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Thousands of baby chickens die due to excessive heat at Miami airport, officials say

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Thousands of baby chickens died Tuesday from excessive heat, found in a cargo warehouse by a Miami-Dade airport employee, according to state and local officials. The "employee found the shipment of baby chickens i...

Justice Department investigating whether Louisiana State Police racially discriminate and use excessive force

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The US Department of Justice said Thursday it's opening an investigation into whether the Louisiana State Police engage in racially discriminatory policing and use excessive force. It is a development following high...

Supreme Court limits excessive force claims against Border Patrol agents

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The Supreme Court said Wednesday that a Border Patrol agent in Washington state cannot be personally sued in federal court for damages after a private citizen brought claims of illegal retaliation and excessive forc...

Two federal lawsuits filed against Derek Chauvin and the city of Minneapolis allege excessive force stemming from 2017 incidents

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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's killing, is named in two new civil lawsuits alleging excessive use of force during separate encounters in 2017. The plaintif...

DOJ requires officers to intervene if they see another use excessive force as part of broader reform effort

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Washington The Justice Department will require its agents and law enforcement officers to intervene and render aid if they see another officer use excessive force against a detainee -- a policy change in tandem with ...

Ohio Dr. William Husel acquitted on all charges alleging he murdered 14 patients with excessive painkiller use

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Dr. William Husel was found not guilty on all 14 murder charges alleging his decision to prescribe excessive pain medicine led to his patients’ deaths in the Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health System. He was indicted...

Supreme Court considers whether federal police may be sued for excessive force in 2014 case against a Border Patrol agent

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The US Supreme Court is considering a case that could change the broad immunity from prosecution federal officers have while performing their duties. The case stems from a 2014 incident that began in a car, parked i...

Former Louisville police officer sentenced to two years in prison for using excessive force in May 2020 arrest

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A former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday "for using excessive force on an arrestee" in May 2020, according to a statement from the US Department of J...

California police department under state investigation for alleged racist texts and excessive force

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Following allegations of excessive force, racist text messages and other misconduct, the Torrance Police Department in California faces an independent review from the state's department of justice, Attorney General ...

AOC, other House Dems press NYC prosecutors on ‘excessive bail’ for prisoners

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"We have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pretrial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in New York City’s jail system, particularly on Rikers Island," said Reps. A...

Excessive heat in Grand Canyon forces warnings for parkgoers

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Temperatures are expected to reach up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit on the canyon's South Rim and an excessive heat warning is in effect inside the canyon below 4,000 feet.  NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE TO OFFER FEE-FREE DAYS ...

Los Angeles police investigating possible excessive use of force in arrest of NBA center Jaxson Hayes

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The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into whether officers used excessive force while arresting NBA Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes, a department spokesperson confirmed to CNN Wednesday. On J...

5 Miami Beach officers face charges after the alleged use of excessive force during arrest inside hotel

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Five Miami Beach police officers are facing criminal charges, accused of using excessive force during the arrests of two men at a local hotel last week. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announc...

Andrew Brown Estate files federal lawsuit alleging excessive force

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina The administrator for the estate of Andrew Brown, Jr. filed a federal lawsuit alleging that deputies violated Brown's Fourth amendment rights by using excessive force while they were at...

Colombia used ‘excessive force’ against protesters, says human rights report

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An international human rights body has accused Colombia's security forces of applying "disproportionate and excessive force," in dealing with street protesters, more than two months since demonstrations began in Bog...

Excessive rainfall forces Texas dam opening, voluntary evacuations

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The Brazos River Authority said Monday that the gate had been opened for a release of about 28,400 cubic feet of water per second. NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST: SOUTH FACES FLOODING THREAT AS HEAVY RAIN, STORMS CONTINUE...

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