Virginia Gang Articles

 A Sterling member of MS-13 recently pleaded guilty to arranging a mob assault with students from Dominion High School.

Jonatan Escobar-Escobar,18, pleaded guilty July 11 to a felony count of gang participation. He was arrested in February after police learned Escobar and other gang members arranged an altercation on social media that turned into a fight. Some of the gang members involved were students at Dominion, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s officials.

The sheriff’s office received information from Dominion’s student resource officer about a fight that took place off campus on Dec. 14, 2015, according to Kraig Troxell, public information officer for LCSO.

Police News

White nationalist groups sue Va. city, police

Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie

Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Organizers of last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, are suing the city and police officials over what they say…


Where cop cars double as ambulances

Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie

This story was reported in partnership with NBC Philadelphia, and was published by Slate.

By Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Ian Hirst-Hermans lay on the ground bleeding from a gunshot…


Corrections News

The T-kick

In this video tactical tip, CorrectionsOne Contributor Duane Wolfe examines an effective leg kick which officers can use against an offender who is attacking you.

Developing your ability to move offline

In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside Peter Hetrick, also of the Minnesota Kali Group — shares a number of drills you can teach your officer to help them get off the X. It takes many repetitions to… Continue

Mentoring and Mentorship

PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wylie talks with Dr. Matt Stiehm about the best ways to become a mentor and how to seek a mentor.

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