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99 Percent Of Police Brutality Complaints Go Uninvestigated In Central New Jersey: Report

2) summary: This article was about the number of police misconduct complaints that go without investigation. Out of hundreds of complaints that are filed yearly, only roughly 1 percent are actually investigated. 84 more words

New Summary of the Sawyer v. Asbury Opinion

I just went back through the Sawyer v. Asbury opinion in this post on the Use of Force Source.  If you have followed the case on this blog, it’s interesting to take a step back and analyze the Court’s ruling as it finds its place in Fourth Circuit excessive force case law.


Knowledge is POWER!

Hey folks…just a little preface about the media I’m posting now for those of you going to watch it. The video is from http://www.Flexyourrights.org and I’ll warn you that the acting is VERY cheesy LOL…it totally reminded me of the ridiculous videos I was shown in school growing up. 192 more words


Homeowner related shooting case

On the Use of Force Source, I just posted my write-up on a fairly recent Fourth Circuit case involving a homeowner who was shot by police while investigating a disturbance outside his home.   58 more words


NSA Privacy and Cell Phones

I find it ironic that people are appalled about being recorded and watched. In fact no one is watching anyone unless they are under investigation for something whereby this type of information may provide relevance for an agency. 192 more words

Social Issues

Police Department Sued Over Alleged Harassment Of Citizen Posting Speed Trap Warning

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

An Oklahoma citizen took his small town’s police department to federal court, claiming police clamped down on him when he put a sign on the curb warning of a speed trap ahead. 687 more words

Criminal Law

Police misconduct investigations increasing, 14 officials disciplined

SANTA CLARA, Utah — The number of officers being investigated for allegations of misconduct has been increasing.

On Thursday, the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council met to hand out discipline against 14 deputies, dispatchers and officers facing misconduct accusations. 602 more words