Police Misconduct Blog


Police Chief Charged with Federal Hate Crimes

Police Chief Charged with Federal Hate Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Justice charged former Bordentown NJ police chief Frank Nucera with federal hate crimes. Prosecutors say that while acting as police chief, Nucera assaulted an 18 year old black male. They say the assault was motivated by Nucera’s...


New Trial in Jail Guard Prison Abuse Case

New Trial in Jail Guard Prison Abuse Case

September 18th, 2010 will be a day that William Jennings will never forget. Neither will the six deputies sued for senselessly beating Jennings. Even the jurors who heard the case for two weeks in the fall of 2016 probably can’t forget what they saw at trial. Much of Jennings torture was...

Underground Legal Guide for Police Brutality Victims

Underground Legal Guide for Police Brutality Victims

Spend a few minutes on the Internet and you will find plenty of advice on how to interact if stopped by the police or if incarcerated. Unfortunately, when it comes to police and corrections officer misconduct, most of that advice is bad.
As well intended as it may seem, most of that advice is...

Family of Texas Man Who Died in Custody Awarded $6.3 Million

Family of Texas Man Who Died in Custody Awarded $6.3 Million

Judge Roy Payne has just awarded $6.3 million to the family of William Livezey Jr.; a man who died of a heart attack while he was being arrested by an off-duty cop in Malakoff, Texas in December, 2013.
In 2014, Livezey’s widow and his four adult children had filed a lawsuit against the...


$2.3 Million Settlement in Inmate’s Meth Death

$2.3 Million Settlement in Inmate’s Meth Death

Bernard Victorianne died in the San Diego Central Jail in 2012 from a drug overdose. His death could have been prevented if the jail officials had acted on the fact that they knew he had swallowed a bag full of methamphetamines and ignored warnings from a local hospital to get Victorianne prompt...