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Miguel Feliz says he still has nightmares about the moment when Jersey City police officers delivered kicks, instead of first aid, when he needed it the most — while he was on fire.

“They just started kicking me, and kicking me. They broke four of my ribs. Kicked me here,” Feliz said.

Cell phone video from the June 4th incident shows the aftermath of the officers’ chase after a suspect Leo Pinkston through the streets of Jersey City.

That chase ended when Pinkston crashed his vehicle along Rt. 1 & 9, and slammed into Feliz’ sedan, which then burst into flames, with Miguel trapped in the driver’s seat.

“I couldn’t get out,” Feliz said. “From there, and my seatbelt didn’t want to come off. I was already on fire.”

The officers also fired shots at Pinkston, the suspect, as he ran away.

That’s when the officers spotted Miguel who managed to escape from his burning car.

They apparently mistook the 28-year-old grocery delivery driver for their suspect – Pinkston.

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A disturbing video has emerged of a woman being brutally attacked by a man on a Pennsylvania street and not one person calls 911. Surveillance footage shows the moment an unidentified woman is walking down the street when a man approaches her. The man is seen kicking her in the leg before punching her in the face, knocking her out cold.

Moments later, five bystanders walk up to the unconscious woman and pull out their phones. One would think they would have called 911, but these individuals took photos instead. At one point, one the of bystanders bent down to take something from the woman’s hand. Authorities said they believe the male bystander took her mobile phone. According to KDKA, a witness saw one of the bystanders lay beside the unconscious woman and take a selfie.

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A devastating right hook sent robbery suspect Andre Young to the ground in Forest Park just after midnight Monday. The knockout punch, delivered by a store clerk, was captured by a security camera inside a Speedway off Northland Boulevard. The man hobbled into court on crutches looking like he was the victim of a crime, but cops say that’s not the case.

Authorities say 52-year-old Andre Young went into a convenience store in Forest Park, Ohio and pulled out a box cutter. Then they say he jumped on the counter and told the clerk “we can do this the easy way or the hard way.” Surveillance video shows the clerk fight back.

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Jason Cooke, a Palm Beach County deputy, was arrested last Thursday on charges of burglary and grand theft with a firearm. He is accused of stealing the drugs, money, and jewelry from Moe Rosoff’s home in Boynton Beach after the elderly man was found passed out during a welfare check shortly after Hurricane Irma. Surveillance footage, which was released by his family on Tuesday, showed him going through cabinets in the house and putting several items in his pocket.

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Orem Police have released disturbing body camera video of a confrontation where a man in the backseat of a car got out and pointed a BB gun at the officers. They were in the process of letting the group go when they found out a passenger in the back seat had given a fake name. The Officers said they did not know it was a BB gun until they grabbed it from his hands. The man said he wanted the officers to kill him.

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The man wanted for shooting six people at a Maryland office park and Delaware car lot has now been taken into custody after a massive manhunt spanning two states. Radee Labeeb Prince, 38, was arrested in Delaware on Wednesday night.

Police say he killed three people and injured two more in a shooting at a Baltimore-area granite company at around 9am Wednesday then drove to Delaware and shot the sixth victim about two hours later. The shooting rampage set off a manhunt along the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office has now identified three of people who died, including Bayarsaikhan Tudev, 53, of Virginia; Jose Hidalgo Romero, 34, of Aberdeen, Maryland, and Enis Mrvoljak, 48, of Dundalk, Maryland.

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A free man for less than a week, Lamonte McIntyre says he is just trying to take his time trying to get “acclimated” and get “back to [his] life.” But at age 42, he is starting from scratch — he has no resume, no work experience. Even though he spent years behind bars for a crime he never committed, McIntyre will get no financial or social support from the state. Kansas, where McIntyre was incarcerated, is one of 18 states that offers zero compensation for those who’ve been wrongfully convicted.

In Missouri, the state will pay $50 a day for wrongful incarceration. However, the individual must be proven innocent by DNA. Colorado offers $70,000 a year. Michigan gives $50,000 a year. “We are stealing a part of their lives and they are not guilty of what they’ve done. And they should have more than an apology from the state,” said Kansas State Sen. David Haley, a Democrat from Kansas City, Kansas. For the last two years, Haley has tried to push for a bill to compensate individuals who have been wrongfully convicted. Both times, his bills have failed. Last year, Senate Bill 125 had a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would have compensated individuals $80,000 for each year of wrongful incarceration, similar to what the state of Texas pays

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A wrong-way driver hell-bent on recovering his pricey bicycle chased down a thief on a Hell’s Kitchen street Saturday, cops said.

James Mansfield, 47, was loading a high-end bike into a van on W. 50th St. near Eighth Ave. around 5 p.m. when the bandit snatched his two-wheeler and pedaled away, according to cops.

Mansfield burned rubber after the man – driving west on the eastbound street – before he slammed into the thief and an innocent pedestrian at Ninth Ave, authorities said.

The stunning collision mangled the bike Mansfield was trying to recover. It was captured by nearby surveillance cameras and obtained by WABC-TV News.

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A 40-minute Facebook video shows drugs, guns and more on the streets of Milwaukee, but now the man who recorded it is charged with running a mobile drug house.

Police said Jeff Kirk used his car as his office, and his cellphone as a transmitter, to broadcast his drug dealing. According to a criminal complaint, last month, Kirk broadcast a 40-minute feed as he drove around town selling marijuana while armed with a semi-automatic rifle and handgun.

The video doesn’t appear on Kirk’s Facebook page now, but someone recorded it, and gave it to police who moved in. “When I saw these guys come out, I said, ‘Whoa, am I watching a TV program here or what?” a neighbor said.

The neighbor said he was outside raking when a heavily armed crew of ATF and FBI agents, and Milwaukee police officers, shut down his street. “They were serious. They had serious firepower there. An M16 will pulverize your flesh,” the neighbor said.

Police arrested Kirk at his girlfriend’s house where they said they seized two guns, a bulletproof vest, marijuana and $1,400 cash.

Kirk is now is the Milwaukee County Jail facing eight felonies. Police said the Facebook live video showed Kirk driving up to his home, where a woman he called mom brought him a bag of marijuana.

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Video has emerged of an NYPD officer repeatedly punching the head of 16-year-old Alfred Burns. The incident occurred in Marble Hill, Manhattan, around 9am on Friday after the teen allegedly tried to steal a bicycle. When the officers approached, Burns reportedly began to struggle, knocking one of them to the ground and putting his hands on his neck. That is when the other officer began his assault. Burns was arrested and charged with assault, petit larceny, resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property and giving a fake name, according to authorities. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital for treatment and released. Police say Burns was resisting arrest because he was wanted in connection with an attempted robbery that took place in The Bronx on July 31.

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Body camera footage released on Friday by a North Carolina police department shows a man had his arms raised to his side just before officers fatally shot him last month. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released five videos from the incident, including two which show Rueben Galindo getting shot. Officers can be heard yelling at Galindo, 29, to drop a gun they said he was holding in his left hand before shots were fired Sept. 6.

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Leaked photos show Vegas shooter’s dead body on the floor of his hotel room after he committed suicide – and what appears to be a note on a table near him (in red ring, top). In the photo, Stephen Paddock wears a brown long-sleeved top, black slacks, loafers, and black gloves. Next to his body are two assault rifles, one of them set up on a bipod and one with a ‘bump stock’ added to make it effectively fully automatic.

Another gun lies under him. Dozens of spent shells litter the floor and, in one corner, magazines sit in neat stacks. A hammer is also seen, which Paddock presumably used to smash open two windows in his suite. It was from both of those vantage points that Paddock fired on a crowd of 22,000 attending a music festival. He killed at least 58 people and injured 527 in the attack – the deadliest in U.S. history. He set up a camera on a room service cart outside the room to warn him when police were arriving (bottom right), and another in the peephole of a door now ruined when SWAT blew it open.

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“They’re shooting at us” Las Vegas Police have released the first body camera footage from Sunday night’s shooting that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded. The video shows the chaos as officers outside of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino try to figure out where the gunfire is coming from as bullets rain down from inside the building at the Route 91 Harvest concert festival.

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Police officers in Indiana mistakenly took an actor on a movie set for a real robbery suspect. Indiana State Police were called to the Back Step Brewing Company in Crawfordsville on Tuesday evening for a possible robbery in progress call after someone called 911 to report seeing a masked man with a gun enter the back of the building.

When officers arrived from the Crawfordsville Police Department, they saw a masked man coming out of the door at the eatery with what appeared to be a gun and ordered him to drop it. Officers fired at the man, later identified as Jeff Duff, striking the building nearby and not hitting him. Duff then dropped the gun and took off his mask before telling officers that he was filming for a movie. ‘The bullet went by his head. It was very close,’ Phillip Demoret, an actor said. ‘I don’t want to think about it. If it had hit him, we’d be having a whole different conversation. Thank goodness he wasn’t.

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More than 50 people were killed and over 200 injured when a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire on people attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, police said.

It is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay Casino at about 10:10 p.m. local time.

Authorities ruled out terrorism, NPR reported.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police confirmed at a news conference that the shooter had fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. He said officers responded and the suspect was dead. Numerous firearms were found at the scene.

He named the suspect as Stephen Paddock, 64, a local resident.


Police detained Marilou Danley, described as Paddock’s ‘companion’ and his roommate, in the early hours of Monday morning

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SAN JOSE — A former Santa Clara County female probation counselor was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with two teenage boys while they were incarcerated in Santa Clara County.

Tricia Caparra, 36, was taken into custody at her home in Santa Cruz County early Thursday morning by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies.

She is accused of sexually assaulting two teens, 17- and 18-years old, while they were housed at the William F. James Boys Ranch in Morgan Hill.

Caparra now faces 17 counts of sexual assault (14 felonies and three misdemeanors). She also was booked on one felony charge of unlawful access to privileged information related to one of the victims.

If she is convicted, she faces a maximum of 11 years and six months in prison, according to prosecutor Luis Ramos, head of the District Attorney’s sex team.

The alleged misconduct surfaced after one of the victims came forward about a year ago, on Sept. 3, 2016.

The probation department immediately placed Caparra on administrative leave and removed her from contact with all youth, reported the allegation to the Sheriff’s Office and launched an internal investigation, according to a news release.

Caparra resigned on July 10, 2017, while still under internal investigation.

“We were appalled to learn of this employee’s alleged abuse of a minor in our care, and we have worked closely with the sheriff and district attorney to ensure they have the information necessary to investigate and now prosecute this individual,” said Chief Probation Officer Laura Garnette in a written statement. “This employee violated the trust placed in our department. This will not be tolerated,”

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Las Vegas police have released body camera footage after a former officer pleaded guilty to excessive force this week. Richard Scavone, 50, agreed to a plea deal Thursday admitting that he used excessive force, CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV reports.

The victim, Amanda Ortiz, was arrested after the incident. She filed a complaint and lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Ortiz was charged with littering and loitering, but those charges were dropped. The department’s Fiscal Affairs Committee has agreed to pay Ortiz $200,000 through a settlement. Scavone was fired from the department. He now faces one year in prison along with a $100,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for January 2018

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Four inmates have been charged with assaulting a prison officer after a video was released showing a savage beating in a Missouri jail. The inmates face third-degree assault charges and could be jailed for up to seven years on top of their current sentences. The officer who was beaten is expected to recover, but he was reportedly guarding the entire fifth floor where the most dangerous inmates are kept by himself.

Former American football star and double murder suspect OJ Simpson has been freed on parole after nine years in prison for an armed robbery in Las Vegas. Simpson, now 70, spent nine years behind bars for a 2007 armed confrontation with two sports memorabilia traders in a Las Vegas hotel room. He was sentenced to up to 33 years, but won parole in July due to good behavior and other credits earned in custody. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murder charges in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and her friend Ronald Goldman, 25, in what was arguably the most highly publicized murder trial in recent history.

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SANTA CLARA — A San Jose woman will receive a $6.7 million settlement from the city of Santa Clara after her leg was broken trying to prevent police officers from entering her home without a warrant to arrest her teenage daughter last year, her attorney and the city announced Wednesday.

The settlement resolves a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed on behalf of Danielle Burfine, who was injured on April 12, 2016 at her home in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose. She refused entry to Santa Clara officers who identified her 15-year-old daughter as one of two suspects in the arson of a snack shack at Santa Clara High School eight days earlier that caused $350,000 in damage.

A Santa Clara police sergeant kicked in the front door and at some point Burfine, whose last name was Harmon when the lawsuit was filed last year, fell to the the ground — the sides disagree on whether she was thrown — and her leg hit a stone pillar. Her daughter was later located upstairs in the home and arrested, and later convicted in the arson.

On Wednesday, attorney Michael Haddad released body-camera footage recorded by one of the responding officers, and it depicts Burfine screaming in pain for most of the 12-minute video. Haddad added that Burfine developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a chronic pain condition he said “is likely to be permanently disabling.”

“This shocking video shows obvious excessive force, wrongful entry without a warrant, and extreme callousness as Danielle broke her ankle and cried in pain,” Haddad said.

The Santa Clara City Council approved the settlement Tuesday.

“Although there was significant disagreement about the extent of the injury, there was no dispute that the plaintiff sustained a broken ankle in the course of the entry to the plaintiff’s home without a warrant,’’ City Attorney Brian Doyle said in a statement. “The city’s insurer determined that the most prudent course of action was for it to pay an amount that would result in the settlement.”

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A Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing a bullying classmate was tormented with homophobic and racist slurs until he finally exploded, according to family friends.

The abuse heaped upon Abel Cedeno, 18, was previously reported to officials at his Bronx high school without any response, said friend Savannah Hornbeck before the accused killer’s Thursday arraignment.

“The kids were calling him a f—-t, calling him a s–c,” said Hornbeck, 34. “After it had been reported numerous times and there was no reaction from the school, Abel felt (there was) no other way out.”

Cedeno was placed under suicide watch and held without bail in the murder of 15-year-old Matthew McCree and the stabbing of a second youth as horrified students in their history class watched helplessly.