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Dave99 05-01-14 12:50 AM

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This is the kind of case that is just enraging. Someone in the system, a police officer, a DA or a judge, is supposed to stop this kind thing where a person ends up railroaded for 2 life terms with absolutely no evidence, other than what the police fabricated. Spends 22 years in prison before being exonerated. It has taken him 4 years just to make progress on his lawsuit against the police, but he has finally succeeded in getting the immunity stripped from the police.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...22-years.shtml

Lt Ripley 05-01-14 01:24 AM

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Will they have the balls to lay the hammer down on them now?

RoyalTea 05-01-14 11:28 AM

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A DC suburb will live tweet a prostitution sting some time next week:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/...itution-sting/

-popcorn-

mkdevo 05-02-14 05:00 PM

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Hammond police officer investigated for allegedly abusing K9 dog

Story:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...ana&id=9524100

Video (vertical, of course!):
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Piece of shit.

Red Dog 05-02-14 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by RoyalTea (Post 12094315)
A DC suburb will live tweet a prostitution sting some time next week:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/...itution-sting/

-popcorn-

I wish PG County would have live tweeted when they did that idiotic pot sting against the mayor and shot his 2 dogs.

GreenMonkey 05-09-14 12:21 PM

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Didn't think I'd seen this one posted.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2...by-police-car/

Full video/news report (lengthy)

http://wtkr.com/2014/05/02/sober-wom...ugh-stop-sign/

Short version: Lady has has metal reinforcing her spine (due to cancer surgery as a kid). Cop t-bones her car by driving through a stop sign. Accuses her of drunk driving...(she can't do a breathalyzer because her neck is broken).

2 days after the accident the surveillance video shows the officer at fault and they know that internally. And when questioned on his (falsified) report he admits he rolled through the stop sign and caused the accident. Yet they spend like a year chasing her for drunk driving charges before the prosecutor digs up the appropriate stuff.

inri222 05-09-14 12:35 PM

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That is fucked up that when it comes to the law they get preferential treatment. This is how a lot of people wind up doing time (or in some cases put to death) only to find out decades later that the police lied and the person was innocent.

spainlinx0 05-09-14 12:43 PM

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Isolated incidents guys, nothing to see here.

inri222 05-20-14 03:15 PM

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/n...ssau-1.8067043

Kyle Howell's charges dismissed by judge in alleged police beating in Nassau

A judge dismissed criminal charges Monday against a Westbury man who alleged two Nassau police officers beat him during a traffic stop that a store security camera caught on video.

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Alan Honorof made the decision in Kyle Howell's case after a request from the district attorney's office.

Police had charged Howell, 20, with offenses including assaulting the officers, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the April 25 arrest.

Howell said Monday he'll cooperate with prosecutors' ongoing investigation into the officers' conduct that evening.

"I want to go forward on prosecution against the police department," Howell said in a Mineola court, also adding: "I'm very grateful that I had the video to help me prove my innocence."

Howell's legal team previously filed a notice of claim against the county and police alleging he was the victim of false arrest and excessive police force. He suffered a broken nose, fractures near both eyes and facial nerve damage. One of Howell's lawyers, Steven Gaitman, called Monday an emotionally healing day for Howell as his physical pain continues. Another Howell attorney, Amy Marion, said justice won't be complete until "officers who brutally attacked" him "have to now answer for charges that hopefully will be brought against them."

Prosecutors launched a probe after seeing the video, and police internal affairs investigators are separately looking into the actions of officers Vincent LoGiudice and Basil Gomez.

But Police Benevolent Association president James Carver said Monday that the district attorney's office hasn't tried to speak to the two officers. "It's apparent that they're on a mission just to prosecute these two police officers," he said.

Carver said the officers, whom the department put on modified duty, have been on sick leave because of injuries from the incident and have made more than 500 arrests in the past several years.

He previously said Howell ignored police requests to show his hands and reached under his car seat as if grabbing for a weapon. Police said in criminal complaints that Howell kicked and punched the officers after they tried to retrieve marijuana he put in his mouth. Howell denies fighting police or having drugs.

The dismissal came after Honorof said last week he would review the video. District attorney's office spokesman Shams Tarek said the request to dismiss charges was based on an investigation of the case that is ongoing. A police spokesman said he couldn't comment on the case Monday because of an internal probe that's also continuing. But LoGiudice's attorney, William Petrillo, said the video "does not provide the full picture of what transpired inside that car."

"The decision to dismiss this case without any objective investigation is unfortunate," he said.

Gomez's attorney, Joseph Gentile, said there's "more to learn about the circumstances that went on there."


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Gray45789648 06-03-14 07:53 AM

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hey,
yes i agree with you is really theatrical and we shouldn't draw a gun on someone.We should be safeful next time

covenant 06-03-14 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Gray45789648 (Post 12125427)
.We should be safeful next time

always be safeful

Mikael79 06-03-14 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Gray45789648 (Post 12125427)
hey,
yes i agree with you is really theatrical and we shouldn't draw a gun on someone.We should be safeful next time

Please stick around and keep posting. We need more intelliful posts like yours.

inri222 06-03-14 08:52 AM

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http://7online.com/news/nassau-count...beating/90811/

Nassau County police officer expected to be charged in traffic stop beating

WESTBURY (WABC) --
A Nassau County police officer accused of attacking a Westbury man during a traffic stop is expected to be criminally charged Tuesday.

A grand jury indictment against officer Vincent LoGiudice is expected to be unsealed in court.

Surveillance video shows the traffic stop, where 20-year-old Kyle Howell was arrested and charged with assaulting LoGiudice and his partner, officer Basil Gomez.

Those charges were dismissed after the video showed the two officers repeatedly striking Howell.

Gomez, who also appears on the video, is not named in the indictment, sources said.

Howell's attorney says they are hopeful the indictment will include a felony assault charge.

James Carver, the head of the police union, blasted District Attorney Kathleen Rice for the decision clearing Howell. Carver has previously said the officers were attempting to restrain a suspect who had refused to comply with their orders.

"This was done without ever speaking to my police officers to find out their side of the story," he said at a press conference. "It's apparent that they're on a mission just to prosecute these two police officers."

Howell, who was arrested on April 25, had surgery to repair an injured eye he suffered at the hands of the officers.

Police allege in court documents they were trying to stop Howell from swallowing a bag of marijuana. Howell has claimed he was reaching for his paycheck as it started to fly out an open door when the officers restrained him.

"There was no mercy shown as they broke the bones in his face," Howell's mother said. "We live of fear of those who are sworn to protect him."

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Hokeyboy 06-03-14 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by inri222 (Post 12125458)
James Carver, the head of the police union, blasted District Attorney Kathleen Rice for the decision clearing Howell.

Die in a fire, sir. Screaming like a frightened girl.

inri222 06-03-14 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy (Post 12125718)
Die in a fire, sir. Screaming like a frightened girl.

This guy is a piece of work :

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/n...-law-1.6642257

Nassau PBA's James Carver defends 50-a law

The president of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association Thursday defended the state's 50-a law, which allows alleged police misconduct to be kept confidential, saying the law prevents unfair public scrutiny of officers.

James Carver, president of the department's largest union, criticized a report in Newsday that sought to examine the law's reach and detailed hundreds of allegations of officer misconduct in both the Nassau and Suffolk police departments.


"Is there misconduct from time to time? Yes, any organization is going to have that," said Carver during a news conference at PBA headquarters in Mineola. He said the 50-a law "stops the nonsense" if a prosecutor or others try to "discredit a police officer."

Carver said the current discipline process within the police department is working and dismissed calls for outside investigators and a civilian complaint review board.

He said the Nassau County district attorney's office already provides the proper oversight of the police department and makes the public aware when criminal charges are filed against an officer.

"The internal process is working," he said. "Each and every complaint is investigated."

He said Newsday's story highlighted "a few cases that have been adjudicated."

"We're not the enemies," he said. "We're the friends. When you call 911, we're there in minutes."

EddieMoney 06-03-14 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Gray45789648 (Post 12125427)
hey,
yes i agree with you is really theatrical and we shouldn't draw a gun on someone.We should be safeful next time

If you're not full of safe, you're full of unsafe, and that's just bad news.

slop101 06-04-14 04:22 PM

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Cops respond to home alarm, break in and kill homeowner's dog...

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/2567485...eillance-video

DVD Polizei 06-04-14 09:31 PM

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The dog's name was...Bullet....

....is this an Onion article. Somebody tell me this is a joke. Next thing I'll find out there's a candle light vigil and cupcakes with Bullet's face on the top will be distributed in the neighborhood.

Supermallet 06-04-14 09:36 PM

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The candlelight vigil is a bit much. I'd settle for a lawsuit against the police department. :up:

Dave99 06-11-14 09:56 PM

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This is perhaps what happens when the people get fed up with all the bad police stories they hear and see about. This lady puts a knife to a cops throat in jail, is acquitted of attempted murder and aggravated assault. Perhaps I can understand the attempted murder, but I don't see how she walks on the assault charge. Her defense: she was only trying to scare him. She is a nurse, if she wanted to kill him, she would have known how.

video:
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nemein 06-12-14 07:19 AM

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:confused: I'd really like to hear what the jury was thinking...

http://www.policeone.com/edged-weapo...ed-of-charges/

A few more details in this one... still doesn't explain the verdict though (unless it was a vote of sympathy)
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20...WS03/705319921

Jaymole 06-20-14 11:48 AM

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/us/alb...html?hpt=hp_t1


Albuquerque, New Mexico (CNN) -- Albuquerque police shot a homeless man in the back and killed him, and it was all caught on gruesome detail in a police video.

It is just one more in a long line of police killings that has the city's Police Department on the verge of federal oversight.

James Boyd, a mentally disturbed man who friends say was attempting to camp out in the foothills above Albuquerque one night in March because city homeless shelters had closed, was holding two small camping knives. Officers negotiated with him for five hours, eventually winning agreement from Boyd to leave the makeshift -- and illegal -- campsite.

Then a police stun grenade went off, Boyd, 38, turned his back and three shots were fired.
A family photo of James Boyd, killed by Albuquerque police.
A family photo of James Boyd, killed by Albuquerque police.

Police video shows Boyd on his stomach on the ground, wheezing for breath as officers sic a dog on his legs and fire bean bag rounds at him.

He was already mortally wounded. An autopsy on Boyd found he was shot in the back. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The horrific encounter, routinely recorded as part of police protocol, is now a key part of an ongoing drama in New Mexico's largest city -- a series of protests against the police and city officials. Federal officials are close to a deal that would have them supervising the Albuquerque Police Department.

Records show that 26 people have been killed by city police in Albuquerque since 2010, a per capita rate of officer-involved deaths higher than New York City and Chicago. Forty people have been wounded by police over the same period of time. So far, the city has paid out $30 million in settlements and officials acknowledge that amount will grow.

In a report written before Boyd's shooting, the U.S. Department of Justice blamed the Police Department for poor training and said "we find that the department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force during the course of arrests and other detentions in violation of the Fourth Amendment."
The hills above Albuquerque, New Mexico, where James Boyd was shot.
The hills above Albuquerque, New Mexico, where James Boyd was shot.

Boyd's death has been added to the list of questionable killings. In April 2011, a young Albuquerque man -- whose parents had contacted police because he had mental health issues -- was killed in his own backyard by two plainclothes police.

The officers had come to the home of Christopher Torres on an arrest warrant issued the month before. They said he was armed and shot him in the back as they wrestled on the ground.

Torres' parents, Stephen and Renatta Torres, say he was holding a broomstick, which he laid down when police approached. They sued police, and a judge awarded them $6 million in a civil judgment, saying the police testimony was "not credible."

The Albuquerque district attorney, Kari Brandenburg, cleared the two officers in the Torres killing. She has cleared every other police officer involved in a killing during her last 13 years in office.

Police Chief Gordon Eden has been on the job for only about three months. Initially, he called Boyd's shooting "justified" but tells CNN that he spoke "prematurely, and I shouldn't have."

Eden says he is "holding people to a higher degree of culpability," but he is also facing Justice Department oversight.
There is video of the shooting in the link

Unbelievable that it has took this long for the Federal Government to start looking into all these killings by Albuquerque police.

dan30oly 06-20-14 11:55 AM

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No. What's really unbelievable is a 5 hour stand off with a homeless man with 2 small knives.

Hokeyboy 06-20-14 12:39 PM

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Isolated incidents, I'm sure.

Rockmjd23 06-20-14 01:01 PM

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In April 2011, a young Albuquerque man -- whose parents had contacted police because he had mental health issues -- was killed in his own backyard by two plainclothes police.
Yet another reason why you should never call the police for "help" in dealing with mentally ill people. Just ask the families of Michael Blair, Keith Vidal, Tyler Comstock, and dozens of others. They are not trained for it.


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