police corruption

Three Chicago Cops Charged With Conspiring to Cover Up Murder of Laquan McDonald

Three police officers were indicted on Tuesday on state felony charges of conspiracy to cover up the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot by a Chicago police officer three years ago. From CBS Chicago: Special Prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes said Det. David March and patrol officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney have been charged with…

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“Cruel Irony”: Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Still Working, but Employee Who Leaked Info On Cop Pressured to Quit, May Face Charges

On July 17, 2014,  Eric Garner, a 43-year-old NY resident, was confronted by the NYPD for allegedly selling “untaxed” cigarettes. That confrontation resulted in Garner’s death after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo put the man in a chokehold. Chokeholds are restraining maneuvers that cut off the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. Due to the…

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Video: Seven Baltimore Cops Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges Including Robbing Citizens

  Seven Baltimore police officers were indicted Wednesday on federal racketeering charges for actions ranging from filing false overtime claims, stealing firearms, and robbing citizens. The Baltimore Sun reports: The officers are accused of shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims, all while Justice Department investigators were scrutinizing the department…

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