His wrists were too small for the cuffs, though.
Like other innocent owners, Manni Munir finds that fighting a civil forfeiture can cost more than the property is worth.
The charges, which grew out of a lethal 2019 raid based on a fraudulent search warrant affidavit, suggest that cops routinely built their cases on lies.
The State asked the court to impose "(1) a requirement that officers identify themselves and their agency before arresting or detaining any person; (2) a requirement that officers explain to any person being seized that he or she is being arrested or detained; and (3) an enjoinder against arrests that lack probable cause."
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."
New Charges and Audit Results Reveal Widespread Laxness and Corruption in the Houston Narcotics Division That Killed an Innocent Couple
Contrary to what Police Chief Art Acevedo seems to think, his department has a systemic problem.
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.
The information in the no-knock warrant application was based purely on guilt by association.
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.
Pundits often speak of the judiciary in terms of liberal or conservative judges issuing liberal or conservative opinions. The reality is far more complicated.
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.
Cops Who Allegedly Assaulted and Arrested a Man for Standing Outside His Own House Are Protected by Qualified Immunity
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision is "a precedent-setting error of exceptional public importance," writes dissenting judge.
It's not likely to have the chilling effect he expects. Unfortunately, it might not do as much as criminal justice reformers expect either.
If Art Acevedo had any shame, he would be engaging in less grandstanding and more introspection.
The Wyden-Daines Amendment would've prohibited warrantless monitoring of web activity, but it lost by one vote in the Senate. Will Nancy Pelosi bring it back in the House?
Prosecutors Back Dismissal of 91 More Cases Involving the Houston Cop Who Lied to Justify a Deadly Drug Raid
The announcement brings the total number of suspect cases initiated by Gerald Goines to 164 over 11 years.
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At this point, police can hardly be surprised when they are mistaken for armed criminals.
An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated.
After seven years of litigation, a Kansas couple finally obtains some compensation for a comically inept drug raid.
Suspected low-level drug crimes don't "justify subjecting the plaintiffs to involuntary catheterization, a highly invasive—and in these cases—degrading medical procedure."
Sotomayor Upbraids SCOTUS for a Decision That 'Destroys Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence That Requires Individualized Suspicion'
The justice filed a lone dissent in Kansas v. Glover.
are generally constitutional (whether they forbid travel to a particular place, or require travelers to be temporarily quarantined).
rejecting Fourth Amendment and substantive due process arguments against it.
Fatal police shootings and the Fourth Amendment
The presidential candidate's explanation of his sudden reversal on the issue is utterly implausible.
The company cited a recent federal memo clarifying that agents are expected to obey the Constitution.
The presidential candidate’s gun control platform, like his defense of "stop and frisk," sacrifices civil liberties on the altar of public safety.
Houston D.A. Doubles the Scope of Her Case Review Following a Deadly Drug Raid Based on a Phony Affidavit
After declaring another man arrested by Gerald Goines "actually innocent," the Harris County district attorney says prosecutors are re-examining cases going back to 2008.
What’s at stake in Torres v. Madrid
The former New York mayor is being called a racist for his former support of searching young minorities without cause.
6th Circuit: This Man Can Sue the Cop Who Arrested Him for Defending His Daughter Against a Feral Cat
Dwain Barton says Officer Dean Vann illegally entered his home and used excessive force while arresting him without probable cause.
Judge Finds That the Houston Narcotics Officer Whose Lies Killed a Couple in 2019 Framed Another Suspect in 2008
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says it's reasonable to presume that Gerald Goines also lied in other drug cases.
In November, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kansas v. Glover.
The presidential hopeful weighs in on the Supreme Court.