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Category: A Few Bad Apples

NYPD Cop Indicted After Caught on Video Stomping on Man’s Head Over Alleged Marijuana Joint

NYPD Cop Indicted After Caught on Video Stomping on Man’s Head Over Alleged Marijuana Joint

A New York City police officer who was caught on video stomping on a man's head has been indicted on assault charges. NYPD officer Joel Edouard also pulled a gun from his holster during a struggle with a man named Jahmiel Cuffee who was suspected of smoking a joint. Edouard also st ...
PINAC Reporter Jeff Gray Arrested Twice in One Week After Photographing Law Enforcement

PINAC Reporter Jeff Gray Arrested Twice in One Week After Photographing Law Enforcement

Only days after being arrested in Northern Florida, PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was arrested again Saturday after recording video in front of the Orlando Police Department. Gray was standing outside the department, recording police officers as they drove out of the parking lot to see if ...
Michigan Cops Force Man Out of Car, Snatch Camera Out of Hands

Michigan Cops Force Man Out of Car, Snatch Camera Out of Hands

Michigan cops pulled a man over for "improper lane use" before bringing the dogs out and searching him for drugs, forcing him out the car and snatching his camera as he was recording in a chilling video posted over the weekend. It was Patrick Ohsowski's third time he had been pulled o ...
New York Cop Pulls Gun on Teens Having Snowball Fight (Updated)

New York Cop Pulls Gun on Teens Having Snowball Fight (Updated)

Fearing for his life, a New York cop pulled a gun on a group of teens having a snowball fight. "Don't fucking move, guys," the New Rochelle police officer can be heard on video as he points his gun at the youths, who are down on their knees with their hands in the air. The cop proc ...
NYPD Cop Charged with Misdemeanor for Attack on Subway Worker Despite it Being a Felony

NYPD Cop Charged with Misdemeanor for Attack on Subway Worker Despite it Being a Felony

A New York City police officer who was forced to turn himself in after he was accused of attacking a subway worker was charged with three misdemeanors Thursday to the outrage of a subway worker's union who believes he should have been charged with a felony. But everybody knows the rul ...
LAPD Chief Tells Google Its Traffic App “Poses A Danger to the Lives of Police Officers”

LAPD Chief Tells Google Its Traffic App “Poses A Danger to the Lives of Police Officers”

"Your company's 'Waze' app... poses a danger to the lives of police officers in the United States." Those are the words Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck wrote to Google, trying to convince the company that an application allowing users to mark where marked police cars are on a ma ...
Broward Deputy Who Fired Gun Out of Car, Nearly Striking Other Deputies, Finally Arrested

Broward Deputy Who Fired Gun Out of Car, Nearly Striking Other Deputies, Finally Arrested

It took nearly a month, but a Broward County Sheriff's deputy was arrested this week, accused of firing a gun out the window of a speeding car early one morning after a night of carousing at a rooftop bar in West Palm Beach, nearly striking a group of Palm Beach County deputies parked ne ...
PINAC Reporter Arrested by Clueless Cop, Leading to Facebook Damage Control by Police

PINAC Reporter Arrested by Clueless Cop, Leading to Facebook Damage Control by Police

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray had just finished photographing a group of work inmates Wednesday in Northern Florida when a cop pulled him over after he signaled left, then changed his mind and drove straight. Gray placed his drivers license, registration and proof of insurance in a ziploc ...
NYPD Cops Pounce and Pile on Top of Man for Tossing Cigarette on Sidewalk

NYPD Cops Pounce and Pile on Top of Man for Tossing Cigarette on Sidewalk

The NYPD petty arrest hiatus is over after a video emerged showing a group of cops ganging up on a man standing outside a store for apparently tossing a cigarette butt on the sidewalk, pouncing on him, then piling on him with their body weights while ordering him to place his hands behin ...
Seattle Cop Pepper Sprays Non-Hostile Citizens Strolling by During MLK March, Prompting Lawsuit (Updated)

Seattle Cop Pepper Sprays Non-Hostile Citizens Strolling by During MLK March, Prompting Lawsuit (Updated)

A frantic Seattle cop was caught on camera pepper spraying citizens as they strolled by during a anti-police brutality protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including a teacher who had just finished speaking and was on the phone with family when he was sprayed. The cop has not been i ...