New Castle County Settles Sex Harassment Lawsuit New Castle County says it has settled a federal lawsuit claiming decades of sexual harassment, largely by an officer who rose to the police department’s second-highest rank.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Why is Lt. Col. Quinton Watson allowed to retire “in good standing”?   He should be charged with sex crimes! Too bad that the Statute of Limitations has run. Excerpts from the Article: New Castle County announced Tuesday night it has settled a federal lawsuit claiming decades of sexual harassment and cover-ups in its Police Department, largely by an officer who rose to the agency’s second-highest rank. The announcement came a little...

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Family of Brandon Roberts files federal lawsuit claiming wrongful death by Milford police

Posted by on Jan 26, 2022 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Once they get to court this one could go either way.  It depends whom the jurors believe. Excerpts from the Article: The family of Brandon Roberts, the Milford man shot and killed by police in January 2020, is suing the city of Milford and the two officers who shot him in federal court. The wrongful death lawsuit claims Cpl. Nigel Golding and Patrolman Patrick Karpin violated Roberts’ Fourth Amendment rights and the city violated the Americans...

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The Cop Crime of Failing To Intervene

Posted by on Jan 24, 2022 in Featured, Police Brutality |

This important principle is simple: the police are to protect and serve, and when one cop sees another actually unlawfully harming someone, regardless of rank, he should intervene in order to protect and serve. Excerpts from the Article: Derek Chauvin has already been convicted for the murder of George Floyd. To the extent any conviction “sends a message” to anyone, the message has been sent. But the trial of the three officers working under...

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Want to build trust? Quit trampling our right to hold government officials accountable.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, War on Drugs |

We must eliminate “qualified immunity,” and hold police accountable for their conduct. Excerpts from the Article: James King was a college student walking to work in 2014 when two officers in street clothes stopped him and asked his name. King answered them, but one tore the wallet from his pocket anyway. Thinking he was being mugged, King ran. The officers tackled him and beat him badly – so badly that bystanders called 911. One officer later...

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A Kansas DA cited stand your ground laws and announced no charges in death of teen in custody

Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

My friend and great lawyer, Steve Hampton, sent me this Article, and added, quite correctly: “CO’s in Kansas with license to kill the mentally ill. Especially if they are a minority. In all the descriptions of this incident I see nothing about the CO’s asking for help from mental health. Their policy, like Delaware DOC’s policy, is use force to solve every problem.” Excerpts from the Article: A Kansas district attorney announced he...

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California police dog mauled and maimed man who missed rental car payment, lawsuit says

Posted by on Jan 9, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Excessive force by the police plus a huge error by the owner of the car! Excerpts from the Article: A California man alleges he lost full use of his right arm after a police K-9 violently latched onto it during a 2020 arrest stemming from an erroneous report of a stolen rental car, according to a federal lawsuit. Ali Badr, 42, of Oakland, filed the civil lawsuit last month against the city of San Ramon, its police chief, Craig Stevens, and...

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