Police Misconduct

Michigan Police Can’t Search Passengers Without Consent

When Are Your Privacy Rights Not Forfeit? We’ve all been riding shotgun with some shady characters behind the wheel. And if that shady character gets pulled over, does that mean police can search you and all your belongings? Not in Michigan any more. Court rules cops can’t search passengers in stops without consent https://t.co/3Y8BsN9M21 — …

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Good and Bad: Impact of Police Body-Worn Cameras is Limited

Examining the Pros and Cons of Police Bodycams As police use of body-worn cameras increases rapidly, an examination of 70 studies found that while officers and citizens support the devices, they may not have had significant or consistent impact on officer behavior or on citizens’ views of the police. The study from the Center for …

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Washington prison guard accused of sexual misconduct with inmate

Washington prison guard accused of sexual misconduct with inmate A Cowlitz County corrections officer was arrested Wednesday for having sexual contact with a female inmate and giving her marijuana, police said. The suspect, 50-year-old Kelly Burgin, is being held in the Clark County Jail and will be … Read more Washington prison guard accused of …

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UPDATE: Excessive Force Lawsuits Around the Country

Atlantic City police officer facing excessive-force lawsuit ATLANTIC CITY A city police officer has found himself embroiled in an excessive-force case that threatens to dig up past abuse allegations and hold the city liable for not checking officers flagged by an early warning system for excessive force. Full story https://twitter.com/FilmingCops/status/984857845282766848   Colorado Lawsuit Alleges ‘Willfill …

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$15M verdict in police shooting of unarmed black man heading to mediation

$15M verdict in police shooting of unarmed black man heading to mediation “Defendants were saddled with the impossible burden of defending not only this case, but also the ubiquitous but unsubstantiated narratives that police are allegedly targeting African-Americans for excessive force,” he wrote. “It is apparent that the … Full story 3 police shootings weren’t …

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Oakland Police Sexual Exploitation Case Exposed

Court Orders Oakland to Report on Fixes Following Police Sexual Exploitation Case A federal judge has ordered Oakland officials to detail how they plan to fix procedural issues in the Police Department identified last month in a court-ordered report that found OPD’s investigation into a widespread officer sexual exploitation case … Read the full article …

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More Police Brutality Lawsuit Settlements in the News

Convicted jewel thief, gun peddler Justin Douglas latest to receive police brutality settlement from Springfield SPRINGFIELD The city and state will pay convicted jewel thief and gun-peddler Justin Douglas $60,000 to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed three years ago in federal court, according to settlement documents. Douglas was arrested in 2012 at a … …

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The Never-Ending Tale of Police Brutality and Excessive Force

FOI Hearing Officer: Enfield Broke Law By Withholding Settlements In Brutality Cases Video from Enfield police cruiser dashboard cams of the arrest of Mark Maher, who has filed a police brutality complaint. It shows exchange between Maher and the Enfield officers, including officer Matthew Worden. Learn more here Don't forget #JeffSessions ongoing war against civil …

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