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Video: NYPD Cop Calls Teen 'F**king Mutt' During Stop-and-Frisk

October 11, 2012
An NYPD officer told a 16-year-old student he stopped him because he was "a f**king mutt" in audio captured by the teen and included in a report from The Nation criticizing the agency's stop-and-frisk policy.

Video: N.J. Paraplegic Sues Cops Over OIS

August 2, 2012
A New Jersey teenager who fired blanks to stop an assault by gang members claims he was shot three times by responding undercover officers who shot him in the back.

Ga. Chief Convicted of Abusing Detainee

August 2, 2012
A federal jury convicted a former Georgia police chief Thursday of abusing a pre-trial detainee. The 54-year-old Walter Young, the former chief of the Omega Police Department, now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Video: FBI Enhances Video In Evidence-Planting Claim

July 31, 2012
The FBI agreed Monday to enhance patrol-car video footage from a 2009 arrest involving a man who accused two El Paso (Texas) Police officers of planting cocaine on him.

SCOTUS Won't Review Police TASER Use

May 29, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the cases of two women who claimed officers violated their civil rights when they used TASERs on them. The justices rejected the two appeals from the Ninth Circuit Court at a May 24 conference.

DOJ Sues Sheriff Arpaio for Discrimination

May 10, 2012
The Department of Justice filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, setting up an election-year court battle between "America's Toughest Sheriff" and the Obama Administration.

Arpaio Rejects Monitor, DOJ Threatens Court Battle

April 4, 2012
Sheriff Joe Arpaio flatly rejected the U.S. Department of Justice's demand for an independent monitor of his operations, triggering a likely federal court fight with the Obama Administration during an election year.

Ga. Chief Indicted for Assaulting Detainee

March 19, 2012
A grand jury in Macon, Ga., has indicted Omega Police Chief Walter Young for physically abusing a man in custody, the Department of Justice has announced.

Feds: Excessive Force by Seattle Cops Is 'Systemic'

December 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice sharply rebuked the Seattle Police Department today, claiming cops use excessive force that's unconstitutional 20% of the time.

Mehserle Testifies In Civil Rights Trial Involving 2008 Arrest

November 26, 2011
Former BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle testified in federal court that he feared an attack from a combative subject against himself and another officer during a confrontation in late 2008.

Wash. Cop Convicted In Excessive Force Case

November 3, 2011
A former Los Angeles police officer working in Spokane, Wash., was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday of using excessive force in the beating of a mentally ill man who died after being struck with batons, hogtied, shocked and smothered.

NYPD Cop Charged with Civil Rights Violation

October 18, 2011
A New York City police officer has been charged in a federal civil rights complaint that he allegedly used a racial slur when refering to an African-American suspect he had arrested.

Friendly Fire Widow Sues City, Late Husband's Fellow Officer

September 12, 2011
The suit by Samantha Jones, the widow of former Officer Jerry Jones, alleges her husband's civil rights were violated, when he was shot while several officers pursued Brian Good, who had attempted to run over his girlfriend with his vehicle.

The Big Payout

August 12, 2011

Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.

$1 Jury Award Against Officer Could Cost Seattle $700K

July 1, 2011
The lawyers for Andrew Rutherford have asked U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to approve attorneys' fees and costs totaling more than $419,000, according to declarations they filed.

BART Pays $1.3 Million to Oscar Grant's Mother

June 30, 2011
The Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to a legal settlement with the family of Oscar Grant and will pay $1.3 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death.

Philadelphia PD To Change Stop and Frisk Policy

June 21, 2011
The Philadelphia Police Department will change the way it monitors, reviews and audits pedestrian arrests after settling a federal lawsuit filed in November over the department's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.

Mehserle Released from L.A. County Jail

June 13, 2011
The early release today of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Officer Johannes Mehserle brought about two dozen sign-wavers to downtown Los Angeles to object to the officer's early release.

DOJ Opens Probe of Portland Police Bureau

June 9, 2011
The probe will determine whether there was a "pattern or practice" of excessive force. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division announced the probe Wednesday.

Man who Won Denver Brutality Suit Still Trusts Cops

May 4, 2011
The man who was given $795,000 by the city of Denver to settle a lawsuit alleging three city officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights has said the incident won't erode his trust in law enforcement.
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