9th Circuit Reiterates That Officers' $225k Theft Is Not an Unreasonable Seizure

Secure your valuables and get ready for a fun ride. No, really. You should probably secure your valuables.

According to the Ninth Circuit, it is not a constitutional violation to unlawfully seize $225k when the stolen property is covered by warrant. As such, officers who steal from suspects are still accorded qualified immunity for that theft –­­ provided that the officers only steal certain property a certain way.

Video: Cop mistakenly shoots suspect's mom during fight

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina unintentionally shot a shoplifting suspect's mother during a confrontation inside a home.

Body camera video released Wednesday shows the Greenville County deputy attempting to arrest Sean Theodore Kaiser, 40, at his mother's home in Greer during a shoplifting investigation in October.

Two Gardena Police Officers Convicted of Operating Unlicensed Firearms Business, Selling Weapons to Convicted Felons

Two Gardena Police officers were found guilty by a jury today of federal criminal charges for scheming to purchase “off-roster” firearms not available to the general public and then illegally reselling the firearms for profit.

Domestic Violence in LAPD: Study results

A study conducted by the Domestic Violence Task Force called "Domestic Violence in the Los Angeles Police Department: How Well Does the Los Angeles Police Department Police Its Own?" revealed that performance evaluations of cops with a history of domestic violence are largely unaffected. The study of the LAPD examined 91 cases in which an allegation of domestic violence was sustained against an officer.

• Over three-fourths of the time, this sustained allegation was not mentioned in the officer’s performance evaluation.

Hoard of Baroque Jewels Stolen in German Museum Heist

German police are investigating what experts are calling one of the most devastating jewelry heists in history after nearly a hundred pieces of 18th-century jewelry were stolen from one of Europe’s most renowned treasure collections early Monday.

Queen praises heroes who used a narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher to stop London Bridge attacker

LONDON — The queen on Saturday led tributes to individual acts of bravery on London Bridge, which included a Polish immigrant helping subdue the British-born terrorist with a five-foot narwhal tusk grabbed from a wall.

As more details emerged about Friday’s deadly knifings — carried out, police said, by 28-year-old Usman Khan, previously convicted and jailed for a terrorism plot — new profiles in courage appeared in the British press. They were bolstered by amateur video clips, witness statements and paeans by the London mayor and the British prime minister.

WhiskeyWarrior556 falls victim to New York’s red flag laws

On Friday, police showed up to a young man’s workplace and tried to arrest him over social media posts reported to them by an old army buddy of the 28-year-old Afghanistan veteran.  This man, known as Alex and popular on Instagram under the handle of WhiskeyWarrior556, slipped out of the back door, hurried home to check on his family where he found out police had already forced themselves into his home and confiscated his legal firearms...

East Memphis woman shoots burglar after he kicks down her door

According to the affidavit, Barnes was shot several times while trying to force his way into the house. He told a woman who was in the home that he was looking for someone.

Sharon Moorehead saw Barnes on her home security camera walking along the side of her house with a phone in his hand. She says she called police twice and shot Barnes after he kicked in her front door.

Ross says she was too scared to see what happened to Barnes, but she saw plenty of police.

PENNSYLVANIA COUNTY OWES $67 MILLION AFTER MAN FINDS ARREST RECORDS ON MUGSHOTS.COM

In 2011, Daryoush Taha’s friend alerted him to something shocking: Taha’s photograph and personal information on the website Mugshots.com.

Taha, then 40, had been arrested 13 years earlier in Bucks County, north of Philadelphia, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and had spent one night in jail. He later sued the police department for what he alleged was a wrongful arrest. Despite maintaining his innocence, he agreed to complete a one-year probation program in exchange for having the arrest expunged from his record.

Wichita, home of fatal ‘swatting’ case, launches alert system for gamers and police

Wichita police will begin placing alerts on addresses where potential swatting targets could be living, the department announced Friday.

The program is voluntary and open to any person who thinks they could fall victim to swatting, a false report to law enforcement meant to draw a large police presence to a particular address. The practice has been growing in popularity on the fringes of the online gaming community, including a case in Wichita that ended in tragedy.

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