Richard Chrisman, Phoenix Cop Charged with Murder, Set to Go to Trial This Week

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In another incident (shown above), Officer Richard Chrisman (the one wielding a club) planted a crack pipe on that woman.


Former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman will go to trial this week on a murder charge in the 2010 death of Phoenix resident Daniel Rodriguez.

Chrisman responded to a 911 call from Rodriguez's mother, who asked that police remove her son from the trailer where they lived together. Another officer told investigators that Chrisman ended up shooting Rodriguez and his dog -- killing them both -- for no apparent reason.

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Drunk, Off-Duty Tucson Cop Wearing Ballistic Vest Points Gun at Gas Station Clerk (Video)

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Tucson Police Officer Kyle James McCartin
When a drunk man stumbled into a Tucson gas station and started pointing a gun at the clerk, there already was a cop inside.

Unfortunately, the Pima County Sheriff's Department says the cop was the drunk guy pointing a gun around.

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Aaron Smith, Ex-Tempe Cop, Gets 90 Days in Jail for Being a Petty Thief

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Former Tempe cop Aaron Smith.
Aaron Smith, the former Tempe patrol officer who decided to steal from the most cop-filled building in the City of Tempe -- the police department -- was sentenced today to 90 days in jail.

Smith lost his job, and now has a criminal record and has to serve jail time because he just needed some cash, bikes, and a GPS unit that didn't even work, telling his fellow officers that he was suffering from "extreme financial hardship."

See also:
Tempe Cop Aaron Smith Arrested, Accused of Stealing From Police Department


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Peoria Cop Demoted for Shot-Up Obama Shirt Credited With Saving Life of Shot MCSO Deputy

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Peoria Officer Pat Shearer
The Peoria Police Department will host a meeting Wednesday between Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ruben Garcia -- who was shot in the face in January while responding to a call -- and the two Peoria cops credited with saving his life.

One of those Peoria cops is Ryan Bakke, and the other is Pat Shearer, who made national news early last year for a photo on his Facebook page of a bunch of kids who'd just shot up a T-shirt depicting President Barack Obama.

See also:
-Peoria Cop Demoted for Picture of Freshly Shot-Up Obama T-Shirt on Facebook Page
-Barack Obama T-Shirt (Apparently) Blasted by Arizona Kids, from Cop Facebook Page
-Donald Miller ID'd as Shooter of MCSO Deputy Ruben Garcia
-MCSO Deputy in Critical Condition After Being Shot Several Times in Peoria

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Aaron Smith, Ex-Tempe Cop, Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Police Department

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Aaron Smith, a former Tempe patrol officer who decided to steal from a building full of cops -- the police department -- has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.

Smith, who was caught taking some cash, bikes, and a GPS unit that didn't even work, told his fellow officers that he was suffering from "extreme financial hardship."

See also:
-Tempe Cop Aaron Smith Arrested, Accused of Stealing From Police Department


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Bill to Get Rid of FLDS-Lovin' Cops in Colorado City Back Again

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A bill that would disband the police force in Colorado City is back again this legislative session.

For whatever reasons, legislators ended up killing almost the same exact bill last session, and the allegedly corrupt "marshals" on the Utah/Arizona border -- whom Attorney General Tom Horne contends are still loyal to child rapist Warren Jeffs and his Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- still have policing power.

See also:
-Woman Free After Being Held by FLDS in Colorado City for a Decade
-Colorado City Now Has Cops That Enforce Arizona Laws Instead of a Child Rapist's
-Tom Horne Sending Cash to Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado City
-Tom Horne's Effort to Get Rid of FLDS-Lovin' Cops in Colorado City Killed in Legislature
-New Times Special Report: Polygamy in Arizona


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Video Released of David Hulstedt Shot in Back, Then Dragged 400 Feet on Knees by Scottsdale Police

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See also: Scottsdale Police Used Excessive Force in '08 Shooting of Man Left as Paraplegic, Judge Rules

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After writing Tuesday about the troubling case of David Hulstedt, the mentally ill man shot in the back by Scottsdale police, we obtained the full video (see below) of the incident from Hulstedt's lawyer.

Recorded by Hulstedt's neighbor through a screen, the video shows what happened during and just after the 2008 shooting. Watch as Scottsdale police shoot Hulstedt, handcuff him, then drag him on his knees 400 feet across rough ground and asphalt.

Hulstedt's suing for $40 million even as he still faces criminal proceedings stemming from his treatment of his 2-year-old daughter.

U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow ruled last week in the lawsuit that Scottsdale police used excessive force on Hulstedt, shooting the unarmed man without warning.


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Scottsdale Police Used Excessive Force in '08 Shooting of Man Left as Paraplegic, Judge Rules

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In this still shot from a video, David Hulstedt can be seen dropping his 2-year-old girl after being shot in the back by Scottsdale police officers. The video, taken by Hulstedt's neighbor, provided key evidence in a lawsuit against police.

Scottsdale police used excessive force in 2008 when they shot a man in the back without a warning, rendering him a paraplegic, a judge has ruled.

David Hulstedt, who was 35 at the time of the shooting, filed a $40 million lawsuit against the city in 2009.

An August 6 ruling in the suit by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow describes how police showed up to Hulstedt's north Scottsdale home because they were concerned about the safety of the man's 2-year-old daughter, but then caused the girl to be injured in a fall when they shot Hulstedt for no good reason.

One officer may have lied in his statements about the incident to make the shooting seem justified, the judge's ruling states.

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Phoenix Cop Christopher Wilson, Liaison to LGBT Community, Admits to Sexual Misconduct With Two Teenage Boys

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Phoenix police arrested now-former fellow officer Christopher J. Wilson last night for alleged sexual misconduct with two teenage boys.

Wilson admitted to having improper sexual relationships with a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old,  according to Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump.

An investigation into Wilson's misconduct began yesterday afternoon after the parents of the 14-year-old victim came forward to police to disclose Wilson's sexual contact with him, Crump says.

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Tempe Cop Aaron Smith Arrested, Accused of Stealing From Police Department

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Now-former Tempe Police Officer Aaron Smith.
Aaron Smith, a patrol officer with the Tempe Police Department for more than seven years, was arrested this weekend for allegedly stealing some of the department's stuff.

Smith, who told his (now former) fellow officers that he was suffering from "extreme financial hardship," is accused of taking some cash, bikes, and a GPS unit that didn't even work, according to Tempe police.

According to Tempe PD, officers noticed earlier this month that stuff around the department was starting to go missing.

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