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  • This hooker was used to bribe NYPD cops with group sex

    06/24/2016 2:32:39 PM PDT · by Callahan · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/16 | Shawn Cohen
    The hooker at the center of the NYPD corruption scandal has revealed to The Post how she engaged in mile-high group sex with two cops and three other men during a wild private-plane trip to Las Vegas. Gabi Grecko donned a skimpy flight attendant outfit to service now-disgraced NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant, since-fired Detective Michael Milici and the others while flying over the American heartland in February 2013, she claims.
  • U.S. citizen sues over border body cavity search

    06/15/2016 9:44:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 66 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A young U.S. citizen is suing the federal government after she said she was taken in handcuffs by border offices to a Nogales hospital for a body cavity search — which found nothing — and then billed for the procedure. Ashley Cervantes says in her lawsuit that she had crossed into Mexico on foot on a Saturday morning in October 2014 to have breakfast at a restaurant where she often eats. On returning, she presented border officials with her birth certificate and state identification card. Attorney Brian Marchetti said they accused the woman, 18 at the time, of...
  • Cops go to wrong home in GA and kill homeowner

    06/12/2016 1:54:15 PM PDT · by apoliticalone · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-10-16 | Jeff Martin AP
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by Sgt. Patrick D. Snook, the GBI said in a report. Snook is on paid leave, the standard protocol in...
  • Former Florida Officer Face Felony For Beating Handcuffed Woman

    06/11/2016 12:45:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 10, 2016
    A Florida sheriff's officer fired after his beating of a handcuffed woman was caught on video will not face felony charges in the case. The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Sheriff's officer Akinyemi Borisade faces one count of simple battery, a misdemeanor. Video shows Borisade hitting 31-year-old Mayra Martinez in the processing area of the county jail.
  • Homeowner Shot After Georgia Police Go to Wrong Home Dies

    06/10/2016 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jeff Martin
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by one of the officers, authorities said. He had grabbed the gun for protection, not knowing who might be outside...
  • Officials: Distracted CHP Officer Crashes, Kills NorCal Teen (Looking at Computer)

    06/09/2016 1:18:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jun 09, 2016
    Officials have identified a Northern California teen who was killed in a crash when a California Highway Patrol officer became distracted, possibly by his computer, investigators said Wednesday. Weston Sites, 15, of Willows, was a student at Willows High School and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. MORE: Teen remembered at candlelight vigil The CHP officer, identified only as a 49-year-old man from Willows, was driving his patrol vehicle just before 3:30 p.m. north on Interstate 5 coming up to a construction zone, south of the County Road 20 over-crossing in Orland, the...
  • Loss of Confidence in San Jose Fire Dept, Mayor and Police Chief

    06/08/2016 8:07:42 AM PDT · by milford421 · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/8/16 | Milford421
    " TITLE CODE OF ETHICS FOR OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF SAN JOSE PURPOSE AND SCOPE ... City employees and officials are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, honesty and conduct in all activities in order to inspire public confidence and trust in City employees."... "... "The citizens of San José expect and must receive the highest standard of ethics from all those in the public service. City officers and employees must be independent, impartial and responsible in the performance of their duties and accountable to the members of the public." ..." "POLICY Elected and...
  • San Jose Firefighters REFUSED TO HELP Pleading Teen Trump Supporter Fleeing Terror Mob

    06/07/2016 11:41:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 120 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A family friend of the teen Trump supporter wearing a red Trump for president t-shirt who was seen in video shown nationwide fleeing and being tackled by a terror mob of anti-Trump rioters told The Gateway Pundit that San Jose firefighters refused to help the terrorized teenage boy when he ran up to their firetruck. The source says the firefighters “rolled their window up when he asked for help at the fire truck.” Video taken by a bystander shows the fleeing teen approaching a firetruck and then being left in the street to the mob as the firetruck drove away....
  • San Jose police chief who allowed mob attacks on Trump supporters is affiliated with La Raza

    06/06/2016 9:46:30 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    San Jose, California disgraced itself last week, allowing rioters to attack people exiting a political rally for the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Now, thanks to Aleister of Gateway Pundit, we know that the police chief of that city, Eddie Garcia, who admitted that he instructed his officers not to intervene and arrest the attackers, is aligned with an extremist race-based group, La Raza (Spanish for “The Race”)
  • Woman Egged at Rally Asks for San Jose Mayor to Resign

    06/06/2016 9:32:05 PM PDT · by SteveH · 52 replies
    nbc bay area ^ | june 6, 2016 | Jennifer Gonzalez and Lisa Fernandez
    The woman who captured national attention Thursday night after she was egged at a Donald Trump rally – and then smiled about it – is asking for people to help oust the mayor of San Jose. Rachel Casey, identified by her Facebook posts, LinkedIn profile and by people who know her, posted one of at least two petitions to get Mayor Sam Liccardo to resign from his post. As of Monday, one petition, started by a man in Texas, had 3,600 supporters. Another petition, started by a man in Minnesota, also asks for the mayor’s resignation, and had more than...
  • Mayor Liccardo, San Jose Police Issue New Statements Regarding Violence at Donald Trump Rally

    06/06/2016 10:37:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    San Jose Inside ^ | June 3, 2016 | Josh Koehn, Managing Editor
    Perhaps realizing initial statements gave short shrift to the violent episodes outside of Donald Trump’s rally Thursday night at the San Jose Convention Center, both Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose police released additional comments Friday. SJPD initially limited its release of information regarding the violent clashes to noting an officer was assaulted and a “few” people were arrested. Liccardo commended police in his original statement, but seemed to have it both ways in blaming Trump and the people who participated in assaults taking place in the streets following the rally. In an email blast Friday morning, Liccardo came...
  • Complaints Pile Up Against Chicago Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Pastor

    06/04/2016 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 25, 2016 | CBS Chicago
    “It’s a sad situation,” Brown says. “She needs to be off of the street.” Within a year of Brown’s incident, two more serious cases were made against the officer. In one, an off-duty Morsi Murphy called 9-1-1 to report a man robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store when he was just buying snacks. “I see a knife,” Murphy told a 911 operator. But 7-Eleven surveillance footage shows there was no robbery and no knife. Murphy did not even seem clear on who she claimed robbed the store.
  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 21, 2016 | Mark Washburn
    On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage. It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong? In the next four hours, Mall says she was pinned to the ground by police, repeatedly accused of being drunk, frogmarched barefoot aboard a ferry in handcuffs, jailed in leg irons and...
  • [NYPD] Union chief to ‘hypocrite’ Bratton: Resign!

    05/15/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | 12:49pm | Tina Moore
    The head of the city’s sergeants union accused Police Commissioner Bill Bratton of hypocrisy Sunday and called for his resignation. “What I am seeing on a regular basis now in the NYPD lately is, it’s a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude, and this is coming directly from Commissioner Bratton,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show on AM 970. […] The union chief complained that everyone in the department was aware of ticket-fixing before that scandal broke and that it was part of the culture — but now that it has...
  • Mayor Emanuel Moves To Abolish Police Review Board

    05/13/2016 6:36:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel will abolish the city’s troubled Independent Police Review Authority. For months, the mayor has been criticized for how the city investigates excessive force allegations against Chicago police. In an op-ed piece that’s expected to appear in Sunday’s Sun-Times, the mayor says the city would replace the agency with a civilian agency that has more independence and more resources to do its work. “My goal is to bring safety to every community, through building trust in our police department,” Emanuel said.
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) — A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • Prince George's Co. officer indicted for alleged abuse of his girlfriend's 3-year-old child

    05/03/2016 6:33:57 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 2 replies
    Fox5dc.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Fox5dc.com staff
    Prince George's County Police Officer Francesco Marlett is accused of beating his girlfriend's 3-year-old child unconscious after the child supposedly made him angry. A Grand Jury returned an indictment against Marlett for second-degree child abuse Tuesday afternoon. “There is no excuse for Officer Marlett’s actions,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. “No matter what may have happened, striking a defenseless child and causing this type of injury is never acceptable.”
  • Cop Rescues Ducklings

    04/21/2016 4:29:10 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Eagle Police Officer Zach Helbach can add “ducking liberator” to his resume after improvising the rescue of 10 baby ducks that fell into a storm sewer Wednesday morning. Eagle Police got a call around 9 a.m. from a resident on S. Kestrel Place who heard a mother duck  squawking at the sewer and saw the babies were trapped. Helbach was able to reach down and fish out the first seven ducklings with a plastic container. Three others kept swimming, so Zach moved over to a manhole down the street, leaned down in, and fished out the rest. Mom seemed...
  • San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Accidentally Discharges 'Baby Glock' Inside Hall of Justice

    04/14/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 13, 2016
    A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy accidentally discharged a non-duty weapon, a "baby Glock," inside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday morning, apparently while trying to demonstrate the proper use of the weapon to a colleague. The round narrowly missed the fellow deputy, but no one was injured. San Francisco Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said the discharge occurred before court started and was under investigation. She was not able to provide details, pending the outcome of the probe. “An accidental discharge of a firearm is a very serious matter,” she said. “We are all very grateful that no one was...
  • Cop LOSES It on Truck Driver! Then THIS Happens!

    04/08/2016 10:37:49 AM PDT · by patlin · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 23, 2016 | ppsimmons
    No article, just video of an officer having a bad day & how a cool head and a dash cam can help an officer in need of compassion, turn his bad day into a good one!
  • Wild Police Chase (TR) (Los Angeles - Police do NOTHING)

    04/07/2016 6:14:51 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-7-2016 | Joseph Serna, Richard Winton
    Story at link Wild police pursuit in rain includes 'doughnuts' on the 101, hugs and a TMZ tour bus
  • 4 top NYC police officials transferred amid corruption probe

    04/07/2016 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 5:04 PM EDT | Colleen Long
    Four senior New York City police officials have been transferred amid a corruption probe into whether officers took free trips, meals and other perks, and Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday police and federal investigators will “follow the leads wherever they take us.” “The public has an expectation of a high degree of trust and integrity in its police department,” he said. “This is not a particularly good day for the department.” The corruption investigation by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau began in 2013, Bratton said in a statement. In early 2014 the FBI and Department of Justice became involved in...
  • (Baltimore) Police fire 56 shots, killing father and son

    04/07/2016 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    wfsb ^ | 04/04/2016
    BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ/CNN) - Some people want police to explain the fatal shooting of a father and son. Officers fired 56 shots at Kimani Johnson and Matthews Wood Jr., who police claimed may have planned a mass shooting. Their family said the police's story doesn't add up. "Boom, boom, boom, 56 shots, That's an overkill," said Mary Scott Harper, who has two children with Wood. She says the 43-year-old was in fear for his life because of an ongoing dispute when three officers spotted him and his 18-year-old son with two loaded guns in East Baltimore on Thursday. "He was...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Marion County Mother Charged With Neglect for Making Children Walk to School

    04/04/2016 9:33:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | April 1st, 2016 | Ben Benton
    A 32-year-old Marion County, Tenn., mother faces an April court date on child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her young daughters as she made them walk miles to school on Valley View Highway. The charges are linked to an investigation launched March 1 after Marion County sheriff's deputy Chris Ladd and another deputy responded to a call about the situation and spotted two girls with a dog "walking the fog line just south of Ketner Mill Road and a gold Cadillac parked on the shoulder, engine running, just north of Ketner Mill Road," Ladd's report states....
  • Fort Worth officer indicted in shooting of man holding barbecue fork

    03/29/2016 6:14:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 MARCH 2016 | JIM DOUGLAS
    FORT WORTH — A Tarrant County grand jury indicted a Fort Worth police officer Tuesday for shooting and wounding a man he thought could be an armed prowler. The shooting happened at 3:30 in the morning last June 23. Craig Adams, 55, came outside his elderly parents' home for some cool air. At the same time, Fort Worth Officer Courtney Johnson responded to a Priority One call of a prowler with a knife. The two met in Adams’ driveway on New York Avenue. Adams was holding what turned out to be a large barbeque fork.
  • Family's Dog Shot by Miami-Dade Police Officer

    03/07/2016 5:22:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Laura Rodriguez
    The incident happened at a home off of 18th Avenue and Northwest 122 Street, where the dog's owner lives with her son. She said she walked outside to see if the garbage had been picked up when suddenly she saw officers arrive in an unmarked police car. According to the family, the officers showed them a photo of someone who does not live at their home. They believe police were looking for someone who used to live there; they've only been living there for three months. The woman said when she saw the officers she alerted them about her dog....
  • Judge rules Steele should be released

    03/04/2016 4:44:10 PM PST · by gorush · 7 replies
    Channel 3000 (Madistan CBS affiliate) ^ | Mar 04 2016 02:45:11 PM CST | No byline
    Steele, who is a former Dane County sheriff's deputy, was tried in the deaths of his wife, Ashley Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol. His attorney argued that a neurological disorder -- Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS -- was the foundation of his not guilty defense. After the trial Steele was committed to the Mendota Mental Health Institute for treatment.
  • Montgomery police officer charged in death of Gregory Gunn (Alabama)

    03/02/2016 4:16:25 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 16 replies
    WSAF TV 12 Montgomery AL ^ | 3/2/2016 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police officer Aaron "A.C." Smith, 23, has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Gregory Gunn. Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey stated during a Wednesday afternoon news conference that "probable cause" was found in an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation to arrest Smith. Smith was booked in the Montgomery County Detention Facility with a $150,000 bond. "The State Bureau of Investigation has been working non-stop since Thursday, thoroughly investigating the shooting death of Gregory Gunn," Bailey said. "The District Attorney's Office has been in constant contact with SBI...
  • Controversial Body Camera Video Shows Bloody Arrest of Woman in Florida

    02/29/2016 11:36:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/29/2016
    The video showed the deputy attempting to put handcuffs on the woman as she struggles and moves away. Eventually, the woman is taken to the ground by the deputy and appears to strike her head on the pavement. As the woman attempts to get up, she is pushed back to the ground face first, the video showed. Blood can be seen on the ground as the woman again turns to face the deputy and sits up. ... "This entire incident could have been avoided had the suspect not stolen the product or had complied with the initial commands by the...
  • Boy 16 carrying a BROOMSTICK is shot four times in the chest and stomach by police in Salt Lake...

    A police officer shot a 16-year-old boy when he refused to drop the broomstick he was holding in Salt Lake City last night. The officer was responding to an unrelated call in the Utah capital at 8.15pm when his team spotted two teenagers arguing with a man, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Surrounding them, police allegedly told the boy to drop what he was holding - part of a broomstick. When he did not, 'shots were fired'. The boy was hit in the chest and the stomach.
  • Federal judge: 'You're not allowed to record cops'

    02/27/2016 1:29:27 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Feb 27,2016 | By Eder Campuzano
    A U.S. District judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the First Amendment does not guarantee the right to record police unless the video is meant to be used as evidence. Judge Mark Kearney made the ruling against Philadelphians Richard Fields and Amanda Geraci, whose cameras were confiscated by police while the two were recording the officers breaking up a house party. The Third Circuit judge ruled that unless police are recorded with the "stated purpose of being critical of the government," any such video isn't protected speech.
  • Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names.

    02/24/2016 6:05:00 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tom Jackman
    It started with a reporter's attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers' names secret. In a climate where the actions of police nationwide are being watched as never before, supporters say the bill is needed to keep officers safe from people who may harass or harm them. But the effort has drawn the attention of civil rights groups and others who say police should be moving toward more transparency --...
  • Two Dozen Guns Somehow Walked Out Of A DC Police Evidence Locker, Half To Be Used In Other Crimes

    02/20/2016 8:22:12 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Steve Birr and Josh Fatzick
    More than two dozen firearms that were supposed to be in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) somehow made their way back to the streets and were used in other crimes, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation appear to show. An internal memo from the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) reveals 24 guns police confiscated between 2005 and 2012 vanished from the MPD evidence locker and were later confiscated yet again in other crimes. One of the weapons reappeared in a murder, while several others were used to commit violent crimes
  • FL Police Tip: Don't Shoot Just Because you see a Gun

    02/19/2016 2:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy of wftv.com The indoctrination of police against the Second Amendment needs to be reversed.  It is costing lives and treasure.  It was not always so.  Under long standing precidents in American, and before that, English law, a person's home is their castle, which may be protected against intruders.  If a person may not use force to protect their home, they no longer really own it. In a recent case in Florida, police went to the wrong house on a domestic call at 1 in the morning.  From wftv.com: The man, who asked to not be identified, said...
  • Captain Higgins targets suspected gang members [AWESOME! DO NOT MISS VIDEO!]

    02/18/2016 8:25:48 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel Captain Higgins targets suspected gang members. If you have information on the suspects' location, call (337) 277-9667, (337) 400-9064 or (337) 277-3503. http://www.katc.com/story/31248189/acadiana-law-enforcement-unites-to-find-gremlins-gang
  • 2 LAPD officers charged with sexually assaulting 4 women while on duty

    02/17/2016 1:48:44 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://abc7.com/news ^ | 02/17/2016 | By ABC7.com staff
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, worked as partners for the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Both men are accused of sexually assaulting women in various locations, including their police vehicle, between December 2008 and March 2011.
  • NYC Cop Convicted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Akai Gurley

    02/12/2016 7:13:27 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/12/16 | Matt Ferner
    New York City police Officer Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black man in a darkened Brooklyn public housing project stairwell. Liang's single gunshot killed Akai Gurley, 28, who was walking down the stairs on Nov. 20, 2014. NYPD said after the jury's verdict that Liang had been fired from the department. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 14. Liang said he drew his pistol as he and his partner patrolled the darkened 8th floor stairwell of the Louis H. Pink Houses in...
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • Charges Dropped Against Heinz Field Officer Accused Of Assaulting Fan

    02/03/2016 9:11:36 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | 02/01/2016 | By Bob Allen
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) A Heinz Field police officer accused of assaulting a fan while making an arrest in November has been cleared of all charges. Police say Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was working a uniformed, off-duty secondary employment detail at a WPIAL football championship game at Heinz Field on Nov. 28, when he arrested a man for a number of charges, including public drunkenness and aggravated assault
  • Did LaVon have a legal obligation to stop for the police?

    02/03/2016 10:16:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 108 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/3/2015 | Jack Black
    Many years ago I was a passenger in a car driven by my brother. He cut off a car leaving a gas station, the car followed us about 1/2 a mile to our destination. The occupant got out, ran up ripped open the drivers door and pulled my brother (a smallish 16 year old at the time) out of the car bodily. Turned out the fellow driving was a LEO (Harbor Master) in an unmarked car. He was also not in uniform. Shortly there after a marked police car showed up, with uniformed police officers. The police wrote my brother...
  • Police officer to sue family of teenager he shot

    01/31/2016 8:29:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/31/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one of the more unusual (and disturbing) news items to pop up over the weekend. You probably recall the story of 19 year old Chicago resident Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by officer Robert Rialmo during a domestic disturbance call. LeGrier, who may have suffered from mental illness, came out of the residence with a baseball bat, ignored multiple orders to stand down and was shot. Unfortunately, one of the rounds fired by Rialmo was a "through and through" shot which passed through LeGrier and went on to strike and kill Bettie Jones, a neighbor. The...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • Widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz indicted

    01/28/2016 12:55:13 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Martinez
    <p>The widow of an Illinois police lieutenant who tried to portray his suicide as murder was indicted Wednesday on six counts accusing her of participating in her husband's stealing of charitable funds, authorities said.</p> <p>Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, is the wife of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who killed himself last year. Officials said her husband staged his suicide to appear he was killed in the line of duty while pursuing three suspects. The case prompted a massive manhunt for weeks until authorities unraveled the ruse.</p>
  • AR-15 Rifle, Ammo Go Missing After OC Deputy Places Case on Vehicle and Drives Off: Authorities

    01/27/2016 5:27:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 27, 2016, | by John A. Moreno and Chip Yost,
    Sheriff's officials in Orange County [California] on Wednesday were searching for an AR-15 patrol rifle that went missing after a deputy placed it on the trunk of his vehicle and drove away, authorities said. The deputy, assigned to the Aliso Viejo station, was preparing his equipment before his assigned shift began about 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the Orange County [California] Sheriff's Department. The rifle was described by officials as a black, semi-automatic, .223-caliber Colt AR-15 with a 20-inch barrel and serial No. A0091856. It was inside its black case with three loaded magazines when the deputy...
  • LAPD Officers Won’t Face Charges After Opening Fire on Delivery Women During Dorner Manhunt

    01/27/2016 5:19:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Tiems ^ | 01/27/2016 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather•
    ight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fire on Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery women thinking they were rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner in 2013 will not be criminally charged, the L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday. The officers opened fire in the predawn hours of Feb. 7, 2013, as Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were slowly cruising though a Torrance neighborhood in a pickup truck delivering papers. Law enforcement officers around the region were on edge during the massive manhunt for Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who sought vengeance against police officials he blamed for his firing....
  • Body camera shows man yelled 'I can't breathe' before death (yelled??; Oakland CA)

    01/27/2016 2:26:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 5:02 PM EST
    The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland. The Oakland Tribune reports Wednesday that Hernan Jaramillo also wailed that he couldn't breathe repeatedly before he died in 2013. [...] An autopsy found the cause of death to be multiple drug intoxication associated with physical exertion. ...
  • CT: Police ‘Gotta Cover Our Ass’ on Open Carry ~ VIDEO

    01/25/2016 6:25:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other.In a free society, there is always pressure to expand the power of the government to suppress freedom of speech.  Those in power, for the last 100 years, have been infringing on our right to bear arms, and claiming that those who support the Second Amendment are kooks, in an attempt to suppress our First Amendment rights. With the voice provided by the First Amendment and the Internet, brave activists have been rolling back those attacks on the First and Second Amendments, and have been winning important victories. Michael Picard...
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....