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June 15, 2010 |
A wounded 3-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother were found hiding Monday at an Anaheim home where police say a day earlier the father shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself . The youngest of the children, who was wounded during the Sunday night violence, was found hiding near trash cans at the side of the house after his brother, who was not injured, called 911, Anaheim Police Sgt. Tim Schmidt said. Around the time that police believe the shooting happened, a passerby called police to report shots fired, but the bodies were not found until the next morning.
May 6, 2013 |
Three women who vanished separately up to 11 years ago were rescued from a Cleveland home Monday, police said, and three men were arrested. The announcement rocked the city and prompted celebrations in the street. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight seemed to be "in good health" after their surprise discovery in a residential area near downtown, police said. The men under arrest were not identified but were described as being ages 50, 52 and 54 and reportedly were brothers.
January 21, 2013 |
A 15-year-old Albuquerque boy has confessed to killing his mother, father and three small siblings in a rampage at their home early Saturday morning, according to a probable cause statement by authorities. The boy also told police he wanted to "drive to a populated area" to "shoot people at random and eventually be killed while exchanging gunfire with law enforcement," according to the statement, which was posted online by local media....
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June 3, 2010 |
A machete-wielding porn performer went on a rampage at a Van Nuys production facility, killing one of his former co-stars and badly wounding two other men, Los Angeles police investigators said Wednesday. Police said the assailant, porn actor Stephen Clancy Hill, was last seen driving a blue Toyota RAV4. The attack was reported around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at Ultima DVD Inc., a video distribution business where Hill did production work and apparently lived, police said. Police said they are investigating whether Hill was angry with his colleagues after learning that he was being fired and evicted.
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June 26, 2010 |
The case against a woman charged with murdering an aspiring model in Santa Monica took an intriguing turn Friday, when prosecutors alleged that the suspect received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a troubled physician who was in a foundering business deal with the victim's father. Kelly Soo Park, 44, was paid $250,000 three weeks before the grisly 2008 killing of Juliana Redding and Park's family received another payment of $113,400 in the days before her arrest June 18, prosecutors said in a motion filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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December 30, 2009 |
A federal appeals court this week ruled that a California police officer can be held liable for injuries suffered by an unarmed man he Tasered during a traffic stop. The decision, if allowed to stand, would set a rigorous legal precedent for when police are permitted to use the weapons and would force some law enforcement agencies throughout the state -- and presumably the nation -- to tighten their policies governing Taser use, experts said. Michael Gennaco, an expert in police conduct issues who has conducted internal reviews of Taser use for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and other agencies, said the ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals prohibits officers from deploying Tasers in a host of scenarios and largely limits their use to situations in which a person poses an obvious danger.
October 1, 2012 |
Antonio Candelaria had an embarrassing problem: He was lying in the driveway of his Albuquerque home Saturday night, his foot stuck beneath his motorcycle. He couldn't budge. The 50-year-old could have called just about anyone - his best friend, his local priest or, heck, even his mother-in-law. But no, Candelaria whipped out his cellphone and called police, who arrived to promptly arrest the motorcyclist on suspicion of driving under the influence. Albuquerque police said Candelaria's breath test results registered above 0.16, which is twice the legal limit in New Mexico.
October 31, 2012 |
Gene Hackman slapped a homeless man Tuesday afternoon in Santa Fe, N.M., in what police are calling an act of self-defense. Hackman, 82 and a longtime Santa Fe resident, admitted slapping 63-year-old Bruce Becker across the face after the latter called his wife a dirty name and approached the couple in a threatening manner as they left a restaurant, police told E! News . Becker called 911 to report the incident, according to the Albuquerque Journal . He was not injured, police said, and Hackman and his wife remained in the area to make a statement.
July 23, 2009 |
President Obama on Wednesday injected himself into the national debate over how law enforcement treats minorities. Responding to a question during his news conference, Obama said that the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department had acted "stupidly" in arresting his friend, prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Harvard University professor was handcuffed and charged with disorderly conduct last week after police responded to a possible break-in at his home.
February 4, 2013 |
CAIRO -- An Egyptian opposition party alleged Monday that one of its members was tortured to death by police after he disappeared last week from a protest against the Islamist-led government of President Mohamed Morsi. The Popular Current party said Mohamed ElGendy, 28, was beaten while in police custody after he went missing on Jan. 28. He was found three days later and brought to a Cairo hospital, unconscious and suffering from internal bleeding, according to the Health Ministry.