Highland Park Victims Sue Illinois State Police for Alleged Negligence in Shooter’s Gun Permit Approval

Springfield, IL — A legal dispute arising from a tragic Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, last year has put the state’s firearm licensing practices under scrutiny. Survivors and relatives of victims have filed a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police, alleging negligence allowed the accused shooter, Robert Crimo III, to acquire a gun despite clear warning signs. The lawsuit, submitted to the Illinois Court of Claims on June 27, contends that the state police failed to adhere to its protocols when processing Crimo’s firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card application, an oversight … Read more

Jury Votes for Death Sentence in High-Profile Nassau County Police Murder Case

Nassau County, FL — A Nassau County jury recommended the death penalty for Patrick McDowell, a decision finalized after his guilty plea in the killing of Deputy Joshua Moyers during a 2021 traffic stop. The sentencing is scheduled for this Wednesday. The jury, comprising 11 members, reached a consensus on the death penalty for McDowell in May, following his admission of guilt in a courtroom dramatic moment. The incident, which occurred during a routine traffic stop in 2021, has lingered in the community’s memory as a poignant reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers face. … Read more

Iowa Man Found Guilty in Murder of Police Officer During Arrest Attempt

Algona, Iowa – A local jury found Kyle Ricke, 43, guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Algona police officer during an attempted arrest. The verdict was delivered on Thursday after a brief deliberation, potentially sentencing Ricke to life imprisonment. The courtroom was reported to be packed with family and friends of Officer Kevin Cram, 33, who was tragically killed in the line of duty. This sentencing is set for Aug. 21. On a routine patrol, Officer Cram had acknowledged a warrant for Ricke’s arrest related to harassment charges. Upon spotting Ricke, … Read more

Charges Advance to Grand Jury in Case Against Suspects in Shooting of VSU Police Officer

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Local authorities have escalated charges against two individuals linked to the grievous shooting of a Virginia State University (VSU) campus police officer to a grand jury, marking a significant development in a case that has rocked the university community. The incident unfolded in the early morning hours of November 12, 2023, when Officer Bruce Foster responded to a disturbance report in the 3400 block of Boisseau Street. During his investigation, Foster encountered 21-year-old Reginald L. King. According to police reports, King initially provided false identification and subsequently attempted to flee the … Read more