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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.

ACLU Sues To Overturn Indiana Immigration Law

May 25, 2011
The law allows state and local police to arrest subjects on a "removal order" from an immigration court, a "detainer or notice of action issued" or if they have been convicted of one or more aggravated felonies.

Feds Launch Probe of Newark PD

May 9, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a 96-page petition accusing Newark of spotty internal affairs investigations and rampant misconduct in September.

Michigan ACLU Questions Troopers' Use of Cellphone Data Extractors

April 18, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants more information about how Michigan State Police troopers are using devices known as cellular data extractors to retrieve information from a citizen's mobile device during a traffic stop without their consent.

ACLU To Chicago: Stop Adding Surveillance Cameras

February 8, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union issued a report today calling on Chicago city leaders to stop adding to the network of video surveillance cameras accessible to the police department.

ACLU Calls for Civil Rights Probe of Seattle PD

November 18, 2010
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington called on the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether there is a pattern and practice of civil rights violations by the Seattle Police Department, citing a newly released video showing an officer kicking an African-American teenage boy and other "unnecessarily violent confrontations with citizens" of color.

Judge Won't Dismiss Challenge to Arizona's Immigration Law

October 13, 2010
In her ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton found that "race, alienage, or national origin discrimination was a motivating factor in the enactment of S.B. 1070."

ACLU Sues Pittsburgh PD, Alleges G-20 Misconduct

September 21, 2010
At a news conference, ACLU officials said police used excessive force while making arrests, needlessly used pepper spray on people and shot them with non-lethal rounds filled with pepper spray.

ACLU Sues Newark PD

September 10, 2010
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Newark Police Department, alleging the agency violates the civil rights of its citizens. On Thursday, several City Council members supported the claim.

Two Southern Arizona Sheriffs Set Up Legal Defense Fund

July 15, 2010
Sheriffs' Dever and Babeu are strong advocates of the new SB 1070 law that requires officers with reasonable suspicion to ask subjects about their immigration status.

ACLU Questions Dayton Police's License-Plate Readers

August 24, 2009
The Dayton (Ohio) Police Department has begun using license-plate readers to help identify stolen cars, respond to missing children alerts and pick up people with outstanding arrest warrants.

12 Michigan Departments Will Test Portable Fingerprint Scanners

August 19, 2009
In response, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has said it expects court challenges. A state law bans fingerprinting on arrests where the sentence would be less than 90 days.

Portland Police "Most Arrested" List Faces ACLU Challenge

January 9, 2009
For the first time since Portland police created a secret list five years ago identifying the 35 most-frequently arrested petty criminals in the city's core, the American Civil Liberties Union and a trio of defense attorneys are challenging its constitutionality.

LAPD and ACLU Reach Settlement on Skid Row Searches

December 22, 2008
The agreement comes 18 months after a federal judge found that the LAPD was unconstitutionally searching homeless people in the Skid Row area as part of Chief William J. Bratton's crackdown on downtown crime.

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

April 1, 2008

"My brother told me, 'If you want everyone to love you, join the fire department. If you want half the people to love you but half the people to hate you, go ahead and be on the police department.'" — Officer Michael Pecha, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department.

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