WATCH: Kenmore Police Chief Arrested on Federal Drug Charge

KENMORE, N.Y. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Friday that Kenmore Police Chief Peter Breitnauer was arrested on a federal drug charge. Breitnauer was arrested by FBI agents at Kenmore Police Headquarters and charged by criminal complaint with possession of hydrocodone. According to the complaint, FBI agents asked Breitnauer Friday about allegations that he had … Read more

WATCH: Rookie Pittsburgh Officer Fired Following Argument With Swissvale Officer

PITTSBURGH — A rookie Pittsburgh Police officer has been fired following an argument with a Swissvale officer that happened in October while he was off-duty. The encounter between probationary Officer Sidney Bates and the Swissvale officer took place on Oct. 18 on Milligan Avenue, just blocks from the Swissvale Police Station. Bates’ brother Laimon says … Read more

WATCH: City of Cincinnati, Kroger to Pay Family $240K After Officer Stunned 11-Year-Old Girl With Taser

CINCINNATI — The city of Cincinnati and Kroger agreed to pay $240,000 to the family of Donesha Gowdy, an 11-year-old girl who was stunned with a Taser while shoplifting, according to a news release from family attorney Al Gerhardstein. Cincinnati Police Department chief Eliot Isaac announced Tuesday the off-duty officer who stunned her had been … Read more

Children Cruelly Handcuffed Win Big Settlement Against the Police in Kentucky

On Thursday, a sheriff’s office in Kentucky has agreed to pay more than $337,000 for the painful and unconstitutional handcuffing of elementary school students with disabilities. The two plaintiffs, both of whom were children of color and both of whom have disabilities, were so small that the deputy sheriff locked the handcuffs around the children’s … Read more

Hutchinson Police Chief Fires Three Officers, Suspends Fourth Around February Traffic Stop

Kansas – The Hutchinson Police Department this week fired three employees in connection with the handling of a February traffic stop involving an-off duty officer reported to be driving erratically. Another officer was suspended, one was exonerated of wrongdoing and action remains pending against a sixth individual, Hutchinson Police Chief Jeffrey Hooper announced during an … Read more

Two Dallas Police Officers Fired After Investigation

Two Dallas officers have been terminated after year long investigation. According to reports Chief Renee Hall terminated Major Latoya Porter and Major Paulette Richardson Thursday morning during a hearing. Major Porter was terminated after a year long investigation confirmed she was engaging in adverse conduct back in 2017 by providing preparation courses for the sergeant … Read more

How Chicago Police ‘Disappeared’ 7,000 People

Police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people at an off-the-books interrogation warehouse in Chicago, nearly twice as many detentions as previously disclosed, the Guardian can now reveal. From August 2004 to June 2015, nearly 6,000 of those held at the facility were black, which represents more than twice the proportion of the city’s population. But only … Read more

Chicago Police Officer Convicted in Killing of Laquan McDonald Returns to Court as Lawyers Fight Verdict

CHICAGO — Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke returned to court Wednesday for the first time since a jury convicted him in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, as his attorneys launched their effort to persuade a judge toss the verdict. Van Dyke, who was wearing a suit and tie when … Read more