Archive for May, 2009

Acquittal of Yonkers cop may not repair reputation – Lower Hudson Journal news

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Acquittal of Yonkers cop may not repair reputation
Lower Hudson Journal news, NY
When asked for examples of how the press had hurt the department's image, Simpson cited this newspaper's reporting of the city's financial payouts to those who had complained of excessive force by police and also the repeated airing on television of ...

Police shooting draws protesters – The Detroit News

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Police shooting draws protesters
The Detroit News, MI
... team doing a street sweep and had nothing to do with the protest. "They're terrorizing this community for no reason," said Gordana Misovski, an attorney who works with Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, which helped organize the rally.

Former officer accused of excessive force – Columbia Daily Herald

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Columbia Daily Herald

Former officer accused of excessive force
Columbia Daily Herald, TN
Bedsworth told The Daily Herald in March he used his gun to save his life, but authorities with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation accuse him of using excessive force. In a previous interview, Bedsworth said he ...

Family of man killed by West Covina PD alleges excessive force – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Family of man killed by West Covina PD alleges excessive force
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA
By Brian Day and Jennifer McLain, Staff Writers WEST COVINA - The family of a Cal State LA student who was fatally shot 15 times by two police officers filed a claim last month alleging reckless intent and excessive force by the West Covina Police ...

Crowd Battles LAPD as War Protest Turns Violent – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Crowd Battles LAPD as War Protest Turns Violent
Los Angeles Times, CA
White liberals in Los Angeles, meanwhile, began to complain about excessive force by the LAPD, a subject traditionally raised only by black and Latino residents. By the next summer, when Chicago police beat demonstrators in the street outside the 1968 ...

Excessive force allegations 'concerning' – Brisbane Times

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Excessive force allegations 'concerning'
Brisbane Times, Australia
Allegations of police using excessive force are a concern, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says. Authorities are investigating the alleged bashing of a western Sydney man by police officers after a car chase on May 25 last year, ...

Fong Lee verdict sparks protest in front of the Hmong Professional … – Pioneer Press

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Fong Lee verdict sparks protest in front of the Hmong Professional ...
Pioneer Press, MN
More than 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon for a rally protesting this week's finding by a jury that a Minneapolis police officer didn't use excessive force when he shot Fong Lee eight times and killed him in 2006. "The verdict said the police ...
Protest of Lee verdict draws crowd in St. Paul Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Hundreds rally along University Avenue to protest Fong Lee verdict – Pioneer Press

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Hundreds rally along University Avenue to protest Fong Lee verdict
Pioneer Press, MN
More than 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon for a rally protesting this week's finding by a jury that a Minneapolis police officer didn't use excessive force when he shot Fong Lee eight times and killed him in 2006. "The verdict said the police ...
Protest of verdict in Fong Lee shooting draws crowd Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Protest of Lee verdict draws crowd – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Protest of Lee verdict draws crowd
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN
Tou Thor, 12, of Centerville, was among the protesters gathered Saturday in St. Paul, voicing their frustration with a verdict finding that excessive force was not used in the shooting death of Fong Lee. Two days after a jury cleared the officer who ...

Police under fire as two suspended officers spend four years on … – Sunday Herald

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Police under fire as two suspended officers spend four years on ...
Sunday Herald, UK
They face allegations relating to drug offences, excessive force and "corrupt practices". The figures were handed to the Sunday Herald following a freedom of information (FOI) request to the country's eight police forces. Each force was asked for the ...