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Memphis Cop Who Said 'I Hope They Stomp His Ass' Is Fired

Preston Hemphill is 6th police officer booted from the force after brutal beating, death of Tyre Nichols

(Newser) - A sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun, officials said. Preston Hemphill had been suspended as he was investigated for his role in the...

'All Right, Warden, I'm Ready to Ride'

Texas executes Wesley Ruiz for killing Dallas police officer in 2007

(Newser) - Texas on Wednesday executed an inmate convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago after a high-speed chase. Wesley Ruiz, 43, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas, for the March 2007 killing of Dallas Police Senior Cpl. Mark Nix. "I...

Memphis Cop 'Relieved of Duty' Over Nichols Beating

Preston Hemphill is 6th Memphis police officer to be disciplined over the brutal arrest

(Newser) - A sixth Memphis Police Department officer has been disciplined for his involvement in the brutal beating and arrest of Tyre Nichols, a department spokeswoman said Monday. Officer Preston Hemphill was relieved of duty shortly after the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who died three days later at a hospital, said...

Police: NYPD Officer Leaves Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours

Jackson Cheng, who reportedly admitted to $60K he didn't earn, to get partial pension anyway

(Newser) - From May 2019 to October 2020, Jackson Cheng appeared on paper to be working hard in his role as an NYPD captain and member of the department's Asian Hate Crime Task Force. Now, he's a former police officer, after an internal affairs probe found that hundreds of the...

London Police Officer Admits 24 Rapes

David Carrick is one of UK's worst sex offenders

(Newser) - A serving officer in London's Metropolitan Police is guilty of so many crimes, including 24 counts of rape, that he ranks among Britain's worst sex offenders—and authorities said more victims could still come forward. David Carrick has pleaded guilty to more than 80 offenses covered in 49...

'This Guy Stalked Me and Groomed Me When I Was a Child'

'LA Times' talks to woman who says she conversed for years as a young teen with Austin Edwards

(Newser) - Austin Edwards is dead, as are three others he murdered in November in California after catfishing one victim's teen daughter . But his story has been revived once more, thanks to a woman now speaking out who says the former Virginia cop similarly groomed her, pressuring her to share nude...

State Police Messed Up in Hiring 'Catfishing' Cop

'Incomplete database query' cited in hiring of Austin Edwards, who'd been on psych hold in Virginia

(Newser) - Virginia State Police hired a state trooper, later accused of killing three people and himself , as a result of "human error." An administrative review found "human error resulted in an incomplete database query" in the hiring of Austin Lee Edwards, who allegedly killed the mother and grandparents...

'Out of Control' Cop Impersonator Arrested Again

Jeremy Dewitte, nabbed for probation violation, blames YouTube hack for latest woes

(Newser) - A registered sex offender accused of impersonating police officers at least five times in Florida has been arrested again just three months after his release from state prison. Jeremy Dewitte, arrested for a probation violation on a warrant out of Orange County, is also accused of probation violation and refusing...

3 Exonerated After 28 Years as Prosecutors Point to Killer Cop

Ex-cop Len Davis, now on death row, covered up crimes by his drug dealer associates

(Newser) - Three men imprisoned for 28 years were wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1994 drive-by shooting, now linked to two former police officers who happened to arrive on the scene before the lone eyewitness even finished calling 911, a New Orleans court heard Wednesday. Bernell Juluke, Kunta Gable, and Leroy...

Female Officer Shot in Face Dies From Her Injuries

Seara Burton was due to marry shortly after she was shot on Aug. 10

(Newser) - This story has been updated throughout to reflect the officer's death. An Indiana police officer who was shot in the face during a traffic stop has died more than two weeks after she was taken off life support. The Richmond Police Department said 28-year-old Seara Burton—who was supposed...

FBI Arrests Kansas Detective 12 Years After His Retirement

Roger Golubski allegedly used his position to sexually abuse two Black women

(Newser) - A homicide detective in Kansas used his position to sexually abuse two Black women, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Roger Golubski, 69, who retired from the Kansas City Police Department in 2010, has been arrested by the FBI. The indictment charging him with six counts of deprivation of civil...

Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man in His Bed

Officer Ricky Anderson of Columbus, Ohio, on leave after fatally shooting Donovan Lewis, 20

(Newser) - Police in Columbus, Ohio, have released body camera video showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed Black man—in his bed. At a Tuesday press conference, Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said 20-year-old Donovan Lewis was shot inside an apartment at 2am Tuesday as officers served a felony warrant for...

Library Officer Is Killed During Safety Training

Retired police officer in DC was showing her and others how to use extendable batons

(Newser) - A retired police lieutenant enlisted to teach library officers how to use extendable batons shot and killed one of his pupils in Washington, DC, on Thursday, according to police. Jesse Porter, 58, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Maurica Manyan, 25, of Indian Head, Md., a...

Officer, 24, Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

Suspect with a history of shooting at cops vowed to kill officers in song: police

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in the head during a traffic stop recorded a song in which he stated he would kill any police officer who "caught" him, according to Indiana State Police. Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, released from parole a year ago,...

Cop Mistaken for Suspect, Beaten Will Lead Boston Police

Michael Cox was working undercover in 1995 when officers mistook him for suspect

(Newser) - A former Boston police officer who was beaten more than 25 years ago by colleagues who mistook him for a suspect in a fatal shooting will be the new leader of the city's police department, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Wednesday. The commissioner post is a homecoming for Michael Cox,...

In This State, Filming of Cops Is Now Restricted

It's now illegal in Arizona to knowingly record cop 8 feet away or closer without officer's OK

(Newser) - Arizona's governor has signed a law that restricts how the public can video police at a time when there's growing pressure across the US for greater law-enforcement transparency. Civil rights and media groups opposed the measure that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed Thursday. The law makes it illegal...

A Yelp, Then a Surprise Find: 'Oh My God, It's Lilah!'

State trooper rescues missing golden retriever from rural drainage pipe in upstate NY

(Newser) - A missing golden retriever named Lilah, discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York, couldn't be lured out by her owner with peanut butter dog treats or cheese. In the end, State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet into the pipe under a rural...

Union Defends Officers That Watched Man Drown

They weren't trained in water rescues, Tempe union says

(Newser) - Police officers in Tempe, Ariz., who refused to rescue a drowning man were following their training, which doesn't include water rescues, their union says. "Attempting such a high-risk rescue could easily result in the death of the person in the water and the officer, who could be pulled...

At Uvalde City Council Meeting, a Big No-Show

Embattled school police chief Pete Arredondo, newly elected to council, bailed on his first meeting

(Newser) - The Texas school district police chief who's been accused of waiting too long to order law enforcement to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has said that he'd "eventually" answer questions about the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers last month....

He Had Memorable Role in Jaws as a Kid. Now, Fitting News

Ex-child actor Jonathan Searle named police chief in Martha's Vineyard town where 1975 movie was shot

(Newser) - Life is definitely imitating art on Martha's Vineyard, where a former child star in one of Steven Spielberg's biggest blockbusters ever has just accepted a stars-are-aligned job. The Vineyard Gazette reports that the town of Oak Bluffs has named as its new police chief Jonathan Searle, a longtime...

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