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Lawmaker Asks DOJ to Probe Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Lawmaker Asks DOJ to Probe Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

In a letter to acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore — who leads DOJ's Civil Rights Division — Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said that "if not appropriately implemented, use of the technology may threaten the life and liberty of Americans with crushing force."

August 20, 2018

Feds Launch Civil Rights Investigation of Chicago PD

Feds Launch Civil Rights Investigation of Chicago PD

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday announced a wide-ranging investigation into the Chicago Police Department in the wake of an uproar over a video showing a fatal police shooting 14 months ago.

December 7, 2015

DOJ Launches Civil Rights Probe of Baltimore PD
Video: Wisconsin Sheriff Calls Sharpton a "Charlatan," Smacks Down Holder
DOJ to Close Ferguson Civil Rights Investigation, Clear Wilson
DOJ to Investigate Justified Milwaukee Police Shooting

DOJ to Investigate Justified Milwaukee Police Shooting

The Justice department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said in a statement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Division will conduct the review.

December 23, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely Against Ferguson Officer

Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.

November 3, 2014

Baltimore Officers Being Sued by Vegetarians

Judge Appoints Monitor to Work With Sheriff Joe

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will have to work closely with a court-appointed monitor and plaintiffs in a racial-profiling lawsuit to demonstrate that the Sheriff's Office has addressed discriminatory practices, according to a federal court ruling released Wednesday.

October 2, 2013

Ala. Chief Apologizes to Civil Rights Leader

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he was moved to tears Saturday after Montgomery (Ala.) Police Chief Kevin Murphy presented the badge off of his uniform along with an apology to Lewis and other Freedom Riders for police officers' failure to act during a 1961 attack.

March 5, 2013

Ga. Chief Convicted of Abusing Detainee

A federal jury convicted a former Georgia police chief Thursday of abusing a pre-trial detainee. The 54-year-old Walter Young, the former chief of the Omega Police Department, now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

August 2, 2012

Ga. Chief Indicted for Assaulting Detainee

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.

March 19, 2012

ACLU Sues Newark PD

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Newark Police Department, alleging the agency violates the civil rights of its citizens. On Thursday, several City Council members supported the claim.

September 10, 2010

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