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NYPD Officer Faces Disciplinary Trial Over Eric Garner Incident

“The evidence will show that the ultimate autopsy was wrong,” London said, at times saying the officer used a “neck hold” rather than a chokehold. “Officer Pantaleo was justified in using physical force to make this arrest.”

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VA Police Say Handcuffed Teen Shot Herself at Traffic Stop

Sarah Wilson and her boyfriend were arrested during a stop in Chesapeake after officers allegedly found drugs in the 1996 Lexus the couple were driving. Police said they handcuffed Wilson and, while attempting to apprehend her boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, he became combative and ran away from the scene.

Texas Department Fires 5 Officers, Suspends 2 Following In-Custody Death

The Fort Worth (TX) Police Department fired five officers and suspended two without pay after the in-custody death of a suspect who had complained of medical issues.

Philadelphia Man in Police Custody Dies of Suspected Heart Attack

The 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting. Authorities say there was no struggle or force used during the arrest.

Knife-Wielding Suspect Dies Following Struggle with Massachusetts Officers

The suspect—identified as 25-year-old Erich Stelzer—was taken into custody and was being transported to a nearby hospital by responding EMS when he reportedly became unresponsive and was pronounced dead.

Missouri Man in Handcuffs Escapes Police, Jumps to His Death from Overpass

The Kansas City (MO) Police Department said that a man who had been taken into custody on Interstate 435 was able to escape detention, fled on foot, and then leaped to his death from a highway overpass.

Report: Baltimore Police "Stopped Noticing Crime" as Murder Rate Rose

In the weeks after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray — who fell into a coma after being transported in a police van, handcuffed but not seat-belted — the number of "on-view" incidents and street contacts reported by police plummeted.

Ashes Thrown on LAPD Chief at Meeting

Several sources said the substance was the ashes of Wakisha Wilson, who died while in LAPD custody in 2016. More Here.

Video: Ashes Thrown on LAPD Chief at Meeting

Several sources said the substance was the ashes of Wakiesha Wilson, who died while in LAPD custody in 2016.

MO Trooper Gets 10 Days in Jail for Accidental Drowning of Handcuffed Suspect

The weekend after Memorial Day, he arrested Ellingson for allegedly boating while intoxicated. Ellingson fell overboard while Piercy was driving the MSHP boat back to shore for processing. Piercy tried—unsuccessfully—to hook Ellingson with a pole.