Police Brutality

Lisa Mearkle

Video shows cop repeatedly shooting unarmed man in the head

 A cop who was filmed shooting an unarmed elderly man who was lying face down on the ground has been acquitted of murder. Officer Lisa Mearkle of the Hummelstown Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania was found not guilty of criminal homicide for the shooting death of 59-year-old David Kassick on February 2. She had attempted to pull Kassick over for[Read More…]

The incident is alleged to have taken place at the Paris’s police headquarters on the Seine

French police officers charged with gang-rape

Officers at the centre of a rape scandal in France are set to undergo DNA testing, it has been revealed. Two policemen are already facing charges after a Canadian tourist reported being attacked at the police headquarters on Quai des Orfèvres. About 100 officers and staff at Paris’s police headquarters on the Seine are to be DNA tested this week[Read More…]

Deputy William Strong was the man who ordered the illegal and sexually intrusive search

Texas woman subjected to cavity search by police officers in car park

A Texas woman claims she was strip-searched and forced to submit to a cavity search at a gas station parking lot in full view of passers by. Charneshia Corley, 21, was pulled over for allegedly rolling through a stop sign near the corner of Ella and Barren Springs in June. What was reported to have happened next is like something[Read More…]

Australian woman forcibly strip searched and paraded naked by police

Australian woman forcibly strip searched and paraded naked by police

  An Australian woman was forcibly strip-searched by both male and female police officers and then paraded naked around the police station, it has been revealed. Joanne Martin had tried to to help her boyfriend during a fight with a group of people in Northbridge in Western Australia, when she was arrested by the police for disorderly behaviour. Despite the[Read More…]

Deaths in custody at an all-time high

Deaths in custody at an all-time high

Deaths in police custody are at their highest level for five years, it has been revealed. The figures from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) show that 17 people died in or following detention by the police in 2014-15 – six more than during the previous year. The last time the figure was higher was in 2010-11 when it stood[Read More…]