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Scottie Scheffler Makes Tee Time After Arrest
No. 1 Golfer
Plays Great
After Felony

No. 1 Golfer Plays Great After Felony Charges

Scottie Scheffler was able to tee off after being charged with assaulting a police officer

(Newser) - It was definitely an interesting morning Friday for No. 1 golf pro Scottie Scheffler, who, in just four hours, went from being arrested to competing in the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The AP reports that the 27-year-old golfer was released by police shortly after 9am local time and did...

By Day, He Was a Deputy. After Hours, a 'Double Life'

California sheriff's deputy accused of participating in local biker gang, possessing illegal firearms

(Newser) - Christopher Bingham's day job was punching in as a deputy for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. For years, he also moonlighted as a gun shop owner in the city of Twentynine Palms. But authorities now say his daily activities stretched beyond both of those, and that he...

When 'Nonlethal' Police Tactics Result in Deaths
When 'Nonlethal' Police
Tactics Result in Deaths

When 'Nonlethal' Police Tactics Result in Deaths

The AP finds 1K cases across the US over a decade

(Newser) - Every day, police rely on common tactics that, unlike guns, are meant to stop people without killing them, such as physical holds, Tasers, and body blows. But when misused, these tactics can still end in death—as happened with George Floyd in 2020, sparking a national reckoning over policing. And...

Here's Your 'Ewwww' Crime of the Day
Here's Your
'Ewwww' Crime
of the Day

Here's Your 'Ewwww' Crime of the Day

Mississippi cop charged after allegedly making prisoner lick urine-coated floor

(Newser) - Holding cells aren't known for their luxe accommodations, but one prisoner reportedly had an especially gross stay during his temporary detention in a Mississippi jail. Court files show that police officer Michael Christian Green has been charged with one federal count of deprivation of rights under color of law,...

Court Worker Killed While Trying to Serve Eviction Notice

A police officer was also killed in Missouri shooting

(Newser) - A court employee and a police officer were fatally shot Thursday after the court process server tried to serve an eviction notice at a home in Independence, Missouri, authorities said. A second officer was critically injured, but is expected to survive, police said. Independence Police Chief Adam Dustman said Thursday...

Wild Swatting Calls Allegedly Came From a Cop

Alabama police chief says Christopher Eugene Sanspree Jr. 'thought it was funny'

(Newser) - Police departments across the country have been speaking out about swatting as a form of criminal harassment that endangers innocent people as well as police officers. But apparently not all cops think it's so serious. As WAGA and WSFA report, Alabama police officer Christopher Eugene Sanspree Jr., 23, allegedly...

Cop Says Pedestrian Killed by Colleague Had 'Limited Value'
Cop Who Killed Seattle
Pedestrian Dodges Felony

Cop Who Killed Seattle Pedestrian Dodges Felony

A colleague's remark in Jaahnavi Kandula case caused outrage

(Newser) - Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file felony charges against a Seattle police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian last year while responding to an overdose call—a case that attracted widespread attention after another officer was recorded making callous remarks about it. Officer Kevin Dave was driving 74mph...

Cop Startled by Falling Acorn Opens Fire on Unarmed Man

Florida sheriff's deputy Jesse Hernandez, cited for unreasonable use of force, has resigned

(Newser) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was approaching a patrol vehicle, parked on a street under a large tree, when acorns fell, apparently hitting both him and the vehicle. What happened next led the deputy to quit as his department was embroiled in an embarrassing investigation. Believing he'd been shot...

Cops: That Wasn't a Knife, It Was a Harry Potter Wand

UK family left 'traumatized,' even without Voldemort involved

(Newser) - Police in the UK, alerted to a man with a long bread knife, claim to have instead found a Harry Potter fan holding a wand. "No sign of Voldemort," a Blaby police officer joked in a Facebook post , per the Guardian . He said officers were called to a...

They Insisted They Were Framed. Now, Vindication
They Insisted They Were
Framed. Now, Vindication

They Insisted They Were Framed. Now, Vindication

Derek Ridgewell, deemed 'Britain's most corrupt cop,' is at center of cases of wrongly convicted men in UK

(Newser) - Nearly a dozen convictions in the UK have been overturned over the past few years, with one common denominator: They were all tied to arrests made by police officer Derek Ridgewell, dubbed "Britain's most corrupt cop" by Simon Hattenstone in the Guardian . The article centers on the convictions...

Black Mom, 4 Kids Detained After Salon Day Get $1.9M Settlement

Children were handcuffed, made to lie on ground during stolen-vehicle mix-up

(Newser) - The Black mom and four children ordered out of their car by police at gunpoint and forced to lie on the ground (while handcuffed, in the case of two of the kids) have settled with the Colorado city involved in the 2020 incident. Aurora will pay Brittney Gilliam, her daughter,...

Trooper Charged With Murder in Shooting of Black Motorist

County attorney says Minnesota trooper's use of deadly force wasn't justified

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II , who failed to get out of his car during a July traffic stop and took his foot off the brake when officers tried to arrest him. In announcing charges of second-degree unintentional murder,...

Pre-Sentencing, Elijah McClain's Mom Slams 'Bully With a Badge'

Ex-Colorado police officer Randy Roedema gets 14 months in jail for his role in death of 23-year-old

(Newser) - A judge sentenced an ex-Colorado police officer to 14 months in jail for his role in the death of Elijah McClain after hearing the young Black man's mother on Friday call the officer a "bully with a badge" who will always have blood on his hands. The officer,...

Cops Accused of Excessive Force in 2020 Protests Hear Their Fate

Indiana's Jonathan Horlock, Nathaniel Schauwecker allegedly struck 2 women with batons

(Newser) - Two Indianapolis police officers were acquitted early Saturday of using excessive force to strike two women with batons during arrests at a May 2020 protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Officers Jonathan Horlock and Nathaniel Schauwecker had been charged with battery and official misconduct in the case. They were...

Judge Orders Cops to Stop Using This Stalling Tactic

Permanent injunction bars Kansas Highway Patrol from using 'Kansas Two-Step' to try to find drugs

(Newser) - The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the "Kansas Two-Step" to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled. US District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on Monday granted a permanent injunction, which...

Couple Moving Into New Home Find Body in Freezer

Alabama couple charged with abusing teen son's corpse, discovered in broken freezer

(Newser) - Alabama tenants preparing to move into a new home Sunday discovered a dead body in a freezer, which had been reported to police nearly three weeks earlier. The remains have not been officially identified but are believed to be those of 19-year-old Logan Michael Halstead, a man with spina bifida...

Ex-Cop Who Sexually Assaulted Dozens Hears His Fate

Former Philly police officer Patrick Heron, 54, is sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison

(Newser) - A former Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls—often while in uniform and in the back of his police vehicle, per the AP . Patrick Heron, 54, entered his pleas Friday after reaching an...

More Trouble for Sheriff Whose Officers Formed 'Goon Squad'

Undersheriff in Rankin County, Mississippi, resigns after allegations emerge about Bryan Bailey

(Newser) - The undersheriff of the Mississippi sheriff's department whose former officers pleaded guilty to torturing Black men resigned Monday, days after allegations surfaced about his boss. A joint investigation by Mississippi Today and the New York Times revealed the local district attorney investigated Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey for illegally...

Cops Tase High School Band Director at Football Game

Johnny Mims claims 'egregious violation of civil rights' in Birmingham

(Newser) - Police in Birmingham, Alabama, repeatedly deployed a stun gun in front of students while arresting a high school band director who allegedly refused to stop his band from playing. Police were clearing spectators from a stadium following a football game between Minor and Jackson-Olin high schools on Thursday when they...

Officers' Response to Worried Father Goes Viral

He said daughter, 11, was manipulated by adult to send explicit pics; cops said she could be charged

(Newser) - A father in Columbus, Ohio, shared video of an exchange with two city officers who came to his door, and the department says it's now investigating how they handled things. As 10TV explains, the father called police to report that his 11-year-old daughter had been manipulated by an adult...

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