Law Enforcement

Apple introduced iOS 12 following its historic iPhone event last month, adding the Shortcut app to let users allow Siri to do more tasks, such as take a photo, put your phone in ‘Do not disturb’ mode or making your commute more enjoyable. But one creative user has developed a way to turn iPhones into the civilian version of a bodycam, letting users record their interactions with police in a sly manner. Reddit user Robert Petersen has created the shortcut called Police, which triggers a series of actions. First, it lets users send a text message to a predetermined friend to let them know they are being pulled over. Then it pauses the music that might be playing in their phone and gets access to the camera to start recording the interaction. It also sets the phone in ‘Do not disturb’ mode. Users need to say “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over” and the shortcut triggers automatically.

Ripon, CA — Mother and wife, Evin Olsen Yadegar had her life stolen from her last year by Stanislaus County sheriff’s Deputy Justin Wall who publicly executed her for no reason. The senseless killing was captured on dashcam and was so unnecessary that Wall has just been charged with manslaughter.

Evin Yadegar, according to her husband Hanibal, was undergoing a manic episode due to her bipolar disorder on February 26, 2017. He explained that she never would’ve hurt anyone and was merely trying to find a safe place after a confrontation with a hotel security guard.

According to Sheriff Adam Christianson, the security guard reported that Evin Yadegar had begun an argument and a subsequent physical altercation occured. When a deputy arrived, he saw Yadegar’s vehicle pulling out of the parking lot.

According to the release from the San Jaquin County District Attorney’s Office, the killing came after a low speed chase when Yadegar left the hotel during the argument with a security guard.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A 30-year-old woman has been accused of killing her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk.

Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby.

An autopsy found the baby died from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said in a statement.

According to an affidavit, Jones told police she’d been too tired to make the baby a bottle when he awoke crying at 3 a.m. and instead breastfed him.

A few hours later, the baby was pale and had bloody mucus coming from his nose, she told police.

Jones’s mother began CPR at the instruction of a dispatcher after they called 911, the affidavit said.

Police arrived at the home in New Britain, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Philadelphia, to find the baby in cardiac arrest. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.

The affidavit stated that Jones said she primarily had been breastfeeding the baby, but switched to formula a few days before the baby’s death, saying the infant wasn’t getting enough milk.

Jones told police that she had been prescribed methadone because of an addiction to painkillers, that she had taken it during her pregnancy, and that she was taking it at the time of the baby’s death, the affidavit said.

A message seeking comment from her lawyer, Louis Busico, wasn’t returned Monday.

Other parents have faced charges over drug-laced breastmilk in recent years.

In 2016, two former Arizona TV news reporters were sentenced to a year of probation and suspended 30-day jail terms after cocaine was found in their baby’s system. And in 2012, a California woman whose infant son died after ingesting methamphetamine-laced breast milk was sentenced to six years in prison.

A video of the arrest posted on social media Saturday went viral showing three officers holding Weinman down on the sand. One officer punches her on the back of the head as they restrain her. A woman in the background repeatedly yells “stop resisting.” Police identified the officers involved as Officer Thomas Cannon, Officer John Hillman and Officer Robert Jordan.

An officer confronts Weinman and a friend about underage drinking and makes them take a breathalyzer test. He asks her how old she is as well as her last name though she doesn’t tell him. The officer is heard saying he is going to have Weinman pour her alcohol out. Weinman tells the officer she’s allowed to carry alcohol, just not to drink it. She also argues that the alcohol isn’t opened while an officer tells her the alcohol can be seen meaning it’s an “open display.” The officer tells Weinman she’s not cooperating and causing a scene. After asking her to provide her name, she refuses. The officer grabs Weinman’s hair and forces her to the ground as she screams, struggles, curses and tells him repeatedly to get off of her. At one point a fist is seen hitting Weinman three times. After a short scuffle, they are able to place Weinman in handcuffs. Weinman then spits at one of the officers as they place her in handcuffs and take her into a police vehicle.

Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and minor in possession of alcohol.

Wildwood Police say an internal affairs investigation was immediately initiated on the incident and the three officers were reassigned to administrative duty pending the outcome.

Benjamin Hovan, 32, was arrested Thursday morning at a Titusville gas station. He is the suspect behind the Casselberry, Florida apartment break-in where he kidnapped two women and raped one on June 30. He was arrested while at a Titusville gas station where he was recognized by an officer who tried to arrest him. Hovan resisted arrest and tried to run away, causing police to tase him down. He was booked into Brevard County Jail and will be transferred to Seminole County to face charges of home invasion, sexual battery, and kidnapping.

Four women were seen rolling around and throwing punches on the street in Florida on Monday after a road rage incident turned extremely violent. In video captured from a nearby car, a woman named Willie Edwards is seen whacking the driver of another vehicle, Erica James, with an asp baton – typically used by police officers and security guards. Edwards hits quickly and repetitively, as James is seen appearing to try and kick her assailant away. Hours later, police arrested two of the women, 18-year-old Willie Edwards and 21-year-old Marquavia Jenkins and charged both with criminal mischief and aggravated battery.

Michelle Booker-Hicks was paying for her gas at a Shell station along Interstate 35 near Camp Wisdom Road on Wednesday night at 10pm. Suddenly, she saw a man climb into her car, which had her two sons, both aged four, in the back. Booker-Hicks jumped into the front passenger seat and shouted at him to stop. But he ignored her and carried on her driving. So she said she grabbed her gun from her glove box and opened fire, shooting the carjacker in the face, hitting him under his right eye. He was arrested at the scene and police have identified him as 36-year-old Ricky Wright.

Portland State University police shot and killed a man while responding to a bar fight near campus, and a witness said the victim had been trying to stop the melee. The man has been identified as Jason Washington, 45, a U.S. postal worker, Navy veteran, father of three daughters and grandfather of one. Though Portland State University officers were involved in the shooting, city police are handling the investigation.

A woman was arrested for allegedly biting off part of a man’s ear during a fight with the man at a Macomb County Chinese restaurant. Deputies say 24-year-old Jade Anderson walked into the restaurant complaining about her order. She was complaining to the owners, who are also the victims of the assault. As she was pushed out of the restaurant, she bit a man on the ear, partially detaching it

A frightened two-year-old girl was found sobbing in a thickly wooded area in Georgia by a search team whose relief at finding her safely was caught on police body camera. Rescue crews had been searching for little two-year-old Kamiyah Vicks who went missing around 7am Wednesday morning after she was separated from her mother during what police are calling an emergency crisis incident. After crews had been searching for hours, they found the little girl overheated and had she had a few scratches but was otherwise fine after having survived in the woods for hours alone.