Sunday, February 26, 2012

Glorieta dog killed by State Police officer

Victoria Baca on Thursday morning called police to file a report about an internet scam she recently fell victim to. State Police could not come immediately, so Baca went to run errands with her young children and asked that she be called when the officer was on the way so she could meet the officer at the home.

The officer, she says, went to her home and never called. The officer hopped the fence to her property — a fence with a clearly posted "Beware of Dog" sign — and says one of two dogs Baca had on the property bit him. The officer shot and killed Jilly.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Three JPD Officers arrested for accepting bribes

Jackson, Miss - Monyette Quintel Jefferson, 27, Terence Dale Jenkins, 25, and Anthony Ricardo Payne, Jr., 25, all Jackson Police Department Patrol Officers at the time of the offense, have been arrested for accepting bribes to protect what they believed to be drug transactions following an undercover operation, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced today.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Seattle officers reprimanded over disclosure of dash cam video

For the past year the KOMO 4 Problem Solvers have uncovered case after case of questionable conduct by Seattle Police Officers caught on tape. Now they've've found a chilling case that started as a simple traffic stop that could happen to any one of us. Only this time the dash cam video of the incident was shown to a man's boss, jeopardizing his very livelihood.

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Email reignites controversy surrounding a deputy's use of force

An e-mail uncovered by KING 5 reignites the controversy over a King County deputy who used so much force he left an innocent man brain damaged.  The e-mail shows red flags were raised years ago about the deputy's use of force.  But the victim's family didn't know it existed. 

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Third law officer enters guilty plea in ‘Operation Delta Blues’

A third police officer arrested in the “Operation Delta Blues” drug sweep in eastern Arkansas has pleaded guilty to federal charges, U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer said today.

Herman Eaton, who was a Helena-West Helena police officer when he was arrested in the drug sweep, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Little Rock to attempted interference with commerce by means of extortion and money laundering. Six other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

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Police laptop, cash stolen from Raleigh officer accused of paying teen for sex

Raleigh police officer Jason Brandon Hoyle was arrested today by Fayetteville police for soliciting sex from a teenager, a week after Fayetteville police investigated a larceny in which the Raleigh Police Department and Hoyle are listed as victims.

The theft of a laptop, phone and cash initiated the investigation into Hoyle’s activities, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Gavin MacRoberts.

Hoyle, 34, was charged with promoting prostitution of a minor and participation of a minor. He was released on $100,000 bond.

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Pittsburgh officer arrested for seeking sexual favors to drop charges

A city police officer has been charged with bribery, coercion, official oppression and other crimes after police said he offered not to bring charges against certain women or their acquaintances in exchange for sexual favors.

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‘Crystal clear’ evidence that MTA worker didn’t try to run down cop

A police officer's claim that a Brooklyn man nearly ran him over is undercut by video footage that’s “crystal clear” proof of a false arrest, a defense lawyer charged Friday.

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Cop Sucker Punches Suspect In Back Of Head, Then Charges Him With Assaulting A Police Officer

A former Loudoun County sheriff's deputy is facing a federal civil rights lawsuit after a patrol car camera appeared to show him knocking out an unsuspecting target with a blow to the back of the head delivered at a full sprint.
Sterling, Va., resident Carlos Garcia filed the lawsuit last year in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, but papers were served only recently on the defendant, Terry Daniel, who resigned from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office last year.

Garcia's lawyer, Victor Glasberg, said the video — which has been posted on YouTube — is clear and unambiguous evidence of an unprovoked assault. It shows Garcia standing with his hands in the air next to another deputy and his back turned as Daniel approaches rapidly. Garcia collapses immediately after being struck by the deputy.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cop tries to shock woman in handcuffs

An Austin police officer was suspended for five days for deploying his stun gun at a woman who was running from officers while she was in handcuffs.

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Stomping cop is target of lawsuit

Malicious prosecution, cover-up and false imprisonment -- those are just a few of the accusations laid out in a new lawsuit against Seattle's Police Chief.

2 Chicago cops charged in FBI sting

He appeared to be an easy mark — a homeless ex-con with almost 100 arrests.

So the drug dealers used him to move their cash around from spot to spot. And two Chicago police officers used him, too, authorities said. But instead of working him for information to get to the bad guys, the officers stole drug proceeds from the courier and then paid him for tipping them off to the opportunity, according to federal charges unsealed Monday.

What the two veteran officers, Sgt. Ronald Watts and Officer Kallatt Mohammed, didn't know until their arrests Sunday night was that it was all a sting set up by the FBI.

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Another Philly Cop Arrested for Assault

This is the 40th Philadelphia Police officer to be arrested since 2009

A Philadelphia Police officer was arrested on multiple assault charges after getting into a physical fight with his wife, Philadelphia Police say.

According to police, 25-year-old Dwayne Carter was off duty when he assaulted his wife on the 5500 block of Chester Avenue Friday.

An investigation by the police department’s internal affairs unit yielded charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment against Carter, police say.

Officer threatens to make up evidence after arrest of innocent men

A Seattle police officer has been caught on tape talking about "making up" evidence while two wrongly arrested men sit in jail.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Officer Fatally Shoots Teenager in Bronx

A teenager was shot and killed by a police officer in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon after running into his home as officers pursued him, the authorities said.

Paul J. Browne, the New York Police Department’s chief spokesman, said there was “no evidence that he was armed” when the officer, a member of a narcotics unit, shot him once in the upper left chest. It was unclear what had prompted the chase, Mr. Browne said.

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Teen Cleared in Violent Confrontation with Fresno Police

A violent incident led to criminal charges against a Fresno high school student, but part of the incident was caught on tape, and the charges didn't stick. The teenager is now celebrating a legal victory and preparing to sue Fresno Police at the same time. 

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Pennsylvania police officer filmed firing taser at teenage girl

CCTV footage shows a police officer pushing a 14-year-old girl against a parked car and firing a taser at her groin. Shortly before the taser was fired the teenager is seen raising her hands in surrender. She received hospital treatment after the incident in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Depressed Army Reservist Attacked By Police Force After Calling For Help

... A police lieutenant then asked Corrigan for keys to his place, to which the Army reservist replied, "There is no way I am giving you consent to enter my place." The complaint then states that the officer, identified as one Lt. Robert Glover, allegedly replied, "I don't have time to play this constitutional bullshit!" and ordered several other officers who belonged to the department's Emergency Response Team enter Corrigan's home.

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South Beloit Lawsuit Settled

A settlement is apparently reached in a lawsuit filed by a woman who was seen being choked and tased in a South Beloit Police Department video.

... McIntyre is seen in a police video filmed on May 8, 2008 at the South Beloit Police Department. Former Police Sgt. Brad McCaslin is seen using a taser on the handcuffed woman twice. Later in the video, former Police Chief Tom Fearn is seen grabbing her by the throat and holding her down and shaking her. McIntire was arrested on charges of endangering the life/health of a child, domestic battery and resisting an officer.

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Patricia A. Cook Dies In Culpeper Police Officer Involved Shooting In VA

An eyewitness to a fatal police shooting in Culpeper, Virginia is contradicting the State Police version of the story.

Kris Buchele says he saw a Culpeper Town Police officer shoot 54-year-old Patricia Cook to death in the  Epiphany Catholic School  parking lot at around 10 a.m. Thursday, February 9.

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