Video shows 11-year-old girl held at gunpoint, handcuffed by Michigan police

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week. Honestie Hodges told WXMI she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Hodges. “I didn’t do anything wrong, I’ve never got in trouble by the Grand Rapids Police. I used to want to be a Grand Rapids police […]

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North Richland Hills Police find two children, and their father dead in suspected murder-suicide

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Spider-Man hangs on the side of the house, a bag on his back with a ‘Happy Holidays’ tag on it. An apparent Superhero Santa marking that, yes, this is a house with kids. That was remarkable before Saturday. A neighbor two doors down even said she walked her grandkids over there a few days ago to look at the Christmas lights in the yard and on the gutter. Saturday, though, the attention brought to the house […]

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Michael Slager: Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years for killing Walter Scott

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who killed unarmed black man Walter Scott, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison. US District Court Judge David Norton made his decision after hearing emotional victim impact statements from Scott’s relatives. Norton earlier Thursday had said the “appropriate underlying offense” for Slager, who is white, was second-degree murder and suggested a sentence of 19 to 24 years in prison. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violation of civil rights […]

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Ex-cop allegedly downloaded sexual videos from suspect’s phone during arrest

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. – A former Virginia police officer was arrested for allegedly downloading sexual videos from the cell phone of a suspect he was arresting, then sending them to his phone. Former Colonial Heights officer Bryan Glinn Drake, 30, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor embezzlement and three counts of obstruction of justice after evidence and testimony was presented to a grand jury on Nov. 6th, according to WTVR. The alleged crime occurred in March, when the officer arrested […]

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Body cam footage shows night Oklahoma legislator found in hotel room with teen boy

MOORE, Okla. – Days after a former Oklahoma state senator pleaded guilty to federal child sex trafficking, police released body cam footage of the call that led the elected official to be charged with sex crimes by the state. Ralph Shortey, 35, pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking in federal court last week; in exchange, child pornography charges were dropped, according to KFOR. Shortey, a former Republican state senator from Oklahoma City, was charged in federal court in September after […]

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Protests grow over racist, anti-semitic tweeter becoming New York City firefighter

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -Activists, community members and first responders are questioning why a man who tweeted hateful messages is about to become a New York City firefighter. Why is Joe Cassano now just days away from joining the FDNY? That’s what a group of elected officials, activists, and even some firefighters want to know, according to WPIX. Many of them suspect that Cassano being the son of a former FDNY commissioner could have a lot to do with it. […]

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Two stabbed at Billy Bob’s, and the suspect’s still out there

FORT WORTH — A stabbing took place at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth after things got out of hand early Sunday morning. Fort Worth cops believe a large fight broke out, which led to two men getting stabbed. Both victims left the scene in the same car and were found near Old Decatur Road at Loop 820. They were taken to the hospital. One of the victims was stabbed in the lower torso and is in serious condition. The […]

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Man shot by brothers after trying to sell PlayStation in Arlington

ARLINGTON, TX — A simple trade gone wrong! One man was trying to sell his Playstation 4 through an app called “Offer Up” to a couple of seemingly normal buyers in Arlington, but the deal went awry when the two men, who are also brothers, pulled a gun! The crazy part: after the seller forked over the PS4 and his cell phone, he was shot twice in the tummy anyway! Thankfully, the victim is recovering at a local hospital, and dumb […]

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Albuquerque police officer adopts woman’s opioid-addicted baby

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police officers will often tell you there’s no such thing as a routine call when you’re patrolling the streets. But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the hallmarks of a mundane assignment he could quickly clear from the call log. It didn’t turn out that way. As Ryan left the convenience store on September 23rd, he noticed out of the corner of his eye […]

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Fort Worth Police Department hires Chewbaca as wookiee officer

FORT WORTH – Just ahead of the release of the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, Chewbaca has a new job and a new partner (RIP, Han 😞♥️)! The wookiee officer (get it?? 😆) has joined the Fort Worth Police Department. “We know things have been tough for Chewbacca lately. We hoped that we could find a place for him within our department,” FWPD said in a video posted to the department’s Facebook page. “Did it go well? You decide.” […]

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