8 police officers who raided an innocent family's house last year, trading fire with the terrified husband, have received medals. 3 officers involved in the raid, which stemmed from bad information from an informant, received medals of valor; the
Willing to spend $30,000 to put your name on a camera? The City of Flint is looking for sponsors for surveillance cameras that will be mounted around the city to keep a watch out for crooks. In exchange for cash, the city will plaster business names
A reverend claims security guards dragged him out of a hospital and tasered and beat him because he told a joke about the lack of a smile on a guard's face led to video showing at least 5 officers surrounding and beating him laying on the floor.
"This lawless behavior is unacceptable and we will not tolerate it," said the Forest Service director of law enforcement. "The safety of our employees, public and Rainbow participants is our number one priority, and we will continue to
A police officer shocked a handcuffed "Scooter" Pikes 9 times with a Taser after arresting him on a cocaine charge. The coroner said the 21-year-old was jolted so many times by the Taser that he might have been dead before the last 2 shocks
A quadriplegic man claimed 7 Chicago police officers dragged him from a car and beat him unconscious when he was too slow to obey their order to get out of the vehicle. He was convicted of battery and resisting arrest
The city of St. Louis allows the police to confiscate the cars of people suspected of certain crimes. They have a contract with a city towing firm, and said firm was allowing police officers and their families to "rent" confiscated cars fre
At 1:28 p.m. Baron "Scooter" Pikes was a healthy 21-year-old man. By 2:07 p.m., he was dead. In the 39 minutes in between in which Pikes was handcuffed by police and shocked 9 times with a Taser device, while pleading for mercy
Police say they didn't realize a suspect's mother was blind when they tased her. So? I thought using the taser was dependent upon circumstances, or does the claim she threw a punch at a cop ring less true when delivered by a blind woman in h
Children's librarian Judith Flint was getting ready for the monthly book discussion when police showed up. Five state police detectives wanted to seize Kimball Public Library's public access computers as they frantically searched for a 12-yea
Undercover Maryland state police officers infiltrated meetings of peace and anti-death penalty groups for more than a year, and included the name of at least one prominent peace activist in a federal database for tracking terrorists and drug dealers.
A police sergeant says a colleague has a practice of scooping people off the streets and detaining them without arresting them, charging them or booking them while probing for evidence to bring charges. "It's called keeping them on ice,
However, when recently denied free coffee from new management, Garvin allegedly told managers that he could change the police department's response time if they refuse to give him complimentary drinks.
The cell phone photographer says the arrest was intimidation, but the deputy says he feared for his life. "Here’s a guy who takes me out of the car and arrests me in front of my kids. For what? To take a picture of a police officer?" said S
City police officers in one Florida county will have unrestricted authority to make traffic stops outside of their jurisdiction beginning Aug. 1. Broward County's new policing-without-boundaries plan would allow officers to patrol any of its citi
The operation resulted in 14 arrests, Arpaio announced during a late-afternoon news conference. During sweeps, deputies use minor traffic offenses as probable cause to make stops and question vehicle occupants about their legal status.
This past Sunday night I was subjected to another stark reminder of how far the UK has descended into a total police state when I was stopped on the street by "Police Community Support Officers" for putting my hand in my pocket.
A teenager is suspected of delivering baskets of drug-laced treats to about a dozen police departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to police who charged him Tuesday with LSD possession. At least three officers have gotten sick.
The prospect of cops forcibly jabbing a needle into your arm and taking a blood sample on the side of a highway in suspected DWI cases is perhaps the most egregious portend of police state America in history, but one Texas lawyer has taken a stand to
A Joint Project of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the United States Secret Service. Developing a basic understanding of key technical and legal factors regarding searching and seizing electronic storage devices and media.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating after patrol car video shows an officer choking a suspect. The officer has both hands around the neck of the suspect and is telling him to "stick your tongue out." The suspect then pass