Police Misconduct Blog


Filming the Cops – What To Do if Assaulted

Can I Film the Police if They Say No? [WITH VIDEO, keep reading!] Unless on private property or in a secure government area, you can film the police. For whatever reasons, many cops don’t like it. Some will ask you to stop while a few will resort to false arrest, tasers and use of...

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...

Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison Sues Prosecutor Who Tried Him Six Times

Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison Sues Prosecutor Who Tried Him Six Times

Metadata Title: Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Who Did 23 Years Sues Prosecutor Metadata: Curtis Flowers (now 51) spent almost half of his life to date in prison after conviction for killing 4 people at a MI furniture store. At the time of his arrest in 1997, he had no criminal record. 2 years after...

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...

Exonerated New Orleans Man Receives $2 Million Settlement

Exonerated New Orleans Man Receives $2 Million Settlement

The New Orleans District Attorney has reached a $2 million settlement in the case of a wrongfully convicted man.
Robert Jones, now 48, spent 23 years behind bars at the notorious Angola prison for rape and murder. He was released in November 2015 following an appeals court decision that...

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...