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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 27-year-old man is fighting for his life after Philadelphia police say he was shot in the head late Tuesday night. This happened in the city’s Tacony section at Torresdale and Unruh Avenues. According to police, they responded to the scene around 10:30 p.m. and found more than 45 shell casings — but no victim. A local hospital later told authorities the victim was dropped off with a gunshot wound to the head. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Another Round Of Snow Expected Overnight Into Thursday Morning CommuteHe is currently in critical condition. The three people who dropped the victim off stayed at the hospital and are talking to investigators, Chief Inspector Scott Small told CBS3. According to authorities, the scene is near two real-time crime cameras, which caught some of the incident on video. READ MORE: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility“The cameras recorded a silver SUV speeding on southbound on Marsden from Unruh,” Chief Inspector Small said, adding, “It is a large scene.” There have been...
    The police chief of Idaho's capital and largest city is being investigated over allegations that he put another officer in a chokehold that resulted in injuries during a demonstration. The incident between Boise police Chief Ryan Lee and another officer occurred in late 2021 during a briefing with city officials, the Idaho Statesman reported. His lawyer, Chuck Peterson, told the newspaper that Lee was demonstrating two types of techniques on an officer, who volunteered to participate.  SOFT-ON-CRIME MANHATTAN DA ALVIN BRAGG SAYS THERE HAS BEEN AN UPTICK IN GUN CRIMES Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee is under investigation over an alleged chokehold on a fellow officer during a demonstration, reports says. (Boise Police Department ) The holds involved the front of the headband shoulders. The officer later said he was injured as a result of the demonstration and filed a workers' compensation claim.  Fox News has reached out to the city, the police department, and state police, which is investigating the incident. It was not clear why the police is looking into a worker's claim.   A Boise police...
    A FORMER royal protection chief has rubbished Prince Harry’s claim that his return to the UK is “unsafe”. The Duke is seeking round-the-clock police protection because his “security was compromised” when he returned to the UK this summer. 3Harry and Meghan have claimed it is unsafe for them to return to the UK without police bodyguardsCredit: Reuters 3The Royal and VIP Executive Committee handles a list of essential public figures and royalsCredit: AP 3Harry considers himself a security risk for lifeCredit: Getty His and Meghan’s security was costing taxpayers around £5million a year when they lived in Britain. They now fund their lifestyle thanks to his multi million-pound Netflix and Spotify deals — and Harry says he would not burden the taxpayer with his policing costs. But it is understood that government officials refused his demands fearing it would open the door to any wealthy individual to use The Met’s crack team as their private police force. Harry considers himself a security risk for life because he is sixth in line to the throne, and a target from extremist threats...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by a former New Jersey police chief to delay reporting to federal prison to serve a 28-month sentence on a conviction of lying to the FBI during a hate crime investigation. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler agreed last week that former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera Jr. should be allowed to remain free while seeking medical treatment for a number of health problems. The judge also cited rising coronavirus case counts, especially in the area around the FCI Ashland prison in Kentucky. READ MORE: Daniel Moore, Hero Pilot In Drexel Hill Medical Helicopter Crash, Released From Philadelphia HospitalKugler signed an order directing Nucera to report for prison April 30 rather than this month but warned defense attorney Rocco Cipparone that he would not be amenable to further delays. A prosecutor had expressed sympathy for Nucera’s medical ailments but objected that he shouldn’t be able “to put off his surrender indefinitely.” READ MORE: Eagles Eliminated From NFL Playoffs After 31-15 Loss To Tampa Bay BuccaneersNucera was sentenced in 2019 after...
    Jamie Field, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department’s new police chief, said she’s ready to bring some consistency to both the department and community. “I still have quite a few years to my career to go, so I bring stability and longevity to this position as chief,” Field said. “I know this community, and I know all the members of the department. They know me as well because I’ve come up through the ranks here from officer to chief.” The Town of Los Gatos named Field as the new police chief Jan. 11, ending a nationwide search for the job after former chief Peter Decena resigned last September. “I’m so excited. I’ve been here for 13 years, and I’ve had the opportunity to really get to know the community and to build the trust in the organization,” Field said. “The transition, although a new role and new responsibilities, I feel fully aware and prepared for what the department needs and what I believe the community needs from the department.” Field’s hiring comes after a turbulent few months following the departure of...
    A Ridgefield Park driver was busted by Little Ferry police with 150 folds of heroin after he was stopped for tailgating on Route 46, authorities said. Osman Hoti, 40, denied Officer Joseph Convery consent to search the 1999 Honda, so he alerted Lt. John Andronaco, who responded with K-9 Timmy, Police Chief James Walters said. Hoti "showed signs of extreme nervousness," the chief said. "His hand were shaking uncontrollably." He then told Convery that he'd gone food shopping in Paterson for his sick parents, Waters said, adding that the entire stop was recorded on the officer's body camera. Convery ordered Hoti out of the vehicle, then patted him down and found a bulge in his right pants pocket that Hoti said was candy, the chief said. "You can search my trunk," he told the officer, raising Convery's suspicions, Waters said. Andronaco and Timmy arrived, and the canine gave a positive indication for drugs, he said. The lieutenant and Convery began searching the vehicle and found what they said was a cut straw with residue inside. That led to a search...
    Sweden’s National Police Chief Anders Thornberg had admitted that migration and issues with integration have contributed to the country’s ongoing problem with violent criminal gangs. Chief Thornberg states that the ongoing issues with gang violence, particularly the high levels of fatal shootings and bombings related to criminal gangs, is linked to mass migration. “It is based on a number of different factors. A sharp increase in demand for drugs, accelerating technological development and digitalisation, increased migration and lack of integration,” Thornberg said this week at the  People and Defence Security Conference, broadcaster YLE reports. A shooting this week in the city of Linköping was the 47th fatal shooting so far this year, matching Sweden’s record-high number of shootings that took place in 2020. https://t.co/lhWeTMWRvp — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 1, 2022 He went on to recommend that the government enact new stricter measures against criminal gangs, including allowing police to more easily confiscate the assets of criminals as well as making it easier for authorities to share information with each other. Tornberg also expressed a lack of confidence in a government...
    HARMONY Mongtomery's younger brother Jamison addressed his sister, saying he "hopes to see you soon," in a heartbreaking video posted to Instagram by his adoptive father. "Harmony, it's me, your brother," Jamison says in the video before blowing a kiss to the camera. Harmony Montgomery was last seen in October of 2019. Harmony is a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire and was five years old at the time she went missing. An eerie detail in the case, Harmony was enrolled in a school in Massachusetts by the time she was last seen. During a press conference on December 31, Police Chief Allen Aldenberg told the media that Manchester authorities were not alerted of Harmony's disappearance until December of 2021. "For us to have a two-year delay, that is extremely concerning," Aldenberg said. The Police Chief continued: "That's not something that happens to us on a regular basis. It doesn't happen every day." Most read in NewsMONSTROUS FIANCE I got engaged to the serial killer who inspired Scream filmTHRONE OUT Queen strips 'favourite son' Andrew of HRH & military titles in emotional summitNO HONOUR Andrew STRIPPED of royal...
    Teaneck police solved a stabbing at a local car wash when they arrested a township man for domestic violence, authorities said. Police responding to a domestic violence call arrested Keno Campbell, 21, on aggravated assault, terroristic threats and weapons charges, Police Chief Glenn M. O’Reilly said Thursday. While there, officers realized Campbell was a suspect in a stabbing at the Teaneck Car Wash on Teaneck Road on Dec. 9, 2021, the chief said. The victim told police Campbell was upset about being splashed with water, O’Reilly said. “The argument culminated in Campbell stabbing the victim and fleeing the scene,” the chief said. The victim was treated for wounds to his back and forearm, he chief said. Campbell confessed and was sent to the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday, O’Reilly said. He remained held there Thursday, charged with four counts of aggravated assault, six weapons possession offenses and a single count of making terroristic threats, records show.
    Statement from Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray at a Jan. 13 news conference related to the death of Courtney Spraggins. “First, let me say to the family of Ms. Courtney Spraggins how deeply saddened and shocked we are as a community and a police department that this murder has taken place. We extend to you our sincerest condolences and want to assure all of you that this does not represent our police officers or our community of Huntsville. Our commitment to you is for full accountability and that justice will be served. On Friday, January 7, Huntsville Police officers answered a call to the Weston Ranch Apartments and found the decedent with a gunshot wound. Within minutes, the responding officers determined that Officer David McCoy, and off-duty officer who resides at the apartment complex, was a person of interest. HPD supervisors were notified, the scene was locked down, and I, as Chief of Police, requested the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) take full investigation responsibilities. NO interviews were conducted of...
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is tied with Republican gubernatorial candidate James Craig in Michigan’s race for governor, according to an internal polling memo released Thursday. The poll, conducted by ARW Strategies from January 4 to 6 among 800 general election voters, revealed Craig, a former Detroit police chief, is in an even race with Whitmer. Craig received 46.1 percent support compared with Whitmer’s 46 percent. While the Republican primary, slated for August 2, is currently packed with nearly a dozen candidates, the poll also revealed that in hypothetical head-to-head matchups with frontrunning candidates, Craig is the most competitive. (Facebook/Chief James Craig) Both businessman Kevin Rinke and chiropractor Garrett Soldano each trail Whitmer by seven points, while conservative media personality Tudor Dixon is ten points behind Whitmer. The Craig campaign said in the polling memo that the poll findings confirm “that Craig is the ONLY viable option to defeat Whitmer and continues to strongly outperform his Republican primary opponents.” The poll aligns with the findings from another recent poll, conducted by WDIV and the...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A lot of uncertainty looms in 2022 for Oakland as the city starts the year with a record homicide rate, staffing shortages and silence on the Kevin Nishita murder investigation.In late December, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said the department was closing in on a third suspect believed to be involved in Nishita's murder. The veteran police officer was killed while working as a TV news security guard in Oakland in late November."Is the third suspect in custody yet?" ABC7's Stephanie Sierra asked."No," said Armstrong. "And we haven't had those cases charged yet. I believe we are very close."RELATED: Oakland police want to speak to witness with video connected to shooting of news security guardThe Chief says one of the two suspects taken into custody believed to be involved in Nishita's murder have since been released. But the department won't identify either suspect or confirm when the released happened."I want 2022 to be a safer year for the residents of Oakland," Armstrong said.Nishita's murder was one of 134 homicides in Oakland last year, the most reported since...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — After his department investigated an alarming number of fatal shootings in 2021, Oakland Chief of Police LeRonne Armstrong on Wednesday told KPIX he knows what it will take to make the city’s streets safer during the coming year. “If people don’t feel safe, they can’t experience the beauty of our city,” the chief said at one point. READ MORE: Sunnyvale Looks To Fight Off Crow Invasion In Downtown With Lasers; Plan Faces PushbackArmstrong gave KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba a one-on-one interview to discuss his plans for the department. Armstrong told KPIX he sat down with families of all 134 homicide victims who were killed in the past year. He says a ceasefire strategy must be applied once again to deal with the largely gang-driven violent crime spike. “We’ve been successful in Oakland practicing ceasefire to see a decline in homicides. We are going to use that strategy again this year. My hope is that we see violence decrease like we did starting in 2013,” Armstrong told KPIX. In the wide-ranging interview on Wednesday, the chief provided...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore along with the L.A. Board of Police Commissioners, the five civilians who oversee the police department, vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of the 14-year-old girl shot and killed inside a Burlington store when an officer fired at a suspect and a bullet pierced a wall."I am profoundly sorry for the loss of this young girl's life, and I know there's no words that can relieve the unimaginable pain for the family," Moore said on Tuesday. "My commitment is to conduct a thorough, complete, and transparent investigation into the circumstances that led up to this tragedy and provide the family and the public with as much information as possible. Additionally, our review will also include an examination of our policies, training, and protocols involved in this shooting with an eye towards what can be done to avoid such a terrible accident in the future."Valentina Orellana-Peralta was shot in the back on Dec. 23. The teen and her mother were in the fitting room of the North Hollywood...
    (CNN)A newborn baby is in stable condition after people looking through a dumpster found the infant and called authorities, said the acting police chief in Hobbs, New Mexico.Two men and a woman called 911 late Friday and reported they had found a baby. The group told officers they had been going through a dumpster looking for anything of value when they heard what they thought was a baby crying and removed a black trash bag and found the baby inside, authorities said. The woman in the group held the boy, trying to keep it warm, while one of the men called police, Chief August Fons said at a Monday news conference."We just a found a baby in the trash," a man can be heard saying in a 911 call audio, according to local news station KRQE."He's freezing cold and he's... very, very, very weak," a woman is heard saying in the call, according to KRQE.Read MoreThe group's "collective quick response to this emergency, including notification of 911, was absolutely pivotal in saving this baby's life," the chief said.The baby was...
    (CNN)An off-duty officer was fatally shot during an attempted robbery while house-hunting with his girlfriend, according to Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore. Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, "was starting a very promising career," Moore said Tuesday. He was with the department for three years and assigned to the Wilshire Division. "He found himself, after working a series of days in patrol, to have a day off, enjoying it with his girlfriend on a hunt for a house, a place to live, a place to buy and invest in in this city and the future of this region," recounted Moore about Monday night's incident. Officers pulled an injured pilot from a crashed plane moments before a train slammed into wreckageThe pair parked their car on a street just outside the city limits, and was crossing the street to look at a home, according to Moore, The chief said three men got out of black pickup and tried to rob Arroyos. One had a handgun, the chief said, citing preliminary information.Read More"The officer yelled to his girlfriend to leave, to run, go...
    Jamie Field was appointed as the new Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police chief, the city announced Tuesday morning. Field has served as the interim police chief since December 2021, after former chief Peter Decena resigned in September. “I’m pretty excited that we had internal candidates that were really good so that we could hire from within,” Los Gatos Mayor Rob Rennie said. “I think that helps morale in the department. … It’s exciting to see (Field) rise through the ranks and become police chief.” Decana’s resignation came amid a dispatcher shortage and several officer retirements. The department hired five new officers and one new dispatcher last December. Capt. Clinton Tada served as the interim chief until Field took over in December. After a nationwide search for a new chief, Rennie said he’s optimistic Field will stick around. “I expect that she would stay quite a while. She’s still fairly early in her career, I know we’ve had police chiefs that are sort of toward the end of their career when we hired them,” Rennie said. “She’s got lots of years left,...
    Shanghai (Reuters)China has appointed a former paramilitary chief, Peng Jingtang, as the new commander of the People Liberation Army's (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing the PLA's spokesman.Peng, who holds the rank of major general, was previously the deputy chief of staff of China's paramilitary police force, the People's Armed Police. His appointment was signed into order by Chinese President Xi Jinping, CCTV said.According to the Global Times, a nationalist tabloid published by the official People's Daily, Peng was previously also chief of staff of the Armed Police Force in Xinjiang, where Washington says Beijing is committing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups. China denies abuses in Xinjiang.The PLA maintains a garrison in Hong Kong, but its activities are largely low-profile. Under the global financial hub's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, defense and foreign affairs are managed by Communist Party leaders in Beijing.CCTV also quoted Peng as saying that he would in his new appointment work with all members of the garrison to follow the command of the ruling Communist Party and Xi, and resolutely defend...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Former Baltimore County Police Chief Cornelius “Neal” Behan has died at 97, the department announced Monday. He oversaw the department for 17 years from 1977 to 1994. The department said Behan died one day after laying his wife of 70 years to rest. READ MORE: Rare Snowy Owl Soars Over DC, Thrills CrowdsBehan joined the BCPD in 1977 from the New York City Police, where he was third in command. The department said he introduced community-based policing by bringing Citizen-Oriented Police Enforcement Units to the department, and was instrumental in creating both the Police Foundation and Police Assistance and Relief Fund. READ MORE: Correctional Officers: Understaffing Creates Unsafe Conditions At State Prisons, Jails“Today, I join our agency and the entire community as we mourn the death of Chief Behan,” said Police Chief Melissa Hyatt. “Chief Behan was a pioneer in the law enforcement profession and created a foundation for community policing, gun control, and many other programs that have since been adopted throughout the country. Chief Behan devoted his life to public safety and during his...
    Glen Rock’s newest police officer was sworn in at a private ceremony attended by only family and department members because of COVID. Officer Andrew Magro was the top scorer among 150 applicants during a comprehensive selection process that began last August, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. “Candidates began the process with a comprehensive written entrance exam conducted by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police,” Ackermann said. “The top scoring candidates then competed in a physical agility test and a command board interview.” They were then interviewed by the borough mayor and council’s public safety committee and received a recommendation from the chief. Magro, a former Allendale police dispatcher who fills a vacancy that opened last year, also passed a comprehensive background investigation, psychological and medical examination, Ackermann said. He begins basic training at the Bergen County Police Academy in Mahwah on Feb. 4, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. A public swearing in will be held after Magro graduates sometime in early July, the chief added.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence reports compiled by the U.S. Capitol Police in the days before last year’s insurrection envisioned only an improbable or remote risk of violence, even as other assessments warned that crowds of potentially tens of thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators could converge in Washington to create a dangerous situation. The documents, obtained by The Associated Press, underscore the uneven and muddled intelligence that circulated to Capitol Police officers ahead of the Jan. 6 riot, when thousands of Donald Trump loyalists swarmed the Capitol complex and clashed violently with law enforcement officers in their effort to disrupt the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election. The intelligence reports in particular show how the police agency for days grievously underestimated the prospect of chaotic violence and disruptions. The contradictory intelligence produced by law enforcement leading up to the riot has been at the forefront of congressional scrutiny about the Jan. 6 preparations and response with officials struggling to explain how they failed to anticipate and plan for the deadly riot at the Capitol that day. The shortcomings led...
    Detroit saw a slight drop in homicides and non-fatal shootings last year, law enforcement leaders said Thursday, a welcome change that runs opposite to many other cities that have seen substantial increases in violent crime.  Police Chief James White delivered the crime figures but cautioned that more work is needed to combat violence on the streets.  DETROIT GRANDMOTHER RAPED, BEATEN OUTSIDE CHURCH DIES "We are not in any way celebrating these numbers," he said. "The homicides and shootings are still too high." In 2021, the city saw a 4% reduction in murders, a 9% drop in non-fatal shootings and an 18% declines in robberies. The city ended the year with 309 murders, compared to 323 in 2020.  There were 1,065 non-fatal shootings, 105 fewer than in 2020. However, violent offenses increased by 3% because of rape and aggravated assaults, according to crime figures. Stolen vehicle reports were up by 24% as well, officials said.  The figures were divided into the first five months of the year, before White became chief, and the rest of 2021.  The first five months of...
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón’s chief of staff filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Azusa Police Department, accusing officers of violating his civil rights when they arrested him last month. Joseph Iniguez, 36, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Dec. 11 after officers pulled over a vehicle driven by his fiancé shortly before midnight. Hours before the lawsuit was made public, Azusa police released several pages of documents in response to a public records request filed by The Times. In the documents, an officer claimed Iniguez had “bloodshot” eyes and was slurring his speech when he allegedly interfered with the officers’ actions during the vehicle stop. According to the police report, officers initially stopped Iniguez’s vehicle because his fiancé, who was driving, made an illegal U-turn into a McDonald’s drive-through in the 900 block of East Alosta Avenue. The arresting officer — who is identified in the documents only as “Cpl. R. Martinez” — approached the car and said he smelled alcohol, according to the report. He asked Iniguez’s fiancé if he had...
    A former top aide for newly elected Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens (D) was arrested at Atlanta International Airport last week on warrants related to charges of “terroristic threats.” In November, Andre Dickens was elected mayor of Atlanta in a run-off after Keisha Lance Bottom chose not to seek a second term. Prior to Dickens’ swearing-in on Monday, a former aide of his, Ali Carter, whom he has glowingly praised in the past, was arrested at the airport while telling police he was the incoming mayor’s chief of staff. According to a police report obtained by Fox News, police responded to “a warrant from Douglas County Sheriffs Department” and confronted him on the aircraft. “Upon arriving, we located Mr. Ali Carter on the aircraft, in seat #11F and he confirmed his identity to police by name,” said the report. “Mr. Carter was informed of the warrant and he was transported to the police precinct for paperwork to be completed and to receive confirmation of the warrant.” The warrant pertained to an alleged incident in September 2020 when Carter threatened to use...
    LA VERNE, Calif. (KABC) -- The La Verne Police Department is making history with its new chief.Colleen Flores is the first woman to be named chief in the department's 116-year history.Flores replaces Nick Paz, who retired New Year's Eve after 38 years with the department.Flores is now the third woman chief in the San Gabriel Valley, joining Monterey Park and Alhambra. Please join us in welcoming your new La Verne Chief of Police, Colleen Flores!She is La Verne PD’s 22nd Chief of Police and the first female Chief in it’s 116 year history!#Police#ChiefofPolice#LawEnforcement#LaVerne#LaVernePD#LaVernePoliceDepartment#Welcome pic.twitter.com/v14yenytsy— La Verne Police Dept (@LaVernePD) January 5, 2022
    Just 24 hours before the first anniversary of the deadly attack on the United States Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger testified to U.S. senators that the force is still actively addressing intelligence, operations, and leadership concerns as a part of a security overhaul recommended by the police department’s independent watchdog in the wake of the insurrection. Appearing before the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday, Manger said that roughly 90 recommendations by the Capitol Police inspector general’s office have been addressed so far. The list tops out at 103 recommendations. When inspector general Michael Bolton came before Congress in December, he said progress had been made on just about 30 recommendations. Manger told lawmakers Wednesday he takes “full responsibility” to restore confidence in the Capitol Police but noted that “much more work” lies ahead as overall threats to the complex have remained consistently high. Manger has faced a mountain of work since taking on the leadership role in July. Former USCP chief Steven Sund resigned in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol attack and the entity’s acting police chief, Yogananda Pittman,...
    Capitol Police chief Thomas Manger told senators Wednesday his force should institute a new intelligence bureau to focus on focus on threats, as he acknowledged a need to restore 'confidence' and spoke to the growing threats against individual lawmakers. 'One of the ways that I believe that we need to expand our protection capabilities is to ... take our intelligence responsibilities and make those investigatory and intelligence responsibilities, and create a new bureau,' he told the Senate Rules Committee, which is probing the Jan. 6th riot and related security issues.   He testified about the need to consolidate existing Capitol Police intelligence units 'into a centralized Intelligence Bureau with adequately staffed and trained analysts.'  'We're going to get tested again,' he predicted. U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger is sworn in during the Senate Rules and Administration Committee oversight hearing on January 5, 2022 in Washington, D.C. He testified about the need to improve intelligence gathering and contend with an increase in threats to individual lawmakers He also called for bringing on an expert in National Special Security Events...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday asked Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger what could have been done differently to prevent the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Cruz, who has been accused of bolstering rioters by objecting to the election results, posed the question to Manger during a Senate Rule Committee hearing. "We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week," Cruz said, referring to Jan. 6. "And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol where we saw the men and women law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who serve in this Capitol." "My view is that anyone who commits an act of violence should be prosecuted," he continued. "And anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer should go to jail for a very long time. And I think that's a principle that is true regardless of the politics of the violent criminal, whether they are right-wing, left-wing or they got no wings at all." Cruz added: "As we reflect on what happened a year...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff SMITH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are investigating the death of a 6-month-old boy ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. READ MORE: Coroner Called To Westmoreland County House FireThe Allegheny County Medical Examiner said the boy was taken to the hospital after he was found unresponsive at a home. He died at UPMC Children’s Hospital on Monday, the medical examiner said, ruling the cause of death blunt force trauma to the head. Smith Township police said they’re investigating the boy’s death. He was being watched on New Year’s Eve when his babysitters called 911, the police chief said. READ MORE: Port Authority Officers Help Save Man Suffering Heart Attack After Steelers GameIt’s unclear who is responsible for the boy’s death and no one is facing charges yet, the chief said. County detectives and state police are helping with the investigation. MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Visits Braddock Health Center Ahead Of Pennie Enrollment DeadlineStay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Jan. 6 attack left more than 100 of his officers injured, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday he is working to resolve “critical deficiencies” despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to members of Congress. Changes include improving the agency’s ability to gather, analyze and share intelligence with other federal and state law enforcement forces, said Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger. That lack contributed to a lack of defensive forces at the violent Capitol insurrection as rioters fought past outmanned police. Manger is dealing with recommendations from an internal watchdog to move the agency from a traditional police department to a protective force. “January 6 exposed critical deficiencies with operational planning, intelligence, staffing and equipment,” Manger said in testimony. “I recognize those issues have to be addressed, and that is what we are doing.” Manger, who was installed as the new leader shortly after the attack, said the force today is stronger and better equipped to handle an attack against the Capitol or lawmakers than...
    Three people are in police custody after a shooting outside an Illinois high school left two teenagers injured. Police said three people were arrested after a boy and girl, both 17, were shot Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot at Auburn High School in Rockford, located about 90 miles from Chicago.  Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd told reporters the teenage boy suffered 'serious' injuries while the teenage girl suffered 'non-life threatening injuries' in the shooting.        Three people were arrested after a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were shot Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot at Auburn High School in Rockford Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd said the teenage boy suffered 'serious' injuries while the teenage girl suffered 'non-life threatening injuries' in the shooting RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Manhattan's woke new DA will STOP seeking prison sentences... 'This is my son!': Police officer mom reveals she was called... Share this article Share Chief Redd said that following the shooting a car fled the scene but was located by police a half an...
    An assistant police chief in Kent, Washington, was given a two-week suspension and ordered to take 'cultural sensitivity training' for displaying a sign that glorifies Nazi Germany at work.  Derek Kammerzell was disciplined last July for hanging the insignia of Schutzstaffel Opergruppenfuhrer - one of the Third Reich's highest ranks - on his office door in September 2020, according to an internal report obtained by DailyMail.com. An investigation by a Washington law firm also included allegations that the veteran cop once showed off a photo of himself wearing lederhosen and sporting an Adolf Hitler-style mustache. On another occasion, he allegedly boasted about raising his hand in a 'hail Hitler sign' as a joke while posing with a public figure, the report said.  The findings were obtained through a freedom of information request by local watchdog group No Secret Police, which shared the documents with DailyMail.com. In his notice of disciplinary action for hanging the Nazi propaganda, police Chief Rafael Padilla gave Kammerzell the option of taking an unpaid leave or using his paid vacation time. Kent Police Department Assistant Chief...
    Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger asserted that the U.S. Capitol has made enough security improvements to withstand an attack such as the one that took place nearly a year ago on Jan. 6, contradicting concerns from the Capitol Police union and Republican critics who allege that not enough has been done to improve security. “The United States Capitol Police as an organization is stronger and better prepared to carry out its mission today than it was before Jan. 6 of last year,” Manger said in a rare press conference on Tuesday with members of the Capitol Police Board, the body of three congressional officials who oversee the police force. The force has improved its intelligence-gathering and dissemination, Manger said, a major factor in what led to an unprepared security posture on Jan. 6. An operational planning expert from the Secret Service came in to help the force develop a blueprint for handling large events. Officers now have cellphones to get intelligence reports and operational information. External communication to the public has improved, and the force brought in...
    Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger said Tuesday that he doesn't anticipate any security threats to the Capitol on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attacks, maintaining the department is far better equipped for an emergency than one year ago. During a news conference on Capitol Hill, Manger said that while the Capitol Police are aware of several commemorative events planned for Thursday, "there's no intelligence that indicates that there would be any problems." Manger did note that the Capitol Police is "paying attention to" an event at the D.C. jail. Look Ahead America, the same group that organized the "Justice for J6" rally in September to protest the treatment of people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection, is planning a candlelight vigil outside the D.C. jail on Thursday. "But again, really nothing that is of great concern to us at this point," Manger said. The Capitol Police briefly restored a fence around the Capitol in anticipation of the September rally and partnered with other law enforcement agencies to ensure a massive security apparatus amid fears that pro-Trump...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are asking for help identifying a woman they say may have been involved in a suspicious house fire in Westmoreland County. READ MORE: CDC Backs FDA In Reducing Time Between Primary And Booster Dose Of Pfizer VaccineJeannette police shared the suspect’s picture, saying they want to identify her in connection with a fire on Magee Avenue over the weekend. (Photo: Jeannette police) READ MORE: Austin Davis Announces Candidacy For Pa. Lieutenant Governor NominationShe has brown hair and wears glasses, police said. When she was captured on surveillance footage, she was wearing dark clothing. The fire chief told the Trib that firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly because someone spotted the fire. The chief said as the woman was leaving the home, a “glow” could be seen through the window, the Trib reported. MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool And Sunny TuesdayAnyone who has information is asked to call 724-527-4013 or submit a tip online.
    PORTSMOUTH — Two Portsmouth Police Department supervisors were promoted outside the Portsmouth City Municipal Building. During a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 4, Capt. Jason Hedrick was promoted to the newly created position of Deputy Chief and Administrative Lt. Julian Sommers was promoted to Capt. “I appreciate the opportunity the City Manager and the Chief of Police have given me,” said Hedrick. “I look forward to continuing my role in the police department and appreciate the confidence in the administration and look forward to serving the citizens.” Sommers was promoted to Capt. to fill the vacant position after Hedrick was promoted to Deputy Chief. “Rank is not something I have ever sought or necessarily hold great importance to even though it’s necessary,” said Sommers. “I’m continuing the job I have been doing, which is in charge of support services and special operations.” Sommers said he hopes to continue to give his all to the department and the community he serves. “I just hope to give my all to the department and to the city and the guys I work for ultimately,” said...
    New Hampshire investigators are ramping up their efforts to find missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery alive and pleading for the public's help with any information that could help them locate her. "Quite frankly, enough is enough," Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said during a news briefing Monday evening. "This 7-year-old girl — let's find her. " The visually impaired little girl from Manchester was reported missing last week — two years after she was last seen when police responded to a home in the city in October 2019. Police described her absence as "very concerning." "As you know, more than two years has passed since Harmony was last seen," Aldenberg said. "And the public's help, the public's help is greatly needed." He said police learned of her absence just last week after they were alerted by the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families. It’s unclear what her family knows about her last whereabouts, and the chief declined to share details. NEW HAMPSHIRE GIRL, 7, REPORTED MISSING 2 YEARS AFTER SHE WAS LAST SEEN Harmony Montgomery, 7, was reported missing last...
    LOUISVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – Among the hundreds of Marshall Fire victims is Louisville’s own police chief, Dave Hayes. He told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger his house was destroyed. Dave Hayes (credit: CBS) After he evacuated the police station, he drove by his own home and found it gutted by the fire. He says he and other city employees are dealing with traumatic times along with their neighbors. LOUISVILLE, CO – JANUARY 02: A police officer walks through a neighborhood decimated by the Marshall Fire on January 2, 2022 in Louisville, Colorado. Officials reported that 991 homes were destroyed in the fire, making it the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) “Frankly I haven’t had the urge to go back to the house. I was there just for a few minutes that night. I have to look at it a little bit because it’s right across from the police station, but at this point I’m not sure I want to go back. It’s part of those emotions,” he said. Hayes says he lived there for 32 years with...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – The Elk Grove police chief has announced that he will be retiring in 2022. In a public statement issued Monday, Chief Timony Albright announced his intent to retire from the Department. While the exact date of his departure hasn’t been announced, it’s expected to happen in March, the Department says. READ MORE: California Supreme Court Rejects Early Releases For Violent FelonsAbout his retirement, Albright issued a statement Monday that reads, in part: “It has been an honor to work alongside the men and women of the Elk Grove Police Department who work with passion and empathy to keep Elk Grove safe and thriving. Coming to Elk Grove for the final chapter of my career has been most rewarding. I look forward to watching the Department continue to advance its culture of professionalism and community connection and while I will certainly miss the daily interactions with our amazing staff and community members…” READ MORE: Rocklin Construction Site Burglary Suspect Identified As James Watson Of CarmichaelIn addition to working with the Elk Grove Police Department, Albright has reportedly...
    As if packs of out-of-area juveniles stealing cars in the middle of the night didn’t keep them busy enough, police in North Jersey say they’re also dealing with local high schoolers driving around with only permits and no adults with them. Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said her officers have made several unsafe driving stops recently involving village and local-area teens with only learner's permits driving illegally. “These students have been driving to and from school as well as driving around after school, without being accompanied by an adult supervising driver, as required by law,” the chief said. “After having conversations with the student drivers, as well as parents in the community and the school, we have found that this is considered an acceptable practice by some parents and students,” she said. “We cannot stress enough how unsafe and illegal this is,” Luthcke said. The chief laid out the consequences to parents: Allowing an unlicensed driver to operate your motor vehicle opens you to liability for injuries and/or damages that won’t be paid by insurance; Those drivers who are...
    U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger had already spent 40 years in law enforcement before taking on the job as chief of the USCP. WTOP/Kate Ryan Manger tells WTOP that the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police are dedicated to improving the agency, which has been under scrutiny since the Jan. 6 insurrection. WTOP/Kate Ryan Manger said when it comes to securing the area known as the “Capitol complex,” he’s “not taking any chances.” WTOP/Kate Ryan Manger said it’s not possible to make a blanket statement about morale among the members of the Capitol Police. He told WTOP that it’s different for each officer. WTOP/Kate Ryan Manger is interviewed ahead of the Jan. 6 anniversary by national and local media outlets. WTOP/Kate Ryan (1/5) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. When asked about how he approaches his job, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said, “I’m not taking any chances.” He’s in charge of protecting the building where members of Congress work and where tourists...
    Facebook/Little Rock PD Taz Hayes and Chief Humphrey Taz Hayes is the woman accused by Arkansas State Police of shooting another woman before Little Rock, Arkansas, Police Chief Keith Humphrey opened fire and struck a car. Videos emerged of the shooting scene, which you can watch throughout this article. Arkansas State Police released a detailed statement on the shooting, which occurred on New Year’s Eve 2021. Authorities say Hayes shot another woman named Kelecia Mayo, prompting Humphrey to open fire, striking a car. The shooting occurred near Asher Avenue and Fair Park Lane. The Arkansas Times reported that Humphrey had joined officers on patrol on New Year’s Eve to combat violent crime in the city. “This is an unprecedented situation because it involves our chief of police,” the Little Rock mayor wrote in a statement. “In our ongoing efforts to remain accountable, clear, and transparent, we have asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate both incidents and they have agreed. We are thankful for their cooperation. There will be no further comments while Arkansas State Police conducts its...
    Little Rock's police chief has been suspended after he accidentally shot and critically injured a woman while aiming at another woman filmed shooting a gun on New Years Eve. Police Chief Keith Humphrey was put on leave in accordance with the Little Rock Police Department guidelines for officer-involved shootings on Saturday, one day after he shot and critically injured 22-year-old Kelecia Mayo as he tried to take down suspected shooter Taz Hayes, 29. Dramatic video showed a woman arguing with a man before smashing the window of a car with a phone. A second woman - said to be Hayes - then runs into shot and opens fire, but doesn't hit anyone.  Humphrey, who was out on patrol as part of an 'all hands on deck' initiative, is said to have struck Mayo moments later.   'On New Year's Eve, Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey initiated an all-hands-on-deck approach to patrol just as he's don in the past and required command staff to patrol the city,' Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. tweeted Saturday afternoon. 'While patrolling, Chief Humphrey saw a...
    U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger on Sunday said the agency has addressed and fixed several issues in the year following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but the one "critical" issue that has yet to be resolved is the staffing shortage it still faces after a surge of retirements and resignations in the wake of the breach. Manger, who assumed command of the agency in July, appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to address the changes that have been made to security on Capitol Hill since Jan. 6, and what challenges remain. GOP LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY GETS JAN. 6 COMMITTEE INTERVIEW INVITATION "The one thing that we have not been able to fix, so to speak, are the staffing issues and we've lost over 130 officers that have left through either retirements or resignations after January 6," Manger said. In this photo taken on Jan. 6, 2021, pro-Trump protesters and police clash on top of the Capitol building. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) The chief also said that the COVID-19 pandemic also shut down the National...
    The Capitol Police's chief admits that the organization struggles to get staffed. While the Capitol Police have experienced several reforms since the events of Jan. 6, the organization is still struggling to acquire enough staff to accommodate Congress's needs. "We are now really about 400 officers short of where we need to be," Chief J. Thomas Manger told Trace Gallagher on Fox News Sunday. FIVE MAJOR ISSUES THE MILITARY FACES IN 2022 Manger noted that the Capitol Police have lost more than 130 officers through retirements or resignations since the Jan. 6 riots. Manger also noted that the National Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy suspended classes in 2020, making the acquisition of new officers harder. This understaffing occurs concurrently with an increased number of threats to Congress, Manger said. "We've had to really shift the focus of just doing the typical job that we would do normally and put more resources toward investigating those complaints," Manger said. "Ensuring that members of Congress are safe not only when they are at the Capitol, but...
    As the one-year anniversary of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack approaches this week, U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said the department's planning is now "more well thought out." While appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Manger said improvements have been made after criticisms were raised during and after the Capitol insurrection about the seemingly delayed response to the violent attacks, with the National Guard on standby as officials waited for a word on deployment "Typically, when we are planning for different events, we know ahead of time before we're going to need additional assistance and that's been one of the improvements that we've made since January 6 is that we are planning is ... much more well thought out," Manger said.  "We have a blueprint that we can use to make sure we're contacting resources ahead of time, getting them on board, getting them briefed on what we need them to do," Manger added. "So the fact that we have the authority to call out the National Guard, the fact that we have formal processes in place to...
    JENKINTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A longtime Montgomery County police chief stepped down Friday after a decades-long career. Jenkintown Police’s Albert DiValentino is retiring after being with the borough for more than 30 years. The chief’s last day on payroll is Friday, but he took off for New Year’s Eve, so he turned in his badge and his uniform Thursday. READ MORE: Philadelphia Anti-Violence Advocates Rattled As 2021 Wraps Up With 5 People Shot In Gun BattleDiValentino called it a bittersweet moment, telling CBS3’s Matt Petrillo, “It goes by so fast.” He leaves his department of 10 officers after working here since 1984. “So I’m just gonna relax a while, unwind and I don’t think it sunk in yet, Matt, to tell you the truth,” he said. A lot has changed since DiValentino was a young officer, working with carbon paper and pencil. READ MORE: Behind The Scenes Of New Year's Eve Fireworks Shows Along Delaware River Waterfront“It was a different type of policing back in the ’70s and ’80s and ’90s. But now, police officers are held accountable for...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Chief Kathy Lester was sworn in Friday as the 46th Chief of Police for the Sacramento Police Department. Today, in a small ceremony in City Council Chambers, our very own Chief Kathy Lester was sworn in as the 46th Chief of Police for the Sacramento Police Department. A larger celebration of Chief Lester is being planned for a later date. Congratulations! #sacpd #Sacramento pic.twitter.com/ruRTfXAC7I — Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) December 31, 2021   READ MORE: Power Comes Back On Slowly in Parts of Placer County Impacting SeniorsA 27-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department, Lester will be the first woman to hold the position. “I am thrilled that Kathy has accepted this opportunity to continue to serve her community in this new capacity,” said City Manager Howard Chan. “During her time with the Sacramento Police Department, she has proven herself to be a dynamic leader with an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, accountability, and innovation. There is no one better to serve in this role and to continue the ongoing efforts of the department and...
    DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Law enforcement agencies across Metro Detroit are urging residents to avoid participating in celebratory gunfire as they bring in the new year. Representatives from the Detroit Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police held a news conference Friday to discuss safety precautions, stressing that participating will lead to legal consequences. READ MORE: Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, Dies At 99“In the city of Detroit, discharge of a firearm is prohibited. You could be arrested and will likely face punishment and or a fine,” said Detroit Police Chief James White. “Looking at our community, we’ve seen just so many instances of reckless use of firearm and using firearms to resolve disputes. Certainly, that is not the way we want to celebrate a New Year, which is filled with opportunity, by doing the very thing that caused so much hardship the year prior.” READ MORE: 'Wait, What?' Quip Tops 2022 'Banished Words List' From Lake Superior State UniversityWhite said they will be patrolling the neighborhoods Friday night to ensure residents’ safety....
    STOCKTON (CBS SF/BCN) – Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones announced his retirement Thursday after 29 years with the department, including nine years as the chief. Jones, who began as a Stockton police officer trainee in 1993 before working his way up the ranks to being appointed the city’s 49th police chief in 2012, is retiring effective Thursday. READ MORE: Judge Halts California Earlier Releases For Repeat OffendersIn the announcement, department representatives wrote, “Chief Jones has been an outstanding and focused leader who has guided the Stockton Police Department through countless challenges. He is well-respected and an example to all staff within the Police Department and City of Stockton.” READ MORE: Stormy Weather Lifts San Francisco Bay Area Out Of Extreme Drought Conditions Former Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones (City Of Stockton) No information was immediately available about who will be the next chief. MORE NEWS: Concerns About South Bay Homeless As New Year To Begin With Cold Snap, Lows Near Freezing© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be...