COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old girl who was shot in the leg when a police officer fired at a dog is recovering after surgery as her family questions how the officer responded.
Ava Ellis was hit accidentally on the afternoon of June 19 when an officer fired at a charging dog at a home in Whitehall, in central Ohio, according to Columbus police. The department said another relative had flagged down the officer for help after the girl's mother cut herself on glass.
IMAGINE THAT government employees show up at your doorstep unannounced and force you out of your home - immediately. Utility workers suddenly pull up and shut off your gas and electric.
You haven't been charged with a crime, but you grab your belongings and go. You have no choice. They screw the door shut behind you and tell you to talk to the judge. Except there's no judge to talk to.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's police department has opted to pay $75,000 to a man who sued them after the department wrongly arrrested and imprisoned him for nearly a year.
Jose Granados-Joya alleged in a lawsuit that officers arrested twice as many people as they should have after a fight in February 2011, and gave false testimony to a grand jury later that year, keeping him in prison for eleven months.
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Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job - primarily in APD's drug unit.
Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first.
Mills says no-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while she was an officer.
"If we knock and announced, all evidence is going to be destroyed," Mills said.
In an interview last night with Stephen Colbert, Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept said that he’s working on a story that will have the “biggest impact” of his various pieces on the modern U.S. surveillance state. “I genuinely believe that the story that’s the biggest one, that will make the biggest impact and will shape how the events of the last 10 months will be viewed by history is the story on which we’re currently working that hopefully will be ready in four to eight weeks,” Greenwald told Colbert.
Former Albuquerque Police Officer Jeremy Dear’s body camera didn’t malfunction when he chased, shot and killed 19-year-old Mary Hawkes.
The camera was not plugged in and even though the Albuquerque police higher-ups have refused to acknowledge this, fired officer Dear has acknowledged this repeatedly during the investigation into the shooting of the suspected car thief.
It has been believed that should the NSA’s legal authority to tap our phones expire this year, their relentless and unrestricted wiretapping would end. Unfortunately, that might not be the case due to an unforeseen loophole.
This loophole would allow the Unites States to continue spying on citizens regardless of whether or not they have legal ground to do so.
New Yorkers have fewer than six months to say goodbye to their Styrofoam cups.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that all plastic-foam containers and packaging will be banned from New York City as of July 1. Restaurants, stores and manufacturers will no longer be allowed to possess, sell or offer items made with expanded polystyrene (EPS).
The thing about transparency is that it's not just about what you reveal. It's also about what you choose to keep hidden. In the ongoing docket for the government's 2015 bulk records requests, there appears to be a missing document.
In August 2013, just as the ink was drying from the press covering the initial Snowden revelations, ITIF estimated that the economic fallout for US cloud computing providers could run from $22 to $35 billion. In the two years since, ITIF noted that US technology continues to underperform due to mistrust of US government surveillance. They concluded that the long-term repercussions "will likely far exceed" the $35 billion figure from 2013.
Updated with a response from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
Republicans on a House oversight panel say the Justice Department asked former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in 2010 to help them build criminal cases against nonprofit groups conducting political activity.
Pismo Beach, California — Last month, an epileptic woman from California was attacked by police and arrested after she called 911 to report that she was having seizures and needed medical attention.
When police arrived on the scene, Andrea Starr was still having seizures and was unable to respond to their commands. Not understanding that the woman was having a seizure, they assumed that she was resisting arrest, so they beat her into submission.
PROHIBITED: The Swedish flag has now been banned at a primary school in Sweden. The reason is that the flag may be offensive to certain groups and breaking the law "offensive against ethnic groups."
The sensational ban is introduced at Söndrum school in Halmstad. Use of the flag is now only allowed on the national day or when foreign students are invited.
In an internal letter to school students and their parents who were sent out just before Christmas, the school principal writes that "no other use of the Swedish flag is allowed", according to Nyheter idag.
Pelham Manor Officer Ken Campion finished his day shift on Monday and was found by Yonkers officers as he was sitting on a baseball field with a handgun in his lap, five and a half hours later. “He did not adhere to several commands…(and) made a movement that led them to believe they were in great danger,” Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said at a press conference on Friday.
A farmer named Lorenzo Ayala saved up $16,000 and was on his way to spend it on tractor parts. Unfortunately, he never got those tractor parts. The money was confiscated by Montana police. The police say they smelled cologne and other strong smells in the cluttered car, which they know can be a tactic to cover the smell of drugs. They said the accumulation of trash in a car was also a sign of someone who’s on the road for long periods of time, transporting drugs. They conducted a search of Ayala’s vehicle but didn’t find any drugs. They did find and seize his $16,000 cash.
DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. The hyper-aggressive tactics were made worse by the fact that police had taken it upon themselves to raid both sides of a duplex, when their suspect was only known to reside in one of them.
A Marine veteran from New York is claiming he was violently and inexplicably attacked by two police officers while sitting in his car during a lunch break.
Omar Rendon, a former Marine sergeant, told the New York Daily News the incident occurred on Jan. 15 right outside the commercial complex where he works as a handyman. He was eating a sandwich and watching a show on his cell phone, he told the Daily News, when an unmarked van pulled up next to him and two plainclothes officers got out and ordered him to step out of the vehicle.