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Police Drop Bombshell About Freddie Gray Arrest

Police reveal officers' statements to the Baltimore Sun

(Newser) - An officer involved in the infamous Freddie Gray arrest—which sparked rioting and political upheaval in Baltimore after Gray died a week later—conceded that the man appeared to need medical help while in police custody, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to officer William Porter, Gray asked for help while... More »

Woman: Cops Didn't Believe I Owned BMW, Did This to Me

Kamilah Brock gives her first on-air interview

(Newser) - There's the racial-profiling term "driving while black," but in this case, it's more like "black while driving a BMW." Kamilah Brock—who was arrested last year and thrown into a New York City mental facility—is speaking out about her "frightening eight-day '... More »

3 Nabbed for 'Treasure Hunt' in NYC's Putrid Sewers

'God knows what they were looking for': NY police commissioner

(Newser) - It helps to have friends in high places to get you into low places—in this case, the fetid NYC sewer system. A worker for the city's Department of Environmental Protection and two fellow treasure-hunters were arrested on trespassing and other charges early Thursday after residents in a quiet... More »

Alleged Memphis Cop Killer Turns Himself In

Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, ends massive police manhunt

(Newser) - The suspected killer of a Memphis cop has turned himself in and ended an intensive two-day manhunt, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Officials were close to increasing the $10,000 reward money for information leading to his arrest when Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, turned himself in at the federal building in... More »

'Anti-Vaccine Kidnapping' Ends a Year Later

Megan Everett, 23, is arrested in Florida

(Newser) - Florida sheriff's deputies said today they have arrested Megan Everett, 23, who allegedly kidnapped her 3-year-old daughter last year to ensure she wouldn't be vaccinated, the Florida Times Union reports. Everett's landlady apparently saw them on the CNN show "The Hunt with John Walsh" and turned... More »

Jail Inmate Pulls Eye Out of Its Socket

Colin Corkhill, 26, started by punching himself in the face

(Newser) - A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket. Sheriff's officials in Pinal County, just southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill, of Scottsdale, was booked into jail Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault, and... More »

Cops: In-Home Hair Dresser Took Graphic Photos

James Hickey, 53, was arrested on Friday

(Newser) - A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended. The US Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old James Hickey on Friday while he was bike-riding in Flagstaff. Hickey is wanted on... More »

Rapper Rick Ross Busted on Kidnapping, Assault Charges

Cops say 'someone' refused to open gates at Ross' Atlanta mansion

(Newser) - A US Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested rapper Rick Ross at his mansion south of Atlanta early today, authorities say. Ross and a man described as his bodyguard were taken into custody in Fayette County, Jim Joyner, a Marshals' task force supervisor, tells the AP. Ross—real... More »

Police Dashcam Video Shows Arrest of Dylann Roof

It is surprisingly free of drama

(Newser) - Except for a fist bump exchanged by officers, you'd never know it was a high-profile arrest. Police in Shelby, NC, released dashcam video of their capture of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof after a traffic stop, report ABC and CBS . Officers approach Roof's car with guns drawn, but... More »

Secret Service Busts Latest White House Fence-Jumper

Intruder hopped fence on southern perimeter, charges pending

(Newser) - Yet again , someone has climbed the White House fence , the Washington Post reports. The Secret Service says it arrested the intruder right away on the south side of the grounds at around 10:25 last night. A package the person was carrying was not dangerous, the Secret Service adds.... More »

'Disturbing' Video Shows Deputies Pummeling Man

Internal investigation launched in San Bernardino, Calif.

(Newser) - The pursuit of a fleeing suspect ended with what a California sheriff calls a "disturbing" video of the man lying on the ground and seemingly being beaten by multiple San Bernardino sheriff's deputies, NBC Los Angeles reports. The video, taken from an NBC News helicopter, starts with the... More »

UVa Protests Student's 'Appalling' Arrest

He was slammed to the ground by alcohol agents

(Newser) - It was a "highly unusual and appalling" incident, the University of Virginia's president says. Officials are investigating the arrest early yesterday of a 20-year-old black student who needed 10 stitches in his head after being wrestled to the ground by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents, ABC reports. Martese Johnson'... More »

Durst Charged With Murder, May Face Death Penalty

Subject of HBO documentary had revolver when arrested

(Newser) - Los Angeles prosecutors today charged wealthy eccentric Robert Durst with murder, meaning he may face the death penalty. The heir to a New York real estate fortune was arrested in a New Orleans hotel over the weekend and agreed to face a murder charge in Los Angeles in the shooting... More »

20-Year-Old Charged in Ferguson Cop Shootings

But Jeffrey Williams claims he wasn't aiming for police: prosecutor

(Newser) - The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers had been at the protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department earlier that night, authorities said today. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams told authorities he was firing at someone with whom he was... More »

Mass Arrest Nabs Over 2K Immigrants

Some were linked to gang activity and aggravated felonies

(Newser) - Immigration and customs officers arrested more than 2,000 people last week in a sting targeting fugitive immigrants linked to criminal activities—including gang members and aggravated felons, CNN reports. Federal officials say the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency's nationwide sweep, dubbed "Cross Check," led to... More »

Policewoman Among 4 Held in Paris Terror Attacks

At least 1 reportedly linked to gunman Amedy Coulibaly

(Newser) - Four people are in custody in connection with the Paris terror attacks in January, the AP reports via unnamed officials. At least one man held is reportedly linked to Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed by security forces after he killed a policewoman and four people at a kosher supermarket. Another... More »

Man Arrested in Murder of Blogger Hacked to Death

Farabi Shafiur Rahman has admitted to threats against Avijit Roy

(Newser) - The top suspect in the brutal killing of a Bangladeshi-American blogger has been apprehended, Reuters reports. Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who was arrested at a bus stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has confessed to threatening blogger Avijit Roy, officials say. "It's a holy duty of Bangalee Muslims to kill Avijit,... More »

Cops Nab Dad Shot by 3-Year-Old Son

Justin Reynolds faces felony child abuse charge

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy who allegedly shot his parents with a single bullet won't be charged, of course, but his parents are in hot legal water. Justin Reynolds was arrested in Albuquerque today and faces a "child abuse without a great bodily harm" charge, KRQE reports. Police say Reynolds... More »

Baggage Handler Helped Smuggle Guns on Planes: Officials

4 arrested for alleged gun-running on Delta Airlines

(Newser) - A baggage handler with Delta Airlines is one of four people arrested in an alleged gun-smuggling ring, ABC News reports. Investigators tracked down Delta employee Eugene Harvey through Mark Quentin Henry, who was arrested after landing in New York earlier this month while allegedly carrying 18 handguns, including seven that... More »

Tamir Rice's Mom: No Grand Jury, Please

Samaria Rice recounts day police shot her 12-year-old boy

(Newser) - The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot dead while brandishing a toy gun wants authorities to skip the grand jury. At a press conference in Cleveland, the attorney for Samaria Rice urged prosecutors to avoid a grand jury trial and directly charge the officer who shot Rice's son Tamir... More »

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