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Video: Albuquerque Police Revise Use-of-Force Training Under Federal Guidance

May 10, 2016
Now months into a multi-year federal monitoring period, APD is close to completing its requirement to give new “use of force” training to its entire staff of sworn police officers.

Federal Oversight of Detroit PD Ends

April 4, 2016
After 13 years of being watched by the federal government, scrutinized over how it handles arrests and lockups, the Detroit Police Department is officially free from Big Brother oversight.

Video: DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had in fact rejected a proposed agreement the night before — despite Ferguson officials repeated claims to the contrary.

DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had in fact rejected a proposed agreement the night before — despite Ferguson officials repeated claims to the contrary. More Here.

Monitor to Submit First-Year Plan for Cleveland Police Reform

February 2, 2016
The city of Cleveland must devise a new use-of-force policy and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland Police Department.

Moody's Cuts Ferguson Credit Rating to 'Junk' Status

September 18, 2015
Moody's Investors Service cut the credit rating of Ferguson, Mo., to "junk" status on Thursday, citing the city's sharply deteriorating finances.

2 Seattle Officers in Trouble Over Comments About De-Escalation Training

June 30, 2015
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked the department’s internal-investigations unit to conduct a preliminary review of comments made by two officers in a New York Times video and story on de-escalation training.

Groups Seek Changes to Cleveland Consent Decree

June 29, 2015
The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies to investigate deadly police-use-of-force cases and to make the job of police inspector general more independent, according to brief filed Monday.

Federal Monitor Wants Seattle Officers to Wear Body Cameras

June 16, 2015
“The time for permanent use of on-officer cameras by all SPD officers is now,” the monitor, Merrick Bobb, writes in the fifth semiannual report since the city entered into a 2012 consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department to curtail excessive force and biased policing.

Cleveland Chief: Officers Should See Themselves as 'Guardians,' Not 'Warriors'

June 11, 2015
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said Wednesday that among the challenges he faces in reforming his department in concert with a federal consent decree is training his officers to view themselves as guardians of the community, rather than warriors.

Cleveland Police Union Says Federal Reforms Endanger Officers

May 29, 2015
The head of the Cleveland police department's patrol union said aspects of the agreement that mandates sweeping reforms to the city's police department could put officers in danger.

Cleveland to Overhaul Police Use-of-Force Policy Under Federal Consent Decree

May 26, 2015
Officers will be held to higher standards on unholstering and firing their weapons and no longer will be allowed to use their guns to strike suspects as they would with a baton.

Cleveland PD Consent Decree Monitor Sought

March 31, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department and city of Cleveland have taken the first steps toward finding an independent monitor to ensure that the city complies with the terms of an anticipated consent decree addressing the use of excessive force by Cleveland police.

Ferguson Not Alone in Attracting Justice Department Ire

March 5, 2015
The report includes information on what is happening in Cleveland; East Haven, Conn.; Missoula County, Mont.; New Orleans; Albuquerque; and Newark.

Portland Settles with DOJ Over Police Use of Force

September 3, 2014
A key part of the judge's approval: The city must give him annual updates of its progress in carrying out the reforms, which could take as long as five years. The city and police union had objected to the annual check-ins, but a community group said they were necessary to hold the city and police accountable.

Seattle Officers Suing City Say New Policies Play Politics with Their Lives

September 2, 2014
In an open revolt, more than 100 Seattle police officers suing to block new use-of-force polices assert that high-level city, police and union officials privately agree with their contention that the court-ordered changes put them and the public in danger.

Court Removes Federal Oversight of Detroit PD

August 26, 2014
The Detroit Police Department will no longer answer to a U.S. Department of Justice overseer. One has been in place since 2003 after an investigation revealed numerous complaints of improper use of force by officers and improper treatment of witnesses.

Albuquerque PD Consent Decree Plans Under Wraps

June 26, 2014
Albuquerque police officers and activists critical of police agree on one thing: They'd like to see what's on the table in negotiations between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice over what reforms the Albuquerque Police Department will have to make.

Seattle PD Lawsuit: Calling Out Goliath

June 21, 2014

Late last month 126 officers of the Seattle Police Department decided it was time to stand up and challenge Goliath, in this case the federal government. Instead of a sling and a stone, they wielded a lawsuit.

Seattle Responds to Officers' Use-of-Force Policy Lawsuit

June 19, 2014
But in alerting U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to the prior finding, the notice gave Pechman an option to keep the case, transfer it to the other judge, U.S. District Judge James Robart, or consult with him on what course to take.
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