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Published on March 17, 2017

Police Misconduct Developments Around The US

Cloquet police chief placed on leave

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4236667-cloquet-police-chief-placed-leaveBut it isn’t the first time the city has taken action regarding possible police misconduct.

The city council went into closed session on April 21, 2009, voting unanimously to terminate then-patrol officer Jeff Palmer — whom the council approved as …

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Deadly Umm al-Hiran raid reenacted to investigate potential police misconduct

https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=775969The ‘Machash’ unit within Israel’s Ministry of Justice, which serves to scrutinize and investigate Israeli police misconduct, re-enacted on Wednesday evening the events that led up to the shooting and killing of Yaqoub Abu al-Qian by …

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Police shootings and alleged misconduct would get more scrutiny under plan introduced by Fresno mayor

https://abc30.com/news/police-shootings-and-alleged-misconduct-would-get-more-scrutiny-under-plan-introduced-by-fresno-mayor/1804742/Board members would have to sign confidentiality agreements and would also receive training to get a police officer’s point of view.

Also five members of law enforcement, including the DA’s Office and Police Union would sit with the Citizens Advisory …

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ACLU Launches New App To Help Victims Of Police Misconduct

http://www.carbonated.tv/technology/aclu-launches-new-app-to-help-victims-of-police-misconductThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas wants to use technology to ignite a national conversation about policing.

With the ACLU Blue app, the organization hopes to allow users to record police interactions in a way that helps to protect …

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Madison Police Chief Guilty Of Misconduct, Faces No Discipline

https://www.wpr.org/madison-police-chief-guilty-misconduct-faces-no-disciplineMadison Police Chief Mike Koval has been found guilty of misconduct after he called the grandmother of a black teenager shot and killed by police a “raging lunatic.”

But the city’s Board of Police and Firefighters determined Tuesday that Koval does not …

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Man awarded $150K in Fort Collins Police misconduct case; Says officer should be fired – The Denver Channel

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/fort-collins/man-awarded-150k-in-fort-collins-police-misconduct-case-says-officer-should-be-firedDENVER, COLORADO
A Chicago man, who was awarded $150,000 in a police misconduct case, says the Fort Collins officer who illegally entered his house, pepper-sprayed him and arrested him, should be fired.

“Aaron Westby should not be on the streets anymore,” …

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Man who won $25M for police misconduct used it to build a street gang

https://kxan.com/2017/03/10/man-who-won-25m-for-police-misconduct-used-it-to-build-a-street-gang/A Chicago man who used a $25 million settlement of his wrongful murder conviction lawsuit for purchases of guns, expensive cars and to rebuild his street gang is heading back to prison after a judge sentenced him to more than nine years …

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Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Sexual Misconduct

A Minneapolis police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a victim who was mentally impaired or helpless.

Forty-two-year-old Thomas Tichich of Plymouth was charged Wednesday with third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual …

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Sessions talks voting rights, police misconduct with NAACP

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/322327-jeff-sessions-talks-voting-rights-police-misconduct-with-naacpAttorney General Jeff Sessions sat down with NAACP leaders at the Justice Department on Friday to discuss voter protections and police misconduct, the group said in a statement.

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