Author Archives: Police State Daily

Sgt. Calls Chief’s Chokehold Of Teen “Unjustifiable And Unethical”

[ssba] A Georgia sergeant is calling a chokehold applied to a 17-year-old by his police chief, “unjustifiable and unethical.” Lithonia police chief Roosevelt Smith is accused of grabbing and strangling Isiah Harvey in the back of a police vehicle on Feb. 5 after the teen was taken into custody for allegedly breaking into a home. Harvey said Smith grabbed him by the chin ...

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Man Has Seizure, Wrecks Car – Wakes Up In Hospital Beaten By Cops

[ssba] Javier Ortega Jr. says his last memory before waking up severely beaten in the hospital was gassing up his car on the way home after spending some time with his kids. On December 5, the Texas man wrecked into a rock wall on McCombs Street in Northeast El Paso following a Christmas parade and evening that ended with him falling asleep at the home ...

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Man Released From Prison After Cops Convicted On Corruption Charges

[ssba] After serving more than two years in prison, a Cleveland man was released on Wednesday following the conviction of three corrupt cops. At the hearing in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said that 50-year-old Kenneth Blackshaw was found with drugs, but told Judge Maureen Clancy that there was “no case at this point.” “We have a duty to end ...

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Police Captain Indicted For Embezzling $205K From Taxpayers – Faces 45 Years

[ssba] An Oregon police captain was federally indicted last week for allegedly embezzling, stealing and otherwise fraudulently obtaining more than $205,000 in taxpayer money. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Scott Raymond Beard was is in charge of the department’s detectives division and placed on paid leave last fall after investigators launched a probe into his criminal activities. According to court ...

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Two Dozen Guns Vanish From Police Evidence Locker – Used In Other Crimes

[ssba] It has been revealed that two dozen firearms have gone missing from an evidence locker at the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, with some being used in other crimes. According to an internal memo from the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences, officers first confiscated the weapons between 2005 and 2012 – but some were later confiscated again after being used in additional violent crimes, while ...

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Philly Cop Arrested For Breaking Man’s Leg, Dumping Him In Road

[ssba] A Philadelphia police detective turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday after allegedly breaking a man leg and dumping him on the side of the road while on duty earlier this month. Prosecutors say detective Adam O’Donnell was escorting 35-year-old Theodore Life Jr. out of the Philadelphia police department’s Hunting Park Avenue Special Victims Unit’s on Feb. 3. They ...

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Two LAPD Cops Charged With Raping Four Women On Duty

[ssba] Two officers with the Los Angles police department have been charged with raping four women while on duty over a period of two and a half years. Prosecutors said Wednesday that 44-year-old James Nichols and 43-year-old Luis Valenzuela were each charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, including forcible rape, rape under color of authority, oral copulation under color ...

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Lawsuit Says Charlotte Cops Forced Man To Strip, Performed Cavity Search

[ssba] In a lawsuit filed last month against Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in North Carolina, two men claim officers violated their civil rights by assaulting, kidnapping, and subjecting them to illegal searches. According to the suit, Jeramie Barideaux and Jonathan Harris were sitting in a car outside the Rodeway Inn on Brookshire Boulevard in April 2014 so they could listen to music from ...

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Kansas Bill Would Restrict Public Access To Police Video

[ssba] Being sold under the auspices of protecting the privacy of people caught on video, Kansas lawmakers are attempting to restrict public access to police body-cam footage. Introduced last week by the House Judiciary Committee, the bill seeks to keep the pubic in the dark by only allowing video to be released to individuals in the footage, their lawyers – and if ...

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Feds Propose New Apparatus To Monitor How Parents Raise Children

[ssba] According to a draft proposal released by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, the feds admit they want to construct a new bureaucratic apparatus that would make them an “equal partner” in how your children are raised. Filled with Orwellian language and the redefining of terms like “family,” to mean “all the people who play ...

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Cop Arrested For Kicking Handcuffed Skateboarder In Face

[ssba] A Pennsylvania State Trooper has been charged with three misdemeanors for kicking a handcuffed and defenseless man in the face. According to court affidavits, officer Ryan Luckenbaugh was arrested on Friday on two counts official oppression, one count simple assault, and a summary offense of harassment. He is accused of assaulting skateboarder Chris Siennick during an arrest on May 16 of last year in which the man was handcuffed with ...

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