Bill Cosby to be released after Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacates conviction and judgment. This comes a shock as most people were assuming that the once popular tv star would spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.
The majority opinion stated, "Cosby's convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated and he is discharged," Witalec told CNN Wednesday, reading from the opinion.
Cosby was sentenced in 2018 to 10 years in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
Since the age of (defunding our law enforcement) has come to stay, we have been struck with a slew of after effects that has wrecked havoc on our police force.
From early retirement, resigning and worst case scenario, suicide, the after effects of this anti-police movement has left a hole in the hearts of law enforcement and their supporters. Some agencies report as many as 200 officers have left the force between the year of 2020 to the current 2021. A staggering number of police and almost historic number of resignations throughout the police force.
Dr Sarah Charman, from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, led the study. She says: "By any measure this rise is steep and troubling, especially when coupled with a more complex policing landscape requiring knowledge and experience. It seems more important than ever therefore to provide an insight into a relatively under-researched aspect of policing - why police officers resign prematurely from the police service through what could be argued to be avoidable turnover."
The researchers then carried out a small-scale study of officers who had resigned voluntarily from one medium-sized police force in England between November 2014 and June 2019. The study was published today in the journal Policing and Society. The data from this survey of 46 police leavers plus 27 interviews suggests a number of contributory factors, the majority relating to three areas:
1. Poor leadership and management was cited as the most regular theme in answers as to why officers left the police service voluntarily. Perceptions of poor management were often enhanced by concerns about powerful policing occupational cultures. Comments referred to management at all levels, whether immediate line management, middle management or senior management within the organisation. This related to both levels of supervision and levels of support. For example:
'The force regularly forcibly moved you between teams and roles. This was through no fault of your own, but through poor demand planning'
'Lack of robust supervisory support'
2. The research showed that police officers who had left the organisation felt an overriding sense of organisational 'injustice', to such an extent that that the delicate balance between employer and employee had been breached. Participants felt that they had little or no control or autonomy over their job, their role or their future - they felt that they lacked a 'voice' within the organisation. A lack of access to promotions and unsustainable workloads, with an inability to maintain a work/life balance had a negative impact. The comments related to these factors, the most frequently mentioned of these were related to a perceived lack of promotion and progression opportunities.
'Absolutely no prospect of lateral career progression or promotion'
'The talent management and progression in policing is very poorly developed'
3. Personal factors were cited by 25 per cent of participants as being in their top three reasons for leaving. Almost half of these former officers referred to difficulties in managing caring responsibilities while doing the job. After poor leadership and management, this was the second most cited reason for leaving the police service.
'Relentless working hours - expectation as a single parent to leave my children at home alone all weekend to fit in with the working pattern'
'Having my first baby...made to feel like it would be too tough to come back into a Detective role'
Dr Charman says, "With policing in England and Wales undergoing one of the biggest recruitment drives in modern history and the focus for the Home Office firmly back in favour of retention, an understanding of what contributes to a decline in organisational commitment and ultimately to avoidable turnover within policing is crucial. This research has endeavoured to understand this relationship and its findings have important implications for the police service in England and Wales."
Washington, DC -U,S. Capitol police officer has succumbed to his injuries after being struck by a vehicle that breached the checkpoint.
As the nation sees a sweeping rise in crime across the states, many police officers have also become the target of violence. Just this past Friday U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans was murdered in the line of duty on Friday when a vehicle drove through the checkpoint and struck the officer. The police chief said that the driver struck two officers with his vehicle – one of whom was Officer Evans – and rammed the barricade.
The suspect and jumped out of his vehicle and brandished a knife at the officers.
Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were transported to two different hospitals, and it is with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries
Chief Pittman announced with tears in her eyes.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Officer Billy Evans, your life mattered.
A new standard is being set in Washington, DC. The 13 year and 15 Year old girls charged in the armed fatal carjacking of a Virginia husband and father last week in D.C. are reportedly getting a plea deal.
The Washington Post, which sat-in on the virtual hearing for the two juveniles held on Wednesday, reports that the prosecutor had told the judge they were expecting to give attorneys plea bargain offers in the "next day or two."
Many scrutinizing this case continue to call for the teens to be charged as adults.
D.C operates on different laws or assumptions rather.
"In all kinds of way in D.C at least, juveniles are treated differently," said Lotze, explaining that District laws around juveniles are very different and operate under the presumption that a juvenile can be rehabilitated in ways the adult system may not be set-up to support.
D.C. Police Commander Ramey Kyle told FOX 5 they were investigating one of the suspect’s involvements in another carjacking in January. The Commander said in a Zoom interview, an arrest has been made.
The family of the deceased Virgina father mourns the loss of their beloved.
US capital is on lockdown after police responded to reports of a shooting and that a person had ram their vehicle into two law enforcement officers that had been standing near the barricades.
"(US Capitol Police) is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along (Constitution) Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital," USCP said in a tweet Friday.
An initial alert from USCP warned of an "external security threat" at the Capitol and an announcement made over the PA system at the complex told everyone to stay indoors and away from windows.
It is currently being reported that one officer has succumbed to his injuries after a suspect drove past a barricade. It is unknown at this time if the officer was hit by the car or shot.
Stay with us as we monitor the story and update accordingly.
Brandon Elliot faces hate crime charges in the latest attack, He was already on lifetime parole for fatally stabbing his mother, according to police said.
Brandon Elliot, who has been charged with a hate crime was also out on probation for killing his mom. He was freed from prison in November 2019, according to police. No other details about the murder were released.
Video appeared to show that as the assault continued, at least three people in the lobby of a luxury apartment stood by and watched. One of them closed the door as the assailant walked away and left the woman on the ground, the video showed.
"The victim sustained a serious physical injury and was removed by EMS to NYU Langone Hospital," police said in a statement. She was discharged Tuesday.
Early Tuesday, the Brodsky Organization, which manages the luxury apartments, said the company suspended the apartment building staff members who witnessed the attack and appeared not to come to the woman's aid.
The company said that "the staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union." It was working to identify a "third-party vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken," according to the statement.
Officials decried the attack and had strong words for the witnesses who appeared to watch the attack without trying to stop it.
slap in the face? op killer, 56, who shot dead a father-of-four NYPD officer during a 1981 robbery in Queens now sits on advisory panel helping to reform the police in New York state
In the world of things that are odd in 2021, this one absolutely has taken the Nobel prize for one of the most ridiculous things to happen to date. Richard Rivera murdered off-duty officer and dad-of-four Robert Walsh in 1981 — sits on a panel for Ithaca and Tompkins County as part of its “Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative.’’
One of the murdered officers sons spoke out and stated he was disgusted that such a person was sitting on the advisory board.
At the time of the murder Riviera was 16 years old. He and four other teens carrying guns and mask went into a grill bar just after midnight January 12, 1981 looking to rob the place. Officer Walsh, a 36-year-old highly decorated cop with 12 years on the force, was inside wearing a cowboy hat hanging out after his shift.
Moments later a gruesome event unfolded. The officer identified himself as a cop and reached for his gun to halt the robbery. Rivera shot him in the shoulder and then walked over to him as he laid on the ground wounded. Revere than pressed his gun to the cops head and shot him.
Is this change? Or is this the highest form I've disrespect to our Law Enforcement officers?
28-year-old Anne Catherine Akers is charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse. On March 27, 2021, Akers and her 3-year-old daughter were both found with lacerations to their necks at their Maryland home. (Image: Montgomery County Police Department
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. Montgomery county police officers have saved the life of a three year old girl after her mother allegedly attempted to kill her. A relative of the child dialed 911 after seeing blood on the floor upon arriving at the child's place of residence. When the police responded to the scene they found the 28-year-old mother, Anne Catherine Akers and the three year old daughter with lacerations to their necks. Officers were able to locate a pair of scissors on the floor along with blood at the location.
Akers was on a bedroom floor suffering from a laceration to her neck. When they removed the blanket she was holding, they discovered her 3-year-old daughter, who had a life-threatening laceration to her neck.
Officers immediately began life-saving measures. The child was then flown to a hospital via a helicopter.
Akers is charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse. She is being held without bond at the Central Processing Unit. Her bond review is on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockville District Court.
Oklahoma City, OK – An Oklahoma County Detention Center inmate attacked a correctional officer and took him hostage on Saturday. It lead to a deadly standoff with police inside the facility while Other inmates used a cell phone to livestream the mayhem to Facebook, according to KWTV.
The Attack occurred while the officer was giving out medication on the 10th floor right before 4:30 PM. The 10th floor is where most of the difficult to manage inmates are held. One of the inmates stole the officers keys and radio and tied him up during the attack. The inmate who stole the keys then began releasing other inmates who were locked up. The video showed a prisoner in a striped jail jumpsuit as he stood next to the injured correctional officer, who was on his knees.
The attacker and other inmates appeared to be yelling back and forth over the edge of the balcony with detention center employees below. The area was littered with debris.
“Oklahoma Count jail, y’all,” the prisoner behind the camera proclaimed. “This s—t real. It ain’t nothing against the CO, man…It ain’t got nothin’ to do with this CO, he just so happened to be a part of the situation, man.”
He went on to complain about the lack of mirrors in the jail before aiming the camera at a toilet filled with toilet paper.
Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson said the deputies and officers tried to deescalate the situation, but that the inmate had the correctional officer in a “hostage position” and was holding an object against his neck, The Oklahoman reported.
Investigators said the prisoner was armed with a “shank,” according to KWTV.
They ultimately shot the inmate, killing him, Sheriff Johnson told The Oklahoman.
The extent of the correctional officer’s injuries was not released on Saturday night, but he was able to walk out of the facility on his own before being transported to a local hospital, Williams told The Oklahoman.
It is unclear how many other inmates were involved in the hostage situation, KWTV reported.
The OCPD is leading the ongoing investigation into the incident, according to Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley.
A BPD officer seen in a viral video playing basketball with kids using a trashcan has partnered with "the basketball cop foundation" to bring them a full size HOOP.
It is no easy task being a law enforcement officer today. Over the course of a few years there have been several enormous roadblocks in the profession that have altered the publics view of law-enforcement, but it is always good to see our police making an impactful change within their communities.
Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Police Officer Parker recently uploaded a video to his social media account showing him playing basketball with kids in the neighborhood. Now that is something that is normally done in our law-enforcement profession, but it just fails to get the attention of the media. The interesting thing about the video isn't that the officer was playing basketball, but rather how the officer stumbled upon the call.
The Officer commented on his social media account stating.
Everyday I get this call about kids disturbing the neighborhood with a loud basketball and a trash can. I got there only to see kids not doing anything wrong, not harming anybody. All they have is a basketball and a trashcan and I couldn't imagine having only that and the police come to take that away.
We have pasted the link to the video on his original page
The video was up less than 24 hours before it garnished over 200,000 views on his personal account. The officer stated that no more than 30 minutes after he posted it, he was contacted by an organization called "The Basketball Cop Foundation". The officer stated that after speaking with the CEO of the foundation that they would be willing to send a full-size basketball hoop to him in order to set up and deliver to the kids.
Links to thier social Media accounts below