Police Misconduct Blog


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...

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....

Delivering a Baby in a Jail Cell

Delivering a Baby in a Jail Cell

Having a baby is supposed to be a blessed event. It can quickly become a nightmare for mothers who are forced to deliver in a tiny jail cell without any medical assistance. Sometimes, babies can come very quickly and with little warning. In most cases, however, there is plenty of time to get the...

COVID-19 Deaths and the California Department of Prisons

COVID-19 Deaths and the California Department of Prisons

There are 168,336 men and women in the custody of the California Department of Corrections as of last week. That doesn’t count the county jails and federal correctional centers. Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department alone is responsible for an additional 18,000 inmates and 18,000 staff...

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...

Police Stomp Pregnant California Woman – Police Brutality Post

Police Stomp Pregnant California Woman – Police Brutality Post

As violent protests are rocking the nation (and the world) over the tragic death of George Floyd, a California woman has filed a police brutality lawsuit against the City of San Leandro. She says police “stomped” her after she left the hospital which caused her to miscarry and lose her...

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...

Jay-Z Helps Mississippi Prisoners File Lawsuit

Jay-Z Helps Mississippi Prisoners File Lawsuit

Rappers Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are helping 152 inmates incarcerated in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman State Penitentiary with a lawsuit filed February 26 in the federal court in the Northern District of Mississippi. Both rappers also assisted 29 inmates in filing a lawsuit in January, but this...