Former Colorado officer gets probation for putting woman in police vehicle that was hit by a train
A former Colorado police officer who put a handcuffed woman in a parked vehicle that was hit by a freight train last year, causing the woman to suffer a traumatic brain injury, has avoided a jail sentence.
2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 riot, but they do not know yet whether it caused the officer’s death. The idea that Sicknick died after being sprayed by a chemical irritant has emerged in recent weeks as a new theory in the case. Five people died, including a woman who was shot by a police officer inside the Capitol. Another officer eventually spotted Khater deploying the substance and sprayed Khater himself, authorities said. Sicknick died after defending the Capitol against the mob that stormed the building as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s electoral win over Donald Trump.
MSP Trooper charged with assault in handling of police dog
LANSING, Mich. – Disturbing video of an arrest near Lansing has led to criminal charges against a state trooper over how he handled his police dog. Parker Surbrook joined the Michigan State Police in 2012 and worked his way up to becoming a K-9 handler. The dashcam footage shows Surbook’s K-9 was on the suspect for more than 3 and a half minutes while the man pleaded for the trooper to pull the dog off. AdThe driver pleads for Surbrook to remove the dog and said his leg is broken. After reviewing the video, Surbrook was charged with one count of felonious assault.
AP sources: Feds pinpoint suspect in officer's riot death
The FBI has obtained video that shows the person spraying Brian Sicknick and other law enforcement officers during the Jan. 6 riot, the people said. But they cautioned that federal agents haven't yet identified the suspect by name and the act hasn't been directly tied to Sicknick's death. The idea that Sicknick died after being sprayed by a chemical irritant has emerged in recent weeks as a new theory in the case. The circumstances surrounding Sicknick’s death remain unclear and a final cause of death has not yet been determined. The FBI has already released about 250 photos of people being sought for assaulting federal law enforcement officers during the riot.
Detroit police detective sergeant celebrates 50 years on the force
A Detroit police detective sergeant is celebrating a milestone unreached by many: 50 years spent on the force. Raymond Yee has spent the last 50 years of his life serving the city of Detroit, and the stories of what he’s seen could go on for days. “I just couldn’t believe I woke up on February 15th, and said, ‘My God, I’ve got 50 years,” Yee said. “A man jumped in the Detroit River and he was about 350 pounds. We had to use some imagination and initiative, so we threw him a rope and we called for a tow truck to get him out of the river,” Yee recalled.
Former Hazel Park officer accused of embezzling forfeiture funds
HAZEL PARK, Mich. – Former Hazel Park detective Sean Boucher sat before an Oakland County judge Thursday while being formally charged for embezzlement during his time on the force. Boucher, 45, of Warren, is accused of stealing from the city of Hazel Park while working as a public officer. More: Hazel Park detective charged with embezzling forfeiture funds, conducting criminal enterpriseBoucher was formerly assigned to the Hazel Park Police Department Detective Bureau. AdNow, the former officer is being formally accused to taking money from several resources in the department, including the officer training fund. Ad“He was a detective in the city of Hazel Park,” the prosecutor said.
Slain Capitol Police officer honored: 'We will never forget'
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – Congressional leaders paid tribute Wednesday to slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick in the building he died defending, promising his family and his fellow officers that they will never forget his sacrifice. Sicknick died after an insurrectionist mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, interrupting the electoral count after then-President Donald Trump urged them to “fight like hell” to overturn his defeat. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sicknick was a patriot who will be remembered by lawmakers each day as they enter the Capitol. The 42-year-old officer was only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, a designation for those who are not elected officials, judges or military leaders. Also in attendance was Wenling Chestnut, widow of slain Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut, one of two Capitol Police officers killed by a gunman in 1998.
Capitol Police officer who died after riot lies in honor
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects to the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick as an urn with his cremated remains lies in honor on a black-draped table at center of Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington. AdThe arrival of Sicknick's remains at 9:30 p.m. was solemn, with dozens of Capitol Police standing at attention as his urn was carried up the Capitol steps. There was a viewing period for Capitol Police overnight, and lawmakers were to pay tribute at a ceremony Wednesday morning. Ad“The insurrectionist attack on January 6 was not only an attack on the Capitol, but was a traumatic assault targeting Members,” she said. Sicknick is only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, a designation for those who are not elected officials, judges or military leaders.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office announces new policy to fight racial profiling
ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office announced today a new policy aimed at combatting racial profiling. The policy directive is only applicable to “consent searches” after routine ordinance or traffic stops. “We are sending a message that we are not interested in pursuing contraband charges that stem from racial profiling. Our Policy Regarding Pretext Stops is another proactive step towards creating a criminal justice system that works for all of us. None of us are free, until we are all free.”To read the full policy directive, click here.
DPD officer helps crying child work through fear of police
DETROIT When a Detroit police officer saw that 4-year-old four year old Mason Evans was crying and scared of him, he took the time to talk to the little boy to comfort him. I heard a kid crying saying, I dont want to get shot, I dont want to die, said Masons grandmother, Gina Kelly. An officer asked Kelly if he could talk to Mason and, when given the go-ahead, he told Mason police are there to help others when theyre in trouble. RELATED: Mentorship program brings Detroit teenagers together with police officersThe police officers took it a step further by buying the children snacks and drinks. The family wants to thank the officers at Detroit Police Departments Second Precinct for alleviating Masons fears.
Detroit police officer injured in accidental shooting
DETROIT – A Detroit police officer is in temporary serious condition after an accidental shooting Friday afternoon. According to police, the officer was hurt in the accidental shooting at the police headquarters in Downtown Detroit. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown.