Police State Punishment

AL Case Against Cop Filmed Slamming, Paralyzing Man Dropped

[ssba] After a federal judge threw out a case against a Madison, Alabama police officer filmed paralyzing a man by slamming him to the ground, state prosecutors have now dropped their case against him as well. Officer Eric Parker was facing up to 10 years in prison after he responded to a call on Feb. 6, 2015 about a suspicious person walking ...

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Cop Avoids Jail Time Despite Groping Handcuffed Woman

[ssba] A Florida cop will serve no time in prison despite using a handcuffed woman’s compromised position to grope and look at her private parts. Daytona Beach police officer Larry Leon Jones was sentenced to only two years of probation on Tuesday after accepting a pre-trial agreement that also required him to surrender his law enforcement certificate. The incident occurred on Feb. 10, 2015 when a ...

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Judge Accused Of Using Position For Sex Resigns After 1000s Of Photos Found

[ssba] An Arkansas judge has resigned after being accused of having sex with and taking suggestive photos of male defendants in exchange for preferential treatment in court. Cross County Judge Joseph Boeckmann stepped down on Monday, ending eight cases against him by the state’s Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission who alleged he failed to report conflicts of interest and abused the power of his position. ...

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Video Shows Off-Duty Cop Flip Her Wig When Truck Is Towed

[ssba] Video has emerged showing an off-duty Florida sheriff’s deputy completely flip her wig after a tow truck driver removed her illegally parked truck. According to reports, Orange County sheriff’s deputy Tracy Weiss had parked her personal vehicle in a manner which was blocking a sidewalk used by senior citizens with wheelchairs at the Starlight Ranch Retirement Community. The vehicle ...

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Rookie Cop Fired, Charged After Filmed Hitting Handcuffed Woman

[ssba] A Rookie cop for the Jacksonville sheriff’s office in Florida has been fired and charged with battery after video emerged of him hitting and smashing a woman’s face into pavement at a bar, and then later striking her again while she was handcuffed in custody. Undersheriff Pat Ivey said Thursday that footage of the latter shows 26-year-old probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade hitting ...

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$6M Settlement Reached In Police Killing Of Tamir Rice

[ssba] In a “no fault” settlement reached in U.S. District Court on Monday, the city of Cleveland, Ohio has agreed to pay $6 million to the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Rice was shot in the abdomen by rookie officer Timothy Loehmann within seconds of being confronted at a public park in November 2014 after police received a call about someone brandishing what appeared to be a ...

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Florida Cops Charged After Surveillance Video Exposes Perjury

[ssba] Three Florida cops have been charged and jailed following weeks of investigation into inconsistent statements surrounding a drug bust at a motel room last November. Kissimmee police officers Tiffany Hall, Taylor McFee and Felix Echevarria were all charged with official misconduct and suspended without pay on Tuesday. Hall also faces charges of perjury and falsifying records. Hall had testified ...

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Officer “Robocop” Wins Appeal In Sentence For Floyd Dent Beating

[ssba] In a move that prosecutors are calling “outrageous,” a cop infamously known as “officer Robocop,” has won an appeal in Michigan state court that could allow him an early release from prison after he completes a boot camp program. William Melendez, who was fired by Inkster police in April of last year, began his criminal trial in May on ...

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SC Cop Sentenced To Three Years Probation After Killing Motorist

[ssba] A former South Carolina cop that was indicted on a felony charge after he fatally shot a motorist, was sentenced to three years of probation as part of a plea deal on Monday. In the February 2014 incident that was captured on dash-cam video that was not released until after Monday’s sentencing, North Augusta police officer Justin Gregory Craven attempted to pull over ...

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OK Sheriff, Deputy Indicted For Asset Forfeiture Extortion

[ssba] An Oklahoma sheriff has suspended himself after he and deputy were indicted and jailed last week on felony extortion and bribery charges stemming from a civil asset forfeiture seizure. A grand jury said last Thursday that Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert and Deputy Jeffrey Gragg conspired to get a motorist and his passenger to hand over $10,000 in exchange for not pursuing drug charges ...

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Police Sgt. Sentenced To 9 Years In Drug Dealer Robbery Scheme

[ssba] The ring leader of a East Cleveland police scheme to fabricate evidence in order to obtain illegal search warrants to rob drug dealers, has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Sgt. Torris Moore and detectives Antonio Malone and Eric Jones were indicted in October on several corruption charges including conspiracy to seize money and property for themselves by securing search warrants under ...

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175 DWI, Traffic Cases Thrown Out After Cop Perjures Himself

[ssba] At least 101 DWI and 74 traffic cases have been thrown out by Wake County, North Carolina prosecutors after District Court Judge Jacqueline Brewer disqualified a sheriff’s deputy for lying on the stand. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said that because DWI Task Force deputy Robert Davis was disqualified as a witness in some of the cases, he ...

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Narcotics Supervisor Charged With Five Felonies For Stealing Drug Evidence

[ssba] A former Columbus, Indiana cop faces numerous felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly stealing drug evidence from his department’s evidence locker. Jeremy R. Coomes, 38, was arrested on Wednesday following an Indiana state police investigation that was launched last October after the Columbus police department reported missing evidence. The department had conducted an annual audit that uncovered “discrepancies” in its evidence room that have now ...

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Transit Cop Convicted Of False Arrest After Dunkin’ Donuts Incident

[ssba] A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority police officer was convicted by a Philadelphia jury on Monday for a Christmas 2013 incident involving the assault and false arrest of a woman that started while she was waiting in line at Dunkin’ Donuts. Muibat Williamson claimed that officer Douglas Ioven, 44, cut in line, stepped on her foot, and banged her head into an ATM while ...

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