Before, During and After the Active Shooter

Before, During and After the Active Shooter

Twenty years in law enforcement between two agencies. Work ranging from that of rural deputy sheriff, to multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force detective, to police sergeant in a metro area of 800,000 people. Practically speaking, I thought I had seen it all. I...
Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

The PervertRecently, I responded to one of those national chain type bookstores that everyone goes to, for a report that a pervert was in the bathroom taking pictures of people by putting his camera underneath the stall divider. In this particular case,...
What LAPD Takes, Union Returns

What LAPD Takes, Union Returns

LOS ANGELES — Most Los Angeles police officers who are suspended without pay for misconduct rely on an unusual union-run insurance policy to reimburse them for lost wages. The pool of money — thought to be the only one of its kind in the country and...

Police Officer Dies in Plunge Off Bridge

NEW ORLEANS — Shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday, Tommie Felix's silver BMW moved up onto an open drawbridge, past a safety barrier that failed to drop, and careered off the roadway, plunging into darkness. Felix, 43, a veteran New Orleans...

Officer Convicted in Coverup

ATLANTA — In a verdict that brought tears to both sides of an Atlanta courtroom Tuesday, a jury convicted a police officer of lying to cover up his role in the fatal shooting of a 92-year-old woman. Arthur Bruce Tesler, 42, is the only officer to...

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