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  • Tampa police officer fired over 2012 crash

    01/10/2014 10:54:19 AM PST · by rarestia · 5 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Staff
    TAMPA -- A Tampa police officer has lost his job over an incident from December 2012. Then-officer Gregory Pryor was off-duty when he was involved in a traffic crash. According to partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, investigators at the scene said they believe Pryor was lying about what happened in the crash. Officials said Pryor maintained he was not driving though he was the only one with his crashed truck at the scene. He was charged with giving false information to law enforcement. He was never booked into jail and the charges were later dismissed after he completed a...
  • Alleged crack-smoking trooper suspended without pay

    11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gary J. Remal, Laurel J. Sweet
    A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced. Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, who authorities said told EMTs he had smoked crack within an hour of yesterday's crash, was arraigned in his Massachusetts General Hospital bed yesterday on charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. EMTs also observed "apparent track marks on (D'Amato's) arms, suggesting intravenous drug use," Jake Wark, spokesman for...
  • Disabled veteran kicked off boardwalk because of service dog

    08/10/2013 11:49:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | Matt Alba
    NORTH WILDWOOD - A disabled U.S. Army veteran, who served our country for 19 years, says he was kicked off the North Wildwood boardwalk last night, simply for having his service dog by his side. Jared Goering served 1 tour in Iraq, 2 in Afghanistan, and spent 19 years as an active member of the Army. Jared said, "I served from 1993 to 2012." He then told NBC40 he couldn't sleep Thursday night because he felt so disrespected by a North Wildwood police officer. Goering said, "Just like any veteran with disabilities with a service dog, to come back and...
  • The moment officer punched disturbed 14-year-old in the face at Florida mental hospital...

    08/09/2013 11:13:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Pictured: The moment officer punched disturbed 14-year-old in the face at Florida mental hospital 'where patients are tied to cots and pumped with sedative dubbed 'booty juice' A newly released footage from a surveillance camera inside a Florida mental institution for teens captured a police officer punching a 14-year-old girl in the face. The incident took place at the Citrus Center for Adolescent Treatment Services - a 28-bed locked facility in Pembroke Pines that houses girls and boys suffering from emotional problems, substance abuse and psychological disorders. Broward County Chief Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes Jr. saw the...
  • Autopsy: Bean bag rounds fired by police killed Park Forest man, 95

    07/29/2013 12:15:53 PM PDT · by twister881 · 71 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 28, 2013 | Staff Report
    The 95-year-old resident of a Park Forest senior living community who died after a Friday confrontation with police was killed by the bean-bag rounds police fired at him, the Cook County medical examiner's office determined following an autopsy today. The Cook County medical examiner's office said that the cause of death of John Warna was hemoperitoneum – bleeding in the stomach area from blunt force trauma of the abdomen after he was shot with a bean bag gun.
  • NYPD Cops Embrace Darth Vader’s Theme Song

    07/10/2013 12:42:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/10/2013 | Dan Amira
    Tyler Sargent was out for a nighttime run in Prospect Park two weeks ago, at around 9 p.m., when he heard some familiar music in the distance. It was the "Imperial March" — also known as Darth Vader's theme song — and it was growing louder. That's when an NYPD cruiser drove by him, "blasting" the song "at a volume that surely must have drowned out any emergencies being dispatched from the Death Star," Sargent (who happens to be the former bassist for the band Clap Yours Hands Say Yeah) tells Daily Intelligencer. "The cops were laughing like stoned high-school...
  • Hinkle: Commit any felonies lately?

    07/05/2013 10:55:50 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 5 Jul 2013 | Barton Hinkle
    Elizabeth Daly went to jail over a case of bottled water. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, shortly after 10 p.m. April 11, the University of Virginia student bought ice cream, cookie dough and a carton of LaCroix sparkling water from the Harris Teeter grocery store at the popular Barracks Road Shopping Center. In the parking lot, a half-dozen men and a woman approached her car, flashing some kind of badges. One jumped on the hood. Another drew a gun. Others started trying to break the windows. Daly understandably panicked. With her roommate in the passenger seat yelling “Go, go,...
  • A Man of God Stands His Ground Against the Government, Will You? (Pensacola, Florida)

    07/05/2013 8:27:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 22, 2013 | Fulkini·
    Father Nathan Monk at Pensacola City Council, silenced and bullied by tyrants who did not like what he had to say to them.
  • Heartbreaking moment police shoot and kill dog that was defending owner when officers arrested him..

    07/02/2013 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 179 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 05:00 EST, 2 July 2013 | By Ashley Collman
    A video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the grisly shooting of a dog by a police officer in Hawthorne, California. The 130-pound, 3-year-old Rottweiler named Max was shot to death after he escaped through a window in a parked car and ran over to his master, Leon Rosby, who was being arrested for filming the scene on his phone. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • ‘Hero cop’ who sat next to Michelle Obama at State of the Union accused of raping women at gunpoint

    06/18/2013 7:33:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero who sat next to the first lady during the 2009 State of the Union address was indicted yesterday after being accused of forcing two women to take heroin at gunpoint before raping them.</p>
  • Henderson police chief’s retirement adds final scandal ingredient: Money

    02/16/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | 2:11 p.m. | By J. Patrick Coolican (contact)
    The city of Henderson has done its darndest over the past week to erode the already depleted stores of public trust in government. First, we learn the city will pay a man $257,000 because he was in diabetic shock and driving erratically when he was pulled from his car by police at gunpoint, forcibly restrained on his stomach and then kicked in the head. We also learned the officer who did the kicking, Sgt. Brett Seekatz, kept his job and his rank. Next, as I reported last week, we learned that members of the City Council found out about the...
  • Watch the video of motorist kicked by Henderson Police officer

    02/08/2012 6:29:54 PM PST · by redreno · 34 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 | 1:46 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann .
    A motorist who was pulled over after driving erratically and was methodically kicked in the head by a Henderson Police officer — while being videotaped by a Nevada Highway Patrol dashboard camera — will receive a $158,000 settlement. The motorist said he was weaving because he was in diabetic shock. Police found a vial of insulin in his pocket. The settlement amount was blessed by the city attorney then approved by the Henderson City Council tonight.
  • Diboll officer involved in controversial traffic stopped resigns

    08/07/2010 5:26:48 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 33 replies
    KTRE-TV ^ | 08/03/2010
    Diboll police officer Grant Jones has resigned amid a flurry of debate surrounding a controversial traffic stop last week. Jones gave his formal resignation Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. "His resignation was short, and to the point," according to Diboll City Manager Dennis McDuffie. [...] Upon hearing of Jones' resignation, [victim] Johnny Hodge said it's good that Jones realized he was wrong and stepped down from his position. The city attorney for Diboll has promised to release the Diboll Police dash cam video on Wednesday. The stop in question occurred on July 27 as Tracey Lott was driving his friend, Johnny...
  • Former Obetz (OH) officer pleads guilty to sex charge (Classic Facepalm By Attorney)

    01/25/2010 6:17:55 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 15 replies · 948+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 25, 2010 | Bruce Cadwallader
    Former Obetz officer pleads guilty to sex charge Monday, January 25, 2010 11:02 AM By Bruce Cadwallader THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Former Obetz police officer Vernon Wolford, left, sits with attorney E. Scott Shaw. Tom Dodge | Dispatch Former Obetz police officer Vernon Wolford, left, sits with attorney E. Scott Shaw. A former Obetz police officer could spend five years in prison for forcing sex with a prisoner in his police cruiser before taking her to the Franklin County jail in November. The woman filed a complaint with deputies. In court today, Vernon Wolford, 32, of Westbear Court on the Far...
  • Minneapolis cop charged with bank robbery

    01/07/2010 7:57:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/07/10 | Katie Humphrey/Dan Chanen - Staff Reporters
    Minneapolis police officer Timothy Edward Carson's shift on Wednesday started at 9 a.m. But he wasn't there. By the time he told a supervisor he was running late at 9:30, the FBI says, Carson had robbed an Apple Valley bank and was well on his way to getting caught. Carson, 28, was arrested early Thursday and appeared in federal court Thursday afternoon, charged with bank robbery. More criminal charges are expected to follow; police sources familiar with the investigation say he could be connected to at least a dozen robberies in the metro area over the past two weeks. "The...
  • Minneapolis cop arrested for alleged robberies

    01/07/2010 9:22:25 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies · 586+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/7/10 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    A Minneapolis police officer has been arrested in connection with a series of robberies in Apple Valley. Timothy Edward Carson, 28, was booked into the Dakota County Jail early Thursday morning on probable cause of first-degree aggravated robbery. Carson is assigned to the 3rd Precinct, and is a member of the SWAT team. "This is probably the most shocking thing I've seen in my 30 years, as far as what a police officer could have done," Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said in an interview on radio station WCCO. "This tops it all." Police said they have linked him to...
  • Officer Will Not Face Charges In Shoving Of 71-Year-Old Wal-Mart Greeter

    01/10/2009 4:34:15 PM PST · by decimon · 86 replies · 1,776+ views ^ | January 6, 2009 | Unknown
    Chattanooga Police Det. Kenneth Freeman will not face charges in an incident in which he shoved a 71-year-old greeter at the Wal-Mart in Collegedale to the floor after he tried to stop him while doing a receipts check. > A police report says a customer then told Det. Freeman, "You can't push down an old man" and began struggling with him. It says Det. Freeman then shoved that man, Gholom Ghassedi, through a glass door. Officers found Mr. Ghassedi with blood on his neck, but he declined medical treatment. Sgt. McPherson broke up the fight between Det. Freeman and Mr....
  • Is Wooten A Good Trooper? (The Man Who Threatened To Kill Palins Father)

    09/01/2008 8:06:18 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 18 replies · 311+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 7/27/08 | By LISA DEMER
    He's the governor's ex-brother-in-law, and his job as an Alaska State Trooper is drawing scrutiny in a way rarely seen except in cases of killings by officers. ----snip---- He's a father of young children who has been married and divorced four times. ----snip---- "The record clearly indicates a serious and concentrated pattern of unacceptable and at times, illegal activity occurring over a lengthy period, which establishes a course of conduct totally at odds with the ethics of our profession," Col. Julia Grimes, then head of Alaska State Troopers, wrote in March 1, 2006, letter suspending Wooten for 10 days. After...
  • Cheye Calvo Gets It (More on botched SWAT raid in Pr. George County)

    08/11/2008 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Ken H · 37 replies · 279+ views
    Reason Online ^ | August 10, 2008 | Radley Balko
    Berwyn Heights, Maryland Mayor Cheye Calvo on the police raid on his home earlier this month: "The reality is that this happens all the time in this country and disproportionally in Prince Georges county and most of the people to whom it happens don't have the community support and the platform to speak out. So I appreciate you paying attention to our condition but I hope you'll also give attention to those who may not have the same platform and voice that we have." -snip- Here are a few excerpts from Calvo's letter to the Justice Department requesting that investigation:...
  • Deputy Accused Of (Taser) Attack On Wife

    07/08/2008 10:24:53 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 16 replies · 135+ views
    Tampa (Fl) Tribune ^ | 7/08/08 | Josh Poltilove - Staff Reporter
    A Hillsborough sheriff's deputy who said he had always wanted to spend his life in law enforcement used a Taser on his wife then held his service pistol to her head before he was arrested and held for mental evaluation, deputies say. Carlos Thomas Tanner, 38, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was arrested at his Dover home about 1:45 a.m. Monday. He is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery-domestic violence. Tanner was taken in under the state's Baker Act because he threatened to harm himself if he were arrested, sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie...
  • Trooper kicks K9 partner

    04/30/2008 5:59:16 AM PDT · by Crim · 169 replies · 231+ views
    The news and observer ^ | 4/28/08 | Dan Kane
    RALEIGH - A hearing into the firing of a state trooper accused of mistreating his police dog opened today with a video of the officer kicking the dog as it was suspended from the railing of a loading dock. The 15-second video, taken by another trooper using his cell phone, shows Sgt. Charles L. Jones kicking the dog, Ricoh, five times. The dog was tied to the railing by its leash at the time, with its front paws in the air and its rear paws touching the ground. With each kick, the dog swung about two feet under the dock.
  • A Noisy Train, a Fed-Up Rider and a Day in Court

    04/09/2008 8:22:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies · 120+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/09/2008 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    All John Clifford wanted was a peaceful ride to work on the 7:39 to Pennsylvania Station. He would get to the Long Island Rail Road station at Long Beach early every weekday morning, board the train, stake out a five-seat section to rest his bad back, and prepare to read his newspaper and eat his breakfast. But all around him, there would be chaos. One woman putting on full makeup while listening to her iPod and talking to friends. Another inviting guests to a barbecue and talking about personal problems. Men chatting on cellphones. They were treating the ride as...
  • E-mails released detailing DA's relationship with secretary [Houston, TX]

    12/29/2007 2:50:48 AM PST · by YCTHouston · 13 replies · 347+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 28, 2007 | AP
    HOUSTON — Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal apologized Friday for hurting his family, friends and co-workers when e-mails were released detailing his affectionate relationship with his secretary. The documents, which surfaced as part of a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Harris County Sheriff's Office, were posted online by the federal clerk's office before a judge resealed them Thursday. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt said he had only intended to make public Rosenthal's request that the notes sent from his county e-mail address be kept confidential. Earlier this week, Rosenthal called the disclosure "bare knuckle politics" engineered by Lloyd...
  • Recorded on a Suspect’s Hidden MP3 Player, a Bronx Detective Faces 12 Perjury Charges

    12/07/2007 5:23:59 AM PST · by SubGeniusX · 48 replies · 196+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2007 | By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    A veteran New York City police detective was arraigned on perjury charges in the Bronx yesterday after a suspect in an attempted murder case secretly recorded his interrogation with an MP3 player. Detective Christopher Perino is accused of lying 12 times during his sworn testimony in the April trial of the suspect, Erik Crespo, by saying that he did not conduct an interrogation of Mr. Crespo. At yesterday’s hearing in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, Detective Perino, 42, a member of the department for 19 years, pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of first-degree perjury. He made no further...
  • Police Officer Attacks Handcuffed Woman With Taser Weapon At Least Twice

    09/20/2007 2:36:14 PM PDT · by TheRealDBear · 56 replies · 465+ views
    Bad Cop News ^ | September 20, 2007 | The Columbus Dispatch
    WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- A police officer accused of using a stun gun on a woman while she was handcuffed has been placed on paid administrative leave. Video taken from Patrolman Richard Kovach's cruiser shows him jolting a woman with a Taser gun at least twice after she was handcuffed, police and city administrators said. The woman, who had been ordered out of a bar, fell face-first to the pavement in the bar's parking lot after being struck the final time with the electrical disabling device, officials said. Mayor Michael O'Brien said Kovach was removed from street duty about a...
  • Expert says videotape never shows Ivory Webb Jr. was under attack during shooting of airman

    06/13/2007 2:30:40 PM PDT · by CAWats · 8 replies · 723+ views
    SAN BERNARDINO - Although he insists an ex-lawman violated police procedures throughout a car chase and the wounding of the car's passenger, a key prosecution expert says he would withdraw his criticism of the shooting if there is evidence that the officer was under attack. The final decision on whether an attack occurred is for the ex-officer's jury to decide, police procedures expert Joe Callanan acknowledged Tuesday. But he testified that he sees no evidence of an attack on former San Bernardino County Deputy Ivory Webb Jr. in a videotape of the January 2006 shooting. Webb, 46, is on trial...
  • Cocke ex-chief deputy gets jail- Taylor, top cop charged in FBI probe, smacked with 2-year prison

    11/29/2006 7:54:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 232+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/29/6 | JAMIE SATTERFIELD
    GREENEVILLE - When those prison doors clang shut behind this dirty cop, U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer wants the good guys to hear something else - praise. The way Greer sees it, the two-year prison term he doled out Tuesday for the former second highest-ranking law enforcer in Cocke County is as much a tribute to the good cop as it is an indictment of the bad. "Very simply put, Mr. (Patrick Allen) Taylor, a message needs to be sent," Greer told the former Cocke County Sheriff's Department chief deputy at his sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court. "Honorable_law enforcement...
  • Joe Lieberman Has a New Political Ally, Bill Clinton

    07/21/2006 7:26:51 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 905+ views
    Bill Clinton is one shrewd politician. The former president has announced that he will campaign for Joe Lieberman in Connecticut. Bill Clinton has scheduled a July 24th appearance with Lieberman in Waterbury, Connecticut to campaign for Joe. Surprised? One shouldn't be. The two politicians have known each other since Clinton worked on Lieberman's first campaign for state Senate in 1970. But that has precious little to do with Bill Clinton's visit. Joe Lieberman's August 8 primary challenger Ned Lamont (D) has surged ahead of the incumbent Senator and now holds a razor-thin 51% to 47% lead among likely Democratic primary...
  • San Bernardino deputy to face charge in airman shooting

    03/07/2006 10:35:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 63 replies · 1,208+ views
    AP ^ | 3/7/6 | GREG RISLING
    San Bernardino -- A sheriff's deputy videotaped shooting an unarmed Iraq war veteran after a high-speed chase will be charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter, authorities said Tuesday. The case against Deputy Ivory J. Webb, 45, includes the special allegations of infliction of great bodily injury and use of a firearm, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos told a news conference. It was the first time the county's prosecutors filed charges against a lawman for an on-duty shooting. Sheriff Gary Penrod said Webb, a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department, will remain on paid administrative leave as the investigation...

    12/30/2005 8:07:26 PM PST · by kristinn · 311 replies · 9,813+ views
    Friday, December 30, 2005 | Kristinn
    An officer with Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) ordered the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic to silence our voices tonight at our weekly support the troops demonstration outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center.The officer cited complaints from the neighborhood about the noise our voices make as we chastise the so-called antiwar protesters across the street at the main gate to Walter Reed.The officer went across the street and issued the same order to the Code Pinkos. We're not sure if the order applies to their singalong guitar player (who serenaded the wounded troops tonight with Bob Dylan's "Knocking on...
  • Police officer reprimanded for walking exposed woman in Jacksonville Beach

    11/03/2005 1:09:21 PM PST · by Fawn · 26 replies · 1,683+ views
    Sun Sentinel South FLorida newspaper ^ | 11-3-05 | The Associated Press
    JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- A police officer has been reprimanded for forcing a handcuffed woman to walk from a patrol car to a holding cell with her breast exposed. Investigators said Officer Anthony Dziedzicki violated the 26-year-old woman's privacy and used poor judgment in not taking prompt action to help Crystal Lee Bange fix her dress, which fell down at the arrest scene of her drunken driving arrest as she sat in the patrol car.
  • Powell Steps Up U.S. Attack on Iran

    11/10/2003 7:02:33 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 22 replies · 242+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, November 10, 2003 | By Larry Fine
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell stepped up the Bush administration's attack on the Iranian government on Monday, saying that "hidebound clerics" had dragged Islam into "the political gutter." Powell, following up on President Bush's speech on democracy in the Middle East last Thursday, mixed criticism of Iran with encouragement for conservative Arab monarchies that cooperate with U.S. policy. "The Iranian people want their freedom back," he told an audience at his alma mater, City College of New York. "They do not want to banish Islam from their lives. Far from it. They want to be free...