Cops Caught Ignoring Calls, Slacking Off (Video)
"An entire Miami-Dade Police squad in Kendall has been disciplined -- several of the officers, fired -- after what CBS Miami reports is one of the worst dereliction of duty cases in the department's history.
One officer, Dario Socarras, was filmed drinking coffee for nine minutes while allegedly ignoring emergency dispatch orders on a call for an unconscious 5-month-old baby, Local10 reports."*
Miami-Dade officers were caught on camera slacking on the job close to emergency calls on armed robbery and a baby in danger. What were they personally attending to that was so much more important?
The former police chief of a small Nebraska Panhandle town has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while he was chief.
Prosecutors say 52-year-old Mark Lindburg was arrested Monday. He is accused of first-degree sexual assault and child abuse for what he is suspected of doing with the girl between January and September 2010.http://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-police-chief-charged-with-sexual-assault/article_5b8edf52-d457-507e-9c39-24b27608789a.html
A police officer was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison for using excessive force against a mentally disabled janitor who died after being erroneously suspected of stealing money from an ATM.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/otto-zehm-beating-death-karl-thompson-mental-disabilities_n_2143920.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
"Three police officers in Connecticut's largest city have been put on desk duty until further notice since a video showing them attacking a man after he had already been brought down with a taser was posted to YouTube.
A taser can be heard clearly as the man, its target, drops to the ground in the video, which shows an incident that happened in May 2011.
In a Bridgeport, Connecticut park, in broad daylight, two police officers begin kicking the man as a third, arriving by car, joins in. "*
In a shocking internet video, Connecticut cops are seen kicking, stomping, and even using a taser on a man as he lay on the ground, not moving. Is this brutality another reason why law enforcement should be recorded on the job?
"Greek authorities on Monday faced an uproar after allegations that police had brutally beaten four suspected members of a local terrorist group before publishing manipulated mugshots of the men in a crude attempt to disguise their injuries."*
Pictures of anarchy suspects in Greece were discovered to have been photoshopped to cover up bruises, cuts, and injuries sustained when they were beaten by police officers.