Can Michigan Civilian Officers Be Guilty of Policy Brutality?

Posted on October 31st, 2018 by Elizabeth

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The civilians enlisted by Michigan’s police departments to patrol streets and communities have badges, uniforms, and guns. These armed civilians are also, terrifyingly, unregulated. Though reserve officers work alongside real police officers and sometimes assist in arrests, there are no state-established training requirements, according to a Detroit Free Press investigation. That means no screening the […]

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Police Brutality Inflicted by Off-Duty Cops

Posted on July 31st, 2018 by Elizabeth

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On or off duty, police officers are expected to comply with the law, just like every other citizen. They are also expected to exhibit the highest standards of professional conduct. While there may be times when an off-duty officer must use his badge and enforce the law, there is never a time when police brutality […]

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4 Infamous Cases of Police Brutality

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by Gerald Thurswell

4 Infamous Police Brutality Cases  Brutal encounters with police reverberate throughout society. High-profile cases have led to rioting, injuries, and deaths, all in a shout for justice. In a time when police brutality is in the news far more often than it should be, it’s worth taking a moment to recount some of the most […]

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Lawsuits in the News: Medical Malpractice, Police Misconduct, Wrongful Death

Posted on March 16th, 2018 by Gerald Thurswell

Lawsuits in the News: Medical Malpractice, Police Misconduct, Wrongful Death A tragedy doesn’t have to become front-page news to be worthy of attention, or a lawsuit. Realizing that others have suffered preventable injuries and lost their lives to the negligence of others, however, often encourages people to seek justice for their own misfortune. This is […]

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Prior Misconduct Data On Officer Charged In Garner Case To Be Released

Posted on November 22nd, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Recently a judge in New York ruled that the Civilian Complaint Review Board has to reveal the disciplinary history of the New York City police officer who used a chokehold against Eric Garner last year during an arrest that led to Mr. Garner’s death. This case comes from a request by the Legal Aid Society […]

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