Officials Gone Bad

(Off-Duty) Cop Gone Bad: “I’m tired of going to court”: Cop Shoots Ex-Wife Dead in Front of Witnesses, 7-Year-Old Daughter

Sgt. Phillip Seidle has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of his 7-year-old daughter in the death of his 51-year-old ex-wife Tamara, first assistant prosecutor Mark LeMieux said. The couple, who divorced on May 27, had nine children, ranging in age from 7 to 24.

The fatal shooting followed a violent encounter that began when Seidle — with his young daughter in the passenger seat of his silver Honda Pilot — chased his wife as she was driving through the streets of Asbury Park, LeMieux said.

Here’s how LeMieux described the shooting:

As Tamara Seidle was trying to flee, her vehicle crashed into a parked car on Sewall Avenue. Phillip Seidle’s car then crashed into hers, and he got out of the car, pulled out his handgun, and approached her car, immediately firing into the driver’s side several times.

Seidle’s daughter was in his car while he was shooting into her mother’s car.

Once Seidle stopped shooting, he put a gun to his head and started walking around the vehicle, police said. Police, who were nearby investigating an unrelated motor vehicle accident, started talking to Seidle, and got him to agree that they could take his daughter out of the car.

As she was taken away, Seidle then walked to the front of his wife’s car and fired into the windshield.

Seidle then put the gun again to his head, and there was a 30-minute standoff while police attempted to get him to surrender. He did so at 11:52 a.m., LeMieux said.

Eyewitness Michael Terrell described how Seidle ran out to the middle of the street, yelling at his ex-wife about child custody battles.

“The guy was in the middle of the street,” said Terrell, a Neptune resident who was working at Campbell’s Door Supply Co. on Sewall Avenue at the time. “He was saying, ‘I’m tired of going to court.'”

Breaking News: Neptune cop shoots, kills ex-wife with daughter in car. APP.com, 6/16/2015.

 

After Beltway 8 Police Chase, Man Shot Dead Live on TV

The pursuit began at about 10:40am Wednesday when the driver of a blue Chrysler 300 fled during a traffic stop. Authorities say police tried to pull over the driver for “suspicious activity,” including unsafe lane changes.

After several minutes of a high speed pursuit, during which the driver eluded police by going around patrol cars and even driving into the grass, the chase came to a crashing halt. The suspect slammed into a small white car at the intersection of Wallisville and Castlegory, then spun into another vehicle.

That’s when the suspect, identified as Frank Ernest Shepherd, III, got out of the car, but as he reached back inside the vehicle, officers opened fire, fatally striking him. Police say 10 to 12 shots were fired.

The end of the pursuit unfolded quickly, with only a matter of seconds elapsing between the time the suspect struck the white car and the time officers opened fire. HPD spokesperson John Cannon says two of the officers involved in the chase have been on the force for six years. He identified them as R Gonzales and L Engle. He didn’t elaborate on the nature of their involvement. It’s not yet known if they were wearing body cameras. [emphasis added]

SUSPECT FATALLY SHOT BY OFFICERS AT END OF POLICE CHASE. ABC13.com, 4/15/2015.

Officer Gone Bad?: Rookie Cop Gone Missing after Fatal Shooitng

Henry Solis was off-duty on Friday morning when gunfire killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez, Jr. in Pomona, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the Pomona Police Department said in a statement on Sunday.

A 27-year-old probationary officer assigned to the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley, Solis later failed to show up for work on Saturday following the shooting, and his car was found on Sunday abandoned near the scene.

“Solis’ whereabouts is unknown, and we have reason to believe that he knows the police are looking to talk with him,” the statement said.

A preliminary investigation found that Rodriguez and another man “were engaged in a physical altercation” just before the shooting,” the police said in the statement. “It is unknown if the suspect and the victim knew each other.”

Rookie LAPD officer’s whereabouts unknown after deadly shooting. Reuters/The Raw Story, 3/16/2015.

Off-Duty Cop Kills Son, Who Wanted to Be a Cop, on Christmas Eve

An off-duty PBSO deputy shot and killed one of his own relatives on Christmas Eve, but police are mum on details, releasing only minimum info about the victim — a 21-year-old named Khamis Shatara, who apparently wanted to be a cop.

The shooting happened in Delray Beach, and the deputy has been detained by that city’s police department, reported WPTV. For two days after the shooting, the name of the deputy who took his own relative’s life was not released by police or the local TV news station, which says it’s withholding it out of respect for the family. That kind of courtesy is not usually given to regular, nonpolice folks arrested for crimes, but hey — it’s Christmas.

However, late Friday afternoon, Sgt. Nicole Guerriero confirmed to New Times that the name of the deputy who killed his son is Shatara K. Shatara.

As for the victim, Khamis Shatara appears to have been a criminal justice major at Palm Beach State College who idolized police.

UPDATE: Off-Duty PBSO Deputy Shoots and Kills Own Son on Christmas Eve. Pulp, New Times, 12/26/2014.

Cop Gone Bad: Just-Resigned Cop Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Wounds Her Teen Daughter

Authorities identified 32-year-old Stephen Rozniakowski, an officer with the Colwyn Borough Police Department, as the gunman in the deadly shooting that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday in a home on the 600 block of Glenfield Avenue in Glenolden.

Neighbors identified the woman killed as Valerie Morrow. The second shooting victim, identified by neighbors as Morrow’s teenage daughter, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said Rozniakowski dated Morrow years ago, but the woman only recently filed a protection from abuse order against him.

Initial reports indicate another police officer, who was off-duty at the time, was in the home when the suspect started firing. The off-duty cop shot Rozniakowski, who was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, according to officials. His condition is unknown.

Before the fatal shooting, Rozniakowski called the Colwyn Borough Police Department to announce his resignation, investigators said.

NBC10 Investigator Harry Hairston put a spotlight on Rozniakowski earlier this year when the officer was placed on “administrative leave” after his former fiancee filed a protection from abuse order against him.

Plymouth Township Police arrested Rozniakowski and charged him with 25 counts of stalking and 50 counts of harassment for allegedly contacting his former fiancee by phone and text repeatedly.

Police Officer, Accused Stalker Killed Former Girlfriend: Officials. NBCPhiladelphia.com, 12/16/2014.

Man Shoots Fellow Deputy in Back, Kills Him

Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, was pronounced dead at a Las Cruces hospital, while the shooter — identified by his attorney as 27-year-old Tai Chan — was being questioned by police Tuesday morning.

Police say the two deputies were taking a prisoner to Arizona, and were returning through Las Cruces where they rented a room at Hotel Encanto around 4 p.m. Monday. That night they went to Dublin’s Street Pub, a local bar, where police say the two started arguing. “It’s believed they consumed alcohol,”  reads a release from the Las Cruces Police Department. The argument escalated when they returned to their seventh floor hotel room, and that’s when police say the shooter fired several rounds from a semi-automatic gun at Martin, who was trying to escape by running to the elevator.

Officers found Martin bleeding heavily just outside the elevator in the lobby around 12:30 a.m., with gunshots to his back and arms. He was rushed to the Mountain View Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police began searching the hotel for the shooter, who was found in a stairwell near the roof of the hotel.

Santa Fe deputy shooting: Victim was fleeing toward elevator when shot in back. Albuquerque Journal News, 10/28/2014.

Cop Breaks Down Door, Shoots Man in the the Back, Kills Him

The Rocky Ford police officer involved in the shooting, James Ashby, is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Sara Lindenmuth is the victim’s sister-in-law. She said Jack Jacquez came home just before 2 a.m.  Then, she said a police officer forced down the front door and the two men started shouting.

“He was standing next to his mom, his back turned toward the officer and then he shot him twice in the back and then pepper sprayed him. Then they handcuffed his fiancé, for reasons I don’t know why. And the mom went to call the cops and the cop took her phone and threw it against the wall,” said Lindenmuth.

Mariah Jacquez said one of the shots fired almost hit her. She said she and her soon-to-be mother-in-law were handcuffed but didn’t know why.

UPDATE: Fiancée of victim in officer-involved shooting says the couple was expecting. KRDO.com, 10/12/1014, 10/14/2014.

Officials Gone Bad: 911 Operator Tells Rape Victim To “quit crying so I can get the information”

The victim called 911 just after 4 a.m. last Sunday, according to ABC affiliate WSYX. She was staying with a friend at a house just off the Ohio State University campus. The caller said she was woken up by a stranger holding a gun to her head and forcing her to perform sex acts on him.

The distraught woman told the dispatcher the man broke into the house full of sorority girls and left after assaulting her, stealing cash and an iPhone, according to WSYX. But she said she didn’t know her friend’s address, and asked if the dispatcher could locate where her phone was.

“No. We can’t. That’s why I need to know where you are,” the dispatcher could be heard saying on the call.

The caller described the attacker as a small white male with a white shirt. She asked the police to immediately arrest him.

“Ma’am, you’re going to have to quit crying so I can get the information from you,” the dispatcher told the victim.

When the dispatcher asked the rape victim where the attacker came in, the victim answered: “I have no idea. I have no idea. I have no idea. The back door.”

“Well, they’re not going to be able to find him with the information that you’ve given,” the dispatcher responded.

That’s when the caller broke down.

“Don’t you understand how horrified I am? I am a 20-year-old from Upper Arlington. I don’t know what you deal with every day, but the kind of sympathy you have is zero,” she told the dispatcher.

The police have charged Michael Callaghan, 30, with rape and burglary in relation to the attack on the woman.

A 911 supervisor told WSYX that the dispatcher could have handled the call better and will review the call, but will not reprimand the dispatcher since the victim has been helped and a suspect has been charged.

Would this operator not be reprimanded if that rape victim became a murder victim? Or does this operator like too many idiots think that “most” rape accusations are false? I know most of you people are too dense to understand but I’ll say it anyway–the delusion that “most” rape cases are false comes from the perspective of abusers, of rapists, of molesters, of men who like the privilege they have to do anything they want to a body of someone “beneath” them or “put on earth to serve” his waste of genetic material.

Scumbag. Scumbag.

911 Dispatcher Tells Rape Victim to ‘Quit Crying. ABC News, 6/12/2014.

“allegedly”?

Student In Wheelchair Beaten By School Security Guard In Oakland, Police Say (VIDEO). HuffPo Crime, 5/30/2014.

A special needs student in a wheelchair was allegedly beaten by a school security guard in California — and much of the incident was caught on video.

 Video shows brutal beating of Oakland High student in wheelchair. KTVU.com, 5/29/2014.

How is something on video “alleged”? Any person with sight can see that a beating took place against a defenseless/disabled teenager, not adult. Is it “alleged” because there’s no full-lit frontal view with closeups and instant replays of what got hit where at such-and-such time on the clock? Are we so fucking dumb that we cannot infer, strongly, from that video that the adult, the officer was in the wrong? Do we have to see each blow to hold him accountable for what he did against a disabled handcuffed kid in a fucking wheelchair?

KTVU obtained surveillance video from the Oakland Unified School District which they say shows the officer beating the 17-year-old special needs student at Oakland High School about 9 a.m. on Monday May 19th.

…The video shows a guard in a white shirt pushing the wheelchair with [Francisco] Martinez [17] down the hallway away from the camera. Along the way, the guard raises his right hand and smacks the student. Seconds later, he hits him again and Martinez is thrown out of his wheelchair onto the floor.

Martinez told KTVU what was not caught on the surveillance video clip was the guard beating him and throwing him to the ground in the elevator just minutes before

“Throws me to the corner of the elevator and then grabs my chair,” said Martinez.

Martinez says the incident began when the officer tried to clear the hall and grabbed Martinez’s wheelchair to push him to class. The student says he protested and told the officer to let go of the chair. He says after an argument, the guard handcuffed him. He admits spitting at the guard in protest just before the beating on the tape.

“I was handcuffed, so I didn’t have no way to defend myself but my mouth,” Martinez said.

Martinez, who has cerebral palsy, says he had been going to therapy to strengthen his legs so he could try to walk. He says when he told the guard he was in pain, the guard cursed at him.

“He tells me like that, ‘I don’t give a ***! I hope you don’t walk for two to three weeks,'” Martinez said.

 

World Gone Bad: Small Mob Stones Pregnant Woman to Death while Police Watch

Farzana Parveen was attacked on Tuesday outside the High Court building in the eastern city of Lahore by more than two dozen brick-wielding attackers, including her brother and father, for marrying against the wishes of her family.

Parveen, who was three months pregnant, had gone to court to testify in defence of her husband Muhammad Iqbal — who was accused by her relatives of kidnapping her and forcing her into marriage.

Iqbal, 45, told AFP the couple had survived a previous attack during the first hearing of the case on May 12 and demanded justice for his wife.

He told the BBC that police officers at the court were “watching silently” while his wife was beaten to death on Tuesday, despite desperate attempts to get them to act.

“One of my relatives took off his clothes to catch their attention,” he told the broadcaster.

“A naked man was crying for help in front of the High Court but nobody intervened.”

Last year 869 women died in so-called “honour killings” according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Conviction rates are very low due to Pakistan’s blood-money laws which allow kin to forgive perpetrators, usually family members in such cases.

Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by mob for marrying man she loved. Agence France-Presse/The Raw Story, 5/29/2014.

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