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Court Rules Police No Longer Have to Release Information about Corrupt Cops to the Public | The Free Thought Project

Maryland — In a damning blow to transparency, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that information related to police misconduct cannot be disclosed to the public and is exempt from the Maryland Public Information Act … 204 more words

City to provide defense in lawsuit against Va. Beach police officer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera confirms the city will be named as a defendant in a lawsuit against an officer accused of using excessive force. 394 more words

Local News

Officer, man get into boxing match in New York streets; video under investigation

It was a boxing match on the streets of Harlem.

The New York Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating an incident involving an officer and a man which quickly escalated into a fist fight. 232 more words


Video footage shows fired NOLA officer using 'unauthorized force' on teen girl

A New Orleans police officer has been fired following an investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau concerning “unauthorized force” used on a juvenile girl in a holding cell. 307 more words


Witnesses claim excessive force in Hartford arrest

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Witnesses claim a white Hartford police officer used excessive force while arresting a black man over the weekend. Police held a news conference Tuesday afternoon, trying to stay ahead of the situation before tensions grow. 194 more words


Amnesty: Pride march ban is a new low

In a statement issued today, Amnesty International voiced its dismay at the unwarranted ban on the annual Pride March in Istanbul, describing it as “a new low.” The statement also noted the use of excessive force by the police in suppressing the march, saying that “police arbitrarily used force against peaceful demonstrators attempting to celebrate Pride, who were targeted with water cannon, tear gas and pepper-ball projectiles.” 387 more words

Freedom Of Expression

US Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Jail Operations

On June 22, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision for all North Carolina counties operating county jails in which individuals are held detainees awaiting trial.  547 more words

Criminal Law