I few suggestions from police officer across the country how not to piss them off during a tragic stop. Fear authority! Nothing fuels a police state quite like blind compliance.Read more »
Detroit Police needed to remove the dogs, so they called the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society. While the rescuers were setting traps for the three pit bulls, one got loose and started running towards a police officer. That's when, we're told, she pulled her gun and fired off twelve rounds.
King was watching.
"The police pulled a gun out and shot, but she missed the dog. I guess she was scared or something, and she hit the animal control person," he said.
NDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis police chief has demoted his second-in-command and two other officials, saying they mishandled how they dealt with an officer's involvement in a motorcyclist's crash death earlier this month.
Chief Paul Ciesielski announced the actions Saturday at a news conference with Mayor Greg Ballard and Public Safety Director Frank Straub.
"Members of my leadership team failed me, my department and the public," Ciesielski said.Read more »
Denver officials are deeply divided over the proper level of punishment for a police officer who was seen on video tackling and beating a 23-year-old man who was doing nothing but talking on a telephone outside a LoDo nightclub.
The video of Officer Devin Sparks repeatedly hitting Michael DeHerrera of Denver with a department-issued piece of metal wrapped in leather, picking him up roughly and slamming a car door on his ankle has prompted Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal to push for the firing of Sparks and Corporal Randy Murr.Read more »
CEDAR RAPIDS – Police in SWAT gear busted through a door and searched a Cedar Rapids home for drugs Thursday morning, but came up empty.
At least 12 officers surprised the tenants at 1135 33rdSt. NE when they arrived around 7 a.m. with a narcotics search warrant. Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, a police spokeswoman, later confirmed that nothing was seized from the house.
No one was taken to jail, but the tenants of the house, Justin Davis, 28, and his girlfriend, Erica Lewis, 26, were charged with disorderly house and signed a promise to appear in court, police said. No one was injured during the raid.
A Washington County man who was asleep in the back of a cab claims he was shocked with a Taser because he "shushed" a state trooper when the man tried to wake him.
Phillip S. Chappel, 29, of Washington, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the state police, as well as Trooper Jeffrey Osrodowski, claiming the officer had no reason to take aggressive action against him.
A Florida man is facing five years in prison because he photographed two teenage girls flashing their breasts on the side of the road. Turns out, the girls were 15-years-old, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.Read more »
OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio - Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher says a woman has died after she was run over by a cruiser driven by a Cincinnati police officer in Over-the-Rhine on Tuesday.
Streicher says the officer was patrolling Washington Park when he made a turn off of a walking path and accidentally struck the woman.
Family members identify the victim as 48-year-old Joann Burton.
Witnesses tell 9 News Burton was lying on the ground in blankets when she was run over by the cruiser around 11:45 a.m.
With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.
Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.Read more »
The city of Oakland California has settled a lawsuit for $6,500,000 to over one hundred people who took part in a suit against the police department alleging that officers were obtaining warrants for home searches and drug raids based on false testimony and falsified information.Read more »
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