DAMASCUS, MD — Police performed a violent raid on a birthday party based on a suspicion of ‘young looking people with beer,’ then dubiously confiscated guests’ cell phones when they were recorded.
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Surveillance video recorded the way a man was approached by NYPD while sitting on some steps, frisked for no reason, and then beaten by multiple officers.
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.
VICTORIA, TX — An elderly man was slammed to the pavement and tased when a police officer mistakenly thought that he had violated the state’s “vehicle inspection sticker” law.
PISMO BEACH, CA — A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted and that her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”
BRADFORD COUNTY, PA — A motorist was repeatedly beaten after a very-slow pursuit with police, then maliciously prosecuted on 24 separate crimes.
TUCSON, AZ — A sergeant dressed in riot gear shoved a female pedestrian so hard that she flew into a metal bench on the sidewalk.
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.
HAMMOND, IN — After witnessing a motorist allegedly not wearing a seatbelt, police escalated a violent confrontation to the point of shattering a window to extract a passenger when he claimed not to have an ID.
FERGUSON, MO — A man was taken to jail following a mistaken identity and subsequently beaten while handcuffed. He was then given trumped up charges, including getting blood on the officers’ clothing as they pummeled him.
OAKLAND, CA — An officer who violently attacked a group of civilians — including a man bleeding from a head injury and people who tried to help him — has been reinstated to the department with back pay for the nearly 3 years of missed work.
STATEN ISLAND, NY — A man died following a brutal arrest in which NYPD choked him and slammed his head against the sidewalk. Police suspected him of selling cigarettes without government permission.
CLAIRTON, PA — An evening excursion for ice cream resulted in a teenage girl going to the hospital in a neck-brace, after police found her in public just a few minutes past the government-imposed curfew for minors.
MELBOURNE, FL — A mumbling, elderly dementia patient was kicked to the ground and beaten by an officer who feared that his life might be endangered by the man’s ‘aggressive’ walk. The officer was later found to have tampered with his dash-cam, but remains on the Melbourne Police Department to this day.
LIMA, OH — A pedestrian suffered numerous injuries following a confrontation with police who violently demanded his identity.
In 1979, a Miami schoolteacher and his family suffered a brutal beating when police raided the wrong address looking for ‘dope’ suspects.
LAFAYETTE, IN — An officer has been allowed to keep his job and face no legal consequences after accosting a paralyzed and dumping him out of his wheelchair into the street.
SPANISH FORK, UT — Music lovers enjoying a rave party went from dancing one minute to being tackled by masked, militarized cops the next. Helicopter spotlights illuminated the property as men with guns and barking dogs frightened fans and shut down the party.
LOMA LINDA, CA — When a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran tried to discharge himself from a VA hospital, he received a fatal beating from police.