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    A Fort Lee man was arrested Thursday and charged with trafficking child porn, authorities said. Andrew Freedman, 52, was ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on charges of possessing and distributing the illegal images. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said detectives from his Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Freedman...
    After a violent start to the week left four people dead and several wounded, the president of the Oakland Police Officers Association slammed the Oakland City Council for voting to defund the police,  KPIX5 reported. According to the Oakland Police Department (OPD), a double homicide, an officer involved shooting, a triple-shooting and a stabbing took place on Monday, and another fatal...
    A Dauphin County woman was robbed by a police impersonator during a fake traffic stop in a church parking lot, according to real police in Derry Township. A man asked her permission to search a woman's vehicle in the parking lot of the Fishburn United Methodist Church, 1215 Fishburn Road in Hershey on Wednesday around 10:40 a.m. After a discussion...
    DENVER (CBS4) – With the City of Denver deadline for getting a COVID-19 vaccination closing in, newly obtained figures show the percentage of Denver Sheriff Department deputies and Denver police officers who have presented proof of vaccination to the city is well below the number for other city employees and is far below the vaccination levels for Denver citizens. As...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● Minneapolis, MN Ballot: On Tuesday, Minnesota Judge Jamie Anderson ruled that votes would not be counted in this November's referendum...
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri police officer who was still in training after graduating from the police academy in July has died after being shot by a man who opened fire on officers and was also killed, authorities said. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, was hospitalized with critical injuries following the Wednesday morning shooting and later died, the Independence...
                      by Eric Lendrum  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a comprehensive ban on numerous practices in law enforcement, aimed at curbing tactics that some claim can lead to instances of so-called “police brutality,” according to Politico. In a statement issued by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the department said it...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Body camera video from case after case illustrates what investigators with the Colorado State Attorney General’s office calls a pattern of racially biased policing and use of excessive force in Aurora. Police officers seen pistol whipping a man, holding a family at gunpoint, leaving a young woman cuffed in a car and in the case of...
    DENVER (CBS4) – With the city deadline for getting a COVID-19 vaccination closing in, newly obtained figures show the percentage of Denver Sheriff’s deputies and Denver police officers who have presented proof of vaccination to the city is well below the number for other city employees and is far below the vaccination levels for Denver citizens. As of Sept. 10 the...
    (CNN)The Colorado Attorney General's Office released the findings of its 14-month investigation into the Aurora police and fire departments Wednesday. The 112-page report found that the police department has a pattern of practicing racially biased policing, excessive force, and has failed to record legally required information when interacting with the community, according to a news release from Attorney General Phil...
    An El Segundo woman and her boyfriend have been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of the woman’s 7-year-old daughter. Ida Helen Brockman, 30, and Malachi Xavier Whalen, 29, were arrested Friday. They were each charged with one count of murder and one count of child abuse, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Brockman...
    A civil rights investigation following the death of Elijah McClain found the Aurora Police Department displayed patterns of racially biased policing and excessive use of force, Colorado's attorney general said Wednesday. "These actions are unacceptable," Attorney General Phil Weiser said. "They hurt the people that law enforcement is entrusted to protect, and they destroy community trust." Weiser said the...
    A Colorado attorney general investigation sparked by the 2019 death of Elijah McClain found a pattern of "racially biased policing" in the Aurora Police Department, and that the city's fire department had a history of illegally administering ketamine. Investigators said in Wednesday's 118-page report that violations by Aurora police included use of excessive force and failing to document stops. The police department's culture, investigators said, contributed...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., railed against a judge’s decision to block a Minneapolis ballot measure that would replace the city's police department with a new department of public safety. During an in-person town hall meeting Tuesday evening in Minneapolis, Omar blamed big money for thwarting a progressive measure that she argued would have given the city "flexibility" on how to...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This week, family and friends are remembering a trailblazing Philadelphia police commander. Anthony Wong was seen in this community as a trailblazer, a bridge-builder for the betterment of the Chinatown neighborhood. Remembering a modest, gentle soul. In so many ways, Wong was like the Iron Man. READ MORE: Investigators Release Age-Progressed Image Of Missing Dulce Maria Alavez...
    Police are seeking the public’s help locating two women and a man they say were involved in a brawl in Northampton County. Warrants were issued Wednesday for the arrests of Marlee J. Turko, 26, Kayla M. Waldron, 20, and Cody R. Hineline, 24, who have each been charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, police said. The fight broke...
    Months before George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado, sparked broad outrage at what critics painted as lethal brutality by racist cops. On Wednesday, state attorney general Phil Weiser added new fuel to the fire, releasing a damning probe that detailed systemic racism in the department behind the young man’s brutal...
    The deaths of four friends from Minnesota whose bodies were found in an SUV in a Wisconsin cornfield have baffled local police, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported. Jasmine C. Sturm, 30, Matthew Pettus, 26, Loyace Foreman III, 35, and Nitosha Flug-Presley, 30, the apparent victims of gun violence, were found in the abandoned vehicle on Sunday, the Twin Cities...
    Colorado’s attorney general will require the Aurora Police Department to make massive changes after a year-long investigation found officers’ pattern of racially biased policing and use of excessive force routinely violated state and federal law. The department’s officers treated Black people and other people of color differently than white people, including arresting and using force against them, according to the...
    A Colorado civil rights investigation into the death of Elijah McClain found the Aurora Police Department exhibited a pattern of "racially biased" policing. Attorney General Phil Weiser, who opened the first-of-its-kind investigation in August 2020 under a sweeping police accountability law passed after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, announced its conclusion on Wednesday. “These actions are unacceptable. They...
    DENVER -- Colorado's attorney general said Wednesday that a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing.Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color - especially Black people -...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — An investigation team appointed by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser found the Aurora Police Department has a history of racially biased policing and found Aurora Police and Fire departments have a pattern of violating federal and state laws. In a summary of the report obtained by CBS4’s Dillon Thomas, the investigative team found “Aurora Police...
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado AG: Probe after Elijah McClain death finds Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJZ) — The Alexandria Police Department is asking the public in the Baltimore-Washington region to help find 2-year-old twins Mariah and Bailee Fostion. The toddlers were last seen on Aug. 29 with their non-custodial parent, John Gaddy III, who is known to frequent places in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, police said. READ MORE: Man Dies After Being...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Police officers in Roseville will now be wearing body cameras. Roseville’s Chief of Police Troy Bergstrom announced the implementation of the department’s new body camera program on Wednesday. READ MORE: Rocklin Makes Money’s 50 Best Places To Live List “Our department values our community trust and support,” Bergstrom said in a statement. “Implementing this program is another...
    Police advocates say the Department of Justice's bans on chokeholds and no-knock warrants 'pander to anti-police narrative' and are sapping morale among law enforcement officers.   The National Police Association urged the DOJ to reconsider its bans, which were announced on Tuesday, and told Fox News that it 'hamstrings' officers' legal actions to arrest violent offenders.  The chokehold ban didn't surprise Bill Johnson...
    Crews from throughout the area worked to extinguish a fire that broke out in an area home. First responders in Putnam County were called to the house on Drewville Road in Carmel at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department spokesperson Jack Casey said. According to Casey, the first crews arrived confirmed the fire, and called for:...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Eden Prairie say a body was reportedly found in the city Tuesday morning fitting the description of Mike Elhard, the 39-year-old jogger who was reported missing less than 24 hours earlier. The Eden Prairie Police Department says it received a report shortly before 8 a.m. saying that a body had been found along Hennepin Town...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that the department will wait for instructions from city officials after it was reported that thousands of LAPD employees plan to use religious or medical exemptions for the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. “We have seen a number of our personnel who have filed for an intent to have...
    NEW YORK (AP) — He’s a veteran Democratic office holder who registered as a Republican in the late 1990s. He’s a junk food lover who turned vegan. He’s an insider with an outsider’s sense of grievance. But Eric Adams, who first gained fame as a critic of the police department he served in, likes to complicate his moderate image by...
    Two men were arrested after a raid of a Reading garage found an extensive amount of drugs authorities believe may be connected to an increase of overdoses in Berks County. Investigators served a search warrant for a garage in the 200 block of North 8th Street Sunday afternoon, according to Reading police. The search seized: 200 bags of suspected...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials will announce new contract reforms with the Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday afternoon. Officials will discuss the terms and conditions of employment for Philadelphia’s police officers over a three-year span from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024. Mayor Jim Kenney, Deputy Mayor of Labor Rich Lazer, City Solicitor Diana Cortes, and Police Commissioner Danielle...
    The U.S. Justice Department has placed new limits on the use of chokeholds and no-knock warrants by federal law enforcement agencies, the department announced on Tuesday.    The agency said in a statement it had issued “policies explicitly prohibiting the use of ‘chokeholds’ and ‘carotid restraints’ unless deadly force is authorized.”    The circumstances in which federal law enforcement officers...
    A Florida mother was reunited with her daughter nearly 14 years after her child was abducted, police announced Monday. The happy homecoming began Sept. 2, when Angelica Vences-Salgado called the Clermont Police Department to say she had been messaged on Facebook by a woman who claimed to be her missing daughter, Jacqueline Hernandez. The girl was just 6 years...
    Washington — The Justice Department said Tuesday it would be imposing strict limitations on when federal law enforcement officers can use chokeholds and "no-knock" entries, the latest in a series of steps undertaken by the Biden administration to bolster law enforcement accountability. Under the new policies, federal law enforcement components are prohibited from using chokeholds and "carotid restraints" unless deadly...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. on Tuesday announced hiring bonuses for new members of the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Department of Corrections. Members of the next police recruiting class, whether they are entry-level or making a lateral move, will receive a $10,000 bonus if they stay with the department for three years...
    (CNN)The Clermont Police Department in Florida announced Monday that a mother has been reunited with her daughter, who was just six years old when she was abducted from her home in 2007. According to a news release, the Clermont Police Detective Division said it received a call on September 2 from Angelica Vences-Salgado, who told authorities she had been contacted...
    Fire crews from several towns were quick to douse the roof of a Morris County apartment that went up in flames Monday morning, authorities said. The fire broke out at 292 Main St. in Madison around 7:50 a.m., police said in a release. Upon arrival, fire crews saw heavy smoke coming from the building’s roof and requested a second alarm,...
    A Florida police department announced Monday they reunited a girl with her mother after the girl, then six, was kidnapped and eventually taken to Mexico. Clermont Police Department closed the case Sept. 2 when Angelica Vences-Salgado called authorities to report that she was contacted, via social media, by a girl claiming to be her kidnapped daughter, Jacqueline Hernandez. Hernandez told...
    A Florida girl who vanished after being abducted as a 6-year-old in 2007 has been reunited with her mother, police say.  The break in the cold case surrounding the disappearance of Jacqueline Hernandez, who is now 19, happened on Sept. 2 when her mother, Angelica Vences-Salgado, was "contacted via social media by a female claiming to be her abducted daughter," according...
    More than 90 agencies and organizations in Maryland will share more than $12 million in federal highway safety grants aimed at reducing fatalities on roads. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the grants, which will be doled out by Oct 1. Mostly police departments are the grant recipients, and Hogan’s office said the funds are allocated based on crash data....
    Less than three months after it decided to give the police department much less less money than what the mayor had proposed, the Oakland City Council is wading into a new debate about whether more officers are needed to tackle this year’s surge of gun violence. District 4 City Councilmember Sheng Thao, who was among the council majority who shot...
    A suspect is still at large following an afternoon shooting in Reading, authorities said. Officers responding to North 10th Street and Spring Street found two "juvenile males" with gunshot wounds, according to the Reading Police Department. Both boys were transported to Reading Hospital for treatment. One boy was left with non-life-threatening injuries, and the other with critical injuries, police said. Investigators believe an...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After the city of Dallas acknowledged last month one of its IT employees lost data in April, the city said it wasn’t intentional. But during a meeting last Friday, Sept. 10, of the newly created Ad Hoc Committee On General Investigating & Ethics, Executive Assistant Dallas Police Chief Albert Martinez said the city wanted to take a...
    Police are seeking the whereabouts of a newly identified man who they believe is the prime suspect in a triple homicide that occurred nearly three years ago in Reading. Marli Alonso, 18, Omar Harris, 20, and Joel Cintrón, 19, were shot dead in the 600 block of Moss Street on Dec.12, 2018, according to the Reading Police Department. The investigation led to...