A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the US on charges she stole a police car and led officers on a chase at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour (129 kilometres per hour) while still handcuffed.
ABC News stated that Cops chased 27-year-old Roxanne Rimer, who drove down Route 51 as fast as 100 mph with her hands cuffed behind her back, according to Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer in Pennsylvania.
“She probably was able to reach her cuffed hands to the side of her hip and drive,” Kramer said. “I’m not completely sure though because there was no camera that captured the inside of the car. [Rimer] was very thin, long-armed and lanky, so it’s possible she was flexible enough to reach over the side of her hip and grab the wheel.”
Sources state that two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation.
The decision to bring murder charges occurred at a time when police tactics are under intense review nationwide, fueled by the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of another unarmed man in New York City. Grand juries declined to charge officers in those cases, leading to large protests.
The Albuquerque District Attorney discusses it with Lawrence O’Donnell.
According to FOX31 in Denver, a video taken by a witness during an arrest shows a Denver police officer punching a suspect in the face six times and then tripping the man’s pregnant girlfriend.
The witness who took the video claims an officer took the tablet he was using to record the arrest and deleted the video file, not realizing it had already been stored on electronic cloud storage.
The limited-use video obtained by FOX 31 in Denver shows the suspect’s head bouncing off the pavement from the force of the punches.
Police reports state that the police officer, Charles “Chris” Jones IV made the arrest after undercover narcotics police officers say they saw the suspect, David Flores, a suspected drug user, stuff a white sock in his mouth that they thought contained drugs.
Police say Flores refused to respond to requests to show his hands.
While Jones and his partner Christopher Evans were holding and punching Flores, Jones pulls the feet of Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, 25, out from under her,causing her to fall.
Jones said he tripped her because he thought she was going to kick him. He also cited reasons for why he punched Flores.
Fox31 / News200x video.