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Fuchs’s attorney disputes complaints against his client

Elliot Spector, an attorney for Redding police Chief Doug Fuchs — who was put on administrative leave of absence pending the outcome of an investigation — countered all complaints made in the Dec. 14 Pilot article by Peter Valenti’s family attorney, Gayle Sullivan.

The case relates to the events of April 11, 2016, when Valenti was found hanging by a noose in a shed outside his Blueberry Hill Road home in Redding. Valenti’s body was initially mistaken for a dummy by the first police officer who found it. Then, according to another complaint, Fuchs refused to allow an emergency medical technician to check on Valenti, saying he was already dead. Valenti’s family has filed suit, saying he was, in fact, alive and could have been saved.

In the article, Sullivan, an attorney with the firm McEnery Price Messey Sullivan, said that when the call came in to go to Valenti’s home,

Read more at: https://www.thereddingpilot.com/51997/fuchss-attorney-disputes-complaints-against-his-client/

Ex-officer’s lawsuit against APD dismissed

A federal judge has ruled against a former Athens police sergeant who claimed in a 2014 lawsuit that corruption within the department led to his firing in 2012.

In his lawsuit — filed against Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, Police Chief Floyd Johnson, Capt. Tracy Harrison, former Police Chief Wayne Harper and Capt. Trevor Harris — former Sgt. Jason White claimed, among other things, Harrison and another officer used a police vehicle to pull over a mail truck so Harrison could intercept, retrieve and destroy documents about another man’s arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol before it arrived at the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

White claimed the defendants retaliated against him for speaking out against corruption within the department. He also contended the defendants’ conduct violated his rights under the First Amendment. Meanwhile, the defendants asked the court to decide in their favor.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala issued a

Read more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/ex-officer-s-lawsuit-against-apd-dismissed/article_abd9ee7e-c5bd-11e7-b4a7-733b0b9c9600.html

Westwego celebrates Night Out Against Crime with parade, band

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Sirens rang out through Westwego during the parade that kicked off the Night Out Against Crime Event on Oct. 17. The event returned to its former location at the Westwego Farmers Market for 2017. Pastor Samuel Travis of Greater Zionfield Church started the ceremony with a prayer, followed by the police department color guard and Roxy Comardelle singing the National Anthem.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Farmers Market to take a stand against crime. 

“This is a night where the community and the police get together as one,” Westwego Police Chief Dwayne “Poncho” Munch said. “And as one, together we can accomplish anything. The police department is here for you and will always be your police department.”

He said it doesn’t matter our color or race, we are all one. 

Then he called for a moment of silence

Read more at: http://blog.nola.com/westbank/2017/10/westwego_celebrates_night_out.html

Defense deals blow to state’s case against Patterson

EDINBURG — After days of witness testimony and grueling cross-examination focusing on the procedural aspects of banking practices, a courtroom fatigued by numbers suddenly came alive Thursday when defense attorney O. Rene Flores dealt a blow to the prosecution’s capital murder case against Monica Melissa Patterson.

In the last hour before District Judge Noe Gonzalez dismissed the jury on the fourth day of a trial expected to last at least three weeks, Flores argued that there was no evidence linking Patterson, 50, to the January 2015 death of Martin Knell Sr.

“We can sum up your testimony by suggesting to the ladies and gentlemen of the jury that you have no evidence that Mrs. Patterson committed any crime?” Flores asked Sandra Rangel, a crime scene investigator for the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.

Rangel replied, “From my evidence recovered, no.”

Her testimony came after previously being asked by the prosecution to explain numerous photos taken

Read more at: http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_66e35a6e-a4c3-11e7-86c9-833a56ecda9b.html

Marg Helgenberger Joins Cast of ‘What We’re Up Against’

The Emmy-winning ‘CSI’ veteran will star off-Broadway in Theresa Rebeck’s gender-politics comedy, alongside Damian Young, Skylar Astin, Jim Parrack and Krysta Rodriguez.

Marg Helgenberger will make a rare New York stage appearance later this month, as part of the ensemble cast of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against, a biting comedy about gender politics, viewed through the prism of an early-1990s boutique architecture firm.

Also joining the cast of the WP Theater production is Damian Young (House of Cards), alongside previously announced stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Jim Parrack (Suicide Squad, Fury) and Krysta Rodriguez (Trial Error, Quantico).

In addition to a prolific output for the stage that includes the Broadway plays Mauritius and Seminar, Rebeck is known for her extensive work as a writer and producer for television, notably on Law Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue. She was the series creator of NBC’s Smash.

Rebeck wrote What We’re

Read more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/marg-helgenberger-joins-cast-what-were-up-1043625

Mysteries against the backdrop of the Thompson Fire

This is the third book in a series called the “Glacier Mystery Series” by Montana author Christine Carbo; however, each book stands alone. The author stated: “The Weight of Night is more than a mystery to be solved, it is also a novel of friendship, survival, and redemption set against a stark and stunning landscape.”

By far my favorite of the three — and not because my son’s name is used for a character — “The Weight of Night” absolutely nails the author’s love of nature and of course the grandeur of Glacier Park. The fire in this story is one of the actual fires from 2015. The actual Thompson Fire started on a Sunday and by Tuesday morning it had burned 1,900 acres, growing to 5,500

Read more at: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/2017/09/22/mysteries-against-backdrop-thompson-fire/694474001/

How Can Data Forensics Help The Fight Against Malware?

According to Gartner, enterprises spend just over $10 billion on prevention and detection methods such as anti-virus software, firewalls and detection intrusion systems. Yet, enterprises are fighting a losing battle. IT teams need enhanced weapons, in the form of better intelligence, for the battle ahead. That insight can come from remediation in the form of network forensics.

Similar to a crime scene investigation, forensics provides network security teams with the “DNA” clues of an attack. Network forensics is about inspecting the malware and understanding how it works, its key characteristics, exploits, and attack vectors. Forensics and remediation provide the intelligence to prevent new attacks.

Malware exhibits particular patterns of application behaviour and network forensics that would have spotted SMB traffic on the network and the version being used – for example, WannaCry exploited SMB v1

Capturing the right data
Forensics allow enterprise security teams to observe evasive adversaries by

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/opinions/data-forensics-help-fight-against/

Lyon sisters trial: The case against Lloyd Lee Welch

WASHINGTON — Forty-two years after the mysterious disappearance of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her 10-year-old sister Katherine from Wheaton Plaza in Montgomery County, Maryland, the man charged with abducting, killing and burning their remains in a remote county in the mountains of Virginia goes on trial next week.

Lloyd Lee Welch, 60, will stand trial in Bedford County on two counts of first-degree felony murder during an abduction with intent to defile, beginning Sept. 12.

According to court filings reviewed by WTOP, prosecutors have subpoenaed a friend of the Lyon sisters — the daughters of WMAL radio broadcaster John Lyon and his wife, Mary — who saw the girls at the plaza, talking with a man thought to be Welch, shortly before they vanished.

Other witnesses will testify about blood recovered from the basement of a home Welch lived

Read more at: http://wtop.com/local/2017/09/lyon-sisters-case-lloyd-lee-welch/

One-of-a-kind police pooch Billie leading the fight against sex offenders as he tracks down rapists by sniffing out …

A one-of-a-kind police dog is leading a force’s fight against sex offenders.

Cocker spaniel Billie helps investigate rape and assault cases by sniffing out evidence of semen – cutting laboratory delays at a time when sex crimes are increasing.

Billie’s handler PC Dean Allen said: “All he finds is seminal fluid. There are other dogs in the country that can detect it but they look for blood and other bodily fluids too.

“We didn’t want to go into a crime scene and find those things. We need the one speck of seminal fluid that might be among everything else.”

Billie underwent an eight-week training programme to master his skills

A special eight-week training ­programme devised by PC Allen, dog trainer

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-pooch-billie-leading-fight-11100353

Build-off pits firefighters against police officers | amarillo.com

Charity tended toward competition Saturday in a first for Amarillo Habitat for Humanity.

The Hammers — volunteers and/or sponsorships from Amarillo Police Department, Owens Corning, Xcel Energy, Amarillo Venom and Bryson Oeschger — faced off against The Hardhats — volunteers and/or sponsorships from Amarillo Fire Department, Upshaw Insurance, Tascosa Road Fellowship, Budweiser and Valero — in a speed build-off.

On Saturday morning, volunteers in Barringer Village on Mirror Street were racing against each other and the clock. The Hardhats were ahead because they won extra days to build through their fundraising in June and July.

“Each of them hold separate fundraisers in the community,” said Kim Webb, Amarillo Habitat director of development and operations. “We’re getting more families in a home, and at the same time we’re having fun competition and getting the community involved.”

The teams started in June and are scheduled to

Read more at: http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2017-08-05/build-pits-firefighters-against-police-officers