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Aggravated Battery On a Law Enforcement Officer

Aggravated Battery On a Law Enforcement Officer

Deandre Newton of Boynton Beach is facing multiple charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.  According to Boynton Beach Police Department arrest report, Mr. Newton is accused of leading police officers on a chase, crashing into police patrol car and fighting with officers. “After hitting the officer’s patrol car, Newton hit the gas and drove south onto the Interstate, swerving through traffic and speeding with several officers in pursuit”, the report stated. The Camry exited at Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and Newton jumped out in the 800 block of Southwest Third Court, leaving the car in drive” At the crime scene, police discovered a 7th month old baby. See full story, source Florida Violent Crime Violations Assault/Battery: Fla. Stat. §§ 784.03 & 784.011 – Assault and battery… […]

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Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

A Broward County court bailiff was arrested Monday night in St. Lucie County and charged with armed kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery and aggravated assault with a firearm. Garrett Cunningham, 62, is assigned to the Broward courthouse and usually works in the courtroom of Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson. Bailiffs are unarmed civilian employees of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. He has worked for the agency since 1999. Cunningham was booked into the Port St. Lucie jail at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The arrest was on a warrant issued by the Plantation Police Department. Source, full details From a legal standpoint, assault and battery often form one charge against a suspect. However, some suspects may merely be charged with assault. Anyone who is charged with battery, however, is essentially also guilty… […]

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Accused Of Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon

Accused Of Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon

Jupiter police officer Kevin Jacko appears in Palm Beach County court Thursday morning, September 12, 2013, accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident in which a man said he was beaten. Jacko, 43, is accused of beating Cody Ross Blankenship on June 6 after the Jupiter man’s arrest on charges including resisting arrest with violence, battery on an officer, firefighter or EMT, and trespassing. A judge today ordered a $5,000 bond for the Jupiter Police officer accused of excessively beating a 24-year-old Tequesta man in June. Kevin Jacko, 43, must also surrender his weapons and not have contact with the victim in the case, Judge James Martz said today. Jacko represented himself today as he did not qualify for a public defender. “I’m not a… […]

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Assault on a Law-Enforcement Officer

Assault on a Law-Enforcement Officer

West palm Beach-A woman warning Palm Beach Lakes High School students that “Jesus is coming soon” was arrested and is accused of disorderly conduct, simple assault on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. According to an arrest report, a school district police officer was called to the high school’s guidance office where Camele Sinclair, 37, was “distracting” students. Sinclair was told to go inside the guidance office, but responded by asking the officer if he believed in God. Despite another request to enter the guidance office, Sinclair refused and again repeated “Jesus is coming soon” when students walked by. When the officer tried to grab Sinclair’s arm to direct her into the office, she became “irate and combative” and said she wasn’t going anywhere. The report said Sinclair… […]

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Officer Arrested for Illegal Arrest in Broward County

Officer Arrested for Illegal Arrest in Broward County

When officers of the law are arrested, the public usually sees the case on the news because officers generally always fight the charges. This is usually because if they are convicted, they will never again be able to be officers of the law. In Broward County, a Sheriff’s deputy is facing this dilemma after conducting a suspicious arrest while off duty. His accuser allegedly has a video recording of the incident. Road Rage in Broward County Paul Pletcher, 37, is a Broward Sheriff’s deputy has been under investigation for several months after a woman called 911 saying he had pulled her over, screamed profanity and racial slurs, restrained her then stole her cell phone. Pletcher has been charged with four criminal charges including burglary, battery, criminal mischief and petty theft.… […]

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How was a Lauderhill Cop Charged with Shooting Firearm from Vehicle?

How was a Lauderhill Cop Charged with Shooting Firearm from Vehicle?

While we as citizens have the right to bear arms, there are so many laws regulating the use, purchase, selling, and carrying of firearms.  Discharging a firearm from a vehicle within a defined proximity of a person for example, is a serious felony. The crime gets even more complicated when it’s an officer in uniform discharging the firearm for reasons that do not involve a heated pursuit. Lauderhill Cop Arrested for Shooting at Another Cop According to a WPTV News report and Lauderhill Police, Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30 fired several shots at another officer as she worked an off-duty security job at Inverness plaza around 7:30 pm Saturday night. The target of the shooting was in uniform and sitting in her marked patrol car when Bieger opened fire with… […]

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Update: Fort Lauderdale Cops Surrender and Criminally Charged

Update: Fort Lauderdale Cops Surrender and Criminally Charged

It seems that we are hearing about cops committing crimes more often these days. It has been rumored that when police officers are charged with crimes, they suffer sentences that are much less severe than those of average citizens. This is evidenced by the fact that even when law enforcement officers are on leave after the crime surfaced, they are still paid. Fort Lauderdale Cops Criminally Charged Last week, WPTV News reported that at least two Fort Lauderdale police officers accused of stealing cash and drugs from pain clinic clients, kidnapping a man and lying about cases were expected to be criminally charged this week. Detectives Billy Koepke and Brian Dodge turned themselves in at the Broward Main Jail Thursday night. Koepke and Dodge, both members of the Street Crimes… […]

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Fort Lauderdale Cops Accused of Serious Crimes but on Leave with Pay

Fort Lauderdale Cops Accused of Serious Crimes but on Leave with Pay

Serious crimes committed by police officers usually make headlines, but for some reason the immediate consequences do not seem to be as harsh as it could potentially be for citizens that commit the same crime. Two Fort Lauderdale officers have been accused of grand theft, kidnapping, and lying about the case. The grand theft committed could potentially be charged as a third-degree felony. The crime gets even more complicated as the money stolen should have been placed in evidence. Fort Lauderdale Officers Accused of Crimes According to WPTV News, at least two Fort Lauderdale police officers accused of stealing cash from pain clinic clients, kidnapping a man and lying about cases are expected to be criminally charged next week, sources say. Detectives Billy Koepke and Brian Dodge, of the department’s… […]

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Riviera Beach Officer Commits Assault and Battery

Riviera Beach Officer Commits Assault and Battery

According to WPTV News, a Riviera Beach Police officer has been charged with assault, battery and improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm, for pushing a 12-year-old boy and pulling out her Taser on him. When Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at Kelsey Park in Lake Park on July 12, they learned that Cherline Cornelius, 31 was being accused of allegedly pushing the boy and pulling out her Taser on him, after the boy pushed a girl, according to WPTV News. According to WPTV News, investigations revealed that the boy had a brief scuffle with a 9-year-old girl. A camp counselor of the program then pulled the boy aside and explained that he was not to push the girl again. At some point, Cornelius spoke to the boy… […]

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Update: Mother of Fugitive Officer of the Year due to Appear in Court

Update: Mother of Fugitive Officer of the Year due to Appear in Court

As discussed in two previous blog posts, Officer David Britto, 28, was named Officer of the Year for 2010. His name hit headlines for different reasons however as he was indicted in early July on charges of conspiring to possess and traffic 500 grams of methamphetamine. He was facing life in prison and recently, removed his ankle monitor and boarded a plane for Brazil. Britto is now a fugitive and his mother has been accused of allegedly lying to federal agents about her son’s whereabouts. Lying to Federal Agents David Britto pleaded not guilty to the charges on July 18 and left jail on $100,000 bond. He remains on administrative leave from the police department. Britto removed his ankle monitor and failed to appear for his trial on drug charges… […]

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