Domestic violence

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LA crime stats released

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said today that domestic violence calls are up about 10.5 percent so far in 2014 compared to the same period last year, contributing to an […]

07/22/2014

domestic-violence

Dark side of the World Cup personified in viral video

Results from a research paper published in the journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency showing “a match day trend that the risk of domestic abuse rose by 26% when the England team won or […]

06/25/2014

Neighbor Maria Sanchez holds a Jan. 29, 2012 photo of her neighbor Isidro Garcia at his daughter's third birthday at Bell Gardens church, while talking to the media on Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 in Bell Gardens, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Domestic violence charge declined in kidnap case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors say there’s not enough evidence to support a domestic violence charge against a California man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter a decade ago. Isidro […]

05/23/2014

Singer Paul Simon, left, and his wife Edie Brickell appear at a hearing in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday April 28, 2014 in Norwalk, Conn. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff, Pool)

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested in Connecticut

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges by officers investigating a family dispute, but the couple held hands in court Monday and said they did […]

04/28/2014

Gurbaksh Chahal greets U.S. President Barack Obama at dinner in San Francisco, October 9, 2012. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Tech firm fires CEO convicted of domestic violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wealthy Internet entrepreneur recently convicted of domestic violence has been terminated as CEO of a San Francisco online advertising company. RadiumOne said in a statement that its board of directors […]

04/28/2014

The Supreme Court is seen after a dusting of snow in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law

WASHINGTON (AP) — People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme […]

03/26/2014

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutor: no domestic charges against Zimmerman

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday. Samantha […]

12/11/2013

George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

Girlfriend wants charges dropped against Zimmerman

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are considering whether to move forward with domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman even though his girlfriend is asking them not to do so. Without a witness willing to testify, […]

12/10/2013

Aron Ralston booking photo.  (AP Photo/Denver Police)

Domestic case dropped against ’127 Hours’ figure

DENVER (AP) — A domestic violence case has been dismissed against Aron Ralston, a Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie “127 Hours.” A court spokeswoman said Monday the case was dropped […]

12/09/2013

Riverside Co. deputies shoot, kill man with rifle

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff’s department says deputies shot and killed a domestic violence suspect after he raised a rifle at them. A department statement said 35-year-old Otavis Hall died early […]

11/24/2013

George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

New allegation made against Zimmerman in court

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during Zimmerman’s […]

11/19/2013

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend marks the latest in a series of brushes with the law he has had since his acquittal in a murder case […]

11/19/2013

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