Category Archives: Crime Scene Investigator

Lawsuit filed against Albany by Albany Police widow

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Albany by the widow of an Albany Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Douglas Mayville died four years ago. The 26 year veteran of the force spent years working with chemicals and toxins as a crime scene investigator before being diagnosed with Wegner’s disease.

Though he was honored on several occasions for dying in the line of duty, his wife Linda Mayville said she’s not getting the benefits she deserves, leading to the lawsuit being filed.

“It’s disheartening,” said Linda Mayville. “I think for Doug’s memory, he loved his job and unfortunately he’s not here to do it anymore.”

“What really appalls me is you want to take credit, and make Doug a hero, name a dog after him, and ask her to pose in front of the wall with all of the fallen officers,” said Retiree Chapter Council 82 President James

Read more at: http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/17/douglas-mayville-linda-mayville-lawsuit-albany-police

Lawsuit filed against Albany by Albany Police widow – Spectrum News

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Albany by the widow of an Albany Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Douglas Mayville died four years ago. The 26 year veteran of the force spent years working with chemicals and toxins as a crime scene investigator before being diagnosed with Wegner’s disease.

Though he was honored on several occasions for dying in the line of duty, his wife Linda Mayville said she’s not getting the benefits she deserves, leading to the lawsuit being filed.

“It’s disheartening,” said Linda Mayville. “I think for Doug’s memory, he loved his job and unfortunately he’s not here to do it anymore.”

“What really appalls me is you want to take credit, and make Doug a hero, name a dog after him, and ask her to pose in front of the wall with all of the fallen officers,” said Retiree Chapter Council 82 President James

Read more at: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/17/douglas-mayville-linda-mayville-lawsuit-albany-police

LIVE BLOG: Deliberations continue; judge instructs jury to find a verdict in Upatoi trial

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – The Crisis Center of Russel County is raising awareness for domestic violence. A 5k and 1 Mile Walk is being held to raise money for the Crisis Center of Russell County. The center is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and they also have a Rape Crisis Assault Help Line for victims. The race is being held at Garrett Harrison Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the W…

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Overcome Roadblocks to Recruit, Hire and Retain Officers

Police departments are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and keep officers and other personnel. Though several factors contribute to this, one of the most common reasons is the public’s overall perception of law enforcement. Departments can change this outlook by being transparent, positive and reaching out to the community as well as utilizing recruiting tactics that are easy and effective.

Time, money and the public eye

Lubbock Independent School District Police Department (Texas) Chief Jody Scifres says one reason that may be keeping people from applying is due to the use of body-worn cameras. The use of body-worn cameras is a safety aide for officers, however, to new patrolmen it could be a deterrent. Since video footage is often viewed by the public, potential officers may find it intimidating to be subject to scrutiny of their actions.

Another factor often difficult to get around is the fact that police work

Read more at: https://www.officer.com/command-hq/article/20988482/overcome-roadblocks-to-recruit-hire-and-retain-officers

LIVE BLOG: Upatoi murder trial verdict watch WTVM Live

Alone.  A picture speaks a thousand words, but one photo circulating on social media can be described with one.  He is alone. Dressed in a button down, the man sits in a booth with a card neatly propped on the table. Two plates, two sets of silverware and two glasses of wine lay in front of him.  Across from the otherwise romantic spread sits an ornate bottle, holding what once showered him in loving embraces, laughs and memories.  For just one meal, he wa…

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LIVE BLOG: Jury dismissed in day 3 of Upatoi murder trial deliberations WTVM Live

Hundreds attend a candlelight vigil Thursday for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, FL.

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Drug deal gone bad

PAOLA – The specifics of a drug deal dispute that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Heather Briggs last summer were outlined during emotional testimony at a preliminary hearing Feb. 7 at the Miami County Courthouse.

The defendants at the hearing were 29-year-old Kevin Stevens and 27-year-old Michael Pearce, two of the seven people who were arrested and charged with felony murder following the fatal incident that took place at about 2 a.m. July 21 in the 31500 block of Lookout Road.

Briggs was killed after being run over by a vehicle, and the seven defendants were initially all charged with first-degree murder in the commission of a felony, which is more commonly known as felony murder. The underlying felony in all cases is distribution of methamphetamine.

The charge is an off-grid felony punishable by 25 years to life imprisonment, but plea deals were offered to all seven of the defendants by Miami

Read more at: http://www.republic-online.com/news/local_news/drug-deal-gone-bad/article_50a52ff8-5a1f-5762-b867-772426fab3e5.html