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Stories with subject: Civil rights violations
  • new storyEx-Marshall player indicted on charges he punched gay couple 
    Updated: May-30-15 1:05 pm

    HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - A former Marshall University football player has been accused of two felony civil rights violations stemming from his alleged April assault on a gay couple.

  • Agent who shot into Mexico, killed teen wants case dismissed 
    Updated: May-26-15 7:56 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - A federal judge is considering throwing out a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a teenager across the U.S.-Mexico border on grounds that the boy was in Mexico at the time and therefore wasn't protected by the U.S. Constitution.

  • Court sides with Iowa City in 12-year dispute with landlord 
    Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials in Iowa City did not violate a landlord's constitutional rights by enforcing an employment discrimination ordinance that was later ruled invalid, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • $6M settlement for family of Albuquerque man shot by police 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:34 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The family of a schizophrenic man who was fatally shot by Albuquerque police in 2011 has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $6 million.

  • Lawsuit: Police handled fatal standoff poorly 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:34 am

    ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The children of an eastern Pennsylvania man who killed himself during a standoff with police two years ago say in a lawsuit that officers violated the man's civil rights by handling the incident poorly.

  • High court won't hear appeal over concealed evidence 
    Updated: May-18-15 9:54 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from two Los Angeles police detectives found liable for withholding evidence that showed the innocence of a man they arrested and kept in jail for 27 months.

  • 2 ex-Los Angeles sheriff's brass face jail corruption charge 
    Updated: May-15-15 5:46 am

    LOS ANGELES - When Los Angeles sheriff's deputies discovered an inmate with a smuggled phone was working with the FBI to expose inmate abuse by guards, word quickly went to the upper ranks of the embattled agency.

  • Jury sides with social worker who told father not to go home 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:19 pm

    PENDLETON, Oregon - A Milton-Freewater father said his civil rights were violated when a social worker told him not to return home after he was acquitted of raping his daughter, but a Pendleton jury on Tuesday sided with the social worker.

  • Mom charged in son's killing alleges civil rights violations 
    Updated: May-12-15 5:04 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The woman accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death has filed a civil suit against Bernalillo County saying Metropolitan Detention Center staff violated her civil rights physically and medically.

  • Connecticut committee OKs settlement for 2003 layoffs 
    Updated: May-11-15 7:34 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A legal settlement that would end a federal court fight over former Gov. John G. Rowland's decision to lay off unionized state employees about 12 years ago cleared a key legislative committee on Monday.

  • AP source: US to investigate Baltimore police force story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 10:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is preparing to announce a civil rights investigation into the practices of the Baltimore police department following a request from that city's mayor, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

  • Lawmakers say mental health improved, critics disagree 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:58 pm

    SEATTLE - Lawmakers say the Legislature made significant improvements during the 2015 session to provide services for Washington's mentally ill, but critics say some of the bills passed in an effort to fix a system sharply criticized by the courts could make matters worse and lead to more litigation.

  • New Mexico woman in flashing lights free speech lawsuit 
    Updated: May-05-15 2:14 pm

    ALBUEQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico woman cited for flashing her headlights at an oncoming car with police officer inside says the ticket violates her free speech rights.

  • Militia members lose appeal in lawsuit tied to FBI probe 
    Updated: May-05-15 12:34 pm

    DETROIT - Three members of a southern Michigan militia acquitted during a high-profile trial have failed to persuade an appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit against federal investigators.

  • Reforming Baltimore police will be time-consuming, costly story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-05-15 10:11 am

    BALTIMORE - Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.

  • Domestic violence victim files federal civil rights lawsuit 
    Updated: May-05-15 10:07 am

    FRESNO, California - A domestic violence victim is suing her ex-boyfriend for federal civil rights violations.

  • Court to weigh law barring false statements in campaigns 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:57 am

    BOSTON - When state Rep. Brian Mannal noticed flyers accusing him of putting the interests of sex offenders over families last year, the Barnstable Democrat saw more than just the rough and tumble of Massachusetts politics.