Written by Steve Silverman This article by Steve Silverman originally appeared April 5, 2012 in Reason.com. It’s been updated to include new information Last week the City of Boston agreed to pay Simon Glik $170,000 in damages and legal fees to settle a civil rights lawsuit stemming from his 2007 felony arrest for videotaping police roughing up a suspect. Prior…

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Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups . Investigative journalists have discovered hundreds of law enforcement officers around the country who are active in members-only Facebook groups that are based on racism, hate and … well, it would be nice to add a third thing here, but that’s about it. Reveal, a…

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Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do Police officers are not above the law. When they make errors or cross the line into illegal conduct, they can be held accountable for their wrongdoing. A law enforcement officer may not commit a crime while on duty or off duty.…

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Law enforcement officers play an important role in our criminal justice system. We rely on the police to keep our communities safe, and to treat us fairly regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or residence. This document provides useful tips on interacting with the police and understanding your rights. If you have an encounter…

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