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No Charges for Officers in Jamar Clark Shooting

June 2, 2016
Federal authorities said Wednesday that they would not pursue civil rights charges against two Minneapolis police officers in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.

U.S. Attorney in Boston Creates a Civil Rights Unit

February 18, 2016
The U.S. attorney's office in Boston announced the formation of a civil rights unit that will investigate and address civil rights violations at local police departments and other government and community agencies.

Chicago Police Commander Faces Trial for Putting Gun in Suspect's Mouth

December 8, 2015
A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods will go on trial on Tuesday on charges that he put a gun in a suspect's mouth.

Feds Launch Civil Rights Investigation of Chicago PD

December 7, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday announced a wide-ranging investigation into the Chicago Police Department in the wake of an uproar over a video showing a fatal police shooting 14 months ago.

DOJ Launches Civil Rights Probe of Baltimore PD

May 8, 2015
"This investigation will begin immediately," Lynch said, adding that investigators will examine whether police violated the constitutional rights of residents.

Wisconsin Sheriff Calls Sharpton a "Charlatan," Smacks Down Holder

January 22, 2015
“The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, got it right,” Clarke said about the Michael Brown shooting. “Officer Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back?” More Here.

Video: Wisconsin Sheriff Calls Sharpton a "Charlatan," Smacks Down Holder

January 22, 2015
“The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, got it right,” Clarke said about the Michael Brown shooting. “Officer Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back?”

DOJ to Close Ferguson Civil Rights Investigation, Clear Wilson

January 21, 2015
The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed Michael Brown in August, law enforcement officials said.

DOJ to Investigate Justified Milwaukee Police Shooting

December 23, 2014
The Justice department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said in a statement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Division will conduct the review.

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely Against Ferguson Officer

November 3, 2014
Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.

L.A. Civil Rights Activists Say "Django" Actress Should Apologize to Police

September 23, 2014
Civil rights leaders in Los Angeles have called for a “Django Unchained” actress to apologize after claiming Los Angeles Police Department officers racially profiled her. More Here.

L.A. Civil Rights Activists Say "Django" Actress Should Apologize to Police

September 23, 2014
Civil rights leaders in Los Angeles have called for a “Django Unchained” actress to apologize after claiming Los Angeles Police Department officers racially profiled her.

Feds to Investigate Ferguson PD Over Civil Rights Allegations

September 4, 2014
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials.

DOJ Alleges 4 Georgia Deputies Violated Civil Rights in 2012 Incident

July 12, 2014
Four Georgia deputies are under federal indictment alleging civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in connection with an incident that occurred at Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.

ASU Calls for Civil Rights Investigation of Professor's Arrest

July 3, 2014
The statement issued Wednesday said that Officer Stewart Ferrin has been placed on paid administrative leave. It went on to say that it asked the FBI for its assistance although a preliminary investigation by the police department determined Ferrin "did not engage in racial profiling or use excessive force."

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.

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.

Video: N.J. Man Sues Over K-9 Arrest

October 2, 2013
A New Jersey man arrested by a K-9 unit outside a casino in June is claiming Atlantic City (N.J.) Police officers used excessive force.

NYPD Unions Intervene to Stop Inspector

September 13, 2013
The unions representing NYPD officers have joined the fight to install an independent inspector to monitor the agency and revamp its stop-and-frisk policy.

Restoring the Dream

September 5, 2013
When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law enforcement community that demands a remedy.
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