Cop of the Week
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (13)
The man ran from the cops, through traffic, to the edge of the bridge. He was out of control. He turned, grabbed a dark object from his waist, pointed it directly at an officer.
“Shoot me!” he cried. “Shoot me!”
Continue reading ‘Cop Does Not Shoot Unarmed Man’
by Paul Bass | Dec 22, 2017 1:05 pm
No single surveillance video led Detectives Mike DeFonzo and Jessica Stone to a serial bank robber. A series of video clips helped point the way.
Continue reading ‘They Followed The Video Crumbs’
by Paul Bass | Dec 1, 2017 1:24 pm
Alex had a story to tell about a guy who was bragging about how he “should have finished” what he “started.” Mike Torre couldn’t wait to hear it.
Continue reading ‘Fire Cop Smokes Out Arsonists’
by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Smoke was filling the apartment. The man inside seemed confused about what to do — until Sgt. Yessennia Agosto appeared at his door and declared: “Viste el fuego! Tenemos que salir ahora!”
Continue reading ‘“Fuego!” She Cried’
by Paul Bass | Nov 3, 2017 1:41 pm | Comments (5)
Officer Natalie Crosby was sitting in her parked cruiser at 3:45 a.m. writing a report on an arrest when a call came over the radio: Thieves had just stolen a black 2001 Mercedes Benz ML 430 and a 2016 Nissan Altima from a home on Russell Street.
Continue reading ‘As City Slept, She Shifted Into Gear’
by Paul Bass | Jun 30, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (8)
An already legendary 22-year-old stunt rider involved in controversial mass rides promised to keep doing wheelies and drifts and tire melts with his buddies on asphalt — but no longer on city streets.
Continue reading ‘Daredevil Comes To Terms With The Law’
by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2017 1:58 pm | Comments (3)
In the post-midnight darkness, five cops walked side by side down Osborn Avenue hunting for a clue, any clue, that could help them find the driver who had killed a motorcyclist and then fled.
Continue reading ‘A Surprise Awaited At Mickey D’s’
by Paul Bass | Dec 16, 2016 3:01 pm | Comments (5)
Officers Bleck Joseph and Marco Correa shot each other a slight nod. The nod meant: There may be a gun in the car. Time to bring out the occupants.
Continue reading ‘On The Beat, Black + Brown = Blue’
by Paul Bass | Dec 2, 2016 3:05 pm | Comments (4)
As usual, it was Jasmine Sanders who suggested an extra lap: Let’s check out that parking lot one last time before ending our shift, she said.
As usual, it was Eric Eisenhard who responded with a shrug: OK, he said. That sounds good.
Continue reading ‘Jazz & E Hit Paydirt’
by Paul Bass | Oct 23, 2016 10:49 am | Comments (8)
The time had come for Shayna Kendall to approach the Body Master, grab the handles, pull the cables, work her triceps. She left behind the other thoughts that had occupied her mind: Her investigation of a grandfather’s sexual assault of his 11-year-old granddaughter. Or her brother’s murder. Or her cousin’s murder.
Continue reading ‘Detective Builds Cases — And Muscles’