The Baltimore Six — Baltimore Police Department, MD (Three Acquittals; Final Charges Dropped July 27, 2016)
it all started The morning of April 12, 2015 when Lt. Brian Rice and others who were assigned to a drug trafficking and violence reduction mission noticed a group of men setting up what he believed to be a drug sale spot. The police were recently told to concentrate efforts on this particular location by the . . .
Karen and Rick Bell lived normal, productive lives. Married with two smart and athletically-talented sons, one could say they were living the American Dream. But that dream would begin to turn to nightmare in 2013.
James “Coley” Johnson joined the Wilmington, North Carolina Police Department in the summer of 1989. He was promoted to the rank of corporal, receiving multiple commendations for his dedication and service to the community and served the department as a field training officer for younger officers.
n July 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Jon Martinson was assisting other agents at an ICE facility, preparing detainees for transportation from a secure facility and ultimate deportation from the country. One of the detainees became disruptive in a large holding cell with . . .
This posting is not about just Rick Combs. It’s about YOU, the LELDF supporter. Hundreds of you donated to support Rick. And hundreds more sent notes of support. And now it’s Rick’s turn to thank YOU for that incredible support. Depicted here is Rick with cases full of those notes. This is why we . . .
Jay Dobyns — Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, And Explosives (Lawsuit Award Voided Aug. 23, 2015)
Jay Dobyns was a star receiver at the University of Arizona who went on to a very productive career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Exposives. He took on one of the most challenging and dangerous assignments in law enforcement—going undercover to infiltrate the Hells Angels . . .
On November 29, 2012, a Cleveland, Ohio, police officer attempted to stop a vehicle whose occupants were believed to be involved in drug activity. Before he was able to approach the car, it sped away. He put out a radio alert and a few minutes later the same car drove past a municipal building at a high . . .
Officer Joeseph Weekley was indicted on Oct. 4, 2011 by a Detroit grand jury, charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligent discharge of a firearm in the tragic death of seven year old Alyania Stanley Jones in May 2010. In Michigan, such a crime carries a potential 15 year prison sentence.