Police Misconduct Blog


Police Often Ignore Taser Manufacturer Warnings

Police Often Ignore Taser Manufacturer Warnings

Taser is now a brand name used as a generic term for its product, much like Kleenex or Jell-O. It’s even become a verb.
Police officers taser alleged offenders, not “shoot them with a stun gun.” The misuse of Tasers has become a regular occurrence, but the fault lies more...

Dade Correctional Institution – Florida’s Deadliest

Dade Correctional Institution – Florida’s Deadliest

In 2016, 13 inmates died at Dade Correctional Institution, located in an unincorporated area between Florida City and Homestead. That gives it the dubious distinction of the highest number of inmate deaths – by far – of any prison in the state.
Seven of those inmates died from...

Lawsuit Will Proceed in Case of Florida Inmate Gassed to Death

Lawsuit Will Proceed in Case of Florida Inmate Gassed to Death

Randall Jordan-Aparo, 27, died in September, 2010, after being gassed by corrections officers at Franklin Correctional Institute. He was serving time for credit card fraud.
A lawsuit by his family charges that he was in fact murdered by these corrections officers, and that medical staff and...




Corizon Health - Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Corizon Health - Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

There are currently over 2.2 million adults incarcerated in U.S. prisons, immigration detention centers and county jails. For about half those prisoners, their healthcare needs have been outsourced to private medical contractors.
One of the largest prison healthcare companies is Corizon...

3 Excessive Force Settlements: Austin Cop Still on the Job

3 Excessive Force Settlements: Austin Cop Still on the Job

Here’s a riddle: How many excessive force settlements does a police officer have against him before he’s removed? The answer: In Austin, Texas, apparently, three such settlements aren’t enough to force a cop to leave the job.
Officer Eric Copeland was sued three times for...

Jail Medical Neglect Kills

Jail Medical Neglect Kills

US jails are required by law to provide adequate medical care to prisoners. But a combination of negligence and the wish to cut costs often conspire against the quality of care provided to inmates.
For profit medical contractors and prison administrations alike have paid millions of dollars...

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...