Arguments for Police Reform
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The hunt for alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner has turned into a major public relations challenge for law enforcement officials, in particular the Los Angeles Police Department , working its way back from a history of corruption and abuse.
Getting pulled over for rolling through a stop sign is whack. But getting pulled over, having a gun pointed in your face, and then being strip searched on the side of the road in front of your two children for rolling through a stop sign is, well, really whack and probably an excessive use of force. At least. that's what a new lawsuit in the Sunshine State is claiming.
Figure 1. Map displaying number of officers involved in reports tracked per county for 2010.
A Miami journalist has recovered video of police officers arresting him after it was deleted from his camera. The man was covering a police effort to evict Occupy Miami protestors. He plans to file a complaint with the police department and with the United States Department of Justice.
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:15 am | Updated: 9:41 pm, Wed May 23, 2012. ATLANTIC CITY — About two dozen people rallied in the lobby of City Hall on Wednesday to protest what family members described as police brutality against a 15-year-old Atlantic City resident. Among the protesters was an Egg Harbor Township man who said he was brutally attacked by city police dogs in February. A city councilman, in response, said that a system is being developed that would prompt internal investigations if there were multiple complaints against an officer. Deputy police Chief Henry White, meanwhile, said he could not comment about the incident due to an ongoing investigation.
When the brick crashed through her bathroom window and somebody began kicking in her front door, the 19-year-old single mother of two in Milwaukee dialed what are supposed to be the most trustworthy three numbers . “I called 911 for help,” she later said in court. “I didn’t call 911 to be the victim.”
Adam Greene is on his stomach as a pack of police officers pile on him, driving their knees into his back and wrenching his arms and legs.
Las Vegas police are set to pay out $1.7 million to the family of Trevon Cole, the man shot and killed by an officer during a botched 2010 drug raid.
Audio: Listen to clips related to this case. Clip 1 / Clip 2 / Clip 3 Read past stories and view documents related to the police corruption investigation. The officer who fired his weapon is under internal investigation, and police refused to release his name. Kelie D. Barnes, 32, was arrested Thursday on outstanding municipal warrants, Tulsa Jail records show.
A federal jury says Chicago law enforcement must pay $330,000 to a family after officers shot their dog during a home raid that turned up no illegal activity. Thomas Russell, then 18, opened the door to his home in February 2009 to find police officers with their guns drawn. He asked if he could lock up his 9-year-old black labrador, named Lady, before letting the officers inside. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next :
Police at the G20 protests in London in April 2009, during which Ian Tomlinson died. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Can confidence in the Metropolitan police sink any lower? Even before the past few weeks revealed the possibility of their complicity in the News of the World hacking scandal, and the past few months their brutal attitude towards the policing of students and other protesters, there were many who already had reason to mistrust those who claim to be "working together for a safer London".
Ann Stanczyk had a Black Friday she'll never forget - the 49-year-old Queens woman says she was humiliated and beaten by two NYPD cops in a dispute over dog droppings.
Eyewitness News obtains exclusive video of teen burglar Chad Holley's controversial arrest by Houston police | abc13HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Months after four Houston police officers were indicted following the violent videotaped arrest of a teenage suspect, we alone have the tape. 13 Undercover's Wayne Dolcefino obtained it exclusively on Wednesday night. On Thursday, the reaction was overwhelming -- not just over what's on the tape, but over how the mayor is reacting to it. Since the video first aired Wednesday night around 7pm here on abc13.com, its been looked at hundreds of thousands of times. Not a surprise the debate raged on. The images were clear and graphic -- Houston police kicking, punching, and stomping teenage burglary suspect Chad Holley who had run, but was now clearly trying to surrender.
Police shooting caught on tape An eyewitness to the fatal police shooting says police also pointed a gun at him "My phone was smashed - he stepped on it, handcuffed me," the witness says A Miami Beach Police spokesman says he can not comment on the incident In the video it looks like as many as a dozen officers fired (CNN) -- An eyewitness to a fatal police shooting in Miami Beach last week claims police officers attempted to confiscate the video he filmed of the incident, and even crushed his phone underfoot in an attempt to destroy the recording.
"Please send me an ambulance and you can ask more questions later, please!" Guerena tells the dispatcher that her husband had returned home about 6:30 a.m. after work and was sleeping. Prompted by the dispatcher, Guerena says her husband was shot in the stomach and hands. The dispatcher asks Guerena to put her cheek next to her husband's nose and mouth to see if he's breathing, but she replies in Spanish that her husband is face- down. The operator tells Guerena to grab a cloth and apply pressure to his wounds, but the wife responds frantically: "I can't!