Police Accountability Report

Despite Crisis, Auditors Continue To Confront Aggressive Policing

March 27, 2020

PAR guest James Freeman discusses the aftermath of a police chase that nearly killed two bystanders: a mother and her three-year-old child.

In A Pandemic, The US Addiction To Incarceration Comes Back To Haunt Us

March 20, 2020

For decades, police could surveil and drug test thousands of Americans every day. Why can’t those same resources be used for coronavirus testing? Police Accountability Report continues its analysis of overpolicing and public health.

Breaking: Police Officer Charged with Drug Dealing and Lying to FBI

March 13, 2020

More than 14 Baltimore City Police Officers have been now caught in the ever-widening scandal of cops drug dealing, robbing residents, and stealing overtime.

Are Police Targeting Rural America for Mass Incarceration?

March 13, 2020

There has been an explosion of incarceration in rural communities across America. PAR explores the profit motive that has stimulated this rapid increase in our carceral complex with guest Otto the Watchdog, a first amendment auditor.

‘They Know Who I Am’: Auditor Arrested Again—While Playing a Video Game

February 28, 2020

Disabled veteran and First Amendment activist Blind Justice returns to PAR, saying he and his wife were threatened with violence and arrest while playing PokemonGo in a church parking lot in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Police Arrest Man for Holding a Sign, But That Was Just the Beginning

February 21, 2020

The arrest of an auditor for holding a sign was just the first in a series of questionable charges that raise fundamental questions about the true imperative of American policing.

First Amendment Activist Hospitalized After Brutal Arrest

February 14, 2020

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

February 7, 2020

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

January 31, 2020

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

January 29, 2020

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…