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Former SC Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation in Walter Scott Shooting

May 2, 2017
In a plea deal with federal prosecutors, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager admitted Tuesday to using excessive force in the shooting death of Walter Scott.

Video: AZ Officer Resigns Over Punching Woman During Eviction

January 6, 2017
Flagstaff (AZ) Police Chief Kevin Treadway announced Wednesday that officer Jeff Bonar had resigned after an investigation into a November incident during which he punched a woman in the face.

AZ Officer Resigns Over Punching Woman During Eviction

January 6, 2017
Flagstaff (AZ) Police Chief Kevin Treadway announced Wednesday that officer Jeff Bonar had resigned after an investigation into a November incident during which he punched a woman in the face. More Here.

Alabama Chief Found Guilty of Federal Assault, Excessive Force

July 15, 2016
A northeastern Alabama police chief has been found guilty on charges of using excessive force and assaulting a man who was being arrested.

2 Los Angeles County Deputies Convicted of Abusing Mentally Ill Inmate

May 17, 2016
Prosecutors alleged that the deputies attacked the inmate in a locked hallway of the jail that lacked surveillance cameras. The inmate was kicked in the genitals, punched and pepper sprayed, prosecutors said.

California Deputies Charged with Beating Suspected Car Thief

May 10, 2016
Two Alameda County (CA) sheriff’s deputies have been charged with multiple felonies after video showed them repeatedly hitting a suspected car thief during an arrest in San Francisco last year, officials said Tuesday. More Here.

Video: California Deputies Charged with Beating Suspected Car Thief

May 10, 2016
Two Alameda County (CA) sheriff’s deputies have been charged with multiple felonies after video showed them repeatedly hitting a suspected car thief during an arrest in San Francisco last year, officials said Tuesday.

Video: Body Camera Video Clears Florida Deputy of Excessive Force Claim in Shoplifter Arrest

March 1, 2016
A Tampa-area sheriff has released body camera footage captured by one of his deputies as he tried to arrest an accused shoplifter. The footage shows that despite claims of excessive force the arrest was within policy and lawful.

Fired Michigan Officer Sentenced in Beating of Motorist

February 2, 2016
A Wayne County (MI) Circuit Court Judge Vonda Evans sentenced Inkster police officer William Melendez to 13 months to 10 years behind bars.

Federal Judge Tosses Alabama Officer's Excessive Force Case

January 14, 2016
A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a civil rights case against an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force on an Indian man.

2 Women Sue Minneapolis Over Police Use of Force During Jamar Clark Shooting Protest

December 29, 2015
Two women who say Minneapolis police officers hit them with nightsticks during a Nov. 18 clash between protesters and law enforcement at the Fourth Precinct police station are suing the city, alleging excessive use of force and violation of their free speech rights.

Dallas Police Excessive-Force Complaints Drop Dramatically

November 17, 2015
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says his agency's shift toward de-escalation is driving a sharp drop in excessive-force complaints against officers.So far this year, 13 have been filed — on pace to be the lowest number in at least two decades.

Retired Tennis Star Claims Excessive Force By NYPD in Mistaken Identity Arrest

September 10, 2015
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said a courier making a delivery mistakenly identified Blake as a suspect who he had delivered to in the past. He said a photo given to the officers of the alleged suspect also had a “remarkable likeness” to Blake. More Here.

Video: Retired Tennis Star Claims Excessive Force By NYPD in Mistaken Identity Arrest

September 10, 2015
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said a courier making a delivery mistakenly identified Blake as a suspect who he had delivered to in the past. He said a photo given to the officers of the alleged suspect also had a “remarkable likeness” to Blake.

Video: California Sheriff Investigating Deputies' Use of Force After Viewing Video of Desert Arrest

April 10, 2015
The San Bernardino County Sheriff ordered an internal investigation Thursday into an arrest caught on an NBC Los Angeles' NewsChopper4 video that showed deputies beating a suspect when they caught up to him following a wild desert chase on horseback.

California Sheriff Investigating Deputies' Use of Force After Viewing Video of Desert Arrest

April 10, 2015
The San Bernardino County Sheriff ordered an internal investigation Thursday into an arrest caught on NBC Los Angeles' NewsChopper4 video that showed deputies beating a suspect when they caught up to him following a wild desert chase on horseback. More Here.

Police Deny Excessive Force Claim by Ferguson Shooting Suspect's Lawyer

March 17, 2015
In addition, Christmas said the officers hit by gunfire were shot by accident, but would not say how he knows that if Williams was not the shooter. He said Williams did not fire a gun that night.

Pennsylvania Officer Fired, Charged with Beating 2 Suspects

March 17, 2015
Six months later, the officer reportedly beat another suspect — this one handcuffed — at the end of a police pursuit, court records show. That man, suspected of driving a stolen car Dec. 18, suffered a head wound that needed staples to close, authorities said.

Florida Agency Releases Video of Controversial Use of Force After Pursuit That Critically Injured Officer

February 26, 2015
Officer Williams' spine was broken in two places and his face was disfigured.  Chief Katz said Williams is still in pain and undergoing physical therapy. He said Williams is working to return to full duty. More Here.

Video: Florida Agency Releases Video of Controversial Use of Force After Pursuit That Critically Injured Officer

February 26, 2015
Officer Williams' spine was broken in two places and his face was disfigured. Chief Katz said Williams is still in pain and undergoing physical therapy. He said Williams is working to return to full duty.
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