Archive for May, 2015

Officer fired for hitting handcuffed suspect – caught on dashcam

Officer fired for hitting handcuffed suspect – caught on dashcam

A South Daytona police officer, accused of punching a handcuffed suspect who was in the back of a patrol car in January, has been fired following an internal investigation.Officials said Detective Zach Pickett stood outside the patrol car, reaching in and hitting suspect Parker Beasley in the face. Investigators said Beasley was ranting when Pickett allegedly punched him. Pickett was […]

May 27, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police
Police breaks man’s nose, calls it ‘pain compliance’

Police breaks man’s nose, calls it ‘pain compliance’

A Hartford man has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he was the victim of police brutality when an officer punched him in the face and pulled him from his vehicle seconds after he drove into his condominium parking lot. Jeffrey Sweet alleges his nose was broken during the Oct. 13, 2013, arrest, which was captured on a security camera at […]

May 27, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police
LAPD officer charged with murder arrested in Mexico

LAPD officer charged with murder arrested in Mexico

A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said.  Henry Solis, 27, was captured by security forces in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office said. The arrest was made thanks to an exchange of information with […]

May 27, 2015 · Police
San Pablo police commander arrested in DUI stop

San Pablo police commander arrested in DUI stop

A San Pablo police commander was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving while off duty in Lake County during the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said. David Krastof, a 26-year department veteran, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol at 11:48 p.m. Sunday, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office. Krastof, 47, of Vallejo was released on his own recognizance […]

May 27, 2015 · Police
An average cop has a greater chance of being struck by lightning 27 times today, than being shot and killed.

An average cop has a greater chance of being struck by lightning 27 times today, than being shot and killed.

48 officers have died this year in the ‘line of duy’ (kind of).  But wait! If you closely examine the 48 officers that have died this year, you will see something astonishing – not all of them were killed by citizens. Despite what you hear in the news, only 13 officers were actually shot and killed at the hands of […]

May 26, 2015 · Police
Cop beats suspect, lies to cover up his crime – City settles for $185,000

Cop beats suspect, lies to cover up his crime – City settles for $185,000

In 2008, Neal Malangone was being trailed by cops for allegedly throwing a garbage can through his mother-in-law’s window a few days earlier. Detective David Gross and two partners followed Malangone, eventually cornering him in the vestibule of a Chase bank on Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens. A surveillance video from the bank shows Gross entering the ATM lobby with his […]

May 26, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police
Kansas City Police Pose With Vandalized Cop Killing Sign

Kansas City Police Pose With Vandalized Cop Killing Sign

An internal investigation has been launched after photos surfaced on social media of two Kansas City, Kansas officers posing for photos that some say is offensive. Celeste Lona was watching from her home and saw the officers get out of their patrol car to check on a vandalized stop sign that read “Cops STOP murder’n.”  She said she was not sure when […]

May 26, 2015 · Police
After Video Surfaces, Philly Cops Charged in Man’s Beating Case

After Video Surfaces, Philly Cops Charged in Man’s Beating Case

A surveillance video was critical in helping authorities file assault charges recently against two Philadelphia police officers accused of brutally beating a city man and then falsifying their arrest reports. “What they did was totally inappropriate, totally improper [and] totally in violation of any policy, any training, anything,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said during a news conference Thursday.     […]

May 24, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police
3 Videos: Virginia cop resigns after using Taser, pepper spray on stroke victim

3 Videos: Virginia cop resigns after using Taser, pepper spray on stroke victim

A Virginia police officer resigned amid claims of excessive force when he used a Taser and pepper-sprayed a man who was suffering from a medical emergency, according to police accounts and newly released body cam video. Fredericksburg Police Officer Shaun Jergens stepped down May 14, 10 days after he confronted wrong-way driver David Washington, 34, in a suspected hit-and-run crash. […]

May 23, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police
Hundreds could have been abused at Chicago police black site – lawyer

Hundreds could have been abused at Chicago police black site – lawyer

The lawyer for the man who claims he was sexually abused at Chicago police’s “black site” at Homan Square says the case could be just the tip of the iceberg and expects “several hundred people” to come forward with new allegations of abuse suffered.  Civil rights lawyer Scott Kamin spoke to RT and praised his client, Angel Perez, for having […]

May 21, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police