A St. Petersburg, FL police officer was speeding 21 MPH over the limit, hit an old man in a wheelchair. He killed the man and was fired. Now, if anyone else did that, they'd be put in a cage. After a year off the job, he was given his job back WITH the year of back pay while he off! What a bunch of crap!
Initial story link from early 2012: http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/...Read more »
Inmates working at a Vermont correctional unit's print shop managed to sneak a prank image of a pig into a state police crest that is emblazoned on police cars, and 30 cruisers sported the design for the last year, officials said on Thursday.Read more »
From Fox 13 in Tampa comes the horrifying story of Nick Christie, a 62-year-old Ohio man who was detained by the Lee County Sheriff's Office for being publicly intoxicated. While Christie's wife asked that he be taken to the hospital, Lee County cops decided instead to...BUT TO THIS DAY, NOBODY HAS EVER BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME... (WTF?)Read more »
Florida Highway Patrol trooper chases down a Miami Police squad car and arrests the driver, a Miami Police officer, for allegedly driving recklessly at speeds of up to 120 mph. He’s still on the job.Read more »
The real-life superhero named Phoenix Jones was cuffed and taken in to the police station for pepper spraying civilians. He claims he was trying to break-up a street brawl; and wonders why the police didn't seem interested in investigating an alleged hit-and-run that occurred mere feet away.Read more »
The woman who filmed the alleged November 2009 beating of Melvin Jones III by Springfield police has now found herself the victim of a criminal complaint. The Republican's Stephanie Barry reports:
One of four police officers disciplined for the incident on Nov. 27, 2009, Michael Sedergren, has filed an application for a criminal complaint against videographer Tyrisha Greene. Sedergren, who was suspended for 45 days, claims it was illegal for Greene to videotape him without his consent.
From the SF Chronicle: Charges against a man for marijuana possession were dropped after a videotape of the bust contradicted the police's story. The police alleged the man consented to a search and properly identified themselves as police. The videotape showed otherwise and the charges were dismissed.Read more »
sheriff's deputy told two colleagues he was making "dirty DUI" arrests on behalf of a private investigator who was setting up men to damage their reputations in legal fightsRead more »
The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project as started in 2009 as a method of recording and analyzing police misconduct in the US.
From 01/10 through 06/10 there were:
* 2,541 Unique reports of police misconduct cited.
* 3,240 Law enforcement officers cited in recorded police misconduct reports.
* 178 Of the law enforcement officers reported were departmental leaders, police chiefs, and sheriffs.
* 4,199 Alleged victims of police misconduct associated with these reports.
* 124 Fatalities associated with these reports.
Two Georgia cops have *lost their jobs* after a video emerged of them macing and tasing a 57 year old woman who simply called to report a prowler outside her house.Read more »
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