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Police misconduct refers to inappropriate actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties. Police misconduct can lead to a miscarriage of justice and sometimes involves discrimination.
Types of misconduct
- False confession
- False arrest
- Falsified evidence
- False imprisonment
- Police brutality
- Police corruption
- Political repression
- Racial profiling
- Sexual abuse
- Surveillance abuse
In 2008, several cases of police misconduct in the U.S. were uncovered through surveillance tapes. These include one case where an officer's testimony contradicted the tape, and another tape where police officer Patrick Pogan charged a bicyclist with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and the tape showed that an officer had knocked him off his bicycle. Two undercover cops were indicted on lying about a drug bust, and charges of assault were dropped against a truck driver when the video showed the police beating him; another case showed a man accused of resisting arrest being beaten.Misconduct may be triggered by "contempt of cop", i.e., perceived disrespect towards police officers,such as by asserting one's constitutional rights, or by disrespecting the police.
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- Mafia cops
- 39th District corruption scandal
- Conflicts involving Critical Mass
- Knapp Commission
- The Los Angeles May Day Mêlée
- MOVE Organization
- New York State Police Troop C scandal
- NYPD subway sodomy incident
- Rampart Scandal
- Wickersham report
- Sean Bell
- Rap Brown
- Richard Cain
- Lon Horiuchi
- Kathryn Johnston
- Rodney King
- Stacey Koon
- Epaminondas Korkoneas
- Benjamin LaGuer
- Cory Maye
- Johannes Mehserle
- Jean Charles de Menezes
- Patrick Pogan
- Laurence Powell
- Salvatore Rivieri
- Frank Serpico
- Harry Stanley
- Ian Tomlinson
- Abner Louima
- Justin Volpe
- Otto Zehm
- Robert Dziekanski
- ^ Hauser C. When Evidence From Surveillance Cameras Leads to Charges Against Officers. New York Times.
- CABLE NATIONS: Worldwide studies of police abuse
- CLASS CANADA: Assistance and information for Canadian victims of police abuse
- Ihatepolice.com video and news collections on police brutality and other misconduct
- PoliceStateUSA.net: Documenting the rise of the police state in the US.
- StopPolice.net: Help Stop Police Corruption and Brutality!
- Radley Balko's TheAgitator.com, clearinghouse for the Cory Maye case among others.
- COPSHOTS.org: Documenting Police Brutality; Documenting the Police
- BBC News - Officers reprimanded over e-mail - 28/11/06
- BLINK - The Secret Policeman - transcript of the BBC documentary
- Police brutality archive world wide evidences
- CBC - The Secret Policeman - with link to article by Mark Daly
- Police Download Report: police brutality and police shootings news and commentary on the coming police state
- The Sunday Mirror - Undercover Copper - report on the Channel 4 Dispatches programme
- BadCops Police Oversight Portal - news, information, and resources focused on police misconduct and civilian oversight
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