Police misconduct

Police officers engage in misconduct when they abuse their position of power to act improperly or illegally. People who have experienced police misconduct often feel a sense of injustice and unfairness.

Examples of police misconduct include:

excessive use of force, assault or manhandling;

inappropriate use of capsicum spray;

failing to act or investigate;

racial discrimination;

illegal searches;

unlawful arrest;

false imprisonment;

malicious prosecution (i.e. lodging criminal charges for an improper reason).