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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.

FBI Probes Excessive Force Allegations of Burbank PD

October 2, 2009
Issues relate to "use of force, defensive tactics, Tasers, pepper spray, or the rules and ramifications pertaining to the use of excessive force or a violation of civil/constitutional rights," according to the Los Angeles Times.

4 Teens Claim "Excessive Force" Against Philly PD

July 16, 2009
Philadelphia police said that five officers were injured and 19 revelers were arrested Saturday after thousands of young people swarmed South Street. Cops had bulked up patrols on the street after "flash mobs" appeared on at least two weekends earlier this year.

Birmingham Police Beating Video: Did Not Show Beating When First Given to DA

May 21, 2009

Video of five Birmingham police officers beating an unconscious suspect was edited before it was turned over as evidence to the Jefferson County district attorney's office to use in the suspect's prosecution, authorities said Wednesday.

Officer Said to Have Kicked Suspect Owns Clothing Line Tailored to Gang Life

May 15, 2009
The police officer who sources inside El Monte, Calif., City Hall say kicked a gang member in the head after a long car chase Wednesday also owns a clothing company that glorifies gang and prison life.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Opens Criminal Probe into El Monte Officer's Kick of Prone Suspect

May 15, 2009
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into the videotaped kicking of a prone suspect by an El Monte police officer after a high-speed pursuit the day before, authorities said.

Three NYPD Officers Charged in Attack on Man in Subway Station

December 10, 2008
Three NYPD cops were charged today in the attack on a tattoo parlor worker who authorities say was sodomized with a baton at a Brooklyn subway station.

15 LAPD Officers Face Discipline in May Day Melee

September 18, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton announced Tuesday his plans to discipline 11 officers and called for the termination of four others for their roles in a May Day melee last year in which police were accused of using excessive force to clear immigration rights demonstrators and journalists from MacArthur Park.

Northern Injustice

November 1, 2006

It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.

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