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Another Fake Cop

Another Fake Cop

MINOT, N.D. – A former law enforcement reserve for Ward County is charged with impersonating officials after prosecutors say he posed as an actual Sheriff’s deputy.   Court records indicate that on several occasions in 2015, 23-year-old Taylor Barnett (above) wore his uniform while not on official duty.   The restaurant that Barnett worked at

DOJ’s Time-Out

Via Reuters: The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal court for 90 days to review an agreement reached with Baltimore for the city to enact a series of police reforms in how officers use force and transport prisoners, court documents showed.   The city and justice department reached the agreement, known as a

Colossal Leadership Failure

Via The Lansing State Journal: Evidence issues at the Ingham County Sheriff Department that persisted for at least 10 years and led to the dismissal of 79 cases represented a “colossal failure in leadership,” Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth told a group of county commissioners Thursday.   He said it’s impossible to determine which pieces of evidence

Politics As Usual

Via A battle of the badges erupted in the Omaha mayor’s race Thursday as Omaha’s police chief and the police union accused Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning of unprofessional conduct for comments in which Dunning blasted the mayor on crime.   Police Chief Todd Schmaderer joined forces with John Wells, the head of the

Fake News Alert!

Via Sheriff Donny Youngblood (above) is furious over a report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that lists Kern County as the third-worst in the nation for not honoring so-called “detainers” of inmates. That report shows Kern declined those detainers 65 times during one week in February. Youngblood says his department doesn’t do any detainers

Officers In Stable Condition

Via CBS News: The Miami-Dade Police Department said late Monday that two of its officers were shot and wounded in an “ambush-style attack.”   The shooting happened around 10 p.m. at an apartment complex, according to a witness who spoke to CBS Miami. The officers were potentially undercover and in plain clothes, reports CBS Miami.

Is Trump Attending?

Via The Associated Press: Chicago’s police union says its head will meet members of President Donald Trump’s administration and that deadly violence in the nation’s third largest city is expected to be on the agenda.   A Fraternal Order of Police statement doesn’t say if Trump could participate in the Washington meeting. But it notes

VIDEO: Cop’s No Dummy

Via EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back.   In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks, “Hello, is this the IRS? It said to call

Cops, Meet Bus!

Via A new federal report calls out the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department (WA) for its “non-cooperation” with President Donald Trump’s stepped-up efforts to round up and deport those in this country illegally. And county Sheriff Ty Trenary (above) isn’t the least bit pleased by what seems a public shaming of law enforcement agencies that

Don’t Do It!

Via EL PASO, Texas – Wednesday more than 40 El Pasoans traveled to Austin for more hearings for SB4, the so called “anti-sanctuary city bill.”   Deputy Chief Tom Witten of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is worried that SB4 will continue to move forward, even though El Paso is not a sanctuary