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DOJ moves away from investigations of police misconduct

The US Department of Justice will review its policy towards local police departments. It plans to change the emphasis from investigating unconstitutional policing to building partnerships with local police. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/03/522309537/justice-department-to-review-all-civil-rights-agreements-on-police-conduct?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news“Local control and local accountability are necessary for local policing,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. The DOJ wants to promote officer safety and morale. Vanita Gupta,...

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Police secrecy stays in place
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Police secrecy stays in place

A New York Court of Appeal ruled that the state’s civil rights law, Section 50-a, forbids the public issuance or mention in court of a police officer’s personnel record without judicial approval. The court agreed “that the public has a compelling interest in ensuring that” the city “effective steps to monitor and discipline police officers.”...

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