Police Misconduct Blog


No One to Face Charges in Shooting of Unarmed Motorist

No One to Face Charges in Shooting of Unarmed Motorist

On November 27, 2017, U.S. Park Police in Virginia opened fire and killed an unarmed 25-year old driver after a minor rear-end collision with an Uber driver. He drove off after the collision in Old Town Alexandria, and pursuit by Park Police ensued after the Uber driver called 911. Authorities have...



Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two Kentucky Corrections Officers Plead Guilty to Abuse Charges

Two former correctional officers with the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the beating of an inmate. A third officer pleaded guilty earlier this year.
According to a plea agreement filed in court last week, David Schwartz and...

Man Killed by Police Officer After Dropping Gun and Holding Hands Up

Man Killed by Police Officer After Dropping Gun and Holding Hands Up

Something was not right with Richard John Sanchez. The 27-year-old had gone to his sister-in-law’s house in San Bernardino, California, on September 28, 2018, with his gun. She later called the police to report that Sanchez was drunk and irrational, and threatening her family.
She fled...

Elderly Inmate’s Death - Heart Attack or Beating by Guards?

Elderly Inmate’s Death - Heart Attack or Beating by Guards?

John McMillion spent much of his 40s, 50s, and 60s behind bars. At age 67, the elderly inmate was scheduled for a parole hearing and possible release. It was all he could talk about, according to fellow inmates at New York’s Great Meadow Correctional Facility (“GMCF”)....

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Mother Dies in Jail (Monterey County California)

Larra Ann Gillis was a 47 year old mother. On December 4th, 2015 she was booked into the Monterey County Jail. Shortly thereafter she died. Larra was in the jail for just over 24 hours.
The story begins when Larra was arrested by Cal State Monterey Bay campus police. Her charges were...

Ohio Jail Guards Plead Guilty in Beating of Mentally Ill Inmate

Ohio Jail Guards Plead Guilty in Beating of Mentally Ill Inmate

Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Jail is already one of the most notorious facilities in the country. Last year, six inmates died there in four months. A total of eight inmates died in the jail in 2018. On October 15, two jail guards, Nicholas Evans, 35, and Timothy Dugan, 40, pleaded guilty to...


What’s Behind the High Inmate Death Rate at Santa Rita Jail?

What’s Behind the High Inmate Death Rate at Santa Rita Jail?

Why should the well-funded Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA have the highest death rate of any jail in the state, even Los Angeles County, which is the largest in the country? That’s the question many investigators and inmate advocates are asking after it was revealed that 45 inmates died in...