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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."

Denver Officers' Association Calls FBI Probe Political

August 18, 2010
The association's vice president Vince Gavito said the move is "political grandstanding" and the officers involved in the incident have received appropriate discipline.

Denver Settles Use-of-Force Claim From Nightclub Arrest

August 16, 2010
DeHerrera is calling for the firing of the officers, who he claims filed a false report. An independent monitor had argued that the officers used excessive force.

Texas Officer Appeals Excessive Force Suspension

July 16, 2010
Paris (Texas) Police Chief Bob Hundley released a three-minute clip of the dashboard video of the arrest, which took place Nov. 10, 2009. In the clip, Officer Jeremy Massey is shown throwing 18-year-old Cornelius Gill onto the hood, after handcuffing him.

NYPD Officer Testifies Against Fellow Officer In Excessive Force Trial

February 3, 2010
As one of five officers involved in the arrest of Michael Mineo on Oct. 15, 2008 at a Brooklyn subway station, Officer Kevin Maloney testified that he watched Officer Richard Kern poke Mineo in the buttocks with his retractable baton.

N.Y. Officer Brutality Case Opens With Vivid Testimony

January 25, 2010
A Brooklyn man who has accused three officers of assaulting him in a subway station gave his testimony in court today of the incident.

Philly Officer to be Stripped of Badge for Off-Duty Killing of Unarmed Man

January 5, 2010
The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man in November during a street fight will be stripped of his badge, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday.

Federal Judges Set Standard for TASER Use, Specify Believable Threat

December 29, 2009
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.
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