In 31 states, federal law enforcement officials can legally claim that sexual acts with people in custody are consensual. A bipartisan bill aims to close this astounding loophole.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews director Peter Nicks, whose new documentary "The Force" chronicles changes within the Oakland, Calif., law enforcement agency.
Police in Florida and other states are building up DNA databases, in part by collecting voluntary samples from people not charged with—or even suspected of—any particular crime.
So many scandals have emerged from the Oakland Police Department that it may be tough to make sense of it all. Thankfully, writer Aura Bogado offers a handy outline to untangle the web of lies, sex trafficking, murders, suicides, cover-ups and just general corruption allegedly going on.
You already knew it was happening, but The New York Times points to internal documents to confirm that police departments across the country are using cellphone-tracking technology aggressively in all kinds of investigations, often without a court order or judicial oversight.