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Police in Smyrna, Tennessee are searching for a woman who is wanted for assaulting a police officer during a robbery.

Laquanashaneachia Leach is wanted for assaulting a police officer and a bystander after she was caught shoplifting at an Alta beauty supply store on Industrial Boulevard in Smyrna.

When police responded to a 911 call reporting a shoplifting in progress, Leach tried to leave the store.

She allegedly assaulted an officer and a passenger in a vehicle that was rammed by Leach fleeing in her car.

She was able to get away, but she will be charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, once count of an accident involving damage to a vehicle, and evading arrest by motor vehicle.

Anyone with information on Laquanashaneachia Leach's location is asked to call Smyrna PD Detective Allan Nabours at 615-267-5434.

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California's Prop 47 is being blamed for a sharp rise in shoplifting and home burglaries. A shocking video shows a team of females on a shoplifter spree at a Walgreens in San Francisco, a Democrat stronghold city.

The video shows two females wearing black hoodies and face masks, emptying store shelves and throwing makeup into black garbage bags as Walgreens employees look on helplessly.

The shoplifters flee when an employee calls 911 to report the robbery in progress. But critics of the law say calling 911 is a waste of time.

Even if cops caught them in the act, they can't arrest them if the stolen items are worth less than $950. That means criminals can each steal over $300,000 worth of goods annually in California.

Even the homeless are taking advantage of the lax law enforcement in California. They steal beer and anything else that it isn't locked up behind glass.

A single mom told Fox News that Prop 47 is a godsend for low-income women with children.

"If my babies need diapers or formula, who is going to get that for me? No one. I have to do it. They aren't out here arresting people for (shoplifting) and everyone knows it."

Twitter users expressed their anger and frustration at Democrats and liberal lawmakers who give thieves a license to steal without consequences.
 

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A routine shoplifting trip to a Family Dollar store ended with the termination of one of the Phoenix officers who responded to the scene.

Iesha Harper, 24, and Dravon Ames, 22, took their daughters - ages 1 and 4 - to the Family Dollar on May 27.

After leaving the store with items they didn't pay for, the couple complained that the police pulled their car over and pointed guns in their faces.

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The store employees had called the cops, saying they believed the family stole items from the store. A worker had observed the 4-year-old girl leaving the store with a doll.

Cell phone video shows the cops pointing guns at the family and ordering them out of their car. The video quickly went viral, and social media activists went nuts. The drama escalated because the family was Black and the cops were Caucasian.

On Tuesday, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said one of the cops, Officer Christopher Meyer, was notified of his termination.

A disciplinary review board had recommended he receive a 6-week suspension, but Williams, who is Black, said the punishment was "not sufficient to reverse the adverse effects on our department and our community."

"I expect more. You deserve more," she said, according to the NY Daily News. "Unlike other professions, we don't have a luxury of a do-over."

Harper, who was five months pregnant at the time of the incident, approved of Meyer's firing - although she said she had hoped both officers would lose their jobs.

"I think I might be able to get a good night's rest for once knowing that he's fired, and it won't happen to no one else," she said. "I think it's a step in the right direction."

The second officer seen in the video received a reprimand for using foul language.

The family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city.
 

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CBS46 News

Big box retail and grocery store chains are struggling to combat increasing shoplifting offenses in their stores.

One Atlanta grocery store has come up with a controversial solution for a decades long shoplifting problem: caged grocery store aisles.

Customers who enter the College Park Kroger in South Fulton, southwest of Atlanta, are confronted with a second set of doors and glass facade inside the store.

Customers argue that the glass enclosure is racist and makes them feel like caged animals. They worry that they will be trapped inside the enclosure with the criminals.

"I think it's kind of racist you definitely see that here on Old National," a mother of three told CBS46 News.

"You won't see that in Fayetteville or maybe Cobb County anywhere, doubt it," said the mother.

Others expressed their anger in social media posts featuring photos of the enclosure.

But some Atlantans agreed the security measure is necessary to prevent major grocery store chains from moving their stores out of high crime neighborhoods.

They see the cages as a short-term solution to a long-term problem. South Fulton residents who don't own cars would be forced to take public transportation to other neighborhoods to buy groceries.

The College Park Kroger store is the only one in the area with the controversial security installation.

CBS46 reporter Jamie Kennedy asked customers if they knew that shoplifting and theft were issues at the store. "Yes I have, I have, yeah, quite a bit," said a longtime Kroger shopper.

Other shoppers tell CBS46 that many people take things from shelves and use them in the bathroom without paying.

A South Fulton police officer who moonlights at the store said the College Park Kroger doesn't have more shoplifting incidents than other stores in the area.

In a statement to CBS46, a Kroger spokesperson was unapologetic:

"Thank you for reaching out to us. These changes are being implemented to help improve operational efficiencies, provide better inventory management and increase profitability. We take pride in keeping our shelves fully stocked with the items our customers want and need and we believe these changes, which are part of a pilot project, will help us do so."

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Yonkers Police

An off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested for shoplifting garments from a Macy's store in Yonkers, NY.

Sergeant Eva Pena, 37, was arrested after she allegedly stole six garments from the Macy's store. She was stopped by a female security guard after she left the store with the items in her purse.

The curvy, 5-foot-4 sergeant recently posed with police commissioner James O'Neill at a police event. She wore a tight skirt and sequined cutout top that struggled to contain her size DD cup bust.

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Yonkers Police

After her arrest, Pena was suspended from her beat patrolling the Housing Authority in the Bronx.

An internal report detailed how store security caught Pena removing tags from items and stuffing the clothing into her purse.

"A female identified as Sergeant Eva Pena was observed on store surveillance removing price tags from merchandise, which she then placed six clothing items into her purse and attempted to walk out of Macy's without making payment."

A female security officer followed Pena outside the store and searched her purse where she found the stolen items. Pena was immediately placed under arrest.

Some of the items were lingerie. Pena often posts photos of herself in lingerie and skimpy panties on her social media accounts.

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