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Care providers protest police violence in hospitals after Harbor-UCLA shooting

L.A. County Sheriff's deputies gathered outside Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
L.A. County sheriff’s deputies meet outside Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where multiple investigations are underway into a patient who was shot by a deputy last week. (KTLA-TV)

A group of care providers and activists gathered outside Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday evening to protest police violence in hospitals after a patient was shot there last week by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy.

“Hospitals are a place where we should be getting care,” said Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson, founder of the Frontline Wellness Network, a coalition of care providers working to end mass incarceration. “In that context, there should never be a reason why a law enforcement officer should use lethal force, such as a gun, on our folks.”

Clayton-Johnson, who does not work at the hospital but was scheduled to speak at Tuesday’s event, added: “Sheriffs shouldn’t have any place responding to crises in our hospitals when trained providers are better equipped to save lives.”

Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer for the hospital, said in a statement Tuesday that the patient was experiencing a psychiatric crisis on Oct. 6 when he was shot by a deputy assigned to South L.A. station who was not a member of the sheriff’s unit at Harbor-UCLA. The patient, a man 30 to 40 years-old, has not been identified.

The deputy “was on-site to provide security services for another hospitalized patient who was in an adjacent room,” Mahajan said. “Multiple investigations are underway within and outside the hospital about how and why this incident occurred.”

Meanwhile , he said, hospital leaders “will review best practices on how to provide security services that optimally protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff.”

Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said last week that the patient was using a metal device to break the window of the room where two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were with another patient. One of the deputies then shot him.

Alfred said the device was “about the size of a shoebox but metal — all metal.”

In a news release, the Sheriff’s Department said that the patient “turned his attention on the deputy” before he was shot.

Some speakers at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting called for the removal of law enforcement from hospitals. Last week’s shooting at Harbor-UCLA was the second there in five years.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva responded: “It was a scene out of ‘The Shining’ with Jack Nicholson,” he said of the shooting. “We’re gonna give all the details tomorrow so you can make a decision for yourself on the wisdom of having law enforcement in hospitals.”

Times staff writer Faith E. Pinho contributed to this report.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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Police seize $6K in THC products made to look like candy

A Conroe man was jailed Thursday after being found in possession of nearly $6,000 in THC-containing consumable items resembling candy and snacks popular with kids, along with several hundreds of dollars and a firearm.

Gustavo Adolfo Rodriguez, 22, is being charged with possession of a controlled substance, between 4 and 400 grams, a first-degree felony, according to the Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office.

THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, was found labeled on many of the products, according to Precinct 2.

Around 6 a.m., Pct. 2 deputies and Conroe Police Department’s narcotics and SWAT raided a home on a warrant in the 200 block of Wagers. They found more than 100 commercially produced edible products labeled THC. They were colorfully packaged and made to look like products consumed by kids such as Gummy candies, SweeTarts and Cheetos, according to Precinct 2.

Authorities seized 80 packs of commercially produced vape liquid cartridges labeled THC and more than 16 ounces of marijuana. Also seized were more than 1 milligram of THC “butter,” described by authorities as a byproduct of processed raw marijuana containing high THC concentrations. Additionally seized were about $1,600 in U.S. currency and a pistol found in the area of the drugs, according to Precinct 2.

Seized drugs had an estimated street value of $6,000, according to Precinct 2.

As of Thursday afternoon, Rodriguez was being held at the Montgomery County Jail, according to jail records.

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Police: Stamford dentist slashed neck of woman in love triangle


STAMFORD — A local dentist has been indicted for attempted murder after New York police say she attacked her former fiancé’s new girlfriend with a razor blade.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. said Alika Crew, 42, of New Rochelle, N.Y., has been indicted by a Grand Jury for the July 28 attempted murder of another woman.

Crew was arraigned Wednesday in Westchester County Court before Judge David Zuckerman on charges of second-degree attempted murder, three counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal possession of a weapon.


Crew pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to lohud.com.

New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa said Crew was employed as a dentist in Stamford. Crew is listed as an orthodontist on the Stein Dental Group’s website. A person who answered the phone at the Springdale office declined to comment on Thursday.



According to her bio on the dental group’s website, Crew grew up in Maryland before attending Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and The Case Western School of Dental Medicine, where she received her orthodontic certificate and master’s degree in the science of dentistry.


According to the website, Crew has been employed with the dental group “for many years.”

Prosecutors allege that Crew attacked her former fiancé’s new girlfriend, lunging at her from behind the driver’s seat in the victim’s car.


The victim got out of the car and tried to run away, but Crew caught up to her and sliced the woman’s neck with a razor blade, causing significant and possibly permanent damage, prosecutors said. The victim also sustained a serious cut to her hand when she tried to push Crew away, prosecutors said.

The attack occurred a few blocks from where Crew and her ex-fiancé were still living together as the victim was leaving the house after spending the night, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Crew initially left the scene as neighbor’s came the victim’s aid. Crew then returned and pretended to be a “concerned neighbor,” prosecutor said.

The victim identified Crew as the attacker and she was arrested at the scene, prosecutors said.


Crew, who has been free on $200,000 bond, is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 2.

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Police nab live-in partner who stabbed woman dentist to death in Kerala’s Thrissur- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

THRISSUR: Police on Tuesday arrested a man who stabbed a dentist to death at a private dental clinic at Kuttanelloor in Thrissur.

The 39-year-old Mahesh, who was the live-in partner of the dentist Sona Jose, 30, was nabbed from Poonkunnam in Thrissur by the special team probing the case. Sona, hailing from Muvattupuzha, was stabbed by Mahesh on the night of September 28 at her clinic. She succumbed to the injuries on Sunday, six days after the attack while Mahesh had been on the run since the incident.

The special team led by Inspector Benny Jacob of Ollur Police Station which is probing the case arrested the accused after getting information about his hideout in Poonkunnam.

“We arrested him from a hideout in Poonkunnam at around 9 am on Tuesday. He has been roaming around evading us in the past few days. We tracked him down right after receiving information about his location. We have also recovered the knife used for the attack and will soon produce him before the court,” said Benny Jacob, CI, Ollur Police Station.

Sona and Mahesh had been living together for the last two years at Kuriachira in Thrissur after the dentist separated from her husband. Mahesh, who is an interior designer by profession, had helped her in setting up the clinic. Sona’s relatives alleged that the duo had many disputes over their business transactions and that Mahesh has forcibly taken a huge amount of money from Sona.  

“We approached Thrissur City Police to file a complaint against Mahesh on September 25 after he swindled all the revenue from the clinic. He has been blackmailing Sona all these years and grabbed Rs 20 lakh from her in the last year alone. Apart from this, another Rs 13 lakh has also taken away from her. When Ollur CI asked him to appear on September 29, he didn’t turn up at the police station. Instead, he arrived at the clinic and took revenge for approaching police over the issue,” said a relative.

After stabbing her on the thigh and abdomen, Mahesh fled the spot in his car which was later found abandoned at one of his worksites in Thrissur. Though the dentist’s relatives rushed her to a hospital, she could not be saved. Sona is survived by a six-year-old daughter. The cremation was held on Monday morning. 

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Police Probe Pioneering Hip Surgeon Over Bone Hoarding Claims

Police are investigating claims that a renowned surgeon may have kept thousands of bones from patients he operated on.

Derek McMinn, referred to on his website as the ‘father of modern hip resurfacing’, was responsible for a type of surgery that helped former world number one tennis player Sir Andy Murray return to topflight competition.

Mr McMinn has since been suspended from Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham.

The Independent reported that he allegedly kept the bones of at least 5224 of his patients over a quarter of a century.

Hospital owner, Circle Health Group, said it took the matter “incredibly seriously”.

Investigation Under Human Tissue Law

It is understood that West Mercia Police are investigating an allegation of Breach of Statutory Licensing requirements under the Human Tissue Act 2004. Under the law, it may be an offence to store human tissue for certain purposes without a licence.

The inquiry was launched after referral by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

An HTA spokesperson confirmed that it carried out an investigation after concerns were raised by previous hospital owners BMI Healthcare in August 2019, and by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection.

The HTA said its own investigation involved BMI Healthcare staff, as well as Mr McMinn.

The Authority said it was unable to comment further as the matter was now the subject of a police investigation.

The General Medical Council (GMC) said it was “aware of concerns” and had asked BMI Healthcare to send investigation reports and other relevant evidence.

A GMC spokesperson said: “We can and will take action where there is evidence that a doctor poses a risk to patients or public confidence in the profession.”

The GMC confirmed that Mr McMinn was currently registered with a licence to practise.

‘No Stone Unturned’

A spokesperson for Circle Health Group said: “We only acquired the hospital in June and we will leave no stone unturned in investigating these historic issues: they have all been reported to the appropriate authorities and we will co-operate closely with regulators to resolve them.”

The spokesperson confirmed that Mr McMinn’s contract with the Edgbaston hospital had been terminated.

According to Mr McMinn’s website, he graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital in London, and is one of the globe’s leading hip and knee experts, and the inventor of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique.

He has performed more than 3500 hip resurfacings and over 6000 total hip replacements.

He is said to have developed an alternative treatment to hip replacement after seeing poor results in young people.

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Why Is Fitness Important For The Police?

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Why Is Fitness Necessary For The Police?

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