The suit follows a scathing 2019 report detailing unchecked violence and sexual assault against incarcerated people.
Phoenix Will Pay $3 Million Settlement After Police Shot a Man During a Noise Complaint. The Officers Are Still Employed.
And taxpayers will foot the bill.
SCOTUS Considers Whether James King Has Any Recourse Against the Cops Who Choked and Beat Him for No Good Reason
According to the government, a law aimed at helping victims like King prevents him from holding his assailants accountable.
The federal government wants the Supreme Court to rule that the victim has no recourse.
Protests and Looting Continue After Philadelphia Cops Fatally Shoot a Knife-Wielding Man Experiencing a 'Mental Crisis'
Walter Wallace's family says the officers could have defused the situation without using lethal force.
The state legislature is considering reforms in response to the use of dogs against cooperative suspects.
Freed To Speak, Grand Juror Says Charges in Breonna Taylor's Death Were Never Considered, Let Alone Rejected
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said "the grand jury agreed" that indicting the two officers who shot Taylor was inappropriate.
North Carolina Mother Sues School Resource Officer Who Handcuffed and Pinned Her 7-Year-Old Autistic Son
Just the latest in a string of incidents involving school police and children with disabilities
These 7th Circuit Decisions Suggest Amy Coney Barrett Takes a Constrained View of Qualified Immunity
In several cases, the Supreme Court nominee voted to allow civil rights lawsuits against officers accused of misconduct.
Nearly 2 Years After Houston Drug Warriors Killed Rhogena Nicholas, Her Family May Get a Chance To Find Out What Happened
Despite the city's stubborn resistance, a judge will finally consider the family's request to depose police supervisors.
Drug warriors gratuitously created the chaotic situation that state prosecutors say justified the use of deadly force.
The Legal Response to Breonna Taylor's Death Shows How Drug Prohibition Transforms Murder Into Self-Defense
The hail of bullets that killed her can be justified only in a country that uses violence to enforce politicians' pharmacological prejudices.
The agreement also includes several reforms aimed at preventing reckless drug raids based on dubious evidence.
Roderick Walker told deputies that he didn't need an ID since he wasn't driving.
The former Minneapolis police officer, who kneeled on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, says two other cops failed to de-escalate the situation.
Excessive force is certainly an issue. So is overcriminalization.
"I believe there is sufficient evidence of a clearly established Fourth Amendment violation," writes the dissenting judge.
Trying to distract attention from the deadly corruption in his own department, Art Acevedo demands "action at the national level."
Tau Thao repeatedly dismissed bystanders' concerns as his colleagues used a fatal prone restraint.
The results reflect the impact of increasing publicity about police abuses.
The 2012 internal affairs report complaint was filed by a use-of-force instructor who warned the advice could lead to lawsuits.
A National Guard officer will testify that the June 1 clearing of protesters outside the White House was "an unnecessary escalation of the use of force" and "deeply disturbing."
Judge Orders Federal Officers in Portland To Stop Harassing and Assaulting Journalists and Legal Observers
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon reminds the feds that they are bound by the First Amendment.
Dallas Cops Who Joked About Pinning a Man to the Ground Until He Stopped Breathing Get Qualified Immunity
The decision vividly illustrates how the doctrine shields police from accountability for using excessive force.
The report found it was "not uncommon for Narcotics Bureau officers to write false or incomplete narratives that justify their uses of force."
The answer speaks volumes about the extent to which that doctrine protects police officers from liability for outrageous conduct.
She would still be alive if politicians did not insist on using violence to enforce their pharmacological prejudices.
These reforms would protect all Americans while reducing racial disparities in policing.
The Guilt or Innocence of the Cop Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Has Nothing to Do With George Floyd's Death
The felony murder charge against Garrett Rolfe hinges on whether he reasonably believed Brooks posed a threat.
One need not believe every cop is a bigot to recognize that the problem goes beyond a few "bad apples."
That uniform rule is different from the policies favored by Donald Trump and House Democrats.
Every encounter with armed agents of the state has the potential to end tragically, which is a good reason to minimize such encounters.
Will progressives alienate allies and squander this opportunity for change?
Will the Cops Who Killed Kenneth Chamberlain After Illegally Breaking Into His Apartment Ever Be Held Accountable?
Responding to a medical alert they knew was erroneous, White Plains officers killed the man they supposedly were trying to help.
The criminal complaints against Derek Chauvin and three other officers rely on expansive liability principles that reformers usually oppose.
Sometimes a "few bad apples" is systemic rot.
From tighter use-of-force rules to eliminating qualified immunity, here are some reforms that could make a real difference.
Two Buffalo police officers have been suspended and the man is in the hospital.
And that means breaking through the "blue wall of silence."
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
Minneapolis police said George Floyd died after he "appeared to be suffering medical distress."
The LAPD released body camera footage of Frank Hernandez's use-of-force incident.
The incident is just the latest in a string of excessive force incidents involving school resource officers around the country.
The deputy now faces possible criminal charges.
Inmates complained for years that they were in fear for their lives. Now one of them is a quadriplegic.