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  • Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo (Riot watch)

    05/23/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | May 23 2015 | JEN STEER AND DARCIE LORENO,
    Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Closing arguments in the month-long trial were presented on May 5 and Judge O’Donnell was left to deliberate. If convicted, Brelo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. On Nov. 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted 22 minutes, and involved more than...
  • MAN FLIPS OFF COP = gets PEPPER SPRAYED in return [Video]

    05/22/2015 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Dude flipped cop off to test his 1st amendment rights to freedom of expression = not a good idea Saratoga Springs police released the camera they had confiscated on Saturday, showing officer Nathan Baker pepper spraying a man sitting in his car before grabbing the man’s arm and twisting it out the window. Officer Baker claimed he was arresting Adam Rupeka for disorderly conduct. Rupeka had flipped him off while driving past him. And while the New York statute for disorderly conduct includes a line about making an “obscene gesture,” the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses New...
  • Waco Brawl: Busted Bikers Include Retired San Antonio Detective

    05/21/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tracy Connor
    The 170 bikers rounded up after a deadly battle in Texas this week included a retired police detective who traded in his badge for a Bandidos supporter patch. The San Antonio Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Martin Lewis was on the force for 32 years before retiring in 2004. It provided no further details about his service record. Lewis, 62, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and held on $1 million bond...
  • Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease

    05/21/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 22 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 19, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.”— Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member of the military Only now—after the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense have passed off billions of dollars worth of military equipment...
  • Texas biker shootout expected to shed light on Ontario slaughter

    05/21/2015 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 25 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Wed May 20 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Faced with the choice between a potential death penalty and freedom, some Texas members of the Bandidos biker club charged in last weekend’s deadly shootout can be expected to start talking with investigators, police say. And that could shed fresh light on the role top American bikers may have played in the slaughter of eight Toronto-area bikers in 2006. “A lot of these guys are going to roll (co-operate with police),” said Steve Cook, a Kansas City, Mo.-area police detective with the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Investigators Assn., who has worked undercover against a gang affiliated to the Bandidos. The Texas...
  • Qualified Immunity Defense Rejected, Officer To Stand Trial For Illegal Arrest Of Gun Owner

    05/20/2015 11:00:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 20, 2015 | George Leef
    If you’re out in public, minding your own business and breaking no law, you shouldn’t have to fear being arrested, handcuffed, and tossed into a squad car. But if you are so treated, can you sue the officer for damages? That is the substance of an Ohio case recently decided by the Sixth Circuit, where a man had been arrested for legally carrying a gun. The court’s ruling in favor of the plaintiff is good news not just for gun owners, but all other Americans who might now be spared arrest, humiliation, or worse. Here’s what happened. Shawn Northrup and...
  • Florida Cop Hit With Felony After Being Caught on Camera Stealing Gas

    05/19/2015 5:02:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    MIAMI — Miami-Dade Police Employee Officer Emil Lugo has been charged with felony fraud for stealing the county fuel. He hs allegedly been stealing the gas for months. He was arrested after undercover cameras caught him in the act. (Video below) A statement released by the State Attorney’s Office reads in part, “This investigation arose from concerns that Sergeant Lugo was improperly using his Miami-Dade County access during the period from January 2015 through March 2015. Not only was Sergeant Lugo fueling his vehicle at a fuel station rarely used by police officers, (the 7900 SW 107 Avenue site was...
  • New York District Court Denies Immunity To NYPD Officers Who Arrested A Citizen For Filming Them

    05/18/2015 4:40:42 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Techdirt ^ | May 15th 2015 | Tim Cushing
    Some NYPD officers have continued to cling to the belief that citizens aren't allowed to film them, despite plenty of documentation otherwise. A letter issued to the Baltimore PD, but that CC'd law enforcement in general noted that "the justification for [filming police] is firmly rooted in longstanding First Amendment principles." (The footnote appended to this added: "There is no binding precedence to the contrary.") The NYPD's own Patrol Guide states this: “[T]aking photographs, videotapes or tape recordings” do not constitute probable cause for arrest or detention so long as the activity does not jeopardize the safety of officers or...
  • In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

    05/17/2015 7:25:09 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 49 replies ^ | May 06, 2015 | John Whitehead
    Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) “In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, “people have a say in how they are policed.” Unfortunately, if you can be kicked, punched, tasered, shot, intimidated, harassed, stripped, searched, brutalized, terrorized, wrongfully arrested, and even killed by a police officer, and that officer is never held accountable for violating your rights and his oath of office to serve and protect, never forced to make amends, never told that what he did was wrong, and...
  • video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody

    05/17/2015 10:24:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    KFOX14 exclusive: video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Erika Castillo More Sharing Services 5K EL PASO, Texas - An active-duty Fort Bliss soldier self-reported for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail in 2012 but died before he saw the light of day or his family again. In July 2012, KFOX14 anchor Erika Castillo reported on the story of the mysterious circumstances surrounded the death of Sgt. James Brown while he was in jail. KFOX14 fought all the way to the Texas...
  • CHP Officer Pulls Over Funeral Procession on the 10 Freeway for Traveling Too Slow [CA]

    05/16/2015 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies ^ | May 15, 2015 | KENNEDY RYAN AND KAREEN WYNTER
    Cellphone video captured an emotional dispute on the side of the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area last Friday between members of a funeral procession and a California Highway Patrol Officer who pulled them over. A uniformed traffic escort was leading a procession of about 100 cars to Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills to bury family matriarch Sandra Louise Behn-Capel when they were stopped for traveling too slow on the freeway, according to Humphrey’s daughter Rachel Behn-Humphrey.
  • Minneapolis cop is under investigation by federal authorities

    05/15/2015 6:14:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies ^ | 5/15/15 | Matt McKinney
    Federal authorities are investigating a Minneapolis police officer who has been the target of two brutality lawsuits that have cost the city $410,000. The investigation focuses on Michael Griffin, a patrol officer in north Minneapolis, who joined the police force in 2007. Griffin has been the subject of 22 police internal affairs investigations, a total that may include both public complaints and internal department issues. Most of the claims against him were not upheld. The U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. However, a number of sources told the Star Tribune that the FBI has been making inquiries that include questions...
  • Questions About A Death

    05/14/2015 6:01:18 PM PDT · by jespasinthru · 12 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 5/14/2015 | jespasinthru
    "Resisting Arrest Without Violence" is what cops charge you with when you haven't committed a crime, but they want you in jail anyway. It is a powerful intimidation tool.
  • ...Call for Investigation After Man Is Pepper-Sprayed by Police While Charging Electric Car...

    05/14/2015 8:37:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Christina Pascucci,
    Justin Palmer, 36, was at the public car-charging station at Virginia Avenue Park (map) on the evening of April 21 when he was approached by officers who said the park had closed at 11 p.m. Palmer refused to leave, according to police, who issued him a citation for violating the park closure ordinance. He also refused to provide his identification, a Santa Monica Police Department news release stated two days after the incident. Palmer said he told officers it was not yet 11 p.m. and asked why they needed his identification since he had done nothing wrong. Then, abruptly, he...
  • Miami Beach Police Officers Exchanged Racist Emails: State Attorney

    05/14/2015 6:06:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    WTVJ-TV, official sponsor of annual homosexual parade in Miami Beach ^ | 5/14/15 | Willard Shepard, Jamie Guirola and Brian Hamacher
    More than a dozen Miami Beach Police officers exchanged hundreds of racist, homophobic and pornographic emails, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday.... "Minorities and women were being demeaned in these emails that were sent between the officers, nude photographs were passed around and emails portraying offensive sexual acts were disseminated," Fernandez Rundle said. The images included jokes about President Barack Obama and golfer Tiger Woods. One image depicted a "Black Monopoly" board game where every square said "go to jail."
  • Kentucky Sheriff on Shooting Victim: 'We Are Glad That He Is White...'

    05/14/2015 6:53:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies ^ | May 14, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    "...and we shouldn't have to worry about that."Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly stated bluntly Monday that officials were “glad” that a man who was shot by a deputy was “white,” adding that though they “shouldn’t have to be worried about that,” they didn’t want “backlash or violence” due to the public being “misinformed” by the media. In a joint press conference Monday with Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin about the shooting of John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, over the weekend, Sheriff Mattingly said candidly that they couldn't help but "take notice" of the mishandling of police-involved shooting cases by media outlets...
  • VIDEO: Illinois police officer subject of probe after teens pepper sprayed in handcuffs

    05/14/2015 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | May 14, 2015
    ALTON, IL (KTRK) -- A police officer will be investigated after an incident caught on camera in January at police headquarters in Alton, Illinois. An officer is seen apparently using pepper spray on two teenagers handcuffed inside a holding cell. One of the teens is seen twitching and shaking after being sprayed. So far, as KMOV reports, no action has been taken against the police officer involved.
  • Elderly Couple Honk At Off Duty Police Officer: Cop Breaks Man’s Nose, Smashes Teeth Out With Gun

    05/13/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks. FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel they’re lucky to be alive.
  • Officers busted in drug sting{suppose this was racist by the FBI} Arrested were: •Ikeisha Jacobs, 32, a deputy with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office •Jason Boon, 29, a Northampton deputy •Jimmy Pair, 48, a Northampton deputy •Curtis Boone, 31, a Northampton deputy •Thomas Jefferson Allen II, 37, a Northampton deputy •Wardie Vincent Jr., 35, a former Northampton deputy •Cory Jackson, 43, formerly with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office •Antonio Tillmon, 31, a Windsor City policeman •Adrienne Moody, 39, a North Carolina correctional officer •Alaina Sue Kamling, 27, a North Carolina correctional officer •Kavon Phillips, 25, a North Carolina correctional officer •Lann Tjuan Clanton, 36, a correctional officer with the Virginia...
  • Sheriff’s Department ID’s S.B. Deputies Involved in Horse-Pursuit Beating Caught on Video

    05/11/2015 4:53:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | May 11, 2015, by | Anthony Kurzweil
    The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Monday identified the deputies involved in the arrest and beating of an Apple Valley man that was caught on video in April. The deputies were attempting to serve a search warrant on April 9 when 30-year-old Francis Pusok fled on foot, and then on horseback. Helicopter footage from KNBC captured the end of the chase, showing Pusok fall off his horse before sheriff’s deputies used a Taser and beat him, appearing to both kick and punch him repeatedly.
  • Nine Georgia Cops Fired After Inmate Dies Chained to a Chair

    05/10/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 10, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Nine Georgia sheriff’s deputies were fired Friday following an investigation into the death of suspect Matthew Ajibade while in police custody. Ajibade, 21, was arrested in Savannah for domestic abuse on January 1. He was tased and chained to a chair in an isolation cell following an altercation with deputies that left three officers injured, one of them with a concussion. When the deputies next checked on Ajibade he was unresponsive. The autopsy was not released, pending possible criminal charges.
  • Witness Pulled Gun On Burglary Suspect Who Was Beating OKC Officer

    05/10/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    News 9 ^ | May 07, 2015 | Matthew Nuttle
    OKLAHOMA CITY - New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro. An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse. It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call. ... During the chase the two officers became separated. Eller found himself alone...
  • Why the Police shouldn't use Glocks

    05/10/2015 9:58:40 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 76 replies
    Timothy Stansbury died in a New York housing project stairwell in 2004 because he startled a police officer. The officer's surprise at encountering Stansbury caused the officer's hand to clench and his weapon to fire. The death was ruled accidental by a grand jury, though the officer was later stripped of his gun for the remainder of his career. Akai Gurley died in another New York housing project stairwell last fall. A rookie officer with his finger on the trigger of his pistol tensed as he pushed open a stuck door; the added pressure on the trigger caused his weapon...
  • Maryland Cop Charged with Biting Man's Testicle During Cinco de Mayo Brawl

    05/08/2015 10:17:33 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 6th 2015
    An Anne Arundel County Maryland cop in Baltimore to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday bit another man's testicles during a brawl over a woman, authorities said Wednesday. Michael Flaig, 30, was charged with assault after the fight Tuesday night in the alley behind Looney's Pub in Baltimore's South Linwood neighborhood. According to the charging documents, Flaig had been fondling a woman when her friend and roommate, the alleged assault victim, intervened.
  • South Carolina Cop Shoots Homeowner Who Called for Help

    05/08/2015 9:55:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | JON SCHUPPE
    A black South Carolina man was in serious condition Friday after being shot by a white deputy sheriff responding to his report of someone breaking into his house. Authorities moved quickly to try to calm tensions over the episode, which occurred in the same county as the April 4 police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, and amid a furious national debate over police use of force in minority communities. "We're as sorry as we can be," Charleston County Sheriff James Alton Cannon Jr. said in a Friday meeting with community leaders. "What makes this even more of...
  • Dashcam footage shows Delaware police officer kicking suspect in face

    05/08/2015 5:55:55 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2015 | Fox News Staff
    Dashcam video released Thursday shows a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white Delaware police who was charged last week with assault. The video, recorded August 2013, was released by Dover police after a federal judge ruled last week that it was no longer considered confidential. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the suspect by the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Our police union problem

    05/08/2015 7:10:44 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Pioneer Press/NY Tims ^ | 5-7-15 | Ross Douthat
    For decades now, conservatives have pressed the case that public sector unions do not serve the common good. The argument is philosophical and practical at once. First, the state monopoly on certain vital services makes even work slowdowns unacceptable and the ability to fire poor-performing personnel essential, and a unionized workforce creates problems on both fronts. Second, the government's money is not its own, so negotiations between politicians and their employees (who are also often their political supporters) amount to a division of spoils rather than a sharing of profits. Third, these negotiations inevitably drive up the cost of public...
  • Baltimore’s Criminal Justice System Is Corrupt, I Know Because I Was Imprisoned there

    05/08/2015 6:03:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/08/2015 | Jason Fyk
    In 2011, I was arrested by Baltimore City Police on charges of conspiracy to commit first degree attempted murder. You might be asking yourself, “Why? What did he do?” I took a cell phone video of a small drunken scuffle in a downtown Baltimore parking garage. I was not a participant in the fight, nor was I an instigator. Despite what the facts of the situation presented, a personal family relationship with one of the so-called “victims” took precedence over the law. What started as a typical two-sided misdemeanor became a one-sided fight for freedom. I spent 50 days in...
  • Police officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

    05/07/2015 8:16:17 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    AP ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bruce Smith
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said. Two deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office encountered the man at the rear of his mobile home in Hollywood, South Carolina, after two other men fled on bicycles, Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said in a news release.
  • Two Broward deputies charged after arrest caught on video

    05/07/2015 6:12:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ....deputies are being charged by the state attorney's office with misdemeanor offenses after video captured an arrestee being struck and thrown to the ground, and the lawmen's boss says he "fully supports" the prosecutor. Deputy Michael Manresa, 30, received a summons to appear in court in June for the misdemeanor charge of falsifying records. Deputy Justin Lambert, 34, was notified he faces that charge as well as one of battery, also a misdemeanor offense..... ....Gonzalez was using a crutch, carrying an empty beer can and smelling of alcohol, the deputies said. He was belligerent and swore and lunged while raising...
  • "This Was Wrong:" Man Who Saw Video of Fatal Cop Shooting

    05/07/2015 3:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/6 | Artie Ojeda
    The tenant saw the building surveillance video before it was handed over to San Diego Police as evidenceA man who says he has seen surveillance footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting last week in the Midway District says it was a “quick shooting that should not have taken place.” The San Diego Police Department has launched an investigation into the April 30 shooting in which a veteran officer did not activate his personal body cam. The man, who does not want to be identified, works in a building across the alley from the Highlight Book Store on the 3200 block...
  • Are California's steep traffic fines unconstitutional?

    05/06/2015 8:03:59 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Carolyn Magnuson, Long Beach
    To the editor: The 8th Amendment to the U.S Constitution forbids imposing excessive fines. Courts have found a fine to be excessive when it is arbitrary, capricious or "so grossly excessive as to amount to a deprivation of property without due process of law." The California Vehicle Code fine structure apparently meets this standard. However, if violators were provided the option of performing community service to work off their fines, the financial impact could be substantially reduced, thereby resolving the 8th Amendment issue.Further, for the most part, the money raised from the add-on charges is being used to fund programs...
  • Wrong side of the law: Racine correctional officer facing charges for incident on Cinco de Mayo

    05/06/2015 8:19:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    A Racine correctional officer, who works with criminals every day — is now on the wrong side of the law. This, following an incident that occurred in Racine on Tuesday, May 5th. On Tuesday, police were called out to “Odd Fellows” Food & Liquor on Main Street in Racine for a report of a man in a vehicle pointing a gun at another person. When police arrived, they observed a vehicle in the Odd Fellows parking lot begin to back out of a parking spot. An Odd Fellows employee pointed towards the vehicle — indicating the vehicle’s driver was the...
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 103 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • Pasadena [California] Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud After ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Video

    05/04/2015 2:16:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer
    A Pasadena police officer has been charged with insurance fraud after appearing in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video while out of work on a disability claim for a lower back injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Jaime Robinson, 39, pleaded not guilty on Friday to four counts of insurance fraud. Her bail was set at $40,000, the DA’s office said. She was accused of exaggerating injuries on two occasions to collect disability benefits, according to Deputy District Attorney Arunas Sodonis of the DA’s Healthcare Fraud Division. In July, Robinson allegedly appeared in a video posted online...
  • Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head (Update:Officer has died)

    05/04/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY POst ^ | 5/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support. Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post. At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after...
  • Footage Catches Officers Saving Woman From A Car Crash Just Before The Situation Goes Up In Flames

    04/21/2015 9:04:50 PM PDT · by null and void · 15 replies
    IJR ^ | Reid Mene
    Dramatic police dash cam footage, provided by New York’s Fox affiliate WPIX, caught the recent rescue of a New Jersey woman getting pulled to safety out of her overturned convertible – just in time. Kinnelon Police Officers Mark Ehrenberg and Ricky Ferriola arrived at the crash scene where they saw the 2006 Toyota Solara convertible toppled over with smoke fuming out, while forty-five-year-old Dawn Milosky, remained unconscious and pinned inside. The officers rushed to Milosky’s aid, and can be heard on the tape yelling: “Can you hear me?” Despite their attempts, there was no response. After cutting through the seat...
  • Man nearly shot by reserve deputy in road rage incident

    05/03/2015 2:16:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 68 replies
    WFAA ^ | April 30, 2015 | WFAA
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – A reserve sheriff's deputy is facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges after police say he opened fire on a truck driver he thought had cut him off. After nearly 15 years behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, Frank Collins III thought he had seen it all. He was wrong. "Never seen nothing like this," the 56-year-old said. "It's just too far-fetched." But what the Fort Worth man experienced late Sunday night actually happened, according to San Marcos police. Collins was driving along an Interstate 35 frontage road outside of Austin when he says he...
  • Horrific moment police dog savages man's face after he puts his hands up

    05/02/2015 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/1/15 | Sara Malm
    A Utah man is suing the local police force after one of its dogs attacked him during an arrest, after he had put his hands up and surrendered. Martin Lee Hoogveldt, 33, had already given himself up after armed police entered his home in response to a disturbing-the-peace complaint in 2013, but the dog still jumped at him,clamping its jaws around his face. The dog handler's body camera captured the horrific attack, and can be seen struggling to get the dog, a German shepherd called Pyro, to let go of Hoogveldt's face.
  • OPD terminates officer who fired 23 times at suspect into parking garage

    05/02/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 5-1-15 | David Harris
    The Orlando Police officer accused of shooting through a parking garage has been fired, the department announced Friday. Johnston opened fire 23 times on a suspect fleeing from a downtown Orlando apartment complex with nearly 90 feet and closed metal gates separating him from his target, documents said. OPD fires officer who shot 23 times into parking garage OPD Officer David Johnston has been fired after an internal investigation found he violated department policies. (Video from Fox 35) He is facing the following charges: shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a gun in public. The incident started as a...
  • The Legislatively-Induced Violence of the Drug War

    The story of Robert Bates has covered the news wire for the past two weeks. A sting gone bad, with a "pay for play" volunteer reserve officer fatally shooting the subdued suspect. These facts have been known for some time, along with the details of the sting: a set-up gun buy to catch Eric Harris in the act, and then apprehend him. He gave chase, he was pursued, he was captured, he was killed. The focus has been almost exclusively directed at the shooter, Robert Bates, who appears to have bought his way into the good graces of the Tulsa...
  • Video Shows Cops Allegedly Breaking Woman's Face During Arrest

    05/01/2015 1:48:47 AM PDT · by familyop · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A bartender and model is broadening her lawsuit against San Francisco transit police to include an Oakland cop after she says they used excessive force while booking her on St. Patrick’s Day last year and caused her to break at least four bones in her face. Megan Sheehan acknowledges she was intoxicated and belligerent when she was apprehended at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but says officers left her with permanent physical damage after taking her to the nearby jail to charge her...The suit says that she spent two days being treated in a nearby hospital and never faced...
  • L.A. Port police chief indicted in alleged fraud scheme

    04/30/2015 6:32:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/30/15 | Matt Hamilton
    The chief of police at the nation's busiest container port was indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges that accuse him of hiding his business links to a software developer he was helping win a contract at the port. Ronald Jerome Boyd -- the chief of police at the Port of Los Angeles for more than a decade -- faces charges of wire fraud, making false statements to federal agents and tax evasion, according to the 16-count indictment. The charging document alleges that Boyd defrauded the city "by means of bribery and kickbacks" and provided confidential information about the port to...
  • San Francisco Sheriff Moves to Fire Deputy Accused of Staging “Gladiator Fights”

    04/30/2015 9:19:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is seeking to fire a deputy accused of forcing jail inmates to fight for food. The San Francisco sheriff's office says he started termination proceedings this week against the deputy sheriff accused of forcing two inmates to hit each other so he and others could bet on the outcomes. Inmates Say Deputies Forced Them to Fight "Gladiator Style" According to an investigation by the San Francisco Public Defender's office inmates were promised hamburgers if they won,
  • Cop investigating burglary report kills dog at wrong address

    04/30/2015 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 30, 9:45 AM EDT | Staff
    A police officer investigating a report of a burglary in northern New Jersey went to the wrong address and killed a dog that lunged at him. Wyckoff police received a report of a possible break-in at 621 Lawlins Road on Wednesday. Police Chief Benjamin Fox tells The Record ( ) newspaper that Officer Kyle Ferreira went to 622 Lawlins by mistake.
  • Intel warning: Gang attacks on white cops might spread outside Baltimore

    04/27/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough,Maggie Ybarra
    Law enforcement intelligence officials have put out a warning that someone has sent a text calling on people to kill “all white police officers” in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody, raising fears violence could spread nationally, according to safety memos obtained by The Washington Times.

    04/27/2015 3:22:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies
    EEE | 27 APRIL 2015 | EEE
    Why aren't conservative activists and conservative Republicans making the link between the black underclass and leftist poverty programs and ideology implemented in the 1960s? Why aren't they pointing out that America's cities have been run by leftist Democrats for decades? The Mayor of Baltimore is black. The police chief is black. The city council is majority black. Over half of the police force is black. So why the outrage? Why aren't they pointing out that generations of blacks on welfare, food stamps, fatherless homes, single mothers, and broken families are a culmination of leftist poverty programs and ideological though processes...
  • How Google (Waze) is endangering police officers (Barf)

    04/27/2015 9:47:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-26/2015 | David A. Clarke Jr. and Jonathan Thompson
    Editor's Note: David A. Clarke Jr. is sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Jonathan Thompson is CEO of the National Sheriffs' Association. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. (CNN)—For the fifth year in a row in 2014, ambush attacks on police officers were the No. 1 cause of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Nevertheless, Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers pinpoint the location of police officers in the field. Google's executives won't even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement. Google's popular real-time traffic...
  • Mirkarimi Gets Conviction Expunged in His Domestic Violence Case

    04/26/2015 9:52:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s conviction for grabbing and bruising his wife’s arm, which nearly cost him his job and made him the first sheriff in San Francisco history to be legally barred from carrying a gun, was expunged from his record Monday. Mirkarimi had petitioned to clear his record, a common request in misdemeanor cases but one that held symbolic impact for a politician whose career was marred by the highly-publicized scandal. Mirkarimi was absent from Monday’s hearing at the Hall of Justice, where San Francisco Superior Court Judge Tracie Brown granted the petition. The sheriff’s attorney, Betsy Wolkin, had argued...
  • Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

    04/26/2015 3:36:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    State of Globe ^ | April 25th 2015 | Guest Author
    A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement