Justice Dept. Imposes Limits on Oversight of Local Police

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will curb the power of the monitors who oversee local police departments carrying out federally mandated reform plans, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland told the nation’s law enforcement officers on Monday. The announcement was praised by law enforcement officials. They have long argued that the monitors, who earn lucrative consulting… Continue reading Justice Dept. Imposes Limits on Oversight of Local Police

Former Police Officers Indicted on Civil Rights Charges in George Floyd’s Death

WASHINGTON — Four former Minneapolis police officers were indicted on federal charges unsealed on Friday of violating the civil rights of George Floyd, the Black man whose killing last year set off months of nationwide demonstrations against police violence. The indictment came weeks after one of the officers, Derek Chauvin, was convicted of second-degree murder… Continue reading Former Police Officers Indicted on Civil Rights Charges in George Floyd’s Death

Justices to Hear Case of U.S. Agent’s Shooting of Teenager Across the Mexican Border

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether the parents of a teenager killed by an American agent shooting across the Mexican border may sue him in federal court. The justices also issued a decision limiting suits by people who claim they were arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights. The case… Continue reading Justices to Hear Case of U.S. Agent’s Shooting of Teenager Across the Mexican Border