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JETMORE, Kan. — A western Kansas sheriff's deputy has been arrested for the alleged murder of his baby son.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reports that on Thursday, 30-year-old Kody Lee Hanson of Jetmore was arrested by KBI agents in Hodgeman County. The arrest is in connection to the death of Hanson's two-month-old son, who died last week at a Wichita hospital.

Hanson was booked into the Ford County Detention Center for first degree murder and felony child abuse.


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say.

Both Eric Walters and Franklin Brown will be sentenced on federal charges Monday in Florence. The two Marion police officers pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law in October.


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New and graphic details have emerged in the excessive force claims against an the Albuquerque Police Department officer who beat up a homeless man.

Officer Cedric Greer faced a judge Sunday and while his partner isn’t facing charges, he could be in trouble, too.

The allegations were first reported by an APD cadet. Soon after getting that tip, State Police started their investigation and their report is now out.


Orlando, FL — An Orlando cop has been arrested after surveillance video showed him violently kneeing a handcuffed man. But further investigation into the matter shows that his fellow officers were not only complicit in covering it up, but also sadistically laughed as the man lay bleeding internally in the cell.

Orlando police Officer Peter Delio was arrested in March and charged with felony battery after surveillance video showed him kneeing a handcuffed, Robert Liese, in the gut.

Several hours later Liese underwent emergency surgery to remove his spleen.


For a while now, thanks in part to the reporting of the Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu, it’s been known that something was not quite right with the FBI’s hair forensics unit in the past. But only but only recently has the FBI admitted that failings within the unit led to hundreds, maybe thousands of questionable convictions before 2000.

In one particularly shocking case from 1978, two FBI-trained hair analysts who helped in the prosecution of a murder case couldn’t even tell the difference between human hair and dog hair.


REDWOOD CITY -- A San Mateo County bailiff has been put on administrative leave after reports that he pulled his gun during a court recess on a custodian he was chatting with about the white South Carolina police officer charged with the murder of a fleeing black man, sources said.

A spokeswoman for the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office acknowledged Friday afternoon that a bailiff, a deputy sheriff, has been put on leave.

"It's the subject of a personnel matter, so we're not at liberty to say anything about it," public information officer Rebecca Rosenblatt said.


ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Video captured by a man inside the Wing Stop on East Palm Valley in Round Rock Tuesday afternoon shows Officer Ben Johnson arresting Viviana Keith.

The video shows Johnson and Keith talking, then he tries to force her to bend over onto the hood of his car during the arrest. When she resists, Johnson performs a take-down move, essentially throwing Keith onto the ground. She hit her head and was knocked unconscious.


The recent arrests on terrorism-related charges of six young Somali-Americans from Minneapolis and others throughout the United States have prompted renewed questions over the issue of entrapment, and over the degree of real security achieved by disrupting plots that law-enforcement had helped shape.

The six, ages 19 to 21, were charged with conspiracy to aid and support a terrorist organization, and are accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also called ISIS).