Pittsburgh resident Samm Hodges bore witness not only to an extreme case of police brutality, but the quick coverup and lies that police often spin to cover their tracks. So disturbed by what he saw, he wrote this letter to
Officer Michael Brelo is preparing to stand trial for a November 29, 2012 shooting in which him and 12 other officers fired 137 shots at multiple unarmed victims.
Brelo stands accused of firing 46 shots, some while on the hood of the victims' ca
Thomas Williams, a 72-year-old cancer patient in Michigan decided to use medical marijuana to alleviate his symptoms. Patients can grow up to 12 plants at a time, so when Williams noticed a couple of his plants were dying, he
The trucker, who is a naturalized U.S. Citizen, exercised his right not to answer investigatory questions at the roadblock and was promptly removed by force from his vehicle and unlawfully detained for nearly three weeks before being released without
A Nevada cop who pulled a woman over for speeding ended up dragging her out of the car after she refused to roll her window down all the way, even though she had already rolled it down halfway and already handed him her driver license.
"Quotas lead to illegal arrests, criminal summonses and ruined lives. They undermine the trust between the police and the people they are supposed to be protecting and serving," said NYCLU Associate Legal Director
A Washington couple says they were falsely arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol for stealing a collector car they actually owned.
The highway patrol admitted two errors that led to Robin and Beverly Bruins being removed from their car at gunpoint
The City of Chicago paid $54.2 million in settlements and verdicts for police misconduct cases last year, including more than $9.5 million in attorneys' fees, according to an analysis of city law department data by The Chicago Reporter.
Dressed in military gear, Massachusetts cops were beating a man when they realized another man was video recording them from the other side of a fence, standing about 20 feet away. They didn't like that none.
Florida law enforcement have been using stingrays thousands of times since at least 2007 to investigate crimes as small as a 911 hangup. They also seemingly obliquely refer to stingrays in police reports as "electronic surveillance measures,"
This goes beyond shocking. Sure, in some warped romantic spy-novel sort of way, we've come to expect such places for foreign terrorists to be tortured and held away from prying eyes, but not here, not on American soil, not in Chicago.
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or lawyers while locked inside what attorneys say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
The facility, a nond
"Once they charge you with something you don't know what the outcome will be, even if you're innocent," Mark commented, shortly after being acquitted "Once they stick a hook in you, you don't know if you'll get off it."
Thankful residents of City Heights appreciated the kind gesture of cops invading their home for no reason, beating and then arresting family members -- at least according to a July police report filed after the incident. The family
It's actually happening. An officer was sentenced to death for shooting a pregnant woman and her unborn child to death, and injuring her husband. The husband and wife were enjoying their dinner at a restaurant they
The cops need someone's DNA, but they don't have a warrant, so they invite the suspect to the station house, knowing some of the perp's genetic material will likely be left behind. Bingo, crime solved. Next case.
Jonathan Bleiweiss, 34, pleaded guilty to an array of charges last week, admitting to 14 counts of armed false imprisonment, 15 counts of battery and four counts of stalking. However, he avoided all of the charges with "sex" in them.
Geer, pierced 18 months ago by a police bullet as he stood inside the screen door of his own home, his hands raised, begging not to be shot, simply disappeared into the emotional mixing bowl of American news and political priorities.
Peace Officer is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see t
A Chicago detective who led one of the most shocking acts of torture ever conducted at Guantánamo was responsible for implementing a similar, years-long regime of brutality to elicit murder confessions from minority Americans.
When it's a regular perp, caught as quickly as possible, immediately convicted by press conference and smeared with whatever available. When the perp is a cop, they immediately start screaming about rush to judgment, time to investigate
In dashcam video an officer is heard warning her fellow officers to "hold up" with the arrest until the camera can be turned off. The video shows the suspect being dragged from a car, beaten, and kicked by 7 officers while resisting arrest.
After the first 2 cops were arrested in their investigation, the department pulled the plug before any more officers could suffer the consequences of their actions. "At one point, we were actually told the investigation was too big," Spalding said.
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