police power

Pending state legislation echoes White House call for independent probes of police killings

Massachusetts bill would require public reporting on police use of weapons, and impartial investigations of all officer-involved deaths.

Can state or municipal governments enforce travel bans during emergencies or sporting events?

State and local authorities have issued travel restrictions twice—in just the past week.

ACLU extends Worcester police documentation initiative

WPD leadership denies serious, ongoing problem with police misconduct and abuse.

REVISED: Judge dismisses criminal complaint against ACLU client who recorded Somerville police encounter

Court had previously charged Wenzday Jane for "interfering with a police officer" after she used her phone to video-record police questioning three teenagers on a playground.

ACLU investigates charge that Massachusetts state trooper used pepper spray against peaceful protestor

First Amendment protects rights of demonstrators, including the right to record police officers performing their duties in public.