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Body cam shows Baltimore county police arresting citizen watchdog at gunpoint

An unnamed motorist was stopped by Baltimore County police, held at gunpoint, and manhandled by multiple officers before being arrested. Body cam footage reveals the…

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Cops arrest Kentucky man in traffic stop on drug charges for traces found on dollar bill

Phillip Hamm was on the road with a friend in Paducah, Kentucky, when he was pulled over by local police over a busted tail light….

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‘Broken Windows’-style policing causes more crimes than it prevents

Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of the Police Accountability Report host a live discussion on the rapid growth of police budgets and aggressive tactics around the country….

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Park police tase, tackle clean-up volunteer at Coconino National Forest

Steven Headrick and his wife had spent two weeks cleaning up trash at Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, when park police approached them and…

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The latest theories on how Rey Rivera died don’t point to the rooftop

In May 2006, Rey Rivera disappeared from his North Baltimore home. Roughly a week later, his body was found in the second floor concourse of…

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San Diego sheriffs arrest stranded motorist for refusing to show ID

Chase Hasegawa had been sitting on the side of an empty rural road for six hours next to his broken-down car when he was approached…

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Trenton, NJ, police pull man from car, break his nose, and search his vehicle for ‘aggressive behavior.’ Body cameras tell a different story.

Michael Q. Banks was in his car one evening when a specialized crime unit of Trenton police suddenly pulled him from his vehicle and slammed…

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States that criminalize marijuana are targeting travelers from cannabis legal states, as one couple’s nightmare scenario shows

Married couple Wesley and Eshanae Chumbler were traveling with their 3-year-old child across the Illinois border into Kentucky when they were stopped at a police…

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Cops tried to confiscate his phone without a warrant, things turned ugly when he refused

Dramatic video shows a Texas police officer brutally beating a man who refused to turn over his phone to police. The victim was not suspected…

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Lawsuit accuses West Virginia police department of training officers to use unconstitutional tactics

A small West Virginia police department, already under scrutiny for ratcheting up the number of traffic tickets issued, is now facing a federal civil rights…

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Cops thought they could arrest them for protesting in public, but activists turned the tables

The growing and eclectic brand of activism known as cop watching continues to invent creative ways to confront overpolicing across the country. In this episode,…

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Mainstream Media says copwatchers are a menace—here’s why they’re wrong

In this live conversation and Q&A, Police Accountability Report hosts Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss a recent win to protect the right to record…

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Police used this dangerous restraint during a fatal arrest, so why isn’t anyone talking about it?

The death of Christopher Robert Hensley in the custody of Fletcher, North Carolina, police is raising new questions about the use of deadly restraint by…

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How to make sure you go home and not to jail—A civil rights attorney shares the ugly truth

Editor’s Note: During the introduction to this podcast, we incorrectly stated the Loveland, Colorado, police department has 19 sworn officers. That was an error: the…

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They filmed cops on their own property, police raided their home

The story of an El Paso family’s terrifying encounter with police shows just how treacherous it can be when we point our cameras at law…

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A father tried to protect his daughter, then cops attacked him and his dog

The Loveland, Colorado, Police Department has made national headlines for brutality and overreach. But a new case involving the disturbing arrest of an entire family…

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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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