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April 23, 2021 Excessive Force & Police Brutality

Police Misconduct Settlements: Cities Pay Millions But Are They Helping?

American cities have spent about $3 billion over the last decade to settle police misconduct lawsuits. However, it’s not clear whether that has helped reduce police misconduct.  Police officers have dangerous jobs and are among the most important civil servants in the nation. But it’s also true that when misconduct occurs, holding these professionals accountable…

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March 2, 2021 Community Help WV,Excessive Force & Police Brutality,Prison Safety

Deaths and Personal Injuries on the Rise in WV Jails and Prisons

Each year, thousands of people are injured or die in West Virginia and United States prisons. In fact, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 4,117 state and federal prisoners died in 2016, and in 2002, 83,000 inmates were injured in publicly or privately operated prisons. Overcrowded and Deadly: Shocking…

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October 2, 2020 Excessive Force & Police Brutality

South Charleston Police Incident Sparks Debate Over Body Cameras and Excessive Force

Evaluating the Impact of Police Body Cameras CHARLESTON, WV — A motorcyclist, seriously injured after a crash back in May, has filed a civil suit against the City of South Charleston and two of its police officers.  The events from this day have raised further debate about the use of excessive force and the issue…

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August 7, 2020 Excessive Force & Police Brutality

Jury Sides With WV Police Officer Involved in Excessive Force Lawsuit

A Logan County Police officer, who has been at the center of 3 excessive force cases over the past three years, was recently found innocent in one of the ongoing lawsuits. A federal jury on July 31st found that the officer did not use excessive force and was not liable for any damages Frank Morgan…

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