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NBA's Sterling Brown Photos Show Bloody Face Injuries ... After Violent Arrest

6/4/2018 7:39 AM PDT
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New photos show Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown suffered bruising and cuts to his face when he was unnecessarily tased and roughed up during a January police altercation. 

You've already seen the video of Brown being violently accosted and tased by a team of Milwaukee PD officers during a January 26 parking dispute outside of a Walgreens around 2 AM. 

Now, the newly released pics -- taken right after the incident -- show the damage inflicted on Brown's face. You can also see what appears to be puncture wounds on his body from the taser. The pics were first obtained by WISN 12

There's more ... new police video shows cops were immediately concerned about looking "racist" ... saying on camera, "Because he plays for the Bucks, and if he makes a complaint, it's going to be a f*cking media firestorm."

"And then any little f*cking thing that goes wrong [with the investigation into the arrest] is going to be, 'Ooooooh, the Milwaukee Police Department is all racist. Blah, blah, blah.'"

"And then we end up in civil court. And then the DA asks, was all that necessary?"

In fact, the possible backlash ended up being exactly what happened ... with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Bucks organization themselves blasting the cops' actions.

Brown released a statement last month saying of the arrest: "This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future."

Tesla Sorry, Officer ... My Ride Was on Autopilot!!!

5/29/2018 2:36 PM PDT
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Reallllly bad look for Tesla -- one of its top-of-the-line sedans smashed into a police car, while it was in the much maligned autopilot mode.

The wreck happened Tuesday morning in Laguna Beach. The police cruiser was parked, and luckily no officers were inside when the Model S rammed into it. The driver of the Tesla reportedly suffered some minor injuries, but nothing that required immediate treatment.

There have been a handful of crashes involving Teslas on autopilot ... including a fatal incident in March of this year, and another in 2016.

Tesla says it's warned drivers NOT to rely on the system and to remain alert while it's engaged.

Milwaukee Bucks Rip Cops Over Sterling Brown Arrest ... 'Shameful, Inexcusable'

5/23/2018 3:54 PM PDT
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The Milwaukee Bucks are blasting the Milwaukee Police Dept. over the "shameful and inexcusable" way cops abused Sterling Brown ... and they're demanding accountability. 

"The abuse and intimidation that Sterling experienced at the hands of Milwaukee Police was shameful and inexcusable."

"Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability."

The team continued ... "Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated case. It shouldn’t require an incident involving a professional athlete to draw attention to the fact that vulnerable people in our communities have experienced similar, and even worse, treatment."

"Racial biases and abuses of power must not be ignored. There needs to be more accountability."

The statement concluded ... "As an organization, we will support Sterling and build on our work with local leaders and organizations to foster safe neighborhoods and better our community."

Offset's Crew Cops Know Who Assaulted Autograph Hound ... All Because of a Stolen Chain!!!

5/21/2018 3:44 AM PDT

The 3 men who beat the crap out of an aggressive Cardi B autograph seeker have been ID'd by cops and TMZ's learned they're now persons of interest.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the guys are in Offset's crew, but when cops called neither the rapper nor his famous -- and very preggo -- fiancée were cooperating. Investigators had their luck quickly turn ... and it had everything to do with Offset's chain getting stolen from his hotel room.

We're told investigators in that case wanted a list of names of authorized people coming in and out of the Migos rapper's room. When they got that list, investigators handed it to cops handling the assault case. Those cops ran background checks on the suspects, checked surveillance and cross-checked the names on social media.

Sources tell us cops struck gold and found images that matched the same gear they were wearing in the assault captured on camera. We're told the 3 men are currently in Georgia. They're not officially suspects  ... at least not yet.

As we first reported ... the autograph seeker has sued Cardi B and Offset alleging their hired muscle is responsible for the attack.

We reached out to an NYPD spokesperson who had no comment.

Cris Cyborg Talks Her Way Out of Parking Ticket ... 'I'm Cyborg!'

5/8/2018 3:04 PM PDT

She's beaten everyone from Gina Carano to Holly Holm ... and now Cris Cyborg just beat a parking ticket -- and it's all on video!!!

The UFC superstar was talking with TMZ Sports about her fighting future and how Conor McGregor inspired her to transition into boxing after her next 2 MMA fights ... when the law came knocking at her door!

Turns out, Cyborg was parked in a no-parking zone and was thiiis close to getting a ticket -- when all of the sudden Johnny Law recognized Cris ... and gave her a pass!!

You can even hear the guy fanboy out -- throwing some compliments Cyborg's way before letting her off the hook. 

As for Cyborg's career -- she's dead serious about boxing ... telling TMZ Sports she's always dreamed about lacing up the gloves and watching Mayweather vs. McGregor gave her real hope! 

FYI, Cyborg sparred with ex-boxing champ Mia St. John just last year and she looked pretty solid. 

Stay tuned on this one ... 

G-Eazy Busted For Assault, Cocaine Possession

5/3/2018 7:50 AM PDT

9:13 AM PT -- We've obtained video of G-Eazy getting loaded into a police car. In another clip, Halsey can be heard yelling about getting hit in the face -- we're told she may have been struck by a security guard during the scuffle inside the club.

G-Eazy was arrested in Sweden after allegedly attacking security guards and getting caught with cocaine.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us the rapper was partying in a club after his show Wednesday in Stockholm and was acting belligerent. We're told several security guards approached him, asking him to calm down, but G-Eazy started to throw punches ... striking one guard in the face several times.

We're told he was detained by police, who allegedly discovered cocaine in the rapper's pocket.

Our sources say he was taken into custody on suspicion of assault, possession of narcotics and use of narcotics. We're told he's still in custody.

Several videos taken inside the club show G-Eazy partying with friends -- including girlfriend Halsey and rapper Sean Kingston -- and handing out shots.

We've reached out to several members of G-Eazy's team ... so far, no word back.

Sandra Bullock's Stalker Dies During Police Standoff ... From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

5/2/2018 12:08 PM PDT

1:10 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us ... Corbett has died during the standoff. We're told it appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Looks like Sandra Bullock had good reason to fear her stalker being released from a mental health facility last year, because he's now causing trouble once again ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Joshua Corbett is currently in a standoff with cops at his L.A. residence. We're told officers went to his place Wednesday morning to arrest him for violating his probation, but instead of surrendering peacefully ... he threatened harm on them and barricaded himself in his home. 

As you may recall ... Corbett was given 5 years probation for stalking Bullock and breaking into her house in 2014 and ordered to get mental health treatment.

Our sources say S.W.A.T. has been called to the scene and the streets around it have been blocked off while they try to resolve the standoff with Corbett.

We broke the story ... Bullock was alarmed when her stalker was back on the streets last June after being released from a mental health facility much sooner than she expected. She got a restraining order requiring him to stay 200 yards clear of her until June 2022.

It's unclear what probation terms Corbett violated to trigger the arrest warrant Wednesday.

Daz Dillinger In the Crosshairs of Cops ... After Crips Threat Against Kanye

5/1/2018 7:26 AM PDT

Daz Dillinger is now on the radar of the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept., after his call to the Crips to pay a not-so-friendly visit to Kanye West.

TMZ called the Sheriff's Dept. Monday to ask if Dillinger's video was something they were looking at. At the time, the Sheriff's Dept. was unaware Dillinger had posted the threat to Kanye, but today a Sheriff's Dept. source told us detectives are now looking at the video to determine if there's a "prosecutable crime."

We're told the Sheriff's Dept. has also reached out to Kanye and his security team, but so far they have not heard back.

Dillinger called on the Crips to "f*** up Kanye."

Floyd Mayweather's Entourage Targeted In Shooting ... Cops Say

4/9/2018 12:00 PM PDT
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Cops believe whoever shot Floyd Mayweather's bodyguard in Atlanta early Monday morning was specifically targeting Floyd's entourage.

The Atlanta PD has now identified the victim as Greg La Rosa -- a longtime member of Floyd's TMT bodyguard crew.

La Rosa was a passenger in the lead vehicle of Floyd's 3-car entourage -- which cops say was leaving a Waffle House after Floyd had hosted a party at Medusa nightclub.

Cops say the actions of the shooter suggest Floyd's crew was specifically targeted -- though it's unclear if the shooter was trying to kill Floyd.

As for La Rosa, he was shot in the leg -- and was discharged from the hospital around 5:30 AM. Cops say he's doing well.

Cops say the driver of the lead car tried to speed away from the shooter -- but the shooter's car gave chase.

Eventually, the driver was able to shake the shooter's car and took Greg to the hospital. 

Mayweather was NOT injured in the attack -- but cops say they desperately want to speak with him as soon as possible.

Cops do not believe anyone in Floyd's entourage fired back at the shooter.

YouTube HQ Police Dispatch Female Suspect Shot in Chest Handgun Found Near Body

4/3/2018 1:56 PM PDT

8:00 PM PT -- The alleged shooter has been identified by NBC as Nasim Aghdam of Southern California.

6:00 PM PT -- One of the victims -- a 36-year-old male in critical condition -- was reportedly the shooter's boyfriend. The 2 other injured victims are women ages 32 and 27. The shooting is being investigated as a domestic dispute, according to the AP.

2:39 PM PT -- San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini just held a news conference and said 4 victims suffering from gunshot-related injuries were transported to a hospital. The woman believed to be the suspected shooter died inside the building from a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police did not release the identity of the suspect.  

2:17 PM PT -- Several reports say the female suspect is dead at the scene. It's currently unknown if she was killed by police or shot herself.

There's an active shooter at YouTube Headquarters in Northern California and, according to police dispatch audio, the alleged suspect is a female who's been shot in the chest. 

In the audio, you hear an officer note there's a woman down with a gunshot wound to her chest. Another voice on the dispatch mentions the woman is the suspect and the first officer gets back on dispatch to confirm there's a handgun near the alleged suspect's body.

Police are still on scene at the San Bruno, CA headquarters. According to emergency dispatch, 37 people were injured on scene, it's not clear what from. Cops have advised people to steer clear. 

At least 1 employee tweeted he heard gunshots and saw people running while he was sitting at his desk. He also said he barricaded inside a room with co-workers before tweeting he had been evacuated.

YouTube's headquarters houses nearly 2,000 employees.

Story developing ...

Coachella Police Train For Possible Massacre Tourniquets, Drones in Force

3/28/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Law enforcement at Coachella is bracing for the possibility of a Vegas-like massacre, and it's taking radical steps to make sure it thwarts any plot and protects concertgoers.

If, God forbid, something does happen, first responders will be ready with tourniquets and other medical equipment to prevent massive blood loss.

There will also be intensive surveillance, especially with drones that will blanket the festival grounds ... eyeing people and packages that look ominous. Although law enforcement tells TMZ there are no known threats, it is out of an abundance of caution.

Cops and security are taking training courses on identifying items that are out of place ... in particular they will learn the lay of the land -- where items such as trash cans are placed -- and if a new one suddenly appears, cops will take appropriate steps to immediately investigate. 

There will also be tried-and-true forms of security, such as metal detectors and pat-downs. And the mantra of the festival is what has become the mantra everywhere ... "See something, say something."

Coachella takes place over the span of two weekends next month and features artists like The Weeknd, Beyonce, Eminem, Cardi B, Migos, SZA and Kygo

Sarah Paulson Trump is Despicable For Transgender Military Ban

3/25/2018 7:03 AM PDT

Sarah Paulson has one word for Donald Trump in the wake of his decision to ban transgender people from the military ... despicable.

We got the much-sought-after actress with Holland Taylor Saturday night leaving Craig's, and you can plainly hear the unbridled contempt in her voice with her one-word answer.

On a more optimistic note, Sarah thinks the students who triggered a world-wide march against assault rifles have already changed hearts and minds.

One step forward ... and then there's Donald Trump.

Austin Bombing Suspect Blows Himself Up After Being Caught on Surveillance Video

3/21/2018 6:13 AM PDT

This is the suspect in the series of Austin bombings ... shot on surveillance video Sunday at a FedEx office ... 2 days before he blew himself up as cops closed in. 

The man dropped off 2 packages at the South Austin FedEx store, this according to the CBS affiliate in Austin. One of the packages exploded at the store ... another was found undetonated.  

The suspect was possibly wearing a wig.

Police closed in on him early Wednesday morning after surveillance led police to the hotel he was staying at. When cops approached his vehicle the suspect blew himself up. So far, police haven't found a note, manifesto or anything else that would indicate motive. 

Trump fired off a tweet hours after the suspect killed himself congratulating the police.

In all, authorities found the bomber was responsible for 6 bombs -- 5 of which exploded -- in total killing 2 people and injuring at least 5 others. 

Police are concerned there are other undetonated devices in the area.

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