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Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them."
Drew Schwartz
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Hospital Tells Cops to Stay Away from Nurses After Brutal Viral Video

The Salt Lake City Police Department is looking into the incident and University Hospital has announced a new policy after widespread outrage.
Allie Conti
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Video Shows Cops Kicking Crash Victim Who Was Just on Fire

The New Jersey officers are now under investigation for allegedly assaulting a man who'd been hit by the car they were pursuing.
Drew Schwartz

Alton Sterling's Killing Shows How Important It Is to Film Cops

Without diligent bystanders and their phones, we'd never know about the most heinous police shootings of the past few years.
Harry Cheadle

The Sex Scandal Blowing Up Oakland's Police Department

After an 18-year-old sex worker accused more than a dozen cops of sleeping with her, the resulting scandal has seen three police chiefs get fired or quit in the space of a couple weeks.
Max Cherney

Police Officers Charged with Spying on Naked Couples from Helicopter

This is not the first time the South Yorkshire Police Department has faced controversy.
Lauren Oyler

Chicago Just Released Video of Another 17-Year-Old Getting Shot By Police

A controversial review found the fatal 2013 shooting of Cedric Chatman to be justified, but the footage of his death is sure to stoke tension.
Alison Flowers
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Chicago's Top Cop Just Got Fired

Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel days after a video of a Chicago officer shooting a teenager 16 times was released to the public.
VICE Staff

What Should You Do if the Cops Try to Seize Your Property Unfairly?

We talked to Ezekiel Edwards, the director of the ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project, about the problems with the controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture.
Brian McManus

Was This Louisiana Cop Accused of Being in the KKK Actually Fired for Objecting to Police Corruption?

Raymond Mott was fired after a photo of him at a Klan rally surfaced, but he claims he actually worked to bring the KKK down and was passing information to the FBI.
Nate Thayer

Nine Months After He Filmed Eric Garner's Killing, the Cops Are Trying to Put Ramsey Orta Behind Bars

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.
Molly Crabapple

A US Marshal Smashed a Woman's Phone Because She Was Filming Him in Public

Video of the incident shows the officer approach the woman as she tells him she feels unsafe before ripping the phone from her hands.
Allie Conti