Police departments around the country are relaxing age and fitness standards, forgiving minor criminal convictions and easing other requirements to relieve shortages in their ranks and find officers who are wiser, more worldly and cooler-headed in a
It appears that illegal multi-jurisdictional dragnet roadblocks are no longer just a phenomena of Southwestern Arizona. These intrusive suspicionless enforcement operations continue to proliferate in communities across America at an alarming rate.
Or why you should never show a cop an I.D. unless you're the driver of a motorized vehicle that's been stopped for a legitimate traffic violation.
Big changes are coming at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in the wake of a major fingerprinting controversy. A woman, whose work has put hundreds of cases in question, resigned before she could be fired.
A Vermont State Police sergeant said Hutchinson was intoxicated and stared at his police dog in a "taunting/harassing manner" last July while officers were in the process of investigating a reported melee outside a West Fairlee establishmen
"I can't believe I made it all the way back from Iraq, and this happens to me here, at home," England, a 14-year soldier who served as a combat medic in Iraq, said in an interview in his Stanton home.
An innocent Tuscon, Arizona resident has been haunted by a bogus parking ticket for the past seven years. In 2000, a meter maid claims to have placed a $25 parking ticket on Lopez's vehicle outside of the Lopez residence. Lopez, who had a valid p
I was accosted, assaulted with battery, and tased at Minneapolis St Paul international airport, simply for leaving the airport by bicycle. I had broken NO laws.
In the city of Holyoke, there's one simple rule: No shrines to gangsters, drug dealers or repeat criminals. "They put 'em up, I take 'em down," says Police Chief Anthony Scott. After a gang member died in a shootout, Scott publ
Robert Daniels, 27, a dual citizen of Russia and the U.S., was placed under court-ordered quarantine in the jail ward at Maricopa Medical Center after he violated a public health order to wear a mask when he was in public. He contracted tuberculosis
Only 354 of 90,000 police caught on camera speeding or jumping red lights last year were punished. Last night forces were accused of double standards after it emerged that only one in 200 officers was fined or given points, compared with 84 per cent
The biker swerved and sped away, causing the officer's car to hit a civilian car. That car rolled down an embankment onto the Outer Loop, triggering a collision involving five other cars.
"Despite unfair laws, harsh penalties, false evidence and a prevailing 'DUI exception to the Constitution,' the rate of alcohol-related fatalities is actually increasing," wrote attorney Lawrence Taylor, author of the DUIBlog websit
Denver resident Evan Herzoff was walking home from a local tavern on April 8 of last year when he saw a swarm of police officers trying to subdue an obviously disturbed man in the parking lot of an Office Depot. For several years, Herzoff
Chief Finn's philosophy is misguided. The roads belong to the people, not the police. Individuals shouldn't be forced to plan their travel itineraries around invasive and questionable police tactics. Rather, the police should be compelled to
Federal funds are paying Memphis cops to stand in the middle of multi-lane highways wielding laser speed detection guns. When officers spot cars they can ticket, the driver is motioned to pull over across several lanes of moving traffic. WHBQ-TV inte
State trooper James Randy Moss accused of letting a drug charge slide in exchange for oral sex from a porn star has been fired, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Thursday. The state also is considering criminal charges against the trooper related to
The stunning revelation that ex-Marines Hector Alvarez and Miguel "Mike" Castillo admitted to trying to force their way into an East Pierrepont Avenue home and rob a man they suspected of selling drugs came Monday during their first appeara
German authorities are using scent tracking to keep tabs on possibly violent protesters against next month's Group of Eight summit - a tactic that is drawing comparisons with the methods of former East Germany's secret police. Scent sample
A porn star claims a state trooper who stopped her on a highway let drug charges slide in exchange for oral sex. And she says she's got proof - the trooper's own video images of the roadside tryst. The allegations have led to a Tennessee High
"This involves hundreds of guns," said retired police detective Ray Britt, one of four current and former officers who told The Inquirer that police routinely resold seized firearms. "Lots of people knew it was happening, and some off
Mobs of cops were in Washington, DC last week for National Police Week. Their behavior was so bad that the DC police chief formally notified them that their public drunkenness would not be tolerated.
A concerned resident of Boulder City, Nevada challenges an illegal suspicionless checkpoint program that has operated for years without legally required written guidelines and involves suspicionless seizures and searches. Of course it's all for t
A police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to beating a female bartender and to threatening to arrest bar employees in a failed attempt to suppress a video of the attack that has been viewed around the world.
Anything out of the ordinary went to a secondary checkpoint where MDEA agents and K-9 units from the Rockport Police Department, U.S. Customs and Maine State Police were waiting. Drivers were asked to produce a valid license and registration. If anyt
The police yanked Avila out of the car, put her in handcuffs and took her to a hospital to obtain medical clearance so that she could be booked on charges of DUI. Police refused her requests for a wheelchair, kept her hands cuffed behind her back and
Another type of automated ticketing machine is being added to the photo enforcement arsenal alongside red light cameras and speed cameras. The stop sign devices are based on red light camera platforms, but differ greatly in use. With the new Redflex
“In this case the officer had a scientific test, a scientific test which officers ask juries to believe everyday, which told the officer that my client was innocent,” Linehan said. And even with the knowledge that my client was innocent, he was stil
Some central Ohio Latinos say they were targeted this past weekend when law-enforcement officials ran a checkpoint for drunken drivers on the Cinco de Mayo holiday, just blocks from apartment complexes with heavy immigrant populations.
21-year police veteran & former head of the city's SWAT team, Brian Keith Muhammad Abdul-Ali, was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Police arrested Abdul-Ali in December. Abdul-Ali applied for his retirement days later and is