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Officer Not Guilty Of Internal Charges In Freddie Gray Case

(SL) – A Baltimore police officer is not guilty of all of the administrative charges against him related to the death of Freddie Gray.

A police trial board today cleared Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. of nearly two dozen internal charges brought by the police department. Goodson was acquitted of second-degree “depraved heart” murder and other charges last year in a criminal trial.

He was driving the police van in which Gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury that led to his death more than two years ago.

Today’s ruling means Goodson cannot be fired and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis must accept the findings of the trial board.

Two other officers are set to face internal charges and possible termination beginning next week.

Two others agreed to be disciplined rather than face trial boards. Police did not bring internal charges against a sixth officer. All six officers were cleared of criminal charges in the case.

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Church Shooter Escaped Mental Health Hospital After Attacking Child And Wife

(SL) – The man behind the deadly shooting at a Texas church at one point escaped a mental health hospital. An El Paso, Texas Police report obtained by several news outlets shows Devin Kelley was picked up by officers at a bus terminal after escaping from a behavioral center in New Mexico more than five years ago.

He escaped months after attacking his wife and child at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, located about 100 miles north of El Paso. Police arrested him at a Greyhound bus station and its believed they returned him to the mental facility.

A witness told officers Kelley was a danger to himself and that he had been caught sneaking firearms onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The police report shows Kelley was trying to carry out death threats against his military superiors.

Kelley was courtmartialed and sentenced in November of 2012 for attacking his family. Kelley is believed to have shot and killed 26 people at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday.

26 Dead In Texas Church Shooting

(SL) – The AP reports, A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing multiple people and wounding others before being “taken down,” authorities said.

Authorities said a man walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and began shooting, killing multiple people and wounding others. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett told the Wilson County News that the shooter had been “taken down,” but it’s not known how the shooter died.

ct-texas-church-shooting-20171105Authorities haven’t said how many were killed or wounded, but a Wilson County commissioner, Albert Gamez, told cable news outlets that emergency officials told him more than 20 people were slain and more than 20 others were wounded, though those figures hadn’t been confirmed.

Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center, which is in Floresville and about 10 miles from the church, said “multiple” victims were being treated for gunshot wounds. She declined to give a specific number but said it was less than a dozen.

800Some victims were taken by medical helicopter to the Brooke Army Medical Center, television station KSAT reported.

Albert Gamez, a Wilson County commissioner, made the comments to cable news outlets after the attack Sunday at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, a small community 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.

Sutherland Springs is 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio.

Ken’neka Jenkins’ Relatives To Appear On Dr. Oz Show Today

(SL) – Relatives of the young Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer will appear this afternoon on a national television show. The mother and sister of Kenneka Jenkins are set to discuss the case on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

The 19-year-old was discovered dead early last month after attending a party in a ninth-floor room at the Rosemont Hotel.

Her death was ruled an accident and that she died of exposure to cold, with alcohol and prescription medication as contributing factors.

Police Issue Warrant For Harvey Weinstein Accuser Rose McGowan

(SM) – Authorities in Virginia have issued a warrant for actress Rose McGowan. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says she left a piece of luggage behind at Dulles International Airport and it tested positive for narcotics.

The incident was reported after McGowan made an appearance at the Women’s March on Washington in January.

In recent weeks, McGowan has been among the most vocal critics of the Hollywood establishment, accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.

McGowan took to twitter and wrote:

“Are they trying to silence me? There’s a warrant for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.”

Around Florida: Chief Reluctant To Use Phrase ‘Serial Killer’ In Tampa Killings, Tallahassee Mayor’s Idea For Fighting Violent Crime Rejected, Death Threats For UF Head Coach And More…

(SL) –As police look for suspects in three recent murders in a Tampa neighborhood, there’s one phrase the city’s police chief refuses to use. Interim Chief Brian Dugan said at a public meeting last night in Seminole Heights that he does not want to use the term “serial killer.”

He told hundreds at Edison Elementary School there’s a stereotype associated with that word, and he cited Ted Bundy as an example.

Bundy was a white male who acted alone, but Dugan says this killer could be black or a female or even more than one person.

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(Orlando, FL )– Get away from all the bad. At least one day a year, Central Florida’s biblical-based theme park welcomes all, free of charge. The Holy Land Experience is required to offer the free day in order to keep its property-tax exemption as a religious entity.

This year, that day is tomorrow. It will be first come, first served from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and parking is also free. You can find out more at HolyLandExperience.com.

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(Gainesville, FL) — It’s been a tough football season at the University of Florida so far, even including death threats from fans. That’s what Jim McElwain head coach of the three-and-three Gators, told the media yesterday.

McElwain did not go into specifics regarding the threats with the media and, apparently, not with the school.

Senior Associate Athletic Director Steve McClain issued a statement saying that the UF administration met with the coach yesterday afternoon and he offered no additional details.

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(Tallahassee, FL) — Another day, another shooting in Tallahassee. Early yesterday morning, police got a call from a McDonald’s on South Monroe Street where a man had walked in with a gunshot wound.

The call was from the victim himself, who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wants to respond to the rash of recent violence in the state capital by activating the Leon County Emergency Operations Center. But at a meeting yesterday, County Commission Chairman John Dailey rejected the proposal, saying the center is not designed for a law enforcement operation.

Sheriff Walt McNeil doesn’t like the idea, either. But Gillum isn’t giving up and plans to present it to city commissioners tomorrow.

 

 

[Graphic Content] Child Abuse Murder Case Of Boy, 8, Tortured By Mother And Stepfather Continues In Los Angeles

(SL) – There’s a special place in hell for these two. His name was Gabriel Fernandez and the system 100 percent failed him.

The Daily Mail Reports,  An eight-year-old boy, who was ‘tortured to death by his mother and stepfather had BB pellets lodged in his groin and lungs, a cracked skull, two missing teeth, burns to his body and three broken ribs’ when he died, according to a nurse.

Registered Nurse Alison Segal witnessed the moment Gabriel Fernandez was rushed into the Antelope Valley Hospital on May 22, 2013, after he was found unresponsive at his mother’s home in Palmdale.

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Segal revealed the child’s horrific injuries in her testimony on Friday.  Gabriel died in 2013 after allegedly suffering eight months of abuse at the hands of his mother Pearl Fernandez, 31, and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, 37, at their Los Angeles home.

Segal said that night she was required to provide service to the hospital for patients who had been victims of abuse, according to ABC 7.

‘There were abrasions. There were open wounds. There was bruising. There was swelling. There was marks on the legs. There was skin missing off the top of the neck, so there were multiple injuries on Gabriel…head to toe,’ she said

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In court, the emotional nurse testified that she was asked to assess Gabriel when he was brought into the hospital, but his condition was so critical she could not do a comprehensive assessment. He was later rushed to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

She said Gabriel’s chart that night said the child had fallen in the shower, but Segal said she knew that wasn’t the case.

Segal said Gabriel was on a ventilator and his heart had stopped at least twice.

‘They had to resuscitate him with extreme measures,’ she said, according to ABC. Segal said Gabriel was only 88 degrees, which is a low temperature for a child.

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[Warning] Graphic Ken’neka Jenkins Death Images Raise More Questions As Chicago Police Mark The Case Closed

(SL) –  Chicago police released their files on Ken’neka Jenkins (the teenager found dead in a motel freezer last month) and it raises even more questions about how she really died.

Warning: the images are graphic but after taking one look at them one has to ask  what really happened? Who cut the freezer on? The freezer is littered with trash and dirt so it’s doubtful that it was operating at the time when she entered it.

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The Chicago Tribune reports, As part of a release of documents and videos related to the case, Rosemont officials on Friday posted on their website dozens of postmortem photographs of Jenkins taken while her body was still in the hotel freezer where she was found dead.

Police showed the photographs to Jenkins’ family on Thursday, and Sam Adam Jr., a lawyer for Jenkins’ mother Tereasa Martin, called them “graphic and disturbing images (that) inexplicably show portions of Kenneka’s body exposed.”

The release from Adam and Martin’s other attorney, Larry Rogers Jr., said the photos were “of a personal, private and indecent nature.”

Jenkins, 19, was found dead in a Rosemont hotel freezer Sept. 10, about 21 hours after she went missing following a party she attended in a ninth-floor room.

According to Rosemont police reports, she was found on her side, face down, with her left arm underneath her, her right shoe off , hair matted and a small cut on her right foot.

The photographs show that Jenkins was still wearing the jeans and jean jacket shown in surveillance videos of her walking through the hotel before her death, but the bra/shirt beneath her jacket “was pulled up exposing her breasts,” a police report said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office had already classified Jenkins’ death as accidental and caused by hypothermia, with alcohol intoxication listed as a contributing factor.

Rosemont police also said in their release Friday that the hotel room where the party took place was booked with a fraudulent credit card and that they believe they have identified two perpetrators who booked the room. Police said they are “affiliated with a gang on the West Side of Chicago whose operations rely heavily on the use of fraudulent credit cards.”

Police said that case is still ongoing.

Rapper Nelly Reportedly Arrested For Rape, Lawyer Says Charge Is Fabricated

(SL) – Multi-platinum rapper Nelly was arrested in the early hours of the morning after being accused of rape.

A woman told police the artist ,who is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line, raped her on his tour bus around 3:30 am Saturday morning. A whole lot of details haven’t been released. But, it’s believed Nelly was booked around 7 am this morning on a 2nd degree rape charge.

The 42-year-old rap star, who’s real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., had performed at the White River Amphitheater hours earlier.

Nelly, was taken into custody at 4:37 a.m. His lawyer refuted the accusation.

“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” said attorney Scott Rosenblum in a statement released to Page Six. “Our initial investigation, clearly establishes, this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

Who Cut The Freezer On And Drugged Her? Ken’neka Jenkins’ Autopsy Report Is Suspicious

(SL) – The autopsy report of 19-year old Ken’neka Jenkins, the teen that was found dead in an unoccupied hotel freezer, has finally been released almost a month after it was completed.

Dated Sept. 10th at 10am, the 13-page report says Ken’neka had alcohol and Topiramate (which is used for nerve pain and epilepsy) in her system indicating that she more than likely was slipped a drug sometime during the night.

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Previously reported as inconclusive, the report lists the cause of death as hypothermia but questions still abound considering the freezer she was found in was in an unused kitchen in the hotel. So why was the freezer on; and not just on but basically dipped down to freezing. Who cut the freezer/cooler on?

The report suggests that even after the freezer door had been open for two hours the temperature inside was still 34 degrees.

Video shows Ken’neka walking into the kitchen alone but no video has been released proving that she entered the freezer on her own and shut the door.

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