PAR is a weekly show that seeks to hold one of the most powerful institutions in this country accountable, policing. To do so we will take a critical look at all facets of American policing, exploring both the systemic and political imperatives that often puts law enforcement at odds with the communities they purport to serve.
First Amendment Activist Hospitalized After Brutal Arrest
An activist known as Blind Justice was arrested after trying to film a state facility to check compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The encounter illustrates the risks citizens are willing to take to hold the government accountable.
Body Cam Shows Brutal Arrest of Man for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights
A recent arrest of a man playing guitar on a public sidewalk raises deeper questions about the power of American policing and how cops have nearly lawless discretion to arrest and harm.
They Killed a Man in Prison. This Is How They Covered it Up
New documents reveal how prison authorities tried to cover up the death of a man who died of dehydration in a jail cell.
Cop Charged for Shooting Handcuffed Man 7 Times
While waiting handcuffed in a police car after a traffic stop, a man was shot 7 times by Cpl Michael Owen from Prince Georges County, MD. The officer was not wearing his body camera at the time of the shooting and the Police department has already been placed under a consent decree for unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force against residents.
Exclusive: Body Cam Shows Cop Planting Gun on Innocent Man
Body cam footage obtained by the Police Accountability Report shows how a Baltimore police officer was caught lying about what he saw when he testified in court that a man possessed a gun.
The Cruelty of US Justice System Exposed in a Single Video
A 19-year-old girl was punished with 9 months in a men’s jail for spitting at an officer during a mental health crisis. Video reveals the extreme treatment she received and her exclusive interview reveals how law enforcement officers are badly equipped to treat the mentally ill.