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ID:

68

Date:

2004-12-01

Headline:

City rarely prosecutes civil rights complaints

Reporter's name:

John Frank

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Houston Chronicle

City:

Houston, TX

Summary:

Using FOIA, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, an independent nonprofit research institute at Syracuse University, obtained U.S. Justice Department documents revealing a national trend that law enforcement officers are rarely taken to court over allegations of violating people’s civil rights. Houston, which has the largest number of FBI probes for civil rights abuse, has one of the lowest prosecution rates, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Keywords:

police; U.S. Justice Department; Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse


Agencies:

DOJ

States:

TX

Categories:

civil rights


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