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Cop wrongfully arrests foreign caregiver for no ID while tossing trash in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City police officer is being investigated for violating the Criminal Code (刑法) after he detained a foreign caregiver for not having an ID while she was taking...

States push back against use of facial recognition by police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have used facial recognition technology to solve homicides and bust human traffickers, but concern about its accuracy and the growing per...

Hursan Hassen's story is a Uighur tragedy

Millions of civil servants, writers and teachers were fired. Elites and artists were attacked, many intellectuals were labeled "counter-revolutionaries," beaten or killed; others were sent t...

Court revives Kansas City man's lawsuit in wrongful arrest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black man who was wrongly arrested when he 15 years old and held for three weeks without charge will be allowed to sue the two Kansas City officers who detained him, a federa...

Daughter says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero was 'kidnapped' in Dubai

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while authorities on ...

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

There was a boom, then the house shook. Daylan McLee thought for a minute it might have been a small earthquake until a relative came running inside to say there had been a car crash involving a polic...

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

There was a boom, then the house shook. Daylan McLee thought for a minute it might have been a small earthquake until a relative came running inside to say there had been a car crash involving a polic...

UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance

LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the technology’s div...

Woman who won wrongful arrest lawsuit detained by ICE

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a routine check-...

Rapper T.I. claims wrongful arrest outside gated community

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for T.I. says the Grammy-winning rapper never got to tell his side of the story to police before they arrested him after a pre-dawn attempt this week to enter his gated communi...

Jury awards $10M to Philadelphia man over wrongful arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man locked up for more than three years based on a police officer's false testimony has been awarded $10 million. The jury's verdict Thursday was h...

Wrongfully deported, she's back but not allowed to sue

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman detained and deported to Mexico in 2013 despite being in the United States legally will not be allowed to pursue a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the U.S. government. ...

Man sues Iowa county over wrongful arrest, 2-month jail stay

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Arizona man who was arrested, transported cross-country and jailed for a robbery that he didn't commit is suing the Iowa prosecutor responsible for charging him. ...

Mother sues over Texas arrest captured on cellphone video

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A black mother who was wrestled to the ground by a white Texas police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday against Fort...

Lawyer, 72, sues after court officers slammed him to floor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer is suing a group of court officers for fracturing his shoulder and slamming him on the floor during an alleged wrongful arrest. Clifford Hai...