police civil rights violations

Ellis, Gibson, Davis family request civil rights investigation into Kroger …
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… Ellis, City Councilman Henry Gibson and Cheryl Davis are requesting a probe by the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to determine whether Sammie Davis Jr.'s rights were violated during his encounter with Macon police officer Clayton …

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Mayor's Office defends Albuquerque police
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In November, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation into whether APD has a pattern of violating people's civil rights, specifically through officers' use of force, and whether department brass sufficiently polices officers. Crime in …

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Justice Department probes Cleveland police over allegations of excessive force
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The Justice Department on Thursday targeted the Cleveland Police Department in a civil rights investigation to determine whether police in that city used excessive force, including “unreasonable deadly force,” in violation of the Constitution and …

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Parents accuse Berks County of civil-rights violations after children are …
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In early January, attorneys Benjamin R. Picker and Glenn S. Gitomer, of the Radnor law firm McCausland Keen and Buckman, filed a civil rights complaint at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Berks County and various …

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U.N. official: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan sovereignty
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Vice President Joe Biden leads a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday to commemorate the 48th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police officers brutally attacked civil rights activists marching from Selma to Montgomery.

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USDOJ: Pennsylvania Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil …
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Mark E. Thom Jr, 31, a Springdale Borough, Penn ., Police Officer, pleaded guilty to a one count information charging him with violating the civil rights of an individual on January 23, 2011 in Springdale, announced Thomas E.

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Justice Department Statement Supports Mannie Garcia's Federal …
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WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2013) – The U.S. Department of Justice has just filed a Statement of Interest in the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by photojournalist Mannie Garcia against Montgomery County, MD, police and prosecutors … and 14th Amendment rights to peacefully photograph police as they are performing their official duties in a public […]

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Why Civil Rights Matter in Policing | Police Studies Online | Eastern …
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Police officers should care about civil rights for both pragmatic and ethical reasons. As practical matters, a violation of a suspected perpetrator's civil rights can invalidate the arrest and/or cause the case to be dismissed when it …

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Man files lawsuit against Nelsonville police claiming brutality
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In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Dennis Lehman of Athens accuses officers Duane Covert and Alex Brown of violating his civil rights and using excessive force. The lawsuit seeks $250,000. Covert said yesterday that he …

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