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Another Cop Charged With Sex Assault After 911 Call

This time, San Jose officer accused of rape

(Newser) - In the second such story in a week , a police officer responding to a 911 call has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman involved in a domestic disturbance. This time, San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, is accused of rape, reports the San Jose Mercury News . According to the... More »

Cop Accused of Assaulting Woman Who Called for Help

Detroit officer charged with sex offenses

(Newser) - In the heinous-if-true department: A Detroit cop has been suspended amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman who called 911 for help, reports MLive . Prosecutors say officer Deon Nunlee and his partner answered a domestic violence call from a woman who said her boyfriend had assaulted her. While Nunlee'... More »

Firefighter Killed During His Wedding Party—by Cop

Fight erupted with cab driver over price of fare

(Newser) - An especially tragic story out of Kansas City, Mo., where a firefighter celebrating his own wedding was shot and killed—by a police officer. KCTV reports that the uniformed police officer wasn't on duty but was "providing security" near where a disturbance was called in early yesterday. The... More »

Officer Buys Shoes for Girl in Need

Florida cop plays Good Samaritan

(Newser) - It's another story of a nice gesture by a Florida cop: An officer visiting an elementary school in Melbourne noticed a young girl whose shoes were split down the front and "flapping in the breeze," a school bookkeeper tells Florida Today . Her socks weren't much better.... More »

Cop Buys Groceries for Mom Caught Shoplifting

Miami officer uses own money to help out family

(Newser) - The routine part of this shoplifting story out of Miami is that police stopped a woman trying to leave a supermarket with $300 worth of unpaid-for food. The not-so-routine part: Upon hearing that the accused was a mother of three in dire straits, the arresting officer went back in the... More »

NYPD Rips Cop —for Speaking Spanish

Department calls for 'one voice' in English

(Newser) - On-duty NYPD officers are banned from speaking any language other than English—as a 13-year cop recently learned the hard way. Jessenia Guzman got a "memo of reprimand" after she spoke a single sentence in Spanish while working the switchboard, the New York Daily News reports. "It was... More »

How to Honor Dead MIT Cop? With Beer, Apparently

$1 from each sale of 'Collier Stout' to go to memorial fund

(Newser) - If your first instinct is to cry "commercialism" at the news that Sean Collier, the MIT officer that was shot and killed after the Boston Marathon bombings, is being honored with a beer brewed in his name—and yours for just $5.50 a pint—know this: His loved... More »

Cop Saves His 5th Bridge Jumper —This Year

Jesse Turano shrugs off praise for repeated heroics on George Washington Bridge

(Newser) - Port Authority Police Officer Jesse Turano was patrolling the George Washington Bridge Tuesday night when he got a call about a man who had entered a closed walkway, even after a security guard ordered him not to. When he got there, Turano "could just tell by his mannerisms" that... More »

Hero Cop Lost All His Blood in Boston Shootout

Wounded MBTA officer was a friend of slain MIT cop

(Newser) - The police officer wounded while chasing the Boston Marathon bombing suspects lost all of his own blood—and, for 45 minutes, his own heartbeat—after being shot in the thigh, but doctors "cautiously" believe he will make a full recovery. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donohue Jr., 33,... More »

'Cannibal Cop' Found Guilty, Faces Life

Jury took 16 hours to decide Gilberto Valle serious about sick plans

(Newser) - Gilberto Valle, the so-called "cannibal cop," was found guilty today on all charges related to his plan to kidnap, torture, and eat several women, including his wife, reports the New York Post . Valle's attorney argued his depraved online chats were just fantasies and fiction, but the jury... More »

Cop Charged With Not Investigating Racial Threats

... that were made against himself

(Newser) - A Canadian police officer faces serious disciplinary charges on accusations that he failed to investigate racial threats made at a party. The weird part is that those racial threats were hurled at the officer himself, reports the Toronto Star . Dameian Muirhead, who is black, was one of the officers sent... More »

'Cannibal Cop' Wife: He Wanted to Gag Me, Slit My Throat

Defense says Gilberto Valle's alleged plans were fantasy

(Newser) - The wife of a New York City police officer accused of plotting rape, murder, and cannibalism has offered disturbing testimony in the case, the New York Times reports. She discovered Gilberto Valle's online chats on her computer, she says; he was discussing his plans with like-minded people. "I... More »

Drew Peterson Shouts as He's Sentenced to 38 Years

'I did not kill Kathleen,' he yells in court

(Newser) - Drew Peterson—the swaggering former suburban Chicago police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007—was sentenced to 38 years in prison today for murdering his third wife. The sentence came moments after Peterson shocked the courtroom as he proclaimed his innocence in the death... More »

Driver Locks Up Drunk Police Officer

Apparently, it was the cop's birthday...

(Newser) - Quite a role reversal in South Africa on Sunday night, when a driver saw a police van crazily swerving before driving into oncoming traffic. When the van finally stopped, motorist Russell George got out of his car and confronted the driver. But the officer drove off and George pursued, while... More »

2 Policemen Shot Dead in Topeka

Were investigating suspicious vehicle

(Newser) - Two police officers were gunned down as they investigated a suspicious vehicle report in Topeka yesterday. A gunman shot David Gogian, 50, and Jeff Atherly, 29, from the vehicle minutes after they arrived on the scene as backup for another officer, police say. "It's unspeakable, almost, about why... More »

Hero Cop in Viral Photo: Crowd Was Laughing at Man

Lawrence DePrimo calls experience with homeless man 'humbling'

(Newser) - The NYPD officer who became an Internet hero after buying boots for a homeless man says he was spurred to action when he saw people laughing at the man on the 35-degree night. "I went up to him and said, 'Where are your shoes?' And he said, '... More »

NYPD Cop Accused in Cannibal Plot Is Denied Bail

Officer Gilberto Valle allegedly planned to kidnap, eat victims

(Newser) - A judge has ordered a New York City police officer accused of plotting to torture women and cook and eat their body parts detained without bail after his initial appearance in federal court. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman said at today's hearing that the allegations against 28-year-old Gilberto Valle were... More »

Toronto Cop Arrests Fellow Cop, Gets 'Rat' Treatment

Department punishes three officers for harassing him after DUI arrest

(Newser) - Rookie Toronto cop Andrew Vanderburgh arrested an off-duty fellow officer on drunken-driving charges in 2009, and he's been "harassed and berated" within the department ever since, says an internal disciplinary ruling. The Toronto Star sees it as a classic case of a cop "who crossed the thin... More »

Cop Accused of Breaking Into House, Doing Laundry

Jason Rocco apparently didn't have time to go to the laundromat

(Newser) - Weird: A Pittsburgh-area police officer is accused of breaking into a neighbor's home. Weirder: Officer Jason Rocco allegedly did so ... so he could wash his clothes. A local station reports that the home's owner noticed his electric bill was unusually high, given that he hadn't lived in... More »

Fake Cop Blamed in Mississippi Murders

Coroner: This stuff is TV-worthy

(Newser) - Police are stumped as to who's behind a pair of Mississippi highway murders, but they have some ideas: The killer could be a police impostor, they say. Over the course of three days, two people were separately found dead in their cars—both on the sides of highways, Reuters... More »

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