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Ex-police sergeant, 2 paramedics charged for inmate's death

A former police sergeant and two paramedic workers have been charged in the fatality of a Westland Jail inmate. The trio was bound over on misconduct in office charges on Jan. 22. Manslaughter charges that were filed against the three were dismissed after the judge found that there was insufficient evidence to support such charges.

Excessive force complaints must be taken seriously

One protection that everyone has in this country is the right to not have to endure cruel and unusual punishment. This is provided by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. While there is some question about exactly what constitutes this forbidden punishment, there are some rulings and cases that shed some light on what shouldn't happen.

Police mistreatment comes in many forms

Police officers are expected to be upstanding citizens who are always following the laws they are sworn to uphold. This isn't always what happens. There are times when police officers are misusing their authority and doing things that they shouldn't do. Unfortunately, there are innocent people who suffer due to police misconduct.

Section 1983 applies to police officers and jailers alike

Many people haven't ever heard of a Section 1983 lawsuit until they have to launch one themselves or know someone who files one. This is a section of the law that sets standards for filing a lawsuit for police misconduct. There are some very important points in this area of the law that anyone who has been or currently is in police custody.

Know your rights related to body cavity searches

When you watch television shows or movies that have to do with criminal actions, you might see the police inform the person that they are going to do a body cavity search. These searches are intrusive and embarrassing. Even though there is a constitutional right to not have to undergo unreasonable searches, there are some instances in which the law views this type as necessary.

A civil rights challenge

It has now been over 50 years since the death of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many say that civil rights have not improved much since then. Police misconduct in the form of brutality to citizens and non-compliance with laws and regulations is on an upward trend in many communities around the United States.

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