Police http://wunc.org en NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, July 21 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-july-21 <p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:01:54 +0000 Jorge Valencia 39245 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, July 21 Fayetteville Police Ready To Silence Sirens For Veterans In Crisis http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-police-ready-silence-sirens-veterans-crisis <p></p><p>Police and community leaders in Fayetteville are working on a local incarnation of the Silent Siren program to help veterans in an emergency.</p><p></p><p>Fayetteville police responded last week to a call from a woman whose husband, a soldier, was parked outside a Walmart threatening to kill himself. Police approached the stand off without lights, sirens and shouting.&nbsp; They were able get the soldier help.</p><p></p><p>Fayetteville wants to expand that gentle approach for emergencies involving veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:31:02 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35737 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Police Ready To Silence Sirens For Veterans In Crisis Wake County Schools Accused Of ‘Racist,’ ‘Unfair’ Policing Practices in Complaint http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-schools-accused-racist-unfair-policing-practices-complaint <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of parents, students and civil rights </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Wake County School system and local police departments, alleging that the school system’s policing practices “violate the constitutional rights of students.”</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:57:42 +0000 Reema Khrais 29412 at http://wunc.org Wake County Schools Accused Of ‘Racist,’ ‘Unfair’ Policing Practices in Complaint Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field http://wunc.org/post/mentally-ill-or-criminal-making-tough-calls-field <p></p><p></p><p>In the early morning hours of November 19, Durham&nbsp; youth Jesus Huerta left home. His family called 911, reported him as a troubled runaway and noted his drug problem. A Durham police officer located Huerta, frisked him, cuffed him, and put him in the back of a cruiser. Moments later, the 17 year-old was dead from a gunshot to the head. His family questions the circumstances surrounding his death.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:17:38 +0000 Carol Jackson, Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29007 at http://wunc.org Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta? http://wunc.org/post/did-durham-police-follow-protocol-when-arresting-17-year-old-jesus-huerta <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>Jesus Huerta died from a gunshot wound while in police custody last November. Did officers know he was at risk of killing himself? The teen's family says yes.<br /><br />Durham authorities have said the officer on the scene, Samuel Duncan, had not been told the 17-year-old threatened to kill himself and used drugs before the officer picked him up the morning of Nov. 19.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:08:49 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 28990 at http://wunc.org Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta? Durham Youth Death Sparks Protests http://wunc.org/post/durham-youth-death-sparks-protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:11pt">Seventeen year-old Jesus Huerta <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/21/3392502/dead-teen-in-durham-police-car.html">died of a gunshot wound in the back of a Durham police car last month</a>. His death sparked protests outside of Durham Police Department Headquarters. </span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:53:22 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26810 at http://wunc.org Durham Youth Death Sparks Protests Teen Dies In Durham Police Custody http://wunc.org/post/teen-dies-durham-police-custody <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A teenager died in a Durham police car in the department’s headquarters parking lot early Tuesday after the officer driving him heard "a loud noise" in the car, authorities said.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:17:38 +0000 Jorge Valencia 26084 at http://wunc.org Reports Of Police Spying Raise Concerns Of Overreach http://wunc.org/post/reports-police-spying-raise-concerns-overreach <p>General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver testified recently&nbsp;that law enforcement officers collected intelligence on participants in Moral Monday protests. Police officials say the measures were necessary to ensure public safety. Critics say the move went too far.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:46:51 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23999 at http://wunc.org Reports Of Police Spying Raise Concerns Of Overreach Raleigh Approves Funding For More Propane Police Cars http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-approves-funding-more-propane-police-cars <p>The Raleigh Police Department is adding propane tanks to more of its patrol cars after a two-year test run.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:23:08 +0000 Will Michaels 21999 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Approves Funding For More Propane Police Cars Ram Named 'Bubba' Still On The Loose In Durham http://wunc.org/post/ram-named-bubba-still-loose-durham <p>There’s a ram on the loose in Durham County whose escape tactics have outsmarted capture attempts by the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, a man with a tranquilizer gun and a local veterinarian with a lasso. The animal was first spotted near Odyssey Drive in Durham on Monday afternoon, August 25, and is thought to be a either a Barbados/Mouflon sheep or a Toggenburg goat. Deputy Paul Sherwin with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office was one of the officers who responded to Monday's call.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:06:40 +0000 Laura Candler 21841 at http://wunc.org Ram Named 'Bubba' Still On The Loose In Durham