Victoria Police should ‘resist the trend’ towards militarisation with new powerful weapons

Victoria Police should ‘resist the trend’ towards militarisation with new powerful weapons

Posted March 29, 2018 18:35:35 Photo: We need to be careful about militarising the police, Mr Goldsworthy said. (ABC News: Margaret Burin ) An expert has warned arming Victorian Police with military-style semi-automatic firearms could risk militarising the police force, putting us on a similar path to the United States. …

Family famous for photo of boy hugging police officer at protest believed dead in cliff crash

Family famous for photo of boy hugging police officer at protest believed dead in cliff crash

Posted March 29, 2018 17:36:34 Photo: Devonte Hart hugs Portland police Sergeant Bret Barnum at a rally in Portland in 2014. (AP: Johnny Huu Nguyen) A US family that gained attention after one of the children, an African-American boy, appeared in a photo from a 2014 protest hugging a white …

Smart watch data helped police make arrest in Adelaide murder case, court hears

Smart watch data helped police make arrest in Adelaide murder case, court hears

Posted March 29, 2018 17:31:21 Data collected from a smart watch worn by an Adelaide grandmother who was brutally attacked in her home led to the arrest of her daughter-in-law who has been charged with her murder, a court has heard. Key points: The defendant told police her mother-in-law was …

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal likely poisoned at front door, UK police say

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal likely poisoned at front door, UK police say

Posted March 29, 2018 09:09:06 Photo: Police are concentrating their efforts at the home of the Skripals. (AP: Frank Augstein) The Russian ex-spy and his daughter left critically ill in a nerve agent attack three weeks ago were probably poisoned at the front door of their home in south-western England, …

ASIO investigator detained on honeymoon has no confidence in Qld police complaint system

ASIO investigator detained on honeymoon has no confidence in Qld police complaint system

Updated March 28, 2018 14:29:48 Video: Video of officers detaining Paul Gibbons after he begins filming them on his phone. (ABC News) A former ASIO specialist who was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed after filming officers says he has “no confidence whatsoever” in Queensland police oversight, after Police Ethical …

George Pell committal: Police accused of ‘single-mindedly’ pursuing charges, court told

George Pell committal: Police accused of ‘single-mindedly’ pursuing charges, court told

Updated March 28, 2018 18:21:03 Photo: Cardinal Pell was being pursued by police, the court was told. (AAP: Luis Ascui) Detectives have been accused of “single-mindedly” pursuing charges against Cardinal George Pell as a Melbourne court heard Victoria Police set up a taskforce to investigate Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric …

Police link hit-run death to illegal deer hunters

Police link hit-run death to illegal deer hunters

POLICE have linked the horrific hit and run death of man on a dark, lonely road in rural Victoria to the vile and cowardly practice of “spotlighting” by illegal deer hunters who have been terrorising a small town. Bryce Airs, a father-of-two, was mowed down by a vehicle as he …

Graphic video shows car strike Utah police officer from behind on snowy highway

Graphic video shows car strike Utah police officer from behind on snowy highway

Updated March 28, 2018 16:57:23 Video: Utah policeman survives being hit by a car while helping a driver on the side of a highway. (ABC News) Related Story: Dashcam captures terrifying moment car hits floodwaters A Utah highway patrol officer who survived being struck by a car on a snowy …

Stephon Clark: Protesters Storm Sacramento City Hall Meeting on Police Shooting

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Sacramento City Hall on Tuesday, March 27, for a community meeting over the death of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by police officers on March 18. Stevante Clark, the brother of Stephon Clark interrupted the start of the city council meeting shortly after …

‘Lightning’ clue points police to illegal deer hunters in Jamieson hit-and-run investigation

‘Lightning’ clue points police to illegal deer hunters in Jamieson hit-and-run investigation

Updated March 28, 2018 08:38:54 Photo: Bryce Airs told a passer-by he thought he had been struck by lightning. (Facebook: Bryce Airs) Related Story: Man killed in suspected hit-and-run in country Victoria Detectives believe illegal deer hunters may be responsible for the death of a man who was killed in …