People in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who protested the police shooting death of Alton Sterling met with a heavily armed response from law enforcement officials.
Reveal reporter Ali Winston discusses the U.S. Department of Justice’s enhanced policy for cell-site simulators, surveillance technology that has drawn criticism from privacy advocates who say the devices can capture data from private citizens not suspected of crimes.
The Los Angeles and Chicago police departments have acquired “dirt boxes” – military surveillance technology that can intercept data, calls and text messages from hundreds of cellphones simultaneously, as well as jam transmissions from a device.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has signed a $3.5 million contract with DataWorks Plus LLC that will allow it to equip deputies with mobile facial recognition technology in order to expand the largest biometric database outside of the FBI, according to procurement documents.
The defense strategy in the 2013 shooting of an Oakland, California, officer could test whether police have the right to scoop up thousands of cellphone records using a controversial surveillance device without seeking court approval.
Two Washington, D.C., transit police officers claimed that a homeless man was injured after punching them and falling out of his wheelchair during a 2011 arrest. But cellphone video of the incident cast doubt on their version of events.
Law enforcement seminars, which began after the Sept. 11 attacks, include tactics to control crowds during protests and riots. For some, the training highlights how the friendly cop on the beat has been replaced by military-style troops.
At R&B singer John Legend’s recent show honoring Marvin Gaye, a 14-year-old Bay Area poet performed a moving poem that threaded the events in Ferguson, Missouri, with Gaye’s still-timely lyrics.
The fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has extended well beyond the borders of Ferguson. Whether you’re on the ground in Missouri or following the events from afar, we want to hear what you have to say.
A federal judge ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional because it resulted in discriminatory practices and unreasonable searches. Alexis Karteron, senior staff attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union, discusses the ruling.