Lyons contacted the police non-emergency dispatcher on May 11 after catching Way drinking and lying on their bed holding a large knife. She said Way, a recovering alcoholic, “had a setback” after losing his job but did not threaten her with it.
“The only person Justin threatened was himself and I honestly don’t think he wanted to die,” she said, adding that the two St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies who responded to her call, 32-year-old Kyle Braig and 26-year-old Jonas Carballosa, who were carrying assault rifles, looked like they “were going into war” when they entered the residence.
Rob Duke's insight:
It's an interesting problem. I came across this many times in my career, and was fortunate to always be able to talk these people down or have some tactical advantage over them. Once my partner, Tony, and I had a similar situation and I, frankly, don't know how it would have gone had not Officer Tony crossed the room quickly and snatched the knife out of the women's hand as if she were merely a naughty child. As I recall, he caught some heat for being John Wayne, but we didn't yet have Tasers, so had he not reacted, we might have been forced to shoot her. A few weeks later, another partner did just that with a domestic violence suspect who turned towards him and racked a 12 gauge shotgun. Two officers shot him only to find out that he was holding an empty gun.
I had just been in a shooting myself and one of these officers and I came back to work 72 hours later following our mandatory after-shooting legal and psychological screening. Our first call back was a woman holding her ex at gun point threatening murder/suicide. We responded and talked her out of the plan, took the gun, and escorted to a local mental ward.
This all happened within a month at one police department in the Los Angeles metro area.
A new study says judges, at least ones sitting on state benches, are more objective than they get credit for. The report, forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, says judges by and large are able to exercise professional judgement and reach consensus on disputes that polarize the general public.
The study, which took more than two years to conduct, included about 1,500 subjects: 253 judges, 225 lawyers, 250 law students (from five schools including Harvard and Yale), and 800 adults members of the general public.
The compound sets two five-story blocks of glass on top of a thick concrete podium that extends around a small brick fire station from 1928. The 264,000-square-foot structure places the new headquarters for the San Francisco Police Department above district police and fire stations and a 240-car parking garage. If there’s a cataclysmic earthquake, the compound is packed with enough water and power back-up that it can keep functioning for 96 hours. With a checklist like this, the wonder is tha
A Los Angeles police SWAT officer violated department policies last year when he used a Taser on a mentally ill homeless man standing on a downtown rooftop who then fell to his death, the LAPD's civilian overseers recently concluded.
Quick Facts: Officer shot during pursuit of suspects north of Nowata Officer was transported to the hospital in serious condition Pursuit continued across Kansas line where 2 suspects were taken into custody Assault rifles, body armor were found in the suspects’ vehicle One male fled on foot An Oologah police officer was injured in a shooting north of Nowata.
Rob Duke's insight:
I throw these in just to remind us that, though we are right to question police power, they are truly the only ones on the domestic front who say: "Vereor Non Magnus Nocens Lupus": "I fear no big bad wolf".
A Miami Springs Police officer is facing a corruption charge following an FBI investigation, officials said. Sgt. Andres Quintanilla was arrested and charged Tuesday with attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of official right, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
If you're a self-motivated person with good upper body strength, this may be the job for you: Saudi Arabia needs 8 executioners. Good pay. Good benefits. Uniforms provided. Opportunity to travel. Meet interesting people...and chop their heads off.
Scarcely a decade after their last intervention, federal officials have negotiated a new consent decree. But will it put an end to the systemic problems that led to the deaths of Tamir Rice, Malissa Williams, and Timothy Russell?
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