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Milwaukee Police Release Sterling Brown Arrest Video And Apologize For His Treatment

Milwaukee’s police chief apologized and said his officers “acted inappropriately” when they used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks star Sterling Brown. The department also released body cam footage of the incident from January.

“During the encounter, Mr. Brown was decentralized, Tased and arrested,” Alfonso Morales, the police chief, said at a press conference Wednesday.

“Our department conducted an investigation into the incident, which revealed members acted inappropriately, and those members were recently disciplined.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identified the officer who confronted Brown as Joseph Grams, a former soldier, and said he was suspended for two days. At least two other officers were suspended, one for 10 days and another for 15. 

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on January 26 in a mostly empty Walgreens parking lot. Brown left his Mercedes idling across parking lanes while he was in the store, the video released Wednesday shows. 

When Brown exits the Walgreens, he

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Bronx Man Stabs Pregnant Fiancée And Steals Her Phone So She Can’t Get Help, Police Say

A Bronx man allegedly stabbed his pregnant Army veteran fiancée and stole her phone so she couldn’t get help, leading to the unborn child’s death.

Oscar Alvarez, 30, was arrested a few hours after the Tuesday attack and charged with murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the New York Post.

The fiancée, 30-year-old Liv Abreu, was around 20 weeks pregnant. The former Army Airborne parachutist survived the stabbing but her child did not.

The couple got into an argument in their third-floor apartment around midnight Tuesday, and Alvarez allegedly stabbed Abreu many times in the chest and also the side, according to the New York Daily News.

He didn’t get help for her but instead cleaned himself up for about an hour, changing into new clothes. Then he left, taking her cell phone and car keys with him.

Abreu crawled to a neighbor’s house for help. She was transported

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Dramatic Footage Captures Shootout Between Police And Gunman At Trump Resort

Miami cops have released dramatic video of Friday’s firefight between police and a gunman at the Trump National Doral Golf Club.

In the video, an officer is seen taking up a firing position with his sidearm drawn outside the club. As gunshots ring out, the officer makes his way upstairs and into the marble-lined lobby of the resort.

As the officer moves, the video captures his police radio advising, “Active shooter. We have shots fired. Do we have any subject information?”

Meanwhile, inside the lobby, shots continue to be ring out and the officer meets up with other police officers carrying automatic rifles.The group then slowly makes its way up another flight of stairs, to a upper floor.

Out of the camera’s sight, the alleged gunman, Jonathan Oddi (pictured below), was shot by police in the leg. He survived, and was transported to a hospital for treatment. 

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Cops Seek Police Officer’s Wife’s Facebook Messages In Connection With Slain Teacher

Investigators want to comb through a local police officer’s wife’s Facebook messages in the case of a slain Pennsylvania teacher, according to reports.

Rachael DelTondo, 33, was shot to death in her mother’s driveway in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day after her friend Lauren Watkins dropped her off.  The pair were returning from a trip to get ice cream. DelTondo (pictured below) had been suspended from her job after an alleged affair with a student, according to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

Now, the station is reporting that investigators have executed a search warrant on Lauren Watkins’ mom, Stephanie Watkins, the wife of Aliquippa Police Sergeant Kenneth Watkins. The warrant is for Stephanie Watkins’ private Facebook messages. Lauren Watkins told police that she did not hear any gunshots or see anything suspicious, the station reported.

Aliquippa Police Sergeant Kenneth Watkins, who was spotted arguing with other police officers at the scene of the crime,

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Casey Anthony: Breaking Down Her Statements To Police | Crime …

During episode 2 of Oxygen’s limited series “The Case of: Caylee Anthony,” forensic linguist James Fitzgerald analyzed video footage of Casey Anthony following her arrest for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Casey was acquitted on charges of both first-degree murder and manslaughter.

Along with former FBI supervisory special agent Jim Clemente and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards, Fitzgerald examined Casey’s behavior to see how she reacted to the charges brought against her.

The surveillance video from the sheriff’s office captures Casey chatting with officers while she waits for her defense attorney Jose Baez to arrive to the station.

While discussing the case’s media exposure with Casey, FBI agent Scott Bolin tells her that without the media “we don’t find a quarter of the kids …”

“Oh, I agree, it helps,” Casey said. “The exposure has helped bring in so many tips for my daughter.”

Richards observed that though

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Oregon Man Shoots Neighbors With AK-47 As Revenge For Kids Making Noise, Police Say

They brought the noise, he brought the gun.

An Oregon man retaliated against his neighbors, after becoming irate by how noisy their children were being, by shooting at them with an AK-47 Tuesday night, police said. That led to an hours-long standoff with police and a SWAT team.

Franklin Tomes, 59, allegedly shot and injured two of his adult neighbors at his Newport apartment complex around 9 p.m. before retreating to his apartment, according to KPTV in Beaverton. Police said he fired multiple rounds at his neighbors after retrieving an AK-47 from his car.

The victims have been identified as been identified as Jose Gaeta, 20, and Tristan Smith, 20. Both were taken to a nearby hospital where they were listed in stable condition. Gaeta was shot three times, including once in each leg and Smith was shot in the shoulder, according to a probable cause affidavit. Rounds of bullets also entered Smith’s apartment,

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Michigan Man Fathered A Child With His 20-Year-Old Daughter, Police Say

It’s complicated all right.

A Michigan man is accused of sexually abusing his daughter — and fathering a son with her. Just weeks ago, he changed his Facebook relationship status to, “In a Complicated Relationship.” 

Gregory St. Andre, 37, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault, according to The Detroit News. St. Andre posted an initial bond of $5,000, but his bond was raised to $60,000 during a court appearance Monday. 

Prosecutors asked a judge to revoke St. Andre’s bond completely because his family said a no-contact order against him was useless. They said he’d been calling his daughter and her boyfriend and messaging them through social media. St. Andre changed his Facebook relationship status to “complicated” April 28, drawing dozens of disgusted comments from users. 

Prosecutors filed an emergency motion Monday to revoke his bond, according to WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit.

“She has a son by the defendant. What is she

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Woman Throws Ashes Of Niece Who Died In LAPD Custody At Police Chief

Ashes to ashes, disgust over a bust.

A woman whose niece died in Los Angeles Police Department custody threw her ashes at the police chief during a commission hearing Tuesday.

Sheila Hines-Brim was caught on camera hurling the ashes of Wakiesha Wilson at LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and, shouting, “That’s Wakiesha! She’s going to stay with you.”

Wilson died in LAPD custody in 2016, after she was arrested for allegedly attacking another person in a hospital emergency room, according to police records. She was found in her Metropolitan Detention Center jail cell hanging by a piece of cloth tied to a telephone cord, and a coroner’s office ruled her death a suicide. But her family and activists argue otherwise. They blame the LAPD for the death and say police failed to notify them about it. 

The city paid Wilson’s family nearly $300,000 in a settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit, according to NBC4 in Los Angeles. Detention

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Texas Police To Alleged Thief: ‘Gurl, CALL ME’

Sometimes you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

The Southlake Department of Public Safety in Northern Texas reached out to suspected criminal Crystal Ladawn Finely Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday, addressing her with kisses — and a slightly condescending tone.

Finley is accused of stealing a person’s identity to open up multiple store credit cards in the state.

“What’s been up?!” police wrote. “We’ve obvi been looking all over for you! You’ve been laying low since we last saw you, which was using an innocent Southlake victim’s identity to open up credit cards in person at a ton of stores in the metroplex. Luckily, the loss prevention guys prevented you from getting too much property, amiright?! You opened up those accounts at Z Gallerie, Victoria’s Secret, At Home, Ashley Furniture, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Jared (the galleria of jewelry, nonetheless).”

Police went on to accuse Finley, who is pregnant, of providing

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Alleged Gunman Who Shot Dallas Police Officers In Home Depot Caught After Citywide Chase

After an intense citywide chase, police on Tuesday caught the man suspected of shooting two Dallas police officers and a security guard in a Home Depot earlier in the day.

Armando Juarez, 29, was arrested and faces multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, according to the Associated Press. He already had an outstanding warrant for felony theft. His bond has been set at over $1 million.

“I want to thank our Dallas police tonight,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a news conference held after Juarez’s capture. “They have taken a punch and they have come out fighting.”

On Tuesday afternoon, officers Crystal Almeida and Rogelio Santander were shot inside a Home Depot, in addition to a loss prevention officer who worked at the store. All three victims required surgery Tuesday night, according to WFAA-TV in Dallas. Santander died at about 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday according to Dallas News. The other

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