A United States District Judge has ruled that the Chicago Police Department can continue its lawsuit against Jussie Smollett, who falsely claimed he was the victim of a hate crime earlier this year, sparking a massive investigation by the department.
October 23, 2019
Following several weeks of investigation by Chicago police—and due diligence by the Cook County State’s Attorney office—"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with a felony for filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime attack last month.
February 21, 2019
Under the new law, internet providers can't tell a perp they're being investigated for 90 days. If police need more time, they can have a delay extended in 90-day increments.
September 25, 2018
Kelvin Lett—a former police misconduct investigator for the Chicago Police Department—claimed in a lawsuit filed Sunday that he was fired "after he refused to give false testimony to make a shooting by an officer seem like it was not justified."
July 24, 2018
In a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police must first obtain a search warrant before examining location data — cell tower records that can show a person’s movement for long periods of time — stored on a subject’s mobile phone.
June 22, 2018
The last of three major lawsuits over the surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department was settled on Thursday, ending years of litigation over a broad, decade-long spying program.
April 5, 2018
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears its latest case about privacy in the digital age. At issue is whether police generally need a warrant to review the records.
November 27, 2017
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill to bring arrest details to light as part of the state's sunshine law ensuring public access to government records and proceedings.
July 10, 2015
A convicted rapist is challenging a Maryland law that allows police to take a DNA sample from violent suspects, arguing his Fourth Amendment privacy rights have been violated.
November 12, 2012
U.S. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants cellphone carriers to disclose their role in helping police departments track suspects and conduct investigations.
May 3, 2012
Thirty-four ACLU affiliates in 31 states filed 379 public records requests in 31 states around the nation on Wednesday, demanding information about how law enforcement agencies use mobile-phone location information.
August 3, 2011