police misconduct

Officer Bill 'Robocop' Melendez Named In 12 Brutality and Corruption Lawsuits

Officer Bill 'Robocop' Melendez Named In 12 Brutality and Corruption Lawsuits

Before Bill "Robocop" Melendez brutally assaulted 57-year-old Ford Motor employee Floyd Dent this past January, he was named in 12 separate lawsuits for brutally assaulting people, planting evidence, and making illegal arrests.

San Francisco Guards Accused of Forcing Inmates to Fight 'Gladiator-Style'

San Francisco Guards Accused of Forcing Inmates to Fight 'Gladiator-Style'

Inmates at San Francisco's Hall of Justice are accusing several prison guards of forcing them to fight "gladiator-style" for hamburgers and threatening them with beatings if they refused, according to a report released by the public defender's office last Thursday.

Reports Suggest Body Cameras Are Only Effective When Cops Can’t Turn Them Off

Reports Suggest Body Cameras Are Only Effective When Cops Can’t Turn Them Off

As body-worn cameras increasingly become a standard feature of American police uniforms, San Diego's experience with the technology offers another example to the growing body of evidence that suggests cops tend to behave better when they know the cameras are rolling. 

 

Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines If They Try to Stop People From Filming

Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines If They Try to Stop People From Filming

While Texas lawmakers are trying to make filming the police illegal, Colorado is taking a much better approach.