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The Law Enforcement Profession Is In Trouble, Shortage Of Officers - LEO Round Table episode 734
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Published on Dec 11, 2018
01:14 The shortage of law enforcement officers around the world

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 734 filmed on 12/10/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active in New York)
John Newman (retired A/Chief)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
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Topic 1 concerns a general decrease in law enforcement job applications not only around the United States, but around the world. We discuss the potential reasons why. Reference was made to The Washington Post and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/hiring/arti...
 

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6th Shot That Killed Sgt. During Active Shooter Was From Friendly Fire - LEO Round Table episode 735
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Published on Dec 12, 2018
01:14 Sgt in Thousand Oaks shooting killed by friendly fire
06:34 Miami narc detective sues co-workers for defamation

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 735 filmed on 12/10/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (active in New York)
John Newman (retired A/Chief)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
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Beautiful moment compassionate cop comforts dog hit by a car and wraps her in his jacket - and yes, she survives!

  • A picture of Deputy Joshua Fiorelli comforting an injured dog has gone viral
  • The Florida law enforcement officer was seen petting the pooch on grass and keeping her warm in a jacket
  • Carlos Irizzy was walking his own pet along Royal Palm Drive in Kissimmee that morning when captured the moment on camera
  • The officer said: 'She didn't have anyone there so I dedicated to be that person'
  • The dog is now recovering at Osceola County Animal Shelter and could have surgery Thursday
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...car-wrapping-jacket-stay-warm-goes-viral.html
 

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Two Chicago cops in their 30s are killed by 70mph train in a 'devastating tragedy' after they chased suspect down tracks when responding to shots-fired call

  • Chicago cops Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were killed Monday
  • They were struck by a train that 'was probably going somewhere between 60 and 70 miles per hour,' police said
  • An individual was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered after they responded to a shots-fired call
  • The train was operated by a commuter rail line that links northern Indiana and Chicago
  • Tuesday morning he revealed officers would remove the bodies from the track
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Deputy sheriff kills two female relatives and a child before shooting himself dead in front of other officers near a high school as they pleaded with him not to commit suicide

  • A sheriff's deputy in rural Plant City, Florida killed several family members this morning before shooting himself in front of a high school
  • The deputy, whose name has not yet been released, killed a woman and child at one home and then went to another home and killed another woman
  • He radio'd into the main sheriff's line and alerted that he had hurt his family
  • The deputy then said he was going to kill himself- he shot himself dead in front of three other deputies just off the Plant City High School property before 7am
  • The sheriff's department said he had been with the force since 1991 and retired two years ago only to be asked back on full time- which he accepted
  • They said he was so happy to be back and there was no indication he had issues
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Syracuse Cops Force Doctors to Probe a Man’s Rectum for Drugs, Then Bill the Man For It

Similar cases have resulted in huge lawsuits against hospitals and police departments.

C.J. Ciaramella|Dec. 19, 2018 4:17 pm



Syracuse police obtained a search warrant from a judge to compel doctors to perform an invasive rectal probe of a man they suspected of hiding drugs, even after an x-ray showed nothing out of the ordinary.

And after the scope likewise turned up no drugs, the man was billed more than $4,000 for the procedure.

Syracuse.com reports that Syracuse police, a city judge, and St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center "collaborated to sedate" Torrence Jackson after he was arrested following a traffic stop "and thread an 8-inch flexible tube into his rectum in a search for illegal drugs."

The suspect, who police said had taunted them that he'd hidden drugs there, refused consent for the procedure.​

At least two doctors resisted the police request. An X-ray already had indicated no drugs. They saw no medical need to perform an invasive procedure on someone against his will.​

The notes from police and doctors suggest some tension, a standoff. At one point, eight police officers were at the hospital. A doctor remembers telling officers: "We would not be doing that."​

The hospital's top lawyer got pulled in. He talked by with the judge who signed the search warrant, which was written by police and signed at the judge's home. When they were done, the hospital lawyer overruled the doctors. The lawyer told his doctors that a search warrant required the doctors to use "any means" to retrieve the drugs, records show.​
Jackson was then hooked up to an IV against his will and put under general anesthesia while doctors performed a sigmoidoscopy. No drugs were found.


According to the story, Jackson was arrested after a pretextual traffic stop where officers found a baggie of marijuana and detected cocaine residue on his car seat.

Jackson has a long rap sheet and was combative with police in jail, but the encounter crossed into dubious ethical and legal territory when police compelled doctors to perform a medical procedure they saw as unnecessary.

Previous cases like this have resulted in police and hospitals paying out huge amounts of money to settle lawsuits.

In 2016, the federal government and an El Paso hospital agreed to pay a New Mexico woman roughly $1.6 million dollars for the six hours of invasive cavity searches she was subjected to after a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) drug-sniffing dog alerted to her.

In 2014, the city of Deming, New Mexico, paid David Eckert $1.6 million after he was subjected to two X-rays, two digital probes of his anus, three enemas, and a colonoscopy in an ultimately vain search for drugs.

In another 2014 settlement, CBP and the same El Paso hospital agreed to pay out $1.1 million to a woman who endured a similarly degrading series of cavity searches.

"Aside from the vaginal probe and CT scan, the woman also underwent a forced observed bowel movement, a rectal exam and an X-ray," the Texas Tribune reported. "She was eventually released six hours later then billed $5,000 because she refused to sign a consent-to-search statement."

The drug charges against Jackson resulting from the traffic stop were thrown out. Jackson has refused to pay for the unwanted medical procedure, and the hospital is now threatening to send him to collections.

See also: ReasonTV's video on the 2012 case of Timothy Young, who was handcuffed by Hidalgo County deputies and driven to a nearby hospital, where he was x-rayed and digitally probed against his will. No drugs were found.


https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/19/syracuse-cops-force-doctors-to-probe-a-m
 

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Deputy Attacked By And Shoots Armed ISIS Terrorist On Video - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E07e
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Published on Feb 23, 2019
01:08 Video of semi-truck running red light, crashing into cop car
07:59 Video of AR deputy confronting and shooting armed ISIS
09:37 Video of LAPD fatally shooting naked knife attacker
13:52 Video of Miami Beach cop hit by car, driver fatally shot

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 7e (799 total) filmed on 02/18/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney and former federal prosecutor)
Bret Bartlett (retired Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired in New York)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant in Florida)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
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Topic 1 concerns a video of a semi-truck in Ashwaubenson, Wisconsin running a red light on an icy road and crashing into a cruiser at high speed.

https://www.policeone.com/Officer-Saf...

Topic 2 concerns a video of a Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff's deputy confronting attacker Ismail Hamed who is suspected of having ties to ISIS. It appears that the 911 operator who spoke with the attacker did not relay crucial information to the responding deputy. The deputy was forced to shoot Hamed after he attacked the deputy with rocks and a knife.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/knife-wiel...

Topic 3 concerns a video of Los Angeles (California) Police officers responding to a call and being attacked by naked Rony Parras-Mendez with a knife. Parras-Mendez was fatally shot.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/naked-knif...

Topic 4 concerns a video of Miami Beach Police Officer David Cajuso being intentionally struck by a car driven by intoxicated Cariann Hithon before a fellow officer fatally shot her.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/driver-plo...
 

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Man who spent 38 years in prison after wrongful murder convictions gets $21-million settlement


Alene Tchekmedyian
7 hrs ago

Simi Valley reached a $21-million settlement with a man who spent more than 38 years wrongfully incarcerated in the brutal 1978 murders of a woman and her 4-year-old son, officials said.

Craig Coley, 71, was released from prison in 2017 after he was pardoned by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, who said that DNA evidence and a painstaking re-investigation of the Simi Valley murders proved his innocence.

The city said Saturday that the agreement would mitigate long, costly and unnecessary legal proceedings. Simi Valley will be on the hook for roughly $4.9 million of the settlement, while the rest is expected to be paid by insurance and other sources, officials said.

“While no amount of money can make up for what happened to Mr. Coley, settling this case is the right thing to do for Mr. Coley and our community,” City Manager Eric Levitt said in a statement. “The monetary cost of going to trial would be astronomical and it would be irresponsible for us to move forward in that direction.”

The state approved a separate, much smaller payout last year. Brown approved a $1.95-million payment for Coley — $140 for each day he was wrongfully behind bars — that marked the largest payout by the state’s Victim Compensation Board for an erroneous conviction.

The victims were discovered by a relative who grew concerned when Rhonda Wicht didn’t show up for a family get-together. The 24-year-old had been strangled with an 11-foot macrame rope, her son, Donald, smothered in his bed.

Coley, a Vietnam War veteran who was going through a breakup with Wicht, was held for questioning that day and ultimately charged with the two murders. He did not have a prior criminal record.

A key witness against Coley was Wicht’s next-door neighbor, who said she heard banging noises and saw Coley’s truck parked outside the apartment complex the morning of the murders. She testified that someone with medium-length hair drove it away.

Another neighbor who lived downstairs told jurors that he heard noises from Wicht’s apartment at 5:30 a.m.

At Coley’s first trial, jurors spent four weeks deliberating before announcing they were deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of guilt. A second jury convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder in 1980, and he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


But he always maintained his innocence. A retired Simi Valley detective named Mike Bender was instrumental in pushing law enforcement agencies to reexamine the case.

Bender has said that in 2015, he caught the right ear in Brown’s office. A year later, Simi Valley Police Chief David Livingstone also launched an investigation, just as he was taking the helm of the department.

In Coley’s claim for compensation and other court filings, his attorneys and prosecutors detailed troubling inconsistencies in the evidence against him.

The neighbor who heard noises from downstairs first told police, hours after the murders, that he heard the commotion not at 5:30 a.m., but an hour earlier, exactly when Coley, who worked as a night manager at a restaurant, was out socializing with former co-workers. Coley dropped one off at 4:45 a.m.

The new investigation also raised questions about Wicht’s next-door neighbor’s claim that she had seen a man matching Coley’s description drive away the morning of the killings. Exactly 39 years after Wicht’s murder, detectives returned to the neighbor’s apartment to peer out her window.

There was no way, they concluded, that she could have seen from her window whoever was inside a truck parked outside.

But the most indisputable finding that officials said supported Coley’s innocence came when detectives located DNA evidence once thought destroyed.

A piece of Wicht’s bedsheet the night she was found dead contained another man’s sperm, along with a man’s epithelial cells. Coley’s DNA was not found on the sheet.

Investigators also tested stains, blood and semen on a child’s Mickey Mouse T-shirt that police at the time said they discovered in a pile of dirty clothes during a search of Coley’s apartment after the murders. New tests on the shirt revealed the boy’s DNA, as well as the sperm of several individuals. None of them matched Coley.

Soon after Coley was pardoned, a judge declared him factually innocent. Simi Valley police have not arrested anyone else in the killings.

alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...ar21-million-settlement/ar-BBTZpTF?ocid=ientp
 

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Florida plainclothes officer is found GUILTY of killing a stranded black motorist

  • Nouman Raja was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder in October 2015 shooting death of drummer Corey Jones, 31
  • Raja now faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced
  • He is the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years
  • Prosecutors argued Palm Beach Gardens' officer's actions made Jones believe the plainclothes cop was a robber and pull his legally possessed handgun
  • Defense countered by saying Jones pointed his gun at Raja without cause and made the officer fear for his life and shoot him
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Retired police officer and two supervisors are charged with beating a homeless man and trying to cover it up

  • Retired Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority officer Dorston Bartlett charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and violating civil rights
  • Bartlett, 65, accused of repeatedly hitting a 32-year-old homeless man with a baton and then attempting to charge him with assault and battery on officer
  • Sgt. David Finnerty, 43, and Sgt. Kenny Orcel, 55, charged with making a false report and being an accessory after the fact in connection to cover-up
  • Finnerty allegedly drafted a report that was submitted by Bartlett and ultimately approved by Orcel
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Florida Bill Targets Retired SRO Scot Peterson And His Pension - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E09d
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Published on Mar 8, 2019
01:12 Detroit cop fired for posting racial Snapchat video
03:41 FL cop suspended after allowing couple to have sex in car
06:54 FL bill targets retired SRO Deputy Scot Peterson and pension

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 9d (810 total) filmed on 03/05/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney and former federal prosecutor)
Bret Bartlett (retired police captain)
David D'Agresta (retired police officer & sheriff's corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired New York officer)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Rick Ubinas (active Florida lieutenant)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
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Topic 1 concerns Detroit (Michigan) Police Officer Gary Steele who was fired for posting a racially insensitive Snapchat video of his encounter with a black female. Chief James Craig is mentioned in the story.

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

Topic 2 concerns Fort Pierce (Florida) Police Officer Doug McNeal being suspended without pay after allowing Zachery Moellendick and Krista Leigh to allegedly sexually pleasure themselves in the backseat of this patrol car after taking them into custody for shoplifting at a Walmart.

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

Topic 3 concerns Florida House Bill 1091 introduced by Rep. Spencer Roach that would make retired Broward County Sheriff's School Resource Deputy Scot Peterson not eligible for his pension after his dereliction of duty during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/proposed-b...
 

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Louisiana man, 58, who has spent 36 years in prison on a wrongful rape conviction is FREED after prosecutors finally agree to test fingerprints from the scene and find that they belong to someone else

  • Archie Williams was freed from prison on Thursday after spending 36 years behind bars
  • He went to jail in 1983 for the rape and stabbing of a woman and her neighbor
  • He had an alibi and another man's finger prints were found at the scene but the victim, a white woman, misidentified him at trial
  • For years, prosecutors have refused to test fingerprints found at the scene in the FBI's national database
  • It was only when a judge did it this week that they found they belonged to a serial rapist who died in prison in 1996
  • Williams applied to The Innocence Project in 1995 and they have been fighting it for years
  • It now remains unclear if he will seek compensation from the state of Louisiana or the city of Baton Rouge
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...rs-prison-wrongful-rape-conviction-freed.html
 

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Could've Would've Should've Use-Of-Force Standard - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E11b
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Published on Mar 20, 2019
01:14 Could've Would've Should've Use-Of-Force Standard

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 11b (820 total) filmed on 03/18/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
Bret Bartlett (retired Police Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Police Officer & Sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired New York Officer)
Kenneth Hampton (active Mississippi Police Chief)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
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Topic 1 concerns an article titled "The Could've, Would've, Should've Use of Force Standard" written by Peter Ebel. It references Graham v. Connor and City of Escondido v. Emmons as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit.

https://www.calibrepress.com/2019/03/...
 

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Is This Police Brutality In Miami? LEO Round Table 2019 S04E11c
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Published on Mar 21, 2019
01:14 Is this police brutality in Miami?
10:44 Remington can be sued for marketing rifle that killed kids

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 11c (821 total) filmed on 03/18/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
Bret Bartlett (retired Police Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Police Officer & Sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired New York Officer)
Kenneth Hampton (active Mississippi Police Chief)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
Good Talk Radio on the Cutting Edge Radio Network
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Partners and Sponsors:
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https://www.goodtalkradio.com/

Topic 1 concerns a viral social media video of Miami-Dade Police officers A.I. Giraldo and J.F. Calderon arresting complainant Dyma Loving. Director Juan Perez is referenced in the story.

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

Topic 2 concerns the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that gun manufacturer Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle that was used to kill 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 by mass killer Adam Lanza. Reference is made to the Protection Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005.

https://www.policeone.com/mass-casual...
 

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Texas police officer who lost his job for trying to feed a feces sandwich to a homeless person wins an appeal to get his dismissal overturned

  • San Antonio Police Officer Matthew Luckhurst, who was dismissed in October 2016 for giving a homeless person a feces sandwich, won his appeal this month
  • The arbitrator cited a rule that an officer cannot be punished for conduct that occurred more than 180 days prior to the discipline, but did not excuse the act
  • In 2016 Luckhurst had placed the feces sandwich in a food container and sat it next a homeless person before he was told to go and throw it away
  • Luckhurst is still suspended for allegedly defecating without flushing in a women's toilet and smearing a brown substance on the seat in 2016 as well
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Deputy Attacked And Pinned Down With High Powered Rifle On Video - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E11f
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Published on Mar 24, 2019
01:14 Video of female CA deputy talking down man armed w/knife
02:44 Video of SC deputy under heavy fire from high powered rifle
08:28 Video of two TX deputies in brawl with four bad guys
10:19 Video of FL deputy drawn down on by homeowner b/f fight

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 11f (824 total) filmed on 03/18/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
Bret Bartlett (retired Police Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired Police Officer & Sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired New York Officer)
Kenneth Hampton (active Mississippi Police Chief)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
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Partners and Sponsors:
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Topic 1 concerns a video of an unidentified female Alameda County (California) Sheriff's deputy talking down Fabian Rocha-Ruiz who was armed with a knife and intended to harm law enforcement officers at the Oakland International Airport.

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

Topic 2 concerns a dash cam video of an unidentified shooter with a rifle open firing on Berkeley County (South Carolina) Sheriff's deputies for approximately 30 minutes before he was killed.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/dash-cam-v...

Topic 3 concerns a video of two (2) unidentified Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's deputies getting into a brawl with Oscar Abrego, Segundo Abrego, Jeremy Garcia and Pablo Canatu inside a restaurant after they refused to leave. Reference was made to the Houston Police in the story.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/four-men-a...

Topic 4 concerns body cam footage of Michael Ferranda pointing a gun at a Volusia County (Florida) Sheriff's deputy when he answered the door to his house. A fight ensued with two (2) deputies as he tried to escape back into the home.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/body-cam-v...
 

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Paterson police officer Ruben McAusland violently strikes victim in the face.
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Published on Mar 28, 2019
Paterson police officer Ruben McAusland pulling on hospital gloves and then violently striking an attempted suicide victim in the face. McAusland was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in federal prison for assault, and for distributing drugs he stole from a crime scene while on duty.

More here:

Drug-dealing N.J. cop who beat man in hospital sentenced to 5 years in federal prison
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Stories Of Effecting Change In Law Enforcement - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E12a
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Published on Mar 27, 2019
01:22 Stories of effecting change in law enforcement

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 12a (825 total) filmed on 03/25/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
Kenneth Hampton (Police Chief in Shelby, Mississippi)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief for Tampa Police, Florida)
Rick Ubinas (active Lieutenant in Florida)
David D'Agresta (retired Police Officer & Sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired New York Officer)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
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Topic 1 concerns a special piece for PoliceOne.com featuring stories and examples of how our panelists have either implemented or witnessed change being effected in law enforcement during their careers.
 

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I Despise This Kind of Cop
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Published on Mar 29, 2019
FORMER Paterson, NJ cop Ruben McAusland has been sentenced following not only this despicable use of force incident but having been involved in narcotics sales/distribution as well.

In this video I compare/contrast what makes good cops and bad cops and how important character is.

Video evidence shown here not intended for entertainment.

I'd be honored if you considered supporting my work on Patreon:
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Attempting To Change The Use Of Force Legal Standard - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E14c
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Published on Apr 11, 2019
01:20 Detroit settles for $8.25 million in accidental death of girl
02:41 Another attempt to change California's use-of-force standard
10:43 Federal agent shot/arrested for pointing gun at LA trooper

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 14c (839 total) filmed on 04/08/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
Bret Bartlett (retired police Captain)
Rick Ubinas (retired police Lieutenant)
David D'Agresta (retired police Officer & sheriff's Corporal)
Martin Preib (active Chicago Police Officer & FOP Union 2nd VP)

Schedule:
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Topic 1 concerns the City of Detroit (Michigan) settling with the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones after she was fatally and accidentally shot by Detroit Police Off. Joseph Weekley.

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Topic 2 concerns California Assembly members Shirley N. Weber and Kevin McCarty introducing AB 392 in another attempt to change California's use of force legal standard after AB 931 failed. Reference is made to Stephon Clark, California Penal Code (CPC), Scott v. Henrich and Graham v. Connor in the story.

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Topic 3 concerns U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Agent Ronald Martin being shot, arrested and charged under a Blue Lives Matter law after he pointed a laser equipped pistol at Louisiana State Police Sgt. Alan Arcana.

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Five high-ranking NYPD officers once ensnared in a bribery scandal are awarded $1 million in a settlement with the state after it's ruled they were 'blackmailed' into quitting their jobs

  • Peter DeBlasio, Andrew Capul, David Colon, Eric Rodriguez and John Sprague all say they were forced into leaving their post in July 2016, in the scandal's midst
  • They say they lost out on compensation - including vacation - when the demand was made by former Deputy Commission for Legal Matters, Lawrence Byrne
  • Last year, arbitrator David Stein voiced his support of the complaint, insisting the men had been ‘blackmailed’ out of their jobs
  • Now, according to Daily News and New York Post sources, the five men are said to have received a collective settlement in excess of $1 million
  • The officials had once been linked to a bribery scandal surrounding two donors of New York Major Bill De Blasio, Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg
  • None of the five men were ever charged in relation to the bribery probe
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Three Naked Teens, Two Pursuits, Stop Sticks And A P.I.T. Maneuver - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E15f
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Published on Apr 21, 2019
00:59 FL cops pursue 3 naked teens, fight, use stop sticks & PIT
06:26 CO cop lured to attack with chemical bomb

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 15f (848 total) filmed on 04/15/2019

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Bret Bartlett (retired police Captain)
David D'Agresta (retired police Officer & sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired police Officer from New York)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

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Topic 1 concerns teenagers Oasis Shakira Mcleod, Jenivah Mcleod and Eunique Young who were naked at a rest area when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Danielle Poulin was dispatched to the scene. The teenagers fled in their vehicle, fought with law enforcement outside a convenience store and fled in their vehicle again before stop sticks were successfullyy deployed by the Dade City Police and a PIT maneuver utilized. Troopers Christopher Brando and Ronald Paulin were also referenced in this story.

https://www.leoaffairs.com/three-nake...

Topic 2 concerns Arvado (Colorado) Police Off. T. Grahn being lured into an ambush at a road blockade when he was attacked with a chemical bomb by Braiden Ulmer, Gavin Dawson, Isaac Koch, Maxwell McCann and an unidentified juvenile. Reference was made to chlorine gas exposure in the story.

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DOJ Report Focuses On Safety And Wellness Of U.S. Law Enforcement - LEO Round Table 2019 S04E16a
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Published on Apr 23, 2019
00:52 DOJ report focuses on safety and wellness of U.S. LEOs

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 16a (849 total) filmed on 04/22/2019

Bret Bartlett (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Rick Ubinas (retired police Lieutenant)
David D'Agresta (retired police Officer & sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired police Officer from New York)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

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Topic 1 concerns the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) releasing two (2) reports dealing with mental health and safety of law enforcement officers:

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress
Law Enforcement Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven Case Studies

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We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.

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John Kelly and Mark Nichols
5 hrs ago


At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade, an investigation by USA TODAY Network found.

Officers have beaten members of the public, planted evidence and used their badges to harass women. They have lied, stolen, dealt drugs, driven drunk and abused their spouses.

Despite their role as public servants, the men and women who swear an oath to keep communities safe can generally avoid public scrutiny for their misdeeds.

The records of their misconduct are filed away, rarely seen by anyone outside their departments. Police unions and their political allies have worked to put special protections in place ensuring some records are shielded from public view, or even destroyed.

Reporters from USA TODAY, its 100-plus affiliated newsrooms and the nonprofit Invisible Institute in Chicago have spent more than a year creating the biggest collection of police misconduct records.

Obtained from thousands of state agencies, prosecutors, police departments and sheriffs, the records detail at least 200,000 incidents of alleged misconduct, much of it previously unreported. The records obtained include more than 110,000 internal affairs investigations by hundreds of individual departments and more than 30,000 officers who were decertified by 44 state oversight agencies.


Among the findings:

  • Most misconduct involves routine infractions, but the records reveal tens of thousands of cases of serious misconduct and abuse. They include 22,924 investigations of officers using excessive force, 3,145 allegations of rape, child molestation and other sexual misconduct and 2,307 cases of domestic violence by officers.
  • Dishonesty is a frequent problem. The records document at least 2,227 instances of perjury, tampering with evidence or witnesses or falsifying reports. There were 418 reports of officers obstructing investigations, most often when they or someone they knew were targets.
  • Less than 10% of officers in most police forces get investigated for misconduct. Yet some officers are consistently under investigation. Nearly 2,500 have been investigated on 10 or more charges. Twenty faced 100 or more allegations yet kept their badge for years.

The level of oversight varies widely from state to state. Georgia and Florida decertified thousands of police officers for everything from crimes to questions about their fitness to serve; other states banned almost none.

Tarnished Brass: Fired for a felony, again for perjury. Meet the new police chief.

That includes Maryland, home to the Baltimore Police Department, which regularly has been in the news for criminal behavior by police. Over nearly a decade, Maryland revoked the certifications of just four officers.

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USA TODAY Network has gathered discipline and accountability records on more than 85,000 law enforcement officers and has started releasing them to the public. The first collection published is a list of more than 30,000 officers who have been decertified, essentially banned from the profession, in 44 states. Search our exclusive database by officer, department or state.

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We’re making those records public
The records USA TODAY and its partners gathered include tens of thousands of internal investigations, lawsuit settlements and secret separation deals.

They include names of at least 5,000 police officers whose credibility as witnesses has been called into question. These officers have been placed on Brady lists, created to track officers whose actions must be disclosed to defendants if their testimony is relied upon to prosecute someone.

USA TODAY plans to publish many of those records to give the public an opportunity to examine their police department and the broader issue of police misconduct, as well as to help identify decertified officers who continue to work in law enforcement.

Seth Stoughton, who worked as a police officer for 14 years and teaches law at the University of South Carolina, said expanding public access to those kinds of records is critical to keep good cops employed and bad cops unemployed.

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“No one is in a position to assess whether an officer candidate can do the job well and the way that we expect the job to be done better than the officer’s former employer,” Stoughton said.

“Officers are public servants. They police in our name," he said. There is a "strong public interest in identifying how officers are using their public authority.”

Dan Hils, president of the Cincinnati Police Department’s branch of the Fraternal Order of Policemen union, said people should consider there are more than 750,000 law enforcement officers in the country when looking at individual misconduct data.

“The scrutiny is way tighter on police officers than most folks, and that’s why sometimes you see high numbers of misconduct cases,” Hils said. “But I believe that policemen tend to be more honest and more trustworthy than the average citizen.”

Hils said he has no issue with USA TODAY publishing public records of conduct, saying it is the news media’s “right and responsibility to investigate police and the authority of government. You’re supposed to be a watchdog.”

The first set of records USA TODAY is releasing is an exclusive nationwide database of about 30,000 people whom state governments banned from the profession by revoking their certification to be law enforcement officers.

For years, a private police organization has assembled such a list from more than 40 states and encourages police agencies to screen new hires. The list is kept secret from anyone outside law enforcement.

USA TODAY obtained the names of banned officers from 44 states by filing requests under state sunshine laws.

The information includes the officers’ names, the department they worked for when the state revoked their certification and – in most cases – the reasons why.

The list is incomplete because of the absence of records from states such as California, which has the largest number of law enforcement officers in the USA.


© USA TODAY 042219-banned-cops-charts_wide Bringing important facts to policing debate


USA TODAY's collection of police misconduct records comes amid a nationwide debate over law enforcement tactics, including concern that some officers or agencies unfairly target minorities.

A series of killings of black people by police over the past five years in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Chicago, Sacramento, California, and elsewhere have sparked unrest and a reckoning that put pressure on cities and mayors to crack down on misconduct and abuses.

The Trump administration has backed away from more than a decade of Justice Department investigations and court actions against police departments it determined were deeply biased or corrupt.

In 2018, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department would leave policing the police to local authorities, saying federal investigations hurt crime fighting.

Laurie Robinson, co-chair of the 2014 White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing, said transparency about police conduct is critical to trust between police and residents.

“It’s about the people who you have hired to protect you,” she said. “Traditionally, we would say for sure that policing has not been a transparent entity in the U.S. Transparency is just a very key step along the way to repairing our relationships."

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The number of police agencies and officers in the USA is so large that the blind spots are vast. We need your help.

Though the records USA TODAY Network gathered are probably the most expansive ever collected, there is much more to be added. The collection includes several types of statewide data, but most misconduct is documented by individual departments.

Journalists obtained records from more than 700 law enforcement agencies, but the records are not complete for all of those agencies, and there are more than 18,000 police forces across the USA. The records requests were focused largely on the biggest 100 police agencies as well as clusters of smaller departments in surrounding areas, partly to examine movement of officers between departments in regions.


Share your stories of police misconduct with us
We want to hear from you if you believe you’ve encountered misconduct by a law enforcement officer or agency. You can send tips and records about an officer or agency to policetips@usatoday.com.
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Need anonymity or security? Send records and tips to us via SecureDrop.


USA TODAY aims to identify other media organizations willing to partner in gathering new records and sharing documents they've already gathered. The Invisible Institute, a journalism nonprofit in Chicago focused on police accountability, has done so for more than a year and contributed records from dozens of police departments.

Reporters need help getting documents – and other kinds of tips – from the public, watchdog groups, researchers and even officers and prosecutors themselves.

If you have access to citizen complaints about police, internal affairs investigation records, secret settlement deals between agencies and departing officers or anything that sheds light on how agencies police their officers, we want to hear from you.

Contributing: James Pilcher and Eric Litke.

The team behind this investigation
REPORTING AND ANALYSIS: Mark Nichols, Eric Litke, James Pilcher, Aaron Hegarty, Andrew Ford, Brett Kelman, John Kelly, Matt Wynn, Steve Reilly, Megan Cassidy, Ryan Martin, Jonathan Anderson, Andrew Wolfson, Bethany Bruner, Benjamin Lanka, Gabriella Novello, Mark Hannan
FROM THE INVISIBLE INSTITUTE: Sam Stecklow, Andrew Fan, Bocar Ba
EDITING: Chris Davis, John Kelly, Brad Heath
GRAPHICS AND ILLUSTRATIONS: Jim Sergent, Karl Gelles
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY: Phil Didion, Christopher Powers, David Hamlin, Robert Lindeman
DIGITAL PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT: Spencer Holladay, Annette Meade, Craig Johnson, Ryan Marx, Chris Amico, Josh Miller
SOCIAL MEDIA, ENGAGEMENT AND PROMOTION: Anne Godlasky, Alia Dastagir


This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.

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Does Work Related PTSD Make You Ineligible To Carry A Gun? LEO Round Table 2019 S04E16c
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Published on Apr 25, 2019
00:52 Maine police chief takes guns away from officers with PTSD
06:07 Court rules no seizure for persons asked to show hands

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Season 4, Episode 16c (851 total) filmed on 04/22/2019

Bret Bartlett (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney & former Federal Prosecutor)
John Newman (retired Assistant Chief)
Rick Ubinas (retired police Lieutenant)
David D'Agresta (retired police Officer & sheriff's Corporal)
Cody Ann Cook (retired police Officer from New York)

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Excerpts from the LIVE show are uploaded YouTube as episodes Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Syndication:
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Partners and Sponsors:
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Topic 1 concerns Hopkinton (Maine) Police Chief Edward Lee suspending the gun licenses of officers Linda Higgins, Peter Booth and John Moran suffering from PTSD after they filed a grievance for proper injury pay. Attorney Kathleen Reagan is referenced in the story.

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Topic 2 concerns the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals deciding in the United States v. De Castro case that an individual is not seized when a law enforcement officer asks them to take their hands out of their pockets. Philadelphia Police Officer John Mulqueeney and the Fourth Amendment are referenced in the story.

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Thirty years on death row for a crime I didn’t commit’: Man released from prison writes moving memoir about his years spent in jail and seeing 54 fellow inmates be killed down the corridor
  • The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton reveals his three decades in prison
  • Hinton was accused of murdering restaurant managers in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Original lawyer hired a ballistic expert who only had one eye to look at evidence
  • Reveals details about death row and saw 54 deaths going on down the corridor
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/bo...-writes-moving-memoir-30-years-death-row.html