Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,238
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: cop

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Widow of man shot in theater ‘for texting’ hits out at judge after ‘shooter’ released

    07/13/2014 10:21:09 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 260 replies
    UK DailyMail online ^ | 11 July 2014 | By ALEX GREIG and SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Bail was set at $150,000 for the release of Curtis Reeves, 71, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Chad Oulson, 43 Appeals court ruled that a district judge may have made an error by failing to set bail for Reeves Reeves shot and killed Oulson at a movie theater in January after a dispute over text messaging The former police captain must stay home, wear an ankle monitor, surrender his guns and avoid contact with victim's widow 'We are flooded, we are devastated,' said lawyer representing Nicole Oulson after news of Reeves' impending release
  • Former cop, camp leader charged with child porn possession

    07/05/2014 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Joseph Ruzich
    A 63-year-old Romeoville man who authorities say was a police officer and church camp leader was charged today with the distribution of child pornography. Miguel Luna, of the 500 block of North Frieh Drive, was charged with one count of dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. Bail was set at $500,000 this afternoon for Luna, who was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with anyone under 18. He also was ordered to surrender his passport.
  • ‘Cannibal Cop’ expected to be freed if conviction is overturned

    07/01/2014 3:17:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joe Tacopino
    In a stunning reversal, infamous Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle will likely have his conviction for a bizarre kidnapping conspiracy scheme overturned on Tuesday after a judge decided to revoke the guilty verdict in the flesh-eating fetish plot, a source said. The disgraced NYPD veteran, who was convicted of hatching a “heinous” plan to cook, kill, and eat several women — including his own wife — was facing life in prison for the crime. But Valle will likely have the major charge of conspiracy overturned and the sentence vacated with only a misdemeanor charge of using police computers to track down...
  • Trucker Pulls COP Over For Speeding and Talking On His Cellphone (Video)

    06/29/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-29-2014 | TRN
    Man bites dog! This one is an instant classic. Cop tries denying it at first... but ultimately gives in and admits. Make sure to watch until the comment at the end. WATCH:
  • Vermont woman shown on video cutting cop’s throat with knife acquitted of attempted murder

    06/03/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 06-03-2014 | Philip Caulfield
    A Vermont woman who sneaked up behind a police officer while under arrest and allegedly tried to slit his throat with a knife was found not guilty of attempted murder. Jennifer Berube, 40, was acquitted of attempted second-degree murder and a lesser charge of attempted aggravated assault on Friday by a jury in Rutland, a city in western Vermont about 60 miles south of Burlington. Surveillance footage from inside the station house showed Berube grabbing Nguyen by the neck with a 2-inch blade in her hand before getting overpowered by several other officers. Nguyen suffered a cut near his jugular...
  • Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired

    05/10/2014 4:20:01 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 112 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 05-10-2014 | The Associated Press
    HEARNE, Texas (AP) — Officials in a small Central Texas town voted Saturday to fire a police officer who shot and killed an armed 93-year-old woman during a confrontation at her home. The city council's unanimous vote to dismiss Officer Stephen Stem came after a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, KBTX-TV reported.
  • New York Won’t Name Street After Cop to Avoid Offending Muslims

    04/21/2014 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 04/21/2014 | by Daniel Greenfield
    --snip-- A plan to honor a Harlem cop killed by Nation of Islam radicals is drowning under a flood of racial tensions created more than four decades ago, but no one wants to throw it a lifeline — not even the NYPD’s new top cop. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is distancing himself from the controversial push to get the street in front of the 28th Precinct renamed in honor of Officer Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside a mosque run by Louis Farrakhan in 1972 — noting that the community should make the final decision.
  • Sheriff’s Deputy Hospitalized After Accidentally Shooting Himself In Leg

    04/19/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by gitmo · 23 replies
    CBS LA ^ | April 16, 2014 5:01 PM | N/A
    A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg when a large dog approached him at a Riverside home.
  • Ex NYPD Cop: We Used to Call Sharpton ‘The Fat Rat’

    04/09/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    free beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl told Sean Hannity Al Sharpton’s contention that he did not know he was an FBI informant in the 1980s is “a lot of baloney.” Sharpton fiercely maintained in a press conference earlier today that he was not a “rat” following revelations Sharpton attempted to buy cocaine from an undercover FBI agent. Dietl, speaking Tuesday evening on Fox News, revealed the NYPD had a special nickname for Sharpton after the current MSNBC host became an informant: BO DIETL: There was a lot of involvement with the music industry at that time that Al was involved in....
  • Riot Cop Violently Blindsides Girl On Street

    03/31/2014 3:49:33 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 185 replies
    A video uploaded by a Phoebe Landolt shows a riot cop assaulting a girl standing on the street. Police had been called in to quell a student riot in Arizona after the Wildcats lost their game to Wisconsin. The girl in the video did not appear to be rioting or causing a scene, but the officer can be clearly viewed charging her and knocking her over for apparently no reason.
  • Probe launched into fireman handcuffed during call (Louisiana)

    03/29/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WBRZ.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal's Office launched an investigation into the incident. It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses, a firefighter rendering aid during a medical call was asked to move his fire truck. The fire truck had flashing lights turned on and was parked on the side of the street. When he refused, a New Roads Police officer handcuffed and detained the fireman. (snip) Initially, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald...
  • 'I blew her head off... that was awesome!' Devastated family claims cop shot their beloved dog

    03/25/2014 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 86 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 25, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A police officer shot dead a beloved family dog and then called the killing 'awesome', the animal's family has claimed. Sarah Brown, from Ardmore, Oklahoma, said she is devastated after her beloved pit bull Cali was gunned down by officer Brice Woolley after it hopped over their garden fence last Wednesday. Other members of the community are now joining her as she calls for justice and demands the officer to be fired. Officers with the Ardmore Police Department said they had received several complaints about the dog acting aggressively and headed to the scene, arriving before animal control...[snip]...Brown, who did...
  • MY EMAIL TO THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF.

    03/14/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 14, 2014 | Dick Bachert
    Briefly, here's the story from the owner's neighbor. A Walton County Sheriff's deputy shot my friends dog last night while the dog was in his own yard. The officer said he shot him because "he had that look". This was one of the sweetest dogs ever...a big clumsy pup that would lick your face off. Yes he was a blue nose pit bull but he was a PUPPY who loves to play and chew stuff up! The dog actually belonged to Taylor, a 5 year old little girl...now COMPLETELY broken hearted, not to mention confused because a policeman, someone she...
  • Vet: Conn. Cop said 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in

    03/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/10/14 | Joe Newby
    John Cinque, a Navy veteran who told Connecticut lawmakers last year he would not comply with the state's new gun control law, told Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti that a Branford police officer said he couldn't "wait to get the order to kick your door in," Freedom Outpost reported Saturday, citing a YouTube video posted Friday. "I live in Branford, and his words straight out were 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,'" he told Visconti. Freedom Outpost's Tim Brown said Cinque provided the name of the officer in the incident, and posted a screenshot...
  • Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list

    03/08/2014 4:01:57 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    CALLTHE COPS.NET ^ | March 06,2014 | CALLTHE COPS.NET
    Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list Connecticut has been making news due to their hastily passed gun registration laws. According to some sources as few as 15% of gun owners have actually registered their firearms. News Blogs have been warning state officials are talking about mass confiscations of the unregistered firearms. Plans for these confiscations hit a snag when a legislative intern dared to ask a question. “Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?” asked the 21-year-old college senior. Reportedly multiple people...
  • Unbelievable: Cop who wrongly killed teen had history of blunders, was fired from last job as cop

    03/06/2014 4:58:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-6-2014 | Robby Soave
    The Euharlee, Georgia police officer who shot and killed a teenager because she wrongly thought he was holding a gun had made a similar mistake in the past, and was fired from her previous job as a police officer as part of long history of blunders and poor job performance. When 17-year-old Christopher Roupe answered the door at his home on the night of February 17, officer Beth Gatny opened fire on him. Gatny, who was there to serve a warrant on Roupe’s father, had thought the teenager was holding a gun. Lawyers for the Roupe family say the kid...
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Ex-Chesapeake cop guilty of shaking down prostitutes

    02/23/2014 6:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 21, 2014 | Scott Daugherty
    CHESAPEAKE A former police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to shaking down three prostitutes – stealing more than $3,000 in the process. Michael Mobley, 29, was convicted under a plea agreement of two counts of misdemeanor embezzlement. He faces up to two years in jail and $5,000 in fines when he’s sentenced June 2 in Circuit Court. “This is a sad day,” police Chief Kelvin Wright said outside the courtroom. “It’s painful to see one of our own went astray.” Mobley resigned Thursday before his hearing. He and his attorney, Hugh E. Black III, declined to comment. According to prosecutors, Mobley...
  • 'I can't believe I've been shot': Last words of man killed by retired police captain (truncated)

    01/14/2014 2:04:00 PM PST · by centurion316 · 289 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 43-year-old father was shot dead by a retired cop in a Florida cinema after a row about him texting his three-year-old daughter as they waited for the movie to start, witnesses said. Chad Oulson was shot in front of his wife and horrified movie-goers during an argument with 71-year-old Curtis Reeves. The victim's wife, Nicole, was injured in the shooting after holding her hands out to try to shield Mr Oulson during the confrontation at a movie theater near Tampa on Monday. After Reeves fired at his chest the victim was heard saying: 'I can't believe I got shot',...
  • “We don’t have time for this”: Cop allegedly kills NC teen who was already tased and restrained

    01/08/2014 7:37:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace and Bearing Arms, I missed this yesterday but it deserves some belated attention. The victim, Keith Vidal, was schizophrenic, weighed 90 pounds, had already been tased, and reportedly was being held down by two officers when the shooting happened. He was armed with a “tiny screwdriver,” according to his family.His dad claims that one cop said “we don’t have time for this” right before the kid was shot dead on the floor. According to the report, the first unit on scene was a Boiling Spring Lakes officer who arrived at 12:34 p.m. He was joined shortly after by...
  • Man Arrested For Trying to Pick Up His Kids From School (Cumberland County, Tennessee)

    11/19/2013 2:00:23 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19, 2013 | Youtube
    A father attempts to pick his children up from school by foot which triggers an explosive reaction from the overseeing officer who is enforcing a new car pick-up policy. Jim Howe, the father, is arrested for disorderly conduct for no clear reason and has filed a lawsuit. “I’m not raising my voice, I’m not confrontational, I want my kids,” Jim Howe said prior to the arrest. “You don’t need a reason as a parent to go get your children. They are our children,” says Howe.
  • Shocking moment woman shoved face-first into a concrete jail cell bench by cop (Warning: Graphic)

    10/12/2013 3:46:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10-10-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A woman is suing a police officer and the town of Skokie, Illinois, after she was seriously injured when a cop threw her into a jail cell face-first following a drunk driving arrest. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, claims in a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, that excessive force was used in the incident and that she needed reconstructive surgery to 'replace the bones that had been shattered' after being pushed into the cell on March 10. The video of the incident clearly shows the 47-year-old being roughly shoved into the cell by an officer, who was later identified as Michael Hart....
  • Off-duty cop fired gun at driver who irritated him

    10/07/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Robby Soave
    An off-duty federal officer who fired his gun at a car that cut him off has a history of aggressive behavior, according to news reports. Angel Echevarria, an officer with the Department of Homeland Security, was recently arrested and charged with aggressive assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle in Boca Raton, Fla. after opening fire on a red Toyota that had committed a traffic infraction. According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria claimed he was trying to shoot the tires of the Toyota to prevent it from fleeing the scene. But authorities concluded that too much time has elapsed between...
  • Off-duty cop fired gun at driver who irritated him

    10/07/2013 10:36:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Robby Soave
    An off-duty federal officer who fired his gun at a car that cut him off has a history of aggressive behavior, according to news reports. Angel Echevarria, an officer with the Department of Homeland Security, was recently arrested and charged with aggressive assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle in Boca Raton, Fla. after opening fire on a red Toyota that had committed a traffic infraction. According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria claimed he was trying to shoot the tires of the Toyota to prevent it from fleeing the scene. But authorities concluded that too much time has elapsed between...
  • Last Decent Cop (my title)

    08/23/2013 4:25:34 AM PDT · by Revelation 911 · 2 replies
    break.com ^ | 8/22/13 | unknown
    the mans success is his respect - its a two way street
  • Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub

    08/07/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 6, 2013
    Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub Published August 06, 2013 | Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff. As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage. Hundreds of people use the racks daily. Deputy Chief Robert Lenehan says the fake cop, along with video cameras and a new lock, has cut bike thefts by 67 percent.
  • Cop Shoots Kidnapper Holding Knife On 2-Year-Old

    07/03/2013 6:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Cop Shoots Kidnapper Holding Knife On 2-Year-Old Video at linky
  • Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job

    05/13/2013 7:09:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 81 replies
    PoliceOne.com ^ | 4/17/13 | Charles Remsberg
    Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job Before the call that changed Sergeant Timothy Gramins’ life forever, he typically carried 47 rounds of handgun ammunition on his person while on duty. Today, he carries 145, “every day, without fail.” He detailed the gunfight that caused the difference in a gripping presentation at the annual conference of the Assn. of SWAT Personnel-Wisconsin. .related-content-container span p {font-size: 13px; font-family: Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;} .h2_sidebars_article { background:none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent; border-color: #18347B; border-style:none none solid; border-width:medium medium 3px; color:#000000; font-size:15px; font-weight:700; margin-bottom:10px; margin-top:0; padding-bottom:1px; text-align:left; white-space: nowrap;} At the core...
  • ‘He loved us, and we loved him’

    04/19/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 8 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 19 April 2013 | Steve Bradt, MIT News Office
    MIT has identified the police officer killed in the line of duty on Thursday evening as Patrol Officer Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. Collier had served as a member of the MIT Police since Jan. 9, 2012, following service as a civilian employee with the Somerville Police Department. He was single and a native of Wilmington, Mass. “Sean was one of these guys who really looked at police work as a calling,” said MIT Police Chief John DiFava. “He was born to be a police officer.” Collier was shot Thursday evening following an altercation at the corner of...
  • Murder suspect shoots Miss. cop inside police HQ

    04/04/2013 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jeff Amy
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A murder suspect being interviewed at the Jackson, Miss., police headquarters shot a detective Thursday and those who came to investigate the gunfire found both men dead, authorities said. The suspect, who was not identified, was being questioned on the third floor of the building when the shooting happened, said Police Chief Rebecca Coleman. Police did not release any details on the sequence of what happened but scheduled a news conference for later Thursday night. The officer was identified as Eric Smith, a homicide detective. Jackson City Councilman Chokwe Lumumba was in police headquarters with the...
  • Cop shuts down highway to save small dog, becomes Web hero

    02/13/2013 8:58:57 PM PST · by Smittie · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/13/2013 | Mike Krumboltz
    Police officer Kyle Jones of La Porte, Texas, shut down a highway on a rainy day to help a small dog find its way home. Unbeknown to Officer Jones, a nearby motorist took a photo of the officer's kindhearted gesture. A short time later, the photo of Officer Jones attempting to wrangle the stubborn little pooch was at the top of the popular social network Reddit. KHOU 11 News has more details. Cujo, the dog, had escaped his home on Monday morning. One of his owners, Jeremy Zapalac, organized a search party in the neighborhood. But after an hour, it...
  • Flashback: Clinton Requests $60 Million to Put Cops in Schools

    12/22/2012 5:13:24 AM PST · by chrisnj · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/22/2012 | Chrisnj
    Today, the same elite media who no doubt send their own kids to private schools that employ armed security, just can't stop howling ridicule at the NRA's idea to give every student in America those same protections. Because the NRA's idea is so appealing, as I write this, the media's going overboard, mocking it as bizarre, crazy, and out of touch. This is how the media works to silence and vilify the opposition and to ensure that only their ideas control The Narrative. The media doesn't care about securing our schools; they only care about coming after our guns and...
  • French Right descends into farce with bitter battle to become Sarkozy's heir

    11/19/2012 12:02:48 AM PST · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 11/19/2012 | Henry Samuel
    A bitter election battle to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as new leader of France’s main centre-Right party, UMP, has gone down to the wire in a contest that could decide whether or not the group swings farther Right. Jean-Francois Cope, the party’s firebrand secretary-general, was more than 3,000 votes ahead of the moderate Francois Fillon, with some 155,000 ballots counted from the election among the party’s 300,000 members. With the outcome still unclear, the surprise of the night was the higher-than-expected score of Mr Copé, 48, who was expected to finish well behind Mr Fillon, 58. Last night members of the...
  • Former Sexy Single not looking so sexy after woman-punching video goes viral

    10/03/2012 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 10/02/2012 | STEPHANIE FARR, MORGAN ZALOT & JENICE ARMSTRONG
    AFTER AIDA GUZMAN was punched and bloodied by a Philadelphia cop at the end of Sunday's Puerto Rican Day Parade, video of the incident got hundreds of thousands of views on the Internet. Not all viewers could have known that the cop, Highway Patrol Lt. Jonathan D. Josey II, 40, is more than just a decorated police supervisor who moonlights as an actor. He's also a former Daily News Sexy Single. In the video, Josey appears to punch Guzman twice in the head so hard that she is knocked to the ground, behavior that is anything but sexy
  • Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog

    09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 128 replies
    WKBW (Buffalo) ^ | August 30, 2012 | John Borsa
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time. Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion. Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing. There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept. But...
  • Police shoot, kill dog while chasing suspect

    09/04/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Altariel · 47 replies
    KDVR (Denver) ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tammy Vigil
    THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton police officer shoots and kills a family’s dog he claims threatened him Sunday. But the dog’s family and neighbors dispute that. They say the American bulldog-mix never even left their front yard. Police were in the neighborhood chasing after a man wanted on a misdemeanor drug charge. The man, Phillip Armstrong-Bowen, was already under arrest when the officer shot the animal. “He was on my screen saver,” says Vivian Girone, of 8-year-old Scar. Girone like any proud grandma shows off photos of the dog–in the car, snuggling with dad and out-cold on the couch. “He...
  • Friends, neighbors rally behind owners of dog fatally shot by police officer in mid-Michigan

    09/14/2012 9:38:36 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | September 12, 2012 | Unknown
    ST. LOUIS, Mich. - Friends and neighbors in a mid-Michigan community are rallying behind owners of a golden retriever that was fatally shot by a police officer. The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports supporters gathered Tuesday at the home where the dog named Scout lived in St. Louis, about 50 miles north of Lansing. Mike Goetzinger says the officer had "no reason" to kill the dog owned by his brother Brian Goetzinger and his family. They're planning a protest and vigil Wednesday.
  • Drew Peterson, Swaggering Cop, Convicted of Murdering Third Wife

    09/06/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    NYP via AP ^ | September 6, 2012 | AP Staff
    JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson, the swaggering former suburban Chicago police officer who generated a media storm after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007, was convicted Thursday of murdering his third wife in a case based mainly on secondhand hearsay statements from the two women. Peterson, 58, sat stoically looking straight ahead and did not react as the verdict was read, but several of Savio's family members gasped before hugging each other as they cried quietly in the courtroom. Illinois has no death penalty, and Peterson now faces a maximum 60-year prison term when sentenced on Nov. 26. The...
  • Minneapolis cop charged in Andover bar fight; self-defense claimed; victim improves

    06/19/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-19-12 | Sarah Horner and David Hanners
    Vander Lee was sitting with his brother and wife on the patio of Tanners Station in Andover about 7 p.m. Saturday when Clifford punched him once in the head, authorities said. The 43-year-old fell to the ground and struck his head on the concrete patio. Clifford, executive officer of the Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT unit, then left the bar, authorities said. According to the criminal complaint, Clifford said he was with his wife and acquaintances when he heard Brian Vander Lee using offensive language at a nearby table. He said he asked Vander Lee to stop, which he reportedly did...
  • Widow of Atlanta cop who died during three-way sex is awarded $3 million

    06/12/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 11, 2012
    A jury in Gwinnett County, Ga., has awarded $3 million to the widow of an Atlanta police officer who died while having three-way sex, finding that his doctor was negligent in not properly diagnosing and treating his heart condition.
  • Watch out, Denver! Cop reinstated after 143 mph drunken joyride

    05/24/2012 4:00:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-23-2012 | Steven Nelson
    A troubled Denver police officer has been reinstated after a three-member panel of the city’s Civil Service Commission overturned his termination for driving 143 miles per hour while drunk. Derrick Saunders was arrested on June 17, 2010 for cruising 88 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. He had a .089 blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest. This wasn’t the officer’s first run-in with the law. Since he was hired by the police force in 2007, other felonious allegations against Saunders include brandishing a gun to scare McDonald’s employees into working faster. ABC 7 reports that...
  • Video portrays violent death of Kelly Thomas (beaten to death by police)

    05/07/2012 11:20:38 PM PDT · by heartwood · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Richard Winton
    On the ground and screaming that he was "sorry," a shirtless Kelly Thomas is shown being hit again and again with fists, a baton and finally the butt of a stun gun by Fullerton police officers in a dramatic video that was shown for the first time Monday in an Orange County courtroom. The grainy black and white video of Thomas' violent encounter with police outside a bus depot is the centerpiece of the prosecutions' case against two officers accused of escalating a standard police encounter with a homeless man into a fatal beating. At one point, Thomas — a...
  • DeKalb officer investigated after allegedly kicking pregnant woman in stomach

    05/15/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    WBSTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jodie Fleischer
    DECATUR, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned a DeKalb County police officer is under criminal investigation for allegedly kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach, then charging her with obstruction of a police officer. Records show the department never investigated the incident and five supervising officers signed off on the officer's actions. "I was upset because I couldn't believe an officer would kick me, with my child in my stomach," Raven Dozier told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer. Dozier was nearly nine months pregnant and helping to calm down her brother who was arguing with police. They used a...
  • Vallejo Family Demands Answers After Police Officer Kills Dog

    05/17/2012 10:50:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | 5/17/12
    A Vallejo police officer shot and killed Belle when he felt threatened during a routine house visit on May 16, 2012 VALLEJO (CBS SF) - A Vallejo family demands answers after a police officer shot and killed one of their dogs when he came to their house Wednesday to investigate an identity theft. Officer Chase Calhoun went to the family’s home near the corner of Kentucky and Trinity streets around noon Wednesday to take a statement. According to Vallejo Police, he heard two dogs growl, then saw them charge, as he opened the front gate of the home. Calhoun...
  • Public outrage builds over police officer who fatally shot dog (Austin, Texas)

    04/17/2012 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 108 replies
    KVUE.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | SHELTON GREEN
    AUSTIN – The fatal shooting of a pet dog by an Austin Police Department officer over the weekend is sparking outrage near and far. As of Monday evening, close to 22,000 people had hit the "Like" button on a Facebook page called “Justice for Cisco,” the name of Austinite Michael Paxton's dog, which was killed by an officer.
  • Lubbock (Texas) airport police officer arrested for soliciting prostitution

    04/09/2012 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 16 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 9 April 2012 | James Clark
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - KCBD NewsChannel 11 has confirmed that a Lubbock airport police officer was arrested Thursday, accused of soliciting prostitution and trespassing. A police report says Gary Dwane Fisher, 58, and a 44-year-old woman "knowingly agreed to engage in sexual conduct for a fee while on public school property." The woman was also arrested. The school property was the Lubbock ISD Administration Building, 1628 19th Street. The report also says that Fisher "knowingly solicited another in a public place to engage with him in sexual conduct for a fee." The City of Lubbock confirms that Fisher is not...
  • Marine's daughters held 13 hours after he was shot, attorney says

    03/07/2012 8:01:16 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 71 replies
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | 3/7/2012 | http://latimesblogs.latimes.com
    For 13 hours after they watched an Orange County sheriff’s deputy fatally shoot their father, the traumatized daughters of Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins were held for questioning and not allowed to join their mother The accusation is contained in a claim Dunn said he would file Wednesday with the county, giving notice that the Loggins family plans to file suit in Superior Court against the Sheriff’s Department and the deputy for wrongful death. An attorney representing Darren Sandberg, identified as the deputy who shot Loggins, declined comment. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens declined to comment on the facts of the...
  • Henderson police chief’s retirement adds final scandal ingredient: Money

    02/16/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | 2:11 p.m. | By J. Patrick Coolican (contact)
    The city of Henderson has done its darndest over the past week to erode the already depleted stores of public trust in government. First, we learn the city will pay a man $257,000 because he was in diabetic shock and driving erratically when he was pulled from his car by police at gunpoint, forcibly restrained on his stomach and then kicked in the head. We also learned the officer who did the kicking, Sgt. Brett Seekatz, kept his job and his rank. Next, as I reported last week, we learned that members of the City Council found out about the...
  • 'Cowboy cop' who planted crack under couple's car seat to boost arrest quotas escapes jail

    02/03/2012 3:56:51 AM PST · by rawhide · 69 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-3-12 | Hannah Roberts
    'Cowboy cop' who planted crack under couple's car seat to boost arrest quotas escapes jail after SOBBING in court. A veteran NYPD detective framed an innocent couple by planting crack in their car during a search. Arbeeny was convicted of ‘flaking,’ the practice of planting drugs on blameless people to reach their quota of felony collars and claim overtime, the New York Daily News reported. He was found guilty of putting a twist of crack under a car seat in Yvelisse DeLeon and Juan Figueroa’s car during a January 2007 bust in Coney Island, New York. The trial which ended...
  • POLICE OFFICER, TWO CITY EMPLOYEES PLACED ON LEAVE

    01/25/2012 9:13:30 PM PST · by karl_from_wylie · 3 replies
    Wylie News ^ | Karl_from_Wylie
    Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 news@wylienews.com The Wylie Police Department has placed Officer Jim Bunger and two civilian employees on paid administrative leave after allegations surfaced Monday that the three engaged in lewd behavior. According to a press release from the police department, police administration "immediately upon receiving the information, Wylie Police officials contacted the Texas Rangers and the Garland Police Department where the officer resides. " WPD is conducting an administrative investigation. "Any criminal investigation will be handled by the Garland Police Department," the press release said. The Wylie News received an email from someone called Black Hands Tuesday,...