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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.

The Young and the Arrestless

December 1, 2008

Notwithstanding the explosion of youth criminality, the court has largely continued to treat juvenile offenders in a more lenient and paternalistic fashion than adults.

L.A. to Pay Nearly $13 Million Over May Day Melee, Sources Say

November 20, 2008
The city of Los Angeles would pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by Los Angeles police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, according to sources familiar with a tentative settlement reached by both sides.

Sean Bell's Loved Ones Say 'Serious' Chance of Civil Rights Case

November 20, 2008
Sean Bell's family met with federal prosecutors Tuesday and came away believing the feds could press a civil rights case against cops who gunned down the unarmed groom-to-be.

Jury Rejects Minneapolis Sergeant's Claim of Retaliation

October 23, 2008
After a four-day trial, the jury didn't agree that Giovanni Veliz was passed over for a promotion because he had filed complaints with the Civil Rights Department.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts S.C. Trooper

June 11, 2008
A white South Carolina state trooper who was seen on a dashboard video hitting with his patrol vehicle a black suspect fleeing on foot in Greenwood County last year has been indicted on a federal charge of violating the suspect’s civil rights.

Parole and Probation Searches

September 1, 2006

After pussyfooting around the issue for years, the U.S. Supreme Court has finally come to a decision on what justifies a probation or parole search.

Entry to Quell a Disturbance

July 1, 2006

Any law enforcement entry into private premises, including a residence, or an office or other commercial area that is not open to the public, is governed by the Fourth Amendment. Officers may make lawful entry only in four ways, and the consequences of unlawful entry can include suppression of evidence and civil liability.

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