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    HOUSTON, Texas — A manhunt is underway for the suspect in what is described as the “ruthless, savage execution” of Harris County Precinct 5 Constables Office Corporal Charles Galloway. The Houston Police Department identified the suspect as “Oscar Rosales.” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner released a photo of 51-year-old Oscar Rosales, Fox 26 Houston reported. The suspected cop-killer is said to be armed and dangerous after he allegedly gunned down Corporal Galloway in a hail of bullets Sunday morning. “This is a murderer. This is a ruthless, savage execution,” Constable Ted Heap said in a Monday afternoon press conference. “We will not stop until this individual is apprehended, whether it’s on the federal, state or local level. People are looking right now and will not cease looking until he is apprehended.” HPD Chief Finner told reporters that law enforcement has custody of the vehicle reportedly used by Rosales during the traffic stop that led to Galloway’s murder. “We’re working with every law enforcement, federal, local, airports to bus stations, every part of our border in Texas. We need the eyes...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Some car owners in the San Francisco Bay Area have been going to great lengths to avoid vehicle break-ins, even if that means risking it all."I'm shocked," said former San Francisco Police Department Deputy Chief Garret Tom. "There's so much that can go wrong here."We've heard of cars being left unlocked, windows rolled down, but now some people are leaving their trunks open too. It's raising eyebrows as reports of car break-ins are on the rise in San Francisco and Oakland.A witness who saw it happen wrote on social media, "Imagine having to clean out your car and leaving it open in public, just so people won't break your windows. Oakland we looking sad man.""It doesn't really surprise me," said Oakland's Interim Deputy Police Chief Drennon Lindsey.Deputy Chief Lindsey says these thieves are getting more advanced."Even if you think I'm just going to put my laptop in my trunk... if it's on, they have technology to detect it in the car," she said. "Even if it's hidden."Former SFPD Deputy Chief Garret Tom says in his nearly 40...
    Keechant Sewell named NYPD Police Commissioner.Source: NYPD Mayor-elect Eric Adams is slated to appoint Keechant Sewell as the next NYPD commissioner after the current head of the police department retires at the end of the year, Adams said in a statement Tuesday evening. Sewell is set to become the first Black woman to hold the post of NYPD's top cop, leading the nation's largest police force. She has served as the Nassau County chief of detectives since Sept. 2020, where she oversees a staff of about 350 people. The NYPD has about 35,000 officers. In a statement, Adams said that Sewell is "a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve. Chief Sewell will wake up every day laser-focused on keeping New Yorkers safe and improving our city, and I am thrilled to have her at the helm of the NYPD." Sewell, originally from Queens, is a 22-year police veteran in Nassau County and is well-liked in her department, sources said. Sewell has held numerous leadership...
    The AllOnGeorgia First Responder Spotlight Series features the law enforcement officers, EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters of local communities in Chattooga County, which serve as the backbone of our community. The series is sponsored by Chattooga County, Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance. The latest installment of the first responders spotlight series highlights Chief Deputy Kevin Woods of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin Woods began working in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Summerville Police Department under Chief Tony Gilleland in 1995. Photo from 1995. Woods with his sweet grandmother, Shirley Hutchins. When asked who his role model in law enforcement was, Woods responded, “there are several, but if I could name two, they would be Phillip Cox inspired me greatly to become a law enforcement officer. He is a natural in this career and is one of the best police officers in the business. Recently retired Lieutenant Tim Fulmer has always been my role model in law enforcement. I was privileged to work with him and Phillip early in my career. I...
    The story of Margaret “Peggy“ York’s groundbreaking career with the Los Angeles Police Department reads like the script for a TV show. In fact, it was the basis for the hit 1980s show “Cagney & Lacey,” which depicted one of York’s many firsts as half of a female homicide investigative team. That was long before she blazed a trail for other women on the force, rising to become the first deputy chief in LAPD history. York, who spent 35 years advancing through the department, died Oct. 17 at the age of 80 after a series of illnesses, her husband, retired Judge Lance Ito, said. The LAPD hailed her contributions. “She joined policing at a time when policewomen were faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles,” Chief Michel Moore said. “… Her tenacity and spirit continue to inspire generations of women joining our ranks.” When York began her career, female officers were relegated to desk jobs or working at jails. They were assigned the lowest-level detective work and could rise only to the rank of sergeant and could supervise only other women. York...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF/BCN) — Santa Cruz officials appointed Deputy Police Chief Bernie Escalante to serve as the department’s interim chief effective later this month, officials announced Thursday. Escalante will replace Chief Andrew Mills, who is leaving Santa Cruz to be the chief of the Palm Springs Police Department in Southern California. READ MORE: Outrage Grows Over Racist Comments Targeting KPIX 5 Reporter Betty YuA Santa Cruz High School alumnus, Escalante has served 25 years with Santa Cruz police, working his way up the ranks to sergeant in 2003, lieutenant in 2009 and deputy chief in 2020. He will take over as interim chief on Oct. 30, city officials said. READ MORE: Man Who Spent 46 Years In Prison Wrongly Convicted of San Francisco Rape, Murder Finally ExoneratedMills came to the Santa Cruz Police Department in 2017 after serving as Eureka’s police chief and starting his career with the San Diego Police Department. He will begin his new position in Palm Springs in early November. MORE NEWS: Massive Caldor Fire 100% Contained After Threatening Lake Tahoe Region© Copyright 2021 CBS...
    Text messages have revealed how a crime boss and deputy police chief worked together to kidnap, torture and murder 43 students in Mexico. The young men went missing in southern Mexico one night in September 2014 after taking buses that a cartel had intended to use for drug running.  The bodies of the missing students have never been found, in a case that shook the country, prompting mass protests and demands for justice. The students had commandeered the buses in order to travel to a protest in Mexico City.  But the Daily Beast reported on Sunday that the buses were part of a drug operation and -unbeknownst to the students - were carrying a huge amount of heroin due to be transported into the U.S. at the time they were stolen. The outlet reported on transcripts of texts between a local cartel leader and the deputy chief of the municipal police force in the town of Iguala, where the students were last seen.  Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, the local leader of the Guerreros Unidos cartel, was in charge of operations around Iguala...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration will provide an update on anti-violence efforts underway citywide with a focus on back-to-school safety. The briefing will take place at 1 p.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly above. What: August 18 Virtual Update on Gun Violence Response Who: • Mayor Jim Kenney • Erica Atwood, Senior Director, Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety • Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Joel Dales, Philadelphia Police Department • Deputy Commissioner for Investigations, Benjamin Naish, Philadelphia Police Department • Waleska Maldonado, Chief of Prevention, City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families • Kevin Bethel, Chief of School Safety, School District of Philadelphia When: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Time: 1 p.m. Online stream: Live in the player above and on your mobile and streaming device. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates to this developing story. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Mesquite announced five finalists for police chief on Monday, August 16. The finalists will participate in panel interviews in Mesquite on August 25 and 26, and the city plans to select one of the finalists as its new police chief by the end of September. Arlington Police Deputy Chief James Lowery, Jr is the only finalist from Texas. Two of the finalists are current police chiefs in New Mexico and California. James Lowery, Jr. – Deputy Chief, City of Arlington (credit: City of Arlington) The finalists are: James Lowery, Jr. – Deputy Chief, City of Arlington, Texas Stewart Steele – Police Chief, City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico Daniel Steidle – Police Chief, City of Pacifica, California Elvia Williams – Former Police Chief, Village of Richton Park, Illinois Eric Winstrom – Police Commander, City of Chicago, Illinois Stewart Steele, Daniel Steidle, Elvia Williamsand Eric Winstrom (credit: Mesquite PD) CLICK HERE to read each finalist’s resume. “We conducted a national search with the assistance of a professional search firm,” said City Manager Cliff...
    (CNN)A Jefferson County Sheriff's (JCSO) deputy has died after being shot early Thursday while working an off-duty detail, and investigators believe he was "targeted" and "ambushed," according to JCSO spokesman, Lt. Col. Carl Yates.Deputy Brandon Shirley, 26, was working an off-duty security detail at Rockford Lane Auto Sales in Shively, Kentucky, when he was shot inside his personal vehicle around 2:30 a.m. ET, Lt. Col. Yates told CNN on the phone. Shirley was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, but "he did not survive the surgery," said Yates. JCSO has turned the case over to the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) to investigate, said Yates. During an early morning briefing, LMPD Chief Erika Shields said they were looking into a couple of potential suspects, but are still in the early stages of the investigation. Read MoreAccording to CNN affiliate WLKY, Chief Shields called the homicide "sickening" and said Shirley "was targeted, and he was ambushed." There is no suspect description at this time, said Yates. Shirley had been with the department for two years...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- LAX Police Chief Cecil Rhambo is entering the race to succeed Alex Villanueva as the next L.A. County sheriff.The former assistant sheriff -- who stood up against corruption in the department under former Sheriff Lee Baca -- formally announced his candidacy on Monday.He released a video online called "For Good,'' in which he vows to stand up to corruption and outlines other elements of his platform.Rhambo has already obtained endorsements from five members of the California Legislative Black Caucus.Rhambo has worked for 33 years in law enforcement and also served as city manager of Compton from 2017 through July 2019 and assistant city manager of Carson from 2014 to 2017.MORE | Compton says LA County Sheriff's Dept. not living up to its contractEMBED More News Videos The city of Compton is taking legal action against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, claiming the agency is failing to provide enough law-enforcement and committing fraud in its contract. In his campaign video, Rhambo said he wants to address issues in the department such as deputy gangs and the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Police Department has fired Deputy Chief Ronald Papier and his wife, Commander Nerly Papier. According to a statement by police, the termination is in connection “to their involvement in a non-injury vehicular crash and the administrative handling of the crash.” READ MORE: FIU Ranked First Among Florida Public Universities The couple was relieved of duty, with pay, on April 23, 2021, pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava In DC To Discuss Gun Violence With President Biden Ronald Paper has been deputy chief of police for more than three and a half years. He was interim police chief after Jorge Colina retired and was one of the department’s top candidates to replace him. Commander Nerly Papier, who was featured in a recent CBSMiami report during Women’s History Month in March, began her career with the Miami Police Department as a civilian temp employee. She later became a secretary and then a police officer. Six years later, she was promoted to sergeant. Over the years she continued moving...
    BURBANK (CBSLA) – Deputy Police Chief Michael Albanese has been selected as interim Burbank Police Chief with the retirement of Chief Scott LaChasse going into effect next month. The announcement came Friday after Burbank City Manager Justin Hess made the selection. READ MORE: Parents March To Snapchats Santa Monica Headquarters Calling For Accountability In Overdose Deaths Albanese has worked at the Burbank Police Department since 2010 as Patrol Captain, providing managerial oversight of all the department’s uniformed operations and the delivery of police services. READ MORE: Cal Fire Riverside Unveils New Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk Helicopter According to a press release from Burbank’s Public Information Office, Albanese was key in developing the department’s Mental Health Evaluation Team, acquisition of the body worn and in-car camera systems along with other “critical Departmental operations and community outreach programs.” “Deputy Albanese is a season veteran of law enforcement and brings an unwavering commitment of service and dedication to our community,” City Manager Hess said of his selection. MORE NEWS: FBI Investigating Reported Attempted Hijacking On Delta Flight From LAX; Man In Custody Albanese, who...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division has recommended the firing of Deputy Chief Ronald Papier and his wife, Commander Nerly Papier. According to a statement by police, both have been served “reprimand packages with a recommendation for termination related to their involvement in a non-injury vehicular crash and the administrative handling of the crash.” READ MORE: Miami Weather: Windy Wednesday, Passing Showers Possible They noted the final disposition of this matter is pending. The couple was relieved of duty, with pay, on April 23, 2021, pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation. READ MORE: I-95 Police Chase In Broward Ends In Crash Near Pembroke Road Ronald Paper has been Deputy Chief of Police for more than three and a half years. He was interim Police Chief after Jorge Colina retired and was one of the department’s top candidates to replace him. Commander Nerly Papier, who was featured in a recent CBSMiami report during Women’s History Month in March, began her career with the City of Miami Police Department as a civilian...
    ALAMEDA (CBS SF/BCN) — The City of Alameda hired an Oakland deputy police chief to take over as chief of the Alameda Police department, officials announced Monday. Oakland Deputy Police Chief Nishant Joshi becomes Alameda’s police chief on June 8. He replaces interim Chief Randy Fenn, the former Fairfield police chief who filled in after Paul Rolleri retired after seven years in the position. READ MORE: Oakland As Officials To Travel To Las Vegas To Explore Possible Relocation “Nishant Joshi has a deep understanding of the issues we are committed to addressing and is the right person to work with our community and lead the department forward,” City Manager Eric Levitt said in a statement. City of Alameda officials announced May 17 that Nishant Joshi will become the new police chief effective June 8. (Oakland Police Department) Joshi has been working in the Oakland Police Department since 1998 and started as a deputy chief in February. Before that, he served as captain beginning in 2014. “I am confident I can lead the Alameda Police Department to be a premier agency...
    The city of Alameda will announce that the city’s next top cop — taking over a department currently facing heavy scrutiny for the in-custody death of a man last month — will be Oakland Police Department Deputy Chief Nishant Joshi, who is well regarded both within the department and the community, two sources with knowledge of the decision said Monday afternoon. The city was expected to make an announcement as early as this week. In Alameda, the city manager has control over hiring the chief; the decision does not require City Council approval. A spokesperson for the city of Alameda declined to comment Monday afternoon. Alameda has searched for a permanent chief since last fall, when Chief Paul Rolleri retired and the city brought in Interim Chief Randy Fenn from Fairfield. Joshi would cross the Estuary after two decades on the Oakland police force. He joined the department in 2000, after serving two years as an Oakland park ranger officer. Joshi worked the streets as a narcotics officer, and by the late 2000s led OPD’s Gangs/Guns Investigations Task Force. In...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) — The Whitehall Borough Police Department has a new Chief. On Saturday, the department announced on its Facebook page that Deputy Chief Jason Gagorik had been promoted to Chief of Police. He was sworn in on May 5. Gagorik began his career with Whitehall Borough Police in 2002 and has served as a sergeant, Deputy Chief of Police and the Borough’s Emergency Management Coordinator. MORE NEWS: Whitehall Borough Police Chief Keith Henderson Retires His promotion comes as the former Whitehall Borough Chief, Keith Henderson, retired earlier this month.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) — A Bethel Park Police detective served his last day on Friday after more than 27 years of working with the department. However, even though he is retiring from the Bethel Park Police Department, Frank Marks is continuing his career in law enforcement. According to the Bethel Park Police Department Facebook page, Marks is set to become the new Deputy Chief of the Crescent Township Police Department. In his time with Bethel Park Police, Marks has served with the Patrol, K-9, and Investigations divisions. He was first hired in 1993 after working with the US Coast Guard.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami Police Department’s Deputy Chief Ronald Papier and his wife, Miami Police Commander Nerly Papier, have both been relieved of duty. According to Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat, the Deputy Chief and Commander are relieved of duty with pay effective immediately, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. READ MORE: Its Prescription Drug Take-Back Saturday: Get Rid Of Your Unused Rx Drugs, No Questions Asked “No further comment will be made by the department related to this matter,” said Fallat in an emailed statement. READ MORE: Broward County Opens Door To Ease COVID Restrictions Ronald Paper has been Deputy Chief of Police for more than three and a half years. He was interim Police Chief after Jorge Colina retired and was one of the departments top candidates to replace him. Commander Nerly Papier, who was featured in a recent CBSMiami report during Women’s History Month in March, began her career with the City of Miami Police Department as a civilian temp employee. She later became a secretary, then a police officer, and six years...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami Police Department’s Deputy Chief Ronald Papier and his wife, Miami Police Commander Nerly Papier, have both been relieved of duty. According to Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat, the Deputy Chief and Commander are relieved of duty with pay effective immediately, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. READ MORE: Undercover Plantation Police Officer Injured In Shooting Outside Bass Pro Shop In Dania Beach “No further comment will be made by the department related to this matter,” said Fallat in an emailed statement. READ MORE: They Keep Harassing Me, Mansion Owner To Police In 911 Call On Couples Dream Wedding That Wasnt Ronald Paper has been Deputy Chief of Police for more than three and a half years. He was interim Police Chief after Jorge Colina retired and was one of the departments top candidates to replace him. Commander Nerly Papier, who was featured in a recent CBSMiami report during Women’s History Month in March, began her career with the City of Miami Police Department as a civilian temp employee. She later became a...
    Prince George’s County, Maryland, Executive Angela Alsobrooks has chosen Malik Aziz to be the county’s new chief of police, after a nationwide search that spanned nine months. Alsobrooks made the announcement today during a press conference Friday, where she was joined by Aziz, a 29-year veteran of the Dallas Police Force. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Anna Gawel Anna Gawel joined WTOP in 2020 and works in both the radio and digital departments. Anna Gawel has spent much of her career as the managing editor of The Washington Diplomat, which has been the flagship publication of D.C.’s diplomatic community for over 25 years. agawel@wtop.com
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — The former deputy police chief in north suburban Vernon Hills has been indicted on theft and official misconduct charges, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office announced Wednesday. A grand jury accused Patrick Zimmerman of falsifying records related to the Sustained Traffic Enforcement program, such that he received payouts for false traffic citations he wrote up. READ MORE: CPS Board Approves Starting 2021-2022 School Year A Week Early, Discusses Alternatives To School Resource Officer Program The program provides grant funds to local police departments to compensate officers for extra time spent on traffic enforcement. The program is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is widely used throughout the state, the State’s Attorney’s office said. Zimmerman resigned from the Vernon Hills Police Department in September of last year, after the department noticed discrepancies in his documentation for the grants. It later turned out that Zimmerman had been paid more than $4,000 based on false traffic citations he had written. READ MORE: Ald. Anthony Beale Calls For City Council To Return Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets To...
    New York : Stock image of a man in handcuffs. Photo: Maja Hitij / . Charlotte County Florida Deputy Chief of Police Martin William Allen, aka Marty Allen, was arrested Sunday for being part of an investigation into underage sexual predators. Allen, 41, faces lewd and obscene conduct charges for requesting nude photos from an undercover agent thinking she was a minor under 15. The investigator spoke to Allen online for about 10 months; some of the conversations occurred while the police officer was on duty. In those exchanges, the topics took on a sexual tone, according to authorities. The officer not only asked for sexual photos of the person he thought was a minor, he also asked her to move in with him. Investigators arranged a meeting with Allen under the idea that he would meet the teenager and arrested him. Allen is currently on administrative leave without pay. “Deputy Chief Allen has broken his oath and the sacred trust expected of a law and order officer, to instead take advantage of those he...
    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The former deputy chief of the Rhode Island Airport Police Department — who was fired in November for insubordination — has filed a lawsuit to be reinstated with back pay. Helen Ricci alleges that the Rhode Island Airport Corporation did not adhere to the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights when terminating her, the Providence Journal reported. Ricci argues in the lawsuit that she demanded a hearing under the Bill of Rights statute and the Airport Corporation never granted her one. According to court documents, the corporation said that at the time of her dismissal she was the highest-ranking officer and therefore exempt from the Bill of Rights law. Ricci’s lawyer, Joseph F. Penza Jr., said that the lawsuit is not to dispute if she deserved to be fired, but if the proper procedure was followed in her termination. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, legislation, business, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, lawsuits, police
    (CNN)Members of the US Capitol Police plan to hold a vote of no confidence Thursday, more than a month after the January 6 riot at the Capitol that left dozens of officers injured and led to the death of officer Brian Sicknick.Officers recently told CNN that intelligence and operational failures left them vulnerable to the attack and said they worry current leadership is incapable of managing future incidents.Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the union representing rank-and-file officers, told CNN the vote targets top leadership, including acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, Assistant Chief Chad Thomas, acting Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Pickett, Deputy Chief Timothy A. Bowen and Deputy Chief Eric Waldow. Officers will be able to vote on each individual. Timeline: How a pro-Trump mob besieged the Capitol A separate ballot will be available for officers who work the Capitol Division of the department, and they'll be asked to vote on a captain in that division, Papathanasiou said.According to an email sent to members of the department obtained by CNN late Tuesday, Pittman told officers the vote illustrates...
    WOODLAND (CBS13) – With a power outage impacting thousands, a free charging station is being offered at the Woodland Police station. But who would man the facility during a pandemic raised questions about which officers are getting the vaccine and when. “I knew they needed a location,” said Woodland’s Deputy Police Chief Anthony Cucchi. Cucchi said he was happy to step in and help people who needed power to charge medical devices in their community room, but there were concerns. “Our staff is out there working calls for service. We don’t have the staff to really man the charging stations, so the county is going to do that for us,” he said. That is a relief because Cucchi said not all 68 sworn officers and 15 civilian personnel who work there have received a coronavirus vaccination. “We’ve had exposures. We’ve had a quarantine. We follow all the protocols when they happen,” he said. Cucchi questioned why firefighters were prioritized in a higher tier for vaccination. “If they have the doses to get law enforcement done earlier, that’s great. And I...
    A Passaic police officer was hospitalized after a crash that toppled a utility pole. "Thankfully it's a one-car accident and the officer is doing well," Deputy Police Chief Jonathan Schaer said after Friday night's crash at Main Avenue and Prospect Street. "We expect his injuries to be minor and that he'll make a full recovery." The busy intersection remained closed while the crash was investigated and repairs were made. The wrecked city police SUV was towed. Specifics about the crash, including the cause, won't be available until the investigation was completed, authorities said. "He is doing OK," Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said of the officer. "Everyone is safe. Everyone is fine. Everyone is OK." Deputy Chief Louis Gentile urged drivers to pull over or stop safely when they hear sirens or see flashing lights.
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime Oklahoma City police officer and administrator has been named police chief in Fresno, California. Deputy Oklahoma City Chief Paco Balderrama was announced Tuesday as the new chief of the California city. Oklahoma City said in a news release that Balderrama, 44, is a 22-year veteran who currently heads the department’s special operations unit. He's also a former public information officer. Balderrama becomes the first Hispanic police chief of Fresno, according to Fresno Mayor Lee Brand. In Oklahoma City, Balderrama had been the first Hispanic deputy police chief in the department. Balderrama will be sworn in Jan. 11, replacing Police Chief Andrew Hall, who is retiring. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Oklahoma, California, police, HispanicsRelated ArticlesBest StatesDeWine Tempers COVID-19 Response in OhioBest StatesDivorce Rate by StateBest States California Struggles With Economic InequityBest StatesWhich State’s Roads Are Worst?Best StatesIn Wisconsin’s Diversifying Cities Like Kenosha There’s Fear and UnrestBest StatesWorking Remotely? Fly to Hawaii for FreeBest States Rankings #1Washington #2New...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) —  Leslie Ramirez has been named the chief of the Los Angeles School Police. Ramirez, who has been serving as the interim chief since July, is the first woman to serve in the post. “Chief Ramirez has dedicated her career to keeping all in our school community — students, staff and their families — safe,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said in a statement. “Chief Ramirez’s experiences make her uniquely qualified to lead as we continue the work to create safe and welcoming environments in all of our schools.” Ramirez was named interim chief in July after Chief Todd Chamberlain resigned one day after the LAUSD Board of Education voted to cut the agency’s budget by 35% in response to a wave of community protests calling for a defunding of law enforcement. Ramirez had been serving as deputy chief at the time. Ramirez began her career as a campus officer in 1991. She has served as detective, sergeant, lieutenant, adjutant to the chief of police and deputy chief of police. She also serves on the executive board of the...
    Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel, who has worked in the department for 25 years and helmed it for six, will retire later this year, the department announced Friday. Bosel’s last day will be Dec. 26, the department said. City Manager Kimbra McCarthy also announced Friday that she already picked Bosel’s successor, Chris Hsiung, who is the current deputy chief. Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel. (Photo courtesy Mountain View Police Department)  “This is a bittersweet decision but I am immensely grateful for a rewarding career and excited for the opportunity to pursue new adventures,” Bosel said in a Friday statement. In Bosel’s six years as chief, the department started using officer-worn cameras, became an early adopter of drug and alcohol diversion programs, and modeled President Barack Obama’s 21st century policing pillars, the department said. McCarthy called Bosel a dedicated public servant. “He has been a tremendous asset to the community and a critical member of our senior leadership team, especially as we responded to the coronavirus pandemic and social justice reforms together,” McCarthy said in the statement. In his...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The City of Oakland is moved forward Thursday night with selecting a new police chief. It comes at the same time the current interim chief is warning about caravans of opportunistic thieves breaking into businesses across the East Bay. The Oakland Police Commission asked questions of the four Oakland Police Chief candidates for two hours on Thursday night in virtual town hall. The goal was to allow the public to hear from the candidates and weigh in on the decision to select the next chief, which falls to the police commission and Mayor Libby Schaaf. Deputy Chief LeRonne Armstrong and Deputy Chief Drennon Lindsey are the two internal candidates and the other two are Pittsburgh, PA Police Commander Jason Lando and Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen. A big topic of discussion was how to regain trust in the community, specifically with minorities and underserved populations. “This is about reconciliation. OPD needs to apologize for the negative impact it’s had on the community and seek to understand from the community what it’s going to take to gain...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police departments across North Texas celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, even in the middle of a pandemic. Officers in Dallas were able to connect with people through a COVID-friendly drive-thru at Flag Pole Hill Park. “We live in the neighborhood and this is an event right by our house,” said Stuart Kramer, who came by the event. “I think it would be a great opportunity just to get some one-on-one time with the officers we normally see just driving by.” National Night Out may look different this year, but officers still wanted to thank people for their support. #NationalNightOut has gone virtual in Plano for 2020. Watch this important video from Chief Ed Drain as he addresses our performance measures and how we stand on police reform. #CityofExcellence #PlanoProud https://t.co/Q9EXsCpblt — Plano Police (Texas) (@PlanoPoliceDept) October 6, 2020   “I think the biggest thing is to show them that we’re still here for them,” said Deputy Chief William Griffith. “We’ll always be there for them. COVID-19 is not going to stop that.” Griffith says...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A 33-year NYPD veteran is continuing to blaze trails as she takes over as the new chief of collaborative policing.Assistant Chief Juanita Holmes, who used to be in charge of the School Safety Division, is now tasked with fostering partnerships with people, government agencies, and community-based organizations. She is one of the highest ranked African-American women in the department.Holmes has 16 immediate family members who are employed by the NYPD with 14 of them serving in the uniformed ranks including her son, a brother, five sisters, two nieces and a nephew.Related: 20-year NYPD veteran Michael King takes helm of Special Victims DivisionShe views public safety as a ecosystem, and in her new role, she will dive deep into forming new partnerships between police and the community, working to improve the department's customer service."Right no, we really need a lot of healing in the city," she said. "We speak about building bridges. I think bridges have been built already. I think now, we have to look at things differently, and it's not just the police department...we...
    Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief La'Ron Singletary and members of his command staff announced their retirements from the force Tuesday amid criticism from city leaders of the handling of the police-involved death of Daniel Prude earlier this year. Singletary, 40, was appointed chief in April 2019 and leaves with 22 years of service. Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito, who oversees the department's operations bureau, announced his retirement after 34 years with the department in an email. Singletary's leadership had been questioned by local activists and Mayor Lovely Warren following the March 30 death of Daniel Prude. An autopsy determined the 41-year-old's death a homicide by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint." Warren suspended seven officers involved in the death pending an investigation. Officers allegedly placed a spit hood around Prude's head and pressed his head onto the pavement for two minutes. She said Singletary told her Prude died from a drug overdose and did not inform her of the officers' actions until August. In a news release, Singletary said his actions were being mischaracterized. "As a man of integrity, I will not sit...
    (CBS Detroit ) – A Harper Woods deputy police chief and an officer were fired for concealing evidence in the death of Priscilla Slater. According to the city of Harper Woods, deputy John Vorgitch and officer John Szymanski were fired Wednesday. The city says information relevant to the investigation by Michigan State Police was removed. Back in June, the 38-year-old woman was found dead inside of a holding cell after being arrested a day before. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — It’s a first for the Atlantic City Police Department. The Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday Bridget Pierce has been promoted to the deputy police chief, making her the city’s first female deputy police chief and the highest-ranking female officer in its history. Pierce was promoted from her previous rank of captain on Monday. She joins six other officers who were promoted.
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Following Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams’ recent decision to recuse her office from prosecuting the two most recent Vallejo police shootings, KPIX5 requested an interview with the D.A. several times. On Friday, July 31, Paul Sequeira, the Chief Deputy District Attorney agreed to the request. He said his boss was ill, so he would do the interview. Last week, Abrams announced she had appointed a special prosecutor to review the police shooting of Willie McCoy. The special prosecutor is Michael Ramos, the former District Attorney of San Bernardino County. Sequeira said Ramos would begin investigating the McCoy shooting immediately. But it is not clear whether he would continue on and prosecute the case against a police officer, if it ever went to trial. Ramos has not been asked to be the special prosecutor for the other recusal, the Vallejo police shooting of Sean Monterrosa. That initial investigation has not been completed, Sequeira said. Below is an edited transcript of the interview: KPIX5: Why him? SEQUEIRA: Well, you’re talking about someone who was a...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Deputy Chief William Lowry will become the interim leader of the Anne Arundel County Police Department following Police Chief Timothy Altomare’s retirement, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Thursday. Lowry, who has 47 years of experience in public safety, served multiple stints with the department, most recently as Altomare’s deputy chief. He also served as an assistant chief under former Police Chief Kevin Davis. RELATED COVERAGE: Outgoing Anne Arundel County Police Chief Calls Efforts To Defund Police ‘Wrong’, Says It Will Have ‘Grave And Lasting Effects’ Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare Announces His Retirement “I believe that Chief Lowry is uniquely qualified for the task before us,” Pittman said in a news release. “He was at Chief Davis’ side during the Neuman administration, when so much important work was done to improve police/community relations, and he returned to assist Chief Altomare as he continued those efforts… The Anne Arundel County Police Department is in good hands under Chief Lowry, as are the 580,000 people who live here.” Interim Anne Arundel County Police Chief...
    Facebook/ @Will County State\s Attorney Dion Boyd. Dion Boyd, a Chicago deputy police chief, died by suicide in a West Side police facility a week after he was sworn in to his new duties, an autopsy confirmed. The shooting death was ruled a suicide in an autopsy report released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The news of Boyd’s death was confirmed in a press conference on July 28 with Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. “I along with the entire Chicago Police Department grieve the loss of Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a respected command staff member and 30 year veteran of the department.” “There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss,” Brown said. “We are shocked and saddened with the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career. “The job of a Chicago Police Officer is not easy, particularly in a time where there is intensified stress. Everyday life...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police deputy chief who committed suicide on Tuesday is now part of a sad, but growing list of men and women in blue. Mental health experts said for some officers, the fear of seeking help is worse than the fear of dying because of the stigma attached to getting treatment. As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported Wednesday, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd was described by those who knew him as always upbeat, and loved by everyone. “When I heard what happened yesterday, I was just shocked,” said Philip Cline, former Chicago Police superintendent and now executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. When asked if he would ever have expected such a thing, Cline said, “No, I don’t think anybody did.” Boyd took his own life in his office at the Homan Square police facility on the city’s West Side. The 57-year-old was recently promoted. Cline saw Boyd just two weeks ago. “We talked, laughed, talked about some old times at the Narcotics Section,” Cline said. “You never know.” The Chicago Police Department...
    CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy conducted Wednesday has revealed the Chicago Police deputy chief found dead in a station this week committed suicide. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. The findings confirm an announcement by the Chicago Police Department that Boyd fatally shot himself Tuesday morning. Boyd’s death came just days after he was promoted to deputy chief of criminal networks by Superintendent David Brown. His suicide is also the latest of at least nine suicides by Chicago police officers in the last two years and comes three years after the U.S. Justice Department reported that the suicide rate among Chicago police officers was 60 % higher than the national average among police officers. Boyd, 57, is the highest ranking member of the department to take his own life in memory. Boyd was a popular member of the department who in his 29 years on the force worked as an undercover officer in narcotics, homicide detective and internal affairs officer before moving...
    CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy conducted Wednesday has revealed the Chicago Police deputy chief found dead in a station this week committed suicide. According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. The findings confirm an announcement by the Chicago Police Department that Boyd fatally shot himself Tuesday morning. Boyd's death came just days after he was promoted to deputy chief of criminal networks by Superintendent David Brown. His suicide is also the latest of at least nine suicides by Chicago police officers in the last two years and comes three years after the U.S. Justice Department reported that the suicide rate among Chicago police officers was 60 % higher than the national average among police officers. Boyd, 57, is the highest ranking member of the department to take his own life in memory. Boyd was a popular member of the department who in his 29 years on the force worked as an undercover officer in narcotics, homicide detective and internal affairs officer before moving into the command ranks....
    (Credit: Chicago Police Department) A newly promoted, top-ranking Chicago officer has reportedly died by suicide while at a police facility that was recently targeted by anti-racism protests in the city. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tuesday afternoon, Supt. David Brown confirmed that Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death comes less than two weeks after he was promoted to head the department’s drug crime unit. READ MORE: Breonna Taylor petition draws 10M signatures, second-highest in Change.org history While speaking to the press at Chicago Police Department headquarters, Brown shared that the police deputy chief was “a respected command staff member,” who had been with the department for nearly 30 years. Chicago Police Supt. Brown confirms officer who died is Deputy Chief Dion Boyd. Says he died by suicide. Boyd had been promoted less than two weeks ago to Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/IZ3xbZtmJm— Megan Hickey (@MeganHickeyTV) July 28, 2020 “There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss,” Brown confessed...
    (Credit: Chicago Police Department) A newly promoted, top-ranking Chicago officer has reportedly died by suicide while at a police facility that was recently targeted by anti-racism protests in the city. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tuesday afternoon, Supt. David Brown confirmed that Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death comes less than two weeks after he was promoted to head the department’s drug crime unit. READ MORE: Breonna Taylor petition draws 10M signatures, second-highest in Change.org history While speaking to the press at Chicago Police Department headquarters, Brown shared that the police deputy chief was “a respected command staff member,” who had been with the department for nearly 30 years. Chicago Police Supt. Brown confirms officer who died is Deputy Chief Dion Boyd. Says he died by suicide. Boyd had been promoted less than two weeks ago to Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/IZ3xbZtmJm— Megan Hickey (@MeganHickeyTV) July 28, 2020 “There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss,” Brown confessed...
    Chicago Police Department Deon Boyd was honored during promotion ceremony on July 15, 2020. A 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department took his own life Tuesday only 13 days after being promoted to Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks. Deputy Chief Deon Boyd’s body was found at the Chicago Police Department’s Homen Square Detention Center, a detention block where claims of abuse have festered for years, according to CBS Chicago. The site has been the subject of journalistic investigations, federal lawsuits, and more recently, protests. The Chicago-Sun Times reported Boyd shot himself. According to WGN’s sources, they believe he killed himself Monday night and his secretary found him at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Within hours dozens of members of law enforcement created at motorcade procession to take the 57-year-old’s body to the medical examiner’s office. A procession underway at Roosevelt and Kedzie for a Chicago cop found shot to death at Homan Square facility. pic.twitter.com/910Ehssvdl — Manny Ramos (@_ManuelRamos_) July 28, 2020 Chicago’s Police Superintendent Announced the Suicide & Said ‘We Are Shocked’Supt. David Brown announced the officer’s...
    A recently promoted Chicago deputy police chief was found dead with a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound at a law enforcement facility Tuesday morning, police said. The body of Dion Boyd, who recently became deputy chief of criminal networks, was discovered around 9 a.m. Boyd had been with the Chicago Police Department for over 30 years, police told NBC 5, had been promoted to his position only two weeks prior to his suspected suicide, Fox News reported. “I was heartbroken upon hearing the news of Deputy Chief Dion Boyd’s passing,” Chicago police superintendent David Brown said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “He was a passionate and dedicated 30-year veteran whom I had the pleasure of knowing in my first months as Superintendent here in Chicago.” “I mourn alongside the men and women in uniform. His loss is deeply felt by myself and his many colleagues on the force with whom he worked and mentored over his long career,” Brown continued. A procession took place by fellow officers in the 57-year-old’s honor, according to a Tweet from...
    A recently promoted Chicago Police Department official died in an apparent suicide. Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd, 57, died on Monday. His body was found at the Homan Square police facility Tuesday morning on the west side with a gunshot wound, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Police Superintendent David Brown said he was "heartbroken" by Boyd's death, which he referred to as a suicide in a press conference. He also said that "the job of a Chicago police officer is not easy, especially at a time when there is intensified stress." "Deputy Chief Boyd was a man who commanded respect, and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, particularly his two sons, who are now grieving over this unimaginable loss. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers," Brown said in a statement. Boyd worked in the Police Department for more than three decades. During that time, he served the city's south side as commander of Area 1 and the 2nd District. He was sworn in as deputy chief of criminal networks...
    Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a 30-year veteran of the force, received a lucrative promotion in July. Less than two weeks later, Boyd was found dead in an apparent suicide. What are the details? Co-workers discovered Boyd, a father of two sons, dead in his office on Tuesday morning. It was apparent that Boyd, 57, had committed suicide. Boyd was promoted July 15 to the rank of deputy chief of the Chicago Police Department's criminal networks group. In a statement, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, "I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide. We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it's deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career." Brown added, "Dion left people he loved here, and colleagues who loved him as well. Please, officers, please, stay humble, stay human, stay safe, stay well. ...
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