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“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”

“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”
“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”

Police misconduct

Four Reading PA police officers are the subject of a lawsuit filed by a former Philadelphia police officer who claims that he was run over by a police cruiser then, after he filed a complaint about it, three officers took him into an interrogation room then beat him while yelling at him about being a snitch. [3]

A Lucas County OH sheriff’s sergeant was sentenced to 3 years in prison and a deputy was sentenced to 1 year for their roles in the death of an inmate and the subsequent cover-up. [0]

Two Westland MI police officers are accused of overstepping their authority and using excessive force in an incident that was accidentally captured via one of the officer’s lapel microphones and that recording may overturn the resisting arrest conviction against that man. The tape appears to contradict the officers’ claims that the man assaulted them and instead captures one of the officers saying “Let’s take him. Fuck him.” before the man can be heard crying out and complaining about being punched in the face then his wife pleading with officers to stop. [4]

Sacramento CA has settled an excessive force lawsuit for $96,000 to a man who claims that an officer needlessly beat him outside of a bar while he was restrained and injured him so badly that the jail refused to allow him to be booked without being taken to the hospital first. The suit then alleged that the officer drove him to the hospital and told him he was free to go. The officer resigned later but the department still refuses to say if it had anything to do with the case. [2]

An Elk Grove CA police officer is under investigation after he shot a man in the face with a rifle while he was handcuffed in the backseat of a police cruiser. The department described the man, a domestic violence suspect, as being “out of control” at the time but didn’t specify exactly how the man was so dangerous while he was handcuffed so as to justify the use of deadly force. The shot apparently only grazed the man’s face and he was treated at the hospital. [2]

A Philadelphia PA police officer was fired after he was arrested on aggravated assault charges and other charges on allegations that he threw a trash can at a donut shop waitress then pointed his gun at her and threatened to shot her… all because he got mad that she wouldn’t get off the phone. [1]

A Passaic County NJ sheriff’s detective has been charged with simple assault for allegedly injuring an unspecified 19-year-old relative during an altercation. [1]

A Valencia County NM deputy was arrested on a domestic violence charge for allegedly hurting his girlfriend with a wristlock during an argument that began when she refused to go to Home Despot with him. [0]

A Philadelphia PA police officer was fired after charged with theft for allegedly getting caught shoplifting a $25 bottle of dietary supplements from a nutrition store. [1]

A North Charleston SC police officer has been arrested on drunk driving charges after being involved in an off-duty accident. [1]

And finally, a Rocky Mount VA police officer was given a special deal that will allow him to avoid trial for misusing a police database so long as he doesn’t work as a police officer for one year. The special deal isn’t even a plea bargain and came about because a loophole in the state laws governing use of police data apparently doesn’t apply to officers who have authorization to access the data they improperly share or use

Two words: Village People

The Fairfax County SWAT team gets a reward

The Fairfax County SWAT team, the one that turned out in force with high-powered weapons to arrest an unarmed citizen who had been set up by the cops on a rigged gambling charge and then shot the citizen dead, is getting rewarded.

The idiots will receive $200,550 from a $1.6 million federal grant set aside for specialized equipment and training to the tactical teams of seven different police agencies in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

An innocent man is dead, the county paid $2,000,000 to settle the case, the cops get a reward. Isn’t it about time to fire those people on the Board of Supervisors?

idiot activity report

A Lawrence MA police officer has been found guilty of rape and three counts of indecent assault for repeatedly raping a woman that he detained in his cruiser behind the police station. [0]

An Uplands Park MO police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for using his position to sexually assault and rob at least four paid escorts that he called from ads he found then, while in uniform, force them to have sex then take their money. [0]

A Jacksonville FL police sergeant has been convicted for official misconduct and filing false reports. Apparently he wrote up false burglary reports to justify a warrantless raid on a home in order to keep himself and his team out of trouble. He’s also awaiting trial on allegations he beat a handcuffed suspect with a police radio. [0]

At least two Baltimore MD police officers have been named in a lawsuit alleging that they wrongfully arrested a chef outside of his workplace when he asked why the officers were detaining his brother… then arresting another man when one of the officers said “arrest the next person who comes out that door”… then arresting a third man because he was taking pictures of what was happening. [5]

Three Atlanta GA police officers who are members of an elite drug unit have been suspended while under investigation on allegations that they strip searched and performed a body cavity search on two men in public during a traffic stop. [1]

A Las Vegas NV police officer is on leave while investigated for shooting at man who got into a car but was only given a citation for obstruction then allowed to leave the scene. The bullet struck the car but didn’t hit anyone. [2]

The sheriff of Shelby County OH apparently tried to file charges against a reporter for asking him questions about sexual assault allegations that he’s facing. So far the DA has refused to charge the woman though. [5]

The police chief of Bokoshe OK is under investigation by the sheriff’s office after a councilman filed a complaint alleging that the chief assaulted him during a dispute over a council vote while the pair were outside of a convenience store. [2]

An Edmonton AB police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a handcuffed man in the back of his police cruiser. [0]

A Phoenix AZ police officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to solicitation to commit theft in a deal that dropped 8 other charges including armed robbery, kidnapping, and money laundering related to the robbery of suspected drug dealers while he was on duty. [0]

A Muskegon County MI deputy has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual misconduct involving a female inmate, he already faced 3 other counts for an alleged relationship he had with a former inmate. [1]

A Sanford NC police officer has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle over a three car accident he caused that killed one person while he was off-duty. [0]

A Byron IL police officer was arrested on a possession of child pornography charge after an investigation that was performed by the Wisconsin State Department of Justice. [2]

The sheriff of Kidder County ND has been sentenced to probation after he pled guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for sexually harassing an employee. [0]

A Windsor ON police constable has been fired for smuggling alcohol across Canadian border and for misuse of police databases. [0]

A Coconino County AZ deputy and a Flagstaff AZ police officer are under investigation over an alleged off-duty hit-and-run accident they were involved in. [0]

A Waterloo Regional ON police officer has been arrested for drug trafficking and another officer was suspended as part of an ongoing investigation that began last year when one officer was arrested on drug charges. [0]

The Seattle WA police department is accused of violating the state public records act by withholding an email in a public records request by a local paper that was sent to the department by a councilman urging the department to have an outside agency investigate the fatal shooting of a Native American woodcarver by a police officer. [4]

A Miami FL police officer has been charged with extortion on allegations he wrote false police reports and protected stolen goods in exchange for cash. [1]

And finally, a number of Miami FL police officers are accusing the police chief of abusing the internal investigation process by using it as a means to harass, intimidate and threaten officers while the chief is fighting to keep his job in the face of mounting criticism. Normally I question these kinds of allegations as they are usually nothing more than attempts by police unions or individual officers to weaken a department’s disciplinary process or make the public question when officers are accused of misconduct. However, there was a case cited which backed the claims alleging that one sergeant is under investigation after trying to arrest the deputy police chief’s daughter after she allegedly attacked an officer. Sometimes the disciplinary process is abused, which seems like a good reason for police officers to support the idea that police departments shouldn’t police themselves, but should be subject to an independent external review mechanism. [3]

CCTV footage of Detroit police station shooting

idiot update

Police in Los Angeles CA are accused of performing a heavily armed raid on the home of Jeremy Marks, the teen who was charged with “inciting a lynching” when he recorded a police officer in an altercation with a student. Police allegedly confiscated all computers, cellphones, and some other electronics during the raid on the home. While the source for this story, the only one I could find right now, seems slanted, the claim of a raid appears credible. The site also claims that police performed another raid the same day on the home of another student who posted videos that appeared to contradict police accounts of the incident. Needless to say, if true… and there doesn’t appear to be reason to doubt it, this would be a disturbing escalation of an already disturbing case. [5]

The Montgomery County NY sheriff’s department is the subject of a lawsuit alleging they denied medical care to an inmate in jail who complained of sinus problems and that, by the time the jail did have the man examined months later, the man suffered brain damage from it and died. The suit further alleges that the sheriff’s office added insult to injury by ordering the man’s complete release from jail right before he died so the sheriff’s department wouldn’t be responsible for the medical bill. The suit alleges that the sheriff’s department exhibits a pattern and practice of denying detainee access to medical care. [3]

Orlando FL has settled a lawsuit for $150,000 to a man who was tasered by a deputy while he was strapped into a gurney for refusing to allow nurses to insert a catheter so that he could be forcibly tested for drugs that the officers claimed he swallowed while chased. A judge later ruled he was within his rights to refuse and a drug test voluntarily done later showed he didn’t take any drugs. [0]

A Bryan County OK deputy is the subject of an FBI investigation into allegations that he mistreated detainees by needlessly tasering them after they had been strapped into a restraint chair. [1]

Charlotte NC has settled a lawsuit for $350,000 to a 17-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a now former police officer who is currently serving a two-year sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting six women while on duty, often during traffic stops. [0]

The now-former police chief of Shenandoah PA and one of his lieutenants were convicted on some of the charges against them for allegedly trying to cover for teens who beat a Hispanic man to death in a racially charged incident that sparked international media coverage. The chief was found guilty of hindering a federal investigation and falsifying records while the lieutenant was convicted for making false statements. A third officer was acquitted of all charges against him. The police chief and one of his former captains still face trial on extortion-related charges next month and a civil suit alleging a covered up the fatal beating of a Hispanic detainee by officers by making it look like a suicide. [0]

A Cobb County GA police sergeant has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on after pleading guilty to violating his oath of office, lying to police, and second degree homicide by water vessel after he hit a pylon while driving a boat under the influence, sending a friend overboard where he drowned. The sergeant then lied to police about the incident, claiming that was an effort to cover up an affair he was allegedly having at the time with a woman who was on the boat. [0]

A Buffalo NY police lieutenant has retired in order to close two internal investigations against him. He was under investigation on allegations of grabbing an officer by the neck in a briefing room dispute and for his alleged role in a bar brawl where a transit officer was attacked for suggesting the uniformed Buffalo officers drinking at the bar behave themselves because they were being videotaped. The officer is still the subject of a civil suit alleging excessive force against two teens, including the son of another officer, in a bb gun incident. [1]

Two Shelbyville TN police officers are the subject of a lawsuit alleging they falsely arrested a man on a public intoxication charge while he was on probation just to send him to jail. Apparently video of the arrest, along with testimony from jail employees, contradicted the officers claims that the man was drunk. [3]

A Los Angeles CA school police officer has been arrested for filing a false police report. The officer is accused of making up being shot in the chest by a car burglary suspect which triggered a massive police search and the lock-down of several schools, homes, and businesses across an entire neighborhood. Seems to be a trend lately. [0]

Lane County OR has settled a lawsuit for $20,000 to the family of an 11-year-old boy who was coerced by a sheriff’s deputy into confessing to shooting a neighbor’s dog with a bb gun even though he didn’t do it and a subsequent forensic examination proved it. [0]

A Riviera Beach FL police officer was rehired thanks to an arbitrator’s ruling after he was fired on allegations that he gave personal information about his fellow officers, including their addresses, to gang members who allegedly wanted to exact some revenge against the police. [0]

Internal FBI documents leaked to CNN reporters indicate that over 300 FBI employees each year are disciplined over acts of misconduct but that information is never released to the public. Some of the cases mentioned are pretty salacious but, since the article does not give a timeframe for the incidents/disciplinary actions nor does it distinguish between sworn agents and non-sworn employees we can’t really use this data for our statistical analysis, which is exceptionally disappointing. [5]

An Ontario Provincial police officer faces charges for secretly recording a woman while she was undressed on 2 occasions. [0]

A number of Tupper Lake NY police officers are under investigation after GPS devices in their cruisers indicated that one of them slept on duty and others had remained at home for hours after their night shifts began.[1]

A Niagra Frontier Transit police officer in New York state has been suspended without pay on allegations that he had been taking items confiscated from passengers at Buffalo airport as his own personal property in violation of policy. I guess he had an impressive fingernail clipper collection. [0]

A Burr Oak MI police officer has been arrested on drunk driving charges after he got his police cruiser stuck in a ditch while on duty. [0]

A Detroit MI police officer apparently loved his job so much that he took his work home with him, literally. He’s been charged with illegally swapping license plates on his car and using his personal car to conduct traffic stops in the neighborhood where he lived while he was off-duty. Police are investigating the incidents further to see if there were any ulterior motives for his doing so. [0]

A Hamilton ON police officer has been charged with arson and insurance fraud for falsely reporting car was stolen twice then setting it on fire after the first try failed to net him any insurance money. [0]

And finally, a Somerville MA police officer has resigned after he was allegedly caught on camera stealing a bag of candy that was donated to the department for a Halloween event

Fairfax County Police announced today that they have hired “A black to replace the one that left”

 “We really didn’t want” said Chief roaherere  “to hire any black people because, like, you know, they talk and everything, but Sambo here, he’s almost just like a black person...well, except he doesn’t talk, he has a job and he doesn’t run when he sees a cop and if you kick him, he won’t sue you”

Fairfax County Police CHief resigns to form rap group "Little man and the four beats"

"We'll be bigger than the Archies, you watch and see"

Upon learning that an optometrist in Sterling might be jay walking, the SWAT team jumped into action

Do not laugh at this picture

Fairfax County Police Buy Submarine

The Fairfax County Police have purchased a submarine “To like, defend us, if , like Delaware or like some other foreign country with foreigners attacks us” said Chief Roarherererererer-er defending his latest purchase “And besides, its cooler than shit, we already sank like nine...no...Like eight boats already. Man, were those people pissed”  When questioned as to whether the costly purchase was needed, the chief replied “Tomorrow its my turn to be captain”

The don't laugh test



Just because a guy has a moustache like that, does not mean he’s gay

Fairfax County Police give man a medal, a uniform and a flag for being tall.

"We got more fuck'n money than we know what to do with. Next week, we're sending our older squad cars on vacation to France"  

Fairfax County Police Officer finally graduates from grammar school

                                                             "Now I can county hello"

This moose was texting whiling driving.......so there

My hero

Weekly idiots in action report

A Los Angeles CA jury has awarded $1,700,000 to the family of an autistic man after that jury ruled that a idiot cop used excessive force when he shot the man to death. ....well Duh

Five Lufkin TX idiot cops are the subject of a lawsuit alleging they barged into a Hispanic man’s home without cause or warrant while the man was in the bathroom then took the bathroom door off the hinges after tear-gassing him. The suit then alleges that the officers beat him before arresting him on charges that never stuck. All, allegedly, because he didn’t speak English.

A San Francisco CA idiot cop is accused of falsely arresting a street performer on unknown charges when the man asserted his rights by asking if he was being detained and why, questions that were never answered even though he was then taken to jail. He further alleges that the officer used excessive force on him, causing a head injury and that officers at the jail tried to coerce him into signing a waiver saying he wasn’t injured. While the video, taken by the alleged victim, does seem to show a very questionable arrest, it does not appear to show any use of force that can be seen, though you can hear him protest that he’s being hurt.

A Smith Township PA and a Hanover PA idiot cop are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that one of the officers used excessive force when he broke a 64-year-old man’s arm when he reached for a pack of cigarettes on his porch then threw him to the ground. The suit does not mention any charges or the reason why officers confronted the man on his porch so I’m a little concerned about adding this one, but it’s hard to see why officers would have used enough force to break the man’s arm to the point where he required surgery afterward as alleged in the suit.

A Pittsburgh PA idiot cop was issued unspecified disciplinary action after an investigation sustained a conduct unbecoming complaint when video contradicted his arrest report that alleged a woman assaulted a witness at court. The same officer was suspended last year after he was implicated in a wrongful drug arrest but returned to duty when a judge dismissed the case against him.

The Spokane WA ombudsman is questioning how the police chief there decided to exonerate two officers in an excessive force case that was initiated when witnesses to the incident filed the complaint, not the person who was arrested and despite their statements which supported the allegations. The victim apparently didn’t file a complaint because he can’t even remember what happened other than that he was knocked out somehow. The police chief says he doesn’t care what the ombudsman thinks because he doesn’t have the authority to overrule the chief’s decisions on disciplinary matters.

The Aurora CO police department was forced to rehire a idiot cop they fired for excessive force when he broke a woman’s eye socket with a knee strike while she was handcuffed after a civil service commission took his side of the story which was that her face must have hit his knee on accident somehow, though he doesn’t quite know how.

A now-former Louisville KY police detective is now facing yet another accuser as a 6th person has joined a lawsuit against her alleging that she had a pattern of falsely arresting people to boost her numbers and that she perjured herself in court as well as intimidated witnesses in order to make the charges stick.

A Des Moines IA police lieutenant has resigned while he’s the subject of an unspecified investigation by a regional drug task force.

A Springhill NS idiot cop has been charged with theft and obstruction on allegations that he stole marijuana from evidence and other items from the department.

A Dallas TX idiot cop who was in charge of that department’s crime stoppers program has been arrested on federal charges over allegations that she and a friend defrauded that program’s reward program.

The now former sheriff of Yadkin County NC has resigned after he was sentenced to probation in a plea deal on 8 misdemeanor charges for embezzlement.

An Asbury Park NJ idiot cop has been charged with forgery and falsifying records for using forged military orders in an effort to get out of a lease.

The sheriff of Sully County SD was arrested on a drunk driving charge after stopped by a highway patrol trooper.

An Urbana IL idiot cop has retired after being cited for DUI and leaving the scene of an alcohol-related accident without injuries.

A Conyers GA idiot cop was arrested on drunk driving charges with a .105 BAC by a state trooper.

A Fargo ND idiot cop was given a letter of reprimand as discipline for leaving her handgun in sporting good store bathroom.

APasco County FL deputy has been charged with illegal compensation and for introducing contraband on allegations that he would call up the girlfriends of inmates when they were on work details and allow them to visit in exchange for chewing tobacco. I don’t know about this one, seems odd actually so it should be interesting to watch. [0]

Philadelphia PA has settled a wrongful death lawsuit in the middle of the civil trial for $500,000 to the family of woman who was shot by police five times, two of those shots hit her in the back. Her family claimed that was because she was walking away at the time.

King County WA has settled an excessive force lawsuit for $10,000,000 to the family of a man who was left in a permanent comatose state due to catastrophic brain damage he suffered when a deputy launched him head first into a wall with a shoulder tackle in a case of mistaken identity. The family needed the money to pay for the constant care he will need for the rest of his life.

A Houston TX idiot cop already facing sexual assault charges on allegations he handcuffed and kidnapped a waitress at her place of work then raped her on the trunk of his cruiser while on duty has now been named as a suspect in five other sexual assault cases.

At least two New Jersey State troopers are the subject of a lawsuit alleging that they used unnecessary force when they threw a mentally disabled man to the ground then beat and kicked him repeatedly on dashcam video after they asked him to step out of a car he was a passenger in during a DUI traffic stop, after the driver passed all sobriety tests.

Two Toronto ON idiot cops have been found guilty of assaulting a disabled man in an excessive force case where the judge ruled the officers had no grounds to have arrested the man, let alone fracturing his ribs and leaving him with facial lacerations indicative of being struck repeatedly by the officers.

A Humble TX idiot cop’s actions in the accidental shooting death of a car burglary suspect are being questioned by police tactical experts who say it’s against any known training they know of for an officer to use a loaded gun to break a car window, precisely because of the risks of an accidental discharge. The officer is currently under investigation over the incident.

An Ontario County NY sheriff’s lieutenant is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a corrections officer and a deputy alleging that he sexually harassed them then retaliated against them when they complained about their mistreatment and made allegations that he assaulted a detainee.

A Rockaway NJ idiot cop and a Denville NJ police detective are the subject of a lawsuit filed by a man claiming the detective assaulted him inside a gym where both of the men got into a dispute and that the responding Rockaway officer falsely arrested him for assault when it was the detective who was the aggressor. The assault charges agaisnt the man were dismissed later.

The Lake County FL Sheriff’s Office and the Tavares FL police department are being sued by the ACLU on behalf of a woman who they claim was illegally jailed for being an undocumented immigrant after she called police to translate for her sister who was a victim of a domestic assault.

A Phoenix AZ idiot cop is under investigation on allegations that he assaulted a man while off-duty. The same officer was the subject of a high-profile incident last year where he was accused, and later cleared, of roughing up a councilman at the scene of a house fire.

A Chattanooga TN idiot cop has been suspended after he was arrested on a domestic simple assault charge on allegations he shoved a woman of unspecified relation to him.

A New Brunswick NJ police sergeant has been charged with theft by deception on allegations he worked on extra jobs while he was also on-duty. [0]

Concord CA has settled a sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit for $150,000 to a female police lieutenant.

A Hamilton ON idiot cop has resigned after pleading guilty to an obstruction charge over a strange convoluted prank 911 phone call case that even I had a hard time figuring out.

An Akron OH idiot cop was suspended last year for charging a woman with a felony for videotaping him then refusing to give him her camera is now suing his employer claiming that the disciplinary action was nothing more than a racially motivated plot because he’s a white officer, the woman was black, and the black mayor wanted to use the case to get more votes… uh huh.

The United States has the highest homicide rate of any affluent democracy

"The United States has the highest homicide rate of any affluent democracy - nearly four times that of France and the United Kingdom and six times that of Germany. Why? Historians haven't often asked this question. Even historians who like to try to solve cold cases usually cede to sociologists and other social scientists the study of what makes murder rates rise and fall or what might account for why one country is more murderous than another. Only in the nineteen-seventies did historians begin studying homicide in any systematic way. In the United States that effort was led by Eric Monkkonen, who died in 2005, his promising work unfinished. Monkkonen's research has been taken up by Randolph Roth, whose book 'American Homicide' offers a vast investigation of murder in the aggregate and over time. ...
"In the archives murders are easier to count than other crimes. Rapes go unreported, thefts can be hidden, adultery isn't necessarily actionable, but murder will nearly always out. Murders enter the historical record through coroners' inquests, court transcripts, parish ledgers, and even tombstones. ... The number of uncounted murders, known as the 'dark figure,' is thought to be quite small. Given enough archival research, historians can conceivably count with fair accuracy the frequency with which people of earlier eras killed one another with this caveat: the farther back you go in time - and the documentary trail doesn't go back much farther than 1300 - the more fragmentary the record and the bigger the dark figure. ...
"In Europe, homicide rates, conventionally represented as the number of murder victims per hundred thousand people in the population per year, have been falling for centuries. ... In feuding medieval Europe the murder rate hovered around thirty-five. Duels replaced feuds. Duels are more mannered; they also have a lower body count. By 1500 the murder rate in Western Europe had fallen to about twenty. Courts had replaced duels. By 1700 the murder rate had dropped to five. Today that rate is generally well below two where it has held steady with minor fluctuations for the past century.
"In the United States, the picture could hardly be more different. The American homicide rate has been higher than Europe's from the start and higher at just about every stage since. It has also fluctuated, sometimes wildly. During the Colonial period the homicide rate fell, but in the nineteenth century while Europe's kept sinking, the U.S. rate went up and up. In the twentieth century the rate in the United States dropped to about five during the years following the Second World War, but then rose reaching about eleven in 1991. It has since fallen once again to just above five, a rate that is nevertheless twice that of any other affluent democracy. ...
"2.3 million people are currently behind bars in the United States. That works out to nearly one in every hundred adults, the highest rate anywhere in the world and four times the world average. ...
"[Roth theorizes] that four factors correlate with the homicide rate: faith that government is stable and capable of enforcing just laws; trust in the integrity of legitimately elected officials; solidarity among social groups based on race, religion, or political affiliation; and confidence that the social hierarchy allows for respect to be earned without recourse to violence. When and where people hold these sentiments the homicide rate is low when and where they don't it is high."

Jill Lepore, Title: "Rap Sheet" The New Yorker

Cop watch

A Utah State Trooper repeatedly punched a 53-year-old woman in a car after a police chase has received a lot of play in the news. The trooper is now on paid leave while under investigation over the incident which occurred almost five months ago and the trooper claims he was using “distraction blows” because the woman refused to get out and was still trying to drive away after her car was blocked in and he was too close to use a taser.

A New York NY cop claims he accidentally shot an apparently unarmed 76-year-old man who was the father of the subject of a search warrant during a drug raid at a Queens apartment building, though there haven’t been any details released describing exactly how it was an accidental shooting.

A US Border Patrol agent is the subject of a lawsuit over the fatal cross-border shooting of a 15-year-old boy who was on the Mexican side of the border when he was shot. Border Patrol officials have claimed that the boy was among a group of teens who were throwing rocks at agents as justification for the deadly shooting but at least one alleged 3rd-party witness has contradicted that claim.

Four Lake Station IN cops are the subject of a lawsuit by a man claiming they used excessive force when they broke both of his arms during an arrest… To be honest I’m a bit on the fence about adding this one due to the absence of any details here and may remove it if more information comes out contradicting his claim. If anyone hears more about this one let me know.

An unknown number of Uniontown PA cops are accused of needlessly shooting a family’s dog seven times, six of which with handguns and once with a shotgun, after the owner of the dog called police to report a prowler that the dog apparently chased off.

At least two West Virginia State cops are being sued by a 63-year-old man and his wife who claim that the officers used excessive force on both of them while serving a warrant for the man’s arrest. They claim officers beat the husband on multiple occasions before and after arrest while they also dragged his wheelchair-bound wife across the ground, injuring her too. However, he also claims officers used anti-Semitic slurs against him during the beatings and some of the claims seem a bit questionable even for the problematic WV police. Police claim he was armed with a screwdriver or knife and had barricaded himself in the home and that his wife attacked and clawed at them, which also seems a stretch… It seems likely the truth is somewhere in between the two claims, but seemingly excessive anyway given the pair’s ages and condition.

A North Carolina trooper is still the subject of a criminal investigation eight months after he allegedly detained a woman without explanation in his cruiser during a traffic stop and exposed himself to her before releasing her without charge. The officer resigned after he was notified about the investigation about a month after the incident but details of the incident have only now gone public.

Details about how Chicago IL police arrested a woman for recording internal affairs officers she claims refused to take her complaint about an officer who allegedly raped her because she had violated that state’s wiretap laws by doing so came out this weekend in a report about that state’s laws that make it a felony to record the police. We recorded the passage of that law last year along with another case that will hopefully test that law. Both of the people we’ve tracked so far arrested over that law face up to 15 years in prison for it. While some may not think this is misconduct since it’s perfectly legal for the officers to arrest the woman based on that state’s laws, we do feel that the law in that state is a very serious threat to police accountability and transparency and how police apply that law in cases where it appears they are avoiding accountability by doing so should be tracked.

A Detroit MI cop is accused of refusing to help two women who struggled to detain a car burglar that they detained and tried to take back to the police station after the Detroit police never sent a unit out when they called. Apparently the officer, that the woman spotted while dragging the man in, refused to even get out of his car then took off after a college campus cop stopped to assist. The chief of police insists he’s looking into it.

Cleveland OH police detectives are accused of violating departmental rules and federal laws by improperly clearing 52 rape cases as closed without ever even identifying any suspects in those cases, just to make their case closure statistics look better than they were.

The now-former sheriff of Ramsey County MN is accused of lying when he claimed there were 33 active terrorist organizations in that county. The current sheriff is making the allegations after he tried to locate the studies and reports those claims were allegedly based on and, found nothing at all. It’s being claimed that the sheriff made up the information to secure funding for his anti-terrorism task force which was allegedly nothing more than some highly-paid officers sitting around searching the net and spying on groups such as PETA and the CUAPB (Communities United Against Police Brutality).

A Des Moines IA police lieutenant is on paid leave while he’s the subject of an unspecified investigation being conducted by a regional drug task force.

A Palatka FL cop has resigned after he was arrested on drunk driving charges with a .15BAC when he blew out the tires on his police cruiser after hitting several curbs.

A Washington County WV sheriff’s captain has resigned and filed for retirement benefits after he was placed on leave when medication was found to be missing from the jail where he was assigned as administrator and he was allegedly the only one with access to that medication.

Independence MO police supervisors were ruled to have misled the police chief and manufactured a case against a police sergeant in order to retaliate against him for voicing his concerns about staffing levels.

The sheriff of Osceola County IA is being sued by a former deputy who claims he was wrongfully fired in violation of his First Amendment rights for offering to testify in a civil case against the sheriff’s office in a case where a man was denied a gun permit because of his political views, which was also ruled a fist amendment violation.

The Seattle WA police union is in the news over articles in their newsletter, especially one that criticizes the city’s anti-profiling and anti-discrimination efforts in which city officials are called “the enemy”.

2. Reenactiment of the SWAT killing of Sal Culosi

Reenactment of the SWAT killing of Sal Culosi.

SWAT Team Kills Man Accused of Betting on Football Games

Utah State Trooper Punches 59-Year-Old Lady in the Face 5 Times Taser

Local Residents Hold Dialogue with FCPD’s

                                                                         Ima Goniff 

Residents from Reston and Herndon had the opportunity to talk to and ask questions of Fairfax County Police Department spokesman, Ima Goniff, Thursday evening.

Goniff was the guest speaker at the January meeting of the Reston district station's Citizens Advisory Committee, which is another huge waste of money because the police control the Committees; otherwise, a whole lot of people would be out of job right now.

“The diversity is an exceptional thing in Fairfax,” he said, adding that having such a diverse population brings unique challenges to the police department. “The coloreds run pretty fast, so gunshots work best with them, but then you got your Vietnamese’s-is, they’re so skinny Annie Oakly would miss a shot at them, so your baton works best in that case....like I say, its unique challenges, but really, we like killing unarmed white people the best”

He said about 120 or more languages are spoken in Fairfax County “And we don’t listen to a single one of em...its all fuck’n Greek to me” he said but added “But I think those Indians guys, not the real ones, the one’s eat rice, they speak kinda like English”

Diversity among the county’s police department is far lower than it should be, said the spokesman meaning that mostly white people work for the police. He said the department has a difficult time recruiting diverse candidates for many reasons, but mostly because they aren’t wanted on the force, which, at this point, resembles a republican central committee meeting in Alabama.

When the serial burglar case was going on in the late summer and early fall, Fairfax County police made its war on texting a top priority and spent a lot of time and resources on it, he said. The cops surrendered to text messages a few weeks after they declared war.

He said having a true cat burglar who goes into people’s homes while they sleep is very scary. “Like you known, a boogie man who takes things” Eventually one McLean resident called about a suspicious person in their neighborhood, and the dastardly Fairfax County serial burglar was arrested...by the Montgomery County Police. He said the case shows the importance in people calling the Montgomery County police when they notice suspicious happenings in their neighborhoods. “They get shit done over there,” he added.

During the case, he said they continued to remind area residents to lock their doors and secure their homes and garages. “We also reminded them that the Discovery Channel was running an excellent series on guys who can nail stuff into their feet, because, like, a lot of times, they don’t rerun those shows.”

The Fairfax County Police Department will have to start rethinking how it grows in the future, with Metro and related development coming “That Metro is going to bring a lot more diversity challenging types in here” and added that Tyson’s Corner will likely eventually have an urban police station model, where a station may be located in a high-rise building with shared parking. “Because that’s our answer to everything” he said, “Spend more, spend more, spend more and give us more stuff “

He said though he is concerned with increased crime that Metro may bring to the communities it is extended to with Dulles Rail, often that crime is small and occurs in the parking lots rather than the surrounding communities. “So I’m just gonna avoid parking lots” he said

He said that doesn’t mean crime doesn’t happen in communities where Metro stations are located, but that it usually happens in close proximity to the station which is saying the same thing but it makes sense if you aren’t listening to him or not paying attention “We get away with shit like that all the time”, he said.

Though many residents and area media are often concerned with violent crimes, he said the cop’s plans to continue to shoot people anyway especially those holding a cell phone because “We can’t help it....our car doors open by themselves and hit our arms and the guns just go off..and I got ten guys who willl swear to that”

He said his biggest concern in policing the county is domestic violence and alcohol-related offenses and is advising his officers to stop beating their wives when their drunk “That way, the whole crime stats things go down like 9 million percent” he said.

He added that driving under the influence is not always seen as a big deal and that he was happy about that becuase “Most of my guys are loaded half the time”

Idiot cop report

• The top story today is that the infamous Chicago Illinois “torture cop”, Jon Burge, has been sentenced to a light four and a half years in prison after he was convicted on perjury charges for lying about torturing several people into false confessions in his testimony for a civil suit. [0]

• 12 Philadelphia PA cops are accused of using excessive force in addition to uttering racist and homophobic slurs against a gay couple and then conspiring to cover it up when neighbors started videotaping it. [4]

• Minneapolis MN police are accused of using excessive force and causing extensive damage to an apartment during a questionable raid that only resulted in minor charges. [4]

• 2 Atlanta GA police officers are under investigation for allegedly intimidating a woman who videotaped excessive force incident by pulling her over for no apparent reason after they spotted her recording an arrest. [4]

• A St Louis MO police officer was sentenced to probation for perjury and obstruction over false statements he made that would have sent an innocent man to prison for 10 years if not for contradictory video. [0]

• Garden Grove CA police are the subject of a claim, generally a precursor to a lawsuit, alleging that masked officers clad in black raided a home without showing a warrant just to make a misdemeanor drug arrest. [3]

• A Minneapolis MN police officer has been charged with felony assault on allegations that he beat his wife then pistol whipped her in front of their 3-year-old son then threatened to kill her after she sought medical treatment. [0]

• A Clovis NM police officer has been indicted on a vehicular homicide charge on allegations he caused a fatal accident when he ran a stop sign while speeding in cruiser and crashed into a woman’s car, killing the passenger and severely wounding her passenger. [0]

• Tarpon Springs FL police are accused of arresting a college student for refusing to turn over a video he took of officers while they were making an arrest and then confiscating another person’s cell phone for recording that arrest. [5]

• A New Bedford MA police sergeant was arrested on a gross lewdness charge on allegations that he exposed himself to a woman at a bar owned by his parents. [0]

• A Long Branch NJ police officer was sentenced to probation in a plea deal to a simple assault charge for his role in a bar brawl that left a man with a broken jaw in a situation the judge called nothing less than bullying. [0]

• A Los Angeles CA police officer is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he threatened to kill a 14-year-old student that his wife, a teacher, had sex with. [3]

• Two Washington DC police officers have been indicted on illegal suplementation of pay charges for taking protection money from liquor store, another officer was convicted of the same last year. [0]

• A Jacksonville FL police officer was detained after an outburst against an instructor at a training center while the officer was on administrative leave while under investigation over other misconduct allegations. While police claim it was for his own safety, they also warned a judge and attorney he had issues with, as a precaution. [0]

• A Michigan State trooper was sentenced to 1 week in jail in a plea to an assault & battery charge for groping a female trooper’s breasts during training. [0]

• A Lorain OH police officer with a history of disciplinary problems was suspended twice in the last 2 months for misuse of his position and for making false claims against one of his supervisors. [0]

• An Oregon County MO deputy has been fired after arrested on 8 felony burglary & theft charges when he tried to sell stolen goods to an undercover officer. [0]

• A Grand Traverse County MI deputy accepted a plea deal to an attempted assault on an officer charge even though he was originally charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and two domestic violence charges. [0]

• A Kingston NY police lieutenant was charged with grand larceny involving $9,000 that was stolen, however, how he stole it depends on whom you ask since officials aren’t being clear about whether it was due to double-dipping or that he directly stole it from the department. [2]

• The police chief of Howey-in-the-hills FL is under investigation after accused of voter fraud and he may face felony charges. [0]

• A Marathon County WI deputy was suspended for 4 days without pay after he was cited for drunk driving back in December. [0]

• An Arlington TX police officer is accused of threatening members of a SWAT team… who arrested him on an aggravated sexual assault charge where he is accused of choking and sexually assaulting a woman… which occurred while he was on unpaid leave on allegations he arrested an innocent man… which happened while he was under investigation for allegedly making sexual advances on a woman he pulled over in October… in fact, all in all, the officer in question has a history of 21 complaints filed against him. [2]

• Warwick RI has settled an excessive force and false arrest lawsuit for $40,000 on allegations that police detained a 71-year-old grandmother and telling her to shut up when she asked why, ordered her grandson to put his 7-year-old son down at gunpoint, punched him in the head while he was cuffed in front of the young boy, then illegally searched their apartment before realizing… they had the wrong address. [3]

• Los Angeles CA was ordered to pay a $1,200,000 jury award to a bounty hunter who was shot by a police officer who thought he was robbing the fugitive that he was apprehending. [0]

• A Chouteau County MT reserve deputy has been sentenced to 4 years in prison in a plea deal for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. [0]

• The now-former police chief of Inman KS has been found guilty of 15 felony charges for molesting and solicting 3 young girls for sex and a misdemeanor charge for abusing a young boy he was also accused of molesting as well, though he was found not guilty of those charges. [0]

• An Oklahoma City OK police sergeant has been suspended after he was arrested on allegations of committing lewd acts on a child under 16 and forcible sodomy. [0]

• A Houston TX police officer has been indicted on aggravated sexual assault charges involving two different on-duty incidents. [1]

• The police chief of Norfolk VA is claiming that he failed to reveal that a police recruit police claim died because he accidentally ran into another recruit during training more likely had died after he was repeatedly punched by a police trainer because the city attorney advised him not to reveal that information… but a reporter found out anyway. [2]

• A Hardeman County TX deputy was fired and charged with sexual assault of a child and possession of a controlled substance. He was actually fired in September due, in part, to those allegations but he was then rehired by the Bayou Vista PD while under investigation. [0]

• The RCMP police officer out of Kelowna BC who may be facing charges over the videotaped incident where he kicked a compliant suspect in the face is also under investigation on a complaint filed before that alleging he repeatedly punched a man he detained when he mistook him for a thief when he caught the man repossessing a boat due to unpaid repair bills. [3]

• A Baltimore MD police officer who claimed that someone shot him in the leg at a parking garage next door to the police station may have been lying after investigators apparently determined that there was no sign of an assailant in that incident. [3]

• Prince George’s County MD lost a civil suit judgment for almost $3.1 million to a woman who was severely injured after an unmarked cruiser drifted into her lane and struck her car head-on. [0]

• Sturgis SD has settled a lawsuit for an undisclosed sum to a woman claiming she was subjected to illegal body searches by police during an annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. [3]

• An Austin TX police officer has been suspended after he chose to take a lunch break instead of responding to a call requesting that someone check on a woman’s husband after she claimed he had a gun and she was worried about him. The man was later found dead of a self-inflicted gun wound. [0]

• Two Denver CO police officers are accused of mistreating and issuing a false citation to a byciclist who is an intern at the Westword weekly in Denver. The intern alleges an officer shoulder-tackled him when he road away after confronting a cop who had almost caused a car to hit him while directing traffic. Instead, the bicyclist got a $50 ticked for failing to obey traffic laws. [3]

• A York Regional ON cop is under investigation after being videotaped telling a G20 protester that he wasn’t in Canada anymore and had no rights when the man refused to allow his backpack to be searched. [3]

• A Tucson AZ police officer has been sentenced to probation in a plea deal on computer tampering charges stemming from the misuse of a police database. [0]

• A Kern County CA deputy was sentenced to 1 year in jail but will be allowed to transfer out into a drug treatment program in 30 days as part of his plea deal for being under the influence of meth while armed. [0]

• A Harvey IL police officer was suspended without pay after his son stole his unmarked police SUV and seriously injured someone in a multi-car crash. [0]

• An Elkhart IN cop faces termination after he was convicted on a felony forgery charge for forging his wife’s signature on a check he cashed. [0]

• A Stuttgart AR cop was sentenced to probation, a fine and community service in a plea deal to abuse of public trust and abuse of office charges. [1]

• A Modesto CA police officer was charged with driving under the influence after he was stopped last month by a CHP trooper. [2]

• A Sandwich MA cop was suspended after he was caught on a gas station surveillance camera hitting a light pole with his car and then fleeing the scene of that accident.
• A Dougherty County GA school police officer has resigned after being arrested on multiple charges including theft on allegations he tried to pass off a used cell phone as being new while trying to return it for a refund.

Thug report

A Maricopa County AZ deputy’s version of events in a fatal shooting incident are disputed by a witness alleging that the shooting was unnecessary.

Monterey CA & Monterey County CA are being sued by the family of man who died in a fire caused by flash-bang grenade during a questionable raid where he wasn’t even the real suspect.

2 Columbia MS police officers are accused of using excessive force and falsely arresting a man in court after a cop on the witness stand became enraged when that man’s friend called him a liar, the judge did nothing to stop it.

A Denver CO cop is sued alleging she used excessive force and falsely arrested a business owner who asked her to move her cruiser that was blocking his entrance. She happens to be the 2nd female Denver cop in trouble for excessive force who was also on the American Gladiator TV show

A Simi Valley CA cop who was the subject of a previous excessive force settlement involving his police dog is being sued again on allegations he intentionally and needlessly ordered his dog to attack a man he detained. The suit also alleges that officers took pictures of the attack and taunted the man with it in repeated attempts to intimidate him.

A Saguenay QC cop was arrested for violating bail conditions set after he was charged with several sexual assault and drug trafficking charges

A now-former Gallatin County IL sheriff was sentenced to 2 life terms in prison for dealing drugs on-duty and for plotting to kill the witnesses.

3 Chicago IL cops are being sued by an alderman alleging she was falsely arrested on DUI charges because she demanded a cop’s badge number when he blocked the road with his cruiser.

A San Bernardino County CA deputy was charged with DUI after a 2-car accident. Oddly, he was immediately released but the woman he hit was jailed even though she passed a breathalyzer 3 times. No explanation was given for that.

A Winter Haven FL police officer was suspended & arrested after caught stealing marijuana from evidence by a fellow cop

A Worcester MA police officer was convicted on federal conspiracy to distribute marijuana charges. Can’t give more details because the only site carrying the report was pay-per-view subscriber-based.

A Dakota County NE sheriff’s sergeant resigned while subject of federal investigation over unspecified computer crimes

3 Oak Hill FL cops are under investigation for cheating on tests while the police chief is also accused of covering it up

A Trenton NJ cop & 2 aides were charged with record tampering & falsified documentation for failing to check on a man who was later found dead in his cell from liver failure.

A now-former Santa Fe NM sheriff was arrested on 251 counts of embezzlement & 1 fraud charge for allegedly selling county equipment on E-Bay to pay gambling debts and other personal expenses.

An Ozaukee County WI sheriff’s lieutenant was sentenced to 6 months in jail & probation for stealing over $8k before he retired

An RCMP cop was charged with theft on allegations that he stole $40-$70 in change from a desk at a community policing office

A Salisbury MA police chief resigned while the subject of an ongoing investigation into unspecified misconduct allegations

And finally, a South Bend IN cop faces a 30 day suspension for interfering with the investigation into allegations he stole his ex-wife’s license plate

Cops and Kids, run children, run

A Lubbock TX police officer has resigned before he was arrested on 2 counts of sexual assault of a child and indecency w/child involving his 16 and 12-year-old adoptive daughters.

Liberty PA cop charged w/involuntary manslaughter after his 5yr-old son fatally shot self with the officer’s service weapon.

A Michigan State trooper is charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual misconduct with a girl under the age of 13

An Illinois State trooper has been sentenced to probation in a plea deal for reckless homicide for a 126mph on-duty crash that killed 2 teen girls. In the same case, an Illinois court awarded $8,000,000 to the parents of those teens

A Louisville KY cop was suspended 15 days for charging a 7-year-old boy with criminal mischief for hitting his truck with a ball even though there was no damage.

A La Crosse Co WI deputy charged with negligent homicide after crashing into a teen’s car with his cruiser at about 96mph.

Weekly idiot-cop report

A Beaumont TX police officer has been sentenced to a brief stint of probation for official oppression over a videotaped incident where he needlessly tasered the passenger of a car after a fellow officer had beat him repeatedly with a baton during a traffic stop even though he was being compliant.

Two Seattle WA police officers are accused of using excessive force by a reporter who claims she witnessed the officers chase down a man who appeared to be in his 50′s for jaywalking and tackled him from behind, causing his head to bounce off the pavement. She then claims that one of the officers repeatedly punched him in the face. This would be the latest in a long string of excessive force complaints associated with jaywalking arrests in Seattle.

A Baltimore MD police officer currently charged with murder is the subject of a lawsuit alleging that he shouldn’t have even been a police officer at the time he fatally shot an unarmed man during a dispute while he was drunk because he had been in a similar shooting incident previously.

ttsburgh PA has settled a lawsuit for $40,000 to a man who was shot in the hand by an off-duty officer who was under the influence when he mistook that man for being one of a group of people he alleges punched him in the face while he was driving. Apparently the officer pistol whipped him in the head and when the man put his hand up to block the blows the officer shot his hand, all this despite bystanders telling him he had the wrong guy.

An Altoona PA police officer has resigned while waiting for his disciplinary hearing for a bar brawl where he and a fellow off-duty officer were accused of assaulting two men. He’s the fourth officer to lose his job over the incident, two other on-duty cops who responded to the incident were also caught up in it.

Maricopa County AZ sheriff Arpaio is the subject of yet another lawsuit related to his alleged efforts to use his office for political retaliation against county officials, six of which have already filed suits against him. This suit was filed by a family of real-estate developers claiming they were wrongfully caught up in those political reprisals when the sheriff served a search warrant on them in an effort to find dirt on a county official, even though that warrant was later revoked as being, well, unwarranted.

The police chief of Beloit WI has retired amid controversy over lawsuits and allegations of racism that include a videotaped admission that he used a racial slur when addressing his own officers.

A Davidson County NC deputy who worked as a resource officer has been charged with a misdemeanor larceny count on allegations he stole diesel fuel from the school he worked at.

A Brownsville TX police sergeant is on administrative leave while he’s the subject of an unspecified investigation.

A Nez Perce County ID sheriff’s sergeant has been arrested on a drunk driving charge while off-duty.

A Grant County WA deputy is the subject of a lawsuit alleging that he needlessly shot man’s dog to death for sniffing his police dog’s butt while officers were searching a car for drugs. However, the officer says the two dogs fought and, even though the dog fled after the officer kicked it, he though it was coming back to attack again.

Albany NY has settled a wrongful arrest lawsuit for $40,000 to a man who was confronted by two police officers in a case of mistaken identity based on an extremely vague description of “a tall black man in a brown T-shirt and with Afro-style haircut” then peppersprayed and reportedly struck him with a baton when he questioned why he was being detained. He was then arrested for obstruction, resisting and disorderly conduct but the charges were dismissed outright.

Two Abbotsford BC police constables are to be the subject of a public hearing over an excessive force complaint based on a YouTube video that was recorded during a 2009 arrest. Apparently the department itself ruled the use of force as justified but the BC Complaint Commission has ordered another review.

An Albany NY police sergeant who is also the police supervisor’s union president has been suspended without pay for at least 30 days while he’s the subject of an unspecified investigation.

The police chief of Bay Head NJ has been suspended while under investigation on allegations that he took over $500 from the police union.

The police chief of Geary OK has resigned after he was arrested on DUI charges. Apparently, according to the deputy who arrested him, the chief flashed his badge and asked for a bit of professional courtesy, but apparently the deputy didn’t fall for it and did his duty.

Kalamazoo MI cop resigns after driving drunk to Obama event, crashing into trooper’s cruiser, & using badge to get in

Los Angeles County CA sheriff accused of personally ordering questionable investigation as favor to powerful donor

Polk County FL deputy suspended after arrested on drunk driving charges with a .144 BAC while off-duty

Annville Twp PA police chief placed on leave while facing possible disciplinary action over unspecified issues

Ball LA police chief pleads guilty to fraudulently over-reporting expenses in order to recieve FEMA funds

Winkler Co TX sheriff indicted along w/others for retaliating against nurses reporting popular doctor’s malpractice

Horry County SC police officer arrested on drunk driving charges by state trooper

Farmington NM cop suspended after cited for possession of weapon while intoxicated during altercation w/friend

5 West Haven CT police officers named in suit alleging excessive force & bias in raid on house party w/o warrant