Leaked Police Files Contain Guarantees Disciplinary Records Will Be Kept Secret
The GuardianFeb 08


Miami Police Retaliate Against Female Driver Who Filmed Herself Pulling Over Cop
InformationLiberationFeb 05


Claudia Castillo posted video of herself pulling over a cop for speeding a week ago on YouTube. The video shortly thereafter racked up over a million views. In response to the controversial video, which has more down-votes than up-votes and people commenting on both sides, the Miami Fraternal Order of
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Texas Appeals Court Slams Forced DUI Blood Draw
TheNewspaperFeb 05
The Texas Court of Appeals told local police officers last month that when the US Supreme Court says warrantless blood draws from motorists are unconstitutional, that means they need to get a warrant to perform a blood draw. Hurst Police Officer Brian Charnock did not believe the McNeely ruling applied to him as he ordered Laura Ann Swan to pull over in February 2012.

Officer Charnock had received a tip that the car belonging to Swan was swerving on
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Chicago Cops Retire to Dodge Punishment, Collect 6-Figure Pensions
Illinois PolicyFeb 05
Chicago police officers implicated in the wake of a political scandal within the Chicago Police Department, or CPD, have retired, dodging disciplinary action while holding on to pensions worth more than $100,000 a year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Nearly two months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration received a report from the office of C
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Retired Cop Gets Taste Of Police State After Officers Bust In, Assault Him
Cop BlockFeb 04
A retired Philadelphia police officer is saying in a complaint made to Internal Affairs that officers with the department forcibly entered his home and assaulted him after falsely accusing him of paying for a takeout meal with counterfeit money.

Fifty-four-year-old
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NYPD Cop, Whose Job Was to Bust Prostitutes, Exposed as a Pimp in Massive Sex Trafficking Ring
The Free Thought ProjectFeb 04
Brooklyn, NY -- Fired from the department last month after failing a drug test, a former NYPD officer was arrested Tuesday for running a prostitution ring. Although he had been on the force for 11 years, the cop allegedly began pimping out prostitutes immediately after his shift ended at the NYPD.

In October 2015, police pulled over NYPD Officer Eduardo Cornejo in his personal vehicle after witnessing the off-duty cop apparently running a prostitution ring at a Long Island motel.
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NYPD Cop Wins $15m After Fellow Cops Falsely Arrested & Beat Him At His Daughter's Birthday
The Free Thought ProjectFeb 04
Queens, NY -- After suing his fellow officers for savagely beating and falsely arresting him at his daughter's birthday party, an NYPD cop was awarded $15 million by a federal jury on Wednesday. Although he identified himself as an officer, his colleagues viciously struck him with batons and fired pepper spray into his face before bothering to check the badge and ID in his pocket.

On August 22, 2010, NYPD Officer Larry Jackson was off-duty at his daughter's birthday party in Queen
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Florida Man Shot and Paralyzed by Award-Winning Deputy Who Confused Phone For Gun Awarded $23 Million
PINACFeb 04


After Returning The Money They Stole, Feds Will Pay Interest and Legal Expenses Too
ReasonFeb 04


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
StopTheDrugWar.orgFeb 04
It's pretty quiet the corrupt cops front this week. Maybe that's a good thing.

In Boston, a former Boston police detective was sentenced last Friday to a year's probation and a $5,000 fine for conspiring with another officer to obstruct an FBI inquiry into the Academy Homes street gang. Brian Smigielski,
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"Making a Murderer" – The One You Won't See on Netflix Because the Bad Cop Was Also the Mayor
The Free Thought ProjectFeb 03
Idaho Falls, ID — Christopher C. Tapp has been imprisoned for nineteen years — nearly half his life — for a murder he didn't commit, after being forced to confess through the use of threats and psychological duress. This is the conclusion of a non-profit activist organization called "Judges for Justice," a group of retired judges and criminal investigators who review... (more)

Charges Dropped Against Sergeant Filmed Brutalizing Teen At Football Game
Police State DailyFeb 02
A Pittsburgh police sergeant filmed brutalizing and repeatedly striking a 19-year-old man at a high school football championship game at Heinz Field in late November, has been acquitted of all charges.

Sgt. Stephen Matakovich accused 19-year-old Gabriel Despres of taking an "aggressive attacking position" and said he believed he wa
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Anaheim Police Using Cell-Site Simulators to Spy On Disneyland Tourists
Police State DailyFeb 02
For years, police in Anaheim, California have been using extensive surveillance equipment to eavesdrop on the cell phone calls of the local population, as well as the 16 million-plus Disneyland tourists the area receives annually, new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California say.

Published on Wednesday, the documents show that a massive and sophisticated cell phone surveillance program has existed in the department since at least 2009
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"Get Your Hands Where I..." BOOM! Cop Shoots Unarmed Man Before Finishing His Command
The Free Thought ProjectJan 31
Eden Prairie, MN — On June 15, 2015, Matthew Hovland-Knase was allegedly driving his motorcycle at excessive speeds down a two-way street. After being clocked at speeds over 110 miles per hour, Sergeant Lonnie Soppeland gave chase and pulled him over.

Hovland-Knase did not attempt to run, was unarmed, non-violent, and posed no threat to Soppeland at all when the officer jumped out of his cruiser with his gun drawn. As Soppeland exited the cruiser, he yelled, "Get your hands where
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"Gotta Cover Our Ass" Illegally Confiscated Cellphone Records Cops Framing An Innocent Man
The Free Thought ProjectJan 31
Hartford, CT -- On September 11, 2015, journalist and police accountability activist, Michael Picard was illegally detained for lawfully open carrying and filming police on public property. During the illegal detainment, Connecticut state troopers confiscated his gun and his camera. However, the trooper who took the phone went on to make a critical mistake — he left the camera rolling while fabricating a story to falsely charge Picard.

The resultant footage provides a rare, behind
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Family of Officer-Involved Shooting Victim John Livingston Says Wait On Possible Charges 'Horrible'
FayobserverJan 31


Tyranny, Defiance, and The Death of Lavoy Finicum
William Norman GriggJan 29
LaVoy Finicum, who was shot at a roadblock by Oregon State Troopers and left to bleed to death in the snow, was not a violent criminal. He and his colleagues from the group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom were traveling to John Day, Oregon to organize political resistance to federal control over lands in the western United States.

After trying to run the roadblock, Finic
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Cops Getting Free License Plate Readers in Exchange For 25% of The 'Take' and All The Driver Data Vigilant Can Slurp
TechdirtJan 29
What happens when you lower the barriers to entry? More participants join the market. It works everywhere, even when the market is "law enforcement" and the "customers" are everyone else.
Vigilant Solutions, one of the country’s largest brokers of vehicle surveillance technology, is offering a hell of a deal to law enforcement agenc... (more)

Cops Caught On Camera in Cowardly Gang-Style Beating of An Unarmed Man Lying Face Down
The Free Thought ProjectJan 29
Marion County, FL — In August of 2014, multiple deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's office conducted a drug bust. During the bust, Derrick Price ran from deputies Jesse Terrell, Trevor Fitzgerald, James Amideo, Cody Hoppel and Adam Crawford. However, once he realized he could not outrun the pickup truck, he quickly stopped, put his hands up, and laid face down on the ground — completely surrendering.

Upon reaching the unarmed, nonviolent, completely compliant, and prostrate
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Missouri Cop Who Killed Teen, Crashes Patrol Car While Drunk & High On Cocaine, Stays a Cop
The Free Thought ProjectJan 29
St. Louis, MO — A St. Louis Police Officer previously involved in a controversial fatal shooting "was high on cocaine as well as drunk when he smashed his police vehicle into a parked car" last December 19, reports the St. Louis American.

On January 27, the Missouri State Highway Patrol released lab results from a blood sample taken from Officer Jason Flanery the day of t
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
StopTheDrugWar.orgJan 29
A Minnesota deputy steals dope and Christmas toys, an Indiana deputy coroner peddles pills, and a Texas narcotics officer gets nailed trying to rip off drug cartels. Let's get to it:

In St. Cloud, Minnesota, a Meeker County sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing drugs and from Drug Take Back boxes and toys from Christmas toy boxes. Deputy Travis Sebri
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VIDEO: FBI Releases Helicopter Footage Of Police Shooting Oregon Protester Lavoy Finicum
InformationLiberationJan 28


Via RT:
The FBI has released a video from the Tuesday traffic stop that led to the shooting death of one of the armed protesters who had been occupying the headquarters of a federal wildlife preserve in Oregon.

The video is intended to counteract
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VIDEO: Migrants Attack Calais Residents, Throw Bricks
InfowarsJan 28
A shocking video shows migrants attacking residents in Calais, France on their own private property as left-wingers encourage the violence.

The footage, shot this past weekend, shows a horde of migrants aggressively marching towards a residential street as two men stand outside the gate of their home.

Some journalists and pro-migrant protesters attempt to stop the assault, but it soon escalates as the "refugees" begin throwing tires, pieces of wood and other object
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NYPD Tells Public Record Requester It Will Cost $36,000 to Process a 'Sampling' of Body Camera Footage
TechdirtJan 28
The NYPD is once again in the middle of a transparency/accountability controversy. The law enforcement agency has achieved the dubious distinction of being more difficult to obtain public records from than federal three-letter agencies like the CIA and NSA. The latest news does nothing to improve its reputation.
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No Charges For Cops Who 'Accidentally' Fired 107 Bullets At An Innocent Mom and Daughter
The Free Thought ProjectJan 28
Los Angeles, CA -- Exposing the double standard between police and civilians, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed against the eight LAPD officers responsible for nearly killing an innocent woman and her daughter. Although the cops ambushed the unarmed women without warning and fired over 100 bullets without provocation, the district attorney justified the case of mistaken identity due to the fact that the officers involved ... (more)

Video Exposes NYPD For Falsifying Charges Against a Great Grandpa After a Cop Ran Him Over
The Free Thought ProjectJan 28
Brooklyn, NY -- Falsely charged with endangering the life of a police officer, an innocent great-grandfather suffered two fractured vertebrae in his neck after a reckless NYPD cop lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the pedestrian. Although the great-grandfather recently received a $2.9 million settlement from the city, the officer and his sergeant have not been charged for allegedly writing a false police report to justify the jaywalking charge and denying proper medical attention.
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Police Say Finicum Reached For His Waistband Before They Shot, Discussing 'Possibly Releasing Video'
CNNJan 28


Eyewitness: Oregon Militiaman Murdered by Cops; "He Had His Hands in The Air"
InfowarsJan 27
The daughter of LaVoy Finicum, the Oregon militiaman shot dead by police during a traffic stop on Highway 395 yesterday, claims that her father was "murdered" execution-style with his hands in the air, an account backed up by an eyewitness to the incident.

Protesters involved in the weeks-long occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, including leader Ammon Bundy, were apprehended by law enforcement as they traveled to the city of John Day to attend a community meeting se
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She Sold Dog Food To An Informant, Now She Faces 19 Years In Prison
The Free Thought ProjectJan 27
In a relatively free and reasonable society, heroin addiction would be treated as a medical problem, not as an excuse to put people in cages. The perverted priorities of prohibition, however, dictate that people struggling with addiction not only be punished as criminals, but be manipulated into an obscene inverted pyramid scheme in which they are offered a reduction in punishment for informing on their friends. This helps explain how 22-year-old Megan Meyer of Plymouth, Wisconsin faces up to 1... (more)

FBI Refusing to Say Who Fired First in Shootout With Armed Protesters in Oregon
InformationLiberationJan 27


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