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Albuquerque Kicking Incident

November 16, 2011

Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Officer Robert Woolever held a suspected car thief on the ground in a parking garage, while officer John Doyle kicked the man in the head several times during an Feb. 13 arrest.

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.

L.A. Sheriff's Staff Raised Red Flags About Jail Brutality 2 Years Ago

October 31, 2011
Despite his claims to the contrary, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's command staff raised alarms about excessive force used on inmates in the nation's largest jail system about two years ago.

Mo. Cop Fired Over Excessive Force Fights for Job

September 22, 2011
While Chief Ken Burton didn't name the officer, Officer Rob Sanders issued a statement later saying he had been cleared by an internal probe and would fight the firing via an appeals process.

Video: La. Woman Pulled from Ditch by Hair Sues Cops

September 20, 2011
A Louisiana woman pulled from a ditch by a Baton Rouge Police officer at an accident scene has filed suit against the officers, including Sgt. Robert Schilling, who was captured on video dragging her by the hair.

Denver Cops Fired Over Beating Get Jobs Back

September 7, 2011
After going through a civil appeal process, Officers Devin Sparks and Randy Murr have been reinstated by the Denver Civil Service Commission. The city's manager of safety, Ashley Kilroy, said she disagreed with the decision, and added that she stood by the decision to terminate the officers.

DA Sees No 'Intentional Killing' by Fullerton Cops

August 9, 2011
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has said he sees no evidence that Fullerton (Calif.) Police Department officers intentionally killed a homeless man when they beat him while attempting to bring him into custody.

Jury Begins Deliberations In Portland Whistleblower Suit

June 9, 2011
A federal jury is now deliberating on the case of a former Portland Police recruit who accused a fellow officer of using excessive force and sued the department for lost wages and benefits.

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.

New Mexico Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Flashlight Beating Caught on Video

April 26, 2011
A San Juan County, N.M., Sheriff's deputy who was caught on camera beating a man in the head with a Maglite flashlight was fired for violating the agency's use of force policy.

Dallas Cop Fired for Kicking Handcuffed Suspect

February 25, 2011
Video taken by a patrol car dashboard camera showed the arrest of Rodarick Lyles on Jan. 27. Officer Quaitemes Williams was a three-year member of the force.

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.

Houston PD's Arrest of Teen Burglary Suspect

February 4, 2011

Seven Houston Police officers have been relieved of their duties for their roles in the arrest of Chad Holley, a 15-year-old burglary suspect, at the end of a chase. Houston station KTRK first aired the footage.

California's Ninth Circuit Reaffirms TASER Ruling

December 2, 2010
The Ninth Circuit federal appeals court agreed with a lower court's ruling that a Coronado (Calif.) Police officer used excessive force, when he used his TASER on a motorist during a traffic stop.

Seattle Officer Seen Kicking Man on Video

November 18, 2010
In the past few months, Seattle police have been under constant fire for treatment of minority suspects -- and the newly aired videotape is only adding fuel to the fire.

ACLU Calls for Civil Rights Probe of Seattle PD

November 18, 2010
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington called on the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether there is a pattern and practice of civil rights violations by the Seattle Police Department, citing a newly released video showing an officer kicking an African-American teenage boy and other "unnecessarily violent confrontations with citizens" of color.

Former Memphis Officer Sentenced for Violating Detainee's Civil Rights

September 29, 2010
White pleaded guilty on Nov. 25, 2009, to violating the civil rights of Pierre Jefferson. After handcuffing Jefferson in May 2008, White rammed Jefferson's head into the corner of a building, and struck him in the face several times, causing him to fall to the ground. White also admitted to kicking Jefferson after he fell to the ground.

Video: Dallas Officers Face Felony Charges In Alleged Beating

September 16, 2010
Officer Kevin Randolph, along with Officer Paul Bauer, may face misdemeanor assault and official oppression charges, as well as felony charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection with the Sept. 5 incident involving Andrew Collins.

Denver PD Re-Opens Internal Probe of Videotaped Arrest

August 20, 2010
"Additional witnesses and new information has been made available to investigators," the department announced in a news release late Thursday. "As a result, the case has been reopened."
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