JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second white man has been sentenced to federal prison for his part in burning a cross in 2017 in the yard of an African American family in south Mississippi.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to four months in jail for handcuffing a man and then driving him around and berating him over an argument the man had with...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Disability rights advocates in West Virginia say patients who are sent to state-run psychiatric hospitals after being found not guilty of a crime by reason of mental...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu homeless man fearing he would be arrested, reluctantly obeyed a police officer's orders to lick a urinal, according to a court document made public Wednesday after a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The FBI says it's reviewing the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Colorado Springs to determine whether it involved a civil rights...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a deceased Connecticut police officer who helped expose harassment and profiling of Latino residents of East Haven and...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Thursday posted online dozens of financial settlements that resolve claims against state government for alleged civil rights violations, malpractice,...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has sanctioned white nationalists for their "unacceptable" behavior in a lawsuit against them in connection with a deadly rally in Charlottesville,...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Almost two years after an 8-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged in New Hampshire, the state attorney general's office concluded Wednesday there wasn't enough evidence to...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington is suing the city of Sunnyside, contending the city has unlawfully and repeatedly used its Crime Free Rental Housing Program to force tenants out of...
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman is alleging in a federal lawsuit that Chicago police used excessive force when they raided her home three separate times this year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer has been convicted of handcuffing a man and then driving him around and berating him over an argument the man had with the officer's...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to...
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for prisoners to sue the Corrections Department for alleged civil rights violations.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque has agreed to pay $3.75 million to the family of a man who was left disabled after being shot about seven times by police.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a former South Carolina policeman sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in the shooting death of an unarmed...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A retired Army officer overseeing a federally mandated reform of Puerto Rico's police department resigned on Tuesday, saying he's lost trust in the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to a charge involving the burning of a cross near the homes of African American residents.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal investigation into alleged civil rights violations at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison has ended without charges, prosecutors announced Friday.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Four guards from a troubled and overcrowded county jail in Cleveland have pleaded not guilty to charges that include civil rights violations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ringleader of a group that firebombed the homes of African Americans in order to force them out of a Los Angeles housing project has pleaded guilty to federal...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi prison guard was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty in November to beating an inmate.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted of yelling slurs and attacking a Muslim woman who was on her way to prayer services during Ramadan.
Prosecutors say 36-year-old Sean Devlin was convicted by a judge Thursday of charges including assault and battery and civil rights violations. Sentencing is scheduled for Friday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer has been charged in federal court with a misdemeanor civil rights violation.
The charge was filed Wednesday against Officer Kenneth Grooms II. Court documents say "while acting under color of law, willfully deprived 'John Doe' of the right, protected and secured by the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution and laws of the United States, to be free from unreasonable seizure." The incident is alleged to have occurred on May 5.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who tried to break into a mosque nearly two years ago because he did not like Islam has been sentenced to time served.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for an imprisoned former policeman want a federal appellate court to reconsider its ruling upholding his conviction and 20-year sentence for killing an unarmed motorist who was running away from a traffic stop in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld the conviction and 20-year sentence of a white former South Carolina policeman for the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist who was running away from a traffic stop.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for the Connecticut woman injured when police shot and killed her son has filed notice of intent to sue the city of Danbury.
MIAMI (AP) — An African-American teen in Florida is fighting back after being accused of cheating on the SAT.
Kamilah Campbell improved her score by 330 points when she took it again in October. The 18-year-old says she spent hours studying so she could get into Florida State University. But a representative from the standardized test said her score is under review and that she likely had prior knowledge of the test.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two former guards at an Arkansas juvenile facility have been acquitted on charges related to pepper-spraying juvenile detainees.
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Florida prison guards assaulted and intimidated several young inmates at the facility where they worked.
Court records show Terrance Reynolds was arrested Monday and charged with conspiring to commit civil rights violations and making false statements. Brendan Butler was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to a civil rights charge in Miami federal court.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has been charged with providing civilians with a badge and other police equipment so that they could pretend to be law enforcement officers and rob drug crews.
The U.S. attorney's office said Monday that former Memphis Police Department officer Sam Blue has been charged with criminal civil rights violations including robbery and kidnapping for crimes that took place from January 2014 through mid-July this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of a woman killed by a Los Angeles police bullet during a shootout with a gunman at a Trader Joe's store have sued the city.
The father and brother of 27-year-old Melyda Corado filed the lawsuit Thursday alleging civil rights violations, wrongful death and battery.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Marshall University football player, a former soccer player and a relative of the soccer player have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Huntington and five police officers alleging civil rights violations when they were arrested last year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri man who spent eight years behind bars for his wife's death before being exonerated is suing the detective who helped convict him.
Lisa Jennings' Christmas Day death in 2006 was initially ruled a suicide. She had been shot at her Buffalo home. But an investigation led by Missouri State Highway Patrol detective Dan Nash determined that hand blood spatters were inconsistent with suicide.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is accused of threatening Gov. Jim Justice in a letter.
WCHS-TV cited a criminal complaint that says police met with an employee at the Capitol complex on Oct. 17 regarding the letter. The complaint did not detail the letter's contents.
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The fatal shooting death of two black grocery patrons by a white gunman is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a U.S. official said Friday.
Federal investigators are examining if there were any violations of federal law, "which includes potential civil rights violations such as hate crimes," said U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman in Louisville.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of a woman who was killed by a Los Angeles police bullet during a shootout with a gunman at a Trader Joe's store have filed a claim with the city.
City News Service says the father and brother of 27-year-old Melyda Corado filed the claim Thursday alleging civil rights violations, excessive force and negligence. They could sue if the claim's denied.
City News Service says an LAPD spokesman declined comment.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An indictment is accusing a former Tallassee Police officer of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice for allegedly slamming a handcuffed man to the ground and stunning another man in handcuffs who was not resisting.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The FBI has notified Mesa police that they are assessing possible civil rights violations in the alleged use of force by officers during two arrests, including one captured on widely circulated video.
One of the incidents is the beating of an unarmed black man as he stood against an apartment complex's wall on May 23.
Apartment surveillance video shows several police officers repeatedly punching 33-year-old Robert Johnson after he failed to follow their instructions to sit down.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two women will appeal a federal judge's recent dismissal of their class-action lawsuit against Houston and the city's officials over delays in testing rape kits.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate potential civil rights violations at a New Jersey women's prison where eight employees have been charged with sexually abusing inmates in recent years.
HARTWELL, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia judge is accused of forcibly kissing and groping several women who sought help with traffic violations.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two deputies have been indicted on accusations of assaulting an inmate while responding to a disturbance at a south central Texas jail.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced Wednesday that 30-year-old Michael Gomez and 26-year-old Joseph Anthony Hernandez have both been charged with official oppression, assault bodily injury and civil rights violation of a person in custody.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Department of Homeland Security officer has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a federal civil rights violation for kicking a handcuffed detainee in the head.
City News Service reports Jason Michael Rouswell was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in connection with the 2016 assault outside a Social Security Administration office. The 46-year-old entered his plea in federal court on Monday.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a former library assistant who sued a Massachusetts city claiming civil rights violations, discrimination and retaliation.
The Sun reports that Diane Cloutier sued the city of Lowell in 2015 seeking more than $500,000 in damages. She now has to pay more than $2,000 in legal costs.