Garland Cop Patrick Tuter killed suspect Michael Allen, 25, after a high-speed chase. During the fray Tuter managed to squeeze off some 41 rounds from his service weapon, claiming that he felt that his life was in danger. The Garland PD was satisfied with this explanation and were willing to let the matter rest. But then Allen’s family, began asking questions. These questions brought the footage filmed by Tuter’s dashboard camera to light, footage that strongly contradict Tuter’s narrative of events.Read more »
Austin Police Department pulled over a Peaceful Streets Project team that was observing police activity. The thug cop who forced Antonio Buehler out of the vehicle and detained him against his will was named Brown.Read more »
A number of people are outraged about a police shooting in Sandusky. An officer shot and killed a dog he says he felt threatened by, but the owner says the videotape tells a different story. The whole thing was caught on dashcam. The police say the shooting was a matter of safety, but the owners argue the dog was not a serious threat and that there were other options.Read more »
The case of a 26-year-old Maryland man with Down syndrome who died last month in police custody after he was removed from a theater for refusing to leave a movie he had already seen has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed he was asphyxiated.Read more »
Do you think your police department has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol? Think again. Many suburban departments actually have clauses in their union contracts which prevent any kind of discipline for officers with substantial amounts of alcohol in their systems -- even those nearing the state definition of legally drunk, an investigation by the Better Government Association and NBC Chicago reveals.Read more »
Real News @ http://RevolutionNews.US — Calif. Police Chief Ken James argues that a gun is not a "defensive weapon" but rather an "offensive weapon used to intimidate and used to show power."
"One issue that always boggles my mind is that the idea that a gun is a defensive weapon," he said. "That is a myth. A gun is not a defensive weapon."Read more »
Last week, the former president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Ohio State Alumni Club was pulled over in Tennessee while driving from her mother-in-law's funeral in Ohio back to Texas. The reason? Tennessee police mistook the Buckeyes sticker on her ride for a pot leaf sticker, and thought it meant she was trafficking drugs (because people do that).Read more »
"We were just sitting there laughing and out of nowhere, I saw two guys grab Ferd," says Newman. "All of a sudden, I'm on the wall. A whole bunch of people just came up and threw me up against the wall," says Hunt. Those people were plain clothes law enforcement officers, nine of them State Troopers and one NOPD officer. The two young men were taken down to the ground. Hunt's mother does approach and the two young men are allowed to get up. Not long after releasing the two men, the plain clothes officers simply walked away.Read more »
Think the cops will be charged for murder for purposefully burning down an occupied building?Read more »
The police and firefighters who remained on shore as Raymond Zack waded into San Francisco Bay on Memorial Day 2011 and succumbed to hypothermia were under no legal duty to help him, a judge ruled Monday.Read more »
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