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Are Armed Citizens Collateral Damage For Law Enforcement? - LEO Round Table episode 667
LEO Round Table


Published on Sep 25, 2018
01:56 Are armed citizens collateral damage for law enforcement?

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 667 filmed on 09/24/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns the inherent problem when others besides cops and bad guys are displaying firearms at crime scenes. Reference is made to author Joel Shults.

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Cop Body Slams ANTIFA Punk On Video - LEO Round Table episode 670
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Published on Sep 28, 2018
01:56 Video of Oakland cop fatally shooting uncooperative driver
09:33 Video of how to properly slam an ANTIFA punk
13:24 Woman projectile defecates on Kentucky deputy to get away

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 670 filmed on 09/24/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns a video of Oakland (California) Police Officer Nicole Rhodes fatally shooting uncooperative driver Demouria Hogg who was reaching for his gun.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 2 concerns a video titled How To Properly Bodyslam an ANTIFA Punk

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Topic 3 concerns Amanda Peters attempting to avoid arrest for an outstanding warrant by locking herself in a bathroom and, upon entry by a Livingston (Kentucky) Sheriff's deputy, projectile defecating on his face, arms and legs.

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Should Delayed Reports Of Sexual Abuse Be Treated As Credible? LEO Round Table episode 672
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Published on Sep 30, 2018
01:56 Oregon police recruiter fired for helping female applicant
05:20 LEO want-a-be steals from Oklahoma sheriff's department
07:21 Idaho sheriff Facebook page makes fun of delayed sex case

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 672 filmed on 09/24/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns Portland (Oregon) Police Officer Timmy Evans, a recruiter for the department, being fired after giving a female applicant questions ans score sheets for an entry-level job interview.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 2 concerns 19-year-old Jared Joslin who wanted to be a law enforcement officer so bad that he is accused of stealing police radios, hand-held devices, a deputy's jacket and other police related items from the Logan County (Oklahoma) Sheriff's Office.

https://www.policeone.com/bizarre/art...

Topic 3 concerns Nez Perce County (Idaho) Sheriff Joe Rodriguez whose Facebook page displayed a meme stating "My ass was groped in 1886 and I waited till now to tell about it." The meme refers to the national attention concerning psychologist and professor Christine Blasey Ford accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in 1982.

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Chicago officer charged with murder takes stand

AP
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press
12 mins ago



CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of Laquan McDonald testified Tuesday that he opened fire when the black teenager kept "advancing" at him waving a knife.

Officer Jason Van Dyke said he kept firing because he was not certain that he had struck the teen until the teen fell to the ground. Video of the shooting shows McDonald veering away from officers when Van Dyke opens fire. McDonald spins and crumples to the ground as Van Dyke continues to fire. He fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old.

Van Dyke at times became emotional and wiped tears from his cheeks during his testimony. In a clear but sometimes halting voice, he said McDonald never let go of the knife even after the teen fell to the ground. Van Dyke said that to this day he can still see McDonald holding the knife, saying, "I just wanted him to get rid of that knife."

McDonald was shot after police were called to a report of someone breaking into vehicles. Testimony and video show responding officers called for help and were waiting for someone to arrive with a Taser.

Lawyers for clients who aren't police officers typically advise against testifying because it opens them up to potentially devastating cross-examination. But it's not obvious whether the right legal strategy for officers, like Van Dyke, is to stay off the witness stand.

Van Dyke took the stand after a psychologist testified that he believed that when Van Dyke fired his weapon it was a "reasonable response" to what he perceived as a deadly threat posed by McDonald.

Dr. Laurence Miller interviewed Van Dyke for the defense. He said the officer told him that before he got out of his squad car, he had told his partner they would have to shoot the black teenager and wondered why officers had not already done so.

While it was unclear whether the testimony helped or hurt Van Dyke's case, the jury now has testimony that Van Dyke was at least considering on the night of Oct. 20, 2014, that he'd have to shoot the teen even before he got out of his squad car.

"He told his partner, 'Oh my God, we're going to have to shoot this guy,'" said Miller, who testified that Van Dyke on the way to the scene was learning over his radio that the teenager had stabbed a tire of a police cruiser. And, said Miller, he wondered aloud, "Why didn't they shoot him if he's attacking them?"

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White cop is jailed for 15 years for claiming black man shot her in an incident that sparked nights of unrest across Georgia

  • Officer Sherry Hall, 43, was convicted of 11 criminal charges, including making false statements, violating her oath and tampering with evidence
  • In addition to the 15 years that the former Jackson officer was given, Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson also gave her 23 years of probation
  • On September 13rd, 2016, Hall claimed that a 6ft, 230lbs African American man wearing a green shirt and black jogging pants had shot at her
  • Hall is currently serving time in the Arrendale State Prison but lawyer, Jordan Van Matre, is working to get a new trial for his client
  • The officer passed up the opportunity to take a plea deal that would have had her serve just five years for her crimes
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Pictured: Police officer, 52, shot dead during rampage by gunman at a multi-million dollar North Carolina home as shots rained down, kids were taken hostage and six other cops were injured

  • Seven South Carolina police officers have been shot near Florence - one has died
  • Officer Terrence Carraway, who has been with the Florence County Sheriff's Department for 30 years, died from his injuries
  • The incident begun to unfold around 4.55pm when the first officer was fired at
  • By 6pm the shooter had been detained following talks with a negotiator
  • A 20-year-old man was also injured - the extent of the injuries of the cops was not immediately known
  • The unnamed male suspect also held children hostage while he opened fire
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Jury reaches a verdict in murder trial of Chicago police officer

Reuters
By Suzannah Gonzales
28 mins ago

The jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, local media reported on Friday. The verdict will be read at 1:45 p.m. local time, media said.

Van Dyke, 40, was accused of shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was armed with a knife, 16 times in October 2014. Van Dyke was charged with murder, aggravated battery and official misconduct.

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A jury began a second day of deliberations on Friday in the murder trial of a white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager in 2014 in a hail of bullets, a case that has put the city on edge as it braces for possible unrest after the verdict.

The trial of Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and official misconduct, has become the latest focus of a long national debate over the use of police force against minorities. The shooting is one of a series of high-profile killings of black men by white officers.

Van Dyke fired 16 shots in all, killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was holding a knife. None of the other officers on the scene fired their weapons.

A video of the incident, which was released more than a year after the shooting, sparked days of protests, led to the dismissal of the city's police superintendent and prompted sharp criticism of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel later announced he would not seek a third term.

Local businesses, schools and residences are preparing for possible protests following the verdict, advising of extra security and encouraging people to be on alert.

Van Dyke, 40, who could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted, is the first Chicago police officer to face a murder charge for an on-duty incident in decades.

The jury's decision will likely turn on whether they believe that Van Dyke reasonably feared for his safety at the time.

Prosecutors have argued the video shows Van Dyke used unnecessary and excessive force, including firing shots after McDonald fell to the ground. McDonald, they said, was not moving toward Van Dyke at the time of the shooting.

"There's no justification for shooting Laquan McDonald that night," prosecutor Jody Gleason said on Thursday. "Not one shot. Not the first shot. Not the sixteenth shot."

But Van Dyke, who testified in his own defense, tearfully told jurors that he felt threatened and that the video, which was taken from the side, did not show the scene from his perspective. Daniel Herbert, a defense lawyer, told jurors the case was "a tragedy, but not a murder," and said McDonald would still be alive had he simply dropped the knife.

The 12-person jury, which includes one black member, began deliberating on Thursday afternoon after 2-1/2 weeks of testimony. Jurors are permitted to consider a lesser charge of second-degree murder as an alternative.

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago Writing by Joseph Ax in New York Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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Jury finds Chicago police officer guilty in murder trial

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By Suzannah Gonzales
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CHICAGO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald, a case that laid bare tensions between the black community and the police department in the third-largest U.S. city.

Van Dyke, 40, was accused of shooting 17-year-old McDonald, who was armed with a knife, 16 times. Van Dyke was charged with murder, aggravated battery and official misconduct.

A dashboard camera video, released more than a year after the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by a journalist, showed police gunning down McDonald who fell to the ground.

Van Dyke, who could be sentenced to life in prison, is the first Chicago police officer to face a murder charge for an on-duty incident in decades.

The killings of mostly unarmed black men at hands of police, some of which were captured on video, helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement and became an issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The video of McDonald's shooting sparked days of protests in Chicago, led to the dismissal of the city's police superintendent and calls for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resignation.

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Jurors find white Chicago cop guilty of second degree murder in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald after firing at him 16 times

  • Officer Jason Van Dyke sat stony-faced as he was found guilty of second degree murder and multiple charges of aggravated battery with a firearm on Friday
  • During closing arguments, prosecutors pointed to dashcam video showing him shooting McDonald 16 times as the teen held a knife at his side
  • Prosecutor Jody Gleason noted that Van Dyke told detectives that McDonald raised the knife, that Van Dyke backpedaled, and that McDonald tried to get up
  • 'None of that happened,' she said. 'You've seen it on video. He made it up'
  • Van Dyke's attorney pointed to testimony from Van Dyke's partner who said he saw McDonald raise the knife, even though the video doesn't show that
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Jurors find white Chicago cop guilty of second degree murder in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald after firing at him 16 times

  • Officer Jason Van Dyke sat stony-faced as he was found guilty of second degree murder and multiple charges of aggravated battery with a firearm on Friday
  • During closing arguments, prosecutors pointed to dashcam video showing him shooting McDonald 16 times as the teen held a knife at his side
  • Prosecutor Jody Gleason noted that Van Dyke told detectives that McDonald raised the knife, that Van Dyke backpedaled, and that McDonald tried to get up
  • 'None of that happened,' she said. 'You've seen it on video. He made it up'
  • Van Dyke's attorney pointed to testimony from Van Dyke's partner who said he saw McDonald raise the knife, even though the video doesn't show that
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shot 16 times? The problem is that LEOs are using 9mm rounds. It usually takes more than one or two shots with a 9 to drop and suspect. LEOs should all be issued SW 500 revolvers which use a .50 cal round. One shot is all that's needed to down the perp.
 

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Laquan McDonald Verdict
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Published on Oct 5, 2018
Laquan McDonald was high on PCP, carrying a knife, and was a clear threat. He was justifiably shot initially. 16 shots were excessive and murder in my opinion. No excuse for that many shots on a person with a knife, who wasn't effectively advancing on the officer. The officer should go to prison for 2nd degree murder. Laquan was wrong as well. Both sides can learn from this one.
 

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Why Is There A Shortage Of Applicants For Law Enforcement? LEO Round Table episode 674
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Published on Oct 3, 2018
01:18 Why is there a shortage of applicants for law enforcement?
13:26 The need to carry a Go Bag and what to carry in them!

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 674 filmed on 10/01/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns the number of applicants for law enforcement jobs decreasing nationwide. The Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, MSP Sgt. Azzahya Shevlin, Beltramia Chief Deputy Ernie Beitel, Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin and Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Executive Director Nathan Gove were referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/police-jobs...

Topic 2 concerns an article by Dick Fairburn about the need for Go Bags (a.k.a. Bug Out bags and Grab & Go Kits) and what to carry in them. Reference was made to the SLA shootout in LA in 1974, the 5.11 PUSH pack, the 2-Banger model, tourniquets, Israeli battle dressing and the 4-Banger pouch.

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Cheers, tears and relief: Demonstrators react to Jason Van Dyke conviction

Chicago Tribune
Juan Perez Jr., Patrick M. O'Connell, Ese Olumhense, Dawn Rhodes
13 mins ago



On the steps of the Leighton Criminal Court Building and the sidewalk outside City Hall, demonstrators and curious Chicagoans gathered nervously Friday afternoon, huddled around cellphones and television screens, holding their collective breath as they awaited the verdict in the trial of police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

When the verdicts rolled in — guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald — the demonstrators watched silently, riveted to the hand-held screens. They pressed their ears to cellphone speakers, straining to hear. When the jury forewoman finished reading the verdicts, the crowd erupted in cheers.

“Thank you, Jesus!” shouted one woman, gathered near the steps of the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue, as the verdicts were read slowly, one-by-one, inside the courthouse five floors above them.

A few passing cars on California Avenue honked their horns as news of the verdicts spread. Others in the group outside the courthouse began to march. “Justice for Laquan! Justice for Laquan!” they chanted.

“It feels like a victory for black Chicago,” activist Jedidiah Brown said to reporters. “This is the best moment as a Chicagoan that I've ever experienced in my life. This is my best experience as a black man, as a Chicagoan, as an Illinoisan, and as a man in the United States of America. We never get justice. Today we got justice ... Today, it looks like a new day in America."

A small group of demonstrators then swelled around the front steps of the courthouse. “Van Dyke: Guilty. CPD: Guilty of conspiracy,” the crowd bellowed, while more than two dozen officers watched in silence.

The city had been bracing for the jury’s decision since midday Thursday, when the panel began deliberating their decision in the case that has riveted the city. Businesses in the Loop issued bulletins to workers and schools announced plans to close early and reschedule Friday night sports events. All Chicago Public Schools athletic events for Friday and all weekend activities were cancelled. Classes are out of session Monday for the Columbus Day holiday and will resume Tuesday.

At 41st Street and Pulaski Road, where Van Dyke shot McDonald nearly four years ago, the scene was quiet and calm. Two police troopers parked along Pulaski prepared for demonstrations that had not yet materialized in the lead-up to the verdicts and in the minutes afterward.

Two women, who declined to give their names, stopped by the nearby strip mall to do some quick shopping. But they stopped in the parking lot and waited inside their black sedan to listen to to the verdict live on the radio.

“They got him. Second degree,” one woman said as she got out of her car. “And all 16 shots,” referring to the convictions on each aggravated battery charge.

Asked how she felt about the conviction, she was ambivalent. She said she thought first-degree murder was more appropriate.

“It’s okay, though. We’re all right,” she said.

Outside the LaSalle Street entrance to City Hall, more than two dozen protesters formed a tight circle with their heads leaning in to listen to a live stream of the verdict on someone’s phone.

The silence was striking as people in the group winced and squirmed in anticipation of the decision. Some covered their mouths and others braced anxiously with their hands resting on their head. A whisper rose among the hushed group, “I’m scared. I’m scared for my city, y’all.”

After several minutes, the crowd rejoiced in enthusiastic cheers after the first conviction was delivered. Others like Kenna Carson, a Bronzeville resident and organizer, broke into tears and doubled over with emotion.

“It just felt like all those years of work from the time the video came out was worth it,” Carson said. “Like all the organizing and being out in the streets it was worth it. It was worth it —for once.

“I really explain how the feeling Love being a part of the organizing for Laquan and all the other names. We haven’t gotten justice for them yet, but this is a landmark moment.”

Outside the Kluczynski Federal Building and Dirksen Federal Courthouse at Clark Street and Jackson Boulevard, a small group of Chicago police officers clustered to watch the verdict on their phones.

As the jury foreman read the verdict, the group fell quiet. Around them, cars and buses roared by, as some commuters appeared eager to leave the Loop.

Earlier, police officers with bicycles formed a line on the sidewalk along the east side of South California Boulevard, to the east of the criminal courthouse. Demonstrators gathered near the steps of the courthouse chanted “Justice! Justice! Justice!”

About two dozen protesters holding signs and chanting were present as they prepared for the verdict. Another group of police officers staged at the courthouse entrance, where reporters and television camera operators also assembled.

One police officer, staged on the top level of the parking garage across the street, kept a watchful eye on the activities with a pair of binoculars.

Food trucks, normally stationed in Daley Plaza to take advantage of the lunch-hour rush, were directed to leave the area by police. The trucks queued up to clear the plaza. Droves of people headed for the exits as county employees were released early because of the verdict. By 1:20 p.m., only a small group of protesters huddled in a circle, all on their phones, monitoring social media for the decision.

For months, protest planners have been using words such as “peaceful” and “nonviolent” and referred to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in promoting a peaceful reaction to the verdict. At schools across the city in the lead-up to the verdict, students hosted peace circles and classes held discussions about the trial and what a verdict would mean for the city. Some schools announced plans for early dismissal and rescheduled Friday night football games.

Outreach teams in neighborhoods throughout the city talked with residents about how to respond in a respectful way. The police department added officers to the street and downtown office buildings boosted security.

Ald. Sophia King, 4th, and Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, said several “safe spaces” were designated for organized reaction to the verdict, including Kennicott Park, a school gym and two community centers. King said an organized protest was scheduled for Martin Luther King Drive between 35th and 47th streets. King and Dowell called the verdict “a watershed moment in our city’s history.”

The Tribune’s Annie Sweeney contributed.

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Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder For Killing Laquan McDonald
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Chicago police officer Jason van Dyke was found guilty of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. On October 20, 2014 just six seconds after getting out of his squad car Van Dyke opened fire shooting McDonald 16 times. The 16 counts are for every bullet he released into 17 year old Laquan McDonald. RT America’s Ashlee Banks discusses the verdict with Paul Street, author, journalist and historian.
 

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Don't let the title fool you.

Thank God a Chicago Cop was convicted! At long last the violence in the black community will stop!
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Published on Oct 5, 2018
 

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Chicago officer guilty of second-degree murder in Laquan McDonald's killing
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery.
 

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New York Police Intense Close Quarter Standoff With Gunman On Video - LEO Round Table episode 675
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Published on Oct 4, 2018
01:18 Former Texas deputy found not guilty of police brutality
02:08 Former NM deputy to stand 3rd trial for killing fellow deputy
03:15 Tennessee officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting
03:53 Pennsylvania cops charged will illegally detaining man
05:26 FREE Cryptocurrency Investigation course for sworn LEOs
07:40 Video of NYPD intense close quarter standoff with gunman

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 675 filmed on 10/01/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns former Harris County (Texas) Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Jimmy Drummond being found not guilty of police brutality against prone and handcuffed defendant David Scherz Jr.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 2 concerns former Santa Fe County (New Mexico) Sheriff's Deputy Tai Chan facing a third (3rd) trial in death of Deputy Jeremy Martin at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces on 10/28/2014. Chan's first two (2) trials for murder in 2016 and 2017 ended with mistrials and the third (3rd) trial will be for voluntary manslaughter.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 3 concerns Nashville (Tennessee) Police Officer Andrew Delke being charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of Daniel Hambrick.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 4 concerns Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Police officers Matthew Walsh and Marvin Jones being arrested and charged with illegally detaining a man during an April 2018 pedestrian stop.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 5 concerns a FREE Cryptocurrency Investigation 101 course available only to sworn law enforcement by Blockchain Intelligence Group.

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Topic 6 concerns a video of New York Police in an intense close quarter standoff with gunman Marcus Washington after he allegedly fired shots into a nearby apartment.

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Police union leader blasts Van Dyke verdict, says it resulted from 'sham trial'

Fox News
Amy Lieu
55 mins ago


The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police on Friday blasted the guilty verdict of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the 2014 fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald, reports said.

The FOP, based in Springfield, decried the ruling in a statement Friday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Van Dyke, 40, was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and aggravated battery. He was acquitted of official misconduct.

“This is a day I never thought I’d see in America, where 12 ordinary citizens were duped into saving the asses of self-serving politicians at the expense of a dedicated public servant,” Chris Southwood, the state organization's president, said in a statement.

“This sham trial and shameful verdict is a message to every law enforcement officer in America that it’s not the perpetrator in front of you that you need to worry about, it’s the political operatives stabbing you in the back," the FOP said. "What cop would still want to be proactive fighting crime after this disgusting charade, and are law abiding citizens ready to pay the price?”

Kevin Graham, the head of the Chicago FOP, was more cautious in his response, the Sun-Times reported.

“They have used this case to really kick around the Chicago Police Department, which has been unfortunate,” he said.

Van Dyke testified that McDonald was advancing on him and ignoring his orders to drop a knife. Video showed the 17-year-old crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from officers.

The police footage put the nation's third-largest city at the center of the debate about police misconduct and use of force.

Van Dyke was the first Chicago officer to be charged with murder in an on-duty shooting in about 50 years.

The second-degree verdict reflected the jury's finding that Van Dyke believed his life was in danger but that the belief was unreasonable.

“Those lawyers had months to think about the case. Those jurors had weeks. That officer had half a second,” resident Julie Grossman told the Sun-Times. “It seems like people these days don’t want the police to be able to do their jobs.”


After the verdict was announced, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson urged residents to listen to each other as they react to the conviction.

"The effort to drive lasting reform and rebuild bonds of trust between residents and police must carry on with vigor," they said in a joint statement.

Meanwhile, hundreds of boisterous but peaceful demonstrators briefly blocked several streets in downtown Chicago on Friday.

Carrying signs reading "Justice for Laquan McDonald" while chanting "16 shots" and "guilty," the marchers started outside City Hall and continued for many blocks. The tone was celebratory as demonstrators pushed past police officers lining the route.

One legal expert said the white Chicago police officer was likely looking at less than 10 years in prison for killing a black teenager rather than decades because jurors opted to convict him of second-degree murder and not first-degree murder.

Steve Greenberg has defended clients at more than 100 murder trials. He said Van Dyke would have faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 45 years on a first-degree murder conviction.

Second-degree murder usually carries a sentence of less than 20 years, especially for someone with no criminal history. Probation is also an option.

Greenberg estimated a judge would impose a prison sentence of no more than six years.

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'This is a victory for America': Family of Laquan McDonald praise guilty verdict but many are angry cop convicted of murder may only serve 6 YEARS despite shooting the teen 16 times

  • The family of slain teen Laquan McDonald says justice was served after officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder for the 2014 shooting
  • McDonald will be sentenced October 31, but could only face six years in prison
  • One protester was angry and said six years is not enough time for the killing
  • Other demonstrators hugged and cried after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty
  • Officer Jason Van Dyke sat stone-faced as he was found guilty of second degree murder and multiple charges of aggravated battery with a firearm on Friday
  • During closing arguments, prosecutors pointed to dashcam video showing him shooting McDonald 16 times as the teen held a knife at his side
  • Prosecutor Jody Gleason noted that Van Dyke told detectives that McDonald raised the knife, that Van Dyke backpedaled, and that McDonald tried to get up
  • 'None of that happened,' she said. 'You've seen it on video. He made it up'
  • Van Dyke's attorney pointed to testimony from Van Dyke's partner who said he saw McDonald raise the knife, even though the video doesn't show that
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Cop who shot and killed Tamir Rice, 12, outside a recreation center while he was holding a toy gun is REHIRED by another police department

  • Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot Tamir Rice, 12, in 2014, has been rehired as a part-time police officer by Bellaire Police Department, it was announced
  • Loehmann was never indicted on any charges related to the shooting
  • He was fired by Cleveland Police Departmentin 2017 over a separate issue
  • Tamir's mother Samira said he does not belong on any police force
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California Bastardizes Felony Murder Rule - LEO Round Table episode 676
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Published on Oct 5, 2018
01:17 Video - NYPD cops rescue people from jumping off bridges
02:58 California changes Felony Murder Rule application
07:51 Detroit cop fired after posting about wrangling zoo animals
11:10 Cops find AK-47 in shorts of mentally disabled man

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 676 filmed on 10/01/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns a video of New York Police (NYPD) detectives in the Emergency Service Unit rescuing two (2) people from jumping off of bridges (video contains one rescue). Detective Christopher Williams, Det. Thomas Longa, the Williamsburg Bridge, MTA Bridges, Tunnel Officer James Pokruss and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge are referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warri...

Topic 2 concerns Governor Jerry Brown from California signing into legislation that drastically changes the Felony Murder Rule. Authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner and Sen. Joel Anderson, the new law requires that defendants commit or intend to commit a killing before they can be prosecuted for felony murder.

https://www.policeone.com/legal/artic...

Topic 3 concerns former Detroit (Michigan) Police Officer Sean Bostwick who was fired after posting a picture of himself in uniform on Snapchat stating "another night to [wrangle] up these zoo animals." Reference was made to Chief James Craig in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/investigati...

Topic 4 concerns a LEO Near Miss story on PoliceOne.com detailing how officers failed to search a mentally ill man they took into custody and later discovered that he was carrying an AK-47 with a collapsible stock and loaded 30-round magazine in his shorts.

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Law Enforcement Fitness: The Do's and Don'ts - LEO Round Table episode 679
LEO Round Table


Published on Oct 9, 2018
02:05 The do's and don'ts of law enforcement fitness

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 679 filmed on 10/08/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)

Schedule:
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Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
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Topic 1 concerns an article by Dave Edmonds (360ARMOR.ORG) highlighting the four (4) pillars of law enforcement fitness and wellness: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual
 

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Do You Have the Right to Film the Police? Lehto's Law Ep. 5.09
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Published on Oct 10, 2018
There is much confusion about whether private citizens have an absolute right to film police officers. And the confusion comes from the fact that the US Supreme Court HAS NOT yet ruled on the issue. Many Federal Appeals Courts have - and I explain what that does and does not mean for you.

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Washington State Abolishes Death Penalty
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Published on Oct 12, 2018
RT correspondent Trinity Chavez reports on a recent decision by Washington State’s Supreme Court to outlaw capital punishment. Delonte Wilkins, Founder of Link Up, joins host Anya Parampil to discuss why the struggle for justice reform can’t stop at simply calling for the end to the death penalty.
 

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Do Agencies Need To Accommodate Generation Z? LEO Round Table episode 680
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Published on Oct 10, 2018
01:10 Policing in the 21st century, accommodating Generation Z
12:45 Chicago cop convicted of 2nd degree murder in shooting
13:42 Michigan sergeant and paramedics charged in inmate death
15:24 LAPD officer cleared in wrongful death jury trial

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 680 filmed on 10/08/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
(Download the LIVE365 app and listen to us on Good Talk Radio Thursdays at 7pm EST)

Topic 1 concerns Policing in the 21st Century according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Criminal Justice Professor and former Special Agent Debra A. Dreisbach is referenced in the article as well as the 125th annual Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, millennials, iGeneration and Generation Z.

https://www.policeone.com/iacp-2018/a...

Topic 2 concerns Chicago (Illinois) Police Officer Jason Van Dyke being convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

https://www.policeone.com/arrests-sen...

Topic 3 concerns Westland (Michigan) Police Sgt. Ronald Buckley and Westland paramedics Matt Discola and Leah Maynard being charged with manslaughter in the death of William Marshall. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik were referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/drug-interd...

https://www.policeone.com/arrests/art...

Topic 4 concerns Los Angeles Police Officer Evan Urias being found not guilty of using unreasonable force in the shooting death of armed Kenney Watkins. Family Attorney Michael Curls is referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/lawsuit/art...
 

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Jason Van Dyke reading, writing letters from Rock Island as he awaits sentencing


ByAndy Grimm
10/14/2018, 11:35am



Jason Van Dyke spends 23 hours a day in a small cell in the Rock Island County Jail, writing letters to his family and reading novels, his lawyer said following his first visit with his client since a jury found Van Dyke guilty of murder and aggravated battery.

Lawyer Dan Herbert made the six-hour round trip to Rock Island, Ill., where Van Dyke was shipped from the Cook County Jail last Monday morning. Van Dyke’s family visited him in the Cook County Jail but as of Friday, had not made the trip to Rock Island, a city of about 40,000 residents that is one of the “Quad Cities” on the Illinois-Iowa border.

“He looked OK. He’s obviously still shaken up,” Herbert said Friday. “He still doesn’t know what kind of sentence he’s looking at.”

Van Dyke will return to Chicago for a post-trial hearing on Oct. 31 and is expected to be sentenced later this year. Legal experts say the 40-year-old could face a sentence in excess of 96 years — consecutive six-year minimum sentences on each of 16 counts of aggravated battery, plus an additional consecutive prison term for whatever sentence Judge Vincent Gaughan hands down for Van Dyke’s second-degree murder count.

Van Dyke has had no interaction with other inmates at the Rock Island County Jail, as he remains in protective custody. Van Dyke was similarly isolated during his three-night stay at the Cook County jail before he was sent to Rock Island Oct. 8. As a white police officer who was convicted of murdering a black teenager in one of the most high-profile cases in state history, Van Dyke was sent to Rock Island for his own safety and to preserve order in the Cook County lockup, sheriff’s officials said.

“The solitary is hard on him, but the alternative is (he’s) going to be harmed or killed in general population,” Herbert said. “It’s still a tough way to do your time.”

Herbert said Van Dyke was not surprised by the jury verdict — guilty on all counts, with an acquittal on a count of official misconduct.

Van Dyke spent his last minutes of freedom on FaceTime — a video chat app — with his two daughters, before he joined his attorney in the courtroom Oct. 5 for the reading of the verdict, Herbert said.

Van Dyke had been scolded by the judge that morning for leaving the court house the day before without telling his attorneys. Van Dyke said his daughters both had received threats. Chicago police reports show that Van Dyke called CPD Thursday after his older daughter learned that students at her Southwest Side high school were forwarding her picture to each other. His younger daughter also was told by classmates that there were threats against her, according to police reports.

“He knew he was going to get convicted of something in this political climate,” Herbert said.

Van Dyke holds out hope for the hearing later this month, where his lawyers will make their first attempt to have the conviction tossed, but he isn’t optimistic.

“He’s hopeful but recognizes that this thing, from the get-go, was a sham trial,” Herbert said.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/j...ing-letters-rock-island-jail-laquan-mcdonald/
 

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D Nash interview for rolling out
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Published on Oct 13, 2018
On the heels of the historic verdict in the former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald I spoke with the activist D Nash. I got his thoughts on the verdict and the direction he thinks Chicago should move in after such a historic moment.
 

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Deadly Baltimore Police Shootout In Alley On Video - LEO Round Table episode 681
LEO Round Table


Published on Oct 11, 2018
01:10 Video of Baltimore cops in deadly shootout, cop hit 3 times

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 681 filmed on 10/08/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
(Download the LIVE365 app and listen to us on Good Talk Radio Thursdays at 7pm EST)

Topic 1 concerns a video of Baltimore (Maryland) Police officers Steven Foster and Phillip Lippe in a gunfight with Nathaniel Sassafras. Sassafras fired 10 shots and officers returned fire with 30 rounds. Officer Lippe was hit in his vest, camera and elbow while Sassafras was fatally shot.

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Should School Police Officers Be Armed While On Campus? LEO Round Table episode 682
LEO Round Table


Published on Oct 12, 2018
01:10 Video of Houston cop shooting gun out of robber's hand
06:00 Should school police officers be armed on campus?

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 682 filmed on 10/08/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active Officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
(Download the LIVE365 app and listen to us on Good Talk Radio Thursdays at 7pm EST)

Topic 1 concerns a video of armed Leanda Jaroy Davis having a gun shot out of his hand by a Houston (Texas) Police officer while he was attempting an armed robbery.

https://www.policeone.com/officer-sho...

Topic 2 concerns a Baltimore (Maryland) jurisdiction that refuses to arm school police officers while they are on campus. Great Mills High School was mentioned in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/active-shoo...