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Ogden woman sues UHP after being forced out of car by trooper during traffic stop

OGDEN, Utah — An Ogden women says her rights were violated when she was forced out of her car by a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper. Wednesday, she filed an official complaint against UHP. 413 more words


Miami Herald: Amid a series of police-involved shootings in Miami-Dade, a search for patterns ...

“Over one six-day stretch over the past two weeks, South Florida police officers shot seven people. Two of them died. Four who survived were teenagers. Three of the teens were inside a truck. 26 more words

Civil Rights

Video Shows Gang of Cops Beat 2 Non-violent Men for Walking Across the Street

Alternet: Austin, TX — A group of friends,  Jeremy Kingg, Lou Glen, Matt Wallace, and Rolando Ramiro were walking home Early Friday morning when they crossed the street in a manner unfit for a police state. 133 more words

Police Misconduct

LATimes: Report on fatal shooting of unarmed black man is sharply critical of Pasadena police

An independent consultant’s report on the 2012 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by Pasadena police officers sharply faulted the department’s investigation of the controversial killing, as well as the officers’ tactics. 188 more words

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Woman accuses Meriden Police of excessive force

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A Meriden woman claims police used excessive force against her.

Officers were called to Mary Bunch’s home apparently to break up a party.  57 more words


In her solo dissent from a case at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor chose to be blunt about the ruling’s implications. “By sanctioning a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to policing, the Court renders the protections of the Fourth Amendment hollow,” she wrote of her colleagues’ 8-1 decision in… 178 more words

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ABA Journal reports "Cop who killed fleeing driver is protected by qualified immunity, SCOTUS rules"

ABA Journal: The driver, Israel Leija Jr., had fled after a police officer approached his car at a drive-in restaurant and told Leija he was under arrest, according to the Supreme Court opinion. 344 more words

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