US police brutality prosecutions increasing: report Devin Montgomery at 11:30 AM ET
[JURIST] US federal prosecutions and convictions of law enforcement officers for alleged brutality have significantly increased in recent years, USA Todayreported Tuesday, citing unspecified US Department of Justice statistics. The figures indicated that prosecutions for the use of excessive force or other violations of victims' civil rights had risen 25 percent from 224 to 281 in 2001-2007 compared to the previous seven-year period. The DOJ also said that convictions were up 53 percent when compared to the earlier period - 391 compared with 256. USA Today has more.
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