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.
An Officer's power is not unlimited.
An Officer should be held to the same legal standard as any other American citizen.
Deaths are not returnable and should be treated as such.
Officers work for the citizens.
Stewart was stopped by police for a broken headlight. Authorities said he was placed in the back of a patrol car, unhandcuffed, while officers ran his name. When the officers returned to handcuff Stewart and take him into custody for outstanding warrants, police said he became "combative" and struck an officer with the handcuffs. The officer then drew his gun and fired. Stewart's mother told local news that her son had never been arrested and that the warrants were for someone else with the same name.
Michael, a 50-year-old mentally ill man, apparently posed no physical threat when three sheriff’s deputies restrained him into unconsciousness at the Denver jail. He died after nine days on life support.