Police State Enforcement

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

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 and ...

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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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Video Shows Cops Kill Man Pinned On The Pavement

[ssba] Video has emerged showing Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers fatally shoot a man at point blank range while he was pinned on the pavement being subdued. The cops had responded to Triple S Food Mart at the corner of Fairfields Avenue and North Foster Drive shortly after 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday. They had received reports that a man was trying to ...

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Disabled Woman Beaten During TSA Security Screening

[ssba] A blind and disabled Tennessee woman was beaten during an airport security screening at the Memphis International Airport, a new lawsuit says. Nineteen-year-old Hannah Cohen had been receiving treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital and was headed home to Chattanooga on June 30, 2015 when she set off the metal detector before boarding her plane. Hannah’s ...

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Video Shows Cop Fire Seven Shots Into Teen’s Vehicle

[ssba] Dash-cam video has emerged showing a South Carolina cop firing seven shots into a teenager’s car as he slowly attempts to drive away from him. Forest Acres police officer Robert Cooper was responding to a noise complaint on Brentwood Court at around 1:45 a.m. on May 19 when he encountered 17-year-old Antwon Gallmon sitting in his vehicle. Released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement ...

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Lawsuit Settled For $195K After Video Shows Cop Break Woman’s Eye Socket

[ssba] The city of Seattle, Washington has settled a lawsuit with a woman filmed being slugged in the face by a cop during an arrest two years ago. Twenty-three-years-old at the time, Miyekko Durden-Bosley was detained on June 22, 2014 after the mother of a man called police on her alleging that she had an altercation with her son – and an investigation of domestic ...

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Video Shows Probation Officers Beating Teen In Juvenile Hall

[ssba] Video has emerged showing four California probation officers brutalizing a teenager inside a holding cell at one of Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls. The beating commenced after the teen is seen throwing things at the door on April 24 while he is inside the cell alone. The probation officers escalate the situation by entering to confront the boy as a supervisor oversees them. ...

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Texas Police Union Exposes Department Quota Racket

[ssba] A Texas police union has exposed a quota racket in the Arlington police department – but only after the system negatively affected numerous officers. In May, 15 Arlington cops were suspended and placed on administrative leave after an internal audit revealed that the officers had been inflating traffic stop data in order to make it look like they were making more ...

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Body-Cam Video Shows MMA Fighter Paralyzed By Cops

[ssba] Body-cam footage has been released showing an incident in which Colorado police officers left an MMA fighter paralyzed without feeling below his upper chest. Donovan Duran, 24, was arrested on December 7 by La Junta cops outside his father’s home after family reported him being drunk and disorderly. It was the third time in the course of four days that family had called police ...

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Man Smiles During Booking Photo So Jailers Choke Him

[ssba] A Texas man is alleging in a federal lawsuit that Harris County jailers choked him for a period of 30 seconds because he decided to smile during a booking photo. According to the lawsuit, 38-year-old Christopher Johnson was arrested on July 25 under suspicion of driving drunk on his motorcycle before he was taken to the Harris County jail where guards proceeded to take ...

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Goes Digital In OK, Cops Emptying Bank Accounts

[ssba] Civil asset forfeiture has went digital in Oklahoma with the state’s highway patrol now utilizing an electronic device that allows them to seize money from bank accounts and prepaid cards. Civil-asset-forfeiture has become a key revenue generator for state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide. Under federal and state law, citizens can be deprived of their property and cash if police merely allege ...

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Video: NYPD Sergeant Points Gun At Man, Smacks His Phone Down, Arrests Him

[ssba] Video has emerged showing an NYPD sergeant pointing her firearm at a Brooklyn man who was recording her with his cell phone before snatching it out of his hand and busting into his apartment to arrest him. Sgt. Diana Pichardo is now facing disciplinary action after David Rivera reported the incident to the department’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. The board viewed the ...

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