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A cop was arrested after shooting an unarmed woman six times in a fit of rage on the highway.

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Copperas Cove police  officer Eric Stoneburner is charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Lecresha Murray. Murray says she was shot six times by the officer for no reason. Murray and the officer got into an argument as she drove herself to the hospital on Sunday. Police say the officer followed her in his personal vehicle and then started tailgating her after she made a U-turn in the middle of the road. According to the police chief, the officer resigned just before turning himself in. The woman says she didn't threaten the officer and didn't do anything else to offend him. He just opened fire on her for no reason. "I started feeling sick. I started feeling ill, "Murray says. "I'm a victim that got shot by an off-duty police officer that did not identify himself," Murray said.    Police: "As a department, we can not support Mr. Stoneburner's decision to use deadly force in the moment and manner in which he did" An unarmed woman

A new video captures the moment when cops brutally beat a fellow officer who they mistook for a protestor.

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Four St. Louis police officers are on trial for the beating of Luther Hall, a 22-year veteran of the department who was working undercover as a protester. The officers were part of a "civil disobedience team" that was meant to crack down on violence at protests. They beat Hall after mistaking him for a protester for filming them. According to Hall's suit, one of the officers has since been promoted to sergeant, showing how police misconduct is tolerated. The trial for Dustin Boone, who was acquitted in the beating, will take place next month after his first trial ended in a mistrial, and will use the video of Hall's beating as evidence in the second trial. The beating occurred during the protests following the acquittal of Officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, a melanin man who was killed by a white police officer, in which the officer used an AK-47 and planned to shoot him in the head. Smith's death sparked months of protests in the ci

Cops strip a melanin man naked in public and search his genitals for drugs.

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Clarence Green and his family were stripped nude on the side of the road by police after an illegal traffic stop. Officers stripped them and groped their genitals in broad daylight on a public roadway. The officers then went to Green's home and illegally searched it. The family was awarded a $35,000 settlement after their rights were trampled by Baton Rouge's finest. The incident is a testament to the untouchable nature of criminal cops and the violations they can commit, writes CNN's, Robin Cevallos. In the name of the drug war, police found a gun in Green's possession, which is entirely legal in the state of Louisiana, she says, except that he was on probation for possession of drugs, which prohibited him from having a firearm.  However, the gun was in his pocket, not behind his genitals where they were looking, Cevallos says, and it was in a different pocket, not where they searched Green's private parts.  Police also claimed to find marijuana on Green's teen

An Off-duty cop shoots an innocent woman on the way to the hospital, but he is not charged.

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Lecresha Murray says she was feeling sick so she decided to drive herself to the hospital. She says an off-duty cop followed her in his personal vehicle and began tailgating her. Murray says the officer shot at her six times, despite her being unarmed. The officer has yet to be arrested, despite shooting Murray six times. The cop has not been charged with a crime. "He just started shooting, all I could do was lean over and he hit me six times," Murray said. "I didn't do anything. He just opened fire for no reason, "she said. "I'm a victim that got shot by an off-duty police officer that did not identify himself," she added. "For no reason, I didn't approach him, didn't threaten him. I didn't do any of the things I did, "she told KWTX. "As soon as I did that, he pulled a gun, he pulled the gun," the officer continued to shoot at her. When residents saw the man firing at Murray, they began yelling at him to stop. &qu

Cops Assault a Helpless Deaf Mother for 'Constant Erratic Hand Movements' and 'Not Listening.'

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Andrea Hollingsworth, who is deaf, was detained by police and forced to use American Sign Language to communicate with her children. Police officer Michael Rose interpreted her attempts to communicate as a lack of cooperation. The incident was a "clear violation" of the Americans with Disabilities Act. NLVPD has a deaf interpreter on staff 24/7 available via phone or iPad or cellphone. The incident was captured on police body camera footage that shows the officers' point of view, not the deaf woman's. The officer who detained her used her deaf daughter as an excuse to shove her to the ground. A Deaf mother was stopped by police for trying to get money back from a friend. Her children told police their friend owed them $200 in rent money. Police detained her and made her children translate for them.

A cop shoots a woman through a window as she was playing video games with her nephew, prompting a lawsuit.

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Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed by a prowler in her own home. Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean was charged with her murder. Jefferson's sister has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Fort Worth, Mayor Betsy Price, former police chief Ed Kraus, and former officer Dean. It has been over a year since Dean murdered Jefferson and there hasn't even been a trial date set for the case. The suit says the city of Fort Worth "knew or should have known that Defendant Aaron Dean exhibited a pattern of escalating encounters with the public" and failed to adequately train or supervise police officers. The city says they are going to have to determine the actual executor of Jefferson's estate before moving forward with the lawsuit. The Probate Court has appointed an Attorney Ad Litem to determine heirs and will appoint an executor, who is the appropriate person to file suit, once all heirs have been determined, according to the city's statement. The case

Despite bashing a handcuffed hospital patient's face in and fabricating a report, a cop was rehired.

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A Chicago police officer was caught on video beating a mentally ill patient in a hospital. The victim's medical records documented multiple lacerations and swelling of his forehead from the beating. It took nearly two years for prosecutors to charge Officer Clauzell Gause, despite the video evidence. The officer was not charged immediately after the assault, but he didn't face any discipline from his department other than being placed on desk duty. In 2019, all the charges were dropped against Gause and he has been reinstated to his position in the police force. "Whatever happened, happened. … You have to face the consequences, "a judge told Gause when he was first charged. "I don't think locking you up is going to serve any purpose," the judge said. "You have to face the consequences." The judge was right about not spending any time in jail and in 2019, Gause was reinstated. "In a 5-3 vote during its monthly meeting Thursday, the board pa

Four years after stomping an innocent man as a K9 tore off ‘hunks of his flesh,' a cop was finally imprisoned.

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Officer Brett Palkowitsch, 31, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights for kicking the innocent man while a K9 tore him apart. Palkwitsch has been a free man ever since because his defense attorney refused to have a video sentencing hearing. Officer Tony Spencer, whose dashcam recorded the violent assault on Frank Baker, could not keep silent about what he saw. After he was indicted, he was placed on paid administrative leave where he remained for nearly a year until he was found guilty. The jury took less than one day to return a guilty verdict. Officer Palkowitsch kicked and stomped on an innocent man, leaving him with broken ribs and collapsed lungs. Baker was left permanently disfigured by the attack. Officer Spencer testified against the officers who nearly killed the man. "I owed it to him" to tell his story, officer Ruben Rosario says. Without Spencer's testimony, the officer likely would not have faced any charges. 

'I'm sorry, I'm scared,' cops say after torturing a handcuffed man to death and claiming he died in a car accident.

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The family of Ronald Greene as well as the public at large were all told a tragic but utterly false story about this 49-year-old Louisiana man's last moments alive. According to officials, Greene died after his car crashed into a "tree/shrub" just outside Monroe on May 10, 2019. The Louisiana State Police are crying foul after footage was leaked of officers torturing Greene to death on the side of the road. The LSP claim the footage, which was published by the Associated Press is "premature" and was "not authorized" "Unauthorized release of evidence undermines the investigative process and compromises the fair and impartial outcome for the Greene family, LSP employees, and the community," a spokesperson for the law enforcement agency said. "There was no major damage to the car," Greene's mother, Mona Hardin, told the AP. When we look at the photos of the car which were released by the family last year, it looks like a minor fend

DA Claims Video Justifies Cops Executing Unarmed Father of 7 — Spoiler Alert, It Does NOT

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Andrew Brown Jr. was unarmed when he was "executed by agents of the state callously carrying out the deadly and senseless war on drugs" Brown's family disagrees with the DA's decision to clear the cops involved, calling it "both an insult and a slap in the face" The deputies were then reinstated and are back on duty. The DA refused to publicly release an actual copy of the body camera footage but played parts of it during a press conference. The video shows multiple angles of cops surrounding Brown's car before dumping over a dozen rounds into the unarmed father of 7 as he drove away. The prosecutor's office claimed Brown ignored their commands to get out of his vehicle and despite the fact that he had no guns or weapons, Brown deserved to be executed. "Mr. Brown's death, while tragic, was justified because Mr.Brown's actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others

After killing unarmed passenger in a rage, Cop Gets Off the Scot Free

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A jury acquitted Yousef Hafza, a veteran cop with 11 years in law enforcement, for the murder of Clarence Howard. Hafza shot Howard in an apparent case of road rage, and the jury decided to side with the cop despite the evidence against him. Howard was not the driver of the vehicle involved in the road rage incident and was merely an innocent passenger. The jury found Hafza not guilty of second-degree murder for killing Howard as the unarmed man reportedly ran away from him. It took years for the details to emerge, however, and prosecutors laid out the case clearly during the trial. The verdict was returned in a Florida court on Tuesday trial will continue.  The victim's family is asking for their family to be compensated for the loss of their loved ones, as well as for the costs of the prosecution's investigation. The shooting occurred in Palm Bay, Florida, and was caught up in a series of high-profile police shootings that have occurred in the area in recent years, including

Cop Charged with Torturing Handcuffed Man with Mace and Laughing with Coworkers as They Framed Him

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Officer William Skelton was secretly indicted by a grand jury in November. He resigned before his administrative hearing to avoid accountability, but his past caught up with him. Only two of 120 excessive force complaints were sent to the attorney general's office for criminal prosecution. Only one officer was shown to be terminated. We didn't find that a single officer was criminally charged during that time and that officer was unaware he'd done anything wrong. He appears to have a history of trespassing and vandalism related to a mental illness and that night, he had trespassed and made a mess inside a local Shell station. When police showed up, Thomas didn't run or resist in any way. "Come on. You're under arrest, " he told them. "I am going home," said Thomas. He appeared to be committing a crime in January 2019, and Thomas admitted to having a history of trespass and vandalism. That's when he got angry, and that's when Skelton got a

Cops claim the ashes of a father's murdered daughter is meth and dump them on the ground.

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Body camera video released this week shows the extent to which police will go to justify their existence in the war on drugs — up to and including desecrating the remains of a little girl. In 2019, Dartavius Barnes, the father of Ta'Naja Barnes, experienced every parent's worst nightmare when he found his daughter unresponsive in her home. She would later be pronounced dead in a Decatur hospital and an autopsy would reveal she was murdered. Ta'Naja's mother and her mother's boyfriend would later be arrested on murder charges over her death. Ta'Naja was later cremated and Barnes remembered his daughter by carrying around her ashes with him in a micro urn. Because the state is a soulless machine that knows no limit to destruction and terror when carrying out the arbitrary war on drugs, Barnes' daughter's remains would be desecrated by police. According to a recent lawsuit filed by Barnes against the City of Springfield, he was unlawfully detained on April

Grandparents are being demanded to pay $5,000 in tickets racked up by thieves who stole their car.

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In one of the worst cases of government incompetence we've seen, an elderly couple is being extorted by the city over traffic infractions they didn't commit. Their car was stolen and used to commit multiple crimes and despite the fact that they have proof in the form of a police report, the city says they are still liable for the crimes committed by the ones who stole their vehicle. Doug Nelson, 73, is a Vietnam veteran who has never been in trouble with the law before. Last November, after arriving home from his job at the U.S. Postal Service, two thugs came up to him with guns and demanded his car. However, after getting back their car, they began getting red light camera tickets in the mail because the criminals who carjacked them went on a dangerous joy ride, racking up over $2,000 in fines. Again, they were wrong. Nancy said she then sent them a police report the second time, proving the car was stolen an hour before the first citation was ever issued. "Only for the g

Cop accuses an elderly man of robbing his own home and uses a taser to torture him.

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Izell Richardson, 67, accidentally locked himself out of his home and had to break a window to get back in. His sister, who lives in the home, didn't realize it was her brother trying to get in, so, she called the police. Richardson was in his underwear and was not breaking into his own home. He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. Richardson screamed for help as the officer threatened him with a taser and repeatedly hit him with it.

Rehired Cop After the sleeping dad wakes, shoot him at his back and kill him.

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Officer Garrett Rolfe is back on the police force after being fired for shooting a fleeing man in the back. The Atlanta Civil Service Board ruled that the city did not give him the right to due process. The death of 27-year-old George Brooks has already caused a massive backlash in the city. The other officer involved in the encounter, Devin Brosnan, has been charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath. Both officers are free on bond and their lawyers have said their clients acted appropriately in the incident. The decision will likely cause further outrage in the Atlanta community, which is already on edge after the death of George Floyd, a black man who fell asleep in the drive-thru of a Wendy's restaurant in July. The officer who shot Brooks was fired the next day and is currently facing murder charges for his actions. The city's mayor said firing the officer was the "right thing to do" in a statement Wednesday. Atlanta police responded to a call of a

A video shows cops shooting and killing a baby while also killing his father, who was holding him hostage.

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Eric Derrell Smith, 30, was killed after a police chase ended in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was wanted in connection with the deaths of Christin Parker, 32, and her nephew Brandon Parker, 26, in Baker, Louisiana. Police say Smith kidnapped his infant son from the home and fled but was cornered by police. After a brief standoff, police opened fire on Smith and his son, killing them both. Smith did fire a shot during the chase but it was later revealed it was an hour before the pursuit ended. No officers were injured. The infant died of injuries sustained in the shootout. The mother was able to identify Smith as the suspected murderer after he fled the scene and her daughter told police what she had seen in the home where her aunt and nephew were shot to death. Smith had been in a relationship with the victim and they had recently gone through a breakup, according to police, and he had kidnapped his son after the two were killed in the house. The victim's daughter was also at the home