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Mosque Members Hold Teen Until New York PD Arrives Following Carjacking Attempt
"Andy Love for Rahmon was off duty and park near his mosque here on Glenmore Avenue. When he says someone open the driver side door and threatened him with a knife from car on. Give your phone but I didn't give them form. And there was that film my face, he says. They sprayed him with what he assumes was pepper spray, and he did get out of the car to get help from his friends at the mosque, his eyes burning. He jumped into the passenger seat of one of the members who came to help with his car and we blocked this site. How many kids were there? Two of them. And did they actually drive the car? Yeah, there was tried my car and wants to reverse and then come to hate those two part seeing their path blocked. The teens hit reverse and slammed into two parked cars. The mosque members were able to grab one of the teens and hold him for the police. Thea other took off running. Sonia Rincon 10 10 wins in Ozone park charges now pending for the 15 year old boy who was nabbed. In
Elmer Manzano, accused of killing Houston PD Sgt. Harold Preston, facing capital murder charge
"Vato. He's the one who's fading all the heat. While the D A. Who's under going to be elected, she's facing the campaign. Right now He's taken the heat. He's insisting that Houston is not a sanctuary city. At an illegal alien here for 30 years has accused now of the capital murder of Sergeant Harold Preston Azevedo says, Well, his officers check immigration status, but not all the time. You stop someone for a tail light out, and you have no other information. We don't expect you to be asking about immigration says We're not the immigration police. Yeah, but in this case, the police did arrest Elmer Manzano. He's got a lengthy criminal record and the D A's office. Let him go. Just days before the fatal shootings are a Mellman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform says Well, yeah, I dropped the ball. The mayor has to be accountable the county officials the Chiefs of Police, They have to explain to the people in Houston and elsewhere in the country why they chose to protect people who are in the country illegally over the safety of the community. And now those very same prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and by the way, the defendant also facing some federal charges is 605
Miami-Dade PD: Officer Shot During Police-Involved Shooting In West Miami
"Dade Police officer has been injured in a shooting this evening in West
Houston PD crime prevention effort aims to address violent crime in 6 Houston ‘hot spots'
"Writing 110 officers to six specific hot spots for violent crime city is using $4.1 million of its federal Cares. Act money. Chief artist Vedo says murderers and violent crime of spiked during the covert pandemic. We can say definitively that as a result of this investment, we will be much better position to actually disrupt, prevent and actually uncover suspects of crown and bring him to justice. Tell. The chief says HPD supports 95 of the more than 100 recommendations issued by the mayor's Police Reform Task Force City Council take up those recommendations over the next couple of months.
EVIT Criminal Justice Instructor Derrell Branch & student Sheyla Vazquez
"Her on Sheila. Could you tell me about your experience at Edith? Yeah, even I joined last year like, mr. Branch said I just wanted to get like criminal justice classes and even it was like a great opportunity to get those college credits without paying a lot of money for it. And so right now I'm on track to get my associates in me. He's really not aside from being a student in the criminal justice program. She also participates in the Mesa Cadet program with the police department so off your first domestic a dense program, what is that? So the Mesa Police Cadets is built with like fourteen or Twenty and a half year old. It's a transition from high school to log. Forcement we do a lot of Mesa PD like community service. So let's community service look like we did the drug take-back people would drop off they're expired drugs and we would help out directing traffic asking how they are just so they know it's not just law enforcement. It's high schoolers who want to go into law enforcement and just getting that face-to-face with a service member what a wonderful opportunity. So I'm going to switch back to our instructor and how you see this being important in terms of the cadet program and other programs like and I think it's an invaluable because none of the hurdles that are students go through is that they graduate from high school usually around 18 years old and then police departments won't hire them as sworn officers until Twenty-One. There's a little Gap Thursday but a program like this the cadets were experiencing that exposure to the criminal justice system so that she can decide when she's old enough at 21 if that's career. She really wants to go into age. Mr. Branch, I don't want to pay that back to your background being important Career and Technical education is always been something that I'm I think is really really important that I'm passionate about because not only do the students get off an education. They also get real world experience. So that transition between being a law enforcement officer and then now being an instructor I'm able to teach the students from that real-world perspective. And what does it mean to you to have an instructor with this kind of experience. It just makes life and class so much easier when I love how my sister Branch looks at it like he lets us know what he did in the field and it's so much better if that makes sense great. It sounds like it's very important
New York PD Investigating Attack On Hasidic Jewish Man As Possible Hate Crime
"Investigating a possible hate crime in Brooklyn after an Orthodox Jewish man was shoved to the ground. This happened Friday Long Bartlett Street in Williamsburg Surveillance Video shows two men following the man prior to the attack. Police say the pair tried to take the man's bag before running off the man not seriously injured.
Father of Anthony McClain, Black man fatally shot by Pasadena PD, northeast of Los Angeles, files lawsuit
"Pasadena and several of its police officers are being sued over a deadly police shooting in August, and Lenny McLean was shot and killed while running from police following a traffic stop. Nearly two months after his death. His father is following a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Michael Corio says Dashcam footage shows McClane pose no danger to police officers officers. The first thing that he does is he whips out his gun and Anthony's running away with his back toward the officer. You'll see this on the video video with with Anthony. Anthony. Nothing Nothing in in his his hands. hands. This This officer officer fired fired twice. twice. One One struck struck him him and and ultimately ultimately was was the the kill kill shot. shot. The The other other one one grazed. grazed. The The Pasadena Pasadena Police Police department department says says McLane McLane was was armed armed at at the the time time of of the the shooting, shooting, and and detectives detectives recovered recovered a a gun gun at at the the scene scene with with McLane's McLane's DNA DNA on on the the city city of of Pasadena, Pasadena, declined declined to to comment comment on on the the pending pending litigation. litigation. You You could could see see the the video video of of the the shooting shooting on on our our website website Ko next 10 70 dot com.
New York PD Chief Of Patrol Fausto Pichardo Resigns
"NYPD chief of patrol has abruptly resigned after butting heads with Mayor de Blasio's Carol D'Auria has the story from one police plaza chief Fausto Pichardo wants out. He's the first person of Dominican heritage toe hold the senior position of chief of patrol. But sources within the NYPD are quoted as saying that the charter was very frustrated. He believes the mayor is micromanaging and undermining his efforts as chief of Patrol Patrol who was responsible for tens of thousands of uniformed police officers. Most recently, Pichardo reached his breaking point after working 36 straight hours because of Corona virus protests on Ly to be chewed out by the mayor because he missed a phone call. That was last Friday. Then yesterday, Pichardo put in his retirement papers. When that becomes effective, though, is up in the air. The mayor's office says it's in ongoing conversations with Pichardo about his future.
New York PD creates committee to 'reimagine' city policing
"Community meanings kicking off tonight on reimagining the NYPD. He top cop, Dermot Shea. I think it's about leading to and a path forward, not just for this city, but for this country and recognizing everything that's going on correspondent Bob Brown explains. The reform follows an executive order from New York's governor, NYPD Holding the first of a citywide listening sessions beginning tonight in Staten Island, as the department looks for feedback on potential reforms. It will be held from seven until nine will be limited capacity, But the event will be streamed online through Facebook Live. Participants can submit questions and comments in real time, and there's also a survey to fill out Governor Cuomo has ordered all of the state's police departments to adopt of policing reform plan by April of next year. I'm Bobby Brown
Civilian Office Of Police Accountability Wraps Up Investigate Chicago PD Shooting Of Ariel Roman At Red Line Station
"There's word that Chicago's police watchdog agency has completed its investigation into the police shooting of a man on a platform downtown back in February. Sometimes reports the civilian Office of Police Accountability has not publicly released its recommendations for the two officers involved in the shooting of aerial Roman after he got off a red line train at the grand Stop super than a David Brown now has 30 days to decide whether he agrees with Copas findings.
‘Green Lantern’ series headed to HBO Max
"How? Come. All right. So look I'm not GonNa, hold his movie against the character I just saying that I had to Kinda bad outside experiences without ever getting to the actual. Himself so. Maybe. Hopefully, this will all change when Hbo Max Pulls Over Green on Green Lantern Corps. which is coming to HBO. Max`ed some point I. Don't know when. But Christian news somebody sent a shed you did not look amusement. I you big Green Lantern Fan. I you know he's fine. I like the comics a lot. That's the weird thing like green lantern is one of my favorites, but it also depends on which green lanterns yours like the mythology is. So convoluted at this point that I think it's really hard to make an emotional entry point like if you're not into green lantern at this point in your life, you're probably not going to be into. But having said that I find interesting about this is HBO Max obviously sparing no expense they green lit that Gotham show a couple of weeks ago about the Gotham. PD. And now they're you know jumping into the HBO mce lantern of it all which is decidedly not grounded. Right? Like got them PD law and order in the Batman Universe. Shit. But but green lantern play that's space and you know what I mean like there's a lot of different things going on with that. So they're going to have to throw some real money at it. They Green Lit Marc Guggenheim who Here's an interesting caveat. Guggenheim is the CO creator of era but also one of the original writers on the two thousand eleven green lantern. So you talked about getting a fucking second chance. This guy's going to get a second chance that shouldn't inspire much confidence yet. Like I've been saying for weeks where we talk about these comic book properties that are being turned into television I, think this is the better version of these stories. Especially because they're not going to be telling stories about John Stewart or Hal Jordan like. Some people say Shit. Gum Out I don't WanNa hear that really yes. Some people have already been asking who's going to be how Jordan? WHO's GONNA be John Stewart everybody's got that casting ready and whatnot. So yeah, it looks like they're not going to be in there at all people appealing a fuck bet as all I know that's all I wanted. College some Guy Gardner fans out there I'm sure some some. What's his name Alan Scott Alan Scott fans out there. But I think the reason they're doing this by the way because my biggest question when they first announced this was like but what about the Green Lantern Corps film that they were supposed to be doing right the DC you I mean everything's in up. In the air but they were still planning on doing something like that, and I think they're trying to do a separation of church and state here by doing how Jordan Jon Stewart stories over there in the feature films, and then being able to focus on some of the expanded rosters from the Actual Lander Court. Yeah.
Woman Struck By New York PD Cruiser In The Bronx, Taken To Hospital In Critical Condition
"NYPD patrol car is reported in critical condition this morning. The woman in her thirties was on the crosswalk at Pelham Parkway and Wallace Avenue in the Bronx yesterday afternoon when a cruiser On an aide call to the Throgs Neck Bridge hit her officers at the scene gave the woman CPR. She was transported to Jacoby Hospital Tuesday
New York PD officers will face 'disciplinary action' for not wearing face masks: report
"Is ordering all of its officers to wear masks or face disciplinary action, CBS reports. The move comes after criticism from the public and governor Andrew Cuomo. Many officers were enforcing the rule, but not following it themselves. The department says Officers should wear masks at all times when performing duties in public, except when social distancing is possible or when eating or drinking.
New York PD announces arrest in Queens mom's killing by stray bullet
"Under arrest after his stray bullet allegedly killed a queen's mom inside her home. Police cuffed 31 Year old is a Malabar early Saturday morning and are charging him with murdering 43 year old Bertha Arriaga. It happened Wednesday on 34th Avenue injection heights around 12:45 A.m., the mother of three was in her apartment when a bullet came through her bedroom window and struck her in the neck. A 14 year old son heard the window shatter and rushed into the room to find his mother dead. A neighbor said there were men arguing on the street before the shots were fired. Paul de
Maskless New York PD officers to face disciplinary action, new memo says
"You may see fewer police officers going massless from now on a new department memo went out. NYPD chief of the department, Terrence Monahan was quite explicit. He said. All police officers must wear face coverings at all times when in public areas department facilities and whenever social distancing isn't possible, he added, The only time they shouldn't wear a mask is when they're eating or drinking. And if they don't wear a mask, they face disciplinary action, Monahan said. The police must lead the way it is our responsibility to set the example for our great city. And do everything we can to help ensure we do not have another hospitalized member bring this deadly infection into our homes or have another funeral chief Monohan sent out the warning about face coverings. Hours after President Trump was hospitalized with covert 19. There have been numerous complaints in the city about officers in uniform without a mask.
3 more Los Angeles PD officers charged in gang labeling scandal
"Have been filed in connection with a gang labeling scandal involving the police department. Three more officers have been charged with falsifying information on field interview cards. Six officers with a metro division and now been accused of claiming people who had been stopped and police had admitted to being gang members. Those names were then entered into a state wide gang database. But prosecutors say there's evidence the people were never asked if they had any gang affiliations. An additional 18 officers are still under investigation.
New York PD search for man in attempted rape of 15-year-old girl in the Bronx
"Bronx. Bronx. They're They're looking looking for for the the creep creep who who climbed climbed into into a a window window at at an an apartment apartment building building back back in in May May and and allegedly allegedly trying trying to to rape rape a a 15 15 year year old old girl. girl. And And in in that that time, time, cops cops say say they they figured figured out out who who the the suspect suspect is. is. Looking for 30 year old Marlon Alvarez. They say. He broke a window on Friedman Street and climbed on top of the girl while she was sleeping. The child screamed, and mom came into the room and he scram. It's not clear if Alvarez was known to the family prior to the attack. If you don't him, or if you know where he might be the one to call Crimestoppers at 805 77 tips. We've got his picture on our website at 10. 10 wins dot com. We're
Man on motorcycle sought by New York PD for stray bullet shooting that killed Queens mom
"Search is on for two men wanted in connection with the death of of a a woman woman in in Jackson Jackson Heights Heights struck struck in in the the head head after after a a stray stray bullet bullet came came flying flying into into her her bedroom bedroom Wednesday Wednesday morning. morning. The The police police need need the the public's public's help help in in finding finding the the killer killer 43 43 year year old old Bertha Bertha Arriaga Arriaga was shot by a stray bullet while she was in her third floor bedroom, The building his own 34th avenue in Jackson Heights, a really nice tree lined street. Chief of Queens North detectives, Julie Merrill said. They're looking for two people simultaneously. As this shot rang out. There were two individuals were going to call them persons of interest that were in front of that location. At that time attempting it appears to steal a bicycle. Anyone with information about the bicycle incident should call the police Crime Stoppers hotline. At 1 805 77 Tips The victim, Bertha Arriaga is the mother of three Children, a 14 year old boy who was the one who found her on the floor as well as an 11 year old child and a six year old. A six year old was sleeping in the same bed as the mother. He slept through the entire thing.
"pd" Discussed on PD Stories
"It was always assumed or believe that if you were African American and you've from Kansas City you are in the police computer. They had some kind of record on you so I went down to fill out my application right right after graduate from college. They I filled it out so they they the recruiter and the background investigator. They go off off into another room so they come back in they said. Let me make sure we got your information right. I said what do you mean. And it's my driver's license and everything said if you ever went by any other names or do you have a recent maintain the note. He said well don't get me wrong. There's we have not seen a black man. This comes in here. That doesn't have any record in our police computer. I said where are you looking at one. Now Yeah I said you look at it one. Now he says why is that I said well when I was coming up the highest. Why why is it that you young black man have not been in? System wide warning consist of time and I told him I said because the police never stopped you on a basketball court baseball diamond a football field. That's where always state eight and so that was it so you know moving on from there early on in career. I just didn't know what to expect. My father had always told me stories stories and my father. He was not a fan of the police. Now he was born in nineteen twenty six and he came from Arcadia Louisiana so he wasn't a fan of the police. You know from the South and all that as pro era yep I learned when he came to Kansas Kansas City and any talk about how the police treated You know treated black people and and everything like that and so I I had heard those stories and heard stories coming up so I didn't know really what to expect you and I knew my little my who I realized my mentor across also street. He was white and he wasn't like any of those stories that I heard so I was pretty open but I wasn't naive either so I had. I don't feel like I think that you know I experienced anything directly towards me. I know there was some other Always that fear. Perception exception that blacks on the police department didn't get treated fairly when it came to discipline. They were more subject to harsher discipline or not a given the benefit of the doubt if an issue came up things like that So I was always an advocate for for diversity Always wanted always especially I see late mark career I was always recruiting and I felt like I was a role model. I felt like I was role. Model for my community I felt like that being black. It really benefited me as far as the relationships the network and I had in the community. You know to this day Tom. I still have the same aims and only cell phone number I've ever had from the police department. I still haven't and one of the reasons because so many people in the police in the community head that cell phone number So and then as far as the crime I can remember when I was a kid man. Kansas City was so beautiful you know as far as the black community The houses news and everything and how well manicured lawns were the type of automobiles that that that that African Americans had Wow Man everything and then to see all of that. Change and eighties in the eighties primarily eighties in the eighties. And now we're we're at now. It's just really hard. You know to see you know. The level of violence plagued city for years and the impact. It has on our community. They just `specially you know the the black community especially because when you look at home with homicides. Kansas City traditionally eighty percent of eighty five percent mortals. Homicide are Kerr in a very very small area and that is predominantly African American neighborhood any continues to be the same Since I've retired so those soundings I took more personally you know on their. I've had a lot of great experiences. Probably people I've ever met Especially you know when I think about this what this career done for me in times of community involvement. When I retired they said well? What are you missed most Tony? I said the people people in the community people in the neighborhoods People that relied on you are they began to trust. You Trust you you were there you felt like because you were from that community and you understood certain things relationships things like that you you were able to go in there and easy net easily navigate your way through things and make the situation better. When we would have an incident would come down there and I can remember? Officers would be on a crime scene and they'd get ready to leave when I'd be over there with the family of crowd and they look at me and they says you wanNA stick around Sir. No I'm fine. Nobody's GonNa Bother me and that was. That was my attitude. Time is that was my community you you know. I was respected in that community had been there a long time. A lot of people knew me and I just felt like you know I made was helping make a difference there. So we we've been really fortunate in Kansas City. You know over the years From since one thousand nine hundred sixty eight when we had the riot here in Kansas City and after that would building in the community and building that relationship because that relationship when you have a situation. That's that's when that relationship get tested in the African American community and you'll know if your relationship is strong so you don't you don't worry about it when it happens you worry about it before it happens when you build on that relationship so I came on time. We didn't have much community involvement. We got into community police in the eighties so we were heavily involved evolving community so the police department recognize. We need to work on building that relationship with the community that even went years later time that even went into the new construction of our facilities. One of the things that they want to do. Is it make sure we commute we. We include space for the community. So all of those new stations have that Space So if the Deltas Aka as the Cabras accused or whoever lost to have have a meeting or people who want to community groups you can use it. We have a gym time and South Patrol with a weight room and stated yard. That's not for the public to US exactly space in in Here to practice for Basketball for youth teams. It's really lemon. We don't charge a dime. I am Tom. We walked the community coming in. And that's the build that relationship with the community officers. Come in there and play basketball with the kids. We open it up for practices. The only thing may have do a schedule in advance. So that's a lot of things that we've done to help build that relationship so and and I think when you saw some of the things that happen here in in Missouri in two thousand fourteen when when Ferguson Situations Yep Ferguson New York Eric Garner Baton Rouge when we had the end of the bland. Yup and I don't know if you really rises not I won't say his name fine. He was here from Kansas City. He went after the What's the Alton sterling shooting or incident? That happened in Baton baton-rouge but it would have been in two thousand sixteen in July. He traveled seven hundred miles from here to Baton Rouge Louisiana. The Anna he shot six officers three lost. They like all yes yes. He was born in raised in Kansas City Missouri. So when I heard about that in he's he was when when you read history on him traveling around to these protests travel around these cities I think he was in Dallas. You know you know after. That incident happened in Dallas and then he went down there. I said just think if we would have had one of those type of incidents he he would extract it that violence against members of cancer. The Police Department right here. He wouldn't have had to travel. And that was that was just amazing time. And fortunately we've had incidents. Don't get me wrong and we've had the public come out and speak against but at that time time we didn't have anything that rolls to that level. It got his attention attention or I. I really believe he would have done that here. He would have done that for five. Have you ever tried your gun in line of duty. Yes yes I have and and Tom I tell you in the line of duty and twice. It was on in in incidents involving vicious pit bull. That's the only time I've ever had to fire. You never had to shoot a person. You only shop pit bulls understand having to defend yourself against the vicious dog. Yup Yup pit bulls do. That's what it was what it was. I was in Swat Unit and we got a call from homicide and they were they were looking for this guy and vaulted in wanted for homicide and they told us we hung out with well. We knew the guy who we hung out with so we you were looking for him so me and my partner. We parked down the STREET ON THIRTY FIRST STREET ELVIN EAST ZONE and we walked up to the house and all of a sudden. There's this huge pit bull in this pit bulls charging it us time and my first instinct was to run or try to get back into car right the partner jumps behind me so yeah he helps behind me and I can't. I can't get out of there right so instinctively to the training up fired one shot and I hit and hit the dog and the dog takes off up. The street didn't didn't kill him and so My partner and never forget this. He walks up there and he's saying well. The dog is still. You know the dog's pain dogs suffering and he wants to take dug out of suffering. He said well. Tony you gotta right to report. He pulls out his gun. Fires one shot standing for Dr Point Blanket Mrs Dog on the ground and then animals down amongst show comes and takes the dog away in this day he. The dog is wounded and down the wall. Now going to finish it off to put it out of its misery and he misses a MRS doubt. Oh Yep he misses the dog. Wow Yeah now major L. Today. A lot of police departments across the country in sheriff's departments are having difficulty not finding people to become recruits to join these departments I know where I live. It's a county of one point. Five million people. They just put out a request quest for new candidates and they only got fifteen. What would you say needs to be done to make policing more attractive to people in this? The era that we're in now where it's not so attractive to a lot of people as a great question Thomas. Something Might Thirty Years Casey PD struggled with and we didn't have the climate or the environment. We have as far as social media and the police perceptions other opportunities for employment advancement that they they have now where in African American community you look at. What other options? I have for career. Whatever it's more than when I came on thirty over thirty years ago Oh my I would urge police departments to get use involve or get young people involved at early age? You know. That's what it did it when it clicked for me when I was young. And that's when I think the police departments are or have to continue to do look at other avenues to recruit look at Some of the officers that they have what is what do you need. What are some of the obstacles that you can address to help hope you recruit more qualified minority applicants and not just minority applicants like you said Tom? The only got fifteen across the board. That's it's it's affecting you know Population that it didn't affect before you know non minorities as far as police applicants putting. I can remember Tom when I was in. Hr and we would have hundreds or Self Cup thousand application. We would always say in order to get thirty five to forty for recruit class. We'll go through two thousand applications where we don't have that anymore per recruit class so we gotta find ways to you know. Make this our career you know attractive to people again where people WANNA get involved. WanNa do police work and want to be a part of a good department but they have to you know find out what their needs. Are you know. Some departments have issues with pay. And they don't pay well you know. And there's other professions that were competing. Witten I mean you've got some down and and private sector and some areas of paying more than the Than the than the police department in on security I mean they're armed security the jobs that start out seventy five thousand dollars a year so the recruiting you know has a lot of issues to address but I think now it's more challenging in the ever. I mean you know when I first started time gets police work. Don't get me wrong. Police work has its degree of danger. Bud One the the level of danger. When I first started on for new officers somebody thinking about coming on was different? What we dealt with in the in the sixties and seventies seventies There early the sixties late center. In a civil unrest the Black Panthers a lot of that Social unrest was going on the riots. You had had policemen who were actually killed for doing nothing more than their job or sitting at a stop light or sitting there and someone They wanted to strike out against the system. I'm in some of these. Radical groups are radical individuals would would assassinate well when I came on a four. Were well beyond that. I didn't have that fear. It wasn't until twenty fourteen when when that started again with some of the movement. What was going on so now you had that and I can never forget my wife before I retired? She was they're not too. She's not normally but she got even more concern because she knew I rode around all time by myself any evening at night and I'd stop in different places and she said well. Did you ever think about that. Somebody could come up and just shoot you like that. I said never had to before but I have to think about it now. Well that atmosphere is it's it's it's not as pervasive as it was when we had in twenty fourteen twenty fifteen even twenty sixteen with people. Just come up and assassinated policemen just sitting in a car but at that thought is still there in the minds of a lot of young people that makes that of not of attractive job..
"pd" Discussed on PD Stories
"Welcome to pd stories i'm your host tom morris junior crime analyst on any networks police documentary show live pd on this week's episode of pd stories i interview officer raymond fitzpatrick formerly of the suffolk county police department in new york though the town is known as a peaceful upper middle class community ray still has some crazy stories to share from his days on the streets there ray tells us about the time he arrested a man dressed as a turkey and i'll wildcard chase that ended with an unexpected standoff ray welcomed the pd stories hello good here what years were you active as an officer from nineteen seventy to nineteen ninetythree and when you came on and nineteen seventy what was what was what was it like out there in huntington it was it was fairly quiet as it's it was pretty much a farming community the era we lived in was well established and is starting to turn into more of a suburb it was yeah i would say it's a suburb how will you when you became police officer thirty one years old that's a little later the most people isn't it yes it is i had to use my military time to get the exemption because it caught off was twenty eight at that time so you in the service i yes i was marine corps did you get deployed overseas at all yes i was i was in japan okinawa formosa philippines i was not in vietnam i was just in that area so what was your mos and marine corps sixty four eighty one helicopter mechanic crew chief helicopter crew chief yeah is that how you ended up going into working for the helicopter new york air yes it is that was my background and i that's how it was visible to qualify under their skills that able to give job and i wound up getting my airframe and power plant certification levees there also so you in the marines when did you decide and why did you decide to become a police officer while i had worked for new york airways the helicopter after flu around new york city from airport there thought it was some hard times i got laid off i said there's got to be a better way so i wanted to taking the test for the police department and eventually i was called and it's when went on a police the ball because the airline businesses so uncertain at times you know had you had any thoughts about being a police officer growing up as a kid oh yes it's one of the things that when you come from that area of new york city in brooklyn all you got to joyce's you become a priest or a cop you know and you grew up in brooklyn yup ridgewood brooklyn bridge would queens it's a it's a it's a lap flop over it's called ridgewood but is in queens and ridgewood in brooklyn was there anybody else in your family that was beliefs officer yeah had two cousins that when the city police police officers moments detective second grade and the other was just a regular police officer now what was your training light when you went through the academy at i don't know if i would say what i expected but it was very intense at first you know because of you're not knowing what's going to go on and then we after we get the week you start becoming more relaxed and understanding what's going on but it's like anything you start out in the you're not familiar with it it's a little nerve wrecking so now what was it that you actually enjoy the most about the academy it was learning the laws and how to deal with people even though it's doesn't really relate sometimes outside of the academy it gives you the first step on how to deal with people you know and not being too aggressive trying to understand what people are telling you and things like that in ministry give then you have to learn how to shoot and stuff charity did but you know you have to requalify now i know from my experience at the things you're taught in academy they prepare you for the streets up to a point and then when you're out out on the street and you're dealing with the public and then the learning curve really begins right correct you are absolutely correct on that one and how was it for you when you first started.
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"Only thing that gets you through those situations honestly is your training and the the muscle memory the repetition that that you went through during your training and you know if anybody ever tells you that you never get scared doing this job they're lying to you i get scared all the time that's what keeps me tactical i try to use conversation verbal skills to deescalate situations but sometimes when people they just they don't wanna hear it they're not gonna do what you say and while you're going through these situations a lot of times you get tunnel vision you can't hear things and you have to rely on your training your experience and this is what's helped me through these situations you know some people may not realize that when you have an arm individual they wanna think that you can aim at the weapon but you're just trying on center my ass and a lot of officers that are involved in shootings they don't know how many times they fire their weapon that's what i talk about that tunnel vision that there's something that comes over your body physiologically that it's survival that's all it is it's revival it's important to stay in shape and to train i've always i i worked with a lot of officers who only went to the range when it was time for the annual qualification recertification and i would always say them you're carrying a weapon out here every single day and you're telling me that you actually only go the reins once a year and you can shoot a paper all day which is the paper target but when you're in a real life situation and you have to rely on muscle memory you don't see your sites it's just you don't even see the weapon and you have to put him more than the that is the minimum requirement to hit on your point and thankfully my administration provides a lot of extensive training there to help us support us and you know the policeman at heart and it feels good working for chief in administration as the ones that i do have what do you love most about your job as a police officer will you never get in it for the money what i get out of it i really liked the interaction with the children and making a positive impact on them i take my canine flex to a lot of schools do a lot of demos lot of community outreach h policing community policing and just the pr engagement in this show and big fish entertainment they've really liability yeah laugh pd they've really opened my eyes and they've made that bond a lot more possible and that's what i'd get most out of your always going to have drug dealers you can always log drug dealers and criminals but when you can really divulge into the community policing aspect of it that's the most rewarding to me well sergeant denver leverett thank you for joining us on pd stories it's like to have you give flex a pet and a doggy treat for me he's on bike today he's he's waiting for me to get back all right we'll thank you thank you thank you for joining us for pd stories i'm your host tom morris junior don't forget to watch me every friday and saturday night on live pd point any nine o'clock pd stories is an ame production produced association with audio boom pd stories is executive produced and created by sue folk for any networks pd stories is brought to you by onstar on star is there for you twenty four seven visit on star dot com to learn more on star be safe out there
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"Have any quotas and if you review all of the video tapes i never write tickets and less i arrest you and i have to document the reason why i stopped you for the criminal arrest the way i look at it is i'm i'm going to look at how you treat me so long as your treat me respect and not endangering the public not endangering the public and i can give you a verbal warning why not do that typically when you write somebody a ticket and it's a hundred two hundred dollar fine just a ride it you could now escalate the situation verbally to maybe into an incident to where you may have to use force and i don't wanna do that you know talk to him tell them what they did wrong and try to educate them you know about the dangers of speeding or not using their turn signal give them a verbal warning and this is all based on a community policing and if i can develop a stronger bond with the community in addition to the minority population my my wife as a minority and if i can strengthen that relationship with a minority population bring us together then that is better than writing somebody at ticket and causing friction to the situation i would rather build a bond in and and gain their trust because that person that you stop for failing to signal lane change if you decide to write them a ticket now they're they could be a serial but if you don't and you and your your you know nice with them and give them over warning they may be that witness to an armed robbery or a homicide five years down the road and they may think back you know what you never wrote me a ticket i have information on this crime and you treated me through specht a now i'm gonna treat you respect i try to look at the big picture what's the scariest situation you've encountered on the job it's all canine related in the first through the door and i've almost been killed three times of two guys pull a gun on me and then the one incident where the guy tried to take my gun what happened there that will the one where i did a traffic stop he was intoxicated there was two occupants inside the vehicle while i was by myself on not a very imposing individual and when he got out of the car atoned to get back in the car he wouldn't he kept walking towards me i didn't have any backup teaser now we didn't have tasers at this time this was back in a one oh two with pepper spray but it happened so quick that i was able to get him up against vehicle while i'm still trying to see the occupant he then reaches for my gun we didn't have double retention holsters at that point and as he was pulling the gun out of my host rob's able to get him on the ground couldn't get him handcuffed hit the door pop because the other guy got out of the car and it was going to be two on one and the do pop opened your vehicle so flex so you're canine can you don't out at that point i was a canine dutch and he was a dutch shepherd and came out and that guy end up taking off running and kane on dutch engage the driver and then i separated myself to take a cover position and wait for backup and you know was thankful the second incident just a you know speak on that as it was a burglary at a at a pharmacy in the guy was armed with a handgun waiting under a desk for me and had the gun in between his knees and i never saw him canin came around engaged him because he's a bite node nine and when he pulled him out of the desk i saw the gun and i was a foot or two away from him didn't have time to pull my gun i the only thing i could do was go hands on with him and disarming men incidences like that the first thing that goes through your mind is your wife and your children and you gotta go home that night i know from being in situations out there when i was an officer that you're not afraid until after something's over right you're adrenaline when when you're in the moment and you dealing with ten situation you're not afraid you're just focused right you have that adrenaline dump and the.
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"That's going back to the criminal indicators that we focus on traffic stops if i asked for a driver's license or photoed inefficacious and they don't have one there's my first red flag okay when i attempted identify them and they don't know their social security number there's a second red flag if they're on probation or parole there's a third red flag so when i'm speaking individuals and conversation trying to deny them i'm looking at high contact breathing rates whether they're perspiring or not and and when they don't know who they are or if you say me sometimes and then i'll go back to how much you know do you weigh and and i'll and i'll jump around and if their age doesn't match their data birth given that another lion and you just got to keep people talk and you got to keep them rolling and that's the most difficult thing is trying to if people sometimes because though memorize other people's data births and they may have a twin brother and that's half the battles identifying somebody there's some people you'll stop and you'll ask them you know do you have any heroin in the car no any methamphetamine no any cocaine cocaine and their skin will just go pale white and they'll look to the glove box will that's where the dopes at they look like they're gonna think i've had some people actually throw up on the side of the road they get so nervous you know you're going to get decent what you do but this is all i do you know they kid me at work and they say you couldn't find a drunk in a bar and i'm like yeah you're right but that's not my passion my passion is narcotics work and that's what i love to train to do and you know but it hits me personally police work on a daily basis is an exercise in expecting the unexpected what is the most bizarre thing that you that you've seen oh man i would say some of the places that i have found narcotics to be concealed an olive immagination go to work but the personal locker yeah the personal locker the jail lockers we call it and i'll even tell i'm like look if you take this into the jail you're subject to being charged with traffic with an inmate we have a body scanner dinner nope don't have anything and we'll get all the way to a a strip search based off policy don't have anything on me and and male subjects will you know put it in body cavities that and it's like oh man how can you do that just just give it up and but but the the the worst part is when i think about it is they remove it from that body cavity before every drug deal to sell to somebody so that person that's buying it i mean just well inside prison they don't care how now they just don't want to be call it yeah we see so many people that are pulled over in traffic stops and they don't have a license because they've already gotten tickets they could not pay and as an officer you do see people sometimes that you know this person is economically disadvantaged their single mom with three kids in the back and she's working as a waitress in a restaurant and a four hundred dollar ticket is more than maybe two weeks our for heard do you ever take those things into consideration when you're dealing with people we never police for profit we don't.
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"And he's actually my fourth canine the first time you came to new york with him he was just in an immediate hit when people saw him in the studio with as he's just really really intense when he's innovational searching and he and he you know hits on indicates and how long did it take to train him to be that type of qena so we get our canines they're what you call green dogs they have a ball drive and i buy drive and then when we train them to get them to the minimum standards to pass the test i would say approximately three months five days a week maybe a couple of hours a day and what you see in canine flex it's my belief that it all goes down leashes what we say canine on handlers i'm very ocd anal taipei personality in my job i strive for perfection and when i train him i try to implement into him that's maybe one of my downfalls but i think it it shows in his performance and you know i take pride in that explain what it means to be a dual purpose gain so dualpurpose canine is one aspect of narcotics and he's a passive alert narcotic detection dog which means the alerts on the odor of marijuana cocaine methamphetamine and heroin and then his other aspect of law enforcement is criminal retention so he does bite only when he's commanded to do so so except for one scenario and that his handler protection so if i have him out of the vehicle and maybe i'm patting down numerous subjects but if one of them hits me he will engage the suspect without being instructed to do so really and their bite and hold canine and then we have to do everything off lead with verbal commands only so i can tell him to disengage with just one command and he will comply can you explain the ball and bite drive as far as the training for canine goes so when i say ball drive every canine has their own what we call these substitute for their prey article i used the tennis ball for his narcotics and this is his drive satisfaction for his hunt drive so we use the tennis ball during the narcotics and then when i talk about his his prey drive his hon instinct that's more directed towards criminal apprehension the man so there's two diff different aspects when i talk about the dualpurpose aspect of canaan now that particular training the criminal apprehension train that's a specific nother set of of lessons that you have to teach over period of time how long does it take to get him trained to that level of criminal apprehension efficiency so like when i get him from overseas and he came from holland he's a dutch shepherd said he has what we call a bite draft so he he will bite the bite sleeve we incorporate the bite suit which then leads into the hidden sleeve during training and then the the last facet of aggression control is what we call it during training is muzzle work that way you take out all of the equipment and it's just man against him and you know when i talk about this three months numerous hours a day five days a week that's just to the bare minimum standards to certify him and then after that we have to do scenario based training so so his.
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"Welcome to pd stories i'm your host tom morris junior crime analyst on any networks police documentary show live pd if you watch live pd you're going to know the person i'm interviewing today on pd stories it sergeant denver levered of the deficit ville indiana police department while many might know sergeant leverett and his canine partner flex from watching the show today we're gonna learn about other dogs that had been by leverett side and his career and how one saved his life and he's going to give us insight into how he became the human lie detector good to see again good to see you now what made you decide to go into law enforcement decision was based off several factors my father is a retired firefighter my uncle's a retired police chief so public service was in my blood but it actually hit me personally my best friend was murdered during a drug deal in two thousand one in addition i've had several family members aunts and cousins that have suffered from drug addiction resulting in death so i developed a passion four interdiction narcotics doing this type of drug work and it's you know continued the fire eighteen years later and you have watched you on the show for for many months and i had no idea i didn't know any of that backstory there what you did you become an officer the very beginning two thousand one i graduated from indiana university in ninety nine with my degree in criminal justice and then high applied and was hired at the beginning of one what was the academy experience like it was military like it was a lot different than college and it it instill discipline i had that growing up but it was a very good experience it was twelve weeks long and basically received the the classroom part in addition to the you know the the physical aspect of it but it was a very good experience and a lot of good memories and friends met there do you remember your first day on the street i do i do i was in filled training and actually a foot pursuit still remember like it was yesterday and i on the job i'm first night and i was like a fish out of water i didn't know what i was doing but just tried to maintain my composure and you don't you don't necessarily have that fear then the first day on the job but like i said eighteen years later married with two and a half year old now it's like you know this is this is a deli occupation did you catch him yes we did we did thankfully i had some assistance but realized kinda how out of shape i was at that point in the other highlight memories from your rookie year not necessarily for my rookie year but soon thereafter they had a vacancy in the canine unit and that's always been my passion nobody applied for it about a year into the job i applied for does the only candidate and the chief pulled me aside and said you know we have a two year minimum requisite to get into the unit so if i put you in there's no you get now and i gave you my word still honor that eighteen years later and i was almost killed during a traffic stop with two individuals where guy tried to grab my gun and i had us the door papa built and my dog say my life so it was a lot of scary incidences within the first year or two of law enforcement and it just seems to steadily get worse this a lot of responsibility that comes with being a canine officer right yes you're your tip the first one through the door and you know he is a tool of law enforcement he's not perfect but he's very good at what he does but you're always the first one called upon and the way i look at it is i have to put the training into it because i have other officers lives at risk and i need to make sure they go home at night to their families so there's a lot invested in canaan flex and his training we love watching canine flex work online pd oh flex he is fat and a half years old and i've had him four and a half years he's a dutch shepherd he's a brindle.
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"To retire if he what advice do you have for people that want to go into law enforcement now listen is a job in his vocation i mean if you take in it for job it's a job but if you take an as vocation don't don't be discouraged because i never forget my cousin one time came home and the miranda warnings came about and he goes i don't know how ever going to get confessions from people you gotta give him this miranda warning you know what you got him anyway i mean just have to learn how to bob and weave guys retied boy i'm glad i retired in time not to be have those cameras not that they were frayed captured on the camera they thought about it as an invasion of their personal space and i remember the first time i in an interview that was aired in court and they heard me speaking of languages i could see them looking at me like you know i was a hoodlum but fortunately the prosecutor says listen you know the vernacular here is because he has to relate if you don't relate properly you you don't get the result my feeling is i worked in internal affairs not by choice but i when i was promoted to sergeant i worked for for six months and i tell you what i wish they had cameras and the cases that i worked because if we had cameras the complaints who wouldn't have gone as far as they went and if the guy gets hurt right away you overreacted you used excessive force cameras would alleviate that problem right from jump street you know one of the great honors i received in my career was the your stanford robbery squad made me an honorary detect yeah after the smash wooten arrest and stuff that plaque and it's something that i always terrasson well i'll tell you what the greatest thing for me today has been having my ol friend such feet this despond you here in the studio man it's been so good to see you again to hear your stories and the actually a recount your career here on pd stories and i just i'm just i couldn't be happier and i was pleased to come pleased to see you again don't wait so long don't wait too long thank you for joining us for pd stories i'm your host tom morris junior don't forget to watch me every friday and saturday night on live pd on any at nine o'clock pd stories is an ame production produced an association with audio boom hedy stories is executive produced and created by sue phone for any networks pd stories is brought to you by onstar on star is there for you twenty four seven visit on star dot com to learn more on star be safe out there
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"With the canine i i had another specialty i can use outside the police department and that's why i'd say do something like that a lot of people majoring criminal justice nowadays and they get an undergrad bachelor's degree in criminal justice but i tell a lot of young people that are thinking about going into law enforcement before they go into college and declare their major think about if you're really good at math think about forensic accounting and as a major because the fbi is more likely to hire you with a degree in accounting or masters degree in accounting or an nba than they are up for someone who has a a masters degree undergrad degree in criminal justice correct it's not all it's not all running gun in anymore especially with the fbi the fbi was known for that for years for they were just take accountants so the field is wide open it's just you got to choose where you wanna go and you know and you gotta be happy with what you what you're doing well done it's been a pleasure talking to you i've enjoyed this conversation i'm sure audience pd stories will absolutely feel the same way all right thank you for the opportunity thank you for joining us for pd stories i'm your host tom morris junior don't forget to watch me every friday and saturday night on live pd on any nine o'clock pd stories is an ame production produced in association with audio boom pd stories is executive produced and created by sue phone for any networks pd stories is brought to you by onstar onstar is there for you twenty four seven visit on star dot com to learn more on star be safe out there.
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"Think that street gangs are in many ways or some ways the equivalent of terrorist organizations absolutely i mean if you look at the definition what a terrorist is i mean it's you know that word to a t i mean these are you know they're not on the large scale level obviously but they are affecting the way people that live in these communities live their lives you know they're having to adapt their life because of the activities people do you know people live in fear which is essentially what a terrorist wants they're doing it for typically political game that that's probably the big difference i guess terrorism is usually you know geared around religious or political type of issues these guys are just genuine bad guys maggots is a term that's used for them but you know that are causing problems for the people in their community now that you're a veteran officer with couple of decades of experience you also teach at the academy yes so every officer that goes through our police academy as well as other law enforcement you know officers within the state of oklahoma they ought to get a certain amount of training every year just like law enforcement anywhere else across the country and one of the things that they have to do in order to graduate a police academies they have to have a certain block of instruction on criminal street gangs and so i teach there at our police academy we run two to three academies a year so myself another officer typically teaches that of also been very fortunate to actually teach a segment with for the doj i've taught in florida ohio louisiana texas you know traveling around speaking for doj about criminal street gangs as well what's your one piece of advice a rookie i tell it to every time i speak to this academy this job is the best album the world you know you're actually gonna make a pretty decent salary here you don't have somebody looking over your shoulder your own boss the majority of the people really do like you out there despite what you see in the media you've got a chance to make a difference where you live this job is fun it just it is.
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"In so they've got rival colors you know the not annuals were red sarang were blue their enemies in prison and because their enemies in california these to street gangs or enemies everywhere else in the country as well so in tulsa we have a small group of nor tanos you know they're they're not too big the majority of our gangs are all kind of connected with our south siders as we call them the serena's and so they they fight you know month the other hispanic gangs there also now if you had to say this is the one gangster i've dealt with in my twenty three year career that was just the hardest most gangsta dude you ever encountered who would that be leroux battle leroux rufus his middle name was rufus or not middle name us when by rufus or they call them big hunted big hunted h u n d which is like one hundred right yes and he was he's from or hoover crips you know that's that's our largest gang and tulsa and this guy i started dealing with him when he was young you know i was young officer he was younger than me was a teenager and it was just one of those probably of five guys that i've dealt with that just gives you that little tingling on your by like this dude is the real deal and the real battle is definitely one of the guys that sticks out for sure and he's he's actually in federal prison right now for a murder he killed a federal informant wow why he was taken out his trash that's gangster gangster man what's your proudest moment man i just got into the gang unit as a supervisor there we had a gang shooting it happens on a.
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"The crack cocaine started spreading across the country that was basically how it moved across the country allow these criminal street gangs based out of los angeles and china to expand expand their enterprise drug enterprise these gangs moved to other cities across the country including the mid west you know taking crack cocaine out there and so that's how it got started basically until so cla homa our street gangs are very loosely organized there's not like this don or this oh at the top who's making decisions and dictating who gets to do what and who's paying money to who or who do you get to go kill it's very opportunity based very motion lee based spur of the moment type of things that happen so we have you know all your major your bloods or crips we got your hoover crips your neighborhood crips and there's a ton of subsets below these things you know we've got our hispanic gangs which one like ms thirteen know we'd actually don't we actually have one family that was legitimate from l salvador through la to tulsa a couple of they they were a ironically their last name was fitzpatrick which salvador's name is patrick as salvadorian irish it was something away the family was married or something like that but they were they were legit l south from from el salvador but you know one of those guys he was murdered in a gang shooting couple of other guys into going to federal prison and they were like early only ms thirteen group here now until now our largest one is the strenuous outsiders they use the number thirteen we've got the florence we got florencia latin kings the war ito's those are all hispanic gangs and they have no ten years to explain it to the audience there are basically two regional subsets of gang spanish gangs on the west coast mexican gangs primarily cra tenures means from north grind saranyou means from the south yes exactly yes ordering southerner and more tenuous northerner and basically the way state of california pretty much every facet including gangs it's kind of almost like two separate states and if i remember correctly i think it's fresno's kind of like the dividing line they use for the the gangs basically.
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"Had no idea didn't know it for like ten days yeah talk about crazy wow so when did you go onto the gang unit i actually applied for the gang unit as a young officer i didn't quite have my three years on you know i mentioned you have to have three years on i hope they would have had some special waiver for me a recognize my potential it didn't happen why do you want the gang unit man it's like the action you know you want i mean i like that whole world i like talking to those guys you know i like i like the chase you know i've got twenty one years on man i still like jason these guys so i it's it's just i you know that's the personal side of it i like the action i like the chase the adrenaline that type of thing but you know these guys that that we deal with you know here in tolosa that are associated criminal street gangs these are the guys at when people turn on the news in the morning you know and they're getting up having their cup of coffee or to go to work take their kids to school and they see a robbery that happened overnight or they see shooting that happened overnight i mean here honestly last night at one thirty in the morning my guys are texting me my guys mean a mile shire's and tulsa some gangsters that we know were doing atv burglary at a you know a atv motorcycle shop and for the five guys got caught in there all all former gangster that we deal with on a regular basis and so these are the guys that are out there causing havoc for us in the city of tulsa terrorizing their own neighbor exactly that is you know it's it's a small percentage of guys that are in these these communities that are doing it's the same people over and over and over again so i'm not saying all gang members are like these type of guys but there's this a small percentage of gang members at that account for the majority of violent crime and so you know i like going after those guys and taking those guys off the street and make the.
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"The other the good feeling when it was it was amazing man you know i'm a father and brian's a father and the majority of those guys on the team or you know and that's the whole job is are you know as a swat team operators the the bad guys gonna go where he's supposed to go to the officers are all going to go home in the innocence hopefully go home as well and that's what happened on that day was there a downside to the aftermath of this incident yeah you know unfortunately there's a lot of egos in swat across the country i think the police profession as a whole has a lot of egos you know you kind of have that type eight mentality oftentimes and so sometimes you get too many of those guys all in the same room the same place their differences opinions and that kind of happened here on this deal my team leader another team leader had a difference of opinions on what should have been done that day from the initial entry basically we made the decision to stop and open to go she ations some others thought that we should have never stopped we should've kept going you know at the guy even with the kids the kids there yet i it was basically the opinion of this was a hostage rescue deal and so on a haass's risk do you go until you get your suspect and that and that's the that's how hostage rescue typically does work but you know it is you know i've been to training while in the swat team that has been taught by you know from the west coast los angeles county sheriff's department which is a you know one of the leading swat teams in the country fars experience and training and you know who they are reckon recognition wise and i had trained from nypd's swat team and in at you know that's who taught me ballistic shield movement was nypd and they have to totally different ideas.
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"Couple of scenarios some tactical scenarios you have to go through in addition to firearm call cations you obviously have to shoot a little bit higher than a standard officer does you know you get demonstrate proficiency well on the scenarios i remember staying up steadying the hell out of these things you know if they tell me this i'm gonna do that you know read all our policies and procedures that have to do with anything to do with our swat team talk to you know the experienced officers well this one particular scenario they put you in it's called hr haass's rescue team and in a hostage rescue scenario basically everything's out the window as far as safety for the officer and i don't mean your reckless is just the primary goal is you're you're there to save the hostage so it's little more riskier it it moves quicker than other swat type deals and what you're supposed to do is go to where the threat is and stop the threat essentially and save the hostage so meet with the other two actors which are swat guys already on the team and there's two of them in front of me and they're like all right we're going down the hall we're gonna rescue you can hear the shots being fired there's a woman screaming so we start moving down the hall one offs or peels off into the room often front of me gets shot and drops down the ground screaming for help well they're trying to see if you're going to stop the help the officer or progress for which is what you're supposed to do officer goes down i don't freak out i don't render aid to him why think it's a trick and this building is a two story shoot house and i think the shots are from upstairs so i stopped turnaround find the stairs and start going up the stairs i get about halfway up the stairs and the guy run this and areas like okay stop thank you and right then.
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"Father were both active duty my brother was active duty my sister's been active duty so you know our whole family is kind of been in that service role i guess or year that we don't know how to dress ourselves so we have to have a uniform every day you know we can't match colors so we gotta we gotta wear whatever they provide to us well what was it like being a rookie cop in the nineties when you came i want you was that i started in january of nineteen ninetyseven you know and for me growing up in the bay area i would never trade that you know for what i was able to see an experience you know as a teenager and a kid however as a father that era you know i look back on it now on my gosh i'd hate to have my kids grow up around what i did not necessarily the area just kind of that time and what was going on in that era because you know the early mid nineties i mean that's when you know street gangs kinda manifested into what they are now you know from the late eighties that the crack cocaine problem that came along with it and things like that and so for me coming on as an officer still during that time when you know gang shootings were very frequent you know the drug sales was going on in the violence that went along with that you know it was a very very busy time for me you know from i mean i remember literally first night i was a rookie officer on my own out of field training as maybe twenty five minutes before my shift got over i got in a fight with a guy over crack cocaine on your first night my very first night so where about twenty five minutes left in my shift yeah i mean at five hundred fifty six street north that's the area there and tolson i remember as out on a car stop and just trying to pat a guy down who was probably twice my age.
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"Welcome to pd stories i'm your host tom morris junior prime analyst on any networks police documentary show live pd on today's episode of pd stories i'm interviewing someone i know very well sergeant sean sticks larkin from the tulsa pd gang unit now while many no sticks is my fellow analysts on live pd today we're going to get to know more about his background in law enforcement and hear his heroin story of working a hostage situation he's also going to tell us how gangs migrated to tulsa and the methods his department uses the measure success in the war against them stakes welcome to the show good morning tom thank you good morning now i know you pretty well we've been working together for a while now and live pd and i just realized that i don't know how you got the nickname sticks well i can give you the safe for tv version or the the real version how about if i kinda model real help heating okay we'll carry out so we're all big boys the boys and big girls here man i was doing my internship tulsa police department back in nineteen ninety six or so i guess was twenty one years old and what my assignment was was i rode along with a unit called the foot beat unit and with the foot unit did is it handled the problems in our housing projects there and this is back in a time when you know crack cocaine and crack houses were everywhere and you know gang members dress head to toe in their gang colors they stood out on corners little different than it is now but so i wrote with this this unit every friday and saturday night and accounted for my internship hours for school for college so i wrote the same two guys they were young officers themselves had maybe three or four years on and develop friendships with them just as i have with you and one evening were out were in a car pursuit they gonna chase with some gangsters in a car now i said keep in mind i'm just doing an internship i'm not a police officer macao's you know twenty one year old kid and i was wearing a bulletproof vest that they provided to me just in case you know heaven forbid something went bad and i cared a flashlight with me and that was it no handcuffs no gun no pepper spray anything like that so i'm young.