Posts Tagged Police News


Maryland Officer Injured During Rescue Attempt

LANDOVER, Md. (WJLA) – A 70-year-old man was killed Monday in a single-vehicle crash in Prince George’s County, and a 21-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department was hurt trying to save him. The crash occurred at Martin Luther King Highway and Whitfield Chapel Road a little after 1 p.m. The vehicle involved in the crash caught fire, and its occupant, 70-year-old Rodwell McNeill Jr. of Glenarden, was trapped inside. Prince George’s Police Corporal Ron Owens saw the smoke and responded. Running to help, he was the third officer to arrive on scene. “I saw three people. It was two officers, one was a …Read more […..]

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Questions raised about DuPage sheriff’s Promotions, Demotions

This does not surprise me in the least. I observed this firsthand and it is pathetic. Disciplinary actions appear lighter for deputies who contributed or helped Zaruba’s campaigns In 2006, Deputy Tim Connell did something unthinkable to many of his peers: He ran against his boss. The veteran detective was demoted to road deputy — he claimed it was retaliation — but he stayed in the race and took a required unpaid leave of absence. He lost and returned for his old patrol job only to discover DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba had other plans. A detective who had solved cases ranging from rape to murder, he was ordered …Read more […..]

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Court Sides With Cops in Warrantless Search

Case concerned exceptions to 4th Amendment requirement that police need a warrant to enter a home By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police burst into his apartment without a search warrant because they smelled marijuana and feared he was trying to get rid of incriminating evidence. Voting 8-1, the justices reversed a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that threw out the evidence gathered when officers entered Hollis King’s apartment. The court said there was no violation of King’s constitutional rights because the police acted …Read more […..]

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Dog attacks Police Officer Taser Full News Report

Officer is forced to tase a dog after it attacks his partner.

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10-1 SUPPORT FOR LT JASON LEAVITT OF THE PARK RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

This is reprinted from an email I received. This situation is ridiculous to say the least!!! We have it hard enough out there doing our jobs, protecting communities, taking scum off the streets, so that others could live without fear.   This Officer was doing his job. In Oct 2006, the offender and another teenager were shooting out car windows when they shot out the car window of an off duty Park Ridge Police Officer’s vehicle with a projectile. The off duty Police Officer and responding units chased the two offenders, when one of the offender’s decided to run and resist arrest. The offender was charged …Read more […..]

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Bystanders rescue man from fiery wreck on South Side

A city water management worker on his way to an overnight shift late Sunday rescued a man whose pickup truck slammed into a metal bridge support beam and burst into flames in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. Just before 11 p.m., Daniel Green, 36, an emergency crew dispatcher for the Department of Water Management, was stopped at the eastbound traffic light on Pershing Road at Western Avenue when a northbound Ford F150 crashed into a support beam. Within a minute, the truck was engulfed in flames, said Green. “I didn’t really pay attention until he hit the pole,” said Green in the parking …Read more […..]

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Police catch carjacker after wild ride down Kennedy

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A man has been charged with allegedly carjacking a BMW on the Far Northwest Side on Wednesday morning, driving erratically at high speeds down the Kennedy Expressway, then crashing into a parked car just west of the River North area. The entire episode, from carjacking to capture, took less than 20 minutes. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated fleeing of police. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, of 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with …Read more […..]

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