Monday, May 23, 2022

Tag: police crime

Deputy fired for use of excessive force

“This incident went beyond the scope of acceptable force and will not be tolerated in this office."

Former sheriff sentenced to prison for assaulting detainees

“When former Sheriff Boen brutally assaulted individuals in his custody and violated their civil rights, it impacted all Arkansans and their trust in authorities.”

Philadelphia police commissioner confirms officer will be fired after fatally shooting...

"As we continue to investigate the police-involved shooting of a 12-year-old boy, @PPDCommish is taking direct action to suspend the shooting officer, with the intent to dismiss after 30 days due to violations of PPD’s Use of Force directive."

Former Colorado cop pleads guilty to assaulting elderly woman

“This is a tragic case, anytime a former member of law enforcement has betrayed the public trust like this, this is a case we take extremely seriously.”

3 Minneapolis cops convicted of violating George Floyd’s rights

“Today’s verdict recognizes that two police officers violated the Constitution by failing to intervene to stop another officer from killing George Floyd, and three officers violated the Constitution by failing to provide aid to Mr. Floyd in time to prevent his death."

Alabama cop arrested on drug and domestic violence charges

The drug charge is a felony and the domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor.

Policing on trial: Attorney Ben Crump on Fed case against three...

The trial will show the importance of accountability even from police who are bystanders to murder, says Benjamin Crump, part of the legal team for George Floyd’s family.

Former prison lieutenant sentenced to prison for failing to stop assault...

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms Burks’ behavior and blatant violation of his sworn oath to serve.”

NY cop pleads guilty to violating handcuffed man’s civil rights

If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.

3 cops face manslaughter charges after killing 8-year-old girl

“The Bility family thanks District Attorney Stollsteimer and his staff of investigators and prosecutors for following the evidence and the law in bringing forth these charges today.”

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Bill Baird’s battle for legalized abortion and Roe v. Wade

"This is a religious war,” says Baird of the intense push to make abortion illegal.“