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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."

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.
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