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  • Florida police arrest 277, including cops and doctors, in sex sting

    10/18/2017 10:29:43 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2017 | Fox News
    Florida police arrested 277 people -- including doctors, cops and pharmacists -- during a weeklong undercover sex sting operation. During the operation, undercover detectives and investigators from several law enforcement agencies posted false advertisements on websites, social media sites and phone apps posing as “prostitutes or to solicit sex workers." One of the men arrested, Judd said, was a sergeant at his office. Sgt. Luis Diaz, who had been on the force for 17 years, resigned after the sting, FOX13 reported.
  • Deputy accidentally shot himself in Onondaga County Justice Center (Syracuse, NY)

    10/17/2017 4:41:03 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 34 replies ^ | 10/17/17 | Samantha House
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A deputy accidentally shot himself Monday night inside an Onondaga County Justice Center locker room, deputies said. Deputy Justin Brannock, 28, was taking his personal firearm out of its holster at 10:28 p.m. when the gun fired, said Sgt. Jon Seeber, an Onondaga County Justice Center. Brannock was in the employee locker room in an unsecured section of the jail, he said. Seeber said Brannock was expected to be released from the hospital early this morning. Initial police scanner reports indicated a bullet grazed the deputy's leg.
  • Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut glaze for meth [tr]

    10/16/2017 7:15:22 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 60 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2017 | David HarrisDavid Harris
    Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut glaze for meth gets $37,500 from Orlando TThe City of Orlando paid $37,500 to a man to settle a lawsuit after police officers arrested him for what they thought was meth but was actually tiny flakes of glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Daniel Rushing sued the city after a field test incorrectly showed he had drugs and he was arrested and taken to jail.
  • NYPD cops’ DNA found on teen accusing them of rape

    10/12/2017 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Shawn Cohen, Emily Saul and Max Jaeger
    Genetic tests have confirmed that the DNA of two cops was found on the Brooklyn teen who accused them of handcuffing her and raping her in a police van, according to sources close to the investigation.
  • US police killings undercounted by half, study using Guardian data finds

    10/12/2017 10:45:41 AM PDT · by Maceman · 22 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/11/17 | Jamiles Lartey
    Over half of all police killings in 2015 were wrongly classified as not having been the result of interactions with officers, a new Harvard study based on Guardian data has found. The finding is just the latest to show government databases seriously undercounting the number of people killed by police. “Right now the data quality is bad and unacceptable,” said lead researcher Justin Feldman. “To effectively address the problem of law enforcement-related deaths, the public needs better data about who is being killed, where, and under what circumstances.” Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in...
  • Utah cop who dragged screaming nurse fired from police department

    10/11/2017 11:21:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10-11-2017 | Staff
    A Utah detective who was filmed handcuffing and dragging a nurse in July has been fired. Jeff Payne, a detective with the Salt Lake City Police Department, was fired Tuesday following an investigation, Chief Mike Brown said Tuesday. In a video filmed July 26, Payne, who was working as a part-time paramedic, asked University Hospital Nurse Alex Wubbels to draw blood from an unconscious patient, which she refused to do, citing company policy. The detective had support from his supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, who said Wubbels could be arrested if she didn't allow the blood draw. Payne eventually told Wubbels...
  • Utah police officer who dragged screaming nurse is fired

    10/10/2017 4:23:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Utah police officer who was filmed forcibly arresting a nurse who refused to let officers take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been fired, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. A Salt Lake City Police spokesman told the AP that police chief Mike Brown decided to fire the officer on Tuesday after an investigation into the incident. The officer, Detective Jeff Payne, was seen on film dragging a crying nurse out of the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City after she prevented law enforcement from taking blood from an unconscious patient. The nurse, Alex...
  • Anamosa police chief shoots self in foot after responding to man threatening another person with gun

    10/07/2017 4:27:40 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 10/7/2017 | Lee Hermiston
    Anamosa, Iowa — Anamosa Police Chief Bob Simonson was injured last month when his rifle accidentally discharged during a call for service. According to Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver, Simonson and a Jones County deputy responded to a 911 call at 2376 County Road E28 on Sept. 23. The caller reported a man was threatening another person with a gun. Graver said when authorities arrived on the scene, the suspect, 68-year-old Marvin Hunter, of Martell, was still on the scene. Hunter was taken into custody and now faces one count of first-degree burglary, a Class B felony. While the deputy...
  • Ga. sheriff indicted for sexual battery in high school drug search

    10/04/2017 4:38:27 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 17 replies
    WORTH COUNTY, Ga. - A south Georgia grand jury indicted Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby on Tuesday for sexual battery, false imprisonment and violation of oath of office after he ordered a school-wide search of hundreds of high school students. Deputies allegedly touched girls vaginas and breasts and groped boys in their groin area during the search at the Worth County High School April 14. Two of Hobby’s deputies were also indicted Tuesday in connection with the case. The controversial search drew national attention because of how the body search of students was conducted under the guise of a drug...
  • Body Cam Video Shows Moment Indiana Officer Shoots at Actor Filming Robbery Scene

    10/03/2017 5:41:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | October 3, 2017
    The incident happened last week in the town of Crawfordsville when police responded to a 911 call about a robbery at Backstep Brewery on North Green Street, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis. The caller told dispatchers that a man in a ski mask entered the bar with a gun. Sgt. Matt Schroeter arrived at the location and saw a man in a ski mask backing out the door. He appeared to be holding a weapon. The “robber” was actually actor Jim Duff, who was filming a scene for a movie. But Schroeter didn’t know that. “Drop the...

    09/27/2017 5:23:09 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 45 replies
    A Georgia father nearly loses custody of his two young kids because of a DUI arrest – but he didn’t have a drop to drink. Now, the single over-the-counter allergy pill that left a father fighting to save his family.
  • Bogus Stoned Driving Arrests Highlight Dubious Methods of 'Drug Recognition Experts'

    09/28/2017 3:18:17 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 38 replies
    The plaintiffs, who are represented by the ACLU of Georgia, were all stopped for briefly touching or crossing the line at the edge of their lanes—an offense that every driver on the road probably has committed at some point. They were all evaluated by Carroll, who deemed them stoned despite their protests to the contrary. They were all arrested for DUI and spent a night in jail. And in all three cases, as WXIA, the NBC station in Atlanta, revealed in an exposé last May, the DUI charges were eventually dropped after blood tests found no trace of marijuana—neither active...
  • Baltimore drops nearly 300 cases due to alleged misconduct

    09/27/2017 3:46:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2017 6:01 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Baltimore prosecutors say nearly 300 cases have been dropped due to four allegations of police misconduct, including three body camera videos appearing to show officers planting evidence or re-enacting searches, and a federal indictment of eight officers on racketeering and fraud charges. Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe said Wednesday that a total of 278 cases have so far been dismissed, including 109 in response to the indictment, and another 169 related to officers involved in the three videos. The indictment accuses eight officers of racketeering in a scheme that included illegally detaining and robbing Baltimore residents and fraudulently filing for...
  • Florida trooper strapped child to sex swing, used sex toys on victim

    09/27/2017 11:00:49 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 46 replies
    According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Corriveau sexually battered the female child in November and December of 2016. Authorities were alerted to the incident when a relative of Corriveau's said she was told by the child that he kissed and had sex with her using a sex swing and sex devices.
  • Texas police officer ordered to pay $6.3 million to family of man who died in his custody

    09/27/2017 8:30:38 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 43 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9-27-2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    A federal judge has ordered a former Texas police officer to pay $6.3 million to the family of an Iowa man who died in his custody. William Livezey Jr., 70, died from a heart attack he suffered after being handcuffed by Malakoff Police officer Ernesto Fierro on the side of Texas State Highway 31 in Malakoff on Dec. 11, 2013. Livezey was delivering reclaimed lumber from his business in Taintor, Iowa, to someone in Houston when Fierro stopped him, Fierro claimed Livezey had driven aggressively and repeatedly tried to run him off the road, however witnesses made the same claim...
  • Police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

    09/21/2017 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 113 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st September 2017 | BBC News
    A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting "he can't hear you", before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as police were investigating a hit and run. The shooting is being investigated by city homicide detectives to determine if it was legally justified. "In those situations, very volatile situations, you have a weapon out, you can get what they call tunnel vision," Cpt Mathews said, adding that Sanchez was...
  • Suspect crushes police cruiser with stolen bulldozer

    09/21/2017 9:07:13 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 18 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.19.17 | Editor
    Police in Kankakee, Ill., released footage of a suspect in a stolen bulldozer lead officers in a short foot pursuit after crushing one of the department’s vehicles.
  • Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

    09/20/2017 12:03:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies ^ | 9/20/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    A federal appeals court in Seattle ruled Tuesday that police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation,” the Associated Press reports. The unanimous ruling strikes down a lawsuit filed by a group of more than 120 Seattle officers in 2014 who claimed that the...
  • Cops Say Suing Them for Killing Man with Down Syndrome Over a Movie Ticket Sets ‘Bad Precedent’

    09/20/2017 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies ^ | September 19, 2017 | Matt Agorist
    A young man with Down syndrome was killed by three cops for wanting to watch a movie—cops claim that suing them sets a bad precedent. The three cops facing a wrongful-death suit in connection with the homicide of a young man with Down syndrome are claiming that they shouldn’t be sued because if the case goes forward, it could set a bad precedent. Apparently, holding police officers accountable for escalating unnecessary force to the point of killing a non-violent, unarmed man with Down syndrome could send a message to other officers that violence against those with disabilities is unwelcome. The...
  • Omaha Police sergeant retires after being accused of leaving his fecal matter out in the open

    09/19/2017 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 28 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | September 19, 2017 | Todd Cooper and Kevin Cole
    The head of the Omaha police unit in charge of bomb detonation has retired after fecal matter was found at the Omaha Public Safety Training Center. Omaha Police Sgt. Matthew Manhart, who oversaw the department’s bomb response unit, had been accused of depositing his own fecal matter where a manager at the training center would find it, according to three sources with knowledge of Manhart’s departure. Reports varied on exactly where it was left, but it was in the open and not in a toilet, the sources said. Manhart reportedly had continuing concerns over storage and care of the bomb...