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Teen Testifies: Police Beat Him, He Passed Out

May 4, 2012
A teenager testified Thursday that he was trying to surrender to Houston police officers when they repeatedly kicked and hit him, causing him to briefly lose consciousness, during his 2010 arrest on suspicion of burglary.

Video: Feds Probe Conn. Cop for Brutality

April 25, 2012
A hospital security videotape shows a Meriden (Conn.) Police Department officer, under federal investigation for police brutality, throwing several punches at a man already on the ground and then shocking him with a TASER while another officer holds the man down.

Conn. Officer Probed In Arrest

April 25, 2012

A hospital security videotape shows a Meriden (Conn.) Police officer throwing several punches at a man already on the ground. Read the full story here.

Ga. Chief Indicted for Assaulting Detainee

March 19, 2012
A grand jury in Macon, Ga., has indicted Omega Police Chief Walter Young for physically abusing a man in custody, the Department of Justice has announced.

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.
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