On Wednesday, police officials said the officers and the dog involved did everything right.
Woman calls 911, gets killed by Minneapolis police, source saysA woman shot and killed by Minneapolis police had called 911 to report a possible crime near her home, a source who knew her said.Justine Ruszczyk called 911 on Saturday night because she thought a sexual assault might be taking place in a back alley near her home, the source said.But after Minneapolis police arrived, an officer shot and killed Ruszczyk.Police still haven't explained how, or why. ...The officers were wearing body cameras, but they were not turned on during the incident, the mayor said.
She called 911, the cop car arrived by the alley. She met the car in her nightdress then started talking to the cop driver through the now open driver side window. The cop passenger then shot her through the driver side window.
Baltimore police officer accidentally recorded himself planting drugs at a crime scene
Quote from: ksen on July 19, 2017, 02:45:40 PM Baltimore police officer accidentally recorded himself planting drugs at a crime scene More evidence that cops shouldn't be able to directly control when a camera is on or off. That should be controlled from an independent citizen oversight committee. (Not that it will happen any time soon....)
Starting in September, counties will be able to establish a specialty court for law enforcement officers, firefighters, prison guards, county jailers and paramedics charged with any misdemeanor or felony. The law focuses on those who suffer from a brain injury, mental illness or a mental disorder -- such as post-traumatic stress disorder -- that they got from their job. Eligible defendants could bypass criminal prosecution and instead go into a treatment-based program specific for each case.
Close to midnight on Sunday, Southaven, Miss., police arrived at the wrong house to serve an arrest warrant and shot a man dead in his own home, according to reports.Ismael Lopez, 41, was shot dead late Sunday night after he checked to see who was at his front door. But the police were supposed to be across the street to serve an arrest warrant for Samuel Pearman, who was wanted on an assault charge, reported WREG.
But police officers said they were forced to shoot Lopez when he opened his front door and his pet pit bull charged at them. Police said they opened fire at the dog and saw Lopez holding a gun from behind his door."One of the officers did fire a shot at the pit bull dog. While this was going on, they also noticed at the time that a gun was pointed outside the residence," Champion said. "At this point, the officers began hollering 'put the gun down, put the gun down,' at which point that did not occur and there were more than one shot was fired toward the door and there was a male subject inside the residence that was killed."