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Cop accidentally frames himself planting drugs on body camera footage

Cops body cam footage shows drug plant,

Baltimore news outlets have published body cam video from a supposed drug bust back in January. The video appears to show a cop planting drugs in a trash pile, before going back to the road, activating his body camera, and "finding" the drugs that supposedly belonged to a suspect.

The cop was using a model of body cam that constantly captures and buffers footage, so that when you press the record button, it saves the previous 30 seconds of footage.

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Chris Mills

July 19th

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Cops steal iPhone to get around encryption problem

iPhone Encryption

February 2016 might seem like a long-ago date, before the dark times really began. But if you cast your mind back that far, you'll remember that the news was dominated with a fight between the FBI and Apple over iPhone encryption.

It pitted vast teams of lawyers, politicians and bloggers against each other in an impassionated argument (which all eventually fizzled out). So rather than going down the same path, the UK's Metropolitan Police worked out that they could just mug unsuspecting criminals and search their iPhones before they ever had a chance to lock them.

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Chris Mills

December 3rd

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Amazon’s Vision of the Future Involves Cops Commanding Tiny Drone ‘Assistants’

According to Amazon, the cop of the future won’t just be a robot, it will be one that fits in the palm of your hand.

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Hudson Hongo

October 19th

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Denver Cop Allegedly Used Police Database to Assist a Crazy Stalker

The vast databases maintained by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies would be pretty creepy even if cops strictly used them the way they were intended. If only that were the case!

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March 17th

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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over For Going Too Slow

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.00.29 PM The internets lit up today when someone posted a photo of a cop talking to someone in a self-driving car. Yep, it got pulled over. Why? According to Google, it was going too slow. According to the original poster, the Mountain View police officer didn’t get the memo on these things patrolling the streets, so of course wanted to know why the thing was going so damn slow: Yes. We talked to… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

November 12th

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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over For Going Too Slow

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.00.29 PM The internets lit up today when someone posted a photo of a cop talking to someone in a self-driving car. Yep, it got pulled over. Why? According to Google, it was going too slow. According to the original poster, the Mountain View police officer didn’t get the memo on these things patrolling the streets, so of course wanted to know why the thing was going so damn slow: Yes. We talked to… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

November 12th

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It’s Completely Absurd That the Police Still Use Typewriters

Today, New York Councilman Daniel Dromm will reportedly introduce legislation that will force the NYPD to stop using typewriters. That's right, the NYPD still has typewriters in all 77 precincts.

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Mario Aguilar

February 26th

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NYPD Uses Social Media To Bust Terrorists, Loud Parties

NYPD Uses Social Media To Bust Terrorists, Loud Parties

That the NYPD has a crack Social Media Squad stalking your every move is old news, but a recent Freedom of Information request sheds new light on exactly how the cops use their Facebooking powers. The answer? They're on the lookout for terrorists, cop killers, and um, loud parties.

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Chris Mills

February 7th

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LAPD Orders Tasers That Activate Body Cameras When They’re Used

LAPD Orders Tasers That Activate Body Cameras When They're Used

Today the LA Police Department announced that it had purchased 3,130 new Tasers that activate a body camera when they're being used. The camera is activated after the officer turns off the safety on the Taser. The "non-lethal" weapon communicates with the officer's body camera via bluetooth.

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Matt Novak

January 7th

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Ford Is Helping the LAPD Track Cop Cars In Real-Time

Ford Is Helping the LAPD Track Cop Cars In Real-Time

Pull up a chair, good citizen, because I've got a story about law enforcement and surveillance that you're actually going to like. The Los Angeles Police Department is now using a new telematics system in 50 of its Ford Police Interceptors. In other words, the watchmen are being watched—in real-time.

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Adam Clark Estes

November 6th

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