So Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia again trotted out the “new professionalism” canard during oral arguments for a 4th Amendment case last term. I guess you could say the rebuttals I’ve been posting since the Hudson decision are just anecdotes. B
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., which includes Phoenix and its sprawling surroundings, is an aggressive self-promoter with a new claim to fame: a reality show on Fox called “Smile … You’re Under Arrest!” It’s a “Candid Camera” for crook
The city Belleville and a police officer are being sued by a man who claims he was wrongfully arrested and charged with falsely impersonating a police officer after wearing a T-shirt with the word “POLICE” written across the front and back.
A police investigation on a fake marijuana grow house may lead to the Odessa American's website, Odessa Police Lt. Jesse Duarte and Chief Tim Burton suggested. [vote in the fascism poll!]
Filed a court complaint alleging authorities "made a haphazard unannounced entry into the property with guns drawn, as other officers surrounded the property, with guns drawn," then "confiscated the family's personal food supply, p
The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects.
While 99.8% believed excessive force is used, almost as many (98%) reported that they had managed cases that they suspected or that the patient stated had involved excessive use of force by law enforcement officers.
[worth revisiting] Woman called for help, and ended up being stripped by police. Male deputies are forbidden to strip search female inmates. Her husband, Greg Steffey, said his wife felt as if she had been “raped without penetration”.
Sheriff’s deputies and county Protective Service officers arrested two men and two women in the middle of the meeting when they stood and applauded a speaker who criticized Arpaio.
A police officer for Washington, D.C. pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault on a protester he beat in the face with a riot stick nearly four nears ago. He threw the protester to the ground, lifted up his head and hit him across the face w
The New York City police officer who was seen on YouTube last summer tackling a bicyclist in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack, has been indicted. [I see a small fine in his future.]
They're one of Britain's best known icons: helmeted bobbies, or policemen, who make their rounds on a bicycle or on foot, armed only with pepper spray and a nightstick.
Prince George’s County, Maryland officials are still refusing to hand over documents related to the botched raid on Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo.
One of the reforms the city of Atlanta implemented in the wake of the 2006 botched drug raid in which narcotics officers shot and killed 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston was to set up a Citizen Review Board to look into allegations of police misconduct.
In June 2005, Madden was arrested for possession of methamphetamines that a police informant had planted on her. Although police realized they targeted the wrong person, she's paying for their corruption with 8 years of her life.
"It's unfortunate in the officers' aspect and they feel extremely bad after they learned that in fact it was a medical need and not someone who was under the influence of an intoxicant, drug or alcohol," El Reno's mayor told CBS
A woman accused of fatally shooting an FBI agent who came to her home to serve an arrest warrant on her husband was charged Monday with federal murder and firearms charges.
Three police officers surrendered Tuesday on felony charges stemming from claims by a tattoo parlor worker that he was sodomized with a piece of police equipment during an arrest. [can't hide from the camera, except from the media]
[First reported on FP by Lorber!] "The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster's attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to
Imagine your dad gets swept out to sea, and when the "rescue" people arrive they don't do anything...so you complain. You get tasered and arrested. Oh, your dad drowns too. Call 911 & Die. Someone should write a book.
Jennifer Davis was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, her contractions just 3 minutes apart. Her husband was trying to appear calm for his wife's sake, driving in the breakdown lane of Route 2. They pulled up behind a state trooper to ask whether
On Monday a SWAT team with semi-automatic rifles entered the private home of the Stowers family in LaGrange, herded the family onto the couches in the living room, and kept guns trained on parents, children, infants and toddlers, for 9 hours.
Phoenix police union officials are proposing that 200 senior officers be allowed to buy their own semiautomatic rifles to use on the job after some said they felt more at risk and asked for additional firepower.
A red light camera in Peoria, Arizona issued an automated citation to what appeared to be a speed camera behind the wheel of an SUV. Now a police officer's signature appears on the ticket. How could he legally identify the driver?
A judge has ordered that concealed weapons charges be dismissed against 4 off-duty Washington police officers who were charged in connection with a shooting during the Sturgis rally. Circuit Judge Warren Johnson ruled that cops are exempt from prosec
We checked back in with the freelance photojournalist who was arrested by the Chicago Police Department October 22 at a crime scene. Thinking we’d hear about the status of his arrest, we were shocked to learn he’d been arrested again - and the second
An Oakland Tribune photographer was detained while shooting an immigration rights protest. She taped her encounter with the Oakland schools police chief, who maintained she hit his car.
Government officials say a decorated federal immigrations officer has been arrested on drug distribution charges.
Five sheriff's deputies will be disciplined after they used a Taser while serving an arrest warrant on a man at his father's funeral, a North Carolina sheriff said.
Memphis police identified the body of transgender woman Duanna Johnson lying in the street near Hollywood and Staten Avenue early this morning. Johnson was the victim of a Memphis police brutality case this summer when a video of former officer