Immunity From Liability for Police Challenged by Civil Rights Advocates
Law Enforcement
Immunity From Liability for Police Challenged by Civil Rights Advocates
2022-03-31 23:10:19
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Police officers’ immunity from liability fell under attack again Thursday in Congress as civil rights activists urged lawmakers to abolish the doctrine. They said the protection from lawsuits and criminal prosecution normally given to officers encourages irresponsible behavior... Read More

Portland Mayor Supports 'Kettling' After Civil Liberties Complaints
2021-03-16 17:49:51
by Daniel Mollenkamp

PORTLAND, Ore. -  A mayor-led press conference that prominently featured law enforcement on Monday afternoon condemned the "violence and intimidation tactics" of groups operating in Portland which they described as lawless, prone to property damage, and bad for the community.... Read More

Political News
Congress Reviews Police Actions Against Portland and D.C. Protesters
2020-07-29 14:30:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Recent police action against protesters fell under criticism during two congressional hearings Tuesday. Some accusations of wrongdoing were directed at U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who Democratic lawmakers accused of abusing his authority by authorizing excessive force against... Read More

State News
Maryland Marijuana Case Sets Standard For Police Searches Of Crime Suspects
2019-08-21 18:19:03
by Tom Ramstack

A ruling last week by Maryland’s highest court is likely to help redefine the criminal law of marijuana possession as states nationwide search for new legal standards. A unanimous Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that police who smell marijuana can... Read More

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