Two Prince George’s County police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony assault charges in the March 3, 2010, beating of an unarmed University of Maryland student — an apparently unprovoked attack that was caught on video and made national news.
2 Fullerton police officers have been criminally charged in the violent confrontation that left a homeless man dead, Orange Co. Dist. Atty. Rackauckas announced. Officer Manuel Ramos has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaug
A woman testifies against Tulsa cops in a corruption case, and is expected to testify in her family’s related civil suit against the city. In the weeks after the criminal trial, police get warrants on outstanding traffic violations, all misdemeanors,
A disabled Atlanta woman says she was sitting outside and waiting for the ice cream man when a cop showed up and ordered her to move. When she refused—because she wasn't in anyone's way, or doing anything wrong—the cop allegedly manhandled her and ca
Policemen Go After Law-Abiding Citizens to Earn Their Keep
Exasperated citizens complained to the police only to be treated with a mixture of amusement and impatient annoyance. Mounting hostility against Lebedev and his underlings prompted the gangster to withdraw – but only to gather reinforcements.
Allison, who I first wrote about here, was facing up to 75 years in prison for recording public officials with a digital recorder. Those charges have been dismissed.
In a video published to YouTube on Wednesday, several protesters in Madison, Wisconsin are seen being dragged out of the assembly by state police, seemingly because they were filming lawmakers’ deliberations.
Unfortunately, in public pronouncements about the case, the Orange County DA’s office has sometimes given the impression that the office is on the side of the police, even though the police are the criminal suspects. This is unusual. Usually the DA i
Nebraska Watchdog asked Police Chief Hayes to explain the timing of his decision to place 2 officers on paid administrative leave following a series of last minute developments in the 3 month old case. Hayes said the timing was ”coincidental.”
Ruggiero confronted a citizen the other day who was recording him during a traffic stop, so he informed the citizen that recording cops without their consent is a felony in Florida. Ruggiero was so convinced of this myth that he even happily provi
A mother has filed a federal lawsuit after her [unarmed] 14-year-old son got into a fight at a school bus stop and was later shot to death by a police officer while the her son was hiding in a shed.
The city has been trying to get rid of the club. Edinburg police Chief Rolando Castañeda effectively robbed the place when an August 18 drug raid turned up no drugs. That doesn't mean they left empty-handed:
We’ve all heard the saying: no good deed goes unpunished . . . and that’s exactly what happened to a South Pasadena resident who was issued a ticket by police for his charitable act. When a major traffic light in the area went out Thursday morning
Westmoreland was pulled over around 1:10 a.m. Saturday after an officer saw him driving erratically. The arrest was based on a field sobriety test after Westmoreland registered zeros twice on Breathalyzer exams.
Team commanders must raise the profile of their teams. Stay active. Yes, I mean do warrant service and drug raids even if you have to poach the work. First, your team needs the training time under true callout conditions. If all your team does is tra
You'll want to watch this video. Unfortunately, in the time since I composed my note on this topic, and today, the video has been removed for having "hate speech." [see Update below—Editor]
With his glaring glass eye and imposing presence, Fullerton Police Officer Jay Cicinelli walked up to Kelly Thomas after he had already been savagely beaten and dropped his knee on him.
Mr. Fuddlesticks, the pseudonymous creator of YouTube cartoons mocking the Renton police department, no longer faces a "cyberstalking" investigation. Judge Cayce had approved a search warrant demanding information about Mr. Fuddlesticks from Google,
On Tuesday, a panel of civil service hearing officers ordered that two officers who were fired after a highly-publicized beating in April 2009 in LoDo be reinstated to their jobs with back pay, 9Wants to Know has learned from city officials. Denver's
Compiled from three NBC 5 news reports, Dallas: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission undercover agents entered 36 nightclubs where they shared tables with suspected drunks and covertly monitored bartenders for over-serving patrons.
Never mind that the police lied about this guy ramming their cars, which they claim was their excuse to shoot him. Never mind that video evidence shows a police truck smashing the man’s car into police cars, strongly suggesting the cops actually cre
[THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!] A three-judge panel considered what happened after police in Sulphur, Oklahoma saw a suspect allegedly driving with faulty taillights on July 23, 2007. Murray County Deputy Sheriff Craig A. Billings signaled seventeen-year
Another citizen is claiming that Fullerton police confiscated her camera in the wake of the Kelly Thomas beating death. This makes at least three cameras seized from citizens whose content has yet to see the light of day. And that’s not counting the
Cops in Philadelphia still can’t bring themselves to abide by the law. And their supervisors don’t seem all that interested in asking them to.
Police officials said they helped Apple investigators, who searched a man's home here recently. They were reportedly looking for a prototype of the next iPhone that an Apple employee left in a bar in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood, according
Loeb said he was trailing at least 20 feet behind the pair when the cop ordered him to walk in another direction. Loeb told the Daily News that he refused the order. "As this was interfering with the police actions, police stated to defendant that
Hackers have accessed the email accounts of more than 24 law enforcement agencies in Texas and dumped the contents online. The data came from the work and personal emails of officers, including department chiefs.
The family of a first grade Chicago Public Schools student who was reportedly handcuffed and told he was going to prison for talking during class filed a lawsuit against the school district this week, and an attorney for the family says he wasn't the
The Rochester Police Chief acknowledged that his officers acted in a retaliatory fashion by issuing petty tickets to citizens supporting Emily Good, the woman who was arrested in May for videotaping a traffic stop from her front yard. Actually, he