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Video: Police Chiefs Share Views on Deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner

December 15, 2014
In a CBS News interview, a group of four police chiefs discussed excessive force, diversity within police forces, and the dangers of law enforcement.

4 Police Chiefs Share Views on Deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner

December 15, 2014

In a CBS News poll, 54 percent of African-Americans said they've been targets of police discrimination. It's an issue CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues explored with a group of four police chiefs. More Here.

4 Calif. Black Officers Claim Bias by Black Chief

November 18, 2013
Days after then-Chief Ron Davis of the East Palo Alto (Calif.) Police Department announced last month that he was leaving for a high-profile federal job in Washington, D.C., four African-American officers filed a racial discrimination complaint against him.

Tawana Brawley Begins Pay Out for Rape Hoax

August 6, 2013
The New York woman who falsely accused six white men of a racially motivated rape and assault in 1987 has been paying restitution to a prosecutor since February for defamation.

DOJ Demands $12.5M Payout for LASD Racial Harassment

July 2, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and others to pay $12.5 million to Antelope Valley residents it says were victims of harassment and intimidation by deputies.

DOJ: L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Targeted Blacks

July 1, 2013
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has agreed to make changes, after a two-year Department of Justice probe uncovered "widespread" unlawful detentions and searches of blacks, Latinos, and other residents of subsidized housing.

Ga. Chief Cleared of Racial Slur

May 15, 2013
A veteran Columbus (Ga.) Police officer has resigned after his claim that his chief racially slurred a county marshal was refuted. Officer Jeff Foxx resigned Thursday, after he failed a polygraph test regarding his claim that Chief Rickey Boren used the "N" word.

Calif. Students Accuse LAPD of Racial Bias After Party

May 7, 2013
USC students protested Monday against the Los Angeles Police Department and accused its officers of racial bias for breaking up two raucous parties early Saturday near campus.

'Cops' Moves from Fox To Spike

May 6, 2013
Television's longest-running series moved to the Spike network after Fox canceled the police reality show Monday. "Cops" will wrap up its 25th season later this month and restart in September on Spike with new episodes.

Embattled La. Sheriff Denounces Critics As Racist

April 16, 2013
Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman has questioned critics of his jail management style, implying to a local media outlet that their criticism is racially motivated.

LAPD Faces $2.4M Payouts To Black, Lesbian Officers

March 28, 2013
The city of Los Angeles is facing payouts of $1.2 million and $1.24 million to LAPD officers who sued the department, claiming discrimination, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Chris Dorner: The Injustice Collector

March 5, 2013

Southern California cop killer Christopher Dorner was an injustice collector. If you read his lengthy and rambling manifesto, you will see that he filed away every little slight, real or imagined, and compiled an enemies list of people he wanted to pay back.

The Dorner Rampage is Over…Now Comes the Repercussions

February 26, 2013
If I could somehow shoehorn Det. Jeremiah MacKay's name a million times over his shooter's, I would.

Lawsuit: Pa. Trooper Fired for Writing Reports In Ebonics

December 6, 2012
In the lawsuit, William Peake, 29, claims he faced discrimination from his mostly white fellow troopers after he was stationed at the Uniontown barracks.

Feds Accuse N.C. Sheriff of Discriminatory Policing

September 18, 2012
The Department of Justice accused the Alamance County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office in a Tuesday letter of violating the Constitution by racially profiling and targeting Latinos.

Trayvon Martin: The Gunfire Next Time

April 4, 2012
For a yoctosecond, I found myself initially jumping on the P.C. bandwagon believing that if Trayvon was white that he'd still be jabbering on his cell phone today. But as the back and forth allegations of "racist shooting" and "slanted media bias" gained momentum, I wondered if the string-pulling puppeteers of the three-ring big top—CBS, NBC, and ABC—hadn't gotten the better of me.

Black Officers Claim Hiring Discrimination In Syracuse

February 29, 2012
In a federal lawsuit, three black Syracuse police officers claim racial discrimination in promotion and hiring practices by the department.

Black Boston Officers File Discrimination Suit

February 15, 2012
Nine black Boston police supervisors failed to advance in the department because of a discriminatory exam, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday that underscores the long-running tension between minority officers and department commanders.

NAACP: Increase Black Troopers In N.J.

October 7, 2011
George Gore, the political action chairman of the NAACP's New Jersey chapter, said the consent decree requires good-faith efforts to recruit blacks, and "they have not lived up to that."

Feds Consider Racial Probe of LASD for Housing Checks

August 22, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department may face a federal civil rights probe that will look into claims that Antelope Valley deputies harassed black residents living in government-subsidized housing.
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