Detectives Marcus Taylor and Daniel Hersl of Baltimore’s elite, seven-member Gun Trace Task Force are on trial for years of robbery, home invasions, drug dealing, gun dealing, and worse — their defense is that they were not the primary participants in these activities, not that the crimes did not take place.
The officersRead More
A study published this year traces policing outcomes in Las Vegas between Sept 2014 and Oct 2015, comparing the conduct of 200 officers who wore bodycams and 200 who did not.
The study, conducted for the National Institute of Justice by UNLV and the Center for Naval Analyses, found that bodycams correlatedRead More
Leo Lech is suing the police in Greenwood, Colorado for storming his house with a 50-person SWAT team because they mistakenly believed that a man who ran into his house (whom Lech didn’t know) had shoplifted a shirt and two belts from Walmart; the police engaged in a 19-hour standoff that led to theRead More
After shooting Philando Castile dead during a traffic stop — a killing that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds — the police obtained a secret warrant for Reynolds’s Facebook account, including her private messages and deleted messages, accompanied by a gag order that banned Facebook from every discussing the warrant’s existence.