Police Misconduct Blog


North Carolina Man Dies in Police Custody While Cries for Help Ignored

North Carolina Man Dies in Police Custody While Cries for Help Ignored

A man whom Charlotte-Mecklenburg County police saw eat a large amount of cocaine died while in custody. The officers did not try to get medical help for him, left him unattended in violation of department regulations, and failed to respond to his calls for help.
Harold Easter, 41, was taken...

Black Man Suffocated by Police After Spit Hood Placed on Him

Black Man Suffocated by Police After Spit Hood Placed on Him

More than two months before the death of George Floyd at the hands of police ignited protests across the nation, another Black man met a similar fate in Rochester, New York. Daniel Prude, 41, died March 30, a week after the police incident, after life support was removed. It was not until his...

George Floyd’s Family Sues Minneapolis Police – the Untold Story

George Floyd’s Family Sues Minneapolis Police – the Untold Story

George Floyd is dead. Nothing can bring him back. The entire nation was horrified by the 9 minute video clip that showed George dying at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Everyone knows his death was preventable.
Many weeks have passed since Floyd’s death. Most of the protests have...

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

[Updated May 29th] Memorial Day is a day when we honor and mourn our soldiers who died while defending our country, In Minneapolis, it is a day to mourn and honor George Floyd. On Monday Floyd died while being detained by several Minneapolis police officers. Most would say tortured.
Police...

Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can the Police Shoot You When You Are Driving? Can the police shoot you when you are driving? That sounds like a ridiculous question but it happens more than you think. A lawsuit filed by a man shot three times by a volunteer state constable might answer that question in South Carolina.
The...

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

The Douglas County Jail in Douglasville, Georgia is no stranger to controversy. The facility, operated by Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, has been sued multiple times. Numerous people have died in the jail because of poor medical care. At least two jail staff were indicted after an inmate died...

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...


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...

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...