Police Misconduct Blog




Jail Suicide Results in One Million Dollar Payout

Jail Suicide Results in One Million Dollar Payout

Here is a fact that most people don’t know. 41 percent of jail suicides happen within the first week of incarceration. Those figures come from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. A significant percentage of suicides also happen in the next two weeks.
Jail suicides have become a...

Exonerated New Orleans Man Receives $2 Million Settlement

Exonerated New Orleans Man Receives $2 Million Settlement

The New Orleans District Attorney has reached a $2 million settlement in the case of a wrongfully convicted man.
Robert Jones, now 48, spent 23 years behind bars at the notorious Angola prison for rape and murder. He was released in November 2015 following an appeals court decision that...

Civil Lawsuit Filed by Family of Man Killed During Kenosha Protests

Civil Lawsuit Filed by Family of Man Killed During Kenosha Protests

The family of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse at last year’s Kenosha, Wisconsin protests has filed a federal civil lawsuit against local law enforcement. The lawsuit alleges the city of Kenosha, along with its police department and the county sheriff’s department, conspired...



Oklahoma County Jail Can No Longer Hold Juveniles After Inmate Death

Oklahoma County Jail Can No Longer Hold Juveniles After Inmate Death

In July, a surprise inspection of the Oklahoma County Jail by the state Health Department resulted in the facility being barred from holding juveniles. In addition, inspectors found that procedures were violated in the June 24th death in custody of an adult detainee.
Lee Chouteau, 31, was...