Barbara Dawson, 57, died on Monday of a blood clot in her lungs after being arrested for refusing to leave Florida’s Calhoun Liberty Hospital.
Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old from Illinois who had been a vocal participant in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, died in police custody three days after being arrested for “assault on a public servant,” a third-degree felony. Her death was ruled a suicide.
19-year-old Bronx resident Natalie Erlich was awarded $45,000 last week after her case against NYPD officer Jose Peinan settled out of court, the New York Post reports.
Police union spokesman Jeff Roorda, who is on camera shoving a black woman during a meeting at St. Louis City Hall, denies shoving that woman. And furthermore no, he is definitely not sorry.
In 2011, a 17-year-old teenager from an Inuit village in Quebec was arrested, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police vehicle. She was put there alongside Joe Kritik, a man who'd also just been arrested, and who was a repeat sex offender. Kritik sexually assaulted the teen in the car. She's now suing the police…
A group of 25 strippers at a club in San Diego filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming they were forced to be part of a demeaning photo session.
Last week, Pittsburgh police officer Adam Skweres was arrested for allegedly preying on vulnerable women and demanding sexual favors from them in exchange for various forms of legal help. Now one of his victims has come forward to talk to us about her experience — and how the Pittsburgh police department ignored it.
Recent months have brought a spate of stories about sexual misconduct by both police officers and teachers. Are authority figures crossing the line more frequently, or are we just starting to notice?
Three Chicago police officers have been removed from duty after two of them allegedly assaulted a woman after offering her a ride home. And this isn't the first time the officers have been accused of sexual misconduct.