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Baltimore cop with checkered past charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old prostitute

A Baltimore police officer was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl advertising prostitution services online. Charles Hagee was charged with sexual abuse, solicitation of a minor, and prostitution and held on $75,000 bond, The Baltimore Sun reported. Police said the 44-year-old Hagee exchanged…

ACLU asks feds to reconsider charges for MI cops in homeless man’s ‘firing squad’ death

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to reconsider its decision not to prosecute six Michigan police officers who fatally shot a homeless man during a confrontation over stolen coffee. The Saginaw police officers fired 47 rounds at Milton Hall, a mentally ill man armed…

No charges for Michigan cops who fatally shot homeless man 11 times over stolen coffee

Michigan police officers won’t face federal charges in the fatal shooting of a homeless man during a confrontation over stolen coffee. Federal authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, announced Tuesday that there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the six Saginaw police officers. “After a thorough investigation,…

New Jersey man escapes 5 year sentence after dash cam footage clears him, indicts cops

Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports…

California police use taser on deaf man trying to communicate with them via sign language

Four police officers in Hawthorne, California used a taser on a man who was attempting to tell them that he was deaf via sign language. The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness is filing a lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Meister, who was charged with assault as a result of…

Family sues after cops shock Texas man to death with Taser

The family of a Texas man who died in police custody has filed suit against the city of Marshall, its police chief at the time and several police officers. According to the Longview News-Journal, police Tasered 32-year-old Marcus Dewayne Slade to death in January of 2013 and ignored his sister’s…

Man who shot Tupelo police officers said to be bank robber killed in Arizona

Law enforcement authorities believe the bank robber who shot two police officers in Tupelo, Miss. last week, killing one, is the same man later killed in another attempted bank robbery in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday. If confirmed by physical evidence,…  …

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…

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