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Charlie 4 | Cold but not forgotten; inside the cold case files

Volunteer detective, John Thompson, says being a crime detective is a calling.
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From a hot 48 hours to a cold 45 years later, fresh-eyed, retired volunteer investigators open Cobb County’s dustiest files and finally put some of its most heinous killers and rapists behind bars—putting the lid on the case file for good.

The unforgotten 

MARIETTA, Ga. – Nestled inside the Cobb County Superior Courthouse is a modest room in the back corner of the second floor. The walls are lined with framed accolades, inspirational quotes and box after box after box stacked to the ceiling and filled with cold case files. It’s where the forgotten are remembered, questions

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Death Becomes Her: Inside the Nutshell World of Frances Glessner Lee

If you’re around Washington D.C. this winter, you might want to consider swinging through the Renwick Gallery, located just a stone’s throw from the White House. A new display there, called “Murder Is Her Hobby,” features the work of Frances Glessner Lee, who used dollhouses to recreate real-life crime scenes and then used them to train homicide detectives. Each scene is exquisitely detailed, complete with tiny cups and saucers, charming wallpaper, and—always—a dead body, sometimes swinging from a rope or riddled with bullet holes. A flashlight and a crime report, written by Lee, accompany each of the 19 scenes.

Lee was friends with the kind of hard-nosed, fast talking detectives we romanticize in fiction today, and each story reads like something from the golden age of film noir. To wit:

“Dark Bathroom (ca. 1944-48)

Reported by Desk Sergeant Moriarty of the Central City Police as he recalled it.

Maggie Wilson found dead by

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El Cerrito class will offer inside look at police work

EL CERRITO – Residents are getting a new opportunity to get to know the details of how their police department operates beginning in February.

That’s when the latest Community Police Academy, now open for enrollment, will begin with a seven-week program with classes devoted to such subjects as crime scene investigation, bicycle and motorcycle patrols and police dog handling.

Participants also learn about hostage negotiations, dealing with issues at the middle school and high school, how narcotics officers operate, the proper use of pepper spray and other topics.

“This course helps to increase the level of trust, respect, and sense of understanding and awareness between the department and the community we serve,” said the program’s sponsor, Officer Sarah Perez.

The course concludes with a final session where participants interact with a “use of force” simulator that tests their ability to make a correct response to a suspect’s behavior.

“The computer runs you through a bunch of

Read more at: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/27/el-cerrito-class-will-offer-inside-look-at-police-work/

MURDER PROBE: Neighbours pay tribute to ‘kind’ Sheffield mum found dead inside flat

Neighbours have expressed their shock and sadness after a Sheffield woman was found dead inside a flat.

Officers were called to Hazelbarrow Crescent in Jordanthorpe on Wednesday afternoon following a call from the member of the public.

Forensic officers at the scene after a woman was found dead inside a flat on Hazelbarrow Crescent in Jordanthorpe. Picture: George Torr/The Star

Forensic officers at the scene after a woman was found dead inside a flat on Hazelbarrow Crescent in Jordanthorpe. Picture: George Torr/The Star

The woman, named locally as 46-year-old Jayne Lewis, was found inside a top-floor flat. A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody being interviewed by officers.

Crime Scene Investigation officers in white

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/murder-probe-neighbours-pay-tribute-to-kind-sheffield-mum-found-dead-inside-flat-1-8924158

Police search for man who fatally stabbed deacon inside halfway house on Long Island – WABC

Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a deacon who was stabbed multiple times inside a group home on Long Island.

Nassau County Police were called to the Anthony House on East Roosevelt Avenue in Roosevelt at about 10:30 Friday night.

The victim, 70-year-old Patrick Logsdon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the suspect as 47-year-old Andre Patton, a resident of the home.

There is no information yet on the motive for the attack.

“He stabbed a 70-year-old man multiple times in a religious place that gives hope to those people who are going through substance abuse or homeless, so he’s dangerous,” said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.

No one else was injured in the incident.

The facility is a halfway house for men who have gotten out of prison or are battling substance abuse.

It is run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic volunteer organization

Read more at: http://abc7ny.com/search-on-for-man-who-fatally-stabbed-deacon-inside-halfway-house-/2603111/

Deacon fatally stabbed inside halfway house on Long Island – WABC

Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a deacon who was stabbed multiple times inside a group home on Long Island.

Nassau County Police were called to the Anthony House on East Roosevelt Avenue in Roosevelt at about 10:30 Friday night.

The victim, 70-year-old Patrick Logsdon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the suspect as 47-year-old Andre Patton, a resident of the home.

There is no information yet on the motive for the attack.

“He stabbed a 70-year-old man multiple times in a religious place that gives hope to those people who are going through substance abuse or homeless, so he’s dangerous,” said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.

No one else was injured in the incident.

The facility is a halfway house for men who have gotten out of prison or are battling substance abuse.

It is run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic volunteer organization

Read more at: http://abc7ny.com/deacon-fatally-stabbed-inside-halfway-house-/2603111/

Deacon fatally stabbed inside group home on Long Island – WABC

Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a deacon who was stabbed multiple times inside a group home on Long Island.

Nassau County Police were called to the Anthony House on East Roosevelt Avenue in Roosevelt at about 10:30 Friday night.

The victim, 70-year-old Patrick Logsdon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the suspect as 47-year-old Andre Patton, a resident of the home.

There is no information yet on the motive for the attack.

The facility is a halfway house for men who have gotten out of prison or are battling substance abuse.

It is run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic volunteer organization under the auspices of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

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Inside the Savage Police Department’s Citizens Academy: Week 2

During the Thursday, Sept. 14 Savage Police Department’s Citizens Academy, we learned how to dust for fingerprints. We used empty soda bottles, like this one, to check for prints left behind. 

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Summertime Blues: MISD middle-schoolers get inside look at leadership and law enforcement with MPD Teen Academy

“What did you do this summer?”

It’ll be asked a million times this week as kids head back to class and bid farewell to June, July and August. For many, the responses will be filled with the typical summer fare: swimming, family vacations, binge-watching shows on Netflix…just hanging out.

But, for a few McKinney ISD middle-schoolers, summer break offered something fresh and truly unique – the McKinney Police Department Teen Academy.

This summer marked the third year for the week-long Teen Academy, a program that gives kids a chance to develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as an opportunity to learn more about the various facets of law enforcement in two basic academy settings (June 12-16, 26-30) and an advanced academy (July 10-13).

Organized and run by the police department’s twelve school resource officers (SRO) and supervising Sgt. Dave Rodriguez, the summer academy introduced students to McKinney police officers in various divisions such

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A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside but no one looked.

The 2001 attack was vicious. In August, an 31-year-old Memphis woman was walking along Thomas Street, an empty stretch of road drilling through an industrial area north of downtown. A man approached, forced her off the road, and stabbed a metal object up under her chin so hard it stuck to the roof of her mouth. Then according to Memphis’s Fox 40, the unknown assailant forced the unnamed victim to perform oral sex.

When police arrived at the scene, they found an odd piece of evidence the rapist had forgotten: his dentures.

Along with other physical evidence from the assault, the false teeth were reportedly bagged and placed in a Memphis Police Department property room. There, like an estimated hundreds of thousands of rape kits across the country, the material sat untouched for more than a decade.

Until last summer, when Memphis authorities

Read more at: http://staugustine.com/news/national/2017-07-31/rapist-left-his-dentures-behind-crime-scene-his-name-was-written-inside-no