Cops use robot, drones, stun grenades and K-9 dogs to subdue suspect following wild shootout during high-speed chase

first_imgKABC(MAYWOOD, Calif. ) — A murder suspect remained hospitalized on Saturday following a wild pursuit by police that ended with a dramatic standoff in southern California, authorities said.On Friday afternoon, detectives observed a man in Maywood they suspected to have killed a local liquor store owner in the nearby city of Downey, Downey Police said in a press release. The man looked like the suspect captured on surveillance video from a fatal shooting at the ASL Liquor Market in Downey on May 7, and police had received tips the suspect, who has not yet been identified, was in Maywood.The cops watched the suspect enter a black Toyota Prius outside a residence.“When assisting officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, a vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the suspect fired at pursuing officers and an officer involved shooting occurred,” the Downey Police statement said.During the high-speed chase, the suspected liquor store killer shot at police out of the front passenger seat window, shown on video obtained by ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC.The Prius eventually stopped behind a truck, and several police shot at the trapped car.A woman, who was the driver, stumbled out of the car, covered in blood.However, the passenger stuck to his guns in the vehicle. It took police sending in a robot, a drone, stun grenades and even a K-9 unit which appears to have bitten the suspect before he was taken into custody, according to the video.Two Downey police vehicles were shot, although no police were injured, reported KABC. A bystander suffered a graze wound during the shootout, police told KABC.Downey Police Sgt. Kevin McCaster told ABC News on Saturday that she had been treated and released from the local hospital and was in custody waiting to be arraigned on Monday or Tuesday. McCaster also said the suspect remained in the hospital. Police did not identify the driver or suspect yet.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Proposed Code of Conduct for court system employees

first_img July 1, 2002 Regular News Proposed Code of Conduct for court system employees Proposed Code of Conduct for court system employeescenter_img Here are the highlights of the proposed Code of Conduct for Court Employees:• Canon 1: A court employee shall uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary and the court employees’s office. “An independent and honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society. Court employees shall personally observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary are preserved. Court employees shall maintain and observe the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and truthfulness in their professional and personal dealings.”• Canon 2. Court employees shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all their activities. Examples of improper conduct include: trying to get a traffic ticket or parking violation fixed; using official letterhead for private business correspondence; carrying a business card reflecting an official relationship with the courts unless authorized by the appropriate authority; discussing the merits of cases pending before the court with litigants, counsel or other persons who do business with the court in a manner that gives the appearance of preferential treatment.Court employees may not knowingly make false entries on time cards or personnel records; backdate a court document; falsely claim reimbursement for mileage or expenses; misuse the telephone, fax machine, or copying machine; or take supplies home for private use.“Such conduct may be punishable as theft under the criminal statutes,” the proposed code says.• Canon 3: A court employee shall adhere to appropriate standards in performing the duties of the office. Besides carrying out duties in a “courteous and professional manner,” this canon also details that a court employee “shall not publicly comment on the merits of any pending action and should require similar restraint by the court employee’s subordinates. This proscription does not extend to public statements made in the course of official duties or when explaining court procedures.”Additionally, “no court employee shall alter, falsify, destroy, mutilate, backdate or fail to make required entries on any records within the employee’s control.”And court employees shall not “discriminate against or engage in bias or prejudice against another person based upon race, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation in the conduct of service to the court.”This canon also stresses that “no court employee shall provide legal advice or recommend the names of private attorneys, when acting in the capacity of a court employee.” • Canon 4: No court employee shall disclose confidential information acquired in the course of employment. This canon also requires that if a court employee has knowledge that another court employee has violated this rule to “take appropriate action. No employee shall be disciplined for disclosing such a violation to an appropriate authority.”It asks court administrators to educate court employees about what information is confidential.Court employees are also prohibited from engaging in ex parte communication “from litigants, witnesses or attorneys to judges, jury members or any other person in the decision-making process, except as provided by law or at the direction of the court.” • Canon 5: Every court employee shall avoid conflicts of interest in the performance of professional duties. This canon expects court employees to “regulate outside activities to minimize the risk of conflict with court-related duties. Generally, a conflict of interest exists when the court employee’s objective ability or independence of judgment in the performance of his or her job is impaired or may reasonably appear to be impaired.”In an anti-nepotism section of the canon, no employee may be supervised by a member of the employee’s immediate family, “nor shall there be any assignments as supervisor and subordinate between employees engaged in a dating relationship.”The committee recognized that this restriction may result in a qualified candidate being summarily rejected for a position or represent a hardship to smaller counties.“However, when balanced by the need for actions free of the taint of nepotism both in appearance and fact, this restriction is necessary.”Court employees who have the authority to enter into or approve contracts over $1,500 in the name of the court system must file financial disclosure statements with the chief judge (consistent with that which is required for disclosure under F.S. 112.3145). • Canon 6: A court employee’s professional position shall not be used for private gain. This section deals with the prohibition against soliciting or accepting freebies, whether they are “gifts, loans, gratuities, discounts, hospitality, services or favors directly or indirectly from attorneys, litigants or other persons known to do business with the court.”Additionally, “receiving fees, money or other compensation not provided for by law in return for public services is prohibited and may be punishable under the criminal code.”When is a gift OK?When it’s the holiday season, the giver is an attorney, and the food and refreshments are “of insignificant value.”Gifts may also be exchanged between court employees and judges during the holidays, birthday, or weddings.“The standard to keep in mind is that court employees should always conduct themselves in a manner that inspires public confidence in their role as court employees. After all, when serving the public interest, court employees must be free from the influence of improper outside interests. Also, gifts that cannot properly be accepted may be returned at government expense.”When it comes to outside employment, it is only permitted when the job does not involve “an entity that regularly appears in court or conducts business with the court system and it does not require the court employee to have frequent contact with attorneys who regularly appear in the court system.”If the court employee is also an attorney, he or she may provide “occasional uncompensated legal advice or document drafting for relatives or friends; or as part of pro bono services as recognized by The Florida Bar. However, the attorney may undertake litigation only if it is of a personal or family nature and so long as the litigation does not conflict with” other provisions of the canon.Judge Silverman acknowledged this prohibition may likely require a change in the Rules of Judicial Administration. • Canon 7: A court employee should refrain from inappropriate political activity. Keep the bumper stickers for candidates off your office door, and don’t use the office phone for drumming up support for your favorite judge running for re-election.This canon makes it clear that court employees should separate their political activities from employment duties.No political activity may be carried out during work hours or using government vehicles, equipment or on court property, and this includes telephones, fax machines, computers, network connectivity, copies and stamps.This also means court employees cannot display campaign literature, badges, stickers or endorsement signs on behalf of any party, committee, agency or candidate for political office.Nor may court employees solicit signatures for political candidacy or solicit campaign contributions on the job.Court employees may voluntarily participate in a judge’s or clerk’s campaign activities, including contributing money, but only through a judge’s or clerk’s fund-raising committee. Judges, elected clerks, and court administrators or supervisors may not require subordinate court employees to participate in political activities.“In general, court employees may participate in any political activities that do not give the impression that the judiciary itself endorses political candidates or supports political causes.”last_img read more

Syracuse football’s secondary takes hit against Louisville with injuries to Antwan Cordy and Juwan Dowels

first_imgSafety Kielan Whitner said he didn’t see what happened on either of the plays, nor did he see either player in the locker room after the game.“Those two guys are fighters and I’m sure they’ll be back with us,” he added.Daivon Ellison and Williams played safety in Cordy’s spot — they had entered the game earlier at those spots, too. Cordell Hudson replaced Dowels with Carl Jones also seeing snaps.Dowels finished with one tackle. Cordy had four tackles and a fumble recovery before he went out. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football: Breaking down Louisville’s powerful performance with graphicsStorify: Syracuse fans react to 62-28 loss against LouisvilleSyracuse football: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s blowout 62-28 loss to LouisvilleSyracuse football can’t overcome early 21-point hole in 62-28 loss to Louisville Dowels went down in the first quarter on Louisville’s second touchdown. He crumpled to the ground after a little contact from a blocker and grabbed his knee. After the play was over he dragged himself a few yards in the turf with his arms.Dowels was carried off the field and later into the locker room. He had just won the starting spot at cornerback prior to the game.Cordy was hurt on Louisville’s seventh touchdown of the day. There was a pile in the middle of the field and he emerged behind the play holding his left arm. Trainers came onto the field and Cordy headed right to the tunnel. Published on September 10, 2016 at 1:43 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Defensive backs Juwan Dowels and Antwan Cordy lay in the west end zone of the Carrier Dome. After two separate plays, both players were helped off the field and did not return in the game.“We’re taking a lot of hits in the secondary,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “Hopefully we’ll have somebody else step up or we’ll have to move somebody else over that’s not playing the position right now.”Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) is left thin at the defensive back spot after its 62-28 loss to No. 13 Louisville (2-0, 1-0). Wayne Morgan was ruled out prior to the game — he didn’t play in the first game. Neither Rodney Williams nor Devon Clarke played in the first game either. Williams, who was hurt much of training camp, did play on Friday.Babers didn’t address Dowels injury and said he’s not sure of Cordy’s condition. He heard there was some swelling on his arm.MORE COVERAGE:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse suffered its first loss in the Dino Babers’ eraFans react to the Orange’s performanceGraphical breakdown: How did SU do against Louisvillelast_img read more

Finals hero Isaac Go says entire Ateneo team is ‘clutch’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaac Go has displayed many attributes that make him not just a good basketball player, but also as a better human being.And one of those is his humility.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Everybody thinks I’m clutch because I’m making shots at that moment but without the execution of the coaching staff, without their brains, and without the recognition of my teammates, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take the shot in the first place. So if you call me clutch, it’s better to say the team is clutch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The third was in the first game of the championship round when he converted on a three-point play that closed out Ateneo’s 76-70 victory.READ: Isaac Go channels inner Paul Desiderio in clutch shotAnd Go’s greatest shot in Season 80 came in the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesus with St. Ignatius De Loyola.“I hit one today, and it was actually the feast day of St. Francis Xavier so maybe he had a hand in it,” said Go, who drilled the three-pointer off a Thirdy Ravena pass.READ: Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue EaglesADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I’m just lucky to get an opportunity to play for Ateneo,” said Go after producing another one of his late-game heroics in the Blue Eagles’ 88-86 title-clincher over De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo nabs UAAP title, gets back at La SalleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGo sunk the dagger three with 24.7 seconds left in the game that gave Ateneo the 85-80 lead, making the play his fourth clutch moment in the playoffs of the UAAP.His first two came in the Final Four in their 88-84 win over Far Eastern University when he sent the game to overtime with a three-pointer and the other one was an improbable kneeling shot in the extra frame. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Hardwork makes the dream work for Baldwin, Blue Eagles View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more