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'You Got It, Run! Run!' Arrest of 2 Teen Girls Gets Crazy

Girl helps her friend escape NYPD custody

(Newser) - A Bronx teen who filmed herself springing a friend from a police cruiser is now in trouble—and so is the friend, NBC New York reports. It went down Thursday after two 14-year-old girls allegedly punched and kicked another girl unconscious at a street corner. Cops tried arresting the girls,... More »

Fugitive Surrenders After 'Awesome' Mugshot Edit

Brandon Conti only needed a costume

(Newser) - Every Wednesday, Illinois' Kankakee County Sheriff's Office posts a photo of a fugitive on Facebook. But it's not every "Warrant Wednesday" that the person pictured responds. "I'm appalled ... Where's my costume?” Brandon Conti commented on this week's post, which showed his own mugshot,... More »

Cop Who Pulled Over Speeding Car Gets Quite a Surprise

Florida deputy ended up delivering a baby

(Newser) - Officials say a Florida deputy who pulled over a car for speeding ended up delivering a baby instead of writing a ticket, the AP reports. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page that Deputy Robert Pounds helped deliver the baby girl on the side of a... More »

He Arrested 2 6-Year-Olds. Now, the Police Chief's Decision

Dennis Turner terminated after 2 separate incidents at same school in Orlando

(Newser) - A school resource officer in Orlando who was suspended after arresting two young children last week has been fired. Orlando police are required to get a supervisor's approval before arresting any minor younger than 12 years old, but Dennis Turner didn't do that on Thursday when he took... More »

Cops Allegedly Confiscated His Pot. So He Called the Cops on Them

He was quite irate (and wrong) during his conversation with an Ohio police sergeant

(Newser) - A man confused about Ohio drug laws called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they "stole" from him, per the AP . WXIX reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an expletive-laced call Tuesday that it's legal to possess 100 grams... More »

Ex-Cops Won't Do Time Over Sex With Detained Teen

Eddie Martins and Richard Hall of NYPD take a plea deal

(Newser) - Two former NYPD cops aren't going to prison for what they did in the back of a police van, CNN reports. Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, 34, admit they arrested an 18-year-old woman in 2017, had sex with her in the van, returned her confiscated drugs, and let... More »

Cops Explain Why They Mocked Man Who Died

Dallas officers say they were trying to 'perk up' Tony Timpa

(Newser) - Dallas police officers who handcuffed and pinned down a struggling schizophrenic until he died say their mocking banter was really a strategy, the Dallas Morning News reports. The explanation emerged in audio of a police hearing into the 2016 death of Tony Timpa. "When we're kind of going... More »

Disturbing Video Shows Officers Mocking Dying Man

'You're gonna kill me!' shouted Dallas man

(Newser) - Tony Timpa called a 911 dispatcher from the parking lot of a porn store in Dallas on Aug. 10, 2016, telling the dispatcher he was off his medication for schizophrenia and depression and he was afraid. Police officers restrained him and mocked him as he died, according to disturbing video... More »

2 American Teens Jailed in Death of Italian Policeman

Mario Cerciello Rega was investigating the theft of a bag in Rome

(Newser) - Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities carry out a murder investigation in the killing of an Italian police officer, the AP reports. A detention order issued by prosecutors was shown on Italian state broadcaster RAI, naming the suspects as Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth and Finnegan... More »

Cops Go Undercover in Georgia

Police hand out tickets under the state's hands-free law

(Newser) - Drivers in Cobb County, Georgia got a little surprise this week when construction workers turned out to be undercover cops, CBS News reports. The helmet-wearing officers aimed to stop drivers from using smartphones behind the wheel, and wrote 170 tickets at one crossing alone in only a few hours, mostly... More »

Cop on Facebook: AOC 'Needs a Round'

The Louisiana officer posted the message Thursday

(Newser) - A Louisiana police officer posted a Facebook message Thursday saying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a "vile Idiot" who "needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve." The post refers to AOC's time as a bartender and appears to suggest that... More »

Cop's Arrest Triggers DNA 'Cold Hit'

William Rodriguez, 33, faces 30 years if found guilty of two rapes

(Newser) - An LAPD officer arrested for rape is now facing a second rape accusation thanks to a nationwide DNA check, ABC 7 reports. Officer William Rodriguez, 33, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a female acquaintance at his home last November. Detectives then linked him to an unsolved 2015 rape by... More »

Philadelphia Expected to Fire Cops After Database Reveals Offensive Posts

As many as 13 could be fired after database catalogs offensive Facebook posts

(Newser) - Some fallout from the database published online in June that catalogs thousands of racist or otherwise offensive Facebook posts of current and former police officers: Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer the city's police department plans to start the process of firing officers whose posts were documented there. As many... More »

'Unacceptable' Delay Blasted After Shooting of Rookie Cop

It took 45 minutes to rescue Tara O'Sullivan

(Newser) - "We suffered a devastating loss yesterday with the death of Officer Tara O'Sullivan, who was killed in the line of duty," Sacramento police academy director Lt. Steve Oliveira told 56 recruits at an emotional graduation ceremony Thursday night. O'Sullivan, who graduated from the academy in December... More »

Couple Threatened by Phoenix Cops: Apologies No Good

Iesha Harper, Dravon Ames want officers involved fired after disturbing video circulates

(Newser) - Iesha Harper and Dravon Ames, a black couple with two young children seen in a video that emerged last week showing cops in Phoenix screaming at them, guns drawn, after an alleged shoplifting incident , have since received apologies from the city's police chief and mayor—but they're not... More »

Cops Apologize for 'Lighthearted' Father's Day Tweet

They asked people to turn in dad with outstanding warrants

(Newser) - The Topeka Police Department said it was a "lighthearted" Father's Day tweet—but a lot of people weren't laughing. "Does your child’s father have warrants? Is he carrying around any drugs? Has he been committing any crimes?" the Sunday morning tweet asked. "Want to... More »

'He Had a Gun Drawn': Parents Arrested With 2 Young Children

The Phoenix couple has filed a claim for $10 million

(Newser) - A Phoenix couple wants $10 million after being arrested at gunpoint with their two small children, apparently over a stolen doll—and bystander videos don't look great for police, CNN reports. Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, say they didn't see their 4-year-old daughter steal a doll... More »

Cop Suicide Crisis Gets Even Worse

The NYPD must be reeling after a third suicide this month

(Newser) - Hard to believe, but a third NYPD officer has committed suicide in less than 10 days. Officer Michael Caddy shot himself in a car near the 121st Precinct stationhouse on Staten Island at about 3:45pm on Friday, leaving behind a wife and child, the New York Daily News reports.... More »

Boy With Disabilities Gave Out Play Money. Cops Got Involved

Boy, 10, is also black; mother blames 'over-policing of minority children'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old black boy with disabilities was passing out pretend money on his Maryland school bus—and ended up questioned by police. The cops were called after one of the fake $100 bills was found at the bus depot May 14 and video from the bus was reviewed, the fourth-grader'... More »

Texas Cops Surround House, Get Huge Surprise

They thought there was an intruder. And there was.

(Newser) - Police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress found a deer instead, the AP reports. The homeowner called Lufkin police early Thursday after she heard glass breaking. The woman hid in a closet and realized she had left her weapon in... More »

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