Category Archives: Police misconduct

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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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: South Carolina police shot a man to pieces over $100 worth of pot, then lied about it

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: South Carolina police shot a man to pieces over $100 worth of pot, then lied about it by Radley Balko: Prosecutors drop drug charges against Julian Betton after cops’ account of the raid that paralyzed him … Continue reading

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Miami Herald: Ex-cop convicted of stealing from drivers during traffic stops

Miami Herald: Ex-cop convicted of stealing from drivers during traffic stop by David J. Neal:

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WaPo: The Watch Blog: DOJ report: Arrests without PC, held for days without a lawyer; here it’s a “CID hold”

WaPo: The Watch Blog by Radley Balko: Incredible Justice Department report finds brazen and systemic police abuse in Louisiana. Officers in two departments made hundreds of “secret” arrests without probable cause. The arrests typically included strip-searches, and arrestees could be … Continue reading

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WaPo: The culture around Trump and the troubling message to police

WaPo: The culture around Trump and the troubling message to police by Steven Hale: Over the past several years there has been much discussion about police culture and how, in some cases, it might contribute to the disturbing incidents we … Continue reading

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techdirt: Las Vegas PD Continues To Use Faulty $2 Drug Field Tests Because Convictions Matter More Than Justice

techdirt: Las Vegas PD Continues To Use Faulty $2 Drug Field Tests Because Convictions Matter More Than Justice by Tim Cushing:

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