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 What is Police Misconduct?

Police Misconduct occurs when an officer violates someone’s constitutional rights. This misconduct can subject the officer and the police department to both civil and criminal penalties.

  • It is unlawful for an officer to engage in a pattern of conduct that deprives a person of their constitutional rights
    • You must be able to show that it is a pattern- one isolated incident is not sufficient to prove a civil violation
    • The court can grant you an injunction that requires the officer to stop the misconduct against you 
  • A police officer is prohibited from engaging in practices of discriminatory misconduct
    • Again you must show that there is a pattern of discriminatory misconduct, before you can bring a case
    • Examples of civil discriminatory misconduct include:
      • harassment
      • racial slurs
      • unjustified arrests
      • discriminatory traffic stops
      • coercive sexual conduct

Criminal Police Misconduct

  • A law enforcement officer cannot deprive any person of his/her constitutional rights.
  • There is no requirement that the police misconduct be done in a manner to discriminate
  • Examples of criminal police misconduct include:
    • Using excessive force
    • Sexual assault
    • Intentional false arrest
    • Intentional fabrication of evidence

If you think your rights were violated by the police:

  • Always file a complaint first with the police department or internal affairs division. It is generally a requirement that you exhaust all of your administrative remedies first before bringing a lawsuit.
  • After reporting to the police department, the next step is to report the misconduct to the United States Department of Justice or the United States Attorneys office  

Police Abuse Series-Filing a Complaint on a Officer News Video

Food For Thought

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.(Thomas Jefferson)

Report improper actions of law-enforcement. Tell your story.

any information on any violations by any Police Agency may be posted on this blog

List the name of the Department and the alleged violation, date occurred, with a description.

Only We the people can stop the abuse of power and government. We all must stand together to be heard!





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Enio Marini October 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I am glad to see someone exposing these men and woman who hide behind the badge and act as if they are so perfect when yet it is the law at times that have become more of the criminal than the people they attempt to apprehend.

Sandy December 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Busted ! a great video

Paul May 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Who’s going to police the police, but the police!

oncepd May 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Looks like the criminals wear badges now a days.

Kim Perry August 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I am writing to complain regarding the intentional bad behavior of the following cops James Hurley City of Fernandina Police Chief and all his officers, as well as the following Nassau County Sheriffs officers Michael Sutton, J. Wickoski, J. Wright, E. Clark, Silcox, P. Crews, and employees Cil Hartley, and Linda Starr. as well as civilians Kimberly Giles, Anita, Benita, Wynita, Andrew, Morvin, Mark, Margaret, Georgette Giles, as well as Larry, Carol, Connie, Dori, Kelly, Virgina, Matt, Nicolas Crews, who are related to the above, also an ex-city cop Tawn Christopher Duffy and his ex-inlaws Keri, Charles, Jeffery, Kristopher, Kathleen Werder, also Carol Baber and her family, Pierre Guite, who intentionall filed false reports, slanderized my name all in an effort to cover up the crimes of grand theft and rape.

Thomas September 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

Cops are criminals. Even by their own definition they are a gang dressing the same and covering each others crimes. Who will stop these vicious criminals before it’s too late and America becomes a police state?

frank October 14, 2010 at 11:55 pm

You should see whats going on in Al Capones city chicago, the whole police department is working for a crime ring for over 4 1/2 years, now after searching for a lawyer in a millions of dollar lawsuit, i found they control all the lawyers too and the media unbeleivable shit.

Woody October 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

two year undercover investigation of dirty cops and dirty DA’s that leads right to the attorney general of california

Xavier February 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Let’s face it, the only good cop is a xx@!cop and we’re stuck with these low life scum bags. Only way to avoid the sons of bitches is to move to the outskirts or some place where you could be more anonymous and live your life in peace. May all these bastards burn for eternity in the pits of hell.

admin February 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Some times I fear we already are a police state in more ways than a free state, I hope im over reacting but doubt it.

Richard Zipperer iii May 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Marion Co. Ga. to My military heroes serving and participating in BRAC. or not. DO NOT MOVE OUT HERE thinking that the Sheriffs ofc wont choose who can ride off-road machines on obvious unmaintained roads.Ofcourse they sheriffs ofc. is understaffed which gives them good excuses to chase anybody down do what they want and make them say what they want to hear then ITS the best EXCUSE in the world to let a human die while in the PINK BAR HOTEL OF DEATH.My medication was witheld from for 12 hrs it took 5 days to get back to a regular medicinal routine with proper digestion “FOOD PENDING SCHEDULE”. I almost died at home after being released.Timing is everything and NOW is the time for others to be heard.PLS anyone tell all I’M SCARED for My childrens life that he or she may be mistaken for another relatives childs mistake and RAN-OVER, on the right of way in OUR front yard.Who needs a warrent when you own the COUNTY.

john baas May 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

This is got to do with Sheboygan County Sheriffs department. I own a lot in the county where was working on a vacant lot when John Bruner confronted me. We had a discussion about things and time he didn’t like some thing there fuck you’s. I finally said I had enough and left. He complained so I have a disorderly against me.The next the officer was at the door with another officer. I asked why I was under arrest. They said you know. I asked it again and same answer. They then jumped me and knocked me to the floor. My left arm was under me and I couldn’t move. They said I was resisting so they charged me with that too. So my complaint from Bruner is full of lies about guns and the shooting of him. There were NO GUNS. Sgt Wielgosh-oath,reports Weber,Putz,Wittlinger. I am 73 years old and never had a arrest or filed a complaint. I am on fixed income and can’t afford a attorney. Any questions? I have a witness where he seen the cops on top of me.

TERRY WAGAR June 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm


Me January 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

I’m just 40 yrs old and never arrested in my adult life, up until 6 months ago. After many years of being harassed by the Evansville, Wi police department, and literally getting tickets MAILED to me, I requested a hearing with the “judge” to ask for more time to pay fines , and that I may be indigent….but he instead put me in jail with a $500 bond. And then, the arrests just kept going…5 in 6 months. Ridiculous charges. My house was raided, my children saw everything. I literally am afraid to be in the lower half of my home at night. I feel I cannot count on the Evansville, Wi police dept in any way, shape or form. In fact, about 19 years ago, same town, an officer (who is now the chief of police), came to my house to arrest my boyfriend for battery, and after he took him to jail, this officer had flowers delivered to me and called to “see how i was doing at least twice.” I need a good damn attorney. This is insane!

admin January 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Reminder N.D.A.A. makes us all criminals.

Terrence Green February 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

Bottom line on this story, Criminal or not we Live in The United States of America. There are rules for everyone to follow not only this guy but the police as well. If anyone Pulled a AK 47 on me I would run, I know the outcome of that situation if they discharge the gun. They say a alleged video of the AK 47 the Cops attorney do:es not deny he had a AK 47 the cop hired a criminal attorney The FBI is investigating. I certainly can’t believe this guy had drugs or anything else at this point even with his criminal record, if the cop really had the AK 47 and word on the street is there is definitely a video showing the gun. You can’t pull Ak’s 47’s out even as the police if we allow that we now have a police controlled state this is a democracy people.

I think this story deserves a good hard look seems to be dirt on both sides of the coin here But the policeman with the AK47 Possibly is really disturbing. link to story below


dougjackson February 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm
admin February 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

This story was sent by a visitor and demonstrates the lack of law enforcement to enforce laws when they commit the crime. Thanks for the story.

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