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Video: Seattle Officer Fired for Bias Case

A Seattle Police Department officer involved in the wrongful arrest of an elderly man with a golf club was fired Tuesday.

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Seattle Officer Fired for Bias Case

A Seattle Police Department officer involved in the wrongful arrest of an elderly man with a golf club was fired Tuesday. More Here.

Fired African-American Officer Sues Washington Town for $5 Million

Gerry Pickens, 28, alleges he suffered racist jokes, different treatment from the entirely white rest of the force and an undeserved dismissal at the end of his first-year probationary period with the Orting Police Department.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.