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veteran naperville cop involved in fatal weekend crash


an off-duty dixmoor police officer was accused of shooting at a car last week in glenwood, officials said.bail was set monday at $15,000 for tory bridgeforth, 31, who is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, cook county prosecutors said.inside the markham courtroom, prosecutors said...an off-duty dixmoor police officer was accused of shooting at a car last week in glenwood, officials said.bail was set monday at $15,000 for tory bridgeforth, 31, who is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, cook county prosecutors said.inside the markham courtroom, prosecutors said... (nick swedberg)






off-duty dixmoor police accused of shooting at car, officials say


an off-duty dixmoor police officer was accused of shooting at a car last week in glenwood, officials said.bail was set monday at $15,000 for tory bridgeforth, 31, who is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, cook county prosecutors said.inside the markham courtroom, prosecutors said bridgeforth allegedly fired shoots at a white toyota that had driven past him and his girlfriend last wednesday night in the 4000 block of south harper.bridgeforth "was in fear for his life at the time of the incident," said defense attorney todd mccutcheon. he said his client, who has been an officer for three years, called police immediately following the shooting.police: thornton township woman slain outside home after she went to buy lunchmike nolana thornton township woman found slain thursday in






police: officer investigated after handcuffed man kicked


lawrenceville, ga. — a georgia police officer is under investigation after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed man in the head.police in gwinnett county, just outside atlanta, said in a news release thursday that the officer kicked the man after responding as backup to help a supervisor with a traffic stop in lawrenceville around 4 p.m. wednesday.an ambulance then responded and treated the handcuffed man. police say the officer's shift commander initiated an "immediate investigation." the officer was sent home on administrative leave and his department-issued gun was taken.the incident was captured on cellphone video by a witness sitting in traffic. police said the video is "very disturbing and speaks for itself." the officer's name was not immediately released.






police: man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer


new castle, del. (ap) — authorities in delaware say a philadelphia man is dead after shots were fired as he struggled with a police officer.new castle county police said in a statement late wednesday that officers responded to a request to check on a person’s welfare at an apartment complex in the new castle area. police say the 28-year-old man struggled with the police officer and shots were fired.the man was taken to christiana medical center, where police say he later died. police say they are investigating the shooting. they have not released the names or races of the officer or the man who was fatally shot.






police: man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer


new castle, del. — authorities in delaware say a philadelphia man is dead after shots were fired as he struggled with a police officer.new castle county police said in a statement late wednesday that officers responded to a request to check on a person's welfare at an apartment complex in the new castle area. police say the 28-year-old man struggled with the police officer and shots were fired.the man was taken to christiana medical center, where police say he later died. police say they are investigating the shooting. they have not released the names or races of the officer or the man who was fatally shot.






eau claire police officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






kentucky police identify man shot by officer


lexington, ky. — police have released additional details after a kentucky police officer shot and wounded a suspect behind a motel tuesday night.wkyt reports (http://bit.ly/2pxkxnt ) 26-year-old sergei sargaev has been charged with wanton endangerment of a police officer and criminal mischief. his arrest citation says the lexington officer approached sargaev, who was sitting in a vehicle behind a la quinta inn, and asked him multiple times to roll down the window or open the door. sargaev started the vehicle and backed it into the officer's cruiser.police say those actions endangered the officer, who then shot sargaev. he was taken to a local hospital for treatment and will be arraigned thursday.the officer has not been identified and is on standard administrative leave. he was wearing a b






maryland police identify driver involved in shooting


windsor mill, md. — police have identified a man accused of driving a stolen car toward a police officer in suburban baltimore, leading to a shooting by the officer.a woman riding in the car was injured by gunfire from the officer on friday night. she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.baltimore county police say no one riding in the car realized it was stolen and all passengers have been released from custody. the driver, 23-year-old dejuan owens, faces charges including 17 counts of first-degree assault. police say he crashed the stolen car into three police cars and six other vehicles.police say the officer who fired is a 5-year department veteran and was involved in one previous shooting. police did not reveal the race of the officer or the woman who was shot.






oklahoma officer critically hurt in traffic-stop shooting


tecumseh, okla. — authorities say an oklahoma police officer is in critical condition after he was shot during a traffic stop. police say the suspected shooter was also wounded and taken to a hospital.police say the traffic stop happened at about 11:30 p.m. sunday in tecumseh, about 35 miles southeast of oklahoma city. tecumseh police say the suspect ran away from the officer after the traffic stop and later opened fire after the officer used a stun gun.police say the officer returned fire, and the suspect was wounded.tecumseh police say the officer is in critical condition monday morning at ou medical center. police plan to release more information at a press conference later monday.






california officer on leave after takedown of jaywalker


sacramento, calif. — a california police officer has been placed on administrative leave after throwing a jaywalker to the ground and striking him in the face multiple times in an incident captured on video .police say the sacramento officer attempted to stop the man who was seen illegally crossing a street monday afternoon. the officer then got out of his patrol car and tried to detain him, but the subject walked away.the two men argued and police say the pedestrian challenged the officer to a fight. police say the officer charged at the man to take him into custody, then "the officer threw the pedestrian to the ground and began striking him in the face with his hand multiple times."the department says the actions appear to show unacceptable conduct.






delaware man fatally shot by police had fired at officer


wilmington, del. (ap) — authorities in delaware say a man fatally shot by police officers in delaware last week had fired at an officer.police had previously said that 21-year-old keith price of wilmington pointed a gun at an officer and was shot. in a statement thursday, however, new castle county police say that interviews and ballistic evidence show that price fired one bullet at the officer on april 19.price was wanted in an april 9 shooting. authorities located and tried to stop him but price refused to comply with their orders. he crashed into an empty police vehicle before driving away from the scene and later fled on foot after another crash. police said that as an officer pursued him, price pointed a gun at the officer and was shot.






eau claire officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






police: armed man shot twice by las vegas officer


las vegas — a man who was shot at least twice by a las vegas police officer responding to a call about an armed man at a business was in surgery at a hospital, a police official said friday.the officer was in the parking lot nearby, and was directed by someone from the business to find the man on the ground behind a strip mall, capt. kelly mcmahill said.the officer shot the man when he sat up with the gun and wouldn't put it down, mcmahill said.neither the injured man nor the officer was immediately identified. no other injuries were reported.the shooting, which happened about 12:45 p.m. a few miles west of downtown, was the fourth shooting involving a las vegas police officer in 2017 and the second this week.early thursday, an officer fired once but missed an armed burglary suspect jumpin






officer struck, dragged by car during traffic stop on west side


an officer was struck by a vehicle and dragged during a traffic stop early urday morning on the west side, police said.shortly before 1:30 a.m., an officer curbed a female driving in the 5400 block of west harrison street. the driver hit the officer with her vehicle and dragged the officer before fleeing, police said.the officer was taken to rush university medical center and listed in good condition.police were investigating.






detroit police officer critically wounded


a detroit police officer responding to a call about a domestic dispute was critically injured when the man answering the door shot him in the head. police say the officer and his partner fired at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene. (may 1)        






police: officer shoots knife-wielding man virginia


richmond, va. — police say an officer in virginia shot a knife-wielding man who had earlier told dispatchers that he strangled his wife.the richmond police department says officers were called to an apartment complex early sunday after a man told a dispatcher that he strangled his wife and was holding a gun to his head.police say officers found the man at the front door of the residence and an officer used a stun gun, which police say "proved ineffective." police say the man then threatened the officers with a knife and an officer shot the man once.police say the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.police say officers found a woman's body in the residence.the officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.






officer-involved shooting fatal; roadway closed – the mercury news


fremont — investigators are responding to the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting that has closed several blocks of mowry avenue, police said.fremont police closed off mowry in both directions between glenview and logan drives just after 5:30 p.m., asking drivers to avoid the area and expecting its closure through sunday night.an investigation into the shooting is in preliminary stages, fremont police sgt. ricardo cortes said. the person s by the police officer was later pronounced dead, fremont police officer mike gilfoy said.the officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution, though no details about whether or not the officer suffered any injuries were immediately available, gilfoy said. check back for updates.contact george kelly at 408-859-5180.






police: trooper shoots man driving at him, dragging officer


clay, ky. — a man has been wounded and an officer injured after the suspect gained control of a police car as authorities investigated a report of possible counterfeit money in western kentucky.kentucky state police say in a statement a trooper shot 30-year-old alex harvey on tuesday after he gained control of the clay police department vehicle and drove toward the trooper, dragging the city officer, who tried to stop harvey.police said harvey and another man were handcuffed in the back of separate police vehicles as officers secured evidence from a webster county home. the statement says harvey was handcuffed, but managed to get into the front of the police car.the statement did not identify the trooper or the officer.harvey and the officer were taken to hospitals for treatment.






authorities say off-duty officer shot man in atlanta


atlanta — authorities say an undercover police officer shot and injured a man in atlanta after a collision.the georgia bureau of investigation says an off-duty fulton county police officer responded to a report of a theft at a t-mobile store wednesday in morrow, just south of atlanta.the agency says the officer, driving his personal vehicle, followed as a man drove away from the store. the officer called 911 while continuing to follow as the man crossed into atlanta.the agency says the officer's vehicle and the man's vehicle were involved in a collision, and the officer fired his service weapon and hit the man. the man continued driving until atlanta police pulled him over nearby.the man was taken to a hospital. the off-duty officer suffered minor injuries.






kentucky officer shoots, wounds suspect


lexington, ky. — officials say a kentucky police officer shot and wounded a suspect while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a motel.police said in a statement the lexington officer was patrolling late tuesday when he noticed the vehicle behind a la quinta inn and decided to investigate. the statement said the officer fired at the suspect, who is described as a 26-year-old white man. he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.the statement says the officer has been with the department three years but did not release his name. he was not injured.police say the officer was wearing a body camera and the video will be reviewed as part of the investigation.lexington police chief mark barnard told news outlets officers have been patrolling the area due to complaints about illegal activity






man killed by portage police officer identified


michelle l. quinna man was shot to death by a portage police officer during an early saturday morning traffic stop, police chief troy williams said in a news release.the man was pulled over in the 5300 block of royal avenue about 1:45 a.m. and took actions that led to the officer shooting him, williams said in...






off-duty castle rock police officer fatally shoots attacking dog on parker trail


an off-duty castle rock police officer, walking with his wife wednesday evening on a parker trail, shot and killed a dog that authorities say began attacking the couple.the incident happened about 5 p.m. on wednesday in the canterberry subdivision.the dog was shot twice, according to parker police. investigators did not say whether the officer used his duty weapon.“it’s my understanding that there’s not going to be any charges against the officer,” parker police officer sherry corcoran said. “however, there may be charges against the dog owner.”the parker police department said friday that an investigation into the case remains ongoing.






detroit officer critical after shooting; suspect killed


detroit — a detroit police officer is in critical condition after being shot while responding to a call about a domestic dispute. police say the suspected gunman was shot and killed.detroit police chief james craig says the officer, a 14-year veteran, was in surgery early monday with a gunshot wound to the head. the police department's twitter page reported that the officer was in "very critical condition but is alive."the incident happened around 11 p.m. on the city's west side.the detroit news reports it's the seventh officer to be shot in the city in the past seven months.






police: man charged after grabbing, kissing transit officer


upper darby, pa. — police have charged a man after they say he forcibly kissed a public transit worker in suburban philadelphia.southeastern pennsylvania transportation authority police say a man grabbed a septa transit officer who was patrolling a terminal in upper darby monday afternoon and then kissed her. the officer was able to escape unharmed.septa police chief thomas nestel tweeted out his support for the officer and called the offense "outrageous".the man was arrested and charged with assault along with other offenses. police have not identified him.






off-duty san jose police officer injured in fiery car crash


livermore — an off-duty san jose police officer was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries after being involved in a collision wednesday morning on highway 84, according to law enforcement officials.the officer, whose name was not released, was trapped inside his chevy tahoe following the collision with a big-rig and was cut out of the vehicle by firefighters, according to chp officer derek reed.the officer was driving eastbound on highway 84 in livermore at about 12:10 a.m. when he approached a construction area near ruby hill drive, according to chp officer derek reed. the tahoe rear-ended a big-rig stopped at a light and ignited in flames, reed said.a chp officer at the scene for traffic control quickly extinguished the flames, reed said.san jose police officer albert mo






police: officer shoots armed man in gas station disturbance


petersburg, va. — virginia police say an officer responding to a disturbance at a gas station shot and wounded a man who was firing a gun.petersburg police say the incident happened about 2 a.m. friday. the officer reported "an active disturbance" in the gas station parking lot, where a large group was gathered.police say the officer saw a man firing a gun and fired his weapon, striking the man an unknown number of times.the richmond times-dispatch quotes capt. brian braswell as saying it wasn't clear whether the man was aiming at someone or firing into the air. he was taken to a hospital with injuries that police say aren't life-threatening.the officer wasn't hurt and is on an administrative assignment pending a review.the race of the people involved wasn't immediately clear.






police: kentucky officer shoots man, condition unknown


louisville, ky. — police in kentucky say an officer has shot a man, and the man is in unknown condition.the courier-journal (http://cjky.it/2meyk97 ) reports the unidentified man was taken to university of louisville hospital after the shooting wednesday afternoon west of downtown. the officer wasn't injured.police spokesman dwight mitchell confirmed the shooting but released few details. he says police chief steve conrad will release more information later wednesday.the officer had made a run to the area, but mitchell declined to say the nature of the run.






navajo nation police officer critically wounded in shooting


prewitt, n.m. — the fbi and navajo nation are investigating a shooting that has critically wounded a tribal police officer.authorities say the officer was shot while responding to a domestic violence call early sunday near the small town of prewitt, in western new mexico.they say a suspect in the shooting is in custody, but no other details have been released yet.fbi officials say the officer was airlifted to the university of new mexico hospital. there was no immediate update on the officer's condition.fbi and tribal officials didn't release the officer's name.the new mexico state police and mckinley county sheriff's office are assisting with the investigation.






vallejo police investigate reports of excessive force during arrest


vallejo, calif. (ap) — authorities are investigating a vallejo police officer who pinned a man to the ground, punching and hitting him with a flashlight in a confrontation with a suspect caught on video.kntv reports the incident happened friday at a gas station after police were called about a man acting erratically, threatening people and simulating a gun with his fingers.footage of the confrontation shows the officer hitting the man three more times after a second officer arrived to help subdue the man.one officer was injured during the confrontation. the man was arrested for resisting arrest and being under the influence. his condition was not available monday.police said the officer will remain on leave during the investigation and said officers should be considered innocent until prov






eau claire police officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man


eau claire, wis. — authorities say an eau claire police officer fatally shot a 25-year-old man after the man refused to drop a knife and advanced on officers.police responded late saturday morning to a 911 call about a man banging on doors and yelling in the hallway of an eau claire apartment complex. when officers arrived, they found the man in a parking lot holding a knife.police chief jerry staniszewski told reporters that authorities used "less-lethal options," including firing bean bag rounds and using a stun gun, before the officer shot the suspect "to end the deadly threat."the officer is a 20-year police veteran whose name was not released.the la crosse police department is investigating. it is the second time police have fatally shot someone in eau claire this year.






police: man dead after shots fired during theft call


montgomery village, md. (ap) — authorities in maryland say a man is dead after shots were fired as an officer investigated a theft call.montgomery county police said in a statement tuesday that an officer was responding to a call for a theft in montgomery village on monday night when he requested assistance. police say the officer stated shots had been fired and fire and rescue personnel were needed. first responders found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. he was taken to a hospital, where police say he died.police say the officer, who has been with the department for five years, will be placed on administrative leave. they say he will be identified tuesday and the man will be identified once his next of kin is notified. police didn’t release their races.






lapd identifies officer who fired gun in scuffle with teens


an off-duty los angeles police officer who discharged his gun last week amid a scuffle with teens in anaheim has been identified as officer kevin ferguson, the los angeles police department announced monday.ferguson, who works for lapd’s hollywood division, has worked for the department just under four years, said lapd detective meghan aguilar, a department spokeswoman.the feb. 21 confrontation arose over ongoing issues with juveniles walking across the officer’s property near euclid street and palais road, according to anaheim police. a 13-year-old boy was accused of threatening to shoot the off-duty officer, at which time the officer attempted to detain the boy until anaheim police arrived. that led to a physical confrontation between the officer and several other juveniles, according to






police: ohio officer, man hit by gunfire amid drug search


columbus, ohio — police say an officer was shot in the hip in ohio's capital city at a home where the gunfire suspect was arrested and another man was shot in the leg.columbus police say a 22-year-old man shot at police entering an apartment house to search for illegal drugs under a warrant wednesday night. they say the officer returned fire, and the man dropped his weapon.the officer was hospitalized in stable condition.police say suspect shawn toney jr., of columbus, was treated for unspecified injuries sustained as he was arrested. he's charged with assault of an officer. court records listed no attorney for him before arraignment thursday.it wasn't immediately clear who was responsible for the gunfire that wounded the other victim, a 61-year-old man, who was treated and released.






judge bars police from identifying officer in fatal shooting


herndon, va. — a federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring fairfax county police from publicly identifying an officer involved in a fatal shooting.court documents show the judge in u.s. district court in alexandria granted the order monday. the police officer was identified in court papers as john doe.police say on jan. 16, mohammad doudzai barricaded himself in his house in herndon after shooting his two brothers. authorities say he went to the door with a knife and was s by an officer.police chief col. edwin roessler jr. said in a statement that he had not decided about releasing the officer's name. he says he will comply with all legal orders.a hearing is scheduled thursday to determine if the order should be converted to a preliminary injunction.






officer injured when startled motorist hits the gas pedal


a chicago police officer was injured early thursday while responding to a call of a man slumped over the wheel of a car in the heart of chicago neighborhood, police said. officers were called to the 2300 block of south hoyne avenue around 3:55 a.m. and tried to make contact with the driver, police said. the motorist be e startled and pressed on the gas pedal, police said. one of the officers was injured by the car's door, police said. the officer was taken in good condition to stroger hospital. information about the motorist was not immediately available. 






miami police officer accused of terrorizing 19-year-old woman


miami — a miami police officer is under arrest, accused of using the power of the badge to take advantage of a 19-year-old woman who was walking home.cbs miami reports that on thursday, miami police chief rodolfo llanes issued a statement on the arrest of officer alexi figueroa. they said figueroa's arrest came after a joint investigation between miami-dade police and the miami-dade state attorney's office.miami-dade police arrested officer figueroa on charges of false imprisonment and simple battery after the 27-year-old surrendered to police on wednesday. he has since been released on a $22,000 bond.the charges stemmed from an incident from about a year before in north miami-dade county while the officer was in uniform, in his police cruiser and off duty.according to court filings, back






cops: suffolk police officer gets smoke inhalation in house fire


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a house fire on bernstein boulevard in center moriches on sunday, april 30, 2017. a suffolk police officer suffered smoke inhalation, police said. (credit: thomas j. lambui) a suffolk county police officer was hospitalized for smoke inhalation following a fire sunday in center moriches, police said.the fire in the home on bernstein boulevard near moriches bypass was reported about 7 p.m., police said.the officer attempted to get into the house to search for occupants but was driven back by smoke, police said. she was treated at peconic bay medical center...






three simple ways to stop weeds in your garden early


planting season will soon be here, and if you’re planning a garden, you should also consider how you’re going to control weeds. our friends at the old world garden farms suggest leaving behind the harsh herbicides this year and opting for these gentler treatments, from mulch to a weed torch that looks fun to use.advertisementbottom line, they make three major suggestions:the vinegar solution: using vinegar to handle weeds is a tip we’ve mentioned before, and even tested ourselves (without much success, sadly, but lemon juice and boiling water work well), but others have had better luck. it’s worth a s , especially considering how ver ile vinegar can be.reach for the mulch: mulch is a great way to stifle weeds and keep them from growing, and old world garden farms notes that it’s their excl