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Receipt Inside McDonald's Bag Brought Down Corrupt Cop

Stolen money traced to him thanks to credit card payment

(Newser) - Kyle Willett, then a detective on the Louisville Metro Police's drug task force, got some food at a McDonald's drive-thru before heading back to work one day back in 2016—and it was the receipt from that fast food stop that led to his downfall, the Courier-Journal reports.... More »

Cops Probed After Beating Maryland Student

Man hit a dozen times with batons at celebration

(Newser) - Three Maryland cops are being probed after they were caught on video using their batons to repeatedly beat an unarmed, apparently unthreatening University of Maryland student. The attack occurred as the student was celebrating a basketball game victory on a College Park street with several other students last month. At... More »

Crooked Ex-NY Cop Busted in Lover's Murder

Former narcotics officer was to testify against other 'dirty' cops

(Newser) - A corrupt ex-cop's arrest yesterday in the murder of his girlfriend has dealt a fresh blow to the NYPD's battered image, the New York Daily News reports. Former narcotics officer James Bowens resigned from the force last year after being charged with stealing cash and crack to give to informants.... More »

Cancun Police Chief Busted in Drug Czar's Torture-Murder

Just in time for spring break

(Newser) - Federal authorities have arrested Cancun's police chief in the recent torture and murder of a retired general who had just been appointed to a drug-fighting task force, reports CNN. The military has taken over the police force in the beach town popular with college students on spring break. In another... More »

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