Category Archives: Police misconduct

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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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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