Cruz again orders him to get his hands out, and Taylor complies and pulls up his T-shirt – which police are trained to perceive as part of a possible weapon draw. That's when Cruz quickly shoots him twice, in the chest and abdomen.
Several hours before he shot Boyd 3 times, at point blank range, with an M-4 Assault Rifle - Sandy stated to a New Mexico State Police Sergeant, that he was "going to shoot him with [unintelligible] a shotgun here in a second."
Police in Los Angeles County have killed at least 589 people since 2000, according to a report by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, based on homicide data from the Los Angeles Coroner's Office and local media.
Judge Woodard "has now thrown the verdict out and closed the case." What exactly that means, what was the basis for the action, is unexplained. Maybe that's because no one knows? The judge offered no explanation for her actions,
Police are claiming they need these devices to stop "weapons of mass destruction," though they just use them to spy on people suspected of everyday crimes. US Marshals have been instructing police to lie to courts
"They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing, mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems," he told KTLA. And another e
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday.
Pennsylvania family has filed a federal lawsuit alleging 3 Collingdale police officers entered their home without permission to confiscate a cell phone being used to record the officer's actions in front of their home.
"These sort [sic] of things are not unusual," sniffed Ed Corrigan, District Attorney for Flathead County, Montana, in response to a complaint against him filed with the state attorney general. "It's not uncommon for a disgruntled defendant or
The US Justice Dept asked the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Dept to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed black teenager last month, sparking protests.
The suit accuses an officer of unlawfully using his Taser against Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. Baldwin said he was in the emergency room of UPMC Mercy Hospital attempting to pray for his stepson, 23-year-old Mileek Grissom. Grissom was shot
Thousands of speeding tickets written by four disgraced Houston Police Department officers were dismissed after their ticket-falsification scheme was exposed.
Seattle's city prosecutor has announced a rather novel decision to toss out all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana ....
Girl Is Raped and School Officials Deny Any Responsibility
A man was video recording outside the Fremont Police Department in Northern California when he was confronted by a cop, who accused him of "suspicious activity," claiming the police department was "confidential information,"
"He was handcuffed, detained for over 90 minutes, transported to the precinct, and required to appear in court several times. It was an arrest and a prosecution. If their lawyers argued in court that it wasn't, they would be sanctioned. Seriousl
Louisiana State Police were investigating on Wednesday after a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a 14-year-old boy.
A woman who was repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer has settled her lawsuit for $1.5 million, police said on Wednesday, and the money will be used for her long-term care.
"'Hey, you better average out to have at least two tickets and one arrest a day'," the officer said. "'You need to pick up your action, you need to write more tickets.'" "And if quota wasn't met, this officer said there were consequences
Even in Idaho, a supposed haven for "anti-government extremists" – a SWAT raid on a yard sale doesn't provoke a public scandal. This uncritical acceptance of the visible violence committed by state operatives, and official claims
Florida sheriff's deputies, under the guise of checking professional licenses, raided an Orlando-area barbershop using SWAT-like tactics back in 2010 and now a federal appeals court has ruled that the search was illegal.
FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices —
Now, according to NextGov, a trade publication for federal IT contractors, the FBI's biometric data collection mission is creeping into new territory: massive DNA dragnets.
'Why Did You Shoot Me?' Unarmed Driver Asks Trooper
Finally in late September, a crime lab analysis revealed that the "residue" on the spoon was not an illegal drug. It was actually tomato sauce from a can of SpaghettiOs, as the woman had claimed all along.
She admits that when her husband piled frozen pizzas on top of the loaves of bread in her shopping cart, she told him to "stop squishing the f***ing bread." But a busybody eyewitness thought the language was inappropriate.
HOLMES BEACH, FL — With the help of new technology and federal grant money, police are preparing to warrantlessly search people's refreshments as they visit the beaches of Florida.
Police have historically been a paramilitary organization…. I don't know what we would do if we had to go to battle, … I am a soldier in an army. We serve you in that way."
St. Louis County police academy is offering a workshop on how cops can 'win with the media.' Daily News photographer Pearl Gabel was detained during the August unrest in Ferguson, Mo., after a black teen was shot 6 times by a white officer.
A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.