Police Misconduct Blog


Mother of Bipolar Man Killed by Police Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit 

Last September, Ricardo Munoz, 27, who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was shot and killed by Lancaster, Pennsylvania police. His mother, Miguelina Pena, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on February 8, 2020 against...



Man Dies of COVID-19 at Houston Jail Mainly Because He Was Poor 

Man Dies of COVID-19 at Houston Jail Mainly Because He Was Poor 

Preston Chaney, 64, could have been the poster child for a person most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. He had diabetes and suffered from heart and liver disease. After his arrest for burglary in the midst of the pandemic, he could have been out on bail had he managed to find $100. He did not...

Report by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Shines A Light on Corrupt Prison Audits

Report by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Shines A Light on Corrupt Prison Audits

Following a lengthy investigation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren published a report on the dubious process by which prisons are approved for operation in our country.
For a year and a half, Warren and her staff looked at how the American Correctional Association (ACA) audits prisons. The ACA is an...



Autistic Teen Dies After Sheriff’s Deputies Sit on Him for Nine Minutes

Autistic Teen Dies After Sheriff’s Deputies Sit on Him for Nine Minutes

It has been one year since a teenaged Louisiana autistic boy succumbed to the efforts of sheriff’s deputies to restrain him. Now, his parents, Dr. Daren Parsa and Dr. Donna Lou, have filed a lawsuit in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging that authorities...