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Cops: Subway Worker Didn't Drug Officer

Tests showed no drugs in drink, officer's system

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Subway employee has been cleared of charges two months after he was accused of drugging a police officer's drink . Tanis Ukena was arrested Aug. 8 in Layton, Utah, after a uniformed police officer who'd consumed part of a Subway drink and sandwich reported feeling intoxicated. Ukena... More »

Post by Cop Who Pulled Over 'Terrified' Black Youth Goes Viral

But Lt. Tim McMillan says he kind of wishes he could take the post back

(Newser) - Lt. Tim McMillan put up a Facebook post Oct. 1 about an encounter he'd had with a young African-American man and how he wished relations between police and the community could be better. The Garden City, Ga., cop had no idea how much of a chord he'd strike... More »

Cop Could've Arrested Man but Drove Him 100 Miles Instead

Ohio officer drove Mark Ross to Detroit for sister's funeral

(Newser) - A compassionate police officer in Ohio turned a traffic ticket into a road trip over the weekend, with the recipient of his kind deed calling the experience "overwhelming." Mark Ross found out Sunday morning his 15-year-old sister had died in a car accident, and he needed to get... More »

Cop Says Black Man Shot Her; Officials Say That Didn't Happen

Sherry Hall has been fired, and warrants have been issued for her arrest

(Newser) - A white Jackson police officer has been fired after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found she lied about being shot by an unidentified black man, AJC.com reports. Rookie cop Sherry Hall had only been on the job for three months when she was shot on Sept. 13. Calling in... More »

Cop Who Killed Woman in Drill Has Checkered Past

He was forced to resign from previous post

(Newser) - The Florida police officer who accidentally fired real bullets during a role-playing drill, killing a 73-year-old woman , doesn't exactly have a spotless record. During his rookie year with the Miramar Police Department in 2013, Lee Coel, 28, was accused of excessive force on two occasions before investigators determined he... More »

Va. Cop Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen

Stephen Rankin plans to appeal manslaughter conviction

(Newser) - A former Portsmouth, Va., police officer was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday after shooting an unarmed black teen last year—the second fatal shooting of his career. Though Stephen Rankin was charged with first-degree murder, a jury convicted him of the lesser charge and recommended he spend two and a... More »

Missouri Cop Shot in Traffic Stop Is Paralyzed

Michael Flamion suffered 'catastrophic' spinal cord damage

(Newser) - The suburban St. Louis police officer shot in the neck during a traffic stop on July 8 is paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator, unable to breathe on his own, says Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott. Michael Flamion is, however, "very alert," able to move... More »

Taco Bell Worker Out of Job After Not Serving Deputies

Female cashier fired in Alabama

(Newser) - A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier at 9:40pm Saturday in Phenix City that they wouldn't be served... More »

Cop Fired for Facebook Threat to 5-Year-Old Black Girl

'We'll see how much her life matters soon,' Kansas cop posted

(Newser) - On Thursday night, someone posted a chilling comment on LaNaydra Williams' Facebook page under images of her young daughter. "We'll see how much her life matters soon," the post on the Dallas woman's page read. "Better be careful leaving your info open where she can... More »

Cops: Officer's Baby Son Was Left in Car, Died

He was left for 'an extended period of time'

(Newser) - "As a police family, we have experienced a terrible tragedy," the chief of police in Rome, NY, says of the death of an officer's baby son. Cops say Rome officer Mark Fanfarillo called 911 on Monday afternoon after finding his 4-month-old son dead in his vehicle outside... More »

Ex-Cop Held Over Encrypted Computers in Child Porn Raid

Lawyers say he shouldn't have to give up passwords

(Newser) - A former Philadelphia cop has been held in solitary confinement for seven months as part of a child porn investigation, but his case is unusual in that no charges have been filed against him yet. As Gizmodo reports, law enforcement officials raided Francis Rawls' home last year and seized an... More »

'She Screamed': Sunbather Run Over by Police Truck

Lindsey Gordon is in stable condition after multiple surgeries

(Newser) - It was just another day at the beach for Louisiana sunbather Lindsey Gordon—until a police officer failed to see the 24-year-old and ran over her in his marked pickup truck on Thursday afternoon, reports AL.com . Grand Isle Police Assistant Chief Norris Esponge is on administrative leave pending a... More »

School Cop Body-Slams 12-Year-Old Girl in Video

Joshua Kehm has been placed on paid leave

(Newser) - A school police officer is on paid leave after a video surfaced showing him body-slamming a 12-year-old girl, apparently knocking her unconscious. The video recorded March 29 opens showing San Antonio Independent School District Police Officer Joshua Kehm with his arms around sixth-grader Janissa Valdez at Rhodes Middle School. "... More »

Michael Vick's Brother Busted in Assault on Va. Officer

Cop was trying to arrest him on another charge

(Newser) - Michael Vick 's brother, 32-year-old Marcus Vick, has multiple arrests under his belt, per the Virginian-Pilot , and now there's one more to add to the list: assault of a police officer, the AP reports. Court records say that Marcus Vick, who lives in Georgia, was arrested in... More »

Cop Fired for Shooting Naked, Unarmed Teen

David Joseph killed by Texas officer who says 17-year-old charged him on Feb. 8

(Newser) - Officer Geoffrey Freeman had a stun gun, pepper spray, a baton, and a beanbag gun at his fingertips when he confronted a 17-year-old running naked through the streets on Feb. 8, the New York Daily News reports. Instead, the Texas cop with 10 years on the Austin police force drew... More »

Cop Fired for Joking About Black Lives Matter Suicide

Lee Cyr violated police department's social media policy, investigation finds

(Newser) - The Ohio police officer who allegedly joked about the suicide of a Black Lives Matter activist has been fired. Two days after MarShawn McCarrel II killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, Lee Cyr allegedly commented, "Love a happy ending" on a Facebook post about the suicide.... More »

Cop Slain on First Day Left Poignant Yearbook Quote

Ashley Guindon's yearbook quote: 'Live for something rather than die for nothing'

(Newser) - Ashley Guindon lost her life on Saturday , just a day after she was sworn in as a police officer, after responding to a domestic violence call in Woodbridge, Va. In the aftermath, New Hampshire-area media is remembering the 28-year-old, who grew up in Merrimack. WCVB has this detail from Merrimack... More »

Cop Allegedly Joked About Black Lives Matter Suicide

Lee Cyr is now on leave

(Newser) - An Ohio police officer is in hot water after an ill-advised Facebook comment he allegedly posted this week. Lee Cyr allegedly wrote "Love a happy ending" in the comments section of an Ohio Politics post about a Black Lives Matter activist committing suicide , though the comment has apparently since... More »

'Oh, Are You the Stripogram?' Women Ask Cop

He was not

(Newser) - Police community officer Mike Ober was on foot patrol in Wiltshire, England, on Saturday when he admits having to "beat a hasty retreat." But he didn't skedaddle because he was outnumbered by a gang of criminals. Ober was instead outnumbered by a group of women gathered at... More »

Suspect in Cop's Murder Was 'Looking to Kill an Officer'

Ohio dispatchers got frantic call from woman who said ex was on hunt, cop later killed

(Newser) - An Ohio man with a long rap sheet was taken into custody early Monday after a Danville cop was found shot dead and his police cruiser and gun missing, NBC News reports. Officer Thomas Cottrell was on duty late Sunday when a disturbing call came into the Knox County dispatch... More »

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