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Alleged police misconduct: Did a Baltimore officer plant drugs?

A Baltimore police officer has been accused of planting evidence at the scene of an arrest. The accusations come following police body camera footage that appears to show the officer throwing a bag of illegal drugs on the ground near where officers arrested a man on drug charges in January.

How video evidence helps to combat police brutality

For decades, police in New York have -- literally in some cases -- gotten away with murder due to the fact that there aren't always witnesses or evidence of the police brutality they commit against the public. However, this is changing due to the use of video evidence recorded by citizen cellphones and surveillance cameras.

Tennis player James Blake settled his police brutality lawsuit

Tennis star James Blake has settled his police brutality claim against New York City. The tennis player agreed to withdraw his claim in exchange for the city creating a legal fellowship named after him. The fellowship will investigate cases of police misconduct.

Who can file a police misconduct complaint?

It seems like you can't turn on the television or read a newspaper these days without seeing information about a police misconduct matter. Some of these instances are downright frightening as they may involve police shooting innocent civilians. You might not think something like this could happen to you or a loved one, but if you or someone you know becomes the victim of police misconduct, you are well within your right to file a complaint.

Basketball player receives $4 million police brutality settlement

A basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks, Sefolosha, received a multimillion dollar settlement related to his alleged police brutality case. The $4 million settlement came as a result of the athlete's accusations that five police officers used excessive force while falsely arresting him. The arrest in question happened outside a nightclub in New York City in 2015.

Profile of a police brutality claim

Imagine you're driving through New York City and you see the flash of red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. An New York Police Department officer is pulling you over for accidentally running through a stop sign. You know exactly what you did wrong, and you're regretting that "Hollywood stop" maneuver you pulled.

Commonly asked questions about excessive force

If you have lived in the Brooklyn area for any amount of time, it is not secret that there is a lack of trust between the community and police officers. In October 2015, the New York City Department of Investigation released a report showing that excessive force is a continuous problem due to lack of training and discipline. It is important to know exactly what excessive force is and when it is appropriate to sue the police.

Could this be a strategy to lower instances of police brutality?

Police brutality has become a serious problem, and a highly debated one, throughout the United States. The situation has gotten even more out of control as police officers have become the targets of violent individuals seeking aggressive retribution. The result has been nervous and trigger-happy cops who are more likely to use brutal and deadly force in situations that normally wouldn't warrant it.

Is racial profiling destroying trust between police and citizens?

You can barely turn on the news in today's world without hearing about an incident between police and minorities, and everyone has an opinion about what happened and how it should be handled. While it may seem cut and dry when you watch the videos online, the reality is often far different than it appears to be. Law enforcement is charged with protecting the people and preserving the peace, but research shows there is huge lack of trust between minorities and law enforcement officers.

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