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This Colorado man called the police for help. He got killed

Denver, CO - Prosecutors in Colorado are reviewing the June 10 fatal police shooting of a 22-year-old man who had called 911 for roadside assistance. Apparently, the young man, identified as Christian Glass, called the police after an accident…
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Can Denver police pull me over and search my car for no reason?

Denver, CO - This has been recognized as one of the most common types of police misconduct in Denver - the police pull over a car and proceed to search it for no reason. On a hunch, they call it. In most cases, it is non-white drivers that get…
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Denver DA opens investigation into police shooting that injured 6 bystanders

Denver, CO - Denver District Attorney Beth McCann recently announced she is opening a grand jury investigation into a police shooting of an armed suspect that injured six bystanders in lower downtown last month. The incident took place on…
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These police actions are considered illegal in Chicago

Chicago, IL - The government has placed limitations on actions that police officers can take to carry out their job duties. These limits come from a combination of constitutional protections, criminal procedures, civil rights laws, and other…
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Denver woman files police brutality lawsuit

Denver, CO - As the statute of limitations for filing a police brutality lawsuit over the 2020 protests draws to an end, the Denver PD has been hit with another claim. Protester Lindsay Minter filed a lawsuit accusing the Denver police of using…
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$9.5 million settlement for the wrongful death of a Colorado man shot by the police

Denver, CO - Kiowa County has reached a $9.5 million settlement with the family of Zach Gifford, a 39-year-old man who was shot three times in the back by an undersheriff and a rookie deputy in 2020. The homicide that took place on April…
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15 Denver officers, plus Chief Pazen targeted in new police brutality lawsuit

Denver, CO - 15 Denver police officers and Police Chief Paul Pazen will face a new lawsuit for use of excessive force during a protest concerning a homeless encampment sweep in 2020 According to the Denver Post, the lawsuit aims to leverage…
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The shocking cost of police brutality in Chicago – $40 million 

Chicago, IL - The city of Chicago has a huge problem with police brutality. Every year, the City Council is hit with hundreds of police misconduct complaints, most of them concerning the use of excessive force. In 2020, for instance, there were…
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New York, What Comes Under Police Brutality and How Can it be Prevented?

Police misconduct may be the result of the intentional or reckless behavior of an officer. This behavior goes against what the police are supposed to stand for, and if an officer is caught carrying out any act of brutality they can be penalized…

New Initiatives May Help New Jersey Police Avoid Misconduct

New Jersey certainly isn't short of ideas when it comes to helping police officers avoid misconduct and other issues. Departments across the Garden State are experimenting with a number of interesting programs that promote general well-being…
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Do Police in Pennsylvania Really Need Military-Grade Equipment?

These days, it's not uncommon to see a normal police officer dressed and armed like a soldier. The use of military gear by police departments across the Keystone State has become so common that the average person merely accepts it. From armored…
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New Jersey Police Train Officers to Avoid Excessive Force

At the end of the day, the most viable way to avoid future instances of police brutality and excessive force is to retrain officers. New Jersey has certainly taken this approach. Instead of defunding the police, the Garden State has spent more…
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Police Dogs and Excessive Force in Pennsylvania

Unlike police shootings and other instances of police brutality, there is no real database that tracks police dog bites. For those who have suffered serious injuries due to injuries from K-9 units, this may seem like a pretty blatant issue.…
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Police Reform in New Jersey: Why Mental Health Matters

A vast number of societal issues are caused by mental health problems. Criminals are often dealing with serious issues, many of which have their roots in early childhood. On the other side of the spectrum, many would argue that mental health…
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Police Officer “Improperly Accessed” Personal Information of New Jersey Residents

A police officer in New Jersey has been fired after he was discovered using police resources to access the personal information of residents. This once again brings the debate of police misconduct to the forefront in New Jersey, and similar…
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Pennsylvania Police Department Launch Database to Record Misconduct Incidents

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a law requiring police to record police misconduct incidents into a new database in the summer of 2020, and it just went live.    The aim of the database is to provide law enforcement agencies…
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What is the Effect of De-Escalation Training for Police in Pennsylvania?

Police reform can take many forms, but one of the most common changes made by lawmakers across the nation is the creation of "de-escalation" training programs for police officers. This type of training is designed to minimize instances of police…
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Disturbing Footage Emerges of Police Incident in New Jersey

Body cameras have been largely successful in increasing the transparency and accountability of police officers across the United States, and New Jersey is no different. Recently, footage emerged of a police incident that has left several people…