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Judge says Youngstown police violate rights

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>><p>Updated:Sunday, May 13 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-05-13 16:54:50 GMT<p>Bullies, long the plague of schools, …

Victory In Scott Olsen Case

$4.5 Million Tentative Settlement Reached In Scott Olsen’s Lawsuit for “Less Lethal” Shooting by Oakland Police<p>The City of Oakland has agreed to pay …

Man Who Claims He Was Beaten And Falsely Arrested Receives $1.1 Million Settlement

The Dallas City Council has voted to approve a $1.1 million settlement for a man who claims he was beaten and falsely arrested by a police officer.<p>Ronald Bernard Jones, 62, spent 15 months in jail following the incident, which led to his being charged with two felonies -- both later dismissed.<p>On …

Albuquerque police have 'pattern' of excessive, deadly force, report says

Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officers killed a 19-year-old as he "lay motionless on his back," an unarmed drugstore robber who was walking away from officers and a 25-year-old veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who threatened to shoot himself in the head.<p>So says the U.S. …

Victor White Shooting: Feds to Probe 'Suicide' of Handcuffed Black Man

Federal authorities confirmed Tuesday that they had launched an investigation into the shooting death of 22-year-old black man who died in March while in the backseat of an Iberia Parish, Louisiana police car.<p>The family of Victor White III had demanded a Justice Department probe after the Iberia …

Body Cam Shows Unarmed Dillon Taylor Shot While Walking Away- DA Rules it "Justified"

New body cam footage released shows Dillion Taylor’s execution the moment he appears to be complying with officers orders to put his hands up, the …

12-year-old with air gun dies in Cleveland police shooting

A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday.<p>The shooting Saturday afternoon came as the nation nervously awaited a grand …

Obama Requests $263 Million for Police Body Cameras, Training

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed new funding meant to help improve relations between police departments and minority communities, saying there is a “simmering distrust” between the two groups that extends well beyond the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>The White House has asked for $263 …

Six Cops Suspended in Death of Baltimore Man, Deny Using Force

The six police officers involved in the case of a Baltimore man who died after his spine was allegedly severed while in custody denied using or witnessing any force during the arrest, a city official said Monday.<p>There have been several days of protest in Baltimore after 25-year-old Freddie Gray was …

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

Justice Department Releases Blistering Report On New York City's Juvenile Jails

<i>JAKE PEARSON, TOM HAYS, Associated Press</i><p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to "rampant use of unnecessary …

On Death Row for the Wrong Hair

Hair analysis helped to send Willie Jerome Manning to death row 21 years ago. The science proved to be wrong but not before hundreds of men had been …

In Their Own Words, Inmates Discuss the Riddle of Juvenile Justice

<i>From The Chicago Bureau:</i><p>The John Howard Association of Illinois, an independent prison watchdog and justice reform advocate, recently published a …

An Unusual Glimpse Behind Bars: Juveniles In The Justice System

In the confines of jail cells, photographer Richard Ross documents children's experiences. He snaps pictures without revealing his subjects' faces, aiming to "give them a voice."<p>The Juvenile-In-Justice project includes photographs of more than 100 facilities in 30 states. The project's website has …

Addressing girls' health needs at juvenile detention centers

Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got pregnant at 16.<p>Now 18, she is in Los Angeles …

Mental Health

'Kids For Cash' Captures A Juvenile Justice Scandal From Two Sides

In 2009, a major corruption scandal dubbed "Kids for Cash" hit the juvenile justice system of northeast Pennsylvania.<p>Two local judges had been enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for bad behavior by kids. Even minor offenses, like fighting in school or underage drinking, could mean hard time in a …

In Latest Reform, Kentucky Softens Approach to Juvenile Offenders

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) today plans to sign into law a package of reforms to the state’s juvenile justice program on Friday, the latest step …