The case highlights the ongoing national debate over when police should use Tasers to shock people into submission, especially when a person is not suspected in a crime and has not physically resisted an officer.
A Los Angeles Police Department captain who voted not to discipline Officer Steven Garcia this week in the shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown had warned him in a previous disciplinary case that one more offense would probably get him fired.
Two Florida cops whose identity are being kept secret because they're STILL doing undercover work, chase wrong car, beat up and arrest wrong men after failing to check the license plate number. County settles out of court with the wrongly arreste
A deputy U.S. marshal was charged today with leaking information about the whereabouts of a Chicago Outfit mobster in witness protection. John Ambrose is charged with using his official position to obtain and disseminate information relating to the s
In Houston a police officer is alleged to have executed a man after handcuffing him. The police department, as would be expected, claims otherwise. But 2 witnesses to the incident dispute the police.
A Los Angeles Police Department disciplinary board has secretly decided not to punish the officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Devin Brown two years ago, rejecting an earlier ruling by the civilian Police Commission that the act violated department p
An Atlanta narcotics cop wounded in a November drug raid that killed an elderly woman has retired from the force. Gregg Junnier, 40, who has 18 years on the force, turned in his letter Tuesday, said his attorney Rand Csehy.
About 20 adults and children briefly surrounded the officer after the dog was shot, and about 10 people locked themselves inside the house, according to the 911 dispatch center.
There is something about giving a man a badge, a uniform and a gun which turns him into a thug. Or maybe those things merely attract people who are already thugs.
The most common state police tactic is to accuse a motorcyclist of a felony, initiate the seizure proceeding, then drop the charges. This allows police to keep the sport bike without the effort of a court battle or the danger of a not guilty verdict
The New York Police Department called for an independent study into its training and tactics after police fired 50 shots at three unarmed black men in November, killing one on his wedding day.
All seven policemen charged with murder or attempted murder in a bridge shooting after Hurricane Katrina were free on bail, and a judge said the six still on the New Orleans Police force can return to limited duty.
Sgts. Kenneth Bowen and Robert Gisevius, officer Anthony Villavaso and former officer Robert Faulcon were charged with first-degree murder. Officers Robert Barrios and Mike Hunter were charged with attempted first-degree murder, and Ignatius Hills wa
Slow driving is not sufficient justification for stopping a motorist according to a Nevada Supreme Court ruling issued earlier this month. "The fact that a motorist is driving slowly does not, by itself, create a reasonable suspicion justifying
Seven police officers were indicted Thursday on murder or attempted murder charges in a pair of executions on a bridge that left two people dead during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
A trained police dog that escaped from its police handler was shot and killed by a father protecting his son after the dog entered private property and menaced the family. Instead of taking responsibility for allowing their dog to escape, the cops fi
District Attorney Ben David's failure to secure the indictment of a deputy accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old to death through a door - and David's astonishing failure to know that he'd failed - has deflected public attention from
Black New Yorkers angry over the police shooting death of a groom on his wedding day marched to demand better treatment by law officers. Thousands of protesters marched 25 blocks in a blocked off traffic lane to commemorate victim Sean Bell
Christle's attorney says his client was also retaliated against for alleging that Berkow and dept. personnel confiscated her computer containing critical information about the internal affairs investigation of the Notorious B.I.G. murder case.
Two federal agents were shot at a suburban Atlanta apartment complex while serving a search warrant for firearms. The agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and DeKalb County police were met with "numerous rounds of
With a quick imprint of a suspect's two fingers on a handheld device, Columbus police can get instant access to the person's identity without making a trip to the booking office.
It didn't matter whether drivers were drunk for state troopers from Troop I in Bethany, NY to charge them with driving under the influence. Three years ago, drunken-driving arrests were a game for several troopers, according to a scathing report
Alarmed by a number of incidents involving police abuse allegations, civil rights groups called for the LA Police Department to install surveillance cameras in all police stations and to expedite putting the devices in all patrol cars. LAPD offici
Black New Yorkers demanded the police chief's resignation at a rally on Wednesday and unveiled plans to shut down Wall Street after police killed a black man on his wedding day by firing 50 bullets at three unarmed men.
Two police officers are under investigation for allegedly using their influence to skip a long line of shoppers waiting to buy the PlayStation 3 video game system the day it went on sale, authorities said.
Sources said the tape shows Meade appearing to choke the youth, whose hands were handcuffed behind his back. The 16-year-old told investigators that he had been slammed into a wall.
Officials at Jonesboro Middle School say police tasered an 11-year-old student Wednesday 'as a last resort' (yeah right). The incident immediately prompted an internal police investigation.
Fred Weary, a pro football player for the Houston Texans, was driving his maroon Chevy Impala SS last month when he was pulled over by police after failing to signal that he was changing lanes. What happened next is in dispute. Police say Weary wa
One of my recommendations to reign in these abuses is to track each warrant, from the time it's applied for, to the time it's executed. Every detail ought to be documented and saved, preferably in a searchable database. I also think we need t
The witnesses said they never heard undercover police identify themselves as officers and didn't see them display badges, according to King. They heard a "barrage of shots" followed by a pause of 2 to 5 seconds and then "another ba