Ex-LA fire official gets 90 days for dog beating

Maideline Sanchez

April 6, 2010

Filed under Animals & Wildlife

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Animal rights activists yelled "puppy killer" and obscenities at a retired Los Angeles County assistant fire chief Friday after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for beating a dog so severely with a rock it had to be euthanized. In a Riverside courtroom full of activists and...

Bail hearing for Pa. police accused of cover-up

Liz De La Torre

December 16, 2009

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press SHENANDOAH, Pa. – After taking part in a fight that left a Mexican immigrant mortally wounded on the street, teenagers Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak fled. They didn't get very far before running into two police officers responding to a 911 call about the assault. These...

4th Chicago teen charged in videotaped beating

Liz De La Torre

November 6, 2009

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press CHICAGO – A fourth teen is facing murder charges in the beating death of a Chicago high school honor student last month. The 14-year-old's name isn't being released. He was charged Thursday as a juvenile and is expected to appear Friday before a juvenile court judge. ...

Cell phone video shows police beating of student

Liz De La Torre

October 25, 2009

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. – A cell phone video that shows police officers repeatedly hitting an unarmed university student with batons and a Taser gun has prompted a criminal investigation into the officers' conduct, a San Jose police spokesman said. The video, posted by the ...

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