Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty on all counts in the death on his young son who he left in a hot car.
Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours. A grand jury indicted Harris on multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. The malice murder charge indicates that prosecutors believe that Harris intentionally left his son Cooper in the hot car to die.
Ross faces life in prison plus 40 years behind bars.
A small plane crash in Connecticut that killed Jordanian national, Feras Freitekh, and injured another man in was “an intentional act,” the NTSB announced in a statement Wednesday. The FBI will now take the lead in the investigation.
A man who survived the crash, which occurred Tuesday afternoon, told investigators the wreck was not an accident. That man was in critical condition at a local Hospital, but was able to speak to detectives.
The Hartford Courant reported a student pilot and his instructor were arguing before the crash, with the student saying he no longer wanted to fly the plane. An initial search of the apartment where the student was staying found no signs of terrorism, the newspaper added. Continue reading
Police have identified John Felix as the man suspected of fatally shooting two Palm Springs police officers and injuring another, officials announced today.
Felix, 26, is a resident of Palm Springs Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. The slain officers are Jose Gilbert Vega, a 35-year veteran and Lesley Zerebny, who had just returned to duty after giving birth four months ago.
Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes said a woman called police at about 12:18 p.m. on Saturday to report that her son was causing a disturbance in the 2700 block of Cypress Road. According to authorities, four officers arrived at the scene and Felix would not open the door to the home, threatening to shoot the officers. Continue reading
Redskins star wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, plans to take the field on Sunday wearing anti-cop crime tape themed cleats.
Jackson commissioned artist Marcus Rivero, aka, SolesBySir, to craft the yellow crime tape design on his cleats in protest of the deaths of African Americans by police officers.
We reached out to Jackson for a comment … and were told “I’ve seen enough yellow caution tape and it’s time for a stand and a change in our community and society.” Continue reading
Cops are trying to control a large group of demonstrators protesting the killing of an unarmed black man who was shot by police. The group could be heard shouting “black lives matter.”
The victim, Alfred Olango, was hit with a stun device and shot at the same time by area cops responding to a disturbance. Authorities said the man pulled an object from a pocket, pointed it and assumed a “shooting stance.” The “object” was later deemed not a weapon.
Protesters who gathered outside the suburban San Diego police station in El Cajon chanted “no killer cops” and “black lives matter.” Continue reading
Notre Dame cornerback Ashton White, starting safety Max Redfield, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson Jr., linebacker Te’von Coney, Dexter Williams, and cornerback Devin Butler, were all arrested Friday night.
The first five Notre Dame football players mentioned above were arrested after a traffic stop by Indiana State Police. Cops say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in the players’ car. The sixth player, Butler, was arrested after being observed shoving a woman outside a club and then punching a police officer who arrived on scene.
State Police said a trooper stopped a car Friday night in Fulton County about 35 miles south of South Bend for speeding. Continue reading
Police in Rio de Janeiro stormed the Olympic Village in Brazil on Wednesday to seize the passports of U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as they attempted to collect further testimony from them about a reported robbery, a U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman said.
The swimmers were involved in an investigation into an alleged robbery that reportedly happened in the early hours of Sunday.
A Brazilian judge has issued a search and seizure warrant for two of the four U.S. swimmers reportedly robbed in Rio de Janeiro early Sunday. “The swim team moved out of the village after their competition ended, so we were not able to make the athletes available,” Patrick Sandusky, USOC chief external affairs officer, said in a statement. Continue reading
It’s dark days for cops. And this has again been personified after a female Nashville Metro police officer was decommissioned over allegedly slapping a female suspect who had just stuck her with a syringe needle.
Police said Officer Elizabeth Berry-Loucks was searching a woman, being detained on felony drug and gun charges, when she was stuck by an uncapped syringe concealed in the woman’s bra. Berry-Loucks, whose immediate reaction was to slap the suspect in the face, was then herself arrested and charged with assault, according to documents.
Berry-Loucks, a three-year veteran of the department, is charged with misdemeanor assault. She has been assigned to desk duty while her actions are under investigation. Continue reading
The parents of a 7-year-old boy who was observed trying to sell a teddy bear to buy food, have been arrested and charged with five counts each of child endangering.
Ohio cops responded to a call of a young boy wondering the streets alone. When Franklin officer Steve Dunham arrived, he found the little boy in front of a drug store trying to sell his stuffed animal. He told the officer he hadn’t eaten for several days.
Dunham took him to a restaurant to eat. Other officers went to the home and police say they found four older boys living amid garbage and cat urine. Continue reading
Des Moines, Iowa, mother, Hallie Amick, was arrested after police say her 2-year-old son was found home alone, trying to eat a frozen chicken breast.
Amick, 30, is facing charges of child endangerment after police say they went to a home in the 100 block of East Emma Ave. around 10:15 a.m. Monday after someone called 911 reporting a toddler left home alone.
When officers arrived, they found a 2-year-old male in the backyard, wearing nothing but a full and sagging diaper. Continue reading