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Officer Seen On Video Choking Jailed Woman Fired


[ssba] A Denver police officer has been fired after video footage surfaced of him fighting and choking a jailed woman with his knee on July 10 of last year. According to a disciplinary report, Officer James Medina put the woman at “great and unnecessary risk of serious bodily injury or death.” The situation first started on July 10, 2014, when Medina ...

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Man Police Claimed Beat Own Head On Pavement Wins Federal Brutality Lawsuit

Paul Gozaloff

[ssba] Paul Gozaloff was posting campaign signs on Jan. 27, 2008, two days before the Florida Republican presidential primary, when he encountered Hollywood cops ticketing a driver near Johnson Street and State Road 7. Worried the driver might be a homeless friend, Gozaloff pulled over to inquire. Gozaloff, who suffers from bipolar disorder, says the officers grew annoyed with his ...

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Kentucky Police Chief Indicted On 73 Charges

Mark Lane Posey

[ssba] A former Kentucky police chief is facing 20 years in prison after being indicted on 73 criminal charges. 47-year-old Mark Lane Posey was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Tuesday, on one count of abuse of public a trust over $10,000, one count of theft by unlawful taking, one count of theft by deception under $500 and 70 ...

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Pastor Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault Of Two Minors – One At Police Headquarters

D.C. police officer and God-A Second Chance Ministry pastor Darrell Best, 45

[ssba] A District of Columbia police officer has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at DC police headquarters AND a 16-year-old girl at the church where he is pastor. DC Officer Darrell Best, 45, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was arrested Monday and is being held without bond on four counts, including first-degree sexual assault while armed. He is ...

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Misconduct Conviction For Officer After Video Shows Him Slap Man For Refusing Search

Former Saratoga County Sheriffs Deputy Shawn Glans

[ssba] A Saratoga County Sheriff Deputy from New York was convicted of official misconduct and second-degree harassment, Tuesday, following the release of a viral video showing him intimidating, cursing at, and slapping a man for refusing to consent to an illegal search. Former officer Shawn Glans plead guilty to the charges and has now resigned. Video surfaced late last year ...

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TN Officer Charged For Role In Violent Traffic Arrest, Resigns

24-year-old Candido Medina-Resendiz

[ssba] A Red Bank, TN police officer has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and official misconduct for his role in a violent arrest last year. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began investigating Officer Mark Kaylor in September after 24-year Candido Medina-Resendiz accused him of using excessive force during a traffic stop. Dashcam footage of the April incident shows Kaylor punching an intoxicated ...

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Ohio Police Chief Charged For Rape Coverup And Other Crimes

Put-In-Bay, OH Police Chief Robert Lampela, 53

[ssba] A Ohio police chief has been charged with aggravated menacing and dereliction of duty for his alleged role in the coverup of crimes. The charges resulted from a six-month state investigation into the department. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office announced the charges against Put-In-Bay Police Chief Robert Lampela, 53, at a press conference Friday.  Lampela is accused of ...

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Officer Fired For Using Taser On 65-Year-Old Man In Wheelchair

wheelchair taser

[ssba] A Pickens County, SC sheriff’s deputy was fired Wednesday, after an internal investigation determined his use of a Taser on a man in a wheelchair was excessive. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, in a statement released Friday, said three deputies from the PCSO were asked Feb. 20 to help the Pickens Police Department serve three outstanding warrants on Travis ...

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