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Arizona Police Association Blasts ACLU Over Remarks about "Reckless" Police Shootings

August 30, 2018
The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association posted a lengthy statement on its website in response to statements made by Alessandra Soler, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.

Activists Want Chicago Officers to Call Supervisors Before Arresting Resisting Suspects

August 15, 2018
For a number of offenses, a supervisor would need to approve the arrest “unless not practicable under the circumstances.” Those crimes range from gambling and prostitution offenses to obstructing, resisting or assaulting a police officer.

Shooting Up Chicago

August 7, 2018
A court granted the ACLU of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago permission to intervene in the consent decree negotiations.

How Protesters and Politicians Helped Increase Baltimore's Violent Crime

July 20, 2018
De-policing is an outcome — it is the direct result of protesters, politicians, and the press applying enormous pressure on police to do less policing — in which the obvious end state is an increase in violent crime.

ACLU Demands Amazon Stop Providing Facial Recognition Tool to Law Enforcement

May 23, 2018
In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is using the program to look for matches within its own database of booking mug shots, said Deputy Jeff Talbot. The department also confirms each match made through the Rekognition software by another method, he said.

Police Association Files FOIA Requests on Chicago's Plan to Include the ACLU and BLM in Police Oversight

April 30, 2018
The FOIA request seeks, among other documents, any communications that the City of Chicago has had regarding the qualifications and possible ramifications of these activist groups being placed in an oversight capacity of the safety of Chicago police officers.

Anti-Police Activists Get Say in Chicago Police Reforms

March 26, 2018
Under the agreement, the community groups can provide input as the city and the attorney general’s office continue to negotiate the terms of the consent decree. And once the decree is in place, they can object if it is inadequate or push for enforcement if the Police Department fails to follow through on its commitments.

Proposed St. Louis Law would Limit Police Use of Chemical Agents During Disorder

October 4, 2017
A bill proposed by a St. Louis alderman would restrict when police could use pepper spray and other chemical agents to disperse crowds.

ACLU Demands Changes in Policy, Training at the Minneapolis PD

July 24, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding that interim police chief Medaria Arradondo make numerous policy, procedure, and training changes at the Minneapolis PD.

ACLU Sues Ohio Police Over Pepper Spraying of Anti-Trump Protesters

July 13, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sued Columbus police for three protesters pepper-sprayed in the face during a Jan. 30 rally against Trump administration policies.

VA Supreme Court to Hear Case Over How Long Police Can Keep LPR Data

June 28, 2017
The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge over how long police can keep data from automated license plate readers, which police say can provide valuable investigative information.

Video: ACLU Sues Milwaukee Alleging Police “Stop and Frisk” Tactics

February 23, 2017
The Milwaukee Police Department is in the sights of the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin which has filed a lawsuit over who officers stop and why.

ACLU Sues Milwaukee Alleging Police “Stop and Frisk” Tactics

February 23, 2017
The Milwaukee Police Department is in the sights of the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin which has filed a lawsuit over who officers stop and why.

Video: ACLU Calls for Portland PD to Change Response to Trump Protests

February 22, 2017
Many observers have noticed a change in the tolerance level of police for protesters blocking streets under Mayor Ted Wheeler. Protests taking place in 2016, before Wheeler took office, included hours of blocked streets.

ACLU Says NJ School Sends "Frightening Message" by Honoring Officers

October 25, 2016
A New Jersey high school has come under fire by the American Civil Liberties Union after holding a ceremony honoring law enforcement, military and first responders before a football game Friday night.

ACLU Approves Las Vegas PD's Body Camera Policy

September 21, 2015
Metro PD's policy, which will make most body camera footage readily available to the public, appears to be a balance between transparency and privacy, the ACLU says.

ACLU Fights U.S. Funding for Los Angeles Police Body Cameras

September 4, 2015
A civil rights group asked the U.S. government on Thursday to deny Los Angeles police the funding they sought for body cameras for patrol officers, objecting to a policy that would allow the police chief to withhold video footage from the public.

Chicago Police OK Independent Stop-And-Frisk Evaluations

August 7, 2015
The Chicago Police Department will allow independent evaluations of its stop-and-frisk procedures and increased public disclosure of the practice under an agreement announced Friday with the American Civil Liberties Union.

Viewing Video: Just Press Play

August 6, 2015

Denying officers access to the video records of incidents before they write their reports serves only one purpose: It's a trap. The goal here is to play "gotcha" with the officers and try to catch them in a lie.

Fight Over Body Cam Footage Begun in Florida

March 10, 2015
As more police departments equip their officers with body-worn cameras, the question of who gets access to that footage—and at what cost—is fast becoming a new frontier in open-records policy.
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