The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.
Some law enforcement experts say the technology is shedding light on a long-standing if uncomfortable fact of life: Police frequently have to use force. And society and the law expect them to do so.
The search for a witness to a fatal shooting by police intensified with the arrests of four people who have provided clues about the mysterious man's identity, a law enforcement official said.
The number of no-knock raids has increased from 3,000 in 1981 to more than 50,000 last year, according to Peter Kraska, a crimiologist at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Botched raids are relatively rare, but since the early 80's
So many bullets were discharged during a siege last year at a South Los Angeles auto shop that investigators cannot determine which Los Angeles Police Department officer fired the shot that killed 19-month-old Suzie Pena, Chief William J. Bratton sai
It is known in police parlance as “contagious shooting” — gunfire that spreads among officers who believe that they, or their colleagues, are facing a threat. It spreads like germs, like laughter, or fear. An officer fires, so his colleagues do, too.
The undercover police officer who fired the first shots at a carload of men, setting off a storm of police bullets that killed a bridegroom and injured 2, suspected one of the men had a gun and was intent on returning with it to a nearby strip club
An angry crowd demanded Sunday to know why police officers killed an unarmed man on the day of his wedding, firing dozens of shots that also wounded two of the man's friends. Some called for the ouster of the city's police commissioner.
Fairfax County police officials want to suspend for three weeks without pay the officer who accidentally shot and killed Salvatore J. Culosi, an unarmed optometrist being investigated for sports gambling, according to an internal affairs report.
Asked why an officer might disable the device, Hegerty said, "I don't know. Don't ask me why some of the officers do what they do." Officers on the other hand have quietly talked about GPS being used as a way for internal investigat
I bring up this case, though, because the victim gave a quote I found pretty amusing: "I knew it wasn't the cops because they don't bust through your door wearing ski masks," said Macek, 47.
"I cried. I was scared. I was ashamed," Hemy recalling what had happened on that night. She had just been arrested for drug possession. She had no drugs, but police found some on a friend of her fiance. Police arrested the whole group anywa
The LAPD was grappling with another controversial videotaped arrest, this one showing an officer shoving a handcuffed suspect into a patrol car, then leaning in with a can of pepper spray to douse the man's face before shutting the door.
Tucson police left explosive materials after a training exercise at a TUSD elementary school. The officers forgot to retrieve a training aid containing explosives and left it under a student's desk at Blenman Elementary School, at 1695 N. Country
Durrell Jones was sleeping on the living room floor with his 4-year-old son when armed sheriff's deputies wearing bulletproof vests kicked open the door at 8:15 a.m.
A county attorney is asking the Kaua‘i County Council for up to $200,000 for specialized legalized services to defend Kaua‘i Police officer Sgt. Danilo Abadilla who allegedly had an informant plant drugs and drug paraphernalia in people’s homes and a
A man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon after police found him outdoors — naked — and he told them he had a tool in his rectum, authorities said. [There's a million stories in the city, and ....]
A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a St. Louis hospital, authorities said.
The 39-year-old man scuffled on a Lakewood corner with deputies who thought he had a handgun, according to the Sheriff's Department. What was thought to be a weapon turned out to be a cell phone, officials said.
The list of candidates for Tempe’s top cop couldn’t be any shorter — there’s just one person on it. That choice was somewhat deliberate because the city blocked cops from outside its police force from applying.
City officials said the chief - a former officer in Dalworthington Gardens - and three officers were fired over the past two months for reasons including insubordination and poor performance.
After speaking out against police corruption in Oak Brook, Illinois, this couple suddenly found themselves the subject of unlawful investigations and background checks. Police harrassment included being regularly followed & videotaped, having their h
Prosecutors offered up 11 specific cases in which the officers abused their police authority by invading homes, stealing money and drugs, kidnapping and otherwise terrorizing their suspects. It took the assistant state's attorney more than an hou
Federal officials arrested a man Friday who they believe was posing as a police officer and raping young girls on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Only two of the girls reported the rapes because they thought they had been attacked by an actual po
"It's like the gang that can't do it right," he said. "They shoot themselves in the foot, and then they all come to make peace. "What would you do if somebody came to your door and ripped your whole house apart, turned
Officers fired 110 rounds of ammunition at the man suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy, according to an autopsy and records released by the sheriff's office. Suspected of fatally shooting the deputy, he was hit 68 times by the SWAT team m
A San Antonio police officer has been pulled from a teaching job after several witnesses say he roughed up a sixth grader at Garner Middle School. The officer was supposed to be teaching the kids about non-violence.
It took top cops in Hillsborough County, Florida over two years & $6,0000 in taxpayer funds for 92 lap dances, drinks and tips to investigate allegations of nudity and liquor law violations at an adult bikini bar. Do you feel safer yet?
An armed man ran through the U.S. Capitol after crashing his vehicle on the Capitol grounds in the worst breach of security since a gunman killed two police officers in 1998. [Osama just needs an SUV.]
Off duty rookie cop Aaron Mansker shoots unarmed Chargers linebacker Steve Foley 3 times near his own home late at night. Mansker is on paid administrative vacation while internal "investigation" progresses..