The theory underlying the law enforcement panacea in Whren v. United States, approving of pretext automobile stops, is that no one can drive any distance without breaking a traffic law. Thus, if a cop follows a car long enough,
The little more than 26,000 citizens in an eastern Arkansas town could soon see city police patrolling the streets with assault rifles and asking them to show identification and answer questions as to why they’re out and about.
A judge refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers, citing its "social value" despite claims by the city that the verdict could cost Chicago millions in other litigation.
Video shows 2 women given roadside cavity searches because they were suspected of having a little pot on them. None was found. The state trooper uses the same rubber glove when sticking her hands in the private parts, front and back, of the women.
IF A WITNESS hadn’t shot video of two Prince George’s County police officers savagely beating John McKenna, a University of Maryland student, after a March 2010 men’s basketball game, that would probably have been the end of it.
A man upset over a recent break up tried to open fire in a movie theater lobby only to have his gun jam and an off duty female deputy chase him down, shoot him, and take his gun.
A solid victory for camera-wielding citizens: a University of Kentucky-Lexington police officer was fired less than 48 hours after a video went viral showing him and another officer barging into a college student’s dorm room without a warrant.
Recently, the Denver Police Union embarked on a campaign to elicit support from the people living in the city.
An antagonistic and belligerent college student may not have known the definition of belligerent, but he did know his Constitutional rights when it came to not allowing cops into his dorm room without a warrant. The cops ended up coming in anyway,
Both private police groups and the FBI keep close statistics on the number of cops killed and assaulted while on the job.* What you won't see are stories about the number of citizens killed by police in 2012. Those data just don't exist at a national
Reports of an attack are false, saying that Jimbo, the 2-year-old pit bull mix, didn't even "take two steps" toward the officers. "He didn't bark or anything," Fox told Patch. "He had a tennis ball in his mouth. It's not like he ran out."
A report expressed concern drones were being pushed into the domestic market before safety had been sufficiently addressed. The first police dept in the country to acquire an aerial drone crashed the $300,000 aircraft into its own SWAT team.
[How did I miss this?] Videotaped depositions made available to CBS 5 Investigates appear to show Pima County sheriff's detectives and SWAT members contradicting each other as they answer attorneys' questions about a search warrant raid
So far, 3 cops have been charged in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless mentally ill man once the surveillance video of his murder was released. The other 3 cops involved in the beating are doing all they can to keep from being charged.
I have been stopped by the police for minor infractions and for no legitimate reason on numerous occasions in the USSA, the Balkans, and Mexico. Perspective is vital when doing a cost/benefit analysis of police encounters.
While FOX was interviewing the dog's owners, 2 police officers drove by the home. 90 minutes later, they came back, asked Phillips why he had contacted the media and gave him a ticket for not keeping his dog on a leash.
Orlando, Florida Police Officer Roderick Johnson allegedly did exactly the same thing that Justice, Illinois PD Officer Carmen Scardine was confirmed to have done: He is accused of taking a woman into custody and forcing himself on her sexually.
Michael Reichert is a professional liar and, therefore, a decorated police officer with the Collinsville, Illinois Police Department. Thanks to a video of a recent deposition, Reichert may become Collinsville’s unofficial goodwill ambassador, and the
A federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit filed by a New York City police officer who accused his superiors of violating his First Amendment rights by punishing him for reporting the existence of an illegal arrest-quota system.
The three Miami-Dade police detectives who pulled up behind Alexis Suarez after he had parked in front of his home last week, blocking his car in, were not wearing uniforms nor did they appear to be wearing badges around their necks, according to sou
Another key moment is when Myers asks Lenic to get their names, winking at the detective to do him the favor, but Lenic refused, saying he had no authority to do that because they were not suspected of a crime. “If I was to ask for his identification
Although Scardine demanded identification from Mol and called the dispatcher to run her name, he never explained why he had taken her into custody. When the taxi arrived a few minutes later, the officer ordered the driver to leave. He then drove
Andrew Ogiba, 19, was charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, because he chose to narrate into his video camera after signing the citation instead of tearing out of the parking lot within seconds of receiving it.
To this cop’s credit, he didn’t have a problem being video recorded. In fact, he took pride in it, sticking his face in the camera and spouting his name and badge number to ensure the citizen had captured him ramming his knee into the head of a 17-ye
A California man was jailed for 4 days for attempting to record police officers on a public street. Daniel J. Saulmon was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer but the video shows he was standing well out the way of a traffic st
"Law enforcement" is an inexcusably evil "job". There is absolutely no decency in it. That wasn't true of "peace officers", but once replaced by "law enforcement officers" no good person could fill that "job". Once a cop enforces even one counterfeit
Piedmont city officials have fired a police officer who wrote a public urination citation to the mother of a 3-year-old who dropped his pants in the family's front yard.
Anonymity on the internet continues to be a thing of the past after a Cleveland cop was exposed as most likely being the same person leaving hate-filled comments to a writer of Cop Block then following it up with a hate-filled email.
A police chief says he’s found a one-of-a-kind way to manage a growing problem in his city. A new law would give Nevada City the power to hand out permits to a small group of homeless, which would give them permission to sleep in public.
A police officer was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison for using excessive force against a mentally disabled janitor who died after being erroneously suspected of stealing money from an ATM.