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Black U.S. Citizen Seeks Refugee Status in Canada

A U.S. citizen has argued before Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board in Vancouver that he should be granted refugee status over fears that he will be killed in his home country by police because he is black. More Here.

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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.

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.