The last few years have highlighted some incredible cases where the police have acted improperly towards the people they have sworn to protect. It goes even further than that, though -- the police have always made mistakes. Officers are human, just like you and me. They are going to make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes are intentional acts. Other times, the police officer simply forgets a procedural step in an innocent fashion. But that is still a mistake nonetheless.
If you're looking for a damning report about our criminal justice system and the method by which we keep people in federal prison, look no further than a 2014 lawsuit by a former prisoner who was left in jail too long due to a "staff error." The lawsuit revealed 152 other inmates imprisoned by the federal Bureau of Prisons from 2009 to 2014 that were kept in jail for longer than they were supposed to be there.