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Jesus, Sheriff, Reporters

Via WBTV: JEFFERSON, NC — The Ashe County Sheriff is investigating three county employees after they attempted to access his text messages in the course of fulfilling a public records request from WBTV.   In April, WBTV requested all written communication—including text messages and emails—sent and received by Sheriff Terry Buchanan and the county commissioners.

LAPD Cadet Controversy

Via the Los Angeles Times: In a widening investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, Chief Charlie Beck on Sunday announced he has suspended training for cadets at the 77th Street Division and Pacific Division, where three cadets arrested on suspicion of stealing police cruisers were based.   The move is part of

VIDEO: Sued Officers Sue

Via The Orange County Register: A court of appeal has ruled partly in favor of the Santa Ana Police Department and partly for officers involved in a controversial marijuana dispensary raid who sued the city over its investigation.   With the decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, released Tuesday, June 13, the case

VIDEO: No Vacancy

Via CINCINNATI — The sheriff has declared a “state of emergency” at the jail due to overcrowding.   The Hamilton County Justice Center population reached 1,611 inmates over the weekend, while it is designed to hold a maximum of 1,240, Sheriff Jim Neil said during a news conference Wednesday. The jail population has been

Congressman, Officers Shot

Via CBS News: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.   Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody.   CBS News has learned that Scalise was shot in the hip.

Big Spenders Questioned

Via The Atlanta Journal Constitution: Three top officials at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to travel the world, appearing on panels or attending receptions and ceremonies.   In the past five years, they made numerous trips to places like Indonesia, Botswana, Bangkok, Budapest and El

Extreme Vetting Needed

Via Since the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, the state has taken steps to increase oversight of people with the same type of security-related licenses held by the gunman, Omar Mateen, a Florida official said.   Mateen had a security officer license and a statewide firearms license, according to Florida Department of Agriculture

Not a Threat

Via Raw Story: A federal judge in Florida has granted bail to a self-professed neo-Nazi who was taken into custody last month by police who discovered bomb-making materials, weapons and ammo in the his Tampa apartment, reports Fox 13.   Federal Judge Thomas McCoun granted bond for 21-year-old Brandon Russell on Friday, stating there was

Mass Groping Lawsuit

Via WALB: The families of nine Worth County High School students have filed a federal lawsuit against the Worth County Sheriff’s Office.   This comes after a controversial search of the school and students in April when nearly 900 students were searched.   According to the lawsuit, the search violated the students’ Fourth and Fourteenth