Archive for May, 2015

Miami Beach Police Punches Handcuffed Suspects

Miami Beach Police Punches Handcuffed Suspects

On Friday, the Miami Beach Police Department announced that a detective had been suspended for 160 hours for violating department policies on use of force and handling prisoners in custody. The suspension stemmed from a case where Archer had punched a Good Samaritan in the head, but it turns out the IA’s findings weren’t related to that confrontation. Instead, Det. […]

May 4, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police
Police Sell T-Shirt That Mocks Eric Garner’s Murder

Police Sell T-Shirt That Mocks Eric Garner’s Murder

A police officer who owns a t-shirt company has created a controversy in his community by printing and selling shirts that say “Breathe Easy Don’t Break The Law,” a sarcastic response to the “I Cant Breathe,” slogan that has become an icon to symbolize Eric Garners final words. Michiana police officer Jason Barthel of South Bend Uniform Company says that he […]

May 3, 2015 · Police
6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death

6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray, a striking and surprisingly swift turn in a case that has drawn national attention to police conduct. The state’s attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, filed the charges almost as soon as she received […]

May 1, 2015 · Police
GRAPHIC: Body Cam Captures Moment Dog Bites Man In Face

GRAPHIC: Body Cam Captures Moment Dog Bites Man In Face

A West Jordan man is suing the city’s police department after one of its dogs chewed on his face — several seconds after he put up his hands in surrender, the complaint alleges. Martin Lee Hoogveldt, 33, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the department, and specifically one of its officers, Ian Adams, alleging illegal entry and excessive […]

May 1, 2015 · Caught On Tape, Police