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Thai Beach Destination: Police Chief Wants Officers to Stop Taking Bribes

There’s a new police chief in Pattaya, a beach town just a bit more than an hour’s drive from Bangkok that was a significant R&R destination for US servicemen during the Vietnam War. It became the sort of place that US servicemen, spending US dollars, could buy anything they wished. Show More Summary

Former British Spy Chief Says Security Policies Jeopardize Free Speech

The former head of one of Britain’s two main security services has admitted that some of her nation’s security polices are jeopardizing free speech in Britain. Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, former head of Britain’s spy agency MI5...Show More Summary

Well, I can see no way in which this will almost certainly go horribly wrong

Given recent mass outrage over police officers’ ability to kill black people with legal impunity and the brutal way they have dealt with peaceful protesters, William Bratton, Chief of the NYPD has proposed the obvious solution: Give 350 police officers with machine guns, long rifles, and body armor, and send them to patrol the city, […]

Police Dogs Maul Woman’s Leg While Restrained By Cops, Chief Admits ‘Unreasonable Force’

Another case of alleged excessive police force has occurred in Norfolk, Virginia, but Raw Story reports the police chief has apologized and stated his officers used “excessive force” when they pinned a woman to the ground and allowed police dogs to maul her leg. Show More Summary

FBI Is Now Involved in Review of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch, at SPD's Request

SPD Officer Cynthia Whitlatch FBI spokesperson Ayn Dietrich just provided me with this statement: "At the request of Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O'Toole, the FBI is supporting SPD's review of activities involving officer Cynthia Whitlatch." "Which basically means," Dietrich added, "we're in discussions with them. Show More Summary

Desk job for racist Seattle cop who arrested 70-year-old black man for carrying a golf club

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Seattle Times: "Facing mounting outrage, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Thursday the removal from street duty of a white patrol officer who made racially charged comments on Facebook within two months of arresting a 70-year-old black man for carrying a golf club." (Thanks, Denise!)

Facts in Denver police shooting of teenager are in question, chief says

A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday.

SPD Officer Removed from Street Duty as Elderly Vet Says She Arrested Him Because He's Black

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ansel Herz William Wingate, 70, was arrested last summer for "walking in Seattle while black." Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said in a statement this afternoon that she feels "shocked and disappointed" at the way SPD OfficerShow More Summary

Chief sorry cops unleashed police dogs to maul woman’s leg while officers held her down

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A police chief in Virginia said on Thursday that his officers had used “unreasonable” force when they allowed police dogs to attack an Army reservist who attends Norfolk State University. Whitney Dunn told Potomac Local that her cousin, 21-year-old Private London Colvin, was attending...

Crossword: What in the world, this week

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Are you into eating exotic animals? Well, the Chinese city of Shenzen has suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation after reports that they were feasting on a giant endangered creature. If you have been following the news, you know what this creature is that we're talking about. The rules of the puzzle remain the […]

Crossword: What in the world, this week

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Are you into eating exotic animals? Well, the Chinese city of Shenzen has suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation after reports that they were feasting on a giant endangered creature.Read full article...

Denver cops ordered kids from car before killing teen: chief

Denver cops ordered a group of teens out of a stolen car several times before the 17-year-old driver was shot by police, the chief said.

Chief: Teens told to exit car before shooting

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Denver police chief says officers who fatally shot girl, 17, felt threatened, caught between oncoming car and brick wall

Idaho Chief of Police Mic Drops On Transgender 'Bathroom' Bill Section

The retiring chief of police of Boise, Idaho, Mike Masterson spoke on behalf of a new bill in the state's legislature which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, specifically citing that the protections should make LGBT individuals feel safer about reporting crimes against them. Read more...

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole Orders Review of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch's Conduct

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

SPD "You swung that golf club at me when I turned the corner," claims Officer Whitlatch, as seen on dashcam video, as she frisks William Wingate and empties the pockets. There was no video evidence to support her claim that he swungShow More Summary

NAACP: The Silence of Mayor Murray and Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole Is Deafening

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seattle Police Department has had a rough day. First, there were the revelations of how its officers arrested an elderly black military veteran while he walked through Capitol Hill last summer. This morning, SPD sought to portray...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 01.28.15

SWAT team called in to break up a poker game between a bunch of rich people. The militarization of the police seems like it's going great. [Washington Post] The SPLC is lodging an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore after he explained that he intends to defy federal law. Show More Summary

Waze a danger to cops? Police reveal their own location on social media

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck has been vocal in his concerns about the Google-owned Waze app and its feature that allows users to point out where police are. But L.A. police themselves often reveal their location on social media.

L.A. police chief goes public with concerns over Google Waze app

As the Tuesday afternoon rush hour approached, the Waze traffic map for the San Fernando Valley was lighting up with users reporting fender-benders, stalled cars, scattered debris and other commuter obstacles.

Waze critic Charlie Beck: Sometimes, public shouldn't know where police are

Google's real-time traffic app Waze is being criticized by some law enforcement officials who say its police-spotting feature could endanger officers. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is among the critics.

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