mistrial means they can try again with a new jury, right?if so, maybe there's hope in that the jury was 11/12 white, and only one didn't want to convict
TheDailyBeast.comA California man believed to be armed was found to be carrying just a wooden crucifix after police shot him dead early Monday morning, according to local media reports. Bakersfield Assistant Police Chief Lyle Martin said officers responded to a report of a man acting strangely. Officers had been told that he was holding a revolver. When they arrived, Francisco Serna, a 73-year-old who was struggling with dementia, allegedly failed to respond to orders that he stop walking toward them and take his hands out of his jacket pocket. Seven officers responded to the scene, and one of those officers, identified as Reagan Selman, fired seven shots at Serna, CNN reports. Serna died at the scene. He was unarmed, officers later learned he was carrying the religious object. His daughter, Laura Serna, told a local CNN affiliate that police "murdered my father for no reason." Martin told reporters, "This is a tragic incident for their family, for the community as a whole, and for the police department."
Deputy befriends elderly woman, steals her dog, steals her money, tries to murder her when he gets put on administrative leave:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/01/24/a-deputy-befriended-an-elderly-woman-then-stole-her-dog-and-tried-to-kill-her-police-say/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.822bd64328c4
Quote from: meepmeep on January 24, 2017, 12:34:35 PMDeputy befriends elderly woman, steals her dog, steals her money, tries to murder her when he gets put on administrative leave:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/01/24/a-deputy-befriended-an-elderly-woman-then-stole-her-dog-and-tried-to-kill-her-police-say/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.822bd64328c4Holy fuck, that is bizarre. Do police depts even have any kind of screening these days? Or do they actively recruit sociopaths?
"First, I'm directing Department of Justice & Homeland Security to undertake all necessary and lawful action to break the back of the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation and are destroying the blood of our youth and other people, many other people,"
"Secondly, I'm directing Department of Justice to form a task force on reducing violent crime in America...
"And thirdly, I'm directing the Department of Justice to implement a plan to stop crime and crimes of violence against law enforcement officers."
"It's a shame what's been happening to our great, truly great, law enforcement officers," Trump said. "That's going to stop, as of today."
Quote from: Bilirubin on February 09, 2017, 10:25:54 AM"It's a shame what's been happening to our great, truly great, law enforcement officers," Trump said. "That's going to stop, as of today."Really. "Today"How is that going to work?
A 13-year-old boy is accused of threatening to shoot the off-duty officer, at which time the officer attempted to detain the boy until Anaheim police arrived, Wyatt said. That led to a physical confrontation between the officer and several other juveniles.At that time, the officer, who hasn't been identified, discharged his gun once.The 13-year-old was booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of criminal threats and battery. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery and released to his parents.The off-duty officer had not been arrested, and a criminal investigation into the incident was underway. The LAPD's Force Investigation Division is also looking into the altercation and the officer has been placed on administrative leave, the LAPD said.
Guys, I'm just reliefed the Officer got Home Safe to his family that day.
I don't get why the courts continue to side with the cops on these cases. Do they think the cops are suddenly going to stop arresting people and bringing them to the courts if that happens? It just does not make any sense to me.
The Orlando Police Department is now conducting an internal investigation to determine whether any policy violations occurred, a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.Burgos, an 18-year veteran of the police department, has been stripped of his badge and gun and continues to work in a desk assignment, the spokesperson said.