Police Misconduct Blog


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

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...

Diabetic Prisoner Denied Insulin, Dies in Jail

Diabetic Prisoner Denied Insulin, Dies in Jail

A Mississippi jury deadlocked in its deliberations against a former nurse accused of killing a patient at the George County (MS) Regional Correctional Facility. The jury was deadlocked 11 to 1. After hours of additional deliberations, the court declared a mistrial.
The story of nurse Carmon...



A Dickensian World Inside Florida’s Juvenile Justice System

A Dickensian World Inside Florida’s Juvenile Justice System

“Dickensian” conjures up the brutal life of London’s 19th century poor and incarcerated, but substitute sunshine for heavy fog and it’s an apt description for the 21st century juvenile justice system in Florida.
That’s what the Miami Herald uncovered in a recent...