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Sep 24, 2021

RPD officer in Daniel Prude death faces departmental discipline

One of several police officers seen on video pinning down Daniel Prude faces potential departmental discipline, the Rochester Police Department said.

Jul 19, 2021

Rochester police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting

A Rochester, New York, police officer will not face charges in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man.

Jul 6, 2021

Rochester police complete internal investigation of Daniel Prude death

The Rochester Police Department has completed its internal investigation into the death of a Black man detained by officers on a city street but has yet to make the results public.

May 17, 2021

Rochester city, police sued for alleged excessive force

A Rochester man is asking for $200,000 in a lawsuit filed against the city of Rochester and several city police officers for allegedly assaulting him without justification a year ago. Just after 9:30 p.m. on May 17, 2020, on Gardiner Street, Roy L. Wilson claims he was assaulted by officers. Wilson is represented by attorney […]

Feb 26, 2021

Lawyers discuss how police are treated by courts

The “excited delirium” listed as a contributing factor in the death of Daniel Prude is a “quasi-medical” term used to place blame on the victim, according to Frederick Brewington, a Nassau County lawyer who participated in a Zoom program on how the legal system works when police officers are the accused. The program, moderated Thursday […]

Nov 14, 2019

Upstate New York proposal allows annoyance to lead to arrest

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — People who annoy an officer in one upstate New York county could find themselves facing jail time under a measure recently approved by a county legislature. Under the Monroe County proposal, a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer could be punished with up to a […]

Oct 28, 2019

Jury awards nearly $20 million to police sergeant told to ‘tone down your gayness’

St. Louis County Police Department Sgt. Keith Wildhaber had more than 15 years of experience on the force when he applied for a promotion in 2014, and by all accounts, he was a strong candidate. But shortly after Wildhaber applied, he said he was informed that there was one thing standing in his way of […]

Jul 18, 2019

As prosecutors launch reforms, police chiefs convene national summit in D.C. with district attorney counterparts

WASHINGTON — The rise of reform-minded prosecutors in some of America’s biggest cities, and their moves to decriminalize offenses such as marijuana possession and fare jumping, created concern and confusion in their local police departments. The sudden changes in cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia and New York went against decades of police practice, and sometimes […]

Mar 14, 2019

Flipping off cop is free speech, court says

Woman gets stopped for speeding. Cop shows mercy and gives her a ticket for a nonmoving violation. As police officer pulls away, however, woman gives him the finger – or, as a U.S. District Court puts it, “flips him the bird.” Cop takes offense, switches on lights and siren and stops her again, ploughing into […]

Feb 20, 2018

NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say. Then, investigators say, detectives Eddie Martins and Richard […]

Aug 22, 2017

AG issues report on special investigations

The New York Attorney General’s Office has released a report on the work of the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit (SIPU), which looks into police-involved deaths of civilians. The Unit was created in July 2015 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order appointing Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman as special prosecutor in cases where […]

Apr 4, 2017

Baltimore police ready for reforms despite delay request

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city’s police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. So they were surprised by the Justice Department’s sudden request Monday for more time to see how the proposed changes might conflict with the aggressive […]

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