The late actor's character from the 1980s movie Road House is reportedly being used to teach New York City cops how to play nice.
New York City cops are lumping dance crews together with actual street gangs, and experts say this assumption is dangerously misguided.
A video camera captured a man in Oregon giving himself two black eyes in a jail cell before claiming the cops were responsible.
A Michigan woman wants to publicly name and shame people who mistreat kids, but there are always pitfalls to such schemes.
We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.
It's only natural to freak out when gunmen appear at your door at odd hours, and even if they announce themselves as police you might still be concerned enough to reach for your guns.
Police in the New York City suburb of New Rochelle are disputing the narrative of a viral video purportedly showing an officer losing his cool.
The federal agency is working "to create a centralized repository of all drivers' movements across the country" according to the ACLU.
Is a cop feeling threatened a good enough reason for them to open fire on a moving vehicle?
A Georgia reform bill proposed in the wake of a police operation that put an 18-month-old in the hospital is a step in the right direction.
Also this week: A guy was issued a ticket for eating while driving.
Attorney General Eric Holder is axing a program called Equitable Sharing, dealing a brutal—if not fatal—blow to the system of formalized American police corruption that is civil asset forfeiture.
Activists say the NYPD is unleashing its counterterrorism tools on those protesting against police brutality, conflating dissent with the threat of terrorism.
The district attorney decided to skip a grand jury and charge two officers with an open count of murder.
We should salute cops when they do their jobs, but law enforcement heroism can't be used to delay police reform.
The city's new inspector general's analysis of NYPD disciplinary procedures "revealed troubling deficiencies from the top-down that must be rectified."
The cops, controversial cartoons, an invasive species of fish, and the idea of taking a vacation all make this week's list.
JD Samson's queer art and music collective MEN has decided to call it quits, so we spoke to the queer icon about what's next.
The head was found in the middle of a field, but where it came from and how it got there are still a complete puzzle to the authorities.
A 1990 Supreme Court ruling suggests the grand juror suing Missouri for the right to speak out has a decent shot at victory.
A police shooting Monday night shows that city cops are still doing their jobs, but arrest numbers remain low.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society are demanding that the Staten Island district attorney release details on how the grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner's death.
On Tuesday, police in Dothan, Alabama, fatally shot a reported member of the loosely-defined "sovereign citizen" movement after he refused to show a government-issued ID to employees at an animal shelter.
We entered 2015 the way we left 2014: worried about the cops, the weather, the Islamic State, and cancer.