ACLU sues for documents on Massachusetts participation in federal investigations, including Todashev killing

FBI and U.S. Attorney Ortiz failed to respond to public records requests on secretive “Joint Terrorism Task Forces”

Jury awards $15,000 to Wakeelah Cocroft in wrongful arrest suit against Worcester police officer

Case stemmed from 2007 incident in which Worcester Police Officer Jeremy Smith pulled over a car and improperly arrested a passenger, Wakeelah Cocroft, who had spoken up about his abusive conduct.

ACLU of Massachusetts and ACLU of Florida call for public transparency on FBI shooting death

Unbroken FBI track record of clearing its agents who use deadly force leads to renewed calls for openness and accountability, especially regarding role of Massachusetts state troopers.

State Senate unanimously passes bill to end shackling of pregnant women in prisons and jails

ACLU applauds the vote and urges House to vote similarly.