Police Misconduct Blog


Denver City Council Votes to End Contracts with Private Prison Giants

Denver City Council Votes to End Contracts with Private Prison Giants

Denver city councilwoman Candi CdeBaca was sworn in just last month. The new councilwoman is a vigorous opponent of renewing the city’s contracts with two of the largest players in the private prison field, CoreCivic and GEO Group. She said the city should not invest in organizations that are...

Dallas Police Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies

Dallas Police Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies

Tony Timpa’s last words were, “You’re going to kill me.” These words were caught on video after police officers pinned him down. Timpa’s family recently won a legal fight to have body camera footage of his death released as they pursue a lawsuit against the Dallas...

Major Banks Stop Lending to Private Prison Industry

Major Banks Stop Lending to Private Prison Industry

Since the beginning of the year, several major banks have announced they will no longer do business with the private prison industry. Activists have targeted these lenders, and the financing of private prisons has become a Democratic presidential campaign issue.
In 2016, an order was signed...

Video Reveals NYC Police Officer Lied to Grand Jury

Video Reveals NYC Police Officer Lied to Grand Jury

Lying to a grand jury is a crime. Unfortunately, many men and women are behind bars or stuck with a criminal record because officers of the law committed such crimes. 
Too often, law enforcement officers get away with such behavior, but it’s different when video evidence turns up...

Man Taken Off Life Support After Police Misidentify Him

Man Taken Off Life Support After Police Misidentify Him

The family of Alfonso Bennett was briefly in mourning. Bennett had been missing for several weeks when his sister Rosie Brooks received a phone call on May 13 from Mercy Hospital, looking for his relatives. She was told her brother was in the intensive care unit, and she and her sister Brenda...


Cuyahoga County Jail Deaths Spark Uproar

Cuyahoga County Jail Deaths Spark Uproar

In 2018, eight inmates died in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Jail. In May 2019, a ninth inmate succumbed. Before 2018, the annual death toll for the past decade at the facility never exceeded two. The causes of the 2018 deaths involved four suicides, three drug overdoses, and one related to...

California Jail Care Is So Bad That Some Inmates Ask to Go to Prison

California Jail Care Is So Bad That Some Inmates Ask to Go to Prison

Over the past eight years, huge changes occurred in California’s criminal justice system. Reduction of prison overcrowding was the impetus behind these changes after a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision required prison downsizing, and there is no question that there are far fewer inmates in the...

Public Relations Firm Breaks Ties with GEO Group

Public Relations Firm Breaks Ties with GEO Group

It hasn’t been a good year for the private prison industry. Major banks, including Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, have announced they will no longer provide financing for these companies. The governing body of Denver, Colorado recently voted to stop dealing with two private prison...

$1.5 Million for 45 Years Wrongfully Convicted Man Spends in Prison

$1.5 Million for 45 Years Wrongfully Convicted Man Spends in Prison

There are things money can’t buy, and that includes time. All the money in the world can’t set the clock back and give back stolen years.
For Richard Phillips, a Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the $1.5 million he’ll receive from...