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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

NYPD Facing Prospect of 2 Watchdogs

NYPD Facing Prospect of 2 Watchdogs

After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation's most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poised to become one of the most closely monitored.

August 19, 2013

Video: La. Troopers Exonerated In Force Probe

Video: La. Troopers Exonerated In Force Probe

Nine Louisiana State Police troopers acted appropriately when they tackled two black teenagers in the French Quarter of New Orleans during pre-Mardi Gras festivities, according to a state police report.

April 18, 2013

Utah Agency Requests FBI Probe

The fatal officer-involved shooting of Danielle Willard and other issues plaguing the West Valley (Utah) Police Department has now resulted in requests for two independent FBI investigations.

April 4, 2013

Video: N.J. Paraplegic Sues Cops Over OIS

Video: N.J. Paraplegic Sues Cops Over OIS

A New Jersey teenager who fired blanks to stop an assault by gang members claims he was shot three times by responding undercover officers who shot him in the back.

August 2, 2012

DOJ Opens Probe of Portland Police Bureau

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.

June 9, 2011

Feds Open Probe Into Seattle Police Department

The DOJ announced Thursday it would open a "pattern or practice" investigation into allegations of excessive force and discriminatory policing by Seattle Police officers.

April 1, 2011

DOJ Report Details New Orleans Police Misconduct

On Thursday, the DOJ released a 158-page report that details NOPD misconduct. The report concludes that officers routinely use excessive force and the agency has failed to adequately investigate use-of-force complaints.

March 18, 2011

Chicago Police Torture Trial Opens

The federal trial of a former Chicago police supervisor began with an initial day of testimony that included allegations that he played Russian roulette with a suspect and used plastic bags and an electrical device to force a murder confession.

May 27, 2010

Right to Counsel

Law enforcement officers are quite familiar with the court-created "right" to counsel established by the Miranda opinion, to protect the Fifth Amendment trial privilege against compelled self-incrimination. But it applies only during police custodial interrogation.

February 1, 2006

Searching Third-Party Residences

Most officers are aware of the general rule on entering a suspect's home to arrest him or to search for evidence. These actions must be supported by either valid consent or a recognized exigency.

August 1, 2005

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