20 Stories of Police Behaving Badly

4. Officer Pepper-Sprayed Passing Motorists

A group of motorcyclists got a nasty surprise when they were pepper-sprayed in the face by a police officer on a highway near Fort Worth, TX. The officer was attempting to pull over a truck that was filming the bikers as they popped wheelies on the highway. While wheelies are certainly dangerous, making people drive blind doesn’t sound much safer.

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Vladimir Arndt / Shutterstock

5. Cop Plants Taser on Victim after Shooting

The 2015 shooting of Walter Scott sparked controversy after video was released showing a police officer shooting Scott in the back as he fled. The officer then appears to drop something, thought to be his taser on the ground next to Scott’s lifeless body. The police officer claimed he shot Scott because he took his taser, but eyewitnesses dispute this fact.

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Mat Hayward / Shutterstock

6. Aftermath of police shooting Broadcast on Facebook Live

Philando Castile was driving with his girlfriend and her child when he was pulled over in Minnesota in 2016. The cop shot the man several times after Castile warned the officer that he was carrying a legal firearm, but was reaching for his license. As Castile bled out in the driver’s seat, his girlfriend sent out a heart-breaking live video of herself pleading with the officer during Castile’s final moments. The officer was indicted and charged with manslaughter.

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Rena Schild / Shutterstock

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