Category Archives: Police misconduct

WTOP: DC police officers say raising serious concerns led to retaliation

WTOP: DC police officers say raising serious concerns led to retaliation by Mike Murillo:

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CNN: Two former Houston police officers indicted after botched raid that killed two people [they lied to get no-knock]

CNN: Two former Houston police officers indicted after botched raid that killed two people by Konstantin Toropin:

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LA Times: Black drivers face more police stops in California, state analysis shows

LA Times: Black drivers face more police stops in California, state analysis shows by Anita Chabria (“Black drivers in some of California’s largest cities are stopped and searched by police at higher rates than white and Latino motorists, according to … Continue reading

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WaPo: Authorities shot a woman during a botched raid at her home. The real suspect was already in jail.

WaPo: Authorities shot a woman during a botched raid at her home. The real suspect was already in jail. By Derek Hawkins (“Ann Rylee was curled up on her recliner, drifting back to sleep after seeing her fiance off to … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: Alleged pretext doesn’t matter where the stop is objectively reasonable and based on PC

Alleged pretext doesn’t matter where the stop is objectively reasonable. “As the Court has determined there was probable cause to support the traffic stop, the Court does not reach the issue of whether Lt. Henry had reasonable suspicion that the … Continue reading

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AP: Officers shoot woman during search for man already in jail

AP: Officers shoot woman during search for man already in jail (“Officers who mistakenly entered a home trying to arrest an Alabama man who was already in jail shot a woman who was inside, news outlets reported.”)

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Courthouse News Service: Ex-Houston Cop Faces Federal Charges Over Fatal Drug Raid

Courthouse News Service: Ex-Houston Cop Faces Federal Charges Over Fatal Drug Raid by Cameron Langford (“A former Houston policeman made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday to face charges that a married couple was shot dead by a SWAT … Continue reading

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WaPo: ‘I got my rights to do anything I want to do’: Officer immediately fired after viral video shows him stopping black shoppers for ‘acting suspicious’ [Spending money while black]

WaPo: ‘I got my rights to do anything I want to do’: Officer immediately fired after viral video shows him stopping black shoppers for ‘acting suspicious’ by Allyson Chiu

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NYTimes: Stormy Daniels Reaches $450,000 Settlement Over 2018 Strip Club Arrest

NYTimes: Stormy Daniels Reaches $450,000 Settlement Over 2018 Strip Club Arrest by Emily S. Rueb (No further comment required.)

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NYTimes: Opinion: How Mandatory Minimums Enable Police Misconduct

NYTimes: Opinion: How Mandatory Minimums Enable Police Misconduct by Scott Hechinger (“They drastically limit accountability for those with the power to take away a person’s liberty.”)

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The Atlantic: Federal Officials Should Be Accountable for Their Wrongdoing

The Atlantic: Federal Officials Should Be Accountable for Their Wrongdoing by Leah Litman (“And judges need to be the ones to make them pay.”)

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CA7: Former police officer stated 4A malicious prosecution claim for false and misleading information in arrest and SW

Plaintiff stated a Fourth Amendment (not called malicious prosecution) for false statements and omissions in support of his arrest and search warrant where the alleged probable cause was thin to begin with. He was tried three times, reversed twice, and … Continue reading

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