Category: Crime


Mob Of Teenagers Beats Two High School Students In Philadelphia Subway Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A security video showing a mob of students brutally beating two high schoolers in a Philadelphia subway station on Tuesday is being investigated by the city’s transportation officers.

“ It’s an outrageous event. This is so dangerous, it’s not even funny,” Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III told Philly.com.

“ We have operating trains down there. There are passengers waiting for the train … it’s horrendous.”

  The video, which was time-stamped around 3:15 p.m., shows about a dozen teenagers either participating in a one-minute assault on two male students, or cheering it on.”

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.18.15 To 04.21.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, April 18, through Tuesday, April 21, 2015:

  • Denver, Colorado: An officer was suspended for an altercation that was caught on video. Despite 18 previous excessive force allegations against him, this was the first one that was sustained. ow.ly/LTWeN
  • Update: Los Angeles, California (First reported 11-18-14): An officer pled not guilty to assault. The alleged victim filed a lawsuit in November. The incident was video recorded. ow.ly/LTX0h
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: An officer was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/LTXqF
  • Shreveport, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for battery and placed on leave. ow.ly/LU1tL
  • Catoosa County, Tennessee: The department initiated a series of personnel shifts after several misconduct reports. Two deputies are no longer with the department, one is on leave, and a fourth was demoted. The incidents include DUI, inappropriate use of a firearm, stealing prescription medication, and failure to respond to an emergency call. ow.ly/LUqjp
  • Baltimore, Maryland: Six officers have been suspended pending an investigation into how a man suffered spine injury in custody. That man died of his injuries a week later.  ow.ly/LVBPd
  • United States Marshals (South Gate, CA): The USMS is investigating an incident in which a marshal or officer working with the marshals seized and attempted to destroy a woman’s phone for recording them. This incident was caught by another person’s cell phone footage. The marshal/officer has yet to be identified. ow.ly/LVEKy
  • Orange County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/LVLD4
 

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Illegal Immigrant Accused Of Raping 10-Year-Old Girl In Kenner

 

 

 

” A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said.

  25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex with the victim three times between March and April 3, 2015. 

  Police said Rivera is an undocumented immigrant.”

 

 

   WGNO brings us this horror story from Louisiana which follows closely on the heels of a very similar tragedy that took place last month in Alabama

 

 

Ramiro Ajualip - Obama 'dreamer' rapes 10-year-old girl

 

 

” Ramiro Ajualip and illegal alien has ‘allegedly’ raped and sodomized a 10-year-old girl. Ramiro Ajualip an illegal alien who is here because of Obama’s amnesty (WHICH Republicans funded) did whatever he did in Alabama. Usually when you hear about illegal aliens like Ramiro Ajualip, you think of California, New York or Illinois. But the parasite is spreading everywhere, even Russellville Alabama.”

 

 

   Read more on the Alabama assault perpetrated by another one of Obama’s “Dream candidates” at Fire Andrea Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Kill More Whites Than Blacks, But Minority Deaths Generate More Outrage

 

 

 

” Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison says she wants to see an officer shoot an unarmed white teenager in the back before agreeing that the “conversation about race” is over, but she almost certainly already has received her wish.

  An analysis released last week shows that more white people died at the hands of law enforcement than those of any other race in the last two years, even as the Justice Department, social-justice groups and media coverage focus on black victims of police force.

“ People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,’” Ms. Morrison told the (U.K.) Telegraph in an April 19 interview.

  As researchers are quick to point out, FBI data on police shootings by race is notoriously incomplete, which may explain why Peter Moskos, assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, decided to use figures from the website Killed by Police.

  Based on that data, Mr. Moskos reported that roughly 49 percent of those killed by officers from May 2013 to April 2015 were white, while 30 percent were black. He also found that 19 percent were Hispanic and 2 percent were Asian and other races.

  His results, posted last week on his blog Cop in the Hood, arrived with several caveats, notably that 25 percent of the website’s data, which is drawn largely from news reports, failed to show the race of the person killed.

  Killed by Police lists every death, justified or not, including those in which the officer had been wounded or acted in self-defense.”

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.17.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 17, 2015:

  • Worcester, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for assault & battery and a civil rights violation for abusing an inmate awaiting transfer. The City’s press release said the victim “was forced against a wall, punched, thrown to the floor and kicked” by the officer. ow.ly/LIsph
  • Akron, Ohio: An officer was accused of stalking and threatening the life of his ex-girlfriend. ow.ly/LIsXN
  • Update: Athens County, Ohio (First reported 02-04-14): The now-former sheriff was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption and perjury charges. He is appealing. ow.ly/LItNp
  • Update: Clark County, Indiana (First reported 07-30-14): The now-former sheriff was given a fine and sentenced to probation for his role in a case involving a sex worker and evidence destruction. ow.ly/LIuyX
  • Laceyville, Pennsylvania: The now-former chief pled guilty to DUI while on duty. His BAC was 3 times the legal limit. ow.ly/LIv9u
  • Richmond County, Georgia: A deputy has been accused of rape. ow.ly/LIvP7
  • Update: Inkster, Michigan (First reported 03-30-15): An officer was suspended indefinitely for his role in a violent arrest caught on dashboard camera. ow.ly/LIx5q
  • Update: Jupiter, Florida (First reported 09-12-13): An officer was found not guilty of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. ow.ly/LIwwT
 

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Pew First: Gun Rights Top Gun Control In Major Public Opinion Shift

 

 

 

 

 

” Exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died in Congress, a new poll has discovered a huge shift in public opinion to backing Second Amendment gun rights and away from controlling gun ownership.

  The reason: Americans now believe having a gun is the best way to protect against crime, 63 percent to 30 percent.

  Pew Research Center found that while support for gun control once reached 66 percent, it has dropped to 46 percent while support for gun rights has jumped 52 percent, the highest ever in the past 25 years.

” We are at a moment when most Americans believe crime rates are rising and when most believe gun ownership – not gun control – makes people safer,” said the survey.”

 

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Uber Driver Shoots Man Who Shot At Group In Logan Square

 

 

 

” An Uber driver put his concealed carry permit to use Friday night when he pulled a shotgun and opened fire on a man he saw firing a pistol into a group of people on a Logan Square sidewalk, according to prosecutors.

Six blasts from his shotgun injured a 22-year-old man identified as Everardo Custodio.

  Custodio suffered wounds to his shin, knee and lower back and was still in Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Sunday, when Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas refused to grant bail on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.

  The 47-year-old Uber driver “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others,” Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said.”

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Cops Go To Wrong House To Make Arrest, Let Dog Out, Shoot At Dog In Crowded Area

 

” Several officers attempting to make an arrest at the wrong house quickly turned their incompetence into a deadly situation.

  As police were trying to force their way into the wrong home, they irresponsibly let the home owner’s dog loose.

  When the dog ran out, he was naturally in an excited state. The dog jumped on a frightened lieutenant but didn’t cause any harm. Then one NYPD officer, with absolutely no regard for his surroundings pulled out his service weapon and fired his gun at point blank range.

  As the incident unfolded, a crowd had gathered, some of the people in the crowd had their cameras rolling. One video captured this reckless shooting first hand, from only several feet away.

  Luckily for this dog, this officer was a horrid shot. Also lucky were the people in the crowd who managed to avoid being hit by any of the bullet fragments as they ricocheted off the concrete.

“ No, no you wrong. You wrong. You’re dead *expletive* wrong for that,” a person in the crowd yelled after the officer shot.”

 

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Katana-Wielding Homeowner – 1, Four Pistol-Packing Burglars – 0

 

Covered in blood: In the panic, the thieves only managed to steal the equivalent of £278 and fled in a Peugeot 206 car which was parked outside

 

 

” It is not technically a “Defensive Knife Use” since the hero of our story was swinging a Samurai katana, but we are going to count it. Unlike the “Middle-Aged Mormon Ninja Bishop” who simply needed to brandish a sword to thwart an assault, a 49-year old Argentinian homeowner went positively Medieval on the quartet of thugs who broke into his home recently. Things did not go well for the burglars.

  From the DailyMailUK:

“ Mr Costa, 49, and his wife Christina, 48, were asleep when the men, who were armed with two pistols, broke in at around 3.30am.

  Police commissioner Mariano Zarate said: ‘In a moment when the attackers were not paying attention, the house owner took a samurai sword and defended himself, injuring the attackers and making them run away…

 …Bleeding heavily, the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a stationary car forcing all four to go to hospital for emergency treatment.

  Police initially arrested two men and one woman, but another man who hid was forced to come back to hospital the next day due to serious sword injuries.” “

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.16.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 16, 2015:

  • Fairfax County, Virginia: A public information officer was charged with two counts of child pornography possession. ow.ly/LGKP6
  • Update: Tulsa County, Oklahoma (First reported 04-13-15): The sheriff’s office is alleged to have falsified firearm certification for the 73-year-old reserve deputy who has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a man caught on video. Deputies who refused to sign-off were allegedly reassigned. The deputy who allegedly cooperated is now with the U.S. Secret Service. ow.ly/LH6XL
  • Grundy County, Tennessee: A deputy was fired after his arrest for DUI.ow.ly/LHdl5
  • Update: Larimer County, Colorado (First reported 04-01-15): A deputy was fired for his hit-and-run incident. He hit a fenced-in yard on his way to work and instead of taking responsibility, sped home and changed clothes.ow.ly/LHe0L
  • Cumberland County, North Carolina: A deputy was fired for stealing and then selling sheriff’s department ammunition. ow.ly/LHgpI
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana: An officer was fired and arrested for perjury. He lied about the details of a traffic stop that led to a drug bust.ow.ly/LHm4u
  • Yuba City, California: An officer and his cousin were arrested because of an alleged cocaine trafficking conspiracy. ow.ly/LHo37
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Savannah, GA): An agent had an affair with an Assistant United States Attorney while they worked on cases together. As many as 200 cases they collaborated on during their several-year affair may be affected by their inappropriate conduct. ow.ly/LIdNd
 

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Frank Ernest Shephard: Texas Man Shot And Killed By Police Officers On Live TV

 

 

” Frank Ernest Shephard, known also as “Trey,” led police officers on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning in Houston, Texas. Once the chase ended, the officers opened fire on Shephard, and it was all caught on live television.

  According to KTRK, police were attempting to pull over Shephard for what they described as “suspicious activity.” But as the officers began approaching Shephard’s vehicle for questioning, he took off, leading them on a high-speed pursuit.”

 

 

   The shooting occurs at about 6:40 point in the video and note that there is an innocent driver directly behind the suspect as the cops kill the man . A still photo on the Inquisitr’s page shows at least ten bullet holes in the passenger side windows of the suspect’s car and we would like to know how many of them went through the car and struck the innocent motorist’s vehicle that was tangled in the wreckage . 

  Compare the angles in the video at the 6:41 mark with the damage shown in the still photo while taking into account the location of the cop with his gun drawn and it seems inconceivable that the by-standing driver was not in danger of becoming “collateral damage” . Regardless of the “threat” posed by the suspect this shooting was not “protecting and serving” anyone but the cops . 

  

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‘This Was a Terrorist Act': Man Attacked By Mob Of Teenagers At Gas Station

 

 

 

” A man was viciously attacked in broad daylight by a mob of teenagers while helping an elderly woman at a gas station.  

  Orrden Williams Jr. recounted his frightening experience tonight with Sean Hannity.

  He said that an elderly woman told him that she was nervous about walking to her car alone from inside the Memphis, TN gas station’s store. 

  Williams explained that the woman was scared of a group of teenagers who were outside loitering and throwing gang signs, so he decided to walk the woman to her car. 

  As soon as he stepped outside with the woman, the teens charged and began violently attacking him with punches and kicks. “

 

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Mexico Scrambles To Find Stolen Radioactive Material

 

 

 

 

 

” Authorities appealed for help among Mexico’s population Thursday to locate stolen radioactive material, as the fourth such theft in less than two years prompted officials to mull new security measures.

  The interior ministry issued an alert in five southern and eastern states late Wednesday, two days after a toolbox-sized container carrying the Iridium-192 source was snatched from a truck in a residential parking lot in Cardenas, Tabasco state.

  Officials suspect that, like in three other cases since 2013, the thieves were not aware that they were stealing a potentially deadly radioactive source.

” Each time that one of these units have disappeared from the hands of companies in charge of them, we have recovered them with the help of the population,” Luis Felipe Puente, the national civil protection coordinator, told Milenio television.

  Puente urged ordinary Mexicans to notify the authorities right away if they find the material, which is used for industrial radiography to check welding seams, and stay away from it.

  The metallic 50-by-30 centimeter container has a tri-foil radiation symbol printed in red on a yellow plate with the warning “caution radioactive material.” “

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.15.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 15, 2015:

  • Update: Boston, Massachusetts (First reported 01-07-15): An officer who allegedly assaulted an Uber driver in January has been indicted for assault. He was suspended without pay after the indictment.  ow.ly/LDFTr
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: A deputy was indicted on federal charges for excessive force against a restrained but uncooperative jail inmate and attempting to cover it up. According to the U.S. Department of Justice press release, “The complaint alleges that [the deputy]…placed his hands around the inmate’s neck, struck the inmate’s head against the wall and pulled the inmate to the floor.  The complaint further alleges that the defendant then struck the inmate in the face with his knee.”  ow.ly/LDO9f
  • Update: North Augusta, South Carolina (First reported 04-06-15): The now-former officer who fatally shot a 68-year-old black man in his own driveway has been charged with illegal discharge of a firearm. The City has already paid $1.2 million to the man’s estate as the result of a wrongful death suit.http://ow.ly/LE3ST
  • Update: Prichard, Alabama (First reported 08-05-13): A now-former officer was sentenced to 36 years in prison after being convicted of drug trafficking and related charges. http://ow.ly/LE2Uj
  • Update: Maxton, North Carolina (First reported 05-08-15): The officer who allegedly shot her weapon at unoccupied cars has been fired.http://ow.ly/LDWZC
  • Clayton, New Mexico: An officer was fired after he was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault & battery after an incident with a 17-year-old girl. ow.ly/LETBR
  • Melrose Park, Illinois: A detective was arrested for conspiracy to rob police lab evidence of 2kg of seized cocaine. He was caught in a sting discussing his plan to replace the cocaine with fake cocaine after the evidence had been tested. ow.ly/LEW46
  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana and Louisiana State Police: One parish deputy and one state trooper were arrested for their alleged participation in a drug and racketeering conspiracy. ow.ly/LEX56

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.14.15

 

 

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” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer is under FBI investigation for fatally shooting teen. He fired 16 rounds that hit the 17-year-old boy. ow.ly/LAwVA
  • San Pablo, California: An officer was arrested for buying drugs out of his car and possession of illegal guns. He was on administrative leave at the time and also had 2-year-old girl in the car with him. ow.ly/LAxh7
  • Update: Fairfax County, Virginia (First reported 02-09-15): The sheriff defended the actions that led to a 37-year-old woman’s death in custody. She was fully restrained when she was Tased four times. ow.ly/LAUH2
  • Update: Houston, Texas (First reported 04-24-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison for providing police protection to drug deals. ow.ly/LAzC4
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Two officers were placed on administrative leave after an APD employee accused them of excessive force. ow.ly/LAxCu
  • Jacksonville, Florida: An officer was arrested for petit theft and misconduct for falsifying time sheets. ow.ly/LAXpv
  • Update: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (First reported 08-25-14): A now-former officer agreed to a plea bargain in a bank fraud conspiracy case. His sentence is yet to be determined. Presumably in exchange for cooperation against his co-conspirators still awaiting trial or a detailed allocution in court, prosecutors have agreed they “will dismiss the remaining charges and will recommend a reduction in sentence if [he] adequately shows he accepts responsibility.” He faces up to 30 years and a $1 million fine.ow.ly/LAZVX
  • Update: South Burlington, Vermont (First reported 03-23-13): A lieutenant pled guilty to DWI. He was ordered to pay a fine. He remains on leave.ow.ly/LBywq
  • Update: Detroit, Michigan (First reported 11-03-14): Two now-former narcotics officers were indicted on federal charges for robbing and extorting drug dealers. ow.ly/LBDOV

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.11.15 To 04.13.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, April 11 through Monday, April 13, 2015:

  • Tulsa County, Oklahoma: An officer was shown on video holding down suspect who had been shot and was complaining of shortness of breath. He said, “F*** your breath!” The man had been shot by a 73-year-old reserve officer who is also a substantial financial donor to the department. The reserve officer has been charged with negligent homicide. ow.ly/Lvz0w
  • United States Secret Service: A uniformed officer was arrested for burglary and destruction of property after allegedly kicking down the door of his ex-girlfriend’s home when he was off duty. ow.ly/LxryG
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A now-former officer was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for beating a man after responding to a noise complaint. The man suffered a ruptured bladder during the incident. ow.ly/LxCwE
  • Tuscon, Arizona: Four officers were placed on administrative leave during investigation into undisclosed misconduct. Their names will not be released during the investigatory process. ow.ly/LxIKb
  • New York, New York: A detective was suspended for stealing rent money from a deli during a raid for selling untaxed cigarettes. The proprietor thought employees had stolen the money but surveillance video shows the detective removing the over $2,500 in cash from the place the owner left it. The receipt the proprietor was given for the seized funds was just under $600. The officer’s supervisor has been placed on desk duty. ow.ly/LxMZf
  • Akron, Ohio: An officer was arrested for assault in an “attack” outside a hotel in Cleveland, though the officer claims self-defense. Two suspects remain at large. ow.ly/Lymid
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A transit officer was placed on administrative probation after an excessive force complaint by passenger. ow.ly/LyvAI
  • Update: Vineland, New Jersey (First reported 04-06-15): An officer is shown on video sitting on a man’s back, punching him, and siccing a K-9 unit on him while he was face down on ground. He died in custody. ow.ly/LyAeX
 

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Oklahoma Deputy Tells Dying Man Shot By Accident, “Fuck Your Breath,” As He Gasps His Final Breaths

 

 

 

” A 73-year-old volunteer Oklahoma deputy who has donated thousands of dollars of items to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office over the years was allowed to participate in a high-profile sting operation where he ended up killing a man by accident.

  Reserve deputy  Robert Bates said he only meant to tase Eric Harris instead of shooting him to death.

  Bates can be heard apologizing for shooting the suspect before dropping the gun in a body cam video that is going viral.

  The shooting took place April 2, even though the date on the body cam footage reads 2008.

  Harris, who had led deputies on a pursuit after he attempted to sell a gun and ammo to an undercover cop, is seen on the ground with a deputy’s knee on his head.”

 

Photography Is Not A Crime has more on yet another senseless police killing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.10.15

 

 

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” Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 10, 2015:

  • Ohio State Police: A now-former trooper was sentenced to five years in prison for coercing drivers for sexual favors in exchange for throwing-out traffic tickets. ow.ly/Lr96Z
  • Germantown, Tennessee: An officer was suspended after his arrest on aggravated rape and assault charges. ow.ly/Lrb1x
  • San Bernadino County, California: Several deputies shown on video repeatedly kicking and beating man after chase on an allegedly stolen horse. The footage was provided by a news helicopter following the chase. The sheriff is investigating. ow.ly/LrcG7
  • Weld County, Colorado: A deputy was placed on leave because he may have withheld evidence in an investigation into woman’s death. ow.ly/Lrllt
  • Harris County, Texas: An officer allegedly struck his sleeping girlfriend with his motorcycle helmet and strangled her. She survived. ow.ly/LrLHg
  • Update: Paris, Maine (First reported 12-01-14): The police chief pled guilty to DUI. He lost his driver’s license for five months and was ordered to pay a fine. ow.ly/LrMqT
  • Newbern, Tennessee: The chief was suspended for 14 days on allegations of providing a hostile work environment. He encouraged falsification of time sheets to minimize overtime and incentivized high-volume ticketing.ow.ly/Ls8vs
 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.09.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 9, 2015:

  • Update: Ambridge, Pennsylvania (First reported 12-19-13): A now-former officer pled guilty to drug and obstruction charges and was sentenced to three years of probation. ow.ly/Lo55X
  • Monroe County, Tennessee: Two now-former deputies were indicted and arrested for assaulting a man in their custody. http://bit.ly/1GxXQyQ
  • Franklin County, Kentucky: A now-former deputy was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing property during the search of a home.ow.ly/LoeeU
  • Orange County, Virginia: A man is facing charges for assault on a police officer. The dash cam footage available shows no assault by the man but does show the officer throwing him to the ground and inflicting other injuries. The investigative news report revealed that the audio from the dash cam and all footage from other cameras that were on the scene are missing or otherwise unaccounted for. ow.ly/LoByW
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: An officer admitted to illegally accessing a law enforcement database, a federal crime. No charges have been filed yet.ow.ly/LoIGj
  • Update: Iowa City, Iowa (First reported 02-20-15): An officer facing a DUI charge is no longer with the department. The police chief declined to clarify whether the now-former officer resigned or was fired. ow.ly/LoRCz
  • Houston, Texas: An officer was arrested on federal gun and drug distribution charges. The indictment alleges him to have been dealing cocaine since 2012. ow.ly/Lp1xO
  • Miami Gardens, Florida: Dash camera footage shows police fatally shoot a 25-year-old man. The state attorneys’ office is investigating the case and discouraged the man’s family from releasing the video while the investigation was ongoing. However, upon releasing the video, the family’s attorney said, “When you see this video, you will realize that this was not a justifiable shooting.”  ow.ly/Lp3Ky
 

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The Walter Scott Case

 

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” My opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times:

  A generation ago, when someone complained of police misconduct, we would learn that a police spokesperson denied the accusation and that was that. Because we were not there and did not know those involved, it was impossible to draw any conclusions. There was also an understandable reluctance to believe that the local department would spread falsehoods. Now more and more incidents are captured in cellphone videos, and that means citizens can judge for themselves whether the police broke the law. Smartphones are providing us with a glimpse of the widespread abuse that policymakers have been ignoring for years and changing the world of American policing….

  To a certain extent, the authorities in South Carolina deserve praise for how they handled this incident. They disclosed the identity of the officer and his disciplinary record. They turned the case over to an independent agency to avoid a conflict of interest, and those investigators followed the evidence. Many people will say that the system “worked.” Did it?

  Read the whole thing here.

  Btw, with this case making national news, it is a good time to blast a note to all your friends and contacts about Cato’s Police Misconduct Reporting Project.  Just a quick note saying something like “check out this website–police misconduct is more common than you may realize.”  And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook.  Thank you for considering.

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.07.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

  • San Francisco, California: Seven officers were suspended over racist texts uncovered during a corruption investigation. Their past cases are under review for bias. ow.ly/Liacr
  • Update: Rutland, Vermont (First reported 03-17-15): The officer arrested last month for DUI has been fired. ow.ly/Liqs4
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: A man is suing the department for excessive force. The officer at the heart of the suit was fired for insubordination and untruthfulness. The now-former officer had twice been involved in violent interactions that were not recorded by the body camera he was wearing. In addition to the incident in this lawsuit in which he claimed he was assaulted by the plaintiff, he fatally shot a 19-year-old woman. According to the news report, there is no record of the now-former officer receiving any discipline in the shooting case. The news report also notes he is petitioning to get his job with APD reinstated. ow.ly/LiuwS
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 03-27-15): The deputy chief arrested for drug distribution has resigned. ow.ly/LiRbZ
  • Norfolk, Virginia: Four officers are “no longer with” the department after a K9 unit bit a female college student who was being held down by two officers. ow.ly/LjaZa
  • New York, New York: An officer pled guilty to cocaine trafficking in Florida. He faces 10 years of imprisonment. ow.ly/LjgMQ
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was arrested for shooting a woman at a bar when off-duty. ow.ly/Ljj2m
  • Hunt County, Texas: A deputy is being investigated after video appears to show him repeatedly striking woman who was months pregnant at the time. ow.ly/LjnYD

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.04.15 To 04.06.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, April 4 through Monday, April 6, 2015:

  • Vineland, New Jersey: The police department is being investigated by the county prosecutor concerning the death of a man in custody. ow.ly/LfaQq
  • North Augusta, South Carolina: The city settled with the family of a 68-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police for nearly $1.2 million.ow.ly/LfofL
  • Broward County, Florida: Three deputies were arrested for illegal protection and security at a gentlemen’s club. ow.ly/LfrgZ
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: An officer was recorded threatening a 17-year-old while handcuffing him during traffic stop. According to the news report, the officer said, “Plain and simple, if you f— with me, I’m going to break your leg before you get the chance to run. I’m being honest, I don’t screw around.”  ow.ly/Lfuef
  • Update: Eugene, Oregon (First reported 05-14-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to seven years for child pornography and hiding a camera to record people urinate in the police restroom. ow.ly/LfPzZ
  • North Carolina State Police: A trooper has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, and burglary. According to the news report, he allegedly broke into the home of his estranged wife and assaulted her.  ow.ly/LfRm1
  • Vidalia, Georgia: An officer was suspended without pay and charged with statutory rape of 15-year-old girl. ow.ly/Lg6Nl
  • Victoria County, Texas: Two deputies were indicted by a grand jury for separate incidents of misconduct. One was charged with perjury, tampering, and official oppression. The other was charged with sexually harassing a suspect in custody and having a “sexual relationship” with her. He allegedly told her not to tell anyone, but she told her probation officer.  ow.ly/Lgdfb
  • Ohio State Police/Lorain, Ohio: A trooper was fired for giving a ride home to a Lorain police officer who was driving drunk and the wrong way on a highway. The now-former trooper is the wife of a Lorain police officer. The officer she was driving home pled no contest to OUI and was ordered to pay a fine. He was suspended for two days in December and remains employed with the LPD.  ow.ly/LgfSd

 

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.03.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 4, 2015:

  • Update: Brooklyn, Illinois (First reported 03-27-15): An officer allegedly ran a towing scheme to boost revenue for the city and his family’s towing business. The entire department is under investigation for its practices.  ow.ly/La90L
  • St. Petersburg, Florida: An officer was suspended for four weeks after showing up to work drunk. He tested at .17 BAC. ow.ly/Lanmq
  • Country Club Village, Missouri: A now-former officer was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to theft charges. ow.ly/Lar4V
  • Tompkins County, New York: A deputy was arrested on assault and robbery charges. ow.ly/LaufC
  • Leadwood, Tennessee: An officer faces a felony child abuse charge for allegedly throwing a four-year-old against a wall in frustration. ow.ly/Lawuz
  • Scotland County, North Carolina: A sheriff’s lieutenant was fired after a restraining order was filed against him for abuse. ow.ly/LaEMM
  • Miami-Dade, Florida: An officer was indicted for fraud. He allegedly filed false ID theft reports to aid in an illicit credit-building scheme. ow.ly/LaLTA
  • Hill County, Texas: The sheriff and chief deputy were arrested for falsifying documents and tampering. ow.ly/LaZxU

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04.02.15

 

 

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” Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 2, 2015:

  • New York, New York: A detective who is also a member of terrorism joint task force was suspended for verbally berating Uber driver. The incident was caught on video by the Uber driver’s client.  ow.ly/L7EZp
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested for pointing a rifle at his girlfriend during their breakup. ow.ly/L7Jro
  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was arrested and terminated for fighting with a fellow officer. According to the news report, she was “clearly the aggressor.” ow.ly/L85el
  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was arrested after an altercation with her girlfriend. ow.ly/L85B9
  • Update: Linden, New Jersey (First reported 03-24-15): The officer who was driving in a fatal wrong-way crash had eight prior crashes and one prior arrest for DUI. ow.ly/L89dL
  • LaGrange, Georgia: A detective nearly hit two cars before crashing into a home. He was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/L8dAs
  • Galloway Township, New Jersey: An officer resigned after he was arrested for aggravated assault. ow.ly/L8el5
  • Update: Titusville, Florida (First reported 03-07-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for aiding and abetting drug distribution. ow.ly/L8g2P
 

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