Miami police officer arrested for participating in Ponzi scheme



MIAMI – A Miami police officer was arrested after an investigation showed his alleged participation in a Ponzi scheme, federal authorities said.

Dermis Hernandez, 41, was arrested Monday by the FBI as he was boarding a flight to Costa Rica at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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San Francisco police officer arrested on sexual assault charges … – KGO


A San Francisco police officer was arrested on sexual assault charges Monday.

Thirty year old Justin McCall, a 4-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department was arrested on charges of sexual assault of a victim prevented from resisting by an intoxicating substance, and for sexual assault of a victim who was unconscious or asleep.

The arrest followed an internal affairs probe that began in September 2017, when the department was notified of possible off duty criminal conduct.

McCall was suspended without pay.

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott has stated that department members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any behavior that might bring dishonor to the police department and the City of San Francisco.

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Miami police officer caught snorting cocaine at nightclub, authorities say


MIAMI – A Miami police officer has been arrested and charged with cocaine possession after he was caught snorting the drug at a nightclub late last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Officer Adrian Santos was off duty and out of uniform at the time of the alleged incident in November at E11even Miami.

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San Francisco police officer arrested on sexual assault charges – KGO


A San Francisco police officer was arrested on sexual assault charges Monday.

Thirty year old Justin McCall, a 4-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department was arrested on charges of sexual assault of a victims prevented from resisting by an intoxicating substance, and for sexual assault of a victim who was unconscious or asleep.

The arrest followed an internal affairs probe that began in September 2017, when the department was notified of possible off duty criminal conduct.

McCall was suspended without pay.

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott has stated that department members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any behavior that might bring dishonor to the police department and the City of San Francisco.

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Luann de Lesseps Arrested for Battery on a Police Officer, Intoxication, Resisting Arrest in Palm Beach


Luann de Lesseps was arrested for allegedly kicking a police officer, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest in Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, December 24.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the Real Housewives of New York City star was arrested in the early hours of Christmas Eve and taken to the county jail at 1:25 a.m.

Luann de Lesseps, Arrested, Mugshot, Palm Beach County, Sheriffs Office
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An assistant state’s attorney told the newspaper that de Lesseps allegedly slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer, telling people, “I’m going to kill you all,” before her arrest.

The 52-year-old was released without bond after appearing before Judge Ted Booras. The judge advised her not to incriminate herself when he said she might have a drinking problem. “Don’t say anything,” he told the former countess, according to the Post.

She was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence and crimes against a person. The judge advised her that four of

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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.