DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

Maryland police discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in texts, officer’s suit alleges

Maryland-National Capital Park Police Officer Mark Miles filed the federal civil rights lawsuit, which alleges discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Maryland police officers discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in text messages, a Black police officer alleges in a civil rights lawsuit. The federal suit, which was filed Monday in Maryland, also accuses the officer’s whiteContinue reading “Maryland police discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in texts, officer’s suit alleges”

National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission

The dispatching of troops to the sprawling private ranches, far from the border, raises questions about the use of National Guard troops, who have widely decried the mission as aimless, political and oversized, as the cost of the effort has already ballooned to $2 billion a year. Earlier this year, about 30 Texas National GuardContinue reading “National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission”

Ottawa police confirms it’s investigating officers for allegedly supporting ‘Freedom Convoy’

Investigations began during illegal protest’s ‘early days,’ interim chief says The Ottawa Police Service has confirmed it’s been investigating a small number of officers who may have supported the so-called Freedom Convoy since the early days of the illegal occupation in the downtown core. Interim Chief Steve Bell told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning Thursday the force isContinue reading “Ottawa police confirms it’s investigating officers for allegedly supporting ‘Freedom Convoy’”

California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man

A California police officer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed mentally ill man nine times as the man drove slowly away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Terri Mockler said evidence showed that 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda was driving 6 milesContinue reading “California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man”

Former Tenn. deputy accused of raping 14-year-old strikes deal to avoid prison, sex offender status

Brian O. Beck, 47, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, court records show. A former sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee accused of raping a 14-year-old girl struck a plea deal with prosecutors last week that keeps him out of prison and from having to register as a sexContinue reading “Former Tenn. deputy accused of raping 14-year-old strikes deal to avoid prison, sex offender status”

Florida deputy fired after he is accused of framing innocent man in revenge plot

Former Lee County Deputy Niko Irizarry worked with two others in the scheme, alleged the sheriff, who said drugs were planted in the man’s car. A Florida sheriff’s deputy was fired and arrested after an investigation that alleged he took part in an effort to frame an innocent man, authorities said. Former Lee County Sheriff’sContinue reading “Florida deputy fired after he is accused of framing innocent man in revenge plot”

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Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police

A London police watchdog documented patterns of bullying, discrimination and harassment among officers in a 15-page report published Tuesday.  The report conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which primarily focuses on officers based at Charing Cross Police Station in the central London area, noted “multiple concerning behavioural themes,” including sexism, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, aggressive behavior,Continue reading “Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police”

UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images

Exclusive: Tribunal details litany of offences over six years by PC Ryan Connolly, who resigned from Merseyside force before hearing A police officer took selfies at a murder scene where a teenager had been stabbed to death, and sent “appalling” racist, homophobic and offensive images via WhatsApp, the Guardian has learned. PC Ryan Connolly fromContinue reading “UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images”

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