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NSW cop checked out woman he met on eHarmony in police database

Sydney - A 35-year-old New South Wales police officer faces jail time after he pleaded guilty in a Sydney courtroom to running the name of a woman he met on an online dating site through a restricted police database.

Justice Department sues city of Ferguson to push police reform

Ferguson - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, because the City Council tried to amend a deal with the DOJ that would have enacted changes in its policing and court practices.

Former Texas cop accused of raping teen while officers watched

Pharr - A former South Texas police officer will stand trial for allegedly raping an underage girl multiple times while fellow officers watched.

Cop suspended for taunting hungry inmate with fries and taser

Orlando - Police veteran Mickey Hinkley allegedly taunted Victor Gonzaga Rivera with food then threatened to tase him for not shining his car properly.

New York City settling with more Occupy protesters

New York - The city is paying $583,000 to victims in a lawsuit filed against the city because of NYPD’s handling of the 2012 Occupy protests. This is the largest civil rights payout to Occupy protesters so far.

Op-Ed: Dallas Police Association against citizens filming police

Dallas - Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston wishes citizens would stop filming officers. The statements occurred after a Dallas police officer was filmed during a traffic stop by an unidentified woman associated with Cop Block.

Toronto police to test body cameras

Toronto - After a study revealed massive drops in use of force incidents and reports of police misconduct if officers are required to wear a camera on their uniforms, departments the world over are considering employing cameras to monitor officers.

SoCal cop accused of raping transexual woman while on duty

El Monte - A transexual woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging a uniformed, on-duty El Monte, California police officer raped her last year.

Video: Boy calls out cop for illegal parking

Las Vegas - Video of a justice-minded Nevada boy calling out a motorcycle cop who parked illegally on a sidewalk just to get a beverage has gone viral.

Four Ontario police officers charged in off-duty brawl

Brampton - The four members of Peel Regional Police, just west of Toronto, are facing charges after a fight broke out late last year in a Brampton, Ontario banquet hall.

W. Sacramento cop allegedly raped at least 6 women while on duty

West Sacramento - A California police officer has been fired and arrested following allegations that he raped at least six women while in uniform and on duty, some of them in his patrol car.

Vancouver cop under investigation for kicking handcuffed man

Vancouver - The Vancouver Police Department began an investigation into the officer's conduct after his actions were captured on video by a CBC producer and aired on the network.

Photo of Ontario cop sleeping in cruiser goes viral

Saint Catharines - Although the person who snapped the picture is not known, Niagara Regional Police know who the officer is and are conducting an investigation.

Review: 'The Code: Reporting police misconduct to the police'

If you are the victim of a crime, you should call the police. What though if the perpetrator is a police officer? According to this video, you might as well not bother.

FBI smashes gun ring operated by rogue NYPD cops

New York - The FBI busted eight NYPD cops this past Tuesday on charges of running a million dollar weapons trafficking operation that involved the transport of high-powered assault rifles and other contraband across state lines from New Jersey into New York City.

NYPD cop busted by FBI agents on civil rights charges

Staten Island - An NYPD officer was arrested by FBI agents last week on Staten Island on civil rights violations after arresting a black man this past April on trumped up charges. The officer later used a racial epithet in describing the innocent man to a friend.

Series of misfirings plague elite and high-profile NYPD unit

New York - As of late, the New York City Police Department's vaunted Emergency Service Unit (ESU) has been mired in a series of controversial and embarrassing misfirings of their weapons which insiders attribute to reduced training.
 

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