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Uproar After Cop Runs Over 'Shrieking' Deer for 15 Minutes

Animal rights lawyer says footage is among the worst she's ever seen

(Newser) - A debate is raging in Canada over how best to put injured animals out of their misery following video footage of an Alberta police officer repeatedly running over a "shrieking" deer. It took nearly 15 minutes for the young animal to die Saturday in Lethbridge, where it had been... More »

Facing 5 Men, Cop Refuses to Draw His Gun

'We got to use all of the resources before going to deadly physical force'

(Newser) - A New York City police officer who fended off five men with a baton and a couple of kicks says pulling a gun should be a last resort. "Life is precious ... There are other tools that we've been given, other tactics that we've been shown, and we... More »

Trump Weighs In on Suspected Cop Killer

Man sought in California was living in the US illegally

(Newser) - The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that it couldn't confirm the name of a suspect wanted in the murder of a small-town cop from Newman, Calif.—but it could confirm that the man was in the US illegally. Sheriff Adam Christianson vowed that officers would find... More »

Video May Explain Why Cops Didn't Hear Train That Hit Them

Chicago police officers may have thought sound was coming from northbound train

(Newser) - Two Chicago police officers may not have seen or heard the commuter train that fatally struck them because they were focused on another train coming from the opposite direction, a department spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said "very limited" video from a body camera one of the officers... More »

Inmates Pen Surprising Note on Slain Cop

'We present this communication that may serve to bring healing'

(Newser) - The last people you'd expect to praise cops are doing just that following a police officer's shooting death in Georgia. "Though law enforcement and criminals may be considered opposites, the intrinsic value of a human life transcends those boundaries by far," inmates at the Gwinnett County... More »

'Trigger Happy' Connecticut Cop Fired

Stephen Barone, who is white, was filmed threatening group of minority men in Hartford

(Newser) - A Connecticut police officer caught on video telling a group of young people he was feeling "trigger happy" was fired Wednesday, the Hartford Courant reports. "There’s no scenario in which Mr. Barone can return to his duties as a productive member of the Hartford Police Department,"... More »

After 1am Traffic Stop, It's the Cop Who's Charged

Maryland's Ryan Macklin accused of forcing woman into sex act

(Newser) - A Maryland police officer has been stripped of his badge amid charges that he raped an undocumented immigrant during a traffic stop. Ryan Macklin, a six-year veteran of the Prince George Police Department, was suspended without pay hours after the woman showed up to police headquarters to report the incident,... More »

Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Gets a New Job

Timothy Loehmann's new employer is in Bellaire, Ohio

(Newser) - The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by a police department in a small Ohio village, the AP reports. Bellaire's police chief, Richard Flanagan, confirmed Friday that he hired Timothy Loehmann as a part-time officer. "He was cleared of any and... More »

7 Officers Shot, 1 Killed in SC Standoff

Florence suspect was taken into custody

(Newser) - A suspect in South Carolina is in custody after a standoff that left one law enforcement officer dead and six others injured. Authorities in Florence say three sheriff's deputies and four police officers were shot in the incident, which started around 5pm when the suspect opened fire on deputies... More »

Deputy Killed in Shootout at Calif. Auto Parts Store

Bystander, second officer wounded

(Newser) - Flags at California's Capitol are flying at half-staff after a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was killed and a second wounded in a confrontation at a Pep Boys store. A bystander and the suspected gunman also were wounded in Monday afternoon's shootout at the auto parts store in... More »

School Resource Officer Used Taser to Wake Student

Officer Maryssa Boskoski has been suspended without pay

(Newser) - A school resource officer in northeast Ohio who decided using her Taser was the best way to wake up a sleeping student has been suspended and could face criminal charges. Officer Maryssa Boskoski didn't actually jolt the student with thousands of volts of electricity, News5 reports, but she activated... More »

Cop to 11-Year-Old Girl: It 'Hurt My Heart' to Tase You

Internal review shows Kevin Brown violated department policy

(Newser) - "You know, sweetheart, this is why there aren't any grocery stores in the black community." That's what Cincinnati police officer Kevin Brown told an 11-year-old African-American girl moments after tasing her for allegedly shoplifting $53 worth of food and clothing from a Kroger on Aug. 6.... More »

Heather Locklear Faces New Legal Trouble

Actress pleads not guilty to battery, obstructing an officer in June incident

(Newser) - Heather Locklear now faces charges over her June arrest involving an alleged attack on a police officer. The former Melrose Place star, who allegedly punched a cop and EMT while heavily intoxicated at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing, or delaying... More »

Bloody Beating Video Spurs Baltimore Cop's Resignation

Video shows unnamed officer punching 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier; 2nd officer placed on admin duties

(Newser) - An incident that "deeply disturbed" Baltimore's interim police commissioner has led to one police officer's resignation and another being put on administrative duty. CNN has bystander video of a man shouting at one officer as another stands nearby; the first starts throwing punches and 10 seconds later... More »

Cincinnati Cop Tases Girl Accused of Stealing Food

Officer is on restricted duty amid investigation

(Newser) - A Cincinnati police officer is on restricted duty after using a Taser on an 11-year-old girl suspected of stealing food from a Kroger. "It's hard to understand why an 11-year-old would be tased. I expect answers in 24 hours," Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman tells the Cincinnati Enquirer... More »

Widow Held in Connection With Officer Husband's Death

Shantel Wagner maintains it was a suicide

(Newser) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Troy Smith is dead. The question is whether it was by his own hand or his wife's. A judge on Tuesday determined there was sufficient probable cause to hold Smith's wife, Shantel Parria Wagner, in connection with his June 24 death. The... More »

$50M Suit Filed by Family of Woman Killed by Minn. Cop

Justine Ruszczyk Damond's father says problems within Minneapolis PD are 'systemic'

(Newser) - The family of an Australian-US citizen who was killed by a Minneapolis cop last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the officer conspired with his partner to hide what really happened. The complaint filed in US District Court alleges Justine Ruszczyk... More »

Hawaii Manhunt Underway After Cop Killed Near Lava Zone

Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa first officer to be fatally shot on Big Island

(Newser) - A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday. A manhunt has been underway since Justin Waiki allegedly shot and killed Officer Bronson... More »

El Paso Police Address Cop Who Pulled Gun on Kids

A mother has also accused an officer of choking her son

(Newser) - A Texas police department has issued a response to viral video that appears to show one of its own pulling a gun out on a group of kids. Per WLOS , the El Paso PD held a press conference Saturday about the incident, video of which began making the rounds on... More »

Cop Shocks Wife With New Will After Killing Himself

Mike Smith wanted his Russian-born girlfriend to have everything

(Newser) - On the one hand, there's his wife. On the other, his blonde, Russian-born, NYPD lieutenant girlfriend. Who will receive the $810,000 pension benefits of Brooklyn cop Mike Smith after he shot himself in the head in his apartment in 2017? Complicating matters is the fact that Smith died... More »

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