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Troopers Shoot 76-Year-Old Man After Responding To Wrong Home

[ssba] An Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey man is in critical condition after state troopers responded to the wrong home and fired multiple rounds through his sliding glass door. Seventy-six-year-old Gerald Sykes was sleeping at his house in the 300 block of Centerton Road on Friday night when dispatchers received a 911 call from a residence nearby that had hung up without ...

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Cops Arrest Man After Mistaking Donut Glaze For Meth

[ssba] A Florida man is weighing legal action after he said he found himself behind bars when overzealous cops mistook the glaze from a donut as methamphetamine. Daniel Rushing, 64, was pulled over by officers with the Orlando police department for speeding and not coming to a complete stop when exiting a parking lot on December 11, 2015, according to the arrest ...

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Video Shows Corrections Officer Choke Inmate To Death

[ssba] Video has emerged from inside an Oklahoma jail showing a corrections officer choke an inmate for more than a minute until he died. Darius Robinson, 41, was arrested on April 1 on a 2008 warrant for failing to pay child support. On April 4, the father of seven experienced what a family attorney has called a “manic episode” inside his jail ...

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Lawsuit Moves Forward After Judge Calls Paralyzed Man’s Jail Cell “Burial Crypt”

[ssba] A federal judge ruled Wednesday, that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a paralyzed mentally ill man who died after spending five days on an Oklahoma jail cell floor, can move forward. Calling the cell a “burial crypt,” U.S. District Judge John Dowdell overruled requests by Tulsa County officials and former Sheriff Stanley Glanz for a summary judgment in their favor. ...

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Cop Kills Five-Year-Old’s Dog At Birthday Party

[ssba] An Oklahoma family says a Wynnewood police officer unnecessarily shot and killed their five-year-old son’s dog, Opie, in front of him and other children at his birthday party. According to police, the officer was attempting to serve a warrant on someone who had listed the address of Vickie Malone and her family as his last place of residence ten ...

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Man Jailed For A Month Over Soap Receives $195K Settlement

[ssba] Pennsylvania taxpayers are on the hook after a Brooklyn, New York man claimed he was wrongly jailed for almost a month because a roadside drug test misidentified soap as cocaine. Alexander Bernstein, 33, was a passenger in a rented Mercedes-Benz being driven by Anadel Cruz when Pennsylvania state troppers pulled them over on Interstate 78 in South Whitehall Township for speeding ...

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Body-Cam Footage Released In Police Killing Of Dylan Noble

After a shaky witness video emerged last week, police in Fresno, California have now released body-cam footage of the fatal shooting of unarmed Dylan Noble. According to police, dispatch had received a 911 call about an armed man on June 25 and officers responded to the scene where they interviewed the individual who made the call and then encountered 19-year-old ...

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SD Cops Using Forced Catheterization To Extract Urine From Suspects

South Dakota police officers are strapping people to beds and having catheters forcibly inserted into their urethras in order to extract urine from them, attorneys say. According to attorneys for a Pierre man charged with felony drug ingestion who is asking a judge to throw out evidence in his case from an involuntary urine sample, the policy is not new. State prosecutors say ...

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