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Officials release names of inmates killed in Tecumseh incident

3-5-17 Nebraska:

Police have released the names of two inmates who were killed during an incident at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.

TECUMSEH, Neb. — Police have released the names of two inmates who were killed during an incident at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.

Damon Fitzgerald, 39, and Michael Galindo, 31, died during the Thursday disturbance.

Fitzgerald was serving 310 to 470 years for two counts of first-degree sexual assault, robbery, burglary, five counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, two counts of assault by a confined person and assault on a peace officer.

Galindo was serving a 12 to 21 year sentence for robbery, second-degree forgery, and three misdemeanors of attempted possession of a controlled substance, sale of alcohol to a minor and driving under suspension.

“Any loss of life is tragic. The TSCI staff handled the situation extremely well, which limited the incident to a small number of participants and minimal damage,”said Director Scott R. Frakes. “The public’s safety was never compromised.”

Frakes sent an updated release on Friday:

SWAT standoff sparked by donut fight ends with deputy shot, sex offender dead & suspect arrested

3-15-17 Florida:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A SWAT standoff in unincorporated Pinellas County has ended with a deputy shot and a sex offender dead.

Pinellas County deputies responded to a home located in the 5100 block of 80 Way N. on Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Susan DiFabbio called police Wednesday morning after an argument with her son, 24-year-old Jeffrey Falsey.

"What triggered it this morning was Falsey wanted his mom to go get donuts and she wouldn't do that," said Gualtieri.

DiFabbio called police after a heated argument with Falsey because she refused to get him donuts

State Justice Department to probe Bend shooting death

12-31-16 Oregon:

END -- The Oregon Department of Justice is taking over the investigation of the Dec. 23 shooting by a police officer in downtown Bend.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Friday that her office will investigate the shooting death of Michael Jacques by an officer.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel asked Rosenblum to take the case due to a potential conflict of interest that recently developed.

Months ago, Hummel retained a Bend law firm to represent him in litigation related to injuries he sustained in a car crash.

On Thursday, the same law firm announced they're representing Jacques' family in litigation against the City of Bend for the shooting death.

Lawyers for Jacques family say he was unarmed and still belted in his vehicle when he was killed.

Police have said Jacques was resisting arrest when the shooting occurred. ..Source.. by AP

West End homicide victim sold marijuana, showed cash on social media, friend says


The roommate of Bryan K. Garcia, 35, who died Monday, said he and others warned Garcia not to show off his money. 'If you have $20,000, why are you showing people?'

SCARBOROUGH — Bryan K. Garcia, 35, the Scarborough man who died Monday in Portland’s West End, sold marijuana for a living and was known to flash large amounts of cash, his roommate said.

Tommy D. Adorno Jr., 24, said he had lived with Garcia for about two years at Adorno’s house on Holmes Road. In that time, Garcia bought and sold marijuana, first as a side business and later as his main source of income after an injury forced him to leave his job at a remodeling company.

Garcia would buy a pound or more of the drug and resell it in smaller units, Adorno said. He dealt only in cash, so Garcia often had $10,000 or $20,000 – and wasn’t shy about showing it off.

In social media posts to his friends, Garcia, who went by Cage, would post photos of himself with the drug proceeds, Adorno said.

Prison denies liability for murder of inmate

Followup story on Micah Boland's death.

3-8-17 Maine:

Warren — The state is claiming immunity for prison officials being sued by the brother of a Maine State Prison inmate who died after being beaten and stabbed 87 times by another prisoner with a known history of violence.

The state filed its response Jan. 26 to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor by Caleb Boland of Jefferson who was the brother of Micah Boland who was murdered Feb. 28, 2014, at the state prison in Warren.

The lawsuit was initially filed in February 2016. Caleb Boland is also the personal representative of Micah Boland's estate. Named as defendants in the civil suit are Warden Rodney Bouffard, Deputy Warden Michael Tausek, and Unit Manager Antonio Mendez.

Micah Boland died Feb. 28, 2014, at the age of 37 in his cell at the Warren prison after fellow inmate Richard A. Stahursky entered the cell, tied him up, beat him — breaking bones and knocking out teeth — and then stabbed him 87 times with a homemade knife.