Ferguson, Mo., which challenged parts of a pact to overhaul its police and court system, faces a lengthy, costly legal battle now that the Department of Justice has filed a civil rights suit against the municipality.
The Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday in an effort to bring an end to what it described as patterns of constitutional violations by the city's police department and municipal court. Show More Summary
As part of her investigation into how Baylor didn’t fully investigate reports of sexual violence involving football players, ESPN’s Paula Lavgine requested reports from Baylor police. The department refused to release any and their refusal was then forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office in Texas for review. Show More Summary
Shaun Landau was fired a day after Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of a man in a Brooklyn housing project stairwell.
The police department in Tacoma is being sued by the ACLU over surveillance practices. Tacoma/Shutterstock Tacoma Police Are Being Sued Over Surveillance Technology: "By over-riding local cell phone towers, stingrays are capable of capturing...Show More Summary
The Memphis, Tenn., Police Department has launched an investigation after a local news team captured a controversial arrest on camera, Local 24 reports.
Compassionate Police Department Awards are on the way from PETA to the New Jersey State Police at the Hope Station and the three troopers who responded to a barn... The post N.J. State Troopers Receive PETA Award for Rescuing Animals From Barn Fire Sent to Warren County, NJ; Trenton AP and Allentown/Easton, PA print appeared first on PETA.
Post by Eve Vawter. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just released a new campaign video featuring the daughter of Eric Garner, who was murdered by the New York City Police Department in 2014. Eric Garner had been put...Show More Summary
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that Department of Justice’s has prepared a series of guidebooks to guide police agencies gain the trust of the communities they serve.
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Ferguson, Missouri, claiming the city "engages in an ongoing pattern or practice of conduct, including discrimination, that deprives persons of rights, privileges and immunities secured and protected by the United States Constitution and federal law." The lawsuit is the result of Ferguson......
UK police arrested a 15-year-old suspected of being behind the hacks on the CIA director and the Department of Justice.
On Feb. 2 around 7 p.m., 14-year-old Jamod Watkins was on his way home from the grocery store when he claims several Newark Police Department officer in an unmarked SUV hopped out on him. The frighten teen ran but was surrounded by two more unmarked vehicles. Show More Summary
Like a game of musical chairs : Lt. Denis Walsh has resigned from the Chicago Police Department one week after interim Supt. John Escalante moved to fire him over his role in the 2011 reinvestigation of David Koschman’s killing — a case that was closed without charges against a nephew of then-Mayor Richard M. Show More Summary
News From Texas: Some predicted that the law would lead to a surge of 911 calls, but according to Cpl. Tracey Knight, spokeswoman for the Fort Worth Police Department, not much has occurred: “We do not have anything interesting to report. Two calls so far, no issues. We have no concerns and we have had […]
A city task force charged with making recommendations on how to reform the Chicago Police Department heard from a crowd of about 200 people Thursday at the South Shore Cultural Center, with many residents expressing lack of confidence in police and the newly created Police Accountability Task Force....
A black New Jersey boy, whose arm was dislocated after he was stopped by police, plans to sue Newark's Police Department.
Until now, New York City's police department hadn't disclosed any information about whether or not it used so-called Stingrays to monitor cell phone activity. In response to an NYCLU (NYCLU) request, the NYPD admitted that it used the devices over 1,000 times between 2008 and May 2015. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the embattled Saint Louis suburb with a history of racially-biased policing, after the city rejected key parts of a Justice Department plan to reform policing in the city. Show More Summary
Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown. Image: The Justice Department / YouTube The post Justice Department Sues City of Ferguson Over Unconstitutional Policing appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A Parks Department employee discovered skeletal remains that appear to be human on Thursday in a Queens field, police said. The worker found a skull and other body parts inside a bag at Peters Field Park on 183rd Place and Henderson Avenue in Jamaica around 2:20 p.m., cops said. Detectives from the 103rd Squad and...