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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 »

Cop Rants About Killing Black Man, Covering It Up

Alabama city pays $35K to avoid suit after recording comes to light

(Newser) - The Guardian has a report out of Alabama about a white police officer caught on tape talking about how a black man he'd arrested should be murdered. "That mother------ right there needs a god---- bullet,” Alexander City cop Troy Middlebrooks says on the recording. At another point,... More »

Convicted Cop: 'Mother to Mother, I Apologize'

LAPD officer gets 3 years after assaulting woman who died

(Newser) - A Los Angeles cop was sentenced to three years in prison today after assaulting a woman during an arrest who later died. Mary O'Callaghan, 50, was seen on video jabbing at the throat of 35-year-old Alesia Thomas and striking her inside a patrol car before Thomas lost consciousness, reports... More »

Cop Does Heartfelt Favor for Shoplifting Mom

Officer Mark Engravalle was touched by her tough situation

(Newser) - A struggling mom in Kansas says her heart dropped when she was caught shoplifting this week—but a police officer may have turned her life around. Sarah Robinson, who cares for six daughters by herself, tried stealing basic necessities for her 2-year-old twin girls at a Walmart in Roeland Park,... More »

Guy Calls 911, Kills Responding Officer

Trepierre Hummons, 21, posted suicide-by-cop plan on Facebook

(Newser) - A Cincinnati man killed a police officer yesterday while friends were reading about his suicide-by-cop plan in texts and commenting about it on his Facebook page, CNN reports. Trepierre Hummons, 21, called 911 twice about an armed man in the area, and when police responded, he opened fire. He shot... More »

More Taxi Drivers Die on the Job Than Cops

Loggers, garbage collectors, and farmers are all deadlier

(Newser) - Police officers on patrol face a mortality risk that's three times higher than the average full-time worker's risk, but more than a dozen occupations turn out to be significantly riskier, according to data from 2013 compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics . The deadliest job in America turns... More »

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