• National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/21/17

    Jonathan Blanks | April 24, 2017

    Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, April 21, 2017:

    • Rochester, New York: Two officers were suspended after the use of force against a man who was riding a dirtbike. At least one body cam was not activated during the incident. ow.ly/ZZqF30b33H7
    • Southington, Connecticut: An officer was suspended 30 days for letting his intoxicated girlfriend drive. She caused a fatal accident and was criminally charged in the case. 

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  • Police Shooting Case at Supreme Court

    Tim Lynch |

    Today, the Supreme Court declined to review an appeal in the case of Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston  (scroll down). Of course, the Court declines most appeals and can only review a small fraction of the cases brought to it.  What is noteworthy about this case is the dissent filed by Justice Sotomayor.  She wanted to explain why the Court’s denial was a mistake.

    The case involved a police shooting in Houston. 

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  • National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/20/17

    Jonathan Blanks | April 21, 2017

    Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, April 20, 2017:

    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln: An officer was charged with drunk driving off duty and resigned. ow.ly/oAmI30b0ZTM
    • Alamo, Texas: An officer was arrested for felonious assault on a family member. ow.ly/Evxu30b16NT
    • Update: Auburn, New York (First reported 4/3/17): The deputy chief pled guilty to DWI. He was originally charged with aggravated DWI because his BAC level was more than twice the legal limit. 

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  • National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 4/19/17

    Jonathan Blanks | April 20, 2017

    Here are the 15 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

    • Update: Woonsocket, Rhode Island (First reported 4/4/17): A suspended officer pled guilty to assaulting a high school student while volunteering at school. He is still employed at the department despite his conviction for abusing his little sister several years ago. ow.ly/w3N930aYQA3
    • Lake County, Minnesota: A deputy was placed on leave after a fatal crash that resulted from a high-speed chase that crossed the county line. 

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  • How to Fix America’s Police?

    Tim Lynch |

    Former Seattle Police Chief, Norm Stamper, stopped by last week to discuss his new book, To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police which had high praise for this web site exposing police misconduct.

    Go here to listen to our podcast interview with him.

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