20 Stories of Police Behaving Badly
13. Officer Who Beat Woman Black and Blue
A disturbing video from 2008 shows a police officer getting into a physical altercation with a female suspect in Shreveport, LA. After tousling with the woman, the officer turns off the video camera for several minutes. When the camera is turned back on, it shows the woman lying on the floor in a pool of her own blood. The officer was reinstated, but later resigned.
14. NYPD Makes Illegal Turn, Kills Pedestrian
A beloved Spanish teacher was tragically killed in Brooklyn in 2013 when an NYPD police van made a left turn through a crosswalk and struck him. Despite the fact that the man had the right of way and the driver admits to being on her phone at the time of the accident, the NYPD claims the man was at fault because he “did not take reasonable steps to ensure his safety.”
15. Cop Slits Dog’s Throat
A Baltimore police officer made headlines in 2014 when he responded to a call about a stray dog that had bitten a woman on the hand. Rather than waiting for another officer with animal control equipment and knowledge, the officer took it upon him self to execute the dog by slitting its throat. The cop was initially charged with animal cruelty, but the charges were later dropped and instead he was awarded with back pay.