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

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

Cop Previously Charged With Stalking Shoots and Kills Ex-Girlfriend

A Philadelphia area cop with a history of stalking was arrested for shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend on Monday. » 12/17/14 12:30pm 12/17/14 12:30pm

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

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

New Orleans Cops Straight Up Didn't Investigate Over 1,100 Sex Crimes

On July 1, New Orleans resident Maria Treme woke up with bruises, next to a brand of personal lubricant she'd never seen before. Her car was gone, as was any memory of anything that had happened the night prior. » 11/12/14 4:40pm 11/12/14 4:40pm

​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

Texas Cops On Dash Cam Video: “Call the Cops. They Can’t Un-rape You”

The Austin Police Department has launched an internal investigation after dash cam footage showed two police officers joking with each other about raping a woman. Sigh. » 11/01/14 5:00pm 11/01/14 5:00pm

These Adorable Icelandic Cops Have the Best Instagram Account Ever

Iceland seems like a really lovely place (utter economic collapse aside), and the official Instagram account of the Reykjavík metropolitan police is doing nothing to dispel this impression. They cuddle with animals! They stop by Domino's! I guess maybe they occasionally solve crimes! » 9/19/14 2:15pm 9/19/14 2:15pm

​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

Hundreds of Cops in UK Investigated for Misuse of Social Media

Hundreds of UK police officers were disciplined (and some terminated) over improper use of social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. » 8/19/14 4:00pm 8/19/14 4:00pm

How To Turn A Law Abiding Citizen Into A Rioter

I would like to throw a brick at a cop in Ferguson. Any cop. All the cops. As a black male, I would like to fight back, violently, against the forces that have hunted me all my life, and will hunt my son all his life. » 8/18/14 3:57pm 8/18/14 3:57pm

John Oliver on Ferguson Cops: 'Why Are They Wearing Fucking Camo?'

John Oliver presented his take on events in Ferguson Sunday night, taking on everything from the mayor's whitewashing of the community's problems to the over-militarization of America's police forces. » 8/18/14 10:00am 8/18/14 10:00am

​Horrific: Cell Phone Video Shows California Cop Beating Woman

This weekend, video emerged of a shocking incident that occurred on Tuesday involving a California Highway Patrol officer taking an unarmed woman down and savagely punching her in the face on the side of the high way. According to the officer, the woman was walking along the freeway and did not stop when he asked… » 7/05/14 5:56pm 7/05/14 5:56pm

Online Harassment Is So Bad, Not Even Cops Know How to Deal With It

It used to be that antisocial and threatening behavior was carried out through painstaking work like cutting out letters from magazines and pasting them together into scary missives, but those were the old days. Now all hostile jerks have to do is sign online and they're free to harass people from the relative… » 6/24/14 3:00pm 6/24/14 3:00pm

Cops Tweet About Upcoming 'Secret' Hooker Bust

In direct opposition to what police undercover work should mean, the Prince George County, Maryland authorities have publicly announced they will be live tweeting a forth-coming prostitution sting. It’ll be like a flash mob, but with police, handcuffs and possible jail time. » 5/01/14 6:10pm 5/01/14 6:10pm

Police Put on the Spot by Camera-Wielding ‘Coparazzi’ Sex Worker

Here's one way sex workers can hold clients and cops accountable: videotape them. Raven Nicole Masterson, a self-described "coparazzi," uses her cellphone camera to document how often the basic rights of sex workers — especially those who are women of color — are completely ignored. Masterson's guerrilla tactics… » 7/11/13 4:00pm 7/11/13 4:00pm