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Report: Calif. Police Didn't Intend To Deceive Public In Homeless Man's Death

February 22, 2012
The Fullerton (Calif.) Police Department didn't deliberately release false information of an old booking photo of a homeless, mentally ill man who died after he was beaten by officers last year, according to an independent monitor.

Ex-Playmate Wins $1.2M Excessive Force Judgment Against NYPD

February 22, 2012
A Manhattan jury awarded former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams $1.2 million on Tuesday in an excessive-force judgement against the New York Police Department.

Seattle Chief: Agency Is 'Not Broken'

December 19, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and other officers defended their agency, which has come under fire after a U.S. Department of Justice report claimed excessive force is "systemic" within the department.

Feds: Excessive Force by Seattle Cops Is 'Systemic'

December 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice sharply rebuked the Seattle Police Department today, claiming cops use excessive force that's unconstitutional 20% of the time.

Justice Department Probes Miami Police Shootings

November 17, 2011
The Miami Police Department's policies, training and deployment practices will be scrutinized in a federal rights probe announced by the U.S. Justice Department today. The probe will focus on at least four of the seven fatal shootings of black men.

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.
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