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Police Brutality and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Constance Scharff, Phd

The vast majority of police officers fall somewhere in the middle of the mix, neither villains nor heroes, but hard-working, dedicated people doing a tough job - sometimes doing that job well and sometimes making poor choices.

Madeleine McCann Investigators Want To Interview Three Alleged Burglars

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in the UK are traveling to Portugal this week to interview three men in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The thr...

David Lohr

New Images Released Of Man Sought In Madeleine McCann's Disappearance | David Lohr | Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime

UK police released new sketches Monday of a man they are seeking in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine...

Police Reportedly Stole Identities Of Dozens Of Dead Children

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

LONDON — The Guardian newspaper says that London's Metropolitan Police Service stole the identities of dozens of dead children to use as aliases...

Did British Police Subject This Gay Man To Bizarre Mistreatment?

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

LONDON — In 1983, Stephen Close was arrested, jailed and expelled from the British army for having sex with a male squad mate. Three decades la...

Blind Man Tasered By Cops Who Mistook White Cane For Samurai Sword

Posted 10.17.2012 | World

A blind man from Lancashire, England, was Tasered by police last Friday after law enforcement officers mistook his white cane for a samurai sword, rep...

UK Police Used Poor Judgment In Phone Hacking Scandal: Report

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Senior members of Scotland Yard showed poor judgment in their handling of Britain's phone hacking scandal, the country's police watchd...

Rebekah Brooks, Husband Arrested

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.12.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie were arrested Tuesday in dawn raids that ...

How Scotland Yard Saved The Royal Wedding's Website

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weddings

LONDON -- Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit helped fend off an attack on the official website of Britain's royal wedding in April, the division's chief ...

Official Figures Show Few UK Rioters Were Gang Members

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | World

LONDON — After riots swept through Britain in August, some officials blamed the looting and violence on gangs. But official data released Monday...

6 Charged In UK Terror Bomb Plot

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

LONDON -- Six men have been charged with involvement in a terror-bomb plot, police announced on Sunday. The arrests last Monday of the six Birmingham...

UK Police Arrest 4 On Slavery Charges

AP | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

LONDON -- Five people have been arrested in Britain on suspicion of holding two dozen men in squalid conditions against their will and forcing them to...

UK Police Aim To Adapt To Twitter-Led Protests

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LONDON — Authorities will have to move faster to help contain the increasing number of protests being organized and run through social media sit...

Clergy Arrested In U.K. Crackdown On 'Sham' Immigrant Weddings

Wall Street Journal | CASSELL BRYAN-LOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON--British authorities are cracking down on sham marriages designed to allow immigrants to stay in the country, part of a broader effort to tight...

UK Police Veil Exercise Prompts Criticism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British police have been criticized for an exercise in which two female officers spent the day in full-body veils to learn about Islam....

UK Waterboarding: 6 Police Under Scrutiny

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Cahal Milmo | The Independent Six Scotland Yard detectives could face the sack and criminal charges over claims that they subjected suspected drug...

UK Youth Arrested For "Theft By Finding" Lost Cell Phone

Daily Express | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AN HONEST student who handed in a mobile phone he found was stunned when police arrested him for theft. Paul Leicester, 18, played the Good Samaritan...