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Vocapedia > USA > Violence, Crime > Police > Suspects, Arrests, Custody

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bland traffic stop        22 July 2015

 

YouTube > Texas Department of Public Safety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaW09Ymr2BA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

suspect

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/21/
631196376/shooting-suspect-barricaded-at-los-angeles-trader-joes

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/01/
625092299/9-people-stabbed-in-idaho-suspect-in-custody

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/02/
590239044/central-michigan-university-on-lockdown-after-shooting-at-dorm-kills-2

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/14/
585908507/what-we-know-about-the-florida-school-shooting-suspect

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/24/
495337384/police-say-suspect-in-washington-state-mall-shooting-in-custody

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/nyregion/
a-year-after-a-killing-no-trace-of-suspect-who-vanished-into-wilderness.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/nyregion/
police-search-harriman-state-park-in-hunt-for-eugene-palmer.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/us/
tulsa-murder-suspects-have-bail-set-at-9-1-million.html

 

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/
suspect-in-brooklyn-killings-captured-after-subway-stabbing/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/nyregion/
suspect-pleads-not-guilty-in-leiby-kletzkys-death-and-offers-account.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-01-17-
boys-kidnapped_x.htm

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-19-
new-orleans-dismemberment_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-05-
phoenix-friends_x.htm

 

 

 

 

shooting suspect

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/21/
631196376/shooting-suspect-barricaded-at-los-angeles-trader-joes

 

 

 

 

murder suspect

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/
508986038/two-florida-law-enforcement-officers-killed-during-hunt-for-murder-suspect

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/nyregion/
19metrocard.html

 

 

 

 

suspect

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-19-
ky-arrest_x.htm

 

 

 

 

prime suspect

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-03-12-nyc-
murder_x.htm

 

 

 

 

lead suspect

 

 

 

 

identify

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-28-
school-shooting_x.htm

 

 

 

 

unmask the identity of N

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2006-10-04-
pollen-murder-case_x.htm

 

 

 

 

mistaken identity

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-05-31-indiana-
mistaken-identity_x.htm

 

 

 

 

police lineup

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/nyregion/
a-casting-director-for-police-lineups.html

 

 

 

 

turn oneself in / surrender

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-11-15-fugitives_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-07-28-seattle-
shooting_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-08-fugitive-search_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-03-indianapolis_x.htm

 

 

 

 

surrender to police without a fight

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-05-21-
churchshooting_x.htm

 

 

 

 

flee the scene

 

 

 

 

be wanted

on two counts of aggravated robbery

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-01-01-
clarett-robbery_x.htm

 

 

 

 

be handcuffed or in shackles

 

 

 

 

vehicle stops and takedowns

 

 

 

 

car chase

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/nyregion/
two-nypd-officers-are-shot-in-brooklyn.html

 

 

 

 

track down suspects

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-01-08-
richmond-killings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

comb

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/nyregion/
police-search-harriman-state-park-in-hunt-for-eugene-palmer.html

 

 

 

 

comb through N

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/nyregion/
police-combing-through-shooting-suspects-arrest-history-and-violent-day.html

 

 

 

 

reward

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/
officials-hope-reward-offer-brings-help-in-killings.html

 

 

 

 

informant / tipster

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-12-24-
phoenix-informant_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-05-19-
hoffa-search_x.htm

 

 

 

 

manhunt        UK / USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/18/
524490044/facebook-murder-suspect-has-shot-and-killed-himself-police-say

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/
508986038/two-florida-law-enforcement-officers-killed-during-hunt-for-murder-suspect

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/24/
495292066/burlington-washington-mall-shooting-manhunt-underway

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/27/
418032150/after-escaped-convict-shot-in-new-york-police-hunt-for-accomplice

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/11/
413635657/breaking-down-the-anatomy-of-a-national-manhunt

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/us/ferguson-
police.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/nyregion/
timothy-dowd-detective-who-led-son-of-sam-manhunt-dies-at-99.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/us/
in-tense-woods-police-shift-from-prey-to-hunters.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/us/
manhunts-turning-point-came-in-images-release.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/us/
bullet-that-struck-the-white-house-is-found.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-08-
fugitive-search_x.htm

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/mar/15/usa.
suzannegoldenberg

 

 

 

 

massive manhunt

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/
508986038/two-florida-law-enforcement-officers-killed-during-hunt-for-murder-suspect

 

 

 

 

dragnet

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/us/
manhunt-creates-surreal-scene-in-boston-region.html

 

 

 

 

ensnare

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/nyregion/
timothy-dowd-detective-who-led-son-of-sam-manhunt-dies-at-99.html

 

 

 

 

search

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-28-florida-
deputies_x.htm

 

 

 

 

scour

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/27/
418032150/after-escaped-convict-shot-in-new-york-police-hunt-for-accomplice

 

 

 

 

convict search

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-03-ny-
trooper-dies_x.htm

 

 

 

 

pursue

 

 

 

 

track down

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/27/
418032150/after-escaped-convict-shot-in-new-york-police-hunt-for-accomplice

 

 

 

 

seek

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-18-
baby-kidnapped_x.htm

 

 

 

 

close in on N

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/us/
in-tense-woods-police-shift-from-prey-to-hunters.html

 

 

 

 

capture

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/27/
418032150/after-escaped-convict-shot-in-new-york-police-hunt-for-accomplice

 

 

 

 

catch

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-14-
killer-caught_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

custody

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/16/nyregion/16yale.html

 

 

 

 

be booked into jail

on nine counts of aggravated battery

and six counts of injury to a child

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/01/
625092299/9-people-stabbed-in-idaho-suspect-in-custody

 

 

 

 

take a man into custody / get an individual into custody

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004062876/
colorado-suspect-in-custody.html - Nov. 28, 2015

 

 

 

 

suspect > be in custody

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/01/
625092299/9-people-stabbed-in-idaho-suspect-in-custody

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/18/
612286146/shooting-reported-at-high-school-near-houston

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/02/
590239044/central-michigan-university-on-lockdown-after-shooting-at-dorm-kills-2

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/14/
585908507/what-we-know-about-the-florida-school-shooting-suspect

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/24/
495337384/police-say-suspect-in-washington-state-mall-shooting-in-custody

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/27/
487606743/prosecutors-drop-all-remaining-charges-against-officers-in-freddie-grays-death

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/nyregion/
suspect-in-attempted-murder-case-escapes-police-custody-in-harlem.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/10/
405625788/2-suspects-in-custody-following-fatal-shooting-of-mississippi-officers

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/nyregion/
man-51-dies-in-the-custody-of-the-police.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/21/
264582955/one-killed-suspect-in-custody-in-purdue-university-shooting

 

 

 

 

custody > jail-booking screening form / booking sheet

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/23/us/
document-sandra-bland-jail-booking-screening-form.html

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/
2178306/wcj-booking-documents.pdf

 

 

 

 

be fingerprinted

 

 

 

 

be photographed

 

 

 

 

mug shot

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/
lens/50-years-after-mug-shots-portraits-of-mississippi-freedom-riders.html

 

 

 

 

booking photo

 

 

 

 

booking numbers

 

 

 

 

suspect > be taken into custody

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/us/
14-students-are-accused-in-los-angeles-sex-assaults.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/08/23/us/
ap-us-police-chief-killed.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/us/
felony-charges-for-2-girls-in-suicide-of-bullied-12-year-old-rebecca-sedwick.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/07/
sports/football/07taylor.html

 

 

 

 

 

suspect > die / death in custody

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/us/
politics/lynch-says-death-in-custody-highlights-fears-among-blacks.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/
opinion/charles-m-blow-some-questions-about-the-sandra-bland-case.html

 

 

 

 

be booked

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/06/21/us/
AP-US-Dennys-Shooting.html

 

 

 

 

custody

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/us/
supreme-court-says-police-can-take-dna-samples.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/09/09/us/
AP-US-Fighting-Men-Dead-Toddler.html

 

 

 

 

be taken into custody

and charged as an adult with murder

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-09-29-
principal-shot_x.htm

 

 

 

 

be detained

 

 

 

 

question

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-14-
iowa-shooting_x.htm

 

 

 

 

interrogation

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/
in-interrogations-teenagers-are-too-young-to-know-better/

 

 

 

 

police interrogator

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/
in-interrogations-teenagers-are-too-young-to-know-better/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

issue a warrant for X's arrest

on multiple counts of molestation

 

 

 

 

warrant

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2006-05-22-
supremecourt_x.htm

 

 

 

 

search warrant

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/secondsearchWarrantTexas.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/SearchWarrantTexas.pdf

 

 

 

 

murder warrant

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-20-
kidnap_x.htm

 

 

 

 

arrest warrant and criminal affidavit

http://news.findlaw.com/usatoday/docs/crim/tnwinkler32406wrnt.html

 

 

 

 

search warrant affidavit

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/10/23/us/
news-us-balloon-boy.html

 

 

 

 

affidavit of complaint

http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/crim/tnwinkler32406wrnt2.html

 

 

 

 

arrest affidavit

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/12/us/
12shoot.html

 

 

 

 

serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/08/23/us/
ap-us-police-chief-killed.html - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mug shot

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/us/waco-texas-
biker-shooting.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/us/
16loughner.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch: Body Camera Footage of Sterling Brown's Arrest        NYT        24 May 2018

 

 

 

 

Watch: Body Camera Footage of Sterling Brown's Arrest | NYT News        24 May 2018

 

Footage from an officer’s body camera

shows a confrontation between the N.B.A. player and the police,

who used a Taser on Mr. Brown during the arrest in January.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=qXbgTQfMNm4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arrest

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/23/
506721511/video-of-womans-arrest-in-texas-sparks-anger-and-internal-police-inquiry

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/23/
506735335/police-arrest-suspect-in-toddlers-road-rage-death-in-arkansas

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/24/
495337384/police-say-suspect-in-washington-state-mall-shooting-in-custody

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/18/
304320674/suspect-arrested-in-kansas-city-highway-shootings

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/29/nyregion/
woman-helped-firefighters-killer-get-ambush-guns-police-say.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/nyregion/
man-claims-he-strangled-etan-patz-police-say.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/us/
cars-set-on-fire-and-los-angeles-set-on-edge.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/us/
bullet-that-struck-the-white-house-is-found.html 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-19-
child-porn-arrests_x.htm

 

 

 

 

be arrested

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/23/
506735335/police-arrest-suspect-in-toddlers-road-rage-death-in-arkansas

 

 

 

 

arrest

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=qXbgTQfMNm4 - NYT - 24 May 2018

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/10/
557027903/utah-officer-fired-for-arrest-of-nurse-recorded-on-video

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/
508988891/texas-police-officer-suspended-for-10-days-over-womans-forceful-arrest

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/
opinion/where-secret-arrests-were-standard-procedure.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/23/
506721511/video-of-womans-arrest-in-texas-sparks-anger-and-internal-police-inquiry

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/25/
opinion/on-the-death-of-sandra-bland-and-our-vulnerable-bodies.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/24/us/
autopsy-of-sandra-bland-finds-injuries-consistent-with-suicide-prosecutor-says.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/23/us/
23blandlisty.html

 

 

 

 

USA > dashcam footage > arrest        UK

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/25/
opinion/on-the-death-of-sandra-bland-and-our-vulnerable-bodies.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/us/
sandra-blands-family-says-video-sheds-no-light-on-reason-for-her-arrest.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/
opinion/charles-m-blow-some-questions-about-the-sandra-bland-case.html

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/22/
425224947/sandra-bland-video-shows-an-argument-with-police-officer

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/21/
425105015/dashcam-video-of-sandra-blands-arrest-released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=121&v=yf8GR3OO9mU

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/21/
sandra-bland-dashcam-video-arrest-released

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bland arrest        July 2015

http://www.npr.org/tags/424911362/sandra-bland

 

 

 

 

arrest > legality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCYfQIgfCQw

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/22/
425224947/sandra-bland-video-shows-an-argument-with-police-officer

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/
opinion/charles-m-blow-some-questions-about-the-sandra-bland-case.html

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003815285/
what-was-legal-in-sandra-blands-arrest.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/20/us/
sandra-bland-arrest-death-videos-maps.html

 

 

 

 

make arrest

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/nyregion/
man-claims-he-strangled-etan-patz-police-say.html

 

 

 

 

be arrested / be nabbed

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-29-jeffs_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-04-arizona-investigation_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-22-terrorism-investigation_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-04-22-alaska-school_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/lacrosse/2006-04-18-
duke-arrests_x.htm

 

 

 

 

be arrested on murder charges

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/us/
bodies-of-7-babies-found-in-utah.html

 

 

 

 

be arrested on second-degree murder charges

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/07/
455099803/two-officers-arrested-in-lousiana-killing-of-6-year-old-boy

 

 

 

 

be arrested

and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/nyregion/
woman-is-held-in-death-of-man-pushed-onto-subway-tracks-in-queens.html

 

 

 

 

 be arrested (...)

and charged with first-degree assault

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/us/
suspect-arrested-in-shooting-of-2-officers-in-ferguson-police-say.html

 

 

 

 

be arrested on 23 felony counts

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-04-04-
homeland-official-arrest_x.htm

 

 

 

 

be arrested on a drunken-driving charge

 

 

 

 

be arrested on federal corruption charges

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/10illinois_release.pdf

 

 

 

 

arrest

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/01/
403629104/baltimore-protests-what-we-know-about-the-freddie-gray-arrest

 

 

 

 

arrest > standard criminal procedures

U.S. Constitution > Fifth Amendment right / Miranda rights

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/us/
miranda-rights-withheld-for-marathon-suspect-official-says.html

 

 

 

 

arrest > read him / her his / her miranda rights

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/29/nyregion/
drug-trafficking-charges-dropped-against-man-arrested-in-hoffman-case.html

 

 

 

 

Taser        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/05/
police-tasers-deaths-the-counted

 

 

 

 

police taser gun use

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/05/
465744837/court-gets-unusually-specific-on-police-taser-gun-use

 

 

 

 

Taser > light up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

incident report

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/20090722_gates_police_documents.pdf

 

 

 

 

book the suspects on suspicion

of two counts of first-degree murder

and 14 counts of attempted first-degree murder

 

 

 

 

be denied bail

 

 

 

 

be jailed

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-07-25-
sniper-shootings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

face preliminary charges

of murder, attempted murder and criminal recklessness

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-07-25-
sniper-shootings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

be suspected of or charged in crimes

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-07-25-
sniper-shootings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

confess

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/us/
tulsa-murder-suspects-have-bail-set-at-9-1-million.html

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-27-
snipers_x.htm

 

 

 

 

falsely confess to three murders

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/nyregion/
george-whitmore-jr-68-dies-falsely-confessed-to-2-murders-in-1964.html

 

 

 

 

confession

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/
2006-07-25-sniper-shootings_x.htm

 

 

 

 

fabricate / manufacture a confession

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/nyregion/
man-framed-by-new-york-detective-to-get-6-4-million-without-filing-suit.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/06/nyregion/
judge-to-hear-accusations-against-police-by-an-inmate.html

 

 

 

 

rogue detective

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/nyregion/
man-framed-by-new-york-detective-to-get-6-4-million-without-filing-suit.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Whitmore Jr.,

Falsely Confessed

to 3 Murders in 1964,

Dies at 68

 

October 15, 2012

The New York Times

By PAUL VITELLO

 

George Whitmore Jr., an eighth-grade dropout who confessed in 1964 to three New York murders that he did not commit, and whose case became instrumental in establishing historic legal reforms — including the Supreme Court’s 1966 “Miranda” ruling, which protects criminal suspects, and the partial repeal of capital punishment in New York State — died on Oct. 8 in a Wildwood, N.J., nursing home. He was 68.

The cause was a heart attack, his daughter Regina Whitmore said.

Mr. Whitmore was 19 in April 1964 when he was first picked up on a Brooklyn street, in Brownsville, for questioning about an attempted rape in the neighborhood the night before. A soft-spoken young man, he had grown up in a house in a junkyard that his father owned in Wildwood, N.J. He had tried hard in school but dropped out at 17, moved to Brooklyn and was waiting for a ride to work when the police pulled their car over and started asking him questions.

He would later tell interviewers that he had secretly been pleased at being asked for help in solving a crime, and at the prospect of having a good yarn to tell his friends.

But when his interrogation ended several days later, Mr. Whitmore had confessed to the attempted rape, and to the rape-murder a few weeks earlier of another woman in the neighborhood, Minnie Edmonds. He had also confessed to the double murder in Manhattan, on Aug. 28, 1963, of two women whose bodies were found bound and stabbed numerous times in the apartment they shared on East 88th Street.

Called “the Career Girl Murders” in newspaper headlines, the killings of Janice Wylie, 21, a researcher at Newsweek magazine, and Emily Hoffert, 23, a schoolteacher, had been the focus of an eight-month investigation.

Mr. Whitmore recanted his confession, and he consistently claimed afterward that the police had beaten him and that he had signed the confession without knowing what it was. He said he was innocent. And in the case of the Wylie-Hoffert slayings, he said, he could provide the names of a dozen people who saw him on that day and who would remember it, because it was the day of the civil rights march on Washington, when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. He and everybody else in Wildwood had watched it on television and talked about it incessantly, all day, he said.

In 1964, Mr. Whitmore was convicted by a Brooklyn jury on the charges of attempted rape. Though the verdict was overturned because jurors were found to have been reading newspaper accounts of the case, which referred to Mr. Whitmore as the “prime suspect” in the Career Girl Murders, he was tried a second time. He was convicted again, but the verdict was again thrown out, on different grounds.

By 1965, Manhattan prosecutors had evidence that Mr. Whitmore was wrongly accused in the Wylie-Hoffert murders. They had linked the brutal slayings to Richard Robles, a recently released prisoner who would later be convicted of the crime, and who remains in prison.

Still, while Mr. Whitmore now faced a second trial, in the murder of Ms. Edmonds, his indictment in the Wylie-Hoffert case remained in place. News accounts said that by refusing to dismiss the indictment, prosecutors hoped to deny Mr. Whitmore’s defense lawyers an argument: that the dismissal of the double-murder indictment proved it had been coerced, and that Mr. Whitmore’s confession to the Edmonds murder, elicited in the same long interrogation, had therefore been coerced, too.

Selwyn Raab, a reporter then for The New York World-Telegram and Sun, and later for The New York Times, had found a dozen witnesses who remembered seeing Mr. Whitmore in Wildwood on the day of the double murder. They had bumped into him in the homes of friends and relatives while watching Dr. King’s speech, Mr. Raab wrote in a front-page story in The World-Telegram.

“Whitmore’s case showed how fragile the whole system was, and still is,” Mr. Raab said in an interview on Sunday. “Even now, police use the same techniques to manipulate suspects into giving false confessions. And 90 percent of convictions are still based on confessions.”

The police and prosecutors at the time denied any misconduct. Legal reformers asked Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, a Republican, to appoint a panel to investigate, but he declined.

Yet Mr. Whitmore’s legal troubles were far from over. With the Manhattan district attorney still refusing to clear him entirely in the Wylie-Hoffert case, Mr. Whitmore went to trial for the murder of Minnie Edmonds, solely on the evidence of his “confession.”

In the debate in the New York State Legislature over a proposal to abolish the death penalty, Mr. Whitmore’s case became a warning cry against the killing of innocents. “In Whitmore’s case,” said Assemblyman Bertram L. Podell of Brooklyn, “we have learned to our shock and horror that a 61-page statement of completely detailed confession was manufactured and force-fed to this accused.”

Governor Rockefeller signed a bill in 1965 abolishing capital punishment, except in the killing of police officers. (The death penalty was reinstated in 1995, and declared unconstitutional in 2004.) The Supreme Court cited Mr. Whitmore’s case as “the most conspicuous example” of police coercion in the country when it issued its 1966 ruling establishing a set of protections for suspects, like the right to remain silent, in “Miranda v. Arizona.”

Mr. Whitmore was tried several times in the murder of Ms. Edmonds, with each trial ending in a hung jury.

As a result of the various cases in which he had become entangled, he was in and out of prison, for months and years at a time, until April 10, 1973, when the Brooklyn district attorney, Eugene Gold, dismissed the last case against him — a retrial of the attempted rape case — with new evidence exonerating Mr. Whitmore. On his release from custody that day, Mr. Whitmore said that what he felt was “just beyond expressing,” adding “I’m not bitter. I appreciate greatly what the D.A. did.”

His life after prison was marked by depression and alcoholism, said T. J. English, author of “The Savage City: Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge,” in which Mr. Whitmore’s life is chronicled.

Mr. Whitmore moved back to Wildwood, operated a commercial fishing boat for a time, and was later disabled in a boating accident. He was unemployed for long stretches.

Mr. Whitmore’s daughter Regina said he had children but never married.

Besides her, she said, his survivors include three other daughters, Aida, Sonya and Tonya, and two sons, George and James, all of whom have taken the name Whitmore, and more than 20 grandchildren.

“He told us about what happened to him,” she said. “But he said he never held it against anybody. He was always a very sweet man with us. He wanted us to grow up happy.”



This article has been revised

to reflect the following correction:

Correction: October 15, 2012

An earlier version of the headline with this article

incorrectly stated

the number of murders to which Mr. Whitmore confessed.

It was three, not two.

George Whitmore Jr., Falsely Confessed to 3 Murders in 1964, Dies at 68,
NYT,
15.10.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/nyregion/
george-whitmore-jr-68-dies-falsely-confessed-to-2-murders-in-1964.html

 

 

 

 

 

Coroner Identifies Man

Whose Head Was Found

in Hollywood Park

 

January 19, 2012

The New York Times

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner's officials on Friday identified a man whose dismembered head, hands and feet were found in a Hollywood park as a 66-year-old from Los Angeles, and police continued to hunt for his killer.

The victim's name is Hervey Medellin, coroner's Lt. David Smith said. Public directories show Medellin lived in a Hollywood apartment near the rugged, hillside park where his remains were found.

Investigators served a search warrant Thursday night on a Hollywood apartment in the area, but it wasn't immediately clear if it was Medellin's apartment.

"They did serve a search warrant last night. They are following clues, and the case is progressing. Guys are working around the clock to find out who did it and find the rest of the body," police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Friday.

He did not elaborate on why the warrant was served or what, if anything, detectives found.

"We don't want to give out too much information because the investigation is ongoing," Smith said.

Medellin's head was found Tuesday by a dog walker at Bronson Canyon Park, and police searchers discovered the hands and feet during a two-day search that ended Thursday. The park, a brushy, wooded expanse of rolling hills just below the Hollywood sign, reopened Friday.

Although police have concluded no other body parts were dumped in the park, visitors who find anything they believe are related to the victim's death should contact authorities, Smith said.

More than 120 police officers, firefighters and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies searched 7 acres of the park after the head was discovered in a plastic grocery bag. The hands and feet were found nearby.

Police have said they believe the victim was killed elsewhere and his remains dumped just inside the park, which attracts hundreds of hikers and dog walkers on most days.

Although rustic, it is located just a short distance from film studios and other Hollywood attractions.

Police believe the body parts were left there no more than a day or two before the head was found because they had barely decomposed and had not been attacked by coyotes that roam through the park at night.

Authorities don't believe the Los Angeles case is connected to a case in Tucson, Ariz., where police found a torso on Jan. 6. They say if the two were related, the remains would have been more badly decomposed.

Medellin's head was found after the dog walker let one of the animals she was shepherding through the park off its leash and it began playing with a plastic bag. When it shook the bag, the head fell out.

Smith said whoever dumped the head had gone to some effort to conceal it.

"If it had not been for the dog walker, we might never have found it," he said.

___

Associated Press writer Bob Christie in Phoenix

contributed to this report.

Coroner Identifies Man Whose Head Was Found in Hollywood Park,
NYT, 19.1.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/19/us/
AP-US-Human-Head-Found.html - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

Foul Play Unlikely in Student's Death

 

September 11, 2007

Filed at 1:20 a.m. ET

The New York Times

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- An autopsy done on the body of a student found dead in a canyon after an extensive search has turned up no evidence that her death was a homicide, police said Monday.

Results of the autopsy conducted Monday on Camille Cleverley's body were not immediately released, and the investigation was continuing, but Provo police Capt. Cliff Argyle said, ''Nothing we have found so far has pointed us toward foul play.''

The body of the 22-year-old Brigham Young University student was discovered by searchers at the base of a 200-foot cliff on Sunday, 10 days after she was last seen.

Utah County Sheriff James Tracy said it appeared she had made her way up a rocky talus slope halfway up Bridal Veil Falls, then followed a series of angled ledges to an outcrop, where she fell. Pine trees and heavy brush on the steep slope made her body difficult to see.

After her body was found, a campus candlelight vigil Sunday night was turned into a memorial service attended by more than 1,000 people. The city flew flags at half-staff Monday.

Cleverley, of Boise, Idaho, was last seen riding her bicycle in Provo on Aug. 30. Police got a break in the case Sept. 6, when two people heard about the search for Cleverley and admitted stealing a bike that resembled hers from a rack near Bridal Veil Falls.

Before the discovery, the possibility that Cleverley might have been abducted chilled some students in this college town 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.

    Foul Play Unlikely in Student's Death, NYT, 11.9.2007,
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Missing-Student.html

 

 

 

 

 

Uniformed Eyes and Ears

on the Front Lines

 

March 15, 2007

The New York Times

By JAMES BARRON

 

They form a kind of shadow police force, uniformed but unarmed and unpaid. Part community-minded volunteers and part would-be officers, they go on neighborhood patrols, help with crowd control at places like Yankee Stadium and serve as an official-looking eyes and ears.

The city’s 4,800 or so auxiliary police officers are never far from trouble, but usually, said John W. Hyland, the president of the Auxiliary Police Benevolent Association, trouble goes the other way when they come around.

“For the most part, you’re on routine patrol,” he said. “For the most part, the bad guys can’t tell the difference whether it’s an auxiliary cop or a regular cop. It’s one of the best crime deterrents that there is.”

So is the seven-pointed star that auxiliary officers wear. Few, other than sharp-eyed criminals, could tell that it is different from the shield that regular officers wear. And few would know that officially, anyway, auxiliary officers do not have the power that regular officers have: the power to make arrests.

“It’s a citizen’s arrest,” Mr. Hyland said. “You’re the eyes and the ears. You make the call.” Meaning, most of the time, an auxiliary officer reaches for his or her radio and calls for regular officers.

Until last night, six auxiliary officers had been killed in the line of duty in the half-century since the auxiliary police force was organized. Before the two deaths in Greenwich Village, the most recent was Milton Clarke, killed 14 years ago when he heard shots in the street outside his garage in the Bronx. Carrying his own licensed .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol, he confronted a suspect who opened fire and struck him six times. Mr. Clarke’s gun jammed after he pulled the trigger once.

Facing street crime was not the original mission of the auxiliary force, which was organized as a civil-defense group in the 1950s. Its mission reflected the nuclear paranoia of cold-war America: to direct crowds to subway stations and school basements that doubled as bomb shelters.

Auxiliary officers attend classes on topics like handling their nightsticks and giving Miranda warnings, even though they rarely make arrests. The Police Department requires that auxiliary officers be older than 17 and younger than 60, though those over 60 may apply for administrative duties. The department’s Web site also says that auxiliary officers must be United States citizens or have a valid visa or alien registration card, must live or work in the city, must be able to read and write English and must have a clean record.

“A lot of the younger guys are using it as a steppingstone to go into law enforcement,” Mr. Hyland said. “It gets them in the door. They see, do they really want to do this?”

Uniformed Eyes and Ears on the Front Lines,
NYT,

15.3.2007,
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/15/nyregion/15auxiliary.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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