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Mom Alleges NYPD Cover-Up In Death Of Mentally Ill Son

[ssba] A Brooklyn mom is alleging in a federal lawsuit that NYPD officers killed her mentally disabled son and then lied to cover it up. Adela Pagan says that her son, 51-year-old Mario Ocasio, was staring out of the window of their apartment chanting, “I see God!” on June 8 – when his girlfriend called 911 for an ambulance. In ...

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SC Newspapers Sue Investigators, Demand Release Of Zachary Hammond Footage

[ssba] After three months of stalling, three South Carolina newspapers are suing the State Law Enforcement Division, demanding the agency release dashcam footage of the fatal police shooting involving 19-year-old Zachary Hammond. The Anderson Independent-Mail, The Greenville News and The Journal of Seneca say SLED is breaking the state’s Freedom of Information Act by refusing to turn over the video, ...

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Videos Shows Cop Punch Woman In The Face For Filming Arrest

[ssba] Video has surfaced showing a woman being punched in the face and taken to the ground by Jacksonville officers in Florida while recording the arrest of her husband. Kelli Wilson says she arrived at a local convenience store on July 15 to record the arrest of her husband and retrieve their car when two cops demanded her name and ...

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Walter Scott Police Execution Lawsuit Settled For $6.5M

[ssba] North Charleston city officials in South Carolina announced Thursday that they have settled a lawsuit with the family of an unarmed man shot in the back by a city police officer. 50-year-old Walter Scott was pulled over for having a break light out by officer Michael Slager at 9:30 a.m. on April 4 in the parking lot of an ...

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Three Cops Federally Indicted After Using Illegal Search Warrants To Rob Drug Dealers

[ssba] Three East Cleveland police officers have been federally indicted for fabricating evidence to obtain illegal search warrants so they could rob drug dealers, U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach said Thursday. Sgt. Torris Moore and detectives Antonio Malone and Eric Jones face several charges, including conspiracy to seize money and property for themselves by securing search warrants under false pretenses ...

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Felony Charges After Cop Filmed Smashing Man With Butt Of Shotgun

[ssba] An Owasso police officer in Oklahoma has been suspended and charged with felony assault after dash-cam footage showed him beating a suspect on the ground with the butt of a shotgun. Lt. Michael Dwain Denton, 49, was indicted on Friday for “assault and battery with a deadly weapon,” and “reckless conduct with a firearm” for his conduct following a ...

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Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Tase Man With Hands Raised

[ssba] Footage has emerged showing a Florida cop tasing man with his hands up as he stood just inside the door of his home. Zephyrhills police officer Tim Claussen went to the home of 42-year-old Lester Brown on the evening of Sept. 9 to investigate a shoplifting that took place earlier that day. The footage, recorded by Claussen’s body-cam, shows ...

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