“Modern immunity practice—essentially 'heads government wins, tails plaintiffs lose'—leaves many victims violated but not vindicated."
The ruling once again shows the legal disgrace that is qualified immunity.
Governing puts together a database of cities and towns addicted to money from fines and forfeitures.
An internal disciplinary hearing found him guilty of recklessly causing physical injury.
A drug bust gone wrong in a Pittsburgh suburb leaves the suspect dead, an agent injured, and kids and shoppers terrified.
Larry Johnson's pet pigs have run afoul of Minneapolis' ban on city swine.
Quiet fishing expeditions are being used to sort through potential suspects.
Prosecutors are looking into a framed KKK document found at a house belonging to Charles Anderson, a Michigan police officer of over 20 years.
In a speech to police, Barr called for citizens to shut up and do what officers tell them to.
Only three states require police to obtain a warrant before requesting private user data from companies.
The felony murder rule allows police to charge someone with a killing if they were an accomplice in a related crime.
Former Sergeant Scott Martin is a certified creep.
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The Department of Justice calls puppycide an epidemic.
"I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for activists opposing police brutality.
From puppycide to homicide
"I don't think that I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable — and I can fix it, if that's all you want me to do."
Chanters demand NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo's firing.
It's not politicians' fault that citizens don't respect them.
Police Faked Evidence and the Real Killers Confessed. But Missouri Still Imprisoned an Innocent Man for 24 Years.
Lamar Johnson is finally getting a new trial.
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When Is Violating the Constitution by Pulling Over Motorists With No Legal Justification 'Not a Bad Thing'?
When the cops just want to reward you for "good driving behavior" by giving you a drink coupon, according to a Phoenix TV station.
"If it were my client who behaved as they had, he would be on his way to prison."
The case is a perfect example of the overcriminalization of petty crimes.
A new study of wrongful convictions shows the problem goes beyond misconduct by police and prosecutors.
"No reasonable officer would engage in such recklessness," complains dissenting judge.
Wednesday marks five years since an officer’s deadly chokehold was captured on video.
The ruling comes after a long string of losses blocking other administration efforts to deny federal law enforcement funds to sanctuary jurisdictions. The different result in this case is largely a product of the unusual nature of the program involved.
Phillip Brailsford was acquitted of murder for a shooting captured on video that subsequently drew national outrage. Now he's getting paid for it.
Officers will now have to argue that killing was necessary and not just say they had a fear they were in danger.
Jon Goldsmith was charged with third-degree harassment after calling Deputy Cory Dorsey a "stupid sum bitch" online.
State DMVs are building a vast national digital identification database for federal law enforcement.