Police Misconduct

Utah Nurse Part II: A Cover Up?

Utah Nurse Part II: A Cover Up?

The patient that Detective Jeff Payne was attempting to draw blood from was a reserve police officer from Rigby, Idaho....

Utah Nurse: the Rest of the Story… Part I

Utah Nurse: the Rest of the Story… Part I

Last week, a story broke about a nurse at a hospital in Utah who was assaulted and arrested by a...

Mandatory Psychological Testing for Police Officers

Mandatory Psychological Testing for Police Officers

Psychological testing is already required for South Carolina’s police departments that are state or nationally accredited, but a new requirement...

Kershaw Kerfluffle and The Rule of Law

Kershaw Kerfluffle and The Rule of Law

I feel compelled to join Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson’s rebuke of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews’ recent attacks on...

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Lack of training as to how to recognize and de-escalate mental health episodes may be one of the most common...

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

“We seriously live in a world where texting a white man to death is a crime but shooting a black...

License to Steal

License to Steal

South Carolina’s law enforcement has been addicted to forfeiture money for some time, and cooperation with federal agencies has only...

Police Shootings – Michael Slager Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Police Shootings – Michael Slager Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager pled guilty in federal court last week. Slager, a white police officer, shot...

But for Video . . .

But for Video . . .

The good old days when a police officer could execute a person, provide a reasonable explanation, and walk away with...

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two pilots last year for flying a Lake City helicopter the day before it was...