Escambia County deputy has been found guilty of sex offenses against a juvenile victim. Jurors unanimously convicted Deputy Walter Michael Thomas, 45, of three felony counts of “unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.” Deputy Walter Thomas, who is a SWAT team member at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, faces 45 years in state prison. The case centered around Deputy Thomas, […]
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A Pasco County detention deputy herself was arrested Tuesday, one day after being caught on surveillance video slapping an inmate. The sheriff’s office says Cpl. Leann Hindman, 47, was charged with battery after the incident, which happened Monday. According to the arrest report, Hindman handcuffed an inmate who had thrown water on her, then forced her into a chair. The […]
37-year-old Jacob Ediger, a Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested for third-degree assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. Deputy Ediger is accused of hitting his wife of 13 years with a door and then knocking her and their 9-month-old baby off a porch. He was formally charged Thursday with misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault causing injury and […]
FORT WORTH – A Tarrant County grand jury declined to indict a Grapevine police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national on the side of the road in Euless after pulling him over for a traffic stop in February. Ruben Garcia-Villalpando, 31 — a father of four working as a mechanic and living in North Richland Hills […]
Newly released video has revealed the dying moments of an African-American active-duty soldier who checked himself into the El Paso, Texas, county jail and died while in custody nearly three years ago. Sgt. James Brown reported to jail for a two-day sentence for driving while intoxicated. His family said Brown informed the jail he had a history of post-traumatic stress disorder […]
Bates paid big money to play a cop in his spare time, attorney Daniel Smolen says, but he didn’t have the training to handle the job.