By Christopher Zoukis Blaire Olsen, the former Sheriff of Jefferson County, Idaho, was found guilty of three counts of misuse of public funds after a 2015 jury trial. He was sentenced to three years of probation, and fired. On appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, two of the counts were reversed,…

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By Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a jury verdict in favor of two police officers who allegedly battered and unlawfully arrested a woman for filming their arrest of a juvenile. The incident took place March 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Makia Smith testified at trial that…

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By Christopher Zoukis In a department that is riddled with scandals, so many that Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned on Monday, July 21, Denver Sheriff’s Department Division Chief Elias Diggins was appointed in his place on a temporary basis. Adding to Denver’s woes, it was later revealed that Diggins has a criminal record. There have been…

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By Christopher Zoukis Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Karen V. Murphy ordered the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) to turn over its Police Department Manual to the plaintiff in a wrongful death suit on October 6, 2015. The manual was requested through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) petition filed by the law firm of…

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