Category Archives: Police misconduct

CA7: Summary judgment for gov’t premature in case alleging frame up by crime lab analyst

Summary judgment was improperly granted for the government in a FTCA case that plaintiff was framed by knowingly false testimony from an arson lab analyst. Remanded. Bunch v. United States, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 2283 (7th Cir. Jan. 30, 2018). … Continue reading

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WaPo: Baltimore Police officer who turned off body camera charged with tampering with evidence

WaPo: Baltimore Police officer who turned off body camera charged with tampering with evidence by Justin Fenton: A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore Police officer on charges of misconduct and fabricating evidence in connection with a body camera video … Continue reading

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NYTimes: New York Detective Guilty of Lying About Drug Arrest

NYTimes: New York Detective Guilty of Lying About Drug Arrest by Joseph Goldstein and John Surico: A Queens jury on Wednesday convicted a detective of lying under oath in a trial that raised troubling questions about the prevalence of false … Continue reading

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techdirt: Cop Shuts Off Dashcam During Drug Dog Sniff. Appeals Court: This Is Fine.

techdirt: Cop Shuts Off Dashcam During Drug Dog Sniff. Appeals Court: This Is Fine. by Tim Cushing

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The Marshall Project: A ‘Routine’ Stop Almost Ended My Career Before It Started

The Marshall Project: A ‘Routine’ Stop Almost Ended My Career Before It Started by Johnathan S. Perkins: Sometimes there’s danger in speaking out against perceived police misconduct.

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The New American: Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case Written by  Bob Adelmann

The New American: Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case by Bob Adelmann:

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ABC News: Utah officer fired for handcuffing, dragging screaming nurse out of hospital

ABC News: Utah officer fired for handcuffing, dragging screaming nurse out of hospital by Karma Allen: The Salt Lake City police officer featured in a widely viewed video aggressively handcuffing a hospital The Salt Lake City police officer featured in … Continue reading

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WaPo: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students

WaPo: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students by Kyle Swenson: The sound system squawked at 8 a.m., just as the school day was revving up at Worth County High School. The campus was now … Continue reading

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CA7: When inmate dies in custody before PC determination, 4A governs the inquiry

When an inmate has been booked into a jail and no judicial probable cause determination has been made, the Fourth Amendment governs the denial of medical care issue. Estate of Perry v. Wenzel, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 18010 (7th Cir. … Continue reading

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Natl.L.Rev.: The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusions

Natl.L.Rev.: The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusions by David J. Edquist & Aaron M. Smith:

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Politico: Sessions offers rare warning on dangers of police misconduct

Politico: Sessions offers rare warning on dangers of police misconduct by Josh Gerstein:

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NPR: U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

NPR: U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court by Camila Domonoske: In a ‘botched’ investigation, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement kept Davino Watson, a U.S. citizen, imprisoned as a deportable alien for nearly … Continue reading

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