Apparently the state of Illinois didn't get the memo that recording the police is all the rage these days. That's because awaiting outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's signature is legislation that would ban the practice in many circumstances.
"We are extremely concerned about recent developments in this country which have imposed new and dangerous burdens on our local police," frets the "Statement of Principles" of the Support Your Local Police Committee.
3 years after he led the botched investigation into David Koschman's death at the hands of a nephew of then-Mayor Richard Daley, Ronald E. Yawger retired from the Chicago PD and took a plum job with the Illinois Attorney General.
The Justice Department autopsy found Brown died from multiple gunshot wounds and had severe head and chest injuries, though it noted that the chest injury might have been an exit wound from a shot that entered Brown's arm.
Los Angeles police gunned down a man at a busy Hollywood intersection Friday night, claiming he had been trying to attack them with a knife, causing them to fear for their lives, which is why they fired several rounds, leaving his body laying on a co
The first time Brian Simpkins was arrested on a charge of drunken driving -- after ramming his Chevy pickup into a tree -- he was just 19. The second time he was arrested -- after he was found passed out in his car
Analysis of NYPD-involved deaths starts with the 1999 slaying of unarmed Amadou Diallo in a hail of bullets in the Bronx and ends with last month's shooting death of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn stairwell. 86% were black or Hispanic.
I'm talking about the ones who have the integrity to be "Good" enough to do the right thing, even when it's incredibly hard, even when they have to go up against other cops! When he - or she's - got some real skin in the game and might suffer
The grand jury returned no charges against Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford and Deputy First Class James Harris, who killed Robert Saylor for not leaving a movie theatre. Saylor had Downs Syndrome, but the cops claimed they
Police claim that the tear gas and rubber bullets were necessary, as protesters had hurled bricks, pipes, smoke grenades and, in one case, "a large sandbag" at officers.
Every law, from those proscribing the most dangerous, morally culpable conduct, to those prohibiting the use of a truck with the wrong sort of bond to remove cargo from a restricted port, carries the potential for death.
As a witness filmed, the officer walked up to the girl and punched her, knocking her down. She then put the girl in a chokehold -- even after the teen's mother begged her and a second officer to stop, saying the girl is asthmatic and
Thursday night in Manhattan--a populated area about four blocks from Columbus Circle--the NYPD used a Long Range Acoustic Device to disperse about 100 protesters who were on the streets.
Highly credible law enforcement sources confirm to Breaking911.com that the Black Gorilla Family gang is planning on shooting an on-duty NYPD officer. A leaked document was given to Breaking911.com showing that the NYPD are not taking any chances and
A former Pennsylvania police chief, serving time in prison for extorting nearly $8,000 from undercover FBI agents he thought were drug dealers, has asked a federal judge to reduce his sentence, saying he has found God behind bars,
In the six and a half minutes after Peter Liang discharged a single bullet that struck Gurley, 28, he and his partner couldn't be reached. Instead of calling for help for the dying man, Liang was texting his union representative.
A two-year-old case involving the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old white man by a black police officer is gaining attention on social media in the wake of this week's protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri.
A union representing campus police officers is accusing the Marina Police Department of unfairly targeting one of its members for choosing not to use a Taser on a suicidal student.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department revealed 5 deputies were under investigation for allegedly sending racist text messages while on duty. 2 of the 5 deputies had been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave
A white former police chief in Eutawville, South Carolina, has been indicted on a murder charge in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man he was trying to arrest, according to records released on Thursday.
An investigation by the U.S. Justice Department has found the Cleveland Police Department systematically engages in excessive use of force against civilians, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday.
A retired Connecticut police officer was arrested after leading officers on a brief car chase following an armed standoff. Police disputed reports West Haven police officers engaged in a "shootout" with the retired city cop.
An off-duty Texas law enforcement officer who was caught on video using a chokehold while trying to get information from a witness has been allowed to resign instead of being fired.
Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot Ohio teen Tamir Rice to death, had a history of emotional instability and "dismal" work performance. Prior to coming to work for the Cleveland Police Department, Loehmann
"During the struggle, Brisbon put his left hand in his pocket and the officer grabbed onto the suspect's hand, while repeatedly telling the suspect to keep his hand in his pocket," said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.
While a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, prosecutors were able to secure an indictment against the man who filmed the fatal encounter.
"We wanted there to be more evidence about the 14 shots that were fired. Seven of those would appear to be in a downward direction based upon the medical examiner's report. One of the shots being into Dontre's back."
"It's been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he's still covered in burns. There's still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs.
"It's an oppressive organization now controlled by the one percent of corporate America. Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries."
Eric Garner, father of 6, was standing on a sidewalk selling cigarettes to pedestrians. The government sent 6 heavily armed tax collection enforcers . . . er, I mean, police officers . . . to accost Mr. Garner. They murdered him