Police Accountability Report

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

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.