Police Accountability Report

The Cruelty of US Justice System Exposed in a Single Video

January 17, 2020

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.

The Critical Role Auditing Plays in the Battle Against Police Surveillance

January 10, 2020

Auditors across the country are turning the tables on police surveillance. The Police Accountability Report spoke to an auditor who was arrested to understand how filming cops ultimately preserves our civil rights.

The Top Five Most Ridiculous Arrests of 2019

January 3, 2020

The police accountability report takes a critical look at some of the most disturbing acts of policing caught on video in 2019.

Exclusive: Did A Sheriff intentionally Hit This Motorcyclist?  

December 19, 2019

PAR investigates a collision that lead to serious injuries for a motorcyclist on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore, and examines both the evidence what police aren’t saying about the incident that almost killed a man.

Cop Charged with Making Multiple False Arrests

December 14, 2019

Baltimore Police Sgt Ethan Newberg is facing 32 counts of false imprisonment and assault for using illegal arrests to intimidate the community, prosecutors allege.

The Inside Story of an Elite Law Enforcement Unit Which Ran a Criminal Gang Inside a US Jail

December 12, 2019

The police accountability report talks to a first-hand witness to the alleged crimes of a group of corrections officers charged with brutalizing inmates as part of a larger criminal scheme.

Shoot First, Get Paid Later

December 5, 2019

The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts like blanket criminality and moral disqualification drive the system that rewards questionable behavior.

Exclusive: The 911 Call This Swat Team Doesn’t Want You to Hear

November 20, 2019

The Police Accountability Report obtained an exclusive recording of a 911 operator threatening to arrest a caller complaining about a SWAT team that stormed her property without a warrant. The call is part of our ongoing investigation into the arrest of Columbus, OH resident Nic Petit, who was charged after filming officers slapping a suspect.

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