Category: Police Abuse

No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

No Indictment for NYPD Cop Killing Man in Chokehold in Viral Video

Just over a week after a Missouri grand jury found no probable cause against a Ferguson cop who shot a teen to death, a New York grand jury found no probable cause against the NYPD cop who choked a teen to death in a video that went viral in August. Eric Garner, 43, died after being c ...
Obama Calls for 50,000 Body Cams as Police Unions Remain Surprisingly Silent

Obama Calls for 50,000 Body Cams as Police Unions Remain Surprisingly Silent

With tensions still smoldering over the Ferguson non-indictment, President Barack Obama on Monday proposed new funding to purchase 50,000 body cams for police officers throughout the country to improve steadily deteriorating relations between cops and citizens. So far, police union of ...
Texas TV News Station Spreading Misinformation About Failure to Identify Law

Texas TV News Station Spreading Misinformation About Failure to Identify Law

The video of a Texas woman getting placed in a chokehold and handcuffed for refusing to provide her identification ended up going viral where it was covered by a local television news station at the top of the news hour Monday night. However, KIII-TV reporter Bill Churchwell finished ...
Buffalo Cop who Beat Handcuffed Suspect on Video Before Turning on Videographer Receives Probation

Buffalo Cop who Beat Handcuffed Suspect on Video Before Turning on Videographer Receives Probation

A Buffalo cop facing two years in prison for kicking a man in handcuffs in an incident captured on video was handed probation today on the condition that he will serve as a role model for other officers inclined to beat citizens. John Cirulli also threatened to arrest the man who had ...
Texas Cop Places Woman in Chokehold for Video Recording (Updated)

Texas Cop Places Woman in Chokehold for Video Recording (Updated)

A Texas cop placed a woman in a chokehold because she was video recording some type of police activity in the parking lot of what appears to be a fast food restaurant after she refused to provide identification. It started when Corpus Christi Sergeant J.E. Lockhart stormed up to Lanes ...
Cop Detains Man for Video Recording Federal Reserve Building in Miami

Cop Detains Man for Video Recording Federal Reserve Building in Miami

A police officer in Miami-Dade County told a man he would be arrested if he continued recording the Federal Reserve building from a public sidewalk. Doral police officer D. Cuesta told Andre Nucete that it was illegal to record federal buildings, which is not true, not that the Federa ...
Florida Police Illegally Detain Jeff Gray For Two Hours, Issue Illegal Trespass Order After Gray Recorded Prisoners from Public Sidewalk

Florida Police Illegally Detain Jeff Gray For Two Hours, Issue Illegal Trespass Order After Gray Recorded Prisoners from Public Sidewalk

What started out as a typical First Amendment audit outside of the Gadsden County Jail and the Florida Department of Corrections' Quincy Annex quickly turned into an illegal detention. As PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray stood on a public sidewalk in Quincy, Florida earlier this ...
Video Survives After Denver Cops Beat Man, Snatch Camera and Delete Footage

Video Survives After Denver Cops Beat Man, Snatch Camera and Delete Footage

Denver cops were caught on camera repeatedly punching a man in the face, causing his head to bounce off the pavement, before  tripping his pregnant wife who was pleading with them to stop, causing her to fall flat on her face. But then they realized another man had been recording them ...
St. Louis County Police Arrest Man for Video Recording in Ferguson as Grand Jury Decision Nears

St. Louis County Police Arrest Man for Video Recording in Ferguson as Grand Jury Decision Nears

David Whitt St. Louis County police arrested a member of We Copwatch in Ferguson this morning after he stopped his bicycle to video record them as they gathered behind a store in anticipation of the grand jury decision, which will be announced soon. David Whitt said he has video o ...