Police Accountability Report

How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail

November 7, 2019

In an exclusive an interview with the victim of a nearly deadly encounter with a cop, Kevon Miller describes how the officer avoided jail time despite committing a crime that required a mandatory minimum sentence

The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children

October 31, 2019

Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow.  In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration

Video Shows Police Knocking Suicidal Man Unconscious

October 23, 2019

This Police Accountability Report examines why the police continue to use force when no crime was committed. Chad Wilkins–who was depressed from a recent divorce and had threatened to hurt himself–told the McKinney, Texas police he didn’t need their help anymore. They tasered him twice, causing long-term injuries. Send your tips to [email protected]

He Died in Jail From Dehydration. His Family Says a Leaked Video Shows it Was Murder.

October 17, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we examine the case of Shali Tilson, who died after he was jailed during a mental health crisis. But a leaked video shows he was denied water and medical treatment by GA prison authorities for a week–mistreatment his family says was criminal.

Why Are Police Shooting the Mentally ill?

October 10, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we analyze an investigative report on controversial police shootings in Greenville, South Carolina that points to a troubling trend of police using deadly force against people suffering mental distress. Send your tips to [email protected]

Police Chased Cyclist for Not Having a Reflector. He Ended up Dead

October 3, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we review body cam footage showing Las Vegas police chasing Byron Lee Williams on his bike for not having a proper reflector. Police ignored pleas that he could not breathe and Williams died. Now police are facing questions.

Militarized Police Attack Man Who Filmed Controversial Arrest

September 26, 2019

On this episode of the Police Accountability Report we take a look at a Columbus, OH SWAT team’s brutal arrest of a man who recorded them swarming a residential neighborhood. We dive into how the militarization of policing turns law enforcement into an occupying force.

Police Say They Killed a Man Holding a Gun, But a Video Raises Doubts

September 18, 2019

Police in Aberdeen, Washington shot and killed a man while trying to serve a warrant two weeks ago. On this Police Accountability Report, we look at the video that raises doubts about their story and reveals underlying tensions caused by aggressive policing in the small Pacific Northwest town.

Police Use Ignorance of the Law as a Defense, But You Can’t

September 12, 2019

On this episode we take a critical look at the obstacles to holding police accountable, and expose how both politicians and judges defend an institution that is often at odds with communities.

Calling BS on the ‘Bad Apples’ Theory of Police Misconduct

September 4, 2019

On this episode of The Police Accountability Report, we tell a harrowing tale of a firsthand experience with drug dealing cops reveals the long and troubling history of police selling narcotics, and calls into question the idea that police corruption is limited to a few bad actors.