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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement" (Page 9)

Sea lion ‘in distress’ rescued in California, receives police escort in cute photos

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A sea lion received a police escort to receive treatment on Tuesday after California Highway Patrol received a call that it was “in distress.”

Around 8:30 a.m, Officer Pereira received a call about the mammal northbound on U.S. Route 101, just south of the South San Francisco exit, the San Francisco branch of the agency wrote on Twitter.

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Authorities were told a distressed sea lion was spotted on U.S. Route 101 in California on Tuesday. (California Highway Patrol, San Francisco)

But when the officer arrived on the scene, they discovered a sea lion that “appeared healthy and uninjured.”

The sea creature was taken to Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA for treatment.

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The Marine Mammal Center thanked Pereira and highway patrol on Twitter for rescuing the sea lion, who they said will undergo an exam tomorrow to determine its age, sex and “any potential ailments.”

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While the sea lion was not found to be in distress, it was transported via police escort to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. (California Highway Patrol, San Francisco)

The center also said the incident highlights “the importance of calling our rescue hotline.” Anyone who encounters a distressed marine mammal in California is encouraged to call 415-289-7325.

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2 Tennessee sixth graders charged with plot to shoot up school, officials say

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Two Tennessee sixth graders were charged with conspiracy to commit murder after investigators discovered a hand-drawn map and plans to shoot faculty and students, authorities said.

Cumberland County school and law enforcement officials said in a news release Monday that the two students planned to bring weapons and hide them in the locker room until the last day of school. Investigators discovered a hand-drawn map.

The press release stated investigators discovered no weapons in searches of both students’ homes. Officials began investigating after a South Cumberland Elementary school resource officer heard a rumor of a possible “hit list.”

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“Our first and most important responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” Janet Graham, the school’s director, said in a news release. “It was determined that at no time during the investigation students or staff were believed to be in any immediate danger.”

The two students, whose names were not made public because they are juveniles, were arrested Friday and held in Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Facility as they await a juvenile court hearing.

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“We take any threat to students and school faculty very seriously and we will respond, investigate and take swift appropriate action to manage each threat,” Casey Cox, the Cumberland County sheriff, said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Suspect’s parents, uncle among 7 killed in Tennessee, authorities say

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A suspect’s parents and uncle were among the seven people found dead in two homes in rural Tennessee, authorities said.

Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested Saturday about a mile from one of the two crime scenes in rural Sumner County. He was shot and wounded while being taken into custody after authorities spotted him in a creek bed.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the dead as the suspect’s parents, David Carl Cummins, 51; Clara Jane Cummins, 45; and his uncle Charles Edward Hosale, 45.

The other victims were identified as Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43; whose relationship to Cummins wasn’t clear; her daughter Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12; and Rachel’s mother, Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64. Another victim, Shirley B. Fehrle, 69; was found in a separate home. Cummins allegedly stole a Kia from Shirley Fehrle, his neighbor and one of the victims, citing an arrest affidavit, the Tennessean reported.

TWO MORE BODIES FOUND IN TENNESSEE HOME, SUSPECT LINKED TO 7 DEATHS

An eighth victim, a relative of Cummins, survived and was said to be in critical condition, according to ABC News.

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Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested on Saturday after investigators found several bodies in two separate homes in Westmoreland, Tennessee. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

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Cummins has a lengthy criminal record and had multiple court-ordered requests in the past to undergo mental health checks.

A warrant for the suspect’s arrest was being prepared by a probation officer a day before several people were found dead, the Tennessean reported. Arrest warrants for Cummins were filed Monday on a charge of criminal homicide for at least one of the deceased and a charge of theft of property over $10,000.

It was not immediately clear what type of weapon was used.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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White Dallas cop who killed black neighbor after mistakenly entering his apartment told 911: ‘I’m going to lose my job’

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The white Dallas cop who mistakenly entered her black neighbor’s apartment in September, and killed him, thinking he was an intruder in her own home, told emergency dispatchers “I’m going to lose my job,” in a 911 call after the shooting occurred.

Amber Guyger, who was charged with manslaughter after the shooting on Sept. 6, 2018 can also be heard saying “I thought it was my apartment” 20 times during the nearly 6-minute phone recording obtained by ABC affiliate in Dallas, WFAA.

Guyger, who had been with the Dallas Police Department for four years before she was fired after the incident, lived in the same apartment complex as the 26-year-old victim, Botham Jean. Their apartments were on separate floors vertical to each other.

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This file photo provided by the Mesquite Police Department shows Amber Guyger, taken Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own home told a 911 dispatcher “I thought it was my apartment” nearly 20 times as she waited for emergency responders to arrive.  (Mesquite Police Department via AP)

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“I’m an off duty officer. I thought I was in my apartment and I shot a guy thinking he was, thinking it was my apartment,” she says in the call.

The attorney representing Jean’s family, Daryl Washington, told Fox News on Tuesday, the phone call confirmed “what we’ve known all the time.”

“At no time did she feel she was in danger or anyone else was in danger,” said Washington of Guyger, pointing to the fact that she never mentioned in the phone call that she believed Jean possessed a firearm or that he had charged at her in any way.

Washington also pointed out that Guyger seemed more upset over losing her job than shooting Jean.

“Even if she made an honest mistake, that would not be your first thought,” he said.

At 9:59 p.m. Guyger allegedly parked on the fourth floor of the Southside Flats apartment complex by accident, even though her apartment is located on the third floor. She then entered Jean’s apartment through the partially ajar front door and drew her handgun when she noticed “a large silhouette” in the apartment, according to the police arrest warrant affidavit that recounted Guyger’s version of events. Jean ignored her verbal commands and she shot at him twice, hitting him once, fatally, in the torso.

“I thought it was my apartment. I thought it was apartment. I could have sworn I parked on the third floor,” Guyger can be heard saying in the 911 call.

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In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo provided by Harding University in Searcy, Ark., Botham Jean leads worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Jean was shot and killed in his home in September 2018 by his neighbor, Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer returning home from work who mistook his apartment for her own. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, File)

The former officer’s blood was drawn at the scene of the shooting to test for drugs and alcohol although the results have not been released.

“I’m so tired,” Guyger said in the phone call, seeming confused as to how she ended up in the wrong apartment.

“Oh my god. I’m done. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t mean to. I’m sorry,” she said, seemingly to Jean, who was born and raised on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia.

“Unfortunately, there is an underlying fear of African American males,” Washington said. “Police officers shoot first ask questions later.”

Guyger was investigated at least nine times for her conduct prior to the fatal shooting in September, but all of those cases were dropped, including another instance where she shot and wounded a man during a police stop in May 2017.

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Her trial involving Jean is set to start on Monday, Aug. 12.

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Bear cubs rescued by Arizona trooper after mother killed in car crash

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Three bear cubs were rescued by a trooper in Arizona on Monday after their mother was killed in a car crash, officials said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a Facebook post the crash happened along State Route 77 at Dudleyville, located in the southern part of the state.

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“When our trooper arrived, he found the mother bear deceased from the crash, but located three cubs nearby,” the agency said. “With the help of Hayden Police Department (HPD)Officers and a citizen, two of the cubs were loaded into the back of the trooper’s patrol car.”

The third cub was eventually captured after an officer from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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A group of bear cubs were rescued by a trooper in Arizona on Monday after their mother was killed in a car crash. (Arizona Department of Public Safety)

All three cubs were eventually turned over to the agency and were transported to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale to rehabilitation and potential release back into the wild.

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“They’re only 4 months old, so they’re pretty helpless right now,” James O’Brien with the SWCC told 3TV/CBS5.

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NJ shore town mistakenly receives tsunami alert

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Locals along the New Jersey shore might have been in for a fright when residents received an alert that a tsunami was headed their way.

The National Tsunami Warning Center sent a test alert message out on Monday, but the Harvey Cedars Police Department retransmitted the message out via their local alert system.

“Tsunami Warning until 2:06PM,” the department tweeted at 1:28 p.m. with a link to the alert from the center, which clearly stated the message was “for test purposes only.”

Minutes later, police tweeted: “DISREGARD!!”

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Officials apologized in another tweet, and said the National Weather Service’s station in Mount Holly was testing their system and “it worked.”

“According to @NWS_MountHolly they were testing their system. We apologize for the scare and are working on a solution to prevent this from happening again,” Chief Robert Burnaford said.

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Utah nonprofit plans DNA testing lab it says will ‘revolutionize cold cases’ in U.S.

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A non-profit in Utah plans to build a DNA testing lab that they say will revolutionize the handling of cold cases.

The Utah Cold Case Coalition, which relies on a volunteer staff and was founded to help bring attention to the cold case 1995 murder of a six-year-old named Rosie Tapia, signed a lease for space for the lab in an office building in the city of Murray.

“This is going to revolutionize cold cases across the United States,” said coalition co-founder Karra Porter, a defense attorney, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune. “We saw this need and it was too big to ignore.”

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Utah has about 400 cold cases that run the gamut from murders and missing persons to bodies whose identities are unknown, says the Utah Department of Public Safety website. Nationwide, an estimated 103,780 murders that occurred between 1996 and 2016 remain unresolved, said a report by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The coalition hopes to raise $200,000 for DNA lab equipment and has launched a GoFundMe page with a starting goal of $81,000.

Porter envisions starting out by helping solve Utah cold cases and then expanding to help police from around the country.

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Its GoFundMe page says: “Despite being staffed by volunteers, we’re one of the most creative and aggressive cold case organizations in the U.S. We began in Utah, but are now contacted by families and law enforcement throughout the country.  Early on, we learned how much evidence has not undergone DNA testing due to its high cost.  We’re doing something about it.”

A police investigator in the Utah city of West Jordan said a DNA lab would help cut down on the time and cost it takes to deal with cold cases.

Francine Bardole said the department has a backlog of untested DNA and rape kids, among other things.

Getting DNA tested can take anywhere from eight to 18 months, Bardole told the Tribune.

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“The price can be overwhelming,” she said, adding that going to a private lab can cost about $6,000.

“How many departments can afford to pay, on one case, $6,000?” Bardole asked.

Last year, the Utah legislature passed a law requiring law enforcement agencies around the state to enter their cold cases – or those that go unsolved for at least three years — into a database.

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Indiana man sentenced to 115 years for 1998 rape and murder after DNA breakthrough

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It took more than two decades, but a man has been sentenced to 115 years by an Indiana county judge for the 1998 rape and murder of a woman whose home was set on fire after the crime.

Johnny Jones, who was charged in 2015 for the rape and murder of Kenya Edwards, had eluded authorities until 2009, when police decided to go over the cold case and submit evidence for DNA testing.

Neighbors recalled the anguish of decades without closure in the case.

“It was really scary because, you know, living right across the street from that,” said Alma Trawick, a former neighbor of Edwards, told the local NBC News affiliate.

“It was chaotic. It took the coroner a long time to get the body out of the house.”

One unnamed neighbor explained to the outlet: “She got along with people around here, her kids and all that. He killed that lady. He killed that lady and she had those kids and they didn’t have a mother.”

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Johnny Jones was sentenced to 115 years in a rape and murder cold case. (Indiana Department of Correction)

Jones’ sentence breaks down to 65 years for Edwards’ death, and 50 for the rape, according to WRTV, an ABC News affiliate.

Jones had other brushes with the law, including other rape and burglary charges. Some of the crimes involved violence with scissors, a weapon used in Edwards’ killing.

Police found Edwards’ partially burned body inside the home, which was on Indianapolis’ east side.

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Her wrists and legs were bound with electrical cords, and officers found signs of a struggle inside the home along with a rear broken window.

An autopsy determined that Edwards had died from thermal burns and smoke inhalation.

“The one thing that I think this message should be is you do a crime you’re going to get caught,” Trawick said. “Your crime is going to catch up with you.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Philadelphia cop charged after dispute with girlfriend’s brother over Maltese dog, authorities say

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A Philadelphia police officer was charged with robbery and other crimes in New York City Saturday after a dispute with his girlfriend’s brother over a Maltese dog.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Angel Lopez, 31, will be suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss as a result of the allegations.

“It’s so very unfortunate that someone will give up a good job for something that’s so ridiculous,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told the paper.

According to the Inquirer, Lopez and his girlfriend traveled to her brother’s apartment in Brooklyn Thursday. The paper reported that Lopez was carrying his police badge, his handcuffs and a pistol.

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The Inquirer, citing court documents, reported that Lopez entered the apartment and yelled: “Where is the dog? I want the dog!” An NYPD spokesman told Fox News that Lopez and the brother allegedly exchanged shoves and punches before Lopez put the brother into a chokehold.

During the confrontation, Lopez’s girlfriend grabbed the dog and ran out of the apartment. The spokesman told Fox News that the girlfriend had not been arrested.

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Lopez was taken into custody on Friday evening and was charged with multiple counts of robbery, as well as grand larceny, assault and menacing, among other offenses.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.

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Collapsed crane in Seattle leaves 4 dead, fire officials say

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Four people were killed and multiple others hurt in Seattle on Saturday when a crane collapsed into traffic, officials said.

At least three people were sent to the hospital following the incident at Fairview Ave N and Mercer Street, the Seattle Fire Department tweeted. Among them were a mother and her baby, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said, according to The Associated Press.

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Another person received care at the scene but was not transported, the fire department said.

The deceased included two crane operators and two individuals who were in their vehicles at the time, according to Scoggins. Three were men and one was a woman.

The falling crane, which had been situated on top of a building, damaged multiple cars, the department said.

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The falling crane, which had been situated on top of a building, damaged multiple cars, the department said. (Chelsea Oughton via AP)

Photos from the area showed multiple responders on scene, as well as several smashed vehicles. A pictured shared by the fire department also showed damage to the top of a building.

It’s not yet clear what caused the crane to fall, Scoggins said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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