Tag Archive: Police Misconduct


Cop Smash & Grab: Houston Police Caught on Video Kicking in Door to Business, Stealing Cash

SHOCK VIDEO: Cop Armed with an AR-15 Charges at Woman Filming Police, Smashes Her Phone

Cops Removed Clothes From Young Woman’s Dead Body, Took Nude Photos (VIDEO)

 

TEXAS STATE TROOPER SHOOTS AT MOTORCYCLIST ON BUSY HIGHWAY, THEN KICKS HIM AS HE’S SURRENDERING

 

Teenage Students Forced To Strip and “Shake” Their Breasts In School Drug Search

 

The FBI Faked An Entire Field Of Forensic Science

 

Two Weeks After Cops Beat This Man, He Received a $650,000 Settlement

 

Man Arrested For “Sagging Pants” Dies In Jail Cell After Several Guards Pile On Top Of Him

 

Virginia Cop Detains Washington D.C. Television News Videographer, Fearing Camera Vest Could be Tactical Gear (Updated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Police Chief Accuses Secret Service Of Misconduct

 

 

 

 

 

” Nashville’s police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his officers to fake a warrant.

 Even more disturbing, Chief Steve Anderson said he complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington, and they did not seem to care.

  The allegations regarding the January 2013 incident are contained in a letter that Anderson sent last week to several members of the House Committee on Oversight. That’s the congressional committee that has spearheaded the on-going investigation into the Secret Service. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was recently forced to resign as a result of that scandal.

” There’s already a lot of fodder to attack the Secret Service with, and this will be more,” said Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee, who was among the committee members who received the letter.

  The legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Thomas Castelli, called the incident an “absolutely appalling” violation of basic constitutional principles.

” If this is something that not all law enforcement — and I’m talking about from the cop patrolling the streets in our smallest town in Tennessee all the way up to the Secret Service and the FBI — if this is not something that they’re taught, then that’s a big problem,” Castelli said. “

 

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Reason-Rupe Poll: Half of Americans Think Cops Not Held Accountable

 

 

 

 

 

” The April 2014 Reason-Rupe poll found that half of Americans think law enforcement officers are not held accountable for misconduct. That number rises to 64 percent for Hispanics and 66 percent for African Americans.

Do you think police officers are generally held accountable for misconduct, or not?

• Yes: 46 percent

• No: 50 percent

• Don’t know: 4 percent

  Police misconduct is reviewed through internal affairs investigations, a process that has officers investigating other officers. In February 2013, Los Angeles Police Department officer Sunil Dutta wrote in the Washington Post about his time working as an internal affairs investigator. Dutta criticized the process, saying that it didn’t help a community’s perception of the police and didn’t help officers either:

  [When] I interviewed community members who had filed complaints against officers, I was disappointed to learn that, despite my reassurances and best efforts to conduct impartial inquiries, many complainants believed that a fair investigation was simply not possible. Nor do misconduct investigations satisfy a skeptical public. If an officer is exonerated, the community often believes that malfeasance is being covered up.

 

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Daily Video 3.16.14

Chicago PD Must Release Info On Police Misconduct

 

 

Published on Mar 14, 2014

” The public is getting more checks on police, according to two new court rulings. In Illinois, a state appeals court has ruled that the Chicago Police Department can no longer keep private information about police misconduct, and will have to release that information as a matter of public record. Proponents hope this will help keep track of officers who have repeated misconduct issues. In Maryland, a lawsuit settlement means Baltimore police officers can no longer do anything about citizens using cell phones and other cameras to record police interactions. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan takes a look at these two cases and the public’s ability to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They Serve, Protect And Shoot Your Puppy

 

 

 

 ” Police in Harvey, Ill., shot a man in the back of the leg without cause, threatened to “shoot the shit out of” a witness with a camera, then shot to death a witness’s puppy, the wounded man and dog owner claim in federal lawsuits.
   Paul Manning sued the City of Harvey, its police Officer James Sinnot, and Officer O’Shea.
   In the second lawsuit, Karnischa Miller, who owned the 14-week-old puppy, sued the City of Harvey, Sinnot, and Officer Davres.
   Harvey, pop. 30,000, a far south suburb of Chicago, is 90 percent black and Latino.
   Manning claims he was walking down the street on Dec. 30, 2012, when the officers began following him in a squad car.
” Defendant officer stopped his car and told Mr. Manning, ‘Come here!’,” the complaint states.
” Mr. Manning had done nothing wrong, and, therefore, did not stop.
” Mr. Manning had no weapon or other objects in his hands.
” After a short distance of moving away from the defendant officer, Mr. Manning slipped and fell.
” As Mr. Manning tried to get up, one of the defendant officers willfully shot Mr. Manning in the back of his leg.”

 

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Antonio Buehler Lawsuit Could Revolutionize Filming Police

 

 

 

” On Jan. 8, the police-accountability Peaceful Streets Project announced its founder Antonio Buehler had filed suit against the Austin Police Department (APD), City of Austin, chief of police and five APD officers for civil rights violations.

  The lawsuit claims Buehler’s freedom of speech and right to be protected against unlawful searches and seizures were violated when he was arrested on Jan. 1, 2012 and during subsequent arrests. The suit also holds Austin and the APD police chief liable for not providing proper training and policies for officers on the issue of citizens’ right to film police.

  The incident on Jan. 1, 2012 made national headlines after a video of it went viral, and Buehler became something of a folk hero to police accountability activists for standing up for his rights.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic City Cop Ordered To Pay $250,000 From Own Pocket To Citizen He Abused

 

 

 

” We’ve seen so many police abuse lawsuits settled before making it to trial where cops admit no wrongdoing while guiltily dishing out thousands of taxpayer dollars that it’s surprising to see one actually make it to trial.

  And it’s absolutely flabbergasting to see it result in a cop ordered personably liable.

  The cop is none other than Sterling Wheaton of the Atlantic City Police Department, whom we became familiar with back in September when he drove up to a group of five fellow officers beating on a suspect and sicced his dog on him in an incident caught on surveillance video.

  Then we later learned that Wheaton was already named a defendant in three unrelated lawsuits alleging abuse over the five previous years, including one where he is accused of ripping the phone out of the hands of woman recording him, only for her never to see the phone again.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Bystanders Struck By NYPD Cops Opening Fire On Suspect Near Times Square

 

” Two NYPD cops opened fire at a deranged man a block from Times Square — as he pretended to point a gun at them — but instead struck a pair of innocent bystanders Saturday night, police said.

The 35-year-old man was behaving wildly in the middle of W. 42nd St. at Eighth Ave. about 9:36 p.m. when he was confronted by the officers, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

The man, who was not identified, was arrested. He was unarmed when he was taken into custody. “