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In finding that the Little Rock Police Department did not engage in a pattern of abuse, the Eighth Circuit panel deferred to a curious authority -- the Little Rock Police Department.

  • Feb 14, 2019

If cops keep kicking down doors to serve drug warrants, both cops and suspects will keep dying.

  • Feb 11, 2019

The court has consistently refused to look at startling error rates among drug-detecting dogs and, instead, has focused on meaningless claims of 'certification.'

  • Feb 4, 2019

A Mississippi death penalty case again illustrates how the courts have little interest in fixing their own mistakes.

  • Jan 31, 2019

Jeff Sessions's last-minute order will likely kill off a program that was helping police officers win trust from minority communities.

  • Jan 28, 2019

This is just harassment, and an attempt to thwart the agenda of a reform-minded district attorney.

  • Dec 28, 2018

A recent federal appeals court decision lays out — and then glosses over — what may be the biggest problem with how forensics is used in criminal cases.

  • Dec 21, 2018

Plus: ICE depravity, Texas cops caught hiding info about in-custody deaths, and St. Louis prosecutors join the police union

  • Dec 20, 2018

Another unfathomable violation, another fruitless search

  • Dec 19, 2018

Plus: Witness to an execution, when a cop wrongly arrests you, and how race affects personnel decisions at the Columbus (Ohio) police department.

  • Aug 13, 2018
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