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).