In 2006, a 51-year-old police officer lured a 16-year-old girl to his home by showing her his identity card, where he got her drunk and raped her twice. The officer was released and given a two-year suspended sentence. [144] In 2007, an Iranian-born immigrant, Rasoul Pourak, was beaten in a cell at the Pasila police station in Helsinki, leaving Pourak bruised, with an open wound above his eyebrow, and a broken skull. Facial bones were also broken and it was permanently damaged. A guard involved in the attack was sentenced to 80 days` probation. [145] [146] In 2010, two police officers attacked a man in a wheelchair as part of an arrest. Police twisted the man`s hands and pushed him back, breaking a femur in the process. [147] In 2013, two police officers were fined 35 days for assault and dereliction of duty for trampling on the head of a Roma man on the asphalt on three occasions. According to police, he had resisted, contrary to eyewitness reports. A third officer testified that the event was captured on surveillance video that had been stored but accidentally destroyed.

The officer also said he had seen the footage and claimed that the video showed no resistance from the victim, but also that the attack took place out of sight of the camera. [148] [149] In 2018, Lamine Bangoura was killed in his own apartment by eight police officers for not paying his rent. A significant proportion of the police officers involved had already been charged with criminal offences. [336] Criminal investigations into human rights violations by police are rare, sentences are low, and Indonesia lacks an independent national body to effectively handle public complaints. Amnesty International has called on Indonesia to review police arrest and public order monitoring tactics to ensure they meet international standards. [22] Since prosecutions fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the German Länder, the police (or Land police) of each Land follows a different legal system. As a result, there is no national federal registry that regularly, consistently and comprehensively compiles and publishes data on complaints of police abuse. [150] Although Germany is bound by its numerous international treaties and conventions, Amnesty International (2002) points out that the authorities have failed to protect a range of human rights guaranteed by international human rights laws and standards. [150] A 2019 study of police brutality in Germany found that it resulted in complaints in only 9% of cases and legal proceedings in only 13% of cases.

The study was conducted by the Ruhr University in Bochum and was the largest study on police violence in Germany at the time. The study found that the low number of complaints was likely due to a low expectation of success. [153] In addition, most German states do not require identification from their police, making it difficult for victims to file complaints against individuals. [154] [155] Monitoring organizations also criticized the lack of independent institutions to investigate police violence. [156] [157] Police brutality is not considered a serious threat to Luxembourg society. The European Union`s 2014 Anti-Corruption Report identified Luxembourg, along with Denmark and Finland, as the country with the fewest reported incidents of police brutality in the European Union. [206] Due to many positive features of their society, such as media freedom, promotion of public participation in the judicial system, and transparency mechanisms, the public also has deep confidence in the Grand Ducal police. Over the decades, and perhaps centuries, there have been many civil movements caused by police brutality and a direct response to it. There have been many police reforms in the United States. Social media has put the institution under immense control. However, police brutality shows no signs of stopping completely.

In 2012, Russia`s top investigative agency investigated allegations that four police officers tortured detainees in detention. Human rights activists allege that Russian police use torture techniques to extract false confessions from prisoners. Police regulations require officers to adhere to quotas to solve crimes, which encourages false arrests to reach their number. [264] In 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian police were seen attacking protesters. [265] If local law enforcement fails, the federal government can act to control abuse. But while federal constitutional rights limit police powers, the federal government rarely prosecutes such violations. One exception was the federal prosecution of Los Angeles police officers who beat Rodney King. After a jury acquitted the officers in a California court, federal prosecutors convicted the officers in federal court for stripping King of his constitutional rights. 17 police officers from Alfragide police station were eventually tried on various charges, including physical assault, torture, forgery of documents and aggravated abduction.

[255] {{Update}} The trial has been ongoing since October 2018, with the victims being tried in court. [256] Many of the police killings we have seen around the world clearly do not meet these criteria. In the Dominican Republic, sex workers, and especially transgender women who are sex workers, face appalling police abuse, including rape, beatings and humiliation. Reports from Latvian prisons indicate cases in which police batons have been used to seriously injure detainees, including broken ribs, who have often not been medically examined for two days. To combat the level of police brutality, LCHRES conducted a study in which it set up an anonymous telephone line. [201] During this four-day study, LCHRES received nearly 300 telephone calls and written complaints about police brutality and misconduct. It highlights the fundamental shortcomings of the Latvian police authorities. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has expressed concern about the ill-treatment of minorities by the police in Portugal in all its reports on the country. [257] In its fifth national report of 2018, ECRI mentions the case of Alfragide in the context of the failure of IGAI (Inspeção-Geral da Administração Interna) or senior officials in the chain of command to stop abuses. [258] The IGAI is currently responsible for monitoring police activities in the country, but like the police, it is part of the Ministry of Interior.

[259] In its 2018 report, ECRI recommended that this work be carried out by the country`s ombudsman, an equality body, or a new (fully) independent body that can be established for this purpose. [258] However, the application of this law was difficult.