The officers were spotted by a passerby, who filmed the encounter at Third Beach on the morning of Wednesday, February 24.
"We are ... providing an unprecedented picture of civilians' complaints of abuse by NYPD officers as well as the limits of the current system that is supposed to hold officers accountable," a website editor wrote.
Deputy Eli Max stopped Phillip Colbert and kept him for 40 minutes over the pine tree air freshener hanging from his rear-view mirror.
Sgt. Jesús Manuel Menocal Jr., 32, faces a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted on one of the charges.
After being pulled over by a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy, a woman claims that he stripped down to his underwear and forcibly baptized her in Soddy Lake. Now, she's suing the department for $11 million.
London Constable Avi Maharaj pleaded guilty to ordering porn while waiting for the undertaker to come collect the body of the homeowner's child.
The Sheriff's Department reportedly compiled a list in 2014 to keep a record of officers whose past behaviors might be used to discredit them in court.
A Guardian analysis shows that 30 percent of the police contracts it reviewed contain clauses that officer disciplinary records be kept from the public.
The Knight News Challenge awarded a total of $3.2 million to 17 data projects on Tuesday.
Report reveals New Yorkers' experiences with summonses and low-level arrests.