Galveston police officer arrested for drug possession


By Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, Hearst Newspapers January 13, 2017 A Galveston police officer was arrested Friday on a drug charge, according to a statement from the police department. Galveston police learned Tuesday that Officer Michael Andrews had been in contact with a drug supplier, based on details provided from an outside law enforcement […]

Police Officer In Sherman Park shooting charged with sexual assault


By: John Diedrich and Ashley Luthern, (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) October 21, 20016 The Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith in the Sherman Park neighborhood in August sat in a bar a day later, watching coverage of the violent unrest that followed and said he did “whatever (he) wanted without repercussions,” according to a criminal complaint released […]

LA to pay $3 million over LAPD chocking that led to death of inmate Staff Writer August 25, 2016 | 11:35 a.m. After four years a video has been released that shows what happened when a schizophrenic man died at LAPD’s 77th Street Station jail. Video of the conflict betweeen Vachel Howard and several officers was released after the online group ProPublica published the security camera footage. For […]

A Cop Involved in Sandra Bland’s Arrest Says Officials Tried to Shut Him Up

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By Allie Conti | Staff Writer | July 28, 2016 Almost exactly a year after Sandra Bland was found hanging in a jail cell in Texas, a Prairie View police officer has come forward with new accusations against the officer who arrested her, ABC News reports. Prairie View officer Michael Kelley says that county […]

Poorly Performing L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Are Not Weeded Out in Their First year: Report

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By Los Angeles Times Posted 8:39 AM, June 29, 2016, Updated at 08:41am, June 29, 2016 New sheriff’s deputies who perform poorly on the job during their first year are not being weeded out, leaving them to potentially cause problems years down the road in life-or-death situations, according to a report by the Los Angeles […]

Bakersfield detective pleads guilty to bribery, drug possession: ‘I got lost for a while’

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Matt Hamilton | LATIMES June 01, 2016 A member of the famed McFarland High School cross-country team that won the state championship and was later depicted in the Disney film “McFarland, USA,” pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of bribery and drug possession arising from his career as a Bakersfield police detective. His former police […]

Trial begins for deputies charged in inmate assault

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Posted by Debbie L. Sklar | May 10, 2016 Two deputy sheriffs beat and pepper-sprayed a mentally ill county jail inmate without provocation and then lied in reports to conceal the illegal assault, a prosecutor told a federal jury Tuesday, but the defense countered that the lawmen were only doing their job and never […]

Was LAPD sergeant denied restoration of rank because he’s white?


Posted by Hillary Jackson | May 5, 2016 in Crime A Los Angeles police sergeant sued the city Thursday, alleging he was denied a restoration of rank because he is white. Sgt. Jake Bushey filed the discrimination suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages. A spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office did […]

A Rare Look Inside LAPD’s Crime Gun Storage

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CBSLA News May 02, 2016 LOS ANGELES ( — CBS2/KCAL9 is teaming up with the city of Los Angeles for this year’s Anonymous Gun Buyback event on Saturday, May 7 as part of the city’s efforts to cut crime. Police chief Charlie Beck showed Paul Magers an area that is normally off limits as he […]

Thabo Sefolosha Files Lawsuit Against NYPD For Breaking His Leg

Thabo Sefolosha talks to reporters outside criminal court in New York, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The Atlanta Hawks' player was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Juliet Spies-Gans | | Sports 4/06/2016 11:17 am ET | Updated 5 minutes ago Nearly one year to the day after an early morning fracas outside a nightclub snapped and “permanent[ly]” damaged the leg of Thabo Sefolosha, the NBA veteran has filed a civil suit against New York City and the involved New York […]

LAPD Chief Beck says officers accused of sexual assault ‘disgraced themselves’

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By Dakota Smith | Los Angeles Daily News Posted: 02/17/16, 12:44 PM PST | Updated: 1 day ago Calling the case “horrific,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday said two officers charged with sexually assaulting women in Hollywood violated the public’s trust. “These two officers have disgraced themselves,” Beck said at news conference […]

Hear the lies that federal prosecutors say Sheriff Lee Baca told them Baca interviewed by feds

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By Cindy Chang, Joel Rubin and Jack LeonardContact Reporters |LATIMES.COM February 13, 2016 Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of making a false statement in the jail abuse scandal that led him to step down in 2014. In a plea deal filed in court Wednesday, Baca […]