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The worst police misconduct of 2013

Police officers are heroes. They voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect every citizen, and society grants them powers above and beyond the average citizen to achieve their mission. Unfortunately, this power can be abused, turning the heroes into villains. Extra power, in a free society, must…

Police shock man 3 times with stun gun to keep him from trying to save son inside burning home

Relatives say police officers used a stun gun repeatedly on a Missouri man to prevent him from going into his burning home to save his 3-year-old son. Firefighters were called just after midnight Thursday to the fire in Louisiana, Missouri, after Ryan and Cathy Miller awoke to find smoke in…

3 kids hurt when student fires AR-15 during anti-drug event at California elementary school

Three children were hurt Wednesday after a student pulled the trigger of a police officer’s AR-15 rifle during an anti-drug demonstration at a California elementary school. An 11-year-old told KCAL-TV that police officers were playing four square with students about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday and handing out stickers when one student…

Greece vows to eradicate police links to neo-Nazis

Greece is determined to rid its police force of any links with Golden Dawn, the minister for public order said Sunday, after the arrest of officers with ties to the neo-Nazi party. Nikos Dendias said there should be “a total catharsis so that there is nothing suspicious that could cast…

Thousands march to mark anniversary of infamous Mexico City protest

Protesters clashed with riot police in Mexico City, leaving dozens injured as thousands of people marched to mark the anniversary of the 1968 massacre of students. The Red Cross said at least 50 people were injured as a group of protesters threw rocks and firebombs at police who responded with…

Cleveland man sentenced to hold ‘idiot’ sign for threatening police

A man in Cleveland wore a sign describing himself as an “idiot” on Labor Day as punishment for calling 911 and threatening police officers. Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr in May ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign that read, “I apologize to…

Naked Florida man tripping on shrooms gets repeatedly Tased by cops

A Florida man who was tripping on magic mushrooms had his naked dog walk around the neighborhood prematurely ended by police officers. Residents of the neighborhood in Maitland had called police to report a naked man walking a dog on Sunday evening. Robin Campbell, 20, told the police officers who…

French cops caught on video beating and tear-gassing women

The French government has launched an investigation into two officers’ actions after video was posted online of them using their batons and tear gas against two women during a traffic stop. The French news program The Observers reported on Tuesday that the officers were filmed while stopping a reportedly drunk…

Detroit police get email containing all women officers’ bra sizes

Detroit police officers were startled to receive an email Monday that contained the height, weight and bra-size of all women police officers on the force. According to Detroit’s Fox 2 News, the information was contained in a forwarded email notifying officers that their bulletproof vests and body armor were ready…

Police kill 14-year-old boy in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A police officer shot an armed 14-year-old boy in New York City early on Sunday after he did not drop his gun when ordered, police said. After hearing gunshots, two officers came across the boy, whom police identified as Shaaliver Douse, chasing another male down a…

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