A number of ancient cultures considered criminal activity as the actions of a person in a diseased state and held the attitude they had to be “cured” to rectify the problem in a permanent way. While there is certainly a necessary “punishment” and “reparations” part of dealing with criminal offense, balancing that with a curative […]
Motorcyclist injured in single vehicle accident FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:55 a.m., April 18, Fort Wayne police officers responded to the report of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the intersection of Main Street and Watkins Street. On arrival officers found an unresponsive adult male down in the middle of the street near his […]
Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 people, but now taxpayers have to pay for his rehab?
Still have doubts that this an oligarchy and not a democracy? Wealth has it’s privileges. If you are poor, you’re going straight to jail, do not pass go and do not collect $200. But, if you’re rich, well, you can afford to exercise your rights! Teen too “affluent” to go to prison for killing 4 […]
FWPD resumes downtown beat patrols FORT WAYNE—On April 7, the Fort Wayne Police Department resumed the Monday through Friday two officer downtown beat patrol. Officers assigned the detail will utilize bikes, T3s, and ATVs as well foot patrols to canvass an area that is bounded by Clay Street to the east, Broadway to the west, […]
Two apprehended, two injured after vehicle pursuit FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:09, Feb. 20, an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department attempted a traffic stop on an orange Chevrolet Avalanche at the intersection of S. Hanna St. and E. Lewis St. The Avalanche failed to stop, but instead led police on a pursuit that went down […]
The stop-and-frisk policy practiced by the New York City police department was little more than “indirect racial profiling,” according to a federal judge who ruled that police routinely violated the 4th and 14th amendment rights of blacks and Latinos.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at the ruling, saying, “This is a very dangerous decision made by a judge who I think does not understand how policing works.”
FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:23 p.m., May 16, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3200 block of Oliver Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced the victim, later identified as 20-year-old Shane Jamal Stephens, as deceased.
On April 27, 2013 at approximately 1549 hours officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department attempted to stop a red SUV in a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Gaywood Drive. The two occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the traffic stop on foot. Police officers gave chase. The driver of the vehicle was able to evade police on foot and remains at large at this time. The passenger of the vehicle fled the scene and led officers on a short foot pursuit through the neighborhood. During the pursuit the suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Tavontae Jamar Haney, confronted police and was fatally shot. There was a firearm located in close proximity to the suspect’s body where he fell.