The Chaska (MN) Police Department is the first in the state to test the new "BolaWrap" restraint device, which fires a length of Kevlar cord at a rate of 640 feet per second which then wraps around a resistive subject, immobilizing them so responding officers can safely approach and make an arrest.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that 46-year-old Elwood Timothy Robinson is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old William Hughes and 16-year-old Jeremy Stewart. He also reportedly wounded an unidentified female teen with a gunshot to her hand.
A Dallas man rushed to aid an officer involved in a violent struggle with a resistive subject—while other bystanders stood aside and captured video of the incident on their mobile phones. Steve Mabry was driving past the unidentified officer and the subject as the man was trying to take the officer's TASER.
Officer Samuel Jimenez, 28, was shot in the lobby of the hospital by a man who shot a woman in an apparently domestic-related dispute and a pharmaceutical assistant, police officials said at a Monday evening news conference.
According to a recently released report from the FBI, reported hate crimes in the United States rose 17% over last year, with about 5,000 of the hate crimes reported categorized as crimes against persons, such as intimidation or assault.
Chief Roy Johnson of the Carleton (MI) Police Department was responding to a breaking and entering call when he slipped on a patch of ice and accidentally discharged his weapon, causing a minor injury to his foot.