The whole thing ended with a kiss on the cop's neck, a love tap to his badge, and a reminder that some police officers are real human beings with real emotions.
A look back at some historical court cases involving people cursing at cops.
"A detective slapping a completely innocent female in the face for bumping into him, coming out of a corner chicken store."
Also this week: A cop freaked out on a former marine because he thought he was just pretending to be a former marine.
A video of officers being aggressive with some African-American teens in a Dallas suburb has ignited yet another controversy about policing and race.
The Met: Policing London put the burden of responsibility on the black community and its "suspicion" of the police, ignoring the UK's culture of institutionalized racism.
Last week, Sergeant Larry Rice responded to a call about a loose pig. The rest is history.
New rules imposed by the federal government will forbid Cleveland cops from using violence against people who are running or driving away from them.
Whether it's cops pulling back after unrest over Freddie Gray's death, the warmer weather, or systemic problems like poverty, a lot of people are getting shot in Charm City these days.
Also this week: A man allegedly shot a dog because it "made a mess."
April Brogan's undignified death in custody says a lot about how the police and society at large treat sex workers.
I estimate that I've spent more than 100 hours in handcuffs being shuttled from prison to prison. I've seen a lot of things on those trips.
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
The Polite Force helps control traffic, block roads for parades, and make sure people don't get too freaked out by the real cops when they're too stoned to function.
We asked law enforcement experts how local cops might have handled things better in Baltimore last week.
A day that started with the usual Marxist marching ended in a haze of tear gas.
"Courts are not supposed to shut down, especially when you're arresting hundreds of people in a moment of crisis," one legal expert told us.
A witness statement in a police document obtained by the Washington Post contradicts some of what has been said about the incident.
Longstanding tensions between the Baltimore Police Department and the black community erupted on Monday as a protest over Freddie Gray's death turned into a battleground.
"Some are laughing, some are bored, some are afraid. All are human."
The 23-year-old and his family have been harassed and arrested by NYPD officers—treatment they say is retaliation for Orta's documentation of their misconduct.
Video of the incident shows the officer approach the woman as she tells him she feels unsafe before ripping the phone from her hands.
Rescue Forensics claims it can scrape "massive quantities of data" from online escort ads and give that information to law enforcement, but advocates for sex workers say that such a service doesn't help anyone.
Police reformers aren't exactly thrilled about the idea after a year defined by brutality and protests.