Police Misconduct Blog


Black Man Suffocated by Police After Spit Hood Placed on Him

Black Man Suffocated by Police After Spit Hood Placed on Him

More than two months before the death of George Floyd at the hands of police ignited protests across the nation, another Black man met a similar fate in Rochester, New York. Daniel Prude, 41, died March 30, a week after the police incident, after life support was removed. It was not until his...

Murder Inside Florida Prisons - Why Is the Death Toll So High?

Florida has some of the most dangerous prisons in the United States. In 2001, there were 191 homicides and suicides inside Florida’s prison. In 2017 that number skyrocketed to 428.
Who knows what 2020 will look like after COVID-19 raced through several jails and prison in the state....

Delivering a Baby in a Jail Cell

Delivering a Baby in a Jail Cell

Having a baby is supposed to be a blessed event. It can quickly become a nightmare for mothers who are forced to deliver in a tiny jail cell without any medical assistance. Sometimes, babies can come very quickly and with little warning. In most cases, however, there is plenty of time to get the...

COVID-19 Deaths and the California Department of Prisons

COVID-19 Deaths and the California Department of Prisons

There are 168,336 men and women in the custody of the California Department of Corrections as of last week. That doesn’t count the county jails and federal correctional centers. Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department alone is responsible for an additional 18,000 inmates and 18,000 staff...

Family of Dead Woman Suing Cop Who Fondled Her Corpse’s Breasts

Family of Dead Woman Suing Cop Who Fondled Her Corpse’s Breasts

Metadata Title: Family of Dead Woman Suing Cop Who Fondled Her Corpse’s Breasts | Police Misconduct
Metadata: LAPD officer David Rojas thought he had turned off his body camera just before committing a vile act. In October 2019, the body cam caught him caressing the breasts of a...



Video Shows Austin Police Shooting Unarmed Man

Video Shows Austin Police Shooting Unarmed Man

A newly released video reveals Austin police shooting an unarmed man on April 24. Michael Ramos, 42, is seen in the video saying he is unarmed while holding his hands above his head. Police soon open fire and killed him.
The video was released just two days after white, armed protestor...

Coronavirus and Fires Threaten California’s Prisons

Coronavirus and Fires Threaten California’s Prisons

Since March, California’s prison population has faced the threat of COVID-19, a disease spreading quickly among those living in close quarters. Now, there is an additional potentially deadly menace.
As raging wildfires spread throughout the state, those outside the prison system in...