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Citizen Video Audits: Know Their Rights...And Yours

There are people who make a living off of filming you and baiting you into taking actions that violate their rights. Knowing the law is your best defense.

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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."

Judge Rules Former SC Officer Slager Committed Murder in 2015 OIS

U.S. District Judge David Norton will announce the amount of time Slager will serve within the range of 19 to 24 years later today. The former officer could have faced life in prison.

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Public Has No Right to Record Officers on Duty

The ruling is only applicable in the Eighth Circuit, which encompasses: the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Western District of Arkansas, the Northern District of Iowa, the Southern District of Iowa, the District of Minnesota, the Eastern District of Missouri, the Western District of Missouri, the District of Nebraska, the District of North Dakota, and the District of South Dakota.

Former SC Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation in Walter Scott Shooting

In a plea deal with federal prosecutors, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager admitted Tuesday to using excessive force in the shooting death of Walter Scott.

No Charges for Officers in Jamar Clark Shooting

Federal authorities said Wednesday that they would not pursue civil rights charges against two Minneapolis police officers in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.

U.S. Attorney in Boston Creates a Civil Rights Unit

The U.S. attorney's office in Boston announced the formation of a civil rights unit that will investigate and address civil rights violations at local police departments and other government and community agencies.

Chicago Police Commander Faces Trial for Putting Gun in Suspect's Mouth

A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods will go on trial on Tuesday on charges that he put a gun in a suspect's mouth.

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.

DOJ Launches Civil Rights Probe of Baltimore PD

"This investigation will begin immediately," Lynch said, adding that investigators will examine whether police violated the constitutional rights of residents.