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Sandra Bland Dash Cam Video Appears to Have Been Heavily Edited 

A 52-minute video of the arrest of Sandra Bland, who died mysteriously in jail several days later, was released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday night. After a few hours, reports began to surface that the video appeared doctored—and not particularly well, for that matter. » 7/22/15 10:50am 7/22/15 10:50am

Off-Duty Cop May Face Discipline After Thief Steals Gun From Her Purse

If you are a police officer, one of your primary responsibilities (other than protecting the peace, blah blah) is ensuring that your gun doesn’t get stolen. That said, and I don’t know anything about police work but I do know something about purses, maybe don’t keep your gun somewhere so snatchable? » 7/16/15 4:00pm 7/16/15 4:00pm

Vandals Wreck, Submerge Car of Black Bishop, Call It 'Charleston 2'

Remarkably, this is not even the first time that New Shiloh Christian Center in Melbourne, Florida has been attacked. In February, a vandal set fire to the church’s storage shed and tagged it with swastikas; in March, the church’s trucks were vandalized. Somehow, these attacks were not described as hate crimes by… » 7/14/15 6:15pm 7/14/15 6:15pm

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 6/30/15 8:30pm

What Michelle Cusseaux's Death Says About Arizona's Mental Health Crisis

At the time of Michelle Cusseaux’s death, she was 50, lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and suffered from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. On August 14, 2014, Cusseaux grew agitated when a cab didn’t show up to take her to the hospital; just a week earlier, she’d filed a grievance on previous transportation… » 5/21/15 2:15pm 5/21/15 2:15pm

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

Remember That One Wedding That Was Actually a Huge Drug Sting?

If there’s ever a reason to not show up to a wedding, it’s the risk of being arrested. So if you’re planning a wedding and want to invite some of your favorite drug dealers, you should probably just send the save-the-date to someone else. After the Shiawasse County fake wedding in 1990, it’s unlikely they’re going to… » 5/14/15 7:10pm 5/14/15 7:10pm

The 'Accidental' Death of Natasha McKenna, Killed in Police Restraints

For unknown reasons—just kidding, I’ve got a guess or two—Natasha McKenna’s violent and senseless death in police custody hasn’t gotten much national attention in the months since she (a 5’2” woman, weighing 130 pounds) was taken from her Fairfax County jail cell to be transported to Alexandria, Virginia: a process… » 5/11/15 2:00pm 5/11/15 2:00pm

State Police Conclude Report on Martese Johnson's Arrest [Updated]

In March, 20-year-old University of Virginia student Martese Johnson was arrested and brutalized by white Alcohol and Beverage Control agents on the main drag of bars near campus. Last week, the Virginia state police completed their investigation on Johnson’s arrest, as ordered by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.* » 5/05/15 2:20pm 5/05/15 2:20pm

Video: US Marshal Rushes Woman Filming Him, Breaks, Kicks Camera

Last week in South Gate, California, Beatriz Paez was out for a walk when she saw a group of US marshals arresting a group of bikers on the sidewalk. She pulled out her cellphone to record the incident. Paez told The Los Angeles Times that once the marshals became aware of her smartphone they tried to block her view,… » 5/04/15 11:20am 5/04/15 11:20am

Silly Capitol Police Officers Keep Forgetting Their Guns in Bathrooms

Capitol Police officers seem to have a habit of forgetting their guns whenever they take a leak. Several incidents have occurred in the past few months with Glocks being left out in the open by absent-minded security. In January, a Glock and its magazine were found jammed in a toilet seat cover holder at the Capitol… » 5/03/15 3:45pm 5/03/15 3:45pm

Cop Who Killed Rekia Boyd Out of 'Fear' Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Dante Servin, the Chicago police detective who was off-duty on the March 2012 night that he shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd with an unregistered firearm, was cleared on Monday of all charges. Servin fired over his shoulder, from his car, with a 9mm semi-automatic, into an alley where Boyd and her friends were… » 4/21/15 10:10am 4/21/15 10:10am