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Officers' Response to Worried Father Goes Viral

He said daughter, 11, was manipulated by adult to send explicit pics; cops said she could be charged

(Newser) - A father in Columbus, Ohio, shared video of an exchange with two city officers who came to his door, and the department says it's now investigating how they handled things. As 10TV explains, the father called police to report that his 11-year-old daughter had been manipulated by an adult...

They Were Arrested at Sarah Everard Vigil. Now, an Apology

Metropolitan Police to pay 'substantial damages' to 2 women who were mourning murdered UK woman

(Newser) - Just days after the body of Sarah Everard, murdered by a police officer now serving a life sentence, was found in Kent, England, in March 2021, mourners were detained at a London vigil in her memory. Now, police there are apologizing for how two protesters in particular were treated, with...

On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'

NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings

(Newser) - Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...

Former Police Union Chief Gets Prison Time for $600K Fraud

Ed Mullins, ex-head of NYPD's Sergeants Benevolent Association, sentenced to 2 years behind bars

(Newser) - For almost 20 years, Ed Mullins served as the head of one of the largest police unions in America. Now, the former president will spend two years behind bars for perpetrating fraud against the Sergeants Benevolent Association, which represents the 13,000 active and retired sergeants of the New York...

Police 'Prepared' for Trump Arraignment

Security boosted ahead of 4pm ET hearing in Washington

(Newser) - Some online commenters have called for an "armed revolution" since Tuesday's indictment of former President Trump on four felony charges. But Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger doesn't expect much drama Thursday when Trump is arraigned at the federal courthouse in Washington, DC, where more than 1,000...

DOJ: This 'Made What Happened to George Floyd Possible'

After 2-year investigation, agency finds Minneapolis cops engaged in pattern of discrimination

(Newser) - The Justice Department accused Minneapolis police Friday of engaging in a pattern of violating constitutional rights and discriminating against Black and Native American people following an investigation prompted by the killing of George Floyd. The sweeping two-year civil rights investigation concluded that systemic problems in the Minneapolis Police Department "...

Protections for Police Dog in Patrol Car Fail—Fatally

Houston police say air-conditioned vehicle shut off without warning, killing K9 Aron

(Newser) - A police dog in Texas died in a "tragic accident" Monday as the air-conditioned patrol car the 4-year-old was housed in unexpectedly lost power. The handler of the Houston Police Department dog named Aron had left him in a "running, air-conditioned patrol vehicle, which is a necessary and...

Bizarre Traffic Stop Involves One Cop Accusing Another

Officer in Orlando has been relieved of duty pending an investigation

(Newser) - It must have looked for all the world like two police cars racing to a crime scene. Instead, it was one law enforcement officer trying to stop another for speeding. The strange scene unfolded in Orlando, Florida, where a deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office says he spotted...

Amid Protests, Officials OK Funding for 'Cop City'

Atlanta City Council approves tens of millions to build training center for police, firefighters

(Newser) - The Atlanta City Council early Tuesday approved funding for the construction of a proposed police and firefighter training center, rejecting the pleas of hundreds of activists who packed City Hall and spoke for hours in fierce opposition to the project they decry as "Cop City." The 11-4 vote...

Cops Will Pay Family $19M in Christian Glass Case

Settlement also includes crisis intervention training for police in Colorado

(Newser) - The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man shot dead by police after he called 911 for help last year are getting a $19 million settlement—and an apology. Family members say Christian Glass was having a mental health crisis when his SUV got stuck on a road in the mountain...

Guy Was Coming 'Full Sprint' With a Sword. Cop Shot Him

23-year-old suspect is in the hospital

(Newser) - A man shot by police in Massachusetts last weekend was holding a sword over his head and running at an officer at a “full sprint,” police tell the AP . The 23-year-old man, whom NBC Boston identifies as Shawn O'Connell, faces attempted murder and other charges in connection...

Cops' Post on Wanted Felon Gets a Surprise Comment

Ohio's Tanner Rhinehart responded to post alerting public to his own arrest warrant

(Newser) - Ohio police turned to Facebook in an effort to track down a wanted man, only to have the man reply with a taunt. "Y'all almost had [me] the other day you gotta be quicker than that," 20-year-old Tanner Rhinehart commented Monday in response to a notice from...

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Cops Rushing Toward Person in Distress Get Quite the Surprise

Goat was making humanlike sounds that sent Oklahoma police officers into a panic

(Newser) - Two police officers in Oklahoma got quite the surprise earlier this week while coming to the aid of what they thought was a person in distress. CBS News reports that the Enid Police Department's David Sneed and Neal Storey responded Monday to a call reporting someone crying for help,...

Black Family Handcuffed and Detained Get $8M

Jury in California says mother, two daughters were unlawfully detained

(Newser) - A Black woman and her two daughters who made a pit stop only to wind up in handcuffs have been awarded $8.25 million by a California jury. The Washington Post reports that Aasylei Loggervale and her girls were on a nine-hour drive in 2019 from their home in...

AG: Probe Found 'Heartbreaking' Misconduct by Louisville Police

Federal investigation was opened after Breonna Taylor shooting

(Newser) - The US Justice Department has found Louisville police have engaged in a pattern of violating constitutional rights following an investigation prompted by the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. The announcement was made Wednesday by Attorney General Merrick Garland. A Justice Department report found the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and...

Chicago's Top Cop Resigns After Lightfoot's Loss

David Brown has faced an uphill battle since he became Chicago's top cop in April 2020

(Newser) - Lori Lightfoot will not be continuing as Chicago's mayor, and now, her police superintendent is right behind her out the exit door. Per WGN-TV , David Brown, who was picked by Lightfoot in April 2020 to head up the Chicago Police Department, submitted his resignation on Wednesday, less than a...

No One Knows How Attacker Got So Deep in Cop Compound

Death toll in suicide bombing at mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, rises to 83

(Newser) - A Pakistani hospital spokesman says the death toll from Monday's suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 83, the AP reports. Mohammad Asim, the spokesman, says more bodies were retrieved from the rubble of the mosque overnight and early on Tuesday, and...

Memphis Cop 'Relieved of Duty' Over Nichols Beating

Preston Hemphill is 6th Memphis police officer to be disciplined over the brutal arrest

(Newser) - A sixth Memphis Police Department officer has been disciplined for his involvement in the brutal beating and arrest of Tyre Nichols, a department spokeswoman said Monday. Officer Preston Hemphill was relieved of duty shortly after the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who died three days later at a hospital, said...

Memphis Police Shut Down Scorpion Unit

Chief reverses after pleas from Tyre Nichols' family, community activists

(Newser) - The Memphis Police Department announced Saturday that it's disbanding the force's Scorpion unit after five of its officers took part in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols. Chief Cerelyn Davis said she made the decision after consulting Nichols' family, community leaders, and other officers in the special unit,...

Jury Finds Mostly in Favor of Police Sued by Soldier

Lt. Caron Nazario was beaten, pepper sprayed during traffic stop in Virginia

(Newser) - A federal jury in Virginia on Tuesday found mostly in favor of two police officers who were sued by a US Army lieutenant after he was pepper sprayed, struck, and handcuffed during a traffic stop. Video of the 2020 incident in the small town of Windsor got millions of views...

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