U.S. District Court judge has released a Baltimore cop Ashley Roane caught in a drug dealing and tax-fraud investigation from federal custody until trial. Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher allowed the cop a pre-trial release with conditions. She faces charges of attempted possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, aggravated identity theft and identity theft.
A Muscle Shoals cop named Greg Scoggins was found guilty Tuesday of killing a deer on TVA property. Scoggins was charged with killing the deer while on duty in December and was fired from the Muscle Shoals Police Department. Scoggins was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and court costs.
A lawyer for a San Francisco police officer says his black client was the victim of racial profiling when he was arrested last week when three white San Francisco cops pulled over cop Lorezno Adamson they asked whether he was on probation and parole. Adamson said he replied by saying he should have instead been asked for his driver's license and registration. Adamson said he was choked, thrown to the ground and arrested after telling the trio that he was an officer and that he was armed.
Misconduct claims against NYPD soar 22% between 2011 and 2012: report
Claims against police were up 7% — from 8,941 in fiscal year 2011 to 9,570 in fiscal year 2012 — but a report released by Controller John Liu’s office said accusations against NYPD officers of improper conduct, false arrests and using excessive force rose 22%, while they were down an average of 19% for other city agencies.
Bal Theatre owner Dan Dillman has filed a federal lawsuit against Alameda County seeking more than $15 million in damages, alleging that he was falsely arrested and beaten last October by two, out-of-uniform Sheriff’s Department cops Michael D. Carroll and Terrence H. Montigue as the cops who “severely and mercilessly beat, punched and kicked (him) while he was on the ground in handcuffs.”
John. P. Wolfinbarger, an Oswego cop was in custody after a standoff in a plaza off Route 6 in Channahon New York. He was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and DUI alcohol. Wolfinbarger is an 11-year veteran of Oswego Police
Channahon police responded to a call from patrons at Chicago Pizza & Catering Company that a man was inside arguing with someone and that he had a gun.
Since 2006, the Minneapolis Police Department has paid out almost $14 million to the “alleged” victims of police misconduct and abuse. Last month, the department broke, settled a $3 million suit with the family of a mentally ill man who died after being forcibly restrained at the local YMCA. It was the largest payout in the city’s history to the family of a civilian alleged to have been harmed by the Minneapolis police. But there’s been no discipline. “Attorneys who have sued the Minneapolis police say the department is reluctant to discipline wayward officers,” reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.