The owner of an Oklahoma pawn shop on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the speed trap town of Meeker because the city's police force harassed him over a sign he put up warning drivers. Out in front of James W. Goad's business, Meeker Supply a
When Mark Byrge had a minor traffic accident on a street in American Fork, Utah, he did the “responsible” thing by reporting the incident to the police. He has never stopped paying for that mistake. Within a few minutes of receiving Mark's call,
Dallas Police released dash cam video showing an officer punching and pistol whipping a suspect during a traffic stop late last year. Officer Rene Villanueva has been fired and is also facing criminal charges of Official Oppression and Assault.
As soon as the police officer begins asking questions that you do not plan to answer; I would wait for a pause and then read the card (front & back).
An unnamed FBI agent has been cleared over the murder of a Chechen-born man being quizzed in connection with last year’s Boston bombing, a law enforcement source said Friday. Mixed martial artist Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead
After Tan Nguyen was pulled over for driving 3 miles above the speed limit, he had $50,000 confiscated by a Nevada deputy. As reported last week at Forbes, Nguyen “was not arrested or charged with a crime—not even a traffic citation.”
A Maryland Transit Administration police officer is facing rape and assault charges after a woman involved in a crash with an MTA bus said he gave her a ride home and then assaulted her.
A Texas college student died from a gunshot wound to his back after making a sarcastic remark to the campus police officer who killed him. Autopsy results show 23-year-old Cameron Redus was shot 5 times at close range by Cpl. Christopher Carter,
Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection
An extraordinary bill that would allow citizens to be criminally charged if they bring abuse or misconduct charges against police officers are that later dismissed by the police department. They would be subject to a felony charge for perjury
ACLU officials said cell phone video of the incident recorded by witnesses showed the officers fired the fusillade within a matter of seconds and continued shooting even after Hall fell to the ground. “As a civilian, Mr. Hall had every right to expec
The officers let themselves into Mark’s home in Tampa without knocking. Displaying the type of restraint that has all but disappeared in this age of gratuitous SWAT raids, the officers were so stealthy that they didn’t wake up Doberman puppy,
Officials in a Connecticut town are fighting an order to reinstate a police sergeant fired two years ago for helping to cover up his police officer son’s role in a crash that killed a bicyclist.
As a patrol officer in Minneapolis, Michael Griffin is paid at least $60,000 a year, but he is much more expensive to the city’s tax victims than his salary would suggest. 2 lawsuits filed against Griffin for crimes committed off-duty cost more than
A federal jury on Thursday rejected claims that the fatal 2012 police shooting of 25-year-old Manuel Diaz in the back while running away – which helped spark a series of protests in Anaheim – was an excessive use of force by officers.
A North Vegas Police Officer shot and killed a 38-year-old man for the supposed crime of walking away from a cop. David L. Robinson was shot in the head by an unidentified North Las Vegas cop in the backyard of an abandoned home.
All governments, as St. Augustine observed, begin as criminal bands that achieve dominance over a territory. Even after such syndicates claim the title of “government,” their behavior remains indistinguishable from that of common thieves;
Assaulting a police officer is a crime that earns special attention and sentencing from prosecutors and judges – unless, of course, the person doing the assaulting has special privileges that come with a badge. After shoving a
The Georgia Court of Appeals last week reminded local police officers to act concerned about a traffic violation when conducting a pretextual traffic stop. Woodstock police forgot to do this on April 29, 2012, when they pulled over the truck driven b
A Connecticut police officer who said he wanted to bust through one patriot's door and take his guns.
They say Peterson was unarmed and running away when a cop shot him in the back of the head for no apparent reason. Peterson collapsed on a driveway. The cops then guarded the witnesses from Peterson leaving him there to die alone
A Detroit police officer who responded to a 911 call regarding domestic violence has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against the woman who made the call,
“Get on the ground! Get on the ground!” That demand is spat by police into the face of thousands of people every day in this country, many – perhaps most -- of whom have neither been caught in a criminal act nor have been named on an arrest warrant.
A Fall River man says he was recording a police officer who was out of control, when he was arrested and his cell phone seized. Now the video he recorded is gone. Police say he erased it, even though they were the ones holding the phone.
After being penned like an animal and arrested inside an official “free-speech zone,” a San Francisco-area journalist has filed suit against BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, for planning his arrest ahead of time.
Justices of the US Supreme Court began deliberating whether it is acceptable for police to kill a driver and a passenger after a high-speed pursuit that started from a minor infraction. The legal implications of the shooting that left Donald Rickard
Officer Demetrius A. Kendrick was indicted Thursday by a DeKalb grand jury on the charge of violation of oath by public officer, authorities said. The man Kendrick arrested, Alphonso Eleby, says video footage showed Kendrick planting drugs before
A Los Angeles Times reporter wanted to know the names of the officers who shot Long Beach man Douglas Zerby to death in 2010 for the deadly crime of holding a garden hose nozzle. Long Beach officials refused to tell him, nor provide
Police in Arizona have been rounding up sex workers and bringing them in handcuffs to a Phoenix-area church to meet with investigators and choose between a diversion program or possible jail time. Police and students from Arizona State’s School of
Baltimore will dish out a $250,000 settlement to a man whose footage they deleted after he video recorded them making an arrest at the Preakness horse race in 2010. Not that the settlement forces them to admit they did delete his footage.