Blogs

At Liberty: Friday, April 18, 2014

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”

At Liberty: Friday, April 4, 2014

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.