Law-enforcement links from Radley Balko
Just a few of the links from this column in the Washington Post:
- Cop serves warrant at the wrong house, shoots and kills family dog during 5-year-old boy’s birthday party. If you’re wondering, this isn’t the first time a police officer has killed a family dog during a kid’s birthday party.
- The Marshall Project has heard from defense attorneys alleging prosecutors have “ghostwritten” judicial opinions in seven states.
- Video shows North Miami, Fla., officer shooting an unarmed aide to an autistic man. The aide was lying on the ground with his arms stretched out. The autistic man was holding a toy truck. The aide did survive the shooting.
- Former Drug Enforcement Administration agent found guilty of conspiracy to distribute drugs.
- Pennsylvania to pay $195,000 to man arrested and jailed for nearly a month after a drug field test falsely indicated two bricks of homemade soap were cocaine. [I don’t know whether it was shaving soap. – LG]