Cop who arrested Meek Mill suspected of racial bias and abuse


Meek Mill’s legal team is launching a breakthrough bid to free the jailed rapper after it was revealed the police officer who arrested him was secretly on a DA’s list of cops suspected of framing suspects and lying in court.

It has just emerged that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office secretly compiled a list of around two dozen police officers with an alleged history of lying, racial bias, brutality or abuse of power to block them from testifying in court again. Reports said the list was compiled in 2017, but other sources say earlier versions could date back as far as the 1990s.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the list includes Officer Reginald V. Graham, who arrested Meek in 2007 on gun and drug charges and testified against him in court. Last year, Meek was jailed for up to four years for violating his probation linked to this original case, stirring an outcry against the criminal justice system.

Stars including Jay Z, Super Bowl champs the Philadelphia Eagles and Olympic snowboarder Tit Stante have campaigned for Meek’s release, with Jay saying, “For about a decade Meek’s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for

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Suspected shooter in separate northeast Modesto killings arrested in Santa Cruz


A man believed to be responsible for two separate shooting deaths late last year in northeast Modesto, including one that ended the life of a 5-year-old, was arrested in Santa Cruz on Friday night.

Robert Davis, 21, of Riverbank, was taken into custody at a motel by members of the Santa Cruz Police Department. Two others, who Modesto Police Department detectives believe were his accomplices in the shootings, were arrested in Modesto.

Xavier Smith, 5, was shot dead in an apparent drive-by shooting on Lake Park Court just east of Lakewood Avenue on Oct. 28. Another boy, a 6-year-old, also was shot but survived his injuries.

On Nov. 21, Cody Lea, 21, was shot and killed near Ustach Park in Village I.

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Davis is the suspected shooter in both incidents, which appear to be drug-related, according to Heather Graves, spokesperson for MPD.

She said Davis was arrested at a Santa Cruz motel on a warrant. His residence in Riverbank was searched early Saturday morning by officers of the department’s SWAT team, who began serving search warrants at separate locations at

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Quezon City | Inquirer …


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The suspect’s mugshot taken on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Quezon City Police District)

A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who is wanted for murder in Basilan province was arrested by the Quezon City police on Friday.

Abdulmuin Yahiya, 35, was nabbed in a joint operation of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Special Operations Unit, the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and the Naval Intelligence and Security Group of the Philippine Navy.

Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director, said the suspect, who also known as Mauhmin Yahya and Jayson, had been a resident at Basilan Street in Salaam Compound, Barangay Culiat, for the past three years.

Around 10 a.m., authorities served Yahiya an arrest warrant issued by Judge Leo Jay Principe of Basilan Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Isabela City, Basilan province, in August 2006.

In an interview with the Inquirer, Eleazar said the suspect had admitted his previous ties with the terrorist group, saying that he had worked for them as a courier.

He was also identified as a cousin of Hadji

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Quezon City


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The suspect’s mugshot taken on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Quezon City Police District)

A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who is wanted for murder in Basilan province was arrested by the Quezon City police on Friday.

Abdulmuin Yahiya, 35, was nabbed in a joint operation of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Special Operations Unit, the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and the Naval Intelligence and Security Group of the Philippine Navy.

Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director, said the suspect, who also known as Mauhmin Yahya and Jayson, had been a resident at Basilan Street in Salaam Compound, Barangay Culiat, for the past three years.

Around 10 a.m., authorities served Yahiya an arrest warrant issued by Judge Leo Jay Principe of Basilan Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Isabela City, Basilan province, in August 2006.

In an interview with the Inquirer, Eleazar said the suspect had admitted his previous ties with the terrorist group, saying that he had worked for them as a courier.

He was also identified as a cousin of Hadji

... read more at: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/953029/suspected-abu-sayyaf-murder-arrested-in-qc

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

... read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_f928f5e6-b017-11e7-9dd1-b351ee3574f4.html