ELIZABETHTOWN, KY — A young couple had their lives turned upside-down when a CPS worker decided to target them with a series of anonymous child-abuse accusations, each prompting a new investigation.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — A man was awoken to intruders pointing guns at him while he slept in his apartment. It was the police who barged in, because they suspected that he might be a squatter in his own home.
MANKATO, MN — A man spent nearly three months in jail on felony drug possession charges after police searched him during a traffic stop and found vitamin supplements.
MARFA, TX — A Texas teacher has filed a complaint against Customs and Border Patrol, citing multiple instances of being searched and harassed at domestic checkpoints for no reason.
SENTINEL, OK — Police performed a no-knock raid on an innocent man’s home because of a hoax phone call, leading to the town’s police chief being shot.
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX — An innocent man was ripped from his bathtub in a surprise no-knock raid, then suffered an onslaught of beatings, electric shocks, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets. The man spent 3 years and his entire life savings vindicating himself from the false charges and malicious prosecution that followed.
IOWA — The birth of a couple’s baby girl was marred by excessive policing on the way to the hospital.
DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.
DENVER, CO — A family was violently attacked during an unexpected late-night police raid on their home, after being wrongly suspected of doing drugs. The innocent family members were then maliciously prosecuted and threatened with the prospect of spending years in prison, if not for the wisdom of a jury.
FUQUAY-VARINA, NC — A teen was doused with pepper spray and handcuffed when police assumed he was burglarizing the house where he with his foster parents.
EAST DUBLIN, GA — A SWAT team gunned down a grandfather in his home during a late-night raid based on the word of a confessed meth addict and thief.
CARTERSVILLE, GA — A retired man was awoken to his property being invaded by a swarm of police officers, drug dogs, and a helicopter that had mistaken his okra garden for marijuana.
COLUMBIA, SC — Dashcam video captured the moment an unarmed man was shot by a state trooper while being confronted about alleged not wearing a seatbelt.
GAINSVILLE, GA — An innocent woman had several months of her life destroyed when she was arrested and charged with a felony because of a spaghetti-encrusted spoon found in her possession.
MANCHESTER, NH — During a violent surprise raid on a family apartment, federal agents opened fire on an innocent grandmother as she reached out to protect an infant.
ROBESON COUNTY, NC — Following three decades in prison, two brothers — one being North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate — have been exonerated from a murder that the did not commit using DNA evidence.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs. The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.
BEAVERCREEK, OH — A man was killed by police while browsing the aisles of a Walmart shopping center, talking on a cell phone, and carrying a product sold in the store: a plastic air rifle. His final gasps for breath were heard via a phone conversation he was having with another person at the time of the shooting.
LITTLETON, CO — A Colorado gaming enthusiast was interrupted by a SWAT team entering his home, pointing rifles at him while he competed with his friends online.
TURTLE CREEK, PA — Police officers barged into a woman’s home because they wanted to arrest the owner because of the length of the front lawn. A tenant answered the door and recorded the rude, obscenity-spewing cops making demands and entering her home, despite the fact that she wasn’t even the person listed on the warrant.