Police Detective David Edward Abbott, a member of the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, committed suicide Tuesday before law enforcement could arrest him on suspicion of sexually abusing minors.
Colorado ruled Monday that police officers in the state be required to undergo full psychological evaluations. The checks would occur before an officer is hired, and every time an officer changes jobs or jurisdictions in the state thereafter, the Denver Post reported.
According to the Post, state law already requires psychological evaluations but such checks are rarely carri... (more)
Wichita, KS – If you're a homeless person in Wichita, Kansas, City Councilman Pete Meitzner and his associates at The Lord's Diner will feed you. If you're caught with a joint and locked up at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility, Meitzner and his political associates will feast on you -- and any relatives who try to call you while you're incarcerated.
Three decades ago, recalls the investigative website Kansas Expo... (more)
"How is America going to justify this?" exclaimed Bounkham Phonesavankh after a federal jury in Georgia acquitted the former sheriff's deputy whose perjured affidavit precipitated a SWAT raid that nearly cost the life of his 19-month-old son.
"How can we explain this? I thought this country was built with the truth, and not a bunch of corruption and lying like t... (more)
A 14-year-old black boy was shot at seven times after allegedly pulling an airsoft gun on a Jacksonville police officer this past Friday. Fortunately, the officer was a terrible shot and only hit the boy with a single bullet in his leg.
The only thing as trustworthy as a cop's testimony are statements made by confidential informants. These are used to secure warrants and, occasionally, as supporting evidence in prosecutions. Never mind the fact that confidential informants are often career criminals who carry with them the innate desire... (more)
Oklahoma City, OK — Former Oklahoma City police officer and convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw was recently put on suicide watch, after he was found guilty of 18 different sexual assault charges in court last week.
Last Thursday, when Holtzclaw was convicted, he threw a temper tantrum in court, crying uncontrollably and banging his head against the desk in front of him. He was ironically convicted on his 29th birthday, and after the verdict was read, many activists and victi... (more)
On Friday a jury acquitted a former Georgia sheriff's deputy of federal civil rights charges in connection with a May 2014 drug raid that gravely injured a toddler. Nikki Autry, a Habersham County deputy who was serving as a special agent with the Mountain Judicial Circuit Narcotics Criminal Inve... (more)
Seattle, WA — An innocent man has died this week after being in a coma and on life support since he was brutally attacked by a Seattle cop.
On May 10, 2009, Christopher Harris was walking down the street when he noticed 2 men, dressed in all black, running after him. As anyone would do when threatened by two maniacs chasing after you, Harris ran.
When the maniacs, who happened to be King County sheriff's deputies, caught up to Harris, one of them, Deputy Matthew Pau... (more)
An Indiana police officer was arrested on Thursday for selling drugs to an informant and undercover FBI agent while he was on-duty, in uniform, and in his marked police car.
Officer Donald Jordan was taken into custody at the Anderson Police Department at around 3 p.m. for possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and possession with intent to distribute Xanax, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Prosecutors also maintain that Jordan bartered sex for drugs a... (more)
Paradise, CA — Andrew Thomas, 26, made a deadly decision to get behind the wheel after he'd been drinking on Thanksgiving night. With his 23-year-old wife, Darien Ehorn in the passenger's seat, Thomas left the Canteena Bar and was immediately pursued by Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster.
In a pursuit that barely lasted a minute, Thomas loses control of his Toyota Four-Runner, hit the median and flipped over. Tragically, Ehorn was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scen... (more)
Dover, DE – Officer Thomas Webster of the Dover Police Department was finally indicted last May for kicking a man in the face during a despicable act of police incompetence in August of 2013. The attack was captured on the dash camera on another officer's car, which showed the victim, Latif Dickerson getting kicked in the face by Webster as he was complying with the officer's orders.
Dover Police Lt. Jason Pires said that the department chose to release the video immediately after... (more)
South Bound Brook, NJ — In yet another of the endless illustration of the fact that police and their political cronies constitute the American equivalent of the Soviet nomenklatura, a police chief who was involved in a drunken hit-and-run collision last Spring, then lied and obstructed the investigation, will not only escape criminal charges, but will be given a ... (more)
Rapid City, SD -- Caught on video shooting a handcuffed and unresponsive man 28 times with her Taser, a former Oglala Sioux police officer was acquitted Tuesday of assault and obstruction charges. Although the ex-cop would have continued tasing the barely coherent man lying on the ground, concerned witnesses ordered her to stop abusing the handcuffed man and helped him into a patrol car.
On August 15, 2014, Oglala Sioux Police Officer Rebecca Sotherland responded to a call reporti... (more)
LOS ANGELES (CN) - An Inglewood police officer shot down two innocent and unarmed men, without warning or questions and without identifying himself, the men say in Federal Court.
Thirty-five-year-old Robert Pickett, of Los Angeles, and Darryl Lewis, 39, of Gardena, say they spent the day grilling burgers with friends and were picking up some dumbbells and checking on one of Pickett's cousins after midnight on May 24, 2011, when Officer Mike Bolliger pulled up and came out sho... (more)
Earlier this year, the state of New Mexico passed one of the most solid pieces of asset forfeiture reform legislation in the country. All it asked for was what most people would consider to be common sense: if the government is going to seize assets, the least it could do in return is tie the seizure to a conv... (more)
Is photo enforcement for the money, or for safety? That is the question posed in a report released Tuesday by the Winnipeg, Canada-based think tank, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Researchers Hiroko Shimizu and Pierre Desrochers sought to place commonly cited traffic safety statistics in context to see whether the claims of photo enforcement advocates hold up to scrutiny.
Multnomah County, OR — Fred Marlow IV, 28, recorded a raid that was taking place on his street early one morning last September and was subsequently assaulted and arrested by police on the scene. Marlow was recording from his own property at a very safe distance from the police officers and was not interfering with their operation in any way. However, police became aggressive with him when he refused to obey their commands to go inside.
Eventually, last month, the case against Mar... (more)