But a fresh examination of the post-storm period reveals deep flaws in the department’s efforts to investigate its officers’ use of deadly force in the chaos after the storm.
His plea makes Cramer one of the highest-ranking ICE officials to admit to or be convicted of corruption and it raises questions about the ability of Mexican drug cartels to reach the upper echelons of U.S. law enforcement.
"But now Peter faces a felony rap for "assaulting a federal officer" (Peter and the witness in the car say he didn't do a thing, and I believe them). Defending this charge will cost a fortune, and an inadequate defense could cost Peter his home, his"
An award-winning video journalist was arrested by police after he took pictures of Santa Claus and a choir at a mall. Scott Rensberger is charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest, according to criminal complaints filed
It was 6 in the evening when 2 plainclothes cops kicked down their door. "We all came running downstairs and said 'What was the reason for kicking down the door?' They said 'Because we felt like it,'" Sean Martin said.
The gunshots woke them at 2 in the morning, but no one dared venture out until dawn. "My kids saw them first, on the way to school,'' said Pérez, whose one-story house is 150 yards from the gruesome discovery. "Their hands were tied.''
Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo shot to death more than 11,000 suspects since 2003, and "frequently'' carry out extrajudicial executions that only add to Brazil's spiral of violence, Human Rights Watch reported. "Each year, the police in Rio a
The civil liberties advocacy organization Flex Your Rights has a new video coming out next month called 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. Here’s a trailer:
[Government cheating snitches out of their promised rewards...nah not government?!] The FBI has belatedly awarded $100,000 to a former Minnesota flight school manager whose phone tip eight years ago led to the arrest of al Qaida conspirator Zacarias
Humprheys was put on administrative leave after shooting a 12-year-old girl point-blank with a "less lethal" beanbag round on a MAX train platform in Portland. She was down on the ground when Humphreys, circling to find the best angle, shot her with
“He told me, ‘You don’t understand. We’re not local law enforcement here. We’re the federal government. We’ll [seize] your gear right now,’” Nolan said. “He gave me two choices: either give my assurance or be placed under arrest.” Tipton then conf
The Supreme Court on Monday seemed headed toward telling police they must explicitly advise criminal suspects that their lawyer can be present during any interrogation. The arguments in front of the justices were the latest over how explicit the
A veteran Los Angeles police detective is due in court to hear whether there is enough evidence against her in connection with the decades-old murder of her ex-boyfriend's wife. A preliminary hearing for 49-year-old Stephanie Lazarus is scheduled
A 22-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a felony after taping 4 minutes of "New Moon" during her sister's surprise 29th birthday party. The woman spent two nights in jail and faces up to three years in prison.
It's difficult not to experience a faint pang of sympathy for Hal Turner, albeit an ephemeral one deeply buried beneath multiple layers of well-earned disgust. For at least five years, and probably more, Turner was a paid informant and provocate
In refusing to dismiss a lawsuit against New York City brought by two brothers arrested on trumped-up drug charges, Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein had some harsh words for the city’s police department. From the NY Daily News:
When last we left the standoff in Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe had given Dep. Adam Stoddard a deadline by which to apologize for swiping documents from a defense attorney’s file in open court last month. Maricopa Coun
But under the color of law, of course. All thanks to the wonderful world of asset forfeiture. The way Krista Vaughn sees it, Wayne County fined her $1,400 even though police and prosecutors admit she broke no laws. Vaughn, who has no cr
The world's pettiest sheriff continues to show us the facade that passes for law and order in Maricopa County
A Maricopa County sheriff’s detention officer has refused to comply with a judge’s order to publicly apologize for looking at an attorney’s papers in court without the lawyer’s knowledge or consent. However, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said
A blogger has released audio of Sprint's Electronic Surveillance Manager describing the carrier's cooperation with law enforcement. Among the revelations are that Sprint has so far filled over 8 million requests from LEOs for customer GPS data.
Without another word, Arpaio took off his microphone and was escorted from the building, and Callahan addressed the protestors and the students. "I understand your passion about this issue," Callahan said. "It just seems to me, misplaced."
The man suspected of gunning down 4 police officers in a suburban coffee shop was shot and killed by a lone patrolman investigating a stolen car early Tuesday. 4 people were arrested for allegedly helping the suspect elude authorities
[with video] A gunman burst into a coffeehouse Sunday and opened fire on four police officers as they sat working on their laptops, killing the three men and one woman in what an official described as a targeted ambush. Pierce County Sheriff's spo
After struggling for years with an anti-snitching culture that made witnesses too afraid to come forward, police across the country are getting help from text-a-tip programs that allow people to send anonymous, text messages from their cell phones.
Freedom Festival 1 was held in Post Falls, ID on Veterans Day (11/11/09) with the headline speaker being Sheriff Richard Mack, former Graham County sheriff who successfully sued the federal government for attempting to use his office to enforce the u
A couple who refused to leave a tip after allegedly receiving bad service in a Pennsylvania restaurant were arrested by police after being accused of theft.
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Nude, yes. Lewd, no. A New York judge dismissed public lewdness and other charges Monday against a model who posed for a nude photo shoot at a museum while visitors looked on. Kathleen "K.C." Neill was arrested in August during photographer Zac
On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended what happened next: Passengers were briefly trapped with the murder suspect and the bleeding victim because police kept the subway doors closed as they combed the cars looking for the crime scene.