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$2.75M Settlement After Cop Molests 14-Year-Old Explorer Program Member

Taxpayers in Irwindale, California are on the hook for $2.75 million after a lawsuit brought forth by a young woman molested by a police officer was settled on Thursday. Officer Daniel R. Camerano was initially charged with six felony counts for his sexual abuse of underage females following allegations he began a relationship with a then-14-year-old girl in May 2009 that lasted until December ...

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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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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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Split Verdict For Cop Accussed Of Having Sex With Underage Informant

A former Pennsylvania cop alleged to have had sex with an underage, confidential informant faces only nine months in jail after a jury returned a split verdict on Wednesday. Connellsville police officer Ryan Reese, was accused last year of accepting sexual favors from a girl in exchange for him not filing drug charges against her. She was 15-years-old when she first met the officer during a ...

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Denver Cop Arrested After Body-Cam Records Him Stealing $1200 From Suspect

A Denver police officer has been arrested after he unwittingly filmed himself stealing $1,200 from a suspect with his body camera. Julian Archuleta was taken into custody on a felony charge of suspicion of tampering with physical evidence and misdemeanor first-degree official misconduct and theft charges, according to police documents. He was booked into the Downtown Detention Center on Thursday and has been suspended without ...

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$100K Settlement After Cops Eat Edibles, Make Fun Of Amputee During Dispensary Raid

The city of Santa Ana, California has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging police harassment after a raid on a marijuana dispensary back in May 2015. Footage of the raid, released by the Sky High Holistic who installed cameras after similar raids in the area, shows officers busting down the door and screaming, “Get down on the fucking ground!” Customers ...

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Lawsuit: Orlando Cops Arrested Man After Mistaking Donut Glaze For Meth

A Florida man is suing after he said he found himself behind bars when overzealous cops mistook the glaze from a donut as methamphetamine. Daniel Rushing, 64, filed suit in Orange County Circuit Court last week against the city of Orlando and drug-testing manufacturer Safariland Group. He is seeking damages of more than $15,000. Rushing was pulled over at Robinson Street and ...

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TN Sheriff Indicted On 113 Misconduct, Theft, Fraud Charges Recieves No Prison Time

A former Tennessee sheriff charged with 113 counts of misconduct, theft, and fraud entered a guilty plea on Friday avoiding prison time. Gibson County sheriff Chuck Arnold was indicted last December following a probe by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that was launched in 2014 after current sheriff, Paul Thomas, took office and found missing items and accounting errors. An audit would latter reveal ...

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Mistrial For Albuquerque Cops Charged With Murder Of Homeless Camper

The case against two cops charged in the shooting death of a homeless and mentally ill man, who was alleged to have been illegally camping in Albuquerque’s foothills, has ended in a mistrial. Former Albuquerque police detective Keith Sandy and SWAT Team officer Dominique Perez shot 38-year-old James Boyd, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, after a four-hour standoff in the ...

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