Three Baltimore police officers who were involved in the 2015 arrest that led to the death of Freddie Gray face termination and two others brief suspensions, according to a new report. No officers involved in Gray's death have been convicted.
Reform of a local police department as mandated by the US Department of Justice "may contribute" to reduced civil rights lawsuits filed against that policing agency, a new study says. The Trump administration has vowed to retard such reform interventions.
Law enforcement agencies in California set new records in 2016 for the misuse of statewide records databases despite lax reporting requirements for database abuse cases and little independent investigative oversight of such privacy violations.
A Nevada civil rights group wants to prohibit police from using chokeholds after a Las Vegas officer killed a man who was allegedly “acting erratic” at a hotel with a move designed to render the recipient unconscious without restricting air.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a Chicago police lieutenant who accused an independent investigator of leaking evidence to a reporter – as retaliation – during his trial for jamming a gun down a suspect’s mouth. The officer was acquitted.
A billboard in support of law enforcement has been placed in North Charleston, South Carolina, just down the street from where a white officer fatally shot a fleeing black man in the back during a traffic stop and tried to cover it up.