Monthly Archives: March 2017

Man Convicted Of Killing His Mother Faces Sentencing Wait

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN facing up to 60 years in jail for beating and choking to death his 81-year-old mother must wait an additional three weeks for his sentencing to begin.

Jerome Butler, 57, was scheduled to appear before Justice Indra Charles on Friday morning in Supreme Court for a sentencing hearing more than two months after a jury unanimously convicted him of intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of Princess Ruth Butler.

However, Crown and defence counsel requested an adjournment because the ordered probation report had only been received the day before the hearing and impeded their ability to prepare and submit written arguments to the court concerning punishment.

As a result, Justice Charles adjourned the matter to April 21 at 10am.

Butler had stood trial for 10 days before Justice Charles concerning the February

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Man convicted of killing his mother faces sentencing wait | The Tribune

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN facing up to 60 years in jail for beating and choking to death his 81-year-old mother must wait an additional three weeks for his sentencing to begin.

Jerome Butler, 57, was scheduled to appear before Justice Indra Charles on Friday morning in Supreme Court for a sentencing hearing more than two months after a jury unanimously convicted him of intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of Princess Ruth Butler.

However, Crown and defence counsel requested an adjournment because the ordered probation report had only been received the day before the hearing and impeded their ability to prepare and submit written arguments to the court concerning punishment.

As a result, Justice Charles adjourned the matter to April 21 at 10am.

Butler had stood trial for 10 days before Justice Charles concerning the February

Read more at: http://www.tribune242.com/news/2017/mar/31/man-convicted-killing-his-mother-faces-sentencing-/

Confusion in Shepherd’s Bush as crime scene investigators spotted filming for BBC drama during REAL police incident

There was confusion in Shepherd’s Bush last night (Thursday March 30) as camera crews were spotted filming people in crime scene investigation suits at the same time as a real police incident.

Hammersmith and Fulham police tweeted at around 6.30pm to say that lanes around the green were closed because of an incident.

At the same time, passers-by saw film crews and cameras as well as people dressed in protective clothing worn during crime scene investigations.

People on social media suggested the filming was for a BBC drama called Hard Sun – a pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in modern day London.

The series is by Neil Cross, the creator of the Idris Elba crime drama Luther, and

Read more at: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/confusion-shepherds-bush-crime-scene-12824875

TBI And MNPD At Odds Over Jocques Clemmons Investigation

#Justice4Jocques coalition members hung this sign  over the interstate today, marking Clemmons' 32nd birthday.#Justice4Jocques coalition members hung this sign over the interstate today, marking Clemmons’ 32nd birthday.

Nearly two months after a fatal police shooting that put the Metro Nashville Police Department under intense scrutiny, the department has refused to bow out of the case, putting it at odds with state law enforcement officials called in to investigate the incident.

Less than a week after Metro police officer Josh Lippert shot Jocques Clemmons dead in a James A. Cayce Homes parking lot as the allegedly armed Clemmons fled a traffic stop, Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk announced that he had called in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to take over the investigation. But MNPD’s investigation of its own officer never ceased. Emails obtained by the Scene show

Read more at: http://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pith-in-the-wind/article/20856827/tbi-and-mnpd-at-odds-over-jocques-clemmons-investigation

This is what it’s like to be a woman in law enforcement – Belleville News

Abby Henn said she can still picture every crime scene she’s investigated with Illinois State Police.

But even dealing with that isn’t as difficult as being a woman working in the criminal justice system can sometimes be.

“We can’t unsee what we’ve seen,” she said. “… Those things are somewhat of a challenge. But I would say what has been an even bigger challenge for me is probably being a female in law enforcement.”

Henn said she’s felt ostracized by the men with whom she’s worked.

“You don’t get invited out on the fishing trips and to do the going out for drinks that all the guys do,” she said. And when she was promoted, it got harder.

“I didn’t have access to a room, and I was told, ‘Well, the janitor doesn’t even have access to this office.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not a janitor. I’m a crime scene investigator …’” Henn said.

At the

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Women in law enforcement share what they’ve learned with students – Belleville News

Abby Henn said she can still picture every crime scene she’s investigated with Illinois State Police.

But even dealing with that isn’t as difficult as being a woman working in the criminal justice system can sometimes be.

“We can’t unsee what we’ve seen,” she said. “… Those things are somewhat of a challenge. But I would say what has been an even bigger challenge for me is probably being a female in law enforcement.”

Henn said she’s felt ostracized by the men with whom she’s worked.

“You don’t get invited out on the fishing trips and to do the going out for drinks that all the guys do,” she said. And when she was promoted, it got harder.

“I didn’t have access to a room, and I was told, ‘Well, the janitor doesn’t even have access to this office.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not a janitor. I’m a crime scene investigator …’” Henn said.

At the

Read more at: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article141841274.html

FSU Criminal Justice students take top honors in national competition

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV) — Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Kansas City, Mo. In fact, Fairmont State will be known as the Alpha Phi Sigma National Office for the next two years because three FSU students won the national election for the presidential slate of the organization and will serve a two-year term as its national officers.

The new national officers are Samuel Hamilton, President; Morganne Phillips, Secretary; and Phillip Sands, Treasurer. A student from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will serve as Vice President.

“As the chapter advisor to Alpha Phi Sigma, I’m very pleased to announce that Fairmont State University students won the national election. The students will be involved in recruiting new chapters, maintaining communication with more than 300 chapters nationwide and planning the next two national conferences that will

Read more at: http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/FSU-Criminal-Justice-students-take-top-honors-in-national-competition-417686083.html

Two injured in shooting on Florida Boulevard late Wednesday, Baton Rouge police say

Baton Rouge police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting on Florida Boulevard late Wednesday night.

Around 11 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Florida Boulevard regarding shots fired. A 31-year-old man and 26-year-old woman had sustained apparent gunshot wounds while inside a vehicle, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.

Investigators believe the shots were fired from another vehicle following a verbal altercation, Coppola said.

Both victims’ injuries were considered non-life-threatening. 

Late Wednesday, police were investigating multiple shell casings and other evidence at the scene.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_0063a0ca-153d-11e7-9ad9-3be99eb69329.html