Monthly Archives: October 2017

Law enforcement trick-or-treats alongside locals – WJHG

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – This Halloween hundreds of locals in Springfield decided to trick-or-treat alongside law enforcement.

The Springfield Police Department kicked off its second annual Fall Festival Tuesday at Buddy McLemore Park.

“Instead of being out on the streets going door to door, maybe take a chance of a child getting run over and getting hurt, give them a safe place over here to come and have a good time,” Springfield Police Chief Barry Roberts said.

The event gives families an opportunity to safely trick or treat with their little ones.

“Usually in the neighborhoods it’s too crowded, people are getting almost pushy and cars coming in and out,” said Shannon Drake, a local parent.

The Halloween celebration isn’t just about passing out candy. Law enforcement from different areas got to interact with the community.

“If you need

Read more at: http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/454379163.html

College Park man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stepfather’s shooting – News

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HHS Constitution Project team advances to state finals for third straight year

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One dead, six injured in Garden State Parkway crash Monday

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Crime Live comes to Manchester with a ‘blood-splattered’ crime scene to investigate

Attention murder mystery addicts – a touring ‘blood-splattered’ crime scene is giving audience members a peek behind the scenes of a homicide investigation.

Crime Live is a touring murder crime scene, where visitors will get a free glass of wine, before joining real forensic scientists in their SOCO suits as they solve a violent killing.

Tracy Alexander, director of forensic services at City of London Police, and Jo Millington, senior blood pattern analysis expert, have a combined experience of over 45 years in the field, and will reveal how investigators would dust for finger-prints, scrutinise evidence and analyse DNA.

The event, which takes place at the University of Manchester on November 3, is run by Inside Justice, a charity set up to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.

Founder of Inside Justice and producer of the TV series Rough Justice, Louise Shorter, said: “This is a rare opportunity to meet and interact

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Officer Says Steinle Killing Could Have Been an Accident

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SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — A police investigator who analyzed the scene of Kate Steinle’s shooting death on San Francisco’s Pier 14 testified for most of the day Monday in the murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate.

The most telling statement Monday, for the defense, may have been police crime scene investigator John Evans’ acknowledgment that he was aware that if a handgun falls from high enough it can accidentally fire, and that he could not rule that out in this case.

Garcia-Zarate, 45, is charged with second-degree murder and gun charges for shooting Steinle as she walked with her father on July 1, 2015. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

Steinle’s death became a lightning rod for debate over sanctuary city laws and immigration enforcement, because Garcia-Zarate, a Mexican citizen, had been deported five times. Superior Court

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Whistle-blower fired from his job at a landfill, where he found and saved evidence

PENROSE — The man who helped stop the disposal of potential crime evidence at Twin Enviro’s Phantom Landfill here has been fired from his job.

The apparent evidence, linked to former Fremont County sheriff’s Detective Lt. Robert Dodd, was recovered from the Phantom Landfill May 17 due to the quick thinking of worker Robert Orton.

Orton was fired Monday for allegedly leaving an inadequately trained crew in charge while he went on vacation, although he said his vacation had been approved by superiors more than a month in advance.

Orton also was told he was let go for failing to conduct solidification of liquid in the pit. However, Orton said that is a task that requires two workers and he was not allowed to work Saturday, Oct. 21 due to a ban on overtime.

“They wanted me to be the second-in-charge, essentially the assistant manager, but the attitude toward me changed after I found

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Whistle-blower fired from his job at a landfill, where he found and saved murder case evidence

PENROSE — The man who helped stop the disposal of potential crime evidence at Twin Enviro’s Phantom Landfill here has been fired from his job.

The apparent evidence, linked to former Fremont County sheriff’s Detective Lt. Robert Dodd, was recovered from the Phantom Landfill May 17 due to the quick thinking of worker Robert Orton.

Orton was fired Monday for allegedly leaving an inadequately trained crew in charge while he went on vacation, although he said his vacation had been approved by superiors more than a month in advance.

Orton also was told he was let go for failing to conduct solidification of liquid in the pit before he left. However, Orton said that is a task that requires two workers and he worked alone on his last day — Saturday Oct. 21.

“They wanted me to be the second-in-charge, essentially the assistant manager, but the attitude toward me changed after I found the

Read more at: http://www.montrosepress.com/national/news/whistle-blower-fired-from-his-job-at-a-landfill-where/article_3781d433-b9a9-56f5-b1d8-d869b57504fc.html

Whistle-blower fired from his job at a landfill, where he found and …

PENROSE — The man who helped stop the disposal of potential crime evidence at Twin Enviro’s Phantom Landfill here has been fired from his job.

The apparent evidence, linked to former Fremont County sheriff’s Detective Lt. Robert Dodd, was recovered from the Phantom Landfill May 17 due to the quick thinking of worker Robert Orton.

Orton was fired Monday for allegedly leaving an inadequately trained crew in charge while he went on vacation, although he said his vacation had been approved by superiors more than a month in advance.

Orton also was told he was let go for failing to conduct solidification of liquid in the pit before he left. However, Orton said that is a task that requires two workers and he worked alone on his last day — Saturday Oct. 21.

“They wanted me to be the second-in-charge, essentially the assistant manager, but the attitude toward me changed after I found the

Read more at: http://www.montrosepress.com/national/news/whistle-blower-fired-from-his-job-at-a-landfill-where/article_3781d433-b9a9-56f5-b1d8-d869b57504fc.html