February 28, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police face possible murder charges in South Africa for allegedly handcuffing a man to a van and dragging him along a road, after the popular tabloid the Daily Sun posted a video of the incident online. Commuter mini-bus driver Mido Macia allegedly was accosted by several officers Tuesday evening after blocking traffic with his white Toyota Avanza minivan. The video footage showed the 27-year-old Mozambican resisting the police as they muscled him toward the police van, while a crowd of people watched and shouted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2012 |
Former Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Patrick Gannon has been named chief of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, officials said. The 34-year LAPD veteran, whose assignments included running South Bureau Operations and Detective Bureau, will now oversee the fourth-largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County, with more than 1,100 law enforcement, security and staff members. The agency is responsible for policing the Los Angeles International, L.A./Ontario International and Van Nuys airports, as well as the city of Los Angeles' Palmdale aviation property.
May 20, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. It's been a busy 24 hours in Chicago as protests against the NATO summit continued for a second day. Two more activists faced terror-related charges on Sunday, a police van apparently struck a protester Saturday night, and activists said police drew guns on a group of citizen journalists. Activists charged Police said Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, of Chicago, "had been planning/conspiring with more than two other individuals in the building of explosives, including molotov cocktails which were to be used/detonated during the NATO summit," according to the Chicago Tribune . Mark Neiweem, 28 - whom authorities also believe to be from Chicago - "engaged in dialogue with a subject, during which time he provided same subject with a list of ingredients that are used in the construction of an explosive device," according to a police report cited by the Tribune.
August 28, 2008 |
A police van carrying prisoners in northwest Pakistan was bombed today, killing at least nine people. No one immediately claimed responsibility, though police said militants were the likely culprit. The attack took place as the van crossed a bridge in Bannu, said Waqas Ahmad, a police chief. The dead included police officers and prisoners, said Jalil Khan, a police official. Hours earlier, security forces drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2002 |
Six Esperanza High students were injured Tuesday in front of the campus when their sport utility vehicle collided with a van driven by a police officer assigned to patrol the Anaheim school. According to police, the six students were in a Ford Explorer heading west as they left a parking lot at the high school about 2:55 p.m., the end of the school day for many of the 2,800 students enrolled there.
October 24, 2002
Last Wednesday my wife and I, along with a friend, drove 60 miles to see Bob Dylan in concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. My friend's wife is undergoing chemotherapy treatments and her health didn't allow her to use the fourth ticket. "No problem," I thought. At the venue I quickly walked about trying to sell her ticket for less than face value. Upon showing one person the ticket and the lesser price I was selling it for, she showed me her badge. I was handcuffed, escorted by two officers to a police van, searched and loaded into the van with three others.