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  • Minister, 92, sues Salisbury Police officer who tackled him to the floor

    03/08/2014 5:57:28 AM PST · by lwd · 42 replies
    Salisbury Post (NC) ^ | March 8, 2014 | Mark Wineka
    SALISBURY — A 92-year-old retired minister has filed a civil complaint against a Salisbury Police officer claiming the officer used unreasonable force in tackling him and breaking two bones. The Rev. J.W. Loy Jr., who had been a resident at the Salisbury Gardens assisted-living facility at the time, was hospitalized for four days after the April 4, 2013, incident. “This isn’t about anybody but my daddy and a police officer who stepped over the line,” said Loy’s daughter, Shari Keller. Filed Feb. 26 in Rowan County Superior Court, Loy’s suit names Police Officer Chris Hamm and the city of Salisbury...
  • Woman Who Alleges Abduction, Sexual Assault by LAPD has Video on Her Side (VIDEO)

    01/31/2014 2:44:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com ^ | january 30, 2014 | Ian Huyett
    27-year-old pharmacist Kim Nguyen was hospitalized for two weeks, had her jaw wired shut, and lost several teeth after a security camera captured her tumbling from a moving LAPD squad car. Around 2 a.m., Nguyen and two male friends were standing outside of a downtown restaurant. The three had been drinking and were waiting for a cab when, according to Nguyen and her companions, two nearby officers abducted Nguyen without apparent cause, driving away and leaving her male friends behind. In a videotaped statement, Nguyen says that an officer then got in the back of the car with her and began molesting...
  • SAPD: Officer in full uniform sexually assaults 19-year-old during traffic stop

    11/23/2013 11:31:11 AM PST · by DariusBane · 185 replies
    Kens5 Sanantonio ^ | 11/23/2013 | Andrew Delgado
    SAN ANTONIO -- Officer Jackie Neal, 40, was in full uniform, in a marked squad car and on-duty when he made a traffic stop Friday morning and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman, according to the San Antonio Police Department. Neal was taken into custody by SAPD Special Victims' Unit detectives after police officers pulled him over on the south side around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a statement issued by the department. Neal was arrested on a warrant for sexual assault, a second-degree felony. "This conduct is unthinkable and I'm absolutely outraged," San Antonio police chief, William McManus said in...
  • Father Arrested for Picking Up His Kids from School

    11/21/2013 10:14:59 AM PST · by PeteePie · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:29 AM 11/20/2013 | Robby Soave
    A Tennessee father was hauled off to jail after he insisted on taking his son home from school on time, rather than waiting for another half an hour under a recently implemented school rule. Jim Howe, father of two children enrolled in South Cumberland Elementary in Crossville, Tennessee, arrived at the school on foot at dismissal time: 2:00 PM. But a new school policy states that students may only leave at 2:00 PM if their parents are picking them up in cars. Walkers must wait until 2:35 PM. Howe maintained that the policy was meant to apply to students walking...
  • Man Arrested For Trying to Pick Up His Kids From School (Cumberland County, Tennessee)

    11/19/2013 2:00:23 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19, 2013 | Youtube
    A father attempts to pick his children up from school by foot which triggers an explosive reaction from the overseeing officer who is enforcing a new car pick-up policy. Jim Howe, the father, is arrested for disorderly conduct for no clear reason and has filed a lawsuit. “I’m not raising my voice, I’m not confrontational, I want my kids,” Jim Howe said prior to the arrest. “You don’t need a reason as a parent to go get your children. They are our children,” says Howe.
  • Arkansas cop tasers woman who refuses to show him her breasts: lawsuit

    11/06/2013 2:06:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 | Lee Moran
    Ashlea Bennett says she told uniformed Officer Brandon Carter no — but then he chased her around the building before zapping her repeatedly.A cop in Arkansas allegedly tasered a woman after she refused to show him her breasts. Ashlea Bennett alleges that uniformed Officer Brandon Carter strutted into her place of work on Dec. 13, 2011, and ordered that she give him a sneak peak of her bosom. When she declined, he reportedly then chased her around the building before zapping her repeatedly with his electroshock gun. Bennett, who says it was not the first time Carter had asked her...
  • Horror: Police force man to undergo invasive anal operation

    11/05/2013 12:52:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    When New Mexico police stopped a local driver for committing a minor moving violation, they decided to check whether he was carrying drugs in his anus. So they procured a warrant, drove him to two different hospitals, forced him to endure eight medical procedures — including an invasive colonoscopy — and stuck him with the bill. No drugs were found. According to medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit obtained by KOB-TV, police held Eckert until they were able to procure a warrant from a judge to search the man’s anal cavity. They then drove him to a nearby...
  • ‘YOU COULD NEVER ANTICIPATE THIS HAPPENING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’

    11/05/2013 2:50:12 PM PST · by mandaladon · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5 Nov 2013 | Jason Howerton
    What began as a simple traffic stop ended in a humiliating and nightmarish ordeal for a New Mexico man. It won’t come as a surprise to most people why the man has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The incident began on Jan. 2 as David Eckert was leaving the local Walmart in Deming, N.M. He reportedly failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign, prompting police to pull him over. The officers asked him to step out of the vehicle and claim the man appeared to be clenching his buttocks, Eckert’s attorney, Shannon Kennedy, told TheBlaze....
  • Escambia County deputies shoot family dogs after entering home without warrant

    08/08/2013 6:45:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.examiner.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Elisa Black-Taylor
    According to an August 7 report by WTSP, Escambia County police officers entered a Warrington, Florida home on August 2 and shot the two family dogs. At least half a dozen Escambia police department officers responded to a call at the Flynn Drive residence of Cristina Moses and her fiancé Travis Nicholas because of an incident earlier in the evening. A man had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend and her father. Wayde Morris had come at the man and his daughter with a machete and a bat. He was arrested on aggravated assault and remains at the Escambia...
  • Conservatives and Snowden

    07/12/2013 2:16:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 10, 2013 | J. R. Dunn
    One of the axioms utilized by H.L. Mencken in analyzing politics in the United States stated that Americans were unable to grasp arguments on their face and instead needed them recast in pure Manichean terms, with the most repellent of devils on one side and the purest of angels on the other. Mencken was on to something there, something that still holds true today, as is shown by the debate concerning the NSA scandal. This scandal is being fought out -- particularly among conservatives -- on purely Manichean grounds. Certain commentators insist that since the NSA operates to protect national...
  • Police who shot and killed dog as they arrested owner for FILMING them are pulled off the street

    07/04/2013 4:13:43 PM PDT · by redreno · 137 replies
    Three police officers have been pulled from street duty for their safety in Southern California after a video of them shooting a dog dead as they arrested its owner hit the internet. A cellphone video that had more than 3.7 million views on YouTube by Thursday morning shows the dog, named Max, being shot after scrambling out of a car's back seat through a window and lunging at officers who had handcuffed its master. The dog's owner Leon Rosby had been filming a police raid in Hawthrone California, and was arrested for alleged obstruction of justice.
  • DPS Reaches Settlement In Roadside Cavity Search Lawsuit

    06/27/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has settled a lawsuit with two women from Irving who filed a lawsuit claiming they were humiliated and the victims of an illegal “cavity search”, during a traffic stop last July. Attorney Scott Palmer said his client Angel Dobbs and her niece, Ashley Dobbs, received a settlement of $185,000 in the federal civil rights case. “I think DPS came to the table, they did the right thing,” Palmer said. “They recognized this was a bad case that needed to go away.”
  • Police supervisor among 3 put on leave during probe of excessive violence allegations

    04/02/2013 9:49:43 AM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    www.omaha.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | By Juan Perez Jr. WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
    An Omaha police supervisor has been placed on administrative leave as authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of a controversial arrest in north Omaha. The World-Herald has learned that the command officer is Sgt. Aaron P. Von Behren, a 15-year department veteran and one-time recipient of the department's life-saving award. The World-Herald also learned the identity of an officer who earlier was placed on administrative leave: James T. Kinsella, a veteran of nearly five years.
  • California Parking Enforcement Officer Snatches Camera From Man Recording Him Issuing Tickets

    03/30/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT · by redreno · 22 replies
    http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com/ ^ | 03/30/2013 | By Carlos Miller
    A California parking enforcement officer issuing tickets walked up to a man video recording him Wednesday and snatched his camera, telling him to “get that camera out of my face.” Nevada City parking enforcement officer Jack Ward then walked away with the phone as Tony Loro tried to take his phone back.
  • Police Officer ‘Sad’ After Victim Survives Car Crash

    03/28/2013 1:12:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A police officer ended an internal email with a “sad face” emoticon because the survival of a car-crash victim meant her career was not progressing, she claimed.The officer has since apologised for the internal email which appeared to show “disappointment” as Laura Thomas recovered in hospital. The communication was shown to the Thomas family following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. When her father, Darren, lodged an official complaint about the email he received a statement from the officer, who has not been identified, saying that she had not meant to cause offence. The letter said: “In the email I...
  • Teenage Railfan Sues Over Unlawful Arrest (and Other Rail News, Including Metrorail Update)

    03/27/2013 9:34:47 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 03/27/2013 | By Carlos Miller
    Gregory Grice was 16-years-old, but smart enough to carry a copy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority when he ventured to a New York train station to take some photos in 2011. But that didn’t stop police from arresting him while calling him a terrorist. It was enough to make the teenage railfan cry. Neither the Greenburgh police officer who handcuffed him nor the MTA officer who transported him to the station bothered to read the part in the handbook that states photography of trains is allowed. Now Grice is suing the MTA as well as Greenburgh Police Department and two...
  • Anger over unannounced police drill

    03/27/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT · by redreno · 19 replies
    www.timesunion.com ^ | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | By Lauren Stanforth
    Albany Chelsey Morales said police confined her to an apartment. Thurston Gross said police threatened to arrest him for trespassing as he tried to get to his own home. What happened at Ida J. Yarbrough Homes Thursday during a police training exercise was unacceptable, said residents and community advocates at a lively meeting of the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association on Monday night at the Arbor Hill/West Hill Library. Albany Police Department's SWAT team conducted a hostage rescue drill in a vacant apartment at the public housing complex, just a few yards away from occupied homes.
  • Supreme Court Says It's Illegal For A Police Drug Dog To Sniff Your Porch

    03/26/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 26, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    The Supreme Court has ruled that police use of a drug-sniffing dog on a homeowner's porch is a violation of the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. [...]
  • Nebraska Police Chase Down Man Video Recording Their Abuse While Second Man Video Records It All

    03/25/2013 9:29:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 65 replies
    www.photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Carlos Miller
    Omaha police displayed an unbridled street gang brazenness when they chased a man who was video recording them abusing his brother into a private home, confiscating his phone and arresting him to ensure their actions would never see the light of day. However, another citizen captured the entire incident on video from a second-floor window, ensuring at least the façade of an internal investigation.
  • North Carolina Deputy Rehired Days After Resigning Over Road Rage Incident

    03/24/2013 8:25:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 03/23/2013 | By Carlos Miller
    he North Carolina deputy who was forced to resign this week after committing an act of road rage that was caught on video was rehired a few days later, proving that the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office was merely trying to appease the media after drafting a lengthy press release. Craig Culpepper thanked the lord on his Facebook page when he announced the news to his friends and family. He should also publicly thank the North Charleston Police Department for not citing him, even though they acknowledged he was at fault for the accident he caused when he cut off another...
  • Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women

    03/23/2013 4:44:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 62 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jack Fink
    CBS-11 has learned two state troopers involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two North Texas women have been indicted on criminal charges by a Dallas County Grand Jury. CBS-11 has learned that one of the troopers, Kelley Helleson, who left the courthouse after testifying Friday, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of official oppression. She was seen on dashcam video searching the body cavities — front and back — of the two women along an exit ramp of the Bush Turnpike in Irving last summer. The Texas Department of Public Safety fired Helleson....
  • Family of slain veteran still wants to see someone held accountable

    02/24/2013 8:55:24 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Conor Shine (contact) Conor Shine, Jackie Valley (contact)
    In the 14 months since Stanley Gibson was shot and killed by Metro Police officers, Gibson’s family has struggled with unanswered questions. What was Gibson, a 43-year-old Gulf War veteran allegedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, doing out of the house that fateful December night when police approached him, his older brother Rudy asks. Why did a plan to remove Gibson from his vehicle with beanbag rounds and pepper spray end with him being shot seven times by police officer Jesus Arevalo? And why were police in such a hurry to end the standoff with the unarmed Gibson, whose vehicle...
  • Buckeye leaf mistaken by Tennessee police

    02/17/2013 8:34:30 AM PST · by redreno · 32 replies
    www.dispatch.com ^ | Thursday February 14, 2013 9:08 AM | Joe Blundo
    Tennessee police might need better instruction in botany and Buckeye football. A 65-year-old woman recently came under suspicion, she reported, for having a Buckeye leaf decal on her car. The cops mistook it for a marijuana symbol. “It’s just amazing they would be that dumb,” Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni said. She lives in Plano, Texas, but she grew up in Columbus and is known as a lifelong Buckeyes fan.
  • Request to Drop Charges in Kelly Thomas Case Denied

    01/12/2013 12:45:51 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | Friday, Jan 11, 2013 | Updated 4:14 PM PST | By Olsen Ebright
    A judge has denied two Fullerton police officers' request to drop charges against them in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, according to court documents obtained by NBC4 on Friday. In a Jan. 4 decision (PDF), Orange County Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg ruled there was enough "competent evidence to show the commission of a crime or the defendant's connection with it." According to the ruling, the judge didn't want to rule on whether or not reasonable force was used. Instead, that matter should be left to a jury, he wrote.
  • Dash cam video shows Seattle police officer punching man in face

    01/06/2013 9:02:43 AM PST · by redreno · 38 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Jan 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM PST Last Updated: Jan 4, 2013 at 5:22 | By Joel Moreno
    Dash cam video taken by an SPD squad car shows Issac Ocak taking sharp blows to the face while other officers held back his arms. (Warning: full video contains graphic language.) Ocak says he was brutally beaten by officers in December 2010 while shopping at Seattle's Westwood Village. Once the police dash cam video surfaced, he enlisted the help of attorney James Egan. "This officer is a bully with a badge," Egan said.
  • Taking police shooting case to grand jury a mistake, sheriff says in video

    10/13/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 | 6:05 p.m. | By Jackie Valley (contact)
    Metro Police, under pressure from media outlets, have released a video message from Sheriff Douglas Gillespie detailing to Metro employees his objection to a Clark County grand jury review of a deadly officer-involved shooting. In the Oct. 3 video, which department officials previously said was for internal use only and refused to release to the public, Gillespie informs his employees of District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s decision to convene a grand jury to review the Dec. 11, 2011, fatal shooting of Stanley Gibson.
  • Houston officer kills double amputee in wheelchair

    09/23/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 148 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Sep 2012 | Staff W. Riter
    A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said. She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer...
  • San Jose PD Employees Attempt to Raid Garage Sale But Get Copblocked

    07/04/2012 8:43:55 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 58 replies
    CobBlock.org ^ | July 3, 2012 | Pete Eyre
    San Jose PD Employees Attempt to Raid Garage Sale But Get Copblocked Posted on July 03, 2012. Yesterday Shannon sent a message via Facebook.com/CopBlock with a link to this video. I wrote back and asked if she had the time and interest to do a short write-up about the incident, which is shared below. This is an excellent example of just how much of a game-changer is having and using a camera and knowing and standing up for your rights when confronted by someone wearing a badge. Great job Shannon and fam! -Pete Sunday afternoon, we were minding our business...
  • Woman's speed trap warning lands her in jail (video at link)

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8715510 HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A woman tried to save drivers from getting ticketed by police and instead ended up in jail herself. Now she claims she was wrongfully arrested. It all happened as officers were clocking speeders and pulling them over last week near downtown. Natalie Plummer now fears police retribution. She says she was just trying to get people to stop driving so fast, and that instead of being seen as helpful, she was arrested for it. Plummer admits she probably will never hold up a similar sign again out near any road. "I was completely abiding by the...
  • Police dog survives being shot after mistakenly biting an officer

    05/14/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT · by redreno · 32 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Monday, May 14, 2012 | 12:33 p.m. | By Jackie Valley (contact)
    A Metro Police dog entered a backyard Monday morning with a clear mission: Corner the suspect hiding out back there. When the suspect attempted to flee, the dog stayed true to its mission and bolted over the backyard wall right behind the suspect. And that’s where the mission fell apart. In an apparent state of confusion, the dog bit a patrol officer on the other side of the wall, prompting another officer to shoot the dog. Police said the incident unfolded shortly after 11 a.m. Monday when a man called 911 and reported his male friend was “acting erratically with...
  • Portland Mayor Sam Adams says he will not reinstate Ron Frashour, officer who shot Aaron Campbell

    04/14/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 04/12/2012 | By Maxine Bernstein
    Portland Mayor Sam Adams announced Thursday he will not honor a state arbitrator's ruling ordering the city to reinstate Ronald Frashour as a city police officer. It marks the first time the city has blatantly ignored an arbitrator's ruling on Portland police discipline. "It's time to stand up for our own procedures and policies," Adams said. "My view is informed by almost two decades of experience losing arbitration after arbitration after arbitration
  • Detective in 50-shot killing of NYC man is fired

    03/24/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 03/24/212 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — An undercover police detective who fired the first bullets in a 50-shot barrage that killed an unarmed New York City man as he left his bachelor party has been fired and three other officers involved in the slaying will resign, ending a disciplinary process that dragged on for nearly 5 ½ years. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly made the decision to push the four officers out Friday, four months after a department administrative trial judge concluded that detective Gescard Isnora acted improperly in the 2006 killing of the would-be groom, Sean Bell. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said...
  • Police Go to Wrong House, Kill Family's German Shepherd

    01/18/2012 8:16:34 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 182 replies
    German Shepherd Examiner ^ | January 18th, 2012 | Penny Eims
    DeKalb County, GA - On Tuesday night, a DeKalb County police officer went to a family's home on Silva Court in response to a domestic dispute call. When the officer went into the family's garage, he encountered a German shepherd who was on a chain. Upon seeing a stranger approach, the German shepherd lunged - the officer's response was to shoot and kill the dog. Tragically, after the damage was done, it was discovered that the responding police officer had actually gone to the wrong house. Right now, the officer is not facing any charges - there will be an...
  • Senior Golden Retriever shot by police

    10/13/2011 11:04:37 PM PDT · by Immerito · 81 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October 11, 2011 | Penny Eims
    St. Petersburg, FL - When a large breed dog reaches 12 plus years of age, his guardian begins to think about "the end". Pangs of concern, sometimes panic, begin to seep into day to day thoughts... What ailment will steal away your loved one's life? Heart failure, cancer, or some other degenerative disease? Few, if any, dog owners ever ponder their beloved senior companion being shot dead. That nightmare was one family's reality back on October 2 when their 12 yr-old Golden Retriever, "Boomer", was shot and killed by a St. Petersburg police officer. On that fateful night, Boomer has...
  • Suit: Detained woman forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh

    10/06/2011 7:15:15 AM PDT · by redreno · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/05/2011 | By MIKE TOLSON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
    Talk about your Monday from hell. Not only did Bridgett Nickerson Boyd's car break down on her way to work, but when she pulled over to the side of the freeway, a sheriff's deputy named Mark Goad pulled behind her, wrote her a ticket for driving on the shoulder, decided to arrest her, followed her to the hospital when her suddenly racing heart prompted a call to paramedics, then took her into custody again after she was treated by doctors and finally drove her to jail. To make matters worse, Boyd claims in a lawsuit that the handcuffs were put...
  • Wrong house hit by undercover police raid in Southwest Memphis

    09/02/2011 9:57:20 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 22 replies
    Memphis police officers raided the wrong house in Southwest Memphis Tuesday night, injuring the person in that home. Undercover officers had intended to raid 4384 Bluebell, but instead, at about 8:10 p.m., forced entry into a neighbor’s house at 4376 Bluebell. That resident received a small cut on her lip, police said. Police haven’t said what they were looking for, or how the mistake was made. The intended house was two doors down from the one that was hit, on the same side of the street.
  • Cop Gets More than his Badge Polished: Officer Having Sex on the Job Caught on Camera

    09/01/2011 3:09:13 PM PDT · by wizzardude · 23 replies
    guns.com ^ | 01 Sep 2011 | Max Slowik
    Ok, summary for those of you who don't want to or can't watch the video: eight-year New Mexico veteran cop Burt Lopez took a chick out to some private property for a quick triple-x throw-down. They thought they were only being watched by a chihuahua, but the whole thing was caught on tape and the rest, as they say in my country, is history. And for the rest of his life, Burt Lopez will be peeling stickers off his car that read "To Protect and Service". And all acts of cop sex shall henceforth be known as getting Burt Lopezed....
  • NOPD announces arrest of officer on 216 counts

    08/23/2011 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Immerito · 14 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | August 18, 2011 | By Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans police officials announced minutes ago that they have booked a a 22-year veteran of the Police Department with 215 counts of injuring public records and a single count of malfeasance in office. Glenn Gross, who works in the NOPD's information technology department, was writing bogus tickets for seat-belt violations, allowing him to collect extra pay, Superintendent Ronal Serpas said. The department received a federal grant in June that pays for overtime for officers who enforce seat-belt laws. Rather than doing the work and writing up motorists who had violated the law, Gross, 44, wrote tickets to phantom motorists,...
  • Fullerton police admit cellphone video proves wrong man arrested

    08/17/2011 7:27:39 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 17 replies
    LA Times Blog ^ | 8-17-11 | LA Now
    The embattled Fullerton Police Department acknowledged Wednesday that police arrested the wrong man for allegedly attacking an officer last year. The department has launched an internal investigation into how the mistake occurred. snip The video shows a different version of events than police described in their reports and testimony.
  • Video: Police officer threatens concealed-carry driver with execution, beating

    Ohio’s concealed-carry law requires anyone stopped by police to immediately notify the officer if they are armed. Failure to do so is a first-class misdemeanor that can result in a six-month jail term and a thousand-dollar fine, as well as losing the license to carry. It’s usually not considered a death penalty offense, unless one gets pulled over in Beachwood Canton, Ohio, in a case highlighted today by Ohioans for Concealed Carry: "William pulled his car to the side of the road to let out two passengers, but only the female occupant managed to exit before the police pulled up...
  • Scranton Police Officer accused of assault, riot, called 'bully with a badge' in court

    07/17/2011 2:21:48 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 4 replies
    The Scranton Times Tribune ^ | 07/13/2011 | DENIS J. O'MALLEY
    Over the course of more than three hours of testimony in a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Amil Minora characterized Scranton police Officer Mark Miller as a "bully with a badge" while the officer's defense claimed the charges against him are the result of a Police Department agenda to strip him of that badge. Magisterial District Judge Theodore Giglio reserved judgment on whether to send the charges to common pleas court on Officer Miller, 31, 947 Johler Ave., and three of his friends: Brian Gannon, 27, 658 N. Hyde Park Ave.; Christopher Kahanic, 26, 430 N. St. Frances...
  • Philly Police Harass, Threaten to Shoot Man Legally Carrying Gun (AUDIO)

    05/17/2011 8:33:58 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 128 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | May 16 | John Stossel
    A story in today's Philadelphia Daily News shows why it's so important that citizens be allowed to videotape cops - it can be citizens' only way to fight back against police abuse of power. This incident happened several weeks ago in Philadelphia to Mark Fiorino, a 25-year-old IT worker who carries a gun on his hip at all times for self defense. He got the gun after several friends were mugged. But he didn't count on attacks by police: On a mild February afternoon, Fiorino, 25, decided to walk to an AutoZone on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly with the...
  • Police Leave Teens Locked in Van For Hours

    03/28/2011 7:50:31 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 40 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Mar 28, 2011 | BRIAN THOMPSON
    Police who busted a Fort Lee, N.J., high school house party over the weekend left a van full of teens locked up and parked outside in the freezing cold for 14 hours without food, water or access to a bathroom. Officials only realized what had happened after a passerby heard screams and banging from the police van where five teens were trapped, NBC New York has learned. "We were cold, dehydrated, hungry," said Tony, 17. "I mean it was the worst thing that ever possibly happened to me." Police raided the house party at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of...
  • Woman Claims Police Killed Dog When Responding To Burglary Call

    01/22/2011 7:43:25 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 51 replies
    http://www.wpxi.com/ ^ | January 20, 2011 | n/a
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- A woman in Fayette County said police used her dog for target practice when she called them for help. Elizabeth D'Auria said she and her sister found their two-year-old pit bull dead after calling 911 for help. snip "They shot him six times with a pistol and once with a shotgun. They took the dog and we asked them if we could have him back to bury him and they won't give him back to us," said D'Aurio.
  • Police detective shoots and kills dog

    01/20/2011 5:25:54 PM PST · by Immerito · 78 replies
    KVAL ^ | January 19, 2011 | Kelly Koopmans
    EUGENE, Ore. -- To his owner, 7-year-old Bull Terrier "Spanky" was a calm and loving companion. "I had this dog for seven years since he was a puppy and I never seen him aggressive toward any human being," said Spanky's owner, Christopher Robinson. Robinson said Spanky was gentle and never snappy, but the dog Robinson describes is a far cry from the dog a Eugene Police Department detective encountered on Tuesday. According to neighbors and Robinson, the detective stopped by Robinson's home to talk to him about an unrelated case involving one of his neighbors. Robinson said he wasn't home...
  • Deputy shoots dog twice, owner calls it overreaction

    01/14/2011 10:52:47 AM PST · by Immerito · 113 replies
    Wink News ^ | January 13, 2011 | Unknown
    SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. - A Lee County deputy goes in a woman's yard, and ends up facing off with a family pet. He shot the dog twice, and now the owner is furious, demanding answers, saying her dog did nothing wrong. Christine Bonelli was inside her San Carlos Park home Thursday afternoon when she heard two shots. "First I thought it was fireworks and said no, that's gunshots I think," Bonelli said. She stepped outside to find two deputies and her Foxhound Mix "Harley" with gunshot wounds. "Blood was coming out of his shoulder and on his leg, coming...
  • "Just Kill Him" Controversial Video of Police Shooting Family Dog

    01/12/2011 10:09:52 AM PST · by Immerito · 189 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Fox News Online
    DES MOINES, WA -- In November police officers tased, then shot and killed a 120-pound Newfoundland named Rosie. The shooting sparked both a community vigil for the dog and an independent review of the officers' actions. Although initiall reports were that the dog was acting aggressively when she escaped from her fenced yard and was spotted roaming neighborhood streets, video taken from the patrol car dash-cams may cast the shooting in a different light. Warning: Videos contain graphic sounds and language. The videos, released by Des Moines Police show the dog being tazed by an officer, then running away. In...
  • Ecorse to pay couple $215,000 in botched police raid

    01/01/2011 6:53:59 AM PST · by WaterBoard · 21 replies
    Synopsis of the story. 1) A family sued and won $215,000 from Ecorse city, retired Police Chief Jerry Copeland, and two police officials over a wrong house drug raid. The police officers had no immunity from the civil penalty. 2) Bad news is the city has to raise bonds to pay the judgment because the city is broke. 3) The couple had separately sued the SWAT team from Downriver and received a $30,000 settlement.
  • Officers refuse to answer questions in death of man shot with Taser

    12/31/2010 8:12:10 AM PST · by redreno · 45 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 | 2 a.m. | By Joe Schoenmann
    In the first test of the county’s new rules for reviewing police-involved deaths, officers connected with the Dec. 11 death of a suspect who was shot with a Taser are refusing to cooperate with investigators. Their refusal to make voluntary statements to Metro’s Force Investigation Team is on the advice of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, said Chris Collins, president of the officers union. From Collins’ standpoint, not only is the officers’ refusal to cooperate the right thing to do, it marks the beginning of the end of the coroner’s inquest system. The system, in use for 40 years,...
  • Ex-BSO deputy gets 30 years for raping prisoner

    12/23/2010 9:27:07 AM PST · by redreno · 65 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 16, 2010 | Lisa J. Huriash
    FORT LAUDERDALE — A former Broward Sheriff's Office corrections deputy was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for raping a handcuffed prisoner he was moving from one jail to another. Charles Edward Floyd, 40, wept openly in court as he addressed his wife and then his mother. "Baby, I'm sorry, I gotta go. Don't cry for me," he sobbed. "Mom, I love you."