Category Archives: Police misconduct

LawNewz: LISTEN: Cops Accidentally Recorded Themselves Making Up Charges Against Protester, Lawsuit Says

LawNewz: LISTEN: Cops Accidentally Recorded Themselves Making Up Charges Against Protester, Lawsuit Says by Alberto Luperon:

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New law review article: How Governments Pay: Lawsuits, Budgets, and Police Reform

Joanna C. Schwartz, How Governments Pay: Lawsuits, Budgets, and Police Reform, 63 UCLA L. Rev. 1144 (2016). Abstract:

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The New Yorker: The Crisis of Police Militarization

The New Yorker: The Crisis of Police Militarization by Dexter Filkins: “‘Do Not Resist’ traces the transformation of police departments into forces that look like our military—and often act like it.” And I always thought there might be a psycho-sexual … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: An App That Tracks the Police to Keep Them in Check

The Atlantic: An App That Tracks the Police to Keep Them in Check by Kevah Waddell: New software will help low-income people and communities of color to record their experiences with law enforcement—in order to create a crowdsourced map of … Continue reading

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WaPo: Radley Balko’s “The Watch” Blog: Video shows white cops performing roadside cavity search of black man [quoting author]

Radley Balko’s “The Watch” Blog: Video shows white cops performing roadside cavity search of black man:

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San Francisco Chronicle: Police panel upholds complaint for arresting public defender

San Francisco Chronicle: Police panel upholds complaint for arresting public defender by Paul Elias (AP) A civilian police oversight board said San Francisco police officers had no valid reason to arrest a public defender inside the city’s courthouse after she … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Review Agency Faults New York Police Department on Unlawful Searches

NYTimes: Review Agency Faults New York Police Department on Unlawful Searches by Al Baker: A team of plainclothes New York City police officers, tracking the signal of a stolen cellphone, pushed past a man who denied the officers permission to … Continue reading

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NYTimes: New York Police Faulted by Agency for Unlawful Searches

NYTimes: New York Police Faulted by Agency for Unlawful Searches by Al Baker:

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NY: False confession forwarded to DA for grand jury supports common law malicious prosecution and § 1983 claim

“Evidence that the officers forwarded the false confession to prosecutors can satisfy the commencement element of a malicious prosecution cause of action, and the proof of the absence of probable cause for the prosecution and the police’s transmission of the … Continue reading

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WaPo: 80 percent of Chicago PD dash-cam videos are missing audio due to ‘officer error’ or ‘intentional destruction’

WaPo: 80 percent of Chicago PD dash-cam videos are missing audio due to ‘officer error’ or ‘intentional destruction’ by Radley Balko: From DNA Info, here’s the latest piece of evidence that the corruption and abuse in the Chicago Police Department … Continue reading

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