Police Misconduct Blog


Guards Ignore Inmate Begging for Help – She Dies

Guards Ignore Inmate Begging for Help – She Dies

Almost from the moment Lamekia Dockery entered the Elkhart Community Corrections (“ECC”) work-release facility in Goshen, Indiana, she told guards she was having severe stomach pains and needed medical attention. For six days, she begged to go to a hospital, only to have corrections...

Red Flags Ignored in Inmate Suicide

Red Flags Ignored in Inmate Suicide

Some people kill themselves and no one saw it coming. Keith Kosirog, 39, was not one of those people. His was a life full of extraordinary misfortune, and by the time he finally succeeded in taking his own life at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility (“CNMCF”), he had...




Jurors Rap Cops in Police Beat Down Case

Jurors Rap Cops in Police Beat Down Case

[Ed. Note. This post contains a video which some viewers may find disturbing.] A federal jury ruled against two Des Moines police officers and found they used excessive force. Dustin Burnikel claims he was beaten by the two cops on a downtown street.
According to his complaint, Burnikel...


Two Prison Guards Charged with Inmate Abuse in Columbia County

Two Prison Guards Charged with Inmate Abuse in Columbia County

[Updated September 2019] Two correctional officers at Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, Russell Goldsmith (63) and Michael Thompson (46), have been charged with abuse of an inmate and misconduct of public office.
The incident spans several days and involves several people. On...

Who Handles Meds in Private Prisons?

Who Handles Meds in Private Prisons?

Jails And Prison Healthcare Providers Responsible for Medication Errors A recent jury verdict in Texas suggests that substance abuse facilities don’t have to follow the same rules as ordinary hospitals and clinics. In most healthcare facilities, only medically licensed professionals have...