Police Misconduct Blog


Virginia Man Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Dies in Police Custody

Virginia Man Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Dies in Police Custody

On June 27, 2018, a 31 year old Fairfax County, Virginia resident died in police custody after experiencing a mental health episode. Police were called to the home of Christopher Paul in Alexandria after a 911 call reported a drug overdose.
When the officers arrived, they encountered one of...

Former Inmate Speaks Out about Corizon Healthcare Malpractice

Earlier today I chatted with a former county jail inmate in Oregon. With his permission, we are sharing his story about the horrors of Corizon Correctional Healthcare. It is a story that needs to be told.
“Todd” is a senior citizen. Like millions of Americans, he found himself in...

Woman Dies in Ohio Jail; Family Sues NaphCare for Her Death

Woman Dies in Ohio Jail; Family Sues NaphCare for Her Death

NaphCare, a healthcare provider that operates in jails and prisons in 27 states, has a long history of controversy and alleged involvement in inmate deaths. Yet another lawsuit has been filed against the company. This time, it’s for the death of Sasha Garvin, a 27-year-old Dayton, OH woman...

Tennessee County Sheriff Brags on Tape About Fatal Shooting

Tennessee County Sheriff Brags on Tape About Fatal Shooting

When cops kill a suspect, we hope they are deeply affected by the incident. That’s probably true of most fatal police shootings, and whether taking down a suspect is warranted or not is not the point. Somebody shot and somebody else died. 
For White County, Tennessee sheriff Oddie...

Injuries from Tasers and Other Law Enforcement Equipment

Injuries from Tasers and Other Law Enforcement Equipment

Tasers, batons, pepper spray and other corrections or police officer tools are meant to be used by properly trained law enforcement personnel and only used in situations where reasonably appropriate.
Unfortunately poorly trained corrections officers, jailers, police, or sheriff’s...

Prisoner Lands Book Deal, Michigan Wants His Earnings

Prisoner Lands Book Deal, Michigan Wants His Earnings

Curtis Dawkins, an incarcerated author recently landed a six-figure deal with a top publisher.
The man, who is in prison for life, wants the money to pay for his children’s education, but the government has other plans.
In 2016, Curtis Dawkins’ agent sent out his manuscript,...


Two Baltimore Detectives Convicted of Racketeering and Robbery

Two Baltimore Detectives Convicted of Racketeering and Robbery

Charm City is looking more like Corruption City every day. Two Baltimore police detectives were convicted on charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and robbery on February 13, and they’re joining six colleagues who previously plead guilty.
That’s in addition to a deputy...

Baltimore Police May Have to Pay Out of Pocket for Police Brutality

Baltimore Police May Have to Pay Out of Pocket for Police Brutality

Each year, thousands of victims of police brutality receive sizable settlements for the injuries doled out by the hands of cops. The officers in question may or may not face punishment for their actions, but the settlements are paid by the municipality employing those law enforcement personnel....

Two Ex-LAPD Narcotics Officers Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Assault

Two Ex-LAPD Narcotics Officers Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Assault

A quarter-century is a very long time. That’s how long former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) narcotics officers and partners Luis Valenzuela, 45 and James Nichols were sentenced to prison after pleading no contest on February 26, 2017 to two counts each of forcible rape and forcible...