Pepper Spray Cop Gets More Money Than His Victims

I'm sure you remember John Pike, the cop from UC Davis who pepper sprayed protesters who were sitting on the ground and (eventually) lost his job over it. He sued for worker's compensation, claiming he suffered psychologically from the incident. And he won. And got more money than any of his victims did. … [Read more...]

The Murdering Cops’ Successful Defense

The Los Angeles Times has an article about the acquittal of the Fullerton, California police officers for the murder -- and yes, I'm calling it murder and I don't care what the jury said -- of a mentally ill homeless man that offers a glimpse into the argument used by the defense. Essentially, they argued that the cops did what they were trained to do. … [Read more...]

Murdering Fullerton Cop Wants His Job Back

One of the two cops who killed a homeless man on video and then was incredibly acquitted by a jury of doing so says he wants his job back with the city of Fullerton, California. And he'll probably get it, if not with Fullerton then with another city. … [Read more...]

Victim Gets Partial Settlement in Police Anal Probe Case

Remember that horrifying case in New Mexico where a man had a forced colonoscopy because the police thought he was hiding drugs in his ass (well, one of the three case that have come out)? The victim in that case has settled a lawsuit with the local governments involved: … [Read more...]

Cops Not Guilty of Beating Homeless Man to Death

This story reflects the sad, appalling reality of the manifest injustice of our criminal "justice" system. Four cops beat a homeless man to death, on freaking video, and a jury finds two of them not guilty with almost no deliberation. Now those murderers can go back to being cops. Here's the horrifying video, wherein the officers threaten to "fuck him up" while he is literally sitting on a curb doing nothing even remotely threatening or criminal. … [Read more...]

Three NH Police Officers ‘On Leave’ for Brutality

Shocking (but not surprising; those aren't the same thing) video of a four year old assault on a young man in custody by three Seabrook, New Hampshire police officers has resulted in the officers being placed on leave pending an investigation. The man was arrested for drunk driving and the officers slammed his head into a wall and pepper sprayed him while smiling and laughing. Here's the video: … [Read more...]

Another Appalling Case of Police Abuse

Jonathan Turley highlights yet another case of appalling police abuse, this time in Skokie, Illinois where a police officer hurled a woman in custody into a concrete bench so hard that blood immediately came gushing out. The video is very disturbing, as are the still pictures of her face. Naturally, the officer then tried to blame her for it. … [Read more...]

Canada Has Bad Cops Too

America is apparently not the only country that has its share of abusive, corrupt police officers -- or the only one that doesn't do anything to punish them when they're caught. Here's an officer in Durham threatening to plant drugs on a suspect and being incredibly abusive. … [Read more...]

Police Brutality in Minnesota

Biodork writes about a clear case of police brutality in St. Paul, Minnesota. The video is crystal clear. The officer maces a man -- a black man, of course -- and stands over him as he lays on the ground coughing and throwing up, then out of the blue he kicks the guy in the chest. Then he and another officer slam the guy's head into the hood of their car. … [Read more...]

Police Allegedly Abuse Tourettes Sufferer

If the allegations in this lawsuit are true, it's one of the more outrageous cases of police brutality you'll ever see. A man with Tourette's Syndrome alleges that the police disabled the electronic device that keeps his ailment under control, then beat him for the inevitable outbursts. … [Read more...]

Who Says Cops Don’t Have a Sense of Humor

When I had Carlos Miller on my radio show a couple months ago, we talked about his latest arrest for videotaping the police in public (he beat the other two, he'll beat this one too -- because he hasn't broken any laws). That happened at an Occupy protest in Miami. Now the prosecutors are offering him an amusingly ironic plea deal: … [Read more...]

Cop Convicted of Assault (Twice), Wants Job Back

You may have seen this video by now, of a Rhode Island police officer kicking a woman while she was handcuffed and sitting on a curb. The officer was convicted of felony assault a few months ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the judge suspended the sentence. Here's video of a TV report on the situation: … [Read more...]