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Supreme Court Upholds Police Shooting After High-Speed Car Chase

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The police may use deadly force to shoot and kill a motorist who leads them on a reckless, high-speed chase, even if the suspect’s car is temporarily cornered, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous decision, the justices threw out an “excessive force” claim brought against […]

May 27, 2014

Feds Condemn Use Of Deadly Force By Albuquerque Police

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times Albuquerque police have used deadly force more often than necessary, resulting in a series of unjustified fatal shootings by officers, according to a damning report released Thursday by U.S. Justice Department officials. Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels said the Albuquerque Police Department needs a “systematic change” to address a […]

April 10, 2014