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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.

Drug Gang Sues NYPD Multiple Times, Settles for $500K

October 13, 2009
"The city gets sued 200 times a week," Bloomberg told the Daily News. "We take as many cases to trial as we possibly can, but we would [go] bankrupt if we tried to defend every one of them."

Report Blames Cops for BART Shooting

August 25, 2009
The report reviewing the actions of BART police officers on the New Year's Day shooting death of Oscar Grant on an Oakland transit platform is another big coffin nail in the case against the regional transit agency.

Texas Cop Killing Suspect had Sued for "Brutality"

August 25, 2009
A Houston man who is accused of gunning down a Pasadena, Texas, police officer last week had previously sued the city of Sante Fe for police brutality.

Saving Money Through Training

May 1, 2009

Officers who fall behind on core training and who stop getting regular updates on recent case law become a civil liability to themselves and their employers.

Los Angeles to Pay $13 Million to Settle May Day Melee Lawsuits

February 5, 2009
The City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay nearly $13 million to people injured or mistreated in a May Day melee in MacArthur Park, bringing to more than $30 million the money spent over the last two weeks to settle lawsuits alleging LAPD misconduct.

S.C. Trooper Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violation

January 8, 2009
A South Carolina state trooper seen on video hitting a fleeing suspect on foot with his patrol car at a Columbia apartment complex in 2007 has been charged with a federal civil rights violation.

S.C. Deputy Won’t Face Civil Rights Charges for Tasering Handcuffed Suspect

December 11, 2008
Green was stunned initially several times after he wouldn’t give up his hands to be cuffed and was shocked twice again after he was cuffed because he refused to spit out crack cocaine in his mouth, the incident report said.

Three NYPD Officers Charged in Attack on Man in Subway Station

December 10, 2008
Three NYPD cops were charged today in the attack on a tattoo parlor worker who authorities say was sodomized with a baton at a Brooklyn subway station.
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