The cops pulled over David Glen Ward for "stealing" what turned out to be his own car. Then things went south.
Use of Force
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.