A man who told an undercover policeman to get off his family's stoop punched the officer and struggled over the officer's gun before being shot dead, police said.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that the men
became argumentative and refused to leave after being asked to stop
their "inappropriate behavior." The men say they were targeted because
they are gay.
The woman who let the dog out was arrested. The dog died in the [police] shooting.Mr. Browne said the police found five other people in the apartment but no gun. He said all five were being questioned.
We are approaching a time in our country where people are
detained and forced to take chemical tests because they refuse to
answer police questions. This officer lied about smelling alcohol and
seeing red and watery eyes. He did this to compel a breathalyzer while
refusing to allow a blood test as required by law.
Police used a Taser on a pastor and
pepper spray to disperse his congregants after the pastor
allegedly interfered with a traffic stop in the church parking lot.
Prince George's County police are reviewing the actions of an officer
who arrested a motorist on charges of slugging and tackling him during
a traffic stop. A police video shows the officer yanking the man out of his car, slugging him
twice and tackling him.
Camp remembered looking across the bar, packed with gay and some straight couples, and marveling how much times had changed since Stonewall -- the spark that ignited the gay rights movement. And then the police came.
A Eugene police officer says he was pulled from K-9 duty in retaliation
for blowing the whistle on how the SWAT team used firearms -- use that
the officer said put officers and the public in "extreme danger."
[Governments] remotely accessing criminal evidence in parallel from such datacenters could gain a crucial time advantage, for example when legally constrained as to how long they could hold terrorism suspects without evidence.
Officials say none of the Los Angeles police officers who pummeled
protesters with batons and opened fire with rubber bullets at a 2007
pro-immigration rally will be fired.
Two federal lawsuits are casting a harsh spotlight on an investigative tool long beloved by American law enforcement: a bloodhound's nose.
Much like in traditional lineups, the dogs (allegedly) link human scents left at crime scenes to samples from suspects.
In each case, the suits allege, Pikett's dogs called attention to the wrong person. Both former suspects have been cleared.
Let's consider two cases. In the first case, a driver with an elevated
blood-alcohol level accidentally strikes and kills a pedestrian who was
jaywalking. The driver enters a guilty plea for manslaughter and
receives a sentence of 30 days in jail, two years house arrest, 1,000
hours of community service, eight years probation, and permanent
revocation of his driver's license. The driver also reaches a financial
settlement with the victim's family.
A police officer was indicted on federal civil rights charges over a fatal confrontation with a developmentally disabled man who was struck and Tasered in 2006 at a Spokane, Wash., convenience store.
The Guardian has obtained this police footage of Emily Apple and Val
Swain being arrested by surveillance officers after asking for their
badge numbers at the Kingsnorth climate camp last year. The two women
speak to Paul Lewis about their arrest, imprisonment and official
[#3 my favorite] Common ground. Chicago, Illinois; London, England; Tehran, Iran; and Ramat Gan, Israel. It turns out there’s one thing the governments in Iran, Israel, the U.K., and the U.S.A. can all agree on: massive police brutality against political protesters.
A Chicago police officer avoided jail time today for pummeling a woman who was tending bar, even though prosecutors produced a previously unseen video showing him beating someone else at the bar hours earlier. Anthony Abbate was sentenced to two years probation for beating Karolina Obrycka in February of 2007. He could have gotten up to five years for the attack, which was captured by the bar's security camera and shown around the world.
Police and county officials have since admitted that Calvo and his
family are innocent. But they stubbornly refuse to acknowledge any
wrongdoing, such as not doing the least bit of investigation before
sending the SWAT team to take down Calvo’s door, not knocking and
announcing before entering, or slaughtering Calvo’s two Labrador
Department of Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano plans to end domestic law enforcement’s access to spy satellites, a government source told the Associated Press on Monday night.
[I love this quote!]: "If you are Joe Citizen, you can go down to the hobby store and buy a remote control airplane that you can fly in a park. But if you put a police uniform on, the feds want to step in and get in the way," he said.
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana state trooper has resigned following an investigation into postings on a social networking Web site in which he referred to himself as a "garbage man," called those he arrests "trash" and bragged about heavy drinking.
NRA-ILA has recently received several calls from NRA members in border states who have been visited or called by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In some cases, agents have asked to enter these people's homes, and requested serial numbers of all firearms the members possess.
In each case, the agents were making inquiries based on the number of firearms these NRA members had recently bought, and in some cases the agents said they were asking because the members had bought types of guns that are frequently recovered in Mexico. Some of the agents have used heavy-handed tactics.
This document has evidence that the new secret MI5 “North” operations centre is located at Park 66, Pilsworth Road, Bury, Lancashire.
Call it déjà vu all over again.It was Dec. 20, 2008, and Terry Bressi found himself idling through a remote Border Patrol checkpoint on State 86. He was simply returning from his job at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation west of Tucson. But minutes later, he possessed a newly minted citation for impeding traffic. One might be forgiven for assuming that traffic impediment is the actual purpose of these checkpoints, which are popping up with increasing regularity across the Southwest. But when it comes to Terry Bressi, the Border Patrol and the Tohono O'odham Police Department have a little score to settle.
A Denver police officer has been suspended after allegedly brandishing
his gun at a McDonald's restaurant in Aurora after his order took too
long to fill.
This is insane!!I don’t trust these assclowns with Tazers & you’re gonna give them grenade launchers?
The British Independent Police Complaints Commission said it will investigate complaints of brutality after several officers were filmed punching and using a Taser multiple times on a man who was on the ground and appeared to be compliant.
The incident, captured early morning outside a Nottinghamshire nightclub, was given to a local radio station and published to YouTube.
Bothered that an ambulance driver failed to yield to him as he raced to provide backup on a call [first lie] — and angered further when he thought the driver flipped him an obscene gesture — state Trooper Daniel Martin decided [later] to stop the ambulance and give the driver a piece of his mind.
What Martin didn't know then, his lawyer said Monday, was that there was a patient in the back of the ambulance.
More than 300 elite Scotland Yard detectives are suspected of defrauding the taxpayer of million of pounds by abusing their corporate credit cards, the Observer can disclose. Auditors who have examined the American Express accounts of 3,500 officers
Police and prosecutors were apparently convicting people of violent crimes based almost exclusively on the “testimony” of a police dog whose handler claimed has extraordinary powers. Judges and juries apparently bought this crap for years. It finally came to an end when Judge Gilbert Goshorn ordered the dog to perform a basic tracking test after Preston claimed the dog had alerted to a suspect’s scent at a crime scene six months after the murder. The dog failed.
Randy Miles had been brought in drunk and with stab wounds when Officer William Cozzi was called to investigate. In an attack that was caught on videotape, Cozzi shackled Miles and hit him eleven times with a sap. Cozzi then claimed that Miles had attacked him and even had him charged with resisting arrest before the existence of the videotape became known.