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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man sprayed Axe body spray in his mouth to cover the smell of alcohol as deputies approached during a traffic stop. The State newspaper reports that Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies stopped 49-year-old Efren Mencia-Ramirez on Saturday night after they say he sped past a deputy on Interstate […]

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The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed for weeks and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department. Karle Robinson, a 61-year-old Marine veteran, […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California‘s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward. The panel’s most recent report found 17 percent of California’s law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint […]

A Black Colorado man was cleaning his yard when he was confronted by police who saw his behavior as suspicious. According to the Daily Camera, on Friday, a Boulder police officer saw the man sitting on a patio in an area that had a “private property” sign. The police officer then asked the man if he […]

Mack Buckley is lucky to be alive after a run-in with a Delaware State Police officer during what should have been a routine traffic stop. According to NBC, Buckley, a self-published author and entrepreneur, was driving in Sussex County when he was pulled over by a police officer. In a video clip posted to Buckley’s Facebook […]

The Jussie Smollett story has taken so many twists and turns that it’s gotten pretty confusing. Roland Martin talks to Kathy Chaney of the Chicago Suntimes to try to straighten it all out. The last thing to come out was that “Jussie may talk with detectives today” to further “flush out whats going on.” Last […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of a Chicago police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald demanded on Thursday to know why her husband was transferred from an Illinois state prison where he was kept from harm to a federal prison in Connecticut where he was assaulted and where she fears […]

According to WWL-4, New Orleans police arrested a man they believe hit a woman with a baseball bat after a disagreement on Bourbon Street. Anthony Harvey, 32, was reportedly arrested in the French Quarter on Saturday after he allegedly struck a woman with a bat on Jan. 31. The disagreement between the two was allegedly […]

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FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a resident of a home were killed in a shootout as police served a drug investigation search warrant. Virginia State Police said in a statement Tuesday that as a tactical team entered a Farmville home Monday night, a resident began shooting at them […]

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To no one's surprise the officer involved, Gary Steele, has a history of domestic violence and was even arrested in 2008.

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SWANSEA, S.C. (AP) — Police say a man launched into Mr. Miyagi’s famous crane kick pose before stealing a purse at gas station in South Carolina. Swansea police posted photos from surveillance video on Facebook showing the man striking the pose from the 1984 film “The Karate Kid.” Police say the man took the purse from a […]

Police are investigating after a video posted to social media shows a woman dragging a child by his hair. The incident occurred January 14 inside of an Illinois emergency room. Police were alerted after cellphone video was posted on social media. Everyone involved has reportedly been identified by police. In a Facebook statement, Aurora police […]