One would think that there would be some constitutional requirement for the person who heard the argument to at least make oath to judge to get warrant to invade someones home.
I would expect that the way majority of loud arguments between couples come to no more than loud noise that it is the 'little woman' often has the advantage.
Then WTF is with breaking in and brutalizing everyone in sight to make sure they are OK?
MIAMI, Oklahoma - Three Miami police officers were suspended after dashcam video of an arrest painted a much different picture than the officer's report.
An attorney shared it exclusively with News On 6.
The driver's attorney got the video through a subpoena. He said the video should be made public and he knows it is the reason his client's DUI charges were dropped.
In the dashcam video from an O-H-P trooper's cruiser, you can hear the trooper turn on his lights as he follows a suspected drunk driver. Once the truck pulls over, a Miami police officer gets out of her car and approaches Jerry Payne's truck.
Payne's attorney, Josh Lee, said her police report doesn't add up with what happens next.
"You're going to see where she says the driver immediately got out of his truck. He never gets out of his truck," Lee said.
Moments later, the trooper is seen pulling Payne out of the truck.
The report says Payne's face was scratched when he was pushed to the ground. Lee, however, believes the driver's injuries came from something else.
"That's a state trooper right there. The lady to the left is a Miami police officer and then the other Miami police officer comes from back over here, and this is when he comes running and kicks Mr. Payne right in the face and you see his head snap back pretty good," Lee said.
Pictures that Lee said were taken after Payne was arrested and booked into jail show the extent of his injuries.
Payne's DUI charges were ultimately dropped after the trooper's video came to light.
"Dash cam is the only thing that's going to try to set the record straight," Lee said. "I am such a believer in them because of things like this, and because I think the public has to know what their government is doing."
That is why Lee said he chose to show us the video and he hopes lawmakers will consider making all dashcam video public record.
"When it's the battle of his word, her word, police officer wins every time," Lee said.
The Miami police chief could not comment on the investigation, but he told us both officers in the video and their supervisor are on paid administrative leave.
OHP says the trooper in the video has not been suspended.
Payne's attorney said they are requesting the city investigate and file perjury and assault and battery charges.
The Ottawa County District Attorney has recused himself from the case. His assistant said it is because he works closely with this department, and felt it was best if he was not involved.
Two Manhattan brothers, who have been singing for their supper on the Staten Island Ferry and in the subway are playing a happy tune after settling their federal lawsuit with the city and a cop from Staten Island, who, they alleged, threatened them and prevented them from performing.
Heth and Jed Weinstein will receive $15,000 -- $7,500 each -- to settle a lawsuit they filed two years ago in Manhattan federal court against the city and Police Officer Isaac Valdez.
"We hope that this case will put the city and the NYPD on notice that playing music in public spaces is not a crime, nor should a single police officer's taste in music affect the constitutional right [to] rock out in public," wrote the brothers, in an e-mail.
Officers are supposed to pull drivers over for traffic violations, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found traffic stops leading to a violation of another kind.
Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car.
"He was like, 'Just unbuckle all your clothes,' and put his hands down inside my pants," said Terry Phillips.
Forest Park police had pulled over Phillips' wife for a suspended registration.
Phillips consented to a search. However on the officer's dashboard camera recording Phillips can clearly be heard protesting when he realized the extent of the officer's intentions.
"That's illegal, man, you can't do that. You can't do that," said Phillips to the officer. The officer continued.
Phillips filed a complaint with the Forest Park Police Department and hired an attorney.
"That's a general strip-search, which you're not allowed to do," said Phillips' attorney, Mark Bullman. "Unless it's an emergency or it's done in a controlled environment by professional people were other people aren't there to look in a public setting."
According to the U.S. Supreme Court, officers may pat down or frisk an individual only to determine whether the person is armed, if the officers feel threatened.
"If you pat the outside of someone's pants you can clearly identify whether or not somebody has a firearm or something of that nature," Bullman said. "You can't be moving people's clothing and opening them, particularly in situations where there's not been a custodial arrest."
Bullman told Fleischer these kinds of searches should happen in a jail or hospital, not in public, and should ideally be done by an officer of the same sex.
when will people learn not to give up your rights. I mean, we can remove a few amendments out of the bill or rights and see how that goes...
In any other job, assault would get you immediately fired, no questions asked. As a cop you only get suspended. That's bullshit. Then the fact that they all lied about it and tried to cover it up, and the truth was only uncovered when the dash cam videos were subpoenaed into light. All officers directly involved should be fired, and an investigation into the department should try to find who was helping cover this **** up. Of course, the ones doing the investigation are the same ******* people anyway, so it's just a closed loop of corruption.
Rotterdam police allegedly broke the arm of an emotionally disturbed 16-year-old boy after two cops tried to remove him by force from a school bus he refused to leave, and a video revealed the cracking sound of a bone followed by the teenager's moans and shouted expletives.
Now an attorney representing the teenager's family is suing the town and seeking damages in excess of $1 million for a fractured humerus, possible nerve damage, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
TMZ has obtained GPS records from the rented Lambo Justin Bieber was driving when he was arrested for DUI ... and there is NO evidence of drag racing.
TMZ broke the story ... Miami Beach cops claimed they noticed Bieber and his buddy Khalil (who drove a red Ferrari) drag racing and that's why they were stopped. Cops claimed they were going between 55 and 60 MPH.
But the GPS on Justin's car records speed when the car accelerates quickly. Take a look at the read-out. At 4:07 AM Justin left the club and zoomed away ... reaching a maximum speed of 44 MPH. Two minutes later the GPS registered at a max speed of 27 MPH.
Now check this out. The cops say 2 Escalades were stopped on Pine Tree to block traffic so Bieber and his buddy could drag race. We obtained the GPS for one of the Escalades (below) which shows at 2:35 AM the SUV stopped -- and that's when Bieber's dad (who was in the Escalade) went inside the nightclub with his son. They were there for 1.2 hours.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
An on-duty UAPD officer was charged with a Super Extreme DUI last night after running the wall on an I-10 frontage road last night.
Tucson Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on the Speedway Blvd frontage road at 9:38 p.m. last night. Sergeant John McGrath was on duty at the time of the accident. Officers noticed possible signs of intoxication.
They performed a DUI investigation and Sgt. McGrath was arrested with multiple charges, including criminal damages and Super Extreme DUI, which indicated a blood alcohol level over .20.
For the second time this month, deputies in San Bernardino County have opened fire on a teenager.
The latest incident involves an 18-year-old man shot by undercover deputies as they searched for a different man wanted in a recent killing.
That teenager was out of the hospital and in jail Thursday, accused of assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer because, officials said, he pulled out a knife when the plain-clothed officers approached him with guns drawn.
"I was trying to out my hands on my head but they shot me in my leg. I couldn't even tell them," he said.
"I laid down 'cause they were shooting. I couldn't do anything. I put my hands on top of my head. I could feel the bullet passing my head. I almost died."
Sheriff’s officials said deputies saw Young sneaking through yards. When they approached the home, the deputies identified themselves but said Young reached for his waistband and pulled out two knives. Fearing for their safety, officials said, the deputies opened fire.
Young told NBC4 he was carrying knives for protection but they were in his waistband and he never pointed them at the deputies, nor did he even know the people running at him with guns were deputies. That's because, Young said, they came shooting at him without identifying themselves first.
Young's uncle said friends and family, including a baby, were inside the garage when the gunfire erupted. At least one bullet hit the side of the house, another struck a car and two others damaged a neighbor’s home.
Ramirez made a 911 call and can be heard ordering the teens around.
"Get your hands out of your pockets, let me see your hands. Don't turn around, do not turn around. Do not move, do not move. You brought this upon yourself, you want to be a d***?" Ramirez said in the 911 audio.
Backup soon arrived and the five young men were handcuffed and placed in patrol cars.
They spent the next day and a half in jail.
They eventually faced charges of attempted assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, the snowball.
Ramirez said in the criminal complaint that the teens threatened to jump him.
"He said he was chased down the block, not true, he said he was hit by multiple snowballs, not true. The officer's story is a complete fabrication and the video doesn't lie," attorney Neil Wollenstein said.
Two surveillance cameras on the outside of a nearby building caught the whole confrontation on tape.
But it took almost three months for investigators to turn it over to the accused young men and their lawyer.
The charges were dropped earlier this month, but the teens and their lawyer plan to sue the city for $10 million.