Weapons Violation

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-237283

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

07/24/2014 – 10:14 PM

Address

2000 block Westbrook Lane

Details

A Westbrook Lane resident called for police last night after someone shot out several of his home’s windows with a BB gun. The projectiles penetrated exterior panes of double pane windows. The victim reported seeing a younger man in front of the house just prior to the property damage.

Released 07/25/2014 at 11:55 AM by PIO Joel Despain

Weapons Violation

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-237024

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

07/24/2014 – 5:38 PM

Address

East Towne Blvd.

Details


A concerned citizen called for the MPD Thursday afternoon after seeing a couple of teenagers carrying a gun near East Towne Mall. Responding officers located the teens: a 15-year-old, a 14-year-old, and two 12-year-olds. Two were cited for possessing a facsimile weapon after a Airsoft  pistol was found under a tree which was near to where they were walking. 

Released 07/25/2014 at 11:44 AM by PIO Joel Despain

Albuquerque Agrees to Court and Independent Police Monitors

Friday, July 25, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque has agreed to let both a court and an independent monitor oversee reform of its troubled police department, officials said Thursday.

The Department of Justice and Mayor Richard Berry signed off on a framework of principles for addressing the eight problem areas Justice officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.

LawOfficer: Justice Department Releases Report on Albuquerque Use of Lethal Force

Attorney General Eric Holder said the agreement “marks an important step forward in addressing the unreasonable use of deadly force uncovered in our investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department.”

Among the findings released in April: officers too frequently used deadly force on people who posed a minimal threat and used a higher level of force too often on those with mental illness.

Albuquerque police have shot 41 people since 2010, 27 of them fatally.

The agreement calls for improvements in recruiting, training, use of force policies, interactions between officers and the mentally ill, the handling of internal investigations and civilian complaints, management and community engagement.

It also say the city is committed to working with the Justice Department to craft a court-enforceable agreement to address the problems, and to have an independent monitor brought in to oversee the reforms once the plan is approved and filed with a federal court.

Berry said the agreement shows “we are rolling in the same direction.”

U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez said the idea is “to go to court together, instead of as adversaries.”

Albuquerque joins a growing list of cities targeted by the Justice Department over allegations of brutality and violations of constitutional rights. Seattle, Denver, New Orleans and Los Angles are among others whose departments have operated under oversight from independent monitors amid similar complaints.

In the Albuquerque probe, federal investigators focused on 37 shootings, finding that the majority were unreasonable and violated constitutional rights. They also uncovered a significant number of instances in which officers used less lethal measures such as Tasers in an unconstitutional manner.

Shortly after the results of the nearly two-year investigation were released in April, the department saw a new spike in fatal shootings, including that of a homeless camper who was fired on as he appeared to be surrendering. Video of that shooting sparked national outrage and led to series of sometimes violent protests, an attempted takeover of a city council meeting and a sit-in at the mayor’s office.

LawOfficer: Video Released of Albuquerque, Sandia Shooting

The latest shooting came this week, when officers killed a 33-year-old man who they say pulled a gun as they were attempting to arrest him on a federal warrant. Jeremy Joe also was facing charges of aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon stemming for a case earlier this year.

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  July 25, 2014  

Man shot to death in Pacoima following verbal dispute

PACOIMA – A 29-year-old man was shot and later died after a verbal dispute in Pacoima early today.The shooting occurred on the 13000 block of Pearce Street around 1 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Derek Brown said.Brown said the 28-year-old su…

  July 25, 2014  

Man’s Justification For Beating His Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend: “She Was Due The Next Day Anyways”

James Eubanks is currently behind bars in Huntington, West Virginia, after being accused of beating his ex-girlfriend —and mother to his four children—the day before her due date.

The skirmish happened at his ex’s house—where he claimed he lived, too—but her mother denies that fact. According to the complaint, Eubanks hid in an upstairs bedroom and then attacked the victim, pushing her to the floor and kicking her in the stomach.

Due to her injuries and as an added precaution, doctors decided to perform a C-section on the victim to make sure the physical trauma didn’t harm the baby’s delivery.

Eubanks is charged with felony malicious wounding, felony burglary and misdemeanor battery. He is currently in the Western Regional Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing. When reporters asked about the incident, Eubanks had this to say: “She was due the next day anyways.” 

He went on to explain that his ex only pressed charges because she was jealous that he was having a baby with another woman.

“They get jealous, and then they try to do something else to get back at you,” he told reporters.

Yeah dude, you just keep telling yourself that.

On a positive note, the victim and her newborn child are doing well and the victim’s mother hopes this unfortunate incident is the final straw for her daughter to break off her toxic relationship with Eubanks.

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Rep. Ryan Urges Flexibility On Mandatory Sentencing, Focus On Inmate Rehab

July 25, 2014 10:27:26 am

In his new reform plan “Expanding Opportunity in America,” U.S. House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) focuses a chapter on criminal justice reforms, says the Sentencing Law and Policy blog. Ryan says that sentencing reform on the federal level could encourage state and local governments to follow the example. The punishment should fit the crime, but in many cases the punishment of incarceration extends beyond prison time, Ryan says.

Among reforms Ryan backs: Granting judges more flexibility within mandatory-minimum guidelines when sentencing non-violent drug offenders; implementing a risk- and needs-assessment system in federal prisons while expanding enrollment in rehabilitative programming to reduce recidivism; allowing non-violent and low-risk inmates to use enrollment to earn time off their prison stay towards prerelease custody. Reforms, Ryan says, “would give judges the discretion they need to prevent nonviolent offenders from serving unreasonably long sentences; they would align inmates’ incentives to help reduce recidivism; and they would partner with states and community groups to expand their life-affirming work.”

Dismembered Body Parts Found On Long Island Identified — Police Say Victim Was Decapitated While Alive By Her Landlord Over Unpaid Utility Bills

Police in Suffolk County say they’ve positively identified a woman who was found dismembered and scattered in various areas of Long Island. Authorities have have also arrested another woman for the brutal murder. It appears the women, according to Newsday, were arguing over unpaid rent and utilities.

Investigators say Chinelle Latoya Thompson Brown(left), a 27-year-old wife and mother of four, went missing in early July.  Over the last few weeks people in Hempsted and Bay Shore discovered random body parts, including the victims head, reports Fox NY. At the time of the many discoveries, investigators did not know the remains belonged to Brown. All body parts were sent to the medical examiner and a tattoo reportedly helped with the identification process.

According to a Suffolk County Police press release, 42-year-old Leah Cuevas (right) was arrested this week and is now in custody for Brown’s murder. Cuevas is facing second-degree murder charges.

Apparently, according to reports, Cuevas and Brown lived in the same Queens building. NY Daily News  said Cuevas’ late uncle owned the building, and since his death, according to neighbors she acted as the landlord. Cuevas reportedly charged Browne $400 a month for a room inside the building, but refused to provide hot water or reliable electricity. Allegedly, Browne refused to pay in full because she wanted hot water and electricity, which sparked a disagreement between the two women. Court documents also state that Brown accused Cuevas of having sex with a man on a city bus in front of Cuevas’ husband.

According to the criminal complaint, it is believed Brown was still alive as she was being decapitated. Newsday says neighbors inside the building allegedly overheard the heated argument that lead to Brown’s death.

Cuevas will be arraigned on July 24.

Read more:  Newsday

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