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A cop pulled them over for a minor infraction, then the encounter took a bizarre turn

The story of one Minnesota couple’s ongoing problems with police provides a pointed example of the systematic overpolicing of rural communities across the country. In…

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Cops stopped him from filming a traffic stop, but changed their tune when they went to court

Qualified immunity is a legal precedent that has allowed cops to evade accountability for violating civil rights for decades. But recent arguments in front of…

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Cops arrested him for filming in public, but things took a bizarre turn when the case went to court

The arrest of a Texas cop watcher for filming in public is the most recent chilling example of how law enforcement across the country is…

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He called cops for help; they broke down his door and arrested him instead

When a Minnesota couple called the police to intervene in a dispute with a neighbor they said was harassing them, they didn’t expect that they…

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This CEO left coal miners penniless. Why did a West Virginia town give him a lucrative tax break to build a luxury hotel?

Milton, West Virginia, might be a small town, but it’s an oversized example of how too much police spending can be both a symptom and…

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Police Accountability Report: How a small-town police department in WV is fleecing its citizens

In this special investigative livestream, Police Accountability Report hosts Stephen Janis and Taya Graham discuss some of their findings from their ongoing investigation into the…

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A cop falsely arrested him for DUI, but what his lawyer uncovered is even worse

The troubled police department of the Northern Colorado city of Loveland is already under fire after a civil rights lawsuit alleging a pattern of overzealous…

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Cops arrested him for filming an accident scene, but did the police break the law?

The continued arrests of a group of Texas cop watchers is raising serious questions about how the law is applied to citizen journalists. In this…

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A cop charged her with failure to obey—his body camera tells a different story

The indiscriminate use of arrest powers is one of the most destructive forms of overpolicing in a country accustomed to aggressive law enforcement. In this…

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Cop arrested a man for not walking on a sidewalk, but he didn’t know anyone would see this video

When a Terre Haute, Indiana, man was arrested for not walking on a sidewalk on a street that doesn’t have one, the Police Accountability Report…

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Cops thought no one would see this brutal arrest, then a video surfaced exposing the truth

Another questionable arrest in a small town is raising more concerns about the state of policing in rural America. A man was repeatedly struck by…

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Video caught a cop making an illegal arrest, but he was just getting started

A new transparency law meant to make police disciplinary records quickly available to the public is coming under scrutiny as departments have stonewalled requests for…

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A small-town cop was charged with domestic violence. Did the department do anything?

A police officer who works for a department under scrutiny for aggressive ticketing and a series of controversial arrests has been charged with domestic violence.   …

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Cops want to turn cop watching into organized crime, but can they get away with it?

Are Texas police laying the groundwork to thwart cop watchers by sending them to jail for simply using cellphone cameras to film them? This is…

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Police abuse grows in small town USA—and we have evidence | Live Q&A

A series of explosive investigative reports has revealed a crisis of police abuse in rural America. This week, Police Accountability Report hosts Taya Graham and…

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Cops wanted to keep this disturbing video a secret. Now they’re going after the person who leaked it

Eric Lurry’s death was a mystery to his family until a police whistleblower leaked damning evidence implicating the Joliet, Illinois, police department. Now Sgt. Javier…

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Cops in this town keep making ridiculous arrests. What are they trying to cover up?

When a small town police department came under fire for a series of questionable arrests, PAR dug deeper into the finances of Milton, West Virginia….

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West Virginia cop charged a man with multiple crimes, but the video tells a different story

A small-town police department in Milton, West Virginia, is facing more scrutiny after another troubling video surfaced of a questionable arrest. The newly obtained video…

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Cops broke into his home without showing a warrant, but what happened next is even worse

Coty Cecil was awaiting repairs on his RV in a West Virginia campground when Milton police started breaking into his home, refusing to show a…

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Police say homicide detective Sean Suiter committed suicide, so why doesn’t anyone believe them?

A recent HBO documentary entitled The Slow Hustle has brought renewed attention to the mysterious death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter in 2017. Police…

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Cops arrested him for filming a traffic stop, then the case went to court…

The efforts of cop watchers and First Amendment auditors to record police continues to be a controversial subject. Some use aggressive tactics that critics say…

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Cops arrested him for filming a traffic stop, then the case went to court…

The efforts of cop watchers and First Amendment auditors to record police continues to be a controversial subject. Some use aggressive tactics that critics say…

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