Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA July 31, 2017 Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio committed a crime by defying a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants, a judge ruled on Monday, in the latest rebuke for a once-popular politician who was...

Judge Approves Consent Decree to Overhaul Baltimore Police Dept.

By DANIEL VICTOR April 7, 2017 A federal judge approved a consent decree on Friday that would overhaul the Baltimore Police Department, days after the judge thwarted a Justice Department effort to delay a decision. The long-awaited agreement between the...

A Small Ohio Town Clamors to Curb Aggressive Policing

By JOHN ELIGON February 5, 2017 YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — The scene was an all-too-familiar one on the streets of America’s cities: a black suspect on the ground, roughed up by white police officers as an angry crowd looked on. But Yellow Springs is...