Officer Quickfire Weekly Recap: Second Week of June

Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site this week.


Transgender suspects can now demand that officers call them by their adopted names, choose whether male or female officers frisk them and get a personal, private ride to court.

Thursday (June 13)

Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley had a chance to tell his side of the story in the 2010 police raid that left a 7-year-old dead.

Weekly, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, said that the tragedy began when the victim's grandmother grabbed his weapon during a risky midnight raid.

He told the jurors that he remains "devastated and depressed" over the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

An Albuquerque police officer ending his shift helped rescue the a dozen residents, including a baby from a raging fire.

Officer Robert Mitchell was hospitalized following the rescue, but officials said his injuries were not serious.

Toronto police conducted a series of early morning raids that resulted in 43 arrests.

Officers seized 40 guns, $3 million worth of drugs and $570,000 cash, according to officials.

The owner of a home health care business in St. Louis gunned down three people who worked there before taking his own life.

Capt. Michael Sack said surveillance video shows the gunman open fire after a brief argument with others inside the business.

Friday (June 14)

A judge held a hearing to consider proposed changes for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office aimed at ensuring that the agency isn't making unconstitutional traffic stops and arrests.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow is expected to be asked by attorneys to impose remedies that include increased training for officers, better record-keeping and a court-appointed official to monitor the agency's operations.

Family members, elected officials and other leaders gathered in Newtown, Conn. for a day of remembrance and a call to action six months after the massacre that left 20 students and six adults dead.

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