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Police: Gunman kills 1, injures 7 at Tenn. church
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:41:45 GMT
Police: 2 officers shot by man they suspect shot wife first
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:57:16 GMT

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot his wife first.

New Haven police say two officers responded to a domestic shooting at the multifamily home Saturday morning.

When the officers arrived, the 51-year-old victim had fled the home after being shot by a relative who authorities believe is her husband. She was taken to a hospital and was last listed in critical condition.

Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect. They are expected to be OK.

A SWAT team moved in and evacuated other residents of the home.

Police say the suspect, identified as 51-year-old John Douglas Monroe, pointed a gun at SWAT officers who then shot Monroe in the basement. He is hospitalized with serious injuries.

St. Louis police face criticism over tactics during violent protests
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:48:36 GMT
New video shows man punching Calif. officer before fatal shooting
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:42:55 GMT

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before the man was fatally shot outside of a convenience store.

The video, posted on Facebook and YouTube, shows the man in a physical confrontation with a Huntington Beach police officer outside of a 7-Eleven Friday morning in the beach city.

The video, which appears to be taken from inside a car in the parking lot, starts with the officer pointing a stun gun at the man and ordering him to sit down. The man seems unaffected when the officer fires the stun gun and quickly rushes toward the officer.

The man can be seen repeatedly punching the officer before the officer appears to get the man in a headlock and they wrestle to the ground. Once they are on the ground, the officer can be heard shouting, "let go of my gun!" though he appears to retain full control of the weapon during the entire encounter.

A second video, which was posted on Twitter on Friday, showed the man grabbing an object from the officer's belt as they struggled next to a parked car. The officer then pulls out his gun and backs away. Another video clip shows the man jumping to his feet and he's almost immediately shot. Six rounds are fired before the officer calls out, "get on the ground." After a short pause, a final, seventh gunshot is fired and the man stumbles backward and collapses against a wall.

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy said the officer had been forced to defend himself and had the right to fatally shoot the man if he felt his life was in danger.

"This is clearly an assault on an officer," Handy told reporters Friday. "I don't know what preceded that assault, we don't know that yet, but clearly this person attacked our police officer, and I don't think that there's any way an officer is expected to not defend them self and that includes a lethal force at times."

Police said they are still investigating and released few details of what led to the confrontation. None of the videos appear to show the suspect holding a gun. The name of the man, who was pronounced dead after Friday's shooting, was not immediately released.

On Saturday, a police officer in La Verne, about 43 miles away from Huntington Beach, shot and wounded a man who refused to drop what the officer thought could be a weapon and then also wounded a second officer who came to help.

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:36:46 GMT
Video shows Idaho police kill armed suspect in shootout
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:36:26 GMT

By Ruth Brown The Idaho Statesman

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Police officers involved in the March 17 fatal shooting of a man in Hulls Gulch were ‘completely justified’ in their actions, according to Blaine County Prosecutor Jim J. Thomas.

Thomas also reported that the six officers involved acted in conformity with their training and experience when Benjamin Barnes was shot by officers in the Boise Foothills.

Barnes, 42, was shot after police say Barnes threatened several people and their dogs and shot and killed one family’s dog.

“The officers utilized lawful legal force in reaction to a deadly threat when Benjamin Barnes pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them and discharged several rounds towards the officers after officers gave verbal commands to come out of the bushes and show his hands,” said Thomas in a news release from Boise PD. “The video and photography evidence depict the crime scene area at the time of the incident as being on an open hillside with sage brush, small trees and ground vegetation. The officers were essentially without protective cover when Barnes began shooting at them while being approximately 50 yards away.

“The actions of the Boise police officers in shooting Benjamin C. Barnes were completely justified in order to neutralize the lethal threat that he (Barnes) presented to not only the police officers but to citizens who may have unwittingly come upon the scene.”

©2017 The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)

Authorities: Va. deputy, suspect shot at traffic stop
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:25:17 GMT

Associated Press

MONROE, Va. — Authorities in central Virginia say a deputy was shot in the head during a traffic stop and a suspect was injured when another deputy returned fire.

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday that deputies initiated a traffic stop Friday night at a post office in Monroe.

The sheriff's office says a passenger in the vehicle produced a handgun and shot a deputy in the head.

The sheriff's office says the deputy was treated and released. The suspect is still being treated.

The department has asked Virginia State Police to investigate.

No further details were immediately released.

London ends Uber, cites 'greyballing' of law enforcement
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:46:14 GMT
Tier Talk Podcast: Arguments during traffic stops
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:00:03 GMT
Author: Tier Talk

In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits down with civil rights attorney Matthew Peluso, Esq. and traffic stops defense attorney Michael Palumbo to discuss traffic stops. Lately, there seems to be an uptick in conflict between the police and the public in regards to the do's and don'ts of a traffic stop. Here are two opposing views that are meant to inform and educate all parties about the conflict that presents itself during traffic stops.

After nurse arrest, Utah lawmakers to clarify blood draw law
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:18:14 GMT
Author: Tier Talk

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers say they're working on a law to clarify when police can draw blood without a driver's consent after a Salt Lake City police officer was caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and arresting her.

West Valley City Republican Rep. Craig Hall said in a Twitter message Thursday that he doesn't have details yet on the legislation he's planning.

Detective Jeff Payne arrested University of Utah nurse Alex Wubbels in July after she refused to allow Payne to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant.

Wubbels' attorney Karra Porter told the Salt Lake Tribune that the law already makes it clear that the officer couldn't draw the blood.

Payne's attorney Greg Skordas says the patient had given implied consent to the blood draw because he had a commercial driver license.