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Drunken Arizona drivers with the late-night munchies may soon be getting more than chicken strips at drive-through windows.

A new Pima County Sheriff's Office campaign dubbed Operation Would U Like Fries will target drunken driving by putting undercover deputies inside 24-hour fast-food restaurants to spot impaired drivers placing their orders.

 

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The fact that they have not stripped Daniel Martin of his badge and gun is a crime in itself.

The dash cam video not only reveals that he falsified a police report - which has landed other cops in jail - but that he is about as insecure and unstable as a three-year-old child.

First of all, he had absolutely no reason to be speeding with his sirens wailing. All he was doing was picking up his wife at what appears to be a police station.

Then, after he picked up his wife, he pulls the ambulance over for failing to yield in what essentially was a non-emergency situation....

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When undercover detectives busted Jose and Maximo Colon last year for selling cocaine at a seedy club in Queens, there was a glaring problem: The brothers hadn't done anything wrong.

But proclaiming innocence wasn't going to be good enough. The Dominican immigrants needed proof.

"I sat in the jail and thought ... how could I prove this? What could I do?" Jose, 24, recalled

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The parents of a woman slain 23 years ago are demanding to know why it took so long for Los Angeles police to focus on one of their own as a suspect, despite several angry confrontations between their daughter and the accused veteran investigator.

Detective Stephanie Lazarus, 49, is accused of killing Sherri Rasmussen, her ex-boyfriend's wife, in 1986, when Lazarus had been on the police force for two years.

 

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Pro Liberate

Smith bridled over the second order, refusing to provide a second DNA sample. This prompted the police to consult with the County District Attorney's office to learn how much force they could employ to compel Smith to provide potentially self-incriminating evidence.

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Washingtn Post

Yet an exhaustive probe that relied on hundreds of interviews, including questioning of every guard and inmate close enough to see or hear White's cell, found no proof that McIntosh harmed the inmate. In fact, after a series of unusual attempts to re-create White's final moments, investigators wrote that it was "possible" that the inmate killed himself.

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(Another cop NOT being held accountable) The paramedic's attorney, Richard O'Carroll, says, "We are disappointed the district attorney did not file charges against the trooper. While we understand his position politically, we believe it would have gone a long way in resolving the matter."

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Chicago

Chicago Police Officer Anthony Abbate was found guilty Tuesday of one count of aggravated battery in the beating of a female bartender that was caught on tape. Abbate claimed he was the victim in the infamous February 2007 beating, saying bartender Karolina Obrycka pushed him first and he felt he was in danger. He acknowledged he was drunk at the time, and in the end, the judge didn't buy his story.

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Philadelphia Daily News

HER BACK PRESSED against the wall, Dagma Rodriguez stood in a dark bedroom as Officer Thomas Tolstoy moved closer. She trembled in fear. It was just after 5 p.m. on April 3, 2008, during a drug raid on the West Kensington rowhouse where she lived. Tolstoy had ordered her into the room, telling her that he needed to talk, she said.

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Bellingham Herald

Joseph W. Giuliano, once described as "the face of the Border Patrol in the Northwest," pleaded guilty to child rape charges in Whatcom County Superior Court Thursday, April 23. Chief Prosecutor Mac Setter is recommending one year of supervised work release...

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Photography Is Not A Crime

A Travis County Sheriff’s deputy used his Taser gun on a 72-year-old great grandmother after she refused to sign a speeding ticket. The deputy claims he was forced to defend himself because Kathryn Winkfein “got violent” in her refusal to sign the ticket. The deputy said she also used profanity, making him fear for his life.

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AFP

A man who last year said he had been sodomized by New York police with a truncheon is seeking $220 million dollars in damages. Tattoo parlor employee Michael Mineo says police held him down on a subway station platform October 15 and raped him with the baton, tearing his rectum. His attorney, Kevin Mosley, told AFP he was filing a complaint against New York city, the police force and four officers “based on civil rights violations. Federal law prohibits the excesses.”

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