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They Told Him to Turn In His Uniform. He Took Them Literally

Police chief stripped of duties strips down to boots, hat, and skivvies, heads into storm

(Newser) - A New Hampshire town's board of selectmen voted this week to shut down its one-man police department—and the police chief reacted to the news by stripping down to his skivvies and walking out into a snowstorm. Per CNN , Croydon's three-person board unanimously decided Tuesday to give Richard... More »

Mom Calls 911 When Newborn Needs Formula

She wanted officers to make sure her kids were safe while she went to store, but got a lot more

(Newser) - When a Utah mom of five discovered, at 2am while her husband was out of town, that she couldn't breastfeed her hungry newborn, she called 911—and police delivered, literally. Shannon Bird tells KSL-TV that she first called her husband upon discovering that her breast milk had apparently dried... More »

Police: Car Full of Teens Drove Straight at a Cop

Officer in Billings, Mont., was seriously injured

(Newser) - Montana police say a 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a car that struck and seriously injured a Billings officer early Saturday morning. The Billings Police Department said in a press release that five females between the ages of 13 and 16 were also in the car, which had... More »

Outrage After Police Get Ambushed Twice by Gunman

The suspect's grandmother says he's been 'upset' since his son died

(Newser) - A gunman is in custody after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, wounding two in attacks that ignited outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric, the AP reports. The man, Robert Williams, was captured after he walked into a... More »

Police Ruse 'Shocked the Conscience': Report

Seattle officer made up a story to track down a hit-and-run suspect

(Newser) - A Seattle police officer who apparently used a ruse for "fun" may have contributed to a man's suicide, CNN reports. An internal police probe says it all began when two officers approached a West Seattle woman's house in 2018 to ask about her connection with a man... More »

Officer No Longer With Force After Coffee Cup Hoax

He claimed 'f---ing pig' was written on cup

(Newser) - A small-town police officer in Kansas is off the force because of a weird hoax involving a coffee cup. Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday said Monday that the officer resigned after confessing that he had falsely claimed a McDonald's in Junction City gave him a coffee cup with the... More »

Officers Mock Homeless, Drawing Outrage

Signs seeking help were taped together in a 'homeless quilt'

(Newser) - Two police officers in Alabama taped together homeless people's signs seeking help, then posted a photo of what they called the "homeless quilt" online. "Wanna wish everybody in 4th precinct a Merry Christmas, especially our captain," the post on a Mobile officer's personal Facebook page... More »

NYC Mayor Slams 'Infuriating' Claim on Murdered Student

Bill de Blasio says NYPD union chief shouldn't be 'shaming' Tessa Majors with marijuana claim

(Newser) - A 13-year-old suspect is in custody related to the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors , with police still seeking other suspects, but her killing has become what the New York Daily News calls a "political football," drawing in New York City's mayor, the head of the... More »

Sheriff: 'Anti-Police Culture' at Starbucks Has to Stop

Two deputies were apparently ignored by staff in Riverside County, Calif.

(Newser) - Yet again, law enforcement is complaining about service they get at Starbucks—this time in California. "Two of our deputies were refused service at Starbucks," tweeted Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, per CNN . "The anti police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end." Bianco said... More »

Chicago Cops Say Facebook Is 'Harboring Criminals'

More than 50 arrested after investigation

(Newser) - Private Facebook groups have "emboldened" sellers of illegal drugs and guns to connect with potential buyers over the social media site, Chicago police said Tuesday, as leaders announced that a two-year undercover investigation led to more than 50 arrests. Police leaders, including former LAPD chief Charlie Beck, who's... More »

Chicago's Police Chief Fired Over Incident in Vehicle

Mayor accuses Eddie Johnson of lying about when he was found asleep in his running SUV

(Newser) - Chicago was getting a new police chief, but it wasn't supposed to be this fast. On Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Superintendent Eddie Johnson effective immediately over a strange incident in October in which Johnson was found asleep at a stop sign in his running vehicle, reports the Chicago ... More »

Starbucks Barista Prints Nasty Word on Cop's Coffee

Oklahoma Police Chief Johnny O'Mara did not hold back

(Newser) - An Oklahoma police officer was picking up Starbucks coffees on Thanksgiving and noticed a word on the label: "PIG." And it didn't end there. "This is what he gets for being nice," Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara wrote on Facebook , saying the coffees were... More »

Nation Can 'Breathe Freely' After Ruling on Escalator Case

Canada's Supreme Court says cops overstepped in 2009 in detaining woman who wouldn't hold rail

(Newser) - When Bela Kosoian rode the escalator in a Montreal-area subway station in 2009, she probably never expected to become embroiled in a legal battle that would last for a decade. Kosoian was arrested in the Quebec city of Laval then after police officer Fabio Camacho advised her to hold onto... More »

'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 »

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