Tag Archives: ACCOUNTABILITY

Cop Accused Of Stealing $2000 Meant For Christmas Gifts From Dying Man

A Texas cop is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing more than $2000 from a dying man following an emergency call for help. According to Texas City police, officer Linnard Crouch has been charged with theft stemming from a December incident in which a 74-year-old motorist dialed 911 for assistance. Family said Crouch’s body-cam captured him stealing over ...

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Immunity For Cop Who Raided Wrong Home, Shot Man’s Dog As It Ran Away

A Florida police officer responsible for killing a man’s dog after he entered the wrong apartment in a botched raid committed no rights violations and is entitled to immunity, a federal court has ruled. According to a federal lawsuit, Officer Michael McBride was one of six Hollywood police officers and two Broward Sheriff’s deputies that were following up on a tip in ...

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Chief Wants Cops Fired: Handcuffed Mentally Ill Man Dies After 12 Stun Gun Shocks, Beating

Two police officers responsible for administering electric shocks to a handcuffed mentally ill man during an arrest in which he was also beaten and dragged across the ground by his ponytail should be fired, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. At a press conference on Friday, Schmaderer identified the officers involved in the death of 29-year-old Zachary N. Bearheels as ...

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Video: Woman Gets Out Of DWI Charge After Calling Prosecutor Father

Video has surfaced showing an arrest in which a New York woman called her prosecutor father before having a DWI charge downgraded to a lesser crime. Rachel Winter, 21, was pulled over on the night of Nov. 24 in Lockport by Niagara County sheriff’s deputy Timothy Caughel. Body-cam video showed that Winter admitted to the officer that she drank “a few beers” at ...

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Secret Service Agent Caught In Online Pedophile Sting Operation Gets 20 Years

A former Washington assigned Secret Service agent has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being caught in an online pedophile sting operation sending sexually explicit photos to underage girls. According to court documents, 38-year-old Lee Robert Moore was on duty at the White House when he sent images of his erect penis to a 14-year-old Delaware girl. After being caught, ...

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Video Shows Officer Unleash K-9 On Man During Traffic Stop

Video has surfaced showing a Beaver Borough, Pennsylvania police officer unleash a K-9 on a man during a traffic stop after dragging him out of his vehicle. Beaver Patrolman Jeffrey Wijnen-Riems has a long history of alleged abuse. In 2005, six people filed federal lawsuits claiming they were brutalized by the officer in various incidents. Two of those lawsuits were settled for $90,000. In 2011, a ...

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Six Witnesses Testify Terence Crutcher Posed No Threat When Killed By Cop

Six witnesses testified in court on Wednesday that an unarmed pastor posed no threat to a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot him on video. Dash-cam and helicopter footage emerged in September showing 40-year-old Terence Crutcher being killed with his hands raised by officer Betty Jo Shelby. According to police, Crutcher had approached officers after his car broke down, and refused commands to raise ...

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Video Shows Resource Officer Choke, Body-Slam, Tase Nonviolent Teen

Confirming a clear pattern of abuse at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, new video shows a nonviolent teen being brutalized by a resource officer. Released by attorney Todd Hollis, the footage shows the 15-year-old student being placed in a headlock before being body-slammed and repeatedly tased by officer Steve Shaulis on March 3, 2015. The teen was reportedly asked to leave class and report to the office where ...

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California Bill Aims To Combat Puppycide

In recent years, the killing of dogs by police has become a contentious issue resulting in the creation of the term “puppycide.” Advocates of ending “puppycide” point to the blaring double standard that exists between police and the rest of the domestic population. While police dogs are more or less considered human beings in terms of the rights they possess ...

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Deep State Takes Down Trump Adviser: The Implications For Accountability

Politics is full of contradictions. Even if they are not expressed philosophically, party politics in particular exemplify inconsistency. Take the recent resignation of Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Presented by the Trump White House as a matter of eroding trust, the implications amount to what some have called a “political assassination.” In a briefing on Wednesday, press secretary ...

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