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Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Unarmed Dad Who Was Begging For His Life: ‘Please Don’t Kill Me’

An ex-officer has been found not guilty for killing an unarmed dad. According to AZ Central, former Mesa police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford of Maricopa County was determined not guilty of second-degree murder charges.

The charges related to a fatal incident on January 18, 2016 in which 26-year-old Daniel Shaver was confronted by six police officers at a La Quinta Inn Suites hallway. They were attending to call about an armed man at the building. Shaver was reportedly was kneeling, crying and begging not to be shot. The incident was captured on two police on-body cameras. The video is seen below per Daily Mail. It appears that Shaver was confused trying to follow the officers’ instructions. Shaver began to cry and said, “Please don’t shoot me.” He crawled towards the officers and then raised his right hand near his waistband. That’s when Brailsford fired.

Brailsford claimed that he fired his gun five times when he

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Video Captures Horrific Moment Police Officer Shoots Ex-Girlfriend, Then Himself

On Friday, police in Boynton Beach, Florida released a partial video of a Florida sheriff shooting his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The disturbing moment that Deputy Michael DeMarco confronted Yuly Solano, who was out walking her dog Coco, was caught on surveillance footage. The incident happened on Oct. 12, three weeks after the couple broke up, according to police documents.

In the clip, Solano can be seen holding her face in fear when her ex approaches her not far from her condominium. According to the documents, DeMarco told Solano as he took out his gun,  “You treat me worse than a dog.”

Then, he shot Solano multiple times before shooting himself both in his chest and head, the New York Daily News reports.

Miraculously, Solano survived the ordeal despite being shot in the forearm and twice in the chest. She has undergone multiple surgeries and is currently recovering

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Video Captures Horrific Moment Police Officer Shoots Ex-Girlfriend …

On Friday, police in Boynton Beach, Florida released a partial video of a Florida sheriff shooting his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The disturbing moment that Deputy Michael DeMarco confronted Yuly Solano, who was out walking her dog Coco, was caught on surveillance footage. The incident happened on Oct. 12, three weeks after the couple broke up, according to police documents.

In the clip, Solano can be seen holding her face in fear when her ex approaches her not far from her condominium. According to the documents, DeMarco told Solano as he took out his gun,  “You treat me worse than a dog.”

Then, he shot Solano multiple times before shooting himself both in his chest and head, the New York Daily News reports.

Miraculously, Solano survived the ordeal despite being shot in the forearm and twice in the chest. She has undergone multiple surgeries and is currently recovering

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Police Officer Accidentally Filmed Himself Planting Cocaine In Suspect’s Wallet

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been caught on camera allegedly planting cocaine on a suspect. As CBS Los Angeles shares, body camera footage presented in court during a hearing on Thursday appears to show an officer putting cocaine in a suspect’s wallet when he was arrested after a hit-and-run accident.

Fifty-two-year-old Ronald Shields was arrested and charged with a hit-and-run vehicle collision, having a gun in his trunk and possession of cocaine. In the arrest report, officer Samuel Lee says the cocaine was found in Shields’ left front pocket. He also corroborated that report in his court testimony. The arrest video, however, seems to tell a different story.

In the video, Lee is seen searching the suspect. Another officer, identified as Gaxiola, then picks up Shields’ wallet from the street and appears to put a small bag with white powder in it (which later tested positive for cocaine).

After putting the bag in the

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First Officer To Arrive At Maura Murray’s Crash Site Debunks ‘Witness A”s Account

On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” “Witness A” spoke on camera. For years, one eyewitness of the crash scene has kept her identity protected from the public for years.

“It didn’t feel like it would be safe for me to do that because obviously something bad happened,” Karen McNamara said. Now, she decided it would be safer to reveal her identity.

“But, they know who I am because I called and told them who I am so then I thought it would be safer if people knew who I am.”

By “they,” McNamara means the police.

“I feel it’s risky to say on camera but I don’t totally trust the police,” she said.

Why? Because she reported seeing a police SUV on the crash scene. The SUV was marked 001.

“They (police) asked me if I was sure it was 001. I

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First Officer To Arrive At Maura Murray’s Crash Site Debunks – Oxygen

On the most recent episode of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray,” “Witness A” spoke on camera. For years, one eyewitness of the crash scene has kept her identity protected from the public for years.

“It didn’t feel like it would be safe for me to do that because obviously something bad happened,” Karen McNamara said. Now, she decided it would be safer to reveal her identity.

“But, they know who I am because I called and told them who I am so then I thought it would be safer if people knew who I am.”

By “they,” McNamara means the police.

“I feel it’s risky to say on camera but I don’t totally trust the police,” she said.

Why? Because she reported seeing a police SUV on the crash scene. The SUV was marked 001.

“They (police) asked me if I was sure it was 001. I

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Utah Police Officer Fired For Roughing Up, Arresting Nurse Who Was Just Doing Her Job

The Salt Lake City police detective, Jeff Payne, who was caught on video aggressively arresting a nurse who was trying to protect an unconscious patient has been fired. Additionally, his watch commander James Tracy was demoted from lieutenant to officer, according to the Washington Post.

The actions were taken after internal review by the Salt Lake City Police Department was conducted. That review concluded that Payne and Tracey violated department policy.

“I have lost faith and confidence in your ability to continue to serve as a member of the Salt Lake City Police Department,” Chief Mike Brown stated in a termination letter to Payne. That letter was published by the Deseret News. “I am deeply troubled by your lack of sound, professional judgment and your discourteous, disrespectful and unwarranted behavior, which unnecessarily escalated a situation that could and should have been resolved in a manner far different from the course

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Bodycam Footage Shows Utah Police Officer Shoot And Kill Man Who Was Running Away

Bodycam footage from the Salt Lake City Police Department shows cops shooting and killing a man who appeared to be running away. As CNN reports, the victim was Patrick Harmon who was fleeing after being arrested on August 13.

The police department was under investigation for seven weeks following the incident. The Salt Lake County district attorney concluded the officers’ use of deadly force was justified as the officers said they feared Harmon was going to harm them. Harmon was a 50-year-old black man who was initially stopped for reportedly riding his bicycle across six lanes and a median. He was required to have a “red rear tail light on his bicycle,” per the officer who stopped him. After Harmon provided “a couple different names” when he was asked for identification, the officer called for backup. They discovered he had a felony warrant out for his arrest on charges of aggravated assault.

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Officer Charged For Forcing Woman To Perform Sex Act On Him In Courthouse Stairwell

Sgt. Timothy Nolan of Brooklyn, New York faces charges after forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him in a courthouse stairwell, according to The New York Post. 

The victim, Erica McRae, had been waiting to post bail for her boyfriend and was directed into a hallway by Nolan, where he pulled out his penis and declared “I got you. I will take care of you,” and commanded her to “spit on it,” according to court documents.

The victim reportedly feared for the fate of her boyfriend, whom she worried may face consequences if she did not obey Nolan’s demands. She has decided to come forward with her identity in the hopes of preventing incidents like this from occurring in the future.

Nolan was arraigned Monday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun.

“What this defendant – a public servant – allegedly did was a disgrace to his fellow court officers who day

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Officer Who Killed Philando Castille Gets $48500 In Agreement

Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who fatally shot Philando Castille in front of his girlfriend and her child and was later acquitted for the killing, is now receiving more than $48,500 in a separation agreement with the Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony.

According to Counton News 2, on top of the $48,500, Yanez will receive pay for over 600 hours of compensated time.

USA Today adds that Yanez’s salary at the time of the shooting was more than $72,600, not including overtime. Yanez will be paid in a lump sum.

“Since Officer Yanez was not convicted of a crime, as a public employee, he would have appeal and grievance rights if terminated,” said the city of St. Anthony in a statement. “A reasonable voluntary separation agreement brings to a close one part of this horrible tragedy. The city concluded this was the most thoughtful way to move forward and

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