The Public Database of Police Misconduct in the United States of America

Officers should only use legal force and only use it when absolutely necessary. FORCE An Officer's power is not unlimited. FORCE STANDARDS An Officer should be held to the same legal standard as any other American citizen. EMPLOYMENT Deaths are not returnable and should be treated as such. Officers work for the citizens. SHOOT LAST

Privacy Policy

This is the website of

We can be reached via e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at (202) 596-2178.

For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name and e-mail address (where possible).

We collect the domain name and e-mail address (where possible) of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who report incidents, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, and the e-mail addresses of those who make postings to our future chat areas. We aggregate user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit as well as information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, and notify consumers about updates to our Website. It’s shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations, used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes, and shared with other reputable organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.

With Respect to Cookies
We use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, and customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser types or other information the visitor sends.

With Respect to Incident Reports
All information you include in the description of your incident will be made public. Your name, email, and phone number will not be shown on our public facing Web pages. We give users the option to give consent for someone to contact them concerning their incident. In this case, we will require both a video ID verification along with a government-issued photo ID. We will not share your personal information with any 3rd party organizations.

Persons who supply us with their telephone number and choose to be contacted concerning their incidentmay receive telephone contact from us with information regarding follow-up actions. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please ensure you do not check the associated checkbox.

With Respect to Ad Servers
To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, and clickstream information. For further information, consult the privacy policy of

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to a description of information that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by e-mailing us at the above address. Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address.

With Respect to Security
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information we have collected from you at our site.

We have taken several security measures to protect our website as well as its visitors and data. These measures include but are not limited to IP address capturing and user browsing activity throughout our website only. Any suspicious activity will incur investigating and may result in that IP address being permenantly banned from our Website.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, state or local consumer protection office, and The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at

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