Police

Capitol Cop Told Friend Where Lawmakers Hide

McClatchy reports: A Capitol Police officer facing disciplinary action told investigators that he posed for a photo with a suspect during the Jan. 6 riot in order to identify him later. But the officer never shared that plan with his supervisor, the Capitol Police’s investigations unit or the FBI. The officer, whose name is redacted from the documents, is one …

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Anti-Vax NYC Court Officer In Charge Of Enforcing Face Mask Rules (But Didn’t Wear One) Dies Of Something

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan court security lieutenant who was ardently opposed to taking the vaccine has died of COVID-19, the Daily News has learned. Lt. Stephen Shyti, 63, died around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday after spending more than two weeks on a ventilator, officials said. Multiple sources said the veteran court lieutenant and father of two was …

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Three VT Cops Resign Amid FBI Fake Vax Cards Probe

The Vermont Digger reports: Three Vermont State Police troopers out of the Shaftsbury barracks have resigned and a criminal probe is underway to determine whether they may have violated federal law by making fake Covid-19 vaccination cards. The matter has been referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont, as well as the FBI, which is investigating, …

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Cops And Firefighters Sue OR Gov Over Vax Mandate

Portland, Oregon’s CBS News affiliate reports: A group of Oregon State Police troopers and Klamath County-based firefighters have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown over her mandate requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for state workers. The lawsuit comes on the heels of Oregon State Police confirming a social media post made by Trooper Zachary Kowing resulted in his being placed …

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Oregon Trooper Put On Leave For Video Declaring That He Will Defy State’s Vax Mandate For Govt Employees

Fox News reports: An Oregon trooper was placed on paid leave after he posted a video on Instagram saying he will defy the liberal state’s vaccine mandate for government workers. “I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, to protect the freedom of the people who pay my salary,” Zachary Kowing, 29, said. “I do not …

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COVID Rages Through Tampa Area Police Departments

Tampa’s Fox News affiliate reports: Officers and civilian employees of the St. Petersburg Police Department stood outside headquarters and saluted their fallen brethren. But Officer Michael Weiskopf wasn’t taken out in a shootout with a suspect, by a car crash or an accident. He died of COVID-19 and was unvaccinated. “Mike could probably be here today if he was vaccinated,” …

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Five South Florida Cops Die Of COVID In One Week

CNN reports: The state of Florida has been struck particularly hard by the latest surge, with more than 17,000 people hospitalized with Covid-19, according to data Saturday from the US Department of Health & Human Services. And in the week beginning August 14, at least five police departments in South Florida reported the deaths of law enforcement officers from Covid-19. …

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Cultist FL Cop Suspended For “White Power” Gesture

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: A City of Miami Police officer is under investigation because of what he was doing in a photo taken while on duty. The picture in question was taken Friday after Miami police made a big gun bust, but now top department brass are taking a closer look. A commander posted the photo on Twitter, and …

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Biden Signs Bill Awarding Medals To DC Police [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden Thursday today signed legislation to award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department for protecting Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Under the bill, which passed by voice vote in the Senate Tuesday with no objections, there will be four medals – to be displayed at …

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Senate Unanimously Approves Congressional Gold Medals For Police Who Protected Capitol During Riot

Roll Call reports: Legislation to honor the Capitol Police and Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department with congressional gold medals — recognizing them for their heroism in protecting members of Congress from rioters loyal to then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 — is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The Senate passed, by unanimous consent, a bill that …

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Cop Who Responded To Riot Is Fourth To Die By Suicide

Washington DC’s ABC News affiliate reports: Four law enforcement officers who responded to the Capitol insurrection have now died by suicide, a sobering toll which doubled on Monday, after Metropolitan Police confirmed two of the department’s officers who responded on January 6 recently took their own lives. Officer Kyle DeFreytag served in the city’s 5th District and was at the …

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Cop Who Responded To Riot Is Third To Die By Suicide

ABC News reports: In a closed-door session Tuesday with the House Appropriations Committee, acting D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee said a third officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol’s riot has died. According to testimony, Contee said D.C. Metro Police Officer Jeffery Smith and Howard Liebengood, a U.S. Capitol Police Officer, both “took their own lives in the …

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LA County Sheriff Refuses To Enforce Mask Mandate

Axios reports: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Friday that his department would not enforce an L.A. County mask order, saying it is “not backed by science.” Villanueva’s statement comes one day after L.A. county officials announced a new mask mandate for residents in indoor public locations regardless of vaccine status, effective Saturday at 11:59 p.m. “Forcing the vaccinated …

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Florida Cop And Ex-Cop Son Arrested In Capitol Riot

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A Windermere Police Department officer resigned and was arrested Thursday on charges that he participated in the January riot at the U.S. Capitol — the first member of Central Florida law enforcement to face charges in the attempted insurrection. After federal prosecutors announced the arrests of Officer Kevin A. Tuck and his son Nathaniel A. Tuck, …

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“Double Suicide” In Versace’s South Beach Mansion

NBC News reports: Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, nearly 24 years to the day before the fashion designer died on the building’s front steps. Their bodies were found by housekeeping on Wednesday, the eve of the anniversary of Versace’s slaying by a suspected …

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VIRAL VIDEO: NJ Cops Investigated For Response To Screaming Woman Who Charged At Black Shopper

The New Jersey Advance reports: The Millburn Police Department is investigating the reactions of police officers who responded to The Mall at Short Hills last weekend on a report of a dispute between Black and white shoppers. “The Internal Affairs Division is now investigating the matter to evaluate how the officers conducted themselves,” the police department said in a statement, …

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Ohio Police Chief Resigns After Being Caught On Video Placing “Ku Klux Klan” Sign On Black Cop’s Office Desk

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Police Chief Anthony Campo resigned Tuesday following an incident in which he left a “Ku Klux Klan” sign on a Black officer’s desk, Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring said. The incident in question, which happened Friday, was captured on surveillance video inside the department’s booking area. Campo, who has been with the department for 33 …

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California Cop Plays Taylor Swift During Confrontation, Claims Copyright Means It Can’t Be Posted To YouTube

The Verge reports: A confrontation Tuesday between a police sergeant and member of the public didn’t start out unusually. James Burch, policy director of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), was standing outside the Alameda Courthouse in Oakland, California when an officer approached him and asked him to move a banner. As the two argued, the sergeant noticed he was being …

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REPORT: Chauvin Near Plea Deal On Federal Charges

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Sources tell WCCO that, as part of the plea, Chauvin could get a 20- to 25-year sentence, which he would serve at the same time as the state sentence, and that he would serve his time in federal not state prison. If convicted in federal court, Chauvin could face life in prison. Former Hennepin County …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sentencing Of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin

CNBC reports: A Minnesota judge Friday rejected a request for a new trial for former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. The denial came just hours before the judge is due to sentence Chauvin for the murder of Floyd. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, in an order, wrote that Chauvin’s lawyer Eric Nelson had failed to …

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