Police from around the U.S. gathering in Ann Arbor for ‘Problem-Oriented Policing’ conference
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Police officers from throughout the country will gather in Ann Arbor at the end of April to learn from other police agencies around the world on how to better serve their communities. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 30th annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference April 25-27.mlive.com
Protesters defy court order to end blockade at Ambassador Bridge
An Ontario judge gave the protesters until 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 11) to clear the area or face being arrested. We are now four hours past that deadline, and the protesters haven’t gone anywhere. They’ve been told to leave by police who are on the scene.
Alma officers fired on by gunman outside police station, leading to daytime chase
GRATIOT COUNTY, MI – A man is accused of shooting at police officers in Alma as they left the police department Monday morning. Alma police officers were leaving the department building at 11:53 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, when a 28-year-old Alma man allegedly started shooting at them, Michigan State Police 6th District said in a news release. Officers shot back at the person and then started to chase the man, MSP said. He was then taken to the Gratiot County Jail. who was killed in the line of dutyATF offers $5,000 reward to help catch Saginaw arsonistSaginaw County could tap $200K from stimulus fund to pay for off-site trialsmlive.com
Colorado police officers resign after video shows them laughing at arrest of 73-year-old woman with dementia
Three police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia last year in Loveland, Colorado have resigned after the woman's attorney released a video of the officers laughing about the arrest inside the police station.foxnews.com
Trump says he'd "certainly" consider Florida Gov. DeSantis as 2024 running mate
Former President Trump told Fox News on Thursday that he is "100%" thinking about another presidential bid in 2024, and that he would "certainly" consider making Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) his running mate.Why it matters: Trump and DeSantis see eye-to-eye on many policy issues. But the Florida governor has also been floated as a 2024 contender on his own, having gained massive popularity among Republicans during the pandemic.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhat he's saying: "Certainly Ron would be considered. He's a great guy," Trump told Fox News. Trump also called DeSantis a "a friend." The former president endorsed DeSantis for governor in 2018 against Democratic contender Andrew Gillum. The big picture: Trump noted that his 2024 platform, if launched, would focus on energy, taxation, the border and guns. Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.news.yahoo.com
Hoffman Estates man charged with home invasion, sexual assault
Hoffman Estates police officers responded to the 600-700 block of Salem Drive about 4:15 a.m. Sunday for a report of a home invasion, with the female victim reporting that an unknown man broke into her apartment and assaulted her, authorities said.chicagotribune.com
Downriver man faces 28 charges after allegedly firing on police officers
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Daniel Ireland is facing 28 charges after reportedly firing on police officers who were checking on him Saturday. ORIGINAL STORY: Downriver man taken into custody after firing on officers, police sayAccording to authorities, officers responded to a home located just west of Young Patriots Park and the Riverview Community Center to check on the welfare of Ireland. Police said he was not home, but they saw him driving toward the residence as they were leaving. According to authorities, an off-duty police officer who lived nearby was familiar with the man, called him and the suspect surrendered without incident. AdPolice said officers did not return fire and no injuries were reported.
Downriver man taken into custody after firing on officers, police say
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A man in Riverview was taken into police custody Saturday afternoon after reportedly firing on police officers who were checking on him. Update: Downriver man faces 28 charges after allegedly firing on police officersAccording to authorities, officers responded to a home located just west of Young Patriots Park and the Riverview Community Center to check on the welfare of a 31-year-old man. Police said the man parked his vehicle, entered the home and exited a few moments later with a tactical vest and a semi automatic gun. Police said he fired several shots at officers, striking a police cruiser and a nearby vehicle before he went back inside his home. AdAccording to authorities, an off-duty police officer who lived nearby was familiar with the man, called him and the suspect surrendered without incident.
West Bloomfield police provide peer-to-peer support for first responders
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – First responders have some of the most stressful jobs that exist and, over time, that work can really take its toll -- emotionally and mentally. To help these responders work through their experiences, the West Bloomfield Police Department decided to tap some of their own to lend a hand. The department created a peer-to-peer support group, taking seven leaders in the department and training them to offer mental and emotional support. And if any of the peer support team members feel someone’s safety is at risk, they can call in the professionals. For West Bloomfield, that’s psychologist Melanie Schwartz.
Detroit police: Man falls asleep driving, strikes police cruiser
DETROIT – A collision on Detroit’s east side sent two police officers to the hospital Saturday night. According to authorities, a man was driving northbound on Gratiot Avenue near Van Dyke when his vehicle struck a Detroit Police Department cruiser that was in the turn lane, before hitting the side of a building. Police said they believe the driver fell asleep while driving home from work. The two police officers that were in the cruiser checked on the driver before being taken to the hospital. They are expected to be OK.More: Detroit Crime News
Detroit officers receive training on how to tell when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis
DETROIT – Police officers in Detroit are getting new tools and training on how to spot when someone is having a mental health crisis and what they need to do to deescalate those situations. The main topic is how to identify when someone is having a mental health crisis. Detroit Police Department Captain Tonya Leonard-Gilbert said they are interacting with more people who may have mental health issues. “We’re in hopes of reducing the use of emergency services for individuals that are experiencing the mental health crisis,” Leonard-Gilbert said. READ: Detroit police officers to respond to mental health crisis calls with the assistance of a behavioral health specialist
Detroit police officers to respond to mental health crisis calls with the assistance of a behavioral health specialist
DETROIT – Police officers respond to a wide variety of calls, and the reality is that they can’t be prepared for every type of situation. Craig said they respond to about 20 calls per day involving an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. The partnership between the police department and the health network will allow police officers to respond to the calls with a behavioral health specialist. Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. Learning all you can about mental health is an important first step.
Charges filed against 2 Michigan police officers after state reviews
LANSING, Mich. – Two Michigan police officers were charged with misconduct in separate incidents involving allegations of excessive force and an illegal search, authorities said Tuesday. Former Saginaw Officer Adam Collier was charged with misconduct in office, a felony. He's accused of striking a handcuffed woman with his fist while she was under arrest for an alleged assault in July. In Jackson County, Blackman-Leoni Township Officer David Lubahn was charged with perjury and misconduct in office. “Law enforcement officers take an oath of office and we fully expect them to uphold that promise,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said.
2 men, 14-year-old girl taken into custody accused of targeting DPD officers
DETROIT – Shots were fired at Detroit police officers Thursday morning during a traffic stop along Telegraph Road near McNichols Road on the city’s west side. Police said the group taken into custody were looking for officers to shoot. ORIGINAL STORY: Detroit police officers targeted in drive-by shooting: ‘They wanted to shoot at police’According to authorities, the officers were targeted at about about 3:30 a.m. during a traffic stop by two men and a 14-year-old girl. While handling the traffic stop, police said they found weapons in the car when a white Kia Sorento drove by and someone inside fired several shots at the officers. The car turned around and fired more shots as it drove by a second time.
Community leaders weigh in on plan to bring federal agents to Detroit
DETROIT Community leaders and Michigans attorney general are weighing in on President Donald Trumps decision to send federal agents to Detroit. RELATED: President Trump announces plan to send federal agents to Detroit to quell recent violenceThe Local 4 Defenders have learned the plan to send agents has been in the works for months and the spike in crime was predicted. The federal agents brought in is phase two of Operation Relentless Pursuit and there have been other agents in the city working alongside police for months. Phase two is called Operation Legend.Attorney General Dana Nessel said she hopes the focus will stay on violent crime. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unansweredMore federal agents are expected to be in Detroit in late July.
President Trump announces plan to send federal agents to Detroit to quell recent violence
DETROIT President Donald Trump announced he plans to send federal agents to Detroit as part of an initiative to quell recent violence in cities across the country. Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend on Thursday by sending more than 200 federal law enforcement officers into Kansas City. Trump said Operation Legend is named after the boy. Over the next three weeks, the Justice Department plans to expand the operation into Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, the White House announced. About 200 federal agents and deputy marshals will be permanently reassigned to the involved cities, Trump said.
President Trump says he plans to send federal agents into Detroit
DETROIT President Donald Trump initially announced announced he plans to send federal agents to Kansas City, Chicago and Albuquerque as part of an initiative to quell recent violence in cities across the country. Trump announced the expansion of Operation Legend on Thursday, adding Detroit, Cleveland and Milwuakee to the list. RELATED: President Trump announces plan to send federal agents to Detroit to quell recent violenceIn 2019, U.S. Attorney General William Barr came to Detroit to announce a partnership between multiple federal agencies called Operation Relentless Pursuit. The federal agents coming to Detroit will be a part of that. RELATED: Portlands mayor tear-gassed by US agents as protest ragesDuggan said federal agents assisting in getting illegal firearms off Detroit streets would be helpful. Trump has come under fire for the deployment of federal agents with elected officials questioning his motives.
Metro Detroit authorities skeptical of Minneapolis plan to disband police department
DETROIT Authorities in Metro Detroit are skeptical of the Minneapolis City Council plan to disband the citys police department. Certainly they have probably the right to opt out of having a police department, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon said. Right now, theres a call from protesters to defund the Detroit Police Department. People in the city of Detroit want their police department, Detroit police Chief James Craig said. What is the plan?Craig said he feels there will be reform or restructuring of police departments in Minneapolis and across the country.
Two Monroe police officers injured in shootout with tenant at apartment complex, chief says
MONROE, Mich. – Two Monroe police officers were injured Tuesday in a shootout with a tenant at an apartment complex, authorities said. Monroe police responded to the scene and tried to make contact with the tenant in the hallway, Oleksyk said. “The officers responded with a tactical response and made contact with the tenant somewhere in the hallway,” McCormick said. “There were two officers who originally responded first, and then sometime during that, another two responded," Oleksyk said. (WDIV)The scene where two Monroe police officers were shot on Nov. 19, 2019.
Driver allegedly live streams police chase and crash in Detroit
DETROIT – Two Detroit police officers were involved in a crash on the city’s east side early Friday morning. Two Detroit police officers were involved in a crash Nov. 8, 2019. Police said the driver allegedly used Facebook to live stream the police chase and crash. UPDATE: Driver in custody after live streaming police chase, crash in Metro DetroitTwo officers were taken to the hospital. Two Detroit police officers were involved in a crash Nov. 8, 2019.
New training simulator at Macomb Community College prepares future police to handle force
WARREN, Mich. – A new simulator at Macomb Community College simulates situations police officers could face while on duty to train them for encounters where they may need to decide whether or not to use force. The 180-degree simulator teaches police cadets how to make decisions and allows them to make mistakes in various scenarios so that they can learn from them. Watch the simulator in action above. Sign up for ClickOnDetroit breaking news alerts and email newsletters
Wisconsin jury finds gun store liable in shooting of two cops
Milwaukee police officers Graham Kunisch and Bryan Norberg won a nearly $6 million ruling in a landmark civil suit where they argued a gun store was negligent in selling the weapon that was used to shoot them. CBS News legal expert Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the impact of the historic ruling.cbsnews.com