Fort Lupton, Colorado — Newly released body camera footage shows Officer Zachary Helbig shooting a man after he was called on a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of 14th Street in Fort Lupton.
The Fort Lupton police officer who was charged for the fatal shooting of Shawn Joseph Billinger, 46, has been found not guilty.
The jury delivered the verdict Friday evening in Greeley. According to the indictment, Billinger started walking quickly toward Helbig as he was yelling “kill me”. But Billinger had nothing in his hands at the time. Billinger was shot once in the chest by Helbig. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Louisville man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly attempted to rob a Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers on Bardstown Road by Mid City Mall but was unaware that two off-duty Elizabethtown police officers happened to be enjoying a meal in the restaurant.
Justin T. Carter, 30, was masked and armed with a handgun when he entered the Raising Cane's, 1250 Bardstown Road, just before 10 p.m. Saturday, according to an arrest citation.
Carter brandished the gun at an employee and demanded money, according to the arrest citation.
That's when two off-duty Elizabethtown Police Department officers who were inside the restaurant confronted Carter, according to the citation.
Carter dropped the gun and fled the business, and the two officers gave chase on foot before apprehending him a few minutes later on nearby Beechwood Avenue, according to the arrest report.
Carter was captured on surveillance video wearing "distinctive clothing," and police later released the security footage, which showed the two officers getting up from a table inside the restaurant and drawing their weapons as they chased the suspect out of the restaurant.
The firearm that Carter had inside the Raising Cane's was determined to have been stolen from the Jeffersontown Police Department, according to the arrest citation.
Carter is facing charges of first-degree robbery, receiving a stolen firearm and possessing a handgun as a convicted felon, according to court records.
"A man has been taken to hospital for treatment for an arm injury which is not thought to be serious.
"A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, she remains in our custody at this time whilst inquiries continue."
Residents reported that as many of five police cars and an ambulance were on the Scunthorpe street shortly after the incident. A scene guard remained in place for much of the morning while crime scene investigators carried out their work.
A Chicago man who fell into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan was rescued Saturday by authorities.
The unidentified victim can be seen getting pulled out of the water by two SWAT officers from the Chicago Police Department in a shocking video released Sunday by cops.
Upon being saved, the man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, Chicago Police said.
The nearly 10-minute rescue footage, which was shared on Facebook, begins by showing another person attempting to wave down cars along a Chicago freeway in hopes of getting help for the man who had fallen into the water.
(CNN)A 6-year-old special needs girl in Florida was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility because she was "out of control" at school, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office incident report.
Authorities were called to the Love Grove Elementary School last week after the girl, Nadia King, was "destroying school property, attacking staff, out of control, and running out of school," the report said.
After a clinical social worker at the school told the responding officers that Nadia was "a threat to herself and others," she was taken to the River Point Behavioral Health for a 48-hour psychiatric evaluation under Florida's Baker Act, the report states.
The Baker Act allows mental health facilities to hold a person for up to 72 hours for evaluation. A law enforcement officer, a mental health professional or a Circuit Court judge may involuntarily commit an individual under the act if they are thought to be mentally ill, are refusing a voluntary examination and are thought to pose a threat to themselves or others.
This guy stole, was confronted and it got physical. When he got tossed out of the store he would not leave and started throwing things at the building (you can see him toss a metal object which turned out to be a knife on the roof the building when he realized the cops showed up).
James King, a law-abiding college student in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was brutally beaten in an unjustifiable case of mistaken identity. Taskforce members misidentified James as a fugitive; stopped, searched, beat and choked him into unconsciousness; and then—even after it was clear they had the wrong man—arrested James and charged his with a series of felonies to cover their tracks. After fighting a criminal prosecution aimed at preventing James from vindicating his constitutional rights and sending him to prison, James was acquitted. But that was just the beginning.
When James filed a lawsuit against the officers to hold them to account for their actions, the officers argued they were entitled to several forms of immunity and persuaded the court to throw out James’ case. An appeals court reversed the worst parts of that decision, but the government has now taken James’ case to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to shield the officers from any accountability for violating the Constitution.
The Pasco Police Department has released footage from the night officers fatally shot an 18-year-old man who stabbed two officers last winter.
Police said Alejandro Betancourt-Mendoza, 18, stabbed Ofcs. Ben Boykin and Kierra Peoples while responding to a report of a theft involving cell phones on Dec. 14 near 18th Drive and Jay Street.
The shows Pasco police officers Kierra Peoples and Ben Boykin responding to the home after the 911 call.
Betancourt-Mendoza was known to carry a pocket knife.
Body camera shows the suspect putting his hands in his pockets and officers tried to detain him.
During the chaos as Betancourt-Mendoza was resisting, his cousin, Martin Mendoza, charged at officers. Officer Jason Griffin, who was also inside the home, attempted to control him.
When Betancourt-Mendoza broke loose from the officers, he grabbed a knife and slashed both Peoples and Boykin. That’s when Boykin shot Betancourt-Mendoza. Two gunshots could be heard in the bodycam footage.
Officers Peoples put a tourniquet on Boykin’s arm as it cut an artery. Peoples, stabbed in the face, drove them both to Lourdes.
Other officers secure the scene and began CPR on Betancourt-Mendoza as paramedics made their way to the scene. He died at the scene.
The knife was located at the scene and collected for evidence.
Martin Mendoza was arrested on Dec. 24, 2019 for two counts of assault in the first degree and one count of assault in the third degree.
British copper chasing a bloke gets hung up on a fence and this guy in the car isn't about to help him.
A man is in the Tarrant County Jail after his dramatic arrest that unfolded in front of passengers waiting for flights at DFW Airport.
It happened Thursday in Terminal B.
Witnesses said the man, who arrived on a flight from Orlando, was smoking at a customer service counter past security.
He was asked to put out his cigarette. He complied by dropping it into a cup of water, then witnesses said he poured the water all over their computers.
A call report said the man was also shoving, punching and pulling the hair of an American Airlines customer service agent. Witnesses said several people spent at least 15 minutes trying to calm the man down.
The situation escalated, they said, once police arrived.
Fight between black and Mexican students goes off the rails as this poor cop tries to bring whole thing to heal.
OXFORD, Ohio (FOX19) - A Miami University student threatened to kill university officers, rape their daughters and mothers, and skin their families alive, court documents say.
Mark Moraski, 19, is charged with assault on a police officer, aggravated menacing, underage consumption, retaliation, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
According to Butler County court documents, Moraski was arrested in Dennison Hall on Miami University’s campus by two university police officers Sunday.
Moraski told police he’d been drinking at an off-campus rugby party.
When they tried to take him to the hospital to be checked out, he went on the defensive.
Officers say Moraski was so unruly at the hospital doctors wouldn’t treat him, so they had to get him in handcuffs before taking him to jail.
Poor British cop doesn't have a gun, a patrol car or, now, dry clothes.
A 42-year-old man was behind bars Tuesday morning after allegedly leading authorities on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended in a standoff on Interstate 15 in the City Heights area.
The incident began around 10 p.m. Monday when California Highway Patrol officers were sent to investigate a reported hit-and-run crash on southbound Interstate 5 near La Costa Avenue in Carlsbad.
He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Michael Harris, a linebacker for Eastern Kentucky University, is seen on the video being questioned and arrested in a parking lot near what appears to be his SUV in Grove City, Ohio.
"Eastern Kentucky University Athletics is actively monitoring an incident involving one of our student-athletes, Mr. Michael Harris, that resulted in criminal charges against Mr. Harris."
"Mr. Harris is currently enrolled at EKU and listed as a redshirt sophomore on the EKU football roster. He has been suspended from all team and football-related activities at this time."
Happened yesterday on I-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A Walmart shopper steps up to help police catch a shoplifter on the run. It’s captured on surveillance video and it appears the shopper times his moment just right and rolls his shopping cart into the path of the shoplifter.
What stands out in the video is the concentration on the part of the shopper. He watches and waits and then sends his cart rolling.
Later video shows other shoppers helping him to pick up purchases that are thrown all over the parking lot. And the video shows a pat on the back from the police. He is a mystery otherwise. And Peachtree City police say they appreciate his help.
“He was able to help us take him into custody without injury to anyone including the offender,” said Sgt Chris Hyatt with Peachtree City Police.
t was back in January and it started at the Peachtree City Home Depot store. They called police when they spotted two men allegedly shoplifting high dollar tools.
When the officer arrived he spotted one of the shoplifting suspects in the parking lot of the next-door Walmart. On the officer’s body cam video obtained by FOX 5, you can hear the officer ordered the man to stop, but the video shows the suspect takes off in a dead run.
Peachtree City Police have identified the suspect as Marcus Smith, 41, from Forsyth, Georgia. He is charged with felony shoplifting and obstruction.
And although police appreciate the assistance, they want to make sure that you don’t feel like you have to step in.
“Don’t do anything that you aren’t comfortable with or that would put you or others in harm's way,” Hyatt said.
Police say shoplifting at these box stores has become a big-time crime, with criminal organizations hitting multiple stores across metro Atlanta, stealing high price tools. That part of the investigation continues.
I have to disagree with the guy filming, it probably was totally necessary.
The Camden Police Department has relieved an officer of his duties pending an investigation into an incident where he reportedly choked a Camden Fairview High School student.
Camden Police Chief Bo Woody invited members of local media to his office to discuss an incident that showed Officer Jake Perry appearing to choke a Camden Fairview High School student, lifting him off of the ground while attempting to detain him. Perry was assigned to work as a school resource officer at the school this month.
“Because of the video I saw, effective immediately, Officer Perry has been relieved of his duties pending the investigation and the outcome of it,” Woody said. “I just wanted everybody to know, including the mayor that as the police chief, I’m not going to tolerate misconduct from officers from this department."
Woody said that he had seen the video posted to Facebook, that he had spoken to Perry, and that the officer had given statements to investigators. A Criminal Investigation Division captain has been assigned to the investigation.
This fight in the PJ got so heated, even the cop wasn't sure what to do. Oh well, let's just shoot some pepper spray and hope for the best.
New York (CNN)The man who shot at two New York Police Department officers Saturday and then opened fire inside a precinct Sunday told investigators he did so because he hates cops, a law enforcement official told CNN.
In all, two officers were shot but survived what NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said were targeted attempts to assassinate police officers.
"This is not a crime gone bad. This is not a liquor store robbery interrupted, that a tragedy erupts from. This is a premeditated assassination attempt," Shea said.
"By the grace of God we're not planning a funeral," he added.
Better get the elephant gun sarg!
In a nation where freedoms are fleeting, you will now get arrested for not wearing a mask during the Coronavirus, even though experts say they do little to nothing in stopping the spread of the virus.
This 'auditor' trend is now a thing on YouTube. Losers who are nobodies go up to public officials and ask stupid questions to try and get a reaction they can post on their channels. This cop is a saint.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Police Department launched an internal investigation after bystander video of a Louisville Metro officer punching a man in the face surfaced on social media.
According to the arrest report, the incident happened around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, when Foussene Pemba, 29, was in the parking lot of the PNC Tower in downtown Louisville, “harassing people and causing a disturbance." The report also said building security attempted to escort the subject off the property and the subject became combative.
LMPD officers responded to the scene, and according to the report “attempted to put the subject in handcuffs,” but he “refused to follow instructions.” The report also said an officer tried to deploy a taser, but that didn’t work either.
An officer took Pemba to the ground, where the report said Pemba punched that officer in the face, cutting his left eye.
The video shows Pemba throw the punch, which connects, and prompts the officer to fight back. In a separate video, which was captured by the same bystander, more officers report to the scene in an attempt to subdue Pemba. According to the report, Pemba “bit one officer in the right hand and bit another officer in the right thigh/groin area. Subject also grabbed officer’s penis."
The New York City Police Department released body-worn camera footage Wednesday that shows the moment two officers shot and killed a Harlem man in October.
Victor Hernandez, 29, died after being shot ten times in an apartment building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 148th Street during the early morning hours of Oct. 23, police said. Hernandez was engaged in a struggle with a police officer who he had shot at over the officer's service weapon when he was shot, police said.
Shouts of "shoot him" could be heard as 17 shots rang out in the apartment building's hallway, according to the body camera footage. Police were called to the building when residents reported that Hernandez was naked and harassing people. The behavior was described as erratic for Hernandez, who worked in the building as a super, police officials said.
Police officers searched the building and found Hernandez on the second floor armed with a Jimenez nine-millimeter pistol, police officials said following the October shooting. Hernandez engaged police in a standoff for several minutes before police officer Chrisopher Wintermute walked down the building hallway to engage the man.
When Wintermute reached the end of the hallway, a violent struggle ensued, Maloney said. During the struggle, both Hernandez and Wintermute fired their guns, with one round from Hernandez's pistol striking Wintermute in the chest. The bullet destroyed Wintermute's body camera, and footage could not be recovered, police said. Ballistic analysis confirmed that the bullet that struck Wintermute was fired from Hernandez's gun and was not friendly fire.
Wintermute's bulletproof vest prevented him from being seriously injured, police said. The police officer was treated for wounds he suffered during the physical struggle in stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital.
This blind YouTuber goes around filming people and asking them about laws and rules to see if he can catch them making mistakes.
This time though, he was in a medical facility and was asked to stop filming several times, there are signs forbidding this all over the place. Things escalated and he was taken down and arrested.
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — The Fresno Police Department has responded to a video of a boy suffering from a seizure being handcuffed by officers.
Just before 4 p.m. on January 30th, police rushed over to the restaurant after a woman called 911 to report that her 16-year-old family member was suffering from a seizure.
The family member told a 911 dispatcher that the boy was locked in the bathroom and was being combative and hurting himself.
A recording of the 911 call captured the boy screaming in the background, threatening to kill his family.
Officers say they placed handcuffs on the boy to keep him from hurting himself or others until an ambulance could arrive.
Police Chief Andy Hall says that the officer-worn body camera footage of the incident has been reviewed.