Category Archives: Police misconduct

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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NYTimes: ‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem

NYTimes: ‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem by Joseph Goldstein Police lying persists, even amid an explosion of video evidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility.

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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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