Police Have Shot 123 Mentally Ill or Distraught People So Far in 2015

A vitally important new analysis from the Washington Post found that one-quarter of the people shot dead by police this year—123 out of 461—were mentally ill or emotionally distraught. The Post found, too, that more than half of the killings involved police agencies whose officers weren’t properly trained in dealing… » 6/30/15 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Texas Cop Suspended After Footage Emerges of Brutal Pool Party Arrests

On Saturday, video was uploaded to Youtube of police officers screaming at and arresting children at a community pool in Texas. One officer, confronted by two boys while grabbing a young girl by the neck and shoving her head towards the ground, pulls his gun and points it at them.
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Cleveland Cop Who Fired 49 Rounds Into Car Acquitted of Manslaughter

On Saturday, an Ohio judge acquitted Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo of manslaughter, the New York Times reports. During a November 2012 car chase, Brelo, who is white, and other police officers, fired 137 rounds at Timothy Russell and his passenger, Malissa Williams, who were black and unarmed. » 5/23/15 1:00pm 5/23/15 1:00pm

Miami Beach Police Sent So, So Many Racist, Sexist Emails

Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters on Thursday that 16 officers in his department sent “hundreds” of racist, sexist, pornographic emails, which could jeopardize the criminal cases they’re witnesses in and also just looks terrible. The emails spanned about a two-year period and involved two… » 5/18/15 12:30pm 5/18/15 12:30pm

An Anonymous Cop Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Police

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Police officers turn up a lot in Gawker stories, but unless they’re a department commissioner giving a press conference or a union leader loudly berating a public official, it’s rare that they actually have a voice. What does the average beat cop think about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo? What is he looking for… » 3/17/15 11:24am 3/17/15 11:24am

A Look Inside the Terrible Manual Cops Use to Teach 'Rape Prevention'

Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., as it brands itself, is one of the most widely offered women's self-defense programs in the country. R.A.D. was developed by a police officer, and is ubiquitous at colleges and universities; it's taught primarily by law enforcement personnel, making it a pretty accurate reflection… » 2/25/15 2:10pm 2/25/15 2:10pm

Fox Host Thinks Minorities Should Be More Sensitive Toward Cops

Fox News is at it again as Justice with Judge Jeanine host Jeanine Pirro says the American public needs to learn how to better deal with police, instead of the other way around. Because between Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, it's wild how many civilians are fatally shooting cops these days. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

St. Louis PD Posts Tips to Keep Your Kids From Getting Themselves Shot

In the aftermath of the prominent non-indictments of two white police officers who indisputably killed unarmed black men (and the murder of a 12-year-old boy by a cop who didn't even try to perform first aid after shooting him), you might think that police departments would have the good sense not to pop off on social… » 12/04/14 10:30am 12/04/14 10:30am

NYPD Tweets Request for Trust, Internet Is Like 'What the Fuck?' 

In response to a Staten Island grand jury deciding that a video of Officer Daniel Pantaleo choking Eric Garner to death wasn't enough to pursue criminal charges on Wednesday, the New York Police Department is in damage control mode. Too bad their social media blitz is run by an tone deaf woman with the worst job ever. » 12/03/14 4:10pm 12/03/14 4:10pm

Rent a Cop: The Big, Shady (But Legal) Business of Secondary Policing

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It's been over a month since 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was killed by a St. Louis police officer. Details offered of the moments that led up to his death are today still sparse and sometimes conflicting. An investigation is underway, but there are already a few aspects of the incident that should raise questions. » 11/13/14 5:42pm 11/13/14 5:42pm

​Six More Felony Charges Against Oklahoma City Cop Accused of Rape

Daniel Ken Holzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer accused of targeting and raping women while on duty is currently under house arrest, charged with 26 counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after several women reported him. Now three more women have come forward and the charges… » 11/05/14 2:30pm 11/05/14 2:30pm

​Cops Accused of Using Police Equipment to Creep On Online Dates

Online dating can be a little bit of a gamble—no matter how compatible and/or trustworthy a potential suitor seems, sometimes you just want to get a background check on a fool before you meet up with him. And that's exactly what some police officers did in Fairfield, California. While they were on duty. Oops. » 8/24/14 5:51pm 8/24/14 5:51pm