Officer shot while transporting burglary suspect in Arnold, suspect dead


JEFFERSON CO., Mo. – Emergency crews are on scene in Arnold after an officer was shot. According to the Arnold Police Department, an officer was shot Tuesday afternoon and transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The suspect in the shooting is dead.

The officer has been identified as 44-year-old Ryan O’Conner, he’s been with the Arnold Police Department for at least two years, and has been an officer for 20 years. He was with the St. Louis County Police Department for 12 years. As of 6:30, he was in stable condition and is out of surgery.

The suspect, 29-year-old Chad L. Klahs, was shot in the incident and died just before 2:40, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lt. Gary Higginbotham said. The spokesperson said he has a long criminal background including unlawful use of a weapon. Officers are not sure if the fatal gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

The mugshot below is from a previous arrest.

Images from 5 On Your Side’s chopper show an Arnold police vehicle crashed into a large gas tank outside the police department. Police were called to the 1800 block of Fox Point around

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Greenville police officer arrested after $60 stolen from car he searched


GREENVIILLE, NC – A Greenville police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon after $60 was stolen from a car he searched.

Officer Alec Smith, 23, was charged with misdemeanor larceny.

Greenville police officers were called to the Rodeway Inn on Greenville Boulevard on November 5 to investigate potential drug activity.

Officers received consent to search a vehicle and a motel room.

There was no evidence of drug activity and no arrests were made, police said.

Later that night, the subject of the search called the Greenville Police Department to report $60 was stolen from his vehicle.

Greenville police said a review of body cam footage led them to believe Smith was a suspect.

“For me, it’s all about accountability,” said Greenville police Chief Mark Holtzman. “It doesn’t matter if it was $1, we’re going to do it right and if we don’t do it right we’re going to hold our folks accountable.”

Smith was immediately placed on administrative leave without pay and all of his police powers were suspended pending the outcome of both an internal and criminal investigation.

He has not yet been fired, but Holtzman said his employment status could change once the investigations are complete.

Holtzman also issued the following statement regarding the arrest:

As soon as the allegation

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Police officers ID Hurricanes fan after violent exchange with officer at Hard Rock Stadium


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – When four Miami-Dade Police Department officers surrounded Briget Freitas during the Miami-Virginia Tech game Saturday night, Eric Argueta pulled out his iPhone X and started to record.

Argueta, 27, captured a violent exchange between the Canes fan and an officer, but he doesn’t think his viral video tells the whole story. Before a police officer got involved, Argueta said he saw Freitas “swinging at another lady.”

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Baton Rouge officer arrested after submitting false report in marijuana investigation


A Baton Rouge police officer was arrested Thursday after submitting a false police report to her supervisor, BRPD spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.

An internal investigation found that Michelle Patterson, 28, responded to a call last month about a woman with marijuana in her possession. According to footage from her body camera, Patterson confiscated a marijuana cigarette from the woman and issued her a misdemeanor summons, Coppola said in a news release. 

The next day Patterson typed her report of the incident, documenting accurately the events that happened, Coppola said. But later that same day, she deleted the initial report and wrote a new description of events, leaving out the fact that she confiscated a marijuana cigarette and issued a misdemeanor summons. 

The original misdemeanor summons was later found in Patterson’s police vehicle, Coppola said.

According to Patterson’s arrest warrant, she was called to the Kelly Terrace Apartments on Sept. 26 about a female in the parking lot with a “large bag of weed, showing it to everyone.” Patterson found and confiscated a marijuana cigarette from the scene, but never turned in the cigarette to evidence storage, according to the warrant.

Patterson had been a Baton Rouge police officer for about two years, assigned

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Slain NOPD officer used stun gun on suspect but weapon didn’t stop his killer, warrant says


The man accused of fatally shooting a New Orleans policeman early Friday managed to recover from being shocked with a stun gun to kill the officer moments later, according to documents released Saturday.

An arrest warrant for Darren Bridges, 30, on counts of first-degree murder and other offenses gives the most complete account yet made public about how authorities believe he gunned down 29-year-old Officer Marcus McNeil in the vicinity of the 6800 block of Cindy Place, in New Orleans East.

Bridges was later shot by one of McNeil’s colleagues, and he surrendered to authorities rather than bleed to death in his nearby apartment, the warrant says.

The warrant cites video showing McNeil was in a blue tactical uniform identifying him as a police officer when he encountered Bridges, who was carrying a backpack investigators said they later learned contained illegal drugs.

Man suspected of killing New Orleans police officer called ‘career criminal’ in court records


The suspect in Friday morning’s killing of New Orleans Police Department Officer Marcus McNeil is Darren Bridges, a 30-year-old parolee with a lengthy criminal history, according to a law enforcement source.

The police department has not confirmed the name of the suspect in McNeil’s shooting death in New Orleans East.

Several of Bridges’ family members on Friday were gathered on the front porch of the Hollygrove address listed for him in court records. A woman who identified herself as Bridges’ mother declined to comment, but another woman sitting on the front stoop who wouldn’t give her name said, “All we know is he’s been shot, and we don’t know if he’s dead or alive.” 

Bridges is described as a “career criminal” in court records. 

The police officer shot to death early Friday in New Orleans East was 29-year-old Marcus McN…

His history includes more than a dozen arrests and at least three guilty pleas. Most recently in Orleans Parish criminal district court, Bridges

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Man suspected of killing New Orleans police officer called ‘career criminal’ in court records


The suspect in Friday morning’s killing of New Orleans Police Department Officer Marcus McNeil is Darren Bridges, a 30-year-old parolee with a lengthy criminal history, according to a law enforcement source.

The police department has not confirmed the name of the suspect in McNeil’s shooting death in New Orleans East.

Several of Bridges’ family members on Friday were gathered on the front porch of the Hollygrove address listed for him in court records. A woman who identified herself as Bridges’ mother declined to comment, but another woman sitting on the front stoop who wouldn’t give her name said, “All we know is he’s been shot, and we don’t know if he’s dead or alive.” 

Bridges is described as a “career criminal” in court records. 

The police officer shot to death early Friday in New Orleans East was 29-year-old Marcus McN…

His history includes more than a dozen arrests and at least three guilty pleas. Most recently in Orleans Parish criminal district court, Bridges

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Utah officer fired after nurse’s arrest caught on video


A Utah police officer was fired Tuesday after being seen on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw in an incident that became a flashpoint in the national conversation about use of force.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the decision to fire Detective Jeff Payne after an internal investigation found he violated department policies when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her screaming from the hospital, department spokesman Sgt. Brandon Shearer said.

Brown said in a disciplinary letter that he was “deeply troubled” by Payne’s conduct, which he described as “inappropriate, unreasonable, unwarranted, discourteous, disrespectful” and said brought “significant disrepute” on the department.

“You demonstrated extremely poor professional judgment (especially for an officer with 27 years of experience), which calls into question your ability to effectively serve the public and the department,” Brown wrote.

Attorney Greg Skordas, who represents Payne, said his client plans to appeal a firing he considers unfair and over the top. Skordas said Payne would still be employed if the body camera footage hadn’t generated so much attention and blown the events out of proportion.

Payne’s supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, was demoted

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Funeral for fallen Lafayette officer to be held Friday; Suspect held without bond


Funeral services will be held Friday for Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, the Lafayette police officer killed Sunday night while investigating a shooting at a convenience store. 

The Lafayette Police Department said that services will be held at Our Savior’s Church at 1201 E. Broussard Road. Visitation will be held at the same location earlier that day, starting at 9 a.m., as well as Thursday night from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. 

Chief Toby Aguillard spoke about Middlebrook before the City-Parish Council Tuesday, describing him as “an officer’s officer, and one that was looked up to.”

“He was also the cradle of compassion,” he said. Aguillard also praised the officers who responded after Middlebrook was shot.

“What those officers did while their brother officer was lying there is some of the most courageous work I’ve ever seen,” he said.

The man accused of shooting Middlebrook made his first brief court appearance Tuesday and was told he would be held without bond on a count of first-degree murder. Ian Paul Howard, 28, appeared for just a few minutes by teleconference for a hearing before 15th Judicial District Court Commissioner Thomas Frederick.

Howard was booked early Monday morning into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center after police apprehended him near the

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MPD officer arrested, placed on leave – Montgomery Advertiser


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Here are the latest arrest mugshots provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
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A Montgomery police officer has been placed on leave after being arrested this past weekend.

MPD Sgt. James Stewart, 39, is charged with menacing after being accused of threatening to shoot a woman, smashing his gun against a car window and ripping the car’s door handle off.

The arrest stemmed from a a complaint filed by the woman. According to the complaint, Stewart blocked a vehicle in with his truck while two people were in the vehicle.

“(Stewart) exited his vehicle with a gun and ordered me out of the vehicle,” the complaint reads. “He then tried to open the locked driver’s door and said, ‘Get out of the car or I’m going to shoot you.'”

Stewart then allegedly “ripped off” the driver’s door handle, “cocked the slide of” the pistol, and “pointed it at (the driver’s) head and chest.”

The woman got out

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