Police Misconduct Blog


Were You or a Loved Injured or Killed at Rikers Island?

Were You or a Loved Injured or Killed at Rikers Island?

Justice for Rikers Island Inmates Rikers Island is a small 413 acre island in the middle of New York’s East River. It is also the home of New York City’s primary jail complex. For years, the city has promised to close the archaic facility and replace it with a network of modern...

Jail Suicide Results in One Million Dollar Payout

Jail Suicide Results in One Million Dollar Payout

Here is a fact that most people don’t know. 41 percent of jail suicides happen within the first week of incarceration. Those figures come from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. A significant percentage of suicides also happen in the next two weeks.
Jail suicides have become a...

Witness to George Floyd's Murder Shares His Story (Exclusive)

Witness to George Floyd's Murder Shares His Story (Exclusive)

The following is the unedited statement of Maurice Lester Hall. Maurice, known to his friends as Reece, was in the car with George Floyd at the time of George’s arrest and tragic death. Our colleague Mark Kallenbach had the privilege and honor of representing Reece.
There are few...



Louisiana – Incarceration Incorporated

Louisiana – Incarceration Incorporated

Louisiana has the highest percentage of its people behind bars. Five times more than Iran, thirteen times more than China and far more than any other state (although a few other states are vying for second place.) It’s bad here. But what is worse, inmates are dying in record...


Mississippi To Pay $500,000 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 23 Years

Mississippi To Pay $500,000 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 23 Years

A judge ordered the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a man wrongfully imprisoned for nearly a quarter-century. The order included a $50,000 payment to Curtis Flowers’ attorneys.
Flowers was tried six times in a 1996 quadruple murder case. After spending years on Death Row,...

Cop Sexually Abused Gas Station Worker

Cop Sexually Abused Gas Station Worker

Were You Sexually Abused By a Police Officer? Ever drive by a convenience store and see a police car parked outside? Cops love hot coffee, fast service and the later hours offered at most convenience stores. The owners and employees of those stations like having cops around because it deters...

Murder Inside Florida Prisons - Why Is the Death Toll So High?

Murder Inside Florida Prisons - Why Is the Death Toll So High?

Florida has some of the most dangerous prisons in the United States. In 2001, there were 191 homicides and suicides inside Florida’s prison. In 2017 that number skyrocketed to 428.
Who knows what 2020 will look like after COVID-19 raced through several jails and prison in the state....