Stories tagged: "001 CRIME and SAFETY"


FILE - Philadelphia police Officer Mark Dial, center, arrives at the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia, Sept. 19, 2023, with attorneys Brian McMonagle, left and Fortunato Perri, right, for a bail hearing. Lawyers for Dial, who shot and killed a driver, will press to have the murder charges lodged against him dismissed when the jailed officer appears in court, Tuesday, Sept. 26. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
Judge Dismisses Charges Against Philadelphia Police Officer in Fatal Traffic-Stop Shooting

Citing a lack of evidence, a judge dismissed all charges against Officer Mark Dial in the fatal shooting last month of Eddie Irizarry.

FILE - Shown is a Philadelphia police car with flashing lights in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police has filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 seeking to stop a city law banning officers from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses from going into effect saying the law illegally pre-empts existing state laws on traffic violations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Police: 9 Juveniles Who Escaped From a Berks County Detention Center Are in Custody

The teen boys, all between the ages of 15 and 17, escaped from Abraxas Academy in Morgantown late Sunday evening after creating a disturbance.

In this image from video provided by CBS NEWS Philadelphia, law enforcement officers pose for a group photo with Danelo Cavalcante after his capture in rural Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. The murderer who brazenly escaped from a Pennsylvania jail was captured in the woods by a team of tactical officers, bringing an end to an intensive search that terrified residents as the fugitive broke into homes for food, changed his appearance and stole a van and rifle during two weeks on the run. (CBS NEWS Philadelphia KYW-TV via AP)
Police Experts Say Group Photo With Cavalcante Was Inappropriate

Policing experts said the celebratory moment after the grueling 14-day search for the armed suspect was inappropriate and dehumanizing. A leader of the operation from the state police said he wasn't bothered by it.

Yoda, a search dog for Customs and Border Patrol, helped authorities capture escaped murderer Daniel Cavalcante in Chester County on Sept. 13, 2023. (Photo: US Customs and Border Patrol)
Meet Yoda, the Dog Who Helped Authorities Capture Daniel Cavalcante

A Belgian Malinois named Yoda helped police capture escaped murderer Daniel Cavalcante in Chester County on Wednesday.

Danelo Souza Cavalcante is taken into custody at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at Avondale Pa., on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. Cavalcante was captured Wednesday after eluding hundreds of searchers for two weeks.(Pennsylvania State Police via AP)
Escaped Murderer Danelo Cavalcante Arrested After 2 Weeks on the Run in Chester County

Authorities captured Cavalcante in the woods Wednesday morning, bringing relief to anxious residents who had endured sleepless nights as he hid in the woods, broke into homes, changed his appearance, and fled under gunfire with a rifle pilfered from a garage.

This photo provided by the Chester County, Pa., District Attorney's Office shows escaped prisoner Danelo Cavalcante. Cavalcante, who was recently convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, escaped Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, from a suburban Philadelphia prison and prosecutors say he is also wanted in his native Brazil in a separate slaying. (Chester County District Attorney's Office via AP)
Escaped Murderer Danelo Cavalcante Has Been Captured

State police announced Cavalcante's capture on social media around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, as the search entered its 14th day. A news conference announcing details is planned for 9:30 a.m.

Law enforcement officers gather as they search for escaped convict Danelo Cavalcante in Glenmoore, Pa., Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Police Defend Strategy in Manhunt for Danelo Cavalcante as They Pursue Him in South Coventry Township

Danelo Cavalcante escaped from Chester County Prison nearly two weeks ago. Authorities believe he is armed and likely still in South Coventry Township.