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Watch: Kansas Police Captain Arrested for Hitting Teenage Referee During Basketball Game

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
It is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. A police captain in Wichita, Kansas got angered at a female teenage referee and ran on the game court deciding to take matters into his own hands.
And it was all caught on video, as seen here.
Now the Wichita police captain has been arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.
KWCH 12 reports that the incident occurred on January 13 at a youth league basketball game in which Captain Kevin Mears shoved a 17-year-old girl refereeing the game.
Mears didn’t agree with a call and ran on to the court to grab his

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Arizona Man Sues Prosecutor for Wrongful Arrest that Kept him in Jail for Two Months

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Imagine spending two months in jail for a robbery that you didn’t commit. Well, that is exactly what happened to an Iowa man after he was falsely charged with first-degree robbery.
Now he is suing the prosecutor that threw him in jail.
Joseph McBride, 23, was arrested for his assumed role in a January 2017 home invasion robbery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
McBride was in Phoenix at the time of his August 2017 arrest, several months after the original crime was committed.
And he showed authorities a time-stamped cell phone selfie proving he was in Arizona at the time of the Iowa home

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Video Captures Transit Officer Asking Individual His Immigration Status, Officer Fired

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017, Ricardo Levins Morales captures a Minneapolis Metro Transit Officer on video, asking a man under suspicion of not paying his fare for the train, about his immigration status. Mr Morales then interjects and asks, “if they are authorized to act as immigration police?” the officer simply shrugs his shoulders, as if he did not know if he is or if he is not. The Officer then responds “No, Not Necessarily” Then Morales continues and tells the Officer that “it is very touchy, legal territory” the Officer responds as if he did not hear Morales, so he

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WATCH: Minneapolis Cop Charged for Kicking Man in Face and Lying About It

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

These days it is not uncommon for cops to get arrested for assault.
But Officer Christopher Reiter, 36, of the Minneapolis Police Department took things way too far when he kicked Mohamed Osman while he was already down on the ground.
Osman suffered severe brain injuries, brain bleeding and ended up with fractures in his face, including sinus fractures in his nose.
Because of the injuries, Osman is unable to work.
The on-duty assault occurred in Spring 2016, but Reiter was not arrested until March 15, 2017 after he and fellow officers lied about what had taken place that night – only for

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Michigan Sheriff Backs Staff who Forced Woman to Give Birth on Dirty Jail Floor

Monday, February 13th, 2017
A Michigan sheriff is defending a county jail’s decision to withhold treatment from a woman who gave birth in a jail after staff members refused to believe she was going into labor.
A lawmaker is now urging state investigators to look at the case, the same jail previously probed by federal investigators for the deaths of two inmates refused hospitalization in the past four years.
Jessica Preston was pulled over in March last year for a rosary hanging from her rear view mirror that police claimed obstructed her view of the mirror. After police discovered her license was suspended, she was

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Wisconsin Deputy Slams 15 Shots of Vodka, Steals Man’s Sweatshirt, Passes Out in Patrol Car, Blames Bartender

Friday, January 20th, 2017
How many shots does it take for a cop to pass out in their patrol vehicle while in uniform and on-duty as a police dog helplessly sits in the backseat?
It took 15 shots of vodka for a Wisconsin deputy to do just that.
St. Croix County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Fowler ended up having a .23 blood alcohol content – nearly three times the legal limit.
In fact, Fowler still had the squad car in drive with his foot on the brake when responding officers found him passed out from his drunken stupor.
But he later blamed the bartender at the Comfort Inn

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Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke Detains Man for Looking at Him the Wrong Way on Airplane

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke had a man detained for looking at him the wrong way on an airplane Sunday.  Or for mocking him over a football game.
Or, if you believe the sheriff, for making him fear for his life.
“Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out,” the sheriff said in a statement. “I do not have to wait for some goof to assault me.”
Either way, Dan Black, 24, has filed an internal affairs complaint against the sheriff.
Black said the incident took place as he boarded a plane in Dallas to Milwaukee

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WATCH: Iowa Cop Leaves Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
After being shot three times by an Iowa cop during a traffic stop on November 1, Jerime Mitchell is now paralyzed from the neck down.
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden announced this week that no charges will be filed against the shooting officer after a grand jury declined to return an indictment against Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones.
However, the grand jury arrived at that decision without obtaining statements from Mitchell, even though his lawyer insists she tried for several weeks to set up an interview with investigators and her client.
The grand jury also arrived at that decision without hearing a

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REHIRED: Minnesota Deputy Convicted Of Drunkenly Beating K9 Partner After Groping Casino Patrons

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
A Minnesota sheriff’s deputy who was convicted of animal cruelty on his own K9 service dog in a video recorded beating has been rehired by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
The Law Enforcement Labor Services police union fought to keep the convicted criminal cop Brett Barry on public payrolls.
State arbitrator Gil Vernon decided that the deputy will be forgiven for his rampage, even though it was a drunken frenzy that would land any regular citizen in jail for assaulting a police officer – his K9 partner.
Ironically, Barry will now be paid to guard Ramsey County’s detention unit, instead of spending time behind its bars to repay society

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Milwaukee Cop who Killed Sylville Smith Arrested for Raping Men

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
After a raw demonstration of Pulp Fiction-style, ludicrous behavior, Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was in court Thursday wearing handcuffs and an orange suicide suit as he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Brown – the cop who shot and killed Sylville Smith in August, sparking a weekend of riots – was arrested in mid-October for raping two men as well as soliciting male prostitutes while he was off duty.
Fellow police officers searched Brown’s phone and discovered video of a sexual encounter with a man and text messages with male prostitutes discussing paying for sex.
Brown is charged with two counts of second degree

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Milwaukee Cop who Killed Sylville Smith Arrested for Raping Men

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
After a raw demonstration of Pulp Fiction-style, ludicrous behavior, Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was in court Thursday wearing handcuffs and an orange suicide suit as he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Brown – the cop who shot and killed Sylville Smith in August, sparking a weekend of riots – was arrested in mid-October for raping two men as well as soliciting male prostitutes while he was off duty.
Fellow police officers searched Brown’s phone and discovered video of a sexual encounter with a man and text messages with male prostitutes discussing paying for sex.
Brown is charged with two counts of second degree

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Milwaukee Cop who Killed Sylville Smith Arrested for Raping Men

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
After a raw demonstration of Pulp Fiction-style, ludicrous behavior, Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was in court Thursday wearing handcuffs and an orange suicide suit as he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Brown – the cop who shot and killed Sylville Smith in August, sparking a weekend of riots – was arrested in mid-October for raping two men as well as soliciting male prostitutes while he was off duty.
Fellow police officers searched Brown’s phone and discovered video of a sexual encounter with a man and text messages with male prostitutes discussing paying for sex.
Brown is charged with two counts of second degree

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Milwaukee Cop who Killed Sylville Smith Arrested for Raping Men

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
After a raw demonstration of Pulp Fiction-style, ludicrous behavior, Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was in court Thursday wearing handcuffs and an orange suicide suit as he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Brown – the cop who shot and killed Sylville Smith in August, sparking a weekend of riots – was arrested in mid-October for raping two men as well as soliciting male prostitutes while he was off duty.
Fellow police officers searched Brown’s phone and discovered video of a sexual encounter with a man and text messages with male prostitutes discussing paying for sex.
Brown is charged with two counts of second degree

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Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Eyewitness testimony from a 7-year-old girl who saw her mother stabbed to death was the “linchpin” that put Rodney Lincoln behind bars for life for the April 1982 murder of a St. Louis woman.
The deciding factor for the outcome is now doubting her own story, and she wants her mother’s supposed killer to go free.
On Tuesday the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District denied Rodney Lincoln a writ of habeas corpus that would have forced a retrial of his 1983 conviction.
In the opinion filed Tuesday by the Western District, the court agreed with the Cole County’s June ruling that

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Pittsburgh Cop Body Slams Chicago Cubs Fan, While Pirates Staffer Assaults Photographer Recording Scene

Monday, October 12th, 2015
Just because the home team is losing an important playoff game, doesn’t give anyone the right to abuse visiting fans, especially not staffers for the hometown team, and certainly not the police.
Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Pirates organization’s security acted shamefully, assisting a Pittsburgh police officer body slam a Chicago Cubs fan for no reason.
The Pirates employee assaulted an innocent citizen recording the violent assault and battery of his friend in a video you can see below.
This isn’t the first time Pittsburgh police have used force in PNC Park either.
It all started when the man identified only as “Dimitri” got on TV with

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Arkansas Cops Detain Men for Photographing Police Department While Open Carrying

Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Two Arkansas men wearing guns on their hips ended up detained after they started taking photos of a police department.
But it wasn’t the guns the Bald Knob cop was worried about as it is legal to open carry in Arkansas. Supposedly.
It was the photos.
“I’m not playing around,” said Bald Knob police officer Chester Wright after pulling up in his patrol car and coming to a screeching stop.
“Are we being detained,” asked Kalab White, a 22-year-old open carry advocate who regularly does audits on Arkansas police departments and their reaction to open carry.
Wright confirmed they were being detailed, ordering them both

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