Category Archives: Police misconduct

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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CA6: Ptf stated a 4A claim and overcame QI for the officer’s allegedly manufacturing case against him

Plaintiff produced enough evidence to show defendant officer falsified the case against him and overcame qualified immunity. The prosecutor dropped the criminal case when it was apparent it was bogus, and then plaintiff sued. Parnell v. City of Detroit, 2019 … Continue reading

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WaPo: Two people were killed in a botched drug raid. Investigators say the official story was a lie.

WaPo: Two people were killed in a botched drug raid. Investigators say the official story was a lie. by Brittney Martin and Eli Rosenberg:

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WaPo: A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter.

WaPo: A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter. By Meagan Flynn:

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The American Conservative: Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Friendly Police Fantasy

The American Conservative: Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Friendly Police Fantasy by James Bovard: Better relations will only come when we repeal the legions of laws empowering cops to unjustifiably accost peaceful citizens. You may not agree, but the author has valid … Continue reading

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E.D.Ark.: Negligent investigation doesn’t state a 4A claim for malicious prosecution

Plaintiff is a dentist and he was investigated for alleged sexual molestation of a patient. He was tried and acquitted of the sexual assault, and then sued the police officers involved for malicious prosecution under the Fourth Amendment. The claim … Continue reading

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N.D.Ill.: Ptf adequately pled that def officers used SWs as excuse to commit theft and robberies of search targets

Plaintiff adequately pled that defendant officers, members of CPD Team 6713, were engaged in a theft and robbery ring where they used bogus and apparently real search warrants to rob their victims. Motion to dismiss for failing to state a … Continue reading

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