In a 5-to-4 decision, the high court put jail guards on notice that they will be held to a higher standard when facing accusations that they physically abused an individual being detained before a trial.
Carl Force, a former US Drug Enforcement Administration agent, has agreed to plead guilty on July 1 to charges of extortion, money laundering, and obstruction of justice, according to papers filed on Monday in federal court in San Francisco.
Supreme Court majority holds that specialty license plate designs constitute government speech. In a dissent, Justice Samuel Alito says that Texas' rejection of a Confederate flag specialty plate 'takes a painful bite out of the First Amendment.'
A suspect in the mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, S.C., has been arrested. Dylann Roof is alleged to have made racist remarks before killing nine church members gathered for prayer and Bible study.
A federal court ruled Wednesday that a Minnesota program which commits dangerous sexual criminals to a mental health facility indefinitely after their prison sentence ends violates the rights of offenders. How is the way sex offenders are treated changing?
By partnering beat cops with mental health clinicians, the Los Angeles Police Department has reduced incidences of force used on individuals with mental illness and has connected thousands of individuals with counseling and support.
For some, police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere have emboldened criminals to resist police authority. Others say the Ferguson effect describes a political movement where oppressed black Americans stand up for their rights.