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'Oh, Are You the Stripogram?' Women Ask Cop

He was not

(Newser) - Police community officer Mike Ober was on foot patrol in Wiltshire, England, on Saturday when he admits having to "beat a hasty retreat." But he didn't skedaddle because he was outnumbered by a gang of criminals. Ober was instead outnumbered by a group of women gathered at... More »

Suspect in Cop's Murder Was 'Looking to Kill an Officer'

Ohio dispatchers got frantic call from woman who said ex was on hunt, cop later killed

(Newser) - An Ohio man with a long rap sheet was taken into custody early Monday after a Danville cop was found shot dead and his police cruiser and gun missing, NBC News reports. Officer Thomas Cottrell was on duty late Sunday when a disturbing call came into the Knox County dispatch... More »

Cops: Gunman Who Shot Philly Officer Praised ISIS

Officer survived and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Philadelphia police say the man accused of ambushing a city cop and shooting him at point-blank range has confessed to doing so "in the name of Islam" and to support ISIS, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was in his patrol car Thursday night when a gunman... More »

Victim of Rapist Cop: 'Please Sir, Don't Make Me Do This'

Jannie Ligons says cop remained on duty during investigation

(Newser) - "He just picked the wrong lady to stop that night." That's what 59-year-old grandmother Jannie Ligons says of the June 18, 2014, traffic stop in which Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw forced her to perform oral sex, reports NBC News . "I was afraid for my... More »

'I'll Take a Bullet Before You Do': San Bernardino Cop to Workers

Video shows tense moments as group is led out of massacre site to safety

(Newser) - San Bernardino office workers trapped in the Inland Regional Center after Wednesday's shootings got some reassurance in the form of a police officer who led them to safety. In a video taken by employee Gabi Flores and provided to KPCC , the cop instructs frightened people to "keep your... More »

Police Officer Killed While Sitting in Car After Work

Botched robbery attempt turns fatal

(Newser) - Three young men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing a California police officer and former Marine in what investigators described as a botched robbery as the lawman sat in his own car after work. Downey police Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez, 29, was in plainclothes in the driver's... More »

Here's How Officers Found Gliniewicz

They weren't far away when they heard 'muffled' gunshot

(Newser) - The three Fox Lake officers who found Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz on Sept. 1 were closing in on the cop when he took his own life , according to a police report. While walking on a gravel road heading to assist Gliniewicz—who had said he was checking out three suspicious... More »

Sources: Crooked Cop Had Son Marry His Mistress

Scheme earned woman $500 a month, says source

(Newser) - Officials are reportedly looking into another alleged bizarre scheme tied to disgraced Illinois cop Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. A day after revealing that the officer discussed putting a hit on an administrator, a source tells the Chicago Sun-Times that Gliniewicz arranged for his son, DJ, to enter a sham marriage with... More »

Crooked Cop Sought Hitman Before Staging Suicide

Detective says Lt. Gliniewicz was looking to put a hit on village manager

(Newser) - Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, subjecting his community to an expensive and fruitless manhunt, he apparently sought a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, a... More »

Texts Show How Desperate Crooked Cop Had Become

Source: Gliniewicz's wife, son are now under investigation

(Newser) - Illinois police on Wednesday confirmed police officer Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz orchestrated a " carefully staged suicide " after stealing money from the Fox Lake Police Department's Explorer program over seven years. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force commander George Filenko says the probe points to "criminal activity... More »

Ill. Cop's Death 'Carefully Staged Suicide': Cops

Joe Gliniewicz stole, laundered money from youth training program: county police

(Newser) - The Illinois cop found shot to death in September, setting off a statewide manhunt for three suspects he had told dispatchers he was chasing, actually orchestrated a "carefully staged suicide," George Filenko, the commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, said in a press conference Wednesday,... More »

Cop Talks 12-Year-Old Girl Down From Bridge

Chris Perez caught child in bear hug, pulled her to safety

(Newser) - Faced with a 12-year-old girl hanging by an arm from an 80-foot-high bridge, threatening to end her young life, a rookie cop started talking, reports CBS Los Angeles . Asking the girl if he could come closer, Officer Chris Perez says the child "was just crying and holding on;"... More »

Woman at Trooper's Killing May Play Big Role in Case

Suspect's attorney makes dicey allegations

(Newser) - The murder of a state trooper in Texas has just taken an uncomfortable legal turn, as evidenced by this unusual editor's note atop the coverage at KHOU : "We want to let you know this is the first time we've reported these claims about Deputy Darren Goforth and ... More »

Phoenix Cop Shot Multiple Times at Traffic Stop

But he's expected to survive

(Newser) - A police officer in Phoenix is in serious condition after being shot multiple times during a late-night traffic stop, reports ABC 15 . The unidentified officer is expected to survive, says a police sergeant, per CNN . The shooter or shooters remain at large, though police found the vehicle involved in the... More »

Suspect in Kentucky Cop Killing Shot Dead: Police

Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks didn't drop his weapon when asked: cops

(Newser) - The hunt is over for a 25-year-old Missouri man accused of shooting and killing a Kentucky State Police trooper. Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks was captured around 7am, Kentucky State Police Sgt. Michael Webb tells the Washington Post , but he wouldn't obey troopers' instructions to drop his weapon, so authorities "... More »

Slain Cop 'GI Joe' Was Father of Four

Manhunt continues for 3 suspects in Illinois

(Newser) - Police north of Chicago continued to hunt for three men accused of murdering a police officer this morning. The slain officer has been identified as Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz, 52, a 30-year veteran of the Fox Lake police force and a father of four. "He's got four sons... More »

Manhunt Underway After Officer Fatally Shot Near Chicago

Police searching for 3 suspects

(Newser) - A police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the Chicago suburb of Fox Lake this morning, and a manhunt is currently underway for the shooter, CBS Chicago reports. Details of the shooting are scant, but sources say the officer was shot after deploying pepper spray. The... More »

Gunman 'Unloaded Entire Weapon' Into Texas Deputy

Prosecutor says 15 bullets were fired

(Newser) - In the aftermath of a Texas sheriff's deputy's "execution-style" murder on Friday night, police explained that Darren Goforth was killed by a gunman who fired at him multiple times from behind a gas station. Suspected gunman Shannon Miles was today in court for the first time, and... More »

Texas Deputy Killed in Gas Station 'Ambush'

Darren Goforth shot while pumping gas, in uniform

(Newser) - A gunman ambushed a Texas sheriff's deputy at a gas station in what the Harris County Sheriff says "appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing," reports CNN . Deputy Darren Goforth was killed last night, in uniform, as he was pumping gas into his vehicle near Houston. "... More »

Teen Saves Kidnapped Woman, Is Hailed as a Hero

Malyk Bonnet, 17, went out of his way to help a woman who looked scared

(Newser) - Canada is hailing a 17-year-old cook in Montreal a brave, resourceful hero after his quick thinking helped save a kidnapped woman. It all started on Saturday, Aug. 1, when Malyk Bonnet was heading home from work in the north end of Montreal and noticed a couple fighting at the bus... More »

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