Police State Punishment

Officers Continue To Draw Six Figure Salaries 13 Months After Suspension

[ssba] Two Edison police officers in New Jersey continue to draw large salaries more than a year after they were suspended amid misconduct allegations. Patrolmen Anthony Sarni, who earns $120,000 annually, and David Pedana, who makes $89,000, were suspended in October 2013 over unrelated episodes of alleged impropriety . Sarni, while still in uniform after the completion of his shift, ...

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Officers Punished For Killing Two Unarmed African-Americans Sue Department, Allege Racial Discrimination

[ssba] Nine Cleveland Police Officers involved in a car chase that ended in a hail of 137 bullets, killing two unarmed African Americans, are suing the city and police officials alleging racial discrimination regarding the punishment they received. The 2012 incident began when officers took pursuit of a speeding car they thought fired a gunshot at them. No weapon was ...

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Anonymous Takes Down Cleveland Police Website After Officer Kills 12-Year-Old Wielding AirSoft Gun

[ssba] The ‘hactivist’ group Anonymous has shut down the Cleveland police department’s website after a city police officer shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was armed with an Airsoft gun. The manager of the city’s server called police about 3:30 a.m. Monday to report the website was “under attack,” according to police and city officials. A short time later, the city’s ...

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Prosecutors Say Officer Used Position to Try to Fulfill Sexual Fetishes When Pulling Over Woman

[ssba] A Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District police officer is facing 2 counts of oppression in the city of Houston, Texas. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Patrick Quinn used his badge and patrol car to try to fulfill his sexual fetishes when pulling over an unidentified woman who was leaving a friends house at the Reserve Apartments on Jones Road recently around 3:00 ...

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Four Officers Indicted on Conspiracy to Retaliate Against Other Officer for Ticketing Relative

[ssba] Four Edison, New Jersey police officers have been indicted on charges they conspired together to seek revenge on another officer who issued one of their relatives a ticket for drunk driving. Officers Michael Dotro, Victor Aravena, William Gesell and Brian Favretto, conspired to retaliate against North Brunswick police Officer Dimitrious Katsoulis between Jan. 18, 2012, and May 1, 2012 ...

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Department of Justice Investigating Three Police Departments for Misconduct

[ssba] The US Department of Justice is currently investigating three police departments around the country for possible misconduct: Ferguson, Missouri; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland. Cleveland’s federal probe was launched, March, 2013, during the aftermath of a November police chase the prior year. The incident ended with two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 bullets fired by 13 ...

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Federal Lawsuit: Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned For Murder Committed While Already Locked Up

[ssba] A Chicago woman claims police wrongfully jailed her for nearly two years on a murder committed while she was already locked up, a lawsuit filed in federal court says. Yesenia Santiago filed the lawsuit suit Monday against Chicago Police Detectives Carlos Cortez and Roger Sandoval. The Detectives accused her of the 2011 killing of Ismael Santana. “[Santiago] was incarcerated ...

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