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  • Police Officer Beats 70 Year Old Man Suffering Mini-Stroke

    10/03/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | September 28, 2015 | KASEY BABBITT AND ROBERT TOWNSEND MARSHALL, Mo. – An elderly man says after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a house, an off-duty police officer held him against his will while he suffered a mini-stroke. James “Jim” Miller, 70, a grandfather and longtime realtor in Marshall, says around 6 o’clock Sunday night he was driving to a Wal-Mart when he suddenly felt dizzy and ill. According to a police report, Miller's pickup veered off the road near south Hawthorne and Sunset and hit a house. In the report, an officer says there was a crack in the house and minor damage to...
  • Couple Sue State Police After Disabled Vet Is Beaten; Quadriplegic Wife Could Not Stand

    10/03/2015 12:45:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    KMEL (Delaware) ^ | September 28, 2015
    This story is truly tragic. A Delaware quadriplegic woman and her husband, a disabled veteran, are suing state police after he was beaten during a police raid. According to the, officers beat and used a stun gun on the husband when he was trying to cover his quadriplegic wife with a cover. When the officers raided the home, they found the husband in the bedroom with his wife giving her a sponge bath. Her wheel chair was also in the room. Lisa was lying on the bed when officers ordered her to stand up. She could not because of her condition,...
  • Grand jury indicts Oklahoma sheriff in investigation of fatal shooting by volunteer deputy

    09/30/2015 10:17:06 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 3 replies
    AP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury indicted an Oklahoma sheriff on Wednesday as part of an investigation into his office that began after an unarmed man was fatally shot by a volunteer deputy who said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun. Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz, who was indicted on two misdemeanor charges, is accused of refusing to perform his official duties for not promptly releasing documents...
  • COPS: ATF agent punched parent at school football game, pulled gun on crowd

    09/29/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 26 replies
    EAG News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    HOUSTON – A federal agent is under investigation after he allegedly assaulted a man at a high school football game, then pulled his gun on a crowd that gathered during the melee. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms special agent Marc Delpit, father of a St. Thomas High School football player, allegedly got into an argument with a fellow team father during half-time in a recent game against Angleton High School. Several witnesses allege Delpit punched the man to the ground and continued to assault him as bystanders gathered and attempted to intervene, KHOU reports. The special agent told police...
  • Horrifying moment cops drew guns on husband and PREGNANT wife

    09/29/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 89 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/25/2015 | Chris Spargo
    Dashcam footage captured the horrifying moment two police officers drew their guns on a husband and wife after pulling them over while they were rushing to the hospital to give birth. James Reiner was driving his wife Dana to the hospital after her water broke in January 2012 in Hebron, Indiana when they passed a police car that suddenly turned on its lights and pulled them over, despite the fact that they were not speeding. That is when James got out to tell Sgt. Anthony Dandurand that his wife was pregnant and they needed to get to the hospital. He...
  • 3 San Antonio Texas Officers Booked Into Jail For Sex Scheme

    09/25/2015 6:47:03 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 9 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | September 25, 2015 |
    Officers Chapa and Galindo were charged with compelling prostitution, aggravated sexual assault and official oppression. "(The victim said) she was promised money for working under cover. This led to her having sexual intercourse with two individuals who she later identified as Galindo and Chapa," the complaint said. The woman told Live Oak police investigators she was put into contact with another man who set her up to meet with a third man. She said that man told her her job would be "catching terrorists." He told her he needed to perform a series of tests -- from drinking alcohol to...
  • Police Misconduct Investigator Says Chicago Cops Threatened And Falsely Arrested Him

    09/25/2015 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | 09/24/2015 | Rachel Cromidas
    A man who helps the city investigate police misconduct allegations experienced a brutal incident of police misconduct himself earlier this year, according to a lawsuit recently filed in federal court.  George Roberts, 51—an investigator for the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), which reviews police misconduct allegations, shootings by police and other policing matters in Chicago—claims in a lawsuit against the city last week that he was falsely arrested on Jan. 1, threatened with a gun and slammed to the ground so violently by a Chicago police officer that he lost control of his bowels.The lawsuit comes amid growing local and...
  • New York City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Drunken Shooting

    09/23/2015 8:52:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 9-22-15 | Al Baker
    A New York City police officer pleaded guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday for firing a barrage of bullets at a car in Westchester County last year, an unprompted, drunken attack that seriously injured a 47-year-old passenger. Under a plea deal, the officer, Brendan Cronin, 28, will be sentenced to nine years in state prison in December, a spokesman for the Westchester district attorney, Janet DiFiore, said. The plea occurred in State Supreme Court in White Plains, the spokesman said. The shooting, shortly before midnight on April 29, 2014, came amid a series of alcohol-fueled episodes involving off-duty police officers,...
  • Rangers: Murder suspects met Abilene officer through Craigslist

    09/23/2015 8:38:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    KTXS 12 ^ | Sept. 21, 2015 | Maggie Contreras
    According to court documents, (Officer Don) Allen created a posting on Craigslist under the personal ads. “The suspects responded to the ad and arranged to meet with the victim,” a Texas Ranger stated in the affidavit. The documents go on to reveal “the suspects insisted the victim used an alias during their contact with him.” KTXS viewed the ad before its removal from the site on Monday and deemed it to be too explicit for publication... "Electronic evidence, which we believe will more definitively reveal the nature of the relationship, is still being processed at the Department of Public Safety...
  • Caught on Camera: Murder Suspect Accidentally Put in Cell With Witness in His Trial

    09/18/2015 6:07:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    Authorities say a fight broke out after a guard mistakenly put a murder suspect in a holding cell with another inmate who was about to testify against him. Markelus Carter is on trial for the 2009 murder of Kenneth Warrington. Your News Now reports that during an afternoon break, Carter was mistakenly placed in a holding cell with his former block mate Steven Upham. Upham was reportedly going to testify that Carter told him details of the murder. After the two were placed in a cell together, video shows Carter punch Upham and a fight ensues. After about two minutes,...
  • Witness to Texas deputy murder claims romantic relationship

    09/18/2015 4:59:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies (Chicago) ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON -- We have breaking news in the Deputy Darren Goforth murder case. And it's as concerning to the case as it is unfortunate to report. Three weeks after Deputy Goforth was gunned down in cold blood, we're just now learning about a witness to the murder and her relationship to the deputy. According to court records, that eyewitness told investigators she had a "romantic relationship" with Goforth for more than a year. That's all it says about their relationship. Records also show she took a polygraph test and gave statements that are now in the hands of defense attorneys.
  • Seattle police chief fires cop who arrested man carrying golf club

    09/16/2015 12:13:54 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 26 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Steve Miletich
    “Without this ability to learn from your mistakes, understand how you can improve and do better, and recognize your own errors, you are unable to effectively function as an officer,” O’Toole wrote. O’Toole said Whitlatch’s response dissuaded her from considering Whitlatch for a lengthy suspension, disciplinary transfer to a unit that doesn’t interact with the public and removal from the sergeant’s promotional registry. Whitlatch’s actions previously sparked strong condemnation from the community, including a February march of protesters carrying golf clubs as canes. Ron Smith, president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, issued a statement Tuesday, saying, “I am disappointed...
  • Muslim teen creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested

    09/16/2015 11:48:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    CNN, via ^ | September 16, 2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, he was so excited. A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case. The 14-year-old's day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called police and he was arrested. A photo shows Ahmed, wearing a NASA t-shirt, looking confused and upset as he's being led out of school in handcuffs. "They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb," the freshman later...
  • What's Happening to Our Police?

    09/14/2015 6:20:35 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 September 2015 | Alex Newman
    The below article appears in our "Police Under Fire" special report. (Click here to download a PDF of the full report.) The federal government has been busy creating unconstitutional agencies co-opting policing while simultaneously using a “carrot and stick” approach — unconstitutional federal aid and federal mandates — to absorb and coerce the local police, transforming them into instruments of an emerging national police force.This subversive transformation of America’s way of policing has been under way for a long time. The American ideal of local police — locally funded and locally controlled — whose job it is to protect the...
  • They do start 'em young...

    09/16/2015 6:26:25 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 43 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 16. 2015 | Avi Selk
    Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High on Monday. Instead, the school phoned police about Ahmed’s circuit-stuffed pencil case. So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it’s a clock. In the meantime, Ahmed’s been suspended, his father is...
  • Temple Police Officer Arrested at CLEAT Convention in El Paso

    09/14/2015 9:28:30 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 18 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 |
    Sheka was attending the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas convention near the hotel. According to the El Paso arrest affidavit, Sheka was engaged in a conversation with a female server near the hotel bar. The conversation allegedly turned inappropriate when Sheka began making comments of a sexual nature and ultimately touched the female inappropriately as she walked past him. The server told Sheka not to do that and walked away, escorted by another male, when Sheka pulled out a pistol and fired one round into a nearby wall.
  • Hialeah officer cleared in deaths of 2 police dogs in SUV

    09/14/2015 2:13:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 8, 2015 | CHARLES RABIN
    Hialeah police officer Nelson Enriquez may have been “neglectful” when he left two police K9s to swelter to death inside an SUV at his Davie home, but he didn’t intentionally kill them, an investigation by the Broward state attorney’s office found. And since there is nothing equivalent to a manslaughter charge in the state’s animal cruelty statute, Enriquez should not be held criminally liable for the death of Hektor, a 3-year-old Belgian Malnois, and Jimmy, a 6-year-old bloodhound. “In order to be held criminally liable for his acts, proof would be required that officer Enriquez intentionally left his dogs in...
  • Neighbor shot by deputies during Rancho Cordova standoff

    09/12/2015 4:00:32 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 68 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Kevin Oliver
    A man who held a cellphone out of his garage door to see what was happening during a police standoff in Rancho Cordova was shot and injured by Sacramento sheriff's deputies.
  • Being Rich Doesn't Stop You From Being Black Cop Slams James Blake To The Groud

    09/11/2015 4:46:40 PM PDT · by ElainaVer · 43 replies
  • James Blake: The cops weren’t racist, just jerks [Liberals Try to stoke anger, fail]

    09/10/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/10/15 | Melkorka Licea and David K. Li
    Former tennis star James Blake said Thursday that he wasn’t making his takedown by NYPD cops a case of racial profiling. The one-time No. 4 player in the world was slammed to the ground and handcuffed by cops Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt on East 42nd Street in Manhattan after he was wrongly identified as a cellphone thief. “This was a case of excessive force, you’re not making it about racial profiling,” interviewer Robin Roberts said to him on “Good Morning America.”
  • Purcell Man Says Police Officer Beat Him for ‘Looking suspicious’

    09/09/2015 2:52:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A Purcell man has a broken nose and severe bruising after he says a police officer beat him in the parking lot of an apartment complex. According to a police affidavit, an officer saw Chris Barger sitting in his vehicle and put a spotlight on him. At that point, Barger got out of his car and walked toward the officer. The report says the officer drew his gun and commanded Barger to put his hands behind his head. However, they say he refused and asked what was going on. The affidavit shows the officer grabbed Barger by his collar and...
  • Syracuse Man Threatens to Kill Geneva Police Officers in Facebook Post

    09/08/2015 6:18:56 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Finger Lakes Daily News ^ | 9/7/2015 10:36:20 AM | By Fred von Wiegen
    <p>Geneva Police are investigating a Facebook post by a Syracuse man threatening to kill Geneva Police Officers. The entry on Facebook by Michael Lawler, a one time resident of Geneva, reads: "Hello Geneva Police Department you will no longer kill my people you got me once that's on me next time I will kill your officers if you continue to harass me. Man to man, killer to killer. Leave my people alone."</p>
  • Man posts threat to the Geneva PD

    09/07/2015 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies ^ | 9/6/15 @ 3:35 pm
    A Facebook post was captured Sunday afternoon from a male threatening the lives of Officers of the Geneva Police Department.
  • Second-chance cops become issue in Rocky Ford after fatal shooting

    09/06/2015 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 20 replies
    Follow News ^ | 08/16/2015 | Christopher N Osher
    The Rocky Ford Police Department hired James Ashby as a police officer even though crime victims in another town where he had worked complained that he was belligerent and had treated them as suspects. Now he's charged with murder. Mickey Bethel became police chief of Rocky Ford after a former boss described him as "a cancer" on the Pueblo Police Department, where he was fired after a sex video of him and his wife with another man surfaced. Bethel's son, Justin, patrols the streets of Rocky Ford despite criminal convictions, some of them while a juvenile, for prohibited use of...
  • Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away

    09/04/2015 11:05:25 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2015 | Justin Glave
    A detective who worked narcotics with an undercover officer walked up to a car, shot his fellow officer twice, and then seven more times against the victim’s pleas. The number of signs that Albuquerque Police Lieutenant Greg Brachle ignored or didn’t see before putting nine .45-caliber bullets into his fellow officer’s body are simply staggering.
  • Millis Police now say officer shooting was 'fabricated'

    09/03/2015 12:55:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    WBZ ^ | 9-3-15 | WBZ
    MILLIS (CBS) – Police say a Millis officer has been fired after fabricating a story about exchanging gunfire with a suspect.
  • Driver accused of flipping off Rock Hill police officer, claims racism during arrest

    09/02/2015 6:01:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The State ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | TEDDY KULMALA
    ROCK HILL, SC Two people were arrested during a traffic stop that was prompted by a driver flipping the middle finger to a Rock Hill Police officer at an intersection, according to a police report. The officer was sitting at a red light at Mt. Gallant Road and Cherry Road about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when a red SUV pulled up beside her, the report states. The driver reportedly looked at the officer “with a deep stare and then put his left hand all the way out the window and stuck up his middle finger in an angry manner.” The officer...
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    09/01/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 84 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/1/15 | Ray Henry
    ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers who arrived at the wrong Atlanta home after a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog and "likely" shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday. The bloody misunderstanding began Monday night when DeKalb County police received a report of a possible burglary at a one-story residence near an intersection in southeast Atlanta. Lacking an exact address, the officers were sent in the dark to a neighborhood where many of the single-story homes look similar. Three police officers found a home they thought matched a description...
  • Texas TV Station Criticized by Sheriff’s Department for Posting Video of Deputies...Killing man

    09/02/2015 7:48:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn wire ^ | September 2, 2015
    CNN affiliate KSAT broadcast his video, which is disturbing, as it shows Flores being shot. In it, Flores is shirtless, running in front of a home in San Antonio as the two sheriff’s deputies approach him as they investigate a domestic violence call. “As the guy and police were going back and forth, the man acted like he was going to run back inside his house and then ran around the cars by the cop car, and the cops started pursuing closer to him,” Thomas told CNN. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has said Flores had a knife and was...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.” What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • Atlanta-Area Cop Likely Shot by Fellow Officer After Entering Wrong Home

    09/02/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 42 replies
    The bullet that struck an Atlanta-area police officer — hit after responding to a burglary call at the wrong house — likely came from a fellow officer's gun, investigators said Tuesday. The homeowner, Christopher McKinley, 36, was also shot by one of three responding DeKalb County officers who entered his house on accident Monday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He was treated and released from a hospital, the GBI said. A dog in the home was shot at by two of the officers and killed, authorities said. The GBI said in a statement Tuesday that the "injured...
  • Officer Critically Wounded, Dog Killed After Georgia Police Respond to Wrong House

    09/01/2015 7:03:50 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies ^ | 9-1-2015 | CNN Wire
    It started with police going to the wrong house. It ended with a homeowner, an officer and a dog shot. DeKalb County police were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person Monday night, the Atlanta-area police department said. But the caller didn’t give an address for the house where the suspicious person was seen, county public safety director Cedric Alexander said. Instead, the caller described it as a gray-and-brick home. So three officers went to a house that matched that description near the same intersection, Alexander said. He said they went to the back of a home where...
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Officer has died after being shot; suspect identified

    05/05/2015 7:13:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    KHQ-Q6 ^ | 5/05/15 | Nichole Mischke
    Coeur d'Alene Police officer shot in line of duty. COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore has died just before 6 p.m. after being shot in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:35am Tuesday in the 2800 block of Wilbur Ave. Sergeant Moore who was a 16-year veteran with the department. Police say Moore was in the Sunshine Meadows neighborhood checking on a suspicious person and actually ran suspect Jonathan Renfro's name through the Kootenai County Dispatch Center. "Then there was no further contact from him," Lt. Stu Miller said at...
  • Shocking video shows two Texas deputies fatally shooting a man who had his hands up

    09/01/2015 8:02:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2015 | Regina F. Graham
    Two Bexar County Sheriff's deputies fatally shot Gilbert Flores, 41, last Friday after responding to a domestic disturbance Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez found a woman and a baby who appeared to be injured at the home They first tried to use nonlethal weapons on Flores, but those failed and he continued to resist arrest Video of incident appears to show Flores with his hands up moments before being shot Sheriff says Flores was armed, but didn't say what type of weapon he had Vasquez and Sanchez have been placed on paid administrative leave Video obtained by a...
  • Georgia police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 31 2015 08:32:23 PM CDT | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting.
  • Atlanta-area police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:48:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    ATLANTA – An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. ... Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.
  • After years of brutality, thug cops now find themselves the targets

    08/31/2015 3:27:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 76 replies
    CalNews ^ | August 31, 2015 | The Editor
    Although dozens of police officers are slain on duty in any given year, active and retired police officers across the country said the recent bloodshed feels different.
  • SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot – Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

    08/30/2015 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 55 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana. An ‘internal investigation’ absolved officers of any wrongdoing though police only found .02 grams of marijuana in Westcott’s home. “They have IA, they have internal investigations but when you police yourself, you have that veil of concern by the outsider,” said attorney T.J. Grimaldi. On Tuesday, attorney T.J. Grimaldi, representing the family of Westcott, informed the city that family would be filing a lawsuit,...
  • Video: ‘You Made Direct Eye Contact With Me,’ Ohio Officer Tells Driver During Traffic Stop

    When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook. “Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,” the officer replied in the video. ... Felton grew up in Ohio but now lives in Michigan. His car has a Michigan license plate. He told WKEF the officer followed his car about two miles and originally said he’d committed a minor traffic offense —...
  • Innocent bystander, 61, dies after NYPD accidentally shot him in ... attempt to catch a gun dealer

    08/29/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    A man who was shot by an NYPD officer in a bungled attempt at a gun bust died Saturday morning. Felix Kumi, 61, was hit by several rounds after an undercover cop missed his target and hit him instead. The officer, who has not been named, was aiming for a suspect involved in the gun bust in Mount Vernon, Westchester County. Alvin Smothers, 37, reportedly aimed a gun at the officer, who fired 11 rounds at him in response. Three of the shots his Smothers, while at least two went astray and hit Kumi, who was standing behind him. Officers...
  • Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

    08/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Messing
    A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post. The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent, identified as Maxie Oquendo, 40, approached her near the B4 gate of Terminal B. Ogendo then asked her to follow him so she could be searched to see if she was carrying a knife or...
  • Union on officer charged in shooting: ‘We could all be Adam Torres’

    08/28/2015 1:02:05 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin Jouvenal
    A Fairfax County police union is strongly defending an officer charged in the 2013 killing of an unarmed Springfield man, calling his arrest “unbelievable” and blasting the handling of the case by the county’s top prosecutor, police department and its leaders...
  • SWAT Team Raids Wrong Worcester Home, Residents Say

    08/24/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | 08-22-2015 | By Paul Burton, WBZ-TV
    WORCESTER (CBS) — Marianne Diaz and her fiancé, Bryant Alequin, felt their lives were in danger when a SWAT team raided their third-floor apartment on Hillside Street with guns drawn. Diaz says she grabbed her seven-year-old and 18-month-old girls and prayed while Worcester police officers and State Police troopers executed a search warrant. “It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life. They were loud, vulgar, and disgusting in behavior,” she said. It happened on Wednesday around 5:30 in the morning. Alequin says he was in the bathroom getting ready for work. “I was scared,...
  • San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers

    08/22/2015 12:17:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 8/21/15 | Justin Westbrook
    =San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers The government of San Jose, Calif. has come forward with a proposal to mount license plate readers to the city’s garbage trucks in an effort to expand police surveillance beyond department cruisers. Have no fear, innocent citizen, for the trash companies may be stepping up to help our friends in blue. San Jose, California happens to be America’s tenth largest city - that makes it pretty difficult for the police force to keep up with everybody. In a story by the local San Jose Mercury News, the new...
  • Philly Cop on Video Soliciting for Fund-Raiser at Traffic Stop

    08/21/2015 7:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/21 | aria Panaritis
    Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey on Friday ordered that a uniformed officer be taken off street patrol and ordered his gun taken from him after Facebook videos surfaced showing the officer pressuring a motorist to buy tickets for an upcoming police union fund-raiser. In the videos, Officer Matthew Zagursky tells a driver that if he buys tickets to the fund-raiser he will not tow his vehicle. The officer also uses a homophobic slur while apparently joking with the man at another point. Ramsey said he took action swiftly, after being shown the videos at a morning briefing Friday by his...
  • Cop Tried to Cook Meth at Government Science Lab — Here’s His Lawyer’s Explanation (Exploded)

    08/19/2015 7:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19 | Dan Morse
    A former police supervisor at a federal laboratory complex in Maryland has been charged with trying to make meth at the complex, where an explosion erupted last month during what his attorney described as an attempt by the officer to learn more about the drug. “He was conducting an unauthorized training experiment, which failed,” said Steven VanGrack, an attorney for the officer, Christopher Bartley. The latest twists in the case — the charge by federal authorities, the response by the officer — were revealed Tuesday. VanGrack said he expects his client to plead guilty by the end of the week....
  • Missouri Supreme Court Delivers Three Strikes Against Photo Tickets

    08/19/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/19/2015
    Defense attorneys challenging red light cameras win three cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. The highest court in Missouri on Monday struck down red light camera and speed camera programs. In three separate cases, the high court judges found that the cameras unconstitutionally shifted the burden of proof by forcing ticket recipients to prove their own innocence. The judges also found that the creation of "civil" citations and administrative hearings for moving traffic violations violated state law. The decisions were a major blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based vendor .. Earlier this year, the firm settled a class...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Busts Lying, Ticket Quota Cop

    08/19/2015 9:10:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/18/2015
    High court in Mississippi says state trooper who issued 25 bogus tickets should never have been reinstated with full back pay. A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer who issued bogus traffic citations to meet his ticket quota was fired on Friday by the state supreme court. All nine justices agreed that the department was right to terminate Sammy William Ray and that the state Court of Appeals was wrong to intervene to give him his job back, with full back pay. Ray was a six-year veteran trooper in 2009 when a routine audit revealed that he had been responsible for an...
  • Man Shot by SDPD Officer Held Pen, Not Knife: City

    08/18/2015 10:49:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 | Andie Adams
    A man who says he saw video of the shooting says the officer acted "hastily"A man shot to death by a San Diego Police officer was holding a pen that the officer mistook for a knife before firing his weapon, according to the city of San Diego’s response to a legal complaint. The $20 million complaint, filed by the family of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, 42, claims SDPD Officer Neal Browder used excessive and unreasonable deadly force when he killed Nehad outside a Midway District adult bookstore on April 30. The allegations are supported by a man who says he saw...
  • Calling Police 'Pigs' Lands Teen in Jail

    08/18/2015 10:05:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 8/17 | Steve Nelson
    Legal experts say he made a big mistake.A Tennessee teenager allegedly squealed “pigs!” at police officers Friday and wound up being the one confined to a pen. The First Amendment generally protects such insults but the pig-caller made a critical error, legal experts say. William Reece, 19, was riding in a Honda Accord traveling at most 40 miles per hour when he cracked a rear passenger door and yelled the insult at officers performing a traffic stop, according to a police report. The unamused patrolmen with the Newport Police Department caught up with the car and arrested Reece for disorderly...