Police Misconduct Blog



Sheriff’s Deputy Tackles Quadruple Amputee

Sheriff’s Deputy Tackles Quadruple Amputee

By their very nature, police brutality videos are horrific. However, a video first shown on KOLD of a Pima County, Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy committing assault is especially appalling. The victim is a quadruple amputee. Yes, a man twice the size of a 15-year-old boy with no arms and legs...

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...

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...

Man Beaten, Locked in Closet By Cops Is Awarded $50 Million

Man Beaten, Locked in Closet By Cops Is Awarded $50 Million

A jury in Ohio awarded an East Cleveland man $50 million. The man claimed after he was arrested in 2012, cops beat him and then locked him without food in a concrete storage room.
The incident occurred in 2012. It took 7 long years for Arnold Black to receive justice. He originally won $22...

$3.75 mil Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in MI Jail

$3.75 mil Settlement for Family of Man Who Died in MI Jail

Each year, 1 million people are arrested for possession of drugs. Most are sentenced to incarceration and a fine, but a few unlucky people get sentenced to death—not by a judge and jury, but by police officers. That’s what happened to 35-year-old Michigan man William Marshall, who was...

Off Duty Cops Kills Man in Case of Mistaken Identity?

Off Duty Cops Kills Man in Case of Mistaken Identity?

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter for Shooting Man in Wrong Apartment [Post updated September 2019] A five year veteran of the Dallas Police Department shot and killed a young man in an apartment complex. Police believe the officer went home after her shift ended and entered the wrong...