Police Misconduct Blog


Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

[Updated May 29th] Memorial Day is a day when we honor and mourn our soldiers who died while defending our country, In Minneapolis, it is a day to mourn and honor George Floyd. On Monday Floyd died while being detained by several Minneapolis police officers. Most would say tortured.
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Rikers Island and Coronavirus – America’s New Death Row

Rikers Island and Coronavirus – America’s New Death Row

Can I Sue the Jail for Coronavirus? “Can I sue the Department of Corrections if I catch coronavirus?” is a question we hear on an almost daily basis. If you are inmate at New York City’s main jail complex, Rikers Island, the chances are catching the deadly virus are the highest...



Did Vancouver (WA) Cops Murder Homeless Man? (VIDEO)

Did Vancouver (WA) Cops Murder Homeless Man? (VIDEO)

Just a couple hours ago, an apparently homeless man was gunned down by officers from the Vancouver Police Department in Washington State.
Published reports and one resident near the shooting tell us that the incident began unfolding just after 11:00 am today. A fight between two me was...

Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can the Police Shoot You When You Are Driving? Can the police shoot you when you are driving? That sounds like a ridiculous question but it happens more than you think. A lawsuit filed by a man shot three times by a volunteer state constable might answer that question in South Carolina.
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Louisiana Federal Prison in Dire Straits After Coronavirus

Louisiana Federal Prison in Dire Straits After Coronavirus

A 1,700 inmate facility approximately 100 miles from Baton Rouge has the dubious distinction of having the first federal prisoner diagnosed with the coronavirus and the same individual becoming the first inmate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) to succumb to COVID-19....

Keep Coronavirus from Overwhelming Jails By Reducing the Population

Keep Coronavirus from Overwhelming Jails By Reducing the Population

California is in complete lockdown due to coronavirus. Those who are literally locked up, the local inmate population, will prove prime victims as the virus sweeps through such facilities. Jails are the ideal place to spread such a disease, as they consist of lots of people packed in a small area....

COVID-19 Enters the New York and Federal Prison Systems

At least 38 people – likely more by the time you read this – have been infected with the coronavirus in New York’s Riker’s Island and other city jails. Roughly half are inmates, while others are employees. While the response to the pandemic has ground American and global...

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

The Douglas County Jail in Douglasville, Georgia is no stranger to controversy. The facility, operated by Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, has been sued multiple times. Numerous people have died in the jail because of poor medical care. At least two jail staff were indicted after an inmate died...