Last month Mountain City police got a call from the local Dollar General about a squirrel in the store. An employee had tried several times to get the disruptive animal out of the store and was seeking help from animal control. The animal control officer was out, so police dispatched a police officer instead — mistake.
Police said they smelled meth and got a warrant, but there was no meth, just an old man and his wife, and now the man is dead, unjustly, according to his widow.
In response to a growing controversy surrounding the officer-involved shooting of Waycross, Georgia, man Jack Lamar Roberson last Friday, authorities have released the 911 call from his fiancée Alicia Herron. The call transcript indicated that Herron was not only scared for him, but of a police response to her call.
A 911 call and subsequent police shooting is getting national attention and stirring controversy after a man in Waycross, Georgia, was shot down by police following a 911 call from his family. The family claims to have called 911 requesting an ambulance to take her the diabetic man to the hospital, but police tell another story.
A dashcam video and a 911 call will be important in the case of Jonathan Ferrell, the football player who was shot when attempting to get help from police after a serious car accident.
A 68-year-old former Marine is killed by police after triggering his Life Alert button in his sleep.
Seventy five of Cleveland’s finest will be disciplined after investigation into the shooting deaths of two unarmed people showed a massive fail in standard operating police procedure. Nineteen of those face suspension for offenses ranging from engaging in a chase without permission to providing false information on police reports.
The officer shown in this recently released police dash cam video survived the shooting. Colorado spree shooter Evan Ebel was shot down during a high-speed chase by Texas police after he shot a deputy at point-blank range. The deputy survived his encounter with Ebel, but Ebel did not survive his encounter with Texas justice.
Police in Solon, Ohio, announced that the investigation into the March 2013 fatal shooting of Kevin Bailey, 22, by Officers Steven Davis and Nicholas Kline is complete, and the officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The police dashcam of Bailley’s dramatic last stand was released today.
In suburban Milwaukee, the warmth of Christmas Eve was suddenly pierced by news that a member of the police force had been killed on duty. Jennifer Sebena, 30, of the Wauwatosa Police Department, was shot several times early on the morning of the 24th.