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They Insisted They Were Framed. Now, Vindication
They Insisted They Were
Framed. Now, Vindication

They Insisted They Were Framed. Now, Vindication

Derek Ridgewell, deemed 'Britain's most corrupt cop,' is at center of cases of wrongly convicted men in UK

(Newser) - Nearly a dozen convictions in the UK have been overturned over the past few years, with one common denominator: They were all tied to arrests made by police officer Derek Ridgewell, dubbed "Britain's most corrupt cop" by Simon Hattenstone in the Guardian . The article centers on the convictions...

Mom: Infant Stopped Breathing After Raid on Wrong House

Courtney Price claims police in Elyria, Ohio, were repeatedly told their target had moved

(Newser) - Courtney Price says she traveled from Kentucky to Ohio to seek medical care for her 17-month-old son, who was born premature with a lung condition and a hole in his heart. The single mother says a surgery to repair that hole has now been delayed as her son faces complications...

With Police Body Cameras, One Fundamental Problem
With Police Body Cameras,
One Fundamental Problem

With Police Body Cameras, One Fundamental Problem

Departments have wide latitude to refuse to release footage, investigation reveals

(Newser) - Police body cameras were supposed to change everything. But a decade after they became commonplace in departments across the US, one big problem has emerged, according to an investigation by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine . Simply put, police departments routinely refuse to release the footage, despite pledges of...

New Suit Says Police Abused Woman in 'Torture Warehouse'

FBI steps into Baton Rouge case

(Newser) - A second lawsuit has been filed against a Louisiana police department accusing officers of taking detainees to a warehouse they called the "Brave Cave" to be assaulted, beaten, and subjected to body cavity searches. Ternell Brown, 47, filed her suit Monday in federal court, CNN reports. The filing says...

LAPD Officer Arrested on Theft, Burglary Charges

16-year veteran of force allegedly stole woman's debit card, used it at store

(Newser) - A Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested Tuesday after officers recognized him as the person seen using a stolen debit card at a home improvement store. Edmond Babaians was booked on a felony warrant by the internal affairs unit, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 42-year-old works in the...

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...

Police Blare Disney Tunes, and Neighbors Are Ticked

Officers blared them at night on a city street in Santa Ana to try to discourage filming

(Newser) - Santa Ana city councilman Johnathan Hernandez was at home around 11pm on a recent Monday when he heard the song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” blaring through his residential neighborhood. That was followed by “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Reflection.” One thing...

Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Sues for $93M

Lamonte McIntyre, whose mother says detective coerced her into sex, served 23 years

(Newser) - A Kansas man who served 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit is seeking $93 million in damages from the county where he was convicted and a former detective he says framed him. Lamonte McIntyre, 45, and his mother allege in a lawsuit filed in...

Grey's Anatomy Driver Sues LAPD Over Gunpoint Stop

Ernest Simon Jr. alleges 'racial animus,' seeks $20M

(Newser) - A driver on the set of Grey's Anatomy was held at gunpoint for 20 minutes by Los Angeles police officers in a racially motivated incident exactly one year ago, according to a federal lawsuit demanding $20 million in damages and a jury trial. Disney employee Ernest Simon Jr. feared...

$500K Lawsuit Claims Cops Arrested Wrong Shane Brown

Shane Lee Brown says he spent 6 days in jail after being mistaken as a wanted felon

(Newser) - A young Black man is suing two police departments in Nevada after he says he spent six days in jail—simply for having nearly the same name as a wanted felon, who is white and twice his age. Shane Lee Brown, a 25-year-old with dark hair, says police were actually...

Report: Petito Likely 'Long- Term' Domestic Violence Victim

'Mistakes' were made in Aug. 12 police stop, independent report adds

(Newser) - An investigation has found that Utah police made "several unintentional mistakes" when they stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she was killed, per the AP . The independent report released Wednesday examines a police stop in Moab on Aug. 12 after the couple's van was seen speeding and...

Robbery in Progress, Cops Opted to Play Pokemon Go

Fired LAPD officers, caught playing on dashcam instead of responding to a call, lose appeal

(Newser) - A California judge has refused to reinstate two former Los Angeles police officers who chose to play Pokemon Go rather than respond to a robbery in progress. The officers, Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell, had ignored a commanding officer's request for backup during a robbery at the Crenshaw Mall...

Black Buyer, Realtor Sue Over Incident at Michigan Home

Police say a White neighbor called to report a break-in

(Newser) - Update: A Black real estate agent and the clients he was showing a Wyoming, Michigan, home to have filed a federal lawsuit against the city after being held at gunpoint, detained, and handcuffed during the August showing. Police were called by a neighbor who suspected a Black squatter who had...

Detectives Charged With Perjury In Wrongful Conviction Case

Three homicide detectives are accused of coercing a confession and lying about it in court

(Newser) - A man who spent 25 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder was set free after his second trial in 2016 cleared him. Now, a grand jury has indicted the three Philadelphia police officers who put him away in the first place and tried to keep him in...

Married Seattle Cops Who Were in DC Jan. 6 Fired

Alexander and Caitlin Everett, who are married, said they didn't know there was an attack

(Newser) - Two Seattle police officers, a married couple, have been fired for their presence at the US Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Alexander and Caitlin Everett say they were only attending a political event. But photos and video shot that day show them standing in a restricted area, in full view...

5 Miami Beach Cops Charged After 'Unspeakable' Actions

Footage shows officers kicking suspect and tackling, punching a bystander

(Newser) - Five police officers have been charged with battery after two Black men were violently arrested at a hotel in South Beach in Miami Beach. The arrests last week were captured on surveillance video recorded by the Royal Palm Hotel , the AP reports. The footage picks up Delonta Crudup running into...

Video Shows Cop Tasering 75-Year-Old Without Warning

Cop later fired, charged with assault in Colorado

(Newser) - A grandfather is in the hospital and a former police officer is facing charges. Nicholas Hanning, until recently part of the Idaho Springs, Colorado, police department, said he jolted Michael Clark, 75, with a Taser when Clark refused to put down a weapon, the Washington Post reports. But newly released...

Entire Portland Police Team Resigns After Officer Indicted

The group of about 50 will keep their jobs but not work protests anymore

(Newser) - About 50 officers in the Portland, Oregon, police force have quit the crowd-control squad tasked with handling protests. The officers aren’t quitting their jobs—they’re just leaving the Rapid Response Team, an extra duty they volunteer for on top of their regular duties, per the AP . The team...

Boardwalk Clashes Revive Calls for Police Legislation

Maryland officers used Taser on teen stopped for vaping

(Newser) - Multiple new instances in one city on the same night of police using force against young Black men have renewed pressure on Maryland's legislature to act. Lawmakers already approved police legislation in April, but it will be more than a year before parts of it take effect, USA Today...

Army Officer Says Cops Threatened His Career

Caron Nazario alleges misconduct

(Newser) - A second lieutenant in the US Army is suing after a December traffic stop in which he alleges he was held at gunpoint, pepper-sprayed, and knocked to the ground by Virginia police officers who suggested he'd be executed before threatening his military career. Per USA Today , Caron Nazario is...

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