I'll update this post with new items as they come in. Please send in other news of interest. Also see my earlier post with news up to Nov. 2017.
New Details In Prichard Police Officer Arrest
(WKRG) November 17, 2017, Prichard, Alabama—Court documents obtained by News 5 reveal that Bryan Pearman is accused of abducting a woman with whom he had a dating relationship. The documents allege that on November 14th, Pearman abducted, threatened to kill, and struck the female victim in the face.... Read the full article here and an article here on previous criminal charges Pearman has faced.
Who Is Kevin Jansen Neal? California School Shooter Was Another Angry White Man With a Record of Violence Against Women
A.R.—Mass shootings often have a domestic abuse connection. In nearly two-thirds of such tragedies in the U.S., the shooter killed an intimate partner or family member, according to a study of 110 mass shootings from 2009 to 2014. The killer had a prior domestic violence charge in a fifth of the incidents, as I reported in Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence.
(Newsweek) November 15, 2017, Rancho Tehama Reserve, California—The gunman who killed four in a sprawling rampage Tuesday before being fatally shot by police was about to go on trial for stabbing and robbing women in his Northern California community.
Kevin Jansen Neal, 43, was charged with assault in January. Little is known about the incident, except that Neal was charged with assault for shooting at two female neighbors through a wooden fence while they were walking. Neal then "jumped the fence, confronted the women, stabbed one and took a cellphone from the other," Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen told Red Bluff Daily News. Authorities said one of the four individuals killed Tuesday was a female previously targeted by Neal in his neighborhood.... Read the full article here and another article here that reports Neal was the subject of a domestic violence call by police the day before the incident.
La Grange Police Station tragedy…Cop who shot lover, killed self had assaulted another female rank in training school – official
(Kaieteur News) November 9, 2017, La Grange, Guyana—Police Constable Clement Cockfield might still have been alive, and his lover, Police Constable Shanice Fraser, would not be battling for her life in a hospital, had Cockfield been kicked out of the Force while he was still a trainee, for assaulting a female rank.
That’s the claim that a senior police official made yesterday, as investigations continued into Tuesday night’s bizarre tragedy at La Grange Police Station.... Read the full article here.
Guyanese police officer commits suicide after injuring female cop
|Clement Cockfield and Shanice Fraser|
The police report that both constables were in a relationship.... Read the full article here and another article about the tragedy here.