Category Archives: Police misconduct

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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Techdirt.com: California Town OKs Destruction Of Police Shooting Records Days Before They Could Be Obtained By The Public

Techdirt.com: California Town OKs Destruction Of Police Shooting Records Days Before They Could Be Obtained By The Public by Tim Cushing: California has long protected police officers from accountability. Most police misconduct records are impossible to obtain via public records … Continue reading

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NYTimes: When the Police Become Prosecutors

NYTimes: When the Police Become Prosecutors by Alexandra Natapoff Officers quietly wield a lot of unchecked prosecutorial power.

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D.D.C.: FBI Agent’s tampering with evidence in def’s case doesn’t lead to dismissal; not significant enough to case

Defendant’s 2255 for proven misconduct by an FBI agent involved in his case of tampering with evidence during the search that surfaced after defendant’s guilty plea does not lead to overturning his conviction. While the agent’s misconduct in another case … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Three Florida Police Officers Are Sent to Prison for False Arrests

NYTimes: Three Florida Police Officers Are Sent to Prison for False Arrests by Christina Caron: Three former Florida police officers were sentenced to prison this week for conspiring to falsely arrest people to improve the department’s crime statistics – at … Continue reading

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LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark laws that unwind decades of secrecy surrounding police misconduct, use of force

LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark laws that unwind decades of secrecy surrounding police misconduct, use of force by Liam Dillon and Maya Lau: Gov. Jerry Brown ushered in a new era of transparency in California law enforcement on … Continue reading

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CA6: Alleged inappropriate search of 17-year-old girl before letting her go to bathroom during traffic stop that led to a drug dog and finding nothing gets to go to jury

A traffic stop of plaintiff’s family led to calling a drug dog. While waiting for the drug dog, plaintiff had to use the bathroom, and the detaining officers called for a female officer to escort her to a nearby bathroom … Continue reading

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CA11: Ptf’s claim officers falsified seizure of crack was speculative; MSJ properly granted

Plaintiff was the subject of a search for drugs, and officers at first found only marijuana. In defendant’s kitchen, in a coffee maker, officers found what they believed was a rock of crack cocaine. It was submitted to the crime … Continue reading

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Miami Herald: The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on black people, probe found

Miami Herald: The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on black people, probe found by Charles Rabin, Jay Weaver & David Ovalle:

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The Virginian-Pilot: She spent 3 months in jail despite a Norfolk police video proving her innocence

The Virginian-Pilot: She spent 3 months in jail despite a Norfolk police video proving her innocence by Scott Daugherty She was allegedly in a video selling drugs. Only she wasn’t. They didn’t look for 114 days.

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WaPo: Opinion: ‘The Watch’ blog: Lunch links: Louisiana attorney general approves of arresting people who threaten to file police complaints

WaPo: Opinion: ‘The Watch’ blog: Lunch links: Louisiana attorney general approves of arresting people who threaten to file police complaints by Radley Balko:

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Reason: Detroit to Pay $225000 After Cops Shoot Three Dogs in Marijuana Raid

Reason: Detroit to Pay $225000 After Cops Shoot Three Dogs in Marijuana Raid by C.J. Ciaramella The settlement is the latest big payout in a string of lawsuits over dog shootings by Detroit police.

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