It seems that task force agents weren't just stopping vehicles and making inquiries. They were taking it much further and demanding to search vehicles absent reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing and threatening drivers, who refused to allow their v
A mile-long backup on Highway 18 near Waterman Canyon Road wasn't caused by an accident on the winding road. It was a fireworks checkpoint. Any fireworks discovered will be confiscated, county officials said. Those who possess them will be cited
A search warrant was executed and, afterward, Roach said a SWAT team pointed guns at his family, including six children ages one to 16. Then police discovered the informant had given the wrong information.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer pieced together records concerning 63 of 92 police DUI arrests in recent years. An ordinary citizen refusing a breath test has a 16 in 17 chance of losing his license. Only one in four cops faced the same punishment.
A stray bullet fired by a police officer trying to shoot a snake hit and killed a 5-year-old boy fishing at a nearby pond, officials said.
A former Tennessee police officer speaks out about the current state of DUI laws in the country and provides tips on how to survive a law enforcement stop. (an older article but still relevant)
Freedom activist Dave Ridley was stopped and harassed by several police officers this morning for engaging in the perfectly legal activity of open carrying in New Hampshire. The encounter was audio and videotaped and posted online. Click on the li
A Dallas police officer who was featured on Dallas SWAT was fired Tuesday after internal investigators concluded he had sex in a Garland motel room with a prostitute while working an off-duty job in February.
According to the amended lawsuit, the officers had obtained a search warrant on Sept. 28, 2006 to enter a residence at 126 Circle Drive in Brookeland. The Hunts reside in a mobile home located at 940 Church Street in Brookeland.
Agent Dreeland's testimony reinforces my own account of the evening and makes it clear the scope of roadblock operations far exceeded legal limitations. Tribal police allowed a U.S. Customs agent to directly participate in roadblock operations an
A couple who said they were protesting the state of the country by flying the U.S. flag upside down with signs pinned to it found themselves in jail following a scuffle with a deputy Wednesday morning.
"I am greatly disturbed that the Drug Enforcement Administration would initiate an enforcement action against medical marijuana facilities in the City of Los Angeles during a news conference regarding City Council support of an Interim Control O
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled yesterday that being pulled over and arrested by police is not sufficient justification for them to start searching your automobile.
The Chandler Police Department confirmed Wednesday that three of its officers are now under investigation, part of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into doctors improperly writing prescriptions for anabolic steroids.
Documents indicate 8 congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Christopher Topham, wearing his Utah Highway Patrol jacket, badge and gun, would pull over speeding motorists and demand their wallet and registration to collect the "fine" on the spot. There was only one problem -- Topham retired from the
Since the tests began, Humphrey said that several officers have tested positive for steroids, but would not say how many. About 12 officers are on the list the DEA gave Phoenix, a police official said.
Phoenix-based federal immigration agents will be deputized Monday by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office so they can enforce state laws. Sixty four agents will be sworn in bringing a new component to the arrangement between ICE and local agencies.
Federal courts may have to revisit several drug cases in the Cleveland area after a paid government informant has admitted to lying under oath in several cases. One woman has already been released from a ten-year prison term, and charges against two
Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison, both 13, face the prospect of 10 years in juvenile detention and a lifetime on the sex offender registry in a case that poses a fundamental question: When is horseplay a crime?
The data showed that, overall, any motorist who is stopped had a 46% of receiving a ticket with an average cost of $122. The chance of being ticketed jumped an additional 51% for those holding an out-of-state license. They also received larger fines.
This is a fantastic legal victory that firmly establishes the lack of credibility of the police testimony....Further, the use of force practiced here by MSP Airport Police is now firmly established as absolutely excessive and unwarranted.
A sheriff whose eight years in office has divided the communities of Apache County in northeastern Arizona is expected in court Monday to enter pleas on 11 felony charges that involve possible abuses of his public position.
A DC Sunday school teacher was acquitted last month of driving with a cup of coffee. Emily Miller had faced a $100 fine for allegedly violating the "Distracted Driver Safety Act" while on her way to church to instruct five-year-olds.
"I started to cross the one lane road and I was instantly thrown off the bicycle onto the pavement. Then Officer Wingate came up behind me, jerked me up from the armpits, ordered Officer Bryant, said shoot him," said Orsak.
"On July 17th I’ll be appearing in Federal court charged, essentially, with petitioning the government for a redress of grievances. Starting at 8:00 a.m that day we'll rally in front of Concord's federal eyesore/building...then two hour
"What is this, Socialist China?" said Teresa Matuska, 53. "I will grill illegally," said Robert Folk, 22, as he stood next to the family grill in his backyard. "It really blows my mind. I've seen a lot of strange things h
Red light cameras installed in Avondale, Arizona failed to yield any accident reduction after the end of a one-year trial period. Police Chief Kotsur provided an update last month that showed accidents had actually increased fifty percent.
Cops responded to a house party on Staten Island where guests were setting off their own fireworks. When police attempted to arrest a 25-year-old, angry party-goers revolted, determined to celebrate the nation’s independence with a bit of their own.
Officer Alvin Weems shot an unarmed man point-blank in view of CTA security cameras. Investigators recommended that he be fired. Police Superintendent Phil Cline promoted him instead.