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Mo. Teen in Coma After Cop Uses Stun Gun

FBI is launching an investigation

(Newser) - The 17-year-old son of a veteran police officer was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a cop used a stun gun while arresting him during a traffic stop in Independence, Mo. Both the FBI and Independence Police Department have launched investigations while Bryce Masters' family holds vigil at an intensive... More »

St. Louis County Cop Suspended Over Video

Veteran officer railed against 'undocumented' Obama, Muslims, and more

(Newser) - A St. Louis County police officer has been put on administrative leave after a video emerged of him giving a speech in which he complains about our "undocumented president," hate-crime laws, the Supreme Court, and Muslims, and boasts about his prowess as a killer, reports USA Today . Police... More »

Cop Accused of Raping Women on Patrol

Daniel Holtzclaw is accused of sexually assaulting several women

(Newser) - An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol—picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops, and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an... More »

Ferguson Cop Manages to Lie Low Amid Furor

Conflicting reports emerge about Darren Wilson's injuries

(Newser) - The police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who shot Michael Brown has gone underground, in a big, big way. The media usually dig up information on major news figures via social media, or family and friends—but any social media accounts Darren Wilson had were scrapped before the police divulged his... More »

Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

He performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged sausage and biscuit

(Newser) - It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled the... More »

Cop: Obama Ignores the Constitution, So I Will Too

Officer Richard Recine resigns after heated remark

(Newser) - A New Jersey police officer has resigned after saying that he can ignore a citizen's Constitutional rights—because President Obama has already "decimated the friggin' Constitution." Special Police Officer Richard Recine made the heated remark Monday in a confrontation with a resident of Helmetta, NJ, who had... More »

Cop Replaces Elderly Woman's Stolen Ring

Someone ripped engagement ring off finger of Alzheimer's patient

(Newser) - A classy move by a Florida cop is making headlines: Laurie Graber, an officer in Plantation, got the call for a particularly low-level crime—someone had ripped the engagement ring off the finger of an 87-year-old woman bedridden with Alzheimer's in a hospital, reports Fox News . By the bruises... More »

Fake Cop Pulls Over Real One

Detective pulls him over right back

(Newser) - The problem with impersonating a cop is that at some point you might run into a real one. Florida Detective Justin "Chance" Anderson was driving an unmarked car Monday when a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor he'd passed turned on its red-and-blue flashers. Anderson obligingly pulled over.... More »

Teen Calls Cops on Family; Cop Buys Him a Bed

South Carolina officer goes beyond call of duty to help needy teen

(Newser) - Few calls to police go quite as well as the one 13-year-old Cameron Simmons placed a few weeks ago. After an argument with his mom, the Sumter, SC, teen called the police to say he was done living with his family. Officer Gaetano Acerra soon arrived and told Simmons to... More »

Ex-Cop Killed Attacking Blogger's Hot Dog Cart

Little Rock man says former officer was setting car ablaze

(Newser) - An anti-corruption blogger in Little Rock, Arkansas, may be in hot water after killing a man who set his hot dog cart on fire, Raw Story reports. Ean Bordeaux says he awoke early Friday morning to find his cart—which he runs for a living—in flames outside. He ran... More »

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 »

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