police power

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.

ACLU sues Massachusetts SWAT team agency, demanding public accountability

Regional police group denies access to public records, claiming to be a private entity.

Military tactics and equipment shifting from wars overseas to Massachusetts police departments

ACLU details injustice and suffering, particularly for people of color, caused by military approach to low-level police work, with little public input or oversight.

ACLU calls for Massachusetts moratorium on controversial license plate readers

Statute laying out clear rules and oversight needed in light of revelations about program now suspended by Boston Police.