Police Misconduct Blog


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.
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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.
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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...

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

The recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing lawyers, governments and the private sector to grapple with new legal issues every day. Nursing homes aren’t allowing family members to visit, some jails are now faced with deadly coronavirus outbreaks and businesses are balancing privacy...

Forbidden Phones Reveal Horrors of Mississippi Prisons

Forbidden Phones Reveal Horrors of Mississippi Prisons

Smartphones aren’t permitted in prisons. Of course, that does not mean they aren’t readily available - for a price. These days, the use of contraband smartphones by inmates are revealing, through images and words, the horrors of conditions in Mississippi and other prisons.
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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...

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...