Author Archives: Police State Daily

Two Officers Indicted For Sexual Assault Of Minors At Youth Explorer Program

A Jefferson County, Kentucky grand jury indicted one former and one current Louisville Metro police officer on Wednesday for the sexual assault of minors at the department’s Youth Explorer Program. According to the indictment, officer Brandon Wood allegedly abused a juvenile in 2011 and 2012, and former officer Kenneth Betts allegedly “engag[ed] in deviate sexual intercourse” (sodomy) through the use of “forcible compulsion” between ...

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Prosecutors Say Cop Used Dildo To Violate Two Women During Stop

An East Cleveland police officer has been criminally charged after admitting that he sexually assaulted two women with a dildo during an illegal traffic stop on February 23. According to prosecutors, officer Kenneth Bolton stopped the women, ages 22 and 23, at Euclid Avenue and Lee Road, about 30 minutes after he heard over his police radio that other officers had cited them for ...

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Cops Fired After Video Shows Them Elbow, Kick Man During Traffic Stop

Two Gwinnett County, Georgia police officers have been fired following the release of videos showing them elbow and kick a man during a traffic stop. According to police reports, 21-year-old Demetrius Hollins lacked a license plate, smelled of marijuana and “began to act strange” after he was pulled over near Lawrenceville for changing lanes several times without signaling. Videos recorded by bystanders ...

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Lawsuit Says Foster Kids Removed For Not Believing In Easter Bunny

A Canadian couple claim in a lawsuit that their two foster kids were forcibly removed from their home on behest of the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society after they declined to teach them that the Easter Bunny is real. The lawsuit, filed by Derek and Frances Baars, alleges a Child Services Worker demanded they tell their two girls, ages three and four, ...

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Cop Reassigned After Stomping Head Of Handcuffed Man

A Columbus police officer has been reassigned from patrol duty after video footage showed him stomp a handcuffed man in the head causing his face to collide with the pavement. According to police reports, officers had apprehended 26-year-old Demarko Anderson on April 8 after he allegedly threatened to shoot people inside a home in the 3100 block of Maize Road. He then reportedly fled ...

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Video Shows Officer Drag Doctor Off Plane

Video has emerged showing a Chicago Aviation Department police officer dragging a man off a United Airlines flight. That officer has now been placed on leave pending a Department of Transportation investigation. According CBS Chicago, the man was removed from Flight 3411 prior to departure from O’Hare International Airport on Sunday. The plane was headed to Louisville, Kentucky. Passengers on ...

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Feds Transferred $2.2B Worth Of Military Equipment To Police Since 2006

The federal government has transferred around $2.2 billion worth of military gear to local police departments around the country since 2006, according to a new report. Released by the non-profit government transparency group Open the Books, the report, titled The Militarization of Local Police Departments, says the equipment includes “helicopters and airplanes, armored trucks and cars, tens of thousands of M16/M14 rifles, thousands of ...

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Cops Using Social Media Surveillance To Calculate Your “Threat Score”

Police in California are using state of the art surveillance tools to determine an individual’s “threat score” based on social media posts and other public records. According to the Washington Post, the software is being used by the Fresno police department at a $600,000 surveillance center in the San Joaquin Valley, and can analyze billions of data points in a matter of seconds. Fresno’s Real Time Crime Center hold dozens ...

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Hundreds Of Cases Under Review After Cops Resign Amid Planted Evidence Claim

Hundreds of investigations are now under review following the resignation of two Iowa police officers amid accusations that they planted evidence. According to Des Moines police officials, it is believed that senior officers Joshua Judge and Tyson Teut planted drugs on a suspect during a January 2015 case that was then passed on to other investigators. The suspect would ultimately be arrested. ...

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Cop Convicted After Robbing Seasonal Charity To Help Disadvantaged Kids

An Ohio cop has been convicted following accusations that he stole upwards of $26,000 from a joint law enforcement agency fundraiser in Summit County last Christmas. According to a release by prosecutors, Richfield police officer Michael Simmons was hired by the department in 1999 and started overseeing the department’s participation in the seasonal “Shop With A Cop” program when it was launched in ...

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Feds Making Thousands Of Augmented Reality Surveillance Flights Across US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security have been running thousands of surveillance missions employing cellphone tracking and augmented reality technologies over US cities. According to an investigation by BuzzFeed News that collected flight data logged by planes registered with the two agencies from the public tracking service, FlightRadar24, over 3,500 surveillance flights took place between mid-August and December of 2015. Augmented ...

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Secret Spy Court Denied Zero Federal Requests For Surveillance In 2015

Proving that the secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the government’s spying apparatus, a new Justice Dept. document shows that every single federal request for surveillance made in 2015 was approved. Lauded by officials as an adequate check on snooping powers, the FISA court is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under ...

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Records Supervisor Claims Albuquerque Cops Illegally Altered, Deleted Shooting Videos

The former records supervisor of the Albuquerque police department is claiming in a sworn affidavit that officers illegally deleted and altered videos of shootings and other controversial incidents. According to the nine page affidavit, created by Reynaldo Chavez, one of the incidents in question involved the deadly April 2014 shooting of 19-year-old Mary Hawkes, who was suspected of stealing a car. Chavez ...

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Woman Says Baby Died In Jail Cell After Guards Refused Her Medical Care For Labor

A Wisconsin woman is claiming that her requests for medical help were ignored when she went into labor while she was an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail in July. According to a notice of claim filed against the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Shadé Swayzer was almost nine months pregnant when serving a sentence for a probation violation in a special ...

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