Ten Southern California deputies have been placed on leave after news video showed them kicking and beating an identity-theft suspect who fell off a stolen horse during a three-hour pursuit that ended in the desert, the San Bernardino County sheriff announced Friday. Sheriff John McMahon said the force used byContinue Reading

  Officer Thomas Miller and Rosio Moland were together in the park about 10:20 p.m. March 29 when they were approached by Jason Moland, said Modesto police Chief Galen Carroll. He said Jason Moland was fatally shot within seconds of confronting the two and pointing a BB gun at Miller.Continue Reading

Stingray spying: FBI’s secret deal with police hides phone dragnet from courts The FBI is taking extraordinary and potentially unconstitutional measures to keep local and state police forces from exposing the use of so-called “Stingray” surveillance technology across the United States, according to documents obtained separately by the Guardian andContinue Reading

A former Placer County sheriff’s deputy was investigated for sending racially derogatory text messages from his work phone in 2014; those messages were outlined in a letter from the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. The family of Howard Scott, who was arrested by that deputy, emailed the letter to media outletsContinue Reading

A teacher in New Jersey who assigned her third-grade class to write “get well” letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer was suspended Friday, the school superintendent said. Orange School Superintendent Ronald Lee said in a statement that school administrators “vehemently deny” any knowledge ofContinue Reading

“Incense and Peppermints” is a song by the Los Angeles-based psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock. The song is officially credited as having been written by John S. Carter and Tim Gilbert, although it was based on an instrumental idea by band members Mark Weitz and Ed King.[2] It wasContinue Reading