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VIDEO: Need a Laugh?

VIDEO: Need a Laugh?

There have been arrests (or, in this case, apprehensions) caught on video that have almost been too funny to be believed. One of the more memorable ones was from the show COPS, which featured a cop trying to keep it together while arresting an incredibly acrobatic little person on the Las Vegas strip. In this video,

VIDEO: Trumped-Up Charges

This white supremacist was injured by other white men & blamed it on #DeAndreHarris … luckily there is video capturing the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/PFtwdS0J4k — S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 10, 2017 Via Raw Story: The criminal case is unraveling against a black man beaten at the same white nationalist rally where Heather Heyer

Secure the Pool!

Via Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks to advance to the National League Championship Series, but they weren’t allowed the beat the Arizona heat.   The Dodgers were barred from entering the pool at Chase Field following Monday’s 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the National

VIDEO: Cop Shot Dead

Via the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Police have confirmed alleged shooter Hollis Daniels has been taken into custody after reportedly killing a Texas Tech Police officer during a shooting that left the university campus on lockdown on Monday night.   Officials have identified Daniels as a 19-year-old white male from Seguin, and a freshman at Texas Tech who lived

Fake Spokesman Arrested

Via Ars Technica: A Miami Beach man is facing criminal charges after he created a parody account purporting to be Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department. The defendant, Ernesto Orsetti, is charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a third-degree felony, according to a press release posted by the Miami New

VIDEO: Stealing Cops’ Guns

The issue of police weaponry being stolen, sold, and winding up in the hands of criminals, is a troubling national phenomenon. The problem is especially bad in North Carolina. Via WECT Channel 6 News: WINNABOW, NC — An M4 fully automatic rifle and other government-owned law enforcement equipment was stolen during a car break-in.   According

VIDEO: Harvey’s Horrific Aftermath

We received this message from a Houston resident and longtime reader of American Police Beat: I thought APB readers would like an update on conditions in Houston. Things are weird and crazy. People are traumatized. FEMA is a nightmare as you can imagine.   Insurance checks are being stolen from people’s mailboxes.   We have to

VIDEO: The Elderly Drug Epidemic

Via CBS: With prescription drug abuse reaching epidemic proportions, police say there’s a new face of drug dealing; the elderly.   As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez found out, senior pill pushers are increasingly getting caught selling their own stash.   “This girl came to me and said that, ‘I hear you got some pills,” Laura Viehdeffer

VIDEO: $6.7M in Damages

Via The Mercury News: A Santa Clara (CA) police sergeant kicked in the front door and at some point Burfine, whose last name was Harmon when the lawsuit was filed last year, fell to the the ground — the sides disagree on whether she was thrown — and her leg hit a stone pillar. Her

Boob Tube Training

Via The Washington Post: An American infantry officer in Afghanistan was tasked with training indigenous police. Lacking any law enforcement experience, he looked to TV shows like “Cops” and “NCIS” to fill in the gaps.   A helicopter pilot was pulled from the cockpit and given the same assignment.   John Sopko, the special inspector

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