In The News: Audio recording missing in PGH officer-involved shooting case

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Blog, Blog Posts, In the News, Police Misconduct |

On November 11, 2012, Leon Ford was shot by a city of Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop.  Although a video of the incident has been recovered, the audio recording doesn’t include anything between the time the officers exited their car to the time that the gunfire started.  Pittsburgh Police Department policy requires officers in vehicles with cameras to record the audio of the taped encounters.  Officers are “are...

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In the News: DEA agent accused of setting up suspects

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Police Misconduct |

An Ohio DEA agent has been charged with obstruction of justice, making false statements, perjury and civil rights violations for allegedly framing suspects. Agent Lee Michael Lucas is accused of falsifying his police reports, withholding relevant evidence, and giving false testimony in trials where the defendant was accused of selling drugs. For more information, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09133/969842-455.stm?cmpid=news.xml Share...

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In the News: IL prosecutor recommends dashboard cameras for DUI cops

Posted by on Mar 20, 2009 in DUI, Police Misconduct |

Prosecutor Lawrence X. O’Reilly, the supervisor for the Illinois State Attorney’s traffic division, has recommended that 28 of Chicago’s top DUI enforcement police officers be required to have dashboard cameras. This recommendation comes in in the wake of the discovery that some Chicago police officers have submitted false arrest reports in DUI cases. For more information, go to:...

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In the News: Dashboard camera disproves officer’s DUI arrest

Posted by on Mar 11, 2009 in DUI, Police Misconduct |

In the latest of a string of bogus DUI charges from the Chicago Police Department, Officer Joe D. Parker’s report in the DUI arrest of Raymond L. Bell was clearly contradicted by video from his dashboard camera. In his report, Officer Parker alleges that Bell ” ‘staggered’,” had an ” ‘unsteady'” gait, and failed field sobriety tests. The video clearly contradicted all three of the allegations. For...

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In the News: PA police officer rejected from ARD

Posted by on Jan 9, 2009 in ARD, DUI, Police Misconduct |

Officer Gary D.S. Utter was denied acceptance into the ARD program in York County. District Attorney Stan Rebert attributes the rejection to “the circumstances of the case.” Although Utter is a first-time offender, he is accused of crashing his patrol car after becoming intoxicated while on duty. Officer Utter’s attorney, Harry Ness, is appealing the D.A.’s decision to deny Utter’s entry into ARD.For more...

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In the News: *UPDATE* ER doctors claim police use excessive force

Posted by on Jan 7, 2009 in News Update, Police Misconduct |

While a survey indicates that almost 98% of emergency room doctors suspect that police use excessive force, many national police groups dispute the findings. For more information, go to: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-01-06-police-force_N.htm Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in...

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