Police Misconduct Blog


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...

Man Found Dead in Jail Cell Surrounded by Bags of Fentanyl

Man Found Dead in Jail Cell Surrounded by Bags of Fentanyl

Inmates sometimes die in jail. They don’t usually die with drugs all around them. Yet that’s what happened to an upstate New York man in November, 2017.
New York’s jail inmate death numbers are lower than many other states with large populations. In 2014, 37 inmates died in...


New Jersey Lawsuit Cites Corrections Officers’ Conspiracy to Kill

The parents of a young New Jersey man who died at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC), Hopewell, two years ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging the corrections officers were engaged in a conspiracy to kill their son.
Kalman “Kal” Gyorffy III and Christie...