Law Enforcement

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.

Four teenagers have been arrested for carjacking a man’s car in Milwaukee and their violent attack on May 17 was caught on surveillance cameras. The thieves ages 15, 16, 17 and 18 beat 43-year-old father Lewis Lea unconscious and drove off with his car. Lea was at the Washington Park lot waiting for his son to finish soccer practice. He was hospitalized for lacerations to his face and head. The teens were arrested soon after and face multiple charges each and will complete community service as a part of their punishment.

Surveillance footage showed the off-duty Chicago police officer sitting in a black BMW when two men, with their hoods pulled up, approached. The first grabs the front passenger side door and pulled it open, while reaching for something in his pocket and climbing inside. The cop immediately got out and raised his gun as a second would-be car jacker ran round to the driver’s side and climbs in the driver’s seat. The officer then began shooting at the thief in the driver’s side, while the first suspect climbed back out and began returning fire.

The horrific footage shows Wichita Officer Dexter Betts firing his gun moments after seeing the dog in the room. His flashlight can be seen illuminating the girl just before he shoots his gun. The girl screams ‘Ow! Ow! Ow, you hurt my eye!’ after he fires two shots at dog. Betts’ bullets had ricocheted off the ground and fragments hit both the girl and her dog. Betts was fired after incident and now faces a felony charge of aggravated battery.

LAS VEGAS: The alleged victim, Vivian Solomon, of San Diego, told KSNV that she was visiting her longtime friend last week, meeting the woman’s husband, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Manuel A. Gutierrez, and their 6-month-old baby for the first time. After a night of drinking on Saturday, Solomon said, she went to bed in the couple’s home. “All of a sudden I woke up and he was on top of me” Vivian said

SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said one of his off-duty detention officers has been arrested following accusations that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a 4-year-old.

Salazar said the victim’s mother reported the sexual assault Saturday night after the child made an outcry to her mom. It’s believed the sexual assault had been going on for the past few months, possibly years. Sheriff Salazar said the victim’s mother is an undocumented immigrant and Nunez allegedly threatened her with deportation if she reported the sexual assault.

After further investigation and questioning, 47-year-old Jose Nunez was arrested and charged with super aggravated sexual assault.

Nunez is a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.

It’s believed that other children may be involved. Salazar said there may be other victims.

Palm Beach county Deputy Sheriff Javier Lasso has been suspended as the department investigates allegations that he threatened his daughter’s boyfriend and handcuffed her, forcing her into a police cruiser to “teach her a lesson.” According to a report by internal affairs, Lasso strolled into the boyfriend’s place of employment, in uniform, with his gun clearly visible and told him to stay away from his daughter, who he’d been dating for approximately two years.

The woman who falsely accused a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper of sexual assault after she was pulled over for apparent drunk driving could face charges, according to the Ellis County district attorney.

Sherita Dixon-Cole accused DPS trooper Daniel Hubbard of “forcefully groping” her in a sexual assault inside and outside of his cruiser. Her claims were shared more than 50,000 times online, thanks to posts by Dixon-Cole’s attorney and social activist Shaun King.

But the two-hour dashcam footage released Tuesday night shows no sign of wrongdoing. It shows Hubbard administering multiple field sobriety tests, removing two bottles of alcohol from her and spotting what he believes is an alcoholic drink in a cup holder.

“I see an officer who conducts himself exactly as society demands police conduct themselves today: Beyond reproach,” Ellis County DA Patrick Wilson said. “Tragically, that officer still was publicly and maliciously persecuted.

“What happened to that officer is a shame.”

Wilson said his office is “investigating the possibility” of charges against Dixon-Cole. He says there was “no apparent motive” for the claims and he is “flabbergasted” as to how the story came out.

“When I went to the DPS office to watch the video, I fully expected to see some measure of tension or aggravation between the officer and the woman being arrested,” he said. “The world has now seen that there is nothing of the sort on that video.”

DPS said it was appalled that anyone would make such “despicable, slanderous and false accusations” against a peace officer.

Filing a false police report is a Class B misdemeanor in Texas, according to Section 37.08 of the Texas Penal Code.

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Thompson has been moved to a non-patrol assignments while the Monday arrest is reviewed. Officers can be seen grabbing Kevin Straw, 28, before knocking him to the ground and bludgeoning him. The man was evaluated by paramedics and was cited for interfering with police and resisting arrest.

Disturbing surveillance video has been released of showing multiple police officers punching & kneeing a man in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista has vowed an investigation and placed four officers on paid leave. After being repeatedly struck in his head, the man appears to lose consciousness before sliding down a wall and hitting the ground with a noticeable bounce. The man was not a suspect but was a friend of a suspect

Officers responded to the Bogey Bar & Grill in Shawnee Hills, Ohio on Friday for reports of a drunk man ‘stumbling and knocking people over’. They removed former pro-football player Kirk Barton from the premises and got him a cab to take home. The former Ohio State offensive lineman, 33, slammed the taxi van door on one of the cop’s hands when he tried to help the driver determine Barton’s address. Another cop then had to tase Barton twice to subdue him so they could take him into custody. He faces a charge of felony assault.

Taylor Saulters was fired from Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Saturday after his body camera footage was reviewed during an internal affairs investigation. Saulters’ body camera captured the moment he hit suspect Timmy Patmon during a pursuit. The disturbing footage shows Patmon rolling off the hood of Saulters’ car.

A police officer in California was captured on video cutting a biker off the road with his patrol car on Sunday afternoon. Riders who took part in the Elite Bikerz Fallen Brother Ride, in honor of Memorial Day, witnessed the unexplained incident go down on a street in Rancho Cucamonga. As the other bikers rode over to catch a closer look of the incident, a woman recording it shouted at the cop: You pushed him! You pushed him down! You drug him down with your (car) and I have it on camera!’ (sic)

(No Audio). Avondale police are taking some heat after an unusual arrest was caught on tape. In the video, you see the shoplifting suspect, 27-year-old Rafael Gutierrez, resist arrest, and the K9 doesn’t engage. But it gets really interesting when the officer actually picks up the K9 and tries to and put him on the suspect and then an all-out brawl with officers ensues.

A Georgia cop has been praised for saving the life of a baby girl that was choking.

The two-month-old’s grandmother, Kianna Dorsey, was looking after the baby when she called 911 at 7.02pm on May 15, to say that the little girl was not breathing. Marietta Police Officer Nick St. Onge was the first on the scene and found Dorsey cradling her granddaughter.

Dorsey reported that the infant had finished her bottle appeared to be choking and was turning blue.

On May 20, 2018, at approximately 1:32 a.m., a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper observed a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu traveling south on Interstate 35 in Ellis County near U.S. 287. The vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. Based on the traffic stop, the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The driver, identified as Sherita Dixon-Cole, 37, from Grapevine, was arrested and transported to the Ellis County Jail, where she was charged with DWI.
Following the arrest, spurious and false accusations related to this traffic stop were made against the Texas Trooper. Upon learning of those allegations, the Texas Department of Public Safety immediately took action to review the video in connection with this traffic stop and arrest. The video shows absolutely no evidence to support the egregious and unsubstantiated accusations against the Trooper during the DWI arrest of the suspect.
The Department is appalled that anyone would make such a despicable, slanderous and false accusation against a peace officer who willingly risks his life every day to protect and serve the public.
At the department’s request, the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed video of the traffic stop and arrest, and authorized the release of the video. The department today proactively and publicly released the video captured by the Trooper’s body camera (which is posted here).
(Note: Certain sections of the video have been blurred or rendered inaudible to protect information that is confidential by state statute, including Cole’s personally identifiable information.)