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U.S. Marshals Seize Fla. Surveillance Records ACLU Requested

June 5, 2014
A routine request in Florida for public records regarding the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray took an extraordinary turn recently when federal authorities seized the documents before police could release them to the ACLU.

Baltimore Officers Being Sued by Vegetarians

May 27, 2014
A group of food activist have filed lawsuits against two Baltimore city police officers for not allowing them to hand out leaflets in 2011 protest action.

ACLU Sues Border Enforcement Agencies

May 23, 2014
he American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in San Diego federal court Thursday against CBP and DHS, arguing that the agencies did not produce a PERF report that the ACLU requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

ACLU Wants Less-Lethal Weapon Ban in Texas Schools

February 18, 2014
The state's education commissioner should ban the use of Tasers, pepper spray, and other "less-than-lethal" weapons in all public schools, according to a request delivered this week from the ACLU and six other civil rights groups.

ACLU Attacks El Paso Sheriff's Social Media Monitoring

November 11, 2013
El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles and his department attracted plenty of criticism recently after he announced the department was trying to seek a grant to purchase software that would monitor social media to track possible criminal activity.

Judge Appoints Monitor to Work With Sheriff Joe

October 2, 2013
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will have to work closely with a court-appointed monitor and plaintiffs in a racial-profiling lawsuit to demonstrate that the Sheriff's Office has addressed discriminatory practices, according to a federal court ruling released Wednesday.

LAPD Rescinds Controversial Impound Policy

September 30, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has reversed his controversial vehicle impound policy following a judge's ruling validating the legal challenge brought by LAPD patrol officers.

To Stop, or Not to Stop, That is the Question

August 28, 2013
The cop is the decision maker. Not Jesse Jackson. Not Al Sharpton. Not even the Supreme Court. All that stuff can be argued about later, and might well be.

Ind. Officer's '0INK' Plate Causes Lawsuit

July 22, 2013
Motorists who want a vanity plate will have to put their plans on idle until a lawsuit over an officer's "0INK" plate is settled. Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Scott Waddell said late Friday that the personalized license plate program will be temporarily suspended, pending the outcome of the legal case.

ACLU Attacks License Plate Readers

July 17, 2013
License-plate readers give law enforcement a location tracking tool that may violate constitutional privacy rights, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a new report released today.

N.J. Bill Would Allow Police Cell Phone Searches After Accidents

June 11, 2013
A state bill in New Jersey would allow police officers to search the cell phones of drivers at accident scenes to determine if they were talking or texting before the crash.

No Miranda Invocation for Boston Bombing Suspect

April 22, 2013
A special interrogation team for high-value suspects will question the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect without reading him his Miranda rights, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced Friday.

Bloomberg To Veto Inspector General for NYPD

March 20, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted a City Council rival's plan to install an inspector general to provide greater oversight of the New York Police Department.

ACLU Questions Police Agencies About Militarization

March 6, 2013
The ACLU will request information about SWAT teams, such as how often and for what reasons they're deployed, what types of weapons they use, how often citizens are injured during SWAT raids, and how they're funded.

21st Century Surveillance

December 20, 2012

Revolutionary progress in the world of technology has enabled numerous changes in the techniques police officers use to identify, track, and make cases against suspects.

Calif. Sheriff's Drone Nixed After Privacy Uproar

December 6, 2012
Outcry from privacy advocates prompted county supervisors to postpone or possibly scrap plans to purchase a surveillance drone for the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office.

Slain Missouri Trooper's Life Partner Fights for Survivor Benefits

November 6, 2012
The life partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper killed on duty in 2009 has filed a lawsuit after he was denied surviving spousal benefits by the Missouri Department of Transportation and Retirement System (MPERS).

UC Davis Settles for $1M Over Pepper Spraying

September 27, 2012
The university will pay $1 million as part of the settlement. This includes a total of $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on Nov. 18. It will also include up to $250,000 in costs and attorney fees.

ACLU, Facebook Back Fired Deputies

August 9, 2012
The ACLU of Virginia and Facebook have thrown their support behind six former employees of the Hampton (Va.) Sheriff's Department who claim they were fired for "liking" the campaign page of the sheriff's opponent.

ACLU Demands License Plate Reader Data

July 31, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) requested information about how law enforcement agencies use data compiled by automatic license plate readers. An ACLU staff attorney wants agencies to use the data "in a limited and responsible manner."
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