard, according to a report by the St. Charles Herald Guide.

One of the deputies was detaining the gator and tried to tape its mouth shut before it managed to break free. The alligator took a bite out of the deputy’s arm before another deputy jumped on top of the animal.

The team was able to then pry the alligator’s mouth open. The injured deputy was transported to University Medical Center where he was treated for deep lacerations and puncture wounds in his right arm before being released.

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The deputy’s name has not been released. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. James Grimaldi said the unnamed officer is expected to make a full recovery. The alligator was returned to the wild.

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Dramatic Florida video shows driver hitting 2 cars after running red light

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Dramatic video that police in Florida posted Monday on Twitter captured a driver running a red light and slamming into two cars without stopping.

Traffic cameras were rolling around 6:45 p.m. last Saturday night when a driver plowed into two cars driven by people who had the green light at a Sarasota intersection while a police officer was there and witnessed the crash, Fox 13 reported.

Sarasota police posted the video writing, “We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We need drivers to #StopOnRed.”

Police added, “Thankfully there were no major injuries.”

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Police said the driver who caused the crash received a citation for running the red light.

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Police said the crash was still under investigation and the driver could face charges, Fox 13 reported.

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Thousands of court cases under review in Ohio after former judge allegedly came to work drunk

More than 2,700 court cases heard by a former southern Ohio judge could be re-examined after the judge’s family accused him of repeatedly coming to work drunk.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the state public defender’s office was overseeing the review of all 2,707 cases before Scioto County Common Pleas Court Judge William T. Marshall, 62, which involved prison time or other court supervision. At least 1,200 of those cases reportedly were heard since Marshall was first hospitalized for alcoholism in 2013.

As the Enquirer reported, Marshall’s family filed guardianship papers in February that sought control of his personal and financial affairs. They argued that Marshall “reportedly has had many occasions where he either failed to appear for work as a common pleas judge or showed up to work while under the influence” and claimed that without a guardian, the judge would “want to return to drinking and continue his self-inflicted death sentence.”

Messages from Fox News seeking comment from Marshall or his attorney were not returned.

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Court documents indicated that Marshall has been hospitalized at least three times since 2013 and was ordered to rehab as part of his sentence for driving under the influence following a car crash.

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“That’s [2013] when we have concrete evidence that his drinking was severe enough to be severely interfering with his life and potentially with his ability to make fair choices from the bench,” Ohio Public Defender Tim Young told the Enquirer.

Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman expressed skepticism about the review, telling the Enquirer that “I don’t think there are going to be that many if any cases that have problems. Everything is written down, recorded on video and on audio … obviously [Marshall] had an issue but that it won’t turn out to be as big an issue as they are making it.”

In March, the Enquirer published an investigation indicating Marshall was involved in a sex-trafficking ring based in the southern Ohio city of Portsmouth. The report cited a federal wiretap affidavit against a prominent local defense attorney, Michael Mearan, that alleged Mearan promised his female clients that he would arrange lenient sentences and probation requirements for them from friendly judges and parole officers so long as the women would agree to be pimped out.

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The affidavit mentioned a judge, whom some women identified to the Enquirer as Marshall, who acted “in collusion” with Mearan and received women from him. Three different women said they had been approached to either have sex with Marshall or work as a prostitute for Mearan.

The judge denied any involvement, telling the Enquirer: “Are you serious? I would never do anything like that.”

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Marshall spent 16 years on the state bench before his retirement last year. Weeks later, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct suspended Marshall from practicing law for six months after the judge “improperly confronted” Ohio State Highway Patrol officers who had written his daughter a speeding ticket.

“I didn’t like the trooper,” Marshall told a county prosecutor when asked about his behavior, according to The Enquirer. “He didn’t listen to me. There used to be a code in this county  – I’m a judge and he shouldn’t have written my daughter [the ticket.]”

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NYPD officers’ suicides prompt top cop to cite ‘mental health crisis’

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The commissioner of the country’s largest police force said the department has a “crisis” on its hands after three officers killed themselves in 10 days.

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill described the situation Friday as a “mental-health crisis,” and said that law enforcement as a whole “must take action.”

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His remarks followed the death of Officer Michael Caddy, 29. The officer killed himself around 3:50 p.m. on Friday outside of the Staten Island precinct where he worked.

Caddy, a six-year veteran of the force, used a gun to shoot himself inside of a car, the Daily News reported. He was going through a divorce, and leaves behind his wife and a young child.

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Deputy Chief Steven Silks, a 39-year NYPD veteran who was described by O’Neill as “one of the most capable and dependable cops this profession has ever seen,” was found dead in Queens on June 5 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The following day, the body of Detective Joseph Calabrese, 58, was found in Brooklyn. Chief of Department Terence Monahan said Calabrese “kept New Yorkers safe for nearly 4 decades.”

The suicides, the police commissioner said, “cannot be allowed to continue.”

“Cops spend so much of their days assisting others. But before we can help the people we serve, it is imperative that we first help ourselves,” he said, urging those who might need help to seek mental health assistance. “Accepting help is never a sign of weakness — in fact, it’s a sign of great strength.”

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Mayor Bill de Blasio shared similar sentiments, urging members of the NYPD to “reach out” for help in times of need.

According to Blue H.E.L.P., a non-profit organization that tracks law enforcement suicides, at least 91 police officers have killed themselves in 2019. Over the course of the last decade, 48 NYPD officers have committed suicide, The New York Times reported.

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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.”

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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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Sheriff’s deputy in Fort Worth, Texas, dies after found with ‘significant’ head injuries

A sheriff’s deputy with 19 years on the job died Friday night after being found with “significant injuries to his head” following a shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, according to reports.

Deputy Keith Shepherd was found wounded inside his personal vehicle in the Tarrant County sheriff’s office parking lot, across from the county jail, around 9:30 p.m., FOX 4 of Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

He had been expected to return from his break about two hours earlier, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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Shepherd was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the report said.

Authorities were investigating in the area Friday night and were collecting video from all cameras within a three-block radius of the crime scene, the station reported.

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Emergency vehicles are seen in the parking lot of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Worth, Texas. (FOX 4, Dallas-Fort Worth)

No suspect was immediately identified and no motive was immediately suspected.

“We’ve just got to follow the facts until we understand what happened,” Sheriff Bill Waybourn told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The chief declined to speculate on what exactly may have transpired in the parking lot.

Shepherd was assigned to the department’s detention staff, Chief of Staff David McClelland told the Star-Telegram.

“I can tell you what I know about Keith is that he had a great reputation at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office,” Waybourn told the newspaper. “He was a strong leader. He was loved. He was a great husband and a good father.”

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Waybourn said he did not believe the public was in danger, even though a suspect had not yet been apprehended.

“We’re confident it will unravel soon,” the sheriff told the Morning News.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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