Police State Punishment

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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Cop Charged After Video Shows Him Unloading On Car Full Of Teens

A Chicago cop that was filmed firing into a car full of teenagers in 2013, injuring two of them, has been indicted on federal civil rights charges. U.S. prosecutors said Friday that officer Marco Proano was charged in the two-count indictment handed down in U.S. District Court in Chicago, with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. The two-page indictment includes ...

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Orlando Cop Found Guilty Of Battery After Rupturing Man’s Spleen

A former Orlando cop has been found guilty of felony battery for a 2014 incident that resulted in a man enduring a ruptured spleen. An Orange County jury ruled on Wednesday that officer Peter Delio caused great bodily harm to 42-year-old Robert Liese when he kneed him in a holding cell during an incident that was captured on surveillance video. Liese ...

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Police Capitan Sentenced To 5 Years For Embezzling $205K From Taxpayers

An Oregon police captain that was federally indicted for embezzling, stealing and otherwise fraudulently obtaining more than $205,000 in taxpayer money has been sentenced to five years in prison. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Scott Raymond Beard was is in charge of the department’s detectives division and was placed on paid leave last fall after investigators launched a probe into ...

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Cop Sentenced For Falsifying Search Warrants, Stealing $250K

An Ohio cop that was facing up to 20 years in prison for a decade long scheme to falsify search warrants in order to steal up to $250,000 in cash and property has been sentenced to only 33 months in federal prison. Former Reynoldsburg Police Lt. Shane Mauger agreed to plead guilty to one count each of depriving citizens of civil rights and ...

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Cop That Killed Zachary Hammond Finally Fired One Year Later

The Seneca, South Carolina police officer that fatally shot 19-year-old Zachary Hammond has finally received internal disciplinary action resulting in his termination one year after the incident. Hammond was shot twice by Lt. Mark Tiller, who claimed the teen drove his car directly at him while he was attempting to make a petty drug arrest in a Hardees parking lot ...

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No Suspension For Texas Cop Filmed Pepper-Spraying Bikers On Highway

[ssba] A Texas cop will receive almost no disciplinary action despite a damming video showing him pepper-spraying a group of bikers traveling past him on the highway. Fort Worth police officials said on Friday that an internal affairs investigation into the incident has concluded and that officer W. Figueroa will not be suspended and only receive minimal “internal sanctions.” Video ...

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Sergeant With Long History Of Alcohol Problems Still Employed

[ssba] A veteran Michigan police sergeant is still on the job despite multiple incidents involving on-duty drinking and drinking and driving, which culminated in a recent DUI charge. According to reports, Brownstown Township sergeant Michael Patrick McCarthy was first accused of being drunk on duty during the interrogation of a suspect in 2006, his first year on the job. Later that year, McCarthy was ...

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Cop Posts Revenge Porn On Facebook After Choking, Pulling Gun On Wife

[ssba] A Georgia cop has resigned in lieu of termination following charges for terrorizing his estranged wife at a party, stealing her phone, and then posting revenge porn on Facebook. According to police, Gwinnett County police officer Zachary Wilkerson, 35, was arrested on Sunday for a domestic incident that occurred the night before in which his wife claimed she was hanging out ...

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Video Shows Man Pull Over State Trooper For Speeding

[ssba] Video has surfaced showing a man pull over a Texas State Trooper after the cop sped by him on the highway with no emergency lights on at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. Recorded by a dash-board camera and uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday by PINAC correspondent Phillip Turner, the footage shows the man driving on a ...

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Handcuffed Woman Brutalized By Vegas Cop Receives $200K Settlement

[ssba] A woman brutalized by a former Las Vegas police officer after she was handcuffed during a January 2015 arrest, has received a $200,000 settlement. On Monday, the Metropolitan Police Committee on Fiscal Affairs approved the amount for Amanda Vizcarrondo-Ortiz in order to bring an end to an excessive force lawsuit she filed in February against officer Richard Scavone. Filed in U.S. District ...

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TSA Agent Charged With Taking Upskirt Video At Seattle Airport

[ssba] A TSA agent has been arrested for using his smartphone to take an upskirt video of an unsuspecting woman at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport. According to officials, 29-year-old Nicholas Fernandez was charged with voyeurism on Tuesday by Seattle police who said that the offense occurred on an escalator, and not in a security line that the agent was working. The TSA began investigating Fernandez after it received information ...

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