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#US Police

# us-police - Friday 4 September, 2020

Police officers involved in suffocation of black man wearing 'spit hood' in New York suspended

Daniel Prude died in March this year.

# us-police - Monday 24 August, 2020

Protests erupt in Wisconsin after US police shoot black man in back

The man was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and was in serious condition.

# us-police - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back

The Atlanta District Attorney said the police officer had no justification for shooting Rayshard Brooks as he fled.

# us-police - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests

The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.

# us-police - Friday 12 June, 2020

The Explainer: What does defunding the police mean?

Protesters in the US have been asking people to ‘defund the police’, but what does that mean? That’s what we’re asking on the podcast this week.

# us-police - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

New York police officer who shoved race protester to be charged

The police officer was suspended from the force last week.

# us-police - Monday 8 June, 2020

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.

# us-police - Friday 17 August, 2018

US police chief defends using taser on 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions

The police stunned her with a taser and handcuffed her after she failed to follow instructions to drop a knife.

# us-police - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Utah police officer fired after being caught on camera handcuffing and dragging nurse

A video went viral in August of Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing a nurse who refused to draw a patient’s blood.

# us-police - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'Armed and dangerous': Oxford University worker and US professor wanted over Chicago murder

Police have alerted law enforcements around the US that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous.

# us-police - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Watch: The heartwarming moment police find an abducted young girl in a car park

The child had been taken in Albuquerque after her mother’s car was stolen.

# us-police - Friday 4 December, 2015

WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'

“I dare you to f**king fight me, son…I just came from Iraq and I’m not scared of none of y’all.”

# us-police - Monday 16 November, 2015

Protests after US police allegedly shoot man in handcuffs

The incident happened at around 1am on Sunday morning.

# us-police - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

'Hero' cop faked on-duty murder, took his own life

Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz had been embezzling money from a police program for local young people.

# us-police - Friday 2 October, 2015

WATCH: Police chief breaks down in tears after a baby is shot dead

“This should not be happening in our city, and we’ve got to do something about it.”

# us-police - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Investigation under way after US police shoot dead armed man in a wheelchair

Jeremy McDole’s family have called it an “execution”, but police say he was removing a gun from his waist.

# us-police - Sunday 30 August, 2015

"We've heard black lives matter. All lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter, too."

Texas police say there’s a ‘dangerous rhetoric’ in America.

# us-police - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

WATCH: Woman tells police "I don't want to die in your cell" - hours before dying in jail

Ralkina Jones was found dead in her jail cell near Cleveland, on 26 July.

# us-police - Thursday 6 August, 2015

An unarmed white teen was shot dead by US police. Why is there no outrage?

Zachary Hammond was shot dead over two weeks ago.

# us-police - Thursday 16 July, 2015

WATCH: Police officer arrests naked woman after 'illegally' entering her house

A police report says the officer forced her to “look into his eyes” as he “lectured” her, in handcuffs.

# us-police - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first

St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.

# us-police - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Four-year-old hands out heroin at play school, thinking it's sweets Not So Sweet

Four-year-old hands out heroin at play school, thinking it's sweets

Thankfully, no children were harmed.

# us-police - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge A 150-pound giant tortoise was found 'on the run' by US police Slow And Steady

A 150-pound giant tortoise was found 'on the run' by US police

His name is Clark. Clark the tortoise.

# us-police - Friday 25 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge US police investigate creepy dolls modelled after young girls left outside family homes Doll Eyes

# us-police - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge US police hunt for mystery poopers who defecated off railway bridge Holy Crap

# us-police - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Child abductions from home relatively rare, say US experts

Police say they continue to keep an open mind in their investigation into the disappearance of Isabel Mercedes Celis, 6.

# us-police - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.

# us-police - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Column: The gardaí need firearms for our safety – and theirs

Sending unarmed gardaí out to deal with violent crime is simply reckless, argues veteran US detective Edward Foy.

# us-police - Friday 22 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Man convicted of murder in LA after police spot his tattoo depicting killing Oops

Man convicted of murder in LA after police spot his tattoo depicting killing

Tattoo gave fundamental clues for cold case investigators.

# us-police - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

NEW ORLEANS POLICE officers coping with the aftermath of hurrican Katrina were told they could shoot looters, according to members of the force.

Standard procedure on the use of deadly force dictates that police officers only fire to protect themselves or others from an imminent physical threat.

However, the publications that have made the revelation say the origins of the order to shoot looters are unclear.

A special report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune and ProPublica says that the lack of clarity surrounding the order indicates the confusion about what level of force should be used by authorities in the wake of the disaster.

Eleven people were shot by police in the days following the hurricane, one of whom, 31-year-old Henry Glover, was allegedly shot and burned by police.

Five current or former officers were charged in relation to Glover’s death in July.

Four police officers have been charged with shooting dead two unarmed people, and several other federal investigations into allegations of corruption at the department are ongoing.

# us-police - Friday 20 August, 2010

THE US FUGITIVE who broke out of an Arizona prison with two fellow inmates has finally been captured after a three-week manhunt.

John McCluskey, 45, was on the run with his cousin and fiancée Casslyn Welch, 44, were tracked by authorities across six states before being tracked down to a camp site in eastern Arizona.

A ranger became suspicious when he discovered a car parked in the state park near an unattended fire.

A SWAT team surrounded McCluskey and Welch, and took them into custody. McCluskey told authorities he wished he had killed the forest ranger when he had the chance.

The couple, who were regarded as “Americda’s Most Wanted”, are suspected of murdering two people, whose burned bodies were discovered in a trailer on a ranch in New Mexico on 4 August.

Welch is accused of assisting McCluskey and two other inmates in their prison escape on 30 July.

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The escape has brought the prison’s security procedures into question, but records show that the prison’s security passed official checks.

The other two inmates were re-captured within days of the escape.

McCluskey’s stepfather made a television appeal asking him to turn himself in, but threatening to shoot him if he should return home.

# us-police - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

A US FUGITIVE and his cousin-fiancée are on the run in the US since his escape from prison nearly two weeks ago. John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, have been chased by police across six states.

Two other prisoners who escaped alongside McCluskey have already been captured. Welch allegedly helped the trio to break out of Arizona State Prison by providing tools to cut the prison fence.

McCluskey was serving a 15-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder at the time of his escape. He and Welch are suspected of murdering a couple whose burned remains were discovered in a camper on a remote ranch in Oklahoma.

The couple, who are believed to style themselves on the notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, are believed to have left their hiding spot in the Yellowstone National Park area of Wyoming.

Unconventional appeal

US authorities say they don’t believe McCluskey and Welch may not be willing to “go down lightly” if confronted by authorities. In an extraordinary public appeal, McCluskey’s stepfather called for him to give himself up.

In his plea, Jack Washburn threatened to shoot McCluskey if he ever saw him again and said:

I know what you guys are doing. You think you’re Bonnie and Clyde: you’re not. You’re no comparison, you’re scum.

The Toronto Sun today reported that the couple may be heading for the Canadian border.

The prison break has exposed security flaws at the complex. AP reports that no alarms rang as the three men made their getaway from the medium-security institution.