COPS GONE WILD!

Urewera police raid actions 'unlawful'

Police "unnecessarily frightened and intimidated" people during the Urewera raids, opposition says as highly critical report is released.
Labour, the Government at the time of the raids, and the Greens said the reports findings were damning, while the Government and police said changes had already been made to ensure there was no repeat.

A independent review of the Urewera raids labelled police actions ''unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable''.
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Charges dropped against man claiming officers planted drugs on him

A man who claims a police officer planted drugs on him will have the charges dismissed one day before his case was set to go to trial. But the DeKalb County Solicitor General’s Office said the dismissal has nothing to do with a surveillance video Alphonzo Eleby said proves the officer set him up.

Eleby said his nightmare began in July 2012 at the Chevron gas station on North Hairston Road. He said he stopped to speak to someone who was sitting in a black SUV when an officer said he smelled marijuana and arrested the driver on charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute. “I was searched twice,” Eleby said. He said no drugs were found on him and he was told to sit down.
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LAPD Chickens Come Home to Roost

Why I'm More Scared of the Cops Than I Am of Christopher Dorner: My first experience of the LAPD was as a child back in Wales, staring at the TV screen in horror and fascination, watching a grainy image of police officers beat a black man to a pulp. I’d never seen anything like it. None of us had. Six thousand miles away, in a tiny village in Wales with only five hundred inhabitants, we talked about Rodney King and racism in Los Angeles . T-shirts sprang up on local market stalls bearing the slogan LAPD – treat you like a King! Los Angeles seemed like a place of horrors, a place so utterly backward and corrupt that none of us would ever want to even visit, let alone live there. I never thought of Los Angeles as the home of the movie industry.

Charlie Sheen to alleged Los Angeles cop killer: ‘Call me’

“Anger Management” star Charlie Sheen released an online video Saturday urging an ex-cop accused of three killings to call him, after the actor was named in the man’s chilling online manifesto.

Police are hunting for Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department officer who threatened to go on a murder spree against police and their families to avenge his sacking five years ago.

In a rambling online statement — in which Dorner threatened “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” against the LAPD — he at one point describes Sheen as “effin’ awesome.”

Sheen — who was fired from the hit US sitcom “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 and has a long history of hard partying and scandal — addressed Dorner directly in a brief video posted at TMZ.com.

(NZ) Police spy sues for mental pain

A former police informant who spied on protest groups is planning to sue police for the consequences of his decade of deception. Rob Gilchrist was outed in December 2008 after his girlfriend, animal rights and Labour activist Rochelle Rees, stumbled across police emails when he asked her to fix his computer.

Gilchrist, now in his mid-40s, was a member of many of the groups on which he reported to police. He has since suffered from depression and says his life has been threatened.

"He says, ‘Because of all this I have become mentally ill'," his lawyer Tony Ellis said in the High Court at Wellington.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8285326/Police-spy-sues-for-mental-pain

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