Police Misconduct Blog


Inmate Sues for Jail Cancer Misdiagnosis

Inmate Sues for Jail Cancer Misdiagnosis

Three months after Anthony Michael Cobb, 48, was arrested on an attempted murder charge and placed in Pennsylvania’s Franklin County Jail, he began passing blood in his urine.
He immediately asked for medical help, but none was forthcoming.
Harrisburg-based PrimeCare Medical...

Off Duty Cops Kills Man in Case of Mistaken Identity?

Off Duty Cops Kills Man in Case of Mistaken Identity?

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter for Shooting Man in Wrong Apartment A five year veteran of the Dallas Police Department shot and killed a young man in an apartment complex. Police believe the officer went home after her shift ended and entered the wrong apartment. When she found a man in...

Inmate Claims Repeated Sexual Assaults by Guard

Inmate Claims Repeated Sexual Assaults by Guard

An inmate at the Fox Lake Correctional Institution in Wisconsin has filed federal civil rights charges against the state and several corrections officials after he was repeatedly sexually assaulted. While jail assaults unfortunately do occur, this case is unique because the assailant, a former...

Wisconsin Teen Left Brain Damaged in Juvenile Prison

Wisconsin Teen Left Brain Damaged in Juvenile Prison

$19 Million Paid to Family of Teen Left Brain Damaged at Copper Lake School This blog normally covers the untimely deaths of prison inmates and those wrongfully shot by the police. Those stories are already tragic. Tragic because a human life was snuffed out and tragic because those in jail and...


Hell in a Mississippi Prison, Complete with Fires – Hello MTC

Hell in a Mississippi Prison, Complete with Fires – Hello MTC

If there’s a Hell on earth, a good candidate is the privately run East Mississippi Correctional Facility, located 90 miles from Jackson near Meridian.
What makes the conditions at EMCF even worse is that fact that 80 percent of the inmates suffer from some form of mental illness, as the...



Inmates Dying of Homicide and Suicide Due to Medical Neglect

Inmates Dying of Homicide and Suicide Due to Medical Neglect

Prisons have their share of killings and suicides. Most homicides are inmate on inmate events, but an Erie County, New York sheriff and his deputies stand accused by a commission investigating a female inmate’s death of homicide by medical neglect.
India Cummings, 27, died in February...

Virginia Man Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Dies in Police Custody

Virginia Man Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Dies in Police Custody

On June 27, 2018, a 31 year old Fairfax County, Virginia resident died in police custody after experiencing a mental health episode. Police were called to the home of Christopher Paul in Alexandria after a 911 call reported a drug overdose.
When the officers arrived, they encountered one of...