Police officer – NYPD Holy Name http://nypdholyname.com/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:35:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://nypdholyname.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-47-120x120.png Police officer – NYPD Holy Name http://nypdholyname.com/ 32 32 A Warwick police officer shot dead a man who pointed his rifle at them during a welfare check https://nypdholyname.com/a-warwick-police-officer-shot-dead-a-man-who-pointed-his-rifle-at-them-during-a-welfare-check/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:29:28 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/a-warwick-police-officer-shot-dead-a-man-who-pointed-his-rifle-at-them-during-a-welfare-check/ A man was shot dead by police in Warwick on Monday evening after pointing a rifle at police officers, the Warwick Police Department said. The incident occurred after police responded to the Lockwood Condominiums, 3524 West Shore Road., to check on the welfare of an “apparently suicidal” man, Warwick Police Chief Bradford E. Connor said […]]]>

A man was shot dead by police in Warwick on Monday evening after pointing a rifle at police officers, the Warwick Police Department said.

The incident occurred after police responded to the Lockwood Condominiums, 3524 West Shore Road., to check on the welfare of an “apparently suicidal” man, Warwick Police Chief Bradford E. Connor said in a press release.

The person who called the police said they were concerned about the safety of a woman on the property because the man was suicidal and had been drinking, Connor said. Before arriving, officers also learned that the man had a loaded gun, according to Connor.

A State Police crime scene truck and several Warwick police cars were still at the scene Tuesday morning.

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Officers were able to get the woman out of the condo safely, Connor said.

Then, as the police set up a perimeter around the condo unit, they attempted to contact the man, according to Connor.

The man came out of the condo twice with a gun and pointed it at the officers before heading back inside, according to Connor.

When the man got out a third time, he walked over to the police “while pointing the rifle in their direction and ignored repeated orders from the police to drop his gun,” Connor said in the statement. “An officer discharged his gun, hitting the suspect.”

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Warwick Fire Department personnel immediately provided medical assistance and took the man to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:31 p.m., Connor said.

The names of the man and the officers involved were not disclosed.

A state police crime scene truck and several Warwick cruisers were at the scene around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Dave Coningford, 59, has lived in Lockwood condominiums for four years and describes the old school complex as a quiet community.

The fact that an incident like this happens in the same apartment building where he lives “makes me a little nervous,” he said.

The shooting happened at the other end of his apartment building, he said, and he heard nothing, although he saw flashing police lights through the window and thought it might being a rescue for another resident, a common occurrence.

“It’s a bit too close to have a shootout in the same building,” he said. “You can never really talk about people. But the people here are very nice. I haven’t met anyone who I think something like this could happen.

Bill Halacy, 69, said the last heavy police presence at the condominium complex was several years ago, when local police were chasing a fugitive from another state.

Halacy lives in a separate building about 200 yards from where Monday’s incident took place.

“I’m a little shocked and I think the Lockwood (condo) board needs to take care of this and find out who has guns on the property – if in fact this guy was a resident ….”

Several residents who did not give their names said their condos were soundproofed to dampen the roar of jets passing overhead on take-off from nearby TF Green Airport, which may explain why they heard little noise outside Monday night.

The incident is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, State Police and Warwick Police.

This article originally appeared in The Providence Journal: Man shot dead by Warwick police after pointing gun at officers


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Roanoke’s Drumstick Dash Baffled Due to Police Shortage | Local News https://nypdholyname.com/roanokes-drumstick-dash-baffled-due-to-police-shortage-local-news/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:26:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/roanokes-drumstick-dash-baffled-due-to-police-shortage-local-news/ Runners and walkers gather at the start of the 12th Annual Union Bank and Trust Drumstick Dash 5K Run and Family Walk on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. An inflatable turkey watches over participants in the 2019 Drumstick Dash 5K Run and Family Walk in downtown Roanoke. Runners make their way along Franklin Road during […]]]>

Thursday’s Atlantic Union Drumstick Dash was rerouted because there aren’t enough cops to fill the regular downtown Roanoke course.

The new route will use greenways and areas around River’s Edge to avoid intersections. The new start line will be on Wiley Drive at River’s Edge Park.

Police officers were stationed at every traffic light and major intersection as runners and walkers took part in the popular Thanksgiving Day 5K event downtown. But the Roanoke Police Department has too few officers available to oversee the safety of the traditional run of the holiday race, according to a statement from the organizers of Drumstick Dash.

Police officer shortages have been experienced locally and nationally in recent years. The International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2019 described it as a recruitment crisis due to the shrinking pool of applicants.

Typically, the Drumstick Dash requires a minimum of 13 officers, and ideally 15-18. The City Police Department currently has 45 regular officer positions that are vacant, spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline said in a statement. E-mail.

Cline said the police department had contacted neighboring jurisdictions to find additional staff for the event, but the response was still not sufficient to accommodate the race downtown.


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Police officer sentenced to prison for the death of Ahin Öner https://nypdholyname.com/police-officer-sentenced-to-prison-for-the-death-of-ahin-oner/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:35:55 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/police-officer-sentenced-to-prison-for-the-death-of-ahin-oner/ Click to read the article in Turkish / Kurdish Sahin Öner, 19, was hit by an armored vehicle in the predominantly Kurdish-Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey eight years ago. The court issued its decision in the trial on his death today (23 November). In the trial which started 5 years later, the 1st […]]]>

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Sahin Öner, 19, was hit by an armored vehicle in the predominantly Kurdish-Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey eight years ago. The court issued its decision in the trial on his death today (23 November).

In the trial which started 5 years later, the 1st High Criminal Court of Diyarbakır ruled that the SK policeman should be sentenced to 4 years, 5 months and 10 days in prison for “causing death by negligence”.

Why did the trial start five years later?

The first trial hearing was held on June 29, 2017 before the 7th Diyarbakır Magistrates’ Court of First Instance. The only suspect, Police Officer SK, did not attend the hearing.

Approving the request of the lawyers of the Öner family, the court ruled that it was a “voluntary murder” rather than a “reckless murder” and transmitted the file to the court of assizes.

The Institute of Forensic Medicine released a report on November 12, 2014 and confirmed that the incident could not be considered a simple traffic accident. Yet the Diyarbakır 1st Assize Court, later ruling on the incompetence over the case, ruled that the incident was an accident and referred the case to the Antep Regional Court of Justice for the jurisdiction conflict between courts be resolved.

Speaking to bianet, Öner’s family lawyer Abdullah Zeytun said: “the court ruled on the non-jurisdiction on the basis of abstract evidence aimed at justifying the accused”, and added ” the [court] committee rendering this verdict when there is so much evidence must be recorded in history.

The Antep Regional Court of Justice considering the case upheld the decision of the first district court that Öner’s death was “not an accident but a deliberate murder” and referred the case to the 1st Diyarbakır Assize Court, which ruled that the verdict of non-jurisdiction should be quashed.

The Diyarbakır First Assize Court ruled that the first hearing would be held on February 15, 2018 and that a notification would be sent to the Diyarbakır Security Directorate to arrange for the suspect to appear in court at the first hearing.

What happened?

Police intervened during the demonstration in Şehitlik neighborhood in Yenişehir district in Diyarbakır on February 10, 2013. 19-year-old high school student Şahin Öner lost his life.

The governorate of Diyarbakır declared that “he lost his life when an attempt was made to take the explosive from his hands”. However, according to the preliminary autopsy report, ner “died of a crash in an accident”.

Lawyer Serdar Çelebi, vice president of the Diyarbakır branch of the Human Rights Association (İHD), told bianet that they had reviewed Öner’s autopsy report and that no evidence explosives could not be found in the report contrary to the governor’s allegation.

Two eyewitnesses also testified that Öner died in an armored vehicle by crashing it.

In addition, İHD Diyarbakır branch said that despite fatal injuries, Öner was taken to the garden of a police station rather than to a hospital and then taken to hospital after being kept there. for half an hour.

However, the Office of the Chief Prosecutor authorized by Article 10 of the Anti-Terrorism Law issued a verdict of non-jurisdiction for the police driver of the vehicle for the offense of “reckless homicide” and sent it to the office. of the prosecutor. At the end of a four-year investigation, the case was opened with this offense.

The first hearing of the trial was held on June 29, 2017. Approving the request of the lawyers of the Öner family, the 7th Criminal Court of First Instance of Diyarbakır ruled that it was “intentional homicide” and a referred the case to the heavy criminal court.

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UPDATE: Moorefield Police Officer, wanted suspect, injured | Local News https://nypdholyname.com/update-moorefield-police-officer-wanted-suspect-injured-local-news/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:46:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/update-moorefield-police-officer-wanted-suspect-injured-local-news/ MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – A Moorefield police officer shot dead Thursday by a man he was trying to arrest was recovering at home on Friday, and the suspect was hospitalized at an unnamed medical facility. Cpl. Tyler Robinette was reportedly shot in the arm by the unnamed suspect in the incident at a Clay Street resident […]]]>

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – A Moorefield police officer shot dead Thursday by a man he was trying to arrest was recovering at home on Friday, and the suspect was hospitalized at an unnamed medical facility.

Cpl. Tyler Robinette was reportedly shot in the arm by the unnamed suspect in the incident at a Clay Street resident around 3 p.m., according to a press release from the Moorefield Police Department.

Police said the suspect, who is believed to be a fugitive, pulled out a handgun and shot Robinette as the two fought. Moorefield Police Lt. Melody Burrows then fired a shot that hit the suspect in the abdomen.

“Corporal Robinette has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home,” Terena Dolly, administrative clerk with Moorefield Police Department, said on Friday.

Robinette and the suspect were first treated at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Dolly said the suspect was transferred to another medical facility and remained under police surveillance. No information has been released regarding the charges and the jurisdiction where he is wanted by the authorities.

Police said there were witnesses to the incident.

Robinette and Burrows have been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation by West Virginia State Police.


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Big Stone Gap cop Michael Chandler buried https://nypdholyname.com/big-stone-gap-cop-michael-chandler-buried/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 22:26:53 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/big-stone-gap-cop-michael-chandler-buried/ BIG STONE GAP, Va. – Hundreds of people gathered as Big Stone Gap Police Officer Michael Chandler was laid to rest on Thursday with a hero’s farewell. Chandler was shot on Saturday while on duty. Earlier this week, Southwest Virginia law enforcement honored the 29-year-old on Monday as Chandler’s body was escorted from Roanoke to […]]]>

BIG STONE GAP, Va. – Hundreds of people gathered as Big Stone Gap Police Officer Michael Chandler was laid to rest on Thursday with a hero’s farewell.

Chandler was shot on Saturday while on duty.

Earlier this week, Southwest Virginia law enforcement honored the 29-year-old on Monday as Chandler’s body was escorted from Roanoke to Big Stone Gap.

On Wednesday evening, Chandler’s funeral was held at the David J. Prior Convocation Center on the UVA-Wise campus.

On Thursday, the hearse carrying his body was followed by a procession that stretched over 7 miles from downtown to the cemetery where he was laid to rest, according to WCYB.

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Police and firefighters hundreds of miles away, such as Virginia Beach, Jefferson County, Tennesse, and even Elkhorn City, Kentucky, have come to southwest Virginia to pay their respects.

“It could be any of us at any time. We have all been in the same situation he was. When you hear that something like this is happening, especially something local, you want to show your support, ”said Cedar Bluff Police Chief Michael Brown, whose jurisdiction is about 90 minutes from Big Trou de. rock. “Most of us here, we probably went to the same academies together. We’re going to train together. In addition, he was also a firefighter. He was one of the firefighters and so was I. There are also a lot of firefighters here. It’s a small group.

A large American flag hung over the road and people lined the streets with even more flags.

“He’s a good officer. We had cases where we had to call him and he came. He’s always been there, ”said Miranda Deboard, who lives in Big Stone Gap.

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The procession ended at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, where Chandler was buried in a private ceremony, surrounded by his family and hundreds of officers and firefighters.

Hundreds of officers and firefighters at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens on November 18, 2021, where Chandler was laid to rest in a private ceremony. (WCYB)

“It’s very sad, very sad. This young man lost his life doing what he loved, which is to support and uphold justice in the community, ”said Deboard.

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8-year-old girl moves Kerala High Court against pink policeman for public humiliation in fake theft case https://nypdholyname.com/8-year-old-girl-moves-kerala-high-court-against-pink-policeman-for-public-humiliation-in-fake-theft-case/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:00:50 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/8-year-old-girl-moves-kerala-high-court-against-pink-policeman-for-public-humiliation-in-fake-theft-case/ A minor appealed to the High Court of Kerala to invoke jurisdiction as a sentry over who lives and the parens patriae doctrine to protect her fundamental right to live with human dignity after being humiliated in public by the pink police. The 8-year-old petitioner who has been falsely accused of stealing a cell phone […]]]>

A minor appealed to the High Court of Kerala to invoke jurisdiction as a sentry over who lives and the parens patriae doctrine to protect her fundamental right to live with human dignity after being humiliated in public by the pink police.

The 8-year-old petitioner who has been falsely accused of stealing a cell phone from a civilian police officer named Rejitha has asked the court to ask the state to take strict action against the officer for violating her fundamental rights.

The petitioner and her father were waiting to witness the shipment of a shipment containing machinery used for the construction of a tunnel at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center.

As the cargo drew crowds, a police force, including a pink patrol squad, was deployed to control the crowd. The pink patrol vehicle was parked three meters from his father’s scooter.

Thirsty, the petitioner and her father went to a nearby store to buy drinking water.

Much to their astonishment, the accused rushed towards them, shouting for the duo to return her cell phone, which she said had been stealthily taken away by them.

When they denied any involvement in the incident, she began to humiliate them with ‘colorful remarks’ and “Derogatory comments”.

“The 4th defendant even went to say that she saw the petitioner and her father lift the mobile from the front seat of the car. The petitioner and her father were laughed at for their shabby appearance and body odor ” the plea reads.

The petitioner also accused the civilian police officer of attempting to undress her and her father under cover of a search. She maintains that she was intentionally insulted and intimidated with the intention of humiliating her in front of the public.

According to the plea, the girl was threatened with serious consequences that she would be taken to the police station and subjected to a physical examination.

Intimidated, the petitioner began to shout aloud. She saw a huge crowd gathered around her and it subjected her to fear, humiliation and severe mental agony.

Meanwhile, another police officer retrieved the phone from Defendant Renjitha’s bag which was kept in the patrol vehicle itself.

Considering that the applicant belongs to a community of listed castes, the plea alleged:

“Therefore, the attempt of the 4th Respondent was to falsely implicate the Applicant and his father, to humiliate and intimidate them in the public eye and the derogatory colored remarks show that these were intentional offenses under the Articles 3 (1) (x) of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocity) Act 1989.

The petition also reveals that the officer’s action left the child traumatized, requiring medical attention. She couldn’t sleep or attend her online classes for about 2 weeks according to the plea.

“Even the mere sight of the khaki uniform of even the KSEB employees made the petitioner shudder with fear.”

Following this heartbreaking experience, she was admitted as an inpatient to the mental health center in September 2021 and received follow-up counseling on another day.

As a result, her father filed a complaint with the investigator and the State Commission for SC and ST.

The commission found that Renjitha’s action violated the principles of natural justice and amounted to a violation of his fundamental right to live with dignity under article 21 of the Constitution.

However, no action has been taken by the police in this regard. Drawing the conclusions from a media report, the petitioner alleged that there was a concerted effort by the official respondents to protect the accused pink police officer.

In her plea filed through lawyer AK Preetha, the applicant had pointed out the inaction of the State and other defendants against the said officer who had publicly humiliated her by attempting to implicate her in a case of theft, thus infringing his fundamental right to equality. and the right to live in dignity.

The petition seeks exemplary action against the accused officer and a declaration that his actions violated the petitioner’s fundamental rights.

The girl also requested a declaration that the state government is vicariously liable to pay compensation of Rs 50,000,000 as a public law remedy for the officer’s tort.

Alleging that all the actions of the accused were illegal and violated the most basic fundamental rights, the petitioner requested the intervention of the Court in this case.

“The severity of the violation is even greater when an official tasked with helping and assisting women and children acts in an authoritarian manner.”


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Teen faces adult sentence after stabbing police officer https://nypdholyname.com/teen-faces-adult-sentence-after-stabbing-police-officer/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 04:37:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/teen-faces-adult-sentence-after-stabbing-police-officer/ Sam Sherwood / Stuff The scene on Harewood Rd in Oxford near Christchurch where a policeman was stabbed in the arm in an incident in March this year. An adult sentence lies ahead of a teenager who admitted to stabbing a North Canterbury police officer. The teenager will be sentenced on December 10, after admitting […]]]>
The scene on Harewood Rd in Oxford near Christchurch where a policeman was stabbed in the arm in an incident in March this year.

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The scene on Harewood Rd in Oxford near Christchurch where a policeman was stabbed in the arm in an incident in March this year.

An adult sentence lies ahead of a teenager who admitted to stabbing a North Canterbury police officer.

The teenager will be sentenced on December 10, after admitting charges of injuring the officer with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, assault with a weapon and threatening to kill the officer on Tuesday.

Judge Stephen O’Driscoll pursued the removal of the young accused’s name for a week to allow defense attorney Andrew McCormick to decide whether a final removal order will be sought.

The automatic deletion that applies to defendants indicted in juvenile court no longer applies once a case has been transferred to adult jurisdiction. Adult sentences are also available to the sentencing judge after the transfer.

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The incident occurred when police were called in about a family injury incident near Oxford in March. Police said at the time that when they tried to speak to a 17-year-old man to defuse the incident, he brandished a knife.

The officer stepped back and called for reinforcements. When the additional officers arrived, the teenager approached the police car where the officers were sitting and attacked the officer through the open window.

The officer was stabbed in the arm as he lifted him up for protection. He was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

The court heard that the teenager may meet with officers involved in the incident at a restorative justice meeting.

Police attend the scene at Harewood Rd in Oxford, where an officer was stabbed while attending a domestic violence incident.

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Police attend the scene at Harewood Rd in Oxford, where an officer was stabbed while attending a domestic violence incident.

Crown Attorney Deirdre Elsmore said she spoke to officers about the suggested meeting. “[The youth] hasn’t had a good relationship with the police in North Canterbury for some time, and it makes sense for a meeting to take place.

While in pre-trial detention, a psychologist prepared a report on the teenager, and McCormick said he would now check with the same doctor to see if he had “any residual concern” that the publication of his name would affect him. ‘a manner which justified a request for permanent deletion.

Elsmore said the Crown opposed further removal, but added: “The doctor noted that there had been a real improvement in [the youth’s] mental health since staying at Te Puna Wai (a juvenile justice facility in Rolleston) and abstinence from drugs.

Judge O’Driscoll placed the teenager in Oranga Tamariki’s custody pending conviction.

Elsmore said the Crown would withdraw a fourth charge alleging the teenager threatened to kill a family member during the incident. The family member made a statement but later said he did not wish to testify. The withdrawal of the charge “would allow this family to move forward,” she said.


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TN policewoman saves cemetery worker https://nypdholyname.com/tn-policewoman-saves-cemetery-worker/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 13:29:10 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/tn-policewoman-saves-cemetery-worker/ A policewoman rescued a cemetery worker, who appeared unconscious, on Thursday by carrying him over his shoulder from a cemetery here, police said. Following information that a 28-year-old man, who worked in a cemetery under the jurisdiction of the TP Chattiram police station, was lying motionless in the cemetery premises, Inspector Rajeswari rushed to the […]]]>

A policewoman rescued a cemetery worker, who appeared unconscious, on Thursday by carrying him over his shoulder from a cemetery here, police said. Following information that a 28-year-old man, who worked in a cemetery under the jurisdiction of the TP Chattiram police station, was lying motionless in the cemetery premises, Inspector Rajeswari rushed to the scene. She picked up the man, who was lying on the wet ground, carried him over her shoulder to the street and rushed him to a nearby public hospital in an autorickshaw, police said.

The man, who appeared thin and weak, was later identified as R Udhayakumar. He worked in the cemetery. Udhayakumar had continued to stay in the cemetery premises amid heavy rains and this is believed to have affected his health. Initially, it was suspected that he was dead because he appeared to be unconscious. The female officer was assisted in her efforts by two of her colleagues.

The man is being treated at Kilpauk Government Medical College Hospital. Video of the officer lifting the man and carrying him across the street and taking him to hospital in an autorickshaw has gone viral on social media.

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NT policeman “could have committed offenses” in connection with the death of his partner, according to coroner https://nypdholyname.com/nt-policeman-could-have-committed-offenses-in-connection-with-the-death-of-his-partner-according-to-coroner/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 08:05:06 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/nt-policeman-could-have-committed-offenses-in-connection-with-the-death-of-his-partner-according-to-coroner/ The Northern Territory Coroner reported the death of a woman involved in an allegedly abusive relationship with a duty officer to prosecutors and the Police Commissioner, and criticized the handling of several reports of domestic violence in the years leading up to his death. Key points: On-duty NT police officer referred to Director of Public […]]]>

The Northern Territory Coroner reported the death of a woman involved in an allegedly abusive relationship with a duty officer to prosecutors and the Police Commissioner, and criticized the handling of several reports of domestic violence in the years leading up to his death.

An investigation found that 17 reports of unrest and violence were made to NT police over five years before the woman, called HD, died of head injuries in March of last year.

In his findings on Tuesday, Northern Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh noted a number of “failures” in the way NT police conducted their investigations and “procedural difficulties” that have prevented officers to recognize domestic violence and coercive control.

Coroner Cavanagh did not draw any conclusions as to the cause of the woman’s injuries, which the inquest found could have resulted from the fact that she was hit or fell and fell. banged his head.

During the inquest, counsel told the coroner there was evidence of a charge against the woman’s partner of not helping him after she injured herself.

The coroner said there was “a significant amount of evidence that HD’s partner had an angry temper,” and critical questions about the five days leading up to his death had not been answered.

He also criticized the inability of the police to set up a crime scene the night the woman died, and said the decision was likely affected by “similar considerations” behind the lack of action when reports violence or disturbance has been reported.

“Indeed, the word of a fellow police officer weighed more heavily than it should, and his death was considered an overdose,” said the coroner.

“In this case, there was also a history of domestic violence, including recent reports that were under investigation at the time. This should have made the police more careful.”

In September, a coronary investigation into HD’s death found that 17 reports of “domestic disturbances” had been mistreated by police.(ABC News: Hamish Harty)

In his findings, the coroner described the circumstances of every report that was made to police prior to the woman’s death – only one resulted in a domestic violence order, which was made against HD rather than against her partner.

He said there were “red flags” for coercive control that should have led to further investigation and noted evidence that a supervisor described the officer involved as unstable.

The coroner noted that HD developed an addiction to alcohol after the traumatic loss of a pregnancy, after which she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

He said HD’s drinking was given by his partner as an explanation for some of his actions.

But said that couldn’t explain “manipulative and controlling” behavior like monitoring HD’s texts and social media accounts or constantly messaging while she was away.

“The supportive explanation also does not match the tone of the vast majority of messages from him to HD when she was drinking or not complying with his wishes,” the coroner said.

The coroner made four recommendations to change the way NT police handle cases of internal domestic violence, including that the deputy commissioner responsible for the domestic violence unit oversee all complaints involving officers.

He recommended that investigators have better access to relevant history, with a senior officer involved in the case telling the investigation that he had not been able to access key information about cases. earlier.

The coroner also said general police orders should be updated in line with contemporary understanding of domestic violence, including coercive control, which has yet to be criminalized in the NT.

The woman’s partner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was a serving officer at the time of the investigation.

The coroner said domestic violence within the police force is seen as a significant problem compounded by officers appearing to “struggle to investigate their own members.”

He also noted evidence during the investigation of Assistant Commissioner Michael White, who said reports from other jurisdictions suggest rates of domestic violence are higher among police officers than among the general public.

The coroner said he commended the NT police for their handling of the investigation, including Assistant Commissioner White’s “willingness to objectively and critically analyze the evidence.”

In a statement, NT police said they were reviewing the coroner’s findings and declined to say whether any action had been taken in relation to the officer’s post.

“We have recognized areas for improvement in NT policing practices and procedures. We are committed to making the changes outlined in the coroner’s recommendations,” the spokesperson said.


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New Brunswick police officer now covers Kenya’s war on poaching https://nypdholyname.com/new-brunswick-police-officer-now-covers-kenyas-war-on-poaching/ Sun, 07 Nov 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/new-brunswick-police-officer-now-covers-kenyas-war-on-poaching/ Chris Morris of Rothesay first traveled to Africa around 2007 on secondment to assist with the war crimes investigation of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. While there, he discovered another issue that kept his conscience in mind: the poaching of wild animals. Upon retirement from Saint John Police, Morris returned to Africa and now spends […]]]>

Chris Morris of Rothesay first traveled to Africa around 2007 on secondment to assist with the war crimes investigation of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

While there, he discovered another issue that kept his conscience in mind: the poaching of wild animals.

Upon retirement from Saint John Police, Morris returned to Africa and now spends his time covering the court cases of suspected poachers in Kenya.

There are four “major” ivory trafficking prosecutions underway in the Mombasa area, said Morris, who is about a 30-minute drive north of his home in Diani Beach.

The 66-year-old goes to court every time there is a hearing or adjournment, reports it and shares the information with an organization called SEEJ, to Save the Elephants Through Education and Justice.

It takes a long time for a case to go through the court system, he said.

Chris Morris with members of Wildlife Direct in 2016. (Submitted by Chris Morris)

“One of the ones I’m looking at right now that started in 2015, there have been over 60 sessions in this case. And we probably still have a year left.”

The cases are linked to seizures, some of which took place in Mombasa. Others were in Thailand and Singapore, he said, but the ivory came from Kenya.

“We are talking about three tonnes of ivory in each seizure,” Morris said.

Ivory is a status symbol in Chinese culture, he said.

“Kind of like BMWs and Mercedes here.”

Ivory is also considered a good luck charm by some.

Mombasa Law Courts in Kenya, where an officer testifies about a handsaw entered as evidence in an ivory poaching case. (Submitted by Chris Morris)

“Wildlife trafficking is now considered the fourth largest generator of money for organized crime,” he said, “behind drug trafficking, human trafficking and human trafficking. weapons “.

Two tusks from an elephant shot in a reserve in Tanzania, he said, could be smuggled into Uganda, where they are placed in shipping containers and sent to Mombasa, then Singapore or Hong Kong and in Vietnam or China.

The “transit hub” for the illegal wildlife trade, he said, is Lagos, Nigeria.

Elephants are not the only animals hunted illegally.

“Rhino is a big deal right now,” Morris said.

The rhino horn has uses in traditional medicine, he said. Some even take it as a hangover remedy.

Chris Morris in 2013 in Afghanistan, where he was an adviser to the Afghan National Police. (Submitted by Chris Morris)

It is “much more” than ivory, he said.

A kilogram can sell for over US $ 50,000.

Another hot commodity these days is pangolin scales.

They are also used in traditional Chinese medicines, he said, for cancer and “a whole host of diseases.”

“We’re going to have massive amounts of poached pangolins, seizures of, you know, up to 12 tonnes.”

Analysis of the DNA evidence has highlighted one or two criminal organizations coordinating the global supply of ivory, Morris said.

Police not always efficient

But “law enforcement agencies in the different elephant range states will very rarely investigate beyond the actual seizure,” he said.

“They don’t dig too far to find out where it came from or where it was going. They just stop people in the car and charge them with possession of wildlife trophies.”

Morris called a 2014 case a microcosm. The Kenya Wildlife Service stopped a vehicle from Uganda, he said, containing around 140 kg of ivory.

They arrested the two occupants of the vehicle, made a controlled delivery and were able to arrest two other people and discover a link with the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

A similar arrest was made three months later at a house in Nairobi, Kenya, and data from seized phones pointed to the same person in Kampala, a suspected large dealer.

But no prosecution has ever been brought against this person, Morris said.

“I cannot say for sure that this is corruption or that it is just that the investigative infrastructure does not allow it.”

Some of his colleagues have been threatened for their work to bring poachers to justice.

Chris Morris with Sudan, the last remaining northern white rhino, in 2017. Sudan died in 2018, technically wiping out northern white rhinos. There are only two females left. (Submitted Chris Morris)

For about a year from 2015, Morris worked with an organization called Wildlife Direct.

They would send young lawyers to court to cover wildlife cases. One of those lawyers was accosted on a main thoroughfare in Mombasa by a man with a handgun, Morris said, who told him not to return.

On another occasion, the same young lawyer was met at his doorstep by a relative of an accused in a major ivory case, who attempted to “persuade” him to stop covering these cases.

Safety can be a concern, Morris said.

But he has a good experience of hazardous work.

He served as a reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces with the 8th Hussars of Sussex and 722nd Communications Squadron in Saint John in the 1970s and 1990s.

He was a police officer in Toronto and then in Saint John.

And he also worked in Afghanistan in 2012-2013 as a mentor-advisor on an RCMP peacekeeping mission.

Despite the security concerns and the horrific nature of the crimes he is covering up, Morris said he really enjoyed his time in Africa – the weather, the simpler way of life, the warm and genuine people.

He married a Kenyan national a few years ago.

He also enjoys the unpredictability of life there.

Chris Morris from Rothesay with his Kenyan family. (Submitted by Chris Morris)

“I think we could say that our life here is pretty well regulated with, you know, government agencies, law enforcement, health agencies sort of looking after our well-being and providing a service that is by no means corrupt. And the same cannot be said for many countries in Africa. ”

Jurisdiction issues are another delay in prosecution, he said.

The Kenya Wildlife Service investigates minor cases while the National Police Service and its criminal investigation branch handle major cases and they don’t always work well together.

And the poachers are on the move.

About 10 years ago, most of the ivory came from Tanzania, he said, but that has changed in the past two years.

A seizure of nearly 180 kg of ivory near Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, as well as two suspects. (Submitted by Chris Morris)

University of Washington conservation biologist Samuel Wasser analyzed DNA evidence of ivory seizures, Morris said, and followed the poachers as they made their way north from Mozambique to Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Now they are heading south again, he said.

“Poachers seem to be attacking more countries in southern Africa – Botswana, Zambia and Namibia… because the great defenders have unfortunately left.”

Information morning – Saint John16:14Retired Saint John Police Officer Now Living In Kenya Trying To Save Wildlife From Illegal Trafficking

Chris Morris retired from Saint John Police in 2011 and now works to prevent poaching and ivory trafficking in East Africa with an organization called SEEJ – Saving Elephants through Education and Justice. 16:14

And now there is a new problem with Siberian mammoth ivory, he said.

Due to climate change and thawing permafrost in Siberia, it is bringing to the surface mammoth tusks from thousands of years ago.

Some people who have been poaching for years “are betting on extinction,” Morris said.

“You hold on to ivory and its value will increase.”

Morris sees signs of progress in the fight against poaching.

The amount of poached ivory, in particular, appears to have declined, he said.

It’s still a “huge” problem, Morris said, but “there is always hope.”


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