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  • Judge orders Ohio village to pay back $3 million to lead-footed drivers

    02/13/2017 7:05:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Speed cameras became a cash cow for the small village of New Miami, Ohio. The town, with a population of about 2,200, collected over $3 million in revenue from heavy-footed motorists after it installed stand-alone speed cameras along one of its major throughways, US 127. The speed cameras in New Miami, which is less than one square mile, automatically fined motorists $95 if they drove faster than 50 miles per hour. It proved to be a lucrative venture for the village just 35 miles north of Cincinnati. Flush with cash, it raised its annual budget from roughly $1.5 million to...
  • Waco Day 639

    02/13/2017 5:53:01 PM PST · by Elderberry · 86 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 2/13/2017
    The various criminal and civil cases associated with the Waco Twin Peaks bloodbath 639 days ago remain fossilized and nobody – certainly not the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas – gives a damn. It has been a year, eight months and 28 days since the illegal, mass arrests. The ACLU’s stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” But the disillusioning truth is that the ACLU is just another meetup group for sanctimonious law school grads. And, for the...
  • Orlando Officer Who Mistook Doughnut Glaze for Drugs Disciplined

    02/11/2017 12:17:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 10, 2017
    Officials in Florida say an Orlando police officer who arrested a man after mistaking doughnut glaze for meth has been disciplined. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest. An internal affairs report released Thursday by the Orlando Police Department found no evidence she acted in bad faith. The report says the department never trained its officers to use the department-issued roadside drug tests. Daniel Rushing was arrested in December 2015 when Riggs-Hopkins spotted flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told...
  • Policeman is charged with rape after footage emerges showing a black youth.....

    02/06/2017 10:15:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Policeman is charged with rape after footage emerges showing a black youth being arrested by four officers and 'sexually assaulted with a truncheon' in a Paris suburb Rioting has broken out on a tinderbox French council estate after a policeman was accused of sexually assaulting a black youth worker with a truncheon. Amateur video posted online by the BFM news channel shows the 22-year-old, who has been identified as 'Theo' by protesters, being arrested last Thursday. Now one of four officers involved in the incident has been charged with rape on the so-called '3000 estate' in Aulnay-sous-Bois, in...
  • Body camera shows 'thieving idiot' deputy stealing money, Volusia County[FL] sheriff says

    02/01/2017 11:39:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | 1/30/2017 | Staff
    A central Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after body camera video apparently showed him taking money from a man's wallet while arresting him on suspicion of DUI. John Braman stepped down Monday after body cam video of the Aug. 1 incident clearly showed the deputy going through what appears to be a wallet and tossing something out. The wallet is put in an evidence pouch and a $100 bill is visible nearby. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood says they've had several complaints recently about Braman stealing money from the wallets of people he arrested. Chitwood calls Braman a "thieving idiot."
  • Sarasota deputy shoved pills down elderly victim’s throat; charged with attempted murder

    01/25/2017 2:44:10 PM PST · by alicewonders · 17 replies
    WFLA.com News Channel Eight ^ | January 23, 2017, 1:00 pm Updated: January 24, 2017, 9:56 am | WFLA Web Staff
    SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An 18-year veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on numerous charges, including attempted murder. Sheriff Knight said allegations that Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, was harassing a 79-year-old woman led to an investigation into the deputy’s actions. Sheriff Knight asserted Bybee took care of the elderly woman’s dog, visited her in the hospital and introduced her to his family – all in an effort to gain her trust. “His actions are a disgrace not only to this agency, but to the law enforcement profession,” said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight. The initial...
  • Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.

    01/14/2017 2:03:27 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief. “This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video. “I have evidence. . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.” It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.
  • FL: Stand Your Ground Immunity for Firefighter who Answered Door with Gun in Hand

    01/13/2017 5:21:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, Captain Nick Marian answered a knocking at his door, and the ringing of his door bell.  He lives in a rough part of town, and answered the door shotgun in hand.  Police say that they saw him pick up a shotgun from his couch and answer the door. Prosecutors contended that he pointed the shotgun at the police officers for "more than a second" and that he knew they were police. The defense was that he had the right to protect himself, his actions were reasonable and prudent, and he had immunity due to the...
  • Michigan man ticketed for warming car in driveway; police chief tells him to ‘drop dead’

    01/11/2017 3:59:12 AM PST · by southern rock · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Michigan man is outraged after he was ticketed for heating up his car in his own driveway and then told by the police chief to “drop dead” after he complained to local media. Taylor Trupiano, who posts on Facebook under the name Nick Taylor, posted a photo of the $128 ticket last week, which he found on his windshield after leaving his car running and unattended in his driveway in Roseville. “Let’s all take a moment to thank officer dips—t K. Keary for wasting the taxpayer’s money and giving me a ticket for warming up my car in my...
  • Houston-Area Man Says Deputies Mistook Cat Litter for Meth

    01/10/2017 11:13:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 10, 2017
    A Houston-area man says sheriff's deputies conducted faulty field tests on cat litter they found in his vehicle, which they believed was methamphetamine. Ross Lebeau was charged with possession of a controlled substance following the Dec. 5 traffic stop, but court documents show the case was dismissed last week because the material was not an illicit substance.
  • Man Sues Over Arrest After Cops Mistook Doughnut Glaze for Meth

    10/22/2016 4:46:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 21, 2016
    A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company. The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit's manufacturer. Rushing was arrested on drug charges last December when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he'd eaten, but two roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance....
  • Correctional Officer in West Virginia Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    01/05/2017 4:23:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wowk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Douglas Fritz
    MOUNT HOPE, WV - A man who was responsible for supervising juveniles at the Gene Spadaro Detention Center in Mount Hope is now facing felony charges. Stephen Basham, 37, of Scarbro was arrested on charges of Use of a Minor Child to Produce Obscene Matter, Criminal Invasion of Privacy and Possession of Child Erotica. Basham is a correctional officer at the Gene Spadaro Center. Deputies in Raleigh County began investigating the case on Dec. 31, 2016 when they received a tip about child pornography on a cell phone at home in Scarbro. Detectives said they found video of a minor...
  • First trial over 2015 biker shootout that killed 9 in Waco is set for April

    01/04/2017 6:49:30 PM PST · by Elderberry · 61 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 1/1/2017
    WACO — The first trial over a Central Texas gunfight involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine people dead, 20 others hurt and more than 150 bikers charged is now set for April, 23 months after the 2015 shootout. "In complex cases, it's not uncommon for the trial to occur 18 months to two years after the alleged incident occurred," 54th District Judge Matt Johnson, who will preside over some of the trials, told the Waco Tribune-Herald. "It's not like we had a shortage of cases before Twin Peaks came along," 19th District Judge Ralph Strother, who also will handle...
  • Ex-NJ cop facing Burger King bathroom sex assault charge wants out of jail

    01/04/2017 11:17:54 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Rob Jennings
    HAMPTON -- A former Newton police officer charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in a Burger King bathroom last month is making a second try at getting out of jail... ...Miller was on probation at the time of his arrest. He resigned from the Newton force in 2015 as part of a plea agreement after allegations he exposed himself to male motorists during traffic stops. As part of Miller's guilty plea to tampering with records, charges of lewdness and official misconduct were dismissed.
  • Mistrial declared in ex-Sheriff Lee Baca's corruption case

    12/22/2016 3:13:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    kabc.com ^ | 12/22/16 | kabc
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A mistrial was declared in the corruption trial of ex-Sheriff Lee Baca after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Baca, 74, was facing trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice for allegedly interfering with an FBI investigation into civil rights abuses and corruption in the Los Angeles County jails.
  • FOX 5 uncovers disturbing info about DC police Sergeant Jessica [Billy] Hawkins

    12/20/2016 8:04:16 AM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 37 replies
    www.fox5dc.com ^ | 12/9/16 | staff
    WASHINGTON - A D.C. police officer who rose to a pivotal role within the police department was suspended, but is now back on the streets after taking under-aged interns to a bar and even worse. She’s been recognized for paving the way for so many like her, in a police department that has strived to be progressive. The praise has been strong, but Fox 5 uncovered some disturbing information about Sergeant Jessica Hawkins.
  • Police Respond After Taking Blankets From Homeless

    12/16/2016 5:22:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | staff
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Police Department is defending officers who were caught on video taking blankets and tents from homeless people when temperatures dropped to below freezing overnight. The American Civil Liberties Union posted video on Facebook that shows Denver police officers confiscating blankets from people who were camped out in 20 degree weather. VIDEO ON LINK
  • Indiana town without a police department after every Bunker Hill officer quits

    12/14/2016 10:18:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    fox59.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | Alexis McAdams,
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An entire Indiana town has no police officers after every single one walked off the job. The officers blame the Bunker Hill Town Council for the situation. “We have had issues with the town board and there are some activities there where I felt like they were serving their own agenda,” said former Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison. Thomison served as town marshal for four years until Monday night when he and four other officers handed over resignation letters to the council, telling them they have had enough.
  • Police Officer Convicted Of Assault (Vermillion, Oh)

    12/13/2016 9:12:05 AM PST · by EBH · 15 replies
    WTAM ^ | 12/13/2016
    (Vermilion) -- A former Vermilion police officer is waking up in jail for an assault that was caught on his body camera. Aaron Bolton was sentenced yesterday to four months behind bars for roughing up a disorderly conduct suspect last year. Bolton was a decorated, 18-year veteran of the Vermilion Police Department before he resigned last week. Video here: http://wtam.iheart.com/articles/local-news-122520/police-officer-convicted-of-assault-15385482/#ixzz4SjsZHeQF
  • Unarmed Grandfather 73, shot 9 times by cops.

    12/13/2016 7:25:23 AM PST · by wyowolf · 121 replies
    An unarmed grandfather in the early stages of dementia was shot dead by police while he walked around the block near his home. Francisco Serna, 73, was hit nine times by gunfire from police in Bakersfield, California, answering a call about a man with a gun - but no weapon was recovered from the scene. He was stood in his neighbor's driveway at around 12.30am Monday morning when he was gunned down. His family said he took the late-night walks to tire himself out.
  • Jurors Hear Opening Statements in Corruption Trial of Former Sheriff Lee Baca

    12/08/2016 3:47:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    kfiam640.com ^ | 12/7/16 | kfi640
    Jurors in Downtown L.A. heard opening statements Wednesday in the corruption trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Federal prosecutor Brandon Fox began by telling jurors Baca abused his power and tried to sweep misconduct under the rug while serving as Sheriff. "Mr. Baca was the heartbeat of this conspiracy, the leader of this conspiracy, he was the driving force behind it," Fox said during a 40 minute presentation. Baca faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice in the first of two trials. He's accused of masterminding a scheme in 2011 to try to...
  • Police tie black man to chair and beat him until he loses vision in one eye [link only]

    12/08/2016 12:59:53 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    Independent U.K. [link only] | December 8, 2016 | Rachael Revesz
    Link only: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-frankie-taylor-eastpointe-michigan-blind-beaten-police-tied-chair-dui-alleged-a7463541.htmlVideo of beating (warning: graphic) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEkz_0NkowU
  • County settles suit over traffic stop by cross-commissioned officer ( NM )

    12/07/2016 9:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | Dec 1, 2016. | Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe County has agreed to pay $75,000 to a man who claims a Pojoaque Pueblo police officer assaulted him after a traffic stop seven years ago. Tribal Officer Glen Gutierrez was acting under authority of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office when he pulled over Jose Luis Loya of El Paso on a claim that the motorist was driving recklessly. The settlement, reached last month, is the final installment in a years long dispute over which government agency is legally responsible when officers from other jurisdictions who are cross-commissioned by the sheriff are sued. Santa Fe County since then...
  • In Key Decision, DC Court Upholds Fourth Amendment

    12/05/2016 6:08:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/5/16 | David Rosenthal
    The Fourth Amendment is still alive and well, thanks in part to a recent ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a Nov. 8 opinion, the court overruled a lower court decision and held that an Iraq War veteran, 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan, may pursue his claim for monetary damages against the District of Columbia and certain individual police officers after those officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by ransacking his house—twice.
  • Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge [NYPD]

    12/05/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 6:07 PM EST
    A man who authorities said shouted “go back to your country” at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer. Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York City native who joined the force after the Sept. 11 attacks, said she was off duty in her Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday when she encountered a man yelling and pushing her 16-year-old son. When she intervened, she said, the man referenced the Islamic State group and threatened to slit her throat. …
  • Transgender Officer Banned From Event She Helped Organize

    11/24/2016 1:00:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    A transgender police officer who helped organize San Diego’s Transgender Day of Awareness was turned away from the event when she tried to attend in her police uniform. ... Later, she attempted to attend the event herself but was asked to leave. She says she was told her uniform could upset others.
  • Seattle police chief would defy Trump administration’s efforts to deport immigrants

    11/16/2016 8:53:04 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | By Vernal Coleman
    Despite threats of reduced federal funding, a Seattle Police Department policy barring officers from cooperating with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants will not change, Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Tuesday. “As affirmed by Mayor Murray, the city of Seattle remains committed to values of equality, inclusion and openness,” O’Toole said. “So does the Seattle Police Department.” O’Toole’s announcement follows earlier statements from Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine signaling that they would defy President-elect Donald Trump on immigration policy, even if it results in cuts in federal funding. Since his election, Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on...
  • St. Paul Cop Kicks Man Bitten by K-9; Police Chief Issues Apology for Arrest

    11/10/2016 7:16:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 5, 2016 | MARA H. GOTTFRIED
    Frank Arnal Baker was simply a man returning to his St. Paul home after a day at work. Suddenly, he was surrounded by St. Paul police officers. A police dog bit his leg, holding on for 70 seconds and inflicting permanent injuries. Another officer delivered three kicks to the 53-year-old’s ribs, and he was hospitalized for two weeks with his lungs collapsed and ribs broken. Officers said Baker matched a report of a male with a gun in the area on the city’s East Side and, because they said he wasn’t complying with their orders, they feared he was armed....
  • St. Louis Mother Wants Answers After ‘Hideous’ Photo of Officer Posing With Her Dead Son Surfaces

    11/08/2016 2:10:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/04/2016 | cnn wire
    Weeks after Rahman’s death, a photo, appearing to depict the scene of her son’s death, was leaked. The date, Aug. 8, was the date of Rahman’s death. The reporter who obtained the photo, from television station KMOV in St. Louis, chose to blur the body in the photo as well as the face of the North County Police Cooperative officer, since no wrongdoing has been determined. He is wearing gloves, holding onto the arm of the body and giving a thumbs up. When asked if she could imagine any reasonable explanation for the officer’s pose in the photo, Staton said,...
  • First trial date set for Twin Peaks biker as mounds of discovery evidence roll in

    11/07/2016 4:02:53 PM PST · by Elderberry · 88 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/5/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    San Antonio attorney Tom Clarke is concerned that James Rosas will become a “lightning rod” as the first Twin Peaks biker to stand trial, but Clarke said his client didn’t do anything wrong and someone needs to draw a line in the sand. Almost 18 months after the shootout between rival biker groups left nine dead and two dozen injured, Rosas has become the first of 154 bikers indicted in the May 17, 2015, incident to receive a trial date. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court set Rosas’ trial on first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity...
  • Wig on car seat is mistaken for child in danger

    10/24/2016 8:05:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 24, 2016
    SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA - A bizarre case of mistaken identity when a Virginia woman's wig is thought to be a child left in her car. Jasmine Turner says she went out to the store on her work break when she got a call from police about an unresponsive child in her car. "By the time I get from the Wal-Mart back to my job, the police aren't there, but the window's busted out of my car and there's glass everywhere," says Turner. Except Turner doesn't have kids. Turner says she left her wig on a pile of blankets in the backseat...
  • Boston officers remain in critical condition (info on suspect)

    10/13/2016 7:13:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/16 | Laura Crimaldi and John Element
    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. (snip) The commissioner identified the suspect as Kirk Figueroa, 33. A Ford Crown Victoria with the name of a website, Elite Policing.org, was towed from the scene by police Thursday morning. (Note: Figeroa was killed.) On the website, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa describes himself as a former member of a US Army Reserves military police unit who works as a bounty hunter in California, is trained in...
  • White Officer’s Facebook Post After Pulling Over Black Man for Texting Goes Viral

    10/10/2016 7:49:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI,
    SNIP Garden City Lieutenant Tim McMillan writes he pulled over the man and, when he approached his vehicle, the man was visibly shaken and seemed terrified. The man asked McMillan what he wanted him to do. McMillan told the man he just didn’t want him to get hurt. The man asked if McMillan wanted him to exit the vehicle, and McMillan told him no and he didn’t want him to text and drive. He continued, saying he wanted his mother to “always have her baby boy.” He also told the man he wanted him to grow up and be somebody....
  • Bond set at $50K for mother who left daughter in patrol car

    10/06/2016 7:09:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | 10/6/16 | Margeret Baker
    HANCOCK COUNTY The former Long Beach police officer who left her daughter in a patrol car for four hours while she was “visiting” with her shift supervisor turned herself into Hancock County authorities Thursday on a manslaughter charge. Cassie Barker turned herself into Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at about 3 p.m. She was accompanied by attorney Donald Rafferty. Authorities issued a warrant for Barker Thursday on a manslaughter charge. Barker’s daughter, Cheyenn Hyer, was found dead in the patrol car on Friday Avenue at a residence on Standard-Dedeaux Road in Kiln. Barker was “visiting” with Long Beach officer Clark Ladner....
  • Arkansas Cops Arrest 79-Year Old Legislator for Recording Police

    10/03/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by MeganC · 76 replies
    PINAC ^ | October 3, 2016 | Ben Keller
    It was an apparent case of retaliation, but you’d have to see the video to believe it. “Give us a call; we’ll be there when you need our help,” joked Little Rock Arkansas cops Jason Roberts and Thomas Thompson. The two Arkansas cops who were so offended by a 79-year old legislator who championed people’s Constitutional right to record police in public that they arrested him for recording a traffic stop. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner immediaetly dropped the charges against Walker and wrote an apology for the arrest, which was caught on dash cam. The shocking dashcam footage...
  • Cop violently arrests a man for sitting on his own porch while body cam is on

    10/02/2016 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Mariner · 140 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 2nd, 2016 | By Joe Marusak
    <p>Greensboro, N.C. - A Greensboro police officer was stripped of his law enforcement credentials last week, after the release of police body camera footage that showed him violently arresting a man for sitting on his own porch.</p> <p>Police body cameras have been in the news in Charlotte, involving the fatal shooting by a police officer of Keith Lamont Scott.</p>
  • Winnsboro police chief among 10 arrested in Columbia prostitution sting

    10/01/2016 12:52:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 10-1-2016 | SARAH ELLIS
    COLUMBIA, SC The Winnsboro police chief was among 10 men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in Columbia on Friday. The Columbia Police Department arrested the men in a raid at a hotel in the Greystone Boulevard area. Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Chief Freddy Lorick Sr. was among those arrested. During the arrest, Lorick told officers he needed medical treatment, and he was taken to a local hospital, police said. He was still in the hospital on Saturday afternoon, police said. The men, ranging in age from 29 to 59 years old, are charged with soliciting for prostitution. No...
  • Sacramento police tried to run over man before shooting him, recordings reveal

    10/01/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | September 30th, 2016 | By Anita Chabria and Phillip Reese
    Two Sacramento police officers attempted to run over a mentally ill homeless man with their car less than 35 seconds before they shot and killed him, according to recordings released by police this month. One of the officers says “f--- this guy” in the frantic final minute before they shot Joseph Mann on Del Paso Boulevard. Moments later, the driver says, “I’m going to hit him.” “OK. Go for it. Go for it,” his partner responds. During that sequence, the officers gunned their vehicle toward Mann, backed up, turned and then drove toward him again, based on dashcam video released...
  • GBI: Jackson police officer terminated after lying about being shot

    09/25/2016 9:04:29 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 9/25/16 | Karyn Greet
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - A Jackson Police Department officer who allegedly lied about being shot by an unidentified suspect she described as a black male has been terminated from her position.
  • Police might not know where their guns are, and the law says that's OK[ 300+ Weapons lost ! ]

    09/25/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept 25,2016 | By TONY SAAVEDRA
    Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street. An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies. Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected...
  • Braintree (MA) Police chief retires amid evidence room scandal

    09/22/2016 8:51:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | 9/22/16 | Allen
    Braintree Police Chief Russell Jenkins will retire Oct. 7 as head of the troubled department, which has been rocked by revelations that guns, drugs, and cash vanished from the evidence room, according to an announcement from the town. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chief of the Braintree Police Department these last four years,” said Jenkins, in a letter to the mayor. The department has come under fire after an audit revealed that more than $400,000 in cash, between 60 and 70 guns, and thousands of drug samples, had gone missing from the evidence room....
  • The Truth About Cops

    09/23/2016 7:57:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    It's time for all the cop bashers out there to learn the truth about police work. The short explanation is that while forensics and science play a large part in modern criminal investigations, being a police officer itself is not a science. It's imperfect people doing their best to enforce imperfect laws, in an often times very difficult environment, and being forced to make split second, sometimes life and death decisions, most of the time with little if any information to base their decisions on. You want perfection, it only exists in the movies. Try 'Robocop', it's entertaining, but it's...
  • Police chief defends actions of officers; teen who was pepper sprayed, family speak out

    09/22/2016 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox5dc.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | staff
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Maryland police chief is defending the actions taken by his officers following an incident where a 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed by police, but the girl and her family tell a different story about what happened. Body camera video released by the Hagerstown Police Department shows the incident, which happened after the girl's bicycle allegedly hit a car. The girl faces charges of disorderly conduct, second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic device. The incident has prompted disagreement about whether the officers acted properly. Footage from two different officers' body cameras was...
  • Tulsa police shooting investigated by Justice Department

    09/20/2016 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | September 21, 2016 | Max Blau, Jason Morris and Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN)From different angles, the videos show the same scene. An unarmed black man walks on a Tulsa, Oklahoma, road with his hands in the air. Police officers follow closely behind him as he approaches his vehicle. He stands beside the car, then falls to the ground after one officer pulls the trigger. Now 40-year-old Terence Crutcher is dead. Crutcher's sister is demanding that prosecutors charge the officer who shot him. And the police videos of the incident are fueling criticism about the case. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the Friday night shooting. Crutcher's family says he was waiting...
  • Apology Issued After Officers Raid Wrong Home (SWAT in Clifton, Colorado)

    09/16/2016 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Denver CBS Local Channel 4 ^ | September 15, 2016 6:09 PM | CLIFTON, Colo. (CBS4)
    The incident happened on Tuesday at Coronado Court in the town of Clifton in Mesa County. Police said they thought they were targeting a methamphetamine operation and instead forcefully entered a couple’s condo with five children inside. Mesa County and Grand Junction SWAT members surrounded the condo and broke down the front door and destroyed windows as they breached the house.
  • Broward deputy accused of shoplifting at WalMart 7 times, once while in uniform, records show

    09/12/2016 9:11:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/9/2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Korenic, of Margate, was suspended without pay Tuesday. A Broward sheriff's deputy finds himself suspended without pay and facing a felony charge after being accused of shoplifting everyday household items from two WalMarts in Coral Springs, according to records obtained Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Surveillance video shows Deputy Dean Korenic, 46, shoplifting on seven occasions, investigators say. He was in uniform one of the times and drove away with his stolen goods in a marked patrol car three other times, records show. A 14-year veteran of the agency, Korenic was arrested Tuesday and spent a night in jail before...
  • Police force is planning to let Muslim officers wear full BURKAS

    09/09/2016 6:15:17 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/9/2016 | Abe Hawken
    One of the largest police force's in the UK is considering letting Muslim officers wear burkas in an attempt to boost diversity. West Midlands Police has said it will discuss letting the traditional Islamic dress - which covers the entirety of a woman's face and body - to become part of Muslim female officers' uniform. At a recent meeting, Chief Constable David Thompson, said he would consider employing staff who wear a burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.
  • Police Officer Comforts One-Month-Old Whose Parents Overdosed

    09/03/2016 3:40:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3,2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A touching photo of an Alabama police officer comforting a one-month-old after her parents overdosed on drugs is capturing the hearts of many on the Internet .Birmingham South Precinct police officers responded to the scene only to find the mother and father of four young children unresponsive because of an overdose of drugs, according to AL.com. Police found the 30-year-old father dead on the kitchen floor while the 35-year-old mother remained alive but unresponsive. Paramedics were able to give the mother a dose of Narcan, an opioid antidote, and took her to the hospital, where she remains in critical condition,...
  • Student Tries to Pay for Lunch With $2 Bill, School Calls the Police

    09/02/2016 8:44:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 174 replies
    via the Bull 101.7 ^ | 9/2/16 | via Lance Houston
    An eighth grader in Houston, TX tried to pay for lunch with a $2 bill. Danesiah Neal told ABC News, ”I went to the lunch line, and they said my $2 bill was fake. They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.” The officer told Danesiah she could be charged with a third-degree felony. After investigating the incident, police discovered that the bill was real. Just very old and rare.
  • Indiana man mistakenly shot by cop: 'Why did you shoot me?' (homeowner shot)

    08/27/2016 9:54:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2016 | AP
    An Indianapolis man who was mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery said Friday that he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old postal worker, said at a news conference that he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side early Tuesday awaiting police when he was shot, apparently just as officers were arriving.