Police Accountability Report

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.

Woman Goes Into Premature Labor After Aggressive Arrest; Judge Still Sends Her to Jail

August 27, 2019

In this episode we will look at a federal lawsuit accusing police of violating the civil rights of a then-pregnant woman that has cleared a major hurdle. Court filings reveal the harrowing experience for a woman who went into labor shortly after she was put in handcuffs and jailed.

Former Detective Says Police Lied About Controversial Arrest Caught On Video

Former Detective Says Police Lied About Controversial Arrest Caught On Video

July 29, 2019

In the latest episode of the Police Accountability Report we discuss an arrest caught on tape which seems to diverge from the account given by officers, and discuss if it’s possible for police to police themselves

Are Police Being Paid to Kill Us?

Are Police Being Paid to Kill Us?

July 22, 2019

A recent secret deal to give a Mesa, Arizona police officer a lifetime pension after a controversial shooting is raising questions about a system that appears to have troublesome incentives

Cop Caught on Body Cam Arresting a Man for Talking

Cop Caught on Body Cam Arresting a Man for Talking

June 24, 2019

The illegal arrest by a Baltimore City cop has lead to charges of false imprisonment and misconduct, but also reveals a deep-rooted reason why police seek to silence critics

Marijuana Activist Faces 10 Years in Prison for Using Facebook Live

Marijuana Activist Faces 10 Years in Prison for Using Facebook Live

May 28, 2019

A 20-year-old student activist was charged with felony wiretapping for using Facebook Live while in the office of Rep. Andy Harris, known for pushing back against the legalization of marijuana in DC

An Inside Look at How Police Control the Political Process

An Inside Look at How Police Control the Political Process

April 28, 2019

A deep dive into the details of the political economy that allows law enforcement to defeat civilian reform efforts, and what can be done to change it

Capitalism and Militarized Policing: A Perfect Match

Militarized Policing and Corruption: A Perfect Match

March 19, 2019

A recent string of police scandals reveals how heavy-handed policing and monetized misery work in tandem to exacerbate the country’s entrenched social ills

How Profit Makes Policing Immune to Reform

How Profit Makes Policing Immune to Reform

March 1, 2019

TRNN takes a closer look at recent efforts to reform one of the most corrupt police departments in the country, and how even the dysfunction fuels profit for law enforcement in general