Seattle police officers filed a federal lawsuit challenging new policies that restrict use of force, saying the rules endanger lives of both officers and civilians. More than 120 officers have joined the lawsuit, which seeks a complete dismantling
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a man who confessed to murder after he was tortured by the notorious Chicago Police Dept detective Jon Burge cannot sue the city, since he already settled with it in 1988 for $3,000.
Even when it’s beyond dispute a police officer had no choice but to defend himself from deadly force, someone will ask why. Why did they have to shoot that many times? The Supreme Court gave a conclusive answer
His costume included a police hat and jacket, but the pig mask he was wearing made it obvious the whole thing was a joke. Unfortunately, the police didn’t find the joke funny, and arrested him for impersonating an officer.
14 years ago, Trooper Hinzman left the West Virginia State Police after he was part of a bogus-arrest and beating scandal that rocked the agency and resulted in a government payment of $1 million to settle the resulting lawsuit.
When FBI Special Agent Aaron McFarlane, 41, murdered an individual of interest in the Boston Marathon bombing, a few police officials were reportedly confused. McFarlane was collecting $52,488 a year in disability benefits
In December 2013, Aquino was at home when he noticed Sheriff's Deputy Ivan Rodriguez outside his property. Apparently, one of Aquino's neighbors didn't recognize him and called the Sheriff's Department to report a suspicious person. According to Aqui
Police later dropped the charges, and Mapes sued the city of Thornton. “We don’t take and use the mood of the moment to take way people’s rights,” said his attorney. The city agreed to the settlement but not to wrongdoing.
“He’s perfectly innocent, he knows his rights, he knows what the Constitution says.” mutters the power tripping jackboot cop as he tears apart this innocent man’s vehicle for no other reason than to flex his “authority.”
When a cop puts a kid through a plate glass window, you have to say something. The 14-year-old boy sat on the stoop of the Hookah Shop, blood pouring from his chest and filling his lungs, and thought: This is my end.
However, today he learned that Inspector Matthew Gilbert, the cop who visited his home and whose business card is below, paid a visit to his mother at the church she volunteers to further the intimidation process.
“She was having a conversation with a female agent, and trying to give the agents the lock code,” Ilana Lipsen claimed. Then this one agent charged at her, threw her, kicked her legs out from under her, and when she was falling,
Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department states, “... you have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build IEDs and to defeat law enforcement techniques.”
In a unanimous decision the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined law enforcement officers are not required to present a warrant or charges before forcibly entering a person’s home, searching it, and confiscating firearms if they
The presence of a single, non-violent citizen openly carrying a firearm is sufficient to cause panic in people habituated to the evil idea that only state functionaries should be armed. So acutely alarmed do such people become
“I was offended by it…” said Allegheny Township police Assistant Chief L.J. Berg who took Brubaker's flag down and charged him with desecration and insults to the American flag. “I removed it from the building, folded it properly and seized it as evi
“Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter.
On June 23, 2012, Florida Department of Corrections officers locked a 50-year-old mentally ill inmate into a shower with scalding water until he died as punishment for defecating inside his cell at the Dade Correctional Institute
“I assumed — apparently incorrectly, and naively — that they were pursuing someone on foot that had fled through my yard, and I was unaware of it,” 69-year-old Dhoruba Bin-Wahad said. “I thought that that’s why they had their guns drawn.”
“What got me to start arguing a little bit, they were asking all of us to leave because he got a ticket,” Andersen said. “That’s not fair. We’re just standing around.” Brighton police Chief Tom Wightman said it’s OK for
Below is a disturbing video from the Summit County (Ohio) jail where Siobhan Householder, 35, is shown being thrown to the ground and having her jaw pried open by deputies because she had taken Tylenol while waiting in a prisoner-holding room. She wa
Minutes after an aspiring police officer placed a call to 911 complaining he was being harassed by off-duty Buffalo cops he was beaten into unconsciousness before getting thrown down the stairs, then handcuffed
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