Archive for the ‘Police crime’ Category

Former Orange County police chief charged with involvement in Capitol riots

Accused of storming the U.S. Capitol building and taking selfies during the attempted insurrection on January 6, a former California police chief and five other men were recently indicted on conspiracy, obstruction, and unlawful entry charges. According to the indictment, former La Habra Police Chief Alan Hostetter attended then-President Donald Trump’s speech before marching to […]

Leaked video shows Louisiana state troopers killing man in custody

[embedded content] Recently leaked police body cam footage of Louisiana state troopers fatally beating and tasing a man in custody contradicts the initial version claiming that Ronald Greene died on impact after crashing into a tree during a police pursuit. In a statement, the Louisiana State Police confirmed that the release of the video was […]

Video: California police officer punches autistic teen in face

Recently posted on social media, a doorbell camera recorded video footage of a California police officer throwing an autistic teenager to the ground before punching him in the face. Around 2:30 p.m. on April 21, a Vacaville resident’s Ring security system captured footage of a police officer approaching a 17-year-old boy with autism and ADHD. […]

Video: Virginia cops pepper-spray US Army officer with hands in air

[embedded content] Recorded on video shooting OC spray directly into the face of a U.S. Army Lieutenant with his empty hands in the air, two Virginia police officers have recently been named in a civil rights lawsuit. According to the complaint, the officers wrote false statements in their police reports to justify the use of […]

Derek Chauvin trial: 3 questions America needs to ask about seeking racial justice in a court of law

Image Credit: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images There is a difference between enforcing the law and being the law. The world is now witnessing another in a long history of struggles for racial justice in which this distinction may be ignored. Derek Chauvin, a 45-year-old white former Minneapolis police officer, is on trial for third-degree murder and […]

Video shows police officer fatally shooting homeless man

[embedded content] A civil rights attorney recently announced he plans to file a federal lawsuit after a recently released bystander video appeared to depict a California police officer approaching a homeless man before fatally shooting the victim in the face. Although the officer’s report claimed that the homeless man charged at him with a knife, […]

Former police officer charged with falsifying arrest report

[embedded content] Recorded on police body cam video arresting an innocent man without probable cause, a former California police officer was recently charged with a felony count of falsifying a police report. On May 27, 2020, La Mesa Police Officer Matt Dages approached Amaurie Johnson near a trolley station in Grossmont, California. Despite the fact […]

Former sheriff’s lieutenant pleads guilty to stealing $30K

Targeted in an undercover FBI sting, a former Arkansas sheriff’s lieutenant recently pleaded guilty to stealing more than $30,000 in cash. After receiving information that Green County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Allen Scott Pillow might be abusing his authority, FBI agents conducted a ruse narcotics investigation and sought Lt. Pillow’s help with the investigation. On November 4, 2019, […]

Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video

Recorded on a livestream video striking a bystander during a separate arrest, a Kentucky police officer has been placed on administration leave pending an investigation into the incident. On Tuesday, Joseph Bennett was exiting a McDonald’s off Blankenbaker Parkway in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, when he noticed several police officers surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot. […]

Former supervisory corrections officer sentenced to prison for tasing restrained teen

[embedded content] Recorded on video repeatedly tasing a restrained teenage detainee, a former supervisory corrections officer was recently sentenced to five years in federal prison. Around 7 p.m. on November 5, 2016, Jordan Norris, 18, who was incarcerated at the Cheatham County Jail in Tennessee, was growing increasingly violent toward himself while threatening other inmates. […]

Correctional officer pleads guilty to assaulting handcuffed inmate

Accused of repeatedly punching a handcuffed and compliant inmate, a Georgia correctional officer recently pleaded guilty to one count of using excessive force against an inmate. On December 29, 2018, Brian Ford, a correctional officer at the Valdosta State Prison (VSP) in Valdosta, Georgia, and other prison officials escorted the handcuffed inmate to an outdoor […]

Former police officer charged with first degree murder

Convicted in Oklahoma state court for first degree manslaughter after fatally shooting his daughter’s boyfriend, a former Tulsa police officer was recently charged with first degree murder in federal court. The former cop appealed his 15-year sentence in state prison after the Supreme Court’s decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma in July. In August 2014, off-duty […]

Former Chicago police sergeant sentenced to 13 years in federal prison

Convicted on eight counts, including theft and drug charges, a former Chicago police sergeant was recently sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for participating in a robbery and extortion crew. During the 1990s, Chicago Police Sergeant Eddie Hicks participated in a four-man crew that used fake search warrants in order to rob suspected drug […]

Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

[embedded content] The Salt Lake City Police Department recently released the body cam footage of an officer shooting an unarmed 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome. A Salt Lake City ordinance required that video from police shootings now be released to the public within 10 business days. Earlier this month, Salt Lake City police officers arrived […]

Raw Video: Cop Hits Man With Handcuffs, Punches, Knees, Tasing and Beating

VILLA RICA, GA — We have received an alarming video showing an innocent citizen being tased, choked, punched in the ribs, kneed, yanked down to the ground and beaten by a cop. The way that this citizen demonstrated composure in the beginning of the video is remarkable. The officer, […]

A Retired Officer’s Perspective of McKinney Incident

Today a video was brought to my attention of a retired police officer from Plainsboro, New Jersey by the name of Eric Potts.  This video is an angry rant about members of the, “FaceBook Police Academy” unfairly judging Officer Eric Casebolt for how he handled the situation at the McKinney pool party incident 2 weeks ago. […]

17 Year-Old Boy Dead After Traffic Stop in Mulliken, MI

Leah Racine shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page. Date of Interaction: 2/28/2015Police Employee Involved: Sgt. FrostPolice Employee Contact Information: (517) 543-3512 On February 28, 2015, in Grand Ledge, Michigan, Deven Lee Guillford, 17, was pulled over for flashing his high-beams at a police officer. When Sgt. Frost from Eaton County police department showed up to […]

Ralston Veteran Officer Arrested for DUI

  On June 18, 2015, a veteran officer with the Ralston Police Department was arrested for drunk driving after being spotted weaving in his car by a Ralston Public Works employee.  Ralston Police conducted the traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Sgt. Jason Christensen at around 8 in the morning.  He was taken to […]

Autopsy Refutes Police Claims – Shows Man Shot In Back

A metro-Atlanta medical examiner’s report is casting doubt on police claims regarding a fatal shooting earlier this year. Nicholas Thomas Smyrna police Sgt. Kenneth Owens shot and killed 23-year-old Nicholas Thomas at the wheel of a customer’s Maserati outside the Goodyear Tire store he worked at, on March 24. Investigators said Cob County and Smyrna […]

London Police Have Intense 1 Hour Standoff with Decorative Snake

A passerby called the police on a potentially poisonous snake in the backyard of a residential neighborhood. The snake was visible from the fence, but not very clearly. For an hour police held a perimeter, not wanting to get too close for the obvious officer safety reasons, but also for fear of alarming the reptile. […]

Cop Shoves Gun In Handcuffed Man’s Mouth and Threatens to Murder Him, Man Was Innocent: Lawsuit

Monica Pais | Courthouse News Service (CN) – Police officers in Opa-Locka, Fla., threatened and roughed up a juvenile after wrongly arresting him for a robbery he did not commit, the man claims in court. In a complaint filed last week, Virgil Woodson say he was a minor when […]

Columbus OH Cop Shoots Toddler

Yesterday, June 19, 2015 a Columbus OH officer went to a home in Whitehall OH (a city within Columbus) to take a report about an incident involving a traffic incident that occurred in the city of Columbus. This is how it went, as we currently know: CPD officer arrived at a home on Chandler Dr, […]

Update: Whitehall Cop and Pregnant Shoplifter Abuse Video

In a recent story,  we reported that a pregnant woman was assaulted by an undercover officer at the Whitehall, Ohio Walmart. It turns out, we were badly informed. It’s pretty crappy, but it does happen. The man who originally reported this for us provided the information he was supplied, this is not a me versus […]

Its Not A Quota, Its A “Do-able Average” – Police Email Reveals Plunder Targets

In a May 22 email obtained by an open-records request yesterday, Fargo, ND police chief David Todd, told his officers that they are expected to write 20-25 traffic citations each month. But it not a quota, Todd says. Instead, its a “do-able average.” “I think the public has an expectation of us to do traffic […]

VA State Trooper McKenney Sues VA Cop Block Founder Nathan Cox for $1.35 Million

This article was written by Nathan Cox and originally published at VirginiaCopBlock.org. In March of 2014, local Richmond media (along with Virginia Cop Block) reported that I was being sued by Virginia State Trooper Melanie McKenney as a result from a traffic stop that transpired on Memorial Day weekend 2012, nearly two years prior, in which I later wrote an […]

Victim Receives Nationwide Support After Admitting He Killed a Cop Who Raped Him as a Child

  “In the end, I slit his throat,” said Clark, after describing how the Officer raped him, exploited other children, and tortured animals. His confession was met with widespread support and empathy. NEWTON, NJ — A deeply moving video has gone viral online after a man confessed to stabbing […]

A Response to Police Union Rep’s “You’re On Notice” Open Letter

Dave Mutchler, the president of the “Fraternal Order of Police” in River City, KY has issued an open letter to Americans, putting some of them “on notice.”  Mr. Mutchler’s tough talking statist attitude in his letter is just another instance of a police officer thumbing his nose at the American citizens while taking no responsibility […]

New Video of Illegal Arrest and Pepper Spray in Saratoga Springs, NY

You all might recall a story that Ademo did about Capital District Cop Block Founder, Adam Rupeka, being illegally arrested and pepper sprayed for giving Saratoga Springs Police Officer Nathan Baker the bird on May 16, 2015.  New video has been uploaded to YouTube that demonstrates just how badly Adam’s rights were violated. In the […]

FBI Response To Bill Limiting Aerial Surveillance: Just Trust Us

In response to the introduction of the Protecting Individuals from Mass Aerial Surveillance Act in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, the FBI corralled Congress in an unorthodox and confidential briefing where it assured them their aerial surveillance program is by-the-books. The bill, introduced by Democratic Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Republican Nevada Senator Dean Heller, would […]

Training Police to Use Their Bodies – Those Who Can’t Fight, Kill

As the nation becomes more aware of all of the pepper-spraying, tasering and shooting that police compulsively turn to, often resulting in death or serious injury, many are beginning to wonder why cops can’t fight or otherwise physically deal with dangerous situations. There was a time, it seemed, when police were willing to put their […]

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