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Minneapolis police bar off-duty cops from wearing uniforms at political events ahead of Trump rally

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The Minneapolis police force is barring off-duty officers from appearing in uniform at political rallies or events, a rule enacted just a week before President Trump is to hold a reelection campaign rally in the historically blue state.

The new rule quickly drew the ire of members of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, which sees the timing of the new policy’s implementation as a direct jab at Trump, who is determined to flip the state’s 10 electoral votes to the GOP — no Republican has won the state since President Richard Nixon in 1972.

“For decades, the police federation has been allowed to appear in political ads [and] align themselves with political parties for our endorsement,” Minneapolis Police Department Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the police union, said on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.

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“For many decades when you look back, because of the labor presence, unions have supported the DFL [Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party] and in the past it’s never been a problem.

“Minneapolis has been a Democrat city for decades. It’s never been a problem but because they’ve kind of turned their backs on the police and many other working people, we’ve shifted gears and we’ve been endorsing Republicans for the last several years, so now they’ve said no longer can you wear your uniform to support your political candidates.”

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo pushed back at the notion that the move was political in nature, saying at a news conference Tuesday that the police department is not “showing favor or bias toward a particular political party or a candidate,” and that the step has been under consideration for a year after local constituents protested officers in uniform endorsing local and state politicians.

“I don’t want the Minneapolis Police Department to be politicized, at all,” Arradondo said.

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally on Oct. 10 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey immediately condemned the president’s visit in a statement posted to Twitter last week.

“On Oct. 10, our entire city will not stand behind the president, but behind the communities and people who continue to make our city — and this country — great,” said Frey, a Democrat. “While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”

Frey defended the department’s decision, saying: “The Minneapolis Police Department is neither an ideological or political entity. It’s not Democrat. It’s not Republican. And we want people to understand that this is a neutral department.”

The rule will also prohibit uniformed officers from appearing on stage or within the backdrop of the president — or any political figures — although officers will still be assigned as security.

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“If you look back in the past, when Bill Clinton appeared here, he was lined with blue because they directed our officers, against their will to be behind him in the backdrop,” Kroll said. “They made sure they had a diverse looking crew of uniformed officers behind Bill Clinton when he was here and this one, it’s exactly the opposite with President Trump coming.”

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Virginia police officer suspended after turning in suspected undocumented immigrant over to ICE

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A Virginia police officer was suspended after allegedly turning over a suspected undocumented immigrant to federal authorities following a traffic accident last month.

The Fairfax County Police Department didn’t identify the officer in a statement released Tuesday but said the incident occurred on Sept. 21 when an officer was dispatched to a car accident.

The officer discovered one of the drivers didn’t have a Virginia driver’s license and ran a check with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, police said. The check revealed the driver had a violation for failing to appear for a deportation hearing.

The officer verified the warrant and alerted officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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An ICE agent was close by and arrived at the scene. The officer cited the driver for not have a driver’s license and turned them over to the federal agent.

The Fairfax County Police Department enacted a policy in 2007 that prohibits officers from confirming a person’s immigration status and detaining them solely based on civil violations of immigration law.

“This is an unfortunate issue where the officer was confused,” Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said. “We have trained on this issue a lot. This is the first time we’ve had a lapse in judgment, and the officer is being punished.”

The driver was released from federal custody after three hours and issued an ankle monitor. Roessler apologized for the incident and ordered an internal investigation upon learning of it.

“Our county is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and no one should have the perception that FCPD is acting as a civil immigration agent for ICE,” he said.

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The officer involved has been on the job for a few years, Roessler told The Washington Post. He added that the officer did not willfully violate the department’s policy with respect to cooperating with immigration officials.

He said the officer will undergo remedial training.

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Utah police officer survives crash after truck slams into patrol car along interstate

A highway patrol officer in Utah has been released from the hospital after surviving when a truck lost control and struck his car on the side of an interstate over the weekend.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday along Interstate 15 in Box Elder County, located north of Salt Lake City.

Sgt. Brian Nelson was stopped on the side of the road to investigate his third crash of the day along the stretch of the interstate when a white Dodge pickup truck hydroplaned and hit his vehicle.

“If he would have been outside of his car, I think the damages and injuries would’ve been a lot worse,” UHP Cpl. Colton Freckleton told FOX13.

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The highway patrol said a medical helicopter was preparing to pick up Nelson, who reported having “serious neck pain,” but was canceled due to heavy rain.

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Damage to Sgt. Brian Nelson’s vehicle after it was struck by a truck that hydroplaned Saturday on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County. (Colonel Michael Rapich/Utah Highway Patrol)

Nelson was transported to an area hospital, where he was checked out and did not have any visible breaks. He was later treated and released and plans to follow up with his own doctor next week after resting, according to police.

“We’re lucky that he was inside his vehicle enough to take that impact,” Freckleton told FOX13.

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Before the crash, officials said that Nelson was warning the driver involved in the initial crash to stay in his car in case anyone else lost control on the highway.

Freckleton told FOX13 the woman driving the truck that hit Nelson’s car had seen the accident and moved over to give them space but did not anticipate hydroplaning on the highway.

“We ask that drivers first reduce your speed and then move over if you have an open lane,” he said.

Officials released video of the crash on Sunday to Facebook, which showed the moment the truck the trooper’s vehicle and the other vehicle involved in the initial crash before skidding down the rain-soaked interstate lanes.

“Another vivid reminder of the importance of SLOWING DOWN in inclement weather,” police said.

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Freckleton said in his five years with the highway patrol, he’s been hit twice. The most recent was in August when responding to a traffic accident that he described as a “pretty scary experience.”

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He told FOX13 that authorities finding that incidents involving drivers hitting patrol vehicles with their lights on is happening more frequently.

“I don’t see that the message is getting clearly across,” he said Sunday. “I feel like it’s getting worse, and I also think another reason this is happening because drivers are driving distracted.”

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Florida city commissioner calls out officer during awards ceremony over arrest

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A South Florida official is being criticized over a video that shows him calling out a sheriff’s deputy during an awards ceremony, claiming the law enforcement officer had falsely arrested him four years earlier.

City commissioner Mike Gelin on Wednesday shamed Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Gallardo during an Officer-of-the-Month program at the Tamarac City Commission meeting, according to NBC Miami.

After Gallardo and others were honored, Gelin is seen grabbing the microphone and calling Gallardo back down to the floor.

“It’s good to see you again. You probably don’t remember me. But you’re the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago,” Gelin said. “You lied on the police report. I believe you are a rogue police officer, you’re a bad police officer and you don’t deserve to be here.”

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During the confrontation, Gallardo nods his head and gives a thumbs up and walks away after Gelin is finished talking. Mayor Michelle Gomez then takes the microphone to thank the sheriff’s office.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we appreciate as a whole BSO and everything you do for us,” Gomez said. “Thank you for your service to our community. We appreciate you. Please take that away from here today.”

Gelin referred to a 2015 incident in which he was arrested for charges of resisting and obstructing without violence, the Miami Herald reports. He had allegedly recorded police while they responded to a battery incident.

Gelin was not a city commissioner at the time of the arrest and charges were dropped.

His decision to publicly call out the sheriff’s deputy during the celebratory event was slammed by some, including the head of the police union.

“As a public official, Commissioner Gelin’s behavior towards a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy is unacceptable,” PBA president Rod Skirvin said.

The union said it had withdrawn its endorsement of Gelin.

“The Broward County PBA will not endorse any elected official who treats law enforcement officers with a complete lack of respect and common courtesy the way Commissioner Gelin did in his official duties representing the city of Tamarac,” Skirvin added.

Mayor Gomez also criticized Gelin for the incident and called his behavior “highly inappropriate.”

“This was neither the time nor the forum to air personal grievances. I believe this clearly violated the City’s civility code,” Gomez said. “This is NOT the way we treat employees or people who work for our City. There are proper channels to follow, but the Commissioner chose not to use them.”

The mayor said she talked with the city attorney about possible actions taken against Gelin and thanked Deputy Gallardo for handling the moment in a “professional way.”

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Fellow Tamarac Commissioner Julie Fishman also criticized Gelin, saying he should have handled the matter privately.

“While I am a strong proponent of freedom of speech and did not give that up when I was elected, I am also a proponent of the right time and the right place,” Fishman said in a Facebook post. “Our Commission recognition of the ‘Officers of the Month’ was neither.”

In a statement, Gelin thanked his supporters writing, “wrongful arrests can have life long and career altering consequences. It is important that justice applies to everyone.”

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NYPD cop arrested on sex charges involving 12-year-old girl

A New York City police detective who monitored sex offenders was arrested Friday on sex-abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl.

Detective Juan Jimenez, 37, allegedly groped and tried to kiss his daughter’s friend inside his Brooklyn apartment building, the New York Post reported, citing police.

According to court documents, Jimenez grabbed the child by the waist and “attempted to kiss (the girl) about the mouth and grabbed (her) buttocks with (her) hands.” The girl reported the alleged incident and officials launched an investigation, police said.

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An NYPD officer was arrested Friday on sex charges involving a young girl. (NYPD)

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Jimenez, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, faced two counts charges of sex abuse, forcible touching and acting in a matter injurious to a child.

It’s not clear if he had an attorney who could speak for him.

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A Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ordered Jimenez released without bail Friday evening.

Police said Jimenez has been suspended pending the outcome of his case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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NYPD cop arrested on sex charges involving 12-year-old girl

A New York City police detective who monitored sex offenders was arrested Friday on sex-abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl.

Detective Juan Jimenez, 37, allegedly groped and tried to kiss his daughter’s friend inside his Brooklyn apartment building, the New York Post reported, citing police.

According to court documents, Jimenez grabbed the child by the waist and “attempted to kiss (the girl) about the mouth and grabbed (her) buttocks with (her) hands.” The girl reported the alleged incident and officials launched an investigation, police said.

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An NYPD officer was arrested Friday on sex charges involving a young girl. (NYPD)

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Jimenez, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, faced two counts charges of sex abuse, forcible touching and acting in a matter injurious to a child.

It’s not clear if he had an attorney who could speak for him.

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A Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ordered Jimenez released without bail Friday evening.

Police said Jimenez has been suspended pending the outcome of his case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Off-duty California officer killed in crash on freeway

An off-duty officer was killed Saturday morning in a crash on a California freeway as he was on his way home from work, police said.

The Buena Park Police Department wrote on Instagram late Saturday that the department mourned the loss of Officer Art Brice.

Brice, 58, was driving home after a shift around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday when he was involved in the crash, “which tragically claimed his life,” the post said.

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“Officer Brice gave the city and citizens of Buena Park 11 years of dedicated service, as one of our reserve officers,” the post read.

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Off-duty Officer Art Brice died Saturday in a crash on a California freeway as he was on his way home from work, police said. (Buena Park Police)

Brice had been assigned to the department’s gang unit and patrol. He also served as a member of the department’s Color Guard.

The crash reportedly unfolded on the 91 Freeway in Corona, which is about 45 minutes from Los Angeles.

The trailer of a truck detached and the driver of the tractor-trailer pulled to a stop and called police, according to The Press-Enterprise, which cited the California Highway Patrol. A minute later, Brice’s car hit the back of the disabled trailer and then spun to the right, where it hit a second tractor-trailer, the newspaper reported.

Brice reportedly became trapped in his vehicle, and emergency workers had to free him. Paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Officer Brice will be remembered as a genuine, caring, and uplifting presence, always ready to lend a hand or an ear,” The Buena Park Police Department’s Instagram post read. “One of his favorite topics of discussion has been his 8 month old granddaughter.”

The police department added, “Please keep Officer Brice’s family in your prayers. We thank the community and allied agencies who have reached out and offered support.”

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He is survived by his wife, two teenage stepchildren, his ex-wife and his son and daughter, the newspaper reported.

“He was the most amazing human being I ever met,” Brice’s wife, Kerri, told the paper. “And I am blessed by his presence in my life, even though it was entirely too short.”

His son told the newspaper Brice, an Army veteran, was on his way home to Moreno Valley from a shift at Buena Park where he would work evenings on the weekend when the crash took place.

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A procession carrying Brice reportedly left an area hospital for the Riverside County Coroner’s Office around noon on Saturday.

This past February, the Buena Park City Council had honored Brice for a decade of service.

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NYPD officer, ‘a great cop, dedicated to keeping this city safe,’ killed during shootout in the Bronx, police chief says

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A New York City police officer described as a “young man with a bright future” and a man he was trying to arrest were both shot and killed during a struggle early Sunday in the Bronx, police said.

The New York City Police Department identified the slain officer as Brian Mulkeen, 33, who has been with the department for nearly seven years.

NYPD Chief Terence Monahan told reporters on Sunday morning, “A young man with a bright future who courageously patrolled some of New York City’s toughest streets has tragically lost his life.”

“Brian was a great cop, dedicated to keeping this city safe,” he added.

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Police said the officer was shot three times, possibly with his own gun, as he grappled on the ground with the 27-year-old suspect who was also armed. Monahan told reporters the suspect, who has not yet been identified, had several prior arrests and was on probation until 2022 for a narcotics-related offense last year. His criminal history included a burglary conviction in Rockland County, according to police.

Police said they recovered a .32-caliber revolver that they said belonged to the suspect, adding that it had not been fired. On Sunday, the NYPD tweeted a picture of the gun recovered at the scene of the police-involved shooting in the Bronx.

“We lost a hero this evening,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the news conference outside Jacobi Medical Center.

Mulkeen was patrolling the streets around a city apartment complex in the Bronx at around 12:30 Sunday morning as part of a unit investigating gang activity when he and his partner tried to arrest a man who had fled questioning, Monahan told reporters. He said that is when a “violent struggle on the ground” took place.

Monahan said as Mulkeen and the suspect wrestled, his body camera recorded him yelling “He’s reaching for it! He’s reaching for it!”

“Officer Mulkeen’s gun fired five times,” Monahan said. “At this point, it is not clear who fired Officer Mulkeen’s gun.”

Monahan told reporters that five officers fired at the suspect, who was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. He said Mulkeen was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where he was pronounced dead.

Mulkeen worked out of the 47th precinct in the Bronx and lived with his girlfriend, who is also an NYPD police officer in the borough.

Monahan called Mulkeen “brave,” and said he was “doing the job we asked him to do, a job that New Yorkers needed him to do.”

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted on Sunday morning, “I am heartbroken by the loss of NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was shot and killed in the line of duty today.”

“At 33, Officer Mulkeen was taken far too early from his family and from the city he sacrificed everything to protect. He is the embodiment of bravery and a true NY hero.”

The NYPD tweeted video of dozens of officers lining up outside Jacobi Medical Center to give Officer Mulkeen “a final salute.”

On Sunday, NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted,” NYPD Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, a 33-yr-old Bronx cop, was killed about 12:30 am while doing the courageous work New Yorkers needed him to do. He served for nearly 7 years. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this. Please keep Brian’s family & colleagues in your thoughts.”

Mulkeen is the second NYPD officer killed in the line of duty this year. Detective Brian Simonsen was accidentally shot by fellow officers seven months ago while confronting a robbery suspect.

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“We’ve been here too often. We know the directions to get here,” Pat Lynch, the president of New York City’s Police Benevolent Association, said at the news conference. “It has to stop.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Matthew Whitaker: Our men and women in blue deserve Americans’ support now more than ever

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To inspire all citizens to value law enforcement: that is the vision statement of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which supports the memorial to fallen law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C.

When I served as a prosecutor in Des Moines, Iowa and ultimately served as the acting attorney general of the United States, I viewed firsthand the professionalism and dedication of police officers and sheriffs’ deputies across the country. I repeatedly shared with them how the U.S. Department of Justice has their back and they have the thanks of a grateful nation.

Unfortunately, we have recently seen too many examples of a complete lack of disrespect for the men and women in blue.

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After a shootout and standoff in Philadelphia, several people near the scene in the Nicetown neighborhood taunted and laughed at the officers whose fellow officers had just been wounded.

NYPD officers have been doused with water, soaked with milk, pelted with Chinese takeout, cursed at and assaulted in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill vowed recently that “These incidents of disrespect, we cannot tolerate them. There has to be consequences for them, and it has to stop.”

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While hundreds of thousands protested climate change around the world and in Portland, Oregon, a faction of masked Antifa militants dressed in black harassed police officers.

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As U.S. Attorney William McSwain of Pennsylvania’s Eastern District pointed out in a recent statement, we have a “new culture of disrespect for law enforcement.”

This breaks my heart. When a police officer or sheriff’s deputy approaches a car at night or knocks on a door for a welfare check or to serve a warrant, that officer or deputy hopes for the best and fears the worst. Their family is often left holding their breath until they return home after their shift is over.

And yet, it’s disturbing that three of the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates (Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Tom Steyer) still say that Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson committed murder in shooting criminal suspect Michael Brown. Their position is completely at odds with the findings of the Department of Justice’s investigation of that incident.

Obama’s Justice Department, led by then-Attorney General Eric Holder, issued its own report, ruling it self-defense. This was despite that department’s repeated friction with local and state law enforcement throughout Obama’s presidency.

On the other side is President Trump, who has been an unwavering supporter of law enforcement. The motto of the Fraternal Order of Police is “Jus, fidus, libertatum.” Translated, it means, “Law is the safeguard of freedom.” President Trump has been steadfast in backing the blue and the Department of Justice under his leadership continues to fulfill his commitment to law enforcement.

No matter what your political persuasion, we should all agree that public safety is a high priority for all Americans. Every American child should be able to play in their front yard, free from the fear of neighborhood violence.

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That is why I specifically call on my fellow Americans to follow the lead of 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin, who travels all across the United States, hugging as many police officers as she can.

We must return to a culture that respects and supports law enforcement in its critical mission. We must back the men and women in blue.

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Stabbing spree at Maryland shopping mall injures 5, police kill suspect

Police said five people were stabbed at an outdoor shopping mall in Maryland Saturday before authorities shot and killed the suspect.

None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident at the Hunt Valley Town Centre in Cockeysville, but all were taken to local hospitals. The shopping center is about 15 miles north of Baltimore.

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The Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Cockeysville, Md. (Google Earth)

Baltimore County police said on Twitter they had initially been called to the center for a report of a loitering suspect, but the situation then “escalated.” Police spokeswoman Jennifer Preach said four people were stabbed at a liquor store and the fifth person was stabbed at a noodle restaurant. It was not immediately clear whether the victims were workers or patrons.

Peach said the man was initially demanding money from customers at the liquor store and carrying a hunting-style knife with a three-inch blade.

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One witness told the Baltimore Sun she saw about seven police officers surround the suspect.

“The suspect’s clearly not cooperating because he’s walking super slow and not following whatever he’s being told,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous. She then heard three to six gunshots and saw the suspect drop to the ground.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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