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2012-07-01 22:21:03

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 19th, 2012 Long Beach, CA - the local government utilized a large expenditure of police force and various city departments support to raid a medical cannabis collective known as the THC Downtown Collective. At approximately 1pm, around fourteen Long Beach police officers arrived at the location and began the assault. Although no resistance was offered by the collective or its members who intended to open the doors freely, the head...

2012-06-13 06:27:05

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A complaint filed today in U.S. District Court alleges that officers from four police departments contributed to the death of 61-year-old, Vietnam Veteran Robert Neill of Mount Joy, PA by stunning him multiple times with Tasers when responding to Neill's early-morning 911 call to report that someone had stolen his bike. Taser International is also named in the civil lawsuit for negligently manufacturing and distributing the electronic control...

2012-05-24 06:26:48

Vallejo Police Department Agrees to pay 61-Year-Old Man $4.15 million To Compensate for Severe Police-Inflicted Injuries and Violation of Federal Civil Rights VALLEJO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Peter Alfert, of the law firm of Hinton, Alfert and Kahn and Todd Boley, of the Law Office of Todd Boley announced that their client, Macario Dagdagan, received a check for a $4.15 million settlement from the Vallejo Police Department, the largest police misconduct...

2012-04-18 09:09:55

US Department of Justice to step in to curb police misconduct Deadly police shootings, racial profiling and discriminatory law enforcement are once again in the forefront of national debate. Police killings of unarmed civilians in New Orleans and Seattle have generated local protests and national controversies. Accusations of racial profiling have been lodged against police departments in those and other cities as well as the Maricopa County sheriff's office in Arizona. In addition, the...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

Brian Love alleged in his lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court-Santa Ana Case No.:SACV10-1897 DOC that he was beaten by Buena Park police officers during Haunt Night at Knotts Berry Farm. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 The City of Buena Park has settled a lawsuit (Love v. City of Buena Park Case No.: SACV10-1897 DOC) alleging excessive force by three of its police officers at Knotts Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt Night 2010. The complaint alleged that the police officers filed false...

2009-01-07 08:00:58

Nearly 98 percent of U.S. emergency room doctors believe some patients were injured due to suspected excessive police force, a national survey indicates. But most incidents go unreported because no laws require doctors to notify authorities of possible police brutality, the survey finds. The survey of 315 physicians, included in the Emergency Medicine Journal's January issue and based on 2002 data, is believed to be the first doctors' account of suspected police beatings, said lead author H....

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2007-03-04 13:45:00

Patrolman Brian Johnson of the Franklin, Mass., Police Department studied a surveillance video showing two men using allegedly stolen credit cards at a Home Depot. But when Johnson didn't recognize either man, he decided to involve people - a lot of them - to help crack the case. He posted a clip from a security camera on YouTube.com, Google Inc. (GOOG)'s video-sharing Web site, then e-mailed the clip's link to about 300 people and organizations saying the department was looking for the men....

2006-05-22 16:33:10

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police brutally put down riots in a rebellious town outside Mexico City this month and sexually abused some two dozen women in the operation, a rights watchdog said on Monday. In a preliminary report, the National Human Rights Commission, an autonomous government body, said it found evidence that federal and state police used excessive force against hundreds of protesters when riots erupted in San Salvador de Atenco in early May. More than 200...

2006-05-17 13:31:51

By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Six years after Mexican President Vicente Fox set in motion ambitious plans to end rampant rights abuse, he has barely dented chronic problems like police torture and impunity for once powerful leaders, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. With his 2000 election win, Fox ousted the authoritarian party that ruled Mexico for 71 years. He took unprecedented steps to redress its abuses -- inviting scrutiny by world rights monitors,...

2006-02-21 05:42:56

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has a long tradition of passionate protest, yet even by this volatile country's standards Tuesday was something special. Six protests unfolded in less than an hour, all within about one km (half a mile) of each other. Scores of demonstrators targeted three countries, two companies and one economy. Yet while the media were out in force and there was sporadic action, passers-by brushing shoulders with riot policemen on the street were...