Video shows officer fatally shooting Ernest Duenez Jr.

One day after prosecutors in the Central Valley cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a parolee, attorneys for the man’s family released graphic camera footage showing the officer firing 11 bullets into the man, including several that hit him in the back as he rolled on the ground. Police in Manteca (San Joaquin County) say the officer opened fire after seeing a knife in the man’s hand as the suspect got out of a pickup truck, and that a knife…

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’10 Rules for Dealing with Police’ seeks to teach constitutional rights

The short film “10 Rules for Dealing With Police” opens with an unfortunate but common scene: A young black man in a little red car, rap music blasting, is driving down a gritty highway at night, minding his own business, thumping to a beat. A police car pulls behind him. The man becomes agitated as he stops, muttering under his breath, “I am tired of this [expletive].” By the time the officer gets to his window and shines the flashlight,…

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Former Omega police chief sentenced to 2 years in prison

Omega, Georgia: The police chief was sentenced to two years in prison for slapping and punching an inmate at a county jail. “There was no excuse for this use of force on a restrained individual and excessive force by those sworn to uphold the law will not be tolerated. The Justice Department will continue to vigorously prosecute law enforcement officers who violate the constitutional rights of others,” said the Assistant Attorney General. Full article here.

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In Custody Abuse

Police officer is accused of Taser abuse. A McAlester police officer charged with a felony after using his Taser on a handcuffed woman. Via – http://newsok.com/article/37

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