Police

Probe Finds Joe Arpaio’s Office Ignored Court Orders

The Associated Press reports: A court-appointed investigator concluded that high-ranking managers for former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio disregarded a federal judge’s order for Arpaio to halt immigration sweeps targeting Latinos, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The investigator also found an internal probe was whitewashed to shield the managers from accountability. The findings come as both Arpaio …

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Sheriff’s Office Bans Employees From Cohabitation Unless “You’re Married According To The Word Of God”

From the sheriff of North Carolina’s Scotland County: Effective immediately! The policy has been changed in reference to Cohabitation. The policy change will be distributed on Monday. It will be prohibited for you to live with another while employed at the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office unless you are officially married according to the law and word of God, sisters, brothers, …

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Police Union Sells “Cops For Trump” T-Shirts [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The Minneapolis police union has come out with a “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, just days after the Police Department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads. Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the officers’ union, posted the T-shirt image on his personal Facebook page, saying the shirts will …

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TEXAS: Ex-Cop Gets 10 Years In Murder Of Neighbor

The Dallas Morning News reports: A Dallas County jury sentenced Amber Guyger to 10 years in prison after convicting her of murdering her upstairs neighbor Botham Jean in his apartment last year. Guyger, 31, had been facing between five and 99 years or life in prison. After the sentence was read out, chants of, “No justice, no peace,” broke out …

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Texas Cop Guilty Of Murder In Shooting Of Neighbor

NBC News reports: Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting her neighbor, Botham Jean, after thinking he was an intruder when she mistakenly entered his apartment. She faces a maximum of life in prison. The jury was tasked with deciding whether or not Guyger, 31, acted reasonably when she used deadly force, and if the …

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Stormy To Get $450K After Arrest By Pro-Trump Cops

The New York Daily News reports: Porn star Stormy Daniels will be paid $450,000 to settle her lawsuit against an Ohio city after she was arrested during a performance at a strip club in 2018, her lawyer said Friday. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, agreed to drop all of her claims in a civil suit against Columbus related …

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Cops Thwart Possible Mass Shooting At California Hotel

NBC News reports: A mass shooting may have been prevented when a co-worker reported that a disgruntled employee had threatened to shoot other workers and customers at a California hotel, police said Wednesday. The man, who had several high-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his Los Angeles-area home, was arrested Tuesday, police said. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, who …

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CALIFORNIA: Police Get New Use Of Deadly Force Law

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed what it is believed to be one of the toughest laws in the country regulating when police officers can use use deadly force. The signing of Assembly Bill 392 concludes a legislative battle between law enforcement lobbyists and civil rights groups who, until May, could not agree on how strict …

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BREAKING: NYPD Fires Cop In Eric Garner’s Death

ABC News reports: The administrative judge who oversaw the departmental trial of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo blamed him for a “glaring dereliction of responsibility that precipitated a tragic outcome” – the death of Eric Garner. The judge, Deputy Commissioner Rosemarie Maldonado recommended earlier this month that Pantaleo be dismissed from the NYPD after she found him guilty of recklessly causing …

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NYPD Union Boss Under Fire For Sending Racist Video

The New York Post reports: The NYPD sergeants’ union urged members to “pay close attention to every word” of an overtly racist video that the group shared over the weekend — in which an unidentified narrator bemoans “Section 8 scam artists and welfare queens” — before quickly deleting it, The Post has learned. “Pay close attention to every word. You …

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Amazon Facial Software Flags Never-Arrested Politicians

Courthouse News reports: When the American Civil Liberties Union used facial recognition software to cross-check 120 California legislators against a database of 25,000 publicly available mug shots, the algorithm falsely identified 26 of the lawmakers as someone who’s been arrested. One such lawmaker was Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, was matched with a mug shot by Amazon’s facial recognition software …

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Michigan Cop Suspended After Black Prospective Home Buyer Finds KKK Memorabilia During His Visit [VIDEO]

Michigan Live reports: A Muskegon police officer has been placed on administrative leave while the city investigates an allegation that his home contains racist memorabilia. City Manager Frank Peterson said officer Charles Anderson, who is white, is on leave indefinitely pending the investigation. The memorabilia was discovered by an African-American Muskegon man who toured Anderson’s house, which is for sale. …

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Former Cop Files Religious Discrimination Suit After Being Fired For Refusing To Train Female Police Officer

The Virginian-Pilot reports: A former sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina is suing over his firing, saying he lost his job because his religious beliefs prevented him from training a woman. The Sanford Herald reports that Lee County Deputy Manuel Torres is claiming religious discrimination in the lawsuit he filed July 31 in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says the 51-year-old …

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Seven Philly Cops Quit In Racist FB Posts Scandal

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Seven Philadelphia police officers whose racist or otherwise offensive Facebook posts were catalogued in an online database have resigned in the last two weeks, the Police Department said Wednesday. Capt. Sekou Kinebrew, a police spokesperson, said labor law restrictions prevented him from confirming whether those seven officers were among the 13 whom Police Commissioner Richard Ross …

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Five Vice Cops “Charged” For Arresting Stormy Daniels

The Columbus Dispatch reports: The Columbus Division of Police has filed departmental charges against Commander Terry Moore and four other members of the now-defunct vice unit in connection with the arrests last year of porn star Stormy Daniels and two local strip club performers. Facing departmental charges are: Cmdr. Terry Moore, a 29-year veteran; Lt. Ron Kemmerling, 23 years; Sgt. …

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Cop Suspended After Saying That AOC Should Be Shot Update: Cop Fired And Other Cop Who Liked Post Fired

The New Orleans Advocate reports: The Gretna Police Department has put Officer Charlie Rispoli on administrative leave following Rispoli’s Facebook comment last week that suggested a Democratic congresswoman should be shot. The email, sent just before 1 p.m. Monday, said Rispoli has been suspended without pay pending the department’s internal investigation. Rispoli had posted a story about U.S. Rep. Alexandria …

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BREAKING: DOJ Won’t Bring Federal Charges Against NYPD Cop In 2014 Choke-Hold Death Of Eric Garner

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, ending a yearslong inquiry into a case that sharply divided officials and prompted national protests over excessive force by the police, according to three people briefed on the decision. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn intend …

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Florida Cop Arrested For Planting Meth On Drivers

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Former Jackson County Deputy Zach Wester was arrested this morning on numerous charges he planted street drugs like meth on unsuspecting motorists before hauling them off to jail. Wester, 26, was arrested on felony charges of racketeering, official misconduct, fabricating evidence, possession of a controlled substance and false imprisonment. He was also charged with misdemeanor charges …

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72 Philly Cops Probed For Racist Social Media Posts

CBS News reports: Philadelphia police confirm more than 70 officers have been taken off the streets and placed on desk duty while authorities investigate hundreds of officers’ alleged racist and violent social media posts, reports CBS Philly. The social media posts were unearthed by the Plain View Project, an initiative started in 2017 by a group of attorneys in Philadelphia. …

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TENNESSEE: Sheriff’s Deputy On Leave After Sermon Calling For Police To Execute LGBT People For Jesus

Knoxville’s CBS News affiliate reports: Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy and pastor of All Scripture Baptist Church Grayson Fritts went on the defensive Wednesday night following the delivery of a sermon on June 2, 2019, calling on police to enforce a bible passage that prescribes death as punishment for being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The sermon prompted an …

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