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Okla. Capt. Sues Superior In Islamic Event Flap

February 24, 2011
The Tulsa (Okla.) Police captain reprimanded for declining to send officers to an Islamic center event fired back Wednesday, filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against his supervisor.

Oklahoma Capt. Faces IA Probe for Not Ordering Force To Islamic Event

February 22, 2011
Capt. Paul Fields apparently violated the department's obedience policy, when he declined to send the officers because he said the order conflicted with his personal religious convictions and violated his civil rights.

Atlanta PD Disbands Hard-Charging Gang Unit

February 10, 2011
The Atlanta PD launched Red Dog, which is said to stand for Run Every Drug Dealer Out Of Georgia, during the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s when Atlanta had open-air drug markets and almost weekly drive-by shootings.

Houston TV Station Airs Controversial Arrest Video

February 4, 2011
In June, four of the seven officers involved in the March 24 arrest of Chad Holley were indicted on charges of misdemeanor oppression and violation of civil rights of a prisoner.

N.C. Latin Kings Claim Officers Violated Their Civil Rights

November 8, 2010
The gang alleges the Greensboro PD has "continually harassed members since 2005 because of their race, color or national origin by filing numerous baseless charges against them, subjecting them to discriminatory traffic stops, non-consensual searches and false arrests that use excessive force."

Philly Cop Must Pay Victim's Family

October 26, 2010
The verdict against Officer Marvin Burton came despite three separate investigations by the District Attorney's office, Internal Affairs Division, and the Firearms Discharge Review Board that ruled the shooting justifiable.

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

October 22, 2010

On June 2, 1965, Dep. O'Neal Moore and Dep. David "Creed" Rogers were patrolling near their homes in Varnado, a very small town on the Mississippi border. The deputies were heading for a stop at the Moores' house for dinner. They never tasted the meal.

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.

Feds Sue Sheriff Arpaio, Claiming Discrimination Against Hispanics

September 2, 2010
The federal government has been trying to obtain the records from Arpaio since March 2009 in connection with its probe that his office is engaging in alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and jail policies that discriminate against people with limited English skills.

Feds Say Consent Decree Likely Result of New Orleans PD Probe

August 10, 2010
The Justice Department investigation, which is expected to lead to a federal court consent decree that mandates specific changes within the department, began in early May. Although the federal agency was widely expected to initiate a civil investigation, the probe officially began at the request of Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

'09 Minneapolis Gang Strike Force Raid Draws Internal Affairs Inquiry

July 20, 2010
"The actions taken by the officers in this case were clearly without regard to the constitutional rights of the complainants," Sgt. Robert Krebs of the internal affairs unit wrote. "This matter would likely rise to a violation of civil rights under existing federal statutes."

Six More New Orleans Officers Indicted In Katrina Cover-ups

July 13, 2010
The indictment charges four officers in connection with the shootings, and charges those four officers and two supervisors with helping to obstruct justice during the subsequent investigations. The four officers charged with killing civilians could face life in prison or the death penalty.

Obama's DOJ Will Sue To Overturn Arizona Immigration Law

July 6, 2010
Federal attorneys will argue the legal doctrine of "preemption," which is based on the Constitution's supremacy clause and says that federal law trumps state statues. The filing will also contain a civil-rights argument that the law would lead to police harassment of U.S. citizens and foreigners.

Detroit Police Payouts Could Have Paid for More Officers

May 27, 2010
The Detroit Police Department paid out more than $39 million in settlements from police-related lawsuits between July 2006 and June 2009

Chicago Police Torture Trial Opens

May 27, 2010
The federal trial of a former Chicago police supervisor began with an initial day of testimony that included allegations that he played Russian roulette with a suspect and used plastic bags and an electrical device to force a murder confession.

FBI Opens Two Investigations Into Conduct of New Orleans Police After Katrina

March 4, 2010
The FBI announced Thursday morning that it has opened two new civil rights investigations into the post-Katrina actions of New Orleans police officers, adding to a growing list of inquiries.

NYPD Officers Acquitted in Sodomy Trial Face June Civil Trial

March 2, 2010
Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein severed the city from the civil case, ruling Michael Mineo should pursue allegations of excessive force, false arrest and malicious prosecution against the officers first.

NYPD Officers Acquitted in Subway Sodomy Trial

February 22, 2010
"I knew coming in I was innocent," Officer Richard Kern said after the verdict was read. "I feel good it's finally behind me. I'll finally get a good night's sleep."

No Federal Charges Against Officers in Sean Bell Shooting

February 16, 2010
More than three years after the fatal police shooting of Sean Bell, federal prosecutors have decided not to bring a civil rights case against the New York City police officers involved in the case.

DOJ Seeks Changes To Inglewood PD's Use-of-Force Policy

January 11, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice found flaws with the Inglewood Police Department's use of deadly force in a city with a murder rate that's almost four times the national average.
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