Tag: Police

Michael Slager To Plead Guilty To Feds On Walter Scott Killing

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina policeman who shot and killed a fleeing black motorist, will plead guilty in a federal civil-rights case, sources told The Post and Courier on Tuesday. The newspaper notes it is unclear to what charges Slager will plead regarding his fatal shooting of Walter Scott last year in North Charleston.…

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Gets 15 Days In Jail

A defiant Alexei Navalny was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail for resisting arrest and fined 20,000 rubles (about $350) for organizing Russia’s nationwide anti-government protests over the weekend. With a selfie posted to Twitter from a Moscow court, the Russian opposition leader sent a tweet reading, “The time will come when we will…

ISIS Claims London Terror Attack

The media agency linked to the Islamic State terror group issued a release Thursday claiming that the attacker who killed three people including a British police officer in Westminster was affiliated with ISIS. The group frequently claims global terror attacks even if there is no evidence of its involvement. Amaq quoted an ISIS source saying:…

Eight Arrested After London Attack in Armed Police Raids

Eight people were reportedly arrested across the U.K. overnight in the aftermath of the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday that left three people dead and at least 29 still hospitalized. Detectives carried out armed police raids at six addresses, in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere throughout the night, said Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of…

Police Officer Shot Dead in San Diego [VIDEO]

At least one officer has died and another was in emergency surgery early Friday morning after they were shot in the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday, when the two officers came under fire by an unknown assailant. The second officer is expected to survive. Panic ensued as police…

Clashes at May Day Protest in Seattle [VIDEO]

Seattle Police said nine people were arrested and five officers injured during clashes Sunday with anti-capitalist protesters following their otherwise-peaceful annual May Day march. Law-enforcemtent authorities said one officer was treated for a head laceration from a rock while another was injured by a Molotov cocktail, though he wasn’t burned. Another was reportedly bitten during…

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Fired [VIDEO]

The Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the black woman who was later found hanged in jail cell, was officially fired Wednesday. The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Brian Encinia was formally terminated after he was unable to rebut disciplinary charges brought against him in January. He was accused of failing to act…

Chicago Cops Stunned, Dragged Suspect [VIDEO]

The city of Chicago released a video late Monday showing police repeatedly tasing a man in a jail cell and dragging him from it—in handcuffs. The release was accompanied by a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel that the 2012 treatment of Philip Coleman, who died from a reaction to an antipsychotic drug, was unacceptable. “I…

Suspect Reportedly Caught In KY Trooper Death [VIDEO]

A man suspected of killing a Kentucky trooper was shot and killed by state police early Monday morning, police confirmed to FoxNews.com. Authorities said 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, of Missouri, was located in a remote rural area near I-24 around 7 a.m., following an all-night manhunt. Johnson-Shanks was armed with a handgun and did not…

9 Arrested After Cops Shoot Armed Teen [VIDEO]

Nine people were arrested in St. Louis on Wednesday after protests erupted in response to a fatal police shooting. While two police were attempting to serve a warrant, an 18-year-old black man pointed a gun at the officers, prompting one to shoot and kill him. At the scene, police say they found crack cocaine and…

Memphis Police ID Suspect in Traffic Stop Cop Killing [VIDEO]

Authorities identified a suspect Sunday in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer. A warrant was issued for the arrest of 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, who police accuse of shooting Officer Sean Bolton, 33, on Saturday. Bolton reportedly spotted an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz and approached the vehicle. Police Director Tony Armstrong said there was…

Samuel DuBose’s Cinciniatti Killer Cop Out on Bail [VIDEO]

Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with the murder of black motorist Samuel DuBose, is out on bail less than eight hours after a judge set it at $1 million, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ website. The DuBose family had erupted in cheers when the bond was set,…

Texas Police: Sandra Bland Booking VIDEO Released

Texas officials on Tuesday released more footage of Sandra Bland before her death in an effort to quash rumors that she was already deceased before her mugshot was taken. The additional several hours of footage also follows reports of online death threats made to local officials, according to Waller County Judge Trey Duhon. The 28-year-old…

Unarmed Man Dies in Cop’s Custody After Being Hogtied [VIDEO]

An attorney for a Memphis man who died in police custody Saturday says the victim was hogtied and struggled to breathe because of his asthma. Troy Goode, 30, got out of the car his wife was driving and was behaving “erratically” when approached by police. He was detained and placed in a hogtie on a…

Cops Say Sandy Bland Hanged Self In Cell After Traffic Stop [VIDEO]

Cops Say Sandy Bland Hanged Self In Cell After Traffic Stop Cenk Uygur hosts of The Young Turks discuss about the day that Sandy Bland was driving from Illinois to Texas when she was pulled over for “improper signaling.” What happened immediately thereafter is unclear, but the situation escalated and the police put her in…

Obama Admin To Provide $20 Million For Police Body Cameras [VIDEO]

The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the US Justice Department said on Friday. The grants represent the first portion to be approved by Congress of a $75 million, three-year body camera funding program requested in December by President Barack Obama. Demand…

VIDEO Shows Cop Shooting Man ‘Accidentaly’ Mistakes Taser With Gun

At the urging of the victim’s family, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma have released a video of an officer fatally shooting a man. Forty-four-year-old Eric Courtney Harris reportedly tried to sell a semi-automatic pistol and ammunition to undercover cops. Hidden camera footage shows Harris sitting in a car, holding a black bag and talking to someone…

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens [VIDEO]

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are reviewing an estimated 1,000 criminal convictions for potential bias after officials uncovered a slew of racist and homophobic text messaged exchanged between San Francisco police in a fellow officer’s corruption case.

LAPD Police Kill Unarmed Man – Shooting Caught on VIDEO

A video posted online captured a group of Los Angeles police officers in a confrontation with a man who they shot and killed on Sunday. Posted on Facebook, the video shows officers struggling with the man on a littered sidewalk before they open fire. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the man “began fighting and physically resisting…

Meth Cook Gets Kicked In The Face By Missouri Police [VIDEO]

A Missouri drug task force officer may face consequences for kicking Timothy Whittle in the face during his arrest following a pursuit on foot. The Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force suspected Whittle of manufacturing methamphetamine. When officers attempted to serve a warrant at Whittle’s residence, he fled in an SUV before switching to a black pickup…

Officers Kill Man Near Police Station [VIDEO]

Police shot and killed a man who pulled what later turned out to be a BB or pellet pistol in a restricted area of a San Francisco police station parking lot, a police spokesman said Sunday night. At 5:20 p.m. PT, a 32-year-old white man entered the part of the SFPD Mission Station parking lot…

Ezell Ford autopsy released; was shot 3 times by LAPD [VIDEO]

The autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police in South Los Angeles in August, shows he was shot three times -once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm. The release of the autopsy Monday marks the first time authorities have provided details…

NYPD Arrest 2 Men for Police Threats [VIDEO]

Police arrested two men for threatening the New York Police Department, totaling in six arrests since a gunman shot and killed two officers on Saturday. Police charged 41-year-old Tyrone Mellville on Wednesday after he allegedly called Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct, where slain cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were based, and asked to speak to Ramos.…

Missouri Cop Fatally Shoots Teenager [VIDEO]

A police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, shot and killed young man who pointed a gun at him late Tuesday night, St. Louis County police say. The officer saw two people outside the station, got out of his vehicle and approached them. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun. “Fearing for his life, the Berkeley…

Black NYPD Cops Claim They’ve Witnessed Racial Profiling [VIDEO]

Harold Thomas, a black former detective now suing the department for which he worked nearly 30 years, says he used to tell NYPD cadets he’s more scared of them than of criminals. A number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life. Garner, a 43-year-old…

VIDEO Apparently Show NY Police Killer Suspect

The NYPD made public a surveillance video on Monday, December 22, of a man said to be Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who is suspected of shooting and killing of two New York City police officers. The video purports to show Ismaaiyl Brinsley entering the Atlantic Mall in Brooklyn before he allegedly walked up to two officers in…

NYPD Killer Shoot Girlfriend Just Before Ambush [VIDEO]

Just before 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached a squad car and fatally shot two officers in Brooklyn, he turned to people on the street, asked them to follow him on Instagram and said, “Watch what I’m going to do,” police said Sunday. The Brooklyn-born killer had a long criminal record which included at least 19 arrests…