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  • Baltimore police investigate officers after one seen putting bag of drugs at scene

    07/19/2017 7:14:59 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/19/17 | Peter Hermann
    It was a routine drug arrest in one of Baltimore’s more troubled neighborhoods. But it has become a flash point sparked by video from one of the officer’s body cameras. The public defender’s office looked at the video and contended it showed an officer planting evidence in a trash-strewn alley. Baltimore police countered with a more complicated explanation. They are investigating whether the officer had legitimately found drugs but, realizing he had forgotten to turn on his body camera, reconstructed his find. His body camera captured both him hiding the drugs and then finding them. Authorities said that would be...
  • Balch Springs officer terminated after shooting and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards

    05/02/2017 6:35:05 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 24 replies
    http://www.wfaa.com ^ | 2 May 2017 | unknown
    BALCH SPRINGS -- The officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards has been fired. In a news conference, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said the officer, Roy Oliver, violated department policies, but won't elaborate which policies. Oliver has been with the department since 2011. He has 10 days to appeal. Jordan Edwards was killed in front of his brother as they were leaving a party over the weekend. Neighbors said a large house party was underway at the time. Balch Springs police said officers responded to a report of intoxicated teenagers on a residential street in the 12300...
  • Inquest jury into inmate's dehydration death recommends charges against 7 jail employees

    05/01/2017 6:18:26 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 23 replies
    http://www.jsonline.com ^ | 1:20 p.m. CT May 1, 2017 | Updated 13 minutes ago | Dave Umhoefer
    An inquest jury Monday issued an advisory verdict that probable cause of a crime exists in the death of Terrill Thomas in the Milwaukee County Jail a year ago. The jury found probable cause of a crime in the actions of seven jail officials under a felony statute prohibiting abuse, neglect and ill-treatment of inmates. Now it will be up to District Attorney John Chisholm to decide if any criminal charges are warranted in the April 2016 death of Thomas, a 38-year-old with bipolar disorder who was deprived of water and a mattress during seven straight days at the Milwaukee...
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=32168555&catId=112032 Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • District Attorney Arguing Against Encryption Handed Out Insecure Keylogging "Monitoring" Software

    05/18/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 17 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 05/18/2016 | Tim Cushing
    Beyond James Comey, there are still a few law enforcement officials beating the anti-encryption drum. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance is one of those. He's been joined in this fight by some like-minded district attorneys from the other coast, seeing as New York and California both have anti-encryption bills currently working their way through local legislatures. Vance, along with Los Angeles County DA Jackie Lacey and San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis, penned an op-ed against encryption for the LA Times. In it, they argue that tech companies have set them up as "gatekeepers" of communications and data, which they believe...
  • Sheriff Suspends 5 Deputies After 78 Year-Old Man Slugs Black Lives Matter Goon

    03/17/2016 7:02:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    GP ^ | 03/17/16 | Jim Hoft
    North Carolina Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler suspended five deputies after 78 year-old John Franklin McGraw punched a Black Lives Matter activist who disrupted a Trump rally and flipped off the crowd.The sheriff suspended the deputies for several days. Two deputies were demoted.Seriously? A North Carolina sheriff has suspended five deputies for their actions at a Donald Trump rally in which a black man being escorted from the event was allegedly assaulted by a white man. A statement from Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler on Wednesday said three deputies were demoted and suspended without pay for five days. Two other...
  • 2 LAPD officers charged with sexually assaulting 4 women while on duty

    02/17/2016 1:48:44 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://abc7.com/news ^ | 02/17/2016 | By ABC7.com staff
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, worked as partners for the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Both men are accused of sexually assaulting women in various locations, including their police vehicle, between December 2008 and March 2011.
  • Officer Peter Liang found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter

    02/11/2016 5:40:00 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 11, 2016 | Fox 5 NY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came after 17 hours of jury deliberations. The manslaughter charge carries up to 15 years in prison. Liang's sentencing is set for April 14.
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....
  • High-Ranking FBI Agent Convicted of Assault on Teen Nearly Faints in Court After Verdict

    01/21/2016 10:30:16 AM PST · by redreno · 50 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 11/03/2015 | Carlos Miller
    Proving to be unstable, combative and petty, an FBI agent interjected himself in a family custodial dispute on behalf of his girlfriend and her estranged husband, who was two hours late in dropping off their baby. But FBI Agent Gerald Rogero’s intrusive attempts at heroism led to him assaulting and threatening to shoot the 15-year-old son of the estranged husband’s girlfriend. He then threatened the teen’s mother with arrest when she tried to intervene
  • Officer investigated for Facebook post about harming Black Lives Matter protesters

    01/20/2016 8:09:17 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2016 - 10:12am | By Ed Payne and Christine Sever
    Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have put an officer on leave while investigators try to figure out if he's responsible for a Facebook post urging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — and how to get away with it. "Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don't slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the streets," said the post attributed to RM Roth. "Since they are trying to block the street and/or cross where there is no crossing you should not be charged with anything." Andrew Henderson saw...
  • Metro officer charged with domestic battery was arrested on similar charges in 2011

    01/14/2016 8:52:52 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 13, 2016 - 5:30pm | By Rachel Crosby
    The Metropolitan Police officer who was arrested Monday on domestic battery charges was arrested four years before on similar charges, but that case was dismissed, the Clark County district attorney's office confirmed Wednesday. James Burt, 41, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping involving his girlfriend, an arrest report shows. In 2011, he was arrested on two counts of domestic battery, coercion with force and kidnapping involving his then-wife. They divorced about a year later. That first case was dismissed less than six weeks after he was arrested. "What it looks like on...
  • Mesa mother arrested after finding, beating teen in bed with daughter

    01/07/2016 7:11:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    KSAZ News ^ | 12/29/2015 | Brent Corrado
    MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A woman has been arrested after telling police she beat a 16-year-old teen after finding him in bed with her teenage daughter inside her Mesa home on Thanksgiving.According to court documents, Jeanette Woods found the boy in her 16-year-old daughter's bed after the two had consensual sex. The two teens had fallen asleep when the boy says he awoke to Woods yelling at him and punching him in the face just after 1 a.m.The boy says Woods was straddling him and repeatedly punching him in the face and body. The boy eventually broke free, but Woods...
  • Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Indicted on Perjury Charge

    01/06/2016 3:57:09 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 6, 2016 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    HEMPSTEAD, Tex. The state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who three days later was found hanged in her cell at the Waller County jail, has been indicted on a perjury charge, a special prosecutor said here Wednesday. The charge against the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, is a Class A misdemeanor, and was announced at the end of a day of grand jury deliberations. The charge carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, prosecutors said. The charge stemmed from a one-page affidavit that Trooper Encinia filed with jail officials justifying...
  • Metro lays out missteps before officers shot, killed fugitive holding cell phone

    01/05/2016 8:33:38 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 4, 2016 - 10:47pm | By Rachel Crosby
    Las Vegas police Monday outlined a handful of missteps, including miscommunication from the U.S. Marshals Office, that led up to the moment two Metro officers shot and killed an unarmed fugitive holding a cell phone in front of a west valley home on New Year's Eve. Eighteen minutes before the shooting, Metro knew nothing about the fugitive, Keith Childress. Though the agency often works with U.S. Marshals to catch fugitives, Metro had its eye on the Strip that afternoon, where about 1,000 officers were working with the Nevada National Guard to secure the area for celebrations, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said....
  • San Diego Cop Kills Man Holding Pen, Claims It Was Knife (Graphic Police Brutality)

    01/01/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by redreno · 43 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | PINAC News
    San Diego police officer Browder killed a man who initially he said was unarmed. After viewing this video, he changed his story and claimed the man was holding a knife, which he wasn't.
  • Video appears to capture cops shooting dead unarmed handcuffed man, 23, then planting gun beside him

    12/21/2015 12:42:11 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    EXCERPT: Noel Aguilar was killed by Los Angeles County deputies Albert Murad and Jose Ruiz in 2014 who claimed that they shot him after he tried to grab one of their guns. They also alleged Aguilar had a loaded weapon. Now footage of the incident, dropped off anonymously at the attorney's office for the suspect's family, appears to show the two officers shooting Aguilar while he was lying face down on the ground with his hands cuffed behind him. Attorney for the family, Humberto Guizar, said the video is 'clear evidence of an execution... Guizar also claims footage shows one...
  • Illinois officer accused of shoving woman, causing head to hit concrete bench

    12/21/2015 9:11:58 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/21/2015 | by KTRK – Houston
    A northwest suburb of Chicago has agreed to pay $875,000 to a woman who accused a police officer of using excessive force after a DUI arrest.
  • Misconduct records of Chicago police officers may be destroyed

    12/21/2015 7:59:47 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated December 20, 2015 - 12:19pm | By Rosa Flores and Mallory Simon
    CHICAGO — How do you make sure police officers are held accountable if most of their full disciplinary records are no longer available? That question is at the center of what might be the next big battle brewing over police accountability across the country, and specifically in Chicago. The recent release of videos showing deadly shootings of black citizens by white police officers in Chicago has many demanding police accountability and has led to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department. And now, there is a legal fight over the destruction...