A judge has praised paedophile hunters for snaring a pervert - despite controversy raging following the death of a man who killed himself after being “exposed” online. Paul Farrell, 31, sparked a five-hour rooftop standoff after being confronted by Catching Online Predators as part of a sting operation which was live-streamed on Facebook.
He was handed a suspended jail term on Monday but Recorder of Bradford Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC lauded “the great service” provided by the so-called paedophile hunters.
He said: "These groups are doing, as long as they stay within the law, a great service and they are out there, and the police, watching and waiting for people like you." But his praise comes amid concerns raised the groups are hindering justice following the death of Michael Duff who killed himself after he was filmed by online paedophile hunters.
A lying lothario has been arrested after telling an Australian woman he was a United States soldier and conning her out of $300,000.
The 32-year-old Nigerian is actually from Durack, an outer suburb of Brisbane, and he was arrested in a dramatic scene while trying to extract more money out of his victim, a 34-year-old Brisbane woman.
She befriended the man through social media in October and over the next few months they developed an online romantic relationship.
He told her he had been deployed to Syria and shared with her wild stories of war, while living down the road in Brisbane.
Suspect Gets Tased By Deputy During Carjacking Attempt
SDPD Drunk Off-Duty Officers Beating Jonathan Felix
Video taken on January 5 shows a Lethbridge, AB police officer repeatedly running over a wounded deer on Scenic Drive North.
A Tennessee sheriff downplayed the brutal beating his deputy gave a handcuff Black man on Dec. 3 and claimed that the man faked his injuries, which include a collapsed lung.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday that its medical staff examined 24-year-old Charles Toney after his arrest but found none of the injuries that his attorney Lee Merritt alleges, based on medical reports from Chattanooga’s Parkridge Hospital, KSTP-TV reported.
Toney suffered no injuries other than “swelling in mouth, jaw or neck,” according to the jail’s medical intake form. And those injuries were “within normal limits,” the form noted, considering Detective Black Kilpatrick struck Toney because he was uncooperative during the arrest.
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This is the moment a boy racer was caught crashing at 90mph - on the dashcam of a parked police car. Officers were waiting in a layby when Lewis Box raced past with three terrified friends in his Citroen C1.
Moments later he lost control and swerved from side-to-side before crashing into a vehicle from behind. Box, 20, has now been banned from driving for two years and given a 12-week suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.
Remarkably, nobody in the vehicle suffered serious injury in the collision on the A4 near Chippenham, Wilts., on July 7 last year.
Authorities have released dashcam and bodycam footage of a murder suspect pulling a gun on a Lakemoor police officer and attacking her.
Happened in Argentina. Guy walking was an off duty cop. The condition of the thug is unknown.
And yes, Merkel is still in charge.
Five Connecticut police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of YouTube rapper named Zoe Dowdell aka ‘Gangstalicious’ in December 2017.
A French police chief is being investigated after allegedly beating up a defenceless black man.
Numerous videos show Didier Andrieux, who was given a Legion of Honour at New Year, holding the unnamed victim up against a wall as he repeatedly punches him.
The attack happened on Saturday afternoon in the south east city of Touoln during violent protests by the anti-government Yellow Vests movement.
"Andrieux can be seen attacking the man, who is not armed and is entirely peaceful," said an investigating source.
"People watching are expressing their horror, and they include many who are appalled by police brutality against ethnic minorities.
"After the attack, Andrieux goes off and punches a Yellow Vest protester who has been pinned up against a car.
Happened in the UK where no one respects the law.
A police officer has been sacked after he shot a Chihuahua - and the dog's owner filmed the entire incident.
Animal lovers were left furious when footage emerged of the police dog handler opening fire on the tiny dog.
Deputy Keenan Wallace was responding to a call about an aggressive dog in the city of Conway, Arkansas when he shot the pet.
In the clip, the officer can be seen speaking to a resident as two small dogs run around on the grass.
One of the dogs starts barking when the homeowner, Doug Canady, refuses to go to the road to speak to the officer.
Video captured by a bystander appears to show a Florida police sergeant kick a handcuffed teen who is lying on the ground. The incident is under investigation.
Tulsa police have released body camera footage of their K9 Cisco catching a man who they say broke into the lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Christian Bryant’s arrest report says a cleaning lady at the lodge alerted police that someone had broken in by smashing the front glass doors.
The video shows the K9 unit searching the building for the suspect until they say Cisco tracked Bryant down in a back room.
"On January 2nd, 2019 just 38 hours into a new year I was pulled over for invalid plates, told to submit my license when i watched him approach my car with his hand on his gun, open my door unlawfully, pepper spray me, and then take me to jail while my family was forced to sit on."-
Police will come to the rescue of anyone who needs their help. And that includes kittens.
Body cam video provided to KMBC shows an officer in North Kansas City, Missouri stopping to rescue a kitten stranded on a concrete barrier dividing lanes of traffic on I-29.
The officer quickly grabbed the kitten and got it safely inside his patrol car where the cat accidentally turned on the siren. We're told the officer took the kitten to an animal shelter, but it wasn't there very long.
That kitten now belongs to the officer's family.
Surveillance video showing a violent confrontation between a man and four armed -- drunk -- off-duty officers at a Grantville bar last November.
The incident is the basis for a civil lawsuit filed against the city and the four San Diego Police Department officers by the fifth man involved, Jonathan Felix, and his attorney.
Footage shows the moment the officers approach Felix who was sitting on his bicycle in between two cars in the parking lot of McGregor’s Ale House on San Diego Mission Road in the early hours of Nov. 7.
Seconds later, one of the officers kicks Felix in the chest. He then rolls forward on his bike as officers try and grab him and eventually tackle him to the ground. The officers can be seen throwing several punches as the five men are sprawled on the ground.
Another portion of video shows the officers with Felix pinned to the ground underneath them as an SDPD patrol car arrives.
Felix’s attorney, Doug Gilliland, said his client was worried the four men were going to steal belongings he left in his car in the parking lot.
According to Gilliland, Felix felt threatened and pulled out a gun and pointed it at the ground. Runyon argues Felix pointed his weapon at the officers.
“What the officers said was that Jonathan pulled a gun and pointed it at all of them and we know if he did that he’d be dead right now. He’d be dead for parking his car in this parking lot next to four drunk officers,” Gilliland said.
Gilliland says he has receipts from the bar that show how much the officers drank that night.
Two weeks after the incident, Felix was in court facing weapon, ammunition and cocaine possession charges. Gilliland, and rallying supporters, say those charges are an effort by law enforcement to cover up wrongdoing by the officers who were hanging out after hours at the bar.
The state’s attorney for Fairfield has issued a report that found officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in New Britain in December, 2017 were justified in using deadly force.
The report concludes that officers who fired upon the driver of the car, Zoe Dowdell, and killed him were justified in the actions they took. On December 14, 2017, police officials attempted to stop a teal Toyota Paseo suspected in a string of violent carjackings and armed robberies that occurred throughout New Britain and the surrounding areas.
When they failed to stop, officers exited their cruisers with their weapons drawn and ordered the driver and passengers out of the vehicle. The suspects allegedly refused to comply and instead drove towards the officers at high speed, prompting them to open fire on the vehicle to make it stop.
Seattle Police have released body camera video of a deadly officer-involved shooting in north Seattle. The incident started as a traffic stop in the Licton Springs neighborhood at about 5 p.m. Monday.
Seattle Police on Thursday evening released footage from five police-worn body cameras and a dash camera showing a man, identified by friends and family as Iosia Faletogo, run from police before struggling with officers and being shot.
It happened in the area of Aurora Avenue N and 96th Street. Seattle Police say Faletogo was in possession of a stolen handgun at the time of the shooting.
The video released by police was edited to show the chase and subsequent struggle from different officers’ perspectives.
When asked for additional comment on the footage, Seattle Police Det. Mark Jamieson said the video spoke for itself. Faletogo’s family is scheduled to hold a press conference Friday.
Video taken in Mexico's Sinaloa region appears to show a police officer loaning his automatic weapon to a civilian who fires it up in the air.
The Seattle Police Force Investigation Team (FIT) continues to investigate the New Year's Eve officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Licton Springs neighborhood.
In the interest of transparency, and in adherence to SPD policy, the department is releasing dashcam and bodyworn video of this incident.
The following video shows the suspect running from his car during a traffic stop, as well as a physical struggle with officers just a short distance away. Officers stopped the suspect because the car he was driving had a Department of Licensing flag indicating the registered owner had a suspended license. Officers also observed the suspect make an improper lane change. The below video includes dashcam of the suspect running from his car, and five separate body cam angles of the foot pursuit, the physical struggle with the suspect, and the officer-involved shooting. The video concludes with some footage slowed down and the suspect's gun highlighted by a red circle.
FIT detectives requested an ATF trace of the suspect's handgun. A Washington Crime Information Center (WACIC) check revealed the suspect possessed a stolen handgun, originally taken during a 2016 car prowl in Renton. FIT detectives released the following photos of the handgun and fully-loaded magazine.
The suspect was carrying $1,160 in cash and a vial containing 263 pills with the code for oxycodone stamped on them at the time of his death. The pills tested positive for fentanyl and acetaminophen.
The suspect's car remains in the Seattle Police Processing Room. Detectives will search it pending a search warrant.
FIT detectives interviewed and released the adult female passenger who was in the suspect's car at the time of the traffic stop.
FIT detectives have also interviewed the six officers present during this incident. Per SPD policy, the officer-involved in the shooting is on paid administrative leave. The involved officer was hired by SPD in September of 2015.
Detectives are asking anyone else who has information about the case to call them at (206) 684-9292.
This remains an active and ongoing FIT investigation and will proceed according to policies and procedures established by the Department of Justice and the Seattle Police Monitoring Team.
This information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation proceeds.
A former Utah County Jail detainee is suing a Utah County Jail guard, the guard's supervisor, Utah County and 10 other unnamed individuals after he was shot twice in the leg and not given proper treatment for his injury until weeks later.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah - Central Division alleges Deputy Jason Hindes used excessive force and improper ammunition when he shot Luis Carlos Prado in June of 2017, as corrections officers attempted to move Prado from one area of the jail to another.
Prado had been booked into the jail on May 17 of that year on a class B misdemeanor charge of assault. Prado was suffering from severe mental health problems at the time - a fact which Utah County Jail employees should have known about, the document states.
"On June 28, 2017, while Mr. Prado was alone and unarmed in his jail cell, Defendant Deputy Hindes stuck the barrel of his shotgun through the small opening intended to deliver meals to the inmate, and intentionally shot Mr. Prado with the shotgun, either on contact with his leg or at close range after making contact with Mr. Prado’s leg," the lawsuit states. "At the time of the shooting, Prado was absolutely no threat to any of the corrections officers."
Prado's attorney, Robert Sykes, released a body camera video of the incident on Thursday.
According to the lawsuit, Prado had been shot with ammunition made up of rubber pellets, which is only intended for crowd control and meant to be used on people who are considerably farther away than Prado was.
The lawsuit further claims that the defendants "falsified major aspects" of a written report regarding the incident, and that Prado was not taken to a hospital for treatment until July 17 - nearly three weeks after the incident - and he didn't undergo surgery to have the rubber pellets removed from his leg until July 27.
"The 'grossly infected' wound was cleaned and bandaged" at that time, the lawsuit states, but the wound is still painful and continues to cause problems for Prado.
Prado is seeking general compensatory damages, special damages, punitive damages, pre-judgment interest on the damages, plaintiff's costs and reasonable attorney fees and other relief "as the Court deems just and proper." No dollar amounts were indicated in Wednesday's court filing.
Cop made her eat the pavement as equally as if she was a man.
In Shreveport, La New Years Eve night. After the man wouldn't abide to the Police telling him to mind his own business, he continued to yell at the officer. Camera turns away and it would appear the officer placed his hands on the man. The man then yelled "back up off me b***h." Officer grabs man and throws him to the ground. It looks like both did not handle situation well, but what are you thoughts?
A woman was seen punching a police horse on New Year's Eve before the mounted officer grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the floor.
The shocking clip was filmed on a street in Adelaide, Australia, as diners in restaurants nearby watched on in disbelief.
It shows a woman in green throw a punch before the officer controlling the horse leaning forward to grab her by the hair.
She then goes on to throw her backwards to the ground, before other officers nearby surround her.
Other images show the woman laying face down on the pavement as officers twist her arms to detain her.
A policeman was charged at and attacked with a barrage of punches before being bitten in an horrific street attack.
Shocking footage captured the assault in Hero Street, Bootle, which ended with the officer being taken to hospital.
The video shows a man charging at the officer, wrestling with him and then throwing a barrage of punches.
The officer appears to use a baton to defend himself, and is then slammed up against a parked car, the Liverpool Echo reports.