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    Teenage prostitute at center of Oakland police sex scandal tells court how married cop 'acted like a pimp and taught her how to be a better hooker'
    • Jasmine Abuslin testified in California how cop Brian Bunton 'acted like a pimp'
    • The 41-year-old married officer taught Abuslin, 19, 'how to be a good hooker'
    • He would also warn her when the Oakland police department was conducting undercover operations
    • Judge Thomas Rogers ruled there was sufficient evidence for Bunton to be tried on charges of obstruction of justice and engaging in prostitution, on Thursday
    • Abuslin is the daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher and said she's had sex with 29 law-enforcement officers in the Bay Area - six have been charged


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    What It's Like Looking Through a COPS EYES!
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    Black Judge Refuses to Recuse Himself in Shooting by White Officer 17 / 19
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    By MATT STEVENS
    5 hrs ago


    An Alabama judge who once complained on Facebook of being racially profiled by the police refused on Thursday to recuse himself in a case involving a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black man.

    Defense lawyers had argued that two posts by the judge, Greg Griffin of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, created the appearance of a conflict, one of the lawyers, Roianne Conner, said in a phone interview.

    But Judge Griffin denied the defense’s motion during a hearing on Thursday morning, Ms. Conner said.

    “He took it very personally,” she said. “He told me he could take off his black robe, but he couldn’t take off his black skin.”

    Thursday’s ruling was the latest twist in an emotionally charged case that has resonated deeply in the predominantly black city of Montgomery, a place with a history of distrust between the local authorities and residents.

    Ms. Conner estimated that six judges had already recused themselves from the closely watched case for various reasons. And her team has asked to move the trial to another county because, it contends, its client has been the victim of “racial prejudice” since his arrest.

    Neither Judge Griffin nor his court reporter responded Thursday to phone calls and an email seeking comment. A call to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office also was not returned.

    Ms. Conner said the defense was preparing to file documents that would challenge the judge’s decision in the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

    Thursday’s decision came almost 15 months after the defendant, Officer Aaron Smith, shot Gregory Gunn, a 58-year-old black man.

    Officials have said that on Feb. 25, 2016, Officer Smith stopped Mr. Gunn, who was walking home after a late night of work and playing cards. It was after 3 a.m., and he believed Mr. Gunn to be suspicious. The two became involved in a struggle, and at some point, officials said, Officer Smith opened fire, fatally striking Mr. Gunn.

    Less than a week later, Officer Smith, then 23, was arrested and charged with murder. He had been on the police force in Montgomery since 2012. Mr. Gunn’s father was among the city’s first black police officers.

    Lawyers for Officer Smith have criticized the arrest as politically motivated and asserted that his use of deadly force was appropriate.

    Judge Griffin’s Facebook page appeared to have been deleted as of Thursday evening, but court documents filed by the defense include a photograph of a message he posted in April 2016 — after Officer Smith was arrested. In the message, the judge describes being briefly detained by the Montgomery police on his morning walk.

    The officers, he was told, were looking for a man who fit his “description” who had been walking with a crowbar.

    “Throughout the ordeal, the officers were courteous; however, it was aggravating to be detained when the only thing I was guilty of was being a black man walking down the street in his neighborhood with a stick in his hand,” Judge Griffin wrote. “Lord Have Mercy!!!!!”

    In another post, six days later, Judge Griffin posted a photo of himself shaking hands with the chief of the Montgomery Police Department in court.

    “We discussed the incident,” he wrote. “WE ARE OK!!”

    Judge Griffin was assigned Officer Smith’s case about a year later, after other judges recused themselves, Ms. Conner said.

    In their motion filed Monday, lawyers for Officer Smith argued that the stop their client made of Mr. Gunn was “eerily similar” to the judge’s “own personal incident.” The judge, they said, had “been subjected to and spoke out against the same actions that will weigh heavily in the determination of Mr. Smith’s guilt or innocence.”

    The defense had also raised the issue of race in court documents filed in December, requesting a change of venue. The motion has yet to be argued in court, Ms. Conner said, adding that it could be weeks or months before the trial begins.

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    Two police commanders are demoted to captains for 'leaking body camera footage' of controversial arrest of a black woman and her daughters by a Texas cop
    • Asst Chief Abdul Pridgen & Deputy Chief Vance Keyes were demoted to captains
    • Demotion came after investigation into leaked body camera footage following controversial arrest of Jacqueline Craig and her daughters by Fort Worth officer
    • In the shocking video, Craig called 911 to report that a neighbor assaulted her son after accusing him of littering
    • Officer Williams Martin then shoves Craig to the ground and points Taser at her
    • He also grabbed Craig's daughter and forced her to ground before arresting her
    • Pridgen and Keyes were accused of leaking Martin's body cam but they deny it


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    Facebook video shows a Texas cop repeatedly punching a girl, 14, in the face before she was arrested for assaulting an officer
    • Footage shows the girl, 14, being punched by a cop outside a birthday party in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night
    • Police said they arrested the teenage girl for allegedly assaulting a police officer
    • Video shows the girl stepping toward the cop before he punches her in the face
    • Grainy footage was shot by a bystander and posted on Facebook after the ordeal


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