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  • Ex-deputy: L.A. County sheriff's deputies beat jail visitor, then lied

    06/20/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Joel Rubin
    Pntamitr Zunggeemoge said he stuck to the script. After he and other Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies beat a handcuffed man in a jail visitors’ center, he said, they huddled with their sergeant, who came up with a plan. Each of them would claim the man had attacked when one of his hands was uncuffed for fingerprinting. On Wednesday, Zunggeemoge told a downtown federal jury that he and the other deputies had used excessive force on the jail visitor and then fabricated reports and testimony to justify the beating. From the outset, it was understood among the deputies that they...
  • Notice the Media Narrative Now

    12/21/2014 2:17:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 80 replies
    Vanity | 21 December2014 | Trueblackman
    The media is now in full CYA mode over the shooting of 2 NYPD officers yesterday as they have gone to ground to give full cover to President Obama, the Mayor of New York, Al Sharpton and the whole crazed Left Wing. The created narrative now is that, "This was a lone suicidal gunmen, that had nothing to do with the anti-police protest or the movement for social justice!" The media has been quick to read statements from Obama, the Mayor and Sharpton concerning the shootings in the hopes of deflecting blame, but we need to remember that this was...
  • Eyewitness claims 'people were CLAPPING AND LAUGHING' at the scene where two cops were killed

    12/21/2014 5:44:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 125 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2014
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said this is 'not the time for politics' following the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. This as New York City's police commissioner said the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were 'very anti-police.' Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference at the Woodhull medical Center on Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Meanwhile, an eyewitness who spoke to The Daily Beast said that 'a lot of people were clapping and laughing' following...
  • ‘Can they breathe?’ Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; ‘Salute the shooter’

    12/20/2014 5:07:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    It was just last night that a handful of supporters of the New York Police Department attempted to hold a #ThankYouNYPD rally. The group was easily outnumbered by protesters, who taunted them and likened the gathering to a Klan rally. Just days before that, police haters hijacked a #BlueLivesMatter hashtag, while others were caught on video at the #MillionsMarchNYC chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!” With news just coming in that two New York City police officers were reportedly ambushed in their patrol car and shot execution-style, it’s not surprising that the anti-cop contingent is coming out to proudly...
  • College student locked away, forgotten in DEA holding cell for four days, no food, water or toilet

    05/03/2012 5:06:17 AM PDT · by Shane · 136 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/3/2012 | Jeff McDonald
    SAN DIEGO — A California engineering student says he was left alone in a federal holding cell for four days with no food or water, apparently forgotten by the federal drug agents who detained him. Daniel Chong, a senior at the University of California at San Diego, said he was swept up in a Drug Enforcement Administration raid near campus and was taken to a detention facility. After questioning, he was told he would be released. Then the DEA left him locked inside a 5-by-10-foot windowless cell. He screamed. He kicked madly at the door. He cried like a baby....
  • TSA, FHP officers arrested as Florida to Connecticut drug pipeline busted

    09/14/2011 6:30:08 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 9 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2011 | Robert Nolin
    Thinking he was providing protection for a drug dealer delivering his goods in Connecticut, the Florida Highway Patrol trooper bragged about his own criminal past. "I used to get big in weed and coke," he said. "Moving about 20-30 kilos at a time." The exchange was captured by a hidden microphone. The Ocala-based trooper, along with two Transportation Security Administration officers working at Palm Beach International Airport, were among 18 people arrested this week for channeling tens of thousands of highly addictive oxycodone pills from Florida to Connecticut over the past year. Also snared in the federal sting Monday and...
  • Even a top cop concedes a right to video arrests - but the street tells a different story

    09/07/2011 4:44:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 3 September, 2011 | JAN RANSOM
    TAMERA MEDLEY begged the police officer to stop slamming her head - over and over - into the hood of a police cruiser. Thinking they were helping, passers-by Shakir Riley and Melissa Hurling both turned their cellphone video cameras toward the melee that had erupted on Jefferson Street in Wynnefield, they said. But then the cops turned on them. Riley had started to walk away when at least five baton-wielding cops followed him, he said, and they beat him, poured a soda on his face and stomped on his phone, destroying the video he had just taken. Meanwhile, two officers...
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...
  • News Cameraman Arrested For Filming Police Chase

    08/01/2011 7:43:00 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 1, 2011
    The cameraman, Phil Datz, was standing on the sidewalk of Sycamore Avenue in Bohemia, video taping the end of a police chase, when a Fifth Precinct police officer told him to “just go away.” Mr. Datz called Suffolk County Police Public Information Officer to get permission which was granted, Mr Datz was still arrested while filming from one block away on a public street while cars used the same road without restriction. Suffolk County police confirmed that Datz was arrested and said he was charged with obstruction of governmental administration. He was taken to the Fifth Precinct stationhouse in Patchogue...
  • Cop pulling DARE trailer charged with DUI

    07/29/2011 7:04:10 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 29 July 2011 | Katie Bauer
    SALEM, IN (WAVE) – A police officer is facing drunk driving charges in Washington County, Indiana and the arresting officers say he was carrying a message about drug abuse education at the time. Not only a police officer, but according to the Seymour Police Department website, he is the School Resource Officer, responsible for seven schools, acting as a mentor and providing students with a role model. It even states that he conducts lectures on narcotics and alcohol and their effects on driving. Seymour Police Officer John Newcomb (Source; Washington County, IN Jail) Witnesses say when Newcomb was taken from...
  • 'OUTRAGE' UPDATE: 2nd profanity-laced video involving Canton, OH cop surfaces

    07/29/2011 3:33:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Things may have just gone from bad to worse for the Canton, OH police department and a foul-mouthed police officer who has already been placed on administrative leave, as a second video, this one from 2010, has surfaced courtesy of the Canton Repository. It is almost certain to re-ignite passions on several Northwest gun rights forums including Northwest Firearms (where the discussion thread was locked), Hunting-Washington and The discussion has also been locked at, which ignited this discussion, and this one. This time around, according to the newspaper, officer Daniel Harless pulled over a car on a...
  • Police K9 dies in heat

    07/28/2011 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Immerito · 34 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 25, 2011 | Penny Eims
    BARTLESVILLE, OK - To Protect and Serve... sadly, one of their own failed to be provided with sufficient protection from the elements to survive. Last Wednesday, a Bartlesville Police Department K9 died. The dog, a 2 yr-old Belgian Malinois named Copper, had been with the department for just 5 months before his tragic death. Copper lived with his handler, a Bartlesville Police officer - the man left Copper in his outdoor kennel for "a couple of hours" on Wednesday. When the handler returned home, the dog was dead on the slab of his kennel...slab? As in cement? In the heat...
  • Police decision to shoot dog questioned

    07/28/2011 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Immerito · 70 replies
    ABC Local ^ | May 23, 2011 | Kelli O'Hara
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Did a member of a Durham police SWAT team go too far when he shot and killed a dog during a raid in April? Some say it was unnecessary force. ABC11 cameras captured the incident at a home on Dunstan Avenue April 12. Officers were looking for Pete Moses and Vania Sisk. According to search warrants, Moses is a suspect in the disappearance of a woman and a 5-year-old boy. Sisk is the boy's mother.
  • Alaska Supreme Court reverses stun gun case [Cop stuns 11-year-old girl, can be sued]

    07/25/2011 4:48:28 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    Juneau Empire ^ | July 23, 2011 - 11:42pm | By Becky Bohre
    JUNEAU — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday reversed a judge’s finding that a Kotzebue police officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old should get immunity in the case brought by her mother. The justices determined that a lower court had erred both in granting Lee Virg-In qualified immunity and dismissing Sandra Russell’s claims that the city had improperly and negligently trained or supervised Virg-In. The matter was sent back to a trial court. Russell’s attorney welcomed the news, and an attorney for the city, Joe Evans, said he is prepared for trial. Evans said Virg-In is no...
  • Wisconsin Carry Files Second Lawsuit In ‘Madison 5′ Culvers Incident

    07/23/2011 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 22 July, 2011 | Nik Clark
    Wisconsin --( To Recap: On Saturday, September 18, 2010, five (5) members of WCI met for dinner at a Culvers Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin. Each of these individuals was openly carrying a handgun when they arrived at the restaurant, entered the restaurant and ordered and ate their meals. At or about the time that the WCI members finished their meal and left the restaurant, a woman in her car observed them openly carrying handguns and called 911 to report it to the City of Madison Police Department. The 911 caller informed the dispatcher that she didn’t know if it was...
  • Witness: Man beaten, Tasered in jail

    07/13/2011 12:41:30 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 28 replies
    WSVM ^ | 07/12/2011 | WSVM
    WAVERLY, Tenn. - The beating apparently didn't stop when the man seen on video being beaten by Humphreys County deputies arrived at the jail, according to witnesses. This is among the incidents the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation are now looking into in connection with the January beating of Darrin Ring. The FBI and TBI served federal grand jury subpoenas to the sheriff's department. Those subpoenas could include jailers, deputies and Sheriff Chris Davis, as well as all records, files and computers. Larry Barbee is one of two inmates who has told the TBI that Ring...
  • Officials identified 1 out of every 17 Denver police officers as having serious discipline issues

    07/10/2011 2:16:02 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 0710/2011 | Pajamas Media
    “City officials have identified one out of every 17 Denver police officers as having discipline issues serious enough that their courtroom testimony may be suspect.” Denver’s Police Department has been stupidly run and marginally corrupt — not as bad as Chicago perhaps — as long as I can remember, so much so that the city more or less has a budget item in the millions of dollars every year for settlements with people unjustifiably killed or wounded by police. (After a real surge in those cases, the City of Denver hired a new Director of Public Safety who has been...
  • Police raid wrong house in Struthers in drug sweep

    07/09/2011 10:19:08 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 81 replies
    Cops mistakenly converge on wrong home in Struthers By John W. Goodwin Jr. YOUNGSTOWN A case of mistaken identity nearly roped a Struthers family into one of the largest drug sweeps in the area this year. Doreen Fox of Lewis Street, Struthers, was home with her 30-year-old son Wednesday morning preparing to leave for a doctor’s appointment when she noticed movement outside the home. She opened the front door to a flood of local and federal police. “They [police] were in my front yard, my rear yard; they had my house surrounded. When I opened the door to see...
  • Seattle officer charged for stomping handcuffed man in head (Union Prez: Officer was victim)

    07/08/2011 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies
    King TV / AP ^ | July 8, 2011
    A Seattle police officer has been charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with a December 2010 fight outside a bar. But the police union president said not only was the officer a victim of a brutal attack, but the victim of a hate crime.(edit)"The Seattle Police Officers Guild is outraged by the decision of the city Attorney Peter Holmes to charge Seattle Police Officer Garth Haynes with assault. The whole story has yet to be told regarding this incident," said police guild president Rich O'Neill.(edit)Haynes faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted of...
  • Man Who Refused To Hand Over Arrest Video Acquitted

    07/02/2011 8:21:16 AM PDT · by Abathar · 24 replies ^ | July 1, 2011 | Joanna Massee
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man who was charged after he refused to give police video of an arrest he captured on his cellphone has been acquitted. Willie King, 66, was standing on his neighbor's property in the 3900 block of North Whittier Place as he recorded officers arresting a man on Feb. 18. "I heard the neighbors screaming and hollering about the police. (They said) 'You all get off of him. He's already in handcuffs. Why are you doing this?' " King said. "I just got my camera out, put it on record, walked over to my neighbor's house and...
  • Woman Believes Beach Violence Covered Up

    06/29/2011 5:29:24 AM PDT · by Main Street · 24 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 29, 2011 | Dick Johnson
    A Chicago woman who played witness to a beach melee on Memorial Day weekend wants Chicago police and officials to come clean about what happened along the lakefront in May. City officials said they closed North Avenue Beach on May 30 because of excessive heat, but Amy Schwartz says no one is talking about the excessive violence that prompted her to call 911 that day. "There's a fight breaking out on the beach because there's nothing but animals covering this beach today," Schwartz phoned into the police. "What the hell is going on?" Schwartz said she was walking from Oak...
  • Off-Dity Cop Caught Stealing iPad at TSA Checkpoint

    06/25/2011 7:35:05 PM PDT · by BlazingArizona · 24 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 6/25/11 | BlazingArizona
    The following report confirms that an off-duty Fullerton, CA police officer was arrested for stealing an Apple iPad at a Miami International Airport TSA checkpoint last month. According to court documents, FPD Officer Kelly Mejia was caught on surveillance video taking an $800 iPad from another passenger just after it had passed through the x-ray machine in the presence of TSA security agents.
  • Phoenix police shoot woman during barricade (wrong woman shoot)

    06/16/2011 4:02:59 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 58 replies
    kpho - Phoenix ^ | 6/15/11 | kpho
    A Phoenix police spokesman said a woman was wounded in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning.Sgt. Trent Crump of Phoenix police said sharpshooters shot one of two women barricaded in a home near 13th Street and Broadway.Crump said details of the shooting were sketchy, but that the wounded woman was in serious condition and the other woman was in police custody.Crump said officers were attempting to serve a search warrant on one of the women about 7:30 Tuesday evening. He said the suspect tried to run from the house through the back door, but encountered officers. The woman pointed a...
  • SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen

    06/14/2011 4:17:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies ^ | 13 June, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    “He [a federal agent] had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there.”--Anthony Wright, victim of a Dept. of Education SWAT team raid The militarization of American police--no doubt a blowback effect of the military empire--has become an unfortunate part of American life. In fact, it says something about our reliance on the military that federal agencies having nothing whatsoever to do with national defense now see the need for their own paramilitary units. Among those federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions are the State Department, Department of Education, Department...
  • First Officer Pleads Guilty In Extortion Case - Dozens Of Baltimore Officers Charged

    06/09/2011 3:51:36 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 8 replies ^ | June 8, 2011
    A Baltimore City police officer has pleaded guilty to extorting car accident victims. According to the plea agreement, Reeping said he would contact fellow Officer Alexis Moreno Mejia, who would then arrive at a crash scene to arrange to tow the vehicle to Majestic. The court document indicated that Moreno would then pay Reeping up to $300 for each vehicle taken to Majestic.
  • FASTEN Investigation: Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy Tara Kern Charged with 20 Felony Counts

    06/09/2011 2:23:11 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 7 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 09, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A sheriff's deputy in Pulaski County, Ill., has been arrested today and charged with 20 counts of felony including unlawful sale of firearms. Tara M. Kern, 38, of Villa Ridge, a deputy sheriff in Pulaski County, was charged with two counts of official misconduct, 16 counts of the unlawful sale of firearms and two counts of obstructing justice, according to a statement released today by special prosecutor Tyler R. Edmonds, the state's attorney for Union County. According to the press release, "Kern is alleged to have provided firearms to her husband, William A. Kern, a convicted felon, during the years...
  • Officer 'crushed eyewitness's phone and held gun to his head as he recorded fatal shootout' (VIDEO)

    06/07/2011 9:11:16 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/7/11 | Mark Duell
    VIDEO AT LINK • Eyewitness says he removed memory card from phone and put it in his mouth before police took the device Police officers crushed a man’s phone and held a gun to his head in an effort to destroy a recording he made of a fatal shootout, he claims. Narces Benoit saw the officers shoot dead Raymond Herisse, 22, in Miami Beach, Florida, last week after the suspect sped off and drove recklessly . Mr Benoit was nearby with girlfriend Ericka Davis when one of the officers allegedly put a gun to his head, handcuffed him and smashed...
  • No bond for D.C. cop charged with murder

    06/06/2011 3:51:34 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 7 replies ^ | 06/06/11 4:36 PM | Ben Giles
    A D.C. police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of a young Prince George’s County mother and her 1-year-old child will be held without bond.
  • Memorial Day shooting: 911 call warned of deputy's plan

    06/01/2011 6:20:35 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 10 replies ^ | June 1, 2011 | By Mike Gangloff, Amanda Codispoti and Janelle Rucker
    Almost a half-hour before Jennifer Carter Agee was shot to death on Memorial Day, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office was warned that her sheriff's deputy ex-husband had an assault rifle and was driving to Salem to kill her. But Sheriff Ewell Hunt told his dispatch center not to issue a "be on the lookout" alert to other law enforcement agencies, saying he would take care of the situation himself, according to a sheriff's office radio call log.
  • Feds investigating Lake County officers

    05/29/2011 6:07:36 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 May 2011 | Times Staff
    HAMMOND | Four federal agencies are probing an alleged gun-running scheme involving Lake County Sheriff's Department personnel. Current Sheriff John Buncich said he stripped six officers of police powers Tuesday, the same day federal authorities raided sites in a case Buncich claims he prompted after taking office this year. The guns allegedly sold include weapons owned by the county, or confiscated during arrests, the source said. The officers on leave are Capt. Marco Kuyachich, Lt. Michael Reilly, Sgt. Joseph Kumstar, Officer Ronald Slusser, Officer Edward Kabella and Officer Scott Shelhart.
  • All four homes in raid tied to Guerena family

    05/28/2011 1:49:58 AM PDT · by petitfour · 420 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/28/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    Records released by the Pima County Sheriff's Department this week show that the four houses served with search warrants the morning of May 5 - when Jose Guerena was shot and killed by a SWAT team - are less than four miles apart and are all connected to the Guerena family. And while initial reports were that doctors told the Guerena family that Jose had been shot 60 times, the Pima County medical examiner's preliminary report says he was shot 22 times. In its sole briefing on the incident, the Sheriff's Department said SWAT team members fired 71 rounds. Aside...
  • Menlo Park Cops Raided Wrong House, Says Claimants in Lawsuit

    05/27/2011 8:57:16 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 20 replies ^ | 18 May 2011 | Chris Roberts
    When Menlo Park police officers busted into an East Palo Alto home and pointed a firearm at a two-year old girl in November, they had the wrong house, say the two homeowners, who are filing a $500,000 claim against both cities. The East Palo Alto City Council rejected the claim on an unanimous vote. The Menlo Park City Council has yet to consider the case.
  • NOPD Captain Jeff Winn fired in cover up of SWAT killing of Henry Glover

    05/26/2011 8:40:19 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 10 replies
    New Orleans Capt. Jeff Winn has been fired from the department today for his failure to notify NOPD investigators about his knowledge of what happened in the Henry Glover civil rights case, according to his attorney. Winn testified at trial that he knew a man who had been shot arrived at school grounds in Algiers where his officers in the NOPD's Special Operations Division had set up camp in the chaotic week after Hurricane Katrina. He told two of his subordinates -- Officer Greg McRae and Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann -- to drive the man's body, inside a car, to...
  • Sheriff's deputy, 2 others arrested in Arizona human trafficking bust

    05/26/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/26/11
    Authorities in Arizona have arrested three employees of a sheriff's office known for its tough stand on illegal immigration, accusing them of aiding human traffickers and drug smugglers. A sheriff's deputy and two detention officers were among 12 people arrested in an operation Tuesday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. "That a deputy sheriff would provide information and associate with these drug and human traffickers is despicable," Arpaio told reporters. Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, who had been a member of a unit targeting human smuggling, faces felony charges connected to human smuggling, money laundering and participating in a crime syndicate, Arpaio...
  • City ordered to stop naming disciplined SPD officers (Seattle Police Union Runs City Now)

    05/25/2011 3:11:28 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 05/25/2011 | Steve Miletich
    Acting at the request of the Seattle police union, a labor arbitrator has ordered the city to stop releasing the names of Seattle police officers found to have engaged in misconduct. The ruling comes at a time when the city, under U.S. Justice Department investigation over its use of force and treatment of minorities, has begun publicly to provide more information about internal investigations of officers to promote openness and accountability. The arbitrator's order also follows a series of high-profile incidents in which officers' conduct has led to closely watched disciplinary reviews, including the recent 30-day suspension of Officer Shandy...
  • Tucson SWAT Team Defends Shooting Iraq Vet 60 Times

    05/23/2011 4:37:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 214 replies ^ | 20 May, 2011 | ELLEN TUMPOSKY
    A Tucson, Ariz., SWAT team defends shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, although it declines to say whether it found any drugs in the house and has had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first. And the Pima County sheriff scolded the media for "questioning the legality" of the shooting. Jose Guerena, 26, died the morning of May 5. He was asleep in his Tucson home after working a night shift at the Asarco copper mine when his wife, Vanessa, saw the armed SWAT team outside her youngest son's bedroom window. "She saw...
  • Dupnik won't release more info about SWAT shooting of Tucson man

    05/17/2011 7:17:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 17, 2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will release no more information about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Jose Guerena during the serving of a search warrant by the department’s SWAT officers May 5 at his home. Two weeks after the shooting the department has yet to disclose exactly what they were searching for in the Guerena home ... ... On May 5, five members of the SWAT team fired 71 shots at Guerena while serving a search warrant at the 7100 block of South Redwater Drive. He was shot 60 times. The 26-year-old former Marine was sleeping at about 9:30...
  • SWAT entry questioned in Marine's death

    05/14/2011 4:58:54 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 40 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | KGUN9
    A Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team shot and killed Jose Guerena eight days ago; it was executing a search warrant. Four days ago, in a news conference, a sheriff's deputy said the department makes it clear when SWAT is about to enter a home. Lt. Michael O'Connor says SWAT says it never wants to be mistaken for other people, "We had our large armored vehicle there with the markings on it. It also has lights and sirens. It was going. So we do everything we can to try to portray the image that we're law enforcement, we're not home...
  • Medical care blocked for Marine Veteran killed by SWAT - update

    05/12/2011 4:38:06 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 154 replies
    KGUN9-TV ^ | May 11, 2011 | KGUN9-TV
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - 9 On Your Side has uncovered startling new information in the case of a man SWAT team members killed Thursday. Medical attention was standing by to try to save Jose Guereńa. Paramedics waited more than an hour. Then deputies sent them away By then Guereńa was dead.
  • Former Marine killed by SWAT was acting in defense, family says

    05/11/2011 4:48:15 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 141 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 11, 2011 | Joel Waldman
    Jose Guerena, 26, was killed when a SWAT team came to his house to serve a search warrant Guerena's wife, Vanessa, said the SWAT team did not identify themselves Thinking it was a home invasion, Guerena got his rifle Now, Pima County Sheriff's officials are refuting original claims that Guerena fired at the SWAT members. In fact, they confirmed his safety was still on when his gun was recovered. Also, officials said that reports that some SWAT officers' shields were riddled with bullets are also untrue. SWAT gunned Jose down with 71 rounds fired in just about seven seconds; officials...
  • SWAT team fired 71 shots in raid

    05/11/2011 9:17:14 AM PDT · by petitfour · 259 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 11, 2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The Pima County Regional SWAT team fired 71 shots in seven seconds at a Tucson man they say pointed a gun at officers serving a search warrant at his home. Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine who served in Iraq twice, was holding an AR-15 rifle when he was killed, but he never fired a shot, the Sheriff's Department said Monday after initially saying he had fired on officers during last week's raid.
  • Denver Officer Suspended For 40 Days Without Pay For Lying and Inappropriate Force

    05/10/2011 5:40:28 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 2 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 5 May 2011 | Marshall Zelinger
    DENVER -- The city's Independent Monitor believes a Denver police officer who was found to have used inappropriate force and then lied in the investigation should have been fired. The city and the officer are now being sued for the officer's actions. How Many Officers Lie On The Job? "Is it possible that an officer or deputy could lie from here on out and still have their job?" asked 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger. "It can happen, but you have to make the decision on a case-by-case basis," said Rosenthal. "The problem is if you create one that is automatic termination...
  • NYPD Cops: On tape trying to fix DWI and Domestic Violence Raps for brother officers

    04/28/2011 6:38:42 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 22 replies
    Manhattan Local News ^ | April 26, 2011 | Murray Weiss
    Thirty cops were secretly recorded during the massive probe, and what was heard on thousands of hours of tape goes far beyond just making traffic violations disappear for family and friends. Sources tell me what's yet to come out is potentially criminal conduct: • Several officers allegedly tried to deep-six domestic violence incidents involving off-duty cops before police headquarters found out. • Others allegedly tried to quash drunk-driving incidents involving their brethren. • And still others were allegedly overheard making arrangements for and paying prostitutes. Evidence is being presented to a Bronx grand jury that's weighing criminal charges. A source...
  • Police Confront Broward Judge at Gunpoint Confusion on Easter Sunday leads BSO to wrong house(FL)

    04/28/2011 5:23:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 27 April, 2011 | Jeff Burnside
    Broward Circuit Court Judge Ilona Holmes, her sister and her sister’s family says they were ordered at gun point by several Broward Sheriffs Deputies on Easter Sunday to come out of her sister’s home with their hands up. It was no evening of peace for the Deerfield Beach family, who’d just finished dinner with friends and family, and sent extra Easter dinner to a needy family connected with their church. Then, at 8:20 p.m., police got a call about a possible burglary next door. But a bad address caused police to go to the wrong home. “Do I feel safe?”...
  • Video of Police Officer Punching Woman in Face in an IHOP

    04/27/2011 3:27:44 PM PDT · by Amos McCoy · 38 replies
    It was not clear what started the struggle around 4 a.m. Sunday, but the incident started as a conflict between the officer, working a second job at the Buckhead restaurant, and another woman with the one who was hit.According to several videos posted on, the officer, whose name was not known, shouted at a woman sitting in the corner of a booth near the door and then he lunged at her. A woman wearing a black dress appeared to be trying to separate the officer and her friend when the officer slapped her. The woman in the black...
  • 106 San Jose cops get layoff notices

    04/26/2011 8:09:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/26/11 | Sean Webby and John Woolfolk
    After months of nervous anticipation, 106 San Jose police officers are getting notices this week that they may be laid off as the reality of the city's dire financial picture cast a gloom over police headquarters and City Hall. Another 20 cops learned they may soon be demoted. And overall, the city could lose about 9 percent of its police force in what could be the first layoffs of cops in the city's history. City officials have been threatening layoffs for months, and City Manager Deb Figone last week broadcast a total of more than 600 city employees. But that...
  • Memo to police officers: If you beat up a cameraman, make sure you erase his film

    04/27/2011 4:32:30 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 60 replies
    France 24 ^ | April 26th 2011 | Staff
    When the policeman in the video below noticed he was being filmed while conducting an arrest, he threw the camera to the ground, beat up its owner, and dragged him off to the police station. This act of police brutality would likely have gone unnoticed… had the officer thought of deleting the film. The scene took place over a month ago in the neighbourhood of Commanche in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michell Crooks, 36, was filming the arrest of several people accused of robbing a house across the street from his home. Derek Colling, one of the officers, noticed Crooks and...
  • Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

    04/20/2011 6:49:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    THE NEWSPAPER ^ | April 20, 2011 | swampsniper
    I don't know anything about this source but this sounds credible. ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists. The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program. ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed...
  • LDS Church Responds To Brock Sex Case

    04/20/2011 7:21:49 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 15, 2011 (Updated April 19, 2011)
    PHOENIX -- The newly released Chandler police report paints a troubling picture of what Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock knew about his wife Susan's sexual involvement with a teenage boy, and when he knew it. While Susan Brock sits in prison for the next 13 years for the molestation, investigators in Chandler try to determine if Fulton Brock was "pretty much in the dark on this stuff," as he said during the initial search warrant on their East Valley home in October 2010. "If he has knowledge that his wife is having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor... then there's...
  • Scranton police file grievance after chief makes off-duty arrest

    04/20/2011 7:31:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 4/19/2011 | Steve McConnell
    The Scranton police union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the city for an off-duty drug arrest made by Police Chief Dan Duffy in March. The complaint, which was filed with the state Labor Relations Board on April 14, takes issue with the chief arresting a man who was allegedly in possession of marijuana because the chief is not a member of the collective bargaining unit and was "off duty" when the March 20 arrest was made. "I think it's absurd. I'm not going to turn my head on crime that takes place," Chief Duffy said. "I took...