BALTIMORE — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she’s broadened her focus to go after entire police departments for unconstitutional practices. In an ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has issued its first procedures for how the FBI and other department law enforcement agencies should ask eyewitnesses to identify suspects using photo lineups and how federal prosecutors weigh that evidence to avoid erroneous convictions. ...Read More »
Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. Criminal-history and driver databases legitimately ...Read More »
ITHACA — Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward. The students were stabbed ...Read More »
Police organizations are bickering over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, a contentious issue given the national spotlight on questionable shootings. Groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers are pushing back against proposals last week by ...
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Mayor Lovely A. Warren, City Council President Loretta C. Scott and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli on Tuesday announced the discussion topics and format for the upcoming public meetings on the Rochester Police Department’s Body Worn Camera Program. “I am looking ...Read More »
New York’s new system of investigating cases in which unarmed civilians are killed by police should serve as an example as other states look to shore up confidence in law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said ...Read More »