Policing and Police Misconduct: News and Publications

Investigation of the New Orleans Police Department

Author: 
US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Publisher: 
US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, reprinted with permission.
With its long history of systematic egregious violations of civil rights, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has the reputation of being among the most troubled police departments in the country. This March 2011 investigative report by the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division describes the profound systemic deficiencies within the NOPD and offers recommendations to achieve comprehensive and sustainable reform. US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division http://www.justice.gov/crt/

Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America

Author: 
Radley Balko
Publisher: 
Cato Institute, reprinted with permission.
This 2006 report was written by Radley Balko and published by the Cato Institute. Balko’s paper presents a history and overview of the issue of paramilitary drug raids and provides an extensive list of abuses and raids on the wrong people. It also provides recommendations for reform. Radley Balko http://www.theagitator.com/about/

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