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

Gerald Sykes

[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

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[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

Darius Robinson

[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”

Elliot Williams

[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

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[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

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[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

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[ssba] 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 ...

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SD Cops Using Forced Catheterization To Extract Urine From Suspects

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[ssba] 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 ...

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