police abuse

Mentally Ill Man Sustains Third-Degree Burns After Struggle with Police

A California man with schizophrenia sustained severe second- and third-degree burns after police pinned him down, shirtless, on blistering hot pavement on the afternoon of Friday, June 23. Citrus Heights Police responded to multiple calls about a man, James Bradford Nelson III, 28, behaving erratically at a local KFC, reportedly threatening customers and employers, as…

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Lawsuit: Missouri Mother Allowed to Die in Jail Cell

A lawsuit has been filed alleging a young mother was allowed to die in her cell in a Mississippi County jail, the St. Louis Riverfront Times reports. On a night in May of 2015, after a car accident, Somer Nunnally, 21, ¬†was arrested by Charleston police on suspicion of DUI. Police brought Nunnally to a…

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