New technologies mean new crimesolving techniques—and new threats to privacy and liberty.
A new study by the Institute for Justice says federal asset forfeiture funds have little to no impact on solving crimes, suggesting police are more interested in the revenue it generates
A new audit reveals how poor oversight and structural problems allowed one Oakland cop to earn $2.5 million in overtime pay in five years.
Amanda Forst faces reckless endangerment charges for assuming her children—ages 2, 5, and 7—could survive a very short wait.
It took 39 hours for every child to be reunited with their parents.
The move is an assault on the First Amendment.
Alabama is one of the least transparent states in the U.S. when it comes to civil asset forfeiture. That could be changing.
Texas law lets police hide records of suspects who die in custody from grieving families. It could have been fixed, but a police union torpedoed the reform bill.
The NYPD failed to update its crime-tracking system—and underreported rape by 38 percent.
The jail, which saw several deaths, was overseen by former Sheriff David Clarke at the time.
A finding of guilt would be an attack on the autonomy and self-ownership of all young people
The chief and the union square off over who arranged what was likely an illegal search.
The legislation moves forward following a compromise with law enforcement groups.
The operation used its intimate knowledge of NYPD operations to thrive.
Jon Goldsmith called a local deputy a "stupid sum bitch" on Facebook, so the deputy's superior charged Goldsmith with writing a threatening statement.
Or are Americans simply wising up to the dangers posed by cops having their "face prints" on file?
While well-intentioned, the alert system is often ineffective.
Kelling later disavowed the high-volume arrest programs that police departments justified using his theory.
An NYPD Superior Reacted to Eric Garner's Death by Texting 'Not a Big Deal.' And That's Completely Unsurprising.
For five years, the NYPD, its apologists, and even Mayor Bill de Blasio have absolved cops of their role in Eric Garner's death.
Preventing a slow march toward automated authoritarianism?
Five years later, Daniel Pantaleo faces administrative justice.
"She's not a vicious dog at all. … She's a sweetheart."
The officers won't be charged, but the DA thinks their actions were "alarming and irresponsible."
Oregon Supreme Court: Cops Can't Collaborate with Garbage Haulers to Paw Through Your Trash Without a Warrant
Police now have to get a judge's permission before they rummage through your bins.
Kentucky Judges Pre-Signed Blank Legal Documents So That Child Services Could Take Custody of Kids on Nights and Weekends
"Children are being illegally taken from their home without judges' proper authority."
This is not the first time a tweet from the Sergeants Benevolent Association has courted controversy.
More than half of the 120 defendants in a notorious 2016 police raid were never even alleged to be gang members.
In contrast, police killed nearly 1,000 people last year.
Derek Williams told police that he couldn't breath while sitting in the back of a police car.
Police had wide authority to seize assets without having to prove a crime even happened, but now the state is tightening the rules.
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Thanks to a police union, Officer Darren Cachola has managed to stay on the force job despite a firing, brutality and abuse allegations, and a video of him punching his girlfriend.
The Metropolitan Police Department was in the middle of a legal battle with the family when the warrantless search was conducted.
The local police union promises to defy him.
"What started out as a clerical error magnified into a very regrettable and Kafkaesque mistake."
It's fair to take the cops' account with a grain of salt.