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Missouri Man Remains Imprisoned Despite Police Commissioner and Prosecutor Saying he is Innocent

Missouri Man Remains Imprisoned Despite Police Commissioner and Prosecutor Saying he is Innocent

A Kansas City man who has been in prison for two decades for a double murder has long claimed he is innocent. And now a Kansas City Police commissioner as well as a former prosecutor who have reviewed his case are also saying he is innocent. But Missouri Attorney General Chris Kost ...
Maryland Man in Viral Video Breastfeeding Incident Reverses Conviction on Appeal but Deputies Still Won’t Return Phone

Maryland Man in Viral Video Breastfeeding Incident Reverses Conviction on Appeal but Deputies Still Won’t Return Phone

A Maryland man convicted by a judge last year on questionable charges after a sheriff's deputy accused his girlfriend of breastfeeding their unrestrained baby in the passengers's seat as he pulled into a gas station had the conviction reversed on appeal last month after taking the case b ...
New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases

New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases

A New Jersey Crime Lab technician was suspended with pay, after he was found writing down results of suspected marijuana, before the tests were even completed, throwing 7,827 criminal cases into doubt, damaging confidence in the workings of that state's criminal justice system. Crimin ...
NYPD Crushed Man’s Testicle, Complaint States

NYPD Crushed Man’s Testicle, Complaint States

  A Brooklyn man has filed a complaint against the New York Police Department after claiming a cop in the NYPD savagely crushed one of his testicles with a boot, damaging his scrotum. The Daily News says the department filed an Internal Affairs Bureau investigation after Corey ...
Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

Delaware Cop Acquitted for Kicking Man in Face as City Agrees to Settlement with Suspect

After 16 hours of deliberation, a jury acquitted a Delaware cop on Tuesday for kicking a suspect full force in the head, causing his jaw to shatter. Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges after deliberations spanned three ...
San Francisco Public Defender Arrested for Defending Client from Intrusive Cops

San Francisco Public Defender Arrested for Defending Client from Intrusive Cops

A San Francisco public defender was arrested Wednesday for doing what many public defenders don't have a good rap for doing. Defending her client. But police called that resisting arrest, the only charged they jailed her on after they led her away in handcuffs in an incident caught ...
Dash Cam Video Shows Seattle Cop Falsified Charge Against Elderly Man Walking Down Street (Updated)

Dash Cam Video Shows Seattle Cop Falsified Charge Against Elderly Man Walking Down Street (Updated)

Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch was cruising down the street in her patrol car when she came across an elderly man standing on the corner using a golf club as a cane, prompting her to stop her car and order him to place the club down, claiming it could be a weapon. William Wi ...