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New Details of Racist SF Police Texts Made Public
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Adachi is among a growing number of voices calling for an outside investigation of alleged systemic racism and civil rights violations in the Police Department. The public defender last month asked California Attorney General Kamala Harris to launch a …

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Justices protect free speech, even if unspoken
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WASHINGTON — A New Jersey police officer demoted because his bosses mistakenly thought he was supporting the mayor's political opponent won a reprieve from the Supreme Court Tuesday. Two lower courts had … But the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that …

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ACLU files lawsuit against 2 Bridgeport police for violating black driver's …
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BRIDGEPORT — Civil liberties advocates are suing two Bridgeport police officers on allegations they violated a black driver's civil rights during a traffic stop as he was taking his two sons to get ice cream after a Little League game. The American …

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Federal investigation may be sought in Franklin police shooting
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"It could be true that were no criminal action, but there could in fact be a violation of civil rights," Soaries said. Grant, a Franklin resident, was shot and wounded by police around 1:31 a.m. April 9 and later died at the hospital. Grant allegedly …

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Lawyer argues police have immunity in Ferguson case
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Six Columbia police officers who investigated Ryan Ferguson for the 2001 murder of Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt should be granted qualified immunity in a $100 million civil rights lawsuit, and a lower court's ruling should be reversed, the …

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After Freddie Gray, politics, policing and communities feel the difference
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She noted that she had asked for a Justice Department review of the Baltimore Police Department, which was expanded into a civil rights investigation after Gray's death. That investigation is continuing. "Cities," the mayor said, "are always a … This …

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Sri Lanka's Improvement In Human Rights Situation Lauded
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The government also signaled its willingness to address long-standing allegations of past human rights abuses and violations, co-sponsoring a resolution in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in October committing it to reconciliation, accountability and …

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UN Committee against Torture: Review of Turkey
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Human Rights Watch is concerned to report an increase in allegations of police torture or ill-treatment of detainees, including children, in southeast Turkey over the past nine months, and over the past five years a pattern of widespread police ill …

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Police blood draw under review
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LIHUE — The police commission is investigating the Kauai Police Department after officers obtained a blood draw from a 25-year-old man involved in a car accident even though a judge denied a warrant request. A KPD report … Doing so would violate the …

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