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  • Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy

    02/23/2020 5:41:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.19.20 | Monsy Alvarado
    Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy
  • FHP troopers find $1.2 million of cocaine in Florida woman’s car

    01/09/2020 2:44:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2020 | Joe Mario Pedersen
    Florida Highway Patrol troopers only meant to write a simple citation, but it quickly turned into a felony arrest after they found $1.2 million worth of cocaine. Troopers pulled over 27-year-old Elizabeth Espinoza on Tuesday afternoon after observing illegal window tint on her vehicle on Interstate 75 southbound. Troopers noticed she was acting exceedingly nervous, which stood out because of the innocuous nature of the stop.
  • Oregon officers can no longer ask random questions during traffic stops. An attorney hopes more states will follow

    12/15/2019 1:05:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 15 2019 | Christina Maxouris
    When Mario Arreola-Botello was pulled over, he didn't understand much of what the Oregon police officer was telling him. Botello, a Latino, non-native English speaker, was stopped for failing to signal a turn and a lane change, his attorney, Josh Crowther told CNN. What happened next sparked a years-long court battle that landed at the state's supreme court. In a November ruling, the court decided officers in the state were no longer allowed to ask questions that were irrelevant to the reason of the traffic stop. It's an issue that's often been tackled in courts across the country, but a...
  • Florida woman who pulled gator from yoga pants gets probation

    08/15/2019 8:29:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    A Florida woman who was arrested for pulling a small alligator out of her yoga pants during a traffic stop pleaded guilty to illegally possessing animals and was sentenced to probation, authorities said. The woman, 25-year-old Ariel Machan-Le Quire, was arrested in May when she and 22-year-old Michael Clemons were pulled over by Charlotte County cops after Clemons ran a stop sign, according to police.
  • Bodycam Captures Moment Suspect Pulls Gun And Fires Shot at Deputy

    02/21/2019 7:16:47 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/19 | PoliceActivity
    ** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Napa County Sheriff’s investigators released a stunning body cam video Wednesday of a fatal weekend deputy-involved shooting of an armed suspect on a rural roadway. On the video from a camera worn by Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki, the suspect can be seen sitting in his car as the deputy approached the vehicle. Jarecki asked the suspect if she can look around to make sure there are no weapons or suspicious items inside. She tells the suspect — Javier Hernandez Morales — not to move. As she...
  • LAPD video shows female officer being shot at point-blank range during traffic stop....

    09/11/2018 5:49:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | 8:40 PM | Richard Winton
    Los Angeles police on Monday released a video of a gang member shooting a female officer at point-blank range during a July traffic stop in the San Fernando Valley and her partner subsequently fatally wounding the gunman. Recordings from inside a police cruiser and the officers' body cameras captured what seems to begin as a routine traffic stop that suddenly explodes into violence as the gunman pulls a .380-caliber handgun from his side and shoots the female officer who is standing just inches away. “By the grace of God she is alive,” Moore said. “Officers are fearful in these situations...
  • Sheriff's Office release body cam footage of man pulling out gun during Md. traffic stop

    06/24/2018 11:17:22 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) — Often times we see police body camera footage after someone has died in an officer involved shooting, but rarely do we see body camera footage showing what happens when officers encounter a dangerous situation and no one is injured. On Friday, the Calvert County Sheriff's Office released a video that does just that. The video was from June 18 and was posted to their Facebook page. It shows a deputy pulling over a man for a traffic violation who steps out of his vehicle with his hands behind his back. It turns out he had...
  • North Carolina officer shoots, kills man during traffic stop

    04/01/2018 7:06:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 38 replies
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A white North Carolina police officer shot and killed a black passenger who displayed a gun after a late-night traffic stop led to a physical struggle, authorities said Saturday. The shooting happened after Officer D.E. McGuire stopped a car containing two men and a woman about 10:30 p.m. Friday during a routine patrol northeast of downtown, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release. Edward Van McCrae, 60, was in the rear seat and began making suspicious movements, police say. McGuire told McCrae to stop reaching for concealed areas of the vehicle, but McCrae continued, according to...
  • 'I feel like I was raped,' woman says of invasive roadside strip search (Harris Co. TX)

    08/15/2017 3:26:25 PM PDT · by heartwood · 41 replies
    Click2Houstoncom ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Syan Rhodes
    The dashcam video was recorded two years ago, but Charnesia Corley said she still feels the pain of what happened that night. She said Harris County deputies pulled her over in northwest Harris County for running a red light, but when the officer approached her car he said he smelled marijuana, according to Corley. Corley was handcuffed as a female officer patted her down and then removed her pants and began what she called an invasive and humiliating strip search. "She tells me, 'Just bend over.' I hesitate ... She shines light on me ... She proceeds to stick her...
  • Oklahoma Police can seize your ENTIRE Bank Account on a Traffic Stop WITHOUT ANY CHARGES

    06/10/2016 4:23:52 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 81 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | June 8, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    " If some policeman thinks you’re doing something illegal, your life is over. Without money, you cannot hire a lawyer and they can just rob everything you have on a whim."
  • Police sergeant shot and killed in California traffic stop

    07/22/2015 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:58 PM EDT
    Authorities say a San Francisco Bay Area police sergeant was shot and killed during an early-morning traffic stop. Hayward Police Wednesday morning identified the officer as Sgt. Scott Lunger. Lunger was shot about 3:15 a.m. after he stopped a white Chevrolet pickup that was swerving on the road. […] Police later discovered a truck in Oakland with bullet holes. It matches a description of the truck involved in the incident. It was not clear if the driver has been arrested. …
  • Sandra Bland traffic stop (Video)

    07/21/2015 9:50:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 160 replies
    Texas Department of Public Safety ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Texas Department of Public Safety
    Video Link Here
  • The color of privilege, the color of doubt (FERGUSON ALERT)

    09/14/2014 10:38:53 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 54 replies
    Southtown Star (Chicago) ^ | September 14, 2014 2:13AM | David McGrath mcgrathd@dupage.edu
    When I was pulled over by police many years ago on a remote stretch of Illinois 171 at 1 a.m., I was the same age as Michael Brown. Brown was the 18-year-old black teenager shot and killed Aug. 9 by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking weeks of street protests against Ferguson police. It was on another August night when my 21-year-old brother and I spent time at the Bluefront Lounge near Willow Springs, listening to our favorite country-and-western band. Later, I drove us home in my brother’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala with the convertible top down, while he sang...
  • City & County Settle New Mexico 'Anal Probe' Lawsuit (Stop Sign Runner Recieves $1.6 Million)

    01/13/2014 6:53:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    KFOX 14 ^ | January 13, 2014 | KFOX 14
    City, county settle NM 'anal probe' lawsuit ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A city and county in southern New Mexico have settled a lawsuit filed by man taken to two hospitals and forced to have anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs. Attorney for David Eckert said Monday that Hidalgo County and the city of Deming recently settled their portion of a lawsuit for a total $1.6 million. The lawsuit, filed against police and sheriff's officials in Deming and Hidalgo County, which borders Mexico, alleges Deming police sought a search warrant for Eckert because they thought he appeared to be clenching his...
  • Unarmed Army reservist shot and killed by police at traffic stop on Grand Central Parkway

    10/06/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 5, 2012 | By Rocco Parascandola , Kerry Burke , Shayna Jacobs AND Corky Siemaszko
    An Army reservist with a clean record was fatally shot in his car by an NYPD detective early Thursday — before he even had “a chance to put his hands up” in surrender, a witness told the Daily News. Noel Polanco, 22, was killed on the Grand Central Parkway in what witness Diane DeFerrari called an act of “pure road rage” following a terrifying chase by cops in an unmarked vehicle. “Noel didn't have a chance to put his hands up. They screamed, ‘Put up your hands!’ and shot at the same time,” said DeFerrari, a 36-year-old bartender who was...
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • How Many Checkpoints in One Morning?! Welcome to the Police State!

    07/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Errant · 63 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 9, 2012 | sanderson1611
    Must See Video - Expect this to go viral!
  • Don't be a gun dork in traffic stops

    12/31/2009 3:59:47 PM PST · by majstoll · 112 replies · 4,068+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | December 31, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    On numerous Internet forums, and some email lists, gun owners periodically report being hassled by police when pulled over for routine traffic infractions. . . . But often there is a common thread to these stories – the dorky gun owner brought up the gun thing all on her own! . . .
  • Traffic stop erupts into confrontation in Lake Wales (FL)

    11/09/2009 4:17:53 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 46 replies · 2,363+ views
    Tampa Bay Online TBO ^ | 11/08/09 | Neil Johnson
    A traffic stop in Lake Wales for tinted windows turned into an angry confrontation between police, deputies, state troopers and as many as 100 bystanders. Two officers and one of the two people arrested were treated for minor injuries. Police are looking for three others in the incident, which started around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, the Lake Wales Police Department said.
  • State trooper disciplined for New Year's Eve "P.I.T." stop (OOC Law Enforcement?)

    03/18/2009 1:45:53 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 24 replies · 1,283+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka the red Star) ^ | 3/18/09 | Randy Furst - Staff Reporter
    The Minnesota State Patrol announced today that it has disciplined a state trooper for using her squad car to ram the van driven by a Hudson, Wis., man during a traffic stop in St. Paul on New Year's Eve. A review board established by the Patrol concluded that while the trooper, Carrie Rindal, had reason for a heightened level of concern, her decision to ram the van was not justified. The board also found that the driver, Sam Salter, 40, was not "actively intending to flee." Rindal arrested Salter at gunpoint for fleeing police, and took him to the Ramsey...