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Policing Matters Podcast: Why 4AM last call is a bad idea
Fri, 26 May 2017 11:05:21 GMT
Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie


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In California there is a proposal to allow bars to keep serving until four o’clock in the morning. Other states have similarly late (or early, depending on how you look at the clock) last call times. Alaska has last call at five in the morning, for example. Most cities in Florida close at 3AM — it's up to the communities to decide. In Louisiana, bars can technically serve 24 hours a day if there's no local law stating that they can't. In New York City closing time is four in the morning, but most municipalities throughout the state close at two. Jim and Doug discuss how much trouble tends to happen at closing time — disputes, altercations, DUI arrests — and why four o’clock last call is not a good idea.

How to tackle implicit bias with immersive community policing
Fri, 26 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Mental health grant allows Ill. police access to social worker
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie

By Hannah Prokop Northwest Herald

MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. — Whether it’s a teenager refusing to go to school, a senior in need of assistance or a couple involved in a domestic dispute, police are frequently called to situations that are escalated by an underlying problem, Cary Police Deputy Chief Scott Naydenoff said.

Under a new program funded by the McHenry County Mental Health Board, McHenry County police departments can have access to a social worker who helps refer callers to the services they need.

“Ultimately, if you get to the root cause of what’s causing us to be there, our hope is the recidivism decreases,” Naydenoff said.

Full story: McHenry County Mental Health Board grant allows Cary, Algonquin police access to social worker

P1 Photo of the Week: The smallest officer
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Author: PoliceOne Members

New Castle (Ind.) Officer Eric Jackson sent in this photo of his daughter, Evangeline.

"I had just got done cleaning my SWAT vest and went into my office to get my gear ... I came back to this. She gets into everything.”

Calling all police photographers! PoliceOne needs pictures of you in action or training. Submit a photo — it could be selected as our Photo of the Week! Be sure to include your name, department information and address (including city, state and ZIP code) where we can reach you — Photo of the Week winners have a chance to win a PoliceOne.com T-shirt!

Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Author: PoliceOne Members

Associated Press

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.

The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports the drug was found in the parking lot of a shopping center outside Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes-Barre Township police posted about the find on the department's Facebook page. In a post headlined "FOUND ITEM," police quipped the drug had been placed in the department's "lost and found box" and invited the owner to come retrieve it.

The post requested a picture of the crack's owner holding the drug, along with ID and a "written statement containing your claim to the crack."

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FOUND ITEM $1,600 dollars in crack cocaine Wilkes Barre Township Commons parking Lot The Wilkes Barre Township...

Posted by Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Police investigator wins 'Survivor: Game Changers' reality show
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Author: PoliceOne Members

By Diana Nollen The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — We have another Sole Survivor. Cedar Rapids police investigator Sarah Lacina used her training and instincts to win $1 million on “Survivor: Game Changers.”

“It was an epic win,” host Jeff Probst said as cheers erupted when every vote for her was announced in the Season 34 finale last night on CBS-TV.

Vowing to play a different game this time around worked for Lacina, 32, of Marion, who set aside the “good cop” strategy that got her voted out of her previous “Survivor” challenge in 2013, when she placed 11th out of 18 contestants in the Philippines.

“You have to strike first in this game,” she told the ousted players who cast the deciding votes in Fiji last summer. “I hope you can respect the game play.”

So thankful for all the kind messages and support throughout this season #SoleSurvivor #SurvivorGameChangers pic.twitter.com/sZzJObCCSi

— Sarah Lacina (@sarahlacina) May 26, 2017

During Wednesday’s live reveal from the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles, she told her fellow contestants, “I’m proud of the way I played, not about the way I treated people,” pointing out that deception is part of the strategy to “outwit, outplay, outlast.”

Season 34 of the popular CBS reality test of stamina and strategy played out over 39 days last summer in Fiji’s remote Mamanuca Islands. All 20 contestants had played the game before, and were invited back for another stab at the physical, mental and social trials that would get people voted off the island, eventually winnowing the field to six going into the two-hour finale.

“My training and ability to adapt saves my life at work every day,” she said, and gained her a spot among the final three in the winner’s circle, too. But employing deception was the hardest tactic to add to her arsenal.

“When I got back after the first time, my co-workers were like, ‘Why didn’t you just lie?’ I was afraid I would dishonor our profession as a police officer,” she told The Gazette in March, after the first episode aired. “Everybody else realized I was playing a game but me. This isn’t real life. It doesn’t reflect on who you are.”

With this win, she is the second local resident to be crowned the Sole Survivor. Denise Stapley of Cedar Rapids emerged victorious in Season 25, filmed in the Philippines.


©2017 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Defendant's lawyers claim cop at fault in murder case
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:37:09 GMT
Author: PoliceOne Members

By PoliceOne Staff

NEWARK, N.J. — Defense lawyers for a man who allegedly killed his daughter’s mother in a 2015 shooting implied that the responding officer’s actions escalated the situation that ended in the death.

Det. Kemon Lee said he approached the house of Latrena May, 27, when she called out for an officer on May 1, 2015, NJ.com reported. May was standing with the defendant, Andre Higgs, in front of the house. The officer exited his patrol vehicle with his gun out of the holster because he felt the need to “establish and maintain control in a potentially dangerous situation.”

Lee told May to come down the steps toward him, but before she could Higgs, 45, pulled out a gun and shot her, the publication reported. Lee then shot Higgs.

Their 4-year-old daughter was inside the home at the time and was unharmed. Lee was found justified in the shooting by the state Attorney General’s office.

Defense Attorney Joseph P. Rem Jr. questioned why the officer felt it was necessary to approach the couple with his gun out.

The cross-examining of Lee about why he drew his service weapon and why he shot Higgs drew many objections from the prosecution.

The assistant prosecutor told Judge Ronald D. Wigler after court was dismissed Wednesday that he took issue with the defense’s line of questioning, saying it suggested lawyers were arguing self-defense. The judge had not previously authorized that argument, according to the publication. The defense lawyers argued they were challenging the narrative that Higgs purposefully shot May in front of a police officer.

Wigler determined that the defense can resume cross-examination of Lee when court resumes Tuesday morning, but they cannot ask Lee about previous officer-involved shootings he’s been involved in.

Murder trial of Andre Higgs begins in Newark court https://t.co/MxDJqEKwnc pic.twitter.com/tWYPSBCgEZ

— Robert Sciarrino (@SciarrinoRobert) May 24, 2017

3 reasons for cops to #RockOneSock
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:21:30 GMT
Robot cop now on patrol in Dubai
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:04:11 GMT
Man with 'private' license plates arrested
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:33:19 GMT