Category: Police Tragedies

FBI Still Only Counting “Justifiable Homicides” by Police, Wants More Data on Wounded Cops

FBI Still Only Counting “Justifiable Homicides” by Police, Wants More Data on Wounded Cops

The FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report for 2014 showed a slight drop in crime, but it still only asks for "justifiable homicides" by police, instead of all fatal shootings by cops. In fact, the FBI's "enhanced statistics" would not count the Walter Scott police homicide, which resulted ...
Texas Sheriff and DA Blame Black Lives Matter Movement for Death of Deputy

Texas Sheriff and DA Blame Black Lives Matter Movement for Death of Deputy

The month of August has been a tough one for police departments across the country as five officers lost their lives in the line of duty due to gunfire, according to the Officer Down website. These shooting deaths have sent Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson and Sheriff Ro ...
San Francisco Bay Area Transit Cop Lost Her Officer Husband to Friendly Fire, Sues BART Police

San Francisco Bay Area Transit Cop Lost Her Officer Husband to Friendly Fire, Sues BART Police

San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Sergeant Tom Smith Jr., 42, was shot and killed by friendly fire, while leading a raid on a suspect's home in Dublin, California, a city about 25 miles from Oakland in January 2014. On Friday, Smith's wife, who is also a BART officer, file ...
Texas Cop Kills Deputy; Law Enforcement Chases Journalists Away

Texas Cop Kills Deputy; Law Enforcement Chases Journalists Away

A Texas police officer shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy early Monday morning after responding to a "disturbance" call, leaving local authorities chasing away journalists who were trying to cover the story. In the video below, you can see Wichita County sheriff's deputy Hat ...