Police State Punishment

Felony Charges After Cop Filmed Smashing Man With Butt Of Shotgun

[ssba] An Owasso police officer in Oklahoma has been suspended and charged with felony assault after dash-cam footage showed him beating a suspect on the ground with the butt of a shotgun. Lt. Michael Dwain Denton, 49, was indicted on Friday for “assault and battery with a deadly weapon,” and “reckless conduct with a firearm” for his conduct following a ...

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Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Tase Man With Hands Raised

[ssba] Footage has emerged showing a Florida cop tasing man with his hands up as he stood just inside the door of his home. Zephyrhills police officer Tim Claussen went to the home of 42-year-old Lester Brown on the evening of Sept. 9 to investigate a shoplifting that took place earlier that day. The footage, recorded by Claussen’s body-cam, shows ...

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Lawsuit Says Cops Beat Man After Raiding Wrong Home For Pot, Found Nothing

[ssba] Last year, an officer with the Richmond sheriff’s department claimed he had smelled marijuana near a W. Bacon St. apartment complex before spending about a month watching the area and obtaining a search warrant. Virginia Union University student Maurice Neblett, now 25, lived at 531 W. Bacon St., building two, apartment 2120. The warrant was secured for 601 W. ...

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Mississippi Deputy Charged, Suspended After Pee Wee Football Fight

[ssba] A Mississippi deputy was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after participating in a fight at a pee-wee football game in which he was coach, police say. The Monroe County sheriff’s department responded to a call of a fight at the Houston Charger peewee football game on Saturday to confront and arrest one of their own officers. “We initially ...

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FBI Agent Sentenced For Accepting Bribes In Exchange For Information On Politician

[ssba] An FBI Special Agent was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for selling information about a prominent foreign politician to an opposition political party on Monday. Agent Robert Lustyik pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribes from a Bangladeshi man starting first, back in December 2011 when co-conspirator Johannes Thaler met the buyer and exchanged an “FBI memo” and ...

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Judge Rules Cops Planted Heroin In Car To Justify Search

[ssba] Toronto police arrested Nguyen Son Tran In January 2014 after finding 11 grams heroin hidden in the steering column of his car. Ontario Superior Court Judge Edward Morgan ruled last week however, that officers knew they didn’t have the right to search the mans property so they sprinkled a small amount heroin next to the driver’s seat that could ...

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Cop Charged In Murder Of Pregnant Girlfriend Found In Indonesia By FBI

[ssba] A Texas officer that fled to Indonesia in the wake of a murder investigation into the death of his 29-year-old pregnant girlfriend Samantha Dean was retrieved and brought back to the States by the FBI last week. Officer VonTrey Clark, 32, was fired for “insubordination, prohibitive associations, and neglect of duty,” from the Austin police department earlier this year ...

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California Cops Sued For Unwarranted ‘Blitz Raids’ Of Low Income Houses

[ssba] Apartment tenants in Stockton, California are asserting in a federal class-action lawsuit that city police have repeatedly violated their Fourth Amendment rights in unwarranted “blitz raid” searches preformed under the auspices of housing code inspections. Nine tenants of Gateway Apartments say cops entered and searched their homes without warrants numerous times as part of the cities “Blitz” program which ...

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Jail Deputies Charged With Murder In Gruesome Inmate Beating

[ssba] Three Santa Clara County sheriff’s jail deputies in California were each charged with murder Tuesday in the beating death of inmate Michael Tyree. Investigators say Tyree, 31, was being held on misdemeanor drug and theft charges in a wing of the jail for those in protective custody or who have special needs – when at around 7:30 p.m. on ...

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Arizona Officer Filmed Whipping, Stomping K-9

[ssba] Video has surfaced showing a Peoria, Arizona police officer whipping and then stomping a police dog he was handling. The footage was recorded by an anonymous woman Saturday at 8831 W. Becker Lane in Peoria as police attempted to search the premises of her neighbors home. “I heard, ‘I know you’re in there come out with your hands up,'” ...

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Officers Suspension Overturned Despite Video Showing Assault Of Non-Combative Man

[ssba] A Denver police officer had his 30-day suspension overturned by a Civil Service Commission on Tuesday, despite being caught by surveillance cameras shoving a non-combative bar patron down against a flight of stairs. Brandon Schreiber was celebrating his brother’s bachelor party with friends and family at the 1UP Bar on 1925 Blake St., on the night of July 26, ...

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Cop Fired After Celebrating Fatal Double-Shooting On Facebook

[ssba] Officials in Flint, Michigan say a city police officer has been fired for making Facebook comments – while he was on duty – celebrating a fatal double-shooting by referring to the victims as “maggots.” Flint police chief James Tolbert says officer Robert Garceau was terminated from duty on Aug. 18 after the police department was made aware of two ...

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