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Months later, footage was released of Seattle Police Officers Guild Vice President Daniel Auderer joking about Kandula’s death over the phone with SPOG President Mike Solan.

In that recording, Auderer can be heard laughing as he referred to Kandula as “a regular person,” going on to say, “Just write a check -- $11,000, she was 26 anyway, she had limited value.”

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London, Ont., police officers participating in a competition in Dubai alongside a Chechen group accused of committing atrocities in the conflict with Ukraine "damages the image of Canada," says a University of Toronto professor with expertise in international relations and political science. ... Participants also included the Akhmat unit from the Russian republic of Chechnya, a group that's been accused of committing atrocities in the conflict with Ukraine. The unit's victory in an event on the fourth day was celebrated in a ceremony attended by Adam Kadyrov, son of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, according to a news release.

We're sending our cops overseas to train with literal war criminals and self-proclaimed fascists. New low!

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Florida deputy Jesse Hernandez screamed “shots fired,” and frantically fired his gun after an acorn fell onto the roof of his squad car, making him jump.

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Anjelica Lee said police were called to a Save A Lot store in Lakeland after her father was falsely accused of stealing a banana.

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YouTube Shorts is throwing me in a rabbit hole of policeman seemingly overstepping the boundaries when stopping citizens for a routine check. The discussions often revolve around asking and not wanting to show their ID ("unless you can tell me what crime you accuse me of"). Is there a particular reason why they're so hesitant to present their ID to the police officer? It only seems to escalate the situation. In Belgium I don't see the harm in showing my ID when I'm stopping by a police officer. (added url as an example)

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Jamie said she never revealed to police the full extent of the abuse she said she endured between the ages of nine and 11. Her stepfather was never charged with sexual assault and Jamie believes he was not properly investigated for the crime she reported: touching her vagina.

Now, as an adult, Jamie is looking for answers and accountability. CBC News is not using her real name due to the sexual assault she describes when she was a minor.

With the help of Vancouver law firm Kazlaw Injury and Trauma Lawyers, she has been requesting a record of all files about her own case — which she said includes a recording of the interview between herself as an 11-year-old and the RCMP officer — through the police's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) branch since March 2022.

She still has not received them.

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None of the officers faced a misconduct hearing but a student officer who reported them was later dismissed.

The student officer who reported his colleagues says the force covered up the incident, failing to inform the woman or the policing regulator about what happened

In August, he was told he was not physically or mentally "fitted" to be a police constable and dismissed.

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Kirk, 25, died May 23, 2018, at a home owned by then-Mayor Clement Richards Sr. According to police reports, the Alaska medical examiner’s office initially told a city police investigator that “signs of strangulation” had been found on Kirk’s body. The man who said he found her body — Anthony Richards, one of the mayor’s sons — had previously been charged with strangling Kirk and pleaded guilty to assaulting her, though he said he was not involved in her death.

Police eventually closed the case as a suicide. In an open letter to Kotzebue residents last week, police Chief Roger Rouse said neither the city nor state have plans to reopen the investigation. Rouse wrote that the Alaska Bureau of Investigation reviewed the case and told Kirk’s family that “nothing in the investigation as it stands would change the sad conclusions of the incident.”

The city posted the letter on Facebook. A spokesperson for the state Department of Public Safety said in an email that two state investigators reviewed the Kotzebue police investigation into Kirk’s death and found no leads that needed to be followed up on and no “suspicious elements” in the case.

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Following the call, police were dispatched to the suite for a "domestic situation" at 12:09 a.m. In the meantime, the woman fled to another suite in the building, Smyth said.

Seven minutes later, the woman called police back and said her boyfriend had fallen down the stairs from their second-floor suite and was lying in the snow at the base of the stairs. Another caller said the man had wandered into the parking lot but had fallen on the ground, said Smyth.

Pete said at one point he told a 911 operator that it looked like the man had passed out and wasn't moving anymore. He said he also told the operator the man was flinging his arms out, but again, said it looked like he was passed out and needed help.

When police arrived, the man was still lying on his back in the snow. Police descended on him, using force in a manner that escalated things unnecessarily, Pete said.

"They just kept beating him. They just kept beating him, they wouldn't stop. He actually at one point reached out his hand, and he says, 'please stop, please stop.'"

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A group of Japanese citizens, including a man of Pakistani descent, launched a civil lawsuit against the country’s police on Monday, accusing the authorities of racial profiling and discrimination and demanding an end to the alleged practice.

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A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Police Department to get rid of photos of legal documents that were allegedly taken during an unannounced raid on the home of an attorney for a Black Lives Matter activist

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ProPublica editor-at-large Eric Umansky started investigating police oversight after an NYPD officer hit a teenager with a car in 2019. In the years since, he’s learned how police departments have undermined the promise of body-worn cameras.

I got my first real lesson in police accountability in 2019 on Halloween. My wife, Sara Pekow, and our daughter had watched an NYPD officer drive the wrong way up a Brooklyn street and hit a Black teenager. The police had been chasing him as a suspect in the theft of a cellphone. When the boy rolled off the car and ran away, the officers turned their attention to other nearby Black boys who seemed to be simply trick-or-treating. The police lined them against the wall of our neighborhood movie theater, cuffed them and took them away.

At the time, I was editing coverage of the Trump administration, not policing. But I was troubled and, frankly, curious. I ended up waiting outside the police precinct with the boys’ families. The boys were released hours later, with no explanation, no paperwork and no apology.

The next day I reached out to the NYPD’s press office and asked about what happened. Eventually, a spokesperson told me that nothing inappropriate had occurred. A police car hadn’t hit the kid, he said. The kid had run over the hood of the car.

I couldn’t get it out of my head. Not just what had happened, but the NYPD’s brazen denial of what my family and others had witnessed. Surely, I thought, that wouldn’t be the end of it.

I was wrong.

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ST. LOUIS — For six years, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has been sitting on a secret: a unit created to investigate police shootings did such shoddy work that its reports were often late, missing key information or not filed at all.

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Remember, it's very easy to announce something, keep an eye on them to make sure they follow through

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    The police problem is that police are policed by the police. Cops are accountable only to other cops, which is no accountability at all.

    99.9999% of police brutality, corruption, and misconduct is never investigated, never punished, never makes the news, so it's not on this page.

    When cops are caught breaking the law, they're investigated by other cops. Details are kept quiet, the officers' names are withheld from public knowledge, and what info is eventually released is only what police choose to release — often nothing at all.

    When police are fired — which is all too rare — they leave with 'law enforcement experience' and can easily find work in another police department nearby. It's called "Wandering Cops."

    When police testify under oath, they lie so frequently that cops themselves have a joking term for it: "testilying." Yet it's almost unheard of for police to be punished or prosecuted for perjury.

    Cops can and do get away with lawlessness, because cops protect other cops. If they don't, they aren't cops for long.

    The legal doctrine of "qualified immunity" renders police officers invulnerable to lawsuits for almost anything they do. In practice, getting past 'qualified immunity' is so unlikely, it makes headlines when it happens.

    All this is a path to a police state.

    In a free society, police must always be under serious and skeptical public oversight, with non-cops and non-cronies in charge, issuing genuine punishment when warranted.

    Police who break the law must be prosecuted like anyone else, promptly fired if guilty, and barred from ever working in law-enforcement again.

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