Death In Custody

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Halifax, Virginia County Prosecutor Tracy Quackenbush decided not to charge the police officers involved in the death of Linwood Lambert. Lambert was tased nearly twenty times while in handcuffs and leg shackles before he died in custody of the South Boston, Virginia Police Department in May of 2013. According to an autopsy, Lambert’s cause of death was listed as “acute cocaine intoxication.” During […]

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Filimoni Raiyawa stopped breathing after his arrest following a car crash. At the time he was wanted for fatally beating an elderly man who had been in his care.

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On Tuesday, Democratic senators announced they will introduce a bill that would require all states to report police shootings to the Department of Justice. The…

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  Last week, Congress passed the “Death In Custody Bill.” The new bill, sponsored by Congressman Bobby Scott, requires police departments to report when someone…