The American Civil Liberties Union and some neighborhood groups are questioning a Pittsburgh police commander's order that officers in patrol cars make at least 10 traffic stops a month in a zone that includes the predominantly black Hill District.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have released a video of a barking Chihuahua angrily chasing off robbers at an Altadena smoke shop. As the store owner begins putting money in a backpack, the owner’s Chihuahua begins barking incessantly and jump
I’m currently working on a story about a pot raid in which the cops emptied a woman’s “lady drawer” onto her bed, lined up her sex toys, took a photo, then mocked her for what they found. That’s only a small part of the story. But it’s a weird part.
New York City police officers handcuffed a videographer after he refused to show them identification early Saturday morning. Felix Maurent, who was wearing a National Press Photographers Association badge around his neck, was videotaping an arrest
On July 1st, 2010 Todd M. Dodge of the Greenfield, MA Police Department and his colleagues violated the rights of Ademo Freeman (aka Adam Mueller) & Pete Eyre when they illegally arrested them. (Up to the moment VIDEOS)
Lawmakers are questioning the Obama administration about whether the controversial "Fast and Furious" gunrunning probe may have had a cousin in Florida that resulted in guns being trafficked to Central America, known as "Operation Castaway."
A federal grand jury indicted 3 members of the Kansas City SWAT team. Part of an investigation into whether money and property were taken from a family during a raid. A sting operation was set up by the FBI: Surveillance cameras were planted througho
A few weeks before summer break, an eighth-grader in Fairfax County was pulled from his civics class and led into an office. An assistant principal told him that classmates had reported hearing him say he’d smoked marijuana with five other boys —
It’s been more than a month since a Missouri Highway Patrol officer threatened to sue Michael Mikkelsen if he dared to upload a video he had taken of the officer in public. Mikkelsen is still waiting for that lawsuit. Mikkelsen is an activist i
A man in West El Paso is claiming he was thrown in jail last week in retaliation for warning drivers about a nearby police checkpoint for speeding. Jose Escobar stands at the same intersection where police arrested him last Friday. He hopes passin
Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a water park, saying they didn't have a business license or the required permits.
Police planted a weapon and fabricated witnesses to cover up the shooting deaths of two civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a New Orleans detective told jurors. Former homicide detective Jeffrey Lehrmann, who wore a wire to secretly g
U.S. law-enforcement agencies are increasingly obtaining warrants to search Facebook, often gaining detailed access to users' accounts without their knowledge. Since 2008, federal judges have authorized at least 24 warrants to search individuals'
Sometimes the news seems stranger than fiction. Who could dream up a plot line like this?
A Minnesota hacker prosecutors described as a “depraved criminal” was handed an 18-year prison term Tuesday for unleashing a vendetta of cyberterror that turned his neighbors’ lives into a living nightmare.
A former police detective testified Monday that he participated in a plot to fabricate witnesses, falsify reports and plant a gun to make it seem police were justified in shooting unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
But when Njoku showed up at the Chase branch near his house intending to cash the check, he was in for a nasty surprise. The check had Njoku’s name and address on it and was issued by JP Morgan Chase. But the Chase Customer Banker who handles larg
Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies raided yet another allegedly illegal gambling operation. The latest raid targeted a poker game inside a private residence. Deputies discovered 8 people around one poker table and seized $1,000 cash, Haynes said.
A case of mistaken identity nearly roped a Struthers family into one of the largest drug sweeps in the area this year. Doreen Fox of Lewis Street, Struthers, was home with her 30-year-old son Wednesday morning preparing to leave for a doctor’s app
Video of two police officers pushing and shoving each other apparently at odds at how to handle a handcuffed suspect in New York City. It is not clear what the suspect was being detained for, but he keeps yelling that he “didn’t do nothing.”
Considered a role model by his peers and named “Officer of the Year” in 2010, Boynton Beach police officer David Britto has been charged with conspiring to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamines between June 2009 and March 2011.
Sheriff's deputies arrested and used a Taser on several people while looking for an assailant at the wrong house. "Officers came up (to the house and) before they could even tell me what was going on, they had one of the guys in handcuffs," Hart said
A New Orleans teenager whose family members were wounded by police in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina testified officers punched and kicked him before arresting him at the scene. One officer who struck the 14 year old blamed "the heat of the moment
In a southern Mesa, AZ neighborhood, (1800-1900 S. 39th St.), there are private streets in the subdivision with red stripes/firezones marked on both sides of the street. I measured 36' width of street- plenty of room for parking and access forRead Letter
Massachusetts state police arrested a 65-year-old woman who was standing on her property photographing the damage after a car had come crashing through her yard and into her driveway. Judith Davis-Scott spent the night in jail on charges of interferi
department has been padlocked and the officers sent home. The city of Alto laid off its entire police force about two weeks ago because the city council completely cut the department's budget.
In March, a judge abruptly ended the wrongful death case of Avery Cody Jr. after the attorney for the slain 16-year-old's family announced in court that he had a videotape that he said contradicted sworn statements made by the deputy. The video sh
In many cases, misconduct that once brought suspension without pay now brings a warning that future offenses will bring severe penalties. Members of the Police Commission express skepticism about the approach.
"I wouldn't come down here at night," Esposito said. That comment, made by Crisco the night of the robbery, was inadvertently relayed to his superior. The department then launched an investigation into "disparaging comments against the city."
Jesse Kersey, a 17-year-old mentally handicapped boy, was riding his bicycle near his home in Dayton, Ohio last Saturday when officer Willie Hooper pulled him over to talk.