police civil rights violations

Woman filmed nude as teen awarded $1.3M
www.cincinnati.com

While on probation, Dardinger moved in with a girlfriend and her young children in Kentucky, a violation of his probation. In May 2013, he was sentenced to nine months in jail. In the civil case, attorneys representing the victim argued that Dardinger …

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ACLU: Tucson Traffic Stops for Immigration Checks Violating Rights
www.nbcnews.com

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said Monday its review of Tucson police records found the department is, with help from the Border Patrol, prolonging traffic stops beyond necessary to check the immigration status of people it stops. The ACLU …

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Did Long Beach police strip Muslim woman of her hijab?
mynewsla.com

After making several requests for a female officer to search her, Powell was told by male officers that she “was not allowed to wear her hijab” and that policemen were “allowed to touch a woman,” according to the civil rights complaint. A message left …

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Departing Judge Offers Blunt Defense of Ruling in Stop-and-Frisk Case
www.nytimes.com

She has handled numerous high-profile trials, including that of Francis X. Livoti, a former police officer who was convicted in 1998 of violating the civil rights of a Bronx man who died after a confrontation with the police; and of Viktor Bout, a …

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Muslim Woman Sues California Police Over Headscarf Removal
abcnews.go.com

A Muslim woman is suing Long Beach police, saying an officer forcibly removed her religious headscarf during an arrest. The federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of Kirsty Powell, who was stopped last May as she and her husband drove …

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Durham's new police chief says crime prevention, priority one
www.newsobserver.com

Community members need to know that there is somebody in place that is not going to tolerate civil violations, human-rights violations from police officers. Q: Initial thoughts on addressing violent crime in Durham? Davis: There are so many different …

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Crowded contest: 15 candidates set sights on 5 magistrate division seats in Mercer
www.bdtonline.com

“I've been in the law enforcement field right at 25 years and I've seen a lot of things and seen a lot of things in the court system,” Howell, the current chief of police for the city of Princeton, said. “There is some changes I would like to try to do …

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Some 741 Iraqis Killed in Acts of Terrorism, Violence in April – UNAMI
sputniknews.com

"The number of civilians killed in April was 410 (including 11 federal police, Sahwa civil defence, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department), and the number of civilians injured was 973 (including 20 federal police …

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Growing local support for militancy has J&K cops worried
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

There was stigma to militancy; it was difficult for militants to find a match in marriage. Stone-pelting and funeral participation are not stigmatised because we (the Army and police) show restraint. At the most, we pick up a few stone-pelters, counsel …

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