Woman punched by CHP officer files lawsuit alleging excessive force

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By Kate Mather / LA Times News July 17, 2014 The woman punched by a California Highway Patrol officer earlier this month along the 10 Freeway has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer and head of the agency, her attorneys announced Thursday. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court, alleges that the unnamed […]

Ex-cop charged with hiding women’s bodies in suitcases

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By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE / Associated Press June 26, 2014 9:00PM WEST ALLIS, Wis. — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, in one case possibly through a bondage website, according to […]

LAPD detective Frank Lyga secretly recorded talking about killing black officer and criticizing the department

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By Stefani Camille Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 13, 2014 Update: Interview with Brian Bentley, Kevin Gaines’ former partner, June 24, 2014 In March 1997, LAPD undercover detective Frank Lyga, shot and killed fellow LAPD Rampart CRASH officer Kevin Gaines in what was described as a “road rage” incident. According to Lyga, Gaines, who was not […]

LAPD Officer Choked Estranged Wife ‘Until She Passed Out’: Prosecutor

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By Melissa Pamer, KTLA Channel 5 News May 22, 2013 Jose Robert Figueroa, 29, appeared in Inglewood Superior Court on Wednesday, when his arraignment was postponed until June 4, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. In an interview at the door of her Inglewood home Thursday, his wife said […]

Ex-LA Sheriff’s Deputies Allegedly Framed 2 Suspects In Pot Dispensary

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By Dan Whitcomb / Reuters Posted: 04/23/2014 7:15 pm EDT Updated: 04/24/2014 11:59 am EDT LOS ANGELES, April 23 (Reuters) – Two ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies accused of planting guns at a marijuana dispensary to justify an arrest have been charged with conspiracy and perjury, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The charges mark the latest […]

Two Indianapolis police officers, estranged husband and wife, dead in murder-suicide

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BY Sasha Goldstein / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:07 PM An Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer broke into his estranged wife’s home Thursday evening and shot her dead before turning the gun on himself, police said. “It’s a very difficult day in the city of Indianapolis,” Mayor Greg Ballard said at a […]

Sheriff candidates say they were victims of campaign prank

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By Robert Faturechi / LA Times February 26, 2014, 10:08 a.m. When Jim Hellmold decided to run for sheriff of Los Angeles County last month, he knew that one of the first things his campaign needed was a website. He figured JimHellmoldForSheriff.com would make the most sense. Except when he typed the address into his […]

South Bay jail deputy was on meth, had rifles and fired gun at suspected truck stealer, authorities say


By Mike Rosenberg / San Jose Mercury News 01/31/2014 06:27:38 AM PST Updated: about 5 hours ago A Santa Clara County Jail deputy arrested on drug charges this week was charged with assault Thursday after he told investigators that he fired a gun at a man he thought stole his truck, authorities said. Juan Carlos […]

Probe into former Napster exec killed by sheriff’s car nears end


By Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives / LA Times January 23, 2014, 5:21 p.m. Los Angeles County prosecutors will soon probably consider whether to file charges against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally hit a former Napster executive bicycling on Mullholland Highway, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. It’s been more than a month since Milton Everett Olin […]

18 LA Sheriff’s Deputies Face US Charges

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LOS ANGELES December 9, 2013 (AP) By TAMI ABDOLLAH and GREG RISLING Associated Press Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation’s largest jail system. The charges […]

Officer Accused of Leaking Intel to Gang

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By John Cádiz Klemack and Jason Kandel| NBC 4 News Friday, Dec 6, 2013 | Updated 7:27 PM PST A former Long Beach police officer and a relative have been arrested in connection with a conspiracy to obstruct justice and aiding a criminal street gang, the city’s police chief said on Friday. Yvonne Robinson, 42, […]

D.C. police search home of officer in investigation of prostitution ring

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By Peter Hermann, Ann Marimow and Clarence Williams, / The Washington Post Published: December 5 Authorities are investigating whether a veteran D.C. police officer was running a prostitution ring out of his Southeast Washington apartment, where they found a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing, according to documents unsealed in federal court. The officer, […]