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Members of an Iowa nonprofit organization are accusing two Des Moines police officers of racially profiling for a July traffic stop and the local activist group says its a symptom of a bigger problem in the department. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement released dash camera and body camera video showing officers Kyle Thies and Natalie Heinemann pulling over Montray Little, 23, and Jared Clinton, 21, despite video showing no obvious traffic violations. Little and his passenger, Jared Clinton, are accused of having drugs in the car and acting like they have a weapon as well. Little is handcuffed and Clinton is taken out of the car while they and the vehicle are searched. No drugs or weapons were found. Police did find an open bottle of alcohol which they had the men dump out. According to records obtained by Iowa CCI, Officer Thies booked suspects on 282 charges into the Polk County Jail in 2017. All of them were African-Americans. The Des Moines Police Department is disputing those figures

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A police officer saved the life of a domestic violence victim last Wednesday outside a Las Vegas apartment complex where the woman was viciously stabbed by her boyfriend. The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a nightly call about a stabbing from a female neighbor who witnessed the horrific incident at The Virginia Apartments located on 5350 East Tropicana Avenue. Frantic 911 audio obtained by DailyMail.com hears the neighbor explain how the attack brought out by 30-year-old William Fuller, went down.

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Disturbing video from a traffic stop in New Mexico documents law enforcement shattering the window of a car during a traffic stop over a disputed allegation of not wearing a seatbelt. Trooper Cabana was unhappy that Page refused to roll down his window all of the way, though he was reportedly complying with the law as the officer and driver could clearly hear each other.

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A California police chief is reeling after his son was accused in a violent attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man. The victim was taking a leisurely stroll in his California neighborhood when he was confronted by two young men and attacked. He tried to walk away, but the teens knocked him to the ground, according to the Manteca Police Department. His turban, a symbol of his faith, flew off. The son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Two New Jersey officers are suspended after a video showing a man jumping on a police vehicle went viral over the weekend and authorities say the pair of cops “did nothing” to stop him. An investigation by the Office of Professional Standards has been launched into the Saturday incident in Newark. Officials said as the man jumped on the police vehicle, the officer stayed in his car. The second officer responded as backup. The officer who officials say stayed in his car has been with Newark police for seven months while the responding backup cop has been with the department for 10 years. Their names have not been released pending the ongoing investigation. Officials say 18-year-old Altahriq Aulston of Newark was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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Sgt. Ritchard Blake is seen in the clip arguing with Thavone Santana just under the Livonia Avenue station in East New York on Thursday morning. Blake shared with responding officers that Santana, 21, (inset) had tried to rob him. But further investigation revealed that the two were in the midst of a spat over a woman that 40-year-old Blake has a 10-year-old son with. Santana is expected to survive, having been shot in the jaw once and undergoing multiple surgeries. Blake has been stripped of his gun and badge and is currently being investigated.

Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren was doused with water by a woman while she was having brunch with her mother in a Minneapolis restaurant on Sunday.

Video footage of the incident shows an unidentified woman flinging a cup of water at Lahren and her mother as they were leaving the rooftop of UNION Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis.

The clip appears to have been recorded on Snapchat. It includes the captions ‘Lol’ as well as an emoji showing hysterical laughing.

The caption on the bottom of the screen reads: ‘Throws a drink on Tomi Lahren hahahaha.’

You’d think that pulling into a gas station and leisurely getting out on foot would tip off the seasoned newsmen at KTLA that you are not in fact the suspect in a police chase.

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – Recently unsealed court documents reveal gruesome details in the murder of a five-year-old boy with special needs, according to WXIN.

Steven Ingalls is accused of the asphyxiation and intentional overdose death of Brayson Price.

The child’s mother, Meghan Price, faces conspiracy to commit murder and neglect charges.

“The apartment was a small two-bedroom apartment. The argument is it’s impossible for this much violence without the other person not waking up and knowing what’s going on,” said Prosecutor Steve Sonnega. “They were both there. Mr. Ingalls took the position as a caregiver living with the mother.”

Ingalls called Mooresville police on the morning of Nov. 23, 2016, to report an unresponsive child.

While Brayson was rushed to the hospital, the first officer on the scene spotted “a large amount of blood in the bedroom” where the boy was found.

“Things just didn’t look right,” Detective Chad Richhard is quoted as saying in court documents.

During the initial stage of the investigation, Richhart told the court he was able to examine the cell phones of both Ingalls and Price.

Ingalls, Price’s boyfriend since 2014 and the father of the couple’s toddler son also named Steven, allegedly used his cell phone to conduct internet searches the month before Brayson’s death with topic lines such as, “kill my mentally retarded step-son, torture techniques, beat child with fragile X abuse, I want to kill my autistic child, painful ways to die, most painful torture,” according to the PC.

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A father is under arrest after allegedly beating his daughter at school he is facing child abuse charges.

The father, Raymond Emilio Rosario, is also a Miami-Dade police officer with a position at an airport.

Police say on March 19th, a teacher called to tell him his 14-year-old daughter was being disrespectful.

After he arrived at the school’s front office, surveillance video shows him slapping his daughter in the face, grabbing her by the hair and striking her twice on the legs with a belt.

Employees didn’t intervene at the time but did eventually report the incident to the Florida Department of Children and families.

Rosario surrendered to authorities for child abuse with no great bodily harm on April 2.

The Miami-Dade Police Department suspended him with pay.

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Newly released body camera footage shows the “harrowing” moment a Welsh man armed with a pair of kitchen knives was tased after he charged at police officers. Gwent Police Department released the footage Tuesday after 36-year-old Tony Buttigieg was sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to stab a police constable.

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The Wichita Police Department released videos during a press conference on April 12, 2018. District Attorney Marc Bennett said the Wichita police officer who fired the shot that killed Andrew Finch after a swatting call will not face charges.

The Wichita police officer who fired the shot that killed Andrew Finch after a swatting call will not face charges, District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday.

Bennett said he had to make a determination based on Kansas law and law handed down by the Supreme Court, which says that when determining if an officer acted reasonably, evidence has to be reviewed based on what the officer knew at the time of the shooting, not 20/20 hindsight, he said.

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The video posted to the popular image-sharing app shows a man holding a red plastic cup and smoking before he fires multiple shots into the street. The man, who has the username ‘DabDaddyDono’, wrote ‘Gang gang who want smoke?’ on the video. ‘The exact location of the shooting has not been determined at this time and it is believed to have occurred the last week of March or first week of April,’ police said in a statement. However, police believe the incident took place in northwest Houston as the suspect tagged his location on a picture posted shortly before the shooting video. They hope releasing the video to the public will help them catch the man. It appears police got a hold of several of the suspect’s posts, as they have also released a photo of him posing with his friends from the same night (bottom right).

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A split-second decision to slap an inmate’s food tray out of his hands will cost a Denver sheriff’s deputy 30 days of pay. Darrell Jordan, a veteran of the department since 1996, will begin his 30-day suspension on April 25. The incident from Nov. 9 was captured on jail video. It shows Jordan pushing the tray out of the inmate’s hands, causing food to spill on the inmate and the cafeteria floor. It started after Jordan told the inmate he grabbed the wrong coffee cup in the breakfast line.

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Police in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina have released body camera footage of the shocking moment a pregnant hostage ducked for dear life as officers shot the gunman holding her captive.

Terrifying moment a pregnant woman cradling her stomach dives for cover as police shoot the gun-wielding man holding her hostage
Police released bodycam footage that shows Johnathan Autry, 28, holding a pregnant woman hostage in Charlotte, North Carolina in September
He broke into the woman’s home and held her at gunpoint when police arrived
Videos show the woman cradling her stomach as she repeatedly told the officers: ‘I’m pregnant!’
Woman could be seen dropping to the ground and frantically crawling to safety when police opened fire
Autry survived the shooting and remains in Mecklenburg County Jail

Police have released bodycam footage of the terrifying moment a pregnant woman dove for cover as officers shot the man who had been holding her hostage at gunpoint.

The videos show Johnathan Autry, 28, holding the woman hostage in Charlotte, North Carolina in September after he broke into her home late at night.

Multiple officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the home invasion call and could be heard shouting at Autry to drop his gun.

The woman, who was dressed in a blue shirt and could be seen cradling her stomach, begged officers for help and repeatedly said: ‘I’m pregnant!’

After a tense standoff, the officers seemed to notice the woman was momentarily free of Autry’s grip and yelled for her to get out of the way.

She dropped to the ground as gunfire rang out and frantically crawled to safety.

The woman could be heard screaming in the background as the officers surrounded the wounded hostage-taker.

Autry survived the shooting and has been in Mecklenburg County Jail ever since.

He is charged with multiple offenses including kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers who fired their weapons were all placed on administrative leave, but they were all found to have acted lawfully by the District Attorney.

Police released all three bodycam videos that captured the shooting on Wednesday.

Authorities said at the time that the home invasion was not random because Autry had mentioned the victim’s husband by name.

The husband wasn’t home at the time, just the woman and a child.

The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated as a precaution.

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The wife of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto was arrested at Disney Springs on Sunday on a charge of disorderly intoxication.

Amanda Soto, 33, of Celebration, was with her mother at the West Side bus loop when Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Heller saw her “holding … her mother by the straps of the backpack she was wearing in an attempt to keep her from walking away,” according to the arrest report.

A security guard later told Heller that Soto and her mother had become “aggressive” toward each other.

Heller, who said both Soto and her mother appeared intoxicated, helped them call an Uber vehicle to take them home but Soto began yelling profanities at Heller and the driver.

Soto was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, where “she began banging [her] head against the window in what appeared to be an attempt to harm herself. Amanda was further restrained for her safety,” Heller stated.

She was booked into jail at 10:44 Sunday night, according to the jail’s online database, and was later freed on bond. The charge against her is a second-degree misdemeanor.

“It should be noted that I attempted to calm Amanda numerous times from her agitated state and that even while attempting to speak with her she continued to utter that her husband is a congressman, therefore, she can do whatever she wants,” Heller stated in the report.

In a statement, Darren Soto said his wife has been treated for depression for years and recently stopped taking medication “in accordance with her treatment plan and under her doctor’s [supervision].’’

“Yesterday, she drank too much and reached an argumentative state with a family member, which led to arrest,’’ Soto said. “She deeply regrets her actions and takes full responsibility for them. Amanda and her physician will be reviewing her mental health treatment, immediately.’’

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A 22-year-old Pizza Hut driver received a prank order before she was shot at by two suspects near the home she attempted to deliver to on Tuesday. The horrific incident happened in Magnolia, Texas, just before 2pm, police say. Authorities released dash cam footage from the victim’s vehicle. She had been driving from a home where she had attempted to make a delivery but was told by the resident they hadn’t placed an order. hen two suspects, who she said tried to rob her, got out of the SUV.

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A bipolar Brooklyn man waving a metal object at passersby was fatally shot by police Wednesday when cops responding to 911 calls for a man with a gun said he “took a two-handed shooting stance” and pointed at them.

The man, identified by family members as Saheed Vassell, 34, was a father of a teenage boy who worked as a welder.

Police said they were responding to three 911 calls that came in around 4:40 p.m. about a black man wearing a brown jacket waving what people thought was a silver gun on the corner of Utica Ave. and Montgomery St., NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a press conference

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BEDFORD, Ohio – A principal at Education Alternatives in Bedford, Ohio is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student at the school, who was 17 at the time.

“He says the relationship started when they were upstairs in the gym alone, that she kissed him on the mouth,” said Bedford Police Deputy Chief Rick Suts. “Since then, there had been numerous encounters in her van.”

The teenager told police that his relationship with Courtney Alfred continued for months.

Police said the former student came to them last week. Suts said the school knew about the alleged relationship but after their own investigation said the allegations were not credible. Bedford police disagree.

“He’s saying that he took video of them having sex and in that encounter, you see a tattoo. We got a search warrant to see her tattoo, that tattoo matches the one on the video,” added Suts.

Police said there were also text messages and that money was transferred from Alfred to the teenager. Police said the teen told them it was to keep him from telling her husband.

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In a video posted in January 2017, she says YouTube “discriminated and filtered” her content. In the video, Aghdam says her channel used to get lots of views but that after being “filtered” by the company, it received far fewer views.

In one online rant, she complained that YouTube censored her content by imposing an age restriction on one of her workout videos because they were too racy. She says the company failed to do the same thing for stars like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, whose videos, she says, are inappropriate for children.

In a Facebook post from February 2017, Aghdam blasted YouTube saying, “There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube.”