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4 Cops Charged After Video of Man Beaten in Traffic Stop

Michigan trooper Bram Schroeder accused of punching Vance Martin, while 3 others stood by

(Newser) - Four police officers in Michigan have been charged after prosecutors say a man pulled over for suspected drunk driving was handcuffed, then assaulted by one of the officers, while the others did nothing to stop him. Per a release from Michigan's Department of Attorney General, Bram Schroeder and Zachary...

Officer, 24, Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

Suspect with a history of shooting at cops vowed to kill officers in song: police

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in the head during a traffic stop recorded a song in which he stated he would kill any police officer who "caught" him, according to Indiana State Police. Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, released from parole a year ago,...

Mayor Speaks About Teen's Death in Dirt-Bike Crash

Family says police in Boynton Beach, Fla., 'chased' Stanley Davis Jr. 'right to his damn grave'

(Newser) - Update: The mayor of Boynton, Florida, has weighed in on the Sunday death of a 13-year-old boy there. Mayor Steven B. Grant on Monday shared what he conveyed to Stanley Davis Jr.'s family with CBS12 . It quotes him as saying, "My statement to them was we should...

Lawsuit: Trooper Flipped Car in Unnecessary PIT Maneuver

Woman pregnant at time of crash says she had been looking for safe place to stop

(Newser) - An Arkansas woman suffered "hellacious bruises" and feared she had lost her unborn baby when a state trooper deployed a PIT maneuver and drove into her bumper on a highway last year, causing her vehicle to flip in a crash caught on dashcam video , her lawyer says. According to...

Cops Mistakenly Kill Man in His Own Yard

Investigation underway after 'devastatingly tragic' shooting in Idaho Falls

(Newser) - Idaho police killed a man in his own backyard on Monday after mistaking him for a suspect on the run. The man police had been chasing, with warrants for felony battery on an officer and failure to appear, was found hiding in a shed on a nearby property in Idaho...

Black Couple Separated From Infant Son After Traffic Stop

NC cops say marijuana was found; the couple disputes that

(Newser) - A Black man says a deputy told him he would never again see his son during a traffic stop in North Carolina earlier this month. And he says he hasn't had custody of his 9-month-old in the three weeks since. Raymond Cheley Sykes, 34, and Kaila Boulware, 27, of...

Utah Cop Pulls Over Driver Headed to Calif. He Was 5

Adrian's ride was a Dodge Journey

(Newser) - A 5-year-old hoping to make it to California came up short Monday when he was caught driving on a Utah interstate. Utah Highway Patrol trooper Rick Morgan noticed a car swerving so badly on Interstate 15 in Ogden that he expected to find a person needing medical attention, per CBS...

Supreme Court Sides With Police in Traffic Stops

Justices say police acted lawfully in pulling over car because of suspended license

(Newser) - Police can pull over a car when they know only that its owner's license is invalid, even if they don't know who's behind the wheel, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court said in an 8-1 decision that unless there's reason to believe otherwise, it's...

Cop Pulled Doctor Over, Made Her Cry With Gesture

'This complete stranger ... shared his precious masks with me'

(Newser) - A doctor prepared to receive a speeding ticket as she was pulled over by a Minnesota state trooper. Instead, she received a warning and a gesture of goodwill that has her feeling that "we are going to be OK." Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, a cardiologist at a coronavirus...

Wife Won't Like Florida Man's Excuse for Speeding

John Pickard allegedly told police he'd been unfaithful

(Newser) - A Florida man caught driving recklessly told police he "needed to get home in a hurry because he was cheating on his wife." That's according to an arrest affidavit naming John Earl Pickard, 52, who Tarpon Springs police say was driving 90mph in a 55mph zone on...

Traffic Stop Officer Killed in 'Ruthless, Cold-Blooded Way'

Sandeep Dhaliwal was considered a 'trailblazer'

(Newser) - A sheriff's deputy described as "a trailblazer" because he was the first Sikh deputy of the Harris County Sheriff's Office when he joined the force 10 years ago, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop Friday near Houston, the AP reports. Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42,...

Cops: Car We Pulled Over Had Some Weird Things Inside

Like ... uranium

(Newser) - An officer in Oklahoma stopped a car with expired tags only to discover that it was stolen. The surprises just kept coming. A search of the vehicle pulled over in Guthrie on June 26 revealed a gun in the console next to an open bottle of whiskey, a canister of...

Florida Man Flees Traffic Stop, Calls 911 on Himself

'Like, what do we pay you guys for?'

(Newser) - Florida man Nicholas Carlmann Jones may not be the state's most law-abiding citizen—or its smartest criminal—but he still expects law enforcement to have certain standards. Police say the 19-year-old sped away from a deputy during a traffic stop in St. Augustine last month and then called 911...

A Cop Asked a 'Standard' Question, Got a Gator for an Answer

Woman in traffic stop pulled an alligator out of her pants, investigators say

(Newser) - Among the more routine questions a police officer might ask during a traffic stop: "Can I see your license and registration?," "Do you know how fast you were going?," and "Anything else?" A Florida woman responded to the third query Monday by making what Fox...

After 1am Traffic Stop, It's the Cop Who's Charged

Maryland's Ryan Macklin accused of forcing woman into sex act

(Newser) - A Maryland police officer has been stripped of his badge amid charges that he raped an undocumented immigrant during a traffic stop. Ryan Macklin, a six-year veteran of the Prince George Police Department, was suspended without pay hours after the woman showed up to police headquarters to report the incident,...

Horrible Smell in Store's Entrance Column Was a Person

WinCo manager figured it was a sewage problem

(Newser) - A strong smell outside a California supermarket turned out to be someone who had decomposed in one of the store's entrance columns, ABC 7 reports. Police were called Saturday to the WinCo Foods in Lancaster after a plumber, told it was likely a septic problem, helped knock brick from...

Cop Pulls Over Daughter's Boyfriend, Bad Things Happen

Ohio officer John Kovach is out of a job

(Newser) - An Ohio police officer was fired for pulling over his daughter's boyfriend and detaining the young man in his squad car, Fox 8 reports. "You can get out. For what? You're going to jail. For what? Get out. For what? Have a seat in my car. We'...

Port Authority Ethics Chair to Cops: 'Shut the F--- Up'

Caren Turner resigned but says she didn't violate code of ethics

(Newser) - A traffic stop in New Jersey over Easter weekend was pretty routine—a car with tinted front windows, obstructed tags, and expired registration was impounded—until the ethics chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned up. Caren Turner, the mother of one of the car'...

Cop Kills Himself After Being Pulled Over

Sources say San Francisco officer was under investigation for sex with a minor

(Newser) - An off-duty San Francisco police officer killed himself moments after he was pulled over by Richmond police on Monday, according to police. Authorities say a Richmond police officer made a traffic stop around 1:30pm but heard a gunshot as he approached the black coupe in a shopping mall parking...

Police Find Nazi Machine Gun During Routine Traffic Stop

Officers found an MP40 sub-machine gun and 60 rounds of ammo

(Newser) - Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in Australia after they found a Nazi sub-machine gun and 60 rounds of ammunition in the car he was riding in during a traffic stop. New South Wales police say they're performing a forensic exam in order to determine whether the weapon can...

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