Police

Buffalo Man Sues City After Shoving Incident With Cops

Buffalo’s ABC News affiliate reports: Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old man seen being pushed to the ground during last June’s protests in Niagara Square, has filed a civil suit against the City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, and Officers Robert McCabe, Aaron Torgalski, and John Losi. Gugino’s attorneys, Richard P. Weisbeck Jr., …

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Former Florida Cop Is Latest Charged In Capitol Riot

The Daily Beast reports: A former North Miami Beach police officer has been charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of government business after live-streaming himself inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Nicholes Lentz, 41, told FBI agents that he traveled to the nation’s capital after seeing social media …

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Pennsylvania Cop Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot

Lancaster’s NBC News affiliate reports: A police officer in Lebanon County is charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Joseph Fischer, with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, was arrested Friday by the FBI. He has been suspended without pay, according to a news release from the township. A criminal complaint alleges …

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Six Capitol Cops Suspended With Pay In Riot Probe

Washington DC’s Fox News affiliate reports: A spokesperson for the U.S. Capitol Police has confirmed to FOX 5 that the Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers on Jan. 6, the day of the riot at the Capitol, and suspended six officers with pay. “Our Office is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from …

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NYPD Union Head Ed Mullins Won’t Apologize For Tweet Calling Gay US Rep. Ritchie Torres A “First Class Whore”

The New York Post reports: The head of the NYPD’s sergeants union — who is facing up to a two-month discipline over social media posts that include calling the Big Apple’s former health commissioner a “bitch” and a lawmaker a “first class whore” — has defended his actions and says he refuses to apologize for them. In a Monday letter …

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Secret Service: Armed Pair Tried To Meet Biden At WH

Washington’s WTOP reports: Two people, armed with weapons and looking to meet President Joe Biden, were arrested outside of the White House this weekend. The arrests occurred around 5:25 p.m. Saturday near Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street Northwest. A U.S. Secret Service spokesperson said the pair walked up to plain-clothed officers near the White House gates. One of the individuals …

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Capitol Cop To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The Associated Press reports: The Senate briefly paused its trial Friday for senators to recognize Officer Eugene Goodman’s efforts at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack. Sen. Chuck Schumer asked for legislation to be introduced to honor the Capitol Police officer with the Congressional Gold Medal. The proposal drew a standing ovation from those present in the Senate Chamber. …

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No Charges For Cops Who Shoved Elderly Buffalo Man

The Daily Beast reports: A grand jury has declined to indict two Buffalo cops caught on camera shoving a 75-year-old protester during a June 2020 anti-police brutality protest and leaving him in a pool of blood, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced Thursday. Aaron Torgalski, 39, and Robert McCabe, 32, were each charged with assault in the second degree, …

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Pelosi Wants Congressional Medal For Capitol Police

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’ll sponsor legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers who protected the Capitol as it was overrun by supporters of former President Donald Trump. At least two-thirds of the House and Senate must co-sponsor Congressional Gold Medal legislation before it is considered …

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NYPD Removes Barricades Around Trump Tower

Gothamist reports: For nearly five years, since Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, the sidewalks and streets around Trump Tower have been blanketed in a maze of NYPD barricades and security theater. On Wednesday, the police department removed the last of the barricades around 56th and 5th Avenue, and New Yorkers are now free to walk past the former president’s …

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NYPD Probes Cop Seen With Roger Stone On Jan. 6th

The New York Daily News reports: An NYPD officer was caught on camera palling around with longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone and some members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia outside a Washington, D.C. hotel hours before the deadly U.S. Capitol siege, the Daily News has learned. Salvatore Greco, 38, a 12-year NYPD veteran, shows up in the background of …

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FL Cop Fired For Tormenting Coworker About COVID

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Central Florida police officer has been fired following a co-worker’s complaint that he mocked her concerns about the coronavirus and hugged her against her wishes. An internal investigation by the Longwood Police Department also found that Cpl. David Hernandez also misled investigators who probed the allegations against him. The woman told investigators she made …

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Bidens Pay Respects To Murdered US Capitol Officer

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden paid his respects to slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, whose remains were given the rare distinction of lying in honor at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday evening. Sicknick’s cremated remains arrived on the East Front of the Capitol and were placed in the Rotunda overnight to allow his colleagues and lawmakers to honor …

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Florida Cop Fired After Posts Backing Capitol Rioters

NBC News reports: A Florida police officer was fired earlier this month after a citizen reported him for posting politically charged and racist memes and musings on social media. The Kissimmee Police Department verified 30 screenshots of Facebook posts made by Officer Andrew Johnson in support of Capitol riots and Trump and disparaging the Black Lives Matter movement. He also …

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Tacoma Cop Car Plows Into Crowd At Street Race

The Tacoma News Tribune reports: The video footage is clear, and hard to watch: a Tacoma Police patrol car running into and through a group of pedestrians. The 48-second clip, shot shortly before 7 p.m., was shot in the downtown area. The patrol car, surrounded by groups of shouting people, revs its engine and suddenly surges forward, striking the group …

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NYPD Hit With Class Action Suit Over BLM Protests

Gothamist reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio and his embattled police department are facing yet another lawsuit over the NYPD’s treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters — with a potentially “astronomical” price tag for city taxpayers. Filed in federal court on Thursday, the new class action lawsuit accuses the NYPD of violating the rights of New Yorkers through “demoralizing and brutal …

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Houston Cop Forgot to Delete Incriminating Riot Pics

The Huffington Post reports: An 18-year veteran police officer, most recently with the Houston Police Department, stormed the U.S. Capitol and then tried to cover his tracks by deleting photos from inside the rotunda and lying about his conduct, federal authorities said Tuesday. Tam Dinh Pham, a resident of Richmond, Texas, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a …

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NYPD Slashes Security Presence At Trump Tower

The New York Post reports: The NYPD’s security presence at Trump Tower is going to be significantly scaled-back now that its namesake has turned over the role of commander-in-chief to President Biden, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. Hizzoner announced the reduction in security around the Midtown skyscraper one day after Biden was inaugurated as president. “It’s still obviously a …

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NY Sues NYPD Over Excessive Force At BLM Protests

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James is suing the New York City Police Department in an effort to install a federal monitor to oversee them. The lawsuit comes after the AG’s office found widespread civil rights abuses by police against Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer. This marks the first time in state history the …

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Two Off-Duty Virginia Cops Charged In Capitol Riots

From the Justice Department: Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without …

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