America is apparently not the only country that has its share of abusive, corrupt police officers — or the only one that doesn’t do anything to punish them when they’re caught. Here’s an officer in Durham threatening to plant drugs on a suspect and being incredibly abusive.
Category Archive: Police Brutality
May 14 2013
Sep 04 2012
Biodork writes about a clear case of police brutality in St. Paul, Minnesota. The video is crystal clear. The officer maces a man — a black man, of course — and stands over him as he lays on the ground coughing and throwing up, then out of the blue he kicks the guy in the …
Jul 24 2012
If the allegations in this lawsuit are true, it’s one of the more outrageous cases of police brutality you’ll ever see. A man with Tourette’s Syndrome alleges that the police disabled the electronic device that keeps his ailment under control, then beat him for the inevitable outbursts.
Jul 20 2012
When I had Carlos Miller on my radio show a couple months ago, we talked about his latest arrest for videotaping the police in public (he beat the other two, he’ll beat this one too — because he hasn’t broken any laws). That happened at an Occupy protest in Miami. Now the prosecutors are offering …
Jul 13 2012
You may have seen this video by now, of a Rhode Island police officer kicking a woman while she was handcuffed and sitting on a curb. The officer was convicted of felony assault a few months ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the judge suspended the sentence. Here’s video of a TV …
Jul 09 2012
The Miami Herald went looking for the worst cop in Florida and they seem to have found him. At least I hope there’s no one worse than this. It’s a perfect example of what I have been talking about for years, cops who do the most vile things over and over again and are protected …
Jul 03 2012
Carlos Miller reports that the NYPD is warning its officers of two “professional agitators” who record the police making arrests, which is perfectly legal, by putting up mugshot posters of them in their local precinct. The two “agitators” saw the poster while attending a community board meeting at the department. Here’s what the “agitators” say …
Jun 28 2012
The indispensable Carlos Miller reports on yet another case where the police arrested someone for photographing them manhandling a suspect during an arrest, then apparently lied on the police report to make it sound as though the victim was the aggressor.
Jun 27 2012
This is the least shocking news I’ve heard all week. Faced with a FOIA request for dashboard cam videos of police misconduct, one of the worst cities in the country for police brutality has conveniently misplaced more than 100,000 of those videos.
Jun 12 2012
Remember the recent case in Fullerton, CA where two police officers beat a homeless man to death for no reason at all? On Tuesday, several members of the city council there were recalled over that scandal. It’s good that people there are paying attention to it and are demanding a real response.
Jun 12 2012
A few years ago, a Chicago police commander and many officers were accused of torturing suspects to elicit confessions and the state set up a commission to investigate the allegations and refer the findings to a judge. Now that the commission is ready to turn over its first reports, the state legislature is closing it …
Jun 10 2012
A high-ranking Seattle police officer has been charged with domestic violence after allegedly hitting his wife during an argument. But there are many aspects to the story that are worth noting. First, praise should be given for the department reacting swiftly and correctly in this case:
Jun 04 2012
Here’s yet another appalling case of police brutality and illegal conduct. The police department in Vallejo, California will pay more than $4 million to the victim of an illegal home invasion by two officers that led to the man being paralyzed for the rest of his life.
May 31 2012
Many big city police departments have civilian review boards to look at accusations of police brutality and misconduct, with varying degrees of authority and effectiveness. They are often established in response to high-profile cases as a means of assuaging public concerns. But once they’re created, they are often undermined by a lack of authority and …
May 27 2012
For the past couple years I’ve been on a mailing list for the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, which was a one-man operation run by David Packman. This is how I’ve found many of the stories of police brutality that I regularly report on. The project just got to be too much for Packman, so …