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Mail (UK) • Fri 2016 Jul 22, 12:00pm

…A five-year-old boy spent his fifth birthday party mourning the loss of his beloved dog after it was shot and killed with an assault rifle by an Oklahoma police officer - despite it being on the other side of a fence.…

KFOR-TV & K. Querry • Fri 2016 Mar 4, 6:32pm

…“The deputy came on to my property when nobody was home,” Angie Laymon told KJRH. “When my German Shepherd did his job and approached the officer barking, the officer shot him.” …she and her children were at church when the shooting occurred. …arrived home to find their dog, Bruno, bleeding on the porch from a gunshot wound. …“There’s a note on the door that says the cops shot him…” …bullet shattered his shoulder… will likely need to have his leg amputated.…

"He felt threatened." But why was he there at all?
Charles Oliver, Reason • Fri 2015 Oct 23, 10:32am

…As the officer approached the house, he saw the family dog… pulled his gun and fired… missed the dog but hit… 4-year-old… in the leg… officer then ran back to his car and drove away.…

Police can be the greatest, but sometimes, a policeman is the biggest danger in an emergency.
Jay Syrmopoulos, Freethought Project • Wed 2015 Apr 22, 8:32pm

Alabama …staff at the shelter, rather than simply accepting the cat, proceeded to demand that Lawrence show government issued identification.… shelter employees refused to accept his form of ID and called the police. Immediately upon arrival, the police began to force Lawrence to show his ID, eventually attempting to arrest him. In an apparent struggle, Lawrence was fatally shot by the officer… [Police] attempted to portray the victim in a negative light. They highlighted past run-ins with the law and labeled him a “Sovereign Citizen,” a claim which his family disputes.…

Charles Oliver / Reason • Thu 2014 Jul 10, 5:00pm

Campbell, Wisconsin… police chief Tim Kelemen on leave… admitted using a Tea Party activist's name and email address to create accounts on pornographic, dating and insurance websites from both his home and work computers. …apparently upset that Tea Party activists… filed a federal lawsuit over the city's decision to bar political protests on a pedestrian walkway on Interstate 90.

Charles Oliver / Reason • Mon 2014 Jun 30, 8:11pm

…recalls feeling a low blood sugar incident coming on… pulled his car over… That's the last thing Mathieu, who is diabetic, remembers until he awoke to being beaten by San Antonio, Texas, cops. …three broken ribs and cuts and bruises over his body. Cops say he refused… to step out of his car.

Candace McCowan / WFLA • Sun 2014 Jun 15, 9:29pm

“I come outside, jump in the truck, and the whole thing’s been torn apart inside, wires had been yanked out, the paneling had some scratches on it…” It was the police: "Sir, your car was checked by TPD K-9. The vehicle was searched For marijuana due to a strong odor coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. Any questions call [phone number] - Cpl. Fannin"

Henry K Lee, Will Kane, SF Gate • Fri 2014 May 23, 11:49am

FBI Special Agent Aaron McFarlane, 41… FBI agent who fatally shot Ibragim Todashev, 27… key figure last year in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation… former [Oakland CA] police officer is collecting $52,488 a year in medical disability benefits from the city even though he has been working as an FBI agent in Boston.

CBS Cleveland • Fri 2014 Apr 11, 8:50am

a Columbus family visiting the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force when four police officers in three cruisers drew guns and forced a grandmother and a mother to the ground as two young children screamed in fear from what authorities thought was a “stolen” vehicle. …

“My grandchildren are screaming,” Alice Hill recalled. “I mean they are hysterical, they saw the gun."

"My 5-year-old daughter is asking, ‘Is grandma going to get shot?’”

The Smoking Gun • Tue 2012 Oct 30, 6:22pm

N.M. officer was suspended for zapping boy, 10, with 50,000 volts … While Webb claimed the taser “accidentally discharged,” the victim’s lawyers charge that the cop was recklessly joking around with students when the boy was struck with two electrified barbs.

Suzanne Stratford, Fox 8 • Fri 2012 May 25, 7:45pm
…saw a man in a wheelchair… “I think we’re all to help the less fortunate….” reached into his wallet and grabbed a couple of bucks… stretched his arm out of his window…. one of the dollars fell to the ground…. Moments later… a Cleveland police officer pulled him over. “He proceeds to tell me he’s pulling me over for littering….”
Stephen C. Webster, The Raw Story • Tue 2012 Mar 20, 8:15pm

one officer, who argued with reporters in the road’s median, telling them that they must move. When they refused, he insisted: “Your First Amendment right can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever.”

Challenged by reporters that they had not created a scene, the officer replied: “Your presence is creating a scene.”

One of the reporters’ responds: “But this is what we do for a living! What we do for a living is creating a scene?” Another reporter adds: “You’ve got a lawsuit coming.”

“I don’t care about no damn lawsuit!” the officer answers. “F*ck a lawsuit. Just ’cause you sue doesn’t mean you’re going to win.” • Sun 2011 Sep 4, 11:06am

In Prescott a police officer tasered a mentally handicapped man who was standing there with his hands up. The officer, of course, had no choice... was standing outside the Golden Corral in Prescott, harassing customers, asking for food, money, and yelling at them.... [video] • Sun 2011 Sep 4, 11:05am

Authorities in North Miami Beach say a man carrying what was later determined to be a toy rifle was shot and killed by police. • Thu 2011 Sep 1, 10:12pm

41-year old Illinois mechanic Michael Allison faces life in jail for recording police officers after authorities hit him with eavesdropping charges based on the hoax that it is illegal to film cops, a misnomer that has been disproved by every other case against people filming police officers being thrown out of court. ... The notion that it is illegal to film police officers is a mass hoax that is being promulgated by authorities, the media, and police officers themselves. [Video] • Mon 2011 Aug 29, 6:41pm

A Concord man giving away lemonade at a farmer's market was threatened with wiretapping charges last Saturday when he refused to stop filming a police officer and a fellow vendor. • Fri 2011 Aug 19, 5:04pm

Security tape allegedly shows a group of police officers beating two Chicago brothers Wednesday after apparently mistaking them for robbers while one was closing the store at which he worked. • Sun 2011 Jun 19, 1:06pm

Led by FBI Special Agent Karen Springmeyer, about a dozen officers used a battering ram to enter Adams' rented Orchard Street home in a search for Sondra Hunter, then 35. But Hunter hadn't lived at that address for almost two years. • Wed 2011 Jun 8, 2:28pm

A police shooting of a man in Miami Beach on Memorial Day was terrifying, but when it was over, officers turned their attention to a man filming the violent scene with his cellphone. They demanded the device, smashed it and probably thought that was that; no video anymore. It was not: Narces Benoit had had the presence of mind to pull the phone's memory card with the video on it from his cellphone and put the card in his mouth. ... contends that officers "smashed several other cell phones in the ensuing chaos." ... • Fri 2011 May 20, 10:36pm

A Tucson, Ariz., SWAT team defends shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, although it declines to say whether it found any drugs in the house and has had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first. And the Pima County sheriff scolded the media for "questioning the legality" of the shooting. • Fri 2011 May 20, 10:36pm

The five officers had "no choice but to shoot" when they breached the front door of the house in the 7100 block of South Redwater Drive and saw Guerena holding a rifle, Storie said. The home is on the southwest side, near South Wade and West Los Reales roads. The house was targeted as part of an investigation into home invasions and drug rip-offs. The Guerena house was among homes that "were identified as locations where these activities were being carried out from." No arrests have been made from any of the other homes where SWAT served search warrants • Mon 2011 May 16, 11:05pm

"Do you know you can't openly carry here in Philadelphia?" Dougherty asked, according to the YouTube clip. "Yes, you can, if you have a license to carry firearms," Fiorino said. "It's Directive 137. It's your own internal directive." Fiorino was right. It was perfectly legal to carry the gun. But that didn't matter to the cop: Fiorino offered to show Dougherty his driver's and firearms licenses. The cop told him to get on his knees. "Excuse me?" Fiorino said. "Get down on your knees. Just obey what I'm saying," Dougherty said. "Sir," Fiorino replied, "I'm more than happy to stand here -" "If you make a move, I'm going to f------ shoot you," Dougherty snapped. "I'm telling you right now, you make a move, and you're going down!" "Is this necessary?" Fiorino said. • Mon 2011 Apr 25, 10:51am

His face was bloodied and bruised. His $3,500 camera had been impounded by police, and he faced criminal charges for battery on a police officer. One month later, things have changed for Crooks. The Clark County district attorney's office has dropped all charges, and Crooks has retained an attorney of his own. The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the Las Vegas police officer, Derek Colling, who Crooks says falsely arrested and beat him for filming police. And his camera -- which captured the entire March 20 altercation between Crooks and Colling -- has been returned. • Fri 2009 Jun 19, 11:55pm

A Denver police officer has been suspended after allegedly brandishing his gun at a McDonald's restaurant in Aurora after his order took too long to fill.... flashed his police badge and pointed a pistol through the drive through window in a threatening manner, before driving off without paying.... • Sat 2009 Jun 13, 9:58pm

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has released video from a police dashboard camera of a scuffle between a paramedic and a state trooper after amateur video of the incident showed an officer grabbing the EMT by the neck. • Thu 2009 Jun 11, 10:38pm

A Chicago police officer caught on video beating a stabbing victim who was handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison. • Wed 2009 Jun 10, 4:23pm

Caught On Tape: A newly released police tape shows an officer using a taser gun on a 72-Year-Old woman during a routine traffic stop. The woman claims she did nothing to provoke the attack. • Tue 2009 Jun 2, 10:05am

Maurice White Jr. arrested following traffic stop. Oklahoma paramedic who was at the center of confrontation with OHP is accused of resisting arrest. [video] • Sun 2009 May 31, 8:35pm

Collins said somehow they ended up in the Cherry Hill section of south Baltimore. Hopelessly lost, relief melted away concerns after they spotted a police vehicle. "I said, 'Thank goodness, could you please get us to 95?" Kelly said. "The first thing that she said to us was no -- you just ran that stop sign, pull over," Brook said. "It wasn't a big deal. We'll pay the stop sign violation, but can we have directions?" "What she said was 'You found your own way in here, you can find your own way out.'" Kelly said. Collins said the couple spotted another police vehicle and flagged that officer down for directions. But Officer Natalie Preston, a six-year veteran of the force, intervened. "That really threw us for a loop when she stepped in between our cars," Kelly said. "(She) said my partner is not going to step in front of me and tell you directions if I'm not." • Thu 2009 Apr 30, 3:07pm

A New York police officer called to help a drunken woman get home safely instead raped her as she lay face down in her bed, semiconscious and covered in vomit while his partner acted as a lookout, prosecutors alleged Tuesday.