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Aurora Police Department Criticized After Officers Ordered at Gunpoint Four Children to Lie Face Down in Parking Lot

The Aurora Police Department, which is located in Colorado, has gained national attention yet again for the manner in which officers handled a traffic stop. The Washington Post reported that on Sunday morning, several family members, all of…
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Loveland, Colorado, Activists Call for Criminal Charges to be Dropped Against Man Who Was Allegedly Beaten Outside of Target

On July 13th, Loveland police officers were called to a Target store at Centerra after store management claimed a male had been causing a disturbance inside and outside of the store [Source: Coloradoan]. When officers arrived, they found a male…
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A Prince George County Man Says He Plans to Sue a Maryland Police Department Over Excessive Force Allegations

A 24-year-old man from Prince George County has plans of filing a lawsuit against a Maryland police department after he says some of the agency’s officers applied excessive force which led to him suffering injuries. NBC Washington reported…
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Colorado, Father Sues Colorado Springs Police Department After Being Tased While Visiting with His Daughter in the ICU

The Colorado Springs Police Department is being recognized yet again for officer misconduct, this time in a lawsuit. According to KDVR, military veteran C.J. Anderson arrived at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs last April with his fiancée…
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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Breonna Taylor Alleges Police Raided the Home Without Probable Cause

Before a police officer can enter a person’s home, they must either obtain permission from the homeowner or acquire a search warrant that permits them entry. Only under certain circumstances can an officer of the law enter a home without first…
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Miami Florida: Cop is fired for slapping a woman at the Miami airport.

A Miami-Dade County Police Officer was relieved of duty after he was caught on camera punching a Black woman during a heated encounter at Miami International Airport. Antonio Clemente Rodriguez initially claimed the woman "headbutted" him…

Allentown Pennsylvania: No Charges Will Be Filed Against Police Officers Involved In Incident Outside St. Luke’s Hospital.

No charges will be filed against the Allentown police officers involved in a viral incident outside of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital last weekend, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin said Friday. The video showed an officer appearing…
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Is police brutality a systemic issue in New York and across the United States?

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed claims that police brutality is a "systemic" issue in an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Bill Hemmer Reports." "Law enforcement reforms are certainly needed, but I also think that to make…
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A New York State Bill would require police officers to carry liability insurance.

With all of the problems surrounding the actions of police officers in the field, and the extent of damages caused, resulting in injury and death, the State of New York is proposing a bill to make officers independently responsible in an effort…
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Fort Lauderdale's Chief of Police Maglione was ousted after criticizing victim and defending officer misconduct. 

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione has been removed from his position nearly six weeks after a member of his SWAT team shot a peaceful Black Lives Matter protester in the face with a foam rubber bullet, as other officers laughed and…
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Austin, Texas Teen Undergoes Surgery After Police Officer Shoots Him in the Head with a Less Lethal Weapon During a Protest

Like many teens, Brad Levi Ayala, 16, was attending a protest in Austin this past weekend that supported police reform, and of course, George Floyd. While many of these protests have remained calm and civilized, this particular protest took…
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San Jose, California, Police Officer Jared Yuen Under Investigation for Taunting George Floyd Protestors

Officer Jared Yuen, 33, has been serving on the police force for the City of San Jose for nearly six years but was recently placed on leave as a result of the behavior he displayed during a recent George Floyd protest [Source: Los Angeles Times].…
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Elderly man with cane knocked over by police officer in Salt Lake City.

A disturbing viral video shows a police officer in Salt Lake City Utah, pushing an old man with a cane to the ground during protests against police brutality.  While the station was live on air during riots in Salt Lake City Saturday night,…
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Another black man is killed by a police officer in Tallahassee Florida.

  In the midst of the protests over the brutal police killing of George Floyd, another police killing of a black man in the United States has attracted relatively little attention. Tony McDade, 38, was shot and killed by police last…
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Officers in Denver Shoot Tear Gas and Pepper Balls into Crowd of People Protesting Over George Floyd’s Death

After Americans watched former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes which eventually led to his death, millions of Americans became enraged. People decided they have had enough of watching…
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How dangerous is a chokehold?

Over the years, police have used a number of different tactics to stop and apprehend suspects while they are in the streets. Some of these methods have caused controversy and are no longer in use due to the potential to cause more harm than…
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What level of force is pepper spray?

There are five levels of force an officer of the law can apply during their encounter with an individual, with level one being the least violent as there is no physical force involved. Each level serves as a step up on the use of force continuum…
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Can you sue a police department?

When a police officer displays rude behavior that might offend you but doesn’t violate your rights, you may consider filing a complaint with the department they work for. A complaint is a good way of notifying the department that one or more…