The name of the Boston FBI agent who shot and killed Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend last year in Florida has been revealed. He's Aaron McFarlane, age 41, and he sounds like a piece of work.
[McFarlane] had a brief and troubled past at the Oakland Police Department in California. In four years, Officer #8313 took the Fifth at a police corruption trial and was the subject of two police brutality lawsuits and four internal affairs investigations. He retired from the department in 2004 at age 31.
Ibragim Todashev shooter had stormy record as officer
An unarmed North Carolina man was shot dead this weekend by Sheriff’s deputies in Harnett County, who reportedly kicked in his door after misidentifying his home as that of a suspect in another crime. WNCN reports that John Livingston, 33, was shot several times during the incident. Few answers are forthcoming on the circumstances. [room-mate] […]
A Virginia man who died in police custody was tased 20 times in 30 minutes, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed by his sister. Linwood Lambert, 46, was tased 10 times within 2 minutes at one point during his arrest, racking up a total of 87 seconds of electrical discharge: enough, according to federal […]
Two Louisiana cops who killed a 6-year-old boy have been charged with murder after bodycam footage showed that his father had his hands up when they opened fire. Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, were also charged with attempted murder after firing upon a vehicle at what Louisana State Police described as “the […]
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