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Published on April 25, 2017

Police Brutality in America: Still Front and Center

After mediation fails, Ada County police brutality lawsuit heads to trial

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article146667649.htmlSgt. Jake Vogt of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office maintains he may have bumped Saetrum with the door of his police cruiser as he got out to apprehend the suspect.

But he said it wasn’t enough to cause Saetrum to lose his balance in the parking lot of …

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Justice Sotomayor Boils Down What’s Twisted About The Law On Police Brutality

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-sonia-sotomayor-police-abuses_us_58fe322fe4b06b9cb9190067The justices again sided with the police Monday, but by choosing to not get involved.

They declined to review a ruling from Texas favoring an officer who shot an unarmed man in the back after a vehicle stop.

In the officer’s view, the shooting was …

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Black man accuses Sacramento in police brutality case

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4440848/Man-punched-repeatedly-Sacramento-officer-files-lawsuit.htmlA black man who was hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer after he was caught jaywalking has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento.

Nandi Cain claimed Monday he was targeted …

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Hartford police going on trial in alleged brutality case

Two Hartford police officers are set to go back on trial in a lawsuit accusing them of using excessive force on members of a city family.

Christopher May and Matthew Cornell originally went on trial in December.

The jury …

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