Category Archives: Police misconduct

The Intercept: A New York Police Officer Was Caught on Camera Apparently Planting Marijuana in a Car — for the Second Time

The Intercept: A New York Police Officer Was Caught on Camera Apparently Planting Marijuana in a Car — for the Second Time by Alice Speri (“When a police officer in Staten Island was caught by his own body camera in … Continue reading

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CA6: § 1983 malicious prosecution claims are made under 4A not 14A

Malicious prosecution claims are to be brought under the Fourth Amendment and not substantive due process. Davis v. Gallagher, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 6180 (6th Cir. Feb. 28, 2020). Driving with hands at the 10 and 2 position was suspect … Continue reading

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Forbes: An Innocent Man Beaten By Law Enforcement Asks The Supreme Court To Give Him His Day In Court

Forbes: An Innocent Man Beaten By Law Enforcement Asks The Supreme Court To Give Him His Day In Court by Andrew Wimer, Institute for Justice (“James was completely innocent in this encounter. It was a clear case of mistaken identity. … Continue reading

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NY Times: A Police Officer’s Word Convicted Them. Now He’s Charged With Murder.

NY Times: A Police Officer’s Word Convicted Them. Now He’s Charged With Murder. By Richard A. Oppel Jr. (“Houston’s top prosecutor says at least 69 people, and perhaps many more, could see their convictions overturned in the wake of a … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: The estate of a young man shot and killed across the U.S.-Mexico border by a U.S. Border Patrol agent has no 4A or 5A Bivens claim.

The estate of a young man shot and killed across the U.S.-Mexico border by a U.S. Border Patrol agent for no reason has no Bivens claim for a Fourth or Fifth Amendment claim. Hernández v. Mesa, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 1361 … Continue reading

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Reason: Houston D.A. Doubles the Scope of Her Case Review Following a Deadly Drug Raid Based on a Phony Affidavit

Reason: Houston D.A. Doubles the Scope of Her Case Review Following a Deadly Drug Raid Based on a Phony Affidavit by Jacob Sullum (“After declaring another man arrested by Gerald Goines ‘actually innocent,’ the Harris County district attorney says prosecutors … Continue reading

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N.D.Okla.: “Actually innocent” plaintiff framed by ATF who served four years gets judgment for $5m

Plaintiff was framed by an ATF agent acting on behalf of the government because she and her family were believed to have escaped lawful prosecution for years. “Ms. Barnes was actually innocent.” The district court initially dismissed the case, and … Continue reading

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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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