A district attorney in Oklahoma filed a felony gun charge on Monday against officer Cecil Duane Moss, a 12-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department, KFOR reports.
In his filing this week, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater states that, during a domestic dispute in April while Moss was off duty, the officer “willfully, knowingly, and without lawful cause, pointed a firearm” at two adult victims and a child “for the purpose of threatening and intimidating them.”
Kurt Ward, one of the adults toward whom Moss raised a gun, is boyfriend to Moss’ daughter and the father of Moss’ grandchildren. Upon returning home one day in early April, Ward discovered Moss already in the residence. Fearful of Moss, Ward “ran from the house” and “jumped into a vehicle driven by his mother and told her to leave,” according to the affidavit. Ward’s 13-month-old son was in the car at the time.
This is when Moss went outside in pursuit of Ward, pulled out his firearm, pointed it at the car, and “reportedly kicked the door and hit the vehicle with the gun.”
Paulette Henson, Ward’s mother and the driver of the vehicle Moss was aiming at, wonders, “Why would you point a gun at somebody driving a car that had your grandchild in it?”
Moss filed a police report first, alleging Ward’s pickup was driving toward him and the officer pointed his gun toward the oncoming vehicle to keep from getting run over, NewsOK reports. Moss’ April 6 attempt at securing a victim protective order “was dismissed.” But, “the same day, Ward filed one against Moss. The hearing is set for July.”
“He’s a dangerous man,” Ward says of Moss to KFOR. “I don’t think he needs to be a cop. I think he is a loose cannon.”
As of press time, Moss remains on paid, administrative leave.
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."