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A former Cleveland police officer was sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to urinating on a 12-year-old girl who refused a ride from him as she waited for a school bus. Cleveland.com reports that Solomon Nhiwatiwa showed no emotion when he spoke to Common Pleas Court Judge Wanda C. Jones on Tuesday (Jan. 21) […]

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A Connecticut police officer has retired after a civil rights organization raised concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, a town official said Friday. Officer Kevin P. Wilcox retired from the East Hampton Police Department on Oct. 22, according to Town Manager David Cox. That […]

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After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer’s version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department’s contract. That opportunity to take some time before undergoing […]

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HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu homeless man fearing he would be arrested, reluctantly obeyed a police officer’s orders to lick a urinal, according to a court document made public Wednesday after a former officer pleaded guilty to failing to report the incident. And it wasn’t the first time. Officer John Rabago had previously threatened another […]

A white police officer in Indiana has been charged with battery, false informing and perjury after hitting a Black high school student and lying about it. Robert Lawson, 43, was caught on video punching a 17-year-old teen at Shortridge Highschool, yelling, “You want to go to jail? You want to go to jail? Let’s go!” […]

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Norman Hood was killed on May 28.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — David Hawkins is the kind of client that Iowa public defender Michael Adams would typically be appointed to represent, as he’s facing a burglary charge that could land him in prison for years. But Adams, who supervises the special defense unit of the State Public Defender’s Office, isn’t defending Hawkins. […]

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim’s family said Thursday. Pamela Turner had struggled with paranoid schizophrenia since her diagnosis in 2005, and may have been […]

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BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit him with his Taser during a struggle, shocking him, police said. In a video recorded by a witness and posted on social media, the officer can be seen standing over Pamela Turner and reaching down […]

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago. Robert Jennings received lethal injection for the July 1988 fatal shooting of Officer Elston Howard during a robbery at an adult bookstore that authorities said was part of a crime spree. As […]

CNN reports, a Maryland police officer has been charged with rape. Ryan Macklin, 29, was taken into custody Monday evening, after allegedly raping a woman he pulled over. Police said Macklin pulled the woman over at about 1 a.m. on Oct. 11. During the stop, wptv reports, Macklin forced the woman “to perform a sexual act” […]