A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Education Association (WEA), the largest union representing educators in Washington State, unanimously approved the “Black Lives Matter Resolution”. This resolution effectively ignores the fact there are thousands of students with family members in law enforcement in the state. It creates a hostile learning environment for those students and effectively shouts to them that they don’t matter.
Through this resolution, the WEA announced their support for, and belief in, Black Lives Matter, a political anti-police organization responsible for months of civil unrest, violence and destruction. The WEA has pledged to display the Black Lives [...]
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — In response to the latest COVID-19 public health crisis related mandates announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom last week, both Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini and City of Redding Police Chief Bill Schueller have announced that their departments – the two largest law enforcement agencies based within Shasta County – will not be enforcing any of the health or emergency orders related to curfews, stay at home orders, or occupancy limitations.
Those orders include a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and “Limited Stay at Home Order”, as well as heavy restrictions on upcoming Thanksgiving and other social gatherings – even those happening inside private [...]
Chief Todd Schmaderer, in an unprecedented move to stifle persecution prior to judgment by the majority of the media, has announced that officers at his department were justified in their shooting of Kenneth Jones. Jones was shot last Thursday during a traffic stop after failing to comply with police commands during which he reportedly reached for a gun that was concealed in his waistband. Schmaderer said, “As chief, I have watched a lot of videos over the years, and this was one of the most non-compliant situations that I have seen.”
While unwilling to release the [...]
Seattle, WA – While touting the phrases of “Cut the police budget by fifty percent”, the Seattle City Council, in an unforeseen move, trimmed police spending by only twenty percent in its recent vote on the mayor’s projected budget. In an 8-1 victory on Monday, law enforcement saw complete funding for 100 officers, where naysayers wanted less than half of that. To further stifle speculation of the last minute change in funding, Mayor Jenny Durkin announced that she would sign the budget rather than veto the changes.
Previous propositions from the council assisted in the resignation of SPD Chief Carmen Best earlier this year following civil unrest, [...]
Queens, NY – Two officers were shot when responding to a domestic violence call in the Springfield Gardens area of Queens near 145th Drive and 179th street when responding at 12:45 p.m. today.
Sources on scene state that one officer was hit in the arm and the other hit in the leg by gunfire and is suffering heavy blood loss. The suspect was also shot in an exchange of gunfire during the incident, but his status is unknown at this time.
Both officers were rushed to Jamaica Hospital where they remain being treated for their injuries.
It happened near 145th Drive and 179th Street in Springfield Gardens just before 1 p.m. Both officers were rushed to Jamaica [...]
Johnstown, PA – During a search of an empty brick warehouse for suspected copper thieves, K9 Officer Titan fell down an unsecured elevator shaft in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning. He, his handler, and other officers were searching the warehouse, previously owned by Goodwill, and recently sold to a medical marijuana company, after reports of flashlights being seen in the building came into the local 911 center just prior to 5 a.m.
The building, which lacked electrical connections, was mostly empty aside from items left from the previous owner. Without the aid of overhead lighting, officers were forced to use their flashlights to conduct the search. As they conducted [...]
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say that a man who led deputies on a pursuit in Moreno Valley was shot when he accelerated in reverse and struck a deputy Friday evening, Nov. 20. Both the injured deputy and driver who was shot were hospitalized after the incident and their current conditions were not known as of this report.
A passenger in the vehicle that struck the deputy was uninjured in the shooting, which happened in front of a closed entrance of an apartment complex in the area of Heacock Street and Cottonwood Avenue, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Last night’s incident began at 8:39 p.m. when deputies assigned to the Moreno Valley [...]
HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say that one of two officers investigating reports of someone indiscriminately shooting a gun in Hemet was struck by gunfire when the suspect drove back through the area of the initially reported shootings and fired upon one of the two officers early this morning, Monday, Nov. 23.
The suspect, 20-year-old, Robert Moran, of Hemet, was apprehended shortly after the shooting, which happened in the 3400 block of W Florida Avenue.
The officer, who was shot in the knee and has worked for Hemet PD for about nine months, was rushed to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and is continuing to recover at the hospital according to [...]
LIVINGSTON PARISH, La – A Louisiana State Police trooper is lucky to be alive after a rear-end collision ended in a fireball seen from miles away early Friday morning.
The Louisiana State Police stated that the crash occurred at 4:30 am Friday morning as the troopers marked Chevy Tahoe was parked on the shoulder of I-12 Eastbound near the Colyell/Satsuma exit with his emergency lights activated. A tanker truck rear-ended the trooper’s vehicle, destroying it and causing injuries to both the trooper and the tanker driver in the crash.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida – Body camera footage has been released today in an officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
New Smyrna Beach Corporal Ralph Hunnefeld was shot in a rapidly evolving incident that began as a police pursuit in Port Orange, Florida at around 4 pm as an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop as the offender then fled into neighboring New Smyrna Beach.
As multiple agencies joined the pursuit in progress, officers disabled the suspect’s vehicle with stop sticks at the intersection of Turnbull Street and Industrial Park Avenue where the vehicle crashed by a storage [...]
CRESTWOOD, IL – An officer was injured Saturday evening in an accident when another vehicle crashed into the Crestwood Police officer’s vehicle which was stationary, throwing the officer to the ground.
Officers were on the scene of a vehicle collision on Cicero Avenue at 6:40 pm when the incident occurred.In a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page, the Crestwood Police stated that two officers driving fully marked police cars were on the scene for the accident investigation and were blocking the curb lane of traffic with all of their emergency lights activated. One of the assisting officers had returned to his patrol car to gather some [...]
Just one week after getting busted dining in an enclosed room without masks nor social distancing, Governor Gavin Newsom is already seeing real challenges to what he admitted was a loss to his “moral authority.”
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes — who represents more than 3 million people in Southern California — stated that deputies in The O.C. won’t be making arrests nor responding to calls regarding violations of the governor’s orders. Barnes said his team will take an “education first” approach with citizens.
Sacramento — home of the Governor’s mansion and the State Capitol — is also pushing back.
“The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will not be [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. — As riots again raged in a city under siege from an endless stream of “protests” that seem to have no defined purpose or ongoing cause, the Mayor of Portland, who is also the self-appointed police commissioner wanted to remind police that he supports them according to a recent statement to the media.
Despite a mass exodus of experienced officers leaving the Portland Police Bureau, Ted Wheeler stated “I believe as the mayor of this city, I have supported them. Supporting them though does not mean discouraging change, I think they need to evolve. I think they need to hear what people are saying around the needs for improvements around public [...]
There is good news this week for frontline law enforcement officers across America, as well as America’s lawmakers: You can defend the good men & women among America’s police and still win at the ballot box.
In fact, many of your political futures depend upon it.
From California’s Congresswoman-elect Michelle Steel to New York’s Nicole Malliotakis, a message to Defend the Police — not #DefundThePolice — was overwhelmingly popular. As an Orange County Supervisor, Steel (a minority in a swing district) actually introduced a resolution to create a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and Malliotakis marched shoulder to shoulder with New York’s finest during her [...]
Las Vegas, NV – Wounded officers in Las Vegas are getting some assistance from several of local businesses. Distill and Remedy’s, two local pubs, raised money for the Metro Injured Officer’s Fund by promoting drink specials utilizing Tito’s Vodka. The president of the MIOF, Chelsey Stunkle, received the check on behalf of the organization, totaling over $47,000.
Stay tuned to LENN for future news on wounded officer’s charities, initiatives, and donations to causes.
Wichita Falls, Texas – Wichita Falls Police Department advised a short time ago that one of their motorcycle units was involved in a collision. Jeff Hughes, the Wichita Falls Public Information Officer, advised that the unit was in the 900-block of Central Freeway northbound. The collision involved a Texas Department of Transportation convoy while the officer was attempting to catch up to a subject that committed a traffic violation.
According to Hughes, the officer is alert and conscious after being transported to United Regional Health.
Stay tuned to LENN for further updates on the officer’s condition.
Everett, WA. – The search continues for a 29-year-old Tulalip Police Department officer who fell into the water after a rogue wave capisized the boat he was on at around 9pm Tuesday. Police say he is presumed dead.
Two officers were using a Tulalip Police Department Fisheries patrol boat in an attempt to rescue a vessel near Jetty Island when a rogue wave capsized it, throwing both officers into the water.
The missing officer has been identified as 29-year-old Charlie Cortez, a three year department member.
The second officer was rescued and treated for [...]
Peabody, MA – Peabody High School Principal and School board have fored a special education teacher to remove a mural outside of his classroom honoring fallen cops because teachers and students found it offensive.
Greg Schidler, a special education teacher, started a mural outside of his classroom five years ago honoring cops that have been killed in the line of duty.
The Peabody High School Principal along with the school board told Schidler last week that he had to remove the mural because students and teachers were “feeling threatened” by the mural honoring those who have sacrificed their lives to protect and serve their communities.
Cocoa, Florida – On Tuesday the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office released dash cam video of a fatal officer involved shooting of two teenage suspects last week in Cocoa.
The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Anthony Crooms.
On Friday at about 10:30 am, deputies were conducting a stolen car investigation in the area of Stetson Drive and Ivy Drive in Cocoa. Dash camera video shows two sheriff units following the suspect car. The vehicle turns around in a driveway and is facing the deputies.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the video shows the vehicle, driven by Crooms, accelerating toward the [...]
San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Police shot a man on Market Street in front of the Westfield Mall at around 5PM on Tuesday.
Officers were dispatched to the area regarding a large fight. When officers arrived, they engaged a man with a knife, said authorities.
Witness Ezra Ortiz told KPIX5 the man with the knife was acting strange and not following commands.
“It was a big knife, pretty damn big knife, said Ortiz. “He was walking around with it, waving it around. The cops tried to seclude him and get him away from the public … they got him secluded and he was not moving and he was still being sporadic. They were trying to get him to follow directions and he [...]
Prince George’s County, Maryland – A gun battle Tuesday afternoon between police and a wanted murder suspect in Florida has ended with an officer shot, and the suspect dead.
Montgomery County officers were attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for a Homicide in Jacksonville, Florida, when an officer was shot. The incident occurred at the Crestleigh Apartments on Muirkirk Road near Route 197 in the Laurel area.
Authorities said officers were acting as part of a United States Marshal’s task force when they contacted the suspect, who has yet been identified. The suspect began firing during the initial contact and officers returned fire. Police chased the [...]
Anderson, CA – Few details have been released and officials are continuing to work at the scene of a high speed pursuit-related crash involving an Anderson PD patrol SUV earlier this morning, Sunday, Nov. 15.
It was not immediately known if the driver of the car that officers were chasing when the collision happened and caused the patrol vehicle to end up on its roof was apprehended.
Witnesses have reported the collision that led to the rollover happened when a driver of a passenger vehicle that was not involved in this morning’s chase entered the intersection of Highway 273 and Briggs Street and struck the patrol car.
The impact caused [...]
Ogden, Utah – On Monday the Weber County Attorney’s Office released video of an Ogden Police Officer involved shooting that occurred on October 27th.
Police responded to a 911 call from a social worker who said a man was threatening to kill himself and was armed with a shotgun. The case worker identified the man as 18-year-old Gavin Johansen.
When police arrived, the footage depicts Johansen advancing toward an officer while pointing what appears to be a handgun at her. The suspect is also holding a large kitchen knife. It was later determined the handgun was an airsoft gun.
A man was shot and killed by a Batesville, Indiana officer following a standoff that started at 8 a.m. Monday morning in Batesville.
The initial call for service was related to an ongoing domestic disturbance at a residence on Bridlewood Trace according to a release from the Indiana State Police.
A mother and three small children who were inside the house when the situation began were able to escape the house safely before the man barricaded himself inside the residence.
The male reportedly fired on officers arriving for the initial call for service, injuring one officer who was struck by flying wood after a round impacted close by the officer’s head before [...]
The suspected wanted for the attempted murder of a Santa Maria police officer on Saturday is in custody today after a manhunt that involved please from the public for the whereabouts of the suspect.
Officers responding to a domestic disturbance call in the 200 block of East Grant Street in Santa Maria, California Saturday were shot at by a suspect later identified as 27-year-old Dustin Morales, who then fled the scene and carjacked a citizen at gunpoint to escape the area.
Morales was taken into custody Tuesday by officers from the California Highway Patrol a spokesperson from the Santa Maria Police Department confirmed.
The officer involved in the initial [...]
In a case that sparked immediate protests and claims from the family of the suspect that the suspect’s death was the fault of the police, an investigation has cleared officers that responded to a pursuit that ended in a crash and the eventual suicide of Elliott Johnson on August 17th, 2020.
The investigation in Dane county concluded after just under a month of work that Elliot Johnson Killed himself with a single 9mm shot to the head from a handgun he retrieved from the vehicle after an ineffective Taser deployment by an unidentified officer.
The unnamed officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on Johnson who was allegedly driving at speeds exceeding 80 [...]
Monday, November 16th, 2020 marked a milestone for LENN with the debut of a new show titled “The Blue,” a show dedicated to a law enforcement view of current events and the week’s news in review.
The inaugural show went out live to all LENN social media platforms last night to an ever-growing fan base, interested in an objective look at the issues that law enforcement officers are facing, starting the show with a look at what a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris presidency looks like for law enforcement officers in the United States.
The show, hosted and moderated by media juggernaut Jen Kerns, who also hosts her show One America Radio, broadcast [...]
Fulton County, NY – The Sheriff of Fulton County has announced his deputies will not be enforcing Governor Cuomo’s unconstitutional Thanksgiving coronavirus order limiting family gatherings to 10 people or less.
After Governor Cuomo announced last week that residents of New York must limit their Thanksgiving family gatherings to 10 people or less many felt strongly that he was overstepping his boundaries and clearly abusing his power.
Sheriff Richard Giardino, a former D.A. and county judge in New York, announced that his deputies would not be going to homes in Fulton County to ensure residents were not celebrating the holiday.