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Florida Cops Keep Innocent Man in Jail for Eight Months, Resulting in $150,000 Settlement

Florida Cops Keep Innocent Man in Jail for Eight Months, Resulting in $150,000 Settlement

The Fort Lauderdale police department got it wrong when they arrested the wrong man thinking he was a burglary suspect. But the Florida police department still kept him in jail for eight months for the crime he did not commit. Dmitry Lyubimov was not released until authorities fina ...
Missouri Police Association Sues Missouri Police Department Over Public Records Violations

Missouri Police Association Sues Missouri Police Department Over Public Records Violations

A Missouri police association filed a lawsuit against the city of Columbia, accusing its police department of violating the state's public records law by refusing to provide records in a timely manner, then charging an exorbitant amount for the requested records. Last summer, the Colu ...
Ohio Sheriff Sued after Video She tried to Destroy Surfaces, Showing Deputy Pepper Spraying Restrained Woman

Ohio Sheriff Sued after Video She tried to Destroy Surfaces, Showing Deputy Pepper Spraying Restrained Woman

An Ohio sheriff's sergeant thought it was all fun and games when she and fellow deputies deleted video footage that showed her pepper spraying a women strapped down in a restraint chair. But now the joke is on her because the video still exists, resulting in a lawsuit against Montgome ...
Massachusetts Police Refuse to Disclose Internal Affairs Records for Cops Named in Lawsuit

Massachusetts Police Refuse to Disclose Internal Affairs Records for Cops Named in Lawsuit

The Amherst Police Department in Massachusetts has refused to comply with a public records request from PINAC that asked for the internal affairs records for two police officers who were named in a civil rights lawsuit this month. According to the suit filed by Joshua Sampson, Amherst ...
Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

Department of Justice Declares End to Private Prisons for Federal Inmates Within Five Years

The Department of Justice released a memo today announcing the end of federal contracts for all private prisons within the next five years. Today, there are 14,000 federal inmates held in private prisons run by three corporations. Last week, the Department of Justice released an in ...