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Slain police officer was the son of a University of Alabama football player, nephew of first black head coach in the SEC

Slain police officer was the son of a University of Alabama football player, nephew of first black head coach in the SEC

Creg Stephenson, Carol Robinson al.com A police officer killed Thursday evening in Mississippi was a member of one of Tuscaloosa’s most prominent and admired families. Meridian Officer Kennis Croom was shot to death Thursday evening. A woman whose name has not been released was also found dead at the scene. Dante Marquez Bender was taken into custody Friday morning. Kennis Croom was...

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“Better to be judged by 12 than carried by eight:” Judge orders release of photos of tattoos on officer charged with murder

“Better to be judged by 12 than carried by eight:” Judge orders release of photos of tattoos on officer charged with murder

Mike Carter The Seattle Times Jun. 9—A judge ordered the release of 78 photographs of tattoos that cover the body of an Auburn police officer charged with murder, but said prosecutors must redact roughly half of the photos after finding them “inflammatory” and stating that their release could jeopardize the officer’s right to a fair trial. King...

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Footage released of officer-involved shooting at pharmacy is released

Footage released of officer-involved shooting at pharmacy is released

Screenshot from video below Rick Pfeiffer, Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Jun. 8—It happened in a split second. As Falls Police Officer Gregory Paul approaches Reginald D. Barnes standing next to a police cruiser on Friday afternoon in the drive-thru lane behind a Niagara Falls Boulevard pharmacy, he placed his left hand on Barnes’ left arm in an attempt to take him into...

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Missouri inmates on the run after escaping jail through the ceiling, considered ‘armed and dangerous’

Missouri inmates on the run after escaping jail through the ceiling, considered ‘armed and dangerous’

Kaitlyn Alanis The Charlotte Observer Three inmates who “should be considered armed and dangerous” are on the run after escaping from a county jail in Missouri, authorities said. The men escaped by cutting through the Barry County Jail ceiling and then leaving through a maintenance door early Friday, June 3, a spokesperson with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office told McClatchy News. Inmates Lance...

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Officer Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter charge for role in George Floyd’s death

Officer Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter charge for role in George Floyd’s death

From left, former Minneapolis police Officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office/TNS) Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — Ex-Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pled guilty Wednesday to aiding and abetting manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd two years ago on a south Minneapolis street, avoiding another trial next...

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Mother of NYPD officer who was murdered when she asnswered her front door was a tarot card reader, police investigating if any links

Mother of NYPD officer who was murdered when she asnswered her front door was a tarot card reader, police investigating if any links

Rocco Parascandola New York Daily News Investigators are looking into the possibility the shocking shooting death of a 51-year-old Queens mother is linked to her works as a tarot card reader, police sources said Thursday, Anna Torres, the mother of an NYPD officer, was shot twice — including a bullet to the head ― in the doorway of her home on 109th...

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Former police chief arrested for impersonating an officer, flashing badge during a traffic stop

Former police chief arrested for impersonating an officer, flashing badge during a traffic stop

John Archibald al.com Mike Jones, former police chief in the troubled Alabama town of Brookside, was arrested today on felony charges of impersonating a peace officer during a traffic stop in south Alabama. Jones, accompanied by his lawyer, Corey Bryan of Andalusia, turned himself in at the Covington County Jail on Monday, Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said. Jones was stopped on April 12 by a Covington County deputy after being clocked...

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Fake cop going to prison after accidentally pulling over real cop

Fake cop going to prison after accidentally pulling over real cop

Maddie Capron The Charlotte Observer A man impersonating a police officer flipped on red and blue flashing lights on the grill of his car, officials said. He accidentally pulled over a real cop. The 27-year-old man from Greenfield, California, pleaded no contest Tuesday, April 26, to impersonating a police officer and driving under the influence. He will spend two...

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Man sentenced for shooting police sergeant in head, killing him in 2015

Man sentenced for shooting police sergeant in head, killing him in 2015

Sgt. Scott Lunger Nate Gartrell, Bay Area News Group OAKLAND — In a Thursday court hearing packed with friends and family of both men, Oakland resident Mark Estrada was formally sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison for murdering Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger in 2015. Estrada, 27, pleaded no contest to first degree murder with the use of a...