Category Archives: Police misconduct

Natl.L.Rev.: The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusions

Natl.L.Rev.: The Utah Blood Draw Story: Drawing Unwarranted Conclusions by David J. Edquist & Aaron M. Smith:

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Politico: Sessions offers rare warning on dangers of police misconduct

Politico: Sessions offers rare warning on dangers of police misconduct by Josh Gerstein:

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NPR: U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

NPR: U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court by Camila Domonoske: In a ‘botched’ investigation, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement kept Davino Watson, a U.S. citizen, imprisoned as a deportable alien for nearly … Continue reading

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WaPo: U.S. police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality’

WaPo: U.S. police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality’ by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. & Mark Berman:

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WaPo: Trump’s speech encouraging police to be ‘rough,’ annotated

WaPo: Trump’s speech encouraging police to be ‘rough,’ annotated by Philip Bump:

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NYTimes: A Warrant to Search Your Vagina

NYTimes: A Warrant to Search Your Vagina by Andrea J. Ritchie:

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NPR (via KUAR): Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says

NPR (via KUAR): Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says by Bill Chappell:

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Chicago Reporter: Police misconduct payouts continue to break the bank in Chicago

Chicago Reporter: Police misconduct payouts continue to break the bank in Chicago by Jonah Newman: In its final report last April, the task force criticized the city’s police oversight bodies for failing to analyze these lawsuits for trends or patterns, … Continue reading

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The Pueble Chieftan: Pueblo police officer accused of reenacting car search for body camera

I’ve heard of searches being reenacted for the benefit of other police officers for cover, to make the search look lawful. This may be the first I’ve heard of with a body camera. I should have seen this coming because … Continue reading

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D.Mass.: Evidence that officer condoned CI planting evidence survives MSJ

Plaintiff had enough evidence of CI misconduct in planting evidence and police turning a blind eye toward it to survive summary judgment. Santiago v. Lafferty, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49177 (D. Mass. March 31, 2017):

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LA Times: If sheriff’s deputies are involved in misconduct, prosecutors have to know

LA Times: If sheriff’s deputies are involved in misconduct, prosecutors have to know (Editorial) There are about 300 Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs and higher-ranking officials whose personnel files include evidence that they lied, took bribes, used excessive force or … Continue reading

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CA10: Random drug testing of juvenile detention supervisors was reasonable

The special needs doctrine justified warrantless random drug testing of juvenile detention officers. A documented problem of drug abuse is not required before they can be tested. The government satisfies its burden for random drug testing in this context balanced … Continue reading

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