Like many of you, I have been watching the news about the tragic and probably criminal death of George Floyd, and the ensuing outrage by thousands of people in the United States and around the world.

Who is accountable for the death of someone in police custody in the United States?  Responsibility for criminal conduct rests solely with the individual law enforcement officer(s) who directly caused the person’s death. Civil liability should be borne by the law enforcement agency and political subdivision (city, county, state, or federal government), but rarely is.

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