Tag Archives: shooting

  • BlackandBlueNews: Could A Background Check Have Saved Tamir Rice’s Life?

    Dec 9, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 2 Comments


    *Tim Loehmann, the Cleveland Police Officer who shot and killed 12-yr old Tamir Rice and his partner Frank Garmback each have  storied police histories. Earlier this year, Officer Garmback  was involved in an excessive force lawsuit which settled for $100k. Officer Loehmann was described by high-ranking officials on the  Independence Police Department (where he previously […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: NYC Medical Examiner Rules Death of Unarmed Man a Homicide

    Nov 27, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 1 Comment


    *28-yr old Akai Gurley had just entered a dimly lit stairwell in a Brooklyn, NY housing project with his girlfriend. NY rookie police officer Peter Liang was also in that stair well on routine “vertical-patrol” with his partner. It is reported that it is not uncommon for officers to un-holster their weapons while in the […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Problems in Ferguson Extend Beyond Grand Jury Decision

    Nov 11, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 9 Comments


    *The problems in Ferguson, Missouri, will continue long after the Grand Jury’s final decision. The tensions in the community will undoubtedly be exacerbated if the US Justice Department declines to pursue civil rights violations against Officer Darren Wilson. The real problem in Ferguson is the fact that the residents are stuck with a police department […]

  • Black & Blue News: Why LAPD Det. Frank Lyga Won’t Be Fired

    Oct 17, 14 by Retired LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey 2 Comments


    *Today it was reported that a Los Angeles Police Department administrative hearing known as  a Board of Rights (BOR) recommended the termination of LAPD Detective Frank Lyga as a result of racist, sexist and inflammatory remarks he made last year during a joint LAPD training day. The truth is, Det. Lyga  quite possibly may live to offend […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Domestic Violence Can Happen to You

    Oct 7, 14 by Ret. LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey Leave a comment


    *October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We sadly begin this October with the fatal shooting of  Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo as a result of a domestic violence incident. Shock, sadness and disbelief were just a few of the emotions expressed when it was reported that Mayor Daniel Crespo, had been shot and killed by his wife […]

  • Holder Has a Compelling Case in the Brown Killing

    Aug 20, 14 by EurPublisher 2 Comments


    *Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson. He’s certainly taken almost unprecedented lightning fast first steps in that direction. He’s got a phalanx of FBI agents assigned to the case. He’s authorized an autopsy […]