Police Misconduct Blog


Cop w/ Excessive Force History Killed Unarmed Man Execution Style

Cop w/ Excessive Force History Killed Unarmed Man Execution Style

The horrifying video of the death of Daniel Shaver, 26, shows a man crying and begging for his life before being shot and killed by Mesa police officer Philip Brailsford, 27.
The January, 2016 shooting occurred at a Mesa La Quinta Inn & Suites Hotel where officers were responding to...

Civil Rights Suit Filed by Estate of Inmate Who Died of Dehydration

Civil Rights Suit Filed by Estate of Inmate Who Died of Dehydration

Terrill Thomas, 38, died a particularly terrible death in the Milwaukee County Jail on April 24, 2016. Thomas, who was bipolar, was suffering a mental health incident when corrections officers placed him in an isolation cell. They then allegedly shut off the water to the cell, and Thomas died a...

The Five Worst US Cities for Police Brutality

The Five Worst US Cities for Police Brutality

If we measure police brutality in terms of where police kill the largest number of unarmed individuals, without the officers being held accountable, the top five cities are:
New York (New York) Phoenix (Arizona) Los Angeles (California) Jacksonville (Florida) Chicago (Illinois) Data...

Excessive Force?  7 Ways to Tell

Excessive Force? 7 Ways to Tell

There’s no real definition of excessive force for police officers, but it basically means a law enforcement official uses more force than needed – or prudent - when arresting or subduing a suspect.
Police officers should use the minimum amount of force necessary to obtain a safe...



Is That Cop Dangerous? 4 Tips to Detect Psychopaths in Uniform

Is That Cop Dangerous? 4 Tips to Detect Psychopaths in Uniform

Psychopathic cops can be more dangerous than criminals. They are responsible for police brutality, unjustified shootings, false testimony, and many other forms of police misconduct.
Every year, dozens of people who were convicted based on a cop's testimony, are released from prison because...

Private Prison Pays $7 Million in Suicide Settlement

Private Prison Pays $7 Million in Suicide Settlement

Janene Wallace hanged herself at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania’s Delaware County in 2015. At the time of her death, at age 35, the prison was run by the for-profit Community Education Centers (CEC) Inc. On November 9, CEC agreed to pay her family $7 million in a...

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot – A Modern History of Police Shooting Tragedies

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot – A Modern History of Police Shooting Tragedies

This story begins in Birmingham, Alabama. The governor ordered hundreds of National Guard troops and state troopers to assist city police who were struggling to maintain order after four young black girls were killed at a local church. Police arrested nineteen people on the night of September 15th,...