POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT
Police Accountability Report, hosted by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, is a weekly show that seeks to expose and hold to account one of the most powerful institutions in this country—the police.
The show shines a critical light on all facets of American policing, exploring the systemic and political imperatives that put law enforcement at odds with the communities they purport to serve.
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Shawnee police officer Anthony Starkey has been caught on video threatening a woman and her grandson with arrest and assault for not walking on a sidewalk—despite the fact that one wasn’t available.
A noise complaint spiraled into an armed raid of a Childress, TX, family’s home when local police decided to arrest the entire family—without a warrant.
A Grayson County couple’s run-in with Dennison police inexplicably escalated from a traffic stop to a resisting arrest charge, an injury, and another financial burden at the worst time possible.
A Texas mom was arrested under questionable circumstances. Two years later, the same cop targeted her for arrest again.
When Fort Collins police arrived at the scene where a woman had been attacked, they pepper sprayed her boyfriend instead of searching for the men responsible for harming her.
In a shocking video, Ronald K. Davis, a Pennsylvania State Trooper, grapples his ex-girlfriend Michelle Perfanov to the ground. Davis has since been charged with multiple crimes.
Police are trying to limit the public’s right to film them, so cop watchers have shifted the battlefield
As legal challenges mount for cop watchers, many are now taking up lawsuits to defend free speech and citizen journalism. The result is a more complex legal terrain for cop watching than ever before.
An Indiana cop watcher was accosted by police while walking down a public sidewalk filming with a cell phone camera. The encounter took a strange twist when police tried to give him a ticket for exercising his 1st amendment rights.
The Battousai and James Freeman join Police Accountability Report to discuss recent attempts to make cop watching illegal.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department has been cited by the ACLU for making thousands of unnecessary stops while ignoring calls for service. But a recent stop of motorists they accused of having tinted windows didn’t go as planned.
Body camera footage hidden for over a year reveals how sheriffs in Laredo, Texas, severed a man’s leg during an arrest.
San Antonio-area chalk artist Joshua Hinson’s community art project was abruptly interrupted when Leon Valley police officers accused him of graffiti.
A previously unreleased police interview with the last person to see Emily Hauze alive reveals crucial information about the investigation.
Cop watchers James Madison and James Freeman explain how to fight unjust police stops, searches, and arrests.
An ongoing PAR investigation has revealed the Denton County Sheriff’s Office tried to restart a case against a former Dallas Firefighter by submitting evidence after charges had been dropped.
Arkansas police were in for a surprise when an informed resident used his knowledge of local ordinances to push back on their attempt to penalize him.
A man’s nature walk near Plattsmouth, NE, took an unexpected turn when police pulled him over—and then told him they’d searched his parked car.
Breaking: Prosecutors say evidence missing from questionable DUI arrest that destroyed a Texas firefighter’s life
Body camera footage revealed Denton County sheriffs admitting the Texas firefighter wasn’t drunk—now prosecutors say the sheriff’s office never submitted the charges or evidence.
Sheriffs’ questionable DUI arrest of a Denton County man was eventually exposed on body camera, but not before the arrestee lost his job and spent two years under police investigation.
After Caleb Dial was falsely arrested in 2021, a Ring doorbell camera ultimately exonerated him. Now, after settling a lawsuit with the city police department, he is just trying to heal.
A Hot Springs, Montana cop detained and tased a man who was parking his car at a local motel. The encounter lead to charges that belie the evidence caught on camera.
The chilling raid of an early-onset dementia patient’s home in Erie, PA by multiple law enforcement agencies evokes a larger pattern of police abuse against disabled people.
Eight years ago, the firing of Pocomoke’s first Black police chief, Kelvin Sewell, captured headlines. New Mayor Todd Nock is seeking to mend old wounds.
Weeks since the police killing of Manuel “Tortuguita” Tehran, residents continue to fight the planned construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Center. But the future they’re fighting to prevent concerns us all, not just the city of Atlanta.
A routine encounter with a Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer led to an aggressive arrest ending with life changing charges against an innocent motorist.
A SWAT team illegally raided Indiana resident Chris Reiter’s home in 2020, severely injuring his girlfriend. Reiter has since dedicated his life to holding police accountable, and was recently jailed for his efforts.
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