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NYC police unions drop suit challenging discipline records

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police, fire and corrections unions on Tuesday dropped their challenge to the public release of disciplinary records. The request to dismiss the litigation was praised by Communities United for Police Reform, which, in a release, called on...

New Mexico governor vetoes include police oversight reforms

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has vetoed a bill to overhaul oversight of police training and misconduct reviews The governor said in a veto message Friday that the bill would have changed the composition of the New Mexico Law Enforcement...

New Mexico eliminates police immunity from prosecution

Apr. 07, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed civil rights reforms Wednesday that eliminate police immunity from prosecution in state courts, in response to protests and concerns about police brutality that have swept the nation. Lujan Grisham...

ACLU, defense lawyers seek probe into Springfield police

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department. The petition filed with the Supreme Judicial...

NYC corruption case prompts dismissal of 90 drug convictions

Apr. 07, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a New York City court to throw out 90 drug convictions following a review of arrests involving a former narcotics detective charged with corruption. The mostly low-level cases investigated by Joseph Franco while a NYPD officer in...

Maryland House OKs more access to police misconduct records

Apr. 07, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates voted Tuesday to expand public access to records relating to police misconduct cases and to limit the use of no-knock police warrants. The 88-46 vote to pass the measure that originated in the Senate marked another...

George Floyd death leads states to require cops to intervene

Apr. 05, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When a police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd in Minneapolis, other officers at the scene didn't intervene, even while Floyd said he couldn't breathe and stopped moving. That lack of action is leading a growing number of states to compel...

Baltimore police ordered to pay in teen's misconduct lawsuit

Mar. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

BALTMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has ordered the city to pay up in a long-running dispute over a police misconduct lawsuit involving a teen who was dropped off without shoes and a cell phone by officers in 2009. The city maintained that it should not have to pay...

Ex-police chief gets time for vaccine before going to prison

Mar. 23, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in a tangled corruption case doesn't have to report to prison until June so that he can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Louis Kealoha was scheduled to surrender next month to begin serving a...

NYCLU sues Syracuse over police misconduct complaint records

Mar. 18, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the city of Syracuse and its police department, saying it had been denied access to certain police misconduct complaints despite state law. The NYCLU said it had turned in a...