FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Two Officers Sue Illinois Pastor for Defamation

October 14, 2010  | 

Two Rockford (Ill.) Police officers have sued a local pastor who repeatedly referred to a deadly force encounter as "murder," despite having information that contradicted that claim, reports the Rockford Register Star.

Here's an excerpt from the report:

A complaint filed as part of a pending federal case alleges that the Rev. Melvin Brown, "with actual knowledge of the falsity or reckless disregard for the truth or falsity," called the shooting "murder" several times, accusing officers Oda Poole and Stan North of a crime and damaging their reputations.

Read the full story at

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public
The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras...
Austin Police Handling Hundreds of Suspicious Package Calls Per Day
The frenzy of activity comes after a fifth bomb exploded shortly after midnight at a FedEx...

Police Magazine