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Source: Washington Post

National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington

Today 03:19 GMT

Into the chasm of tension between citizens, who feel besieged by police, and law enforcement agencies, who feel embattled by protesters and the news media, steps the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, opening to the public Saturday with an array of interactive exhibits designed to inform, entertain and maybe create some understanding on both sides.

The museum, at 444 E St. NW in Judiciary Square opposite the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, launched with an opening ceremony Thursday morning featuring comments by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), former attorney general John Ashcroft, former D.C. police chief Charles Ramsey and a taped message from former president George W. Bush.

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Source: The Guradian

How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions

Today 10:51 GMT

It was Eby’s first glimpse of what some in the global intelligence community had taken to calling the Vancouver model – a scheme in which some of the province’s casinos were unwittingly used to launder more than C$100m during the past decade.

These efforts have sent suspicious transactions at casinos plummeting 100-fold since 2015, according to government estimates. Still, the impacts of this cash flow – much of it linked to criminal organisations – are believed to have been felt across the province.

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Source: The Guradian

Police investigating Italian 'macrobiotic guru' over wife's death

Today 10:51 GMT

Italian police have opened a new investigation into Mario Pianesi, an influential businessman celebrated as a guru of macrobiotic food, over allegations he may have killed his first wife by putting her on an extreme form of his “Ma-Pi” diet.

They said their mother had not been “segregated” and that it was her choice not to have heart surgery after the stroke.

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Source: Washington Post

Only 11.7 percent of Baltimore police officers pass latest sergeant exam

Today 05:09 GMT

When the list of new Baltimore Police sergeants is released at the end of the month, it will be far shorter than in the past.

That included $20,900 for airfare for 38 examiners who traveled to Baltimore from various locations, $26,000 for hotel rooms, $11,600 for four ballrooms at the Baltimore Convention Center and $1,300 for coffee and snacks.

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Source: ABC News

At least 46 missing in Florida city hit hard by Hurricane Michael: Official

Today 11:46 GMT

At least 46 people remained unaccounted for on Sunday in Mexico Beach, Florida, an area pulverized by Hurricane Michael, the city's mayor told ABC News.

Of the 17 people killed as the hurricane swept through the Florida Panhandle, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina, only one confirmed death has been reported in Mexico Beach. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, toured the hard-hit areas of Mexico Beach, Panama City, Blountstown and Bristol on Sunday.

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Source: Fox News

Patriot Prayer rally in Portland turns bloody; American flag saved from flames

Today 00:35 GMT

Participants with the conservative Patriot Prayer group and counter-demonstrators with Antifa got into a bloody melee outside a popular bar where members on both sides used bear spray, fists and batons to beat each other, the Oregonian reported.

The march, dubbed “Flash March for Law and Oder in PDX,” was organized by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson in response to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s oversight of the city’s police department.

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Source: Global News

Alberta RCMP hold drug-impaired driving CheckStop demonstration

Saturday 05:11 GMT

Cannabis IQ: Police chiefs doubt roadside testing device, new rules in Ontario and more. On Friday afternoon, Alberta RCMP are set to make an announcement related to cannabis and provide a CheckStop demonstration in Edmonton.

Edmonton police still undecided on marijuana roadside testing equipment. Watch below: Alberta RCMP say they are ready to enforce drug-impaired driving once marijuana is legal on Oct. 17.

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Source: Fox News

Decomposed remains of 11 infants found in ceiling of shuttered Detroit funeral home, police say

Saturday 21:50 GMT

The decomposed remains of 11 infants were found Friday in the ceiling of a former Detroit funeral home, authorities said.

Investigators with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs received an anonymous letter stating how to find the bodies, which were carefully hidden inside a false ceiling at the former Cantrell Funeral Home, the Detroit Free Press reported. Some of the infants were apparently stillborn and inside a cardboard box hidden in a drop-down ceiling of a stairwell.

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Source: Fox News

DOJ, Sessions announce Chicago will get additional law enforcement resources, filed opposition to consent decree

Saturday 18:10 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday revealed that the Justice Department would be giving Chicago law enforcement additional resources to help combat crime and also filed a brief in opposition to a proposal to reform city policing practices.

“The Statement of Interest ‘asks the court not to enter the Proposed Consent Decree but, rather, to allow state and local officials – and Chicago’s brave front-line police officers – to engage in flexible and localized efforts to advance the goal of safe, effective, and constitutional policing in Chicago,” the news release said.

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Source: Fox News

Thousands of untested rape kits gathering dust on police storage shelves; delay justice for years

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Thousands of untested rape kits are gathering dust on shelves in police storage rooms across the country, though the exact number is anyone’s guess.

The Seattle Police Department sent LA’s rape kit to the Crime Lab in 2015, along with 1,275 other rape kits that had been collected during the past decade and never submitted for testing. “We will test all sexual assault kits moving forward and begin addressing untested kits,” said Captain Deanna Nollette, the supervisor of the Seattle PD Special Victims Unit said at the time.

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Source: The Guradian

Babies for sale on Instagram: four arrested in Indonesia

Saturday 01:30 GMT

Indonesian police say they have cracked an Instagram baby selling racket, arresting four people for their alleged involvement in buying and selling babies on the picture sharing site.

Among those arrested were a 29-year-old man from Sidoarjo who allegedly ran the account, and a 22-year-old woman from Surabaya, who was believed to have put her child up for sale on the platform. Two individuals from Bali, a midwife-turned-broker, and a potential buyer were also apprehended, East Java police spokesperson Frans Barung Mangera confirmed to the Guardian.

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Source: Global News

10 migrants, one trafficker killed in Greece highway collision

Sunday 12:39 GMT

The car wasn’t traveling on the highway connecting Thessaloniki to the Turkish border but on an older road, because there are more police roadblocks on the highway.

Police said the car in which the migrants were packed had another vehicle’s license plates and is suspected of having been used for migrant trafficking. The car hadn’t stopped at a police checkpoint during its journey, but it wasn’t immediately clear how close to the site of the crash that it happened.

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Source: Washington Post

No insanity defense for suspect in Md. police station attack that left officer dead

Saturday 01:30 GMT

The man accused in a 2016 attack on a Prince George’s County police station that led to the friendly-fire killing of an undercover narcotics officer has serious mental-health issues, but they do not qualify him to pursue an insanity defense at trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

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Source: Global News

How trauma-informed policing can help sexual assault survivors — and investigators

Friday 18:13 GMT

The way police and law enforcement are interviewing trauma victims, including sexual assault victims, is changing based on scientific data.

Part of Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case dropped by New York judge. An unrelated study in the Utah Journal of Criminal Law also found that after trauma-informed training, the prosecution rate of sexual assaults more than tripled. There’s been increased scrutiny on interview techniques after Christine Blasey Ford was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee after accusing Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her.

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Source: Global News

Crew member dies after falling from balcony on set of Tom Hanks’ Mister Rogers movie

Saturday 16:21 GMT

Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two storeys off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.

Selena Gomez suffers emotional ‘breakdown,’ enters mental health facility. Film star Tom Hanks, who is playing Rogers in the movie, was at the site and later left. Mount Lebanon police say Emswiller fell over a brick wall on the balcony at an apartment building.


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