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Sheriff Joe May Testify In Racial Profiling Trial

July 18, 2012
Plaintiffs' attorneys will call Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the stand to testify in a civil trial alleging the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination against Latinos.

On-Body Video: A Double-Edged Sword

July 16, 2012

Until recently the technology was limited to traffic stops and perhaps some critical incidents. Now, video can be used to document every aspect of a law enforcement officer's shift. But the question that each agency has to answer remains: Is that a good thing?

Murder Rate Rises As Philly Controls Stop-and-Frisk

July 11, 2012
New York City leaders considering reining in the department's stop-and-frisk policy amid criticism from civil liberties groups have looked to Philadelphia for a possible model.

NYCLU Releases 'Stop and Frisk Watch' App

June 8, 2012
The New York Civil Liberties Union has released the "Stop and Frisk Watch" app for Android phones that lets users to record and report police activity to the group.

Court Shelves Ban on Recording of Officers In Ill.

May 9, 2012
A federal appellate court has ordered Illinois police and prosecutors not to arrest or charge anyone for recording police officers.

ACLU Sues Border Patrol Over Traffic Stops

April 27, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Border Patrol, alleging agents routinely and illegally violate the rights of Latinos and other people of color through unjustifiable traffic stops.

Civil Rights Suit Filed Against NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk

March 29, 2012
The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against New York City and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, claiming officers conducted suspicionless stops inside private buildings.

ACLU: FBI's 'Positive Intel' Violates Muslims' Religious Rights

March 27, 2012
The FBI used its "mosque outreach" program to illegally obtain information about the religious practices of San Francisco-area Muslims, the American Civil Liberties Union claims.

ACLU Critical of California's Prison 'Realignment'

March 23, 2012
California's initiative to shift state inmates to local jails has drawn fire from the American Civil Liberties Union, who has released a report criticizing "realignment."

ICE Shooter Subject of Complaints

March 2, 2012
A federal agent who was killed after shooting his supervisor in a workplace confrontation in California had been the subject of complaints by immigrant advocates for allegedly using coercive tactics with immigrants.

LASD Jail Probe: A View From the Inside

January 3, 2012
While behind bars, I honed my skills with on-the-job training. I learned how to slip out of my handcuffs, cut metal, and smuggle knives, hacksaws, and drugs. Most of all, I learned how to manipulate, intimidate, and confuse deputies who were still learning how to be cops.

Video: ACLU and NAACP Want Fed Probe of Vegas OIS

December 15, 2011
The NAACP in Las Vegas and the ACLU of Nevada want seperate investigations into the shooting of an unarmed Gulf War veteran who had rammed patrol cars at an apartment complex.

ACLU Questions Denver's On-Body Cameras

November 21, 2011
Twenty three Denver officers are testing the devices during a 60-day pilot program. During the test period, officers learning to use the new technology will decide when to activate the cameras, a decision that has drawn fire from the ACLU of Colorado.

ACLU: L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Harassed Photographers

October 31, 2011
The ACLU of Southern California has sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and several of its deputies, claiming they harassed, detained and improperly searched photographers taking pictures legally in public places.

ACLU Calls for L.A. County Sheriff Baca's Resignation

October 10, 2011
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is reopening several investigations into allegations of deputy brutality in county lockups, and making changes in how deputies interact with inmates, he announced at a Sunday press conference.

ACLU Questions Oakland's Body Camera Policy In Fatal Shooting

October 3, 2011
The officer's Vievu on-body camera, which is about the size of a pager, captured the Sept. 25 shooting in East Oakland. The officer fatally shot the suspect, who had a gun and drugs, after a foot pursuit and struggle.

Ill. Judge To ACLU: Overturning Wiretapping Law Helps Gangs

September 28, 2011
A senior Illinois appellate judge has said if the state's wiretapping law is overturned, gang bangers "will rejoice." The judge said overturning the law would help gangs monitoring each other, including allowing them to secretly record police informants.

ACLU: Shackling Illegals In Court Is Cruel and Unusual

August 19, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union's northern California chapter and other groups have sued the federal government to halt the shackling of illegal immigrants during court hearings.

ACLU Demands Mobile-Phone Data from LE Agencies In 31 States

August 3, 2011
Thirty-four ACLU affiliates in 31 states filed 379 public records requests in 31 states around the nation on Wednesday, demanding information about how law enforcement agencies use mobile-phone location information.

ACLU Claims NJ Cops Misuse Informants

June 28, 2011
The report, which came after a three-year investigation by the ACLU, claims New Jersey agencies have a disjointed, confusing, and, in some cases, nonexistent policies on how New Jersey law enforcement agencies use confidential informants.
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