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Law Enforcement Today | April 23, 2014

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The Enemy Within: SOP & Tactics of Toxic Law Enforcement Bosses

April 16, 2014 |

Management toxicity, a plague denied by many in law enforcement leadership positions. It is the elephant in the room for public safety. Practitioners know that the problem is real and that its impact is poisonous. A large … Read More

Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2014 |

A year has passed since two pressure cooker bombs concealed in backpacks detonated, killing three people and injuring more than 160 near the Boston Marathon finish line. At least 16 people lost limbs. The community responded with … Read More

The Stillborn Crack Baby: Is it a Homicide?

April 15, 2014 |

Rennie Gibbs is a 16 year old from rural Mississippi who used drugs during her pregnancy and delivered a stillborn baby.  The umbilical cord is wrapped around its neck.  Yes, it’s a tragedy, but is it a … Read More

A Difficult Time for Boston Area First Responders

April 14, 2014 |

Within the past several weeks, the Boston and eastern Massachusetts area first responders faced the tragic and untimely deaths of brothers of the shield.

On Wednesday March 26, Boston Fire Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy … Read More

In Memoriam – Boston Bombing Hero Officer Dennis O. Simmonds

April 13, 2014 |

Chief Edward Deveau of the Boston Police Department sadly reports that Officer Dennis O. Simmonds, 28, was unexpectedly rushed to the Boston Medical Center yesterday and passed away.

Officer Simmonds was attending an In Service Training Program at … Read More

In Memoriam – Agent Agnes Marielis Morales-Santiago

April 12, 2014 |

Superintendent James Tuller of the has reported that Agent Marielis Morales-Santiago has passed away due to injuries she sustained in a vehicle crash several days ago.

Agent Morales-Santiago and another officer were in an … Read More

No New Lessons on Active Shooters

April 11, 2014 | 1

On December 1, 1958, Chicago’s Our Lady of the Angels School was the scene of a horrific tragedy. Just prior to the dismissal of classes for the day, a fire broke out in a trash receptacle in … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Chris Cortijo

April 10, 2014 | 2

Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department sadly reports that Motor Officer Chris Cortijo, 51, passed away due to injuries he sustained in a traffic crash 4 days ago.

Officer Chris Cortijo was stopped at … Read More

Jaycee Dugard Rescuer Suing for Right to Carry a Gun

April 10, 2014 | 1

In 2009, Sergeant Allison “Ally” Jacobs initiated an investigation of convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido. Her finely tuned “gut instinct” led to the rescue of Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters who were fathered by her captor. … Read More

In Memoriam – NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra

April 10, 2014 | 1

Commissioner William “Bill” Bratton, of the New York Police Department sadly reports that Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, died early yesterday morning.

Officer Guerra and his partner, Officer Rosa Rodriguez, 36, were on duty Sunday when they responded … Read More