All nodes in Crime


Prosecutors will not seek a third trial for a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping child during a raid on a house in 2010, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said on Wednesday.

Jurors in October were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer Joseph Weekley, the second time that a trial against the officer in the death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones ended in a mistrial.

Worthy said prosecutors informed the girl’s family on Wednesday they would not seek a retrial and would move to dismiss the case on Friday.


A Marine veteran from New York is claiming he was violently and inexplicably attacked by two police officers while sitting in his car during a lunch break.

Omar Rendon, a former Marine sergeant, told the New York Daily News the incident occurred on Jan. 15 right outside the commercial complex where he works as a handyman. He was eating a sandwich and watching a show on his cell phone, he told the Daily News, when an unmarked van pulled up next to him and two plainclothes officers got out and ordered him to step out of the vehicle.


Uriel Alonso Solís is an affable 19-year-old, the oldest of five children from a poor campesino family. But his grittiness shows through as he recounts the terrible night his college friends – four of whom he grew up with – were seized and hauled off to face a brutal fate that still reverberates across Mexican society.

Alonso survived the horrific attack on unarmed students by state and criminal forces last September in the southern state of Guerrero, which left six people dead, 25 injured and 43 trainee teachers forcibly disappeared.


Pelham Manor Officer Ken Campion finished his day shift on Monday and was found by Yonkers officers as he was sitting on a baseball field with a handgun in his lap, five and a half hours later. “He did not adhere to several commands…(and) made a movement that led them to believe they were in great danger,” Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said at a press conference on Friday.


HOUSTON -- A Harris County grand jury handed down felony indictments against three former Houston Police Department officers embroiled in a ticket-rigging scandal the I-Team first reported. Gregory Rosa, John Garcia, and Robert Manzanales all face a charge of tampering with government documents, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail on conviction. An I-Team investigation revealed they listed each other as witnesses on speeding tickets at one location, but the same time, were writing tickets somewhere else miles away. The alleged motive?


A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.

Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.


Two former Miramar police officers who framed a mentally challenged 15-year-old boy for the rape and murder of a woman must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Anthony Caravella, now 46, of Pembroke Pines, was freed from prison in September 2009 after DNA testing exonerated him of the rape and murder of Ada Cox Jankowski, 58. His conviction was re-examined after a series of Sun Sentinel stories on the 1983 case.