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. […]
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Two police officers shown in a surveillance video beating a handcuffed man in a Las Cruces Police Department holding cell have been fired following an internal investigation, city officials announced Tuesday. Also Tuesday, 3rd Judicial District Attorney Mark D’Antonio announced he’s expecting to make a decision within the next two weeks about whether to pursue criminal charges against the officers, Richard […]
Phoenix police released video of an incident that led to the firing of Detective Kevin McGowan. Police Chief Joe Yahner determined McGowan used excessive force against 18-year-old Patrick D’Labik during an incident Dec. 23 at a smoke shop at 3860 E. McDowell Rd. McGowan was on paid leave until his termination in March. The video shows McGowan walking into the store and […]
SARASOTA – The central question emerging from the death of a 33-year-old Sarasota man who experienced “medical distress” during his arrest by Sarasota Police late Wednesday seems to be why officers waved off an ambulance. During his arrest, John Kaafi reportedly resisted arrest and cited various medical problems, including asthma. At one point, Sarasota Police summoned Sarasota County Emergency Medical […]