police misconduct

City of Dunbar settles with family of man who died in police custody last year 

BY: - August 16, 2023

The city of Dunbar has settled a lawsuit from the family of a 34-year-old man who died last year in police custody after his family says an officer slammed his head against pavement using a professional wrestling move. The family of Michael Scott Jr. will receive $2 million, an attorney representing the man’s family said […]

Hand remove police tape that reads "POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS"

After George Floyd’s murder, more states require release of police disciplinary records

BY: - August 7, 2023

Faced with growing calls for the public release of police disciplinary records, lawmakers in almost every state have grappled with how to balance revealing law enforcement misdeeds and protecting officers’ privacy and safety. Fueled by public outrage over the 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and other high-profile incidents of police […]