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Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault that took place over the past seven years. A woman told Tucson, Ariz., police that Steven Charles Holmes sexually assaulted her after the two met through a dating app. Holmes identified himself as a Border Patrol agent for the U.S. government's Customs and Border Protection. After checking into Holmes' past, the Tucson Police Department said, "The investigation uncovered multiple victims with similar reports occurring from January 2012 to January 2019." The 33-year-old Holmes was arrested on Tuesday and booked into Pima County Jail. The suspect has worked for the Border Patrol for seven years, according to the agency. He has been placed on administrative duties pending the results of the case, a spokesperson for CBP told Tucson ABC affiliate KGUN.


According to the medical examiner's office in Virginia, a 19-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound through her mouth while her hands were cuffed behind her back. It was ruled a suicide. read more


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Louisiana police officer charged in December with 40 counts of sexually abusing a dog was arrested again Friday and charged with 31 counts of possessing child pornography. Terry Yetman, 38, of Minden, was booked into the Bossier Parish Jail with a bond of $620,000, The Shreveport Times reported. According to jail records, Yetman remained jailed Tuesday morning. The details of the new charges have not been made public, but KTBS in Shreveport reported that Louisiana State Police troopers and members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Yetman at his home Friday. He had been out of jail on bond just two days when he was re-arrested. Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges against Yetman are possible, the news station reported.


Donald Trump has charged his own reelection campaign $1.3 million for rent, food, lodging and other expenses since taking office, according to a Forbes analysis of the latest campaign filings. And although outsiders have contributed more than $50 million to the campaign, the billionaire president hasn't handed over any of his own cash. The net effect: $1.3 million of donor money has turned into $1.3 million of Trump money. Trump moved from his campaign into his business. Since then, his campaign filed additional documentation showing that it spent another $180,000 at Trump-owned properties in the final three months of 2018. None of this seemed likely when Donald Trump first got into politics. "I don't need anybody's money," he announced on the day he launched his 2016 campaign, standing inside the marble atrium at Trump Tower. "I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyists. I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich."


After Eric Garner died during a confrontation with New York City police in 2014, one officer involved in the struggle says he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime. Officer Justin D'Amico testified Tuesday during the disciplinary trial of officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo is accused of placing Garner in a banned chokehold during the arrest. After he died, D'Amico said he filled out arrest papers that included a felony tax charge that would have required prosecutors to prove he'd sold 10,000 untaxed cigarettes. D'Amico acknowledged it was not the correct charge. D'Amico said Garner had fewer than 100 cigarettes on him when police tried to arrest him.


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