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Deputy Receives Award, Scolding During Ceremony

City official says he was falsely arrested by 'rogue officer' in 2015

(Newser) - Joshua Gallardo had just been presented with a deputy of the month award when a Florida city commissioner asked him to come back up to the front of the room. It wasn't for another congratulations. "You probably don’t remember me, but you’re the police officer who... More »

DNA Cleared Him. Now He's Suing After 129 Days in Jail

Xavier Davis says he told cops after his arrest for sexual assault: 'You have the wrong person'

(Newser) - "For whatever reason, they decided Xavier Davis was the guy." That from the lawyer for 31-year-old Davis, arrested in January as the suspect in a sexual assault in Grand Rapids, Mich. The problem: DNA evidence and Uber and phone records showed Davis wasn't the guy, and charges... More »

Suit: I Tried to Help My Unconscious Customer, Got Arrested

Eatery owner sues NYPD, says he was arrested for being 'business owner while black'

(Newser) - The NYPD has been accused of "testilying" in the past, and now a Harlem restaurant owner and two of his workers are suing over an incident last year. Clyde Pemberton, who owns the high-end MIST Harlem, says in his lawsuit that he was arrested June 1, 2017, for being... More »

Police: Woman Starts Scam by Accusing Men of Abuse

Sunmee Kim, 44, apparently had a good scam going

(Newser) - California police arrested a woman Thursday who allegedly accused men of domestic violence in order to rob their homes when they were arrested, the Mountain View Voice reports. Police say Sunmee Kim, 44, filed charges against a man she called her fiance, claiming he had attacked her at their home... More »

Ex-NFL Player Choked During Arrest in Bystander Video

'I'm not even fighting back,' Desmond Marrow says

(Newser) - A former NFL player has posted a video of himself being thrown down and choked by police officers in what he is calling a false arrest, the Washington Post reports. Desmond Marrow, 30, writes on Facebook that "during the arrest the police knocked my teeth out, slammed me on... More »

Conn. Cop Crew Terrorized Latinos: FBI

4 officers hit with conspiracy, false arrest, excessive force charges

(Newser) - A crew of Connecticut cops terrorized a Latino community in East Haven by detaining them with little or no reason, then slapping and kicking them in handcuffs, federal prosecutors say. A priest who complained was harassed, and store security videos that captured the cops were destroyed, reports the New York ... More »

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