The settlement, which grew out of a federal investigation of the city's police department, will allow the city to avoid a civil rights lawsuit that U.S. officials threatened to bring over complaints of excessive force by officers. Such a lawsuit w
The FBI said on Friday it will consider investigating police in the city of Anaheim, following several high profile shootings by officers that have led to protests and civil unrest in the southern California city. The announcement came the same da
Some laws are moral and many immoral, but the majority are simply amoral. Even moral or amoral laws can be used for the highly immoral purpose of exerting control over inoffensive individuals who neither desire nor require control.
Los Angeles County sheriff's officers stormed the wrong apartment, held two people at gunpoint, harassed them, and refused to offer an explanation
The state police captain who yesterday admitted prosecutors had enough to prove he was guilty of leading Saugus cops on a late-night chase could be back patrolling Bay State highways in days after a judge gave him a break, state police and prosecutor
We've all seen it, and now there's proof: Police officers sworn to uphold our traffic laws are among the worst speeders on South Florida roads. A three-month Sun Sentinel investigation found almost 800 cops from a dozen agencies driving 90 to 130
Mayor Bloomberg made the statement that cops should go on strike and refuse to protect the public until they take the right actions through legislation to give up their guns presumably so they can rely completely on state protection.
The second man they shot and killed was a suspected car thief who police say fired at them first. They recovered a gun, at least one witness speculated the gun was planted. It wouldn’t be surprising considering they wouldn’t allow anybody to record.
In November 2009, police officers in the state of Washington seized an iPhone belonging to suspected drug dealer Daniel Lee. While the phone was in police custody, a man named Shawn Hinton sent a text message to the device
The death of a man shot inside his home, by a sheriff's deputy who went to the wrong apartment looking for a criminal suspect, has sparked protests this week over police procedures in the central Florida city of Leesburg.
Anaheim police fired multiple rounds of rubber bullets into a crowd of citizens, then sicked a dog on a mother and her child before attempting to collect the video evidence shot by bystanders.
Columbus police confirmed yesterday that it was one of their own officers who shot and killed Thomas while responding to a 911 call he had made on Tuesday morning.
Sheriff's deputies deactivated a device that controls a man's Tourette's syndrome and beat him as "a form of amusement" when he could no longer control his physical and verbal actions, the man claims in court.
Officers with the San Francisco Police Department in Northern California shot a man believed to have a knife this morning, but preliminary reports suggest that the victim was in handcuffs while the authorities opened fire.
Still insisting I am guilty of resisting police on the night of my last arrest, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is offering me a deal to shoot and edit a promotional video for the county in exchange for them not prosecuting me.
A New York City officer accused in a broad investigation of ticket-fixing conspired with his wife to use money from his police pension to try to have one of the main witnesses against him murdered, prosecutors charged
As Mayor Bloomberg said: "We have the best police department in the world and I think they show that every single day and we have stopped 14 attacks since 9/11 fortunately without anybody dying." Is it true? In a word, no.
This dangerous looking Bonnie and Clyde couple has finally been nabbed by the police in New York City.
Police say a Southern California officer charged with murder in the death of a mentally ill homeless man is no longer working for the department. Acting Fullerton police Chief Dan Hughes said in a statement Tuesday that Manuel Ramos left the depar
New York City’s accelerating use of police stop-and-frisk tactics has brought a growing chorus of opponents who have been matched in intensity only by the officials who defend the policy. But recent rulings by federal and state courts have now cast j
In his 2011 book The Rights of the People, David Shipler describes North East Washington, DC, just a few blocks from the Supreme Court, as “another country.”
Freedom means being able to kick a handcuffed woman in the face and being able to keep your job and pension despite video evidence. At least that's what one cop in Rhode Island must think as his punishment will be decided by three other cops after th
A Rhode Island cop who was convicted of a felony after he was caught on video kicking a handcuffed woman to the head is still employed as a police officer. Lincoln police officer Edward Krawetz kicked the woman in the head in 2009 claiming self-de
The editor of the Boston Police Department’s union newspaper has a message for Occupy Wall Street: you’re a bunch of ignorant idiots — and your kids are stupid too.
It was bad enough that police officers felt the need to harass a couple who began dancing on a subway platform after a nearby musician began playing the drums. But when the dancing man pulled out a camera to record the harassment, it landed the coupl
The ACLU has come out with a new app for Android users that allows them to secretly record police misconduct and automatically post it to a public website. It is a new tool in the arsenal of activists looking for accountability.
New Jersey’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken its mission of policing the police to smartphones. The ACLU has released an app called “Police Tape” that lets users secretly record police stops. The ACLU’s Alexander Shalom s
Bosque—who has been accused of "cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, defying direct orders and lying and falsifying police reports"—was suspended with pay in May
A Johnstown man who survived a deadly shooting early Monday by three Johnstown police officers said that he and his cousin, Elip Cheatham, were trying to get another wounded cousin to a hospital and were not attempting to run down police. “If it w
The New York City Police Department issued a notice to officers to be aware of a pair of “professional agitators” who like to video record police performing their duties. It was the agitators themselves who discovered the flyer when they walked insid