Fake police officers have been wearing real Tijuana police uniforms and illegally offering their security services to merchants throughout the city or committing more serious crimes, the city’s top law enforcement official warned Monday. Some of the fake police officers are former members of the real police department, using their old uniforms, and some have possible ties to organized crime, according to Secretary of Municipal Public Security Marco Sotomayor. Sotomayor said it is a “very strong” problem that must be addressed immediately because it could erode the public trust in the real Tijuana municipal police department, which has itself struggled with maintaining the public’s confidence during the past two decades. “We have been systematically detaining them but we’ve found them operating in all parts of the city in the El Lago industrial park, in Plaza del Zapato, Plaza Fiesta, and just yesterday we stopped one in Plaza Rio,” said … [Read more...] about Former Tijuana police officers posing as fake cops
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North Texas local leaders say the plan Gov. Greg Abbott and top lawmakers in Austin unveiled last week threatens these services and protections. It would impose a 2.5 percent cap on the property tax revenue local governments and school districts can collect from taxpayers. School districts would be made whole, lawmakers have said, because the state would give them more dollars.But local government leaders say they’re being hung out to dry.“2.5 percent is a pretty onerous cap,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said. “It’s a real significant reduction in high-growth cities. And in smaller cities, I’ve heard people say this kind of cap would keep them from buying a million-dollar fire truck.”Costs locked inPublic safety is the largest expense for local governments. In Dallas and Fort Worth, it’s about 60 percent of their general-fund budgets. And more than half of all revenue for each city comes from from property taxes.Rawlings said the cap … [Read more...] about Property tax relief, but at what cost? North Texas leaders say police, fire, city services at risk
Christina Hall Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 7, 2019 The Warren Police Department is completing an internal investigation into an alleged assault of a shoplifting suspect by the deputy police commissioner, who has been on unpaid administrative leave for months and has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and his boss. The FBI in Detroit is aware of the incident involving Deputy Police Commissioner Matthew Nichols, Special Agent Mara Schneider said Friday, but she “can’t confirm if we’re investigating.” Nichols has been on unpaid leave since about a month after the July 18 incident in Warren in which some officers on the force said they saw him punch a suspect arrested after items were stolen from a Menards store. The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office denied a criminal warrant authorization request for aggravated assault against Nichols from the county sheriff’s office, which was asked by Warren … [Read more...] about Warren deputy police commissioner won’t face criminal charge
By Ryan Hagen | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: December 27, 2018 at 7:58 am | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 6:39 am Tyisha Miller, a 19-year-old Rubidoux resident, was shot and killed by Riverside police as she sat unresponsive in her car with a handgun in her lap on Dec. 28, 1998. (Courtesy photo) A Riverside police investigator peers into the car in which Tyisha Miller was sitting when she was fatally shot Dec. 28, 1998, in Riverside. (File photo by William Wilson Lewis III, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA Riverside police investigator looks under the car in which 19-year-old Tyisha Miller was fatally shot by police on Dec. 28, 1998, in Riverside. Police say they were responding to a report of an unconscious woman in a car, who awoke and shot at the officers, but Miller’s relatives claim the victim never fired her gun. (AP Photo/William Wilson Lewis III) Pallbearers carry the casket of Tyisha Miller at her burial in … [Read more...] about 20 years after Tyisha Miller was killed by Riverside police, what is her legacy?
Updated 2:16 am CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 Stickers are set up in protest on the entrance of the police station in Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. French authorities are suggesting they will bow to demands by police officers for decades of overtime pay, but officers nevertheless engaged in go-slows Wednesday, including at France's biggest airport, seeking to ensure that the payback matches intentions. less Stickers are set up in protest on the entrance of the police station in Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. French authorities are suggesting they will bow to demands by police officers ... more Photo: Christophe Ena, AP Photo: Christophe Ena, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Stickers are set up in protest on … [Read more...] about Overstretched, protesting French police win pay boost