Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Merced, California police tase weaponless double amputee, leave him handcuffed, pantless on the ground.
Ex-deputy settles with county after police wrongly raided his home in search of a homicide suspect. The interesting part of this story is that a camera crew from the TV show Cops was with the raid team. The Cops producers apparently destroyed the film of the raid.
Ex-Chicago cops plead guilty to warrantless raids in which they stole money, beat and threatened people, and in one case detained and withheld insulin from a diabetic until he told them where they could find more cash. They’ll get six months in jail.
Entire Jericho, Arkansas fire department resigns in protest of charges against their fire chief, who was shot in the back in court by police while protesting a traffic ticket.
Lawsuit alleges drunk, off-duty Pittsburgh cop stopped, detained, beat, and shot a man after mistaking him for someone the cop says assaulted him at a traffic stop. The cop is back on the job after an arbitrator determined his actions were “inappropriate, imprudent and ill-advised,” but not criminal. He also had three previous complaints against him with the city’s civilian review board.
Finally, a little comic relief.