Texas Highway Patrol trooper dies after being shot trying to help a driver – CNN

(CNN)After being shot in the line of duty last week, a Texas state trooper has died, according to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Trooper Chad Walker, 38, stopped to assist a driver alongside a highway near Mexia, Texas, on Friday when the driver exited the vehicle and shot him multiple times, according to series of tweets from DPS over the weekend.
“Trooper Walker’s horrific murder is a solemn reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers face every day to keep our communities safe,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday night.
Walker was transported to a hospital in Waco following the shooting, DPS said. On Monday, DPS updated Walker’s condition in a statement, saying he was no longer displaying “signs of viable brain activity and he remains on life-support until he can share the gift of life as an organ donor.”
DPS announced Walker’s death Wednesday afternoon.
“Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Walker was committed to protecting the people of Texas. His sacrifice will never be forgotten, and we ask that you keep his family, friends and colleagues in your prayers during the difficult days ahead,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a statement announcing his death on Wednesday.
A second-generation law enforcement officer who began his career in 2003, Walker leaves behind a wife and four children, according to DPS.

Source: Texas Highway Patrol trooper dies after being shot trying to help a driver – CNN

SWAT called to Arlington home after neighbor dispute

PITTSBURGH —SWAT was called after a dispute in Arlington Sunday afternoon.

Pittsburgh police responded to the 2800 block of Spring Street around noon for man in dispute with his neighbors.

When officers arrived, they were alerted that the man went inside of his residence. Police say the man refused the commands from officers to come outside.

Police learned the man had warrants after he had barricaded himself inside the house.

Upon the arrival of SWAT, the suspect walked out of the house and surrendered to police without incident.

Source: SWAT called to Arlington home after neighbor dispute

Two apprehended after hitting Pittsburgh police cruiser – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Two people were arrested after an incident involving several police jurisdictions after a police cruiser that was hit on Thursday.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that two people were in custody after an incident on Woodstock Avenue in Swissvale. They were taken into custody in Braddock after bailing from the vehicle.

Pittsburgh City Police confirm the incident initially began after a the suspect’s vehicle made minor contact with a Zone 6 officer’s vehicle at the intersection of Glen Mawr and Hunt streets.

Source: Two apprehended after hitting Pittsburgh police cruiser – WPXI

Bomb squad detonates live Civil War cannonball found in Maryland

A homeowner contacted officials after being given what seemed to be an unexploded cannonball that a family member found near the Monocacy Battlefield.

Bomb technicians moved the cannonball to Beaver Creek Quarry in Hagerstown, where they conducted “an emergency disposal,” according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Source: Bomb squad detonates live Civil War cannonball found in Maryland

Possible ‘prank’ prompted lockdown at Latrobe Elementary School, officials say | TribLIVE.com

 

What police believe may have been a prank 911 call on Wednesday shut down Latrobe Elementary School as authorities investigated a reported threat, according to Greater Latrobe district officials.

The situation was cleared just before 2 p.m. and no one was hurt. Anxious parents who gathered outside the police perimeter on Lincoln Avenue were told that dismissal would happen at the normal time.

City and state police were called to the Cedar Street school just before 1 p.m. Officers searched the building after an anonymous phone call was made to Westmoreland 911 reporting a threat. All district buildings were locked down as a result.

“The agencies believe this threat may have been a prank,” district officials said in a Facebook post.

Latrobe police said they were investigating the source of the call that was found to be not credible. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-537-5526. Officers from other nearby departments assisted at the scene.

Source: Possible ‘prank’ prompted lockdown at Latrobe Elementary School, officials say | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh police seek public’s help in finding a missing and endangered woman

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives are seeking the public’s help locating a missing woman.

32-year-old Arielle Eyers of East Liberty was last seen Jan. 31 at her home. She was last seen wearing a black and white coat, grey hoodie and black sweatpants.

Source: Pittsburgh police seek public’s help in finding a missing and endangered woman

State Police Locate 82-Year-Old Nila Ross

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

COGAN HOUSE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police have located a missing and endangered 82-year-old woman from Lycoming County.

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Investigators say 82-year-old Nila Ross has been located Monday.

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Source: State Police Locate 82-Year-Old Nila Ross

Minneapolis push to defund police backfires after residents complain of slow response times, increase in crime | Fox News

Minneapolis on Friday backtracked on its original push to defund the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s police custody death after residents begged the city to hire more officers, citing longer response times and increased violent crime.

The City Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve $6.4 million in additional funding that police had requested.

FILE: Demonstrators are taken into custody after curfew in Minneapolis, as protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. 
FILE: Demonstrators are taken into custody after curfew in Minneapolis, as protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.  (AP)

The department says it only has 638 officers available to work — roughly 200 fewer than usual. An unprecedented number of officers quit or went on extended medical leave after Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed.

With new recruit classes, the city anticipates it will have 674 officers available at the end of the year, with another 28 in the hiring process, the Star Tribune reported

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Days before the City Council vote, Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo promised to update the application process for police recruits to include questions about whether they have lived in Minneapolis, have degrees in criminology, social work, psychology or counseling, and whether they volunteer or participate in programs such as the Police Activities League.

Meanwhile, three City Council members have proposed replacing the police department with a public safety department that would include law enforcement and other services. Yes 4 Minneapolis, a coalition of local community groups, is also collecting signatures to try to get a similar proposal on the November ballot.

The Star Tribune reported the Yes 4 Minneapolis committee is being fueled by a half-million dollar grant from the Washington, D.C.-based group Open Society Policy Center, linked to billionaire George Soros.

Source: Minneapolis push to defund police backfires after residents complain of slow response times, increase in crime | Fox News

Westmoreland County man charged with carrying unlicensed firearm at airport | TribLIVE.com

Security agents caught the third gun in nine days – and the second this week – at Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday, Transportation Security Administration officials said.

Security officers stopped a Westmoreland County man at the security checkpoint after they spotted a .38-caliber handgun in the man’s carry-on bag.

Allegheny County Police discovered the man, identified in court records as Richard Santone Sr., did not have a license to carry the gun.

Santone, of Hannastown, is charged with carrying a firearm without a license, court records show.

It was the second time this week TSA agents stopped a traveler trying to take a gun through security in their carry-on.

Source: Westmoreland County man charged with carrying unlicensed firearm at airport | TribLIVE.com

Colorado officer, shown in video punching suspect multiple times, fired for excessive force

A Colorado police officer was fired Thursday following investigations into an excessive use of force incident in which he punched a suspect multiple times in the ribs and shocked him five times with a Taser before giving any verbal commands.

Aurora police Officer Robert Rosen responded Aug. 10 to a King Soopers supermarket, where another officer requested assistance in arresting a man on trespassing charges, according to a statement from the department. The man was on the ground on his stomach with his arms underneath him, according to police and body camera video worn by the officer who was trying to initially arrest him.

Rosen arrived to the scene and immediately started punching the man in the ribs before saying anything, the body camera video showed. He then deployed his Taser five times, for a total of 27 seconds within two minutes, according to police.

The suspect suffered minor injuries.

“During the arrest Officer Rosen never attempted any lesser means of force nor did he make any attempts to deescalate the situation in accordance with Aurora Police training,” the department said in the statement.

Investigations into the incident found Rosen did not activate his body camera during the arrest and “failed to document his justifications for each use of force that he used during the arrest,” police said.

Source: Colorado officer, shown in video punching suspect multiple times, fired for excessive force

Buffalo police officers seen shoving elderly protester have charges dropped | Fox News

Criminal charges have been dropped against two police officers seen on video last spring shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground in Buffalo, New York, prosecutors said Thursday.

Source: Buffalo police officers seen shoving elderly protester have charges dropped | Fox News

Homicide investigation underway in New Castle

New Castle City Police are investigating a homicide Saturday evening.

It occurred in an alley off of Marshall Avenue.

Additional information will be released as police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact NCPD at 724-656-9300.

Source: Homicide investigation underway in New Castle

Deputy shoots man who struck him with piece of wood, police say | wusa9.com

The man was driving erratically and caused two car crashes before the deputy arrived. The man struck the deputy with a large piece of wood in the area of Olney Laytonsville Road and Fieldcrest Road in Montgomery County, authorities said in a joint press conference.

Incident took place on Montgomery County, Maryland.

Source: Deputy shoots man who struck him with piece of wood, police say | wusa9.com

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Heavy police presence responding to Prospect Terrace in East Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies and police from Penn Hills and Turtle Creek are at the scene at Prospect Terrace.

No details have been released. A Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 crew is being kept away from the area while the police activity continues.

This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates.
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EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. —Multiple law enforcement departments are responding to an apartment complex in East Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Source: Heavy police presence responding to Prospect Terrace in East Pittsburgh

Investigators advise no charges for Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt: reports | Fox News

A preliminary investigation has not found enough evidence to criminally charge the U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, one of the rioters who stormed the building on Jan. 6, according to reports Monday that cited unnamed sources familiar with the inquiry.

Source: Investigators advise no charges for Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt: reports | Fox News

Two FBI agents killed and three agents injured in shootout in Sunrise, Florida – CNN

(CNN)Two FBI agents were fatally shot and three agents were wounded in a shootout as they executed a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday morning, the FBI said.

The subject of the warrant is dead, the FBI said in a statement.
The shooting occurred at about 6 a.m. as a team of law enforcement officers executed the federal court-ordered search warrant as part of a violent crimes against children case, according to a statement from FBI Miami Special Agent Michael D. Leverock and spokesman Jim Marshall.
At an afternoon media briefing, Special Agent in Charge George Piro said the suspect opened fire.
Two agents with multiple gunshot wounds were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, officials said. The third injured agent was treated at the scene.
FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the deceased agents as Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.
“Every day, FBI Special Agents put themselves in harm’s way to keep the American people safe. Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country,” he said in a statement. “The FBI will always honor their ultimate sacrifice and will be forever grateful for their bravery.”

Source: Two FBI agents killed and three agents injured in shootout in Sunrise, Florida – CNN

Route 380 reopens after police situation in Washington Township, Westmoreland County

Route 380 in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, has reopened following a police situation on Tuesday night.

Police and the SWAT team were called to Route 380 at Camp Nancy Road just before 10:30 p.m.

There were no initial reports of any injuries.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has checked with police to learn more.

Source: Route 380 reopens after police situation in Washington Township, Westmoreland County

As Many As 17 Pittsburgh Police Officers Accused Of Drinking On The Job – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As many as 17 Pittsburgh police officers face discipline after they’re accused of drinking on the job.

The city isn’t saying much about it, but they confirm they are aware of it and are taking action. Police brass say they can’t discuss “personnel matters,” but acknowledge hearing the allegations KDKA has heard. An investigation is underway.

It was election night, Nov. 3. Extra police were on duty, working long shifts in case trouble erupted.

The allegations are that as many as 17 of the officers took a dinner break on the South Side. As dinner was served, the allegations are that alcoholic beverages were served too.

It’s a troubling revelation for Beth Pittinger, the head of Pittsburgh’s Civilian Review Board.

“The problem is that they were still on the clock, so that means they were still on duty. They had to be prepared, to be ready at a moment’s notice. They were still on duty. But that didn’t seem to matter,” said Pittinger.

But that’s not the only problem. Pittinger says they didn’t follow COVID-19 protocols.

Source: As Many As 17 Pittsburgh Police Officers Accused Of Drinking On The Job – CBS Pittsburgh

Large police presence in Elizabeth Township after incident

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Elizabeth Township police department said early Wednesday that a police incident in the area of Narragansett Drive has ended, but there is still a large police presence in the area.

Police had issued a warning for people living in the area to stay indoors, but police said the incident is over and there is no threat to the public.

There is still a large police presence on Narragansett, but the incident has resolved. There is no threat to the…Posted by Elizabeth Township Police Department on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Source: Large police presence in Elizabeth Township after incident

2 National Guard members with ties to far right groups pulled from inauguration security – KVIA

WASHINGTON, DC — Two Army National Guard members have been removed from the inauguration security mission after vetting found they had ties to far-right fringe groups, a U.S. official told ABC News Tuesday.

“We don’t allow extremism of any type in our organization,” Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said Tuesday morning.

The two Guard members are among the 25,000 National Guard troops who have been sent to Washington to augment security at the inauguration in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

The two Guardsmen were removed from the mission after vetting conducted by the FBI determined they had ties to far-right extremist groups, the official said.

No details were immediately available about which State Guard units the two belonged to or about the nature of of the alleged ties“

Due to operational security, we do not discuss the process nor the outcome of the vetting process for military members supporting the inauguration,” said a National Guard statement that referred additional questions to the U.S. Secret Service.

Source: 2 National Guard members with ties to far right groups pulled from inauguration security – KVIA