police misconduct

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them."
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Video Shows Cops Kicking Crash Victim Who Was Just on Fire

The New Jersey officers are now under investigation for allegedly assaulting a man who'd been hit by the car they were pursuing.
Drew Schwartz

Alton Sterling's Killing Shows How Important It Is to Film Cops

Without diligent bystanders and their phones, we'd never know about the most heinous police shootings of the past few years.
Harry Cheadle

The Teen Prostitution Scandal Blowing Up Oakland's Police Department

After an 18-year-old sex worker accused more than a dozen cops of sleeping with her, the resulting scandal has seen three police chiefs get fired or quit in the space of a couple weeks.
Max Cherney

Chicago Just Released Video of Another 17-Year-Old Getting Shot By Police

A controversial review found the fatal 2013 shooting of Cedric Chatman to be justified, but the footage of his death is sure to stoke tension.
Alison Flowers
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Chicago's Top Cop Just Got Fired

Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel days after a video of a Chicago officer shooting a teenager 16 times was released to the public.
VICE Staff

What Should You Do if the Cops Try to Seize Your Property Unfairly?

We talked to Ezekiel Edwards, the director of the ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project, about the problems with the controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture.
Brian McManus

Was This Louisiana Cop Accused of Being in the KKK Actually Fired for Objecting to Police Corruption?

Raymond Mott was fired after a photo of him at a Klan rally surfaced, but he claims he actually worked to bring the KKK down and was passing information to the FBI.
Nate Thayer

Three Toronto Police Officers Have Been Charged with Gang Sexual Assault of a Colleague

The three officers charged with sexually assaulting a female parking enforcement officer have been arrested and released on bail.
Nick Rose

Three Toronto Police Officers Suspended Following Sexual Assault Complaint by Parking Officer

Three officers have been suspended following a parking enforcement officer's allegation of sexual assault, but so far, the force is conducting an internal investigation with no external oversight.
Nick Rose
Bad Cop Blotter

How Can We Stop Unnecessary and Dangerous SWAT Raids?

A Georgia reform bill proposed in the wake of a police operation that put an 18-month-old in the hospital is a step in the right direction.
Lucy Steigerwald
The Fear Digest

Rogue Journalists, the Police, and Other Things That Scared Americans This Week

Another week, another list of reasons to be wary of the people in charge.
Harry Cheadle