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  • Outrage over police violence leads to nationwide protests

    Outrage over police violence leads to nationwide protests
    Protesters in New York and other cities rallied for a third night on Friday denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black...
  • Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official

    Baltimore police chief's announcement about Obama panel surprises U.S. official
    Amid nationwide protests calling for greater police accountability, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced Tuesday that he had been named to President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. His words quickly landed on...
  • Worth of pursuing Alarcon, other residency cases is questioned

    Worth of pursuing Alarcon, other residency cases is questioned
    It took state investigators more than five years to build a criminal case against Richard Alarcon. To prove Alarcon lied about living outside the Los Angeles City Council district he was elected to represent, they conducted surveillance, questioned...
  • New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents

    New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents
    As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
  • Family of 12-year-old boy fatally shot by Cleveland police files suit

    Family of 12-year-old boy fatally shot by Cleveland police files suit
    The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Friday against the city and the officers involved, a day after the federal government found that the city's police systematically uses excessive force...
  • Noted State Lawyer and Former U.S. Prosecutor Resigns Following Complaint Of Missing $700K

    Widely known downstate lawyer and former U.S. Attorney H. James Pickerstein agreed on Friday to resign permanently from the practice of law following a complaint that he had misappropriated about $700,000 in client funds belonging to former Danbury...
  • New U.S. racial profiling standards, not yet released, disappoint some

    Recalling his own encounters with police as a young black man, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has struggled for five years to toughen limits on racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. Now, weeks from retirement as the nation's top law enforcement...
  • Ohio to launch reforms after Cleveland police slammed by feds

    A day after federal officials slammed the Cleveland Police Department for the “unreasonable and unnecessary” use of force, Ohio officials on Friday announced the creation of a task force to promote better relations between police and...
  • Lawmaker wants Ferguson police force dissolved

    The U.S. congressman for Ferguson, Missouri, said on Thursday he hopes the Justice Department disbands the city's police department after the recent shooting of Michael Brown, and turns law enforcement duties over to St. Louis County Police....
  • U.S. police need to regain faith of minority communities, former Phila. police commissioner says

     U.S. police need to regain faith of minority communities, former Phila. police commissioner says
    PHILADELPHIA — U.S. police need to recapture the lost trust of minority communities, a problem vividly illustrated by protests after the police killings of two unarmed black men, said a veteran police chief tapped by President Barack Obama to...
  • Justice Dept. finds Cleveland police use excessive force

    Justice Dept. finds Cleveland police use excessive force
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department has found a pattern or practice of "unreasonable and unnecessary use of force" by the Cleveland Police Department, and it comes at a moment of heightened national scrutiny of...