Tampa police chief resigns after dodging traffic ticket

The police chief in Tampa, Florida, has resigned after using her position to escape a ticket during a traffic stop involving her golf cart driven by her husband TAMPA, Fla. — The police chief in Tampa, Florida, resigned Monday after using her position to escape a ticket during a traffic stop involving a golf cart … Read more

Tampa police chief on leave after golf cart traffic stop

TAMPA, Fla. — The police chief of Tampa has been placed on leave after a video emerged of her flashing her badge from the passenger seat of a golf cart to get out of a traffic ticket. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor placed Chief Mary O’Connor on administrative leave Friday pending an investigation of the Nov. … Read more

Jury awards ex-Maine trooper $300,000 in whistleblower case

BANGOR, Maine — A jury in Maine awarded a now-retired state trooper $300,000 Friday after finding that the state police retaliated against him when he raised concerns about the agency’s intelligence gathering work. George Loder, 53, filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that he was unfairly punished after he went to his superiors with concerns about … Read more

Georgia fugitive gets himself arrested after commenting on ‘most wanted’ post

This is not a list most would ask to be on. A Georgia man assisted law enforcement in his arrest after he commented on the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page. When the sheriff’s department, located east of Atlanta, released their “Most Wanted List” for November, Christopher Spaulding appeared offended by the omission. “How about … Read more

San Francisco Will Allow Police To Deploy Robots That Kill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations ― following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement. The vote was 8-3, with the majority agreeing to grant police … Read more

South San Francisco bank robbed at gunpoint

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – An investigation is underway into an armed bank robbery in South San Francisco, police said. The robbery was reported around 9:45 a.m. Monday at a bank in the 100 block of McLellan Drive, the South San Francisco Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. Police said the suspect pointed a black … Read more

San Francisco may allow police to deploy robots that kill

SAN FRANCISCO — Police in San Francisco could get the ability to deploy potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations if supervisors of the politically Democratic city grant permission Tuesday in a highly watched board vote. Police oversight groups are urging the 11-member San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reject the idea, saying it would … Read more

Chinese protesters overturn vehicle and trash COVID site

Chinese protesters overturned a vehicle and trashed a COVID-19 testing station as unprecedented uprisings continued late Monday — defying a huge police crackdown that even saw cops force-checking pedestrians’ phones. Videos shared online showed a crowd jubilantly destroying the testing tent in Guangzhou, one of several cities to see protests late Monday, albeit smaller than … Read more

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

WASHINGTON — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. With little closure and few answers about law enforcement’s 77-minute … Read more

Odell Beckham Jr. escorted off plane in Miami after report of ‘medical emergency’

MIAMI, Florida — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted from a Los Angeles-bound flight in Miami on Sunday morning after officers responded to a report of a ‘medical emergency,’ authorities said. Officers were summoned to the American Airlines plane about 9:30 a.m. at Miami International Airport, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. “The … Read more