Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States

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Human Rights Watch, 1998 - 440 pagini
Presents the full text of a report from Human Rights Watch entitled "Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States." Discusses the common obstacles to accountability for police abuse in 14 large cities of the United States. Offers information on race as a factor, filing complaints, internal affairs units, disciplinary actions, civil remedies, and local criminal prosecution. Notes that the cities profiled in the report include Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Indianapolis, Indiana; New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; and San Francisco, California.

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