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Despite Crime Wave, 50 Chicago Police Sent to Dem Convention

Despite Crime Wave, 50 Chicago Police Sent to Dem Convention

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Only days after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked for federal agents and U.S. Marshals to help combat the city’s wave of violence, about 50 Chicago police officers have arrived in Charlotte, N.C., to work perimeter security …

LA Police Captain Loses His Command Over Body Slammed Nurse

LA Police Captain Loses His Command Over Body Slammed Nurse

Siri Stafford(LOS ANGELES) — A Los Angeles Police Department captain has been removed from his command for his handling of an incident in which two of his officers were caught on surveillance tape slamming a handcuffed nurse to the pavement and then a…

Two Charged with Murder in Shooting of Two Louisiana Deputies

Two Charged with Murder in Shooting of Two Louisiana Deputies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAPLACE, La.) — Two men believed to belong to a right-wing separatist group have been charged in the shooting deaths of two Louisiana deputies during a bloody shootout in a trailer park on Aug. 16.Brian Lyn Smith, 24, and Kyle D…

Texas Woman Found Dead in Home Two Days After Calling 911

Texas Woman Found Dead in Home Two Days After Calling 911

WFAA/ABC News(DALLAS) — The body of a Dallas woman was discovered in her home by her family two days after she called 911 for help while being attacked, allegedly by her ex-husband.  What appears to be a communications breakdown has prompted a po…

Annoyed Wife Turns In Husband to Police for ‘Getting on My Nerves’

Annoyed Wife Turns In Husband to Police for ‘Getting on My Nerves’

Courtesy La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A woman who turned in her husband to Wisconsin police on an outstanding warrant said she did it because he was getting on her nerves.Adrienne Bolds, 55, told ABC News Wednesday night th…

Florida Police Officer Slams Woman into Car, Goes to Jail

Florida Police Officer Slams Woman into Car, Goes to Jail

Thinkstock/Getty Images(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — A veteran cop was fired and charged with criminal battery after officers reviewed a video of him slamming a woman into her car in Pensacola, Fla.”We have certain expectations of our police officers, and when …

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is named in a federal lawsuit from 11 of the city’s police officers, alleging that the mayor unlawfully removed them from his security detail when he took office in 2011.The officers…

Cop Shoots Man After Running Down Daughter

Cop Shoots Man After Running Down Daughter

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed a man late Saturday night after a deadly confrontation ensued when the cop struck the man’s daughter with his motorcycle.The officer was heading home Satu…

Wis. Temple Shooting Hero Cop Brian Murphy Shot 8 Times, Waved Off Aid

Wis. Temple Shooting Hero Cop Brian Murphy Shot 8 Times, Waved Off Aid

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office(OAK CREEK, Wis.) — A police officer shot at least eight times in the neck and extremities outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis, waved off fellow officers attempting to rescue him and indicated they should assist …

Farmer Crushes 7 Police Cars With Tractor

Farmer Crushes 7 Police Cars With Tractor

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEWPORT, Vt.) — Police in Vermont in hot pursuit of a suspect were without wheels when their quarry, an irate farmer with a tractor, allegedly crushed nearly half the department’s fleet of vehicles.Orleans County police sa…

Police, Gun Control Advocates Push Washington for Action

Police, Gun Control Advocates Push Washington for Action

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Police and gun control advocates Thursday sounded a louder call for politicians to take a stand against gun violence — despite Congress’ lack of political will to touch the issue, or the White House&rsquo…

Six Argentine Police Officers Arrested in Connection with Torture Video

Six Argentine Police Officers Arrested in Connection with Torture Video

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SALTA, Argentina) — Six police officers in Argentina have found themselves on the other side of the law as they were arrested, as part of an investigation into a video which recently surfaced, and appears to show two suspects be…

WATCH: Police Recruiting Video Goes Overboard

WATCH: Police Recruiting Video Goes Overboard

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — Do YOU have what it takes? Based on the high-energy, high-impact scenes of one city’s police recruiting video, one might think that it is set in one of the most crime-riddled counties in the country.Bu…

Off-Duty Cop’s Gun Accidentally Fires, Killing Woman

Off-Duty Cop’s Gun Accidentally Fires, Killing Woman

ABC News(DETROIT) — A friendly hug at a Detroit house party proved fatal for a woman after she accidentally discharged an off-duty cop’s handgun. Adaisha Miller, 24, attended a fish fry at the home of an off-duty Detroit police officer on Saturday and…

Outside Police to Patrol Polygamist Community

Outside Police to Patrol Polygamist Community

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office(COLORADO CITY, Ariz.) — Police in Arizona are beginning daily patrols in Colorado City, a polygamist community that was once home to Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) leader Warren Jeffs.T…

Illinois Woman Uses Cop’s Gun for Apparent Suicide in Police Car

Illinois Woman Uses Cop’s Gun for Apparent Suicide in Police Car

Comstock/Thinkstock(ALTON, Ill.) — A mentally ill Illinois woman allegedly shot and killed herself in the front seat of a police car that was giving her a courtesy ride to a hospital, but her family is questioning the police version of what happened i…

Florida Police Tortured Casey Anthony, Lawyer Says in New Book

Florida Police Tortured Casey Anthony, Lawyer Says in New Book

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Casey Anthony’s jailers took her in shackles to a room where she was to be surprised by news coverage when police discovered her daughter’s decomposed body, a tactic that her lawyer claims in a new book was “tor…

‘Speed Trap’ Warning Lands Texas Woman in Jail

‘Speed Trap’ Warning Lands Texas Woman in Jail

ABC News(HOUSTON) — A Houston woman’s attempt to save drivers from a speeding ticket landed her something worse: 12 hours in jail. As she rode her bicycle home from a grocery store last week near downtown Houston, Natalie Plummer noticed police office…

Trayvon Martin Case Police Chief Bill Lee Permanently Relieved of Duty

Trayvon Martin Case Police Chief Bill Lee Permanently Relieved of Duty

Mario Tama/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — Sanford, Fla., has fired Bill Lee, the police chief who initially oversaw the controversial investigation into a white-Hispanic neighborhood watch captain’s fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin…

Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection

Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection

Comstock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) — Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect.Police said t…

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