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Category Archives: Police Misconduct


Supreme Court Makes Retaliatory Arrests Easier for Police

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Imagine that you are exercising your right to free speech, and that speech happens to be something that is critical of law enforcement. Shortly after, you are mysteriously arrested, for a charge that you know is false. It becomes clear that your arrest was not because of anything you did that was illegal, but… Read More »

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Police Misconduct is Often Protected by Qualified Immunity

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Pretend for a moment that you are a victim of police brutality. Law enforcement has overstepped their bounds, used excessive force, and caused you serious injury. You are eventually released and never charged for whatever it was that you were arrested for. You file a lawsuit. Why won’t the city or the police department… Read More »

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Siri Modification Raises Question of When You Can Legally Record Police

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It seems like every day technology is interacting with the law. One of the biggest contributions technology has made to the field of protecting citizens from police misconduct is the ability to record immediately, on the go. In fact, many police departments are equipping their officers with small, portable body cameras. Siri Modifications A… Read More »

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Real World Examples of False Arrest Are Everywhere

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We hear stories of false arrests all the time. Many have to do with racial or ethnic profiling, or just poor and hasty police work conducted by law enforcement. False arrests happen all the time, which means its important to understand when there may be a false arrest claim that can lead to a… Read More »

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Use of Sound Cannons Held to be Excessive Force

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When we think of police brutality, or the use of excessive force by police we often think of physical abuse, or the use of deadly weapons. While these types of cases are common, there are other ways that law enforcement can violate its duties to only use the force necessary to handle a given… Read More »

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Excessive Force and Police Brutality

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We all know that police officers have to be given freedom to do their job. Officers do difficult and dangerous work, and often using force is a necessary part of their job. This is why civil suits that allege damages for excessive force can be so difficult to prove. The Standard for Police Brutality… Read More »

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