A prisoner killed in a Maryland county jail on Sunday was a victim of "vigilante justice," Prince George's County Chief Executive said. Ronnie White, 19, died of strangulation and asphyxiation and had two broken bones in his neck
A police officer who body-slammed an unarmed woman and broke her jaw during a medical call to a suburban restaurant last year was arrested and charged with civil rights violations. He grabbed the woman by the waist, hoisted her in the air and
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) boasted yesterday that it had arrested a Nevada resident based solely on claims made by a speed camera despite the fact Arizona speed cameras have a history of unreliable performance.
Police agencies and troopers in several states are tossing out handwritten tickets in favor of electronic citations as a way to improve accuracy and save time. With the quick swipe or scan of a driver's license, officers are able to enter the loc
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked for future NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal's special deputy badge Tuesday after his now-famous freestyle at a New York night club. (because he's Sheriff Joe)
The raid on the property was led by 9th District Police Capt. Dennis Wilson who was quoted as saying, "....We're trying to drum up charges against them, but unfortunately we'll probably have to let them go."
A civil liberties group filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking an injunction against the District of Columbia police department's vehicle checkpoint program, calling the "military-style" initiative unconstitutional and ineffective.
"Actually he was trying to get me to come over to where he was, and I responded by telling him that wasn't my name - that my mother didn't name me a 'faggot' or a 'he-she,' so he got upset and approached me. And that'
Instead of being down 53 percent as the Pinal County Sheriff's Dept claimed, accidents increased 16 percent during the period speed cameras were used, as compared to the same period in 2006 without cameras.
"...In certain areas, we need to go beyond the normal methods of policing," Fenty (D) said at a news conference announcing the action. "We're going to go into an area and completely shut it down to prevent shootings and the sale of
A former Chicago police officer charged with being part of a ring that falsely arrested and stole from drug dealers has detailed how the operation led to a plot to kill two colleagues, according to interview excerpts released on Friday.
What they were looking for was an informant—someone to show up at “vegan potlucks” throughout the Twin Cities and rub shoulders with RNC protestors, schmoozing into their inner circles, then reporting back to the FBI.
"The poor guy," Spinella said. "They ripped the catheter off his person. They assaulted the guy. He's got major problems as a result of this. He's a mess now." The police didn't have search warrants, Spinella said.
A former Atlanta police officer on trial for a botched drug raid that led to the death of a 92-year-old woman said he went along with a cover-up because he felt threatened by his fellow officers. Kathryn Johnston was shot 39 times by plainclothes nar
[Just ran across this. Not much on it. Still has not gone to trial?] Woman late at night. Flashing lights behind her alone on a country road. Slows down but is looking for lighted area to pull off. Cop runs her off road, assaults and arrests her.
This archive contains articles by Reader staff writer John Conroy, who has been covering police torture and related issues since 1990. [It's not torture. It's enhanced interrogation and stress positions. Kinda like yoga for free.]
His name is Tracy Ingle and he's alive, but he needs help. They raided his house from multiple entrances, bashing down his front door with a battering ram and crashing through his bedroom window. He grabbed a broken gun to scare what he thought w
Fifteen Philadelphia police officers will be taken off the street as authorities investigate a video showing three suspects being kicked and beaten by city police.
A spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter says the mayor stands behind the police depart
6 [?my ass!] police officers kicked and beat 3 men pulled from a car during a traffic stop as a TV helicopter taped the confrontation. "On the surface it certainly does not look good in terms of the amount of force that was used," Police Co