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"They rape, ... They rape a 100 white women a day, ... that's FBI statistic from 2005."
-- Dylann Roof, explaining to FBI Agents why he entered Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015 and killed nine members of the black congregation attending a Bible study inside.
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PUBLISHED: Feb 13, 2018 02:04 PM EST | UPDATED: Feb. 15, 2018 02:20 PM PST
San Francisco, CA (WCJB) -- A 25-year-old homeless woman was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday for stabbing a construction worker to death in a dispute over a portable toilet in South of Market. A San Francisco jury found Lizette Cauich guilty of various felony charges for fatally stabbing 58-year-old Mitzi Campbell near a construction site on June 10, 2016, but acquitted her of first-degree murder. Cauich was also convicted of attempted robbery for turning Campbell’s lifeless body over and rifling through her clothing. Cauich stood trial alongside her former boyfriend, 44-year-old Oscar Mendez, who was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact for trying to help Cauich escape the scene of the crime. He was also convicted of carrying a dirk or dagger and for having a number of fixed and intimidating knives upon arrest.
PUBLISHED: Jan 23, 2018 02:04 PM EST | UPDATED: Feb. 2, 2018 02:04 PM PST
San Francisco, CA -- Lizette Cauich, 25 (pictured above, center-left) doesn’t deny she fatally stabbed Mitzi Campbell, 58 (pictured below, center) at a San Francisco construction site in June 2016. The stabbing blows were captured on video and played at her trial. Cauich admits that 12 days earlier she and her boyfriend badly wounded a parking lot attendant in another broad-daylight stabbing. She doesn’t deny being a methamphetamine user. Cauich claims that in both attacks she had tried to use the portable toilets at each crime scene. Cauich explains the stabbing of Campbell as self-defense.
Cauich and her boyfriend, Oscar Mendez, 44 (pictured above, center-right) were arrested shortly after Campbell’s killing on June 10, 2016. Almost immediately, they were identified as suspects in the May 29, 2016 attack at a parking lot at Eddy and Taylor streets in the Tenderloin. Cauich is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and battery in the two incidents. Mendez is charged with accessory after the fact in Campbell’s killing: as well as assault with a deadly weapon; and battery in the Tenderloin stabbing.
Cauich and Mendez came to San Francisco in May 2016 after dating in Los Angeles. Cauich grew up in Los Angeles. The couple stayed at the Multi-Service Center-South homeless shelter at Fifth and Bryant streets. Cauich said they often drank alcohol and used meth during the day. The first stabbing happened days after their arrival. It was Memorial Day weekend The victim was Amar Dahmi. He was manning a kiosk in a Tenderloin parking lot. Dahmi testified that she approached him and asked to use the toilet. Dahmi said he politely asked her to leave before she whipped out two knives and came at him. This prompting him to use a garbage can to shield himself.
Dahmi said that Cauich walked away after the encounter. She returned with Mendez and another man. The third alleged assailant has not been identified or arrested. The group chased the attendant down and stabbed him in the torso, lower back and leg. He hobbled off toward the Tenderloin police station to seek help. He was treated at a hospital for life-threatening injuries. He faces a long recovery from his wounds.
Cauich took the witness stand following three weeks of evidence presented by the district attorney’s office. The evidence included surveillance video of the violence: eyewitness accounts; and testimony from the victim who survived the May 29 attack. San Francisco prosecutors say the stabbings stemmed from Cauich’s anger over being turned away from the portable bathrooms. They also said that the victims did nothing to provoke her.
Defense attorneys said Cauich was homeless in San Francisco. She suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from being sexually and physically abused. This allegedly left her constantly on guard and ready with a knife for any would-be attacker. Cauich said it was Dahmi who, unprovoked, hit her with the trash can after she asked to use the toilet. She testified: “He ignored me — and I was like, ‘Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me.’” She the testified: “And he was like, ‘No, bitch.’ Then he started hitting me with the trash can.” Cauich admitted stabbing Dahmi in the leg. she said at one point: “I was mad at him.” However, under cross-examination by Assistant District Attorney Andrew Gans she said she did not remember key moments of the encounter.
The second stabbing occurred after Cauich went to a construction site near a Shell gas station on Shipley Street. The street is an alley off Fifth Street. She tried to use a portable toilet. However, a pair of construction workers kicked her off the site. A video from a nearby convenience store shows Cauich rounding the corner with her bike. She then returns a few minutes later with Campbell. It was Campbell's job to stop traffic for work trucks. The footage shows a struggle. Cauich can be seen stabbing Campbell. Campbell then drops motionless. Prosecutors said two of the stab wounds were fatal, including one to her upper chest. Construction workers flooded to the scene after the stabbing. The video footage shows Mendez arriving and trying to usher Cauich away. He later tried to hide a knife under a car’s wheel well as police found and arrested them both.
Cauich testified upon taking the witness stand: “I was scared.” She testified that Campbell had pulled her hair. Cauich said Campbell had pulled her hair before they were in the camera’s view and threatened to beat her up. No other witnesses backed that account. She recounted the moments after she repeatedly stabbed Campbell and left the grandmother bleeding on a South of Market sidewalk. Cauich said: “She called me a skinny bitch and said she was going to stab my neck. I assume she had a weapon.” That’s when Cauich said she “flashed” and started stabbing Campbell. The slight and soft-spoken defendant said: “I didn’t know what to do. I was in shock.”
Cauich's public defender said the reaction was a result of physical and sexual abuse (including hair-pulling) at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend in Los Angeles. He told jurors Cauich was diagnosed with PTSD at age 15 and armed herself with knives for protection while living on the streets. The prosecutor said: “These violent attacks start for one reason and one reason only — out of anger and her temper. When she was told ‘no,’ she couldn’t take it.”
PUBLISHED: Jan 29, 2018 12:04 PM EST | UPDATED: Jan 30, 2018 01:14 PM PST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Billy Ray Turner is the man charged in the murder of Memphis basketball star Lorenzen Wright. He appeared in court on Monday. Turner is facing several charges. The charges include first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Turner's attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and he was ordered to return to court on March 19, 2018. Monday’s hearing comes just days after Sherra Wright made her first appearance in a Memphis courtroom. She’s due back in court on February 26, 2018.
Prosecutors say Turner and Wright’s ex-wife Sherra Wright, along with a third person conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright in Atlanta before his 2010 murder. Lorenzen Wright’s mother says Turner had the chance to stay out of it all. “He had time enough to think and say I don’t want to be a part of this. He could have thrown his hand up and went to police and say look this lady trying to hire me to kill Lorenzen Wright and I don’t want to be a part of it. He could have said that and my son would have still been here.”
PUBLISHED: Jan 24, 2018 11:04 AM EST | UPDATED: Jan 25, 2018 03:37 PM PST
Bullet Run High!
BENTON, KY -- The 15-year-old accused in a school shooting that killed two students and left 18 others bleeding and broken appeared Thursday before a juvenile court judge who found probable cause to detain him on preliminary charges of murder and assault. Assistant Marshall County Attorney Jason Darnall said he can't comment on what happens inside juvenile court, where the teenager's identity and details of the crime remain cloaked in secrecy. But he reiterated that the state wants to try the teenager as an adult.
BENTON, KY -- The Marshall County High School shooting suspect is facing two counts of murder and 12 counts of first-degree assault. According to Marshall County Assistant County Attorney Jason Darnell, in Kentucky, assault carries the same penalty as attempted murder.
Under Kentucky law, a probable cause and detention hearing, which is like a bail hearing for adults, have been scheduled in juvenile court. At that time, Darnell said the 15-year-old suspect will be charged as a youthful offender with two counts of murder and 12 counts of assault, not attempted murder.
PUBLISHED: Jan 23, 2018 9:04 AM EST | UPDATED: Jan 23, 2018 01:11 PM PST
Benton, KY -- A 15-year-old armed with a handgun opened fire inside a Kentucky high school on Tuesday. Two students were killed. Nineteen people were reported as wounded. Fourteen of the nineteen people were treated for gunshot. A 15-year-old female student died at the scene. Five boys, aged 15 to 18, were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. A 15-year-old died at a trauma center. The other four victims were expected to survive.
The shooting started at 7:57 a.m. The suspect entered the school's common area and opened fire. Two minutes later, dispatchers got the first 911 call. Police were on scene by 8:06 a.m. Sheriff's deputies arrived at Marshall County High School in Benton and had disarmed the student. The student was taken into custody. Police did not release the name of the suspected shooter. They did not divulge a motive for the shooting. Officials said the teen would likely face murder and attempted murder charges. The FBI and the ATF have also joined the investigation.
Benton is a city of about 4,300 in western Kentucky. It is about 120 miles northwest of Nashville. It is also about 40 miles southeast of West Paducah, Kentucky. In 1997 a 14-year-old student at Heath High School opened fired. The West Paducah school shooting killed three and wounding five.
PUBLISHED: Jan 20, 2018 9:04 AM EST | UPDATED: Jan 20, 2018 11:11 AM PST
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest University officials said an on-campus shooting happened at The Barn at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Winston-Salem police say they responded to Wake Forest University around 1 a.m. Police say they received a call reporting a fight had occurred. The caller reported a gunshot was fired on campus. Officers responded to the scene and found Najee Ali Baker, 21, with a gunshot wound. Baker received immediate medical attention. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
Baker was a Winston-Salem State University student. He was majoring in physical education. He was also a walk-on on the football team. Several students from Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University attended the event at The Barn. WFU officials confirmed information on a website posting that said The Barn hosted a gathering for the "Pi Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc." to "kick-off the new semester."
Officials from both universities are working together to obtain information for authorities. The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is leading the investigation with support from Wake Forest University Police and Winston-Salem State University Police. Police are searching for the suspect who is responsible for a student's death. The Winston-Salem Police Department said they have no reason to believe that the shooter remained on campus. Officials said this appears to be an isolated incident.
PUBLISHED: Jan 19, 2018 4:04 PM EST | UPDATED: Jan 19, 2018 1:31 PM PST
'Shoot Black Teens'!
LOUISVILLE, KY (WCJB) – Todd Shaw is the former assistant police chief of Prospect, Kentucky. Shaw served with LMPD for more than 20 years before joining the Prospect department. He told a Louisville Metro Police recruit that if he catches juveniles smoking marijuana, he should "shoot them,” ... if they are black. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell outlined the acts in a letter to Prospect Mayor John Evans on August 31, 2017. Shaw was initially suspended with pay on Sept. 1, 2017. Shaw later resigned from the suburban Louisville department late last year.
Shaw sent several “highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages” to the recruit. In one of the Facebook messages, the LMPD recruit asked Shaw what to do in a scenario in which he catches three juveniles smoking marijuana. The question was part of a paper the recruit was writing about “the right thing to do.” Shaw allegedly responded: “Fuck the right thing! If black shoot them.” As for what to tell the parents of the juveniles, Shaw said: “... call their (pa)rents ... if mom is hot then fuck her ... if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him suck my dick!” Shaw continued: “Unless daddy is black[,] ... Then shoot him.”
In another Facebook message, Shaw told the recruit housing projects needed to be leveled. Shaw wrote: "For years I have seen the blacks live off uss (sic) and putting them in one big housing area breeds HUGE peoblems (sic). We don't see a Muslim problem around here we just see lazy ass people that don't want to work and that entices more Mexicans to cross the border and take the American jobs ... ." In a message about Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Shaw said King was "nothing but a raciast (sic) womanizer ... but because someone shot him, I get a day off with pay each year so I will take it."
Prosecutors found the Facebook messages while screening a case for possible criminal prosecution against Shaw. Shaw was under investigation for allegedly interfering in the sexual abuse probe of the Louisville Metro Police’s Explorer program. Shaw had fought to keep the messages private after media outlets requested them under Kentucky’s open records law. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman ruled this week that the records must be released. The LMPD recruit was not named. He did not end up becoming an officer.
O’Connell said his office would not move forward with any prosecutions in which Shaw might be called to testify. He said he would notify defense attorneys about the Facebook messages. Prosecutors are in the process of dismissing about two dozen cases because of Shaw's credibility problems. Shaw retired from LMPD as a sergeant in 2009. He was investigated for providing illegal assistance to Kenneth Betts. Betts is one of two officers charged with committing sexual abuse of teens while with the Louisville department’s Explorer mentoring program.
Last October, LMPD undercover officers were preparing to serve a search warrant for computers at Betts’ business. Betts allegedly asked Shaw to access the National Crime Information Center database, or NCIC, to run the license plates of the officers to determine their identities. Shaw was accused of ordering a Prospect officer to run the plates for Betts. Betts was no longer a police officer when he made the request. Betts resigned from LMPD in 2014. Improperly accessing the NCIC database is a criminal offense. Shaw is under investigation for misdemeanor official misconduct.
PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 09:00 AM EST | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 01:55 PM PST
Phoenix, AZ -- On December 17, 2017, shortly before 8 p.m., a Phoenix police officer responded to a shots-fired call. The call originated from a small central Phoenix apartment complex near 13th Street and Highland Avenue. The area was quiet at the time. However, the officer noted what appeared to be a crime scene just outside one of the apartment units. There was blood on the patio and on the screen door. However, there were no blood tracks leaving the apartment. This led the officer to believe there could be someone injured inside.
The officer knocked on the door. He was greeted by a man who identified himself as Cleophus Cooksey (pictured above, center). Cooksey told the officer there was nothing going on. He said there was no one in the apartment with him. When asked where the blood came from, Cooksey claimed it was his own and pointed to a small cut on his hand. The officer told Cooksey he was being detained and asked him to turn around. The officer said this upset Cooksey. Cooksey began yelling: "I'm the strongest man alive and I'll cut your throat."
Once Cooksey was detained, officers discovered a gruesome scene. The bodies of Rene Cooksey, 56, and Edward Nunn, 54 were dead on the living-room floor. The two were later determined to be Cooksey's mother and stepfather. A handgun was spotted on a nearby couch. Cooksey told officers he didn't know what had occurred. He ultimately requested an attorney.
A month later police said they linked Cooksey to as many as seven other unsolved homicides in metro Phoenix. The homicides include killings in a south Phoenix alley and at Glendale, Arizona apartment complexes as well as in grassy fields. Police said investigators were unaware the murders could be connected until Cooksey was in custody. Police said ballistics testing on Cooksey's gun and other evidence led them to one body after another. Detectives haven't ruled out the possibility of more victims.
These are the people whose lives were cut short between November 27, 2017 and December 17, 2017, allegedly at the hands of one man.
Cooksey is the second serial-killing suspect to be arrested in Phoenix in the last year. In May, Phoenix police named Aaron Saucedo, 23, as the alleged "Serial Street Shooter." Police say Saucedo is responsible for 12 shootings and nine deaths. Saucedo is currently awaiting trial while being held in jail.
PUBLISHED: January 16, 2018 09:00 AM EST | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 12:14 PM PST
York, SC · Authorities to provide update on four law enforcement officers who are in the hospital after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call in York County.
PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 09:00 AM EST | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 12:14 PM PST
Harrisburg, PA -- A U.S. marshal was shot and killed and two other police officers were wounded Thursday morning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One police officer was from York and the other from Harrisburg. The U.S. marshal and two police officers were shot while serving the warrant at the Harrisburg house around 6:10 a.m. The marshal died at the hospital. The mayor said the Harrisburg officer "... returned fire and critically injured the gunman." Neighbors also told media sources they heard dozens of shots fired. A York City police officer assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The shooting occurred at a home less than two miles from the State Capitol. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said in an earlier news conference that there was no danger to the public. Shrtly before Christmas, a gunman identified as Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, was shot and killed by police after firing at them near the location of Monday's encounter. Mofty wounded a state trooper and shot another officer near the Capitol.
PUBLISHED: January 17, 2018 09:00 AM EST | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 10:25 AM PST
Columbus, Ohio -- A deputy fatally shot Joseph Haynes, 16 (pictured below, center) in an Ohio courtroom. The shooting occurred after a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday. Haynes was shot in the abdomen during the fight. The altercation began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus. As a hearing was ending involving a weapons charge against the boy, an altercation began. The deputy was knocked to the ground and fired a shot. The boy died about 30 minutes later at a hospital. The deputy was not identified.
PUBLISHED: 11:58 PM EST January 13, 2018 | UPDATED: January 19, 2018 at 10:49 AM PST
Waldorf, MD -- Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Marchell Dunn, 32 (pictured above, center) in connection with the murder of his mother. Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, while they were driving home. Police said that Dunn murdered his mother in the vehicle. Dunn then removed his mother from the vehicle and left her in the roadway. Her body was found on January 11th on Old Washington Road, near Smallwood Drive.
Deputies found the victim with no ID. The sheriff's department posted pictures of Swanda Dunn's tattoos on Facebook to ask for help identifying her body. Family members identified Swanda Dunn. She was a long time employee with the D.C. Department of Corrections. They described her as kind, loving, and someone who enjoyed life.
Police served a search warrant at Dunn's mother's house. He lived there with his mother. Dunn was arrested when police recovered evidence linking him to the crime. Police said Dunn was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault and other related charges. Police said they have no clear motive as to why Dunn killed his mother. A family friend told media sources that Mario Dunn suffers from mental disabilities. However, police have not confirmed that information.
Mario Dunn has a violent criminal history. Court records revealed he was arrested nearly a half dozen times on assault charges in the last 12 years. Dunn also had peace order was filed against him in 2006. On the same day Swanda Dunn's body was found, a woman filed a second peace order against Mario Dunn. He was allegedly harassing the woman. However, police said it had nothing to do with his mother
PUBLISHED: January 12, 2018 07:30 AM EST | UPDATED: January 12, 2018 at 02:08 PM PST
Jackson, Mississippi -- Edgar Ray Killen was a 1960's Ku Klux Klan leader. Killen was 80 when a Neshoba County jury of nine white people and three black people convicted him of three counts of manslaughter on June 21, 2005. Prosecutors said Killen masterminded the slayings. He then went elsewhere so he would have an alibi. His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were ambushed and killed by Klansmen. Killen was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday. He died inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. He was 92 years old.
Killen was long a suspect in the 1964 slayings. Killen and Nineteen other men were indicted on federal charges in 1967. Seven were convicted of violating the victims' civil rights. None served more than six years. FBI files and court transcripts from the 1967 federal conspiracy trial say Killen did most of the planning in the ambush killings of the civil rights workers. Killen's federal case ended with a hung jury after one juror said she couldn't convict a preacher.
Killen was the only person ever to face state murder charges. Witnesses testified in the 2005 state trial that on June 21, 1964, Killen went to Meridian to round up carloads of Klansmen to ambush Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. He told some of the Klan members to bring plastic or rubber gloves. Witnesses said Killen then went to a Philadelphia funeral home as an alibi while the fatal attack occurred. However, it was the lesser charge of manslaughter that put him in state prison. Killen wouldn't say much about the killings during a 2014 interview with media sources inside the penitentiary. He said he remained a segregationist who did not believe in racial equality. However, he contended he harbored no ill will toward black people.
Killen's life spanned a period in this country where members of the Ku Klux Klan were able to take other people's lives with impunity. They took many black lives with impunity. Investigators searching for the three bodies found bodies of other black men who had been killed in Mississippi. The bodies included two black men who were brutalized before being dumped in the Mississippi River. The slayings were part of a larger problem of violence in Mississippi against black people and others who challenged the segregationist status quo. The members of the Klan were members of the police department; the sheriff's department; and the highway patrol.
PUBLISHED: January 1, 2018 07:30 AM EST | UPDATED: February 5, 2018 at 01:08 PM PST
Long Branch, New Jersey (WCJB) -- A New Year's Eve celebration turned into tragedy when an autistic 16-year-old fatally shot his father, mother, sister and his grandfather's partner at their Jersey Shore home. Police say Scott Kologi, 16, killed his parents, Steven, 44 and Linda Kologi, 42, his sister, Brittany Kologi, 18 and family friend Mary Schultz, age 70. The killing happened in Long Branch, New Jersey on New Year's Eve. Kologi used a semiautomatic rifle to kill the victims
Kologi opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle less than 20 minutes before the family would have rung in the new year. The firearm was legally owned and reportedly registered to a family member. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said he intends to try the boy as an adult. Expert say autism not a defense in the Long Branch family murder case.
PUBLISHED: January 1, 2018 05:30 AM EST | UPDATED: January 12, 2018 at 01:08 PM PST
New York -- NFL heiress Jacqueline Kent Cooke charged with a New Year’s Eve assault on a man who was left bloodied in front of his family. The incident occurred outside a restaurant in New York City.
PUBLISHED: January 8, 2018 08:30 AM PST | UPDATED: January 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM
Frederickson, WA -- Pierce County sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, was fatally shot Sunday. He was shot while responding to a 911 call near Frederickson. Sheriff Paul Pastor said McCartney “ran toward trouble; he ran to protect somebody.” McCartney was shot after deputies were called about 11:25 p.m. to a home in the 5100 block of 200th Street East for a home invasion. 911 dispatchers said they could hear screaming and the sounds of a scuffle during the call. Troyer said McCartney arrived six minutes later and gave chase as the burglars ran. Three minutes later, shots rang out. Investigators said they believe McCartney was able to fire at the burglars.
One suspect, Henry Michael Carden, 35 (pictured below, center) was found dead at the shooting scene. The Medical Examiner confirmed his identity Monday night. Carden was found dead near the home next to a handgun. Carden’s prior record was not that extensive. He was convicted in 2006 for burglary and second-degree assault. Court records of the incident state that Carden nearly severed a man’s arm with a sword. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison.
A second suspect is in custody. It turns out that the suspect was in jail much of the day yesterday as a massive manhunt was underway for the deputy’s killer. Frank William Pawul, 32 (pictured below, center) was arrested on unrelated warrants Monday morning and booked into the Pierce County Jail while the manhunt continued. Pawul’s connection to the shooting was not initially recognized. A Washington State Patrol trooper spotted Pawul at 8:10 a.m., on Monday morning. This was about 10 blocks from the crime scene of the Sunday night shooting that killed McCartney. Pawul gave a false name at first. He was not immediately recognized as a suspect in the shooting. He had three active warrants for his arrest. One warrant was from Mason County.
Pawul has a prior record of felony convictions in Pierce County. The offenses range from identity theft to residential burglary and drug possession. He has a felony conviction for second-degree theft in 2007. Court records indicate Pawul was charged in March (2017) in Mason County with drug possession and third-degree theft. Pawul failed to appear for a scheduled hearing. The case generated a bench warrant in June. He had lower-level encounters with law enforcement, including various traffic violations.
Pawul pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree identity theft In 2014. He received a 14-month prison sentence. He completed his prison stint and was released from state community supervision in June 2016. Pawul will be arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder.
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2017 PST | UPDATED: January 8, 2018 at 2:58 PM
OAKLAND, CA — BART officer Joseph Mateu fatally shot Shaleem Tindle, 28, near the West Oakland BART station on Jan. 3, 2018. Oakland police are lead investigators on the case. Mateu is on paid leave during the investigation. He was initially hired as a community service assistant in May 2003. He was sworn in as a police officer in November 2005. He was promoted to senior police officer in January 2010.
Police said Tindle was shot after refusing to drop a gun he was holding. A man only identified only as an Oakland resident, had been in a struggle with Tindle. He was also wounded. Oakland police said they are still trying to determine who shot the man. The shooting happened about 4:41 p.m. in the 1400 block of Seventh Street. This is across the street from the BART station.
Police said the BART officer was at the station in full uniform when he heard gunshots. He saw the two men struggling with each other across the street. One of the men held a gun. The officer went across the street and tried to get the man with the gun to drop the weapon before the shooting. The BART officer was not hurt. Both wounded men were taken to a hospital where Tindle later died. The other man was treated and released.
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 29, 2017 05:30 PM PST | UPDATED: January 26, 2018 at 03:08 PM
Canton, Ohio -- Ming Ming Chen is the mother who killed her 5-year-old daughter. She hid the child's body in the family’s restaurant. She then reported her as missing to police. Ming Ming will spend 22 years in prison. There are more disturbing details about the death of the 5-year-old girl.
In the recently-released video of the interrogation interview, Ashley Zhao’s father Liang reveals that his wife Ming Ming Chen killed the child at their North Canton home. Zhao says his wife beat the child. The beating caused the child's “hitting her head on the carpet. They then placed her body in the car seat of their vehicle. They then went to the family’s Jackson Township restaurant.
Once at the restaurant they put the body in a plastic container and into the freezer. When asked Why the child was placed in a plastic container, Zhao says: “In a plastic container, so she wouldn’t stink.” When asked what the options were for the body from there, Zhao says: “burn it, bury it, or throw it in the ocean”.
Zhao is doing 12 years time on an abuse of a corpse conviction. Chen is serving 22 years for voluntary manslaughter. She will then be deported to China.
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 10, 2017 08:30 PM PST | UPDATED: Janaury 8, 2018 at 2:58 PM
Beatings & Bullets!
Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Jean Pedro Pierre, 42, was fatally shot after attacking a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex. Cellphone video footage was taken from an apartment complex balcony Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The video shows Pierre dragging Deputy Sean Youngward by his left leg. Youngward was responding to a report of a disturbance at Sunset Hills Condominium, 3610 NW 21st St. Neighbors are heard urging Pierre to let the deputy go. Youngward calls for back-up after his baton and Taser failed to subdue Pierre.
Pierre continues to drag the deputy and kick him. One man yells: “Let it go, bro. They’re gonna shoot you, man.” Soon after, someone else is heard saying: “Think smart, bro.” Deputy Steven Briggs arrives on the scene. Briggs is standing a few feet away.
Pierre lets go of Youngward. He charges at Briggs. Someone in the video screams: “Tase him, tase him; don’t shoot him.” Briggs then fires his gun three times. Pierre then is seen falling flat on the ground.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that “Youngward tried to stop the violent attack by deploying his Taser and using his ASP (extending baton). Neither form of less-lethal force stopped Pierre from assaulting him.” BSO added: “[Deputy] Briggs ordered Pierre to stop. Instead, Pierre charged at [Deputy] Briggs and several shots were fired. Pierre was not armed.” Pierre was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. He later died. Both deputies were placed on administrative leave.
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 16, 2017 08:30 PM PST | UPDATED: January 8, 2018 at 2:58 PM
A Shaved Life!
Mesa, Arizona · (@Wilabee) ~ United States (WCJB) (Originally Published: December 8, 2017 [GRAPHIC FOOTAGE]) -- Daniel Shaver was fatally shot by Mesa, Arizona police officer Philip Brailsford on Jan. 18, 2016. The shooting occurred in the hallway of the hotel where Shaver's was staying. Philip Mitchell Brailsford, the officer who killed Shaver, was acquitted of murder charges on Dec. 7, 2017. The jury found the ex-police officer not guilty of second-degree murder; and not guilty of reckless manslaughter for the killing of an unarmed person. The verdict caused the harrowing video of the encounter to go viral. The incident was captured by Brailsford’s body camera. In the video, Sgt. Charles Langley can be heard barking instructions to Daniel Shaver and a companion. At one point Shaver, sobbing and confused, begs not to be shot.
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 20, 2017 05:30 PM PST | UPDATED: January 10, 2018 at 12:02 PM PST
RICHMOND, CA (WCJB) - Antonio Cacatian was a nine-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department. He shot and killed himself on Monday, December 16, 2017. Cacatian, 49, was pulled over on Monday, December 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The traffic stop was made at the Hilltop Mall by Richmond police. He was stopped because he was under investigation by San Francisco police Internal Affairs for child molestation. The Richmond officer heard a gunshot and went back to patrol vehicle to ask for help.
Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tan said officers weren't sure what happened because the windows of the suspect's vehicle were heavily tinted. Officers used beanbag rounds to break the windows of the vehicle. They found Cacatian dead inside. Police say a firearm has been recovered from the suspect officer's car. They said the officer was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office officially released the identity of the officer Tuesday morning, December 17, 2017. Cacatian was a Richmond resident. Tan said police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office each have opened investigations into the death.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said Cacatian was under investigation by LVMPD for inappropriate acts on a girl under the age of 14 in 2014. LVMPD said the victim and the suspect were family known to each other. LVMPD was in the process of submitting the case to the Clark County District Attorney’s office for two counts of attempted inappropriate lewdness with a child However, the D.A. never received the case. Authorities in Vegas said a warrant was never issued by Vegas police. They said there was no active warrant in their jurisdiction. Police in Vegas said their department never made contact with the suspect.
San Francisco Police Department issued a statement late on Monday. They confirmed SFPD were in the city of Richmond on Monday regarding an investigation that involved multiple jurisdictions.
PUBLISHED: DEC 14 2017, 6:54 PM ET | UPDATED: January 11, 2018 at 01:07 PM PST
Not Enough ...!
Minneapolis, MN -- Justine Damond's maiden name was Ruszczyk. However, the native Australian and life coach had already started using her fiance's last name. Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine Damond, 40, on July 15, 2017. Noor shot Justine after she called police to report a possible sexual assault near her house. Noor's partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told investigators he was "startled by a loud sound" just before Damond approached the driver's side window of the police SUV. Harrity said Noor then fired his weapon from the passenger seat, hitting Damond.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told activists County attorneys do not yet have enough evidence to file charges against Noor. "I've got to have the evidence, and I don't have it yet." Freeman said this to activists after they asked why his office had not yet announced charges against Noor. Video of this exchange was uploaded to Facebook. Freeman said in the video: "And let me just say, it's not my fault. If it isn't my fault, who didn't do their jobs? ... Investigators — and they don't work for me. And they haven't done their job." It was not clear if Freeman knew he was being recorded.
Noor has declined to speak with investigators. Minneapolis Police Department spokesman Scott Seroka said he is still on paid administrative leave.
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Description: Oklahoma City, OK -- The above interrogation was conducted by Oklahoma City Police Sex Crimes Detectives Kim Davis and Rocky Gregory. The interrogation took place at the Oklahoma City Police headquarters during the late afternoon hours of June 18, 2014 - approx. 13-hours after accuser Jannie Ligons claims she was pulled over and sexually assaulted. These are the only comments Daniel Holtzclaw has ever made regarding the rape allegations against him.