A video showing a disheveled and apparently homeless man dropped off in San Pedro by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has sparked outrage from residents and a Los Angeles city councilman’s demand for an investigation into allegations of homeless “dumping.”
Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Del Pinto of the Lomita sheriff’s station said the department is conducting an internal investigation into the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. He said he was not aware of the arrest warrant that had been issued for the transient.
According to a resident who took the video, the man identified himself as Zeus, but officials later identified him as John Thomas Bryan, 54. It was not yet known why deputies dropped him on 25th Street near Mermaid Street, about a quarter-mile from the Los Angeles border with Rancho Palos Verdes.
Sheriff’s deputies patrol three cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula but only Rancho Palos Verdes shares a border with San Pedro. The city of Lomita, however, also is adjacent to the port community.
A photo taken later in the day on Tuesday showed the man lying on the sidewalk. Chris Balonek, who oversees a crime page on Facebook, was there shortly after the drop-off.
“He only made it about 2,000 feet before he collapsed,” he said, adding that the man apparently had physical problems and appeared to be trying to scoot into the street. A Fire Department rescue unit responded but the man declined treatment, Balonek said.
“This was a residential neighborhood, there are kids there and it’s getting dark, it’s rush-hour traffic,” Balonek said. “He wasn’t safe and the community wasn’t safe.”
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents San Pedro, was livid when he learned of the incident. He called for a “robust” investigation, including looking into possible costs incurred by the city of Los Angeles as a result of the apparent dumping.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Vladimir Putin's FSB security service "liquidated" the alleged jihadist who had planned an attack in Nizhny Novgorod, where England will play Panama in the group stages
A suspected terrorist has been shot dead after allegedly plotting a 'bomb outrage' in the same city where England are set to play a key World Cup game this summer.
Russia's FSB security service says it has "liquidated" the alleged jihadist, who had planned an attack in Nizhny Novgorod, where England will play Panama in the group stages of the competition.
Video footage shows elite the counter-intelligence agency’s Alpha Group troops moving in to shoot dead the suspect who had refused to surrender.
Footage shows an explosion and special forces soldiers entering the jihadist hideout.
The body of the alleged terrorist - who has not been named - is shown along with weapons and equipment for making explosives which he allegedly planned to use to disrupt Russia’s presidential election next month.
Police with riot shields were forced to protect a man being arrested as a huge mob reportedly turned up to throw stones and spray graffiti on his house.
The large disturbance in a residential street in Hull, came after a "child protector" group posted a video on its Facebook group on Monday night.
Matters came to a head on Tuesday, as a large crowds of people, including young children, congregated at the scene.
They were filmed shouting abuse and chanting at a man inside one of the houses, the Hull Daily Mail reports.
Dozens of police, including some armed officers, and two riot vans arrived as the trouble started.
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This is the moment a disabled man with the mental age of a seven-year-old was Tasered by police.
The autistic man, only known as Paul, was stunned and charged with an assaulting an officer but the case collapsed when his mum discovered CCTV of the incident.
It meant Paul, who has severe learning difficulties, avoided any chance of going to jail as a result of the case.
The footage, which showed a different version to events put forward by police, was obtained from the sheltered accommodation where the then 25-year-old lived.
Cops were called to the sheltered accommodation in Bristol after Paul, now aged 28, allegedly broke a window in August 2015.
A brave policeman rescued an 18-year-old from a burning car after a crash, as the teen screamed his leg was broken.
The sheriff's deputy was on patrol when the young driver passed him at high speed, reports say, causing the officer to chase him.
But the driver lost control and crashed the car into a wooded area, causing the vehicle to turn on its side and catch fire, Click On Detroit reports.
Dramatic footage shows the car up in roaring flames from behind a group of trees, as the policeman stops and runs to the rescue.
The officer had to break through the sunroof using his baton to get to him, reports claim, before colleagues came to help.
A 72-year-old woman armed with a BB gun was shot dead in front of her son by cops during a raid.
Dramatic body cam footage released yesterday shows an officer from Bartlesville in Oklahoma, US, shouting at the woman to "put the gun down" after they entered her home and she reportedly confronted them with the weapon.
She fired a shot at one officer's leg and another at his colleague's face, police said, before the latter shot her dead on January 17.
The woman has been identified as Geraldine Townsend while the police officers involved have not been named.
Authorities had carried out the raid on the home following allegations that Townsend's son, Michael Anthony Livingston, was dealing cannabis from the property, Tulsa World reports.
At the end of the video, Livingston can be heard shouting in distress: "F*** you, you killed my mother, why did you do that dude, why did you do that."
The woman was declared dead in hospital. Her family have paid tribute to the pensioner, saying she was a "happy person who loved her family and going to church".
She leaves behind three sons, a daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, News On 6 reports.
A cheeky passerby taunted a policeman after he crashed into a postbox during a pursuit, flattening it to the ground.
Seeing the smoking BMW mounted on top of the red letter box and noticing the officer was unharmed, the man got out his phone to film the scene in front of him.
As the officer waited for help, the man behind the camera can be heard saying: "Officer, officer what's going on here?
"Look at that - you've got to take your time on the road kids."
Approaching the policeman he asks if he was in a "hot pursuit" but the questions remains unanswered.
Bodycam video released Friday night shows a fatal shooting involving a Chicago police officer.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, released the video for transparency reasons from a fatal police involved shooting at the end of November.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired just after 2 p.m. on November 29th in the 6100 block of South King Drive.
Chicago police say 24-year-old Aquoness Cathery was holding a semi-automatic handgun when they arrived.
The video first shows officers entering an apartment unit, then chasing Cathery out and down a set of porch stairs.
It`s difficult to see what happens as they turn the corner, but in the arrest report, the officer said Cathery pointed his weapon at him, which is when he fired.
Cathery then hits the ground at the bottom of the steps.
The officers calling for an ambulance. Cathery was taken to Stroger Hospital where he later died.
Police said they recovered a loaded glock 9 millimeter handgun at the scene.
Shocking footage shows a 16-year-old boy being pinned to the ground by police, as other officers pepper sprayed bystanders.
The video, filmed by the boy's mother, shows police attempting to pin him to the ground as he struggled to get away and yelled at the men.
Officers are seen grabbing at his arms to restrict his movement as a large group watching on scream and throw things towards the police.
A spokesman from NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia officers were called to Tomerong Street in Huskisson, on NSW's south coast, to intervene in 'a number of altercations involving youths'.
A Miami mother of a seven-year-old boy expressed outrage on Saturday when she saw her son handcuffed by police after he is said to have hit his teacher and then taken to a mental institution.
Mercy Alvarez was in tears as she saw her son leave the principal’s office at the Coral Way K-8 Center in Miami escorted by a police officer on Thursday.
The officer handcuffed the boy after school officials said he was acting up.
The incident was reported by the Miami Herald.
Alvarez has permitted the media to show her son's face. She has also stated her desire for the media to disseminate the distressing footage of her son being led away in handcuffs.
San Francisco police last week interrupted the filming of a rap video and detained every participant.
Though police originally spoke to the men who explained they were taping a music video, officers continued to watch the group from a distance and later decided to intervene, arresting a 21-year-old former felon who was carrying a gun and ‘racked a round into the chamber,’ according to officials.
A Utah couple is suing two West Valley City Police officers for actions they took against him in 2016 which, he said, changed his life. “Exit the apartment now,” that’s the sound that could be heard from police body camera footage of the event. On August 3, 2016 Tabeththa Coronado called police for help. A short time later, more than a dozen officers surrounded their 4th floor apartment in West Valley City, dressed in full tactical gear. Tabeththa’s common-law husband, Fernando Coronado, answered the door; he was half naked and drunk. For more than two hours, officers told Coronado to come to them, but he never did. Officers took action against Coronado, deploying a stun gun on him after he began to raise his arms, pound his chest, yell and take a step toward the officers. Coronado fell to the ground and hit his head on the cement below.
Now Coronado has filed a law suit against the officers who he said caused him to sustain life-long injuries and, according to his attorneys, violate his constitutional rights. “What you have here is forceful take down, with a Taser and Fernando had a right to be free from that kind of force,” said Bob Sykes, Coronado’s attorney. Sykes said, by law, you can’t use a stun gun on someone who is nonviolent and only guilty of - at most - misconduct. According to West Valley City police, they had good reason to believe Fernando was dangerous. According to court documents, he threatened to kill his common-law wife, put a knife to his throat and threatened to kill himself, barricaded in his home, and repeatedly threatened to kill officers or anyone who attempted to enter his house. When Coronado and his attorneys were asked about charges or a conviction, they couldn’t seem to remember.
“I don’t think so… not this case,” said Sykes.
“Where there any charges filed against you?” said Sykes.
“Yeah… I don’t know, there was a whole list,” said Coronado.
“I do not think that they prosecuted him, I’m not sure, do you know Chad?” Sykes asked his co-counsel, Chad McKay.
“Yeah they did,” replied McKay.
“What happened?” asked Sykes. “Well, I don’t remember all of the details right now,” McKay responded.
In a statement from West Valley City police they said, in part: “An injury to anyone involved in an incident is unfortunate, however, officers must act to ensure the safety of not only the suspect, but also the safety of the public, themselves and other officers.”
When asked how Fernando feels about police officers following this incident, Coronado said, “The next officer that pulls me over, I might hurt him, or he might get shot.”
Shocking footage shows suspected thieves drive like maniacs while trying to 'light a joint' during a terrifying police chase that raced through Liverpool's streets.
The suspects filmed themselves as they tore through red lights and appeared to career the wrong way down roads in their desperate attempt to evade capture.
And when they noticed a police helicopter above them, they tried to go to ground, searching for tunnels to avoid the chopper noisily bearing down on them from the sky.
The footage , circulated on Facebook and Whatsapp and Youtube, appears to have been taken from inside a BMW being chased by Merseyside Police and it has sparked outrage from worried viewers, the Liverpool Echo reports.
In the video, the suspects can be heard discussing what route to take to evade capture.
A 'drunk' man who was found fast asleep and slumped over his steering wheel tried to talk his way out of trouble when he was woken up by police.
An officer, wearing a body camera, approached the black SUV as it was parked and holding up traffic just before 2pm last Friday.
But despite the officers in South Euclid, Ohio, shouting at the man he failed to wake up until he was given a gentle tap by the cop through an open window.
Seemingly confused by where he was, the man tries to talk his way out of trouble, but the unimpressed policeman, simple tells him: "What are you drinking today?"
He told the man, who appeared to be slurring his words, that he was worried abut him.
A high-speed police chase led to a horror smash in which the getaway vehicle flipped down the road in a cloud of smoke.
The suspect drove a red SUV at high speeds through busy roads, narrowly missing multiple vehicles before he crashed - head-on - into a black SUV in Arizona on Wednesday morning.
Shocking video shows the suspect's vehicle somersault down the road in a cloud of smoke before it eventually ground to a halt.
Miraculously, the suspect, identified as Mitchell Timothy Taebel, 31, by AzFamily.com , jumped out of the car, seemingly unharmed, and ran from the vehicle.
Baltimore Police Department have released footage following a tip-off of several men carrying concealed weapons in the area that sees one of the suspects shot non-fatally by police.
This week, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department dragged an 18-year-old woman off a Red Line Metrorail train after she reportedly refused to remove her feet from a seat.
A video of the altercation uploaded on YouTube shows a police officer requesting that West Hollywood resident Bethany Nava move her feet off the seat of a Metrorail train.
While the officer was waiting for backup to arrive at the scene, 22-year-old Los Angeles resident Selina Lechuga — who had been on the train with Nava and witnessed the confrontation — tauntingly accused the officer of arresting Nava to meet his monthly arrest quota, calling his actions racist and declaring that she will "stand up for her people." She is shown repeatedly telling the officer to "f**k off," as the officer warns her to back off and not interfere in his investigation.
When backup arrived, both women were handcuffed and arrested.
No details have yet been released on whether the behavior of the police officers involved in the incident would be reviewed by the police department.
The dramatic rescue of a stricken dog from a burning apartment building has been shared by his police officer rescuers - who have now put him up for adoption.
Body camera footage from Officer Robert Winkler of the Atlanta Police Department shows how quickly he pulled the dog to safety on the night of January 7.
In the video, firefighters tackle the terrifyingly large flames engulfing the building.
When police enter, the dog is seen lying on the ground, barely moving.
Officer Austin Denninger carried the dog away from the fire, the police department's Facebook page says.
A police officer has become an internet sensation in China after climbing out of a nine-storey flat with bare hands to collect evidence.
Peng Hongting, from southern China's Guizhou Province, was collecting handprints left by an alleged burglar outside a window when his colleague captured the man's brave action in a video.
The officer said he didn't choose to use tools because he didn't want them to cause damage to the evidence.
The evidence officer Peng collected later helped his colleague catch the suspect.
CitiWatch camera operators notified police after seeing three men loading handguns in the area of Park Avenue at Clay Street.
Once officers arrived on the scene, three of the suspects ran in separate directions.
One suspect, identified as 20-year-old Brian Campbell, ran into the 200 block of West Mulberry St., and was shot by an officer. Campbell was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries and charged with handgun violations.
The second suspect, identified as 20-year-old Omari Hart, tossed his gun into a dumpster in a nearby alley and was arrested after camera operators lead police to his location. He was also charged with a handgun violation.
A third suspect tossed his gun into a dumpster in the 200 block of Clay Street and managed to get away. The suspect’s gun was recovered by police.
This is the shocking moment a teenager tried to evade police capture by mounting a curb and ramming into several other vehicles.
The 19-year-old was driving a stolen car at the time.
Ten vehicles including a police car were damaged in the smash in Crawley, West Sussex, last month.
The footage shows how Connor O'Reilly narrowly missed colliding with officers on foot who had got out of their cars to try to capture the teen.
One of them was almost crushed between two cars as O'Reilly tried to plough past.
A police officer who body slammed a teenage girl to the ground at a high school is facing calls for his head.
The incident at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, California, last week sparked outrage when video footage of the altercation went viral.
Officers were called to the school to deal with a 17-year-old girl who had been suspended but refused to leave the campus.
She was handcuffed and escorted off campus, but police say she tried to escape twice, prompting the officer to throw her to the ground and the school community have demanded he is withdrawn from duties around the grounds.
La Mesa police Chief Walt Vasquez appeared to back his colleague in a statement, which was reported in the San Diego Union Tribune, saying the school resource officer tried to get the girl to leave of her own accord.
When she refused, he ordered her to do so, but again the teenager said no, forcing him to handcuff her.
The chief said: 'As they were walking, the student became non-compliant on two separate occasions and made an attempt to free herself by pulling away from the officer.
'To prevent the student from escaping, the officer forced the student to the ground.'
But the force the officer used has been called into question.
The video clearly shows the cop throwing the girl over his shoulder down onto the concrete sidewalk below before using his body weight to pin her down.
She appears motionless on the ground and suffered what was described as 'minor abrasions'.
Police say once the girl stopped resisting, the officer helped her to her feet and they walked to a patrol car.
But the teenager's family contest the police's version of events.
The moment police used Tasered a man who allegedly threatened to break a cop's jaw and harm his children was streamed live to users on Facebook.
Footage captured the driver of a white sports car in a tense confrontation with more than a dozen officers.
Sean Marcellin, 24, is seen getting into an angry altercation with a plain clothed police officer in downtown Queens, New York.
Jay Brown, who shot the video, said Marcellin spoke to him before the incident and said he was about to be targeted because of his skin colour.
Much of the exchange cannot be heard but one of the officers, wearing a black hoodie, is seen brandishing a yellow Taser and pointing at Marcellin while he sat in his car, the Daily News reported.
Marcellin, becoming increasingly angry, says: "I’m going to find out where you live right now and I’ll f**k your kids up.”
The officer responds: "Is that a f***ing threat? Because I will f***king Taser you".
Marcellin was then pulled from his car and stunned.
Speaking to the camera, the same police officer later adds: “The man tells me he’s going to break my jaw.
"I asked for his license six times, he’s been refusing since then. He’s now going to get locked up, or get a summons depending on my mood. Simple as that."
Marcellin was charged with making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and driving without a license.
A couple have been charged with murder after a four-year-old girl died 'in a scalding bath'.
A medical practitioner, who examined Gabrielle Barrett's body, described the alleged murder as the "worst child death case" in 27 years of his career, according to a court document.
Candice Diaz, 24, and Brad Fields, 28, were charged with murder, torture, and child abuse and both denied bail.
Gabrielle died on New Year's Day with multiple injuries, including severe burns on her limbs after she was in a bath with hot water.
The document also allegedly states that the four-year-old was burned so badly that her big toe fell off, and police found melted skin in the drain.
Gabrielle's mother, Diaz, and her partner, Fields, from Michigan, were arrested seven days later in Georgia, according to NTD TV News.
This is the moment a pervert who arranged to meet two underage girls for sex was snared by paedophile hunters .
Christopher Wise thought he was talking with 14 and 15-year-old girls over social media site Scout.
But at Newcastle Crown Court it was revealed the 42-year-old had been duped by Dark Justice and Guardians of the North - groups that had set up fake profiles to expose paedophiles.
Although he knew the fictitious girls were underage, he still said he wanted to have sex with them during their conversations.
He told the 15-year-old, who claimed to be a virgin, horse-riding schoolgirl, that she was old enough to consent and sent her a picture of his penis.
A woman who threatened her ex-partner with a knife was Tasered by officers she called to their home, a court has heard.
Sarah Purnell rang the police claiming she had been assaulted by Adrian Bray during an argument.
When the police arrived at the scene, Mr Bray kicked over a television before Purnell pulled out the weapon and was shot with a stun gun, Bristol Crown Court heard.
The scene was captured on a police body camera and the footage was played at court.
The holdup happened about 8:30 p.m. Monday at Subway, said Det. Michael Jeffries.
The two men - both black males who appeared to be in their 20s - entered the stored with their faces covered.
One of the robbers was brandishing an AK-47 rifle, and the other a black handgun.
The store worker was struck in the head with a gun, and the suspects got away with $1,380 from the register.
Eleven people have died in running clashes between armed men and state police near the Mexican seaside resort of Acapulco on Sunday.
The gunfight first erupted after a local self-appointed community force detained a young man for disorderly conduct during festivities in the farming community of La Concepcion, south of Acapulco.
If you honestly thought the Mexican police are hiring the best and brightest Mexico has to offer, think again.
watch as this Mexican police officer accidentally shoots himself after spending over a minute messing with his firearm.
Two men are facing felony charges after a shootout with Chicago Police officers Monday afternoon in the South Side Burnside neighborhood.
Officers responding to a call of a person with a gun in the 9000 block of South Ellis were shot at by a suspect and returned fire, according to Chicago Police.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi initially reported that someone had been shot by police.
The suspect was taken to a hospital, Guglielmi said. Emergency room doctors ultimately determined the person had actually suffered a dislocated knee and was not shot.