A band of inmates at the Prince George's County jail, furious at a lockdown that kept them from watching Sunday's Super Bowl, disabled the locks on their cell doors and stormed out to assault their guards.
The Mobile Strike Force, created late last year, includes two companies of 48 officers each. They've been patrolling the Marquette, Harrison, Austin and Grand Central districts.
Poster Boy, a kind of anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humor and a talent for collage, has made his outlaw presence known all over the city by cutting and pasting the images that are already there in the form of ads.
Doug Bates and his wife, Stacey, were in bed around 10 p.m., their 2-year-old daughters asleep in a nearby room. Suddenly they were shaken awake by the wail of police sirens and the rumble of a helicopter above their suburban Southern California home
The transit officer who is accused of shooting and killing an [handcuffed] unarmed [non-resisting] man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, according to documents filed by his lawyer Friday.
Criminal gangs in the USA have swelled to an estimated 1 million members responsible for up to 80% of crimes in communities across the nation.
Denver police launched an internal investigation into a family's claim that four police officers beat a 17-year-old boy for 15 to 20 minutes for no apparent reason, a department spokesman said today.
A Chattanooga detective accused of assaulting an elderly Wal-Mart greeter who asked to see his sales receipt has been suspended from duty.
The death of a 24-year-old Minneapolis man last December after he fought with police and was shot with a Taser has been ruled a homicide caused by cardiorespiratory arrest, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner.
"We knew that the mortgage-brokerage industry was corrupt....But the agents with the expertise had been diverted to counterterrorism." (Oops!)
The Chicago Police Dept. is struggling to explain how a 14-year-old boy walked into Grand Crossing District station impersonating a police officer and was given an assignment in a squad car for 5 hours before anyone realized he was
The Albuquerque Police Department's failure to respond to repeated calls that a pregnant woman was in danger at the hands of her boyfriend - an incident that ended with him killing her and himself - already led APD to make significant changes
Today is the third day in the trial of Ryan Frederick, the 28-year-old Chesapeake, Virginia man facing murder charges for killing a police officer during a drug raid. Tuesday consisted of jury selection. Yesterday the opening statements.
Kathryn Johnston was killed by officers who stormed into her home in November 2006. In overturning the verdict against one of the officers, the appeals court said prosecutors failed to prove where the crime was committed.
A white former transit police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform has been arrested in Nevada, 12 days after the shooting inflamed long-running tensions between police and many African-American residents.
As desperate as the abusive police situation is today, the warning signs were already plain 4 years before this century's "Reichstag Fire"—the attack on 9/11—which gave the government the excuse to turn the entire country into a prison.
The military-style drug raids continue. A 19-year-old woman could get 30 years after shooting at police on a marijuana raid (her parents were apparently dealers). She too thought the home was being robbed. In one I missed from last November, police
Chattanooga Police Det. Kenneth Freeman will not face charges in an incident in which he shoved a 71-year-old greeter at the Wal-Mart in Collegedale to the floor after he tried to stop him while doing a receipts check.
The DEA agent was shot when an assisting Philadelphia police officer opened fire on a threatening dog inside the home. The bullet traveled through the animal, striking the agent in the left leg. [Bonus: ironic quote from spokes-bureaucrat]
A young, black man in New Orleans is dead, slain by police officers on New Year's Day, in an incident that has outraged a community and triggered protests over what family members are calling a "murder."
I recently posted this on the Odessa American Newspaper blog. In this post, I prove kop korruption...you won't believe it. Here it is: I was saving this evidence (and a lot more) for the film but now is a good time to release some of the details.
The BART police officer who shot an unarmed man to death on a station platform early on New Year's Day quit the force Wednesday, to avoid an interview with police internal affairs investigators trying to get to the bottom of an incident that has
Robbie Tolan sits in a Houston, Texas, hospital bed with a bullet from a police officer's gun lodged in his liver. The son of a famed baseball player was shot in his own driveway.
He ended up getting arrested by Amtrak police; handcuffed to a wall in a holding cell inside New York City’s Penn Station, accused of criminal trespass. Kerzic says he was hardly trespassing because he was taking photos from the train platform; the s
The Chicago Police Department is investigating allegations that an off-duty officer ordered three girls strip searched in December 2007 after a small fire at their high school.
A video being distributed on the internet showing the shooting of Oscar Grant by BART police is the clearest so far.
Even their supporters acknowledge that the agents shot at a fleeing suspect rather than a suspect trying to cause injury or death. Do they really want to make every law enforcement officer in the country judge, jury, and executioner?
Five days have passed since a BART police officer shot and killed an unarmed rider on a station platform, but the officer has not given a statement to investigators about what happened and the transit agency has apparently not forced him to do so.
Cell phone video from a BART police shooting New Year's Eve. [yes, San Francisco, CA, USA]
When the scheduled federal trial begins for 2 men arrested during the Republican National Convention on charges of making and possessing Molotov cocktails, one of the major witnesses against them will be a community activist who acted as a government