Cops Behaving Badly

The TSA has calmed down a bit — not that I’ll forget them, mind.
But I think we need to shine a light on some of the less than stellar things that have been happening in the world of policing. While many of the police officers do an excellent job and I highly respect their dedication, there are a few that need to be held up as examples of what not to do.

General
Improving the estimate of US police killings (Boing Boing)

Alabama

Alabama cop body slams elderly man to ground, paralyzes him
(Boing Boing)

Illinois
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’ (The Guardian)
‘I sat in that place for three days, man’: Chicagoans detail abusive confinement inside police ‘black site’ (The Guardian)
Victims of police torture fight for reparations (Boing Boing)

New Mexico
Albuquerque PD encrypts videos before releasing them in records request(Tech Dirt)

Ohio
Cop who switched off traffic cam in order to make illegal threats will keep his job (Boing Boing)

Utah
Man Claims Cops Broke His Prosthetic Arm (Courthouse News)

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