Brutality Archive

Canyon Deputies Get 3 Days in Jail, Year of Probation, For Jail Plot

CALDWELL — Two former Canyon County jail deputies who violated protocol and are accused of trying to incite violence against an inmate were given three days in jail and a

‘Let’s Meet Violence With Violence:’ Mass Police Association Executive Rick Pedrini Rails Against Restraint and De-Escalation

For one incoming leader of the Massachusetts Police Association, restraint, de-escalation and stigma reduction are dirty words. Rick Pedrini, an Arlington police lieutenant who will soon become the MPA’s executive

WATCH: Jury Finds Chico Police Sergeant Not Guilty of Assault After Video Shows Him Choking Handcuffed Suspect

OROVILLE — A Butte County jury Friday found a former Chico police sergeant not guilty of assault in the choke hold of a handcuffed suspect in the back of a

Mountainburg Woman Tased While She Watches Her House Burns Down

MOUNTAINBURG — The Mountainburg police chief was forced to use his taser on a woman as she watched her home burn down, he claims. Charlotte Adam’s home burned to the

Denver Police Sergeant Charged With Assault Has Faced More Than 20 Inappropriate Force Complaints

DENVER — Denver Police Sergeant Joseph Rodarte, who was arrested and charged Thursday with second degree assault, has faced more than 20 complaints of inappropriate force during his career, but

Idaho Prison Inmate Sues, Claims Staff Used Excessive Force

KUNA — An Idaho inmate claims he is still suffering headaches and back pain more than three years after an excessively forceful search by the prison’s emergency response team. Joshua

Houston to Pay $200K to Truck Driver Claiming Excessive Force by Police

The city of Houston will pay $200,000 to a truck driver who said Houston police officers attacked him while searching for a burglary suspect five years ago, causing post-traumatic stress

Excessive Force Lawsuit Filed Against City of Huntsville, HPD Officers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man and his mother have filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Huntsville and a number of Huntsville Police Department officers, some of whom are

Teen Files Suit After Being Beaten by off-duty Baytown Officer

The teen who says he was torn from his car then beaten and choked by an off-duty Baytown cop apparently angry over the 19-year-old’s tryst with his step-daughter has now

WATCH: Ohio Officer Will Get His Job Back After Being Fired When Video Showed Him Punching a Motorist

A suburban Cleveland officer who was fired last year after video surfaced of him beating a black motorist during a traffic stop will be reinstated after an arbitrator ruled in

Jury Awards Syracuse Man $1.5 Million: Cops Used Excessive Force in Bloody Arrest

UTICA, N.Y. — The jury in a Syracuse police brutality trial has sided with a man beaten in a bloody arrest, awarding him and his family more than $1.5 million.

WATCH: Michaella Surat Brutality Lawsuit One of Three Planned Against Fort Collins Cops

On Monday, October 22, Michaella Surat, the CSU student whose Old Town Fort Collins police body slam fueled a viral video, was sentenced to probation and community service in the