St. Martinville Officer Found Guilty of Excessive Force, Obstruction and Conspiracy

The former St. Martinville Police Department officer was found guilty Monday on four felony counts, including a civil rights violation for using excessive force against an arrestee, and three counts of obstruction and conspiracy to cover up the incident, according to United States Attorney David C. Joseph. After five days of trial, the jury convicted … Read more

Judge Allows Excessive Force Lawsuit to Proceed Against Lincoln Police Officers

Barine Deezia’s excessive force lawsuit can go forward against the Lincoln police officers who arrested him, a federal judge has ruled. An assistant city attorney had argued that the officers who approached Deezia and his friends downtown at about bar close March 20, 2016, used a reasonable amount of force under the circumstances and that … Read more

Berkeley County Deputies Accused of Using Excessive Force During Moncks Corner Arrest

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is facing accusations of using excessive force during an incident on October 14, at a home on Maggie Lane in Moncks Corner. The sheriff’s office says a 911 reported Rashon Smith was assaulting his 19-month-old child with a belt. The report says deputies entered the home … Read more

62-Year-Old Woman Claims Officers Used Excessive Force When Trying to Enter Her Greenville, SC Home

A Greenville, SC woman is alleging officers grabbed and threw her on the ground when attempting to enter her home WYFF 4 reports. Cassandra Johnson, 62, went to Greenville’s City Hall on Thursday along with her family to file a formal complaint alleging the police exercised excessive force. Agents with the South Carolina Probation, Pardons … Read more

WATCH: San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy With History of Complaints Accused of Excessive Force

SAN DIEGO — An investigation discovered a North County deputy was found deceptive to a question on a polygraph exam before he was employed with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. A transcript from a separate case involving the deputy, which is currently working its way through the federal court system, revealed this new information. … Read more

Chicago Cop With Checkered Past Under Criminal Investigation For Vicious Beating Outside Popular Bar

Hours after the brutal beating of two men outside an Andersonville neighborhood nightclub, two friends of an off-duty Chicago police sergeant implicated him in the attack under questioning by a Chicago police detective. The next day, a friend of the victims picked out Sgt. Eric Elkins “immediately and without hesitation” as the main assailant when … Read more

2 Springfield Police Officers Accused of Using ‘Unreasonable Force’ During Arrest of 2 Juveniles

“Welcome to the white man’s world,” Springfield Police Officer Gregg Bigda allegedly told a Latino juvenile during an arrest on Feb. 27, 2016, after he reportedly spat on him. Bigda, 48, of Wilbraham, and Steven Vigneault, 48, of East Longmeadow, also a police officer in Springfield at that time, were arrested Wednesday and are facing … Read more