Justice Department: “It is not enough to show that the officer made a mistake, acted negligently, acted by accident or mistake, or even exercised bad judgment.”
Use of Force
The department will update its training to remind officers that citizens should not be arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Reason asked writers who have been on the criminal justice beat for years to lay out serious proposals for reforms with a fighting chance of being implemented.
One department said a protester was hit in the eye with tear gas after the canister bounced. Video shows something entirely different.
Body Camera Footage Shows Florida Cops Laughing About Using Rubber Bullets on Anti-Police Brutality Protesters
Scenes from anti-brutality protests are renewing the debate around the controversial use of rubber bullets.
Previously unreleased video shows Jerry Brown didn't have much time to react before Pasco County deputies shot and killed him.
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 arresting officer is on desk duty and an investigation is underway.
The legislation moves forward following a compromise with law enforcement groups.
Body cam footage shows the officer getting chewed out by his supervisor shortly afterward.
It's not a cut-and-dried case. But the officer's life doesn't appear to be have been in any danger.
The officer is now under internal investigation. Some want a citizen review panel, but the chief thinks that would be "problematic."
His crime? Refusing to sit down.
Police union fears teaching officers to prioritize de-escalation would endanger their lives.
Turns out the Justice Department is capable of accurately reporting on police use of force, it just never tried before.
The bill sailed through the legislature, still needs governor's signature.
But will the DOJ actually penalize police departments that don't share data by withholding federal grant money?
Even though states are required to submit such data, the feds have yet to punish states that fail to comply.
"Preservation of Life" award valorizes officers who successfully de-escalated dangerous situations.
Chief arranged for de-escalation training and got rid of bad cops.
Former Baltimore Police officer blasts reforms as just more of the same.
Detailed policy leaves much to the discretion of "reasonable" officers.
Judge upholds jury's sentence recommendation for Robert Bates, who killed Eric Harris in gun purchase sting operation.
Neenah PD said hostage Michael Funk ignored orders to drop his gun. Video shows officers never said a word before they shot him.
Fewer than .31 percent of law enforcement agencies are willing to make their use-of-force data public or share it with the federal government.
Union president calls clarified rules on use of force a "a no-win situation for the officer."
New website collects use of force polices from 100 major police departments.
Give an officer a Taser, and he or she will find reasons to use it.
In 1 out 8 reported police shootings this year, an officer had previously used deadly force.
Investigation reveals that every one of these police shootings was deemed lawful.
All further "rights" are simply applications of our basic right not to be aggressed against.